Tuesday August 22 marks the 155th birthday of Claude Debussy. Tune in to WORT beginning at 5 AM and join Rich Samuels (filling in for Peter Haney) for a three hour celebration of his music. The last 75 minutes of the broadcast will feature Debussy compositions performed by Madison musicians or recorded in Madison venues. […]
Thursday August 24 7 pm at Rennebohm Park 115 North Eau Claire Street, Madison The Capitol City Band conducted by Jim Latimer presents a free concert Friday August 25 7:30 pm at Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church 1833 Regenr Street, Madison Voces Aestatis present works by Palestrina, Byrd, Lasso, Obrecht, Purcell, Charpentier, Gabrieli, and more! Saturday […]
In advance of his appearance at the Majestic Theater on Tuesday August 22, legendary dobro player Jerry Douglas chatted with Chris Powers on Mud Acres. Jerry talks about his early years, who he played his first show with in Madison as well as the band he assembled for his latest record.
We’re celebrating the Centennial of the birth of John Lee Hooker on Two For the Blues this Saturday, 8/19/2017 from 8-10 PM Central time. John Lee Hooker was born August 22, 1912 or 1917 depending on which source you believe. Hooker himself claimed 1917 as his birth year and his Social Security application indicated that. More […]
This week Offa Rex (pictured) rules the top 30 with their debut release on Nonesuch Records. A collaboration between The Decemberists and English singer/multi-instrumentalist Olivia Chaney, the album is a transatlantic musical conversation of modern psychedelic folk-rock steeped in traditional sounds of the British Isles. Also of note are new releases from Lee Bains III […]
“To be, or not to be,” is the existential question Soundcloud has been trying to answer the past few months. The audio platform that’s used by individuals and groups as diverse as Chance The Rapper, the Madison Chamber Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic and WORT has laid off more than 170 employees (40 percent), closed […]