1. Irish-American singer-songwriter Sarah McQuaid interprets traditional Irish and Appalachian folk songs, Elizabethan ballads and 1930s jazz numbers, in addition to her own elegantly crafted originals. She joined host Kevin Kelly on WILL FM's Live and Local.

    (Produced by Kyle Mabry/WILL)

    To hear this interview, click here:
    will.illinois.edu/liveandlocal/program/tuesday-may-3-2011/

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  2. Host Kevin Kelly talks with Tom Turino from the University of Illinois and a few members from one of his mbira groups. The mbira is a type of thumb piano used in traditional African music.

    (Produced by Kyle Mabry/WILL)

    To hear this interview, click here:
    will.illinois.edu/liveandlocal/program/thursday-april-28-2011/

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  3. The Steel Wheels are a four-piece Americana band based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Their music explores the territories between blues and bluegrass, old-time sing-alongs and foot-stompin' fiddle tunes. "Long Way to Go" is on their album Red Wing and features a baritone guitar, hand made by bassist Brian Dickel at Huss and Dalton guitars as heard here on Live and Local with host Kevin Kelly.

    (Produced by Kyle Mabry/WILL)

    To hear this interview, click here:
    will.illinois.edu/liveandlocal/program/friday-march-11-2011/

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  4. Pianist Paul Asaro joins host Kevin Kelly for a special edition of Live and Local. The crew takes a roadtrip to record a live show for broadcast at the Blind Pig in downtown Champaign. "The Crave" by Jelly Roll Morton brings a different flavor to the jazz and ragtime scene.

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  5. Outside Track joins host Kevin Kelly to perform several Irish tunes on WILL FM 90.9. "The Turkish Reverie" is a traditional song, but this version was arranged by Daithi Sproule. Featuring:

    Norah Rendell, flute, vocals
    Ailie Robertson, harp
    Fiona Black, accordion
    Cillian O’Dálaigh, guitar
    Ivonne Hernandez, fiddle

    (Produced by Kyle Mabry/WILL)

    To hear this interview, click here:

    will.illinois.edu/liveandlocal/program/tuesday-february-22-2011/

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Live and Local keeps you informed about local performances by musicians both local and national, with occasional coverage of theater and dance. The program features conversations with the artists and a healthy sampling of their music, frequently played


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Live and Local keeps you informed about local performances by musicians both local and national, with occasional coverage of theater and dance. The program features conversations with the artists and a healthy sampling of their music, frequently played live in our studio. You'll hear features on the many performing groups throughout our listening area, a daily calendar of performing arts events and recordings by local and visiting musicians in all acoustic genres.

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