Chattanooga, TN – Tony Furtado is a renowned slide guitarist/banjo player and known for his progressive bluegrass and Celtic stylings.
Originally from Boulder CO, Furtado studied music and art at Cal State Hayward. He then turned heads in Kansas by winning the Grand National Banjo Championship. In 1992 Furtado released his first album "Swamped," on Rounder records.
Chattanooga, TN – The first Free Lunch this week will be a Joe Ely's first release in five years. "Streets of Sin," on Rounder records, is a gritty look at the lives of ordinary people struggling to survive.
All of the material on the album was written and composed by Ely. His compassion on the album is evident and his songs are genuine Joe Ely masterpieces.
WUTC is proud to dish out Joe Ely's "Streets of Sin" as the free lunch for Tuesday.
More information on Joe Ely and his music can be found at rounder.com
Chattanooga, TN – The Free Lunch for Thursday, July 24 will be the latest release from bluegrass phenom Tim O'Brien titled Traveler, on Sugar Hill records.
For 20 years, O'Brien has been a major player in Americana music. His mandolin sty lings can be heard on numerous albums and his songwriting skills sung by many artists. He is best known for his songs Untold Stories and Walk the way the Wind Blows, both recorded by Kathy Mattea.
Chattanooga, TN – The Free Lunch for Tuesday, July 22 will be a special interview with the legendary rock duo Steely Dan. The interview is titled One Hour Sale! and documents the making of Steely Dan's latest release on Reprise Records, Everything Must Go .
Chattanooga, TN – Thursday's Free Lunch will be the Tuscon Az, based Calexico. Their new album titled Feast of Wire will be aired in its entirety at noon on Thursday, July 10.
Fans of Calexico are drawn to the group's varying styles of music. On Feast of Wire, all of the songs seem to gather their roots from various musical backgrounds. Songs such as Stevie Nicks, and Sunken Waltz exemplify Calexico's varying stylistic influences.
Chattanooga, TN – Every Tuesday and Thursday, WUTC offers something special to midday listeners. The Free Lunch program is the broadcast of an entire album, concert, or radio interview for your listening pleasure.
On Thursday, July 03, 2003 the Free Lunch will feature a radio interview with the members of the Alt. Country band Uncle Tupelo. This interview discusses the formation and demise of the legendary group with interviews with the band's three members: Jay Farrar, Jeff Tweedy, and Mike Heidorn.
Chattanooga, TN. – Due to tough economic circumstances, WFMT Fine Arts Network has suspended The Lyric Opera Of Chicago 2003 season. However, the network is providing us with nine European Opera's from the archives of the European Broadcasting Union. These world-class performances have been heard by millions of listeners throughout the world. The commentator for the broadcasts is Roger Pines, Editorial Dramaturg of the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Below is a list of European Opera broadcasts.
Chattanooga, TN – Tuesday's Free Lunch features the relatively unknown artist,Bill Ricchini. His debut album, Ordinary Time, was released in October of 2002 on Mega Force records. The album has just started gaining recognition in the U.S., but has been a success in U.K. since its release in 2002.