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Featured Artist Of The Week
This week (April 27-31) Québecois folk music supergroup Le Vent du Nord has the spotlight. WERU's disc jockeys will play a cut from their Tetu album each morning at 7:45 and give away a FREE pair of tickets to their local performance (Friday, March 31 at 7:30 PM at The Strand Theatre at 345 Main Street in Rockland).
Mouth music and musical families. Deep history and playful innovation. Quebec’s Le Vent du Nord knows how to turn the lost past into intense and beautiful performances that push their roots in striking global directions. The group is blazing a path that connects their Québecois roots to the wider world, in both arrangements and on stage.
Considered a driving force in progressive folk, Le Vent du Nord captures the energy and mirth of a Saturday night kitchen party, infusing old Québec with a breath of fresh, cosmopolitan air. Read more »
Southern Maine Americana group HILTON PARK has the spotlight for the week of March 20. Each morning at 7:45 we'll play a cut from from the group's most recent album Moments... and give away a FREE pair of tickets to their upcoming concert (Friday, March 24 at the Unity Center for the Performing Arts at 7 PM).
Hilton Park will also be interviewed and perform live on WERU from 8:30 - 8:55 AM on Friday, March 24. Tune in for some great music! Read more »
We will be spotlighting fsinger/songwriter Heather Maloney for the week of March 13. Each morning at 7:45 our volunteer disc jockey will play a cut from her most recent album Making Me Break and then give a copy away to a lucky listener. On Friday, March 17 Denis will interview Heather by phone at 8:30. She will be in concert on Friday, March 31 at 58 Main in Bangor.
Heather Maloney will also perform live on WERU on the Saturday Morning Coffeehouse on April 1 at 9:00 a.m.
Tune in to hear a great talent! Read more »
The Wiyos, who will be performing on Friday, March 17 at 7 PM at The Strand Theatre in Rockland, are our Featured Artist for the week of March 6. Each day our volunteer disc jockey will play a cut from their most recent album, One More For The Road at 7:45 and then give away a FREE pair of tickets to the show. And on Friday Denis will interview guitarist Teddy (Tetlow) Weber at 8:30 AM.
The Wiyos have been touring and recording since 2002. They were one of the first "old-timey" bands to emerge on the national scene in the first wave of acoustic bands riding the renewed popularity of early swing jazz, rural folk, old-time blues and Appalachian music. Read more »
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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