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Mike Farris & The McCrary Sisters (Episode #104H)

KQED Life: Mon, Jul 30, 2012 -- 5:30 AM

Farris' songs are ancient, a marriage of traditional black Gospel, 70s Stax Soul and southern Blues. Farris' undeniable voice, his skillful arrangements and, perhaps most of all, the joy and passion with which he delivers both, breathe new life into long-forgotten Spirituals and vintage-originals. "It's music with dirt on its feet and sweat on its back," says Farris. Here is one of the most powerful & emotional singers around, backed by the stirring vocals of the McCrary Sisters - Ann, Regina, and Alfreda - daughters of Sam McCrary, a prominent member of the a cappella Gospel group The Fairfield Four.

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder (Episode #102H)

KQED Life: Mon, Jul 30, 2012 -- 5:00 AM

By the age of 21, Ricky Skaggs was a recognized master of one of America's most disciplined art forms, but his career catapulted him to success in the mainstream of Country music. 2011 marks Ricky's 40th year as a professional musician, and this 14-time Grammy Award winner continues to lead the Roots revival. Known affectionately as Bluegrass music's official ambassador, Ricky Skaggs is back with a full band sound, a style that made him one of the best-selling artists in Country history with an incredible string of twelve No.1 Country hits and twelve Top 20 Country albums.

Mike Farris & The McCrary Sisters (Episode #104H)

KQED Life: Sun, Jul 29, 2012 -- 11:30 PM

Farris' songs are ancient, a marriage of traditional black Gospel, 70s Stax Soul and southern Blues. Farris' undeniable voice, his skillful arrangements and, perhaps most of all, the joy and passion with which he delivers both, breathe new life into long-forgotten Spirituals and vintage-originals. "It's music with dirt on its feet and sweat on its back," says Farris. Here is one of the most powerful & emotional singers around, backed by the stirring vocals of the McCrary Sisters - Ann, Regina, and Alfreda - daughters of Sam McCrary, a prominent member of the a cappella Gospel group The Fairfield Four.

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder (Episode #102H)

KQED Life: Sun, Jul 29, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

By the age of 21, Ricky Skaggs was a recognized master of one of America's most disciplined art forms, but his career catapulted him to success in the mainstream of Country music. 2011 marks Ricky's 40th year as a professional musician, and this 14-time Grammy Award winner continues to lead the Roots revival. Known affectionately as Bluegrass music's official ambassador, Ricky Skaggs is back with a full band sound, a style that made him one of the best-selling artists in Country history with an incredible string of twelve No.1 Country hits and twelve Top 20 Country albums.

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