Author Archives: Laura Shine

Sunday, August 28

6am-8am: Jazz With Bob Parlocha

8am-10am: Jazz Insights with Danny O’Bryan
Host Danny O’Bryan will be featuring a rare 1978 interview and show he did with Louisville jazz guitar legend Jimmy Raney.

10am-11am: Best Coast Jazz With John LaBarbera

11am-12pm: Inner Ear with Dick Sisto

12pm-1pm: Jazz Close Up With Dick Sisto
Each week Dick delves into the history of a favorite jazz performer.

1pm-3pm: Jazz Pulse with Matt Anthony
A great mix of essential jazz cuts from the host of the Friday Night Soundclash.

3pm-5pm: World Force Reggae with Benny & Ibuka
A locally produced reggae show that features more than just Marley!

5pm-8pm: Roots ‘n’ Boots with Michael Young
Heapin’ helpings of country classics, recent Americana releases, and early country-rock mixed in. Blurring the line between rock and country since 1998.

8pm-11pm: Sunday Bluegrass With Berk Bryant
Old time bluegrass and country music at its finest!

11pm-12am: The Grateful Dead Hour With David Gans

12am-4am: WFPK Overnight
Hear your favorite mix of FPK tunes all night long.

Saturday, August 27

6-8am: American Routes With Nick Spitzer
Timekeepers: The Art of Drumming

8am-9am: Kentucky Homefront
A live show recorded in Louisville with host John Gage featuring local and regional artists.

9am-12pm: Music with Mark Murdock

12pm-4pm: Music with Mel
3:30pm – Waterfront Wednesday Flashback featuring Pokey LaFarge

4pm-7pm: Relics With Duke
Listen for this program focusing on music from 1965-1981!

7pm-9pm: Little Steven’s Underground Garage
Each week Little Steven takes you on a two hour trip down the path of what was cool in all six decades of Rock and Roll, a celebration of Pop culture, and features the best emerging new bands worldwide.

9pm-10pm: The Rolling Stones Radio Hour With Kevin Yazell
No stone will be unturned as we explore the past present and future of the Greatest Rock and Roll Band In The World.

10pm-12am: Blues Party with Kevin Yazell
From Robert Johnson to Derek Trucks, The Saturday Night Blues Party is your opportunity to hear some of the greatest recorded music of all time…and you might learn something along the way!

12am-6am: Woody’s Roadhouse
Woodrow on the Radio spins wax for insomniacs all night long in the juke joint of the mind.
5am – Workin’ On A Building – an hour of classic gospel music!

Friday, August 26

6-9am: Duke
6:20 – Vinyl Lust – a song from a real live LP!

9am-Noon: John Timmons

12pm – Live Lunch with Parker Millsap

1pm-3pm: Sean Cannon

3-6pm – Laura Shine
5pm – The Friday Ride Home – Who Let The Songs Out? – National Dog Day is celebrated.

6-8pm: World Café With David Dye
A super-group of songstresses, Neko Case, k.d. lang, and Laura Veirs, make an unlikely trio on their debut, case/lang/veirs.

8pm-12am: Sound Clash w/ Matt Anthony
Join Matt and trace the evolution of the drum from past to present through Reggae, Soul, Punk, Hip-Hop, Latin, Jazz, and Afro-Funk and everything in-between.

12am-1am: Night Visions with OK Deejays- an eclectic mix of independent and under-represented dance, electronica, rock and pop music from around the world.

Thursday, August 25

6-9am – Duke

9am-12pm – John Timmons

12pm –3pm – Kyle Meredith
Listen for music news and song premiers from all of your favorite artists!
1:30pm – The Speed of Sound – a short interview with special guests.

3p-6pm – Laura Shine
5’0 Clock Shadow – an original followed by a cover tune.

6p-8pm – World Café w/David Dye
A Vintage Cafe from 2011 featuring folk duo, The Civil Wars, recorded after the release of their critically-acclaimed debut, Barton Hallow.

8pm-9pm – Sound Opinions
World Tour – Brazil & Opinions on Ryley Walker
With all eyes turned toward the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the Sound Opinions World Tour makes its next stop in Brazil, a country with an unmatched musical influence on the globe. Jim and Gregexplore the rich musical history of Brazil, including the bossa nova, MPB, and Tropicáliaphenomena of the 1950s and ’60s. Plus, a review of the new album from Chicago fingerpickingvirtuoso Ryley Walker.

9pm-12am – FPK’s Afterdark with John King

12am – 1am – Night Visions
An eclectic mix of independent and under-represented dance, electronica, rock and pop music from around the world.

Cropped Out is Back In!

