A fabulous and flashing pianist, teacher, and composer, Franz Liszt was born on this day in 1811. You are invited to celebrate Liszt, the “rock star of the romantics era,” on Crosscurrents, 10/22 at 8 am.
One of the giants of blues, linking traditional and modern styles moving blues forward without losing its roots, Buddy Guy was born on this date in 1936. Lose your blues with the music of a blues master on Bud Guy’s birthday tribute on Crosscurrents, 7/30 at 8 am.
CHESS ON CROSSCURRENTS, 3/12: A extroverted producer who, along with his brother, founded Chess Records, exemplified the independent record business establishing Chicago as the hub of blues music, Leonard Chess was born on this date in 1917. You will not need to audition to join the Leonard Chess birthday blues bash on Crosscurrents, 3/12 at 8 am. ( radio link: http://www.krnn.org )