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John Prine: A Songwriting Tour de Force

by Jon Hart - April 6 2020


John Prine didn’t need to get sick to remind his fans of how much they love and respect his work.  He’s been scaring us for years. Prine had neck cancer in 1998 and followed that up with lung cancer in 2013. He had to transpose many of his songs to...

Remembering Adam Schlesinger, One Of Pop's Great Collaborators

Posted on April 2 2020 by NPR

It's tempting, when assessing great creative works, to funnel all credit to a lone genius — a writer, a singer, a director, an artist, or a name that sits atop a marquee. It's so much easier to be spared the task of teasing out greatness from an interconn... [Read More]

Support The Bridge For Our Spring Funding Drive

Posted on April 2 2020 by The Bridge

In these trying times, we come together to connect and celebrate life through music. Here at 90.9 The Bridge, we connect you with exceptional artists, live performances, illuminating profiles, provocative interviews, and the unpredictable rewards of seren... [Read More]

Bridge Artist of the Week: The Roseline

Posted on March 30 2020 by Michelle Bacon

We're all hunkering down from home again this week, but keeping the music going with our next Bridge Artist of the Week! This time we're spotlighting Lawrence, Kansas' The Roseline, the musical brainchild of Colin Halliburton. The group is... [Read More]

Women Behind the Wax

Posted on March 26 2020 by Matt Roth

The Distinct, Female-Fronted Culture of Four KC Record Stores Back in 2010, if someone would have said that Kansas City would have four successful vinyl record stores less than four miles apart in the next decade, you might have thought they were crazy... [Read More]

Bridge Artist of the Week: Waxahatchee

Posted on March 23 2020 by Michelle Bacon

Katie Crutchfield, who performs under the name Waxahatchee, is our next Bridge Artist of the Week! A native of Alabama, Crutchfield started her musical journey in the Birmingham punk scene with her twin sister Allison. In 2011, she ventured out on a so... [Read More]

Katy Guillen & the Drive: 'No Control' Exclusive Video Premiere

Posted on March 20 2020 by Michelle Bacon

At the top of Katy Guillen & the Drive’s song “No Control,” frontwoman/guitarist Guillen and long-time drummer Stephanie Williams pull off a towering, addictive blues rock hook — something perhaps familiar to listeners of their former trio, Katy Guillen &... [Read More]

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