• New Blues & Soul News – 3/31/2015

    New Blues and Soul News- 3/31/2015 New Blues Adds: A.J. Ghent Band – Live At Terminal West (Blue Corn): Here’s a new hybrid: AJ Ghent plays his strapped-on “Fender-esque” 8-string steel guitar like a merger of Robert Randolph and Derek Trucks and sings like a soulful combination of JC Brooks with a streak of James […]

  • Edward Burlingame Hill – the Gershwin of Harvard?

    Edward Burlingame Hill forms a link in the development of American classical music. He studied under one of the preeminent American composers of the late 19th century, John Knowles Pain at Harvard, In turn, as a Harvard professor himself, taught the next two generations of American composers, including Leonard Bernstein, Walter Piston, Virgil Thomson, Roger […]

  • April 4 Gather ‘Round: John Renbourn (2000)

    Gather ‘Round each Saturday night from 8-9 for WTJU Folk‘s concert series; both archived and live. There will be shows from The Prism Coffeehouse and VA Folklife archives mixed in with some from our announcers’ own libraries. And you never know when a live concert might pop up! This week’s program comes from a 2000 […]

  • Gallery: Paintings by Steve Keene

    Earlier this year, we asked WTJU alum and Brooklyn-based artist Steve Keene to design a Rock Marathon t-shirt for us. He benevolently donated his talents and sent us a whole stack of paintings to choose from. We selected a few of our favorites and present them here. Some of Keene’s better known album covers include […]

  • March 28 Gather ‘Round: Tony Trischka (2012)

    Gather ‘Round each Saturday night from 8-9 for WTJU Folk‘s concert series; both archived and live. There will be shows from The Prism Coffeehouse and VA Folklife archives mixed in with some from our announcers’ own libraries. And you never know when a live concert might pop up! This week’s program comes from a 2012 […]

  • Charles Villiers Stanford Piano Trio 2, Piano Quartet 1

    To my ears, Stanford’s music has always sounded like Brahms with an Irish accent. That’s not a bad thing. Like Brahms, Stanford constructed his music within accepted classical frameworks. But within those frameworks he crafts his motifs and harmonies with a great deal of imagination. Which is what makes this new Naxos release a pleasure […]

  • WTJU’s 2015 Rock Marathon is Right Around the Corner!

    It’s the Rock Marathon – April 6-12!! That’s right, our crack squad of volunteer DJs has conspired to inspire with another bounty of killer shows; from proto-metal to twee, Brian Eno to Ghostface Killah, we’ll cover the waterfront of all that rocks. And be sure not to miss the Dance Party with WTJU legends Spot […]

  • New Blues & Soul News – 3/24/2015

    New Blues News – 3/24/2015 New Blues Adds: Robben Ford – Into The Sun (Provogue): Veteran guitarist Ford presents his latest offering of blues inflected songs, several with a country soul/blues funk that is as infectious as can be.  Ford’s smooth and inventive guitar work is supported by Brian Allen (b), Wes Little (d), and […]

  • Piano Quintets by Pierné and Vierne

    The pairing of these two French piano quintets is a logical one. Gabriel Pierné studied with Gabriel Fauré, and Louis Vierne audited his courses as a teenager (Vierne was to formally study with Fauré but Fauré died shortly after Vierne was enrolled). And superficially, both quintets share similarities with Fauré’s style. Both works share a […]