• Discovering the Classical String Trio

    As the Vivaldi Project points out in the liner notes for this release, string trios from the classical era are woefully under-represented in the performing and recording repertoire. It’s not because instrumental grouping’s unusual — there were hundreds of string trios written between 1750 and 1827 (the approximate dates of the classical era). And, as […]

  • New Jazz Adds – 11/30/2016

    New Jazz Adds – 11/30/2016 Ryan Blotnick – Kush (Songlines): Ryan Blotnik (guitar) has been developing his musical horizons for the past decade. He has shifted direction from post bop to free jazz, mining “…the bittersweet melodic/harmonic vein balanced by an African-influenced rhythmic elan. Conceived as an antidote to the more aggressive forms of New York […]

  • Dirk Powell & Riley Baugus on WTJU, Dec 2

    WTJU is delighted to join the Prism Coffeehouse in presenting world renowned old-time musicians Dirk Powell and Riley Baugus in concert this Friday evening, December 2, at C’Ville Coffee (Details). Dirk and Riley will first stop by WTJU for a visit that afternoon at 4 to kick off Sunset Road.  You can listen around Charlottesville […]

  • Gabrielle Louise on Folk & Beyond, Dec 1

    Colorado singer/songwriter Gabrielle Louise will stop by WTJU this Thursday afternoon, December 1, at 4:30 (est) for a visit to Folk & Beyond. Gabrielle Louise is a nationally touring troubadour noted for her poignant lyrics and lush voice. The daughter of two vagabond musicians, Gabrielle inherited the predisposition to wanderlust and song. Gabrielle Louise’s music […]

  • In Memoriam: Early Music Show dedicated to former host Eric Betthauser

    WTJU’s Early Music Show on November 28, 2016 is dedicated to the memory of former host, Eric Betthauser, who was tragically killed in an automobile accident on November 22. Eric sang with The Rose Ensemble for about a decade before moving to Charlottesville in 2007. This episode comes entirely from Rose Ensemble recordings. Enjoy the […]

  • Hermann Goetz – more Mendelssohn than Brahms

    According to George Bernard Shaw, “Hermann Goetz alone among the modern symphonists is easily and unaffectedly successful from beginning to end. He has the charm of Schubert… the refinement and inspiration of Mendelssohn… Schumann’s sense of harmonic expression… Brahms, who alone touches [Goetz] in mere brute musical faculty, is a dolt in comparison to him.” […]

  • New Blues News – 11/28/2016

    New Blues News – 11/28/2016 Dave Keller – Right Back Atcha (Tastee Tone): Not to quibble, but to describe the sound more accurately, Keller’s disc is more associated with soul than blues. In fact, his voice is reminiscent of Eddie Hinton’s and the style is pretty much there as well. Now don’t get me wrong, […]

  • Will Overman on Around This Town, Nov 29

    Will Overman will stop by WTJU this Tuesday afternoon, November 29, around 4:30 (est) for a visit ahead of his band’s December 3 concert at The Ante Room in Charlottesville.  Also scheduled to perform that night are Strong Water and Adar.  The band will also be opening for Carbon Leaf at The National in Richmond […]

  • Adrian + Meredith stop by WTJU, Dec 2

    Adrian + Meredith will stop by the WTJU studios this Friday afternoon, December 2, around 5 (est) in advance of their concert the following afternoon at Floyd Country Store (details).  They are currently touring behind their latest release, More Than A Little. Adrian+Meredith – Rye Whiskey at Redwood National Park In a city filled with […]