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Each week, Nick Spitzer covers vast musical and cultural ground. Hear blues and jazz, roots rock and soul, Cajun and country, zydeco and Tejano... and beyond. Plus stories and conversations with musicians and everyday people, known and unknown.

Each week, Nick Spitzer covers vast musical and cultural ground. Hear blues and jazz, roots rock and soul, Cajun and country, zydeco and Tejano... and beyond. Plus stories and conversations with musicians and everyday people, known and unknown.
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Location:

Towson, MD

Description:

Each week, Nick Spitzer covers vast musical and cultural ground. Hear blues and jazz, roots rock and soul, Cajun and country, zydeco and Tejano... and beyond. Plus stories and conversations with musicians and everyday people, known and unknown.

Language:

English

Contact:

202 Alcee Fortier Hall Tulane University New Orleans, LA 70118 763-513-9988


Episodes

The Emperor and the Professor (Hour 2)

12/26/2012
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This week we recall two grand figures of New Orleans music. First, Ernie K-Doe, the surreal soul man known for his catchy songs, and flamboyant antics. Then a piano tribute to Professor Longhair by Dr. John, Jon Cleary and George Porter, live from Tipitina's.

Duration: 00:59:11


Red, Green & Blue Xmas (Hour 1)

12/19/2012
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Our favorite holiday tunes, from the hep jive of Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis to the cool sentiments of Frank Sinatra and Elvis and the ecstatic vibe of Celia Cruz and Bela Fleck. Be ready to bachata, boogie and second line as we celebrate the season.

Duration: 01:00:11


Red, Green & Blue Xmas (Hour 2)

12/19/2012
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Our favorite holiday tunes, from the hep jive of Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis to the cool sentiments of Frank Sinatra and Elvis and the ecstatic vibe of Celia Cruz and Bela Fleck. Be ready to bachata, boogie and second line as we celebrate the season.

Duration: 00:59:11


Musical Couples (Hour 2)

12/12/2012
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Making beautiful music together: Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion are folk musicians who met in the alt-country scene in LA; Leroy Jones is a trumpet player from New Orleans and his wife, Katja Toivola is a trombone player from Finland.

Duration: 00:59:11


Singing of Deltas and Bayou (Hour 2)

12/5/2012
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Singer-songwriter Iris DeMent returns to the landscape and soundscape of her youth, the Arkansas Delta. Then, Lafayette punk and rockabilly-inflected Cajun band, the Lost Bayou Ramblers, fronted by brothers Andre and Louis Michot.

Duration: 00:59:11


Texas Gulf Coast Blues & Jazz (Hour 1)

11/28/2012
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Guitar slinger Johnny Winter grew up listening to the blues in Beaumont, Texas and took his talent to the world. Jazz pianist Jason Moran started out in Houston playing classical music, but found his way to jazz through Thelonious Monk.

Duration: 01:00:11


Texas Gulf Coast Blues & Jazz (Hour 2)

11/28/2012
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Guitar slinger Johnny Winter grew up listening to the blues in Beaumont, Texas and took his talent to the world. Jazz pianist Jason Moran started out in Houston playing classical music, but found his way to jazz through Thelonious Monk.

Duration: 00:59:11


2012 NEA Heritage Fellowship Concert (Hour 2)

11/21/2012
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Honoring the nation's finest practitioners of traditional arts. This year fellows include Tejano accordionist Flaco Jimenez, multi-instrumentalist Andy Statman, Tidewater gospel quartet the Paschall Brothers and dobro master Mike Auldridge.

Duration: 00:59:11


Crossover Dreams: Latin Music in America (Hour 2)

11/14/2012
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Join us for conversation with Los Lobos on their mix of American pop and Mexican traditions. Then, we'll sit in with pianist and bandleader Oscar Hernandez, plus a special performance by San Antonio's queen of the conjunto accordion, Eva Ybarra.

Duration: 00:59:11


Guitar Heroes (Hour 1)

11/7/2012
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Visit with modern jazz guitarist Pat Martino and find out more about his formulas for playing jazz solos. Then it's a conversation with thumbpicking guitarist Ben Hall, who walks us through the Merle Travis songbook.

Duration: 01:00:11


Guitar Heroes (Hour 2)

11/7/2012
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Visit with modern jazz guitarist Pat Martino and find out more about his formulas for playing jazz solos. Then it's a conversation with thumbpicking guitarist Ben Hall, who walks us through the Merle Travis songbook.

Duration: 00:59:11


Swingin' the Election (Hour 1)

10/31/2012
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Songs and soundbites about politics and electioneering. Hear from the late WV Senator Robert Byrd on his fiddle, Cajun office seeker Roland Cheramie, Hungarian ambassador Andras Simonyi, Philly Mayor Michael Nutter and more.

Duration: 01:00:11


Swingin' the Election (Hour 2)

10/31/2012
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Songs and soundbites about politics and electioneering. Hear from the late WV Senator Robert Byrd on his fiddle, Cajun office seeker Roland Cheramie, Hungarian ambassador Andras Simonyi, Philly Mayor Michael Nutter and more.

Duration: 00:59:11


Saints & Spirits (Hour 1)

10/24/2012
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Words and music on this weekend of All Souls' and All Saints'. R&B buddha, Fats Domino, drops by. Plus, Creole artist Dennis Paul Williams discusses the mystical power of the zydeco and Charles Neville runs the old-school, uptown Voodoo down.

Duration: 01:00:11


Saints & Spirits (Hour 2)

10/24/2012
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Words and music on this weekend of All Souls' and All Saints'. R&B buddha, Fats Domino, drops by. Plus, Creole artist Dennis Paul Williams discusses the mystical power of the zydeco and Charles Neville runs the old-school, uptown Voodoo down.

Duration: 00:59:11


Keys and Squeeze (Hour 1)

10/17/2012
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Mixing it up this week with jazz great Dr. Lonnie Smith, whose mastery of the music is synonymous with his Hammond B3 organ. And zydeco accordionist and Grammy award winner Terrance Simien.

Duration: 01:00:21


Keys and Squeeze (Hour 2)

10/17/2012
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Mixing it up this week with jazz great Dr. Lonnie Smith, whose mastery of the music is synonymous with his Hammond B3 organ. And zydeco accordionist and Grammy award winner Terrance Simien.

Duration: 00:59:19


Sonic Travelers (Hour 1)

10/10/2012
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A blues and country showdown. Jerry Douglas is a master of the dobro, and a favorite session man and band member for so many musicians: from Allison Krauss to Elvis Costello. Then, a visit with the acrobatic bluesman Guitar Shorty.

Duration: 01:00:11


Sonic Travelers (Hour 2)

10/10/2012
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A blues and country showdown. Jerry Douglas is a master of the dobro, and a favorite session man and band member for so many musicians: from Allison Krauss to Elvis Costello. Then, a visit with the acrobatic bluesman Guitar Shorty.

Duration: 00:59:11


How to Improvise (Hour 1)

10/3/2012
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Bela Fleck joins us for a conversation about banjo traditions and experimentation in bluegrass, jazz and classical music. Then we'll head to the studio for a jazz breakdown by New Orleans master percussionist Jason Marsalis.

Duration: 01:00:11

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