Toussaint St. Negritude, Poet Laureate of Belfast, will be the featured guest performer on the Wicked Good Music Hour, Saturday 3/28 at 4 pm on WERU. Hosted by Bre Bebb, Toussaint will treat listeners to his inspired jazz and poetry.
"Casting liberties from the pallet of Belfast, Maine, I am a poet voiced in jazz, hats, horns, and strings, vastly conjured by copious amounts of turquoise and earthen wizardry." - Toussaint St. Negritude
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Mark your calendars for WERU’s Live & Local Farm To Table Auction, Tuesday, June 2 from 6 to 9 pm, on-the-air! The auction offers more than 70 gift certificates valued at $50 or more from farms and farmers’ markets, fisheries, cheese makers and garden suppliers, local craft breweries, wineries, farm B&Bs, and farm-to-table restaurants. Bids start at half the value of each item. This is an opportunity to support the diverse music and alternative news programming offered by WERU Community Radio while getting familiar with some of the wonderful local food/beverage based businesses in Central/Midcoast/Downeast Maine!
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Robert Cray (born August 1, 1953, Columbus, Georgia) is an American blues guitarist and singer. A five-time Grammy Award winner, he has led his own band (The Robert Cray Band), as well as an acclaimed solo career. In 2011, Cray was inducted to the Blues Hall of Fame. Read more »
We asked Jay Peterson a number of questions so that listeners can get to know him a bit better. Jay is the engaging and knowledgeable host of our Friday afternoon, 2:00-4:00 program on WERU, The Rhythm Ranch. Here’s what he had to say for himself:
“I moved to Maine in the winter of 2002, and the family followed in March. I started at WERU in the fall of '02 as part of the rotation on the Saturday Morning Coffeehouse, then moved into the Come Sunday rotation, and then to The Rhythm Ranch is '05 or so. I think I have been on the air on almost every day of the week! February 6 marked the 500th edition of The Rhythm Ranch." Read more »
By DJ Knix (The Knix Mix, Friday nights 10-12): The Knix Mix is privileged to be the first English interview ever for Finnish electronic pop artist Uncle Tan. Uncle Tan hails from Tampere, Finland, a large inland city located in Southern Finland. Uncle Tan describes Finland as a "beautiful and inspiring" country. I know I'd love to visit! Musically, Uncle Tan draws inspiration from artists like Moby, M83, Röyksopp and "countless" others. "Positivity, good hooks and innovativeness are my trademarks," says Uncle Tan. He has been working as a solo artist since 2011 and previously worked as an composer for dancehall reggae artist Lord Est. Read more »