Blues Friday on WXPR http://wxpr.org en SXSW Live Webcast http://wxpr.org/post/sxsw-live-webcast <p><a href="http://wxpr.org/live-event/sxsw-live-0">CLICK HERE FOR SXSW LIVE WEBCAST </a></p><p>WXPR.org will feature the sounds and sights of <a href="http://wxpr.org/live-event/sxsw-live-0">SXSW 2014</a>. Damon Albarn, St. Vincent, Kelis, Eagulls, and Perfect Pussy will perform at NPR Music's SXSW Showcase.</p><p>Surf over to WXPR.org Wednesday, March 12th at 7:30 pm. to enjoy the excitement from Austin, on your favorite device, from anywhere. And you can <a href="http://wxpr.org/live-event/sxsw-live-0">preview the lineup </a>anytime.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 16:50:33 +0000 Peg Arnold 15191 at http://wxpr.org SXSW Live Webcast Blues Friday Host Dale Zimmerman presents “The Songs of Willie Dixon” http://wxpr.org/post/blues-friday-host-dale-zimmerman-presents-songs-willie-dixon <div><p>Willie Dixon was one of the most prolific blues songwriters of all time, having penned over 500 songs in his career. Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters recorded many of them, and several of Willie's songs have been transformed into rock and roll classics by artists such as Led Zeppelin, the Doors, and Cream.</p></div><div>On Friday March 7th, from&nbsp;6-9 pm, Blues Friday host Dale Zimmerman presents “The Songs of Willie Dixon.” Tune in and enjoy rare and brilliant performances of some of the best blues music ever written.</div> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 22:11:06 +0000 Dale Zimmerman 14810 at http://wxpr.org Blues Friday Host Dale Zimmerman presents “The Songs of Willie Dixon” Love the Music? http://wxpr.org/post/love-music-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Love the music you hear on </span>WXPR<span style="line-height: 1.5;">? Classical, jazz, blues, adult alternative, polka, bluegrass, folk, country – it’s all here.</span></p><div>And you can become an integral part of it. Volunteer on-<a href="http://wxpr.org/people/capacity/hosts" target="_blank">air hosts</a> are essential in creating and delivering 70 hours of vibrant and unique musical programming each week.<p></p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 20:13:29 +0000 Peg Arnold 13005 at http://wxpr.org Love the Music? Paul Kage Scores The Kayak http://wxpr.org/post/paul-kage-scores-kayak <p>Paul Kage, avid kayaker and cyclist of Wausau, is the winner of the Dagger Zydeco Kayak offered in WXPR’s Fall Drawing. Our thanks to Mitch Mode of &nbsp;<a href="http://www.melstradingpost.net/" target="_blank">Mel’s Trading Post</a> for donating this enticing grand prize.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 18:41:48 +0000 Peg Arnold 9806 at http://wxpr.org Paul Kage Scores The Kayak WXPR's Annual Concert and Auction November 3 http://wxpr.org/post/wxprs-annual-concert-and-auction-november-3 <div><div><p>WXPR&rsquo;s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Annual Fall Concert and Auction will be held Sunday, November </span>3rd<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> at <a href="http://www.holidayacres.com/" target="_blank">Holiday Acres Resort in </a></span><a href="http://www.holidayacres.com/" target="_blank">Rhinelander<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></a></p><p>Items from area merchants and galleries will be on display starting at 3:00 pm. At 4:00 pm the live auction and music with Jazz violinist <a href="http://www.randysabien.com/" target="_blank">Randy Sabien </a>begins.</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 17:26:12 +0000 Jessie Dick 7594 at http://wxpr.org WXPR's Annual Concert and Auction November 3 WXPR Blues Cruise with Hughes http://wxpr.org/post/wxpr-blues-cruise-hughes <p>Direct&nbsp;from Memphis, Eric Scrappie Hughes or the "Boss of Beale Street" as he's known, brought his&nbsp;deep river&nbsp;blues to the Northwoods August 24th.&nbsp;Floating down the Wisconsin River&nbsp;took on a real Delta feel with Scrappie's authentic delivery of original compositions and&nbsp;blues classics.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 25 Aug 2013 12:31:47 +0000 Peg Arnold 7010 at http://wxpr.org WXPR Blues Cruise with Hughes Boulder Junction Breaks Out The Blues http://wxpr.org/post/boulder-junction-breaks-out-blues <p>For anyone loving the blues, the Boulder Junction Blues Breakdown became the place to be Saturday July 13th in the Northwoods. Great talent, variety, organization, and community participation made for a delightful day.</p><p>WXPR is pleased to have been one of the many sponsors supporting live blues and community powered events. Our congratulations to the organizers of this inaugural Boulder Junction blues celebration with hopes for many more to come.</p><p>Follow the music...</p><p><a href="http://www.nickmoss.com/" target="_blank">The Nick Moss Band</a></p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 17:00:19 +0000 Peg Arnold 5070 at http://wxpr.org Boulder Junction Breaks Out The Blues WXPR Blues Cruise with Eric "Scrappie" Hughes http://wxpr.org/post/wxpr-blues-cruise-eric-scrappie-hughes <div>The annual WXPR Blues Cruise down the Wisconsin River leaves the dock, Saturday, August 24th, at 1:00pm.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>We’re thrilled to welcome back<a href="http://www.erichughesband.com/fr_home.cfm" target="_blank"> Eric “Scrappie” Hughes.</a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.erichughesband.com/fr_home.cfm" target="_blank">“Scrappie” Hughes</a> is a delta blues man direct from Memphis. &nbsp;He’s a fixture every week on Beale Street, playing world-famous clubs like BB King’s and The Rum Boogie Café. &nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Tickets are $25.00. Tue, 25 Jun 2013 14:53:56 +0000 Jessie Dick 4136 at http://wxpr.org WXPR Blues Cruise with Eric "Scrappie" Hughes