Airs Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 11:00 PM on 90.3 WCPN
Live Wire is a one-hour weekly radio variety show recorded in front of a live audience. It’s music, it’s conversation, it’s sketch comedy. It’s the show that dared to put tap dancing, juggling and ballet on the radio. Live Wire highlights the best musicians and most fascinating writers, poets, dignitaries, artists we can find in the even more beautiful pacific northwest.
PETER CARLIN has been a critic, columnist and “free-ranging cultural reporter” for People Magazine and The Oregonian. He’s also compiled three heavyweight biographies on the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, Paul McCartney, and now rockstar of rockstars Bruce Springsteen, with his latest, Bruce. http://www.peteramescarlin.com/node
CHEL WHITE is a multifaceted director, animator and screenwriter whose work has been exhibited at festivals and museums around the world. He worked on the visual effects (title sequences and stuff like that) for movies including Milk and I’m Not There. He’s also produced dozens of his own innovative animations and short films. “Fever Dreams and Heavenly Nightmares: The Short Films of Chel White” is his most recent collection of work, spanning a decade of creative film-making and a laundry list of awards. www.chelwhite.com/
EZZA ROSE first became interested in performing music as a way to overcome her debilitating stage fright. Having left the mountain town after high school, she enrolled at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Los Angeles. She would write little songs on guitar for fun, and then go to local open mic nights in an attempt to alleviate the pressure from performing on stage at school. Rose would eventually meet William Joersz, (upright bass player), Ashley King (violin) and Kyle Butz (banjo, ukulele, accordion), who would round out her current backup band, all through playing small gigs around town. The band then picked up notable opening slots for acts like Lissie and Loudon Wainwright. These interactions with other musicians and people she would meet would influence her songwriting immensely. “Basic every day interactions inspire me,” Rose notes. ezzarose.bandcamp.com/
Along with your host, COURTENAY HAMEISTER comedy by, FACES FOR RADIO THEATRE poetry by, SCOTT POOLE and music by House Band, RALPH HUNTLEY AND THE MUTTONCHOPS.