WFPK Artist In Residence: Vandaveer

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In celebration of their new release, The Wild Mercury (2/19), on WhiteSpace Records, we’ve invited Vandaveer to be our next Artist in Residence! Lead singer/songwriter, Mark Charles Heidinger, recently moved from D.C. with his family to make his home in Louisville. We’re excited he and the band will spend some time with us before they kick off a tour in support of the new album. Make sure you catch one of these live performances and introduce yourself to this amazing band!






WFPK Artist in Residence schedule of appearances:

– Friday, Feb. 19, noon –  WFPK Live Lunch (619 S. 4th St.)

– Saturday, Feb. 20, 8pm  – WFPK Members Only private performance at Butchertown Grocery (1076 E. Washington St.)
Watch the live stream, sponsored by Rhinegeist Brewery.

– Saturday, Feb. 27, 9pm – Zanzabar (2100 South Preston Street)

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NPR’s All Songs Considered just premiered this lovely new video.

 

The Suitcase Junket on 91.9

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The Suitcase Junket is Matt Lorenz, a one-man band. His latest album is called Make Time, with a new EP on the way; “Dying Star” due March 4th. Fortunately for us, Matt was able to make time to come see us and play a couple of songs live. Check out this incredibly inventive and talented artist!

Tommy Emmanuel in the 91.9 Studio

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Guitarist Tommy Emmanuel stopped by our studio the other day to talk about his new album It’s Never Too Late. He’s from Australia but resides in Nashville and plays in Louisville at least once a year. He’s played with everybody from the great Chet Atkins and Les Paul to Stevie Wonder! He’s performing at The Bomhard Theatre on Feb. 16.

Sam & Greg: The Paws Report, Feb. 17

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Today on the Paws Report at 3:30 meet Samson and Gregory and brace yourself for serious cuteness overload! Listen too, for the heartwarming story that could have been more tragic were it not for an unlikely hero:

February 10, 2016, was no normal day for a Louisville garbage collector. Working his route on this freezing morning, he saw what he thought was a bin of stuffed toys. But what Gregory Curry (pictured below) of Rumpke Waste & Recycling discovered was heartbreaking. Four young puppies had been left to die in a plastic bin next to the dumpster in subzero temperatures – thrown away like they were garbage. Sadly, two of the puppies did not survive. The two living puppies were soaked in urine, shaking and clearly distressed. Gregory quickly scooped up the helpless puppies and put them in the cab of his truck, working to warm their small, cold bodies. Knowing they would need special care, he brought them to the Kentucky Humane Society’s Main Campus in South Louisville.

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Our veterinarian team immediately went to work: the seven-week-old Shepherd mixes received medical examinations, food, water, baths and of course a warm, soft place to rest. We alerted the authorities so they could investigate this heartless act. In honor of the man who saved them, the little brown puppy was named Gregory. We named the black puppy Samson. After a week of care, the puppies are now ready for adoption. If you are interested in learning how to adopt either of these puppies, visit www.kyhumane.org/samson-gregory.

While there has been tremendous interest in Gregory and Samson, we remind people that there are many wonderful puppies, dogs, kittens and cats looking for their forever homes at the Kentucky Humane Society and other local shelters and rescues. KHS receives new animals every day of the week. Within the next two weeks, KHS is expecting over 30 puppies from other shelters who will be looking for families to love them. Our hope is that Gregory and Samson help other animals find wonderful families too.

View all adoptable animals at www.kyhumane.org.

The Saint Johns – Live at WFPK

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The Saint Johns dropped in ahead of their WFPK Winter Wednesday appearance to talk with Kyle Meredith and play a couple of songs from their debut LP, Dead of Night.

Dylan LeBlanc – Live at WFPK

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Dylan LeBlanc is currently on tour behind his latest record, Cautionary Tale and stopped in to visit with Kyle Meredith and play a couple of songs.