Fri January 26, 2007
Bob Wills: The King of Western Swing to air on KIOS Sunday
Program profiles legendary Texas musician and bandleader
By Chris Cooke
Omaha, Nebraska – KIOS will air on Sunday a one hour radio documentary on legendary
musician and bandleader Bob Wills.
In the 1930's, Wills fused American
fiddle music and jazz to create "Western Swing", which has influenced musicians as diverse as Ornette Coleman and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
The program is hosted by Laura Cantrell and we'll hear interviews with Bob
Wills daughter Rosetta Wills, Texas Playboy fiddler Johnny Gimble, and Ray Benson
of the band Asleep At The Wheel.
Bob Wills: The King of Western Swing will air at 2pm Sunday on KIOS.(Image source: westernmusic.org)
Chris Cooke is the host of Jazz in the Afternoon and Last Call on KIOS-FM.