Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Global Express (7:20am, Your Morning Brew) The Lijadu Sisters, Danger. A re-release of the twin sister's 1976 classic that is a remarkable hybrid of Yoruban beats and raw Western funk.
Featured Album of the Week (8:20am, Your Morning Brew) Ben Kweller, Go Fly A Kite. Advance reviews of this February release call it Ben's career-defining album.
Local Pick of the Week (3:30pm, The Home Stretch) Silver Thread Trio, Trigger & Scythe. Tight harmonies and wonderful instrumentation highlight this disc of mostly original tunes that sounds like an Alan Lomax field recording from the 30's.
National Pick of the Week (5pm, The Home Stretch) Ruthie Foster, Let It Burn. A soulful, sometimes somber, set of New Orleans and gospel-infused blues. Ruthie performs February 12th at the Berger Performing Arts Center.