Loretta Chacon on “Silver City Acoustic” Thursday

8095046Winner of multiple folk music awards, “Mobetta Loretta” Chacon is great-niece of Juan Chacon, the leader of the famous mine strike who later played himself in “Salt of the Earth,” the only blacklisted movie in America.

This Thursday, Loretta’s coming out from southern California with her entire band to take part in this weekend’s 60th Anniversary Celebration of the movie that put our area firmly in proud union history, and she’ll be our guest in the second hour of Silver City Acoustic, 7-8 pm.

Loretta and her band will play live in the studio and talk about her album, Salt of the Earth, whose songs pay tribute to the men and women who sacrificed to bring equality of pay and living conditions to Mexican workers.

The first hour is still unscheduled, so if anyone has a suggestion to complement the theme this week, “Salt of the Earth” or union-organizing “Then and Now,” please let me know!

Tune in and tune up!  to KURU 89.1 FM, 6:15 or so (after the community calendar and Workers Independent News) til 8 pm.

Also streamable on GMCR.org.

Andrew Dahl-Bredine and Don Beams et al Great Guests!

Andrew in studio

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