April 10, 2010 -- Catch Bob Zentz on a radio station, computer, or satellite radio near you this week, as the guest of Tom May on "River City Folk," recorded live in Portland OR during his recent West Coast tour!
The long-running program, featuring "Music That Makes a Difference," is an engaging mix of live performance, interview, and recordings hosted by veteran singer-songwriter Tom May. Each program features a folk artist or group from across North America who performs live in the studio. Through Tom's interview with the artist, and recordings that have influenced them, the listener is entertained by a unique perspective on the living tradition that is folk music.
"'River City Folk' is a show I've enjoyed down through the years," says Bob, "and Tom is a wonderful singer and songwriter who was my guest on 'In the Folk Tradition,' the show I hosted in my hometown of Norfolk VA for many years." Tom was also a guest at Ramblin' Conrads Folklore Center, another Hampton Roads tradition fondly remembered throughout the folk world.
In addition to featuring songs from his latest CD, "Horizons," Bob played five recorded tracks from among his personal favorites, including "The Bells of Rhymney" by Pete Seeger (from the poem by Idris Davies); "The Highwayman" by Phil Ochs (from the poem by Alfred Noyes); "Roll Down" by John Roberts/The Revels (written by Peter Bellamy for the folk opera "The Transports"); A Pilgrim’s Way" by Peter Bellamy (from the poem by Rudyard Kipling); and "Persephone," an original from Bob's daughter, singer/songwriter Skye Zentz.
This edition of "River City Folk" will air this week on radio stations nationwide, as well as on live streaming Internet for stations offering that option, and on XM Radio Channel 15, "The Village." Click here for stations and links.
The program airs as Bob prepares to do a mini-tour of the mid-Atlantic states that will take him to Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Click here to see the schedule.
For five decades, Bob Zentz has been at the heart of the Hampton Roads traditional music scene. The Norfolk native performs internationally yet still lives and plays in his hometown, and is active in nurturing the next generation of traditional music performers, in the belief that the future of our world depends upon our youth, and music. Information about Bob's music, life, friends, performances, and programs for all ages – elementary school to elders – is available at www.bobzentz.com
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