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Omar Sosa's at Dizzy's Club, September 16-18

If you're a fan of Gabe's Flight, which airs every Saturday between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., you're probably familiar with the work of Omar Sosa.

This weekend, he is coming to New York City! In his first visit to Dizzy’s Club, Omar Sosa brings his new Quarteto Americanos, featuring Bay Area artists Josh Jones on drums, Peter Apfelbaum on reeds, and Cuban bassist Ernesto Mazar Kindelán.

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Bradstock XXIX on WUSB - Sunday, September 4

After a two year break, Bradstock XXIX is a go!

If you can't be there in person, don't worry, WUSB is broadcasting all of the action from the main stage and, new this year, the Flower Power Stage.

The broadcast begins at 12:00 PM and will be live through 10:00 PM. We will also have a table at the event, so if you are at Bradstock, we would love for you to stop by and say hello!

Check out www.bradstock.org for a list of performers and more information about the festival.



Nanci & Townes: Remembering two Texas troubadours

Sunday, October 23rd, 5 P.M. at The Long Island Museum, Stony Brook

WUSB’S Sunday Series returns and continues its tradition of honoring seminal singer-songwriters with an evening devoted to the songs of Nanci Griffith and Townes Van Zandt, two Texas-based artists.

Participating are Gene Casey, Delaney Hafener (of the Belle Curves), Caroline Doctorow, Bryan Gallo, Ray Lambiase, Mary Lamont w/ Jim Marchese, Pete Mancini, Dave March, Gerry McKeveny, and Quarter Horse. 

Pete Mancini will emcee the evening which will benefit the Sunday Street Series and WUSB.

The event is co-produced by Pete and Charlie Backfish and a collaboration of WUSB’s Sunday Street Series, The Long Island Museum, and The Greater Port Jefferson Art’s Council.

Nanci Griffith’s passing on August 13, 2021 was universally mourned in the music world. This Austin native received critical acclaim for a career that included sixteen original studio albums as well as two ‘covers’ collections, paying homage to songwriters who influenced her own writing. On the first of those two collections, ‘Other Voices, Other Rooms, she included her version of Townes Van Zandt’s ‘Tecumseh Valley.’ Her song, Up Against the Rain is about Van Zandt.

Townes Van Zandt, from Fort Worth, has been considered influential not only by Nanci Griffith but by countless artists cutting across several musical genres. Many of his songs are regarded as masterpieces of songwriting with Steve Earle recently recording an entire album of them. Van Zandt passed away on New Year’s Day, 1997, at age 52. In the 2000’s, extensive interest in him resulted in two books and a documentary film.

Tickets are $20.00 at www.sundaystreet.org

Pozo Seco Singers’ Taylor Pie Talks Nobody Famous on Tom Needham’s SOUNDS OF FILM

NOBODY FAMOUS is a documentary about Susan Taylor and The Pozo-Seco Singers.

The Pozo-Seco Singers were an American folk band that experienced national commercial success during the 1960s. Comprised of Susan Taylor, Don Williams and Lofton Kline, the trio hailed out of Corpus Christi, TX, but once they signed to Columbia Records, their music went national. They are perhaps best known for their 1966 hit “Time“ but that was just one moment in their acclaimed history.

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Airs Thursday, September 1, 6-8 PM.

David Amram on The Bayou

On Thursday August 25th join Chris LaPorta on The Bayou for the traditional pre-Bradstock interview with New York's own "Renaissance Man of American Music" David Amram. David will again be playing live on WUSB's Bradstock simulcast on Sunday, September 4th. David is into his 9th decade and still actively composing and performing.

He'll be discussing future compositions, performances and appearances. Tune in for the annual catch up and find out what's new with Mr. Amram on WUSB FM.