music http://wboi.org en From the Vault: Julia Meek's Never-Before-Released Interview with Johnny Winter http://wboi.org/post/vault-julia-meeks-never-released-interview-johnny-winter <p>Blues legend Johnny Winter <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/17/332226923/blues-guitarist-johnny-winter-dies-at-70">died this week at the age of 70</a>. The Grammy-winning artist was known for his high-energy picking style and a fiery presence on stage, both of which helped make him one of the greatest guitarists of all time, according to&nbsp;Rolling Stone.</p><p>In 2013, Winter performed in Fort Wayne, and WBOI's Julia Meek was given the opportunity to interview him.</p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:37:05 +0000 Sean Bueter 33399 at http://wboi.org From the Vault: Julia Meek's Never-Before-Released Interview with Johnny Winter Interview: Sameer Patel on Collaboration and Optimism at the Fort Wayne Phil http://wboi.org/post/interview-sameer-patel-collaboration-and-optimism-fort-wayne-phil <p>On Thursday, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic concludes its&nbsp;70th season as they present their annual "Patriotic Pops" concert in a brand new venue, Parkview Field.</p><p>The annual tradition features star-spangled favorites from the likes of John Phillip Sousa, Morton Gould, and even John Williams.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Philharmonic's Associate Conductor, </span>Sameer<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Patel, will be at the podium for the occasion.&nbsp;</span></p><p>WBOI's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Julia Meek invited Patel to the </span>Madge<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Rothschild Studios to reflect on this milestone year and the Philharmonic's role in the community.</span></p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:27:20 +0000 Julia Meek 32644 at http://wboi.org Interview: Sameer Patel on Collaboration and Optimism at the Fort Wayne Phil At Folkcraft, Traditional Instruments are a Passion and a Business http://wboi.org/post/folkcraft-traditional-instruments-are-passion-and-business <p>In Woodburn, Indiana, there’s a family-owned music business called <a href="http://www.folkcraft.com/">Folkcraft Instruments</a>.</p><p>The company manufactures traditional folk instruments you might not always be able to find in a typical instrument store: dulcimers, ukuleles, Finnish folk harps and more.</p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:54:32 +0000 Julia Meek 28926 at http://wboi.org At Folkcraft, Traditional Instruments are a Passion and a Business Waterloo Rapper Kidd Dash Takes His Act on the Road http://wboi.org/post/waterloo-rapper-kidd-dash-takes-his-act-road <p>Hip hop was born and grew up in denser urban areas: places like New York City, Atlanta, and Los Angeles.</p><p></p><p>But Caleb May developed his passion for the genre, honed his writing and flow, and acquired his own fan base growing up here in Northeast Indiana, in the town of Waterloo.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Known as Kidd Dash, he caught the attention of H.Y.P.E. Magazine, and he and his team recently wrapped up their run as part of the Hype Nation Tour.</p><p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 19:44:55 +0000 Julia Meek 26449 at http://wboi.org Waterloo Rapper Kidd Dash Takes His Act on the Road The Best Music of 2013: Popular, Underground, and Local http://wboi.org/post/best-music-2013-popular-underground-and-local <p></p><p>For Bob Roetz&nbsp;of Wooden Nickel Records and Morrison Agen&nbsp;of Neat Neat Neat Records, both in Fort Wayne, music is a passion and a profession.</p><p></p><p>As we say goodbye to 2013, we wanted to take a quick look back at some of the year's music and get their opinions on some of the best.</p><p></p><p>WBOI’s Julia Meek recently invited Roetz and Agen to the Madge Rothschild Studios to talk about the best music of the year: some popular, some obscure, and a few local picks, as well.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 17:35:20 +0000 Julia Meek 24816 at http://wboi.org The Best Music of 2013: Popular, Underground, and Local Extended Interview: "The Peacemakers" http://wboi.org/post/extended-interview-peacemakers <div>The International Day of Peace is Saturday, September 20th, and Fort Wayne musicians are commemorating the occasion with a special, Midwest premier of Karl Jenkins' The Peacemakers.</div><div><p>The show includes the Heartland Chamber Chorale, Heartland Festival Chorus and Orchestra, and the Fort Wayne Children's Choir singing the words of some of history's great peace advocates.</p><p></p><p>WBOI's&nbsp;Julia Meek sat down with the Chorale's Maestro, Robert Nance, and soloist, Lori&nbsp;Sandstrom, to find out more about The Peacemakers.</p><p></p></div><div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 20:33:59 +0000 Julia Meek 20611 at http://wboi.org Extended Interview: "The Peacemakers"