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Our Featured Artist for the week of February 27 is Canadian folk icon Lennie Gallant. Each morning at 7:45 AM we'll play a cut from Lennie's latest album, Live Acoustic At The Carleton and give away a copy AND a FREE pair of tickets to Lennie's show on Saturday, March 11 at 7 PM at 58 Main in Bangor.
New England Celtic Arts is presenting this concert in collaboration with Bangor Celtic Crossroads Concerts, as well as another Lennie Gallant concert at the Calais High School for Calais Celtic Concerts on Sunday March 5. Curtain at the Calais event is 6:00 pm Eastern 7:00 pm Atlantic time and 7:00 pm in Bangor. Read more »
The honky-tonk excellence of the Sweetback Sisters will be our Featured Artist focus for the week of February 20-24. They will be sharing the bill with old-time country artists Girls, Guns & Glory in concert at the Strand Theatre in Rockland on Saturday, March 4 at 7:30 PM.
Each morning our programmers will play a cut from the Sweetback Sisters Bulldog album at 7:45 and then give away to a lucky winner a FREE pair tickets to see the show. So tune in for a modern take on the golden age of country music. And maybe win some tix! Read more »
Blues guitarist and singer-songwriter Matt Andersen is in the spotlight for the week of February 13. Andersen hails from New Brunswick and is a Juno Award winner, plus many other awards from around the globe.
Each morning at 7:45 our volunteer program host (Allison Watters, John You Can Call Me Vern, John Hillman Waters, Al Bourgoin and Denis Howard) will play a cut from his latest album, Honest Man, and give away a FREE pair of tickets to a lucky listener. He is performing on Thursday, February 23rd at 7:30 PM at the Strand Theatre (345 Main Street in Rockland). We'll also have a live phone interview with Anderson at 8:30 AM on Friday, February 17. Read more »
Our Featured Artist this week are The East Pointers, an exciting Celtic/folk band from Prince Edward Island.
Every weekday morning at 7:45 we'll play a cut from their debut album, Secret Victory, and then give away a CD. On Friday at 8:30 we'll have an interview with fiddle player Tim Chaisson. Tune in for great traditional music! Read more »
Zydeco great C. J. Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band has the spotlight January 30-February 3rd. Each morning our volunteer programmers will play a cut of C.J. and the band's music and give away a FREE pair of tickets to their upcoming show at the Camden Opera House on Thursday, February 9 at 7 PM.
Clayton Joseph Chenier was born September 28, 1957 - the son of the great King of Zydeco, Clifton Chenier. C.J.'s father was the first Creole musician to win a Grammy Award. C.J. spent his childhood in the tough tenement housing projects of Port Arthur, Texas. His earliest musical influences were an eclectic mix of funk, soul, jazz and Motown, and his first musical instruments were piano, tenor saxophone and flute. It wasn't until his 21st birthday, after winning a scholarship and studying music at Texas Southern University, that C.J. first performed with his famous father and the legendary Red Hot Louisiana band. Read more »
For the week of January 23 our Morning Maine Featured Artists are acclaimed traditional Cape Breton, Nova Scotia musicians Scott Macmillan (guitar) and Colin Grant (fiddle). They will perform in concert on Monday, February 6 at 7 p.m. at 58 Main in Downtown Bangor, and every weekday morning at 7:45 on WERU we'll be giving away a pair of tickets to the show. Should be a dandy!
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Our Morning Maine Featured Artist this week is blues/rock/roots guitarist and singer Davy Knowles.
Knowles's journey began growing up in the Isle of Man, learning to play guitar from listening to the likes of Gallagher, Clapton, Knopfler, Green and Mayall in his father’s record collection, and honing his skills playing the local music circuit. Knowles's professional career started with a bang – arriving in America age 19 with his band Back Door Slam, an acclaimed debut album, and rave reviews at SXSW 2007.
He can be seen in concert at One Longfellow Square in Portland on January 21 at 8 p.m. Read more »
This week's Featured Artist is Old Man Luedecke, a tremendous singer-songwriter and banjo player from Nova Scotia, Canada. He'll be giving a concert at 58 Main in Bangor on Saturday, January 14 at 8 pm and we'll be giving a way of guest passes M-F at 7:45 am. On Friday at 8:30 we'll have an interview with Old Man Luedecke as well.
Speaking of his most recent album, "Domestic Eccentric," Luedecke says “I worked with people I loved and trusted,” he says when telling the story of “Domestic Eccentric”. “And the record, for me, is a rich portrait of personal friendships.” Along with Tim O’Brien, engineer John D. Southern Adams and vocalist Jennah Barry (who left her own dinner guests waiting while she sang on “The Briar and the Rose”) are both from nearby Mahone Bay. Drummer Nick Halley (James Taylor) lives even closer than that. In fact, the whole album is recorded live off the floor, with the exception of Samson Grisman, who was sad to have to record his bass parts in Nashville." Read more »
Our Featured Artist this week is the Brooklyn, NY indie rock band, We Are Augustines. We will be giving away a copy of their debut album Rise Ye Sunken Ships every morning at 7:45 after playing a cut off the album.
The band consists of guitarist Billy McCarthy, multi-instrumentalist Eric Sanderson and drummer Rob Allen. Read more »
Our Featured Artist for the last week of the year is English musician LIam Bailey.
Bailey is noted for his soul, reggae, and blues influenced style of indie rock and has been compared to Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Bill Withers, Bob Marley and Dennis Brown. He started performing with Nottingham hip hop group 1st Blood in the 2000s. Bailey great both when rocking out and singing solo with his guitar.
We will be giving away a copy of his album Definitely Now each morning at 7:45 AM after the program host plays a cut from it. Read more »