Laurie Sonnenfeld interviews Todd Kwait, Director of the new documentary film "Chasin' Gus' Ghost", a history of Jug Band Music from the '20's on. The film will show during the NW Film Center's "Reel Music" film series on January 29, 2008. You can Watch the Trailer on YouTube or you can Buy Tickets here
BRIAN CUTEAN (www.QTNRG.org) Oregon's travelling troubadour returns LIVE to KBOO. Brian is an adept musical storyreller whose lyrics are introspective, satirical, delightfully absurd, and always acoustically gentle to the ears. Brian plays FIVE of his favorite songs, and talks about life on the road and in the lower reaches of the Willamette Valley....So listen up!........Jade hosts
New to Portland, singer/songwriter JONI LAURENCE (www.jonilaurence.com/)live in studio! Joni mixes eclectic styles of blues, country, folk and jazz. Laurence considers herself a "singer/songwriter of the modern folk kind" telling stories of of real people and life experiences. Her latest cd WITH NO APOLOGY presents a collection of songs from the rockier side of folk, so listen up!.............Jade Hosts
Multi instramentalist, Chico Schwall (ChicoSchwall.net) live in studio. Self taught on guitar Chico absorbed blues, folk, and slide guitar finger picking. He also plays mandolin, banjo, fiddle, and flute. His musical horizons include Celtic, Klezmer, and World music. Chico's newest release Driving by Moonlight (CD Baby) is a collection of original rootsy songs and textured instrumentals......So listen up!..................Jade hosts
Fantastic trio "THE WIYOS" (TruthFaceRecordings.com) to entertain. The WIYOS (at MySpace) play and compose music from the 1920s and 1930s. Their instruments include washboard/harmonica/kazoo/resonator guitar/banjo/upright bass/ and three harmony voices. A wonderful mix of vaudville ragtime, jugband, hillbilly swing and more....so listen up....................Jade hosts
Following the approx. 50 minute interview is a brief snippet of British folk legend Nic Jones' "The Flandyke Shore"; Wes paid tribute to Jones on the great 1999 album, Trad Arr Jones, on which he first performed "Little Musgrave".