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.
Chattanooga, TN – Eileen Ivers takes several genres of music and throws them into a proverbial blender on her new album, Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul.
Ivers, a native of the Bronx New York, was raised among various cultural sounds. Her Irish-American heritage coupled with her multi-cultured childhood has produced a truly unique sounding music. The tracks on Immigrant Soul reflect the Irish traditional music that she grew up on with drum-based African rhythms.
Chattanooga, TN – Colin Grant-Adams has performed at numerous festivals and venues including the historic Blue Bird Cafe, and the famous Station Inn, in Nashville.
His music is designed to touch every emotion, entertaining audiences with his Scottish, Irish, and Folk blended style. His powerful voice is accompanied by his polished guitar playing, and the addition of a humor and storytelling provide additional insentive to an already flawless performance.
Chattanooga, TN – Tuesday's free lunch feature renowned mandolin player, Matt Flinner, and his new album "Walking on the Moon," with the Matt Flinner quartet.
For years, Matt Flinner has been gathering a reputation as one of the world's most inventive and original mandolin players. His style is indicative of early jazz/rock fusion and even delves into the land of funk.
Chattanooga, TN – John Hammond's new album, Ready for Love, is the featured album for Tuesday's Free Lunch on WUTC radio.
Ready for Love is a difficult album to describe. Its random assortment of songs makes it extremely difficult to pinpoint a theme. And I'm a bit perplexed as to the motivation behind covering such songs as Spider And The Fly, by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and the George Jones hit, Just One More. Nevertheless, Hammond manages to carry the different song styles in his own and very unique way.
Chattanooga, TN – The exciting and quirky singer/songwriter, Wes Cunningham will be visiting the WUTC studios on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. promoting his new release, Pollyanna, on PENTAVARIT records.
Cunningham will talk with veteran WUTC radio personality, Richard Winham on Thursday afternoon followed by a 5:30 p.m. appearance at Chad's records on 326 Vine St., in Chattanooga.
Pollyanna has been on the WUTC play list for several weeks and has been receiving positive feedback from listeners.
Chattanooga, Tn – This week's Free Lunch will be a two-disc compilation album called Respond II. The album features an assortment of previously unreleased material from Grammy-nominated, female performers.
The album is a follow-up to the acclaimed 1999 release of Respond, that raised over $125, 000 for RESPOND, Inc.
Chattanooga, TN – Thursday's free lunch will feature Dar Williams with several special guests. Her new album, The Beauty of the Rain hits stores on Feb. 18 with a supporting cast of musical talent to back her up.
Such artists as John Popper (Blues Traveler), and Bela Fleck appear as guests on the album. Alison Krauss and Cliff Eberhardt also makes an appearance as a backup singers on Richard Manuel's "Whispering Pines." Also appearing are Stefan Lessard (Dave Matthews Band), and Michael Kang (String Cheese Incident) on the fiddle.