20 episodes

WGLT's Music Director Jon Norton interviews big names and emerging talent from the music world as their travels take them into Central Illinois. Discover eclectic music spanning blues, rock, jazz, and more.

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WGLT's Music Director Jon Norton interviews big names and emerging talent from the music world as their travels take them into Central Illinois. Discover eclectic music spanning blues, rock, jazz, and more.

    Them Coulee Boys Find Theme On New Album, Community In Eau Claire

    Them Coulee Boys Find Theme On New Album, Community In Eau Claire

    Them Coulee Boys frontman Soren Staff wanted the Eau Claire, Wis.-based band’s third album to hang together thematically. Like many bands, their first album was everything they had written prior to forming; their second was mainly leftovers.

    • 4 min
    Chicago Author Places Blues In The Great African-American Cultural Migration

    Chicago Author Places Blues In The Great African-American Cultural Migration

    Author David Whiteis believes blues music and blues artists don't get proper recognition as part of the great African-American migration of the 20th century.

    • 4 min
    Local Musicians And Friends Celebrate The Life Of Zac Straw

    Local Musicians And Friends Celebrate The Life Of Zac Straw

    Shawn Hoeft of Bloomington believes her son Zac would have celebrated his 29th birthday this year had the unknown gunman who killed him been exposed to conflict resolution.

    • 11 min
    Matthew Curry Is Taming His Blazing Guitar

    Matthew Curry Is Taming His Blazing Guitar

    Bloomington native Matthew Curry says his "guitar gun-slinger" days may not be completely over, but his sound should evolve.

    • 4 min
    Joe Stamm's New EP A Home For Wayward Songs

    Joe Stamm's New EP A Home For Wayward Songs

    Joe Stamm said his version of country music contains rural American imagery and deeply personal songwriting.

    • 10 min
    Michael Mwenso Works To Dissolve 'Mysterious' American History

    Michael Mwenso Works To Dissolve 'Mysterious' American History

    Michael Mwenso's music destiny appeared after his mother was deported from their home in London to her native Africa.

    • 11 min

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