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Carol Albert talks with WVSU about her hit record Fly Away Butterfly
Making music for more than three decades, pianist and vocalist Carol Albert is writing her next chapter with the album Fly Away Butterfly. The Georgia native, who has composed and performed classical, new age, and standards, now has the attention of the smooth jazz world with a hit record - including an Al Jarreau tribute - and inspiring perseverance after a personal loss.
Marcus Anderson on WVSU
Saxophonist and flutist Marcus Anderson talks with WVSU, discussing his songwriting, "And Coffee" products, and performing with Prince. From May 2016.
Saxophonist Danny Kusz visits with WVSU
Saxophonist Danny Kusz stopped by the WVSU studios before his Birmingham performance. The Minneapolis native talked about his "Can't Stop the Groove" tour, his musical background, and an album in the works for 2018.
Lindsey Webster and Keith Slattery find success, and love, as songwriting team
Lindsey Webster burst on to the contemporary jazz music scene in 2016, topping the charts like no one before her. Wesbter and partner Keith Slattery visited the WVSU studios Friday, in advance of their evening performance at Perfect Note jazz club in Hoover. Named Billboard’s "Smooth Jazz Artist of the Year" in 2016, Webster had two #1 Billboard singles, unprecedented for a contemporary jazz vocalist. And her song “Fool Me Once” stayed atop the charts longer than any vocal song – surpassing a mark held by jazz/soul icon Sade. “It blows my mind still to realize that so much has happened for us,” Webster said. “In this two years it’s been an incredible journey for us, and we’re excited to keep doing more.” Slattery, Webster’s pianist, producer and song-writing partner, met Lindsey in 2009 at a karaoke bar in their hometown of Woodstock, NY. “I would occasionally go in there, and I saw Lindsey sing,’ Slattery said. “I asked if she was singing professionally and she said no. And I said, ‘maybe we should talk some time.’ About a week later we met…and then we said, ‘let’s get together and write music.’” Webster said they performed together as a duo for a couple months before sitting down to create music together, then… “Amidst all of our writing, a love story was developing. That song [“Don’t Go, the couple’s first song together], was secretly about Keith even though I don’t think he knew that at the time.” Hear the complete interview with Lindsey Webster and Keith Slattery below, and get tickets and information on their show tonight at Perfect Note.
Samford Baseball eliminates #1 Mercer in SoCon Tourney
The Samford baseball team broke a 4-4 tie in the bottom of the ninth inning to eliminate top-seeded Mercer from the Southern Conference Baseball Tournament Friday in Greenville, SC. DH Ayrton Schafer hit the game-winning double to score Branden Fryman with two outs in the ninth. Here is the complete game play-by-play from Blake Gardner of the Samford Sports Network...
Samford Baseball beats Alabama 10-3
Samford sophomore second-baseman Troy Dixon homered with 4 RBI in the Bulldogs win over Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Here is the complete play-by-play from Blake Gardner...
Higher Ground 17-12 - Samford's Fernanda Herrera responds to immigration enforcement plan
With the announcement of increased enforcement and deportation of undocumented U.S. residents, Samford senior Fernanda Herrera discusses the uncertain future for her and her undocumented family. An international relations major and University Fellows scholar from Gadsden, Herrera also discusses her recent trip to a Washington meeting of the League of United Latin American Citizens.