“in the groove” for Wednesday, August 12, 2015


Stevie Agnew & Hurricane Road / CountryFile / Will Taylor & Strings Attached


Song and Artist: “Take Me Home With You” by Stevie Agnew & Hurricane Road of Scotland

Stevie Agnew & Hurricane Road of Scotland
Stevie Agnew & Hurricane Road of Scotland

images courtesy Hurricane Road website and Rock Shots

Video:

“Take Me Home With You” by Stevie Agnew & Hurricane Road

Stevie Agnew & Hurricane Road website/music: http://www.hurricane-road.com/


Radio Show: Roel Stäbler’s CountryFile radio show

Roel Stäbler, host of CountryFile radio show, Havenstad FM, Netherlands
Roel Stäbler, host of CountryFile radio show, Havenstad FM, Netherlands

images courtesy Radio Havenstad

Roel Stäbler hosts “CountryFile” on Radio Havenstad FM in the Netherlands.

CountryFile” features popular country music by artists from North America and abroad.

The program is conducted in Dutch.

Excerpt from Radio Havenstad:

Country Program with attention to all styles and influences in country music. Awarded the Dutch Country Music (Award)…”

Listen live on Sundays from noon-2pm (Netherlands time) on Havenstad Radio website: http://havenstad.fm/

Podcasts of previous broadcasts are available on the Roots Paradise website: http://www.rootsparadise.com/countryfile/index.php


Supporter of Americana: Will Taylor and Strings Attached

Will Taylor & Strings Attached of Austin, Texas
Will Taylor & Strings Attached of Austin, Texas

images courtesy Strings Attached, Todd Wolfson, and The Leonard Cohen Files website

Strings Attached was founded by Will Taylor in 1999 as a new way to present popular music using string instruments and rearranging the original compositions. Many nationally and internationally respected artists have been invited to perform with Strings Attached in Austin, Texas. There is an outdoor concert series hosted by Will Taylor called “Strings on Grass,” where guest musicians are invited to perform with Strings Attached.

Will Taylor and Strings Attached support the Austin music scene by providing not only the highest quality of live entertainment, but also to educate the younger generation of listeners to the roots of American music.

Excerpt from Strings Attached website:

“Our mission is to bring the experience of dynamic cross-genre music to a wider audience of Austin youth and adults, regardless of socio-economic background while imparting a deeper understanding of its roots and history…”

“From 1999 – 2001 Will Taylor and Strings Attached in collaboration with One World Theatre, presented the educational show “American Roots” to over 20 public schools through Austin. This program takes a spirited trip across the colorful landscape of American popular music with an adventure through the “root” music out of whose textural, stylistic, melodic and harmonic structures emerged the wonderful diversity of American music. …”

Will Taylor and accomplished musicians Charles Prewitt (cello), Jason McKenzie (percussion), Steve Zirkel (trumpet, bass, etc…), Brad Evilsizer (percussion), Shawn Sanders (cello), and Glenn Rexach (guitar) comprise Strings Attached. Performances take place in Austin and also broadcast live at various radio stations on occasion.

Official website for Will Taylor and Strings Attached: http://www.stringsattached.org/index.php


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