25 September 2012

RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Singer-Songwriters Bob Cheevers & Noëlle Hampton and André Moran

Above, from left, musicians André Moran, Bob Cheevers, and Noëlle Hampton, with Rag Radio's Thorne Dreyer and Tracey Schulz. Inset photos below of Bob Cheevers, Noëlle Hampton, and André Moran. All photos were taken in the KOOP studios in Austin, Texas, on Sept. 21, 2012. Photos by Sharon Kay Berger / The Rag Blog.

Rag Radio Podcast:
Singer-songwriters Bob Cheevers,
Noëlle Hampton, and André Moran

By Rag Radio / The Rag Blog / September 25, 2012

Singer-songwriter Bob Cheevers, and the musical team of Noëlle Hampton and André Moran, were Thorne Dreyer's guests on Rag Radio, Friday, September 21, 2012, on KOOP 91.7-FM in Austin.

They performed live on the show and discussed their work, the larger music scene, and the relationship between musicians and the community. Listen to the show here.

Rag Radio features hour-long in-depth interviews and discussion about issues of progressive politics, culture, and history. The syndicated show is produced in the studios of KOOP-FM, Austin's cooperatively-run all-volunteer community radio station. It is broadcast live on KOOP and streamed live on the Internet, and is rebroadcast on WFTE-FM in Mt. Cobb and Scranton, PA.

Bob Cheevers, who has been in the music business since the 60s, was the 2011 Texas Music Awards "Singer/Songwriter of The Year.” An Emmy-winning songwriter, Cheevers' releases have been in the UK’s Americana Top 10 and in the Top 20 and 30 on the U.S. Americana charts. Austin-based Cheevers grew up in Memphis, has worked in Los Angeles and Nashville, and has toured extensively in the U.S. and Europe. Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings have recorded his songs.

Noëlle Hampton -- a “rootsy/Americana” singer-songwriter and indie rocker -- and her husband (and virtuoso guitarist) André Moran are a musical collaboration that began in the San Francisco Bay Area and relocated to Austin where they record and perform. Noëlle and André have opened for Bob Dylan, Sarah McLachlan, Jewel, Pat Benatar, and many others. They also perform as The Belle Sounds.

Bob Cheevers –- through his non-profit Over A Cheevers, Inc. -- is producing Be-Bob-Alooza at Austin’s Nutty Brown Café on Sunday, Sept. 30, from 5-10 p.m., with headliners Kevin Welch and Walt Wilkins' Mystiqueros. It is a benefit with proceeds going to an Austin singer/songwriter to be chosen by a panel of Austin music professionals. Noëlle Hampton and André Moran are contenders for the award.

Rag Radio has aired since September 2009 on KOOP 91.7-FM in Austin. Hosted and produced by Rag Blog editor and long-time alternative journalist Thorne Dreyer, a pioneer of the Sixties underground press movement, Rag Radio is broadcast every Friday from 2-3 p.m. (CDT) on KOOP, 91.7-fM in Austin, and is rebroadcast on Sundays at 10 a.m. (EDT) on WFTE, 90.3-FM in Mt. Cobb, PA, and 105.7-FM in Scranton, PA.

The show is streamed live on the web by both stations and, after broadcast, all Rag Radio shows are posted as podcasts at the Internet Archive.

Rag Radio is produced in association with The Rag Blog, a progressive internet newsmagazine, and the New Journalism Project, a Texas 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Tracey Schulz is the show's engineer and co-producer.

Rag Radio can be contacted at ragradio@koop.org.

Coming up on Rag Radio:
THIS FRIDAY, September 28, 2012: Composer, Musician, Conductor, Writer, and Scholar David Amram.
October 5, 2012: Author Tova Andrea Wang and Journalist Harvey Wasserman on Voter Suppression in America.

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