Afghan Whigs "Demon In Profile" (Sub Pop) Becca Stevens Regina (Groundup) Benjamin Booker "Witness" (ATO) Black Lips "Can't Hold On" (Vice) Darden Smith "Love Will Win The War" (Compass) Coco Hames "I Don't Wanna Go" (Merge) David Olney Don't Try To Fight It (Red Parlor) Garland Jeffreys "14 Steps To Harlem" (Independent) Goldfrapp "Anymore" (Independent) Greezy Wheels String Theory 2.0 (Independent) Greta Gaines Tumbleweed (Independent) Hannah & Maggie Oh No (Independent) Hite Light Of A Strange Day (Six Degrees) Jeb Loy Nichols "That's How We're Living" (Independent) Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm Begin To Dance (Independent) Lana Del Rey "Love" (Interscope) Leeroy Stagger "I Want It All" (True North) Lewis Watson "Deep The Water" (Cooking Vinyl) Marcus King Band "Rita Is Gone" (Fantasy/CMG) Michelle Branch "Best You Ever" (Verve) Record Company "Baby I'm Broken" (Concord/CMG) Ryan Corn "The Pressure" (Curb) Ryan Montbleau "Bright Side" (Independent) Sean Rowe New Lore (Anti-) Stone Senate "Lazy River" (Independent) Texas Jump On Board (The End) Tift Merritt "Proclamation Bones" (Yep Roc) Trombone Shorty "Here Come The Girls" (Blue Note/Capitol) Whistles & The Bells "Harry Potter" (New West) Yasmine Hamdan Al Jamilat (Ipecac) Youngr "Out Of My System" (Island/Republic)
VuHaus Announces Colorado Collaboration VuHaus has added a new Colorado affiliation to the expanding network of public media organizations. VuHaus Colorado is a collaboration of six public radio stations that are part of the Colorado Creative Industries and Bohemian Foundation. VuHaus is the nation wide collective of the most influential public media stations, showcasing their music video content at VuHaus.com.
The initial stations include KJAC/Greeley-Ft. Collins (The Colorado Sound), KSJD/Cortez, KRCC/Colorado Springs, KSUT/Durango, and KRFC/Ft. Collins. these stations joined forces to curate an all-Colorado local page on VuHaus.com/Colorado. Other Colorado public stations are expected to join the collaboration soon. The network also includes WFUV/New York, WXPN/Philadelphia, KCRW/Los Angeles, KXT/Dallas Ft. Worth, KEXP/Seattle, KDHX/St. Louis, opbmusic in Portland, KUTX/Austin, KTBG/Kansas City, Mountain Stage in West Virginia, WGBH/Boston, Vermont Public Radio and Houston Public Media.
Colorado Sound PD Benji McPhail said, "The Colorado page on VuHaus would not have happened without the creative ideas and direct support from Bohemian Foundation. All of our non-profit organizations are committed to benefiting local and emerging Colorado artists."
Boulder: WXPN’s David Dye Subject of Keynote Interview FMQB is proud to welcome WXPN/Philadelphia’s and World Café host and producer David Dye to the 2017 FMQB Triple A Conference as the subject of the Keynote Interview at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, August 9 at the St. Julien Hotel & Spa in Boulder, CO, at a session hosted by KCMP/Minneapolis’ Jim McGuinn. Dye recently announced his retirement from World Café, while adding that he will continue to do occasional interviews for the show and remain at ’XPN part-time to host a pair of specialty shows
Dye started his radio career while still in college, joining the staff of seminal Progressive Rock WMMR/Philadelphia during the halcyon days of free form radio (Bruce Springsteen even name-checked him in his autobiography as one of his earliest supporters). After ’MMR, radio opportunities led him first to Portland, ME and then back to Philadelphia, where in 1981 he landed at WIOQ during its legendary Album Rock era. After spending the better part of the ’80s at ’IOQ, Dye started work at non-commercial WXPN/Philadelphia in 1989, hosting its weekend Sleepy Hollow show. But David Dye’s legacy will always be tied to the moment he was asked to research the viability of a new type of music show for public radio, research that led to the launch of the NPR-distributed, WXPN-produced World Café.
Since the launch of World Café in 1991, Dye has served has host and producer, overseeing every aspect of the on-air product, including artist bookings, conducting most of the interviews, the meticulous scheduling of each show’s very eclectic music, and the development of the show’s Sense of Place series that has visited 19 locations around the world to explore each locale’s contribution to the international music scene. The show is currently syndicated on over 200 public radio stations and has spawned 45 Live at World Café CDs and two books, while both Dye and World Café have been honored with numerous local and industry awards.
In honor of an influential career that has impacted Triple A radio on both ends of the dial, McGuinn will ask Dye to not only talk about World Café, but also to share stories and lessons from his 40+ years in radio.
