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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Weekend on the Radio Recap

Every Thursday morning at 6:20 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. Sam Gallant of the Creative Alliance shares with you all the cool happenings around town on Weekend on the Radio. In case you missed a detail about a specific event, here's the list for this week. Sam was out of town this week, so Erik was joined by The Creative Alliance's Megan Hamilton.

All Weekend Long:

  • The BSO goes Robustly Russian, The Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Thursday 8 p.m. and Saturday 3:15 p.m.
  • 12: An aerial performance for 12 actors, MICA Blackbox Theatre, check website for details





Monday, January 17, 2011

Tour Dates canceled For STS9

After their performances at Mayan Holidaze (Jan 20th -24th) this weekend, STS9 will be forced to cancel their upcoming tour dates thru March and possibly further. One of the bands members, David Murphy, better known as Murph, has been diagnosed with cancer. The group has more information and a letter written from Murph himself on their website. www.sts9.com Our thoughts go out to Murph and the entire STS9 family. Get Better soon Murph!!

WTMD's CD of the Week: Allman's Joy of the Blues

"Lord I felt sure like was dying" an unnerved Gregg Allman  growls on Sleepy John Estes' 'Floating Bridge," which opens his mostly covers record and first solo release in 14 years, Low Country Blues.

Far from a last will and testament- he recorded WTMD's featured CD of the Week just before his liver transplant last June- the Estes song and producer T-Bone Burnett's, almost, supernatural way of "getting" him somewhat spooked the Allman Brothers singer and keyboardist. And so did Burnett's fondness for keepng first takes!

The dark piano rolls of Dr. John (who gets credited with his real name Mac Rebnnack),  Doyle Bramhall II's rock guitar brushstrokes and some seductive brass add an uptown sophistication to Allman's homage to rural blues heroes like Skip James and Muddy Waters.

But, it's Allmans' commanding, redemption-seeking voice and Hammond B3 prowess that's not to be missed. Listen all week to hear more tracks from WTMD' CD of the Week!

Check out a live version of the opener, with Allman giving some heartfelt thanks for a second chance.