Live from The Freight & Salvage

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    September 21 at 8:00pm on KRCB TV
    Dorothy Morrison, Tracy Nelson, Annie Sampson and Angela Strehli, all highly regarded vocalists in their own rights, have joined forces as The Blues Broads. Reflecting more than two centuries of collective experience in blues, country, gospel and rock, the awesome aggregation is nothing less than a roots music “super group” of the first order. Dorothy Morrison is the singer and co-author of the classic “Oh Happy Day”, recorded with The Edwin Hawkins Singers. It has sold over 7 million copies internationally. Tracy Nelson, founder of the legendary group Mother Earth, whose signature composition “Down So Low”, has been recorded by among others, Etta James, Linda Rondstadt, and most recently Cyndi Lauper. Angela Strehli, who has devoted her life and career to the heroes of the “Blues” is the organizer of The Blues Broads and one of the driving forces behind…
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    August 17 at 8:00pm on KRCB TV
    August 18 at 7:00pm on KPJK TV
    South Africa's Ladysmith Black Mambazo was assembled in the early 1960s by Joseph Shabalala, then a young farmboy turned factory worker. Joseph took the name Ladysmith from his hometown, which lies in the province of kwaZulu Natal, halfway between the city of Durban (where members of the group live today) and Johannesburg. The word Black being a reference to the oxen, the strongest of all farm animals, Joseph's way of honoring his early life on his family's farm. Mambazo is the Zulu word for chopping axe, a symbol of the group’s vocal strength, clearing the way for their music and eventual success. Their philosophy in the studio was and continues to be just as much about preservation of musical heritage as it is about entertainment. The group borrows heavily from a traditional music called isicathamiya…
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    July 20 at 8:00pm on KRCB TV
    In 2015, Grammy nominated singer Perla Batalla began pondering songs to include in a followup CD to her 2007 tribute release to friend and mentor Leonard Cohen. As a longtime singer and touring band member with the legendary songwriter, Perla knew there was much of Cohen’s body of work she still wanted to perform and record. Cohen's passing in November 2016 reaffirmed Batalla’s mission of sharing the lesser-known songs of Canada's poet laureate to a younger public mostly familiar with the well-covered, “Hallelujah”. She also wanted to dispel the too common mischaracterization of Cohen as “The Godfather of Gloom”. Perla Batalla in the House of Cohen reveals the timelessness of Cohen's art through Batalla's signature crosscultural style, to convey her sincere respect and deep love for the music, the poetry, and most of all for her dear friend, Leonard Cohen.
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    June 15 at 8:00pm on KRCB TV
    Red Molly combines the forces of three songwriters with unique character and style, creating a show that is larger than the sum of its parts. Known for their 3-part harmony, their songs and arrangements lay bare a love of vocal blend. The band weaves together threads of American music—from country & blues to folk & bluegrass. Their innovative instrumentation is suited for roots-rock and heartful ballads alike, and the alchemy of their personalities onstage draws even back row listeners into a sense of intimacy. Upright bassist Craig Akin and percussionist and electric guitarist Eben Pariser fill out the sound, giving the show a broad range of musical options—from complex and hard-hitting to sparse and delicate.
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    May 18 at 8:00pm on KRCB TV
    Since the great 21st century rediscovery of Bettye LaVette returned her to prominence, she has worked extensively in the rock and folk idioms, with her unique takes on songs by the likes of The Who, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Fiona Apple, and Dolly Parton. But never before has she devoted an entire album to the material of one songwriter - Bob Dylan. Her latest album, Things Have Changed, spans more than five decades of Dylan songs, from 1964’s immortal “The Times They Are A-Changin’” up to “Ain’t Talkin’,” the epic final track on his 2006 album Modern Times.

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