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Piano player Tom Merrigan plays live Tues night on The Bull City Cosmic Hoedown

Tues night 6pm-8pm on "The Bull City Cosmic Hoedown", my guest will be piano player Tom Merrigan. Tom loves to sing and play boogie-woogie and stride piano -- and if you tune in this evening, you'll hear why -- as I talk to Tom about the music that inspires him, his own songwriting and the Durham Street Piano Project (where Tom hauls a small upright piano around town with the help of a small trailer and cart and plays on street corners and in front of bars and restaurants). Tom's wild and rollicking piano and vocal style is a great addition to the streets of Durham and will liven up any corner in a hurry! Tune in locally 6pm-8pm on 88.7FM or listen to WXDU online via your computer, phone or internet-capable-fridge.

 

 

Th' Bullfrog Willard McGhee plays live on The Bull City Cosmic Hoedown - May 3rd 7pm

 Raleigh bluesman Th' Bullfrog Willard McGee will play live on The Bull City Cosmic Hoedown, Tues May 3rd in the 7:00pm hour...   Bullfrog has a great love for our local Piedmont Blues and plays many tunes from the likes of The Rev Gary Davis, Blind Boy Fuller, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, John Jackson and many others...  His subtle guitar playing and big gravely voice make up his trademark sound.  Bullfrog is also a great illustrator and spends a lot of time drawing pencil and ink drawings of local blue-men and women

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The Durham Trainspotters play live on The Bull City Cosmic Hoedown - Mar 1st 7pm

The Durham Trainspotters will bring their fiddles, harmonicas, guitars and washboard to play live on-air during The Bull City Cosmic Hoedown on Tues March 1st during the 7:00pm hour.  They'll be playing you their twisted versions of classic Mardi Gras tunes to get you ready for next week's Mardi Gras parade down at the FullSteam Brewery.  Chris Turner and Rachel Maloney will lead the charge on-air and during the parade.  Tune in to The Bull City Cosmic Hoedown 6pm-8pm and get ready for Fat Tuesday!