Daxx and Miles Nielsen join Cory Chisel and The Wandering Sons on NPR’s World Cafe tonight
From online reports
Rockford natives Daxx Nielsen and Miles Nielsen will be featured with Cory Chisel and The Wandering Sons on National Public Radio’s (NPR) World Cafe tonight, Wednesday, Dec. 2.
World Cafe airs from 8 to 10 p.m., on 89.5 FM WNIJ out of DeKalb, Ill. Listeners can also listen to the show and sample online exclusives by clicking here.
According to NPR’s World Cafe Web site: “Growing up in Appleton, Wis., folk-rock singer Cory Chisel first connected with music through the songs he heard in church. He learned about music and performance from his father, a Baptist minister. There was something about gospel’s rich vernacular of loss and redemption that lit a creative spark in the young Chisel.
“However, with his religious upbringing, Chisel was sheltered from much of the popular music of his time. Instead, he gained his fluency in music by playing it with his family. He also cites his uncle Roger, a blues musician, for much of his musical inspiration: Roger’s record collection—which included the likes of Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, Bob Dylan and Otis Redding—was a huge inspiration to the aspiring songwriter, and introduced him to secular music. His songwriting developed from there, and he put out two self-released albums and a live EP. His full-length major-label debut, Death Won’t Send a Letter, came out earlier this fall.”
The new album, produced by Grammy-winning producer Joe Chiccarelli (The Shins, The White Stripes) and released Sept. 29 on iTunes, boasts 12 new songs and is the band’s debut on its RCA Label, Black Seal. The Raconteurs’ Brendan Benson co-wrote the first single, “Born Again,” and his Raconteurs bandmates Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler guest on the album, along with My Morning Jacket’s Carl Broemel.
Daxx and Miles Nielsen joined The Wandering Sons for an Oct. 9 gig on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
More about Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons, including sample tracks and tour schedules, can be found at the band’s Web site at www.corychisel.com and Myspace page at www.myspace.com/thewanderingsons.
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