On Sunday, September 12, 2010, KDHX hosted a memorial concert to celebrate the life of long-time operations manager and DJ, Larry J. Weir. Larry's untimely passing in January of this year brought an outpouring of support and remembrances from his friends, listeners and the community of Americana musicians that he supported for more than twenty years through his program, Songwriters Showcase. Larry's co-host, Ed Becker, organized the lineup; he said it was truly a labor of love to bring together the artists that Larry loved for their outstanding musical talents coupled with their ability to tell a compelling story through song -- the essence of great songwriting.
Katy Moffatt embodies the persona of a traditional, female country musician. Inspired by blues and folk artists, Moffatt echoes the conventional country music sound while applying an individual lyrical dimension to her songs. Her acoustic style demonstrates her fingerpicking skills and ability to shift rhythmic tempos.
Best known for his work as a sideman and producer for Tom Russell, Andrew Hardin has built a reputation as one of the preeminent acoustic guitarists on the planet. Blues, country, jazz and flamenco all come together in his furious, signature style.
I've said this before: No radio show has had a bigger influence on my record collection or, for better or worse, the direction of my life than Songwriters Showcase. That's the program Larry Weir founded back in the early days of KDHX, and which you can still hear, as helmed by his friend Ed Becker, on 88.1 every Sunday at 10 a.m. Central.