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The Cropped Out Festival is back and bigger than ever with a line-up that has a little something for everyone. On hiatus last year, it returns to American Turners Club on River Road on September 23rd & September 24th. I talked with Ryan Davis about his role in the festival, who’ll be there this year, and a bit about Cropped Out’s history.

Laura Shine: Hi Ryan, please tell us what your title and involvement with the festival is?
Ryan Davis: Hi Laura. I am…CEO sounds weird, so I will say owner/operator of the Cropped Out DIY arts & music organization, as well as head stresser-outer/overseer of our annual event in town.

LS: How and when did Cropped Out begin and where does the name for the festival come from?
RD: I started the company and festival in 2010 with my then-partner in crime James Ardery (current-day NYC resident with whom I grew up here in Louisville and have remained friends with since grade school). We co-managed operations for the first few years, but he’s been focusing on other things lately. Since 2014, Cropped Out has just been me and my tight-knit volunteer staff, consisting of some of my closest and most talented friends from around the country (Louisville included). It’s hard to believe it, but this year will be our sixth annual event.

The name Cropped Out was chosen (after much struggle…I wish I could remember some of the ideas that were rejected) because we wanted something sort of simple, sort of punk — no frills. I think at the time, we thought it was a clever play on words in reference to Kentucky’s farming communities and Tobacco economy, or something…but it was more of a statement about the types of artists we were interested in booking. Bands or performers who are often left out of the conversation when it came to national or even regional festival circuits. Both James and I are/were in touring bands and knew a lot of bands who were looking for a point of entry into Kentucky’s underground rock culture, and we wanted to showcase those bands alongside our own crop of musicians in addition to some bigger name artists with whom our DIY ethos aligned.

There’s never been one specific “sound” for Cropped Out. It’s more of a vibe, or an approach to creating art in a way that is both inventive and self-sufficient. It’s a quality that we identify with and seek out in others, regardless of whether it comes in the form of avant/improvised musics, hardcore rap, regional punk, outsider folk, or good ol’ fashion rock ‘n’ roll.

LS: Who are some of the performers folks can look forward to seeing this year?
RD: A few of the many artists that I am personally looking forward to seeing are among Austin, TX’s Bill Callahan, Dunedin, NZ’s The Dead C, Melbourne, AU’s POWER, Princeton, NJ’s Home Blitz, Louisville, KY’s Joan Shelley, a free-jazz duo consisting of the remarkable Joe McPhee & Susan Alcorn, and what I can only imagine will be a strange and celebrated performance from everyone’s favorite Bonnie “Prince” Billy backed by Chicago’s excellent electronic outfit Bitchin Bajas. Oh, and Giving Up from Iowa!

LS: Why didn’t the festival happen last year and what might be different this time?
RD: Well, last year we took a break from doing the event all together, mainly to focus on touring with our bands and other projects that keep us all busy throughout the calendar year. So I guess the different thing we are trying is to take another stab at it. It’s more work than you could possibly imagine to juggle such a production on what little of a budget we have, but everyone rises to the occasion and brings their best ideas to the table over the months leading up to it. Everything becomes more and more organized each year that we do it, so I’m sure there will be a few things here and there that we improve on since 2014. There are always few surprises up our sleeves, as well…

LS: Where can people find more information on the festival?
RD: The facebook event for Cropped Out (VI) 2016 has nearly all of the info, but our website is where you can purchase tickets as well as scroll through pictures, past years’ line-ups, artist bios, teaser trailers, etc. It’s in need of an update, but we’ll try to stay on top of that as we get closer to late September.

Also, if you’re more of a face-to-face type, tickets are available locally from our friends at Fat Rabbit and Guestroom Records. They are fine examples of people and will tell you all they know!

Bill Orcutt & Chris Corsano at Cropped Out 2013

Bill Orcutt & Chris Corsano at Cropped Out 2013

Wednesday, August 24

6-9am: Duke

9am-12pm: John Timmons

12pm-3pm: Kyle Meredith
Listen for music news and song premiers from all of your favorite artists!
Wednesday Worship Service – We dive into an artist’s catalog and tell the stories behind the songs.

3pm-6pm – Laura Shine
5’0 Clock Shadow – an original followed by a cover tune.

6-8pm: World Café With David Dye
Folktronica singer-songwriter, Beth Orton, steps into new territory on her latest album, Kidsticks.

8-9pm: Sir Microcosm
Listen for the ultimate mix-tape hosted by Jim James of My Morning Jacket and long-time friend and musician, Dave Givan!

9pm-12am: FPK’s Afterdark with John King

12am-1am: Night Visions with the OK Deejays and Sam Sneed
An eclectic mix of independent and under-represented dance, electronica, rock and pop music from around the world.

1am-5am: WFPK Overnight
Hear your favorite mix of FPK tunes all night long.