Jerry Lee Lewis is the greatest Country singer ever, bar none. He's been overlooked in that department. Though he gets effusive praise for rockin' the piano harder and longer than any other mortal, few remark on the range and power of his voice, his ability to deliver the heart of a song, his vocal audacity and complete freedom within the groove.
What's Happening @ KVMR
Accardi Leaving KVMR Airwaves; Final Show Monday
Jimmi Accardi -- the self-proclaimed "Wild Man" of Monday afternoons on KVMR 89.5 FM -- will hold one final raucous"Rock'n'Roll Party" on the radio station this Monday (May 6) as part of the May membership drive .
For the fourth consecutive year, KVMR 89.5 FM is celebrating this Thursday's Big Day Of Giving (Big DOG for short) with three more of its popular "pop-up" live remote broadcasts.
"It simply makes it more personable seeing us out in the community, instead of just hearing us over the radio," according to KVMR Development Director Cynthia Tweed. "And it makes for exciting live radio for those who can't be there because it generates short spurts of something special."
So the 50th anniversary edition of the fabled New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Music Festival is coming live here to, yes, Nevada County.
Now, wait, it's in New Orleans, isn't it?
Well, yeah, sure...
So how is it here?
Hey, it'll be on The Bridge 105.7 FM.
That's right, KVMR's new NPR station wants even more folks to discover its on-air presents and, duh, presence...and here's a way to maybe encourage those finicky music traditionalists to give The Bridge 105.7 FM a real listen, maybe for the very first time.
That "new music guy" has become quite the fixture on Jerianne Van Dijk's Friday Morning Show on KVMR- FM (7-10 a.m., 89.5 FM, 105.1 FM Truckee, kvmr.org streaming)
Todd Wahoske usually holds forth for a half hour at 8:30 a.m. But this Friday (April 19) he'll be there for the whole shebang, along with special guest Michael Keene (host of "Kanikapila" on Sunday mornings).
Okay, now here's a guy who won an award so many times in a row that they finally gave up and named the darned thing after him.
That'd be Terry Robb, who nabbed the Muddy Award for Best Acoustic Guitar for 19, count 'em, 19 years in succession from its inception in 1992 to 2011, from the Cascade Blues Association in the blues-crazy Portland, Oregon area, where the Canadian-born musician grew up and lives.
What a wild weekend they've got over there at KVMR 89.5 FM and KVMRx.org.
They've got three, count em, three live events, including the second "Art In The Garden" Art Show & Silent Auction party this Sunday 3 to 5 p.m. at the Miner's Foundry, downtown Nevada City.
That'll be preceded by a live remote broadcast of a DJ party celebrating the 2nd anniversary of KVMRx.org at the Grass Valley Brewing Company, 141 East Main Street, this Saturday, 6-11 p.m., on The Bridge 105.7 FM & KVMRx.org streaming.
Time flies when you're having fun.
And if they aren't having something more than fun over at KVMRx.org, they're April fooling the rest of us.
KVMRx's second stream is celebrating its second anniversary this very Saturday with a 6 to 11 p.m. live remote broadcast DJ dance party at the Grass Valley Brewing Company, 141 East Main Street, Grass Valley.
The organizers of an upcoming KVMR 89.5 FM house concert are inviting music fans to "join us on the Front Porch," according to co-producer Cheri Snook.
No, that's not exactly true about the Sunday afternoon, April 7th performance of singer-songwriters Justin Farren from Sacramento and Wes Collins coming all the way from North Carolina.
But KVMR's aptly named Miss Rumphius' Community Room has such an intimate feel and only 30 seats that it feels like you're watching somebody up close on a front porch.
Sure, KVMR 89.5 FM is a volunteer-driven radio station, but there's so many volunteers, you need someone to coordinate them all.
Or maybe two someones, especially since Edy Cassell, KVMR's Volunteer Director since early this century, is now working half-time at KVMR and half-time for Sierra Harvest, another organization near and dear to her heart.
Just about 14 months ago, enter Shauna McKenna as a Co-Volunteer Director with Edy, and it was a dream job come true.