• New Blues & Soul News- 12/18/2018

    New Blues & Soul News – 12/18/2018 Cedric Burnside – Benton County Relic (Single Lock): Veteran North Mississippi bluesman Cedric Burnside offers the hard core North Mississippi blues, a merger between the Hill Country blues as created by his grandfather R.L. Burnside,  Junior Kimbrough, Jessie May Hemphill and Otha Turner and more recently mixed with […]

  • New Jazz Adds – 12/18/2018

    New Jazz Adds – 12/18/2018 Shelly Berg & Jose Serebrier – Gershwin Reimagined: An American In London (Decca Gold): Pianist/arranger/producer and conductor/composer Jose Serebrier have joined forces with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to give a new expression to the works of George and Ira Gershwin. Berg opens with his trio featuring his piano, Chuck Berghofer […]

  • WTJU Best of 2018: Peter

    Peter hosts Folk & Beyond Thursday afternoon from 4 to 7 (eastern). “There are loads more albums I enjoyed this year, but these releases kept finding their way back to my playlists throughout 2018.  As in past years, I am not including any local acts, as there are far too many which would take up […]

  • WTJU Best of 2018: Emily

    Emily hosts Something New on Wednesday afternoon from 4-7 (eastern). ARTIST (ALBUM) LABEL Fru Skagerrak (Ankerdram) Go Danish Folk Music The Andrew Collins Trio (Groove) Andrew Collins Trio Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert (The Ledge) Dead Reckoning Ana Egge (White Tiger) StorySound Duck Baker (Les Blues Du Richmond/Demos & Outtakes 1973 – 1979) Tompkins Square Kittel & Co. […]

  • WTJU Best of 2018: David Soyka

    David Soyka hosts Jumpin’ on the Bed Saturday afternoon from 4-6 (eastern). ARTIST/ALBUM/LABEL Marianne Faithful/Negative Capability/BMG Bob Dylan/More Blood, More Tracks/Sony 13 Rivers/Richard Thompson/New West Courtney Marie Andrews/May Your Kindness Remain/Fat Possum Neko Case/Hell On/Anti Chris Smither/Call Me Lucky/Signature Sounds Aaron Kee Tajan/Karma for Cheap/New West Lee Ann Womack/The Lonely, the Lonesome and the Gone/ATO […]

  • WTJU Best of 2018: Steve Kindig (World)

    Steve Kindig co-hosts Beyond Borders, heard Wednesday afternoon from 12-2 (eastern). ARTIST/ALBUM/LABEL Fatoumata Diawara/Fenfo/Shanachie Absolutely my favorite world music release of the year. Mali’s Fatoumata Diawara has crafted an album of original songs that manages to sound both traditional and contemporary, with just the right amount of pop polish. The sound quality is spectacular! Friends […]

  • WTJU Best of 2018: Steve Kindig (Folk)

    Steve Kindig co-hosts Atlantic Weekly I, heard Saturday morning from 8-10 (eastern). ARTIST/ALBUM/LABEL I’m With Her/See You Around/New Rounder The all-star trio of Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan, and Sara Watkins combine their many talents to create tuneful, sophisticated acoustic music that’s hard to pigeonhole but easy to like. Smart songwriting and arrangements, crisp, clean, playing, […]

  • WTJU Best of 2018: Folk and World

    As they have for the last several years, a few of the WTJU announcers look back at some of their favorite 2018 releases (with one or two late 2017 and early 2019 pre-releases making the cut).  Because there were so many wonderful releases by local acts, most of the announcers chose to limit their lists […]

  • WTJU Best of 2018: Pete

    Pete hosts Sunset Road, heard each Friday afternoon from 4-6 (eastern). ARTIST/ALBUM/LABEL Hawktail /Unless/ Padiddle My best cd pick of 2018 with Brittany Haas, Paul Kowert, Jordan Tice & Dominick Leslie Usher’s Island/Usher’s Island/Compass With an Irish supergroup, comprised of Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny, Paddy Glackin , Mike McGoldrick and John Doyle you can’t really […]