Great American Songbook

Steve Howell and Dan Sumner
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Airs Thursday, June 13, 2018, at 8 p.m. Guitarist Steve Howell along with guest artist Dan Sumner join hosts Wally Derleth and Bill Beckett for a live show on Red River Radio. Howell presents a delicate blend of roots music from country, blues and rockabilly to torch songs, all from the Great American Songbook.His newest album, History Rhymes, has gained extensive airplay around the country and garnered glowing reviews. Peter Merrett of PBS Melbourne Australia said, "Each and every song is a standalone tour de force performance as he re-invents himself on each and every song, like a chameleon morphing into the very song itself, into the lyrics, into the sentiments, into the raw emotions and into the period." Howell will share songs from this album and past releases this Thursday Night at 8 p.m. on Red River Radio. Tune in for this exciting show and make your pledge at 800-552-8502 or Online Here.  DONATE NOW!

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Airs Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at 8 p.m. Guitarist Steve Howell along with guest artist Dan Sumner join hosts Wally Derleth and Bill Beckett for a live show on Red River Radio. Howell presents a delicate blend of roots music from country, blues and rockabilly to torch songs, all from the Great American Songbook. In 2011, his CD "Since I Saw You Last" was awarded the Historical Significance Award from the Academy of Texas Music. Support live, local music on the radio.

Airs Thursday, November 1 at 8:00 p.m. In this episode, we listen to pianist Bill Charlap and his trio, along with a few guests.  The term "Great American Songbook" generally refers to a body of music that includes Broadway theatre, musical theatre, Hollywood musicals, and the so-called Tin Pan Alley period.  It include hundreds of songs of enduring popularity written from the Teens through the early 60's in the 20th Century, many of which became, and remain, a vital part of the repertoire of jazz musicians.