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Toby Walker, blues virtuoso, plays Stony Brook's LI Museum

Toby Walker

Sunday, October 20th, 5 P.M.

Opening is Mike Agranoff

(this show is presented in partnership with the Long Island Blues Society)

Toby Walker has been hailed as a roots music finger style guitar virtuoso who is well-known not only in the US but also in Europe. Walker blends blues, ragtime, country, bluegrass, rock and old time jazz into his own unique style. Jorma Kaukonen, of Hot Tuna, and earlier The Jefferson Airplane, says of Toby: "Flat out...you have to hear this great musician...I'm blown away" and has brought Toby to teach at his Fur Peace Ranch Guitar Camp.

Toby’s passion for blues, rags, folk and other traditional American music drove him to visit the Mississippi Delta, Virginia and the Carolinas where he tracked down some of the more obscure – but immensely talented --- music makers of an earlier era. His most recent album, From The Ground Up, demonstrates his passion for this music as he records his version of blues classics from these early masters. (littletobywalker.com)

Mike Agranoff’s material encompasses traditional ballads and tunes, Tin Pan Alley, contemporaries in the Folk World, heart-stopping spoken pieces, and his own witty pen. It’s delivered with skillful guitar and concertina accompaniment and a sly twinkle in the eye for some truly hilarious songs.

Advance sale is $20 at www.sundaystreet.org through Friday October 18th, with tickets at the door for $25 (cash only).

Hamptons International Film Festival's FOR SAMA & KIFARU Directors Talk Documentaries On Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM

KIFARU's David Hambridge and FOR SAMA's Waad Al-Kateab & Edward Watts are Tom Needham's special guests this Thursday at 6 pm on WUSB's THE SOUNDS OF FILM. They will be discussing their documentaries which are screening at the Hamptons International Film Festival.

KIFARU is a feature-length documentary that follows the lives of two young, Kenyan recruits who join Ol Pejeta Conservancy's rhino caretaker unit - a small group of rangers that protect and care for Sudan, the last male northern white rhino in the world. Spanning over the course of the caretakers first four years on the job, KIFARU allows viewers to intimately experience the joys and pitfalls of wildlife conservation firsthand through the eyes of these Kenyan rhino caretakers who witness extinction happening in real-time. The film has already won major awards at the Slamdance Film Festival, Hot Docs Film Festival, Full Frame Film Festival and the American Documentary Film Festival. KIFARU also has upcoming screenings at the Port Jefferson Documentary Film Festival and the Hamptons International Film Festival.

KIFARU is playing at the Port Jefferson Documentary Film Festival on Monday, October 14 at 7:00 PM at Theatre Three at 412 Main Street, Port Jefferson, New York, 11777.

For more information, visit https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Hamptons-International-Film-...

Airs Thursday, October 10, 6-8 PM.

SCANDALOUS Director Mark Landsman Talks NATIONAL ENQUIRER Movie On Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM

The director of SCANDALOUS: THE TRUE STORY OF THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER, Mark Landsman, and Paul Mills, the composer of the new feature film OVERCOMER, are Tom Needham's special guests this Thursday at 6 pm on WUSB's THE SOUNDS OF FILM.

For over 60 years, The National Enquirer has been at the center of the American public's fascination with the rich and famous, as its salacious headlines and coverage of events-ranging from Elvis's death to the O.J. murder trial-have fueled the darkest curiosities of a hungry audience. With rare archival footage and revelations about the alleged blackmail and payoffs used to get their most defining scoops, SCANDALOUS: THE TRUE STORY OF THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER presents an expansive and probing look into the true story of the most infamous tabloid in U.S. history, charting how it pushed its own particular brand of fake news from the fringe to the mainstream.

For more information, visit https://www.broadwayworld.com/long-island/article/SCANDALOUS-Director-Ma...

Airs October 3, 6-8 PM.

