The Melting of Fourth Season
When the show begins this late Saturday at midnight the cool temps will no doubt chain me to that last vestige of Fourth Season. However, spring will have arrived and I'm musically prepared for that, too. Can't think of a better way to begin our Spring show than with new music from Al Petteway & Amy White via High in the Blue Ridge (also closing bookends at the end of the Croude).
Also looming like new blooms on the trees, I've witnessed exotic and mystical sounds from Zedashe, Acoustic Eidolon & Thomas Loefke, and the power of sap rising in the trees by way of Steve Morse with an old classic called Calcutta.
But like I said...the coziness of winter days is hard for me to go of (although Friday's mercury is pushing me into this new season). That being the case the doors of Cafe Croude are opened one last time for the intimacy of new and old jazz. You'll hear a Tale of Two Nina's (classic Nina Simone and the debut of Nina Defazio) setting the stage for a new disc from Emme St. James & Her Jazz Gentlemen.
To celebrate that I'll be giving away autographed discs on the show. And that is a prelude to a live appearance at Castle Croude in April as I celebrate International Guitar Month.
When you tune in bring a tee shirt for Spring and a fedora for sweet departing Winter.
The Electric Croude now 26 years young airs every late Saturday at the midnight hour (EST) on WCVE Public Radio and streams simultaneously at ideastations.org/radio.
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