Triad Arts as broadcast at 8:35 a.m. and 5:44 p.m.
Diana Greene makes multimedia stories that explore our sense of identity, place and memory. Chip Bristol is a Chaplain at Prodigals Community looking for ways to blend the creative with the spiritual in the context of twelve-step living, his writing, and painting. The traveling exhibit Finding Home: Portraits of Courage brought them together to empower the men recovering from addiction at Prodigals Community to share their decisions to live clean and sober lives.
Today it’s a Triad Arts Weekend poetry and spoken word slam like you’ve never heard before. Featuring Ed Wilson, Kwame Dawes, Rhett Iseman Trull, Joe Mills, Josephus III, Fred Chapell, Kianga Ford, A.C. Hardy, Helen Losse and Terri Kirby Erickson. To top it off, Peter Kairoff will help us understand the beauty of Brahms.
The Forget-Me-Nots are young fiddlers Willa and Ledah Finck, and Maura Shawn Scanlin. Amazingly the three teenagers have been performing together for more than a decade. They began in 2002 as a trio of Suzuki all stars at the ages of 6, 7 and 8 years old, and today the Boone natives are national competition winners with three CDs under their belts. They dropped by WFDD shortly after the release of their CD “Blooming.” It features all original material and we’ll be sampling from it today.
Singer/Songwriter and keyboardist Claire Culbreath and guitarist John Brandon have been performing together as a duo for years and formed the band Shades of Blue. Shades of Blue blends their love of 60's and 70's music, Claire’s nod to the great vocalists of those decades like Carol King, and John’s blues guitar work. Their repertoire extends to current pop sounds and jazz as well, and they can be heard performing at vineyards, restaurants, corporate functions and private parties throughout the Triad.
Today we talk to award winning recording artist French Horn soloist Eric Ruske. After subbing with the Chicago symphony throughout college, Eric won his first gig just barely out of his teens as the assistant principle French Hornist for the Cleveland Symphony. From there he launched his solo career, performed for years with arguably the finest brass ensemble in the world, the Empire Brass. And now, when he's not soloing with orchestras across the country or in the studio recording, Eric is on the faculty of Boston University. Eric spoke with David Ford.