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Ben Prestage Stops By For Friday Happy Hour

Ben Prestage, the worlds greatest one man band, has several gigs along the Suncoast this weekend as he tunes up for his summer European tour. His "swamp blues" sound has given rise to a legion of "Ben Head" followers throughout Florida and beyond. He will be performing at the Blue Rooster on Saturday night and Aces Lounge on Sunday afternoon.  Ben will stop by WSLR for Friday Happy Hour to discuss his brand new CD and play a few tunes live in the studio.  Tune into 96.5 at 4 pm and catch this amazing musician.

 

The Surreal News 9-10 am Friday 7/11/14

Michael Gallen (left), a Manatee County Commissioner, who is running for reelection to District 2 will join Lew and Steve this week in the studio to talk about his vision for the county. Gallen, the lone Democrat on the Manatee board, is being challenged by Corie Holmes, who has previously appeared on the show.

Later in the show, there will be a surprise guest and, as always, there will be lots of surreal news to report.

 

A Great Day For Blues Music!

JULY 9TH HOUR ONE:
 

First Time I Met The Blues - Buddy Guy | Thought I Had It All - Damon Fowler | Too Poor - Detroit Jr. | Something To Lose - Steve Arvey & Pete Cornelius | Blue Shadows - Lowell Fulson | In The Evening When The Sun Goes Down - Anothony J | The Shakedown - Lloyd Glenn | Blues In My Blood - Julie Black | The Sun Is Shining - Elmore James | Blue Skies Turn To Gray - Al Fuller | Calling On My Darling - Albert King | If You Want Me To Love You - Ben Prestage | 9 Below Zero - Sonny Boy Williamson |
 

HOUR TWO:

The Sunday Folk Show

As James would say  'Howdy' from the mountains of NC in the city of Asheville.  Checking out new bands to play on the show when I return in Aug.  Got some great CDs from a children's act (Lunch Money) and hope I'll get some mp3s from street performers who have my WSLR card.  As you look at the picture on this blog you'll be thinking 'there aren't any koala bears in NC' and you'll be correct.  Best I could do here at the East Asheville Library...peace

Renaissance SRQ - Knowing Me, Knowing You

Join us Thursday morning at 9 as we welcome Jeffery Kin from The Players Theatre to discuss the new ABBA revue "Knowing Me, Knowing You," and Scott Malcom, the Chief Operating Officer of the All Faiths Food Bank.

Maternally Yours: Human Rights in Childbirth

Join the Conversation Tuesday, July 8th at 6pm ET as Laura and Dana welcome back Hermine Hayes-Klein of Human Rights in Childbirth. Following her appearance on our episode on Forced Cesareans two weeks ago, Hermine will share the history of her organization and the pressing human rights issues facing childbearing women worldwide. Have a question for our hosts or guest?

HOWDY from the Sunday Morning Folk Show!

  Well I hope everyone had a great 4th of July!  It was a very busy weekend for me.  Lisa, Jacob and I braved the crowds down in Venice and sat with the rest of humanity and watched a great fireworks display.  Since I will be at the mic for the whole month of July so I will be trying to shake it up from week to week,  If you have any suggestions please drop me a message or just call me up this Sunday!  

RoadDogRuss Plays 'Misfits' Covers by 'The Crimson Ghosts' on HotRodRock Tuesday 4-6pm EDT

The Crimson Ghosts put out an album of Misfits covers called 'Some Kinda Hits'. All in the surf guitar genre. We'll start the show playing some vinyl I just came across at Jerk Dog Records.

Big-time radio production

On "Have You Heard?" (Wednesdays @ 6:25 PM and Fridays @ 8:55 AM) we believe nothing is too good for our listeners! So we spare no expense and pull out all the stops in producing our weekly 5 minutes for you. Like our audio gear set-up (pictured), for example, that embodies that finest technology to bring you high quality sound.

And it just so happens that July is International ZINE month! And we'll be talking with a local Zinester this week who's headed to the Tampa Zinefest on July 12. Check us out...

Sunday Nite Oldies

This week on the Sunday Nite Oldies. The Memories of Days Gone by presents the best of Texas and Louisiana DooWop.

This weeks feature group is The Velvets from Odessa, TX

Your host, Danny C.

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