This week, Mike Johnston, along with guest host Donovan Boxey, featured the music of the AACM (Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians), based out of Chicago.

They looked at the music and history of the AACM that begain in the early 60's, also including recent recordings.

Featuring: Art Ensemble of Chicago (Roscoe Mitchell), Anthony Braxton, Wadada Leo Smith, Fred Anderson, Air (Henry Threadgill), Muhal Richard Abrams, Leroy Jenkins.

Juke Joint: August 5, 2018

Aug 5, 2018

This week on the "Juke Joint" broadcast, the Duke of Juke, Robert Barclay, previewed music from the upcoming St. Louis Michigan Blues Festival, which takes place August 17th and 18th in St. Louis, and interviewed festival organizer Minard Shattuck, his daughter, singer Natalie Shattuck, who will be opening the festival with Mill Street Blues, and the emcee for the festival, Denny Adams.

We also said goodbye to behind-the-scenes worker and friend of the show Donovan Boxey, who has been working with the Duke for several years during the broadcast, and who is moving on to student-teach this upcoming fall.

Homespun: August 5, 2018

Aug 5, 2018
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This week on Homespun we sampled the new sounds of Mountain Heart, NewTown, and Ray Bonneville! We also got some blues from Big Bill Broonzy, Josh White and Jimmy Reed; and finished off with a Gospel Hymn from Ry Cooder's latest release!

The Beat: August 4, 2018

Aug 4, 2018

This week on The Beat, music from Miles Ahead, the first collaboration for Miles Davis and Gil Evans -- plus the 60th anniversary of their '58 date, Porgy and Bess. You can also catch classic Clifford Brown with Art Blakey, Lionel Hampton and the pairing of Junior Wells and Buddy Guy!!

Is it Friday, yet? Sound discovery on the way from FOXTRAX, Rainbow Kitten Surprise. and Vera Blue. David Byrne, Ladytron, and Tracey Thorn are back with new tunes. Don't miss #MiMusic from Empty Houses, Legume, Valley Girl, J illy - Illy Maine, A Daydream Away, Good Pictures of Bad People, and our friend across the bridge MD Dunn.