Meredith Nnoka‘s poetry works at the intersection of narrative and meticulous research, but it’s also drenched in emotion. Nnoka’s 2016 collection A Hunger Called Music: A Verse History Of Black Music focuses on specific American musical genres that were founded by black artists, starting with Field Holler (a melodic cry attributed to slaves while working, […]
Tom Radai and David Miller Present: TRIBUTE TO EDDIE TAYLOR! EDDIE TAYLOR JR. – legendary guitarist and son of the late great Eddie Taylor, JIM LIBAN – world-famous harmonicist, JOEL PATERSON – guitar, KURT KOENIG – bass, MARK HAINES – from Chicago on drums! This will be a night of Blues you won’t forget! KC […]
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 […]
The Central Park Session on Thursday August 8 was dubbed “The Shooting Stars Session” and featured touring bands Samantha Fish and Foxygen. WORT was there doing a live remote of the show and we captured these performances, which we are re-posting in case you couldn’t make it down!
Our top add this week is by psych rockers Sleepy Sun. But how will they fare during the upcoming eclipse? Tune in to Classical mornings 5-8 am weekdays (and many other shows) to find out! WORT top 30 for 8/8/17 Rank Artist Record Label 1 WAXAHATCHEE Out in the Storm Merge 2 PETER PERRETT How The […]
The hot new release from Madison’s Cash Box Kings (pictured) tops our monthly Blues chart for July, as well as crossing over to the top 30. Lots of local love keeps Wood Chickens on our top 3o too. For more, please check out our playlists, stream any show on demand from our audio archives, and […]