Blues http://wvasfm.org en In Big Bill Broonzy's Blues, Brothers Find A Way To Sing Together http://wvasfm.org/post/big-bill-broonzys-blues-brothers-find-way-sing-together <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qip2RukZdCE</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 19:43:00 +0000 editor 49559 at http://wvasfm.org In Big Bill Broonzy's Blues, Brothers Find A Way To Sing Together Keb' Mo' On Mountain Stage http://wvasfm.org/post/keb-mo-mountain-stage <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15008304/keb-mo">Keb' Mo'</a> appears on <em>Mountain Stage</em>, recorded live on the campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown. Born Kevin Moore in Los Angeles, he first visited <em>Mountain Stage</em> nearly 20 years ago, around the time he first adopted the stage name he now uses. In the time since, he has won three Grammy Awards and become one of the world's most decorated living performers of blues and roots music.<p>His songs have been recorded by B.B. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 19:50:00 +0000 editor 49487 at http://wvasfm.org Keb' Mo' On Mountain Stage John Hammond On Mountain Stage http://wvasfm.org/post/john-hammond-mountain-stage <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15340626/john-hammond-jr" target="_blank">John Hammond</a> appears on <em>Mountain Stage</em>, recorded live at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va. One of America's foremost acoustic blues artists, Hammond began his career more than 50 years ago. Thu, 29 May 2014 19:33:00 +0000 editor 48890 at http://wvasfm.org John Hammond On Mountain Stage Dumpstapunk On Mountain Stage http://wvasfm.org/post/dumpstapunk-mountain-stage Tue, 27 May 2014 19:36:00 +0000 editor 48743 at http://wvasfm.org Robert Cray On Mountain Stage http://wvasfm.org/post/robert-cray-mountain-stage <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15394417/robert-cray" target="_blank">Robert Cray</a> performs on <em>Mountain Stage</em>, recorded live at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, West Virginia. Unlike many blues guitarists of his generation, Cray found his way to his instrument not through the blues, but through The Beatles. And while his is now widely considered to be one of America's premier blues players, Cray's nimble vocals allow him to skirt the edges of R&B, soul and pop music. Tue, 27 May 2014 19:26:00 +0000 editor 48744 at http://wvasfm.org Robert Cray On Mountain Stage John Hammond: The Time Tom Waits Wrote Me A Song On The Spot http://wvasfm.org/post/john-hammond-time-tom-waits-wrote-me-song-spot Coming up through the Greenwich Village folk scene, <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15340626/john-hammond-jr" target="_blank">John Hammond</a> collected the work of some of the greatest blues artists of all time. On his latest album, that music is presented as bare-bones and honestly as possible: just him, his guitar, his harmonica and a deeply appreciative audience.<p>Now 71, Hammond is celebrating more than 50 years of recording with a new live album called <em>Timeless</em>. Sun, 16 Feb 2014 22:18:00 +0000 NPR Staff 43215 at http://wvasfm.org John Hammond: The Time Tom Waits Wrote Me A Song On The Spot A Debut Album At 81 Years Old http://wvasfm.org/post/debut-album-81-years-old The new year is a time of new beginnings, new resolutions, new projects and new directions. So it's a perfectly appropriate time of year for Leo Welch, at the age of 81, to put out his very first album.<p>Welch has been playing gospel and blues around the tiny town of Bruce, Miss., for decades. He was a local standout unknown to the outside world — until he called up an Oxford-based record label, went in for an audition, and signed a record deal on the spot. The album is called <em>Saboulga Voices</em>, and Leo Welch spoke about it with NPR's Rachel Martin. Sun, 05 Jan 2014 13:01:00 +0000 NPR Staff 40689 at http://wvasfm.org A Debut Album At 81 Years Old Paramount Records: The Label Inadvertently Crucial To The Blues http://wvasfm.org/post/paramount-records-label-inadvertently-crucial-blues <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyUFxp1zDRk</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rjznodu3Qfs</p> Sat, 02 Nov 2013 09:33:00 +0000 Tom Cole 37435 at http://wvasfm.org Paramount Records: The Label Inadvertently Crucial To The Blues Holding Music History In Your Hands: Why Archives Matter http://wvasfm.org/post/holding-music-history-your-hands-why-archives-matter <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=as1rsZenwNc</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:03:00 +0000 Ann Powers 37369 at http://wvasfm.org Holding Music History In Your Hands: Why Archives Matter Black Joe Lewis On World Cafe http://wvasfm.org/post/black-joe-lewis-world-cafe <em></em>In this session, <em>World Cafe</em> welcomes back the Austin blues-funk band <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/102040717/black-joe-lewis-the-honeybears" target="_blank">Black Joe Lewis</a>, which recently released a new album called <em>Electric Slave</em>. Wed, 30 Oct 2013 21:36:00 +0000 editor 37256 at http://wvasfm.org Black Joe Lewis On World Cafe