On today’s show we take a look at some men and women whose passion for the arts inspires, entertains, and informs. First up its Rex McGee and the merry band of musical mischief makers that call themselves KrippleKrunk. Their debut album was released last summer, and with lots of concerts on their horizon, it’s a perfect time to get familiar with the music of this diverse all instrumental band. Then we knock on the door of Faith Action International House, and learn how to go from stranger, to neighbor. Faith Action tackles the big issues surrounding immigration, but they do it in relatable, community driven, and artistically inclined ways. Then we close out today’s show with David Ford’s conversation with one of the greats from the world of jazz. Composer and saxophonist Wayne Shorter. Wayne just became an octogenarian , but trust that he has not slowed down one bit. In fact he just swept the Jazz awards, and won a Grammy.
April Waller, is the lead singer, and manager of the April Waller band, one of the only bands to play almost all types of music. That is not the only thing interesting about this North Carolinian band.
WFDD radio camper Jacob Myers recently sat down and interviewed April.
“A masterpiece…this is an album to fall into and swim in forever...” That’s what American Songwriter Senior Editor Paul Zollo wrote about Chicago-based singer/songwriter Emily Hurd, and her 2011 CD release titled Long Lost Ghosts.
Tonight singer/songwriter Ben Taylor and his band will be performing at The Soapbox Laundrolounge in Wilmington, and on Wednesday it’s a special concert for his grandmother at the The Arts Center in Carrboro. Both concerts are open to the public.