If you're an unsigned musician who has always dreamed of playing a Tiny Desk concert, you're in luck: Starting today, you can enter the 2021 Tiny Desk Contest.

This week on Destination Out, Mike features the music of Wadada Leo Smith, as well as music from Anthony Braxton and Art Ensemble of Chicago. 

  This week on "The Juke Joint" broadcast Robert Barclay celebrated Mother's Day with a wide variety of tunes about mama. He included music by Elmore James, Dinah Washington, Junior Wells, Little Walter, Lightnin' Hopkins, Etta James, Koko Taylor, Roy Brown, Clifton Chenier, Marcia Ball and Big Bill Broonzy. He also noted the 90th birthday of Baseball Hall of Famer Willie Mays. 

Homespun - 5/9/2021

May 10, 2021

  …On the next edition of Homespun, we’ll hear classic sides from Virginia’s Bluegrass Cardinals, Tony Rice, plus a new track from The Kody Norris Show! We’ll also hear music from the Skillet Lickers singer Riley Puckett, Walt Koken, and tracks from the 1979 Grammy Award winner, EmmyLou Harris’ “Blue Kentucky Girl”! Tune in Sundays at 3PM!


Trombonist and composer Curtis Fuller, a pivotal figure on his instrument since the '50s and a beloved mentor, passed away May 8. He was 86. His death was confirmed by his daughter, Mary Fuller, and by the Jazz Foundation of America.

"His sound was massive, striking and immediate, a waveform that was calibrated to overload the senses and saturate the magnetic tape that captured it," says trombonist and composer Jacob Garchik. "In our era of obsession with harmony and mixed meters, Curtis Fuller's legacy reminds us of the importance of sound."