Hurray for The Riff Raff is a folk band fronted by singer/songwriter Alynda Lee Segarra. Her story is as interesting as the music they play. Recently, she was asked to write an article for American Songwriter Magazine for their “Blue Issue” about the women of the Blues genre. We talk about that, her music and her story plus she and her band play a couple of songs for us too.
Our star for The Paws Report today at 3:30 pm:
Meet Big Boy, a six-year-old domestic shorthair cat with lovely black and white markings. Big Boy lives up to his name, he is a big kitty. But he figures that means there’s more to love. And he does love some loving. He’d like a chance to sit beside you on the couch while you stroke his cheek and scratch his back. Big Boy is a friendly soul, and will accept attention from your friends, but he wants you to know that you’ll be his BFF if you take him home. Because of a health condition, Big Boy would be best suited as the only cat in the house; however, he seems tolerant of dogs who give him his space. Big boy is a TOTAL ham and brings a smile to everyone he meets. His hobbies include sitting in any available box and running in circles while chasing his tail. Don’t let his size fool you, Big Boy is one agile kitty. He loves to jump and climb and dreams of having a tall fortress where he can look over his kingdom. If you’re looking for an affection kitty with a big heart, please consider Big Boy! Big Boy is neutered, micro-chipped and up-to-date on his vaccinations. Visit him at the Kentucky Humane Society’s Main Campus, 241 Steedly Drive in Louisville. Learn about all our adoptable pets at www.kyhumane.org or call 502-366-3355.
It’s national Adopt a Shelter Cat month! In honor of this we are pairing with LMAS and having a month long adoption special on Fridays for our adult cats called $5 Feline Fridays. During kitten season many adult cats are passed over because they can’t compete with fluffy, adorable kittens so our promotion is to try and encourage people to adopt older cats.
Ben Thornewill, Tommy Siegel and Jesse Kristin are Jukebox The Ghost, a band that’s been together for almost a decade now. Ben’s piano playing dominates their sound most of the time except when they can’t fit a grand piano into our small studio. In this case, Tommy took the lead on his guitar for their in-studio performance before hitting the stage at May’s Waterfront Wednesday.
The South African rock band Civil Twilight was here recently for our May Waterfront Wednesday show. They performed a couple of stripped down versions of songs for us that also appear on their new album Story of An Immigrant.
John Timmons got on the phone with TV on the Radio’s Jaleel Bunton (a former Louisvillian!) in anticipation of their show tonight at the Mercury Ballroom. Here is their conversation and Jaleel’s guest DJ set:
Kittens today for The Paws Report at 3:30 pm:
Keebler is a black-and-white tuxedo kitten who is almost four months old. Keebler is outgoing and loves to play with other cats, toys and human visitors. He was one of five kittens from the same litter who was brought to the Kentucky Humane Society when his owner had an unexpected litter. The Doctor is an orange female tabby who came to KHS with her four siblings and mother from Louisville Metro Animal Services. At KHS, the family spent time in foster care until the kittens were weaned and old enough to be adopted. Now The Doctor is ready for her own forever home. Keebler and The Doctor are available for adoption at the Kentucky Humane Society’s Main Campus, 241 Steedly Drive in south Louisville. They are spayed/neutered, micro-chipped and up-to-date on vaccinations. Learn more about all our pets at www.kyhumane.org or by calling 502-366-3355.
It’s officially kitten season: Let’s spay/neuter all those kitties! And we are in a real need of foster families to provide temporary homes for kittens, puppies, cats and dogs.
Also, two 4 week old kittens came to KHS on Sunday after they were found thrown from a car in Nelson County. The finder also saw 6 dead kittens on the road. The two surviving kittens were are now recovering at KHS and doing very well. Their names are Julep and Rye, as they were found on the Bourbon Trail very close to Heaven Hill Heritage Center. Horrific. Here is more info: http://www.whas11.com/story/news/local/community/2015/05/19/julep-and-rye-kittens-humane-society/27599085/