The Orton Park Festival celebrated its 53rd year, making it one of the oldest running music festivals in the country! Here’s an encore performance of the set by local Afro-Latin jazz band Acoplados performing at the festival on Saturday August 25.
Neko Case (pictured) is riding high on charts across the country & straight into Madison Fri July 6 at Breese Stevens Field with Ray LaMontagne. Other chart debuts this include locals Proud Parents on the recently-relocated to Madison Dirtnap Records label, Angelique Kidjo‘s Benin-flavored tribute to the Talking Heads album Remain in Light, and if you haven’t […]
Adrian Lomax has discovered a wonderful musical connection between two seemingly dissimilar genres, and he brings that connection to WORT listeners every week on Monday nights from 2-5 am. On his show Wild & Blue, Lomax — or Major Tom as he’s know on the air — proves that Funk and Jazz Fusion are twins […]
We’re catching up with some charts from the past few weeks, as time has just sped by this month! You’ll hear a lot of great new music on WORT from bands coming to town this summer, and some have CDs available as thank-you gifts for your pledge of support – please call or pledge online […]
The expression “Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt” is taken from Kurt Vonnegut‘s novel Slaughterhouse Five. Richard Melville Hall (aka Moby) uses it here to juxtapose his contrasting feelings on the current state of the world. Moby’s new album with that title hits #1 on our electronic dance music top 10. See what else is […]
Gary Alderman has been hosting WORT’s Journeys Into Jazz program for the past 35 years (!) He’s been a DJ for the last 37 years. Gary is also a jazz historian and sells rare and out-of-print jazz vinyl and publications. He has over 60,000 jazz LPs and 8,000 jazz CDs in his collection. Find out […]