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John McEuen and Bill & The Belles (#1908H) Duration: 56:34 STEREO TVG

John McEuen brings 45+ years of worldwide performing with his banjo, fiddle, guitar, and mandolin. Often referred to as "the String Wizard, " John is a founding member of the legendary Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. The band's 1972 classic 'Will the Circle Be Unbroken' album was inducted in to the Library of Congress as one of America's most important recordings. McEeun has earned Emmy nominations, Grammy Awards, CMA acclaim, The Western Heritage Award, and many other accolades. He is celebrating the release of his latest solo album 'Made in Brooklyn'.
Bill and the Belles has made waves in the world of roots music with striking three-part harmonies and masterful instrumentation. Based at the foothills of the Blue Ridge and the forefront of old time music, Bill and the Belles continue to further the music traditions of their region. From sentimental Southern ballads to the popular songs of Tin Pan Alley to regional fiddle breakdowns, the group's shows are a celebration of the diversity country music once represented. WoodSongs Kid: Victor Furtado is an award winning 15-year-old claw hammer banjo virtuoso from Front Royal, Virginia.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Feb 19, 2019 -- 12:00am Remind me

Celebration of Michael Hedges with Andy McKee and Christie Lenee (#1909H) Duration: 56:29 STEREO TVG

Michael Hedges was a trailblazing acoustic guitarist. He pioneered percussive fingerstyle guitar, the influence of which can now be heard in the compositions and playing of many guitarists.
Performing on this broadcast: Andy McKee is among the world's finest acoustic guitarists. His youthful energy and attention to song structure and melodic content elevates him above the rest. He entertains both the eye and the ear as he magically transforms the steel string guitar into a full orchestra via his use of altered tunings, tapping, partial capos, percussive hits and a signature two-handed technique. McKee's crossover success has helped him to achieve millions upon millions of YouTube viewers, underscoring his emergence as one of today's most unique and influential artists. McKee is the first artist to be signed CGP Sounds, the record label founded by fellow guitarist Tommy Emmanuel. 'Live Book' is McKee's first release for the label.
Christie Lenee is often compared to guitar visionaries like Michael Hedges, Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews - fusing folky/funky playfulness with pop/rock inspired songs and virtuosic guitar compositions. Being a compositional pioneer for this product inspired an abundance of innovative techniques and a unique percussive approach to the guitar. Christie is now in the process of mixing tracks for her next album that will deliver her innovative music, empowering vocals and inspirational lyrics. WoodSongs Kid: Logan Florence is 15-year-old guitarist from Lexington, Kentucky. Andy McKee and Michael Hedges are two of Logan's guitar heroes.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Feb 26, 2019 -- 12:00am Remind me

Bobby Rush and Dallahan (#1910H) Duration: 56:30 STEREO TVG

Bobby Rush is known as 'The King of the Chitlin Circuit' and considered one of the greatest bluesman currently performing. Rush estimates that he has cut over 345 songs since he first began making music including first gold record in 1971 with a hit entitled "Chicken Heads." He has been honored with four Grammy nominations, as well as ten Blues Music Awards and 41 nominations. He was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2006. 'Porcupine Meat' is Rush's debut release for Rounder Records, and cements Bobby Rush's legacy as blues' most vital artist of his generation.
Dallahan is one of the fastest rising forces on the international folk circuit; heavily rooted in traditional Irish music, but with hugely diverse backgrounds and influences. They call on their mixed Irish, Scottish and Hungarian heritage to create a unique and seamless musical montage, drawing in influences from jazz, funk, pop and classical music. This Scottish band of award winning musicians latest release is 'Matter Of Time'. WoodSongs Kid; Lissy Taylor was born in Staffordshire, England and now enjoys living in Lexington, Kentucky. This sixteen year-old has her own distinctive vocal sound and signature acoustic style.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Mar 5, 2019 -- 12:00am Remind me

California Guitar Trio and Sugar Blue (#1911H) Duration: 56:30 STEREO TVG

The California Guitar Trio has enthralled listeners with a singular sound that fearlessly explores the intersections between rock, jazz, classical, and world music. It even throws in the occasional surf or spaghetti Western tune for good measure. Comprised of Bert Lams, Hideyo Moriya and Paul Richards, the group has established a unique, personal connection with audiences. CGT's 14 albums, streamed over 47 million times on Pandora, offer diverse snapshots of the group's mercurial muse. The trio's most recent release 'Masterworks' showcases its classical side, with expansive takes on Bach, Beethoven, Arvo Part, and Schubert.
Sugar Blue is the Grammy Award winner who has played with legends from Willie Dixon to The Rolling Stones. He's been called "One of the foremost harmonica blowers in all of Modern blues..." (Rolling Stone Magazine). He began his career as a street musician and made his first recordings in 1975 with legendary blues figures Brownie McGhee and Roosevelt Sykes. Sugar Blue has played and recorded with musicians ranging from Willie Dixon to Stan Getz to Frank Zappa to Johnny Shines to Bob Dylan. He is perhaps best known for his signature riff and solo on the Rolling Stones' hit "Miss You. " His new release is 'Voyage' on M.C. Records. WoodSongs Kid: Matt Chalk is young bluesman from Grove City, Ohio. This sixteen-year-old received a Generation Blues Scholarship from the Blues Foundation last year.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Mar 12, 2019 -- 12:00am Remind me

John Oates (#2001H) Duration: 56:33 STEREO TVG

JOHN OATES is one half of the best-selling duo of all time, Hall & Oates, as well as an accomplished solo artist. Influenced by R&B and folk music while growing up near Philadelphia, he is a member of the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. John performs classic Hall & Oates hits solo acoustic plus reads from his new memoir 'Change of Seasons' and previews his upcoming tribute album to Mississippi John Hurt.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Mar 19, 2019 -- 12:00am Remind me

George Winston and the Outside Track (#2002H) Duration: 56:33 STEREO TVG

GEORGE WINSTON is a celebrated American pianist whose career spans more than 40 years with sales of over 15 million albums, including seven platinum selling recordings. RCA Records is releasing Winston's 14th solo piano album, 'Spring Carousel', a collection of 15 solo piano compositions written by Winston while in recovery from a bone marrow transplant for Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) at City of Hope, in Duarte, California. Proceeds from sales of 'Spring Carousel' will directly benefit City of Hope. THE OUTSIDE TRACK are one of the top Celtic acts in the world. Hailing from Scotland, Ireland, and the US, its five members are united by a love of traditional music and a commitment to creating new music. They effortlessly fuse traditional and contemporary with winning joie de vivre, blending fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, whistle, step-dance and vocals with breathtaking vitality. The band won Best Group in both the Live Ireland awards and the TIR awards. Their new album is 'Light Up The Dark'. WoodSongs Kid: Benjamin Barker is a 15-year-old hammered dulcimer player from Wilkesboro, North Carolina.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Mar 26, 2019 -- 12:00am Remind me
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