Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Fri May 23, 2014

"Celtic Woman" Brings Ireland to Baltimore

Credit Courtesy of Celtic Woman

Tom Hall talks with two members of the folk-pop group, "Celtic Woman".

  The Irish band "Celtic Woman" is in the midst of a 90 concert tour that makes stops in 75 cities across the United States, including a concert at the Hippodrome Theater in Baltimore on Tuesday night.  Their latest album and DVD, "Emerald: Musical Gems," toppped the Billboard World Music Charts. Tom Hall talks with violinist Máiréad Nesbitt and soprano Lynn Hilary, two of the four members of Celtic Woman.  

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Remembering Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger
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Tom Hall talks with Walt Michael and Caleb Stine about Pete Seeger.

Today, we remember Pete Seeger. The iconic folk musician and activist, died in January at the age of 94. He would have been 95 tomorrow.

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4:19 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Singer-Songwriter Caleb Stine's "Maybe God Is Lonely Too"

"Maybe God Is Lonely Too" album cover art
Credit Caleb Stine

Tom Hall talks with singer-songwriter Caleb Stine about his new album.
Caleb Stine is a thoughtful, incisive singer-songwriter who’s had an undeniable impact on the Maryland music scene with his work with the Brakeman and a host of other regular collaborators.  He’s about to release his sixth solo album, a collection of songs that are haunting, probing, and wholly gratifying.  The last couple of times Caleb has appeared on the show, we’ve played the music of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger together. This morning, it’ll be all Caleb, as Tom Hall talks to him about the new CD, called "Maybe God is Lonely Too. " 

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Wed March 26, 2014

The Life and Music of Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington, 1954
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Tom Hall talks with Terry Teachout about jazz legend Duke Ellington.

Terry Teachout is the drama critic for the Wall Street Journal.  He’s also a jazz musician, and the author of several books.  In 2009, he published a highly regarded biography of Louis Armstrong, and last year he released a beautifully written and insightful biography of Duke Ellington.  It's called "Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington."  Terry Teachout joins Tom Hall on the line from New York.

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Fri February 21, 2014


Trina Coleman

Tom Hall talks with the band Sojourne.
Sojourne is a Baltimore based band whose style is informed by the classical training of the woman who fronts it, Trina Coleman. Trina and her husband Zachary teamed-up with drummer Steve McGrath and bassist Tim Long to form Sojourne in 2013.  
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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Tue February 4, 2014

How DJ Spooky Turns Ice Into Music

DJ Spooky
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Tom Hall talks with multimedia artist DJ Spooky.

Paul Miller, aka DJ Spooky, is a multimedia artist who works as a composer, editor, and author. He has developed music, film and experimental projects with a number of artists from across the United States and the world. This spring, he is an artist-in-residence at the Maryland Institute College of Art here in Baltimore. He’s teaching a course at MICA, and working on a new multimedia opera that will receive its premiere in the fall of this year. DJ Spooky joins Tom Hall to talk about what drives his music and creativity.

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