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 The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Show 
 The Haberdasher Hosts Cause and Effect
 The Haberdasher
 The Man in the Gray Flannel suit Show  
I'm guest-hosting WRIR's Cause and Effect Show today. It is one of my favorites to host and to listen to. Each week's host selects an artist than digs deep into the bands and artists that influenced the featured performer and in turns the bands and artists they influenced. Stream the show every Saturday from 1 PM to 3 PM @
Hey Listeners,

So glad to be here hosting Cause and Effect this afternoon. Today we’re going to dive into George Wein, the founder of the Newport Jazz Festival, Newport Folk Festival, and the New Orleans Jazz Festival – to name a few. And while each of those festivals in significant on its own, George’s real legacy is a father / godfather to the American music festival.
No doubt you’ve been to one. Maybe one of the three mentioned above. Maybe one of the ones in our home state of Virginia – Locken or Floyd Fest. Or perhaps you’ve ventured further afield to Merle Fest, Lollapoolooza, Coachella, or the Austin City Music Festival. Surely you’ve been to Richmond’s own Folk Festival. Well if you have and you had a great time, you can thank George Wein for creating the model for big music festival weekends.
Maybe just as important as creating music festival, the festivals themselves breathed new life into careers and often exposed artists for the first time to a wider audience. So today we’ll take a look at some blues and bluegrass artists that got a jolt in their careers from playing festivals. We’ll hear the track that changed the trajectory or pop and folk music when Dylan went electric. We’ll hear the tune that revived Duke Ellington’s career and put the Newport Jazz Festival on the map. We’ll hear several tracks from a brand new Smithsonian Folkways 5-CD release commemorating 50 years of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. We’ll hear live tracks from other great music festivals including one from the brand new Richmond Folk Festival compilation. So keep it tuned here.

The Haberdasher

George Wein & The Newport All-Stars Blue Boy George Wein's Newport All-stars Storyville
Earl "Fatha" Hines Black Lion Blues Blues in Thirds Black Lion
Gerry Mulligan Quartet Bike up the Strand / Utter Chaos At Storyville Diamond Days
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue Ellington at Newport: The Original Album Columbia/Legacy
Big Band of Brothers It’s Not My Cross to Bear (feat. Ruthie Foster) A Jazz Celebration of the Allman Brothers Band New West Records
Bob Dylan Maggie's Farm The Bootleg Series, Vol. 7: No Direction Home: The Soundtrack (A Martin Scorsese Picture) Columbia
Muddy Waters Nineteen Years Old (Live) Live Blues From the Newport Folk Festival (Live) Welk Music Group - X5 Music Group
Mac Wiseman Four Walls Around Me Lost Newport Treasures: Never Before Released Performances from the 1968, 1969 and 1970 Newport Folk Festivals Multicultural Media
John Greenway Talking Dust Bowl The Folk Music of the Newport Folk Festival, Vol. 2 (1959-1960) Folkways Records
Preservation Hall Jazz Band My Bucket’s Got a Hole in It Jazz Fest: The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
My Morning Jacket Oh! Sweet Nuthin' Best of Bonnaroo bootleg
Lúnasa Ryestraw (Live At the Richmond Folk Festival, 2010) All Together Now: 15 Years of the Richmond Folk Festival Spacebomb
Henry Butler Hey Now, Baby Jazz Fest: The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalJazz Smithsonian Folkways
David Bromberg Quartet Testify About My Love Festivallink Presents the David Bromber Quartet at MerleFest Festivalink
George Wein Back Home Again in Indiana Jazz Fest: The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalJazz Smithsonian Folkways

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02:00:00 English 2019-10-26
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