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Music Review, Season 7

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Celebrate the music from Season Seven.

Hosted by producer Mary Ellen Kubit, this episode shares favorite and memorable music from the various episodes this past season. Plus, we have an interview with Chris Long and V. Wirges of Monsterboy Lives discussing their song, "The End of The World."

As many of you know, music is at the heart of much of our storytelling, and we typically feature singers, songwriters and musicians from Arkansas and across the Mid-South. 

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Indie pop duo, Monsterboy Lives, with V. Wirges and Chris Long
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Composer and multi-instrumentalist, Joseph Fuller

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Emmy award-winning composer, Silas Hite
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Musician Phil Davis
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Aaron Kamm of Aaron Kamm and The One Drops
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Musician and composer, Tim Anthony of Afrodesia Studio of the Performing Arts
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Lady Georgia Hudson recording in the A & L studio at UA Little Rock Public Radio

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Musician and producer, Adam Simon

In several episodes, we commissioned original songs from our various musical contributors to enhance the storytelling. Many of these songs are yet to be released by the artists and can only be heard on the episodes.

From “Object Impermanence”:

  • "Mid-Century Doom" by electronica artist, Empielle. Brad spent weeks tracking down this elusive composer.

​From “Mystics, Madmen, or Cunning Frauds”:

  • "The End of The World" an original song written and performed by Little Rock's indie pop duo, Monsterboy Lives

From “The Perfect Novel”:

  • "Lute's Lament" by Frank Thurmond on lute and Barry Burks on guitar.
  • “Nothing But The Night” by Joseph Fuller with Fan Zeng on cello
  • “Love You Just The Same” by Silas Hite, from The Satin Cowboy & The Seven Deadly Sins album Duel. This song ends the music review.

From “The Captain and The Glory”

  • "Get On The Boat” by Phil Davis.

From "The Ghost Variations, with Kevin Brockmeier":

  • “See the Light” by Brad Byrd from his 2017 album Silhouettes.

From “Redefining the Color Line”:

From “Leveling the Playing Field”:

From “On The Battlefield”:

  • “On the Battlefield for my Lord” sung by Little Rock gospel legend Lady Georgia Hudson, accompanied by Tim Anthony.
  • “Can’t Hold Me Down" by multi-media artist, Gavin Le'nard.

From “The Liminal Spaces of Danny Marsh”

  • “Get Ya Next Time” written by frequent contributor Joseph Fuller, with vocal from Jessica Fuller.

From “From the Hotel Vernon”:

  • "Winters Wraith" by Adam Simon from his album Shadow Reset. Simon is a member of the A&L team and mixes and masters each program.

For more information on each artist, just click the hyperlinks to visit their individual websites. 
Also, consider following & supporting these artists on Spotify, Bandcamp, SoundCloud, etc.  

If you like the music on Arts & Letters Radio, check out our Spotify playlist that features all available songs. 

Want to share a band, book, or idea with us? Email us at artsletters@kuar.org.

Thank you to Stickyz Rock ‘N’ Roll Chicken Shack for keeping music alive and well in Arkansas. And, a very special thank you to all the talented musicians, composers, singers, and songwriters who so generously shared their work with us this past season. We appreciate and value our partnership!

Generous funding for this episode was provided by the Arkansas Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Contact Arts & Letters Radio at artsletters@kuar.org or via phone at 501-569-8485.  Our mailing address is:  Arts & Letters Radio |  KUAR 89.1  | 5820 Asher Avenue, Suite 400  | Little Rock, AR   72204. 

Executive Producer: J. Bradley Minnick Producer & Host: Mary Ellen Kubit Sound Mastering: Simon Sound Services

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