Charley Patton’s music set the template for all the Delta Blues players who would come after him. Take a listen to “High Water Everywhere,” which Patton recorded in 1929. But Patton’s records weren’t made in the South; they were recorded in Grafton, Wisconsin by Paramount Records, a subsidiary of the Wisconsin Chair Company. Now it […]
We were very pleased to welcome Tom Wopat into the KPLU Performance Studio for a live studio session. All he brought with him was a guitar, his fine voice, and some good stories. Tom has recorded 10 albums in a variety of genres, and has performed in several Broadway musicals including “Annie Get Your Gun” […]
Although actor/singer/guitarist, Tom Wopat, is best known for his role as Luke Duke in the long-running television series, The Dukes Of Hazzard, his best artistic work was still ahead of him when that series ended. Instead of seeking more television work, Wopat pursued his first love, music. He’s recorded 10 albums in a […]
Helen Sung live in the KPLU studios performing Armando’s Rhumba, Hope Springs Eternally, and Carolina Shout.
Today we’re going to talk about a genre of blues that’s so rare it barely has a name. And if you look up that name in Wikipedia, nothing comes up. We’re talking about “trance blues.” We define trance blues as blues that has a strong electronic component, like samples, loops and drum machines. And woven […]
Ever since the 1960’s, when she worked as a solo blues singer and member of the Jim Kweskin Jug Band, Maria Muldaur has been dedicated to traditional American music–primarily blues and gospel. In 1973, she had her biggest hit record, Midnight At The Oasis. Maria and her band stopped by the KPLU Performance Studio during a tour celebrating the 40th anniversary of the […]
Industrial Revelation perform “Ingathering” live in the KPLU studios hosted by Abe Beeson. “Ingathering” is composed and led by D’Vonne Lewis, and features Evan Flory-Barnes, Josh Rawlings, and Ahamefule J. Oluo.
Industrial Revelation perform “Old Man Soul” live in the KPLU studios hosted by Abe Beeson. “Old Man Soul” is composed by Josh Rawlings, led by D’Vonne Lewis, and features Evan Flory-Barnes, Josh Rawlings, and Ahamefule J. Oluo.
Industrial Revelation perform “End Of Courtesy” live in the KPLU studios hosted by Abe Beeson. “End Of Courtesy” is composed by Ahamefule J. Oluo, led by D’Vonne Lewis, and features Evan Flory-Barnes, Josh Rawlings, and Ahamefule J. Oluo.