• jazz adds february 4, 2016

    stacey kent.  tenderly.  okeh.  Splendid.  A meeting, after years of mutual admiration, between sublime American song book chanteuse stacey kent and iconic bossa nova guitarist/composer roberto menescal.  the arrangements, by menescal, fulfilled a life’s desire to record American standards, and with his most admired singer.  kent, as always, gives less to give more:   some […]

  • Mighty Sam Interview 4/19/2014

    When Mighty Sam passed away in 2015, we lost one of the great consistent voices in Southern Soul music. From his base in New England, Sam toured the world, bringing his unique Gospel/Blues sound to corners of the world where it had not been heard before. In this interview, we talk to him about his […]

  • jazz adds january 27, 2016

    milos.  blackbird: the beatles album.  mercury classics.  Third release for guitarist milos karadaglic, classically trained in London– though born in Montenegro;  the success  of his public recitals, and DGG recordings puts him in the same break-out league as classical guitarist john williams.  blackbird, with guitar arrangements by Brazilian sergio assad and orchestration from Tony- award […]

  • Randy Johnston Trio on Lambeth Live, Feb 5

    The Randy Johnston Trio (Randy Johnston, Jonah Kane-West, John Hanks) will put on the February 5 edition of Lambeth Live, and you are invited to be part of the studio audience!  For those unable to add their applause in person for this FREE concert radio broadcast, you can listen around Charlottesville at 91.1 FM, in […]

  • jazz adds, january 18, 2016

    charles lloyd.   i long to see you.  blue note.  Starring the marvels, who are:  bill frisell on guitar;  reuben rogers, bass;  eric harland,drums;  greg leisz, steel guitar;   reed master lloyd on tenor & alto  +  guests norah jones and willie nelson.  a-list songs include dylan’s master of war, trads.  la llorona, shenandoah, all my trials […]

  • Martha Reeves Interview 2014

    Martha Reeves of Martha Reeves and the Vandellas is a bonafied American music legend. From her start at the Motown factory in Detroit as a secretary, her seamless transition to a major hitmaker with such chart toppers “Dancing in the Street” and “Heatwave” to her more recent career on the Oldies circuit, we talk to […]

  • Interview: Pre-historic humans causing climate change

    University of Virginia Professor Emeritus Bill Ruddiman discusses his research on human induced climate change from 7,000 years ago, when early slash and burn agriculture released an abundance of greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere.

  • 2015 WTJU Rock Top 10s!!

    WTJU Rock Top 10s for 2015 Artist, Album or “Song” (label) Baconfat (“Hot and Cold Skulls,” Friday 2-4pm): The Royal Jesters, “What Love Has Joined Together” (Numero Group) Jessica Pratt, On Your Own Love Again (Drag City) Yo La Tengo, Stuff Like That There (Matador) Jim O’ Rourke, Simple Songs (Drag City) White Eyes, White Eyes (Numero Group) Soldiers Of Fortune, Early Risers (Mexican Summer) Wilco, Star Wars (dBpm) Sleater-Kinney, No […]

  • Interview: Green Dogs Unleashed

    Photo taken by Ocmey and used via CC Attribution Green Dogs Unleashed is a Virginia rescue organization that helps dogs from all around the country find permanent homes. While GreenDogs works with a variety of dogs, they focus their efforts on rescuing and rehabilitating special needs animals. Leah Esslinger talked with GreenDogs Unleashed director Erika Proctor […]