Listen here to the full Thinking Out Loud episode that aired January 14, 2014.
Negative experiences that humans live through can be evident or may be deeply buried. Music as an assistive therapy can guide healing from past traumas, help people be more productive or just relax. On this week's episode of Thinking Out Loud KBIA producer Trevor Harris visited with a pair of local musicians working in vastly different venues to heal others.
Local musicians Hannah, Delia and Amanda Rainey call their sound “Indie Twin Folk”. The three are collectively known as Dubb Nubb and they recently visited the KBIA studio to sample some tunes off of their brand new album, Wild Dreamin’, as well as a couple older tracks.
Musicians John Randall, Andy Rehm and Paul Weber call their music "Rock n' Roll & Hillbilly Soul." The three are collectively known as The Hooten Hallers, and they sat down in the KBIA studios to play their version of blues, country, soul and rock n roll.
Famous ragtime pianist Johnny Maddox visited Columbia this week as the guest of honor at the Blind Boone Ragtime Festival. In the height of his career in the 1950s, Maddox performed with names like Patsy Cline and released the first all-piano record to sell over 1 million copies. With millions of albums sold and more than 60 years working in the music industry, many ragtime fans would call Maddox a legend.
We'll admit that we've never heard of it till this NPR story came along: parlor music. It's a genre of music popular in the late 19th century--before recorded music gave people something to listen to in the parlor. Lena Hughes was never famous outside of Missouri but she was a master of the genre. Now, more than a decade after her death, one of her superfans is reissuing the only recording she ever made.