Eleni Mandell has been making records since 2000. Growing up in Los Angeles in the 1980s, Mandell attended mostly punk and underground rock shows but was inspired as a young songwriter by Tom Waits, X, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, and Randy Newman.
Studio 89 has grown to include both a spring and fall series! The fall series begins September 17th and will again air Monday nights at 7:00pm. Each session will include a live studio audience of WNKU members. Not yet a member? Become one today or make a donation and become a member on the spot!
Bill Kirchen gave a masters class in music history at Molly Malone’s in Covington Tuesday night. The difference between his presentation and a college lecture was the fact that he was thoroughly entertaining as well as enlightening.
Kirchen, the “Titan of the Telecaster,” is in his mid 60s but retains the impish gleam that he must have had at Ann Arbor (Mich.) High School where he went to class with Iggy Pop. He plays with such joy that it’s immediately obvious why his band is called Too Much Fun.
Bill Kirchen is one of the fortunate few who can step onto any stage, play those trademark licks that drove his seminal Commander Cody classic Hot Rod Lincoln into the Top Ten, and elicit instant recognition for a career that has spanned over 40 years and includes guitar work with Nick Lowe, Emmylou Harris, Doug Sahm, Elvis Costello and many more. Named “A Titan of the Telecaster” by Guitar Player Magazine, he celebrates an American musical tradition where rock 'n' roll and country music draws upon its origins in blues and bluegrass, Western swing from Texas and California honky-tonk.
He performs live on the air tonight at 7pm for the season finale of Studio 89. Tell a friend and tune in!
Tonight's Julian Velard show at Studio 89 is at capacity. If you did not receive an e-mail from us confirming your reservation, then you do not have a seat.
As in the past, seating is limited for Studio 89. We begin taking registrations from the general public on the Tuesday before each upcoming session. Registrations are accepted until noon on the preceding Friday. If we receive more requests than we have seating for, a lottery will be held and winners will be contacted via e-mail. Again, if you do not receive an e-mail from us confirming your reservation, then you do not have a seat.
Registration is now closed for Studio 89 on Monday, February 27th with Josh Eagle & Harvest City. A lottery will be held to determine attendees, and you will receive an e-mail on Friday only if your name was selected. Please R.S.V.P. to the e-mail as soon as possible. If you do not receive an e-mail, you do not have a reservation. Of course, you can always listen live Monday night at 7pm on 89.7 FM, 105.9 FM, 104.1 FM or online at www.wnku.org.
**2/17/12 - We are no longer accepting reservations for Studio 89 with Buxton on February 20th. We received more requests for seating than we could accommodate, and a lottery will be conducted to select attendees per policy. Those selected will be contacted via e-mail this 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.