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Featured Artist Of The Week
The Dustbowl Revival is in the spotlight for the week beginning Monday, May 1. Each morning at 7:45 AM we'll play a cut from their self-titled album (which is to be released to the general public next month) and give away a FREE pair of tickets to their local concert (Saturday, May 6 at 7:30 PM at the Strand Theatre in Rockland).
Canadian chamber folk artists Ozere get the not for the week or April 24. Each morning at 7:45 AM our volunteer disc jockey will play a cut from their most recent album Finding Anyplace. We'll also have a chat with group founder Jessica Deutsch over the phone on Friday, April 28 at 8:30 AM.
Monday, May 15 from 7 – 9 PM
Bangor Celtic Festival
The great Blues singersongwriter Ruthie Foster has the spotlight from Monday, April 17 through Friday, April 21. Each morning at 7:45 AM our volunteer disc jockey will play a cut from Ruthie's latest album Joy Comes Back.
Something a bit different will be featured on WERU's airwaves this week during Morning Maine: the world music group Lakou Mizik (from Haiti) and opening act multiinstrumentalist Tom Ulichny (from Rockland).
Each morning at 7:45 we'll play a cut from Lakou Mizik's most recent album Wa Di Yo and give away a FREE pair of tickets to the concert, which will take place on Friday, April 14, 7:30 PM, at the The Strand Theatre in Rockland.
Plus, Denis Howard will interview the group's American producer, Zach Niles, at 8:30 on Friday, April 14th. Read more »
Americana group Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors are WERU's Featured Artist of the Week for Monday, April 3rd through Friday, April 7th. Each morning at 7:45 AM our Morning Maine host will play a cut from the new Souvenir album and give away a copy of the 2014 album Medicine to a lucky listener.
Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors is an excellent Americana band from Memphis and East Nashville in Tennessee. The band was formed in 2006 by Drew Holcomb. Read more »
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 »