Registration for the FMQB Triple A Conference is now available. You can register at registration.fmqb.com. You can also take advantage of special FMQB rates at the St. Julien, starting at only $229/night by going to stjulien.com and using group code GRPQB6 or calling (720) 406-9696 and mentioning FMQB.
c3 & FMC Statement: Elimination of the NEA, NEH, and CPB Indefensible, Shameful, and Senseless The Content Creators Coalition (c3) and the Future of Music Coalition has released the following statement reacting to President Trump’s budget, which if enacted by Congress would eliminate programs supporting arts and culture, including the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting: “The arts play a vital role in our culture. They help define us as a people. They help unite us as a nation. They help inspire us to explore the unknown. They help drive our economy and create American jobs. For these reasons and more, President Trump’s proposed budget that guts the arts programs is indefensible.
“As artists, musicians, and music lovers, we stand united in asking Congress to reject these cuts, retaining support for the arts and culture, by fully funding the NEA, NEH, and CPB. “The fact is that federal spending for the arts in the U.S. is already shockingly low. In comparison to other countries, it is an international embarrassment. And yet, even with such a small budget, the NEA supports industries that employ millions of Americans and generate billions of dollars every year in revenue and tax dollars. NEA programs nurture musicians, songwriters, designers, actors, filmmakers – all people who make up the music and film industries, two of the biggest exports in our economy. Specifically, the arts and culture industries support 4.8 million jobs and represent 4.2 percent of the nation’s GDP.
“More importantly and despite its limited budget, the NEA supports an incredible array of arts initiatives. It is essential to arts programs in marginalized, rural, and minority communities. This means access to culture, stronger arts communities, and as a growing body of research shows, a healthier society.
“The NEA is the only organization that makes grants to arts programs in every congressional district. Over the past few years, bi-partisan support on Capitol Hill has grown, and for good reason. It is a win-win – economically and culturally, and it supports the creative soul of our country. Broadcasting, which is the primary means of federal support to public radio and television. Many musicians rely on these stations to reach audiences and launch their careers. These stations elevate and sustain precious American traditions that corporate broadcasters won’t touch, with a local focus that algorithmic discovery can’t match. Elimination of federal support would be a disaster for musicians and for cultural diversity.
“Thankfully, over the past few years, we’ve actually seen growing bi-partisan support for these agencies. Equally shameful and senseless is the proposal to defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting on Capitol Hill. The Appropriations Committee should continue standing with the American people in supporting the arts. And Congress should build its budget priorities around serving the needs of our diverse citizenry, rather than rubber stamping the fringe views of the Heritage Foundation, an extremist organization that advocates for transphobic bathroom laws, racist voter suppression efforts, and has long worked to gut arts programs.
“Congress must stand up for the arts.”
Rock Pioneer Chuck Berry Passes Away
Chuck Berry, one of the pioneers of Rock & Roll music, died at the age of 90 on Saturday, March 18. A report from the St. Charles County Police Department confirmed that Berry was found unresponsive and could not be revived. The exact cause of death is unknown though Rolling Stone reports that Berry's son Charles Jr. had recently told the magazine his father was recovering from pneumonia. In a statement on Berry's official Facebook page, his family said, "We are deeply saddened to announce that Chuck Berry – beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather – passed away at his home at the age of 90. Though his health had deteriorated recently, he spent his last days at home surrounded by the love of his family and friends. The Berry family asks that you respect their privacy during this difficult time.”
Berry was one of the earliest Rock superstars, starting in 1955 with his hit "Maybelline." Over the years, he wrote and recorded a series of singles that set the template for decades of Rock songs to come. Each one is an American classic that countless people know by heart. These included "Roll Over Beethoven," "Rock & Roll Music," "School Days," "Sweet Little Sixteen, "No Particular Place to Go" and of course, "Johnny B. Goode." The song was immortalized in Back to the Future when Marty McFly plays it at the Enchantment Under the Sea dance, causing Chuck's "cousin" Marvin Berry to give him a call and hear the tune. Berry's music soundtracked another iconic film scene in the '90s, with John Travolta and Uma Thurman'sdance to "You Can Never Tell" in Pulp Fiction. The Beatles famously covered a number of Berry's songs early in their career and John Lennon once said, "If you tried to give Rock & Roll another name, you might call it 'Chuck Berry.'" Berry's guitar style also was an inspiration to countless guitarists and his onstage "duck walk" became his iconic, signature move.
Berry was born in St. Louis in 1926 and learned how to play the blues as a teenager, formed a band in 1952 while working for GM and met Chess Records founder Leonard Chess via Muddy Waters a few years later. Berry was signed to Chess based off a Country-influenced song he'd written that eventually became "Maybelline." He also had a number of run-ins with the law throughout his career, including multiple prison sentences for violating the Mann Act (which forbid transporting a woman across a state line for prostitution) and later for tax evasion. He also had a reputation as a very tough individual offstage, who stuck to a specific routine for booking and performing his concerts for decades. Berry continued to play live until 2014, despite his declining health, including a monthly gig at Blueberry Hill in his hometown. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
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