The family of musicians that is Route 358 will release a new CD with a few release shows this weekend. The band recently stopped by the Carver Center for Public Radio to talk about the new album, titled Lantern's Light.
The Outliers may be a new band, but its members have known each other for many years. Later this month, the group will perform twice as part of The Unexpected in Fort Smith. Earlier this month, Keith Grimwood, Ezra Idlet, JT Huff and Mike Sumler joined us in the studio to talk about the new project and to perform a few songs.
The Fine Times at Our House weekend returns to Mount Sequoyah this weekend. The three day event is focused on scholarship and enjoyment of traditional dance, music and song. Today, we hear about the lasting power of old-time music, and we get a sample of the type of music that will be featured this weekend.
A concert this weekend, presented by the Ra-Ve Cultural Foundation, will feature two styles of Indian classical violin. The concert is intended for those already familiar with Indian classical music and for those who are curious. We speak with two of the event's organizers to learn more about the music and about the foundation's work to bring more Indian culture to the region.
George Brooks is a saxophonist and composer, and his band Aspada draws on musical influences from India, Africa, Europe and America. Friday night, the band will perform at Walton Arts Center. We speak with Brooks about his musical influences and career prior to his performance in Fayetteville.