Silver City Acoustic with Phil and Mary Brown and the Latchkey Kids!

1798535_10152637078790031_1723685138_nThis week’s guests will be, in the first hour, Phil and Mary Brown, formerly of “The Oversouls,” and in the second hour the “Latchkey Kids.”

Long-time musical heroes in Silver City, Phil and Mary Brown anchored the popular Oversouls until recently, when Phil and Mary decided to pursue a new musical sound.  They’ll play some new and original acoustic music for us, talk about the process of songwriting, their Oversouls CD, and “The April-May Project”!

We’re looking forward to hearing all about the new music flowing through!

The Latchkey Kids have been playing around town for a few years now, the band consisting of James “Skippy” Sanders, Daniel Eady, Sam Yarborough, and  Alex Hallwyler.

They have an (unusual for them) all-acoustic set planned to share with us, along with stories about how they came together and where they’re going next.

So tune in and tune up!

KURU 89.1 FM, 6-8 pm MST (or a quarter after 6 or so)

or stream it live at GMCR.org.
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Andrew Dahl-Bredine and Don Beams et al Great Guests!

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Had a great time last Thursday on my third “Silver City Acoustic” show!  Andrew Dahl-Bredine played music from Africa, Brazil, and his own original work, one flavored with Zimbabwean elements, a couple children’s songs (singing with stars in our mouths!  yes!), and another, titled “Campfire,” which won him the “Best Songwriter of the Year” award at the Tucson Folk Festival in 2011.

We’re wishing Andrew the best on his upcoming CD release – later this week!  Watch for it!

We also had Don Beams on the show with his two new trio-mates, Becky Burnell on vocals and Bobby T on blues harp.  They impressed us with the most beautiful “divorce song” we ever heard! – an original by Don with beautiful harmonies – and much more.  Keep an ear out for these folks!

Thanks to all our listeners in the immediate 89.1 FM area, and thanks to all those listening on the web, GMCR.org!

Love the comments I’m getting!  Please send your comments to me via email at sca@gmcr.org.  I love to know who’s listening and what you think.

Also, regarding streaming from the archives after the show’s over – this option will only be possible, if we take the time to edit out any cover songs.  If anyone wants to volunteer, learn a new skill in the process, and just be part of a wonderful group of folks running your community radio, please let me know, and we’ll start building an archive that YOU can listen to anytime and even download as podcasts!  Powerful stuff!  Needs a volunteer.

“Oh, People, look among you.  It’s there your hopes must lie.”  — Jackson Browne

Love and Peace,

Greg

 

Andrew Dahl-Bredine and Don Beams, et al, on “Silver City Acoustic,” 89.1 KURU-FM

DSC04015My first guests tonight on “Silver City Acoustic” will be singer/songwriter Don Beams along with blues-harp-player “Bobby T” and fok-rock-jazz vocalist Becky Burnell, an as-yet-unnamed, newly formed trio.

Don and Bobby T might be familiar to those watching the music scene in Silver City the past few years.  Becky is a performer from northern New Mexico and relative newcomer to town.  

Bobby T has played with Grammy Award winner Charlie Musslewhite and Chizmo Charles at the famed Blue Note in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.

The three are currently working on Don’s first album of original music, and they’ll share with us some of those tunes and stories about their musical lives.  Don’s unique guitar picking and vocals draw compliments for their sensitive and humorous storytelling.

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In the second hour, my guest will be Andrew Dahl-Bredine, Silver City songwriter, singer/musician, family man, and world-traveler, who teaches children through music and nature.

Andrew is known for playing a wide variety of music from around the world, primarily South America and Africa, and playing instruments from many cultures.  He has five albums, and was named “Songwriter of the Year” by the 2011 Tucson Folk Festival.

Other praise garnered by Andrew includes:

“You can’t believe the journeys he takes you on: deep into your memory, deep into your joy; deep into the spirit, the madness, and the heart of the human experience.”  –  James Medfield, High Desert Beat 

“There’s something so foreign, so exotic and unusual in his sound, and in his lyrics; yet somehow he leaves the audience feeling so at home, so comfortable, so close…” – Nena Garcia, Acoustic Review

So turn on your radio, or pull up your laptop, and tune in for two hours of wonderful live music and conversation.

KURU FM, 89.1.  GMCR.org.

Love and Peace,

Greg

Hosting “Silver City Acoustic”

Hi Friends,

sca posterI’m happy to announce that I’m the host of a new show, “Silver City Acoustic,” on our local community radio.  The show will feature music and conversation with local and touring musicians in and around Silver City, New Mexico.

This is an exciting adventure as I’ve been thinking about something like this for a few years now.  I’ve been in touch with just a few musicians so far – this idea was launched less than a week ago! – but the response has been very positive, and I’m excited about the possibilities!

Silver City has nurtured so many fine musicians, and some of them don’t even play out!  I’m planning to bring a wide range of acoustic music to our community radio listeners – along with storytelling and conversation to get to know these interesting people.

20060114223847-745272This week, I’ll interview Jeanie McLerie and Ken Keppeler of Bayou Seco fame, and expect to learn about their Europeans gigs, their fiddle making, and some stories behind the  broad spectrum of music they play, from Cajun and cowboy to Hispanic and Tohono O’Odham!

1361288605_4515c9cdf40841051f6ed5bfeecaba642f68a61bIn the second hour, we’ll visit with touring musician and guitar virtuoso Thomas Radcliffe, on the road with music and stories to share!

“Silver City Acoustic” will air on station KURU FM – 89.1 – every Thursday evening, 6-8 pm MST.

KURU is run by the non-profit Gila-Mimbres Community Radio.  It can also be heard by streaming live or from the archives anytime at GMCR.org.   To access the archives, click “Programs” and then “Silver City Acoustic.”

So tune in your radios, pull up your laptops, and tune up to some live music and great conversation!  Join us!