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From July 20, 2004:
Archived Show: Episode 66
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Featured: Stephen Foster
Gottschalk by pianist Frank French
New music from guitar wonder Leo Kottke
Norwegian duo Kings of Convenience
An Omaha oddity: Tilly and the Wall
Experimental silence from Adem Ilhan
Brooklyn art pop group Ambulance LTD
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Gospel singer Mavis Staples is one of several artists appearing on this new collection celebrating the music of Stephen Foster.
Featured: Stephen Foster
CD: Beautiful Dreamer: The Music of Stephen Foster
Song: "Hard Times Come Again No More"
Label: American Roots Publishing
Listen to "Hard Times Come Again No More"
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Louis Gottschalk was a contemporary of Stephen Foster who composed Pan American tunes. Pianist Frank French performs a mix of Gottschalk's work on this new CD.
CD: American Originals: The Music of Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Listen to "Danza"
Leo Kottke is widely recognized as one of the greatest finger style guitarists of all time. This new CD contains his most improvised work to date.
CD: Try and Stop Me
Song: "Bristol Sloth"
Listen to "Bristol Sloth"
Kings of Convenience play gentle guitar melodies with harmonies reminiscent of Simon and Garfunkel.
Kings of Convenience
CD: Riot on An Empty Street
Listen to "Homesick"
Tilly and the Wall are a quirky, playful group with an unusual percussionist: tap dancer Jamie Williams, whose amplified stomping and clapping keeps the beat.
Tilly and the Wall
CD: Wild Like Children
Song: "Fell Down the Stairs"
Label: Team Love
Listen to "Fell Down the Stairs"
Listen to Tilly and the Wall live.
London-based Adem Ilhan (pronounced AR-dem ee-LAHN) uses space and silence as much as sound in his songs, creating his lo-fi recordings at a home studio.
Listen to "Statued"
You can hear a number of influences in the music of Ambulance LTD, from Lou Reed to My Bloody Valentine. This is the New York group's debut release.
CD: Ambulance LTD
Song: "Heavy Lifting"
Listen to "Heavy Lifting"
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