A big shout out to community radio stations for giving local folks a platform to share their stories. I am grateful to have been on two community radio stations in February and March: WLXU 93.9 Lexington Community Radio and WXOX 97.1 ARTxFM in Louisville!
You can listen to some of my original tunes and my interview with Chuck Clenney on his show "Bluegrass Bios" on Lexington Community Radio. We discussed my experience playing music in Costa Rica and how growing up in Kentucky - the landscape, people, and culture - has shaped and continues to shape my songwriting. Like any interview, there were several details that I messed up or recalled leaving out once the microphones went off the airwaves, so I've noted those here: another great place to hear local music in Frankfort is at Josephine Sculpture Park events, the 2018 Frankfort Art Walk is April 27th, and here's the application for the Kentucky Student Environmental Coalition's Catalyst Summer Camp. Also while on the airwaves, I couldn't remember some of the lyrics to my new song, "Space of Quiet." So, here it is in its entirety...
If you speak Spanish, would like to practice listening to Spanish, or would like to hear live cuts of my original songs, "The Blues" and "Abandoned House," you can listen to my interview with Luis de Leon on his program "Acentos" on ARTxFM in Louisville! We discussed what I learned in Costa Rica and how I will apply what I learned to my work in Kentucky. You can also check out the Facebook live video.
Jeri Katherine with Luis de Leon from "Acentos"
If you don't do so already, I encourage you to tune in to your community radio stations to learn about the great work going on close to you, how you can engage with your community, and how you can tell your story on the airwaves!
Love to y'all.