Return to the very earliest days of country music!
(if only for two hours)
THE KRUU COUNTRY MUSIC JAMBOREE
Pre-World War II Country Music Only
Don't miss it!
... more best music you never hear!
ORIGINALLY BROADCAST JUNE 15, 2011
Fairfield's own Josie Overmyer makes her debut on Fringe Toast with tracks from her newly released CD, Little Bird. The spotlight shines brightly on Mia Doi Todd (photo) and Tedeschi Trucks Band (photo). Mia Doi has been on the Fringe Toast radar for some time, but now you'll see the resonance between her music and Josie Overmyer. Guitar prodigy, Derek Trucks, and UndergroundMan's daughter, Caroline, enjoyed common friends during high school days in western NC. Derek's wife, Susan Tedeschi, leads with her confident vocals.
In a stab from the past, Mickey Hart and Jerry Garcia glow with their instrumental genius on a rare 1976 recording from Diga Rhythm Band. Sarah Jarosz returns with more magic from her 2011 CD, Follow Me Down. In the second-hour Chill Session, you will hear the cosmic sounds of artists such as Sheila Chandra, Emou, The Wooden Birds, Potlatch, Hem and The Rescues. It will be a good night to open the windows, turn the lights down low, and cuddle with your cherished soul mate. Click here for play list.
Mike Ragogna does his 400th interview for KRUU-FM with Joe Walsh!
First up is Mike's 399th interview for KRUU-FM with Joe Bonamassa, a blues rock guitarist and singer, who has a new album out entitled "Driving Towards the Daylight". They talk about his career and new album.
AND THEN MIKE RAGOGNA'S 400th KRUU INTERVIEW, JOE WALSH!!
Joe Walsh is back with his first solo album in 20 years, "Analog Man". Mike and Joe talk about the new album, Joe's life, career, and family.
It's a great interview! Don't miss it!
An interview with the Idol of American Youth, Ranger Doug,
of Riders in the Sky
@ 11 AM CST TODAY
The Riders in the Sky perform tonight
@ The Sondheim Center.
7:30 PM is the start of the show
cuz it's THE COWBOY WAY
KRUU-FM welcomes rootsy American folk singer/songwriter Lyal Strickland to the studio to perform live and let us know what he's been up to. Hailing from the Missouri Ozarks and raising heritage grass fed beef when not performing, Lyal performs songs inspired by life lived in small towns, the Ozark hills, and on insterstate highways. His most recent album, So Many Incidents was produced by Larry Lee, founding member of the legendary Ozark Mountain Daredevils and was recorded on the banks of the Finley River in Southwest Missouri.
Tune in Dec. 1
@ 1 PM CST
LYAL STRICKLAND LIVE IN THE KRUU STUDIO
Junior Sisk and Rambler's Choice has been one of my favorite bluegrass bands of recent times. They have a new album out "The Heart Of A Song". Tune in October, 18 on the next KRUU Country Music Jamboree to hear a very special interview with Junior Sisk all about their new album and current happenings in the band.
Plus tune in to hear great traditional country, western, and bluegrass music.
Boy Wonder, a funky rock/soul trio hailing from Philadelphia, will be performing at The Red Rock Tavern tonight(Thursday, Oct. 20) from 8 PM - 11 PM.
Tune in at 7:30 PM, right before the show, for an interview with the band and a taste of what will be at The Red Rock tonight!
On Friday, September 30th, to commemorate KRUU-FM’s 5 Year Anniversary, KRUU will be broadcasting live from The Beauty Shop. The live broadcast will begin that afternoon and continue through Happy Hour with Steve McLain & the JeffCo Green Band, A Reasonable Alternative with Matt Mulleneaux & Michael Halley, Stevie Mix Dance Show, and on into the night with DJ Reevo and Phil Rabalais.
We want everyone to come out, stop by, and help celebrate KRUU’s Birthday!
Ah, yes, folks, another Tuesday morning means another Country Music Jamboree. Let's see for this week, we'll start with one side of a record entitled "Grand Ole Opry Spectacular".
Speaking of the Opry, we'll pay tribute to the Grand Ole Opry perennial favorite, the great Wilma Lee Cooper, who passed away last Tuesday. She was best known for performing with her husband, Stoney Cooper.
Another Grand Ole Opry favorite (who was eventually kicked out and never reinstated), Hank Williams would have celebrated his 88th birthday last Saturday. In his honor, we'll be airing an old radio show Hank did back in the 40s.
The King of Bluegrass, Jimmy Martin always had the dream of being a member of The Opry, but was continuously snubbed by the establishment. Tom Russell (soon performing in Fairfield) has a great song about the struggles of Jimmy Martin. We'll spin that song and a bunch of other songs about and by Jimmy Martin.
Besides all the above, I've just got a bunch of great traditional country, bluegrass, and western swing music, so if you love country music, DON'T MISS A SINGLE MINUTE!
Whereas: KRUU’s solar power source is one of the first demonstration projects in the city's Go Green initiative, and;
Whereas: KRUU is the first solar-powered radio station in the Midwest, and;
Whereas: KRUU is 98% locally-produced programming with 100 show hosts creating 80 programs a week performed by community volunteers, and;
Whereas: KRUU is grassroots, independent, and listener-supported, a community resource for local events, news, politics and more, and;
Whereas: KRUU's mission is giving voice to Fairfield, Iowa and beyond as well as being a model for citizen journalism and grassroots community radio, and;
Whereas: KRUU has been recognized locally, regionally, nationally and internationally for its incorporation of open source, Free Culture software, and;
Whereas: KRUU has inspired time, talent, sweat equity, creativity and over 100,000 volunteer hours to the 'Voice of Fairfield, Iowa and Beyond'
Therefore be it resolved that I, Ed Malloy, Mayor of Fairfield, do hereby proclaim September 5th - 12th as KRUU Listener Appreciation Week and congratulate the volunteer programmers and DJ’s who dedicate their time to the station.
Mayor, City of Fairfield