December 07, 2015


Nels Cline
& Julian Lage
Aaron Parnell Brown
Christian Lopez Band
Eliza Gilkyson






Aaron Parnell Brown

By My Side



Leave the Light On



Everlasting Light


Nels Cline & Julian Lage




Abstract 12






The Scent of Light


Christian Lopez Band

Between Us



Take You Away



Will I See You Again


Eliza Gilkyson

Eliza Jane



No Tomorrow



American Boy



All Right Here


Bob Thompson

Stars Fell on Alabama



Crazy Eights



Cold Cold Heart



Keep this Love Goin’



Want You Bad



Ruby My Dear



Boozoo and Leona



Waitin’ on My Sweetie Pie


Larry Groce & Co.

Let the Good Times Roll

Originally broadcast December 4th, 2015

Press Release

NRBQ - Formed in Lousiville, KY, in 1966, NRBQ has been one of the most consistent and innovative interpreters of American music, celebrating styles ranging from the blues-folk of Sonny Terry to the avant jazz of Sun Ra - and virtually everything in between. In addition, they’ve composed an original songbook of tunes that have been covered by numerous artists. Co-founder/pianist Terry Adams also has a strong connection to West Virginia music: In 1992, Adams, himself a deep and versatile pianist, produced the comeback CD for WV native Johnnie Johnson, Chuck Berry’s longtime pianist. This month, he will present pianist Harry Vann Walls’ posthumous award at the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame’s induction ceremony. The group’s current release is titled “Brass Tacks.”


Eliza Gilkyson - Based in Austin, TX, Eliza Gilkyson comes by her talent honestly. Her father, folksinger/songwriter Terry Gilkyson, wrote the Academy Award nominated “Bare Necessities” for Disney's “The Jungle Book” and the pop hit “All Day, All Night, Maryanne.” Eliza entered the music world as a teenager, recording demos for her father. Since then she has released 20 recordings of her own, and her songs have been covered by Joan Baez, Bob Geldof, Tom Rush and Rosanne Cash and have been used in films, PBS specials and on prime-time TV. She has appeared on NPR, “Austin City Limits,” “Mountain Stage,” “etown,” “XM Radio,” “Air America Radio” and has toured worldwide as a solo artist and in support of Richard Thompson, Patty Griffin, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Dan Fogelberg, as well as with the Woody Guthrie review. Gilkyson was inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame and is an ongoing winner of the Austin Chronicle’s various music awards, as well as Folk Alliance awards for “Best Artist,” “Best Songwriter” and “Record of the Year.“ “The Nocturne Diaries,” her first release in three years, was described as “a subjectively diverse cornucopia of nocturnal musical delights.”


Nels Cline and Julian Lage - This “super duo” features two guitar masters who span multiple generations. Nels Cline is a major force as both a guitarist and an improviser. Named by Rolling Stone as one of 20 “new guitar gods” and one of the top 100 guitarists of all time, he has been a member of the band Wilco since 2004. Cline has collaborated with the likes of Vinny Golia, Zeena Parkins, Thurston Moore, Marc Ribot and the late West Coast bassist Eric Von Essen. At age 11, Lage made his recording debut on the CD “Dawg Duos” that featured David Grisman, Vassar Clements, Edgar Meyer, and Béla Fleck. Now 26, Lage has taken the world of jazz guitar by storm. With roots jazz, folk, classical and country music, he has worked with Mark O’Connor, the late Jim Hall, Anthony Wilson and a great many others. The title of their duet CD is “Room.”


Aaron Parnell Brown - Philadelphia singer Aaron Parnell Brown taps deep into the heritage of Philly Soul and has drawn comparison to soul icons Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, and John Legend. Brown won Philadelphia’s “Soul Artist of the Year” Award in 2014, an Independent Music Award for his song “A Beating Heart,” and kicked off WXPN’s acclaimed XPoNential Festival in 2013. In 2012, he was named as one of NPR Music’s “10 Artists You Should Have Known.” His current release is titled “The Tin Man.”


Christian Lopez, a native of Martinsburg, WV, began writing songs when he was in his teens and was touring before he was old enough to drive. Music and performances from Christian Lopez Band have been featured in television and online ad campaigns for Belk’s and West Virginia state tourism. Lopez will perform at The West Virginia Music Hall of Fame’s sixth induction ceremony, and on the Nashville-based “Music City Roots.” Rolling Stone Magazine hailed Lopez's performance at Americana Music Fest in Nashville, calling the singer/guitarist “the best newcomer.” The group is currently on tour in support of its 2015 release, "Onward."