Music http://wnku.org en Dom Flemons Holds On To Those Old-Time Roots http://wnku.org/post/dom-flemons-holds-those-old-time-roots <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAhygvgUCqc</p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:16:00 +0000 editor 38604 at http://wnku.org Dom Flemons Holds On To Those Old-Time Roots Saintseneca: Tiny Desk Concert http://wnku.org/post/saintseneca-tiny-desk-concert One of the many instruments you may hear <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/search/index.php?searchinput=saintseneca">Saintseneca</a> play — beyond the banjo, baglama, bulbul, balalaika, bowed banjo, baritone ukulele, bass and bouzouki — is a stomp box. Basically, it's a roughly 2'x2' plywood floorboard meant for pounding the beat. At a show just before this Tiny Desk Concert, craftily bearded singer Zac Little put his boot right through that floorboard.<p>Saintseneca had its beginnings in the heart of a small Appalachian town in Ohio, and the band grew up at college in Columbus. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:51:48 +0000 Bob Boilen 38556 at http://wnku.org Saintseneca: Tiny Desk Concert Chronixx: 'I'm Not A Perfectionist With Music' http://wnku.org/post/chronixx-im-not-perfectionist-music <em>Summertime bodes well for reggae music. The genre's biggest crossover moves — from Sean Paul to <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaaQSxUOwC0" target="_blank">I Wayne</a> — have been made during the balmier months, when Americans relax enough to stretch the geographical limits of our soundtracks. This year's case in point: Chronixx, Jamaica's current it-artist, steadily making strides on international shores. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:02:00 +0000 editor 38557 at http://wnku.org Chronixx: 'I'm Not A Perfectionist With Music' Jeff Tweedy, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014 http://wnku.org/post/jeff-tweedy-live-concert-newport-folk-2014 There aren't a whole lot of failures on the resume of Jeff Tweedy, who co-piloted the groundbreaking alt-country band Uncle Tupelo in the '80s and early '90s, then multiplied its popularity as the leader of <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15164119/wilco" target="_blank">Wilco</a>. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:19:00 +0000 Stephen Thompson 38546 at http://wnku.org Jeff Tweedy, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014 Conor Oberst, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014 http://wnku.org/post/conor-oberst-live-concert-newport-folk-2014 Far removed from his days as a white-knuckled teenage prodigy in <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15189641/bright-eyes">Bright Eyes</a>, <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15998977/conor-oberst">Conor Oberst</a> has settled into his 30s as a wise and wizened elder statesman. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:17:00 +0000 Stephen Thompson 38547 at http://wnku.org Conor Oberst, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014 Dawes, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014 http://wnku.org/post/dawes-live-concert-newport-folk-2014 The Newport Folk Festival sells out months before its lineup is announced, but fans aren't entirely in the dark: Most know there's at least a 50 percent chance that the lineup will include the countrified California roots-rock band <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/113932444/dawes" target="_blank">Dawes</a>. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:14:00 +0000 Stephen Thompson 38548 at http://wnku.org Dawes, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014 Ages And Ages, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014 http://wnku.org/post/ages-and-ages-live-concert-newport-folk-2014 The Sunday lineup of 2014's Newport Folk Festival will take thousands of fans to church, as it opens with the <a href="http://www.npr.org/event/music/204549052/berklee-gospel-roots-choir-live-in-concert-newport-folk-2013" target="_blank">Berklee Gospel & Roots Choir</a> and closes with the gospel and R&B titan <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15395355/mavis-staples" target="_blank">Mavis Staples</a>. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:09:00 +0000 Stephen Thompson 38549 at http://wnku.org Ages And Ages, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014 Berklee Gospel & Roots Choir, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014 http://wnku.org/post/berklee-gospel-roots-choir-live-concert-newport-folk-2014 In the past, the <a href="http://www.npr.org/event/music/204549052/berklee-gospel-roots-choir-live-in-concert-newport-folk-2013" target="_blank">Berklee Gospel & Roots Choir</a> has been employed as a sort of Newport Folk Festival palate-cleanser: a way to kick off the day with something kind, approachable, reverent and rooted in many folk traditions. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:40:00 +0000 Stephen Thompson 38540 at http://wnku.org Berklee Gospel & Roots Choir, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014 Deer Tick, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014 http://wnku.org/post/deer-tick-live-concert-newport-folk-2014 John McCauley's ragged roots-rock band <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15773271/deer-tick" target="_blank">Deer Tick</a> has become a Newport Folk Festival staple, along with McCauley's frequent collaborators in <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/113932444/dawes" target="_blank">Dawes</a> and <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/91839891/delta-spirit" target="_blank">Delta Spirit</a>. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:31:00 +0000 Stephen Thompson 38541 at http://wnku.org Deer Tick, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014 Nickel Creek, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014 http://wnku.org/post/nickel-creek-live-concert-newport-folk-2014 <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/14962789/nickel-creek" target="_blank">Nickel Creek</a>'s <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/103127675/sara-watkins" target="_blank">Sara Watkins</a>, Sean Watkins and <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/search/index.php?searchinput=chris+thile">Chris Thile</a> started out as child prodigies, then built their band into a Grammy-winning commercial force. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:55:00 +0000 Stephen Thompson 38499 at http://wnku.org Nickel Creek, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014