Ryanhood In WUSB’s Sunday Street Series

Sunday, October 6 th , 5 P.M. at The Long Island Museum, Stony Brook

Named ‘Best Group/Duo’ in the 2014 International Acoustic Music Awards, acoustic-duo Ryanhood got their first break more than a decade ago as street-performers at Boston’s Quincy Market. They’ve since gone on to perform more than 1000 shows in 45 U.S. states over the past decade where their cross-generational sound has been equally at home in colleges, coffee-houses, concert halls, churches, and living rooms Cameron Hood’s rich and folky lead vocals, Ryan Green’s explosive guitar and mandolin riffs, and their airtight vocal harmonies prompted the Arizona Daily Star to call them, “a match made in radio heaven.” They were recently named the “Discovery of the Year” by John Platt at WFUV New York City, and were a featured act at Australia’s National Folk Festival in April 2018. Their sixth and newest album, Yearbook, is led by their signature two-part vocal harmonies, decorated with flares of guitar, ukulele, and mandolin, and centers on songs about being young, growing old, and making peace with the passing of
time. (www.ryanhood.com)

Advance sale tickets at $20.00 at www.sundaystreet.org through Friday, October 4th .
Tickets at the door $25.00

Ayn Rand's Influence On Culture, Business & Politics is Explored On Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM

Yaron Brook, the chairman of the board of the Ayn Rand Institute, is Tom Needham's exclusive guest this Thursday at 6 pm on WUSB's THE SOUNDS OF FILM. Dr. Brook is co-author, with Don Watkins, of In Pursuit of Wealth, Equal Is Unfair and of the national best-seller Free Market Revolution. He is also the host of The Yaron Brook Show on BlogTalk Radio. He is in New York City this week in order to attend the Ayn Rand Institute's 2019 Gala.

For more information, visit https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Ayn-Rands-Influence-On-Cultu...

Airs Thursday, September 26, 6-8 PM.

Ultimate Fighter's James Wilks Talks Arnold Schwarzenegger & James Cameron Movie On Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM

James Wilks, the winner of Ultimate Fighter, will be Tom Needham's special guest this Thursday at 6 pm on WUSB's SOUNDS OF FILM. He will be discussing his movie GAME CHANGERS, a new film executive produced by Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cameron and Jackie Chan, that documents the explosive rise of plant-based eating in professional sports.

For more information, visit https://www.broadwayworld.com/long-island/article/Ultimate-Fighters-Jame...

Airs Thursday, September 19, 6-8 PM.

Bluesman Jon Shain with FJ Ventre on string bass

in WUSB's Sunday Street series at The Long Island Museum

Sunday. September 22nd, 5 P.M.

The Sunday Street Series partners with the Long Island Blues Society to present this show.

Jon Shain is a veteran singer-songwriter who’s been turning heads for years with his words, his fiery acoustic guitar work, and his evolved musical style – combining improvised Piedmont blues with bluegrass, swing and ragtime. Shain was the winner, in the solo/duo category, in the 2019 International Blues Challenge in Memphis.

Originally from the Merrimack River mill town of Haverhill, Massachusetts, Shain journeyed to North Carolina where, as a student at Duke University, he learned the Piedmont blues tradition by playing in Big Boy Henry’s backing band. Shain also founded a folk rock group, Flyin’ Mice, playing up and down the East Coast.

Subsequent years saw Shain going solo, returning to his roots in the folk and blues circuit. He has released eight studio albums, working with studio luminaries such as Dave Mattacks and Chris Stamey. Recent years have seen him headlining listening rooms on the east coast, the Midwest, and in Europe. Shain’s newest release is the gorgeous roots album, Tomorrow Will Be Yesterday Soon, recorded with long-time collaborator FJ Ventre, who joins Jon in this show as he plays the upright bass.

Opening is Bob Westcott

Bob has been perfecting his elegant finger-style guitar work for over 30 years. In the 1960's, Bob played the basket houses of Greenwich Village, explored the British folk scene, traveled through Canada and The US in the 70's before settling on eastern Long Island.

Advance sale tickets are $20 at www.sundaystreet.org through Friday, September 20th, with tickets at the door $25