Tue February 7, 2012
Hadden Sayers filled the house for the first Studio 89 of 2012
**2/10/12 - We are no longer accepting reservations for Studio 89 with Hadden Sayers on February 13th. We received more requests for seating than we could accommodate, and a lottery was conducted to select attendees per policy. Those selected were contacted via e-mail on Friday afternoon.**
Remember, Studio 89 is broadcast live each Monday night at 7pm, so you can listen wherever you are on 89.7 FM, 105.9 FM, 104.1 FM, or online at www.wnku.org.
Please check back Tuesday to sign up for the next Studio 89 on February 20th, or become a member of WNKU today to receive priority registration beginning Monday.
As in the past, seating is limited for Studio 89. We will begin taking reservations from the general public on the Tuesday before each upcoming session. Reservations will be accepted until noon on the preceding Friday. If we receive more requests for reservations than we have seats, a lottery will be held and winners will be contacted via e-mail.
The season kicks off with Hadden Sayers, a blues guitarist who once ruled the Houston music scene until life began to imitate art. After a series of business deals gone bad followed by the death of his drummer (and uncle) during a show, Hadden packed his bags and moved to Ohio with his wife, a cancer researcher. He set aside the guitar for a few years, focusing instead on rebuilding an old fishing shack in southern Ohio. It was at this time that he met a retired stone mason who helped him regain his confidence and resolve. Around the same time, Ruthie Foster came calling in search of a guitarist. Their duet “Back to the Blues” became the cornerstone of Sayers’ new album. In 2010, Sayers spearheaded the creation of a new record label along with Midwest investors and music industry veterans. Their first release, HARD DOLLAR by Hadden Sayers was released on June 21st, 2011.
Watch the video for "Back to the Blues", and then tune in Monday night at 7pm for the show!