January 10, 2004 broadcast with Kacey Jones, Stas Venglevski, Cindy Cashdollar, and Catfish Stephenson
This week we're in Madison, Wisconsin, for a live broadcast featuring the antics of madcap singer/songwriter Kacey Jones, as well as the tunes of world-touring accordionist Stas Venglevski, the swinging sounds of steel and Dobro player Cindy Cashdollar, and a last-minute appearance by Catfish Stephenson.
January 3, 2004 rebroadcast with BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet and Tony Ross
A rebroadcast of the January 18, 2003, show at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota, featuring Cajun band and longtime Prairie Home favorite BeauSoleil and cellist Tony Ross.
December 27, 2003 broadcast with Tommy Emmanuel, The Klezmatics, Andy Stein, Vince Giordano, and Al Franken
For our final performance of 2003, we welcome to our Town Hall stage Australian-turned-Americana rocker Tommy Emmanuel, as well as the irrepressible Klezmatics, fiddler Andy Stein, and bandleader Vince Giordano. Stay tuned for a special guest appearance by the man of a thousand disguises, Mr. Al Franken.
December 20, 2003 broadcast with Renee Fleming, Fred Hersch, Emanuel Ax, and the Hopeful Gospel Quartet
This week was our third of four live December broadcasts from New York City this year. We welcomed some internationally known American musicians to the stage: soprano RenÃ©e Fleming and pianist Fred Hersch, and pianist Emanuel Ax. Also joining us were the Hopeful Gospel Quartet: Linda and Robin Williams, Mollie O'Brien, and GK.
December 13, 2003 broadcast with Vince Giordano, Butch Thompson, Andy Stein, and Randy Sandke
This weekend we return to the blanketed NYC for a live broadcast from Town Hall in Times Square. We have on board jazz man Vince Giordano, pianist and clarinetist Butch Thompson, violinist Andy Stein, and trumpeter Randy Sandke.
December 6, 2003 broadcast with Randy Newman, The Boys of the Lough, and Geoff Muldaur and his Futuristic Ensemble
This week we broadcast live from Town Hall in New York City. Our guests included acerbic pianist and composer Randy Newman, the Celtic Boys of the Lough, and Geoff Muldaur and his Futuristic Ensemble.
November 29, 2003 broadcast with Inga Swearingen, Stephanie Davis, and Greg Leisz
We'll be joined by jazz vocalist Inga Swearingen and Montana singer-songwriter Stephanie Davis. We'll also be welcoming back from last week steel guitarist Greg Leisz, fresh off a tour with K.D. Lang.
November 22, 2003 broadcast with Natalie MacMaster, Rosie Flores, Greg Leisz, and the Duo-Tones
Our musical guests included Celtic fiddler Natalie MacMaster, rockabilly filly and prog-country star Rosie Flores, as well as steel guitarist and dobro player Greg Leisz. And in the spirit of sunny SoCal recreation, we played host to surf guitar band the Duo-Tones.
November 15, 2003 rebroadcast with Leo Kottke, Stephanie Davis, Jerry Douglas & Stuart Duncan and the Fairfield Four
This weekend we broadcasted a compilation of highlights from past shows. The sampler plate, hand-picked by GK, included virtuoso guitarist Leo Kottke, Stephanie Davis, Jerry Douglas & Stuart Duncan and the Fairfield Four. We reviewed the travails of Bob (a Young Artist) as he tasted success as a playwright.
November 8, 2003 broadcast with Robin & Linda Williams, Mountain Heart, and Mike Seeger
Our guests included Virginia-based Americana music masters Robin and Linda Williams, as well as rollicking bluegrass musicians Mountain Heart. We also played host to Mike Seeger, who plays traditional songs from the rural American south.