Archive for the ‘Musician’ Category

Justin Robert

Friday, May 12th, 2006

Parents love musician Justin Roberts’ clever lyrics and kids love his catchy tunes. Host Frank Stasio chats with the crowd-pleasing children’s singer about his new CD, “Meltdown” and previews his Saturday performance at the Carrboro ArtsCenter. (17:30)

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Jonathan Byrd

Friday, May 5th, 2006

Chapel Hill native Jonathan Bryd first found music in his hometown Southern Baptist Church, with his father on the pulpit and his mother at the piano. Today his music is a traditional melody of rock and roots – one that is a far turn from his early love of the electric guitar. Jonathan Byrd joins host Frank Stasio to talk about his personal journey since leaving the navy and to pick a few songs. (MD)(17:00)

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Emmanuel Kembe

Friday, April 28th, 2006

Emmanuel Kembe was imprisoned in Sudan 1994 for performing revolutionary songs of love and peace. He was forced to leave his homeland and seek refuge in Durham, where he has continued to spread his messages of peace though music. Kembe talks with host David Crabtree about his musical heritage and his work as a political activist in Sudan. He will also play a few of his traditional and reggae songs of love and peace. More information can be found at (17:30)

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Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

Merlefest, The American Music Celebration, kicks off this week in Wilkesboro. The event has grown in its almost 20 years, and this year expects 80,000 music fans for four days of foot-stomping roots music, jazz and rock. Host David Crabtree talks with two Merlefest veterans, musicians Jim Lauderdale and Darrell Scott. They’ll discuss the festival and they’ll play a few songs to preview their upcoming performances. (40:00)

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Shakori Hills

Friday, April 14th, 2006

From opera to world music to blue grass and country, Amy Glicklich’s musical career has been a mosaic of sound. She and guitarist Ward Purwear join host Frank Stasio to pick a few songs and to talk about discovering roots music and co-founding the Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival. For more information, go to (17:30)

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