Local Americana extraordinaire Chris Dollar joins WIUX for the debut of our brand new Artist Showcase!
In order to highlight the amazing community of local musicians Bloomington has to offer, giving them a platform and giving our listeners a weekly dose of great new music, we’ve created this specialty program. Artists have the opportunity to perform live in the 99.1 FM studio, or curate a playlist of their releases and inspirations. We also spend the hour interviewing the artist and getting to know a little bit more about what makes them tick.
For our first episode, we’re delighted to have guitarist, banjoist, and singer-songwriter Chris Dollar, who played some fantastic tunes and talked about his background and love for bluegrass, John Hartford, and the inspirations behind his music. Dollar has been a touring musician since 2009, and has toured as a member of The New Old Cavalry. His solo work includes originals as well as songs from his previous endeavors.
Artist Showcases air live on Fridays at 6:00 pm on 99.1 FM. You can also hear them re-broadcasted on B-Side, Sundays at 2:00 pm.