August 26, 2015by Rachel Horn

Leon Bridges, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

Leon Bridges took the stage at the 2015 Newport Folk Festival with a great deal of attendant buzz. Drawing favorable comparisons to Sam Cooke from many corners, he'd released his chart-topping debut, Coming Home, just a month earlier. But the 26-year-old soul singer from Fort Worth, Texas, took it all in stride, delivering a set that lived up to its promise. It's true that Bridges' music has an undeniable kinship with the sounds of the late 1950s and early '60s. His tenor recalls the male R...
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  1.   ALS Fundraiser:  Melanie Thiel interviews Donna York and Josh Valentine about the not for profit organization HARK, changing the way the world views ALS.  The 2nd annual benefit Beefsteak dinner being held Friday October 2, 2015 at the Chester Fire House, Chester, NJ.  HARK assists people with ALS and their families pay for medical expenses not otherwise covered by their insurance.



Nice n’ Easy ….I’m thinking we’re going straight this week. No live stuff and no covers… all studio stuff. Tune in for 60 minutes of all things Bruuce!  91.9FM …where Springsteen lives!

 Happy Labor Day Weekend! The unofficial last show of the Summer of 2015! This week’s birthdays: Van Morrison, Don Brewer, Rick Roberts, Al Jardine, Freddie Mercury, Glenn Tilbrook & Barry Gibb. We’re all over the place as usual. Look for new stuff from Hollywood Vampires & Darlene Love plus tracks from some of our favorites like The Rolling Stones, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Joey Ramone, Smashing Pumpkins, The Rascals, Tom Petty, Southside Johnny, Pearl Jam, The Beatles, Velvet Underground, Joan Osborne, Dave Alvin, Frank Sinatra & lots more.

Keyboard player Bob Malone will perform at the Minstrel acoustic concert series at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship on Friday, September 4th.     Malone, a native of Jefferson Township in Morris County, NJ, offers piano- and keyboard-based roots music, with an emphasis on the blues and blues-rock.  When not doing his own gigs, he works as a sideman, and for the past few years he has played keyboards in John Fogerty’s touring band.  For more information about the concert, visit www.folk

This week's episode of All Songs Considered is a journey of sound. Bob has a new favorite noise app, so he and Robin Hilton go on a sonic expedition that includes a spring walk, a gaggle of purring kittens, and a rolling rain storm (thunder optional). As if kittens weren't enough, Bob and Robin also have six new songs to share, including a British band, a Scandinavian band that sounds British, and an American band that sounds Scandinavian.

  1.   Oral Cancer:  Melanie Thiel interviews Susan Lauria, director of events for the Oral Cancer Foundation about their upcoming fundraiser event.  8th Annual Walk/Run on Sunday September 20, 2015 at Perona Farms in Andover, NJ.  The event features oral cancer screenings, raffles, bands, speakers, and a lunch.  Information available at


  • The August Artist of the Month and my weekly Just Jazz Presents feature hour schedule
  • Bob’s comment on Donald Trump and his supporters
  • The Quotes of the Month by John Steinbeck and Sinclair Lewis
  • New & Recommended CDs by Duduka Da Fonseca, Nick Finzer, Charlie Haden & Gonzalo Rubalcaba, and Chris Washburne & the SYOTOS Band
  • Recommended Internet radio programs, area jazz events, and more

Here is the August 2015 edition of the Just Jazz Newsletter.

Hello!  This is Karl Hricko of United Astronomy Clubs of NJ and the National Space Society bringing you the August Astronomy Update for the WNTI listening area.

Laura Jane Grace and Lauren Denitzio both fell in love with music in their teens, and both turned it into a career. By the time they met in the studio this past winter, their lives had taken very different paths.

Six albums in, World Cafe catches up with the Toronto band The Wooden Sky for this segment. The group, led by singer-songwriter Gavin Gardiner, has a new album called Let's Be Ready. The Wooden Sky describes its own music as "fuzz folk," which you can hear for yourself in the World Cafe: Next podcast, available on the show's Tumblr.



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