KZE’s Parlour Session with Jeffrey Foucault will take place on Friday, October 26th from noon-1 pm.

The performance will take place in the Historic Elmendorph Inn, next door to the KZE Studios, a full hour of commercial-free live music. Stay tuned to 98.1 KZE, on-air and on Facebook to be one of the lucky winners of a pair of guest passes and be part of the live audience!

BLOOD BROTHERS, the much-anticipated follow-up to Jeffrey Foucault’s critically acclaimed 2015 album Salt As Wolves (“Immaculately tailored… Close to perfection” – New York Times; “Pure Songwriter, simple and powerful” – Morning Edition, NPR) is a collection of reveries, interlacing memory with the present tense to examine the indelible connections of love across time and distance. From the first suspended chord of ‘Dishes’ – a waltzing hymn to the quotidian details of life, which are life itself (‘Do the dishes / With the windows open’) – Foucault deftly cuts the template for the album as a whole, showing a mastery of technique as he unwinds a deeply patient collection of songs at the borderlands of memory and desire.

A departure from the austere electricity of his last outing, BLOOD BROTHERS sets blues aside to pull together strands of country, R&B, gospel, rock’n’roll, and folk in a series of delicate small-canvas portraits. There’s a touch more light coming through the window, a certain gentleness in play, with layers of backing vocals sung by women – including Foucault’s wife Kris Delmhorst, as well as the various partners of the band – adding hue and shade.

Cut live to tape in three days at Pachyderm Studios in rural Minnesota, BLOOD BROTHERS reconvenes SALT AS WOLVES’S all-star ensemble: Foucault’s longtime tour partner Billy Conway (Morphine) on drums, Bo Ramsey (Lucinda Williams) on electric guitars, and Jeremy Moses Curtis (Booker T) on bass, joined this time by pedal steel great Eric Heywood (Pretenders) to unite in the studio both iterations of the band with which Foucault has toured and recorded for over a decade.

As noise and politics, fashion and illusion obtrude on all fronts, BLOOD BROTHERS is a deep breath and a step inward, with tenderness and human concern, paying constant attention to the places where the mundane and the holy merge like water. In language pared to element, backed by his world-class band, Foucault considers the nature of love and time in ten songs free of ornament, staking out and enlarging the ground he’s been working diligently all the new century: quietly building a deep, resonant catalogue of songs about about love, memory, God, desire, wilderness, and loss.

KZE’s Parlour Session with Jeffrey Foucault is sponsored by:

Lydia Pidlusky

Q: What do you do at KZE?
A: Host of the Midday Show, Office Manger, Traffic Manager, and some tech stuff like maintaining our website

Q: What do you do when you’re not working at KZE?
A: I do quite a bit of acting with MurderCafe.com & TheatreOnTheRoad.com, as well as Board Member for their parent non-profit, Steamer Trunk Productions, Inc. Lately I’ve been performing regularly with my band, the Uncommon Gestures, in which I write, sing and play clarinet. I can also sometimes be found singing jazz, giving voice lessons or vocal workshops.

Q: What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?
A: Chocolate with lots of gooey chunks

Q: Do you have any pets?
A: Currently four cats, and wondering how many qualifies you to be a crazy cat lady.

Q: What’s the most useless talent you have?
A: Wiggling my ears

Q: When you’re having a bad day, what do you do to make yourself feel better?
A: The Essential Cs: couch, cats & cuddles

Q: What is the best piece of advice you’ve received? OR Can you share one quote or saying you love, that keeps you going in life?
A: Rejection is Protection

Q: If you could trade lives with anyone for a day who would it be and why?
A: My oldest cat who is 18 years old. I’ve always wanted to be a cat for a day, and he’s particularly smart and thoughtful. I wonder what he thinks about.

Q: What’s the closest thing to real magic?
A: Creativity & imagination, the most powerful forces in the universe!

Q: Have you ever collected stickers that are on fruits?
A: Yes but not anymore. I used to stick them onto big spice jars.

Q: A penguin in a sombrero walks through the doorway and starts talking. What does it say?
A: Is this WKZE, the home of musical diversity? Have a got a show idea for you!!

Dick Hermans

Q: What do you do at KZE?
A:  I host a folk/bluegrass/mostly acoustic show on Saturday mornings 8-10 called New Harmony.

Q: What do you do when you’re not working at KZE?
A: I co-own Oblong Books & Music with my daughter Suzanna. I am chairman of the Harlem Valley Rail Trail Association and I chair the Democratic Committee in the Town of Pine Plains.

Q: What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?
A:  Butter pecan

Q: Do you have any pets?
A:  We lost our favorite cat last year at a ripe old age and are petless at the moment.

Q: What’s the most useless talent you have?
A: Whistling

Q: When you’re having a bad day, what do you do to make yourself feel better?
A: Tequila

Q: What is the best piece of advice you’ve received? OR Can you share one quote or saying you love, that keeps you going in life?
A: My Dad impressed upon me that the most important thing in any endeavor is showing up. I lived in Tucson after college and had a memorable meeting in a living room with a few activists one of whom was Ceasar Chavez. I had a short one on one with him and he told me I needed to know my community before I could represent that community. That influenced my decision to move back to northern Dutchess many years ago.

Q: If you could trade lives with anyone for a day who would it be and why?
A: Someone who knew how to play guitar. Not being disciplined enough to learn to play is something I regret.

Q: What’s the closest thing to real magic?
A: Music, obviously

Q: Have you ever collected stickers that are on fruits?
A:  We used to carry a line of postcards at the store that were wonderful illustrations from old fruit boxes. I sold them, but didn’t collect them.

Q: A penguin in a sombrero walks through the doorway and starts talking. What does it say?
A: Chilled, amigo.

The end of summer means it’s time for the KZE Labor Day DollarSaver Half-Price Sale! You work hard to earn your money and we want to help you keep more of it, while continuing to enjoy the local restaurants, retail locations and services you love. Every certificate in the KZE DollarSaver will be half-price starting Friday, August 31st and continuing all weekend, through Monday September 3rd. Enjoy 50% off the next time you go out to eat, need to buy a gift, or treat yourself to health and wellness services! It’s simple, your half-price savings certificate prints straight from your printer.  A dollar saved is a dollar earned with the KZE Labor Day DollarSaver Half-Price Sale! Click on this Dollar$aver link to start saving! A great way to save money, support local independent businesses and musical diversity at 98.1 KZE!

Oilda

Q: What do you do at KZE?
A: As Marketing Manager I drive a lot and talk a lot and meet people all day and do my best to help businesses showcase themselves with the Hudson Valley’s favorite “Grown Up” radio station.

Q: What do you do when you’re not working at KZE?
A: When I’m not working at KZE I’m reviewing my emails, thinking about KZE, listening to KZE, it’s a part of my life. I also write and read, cook, be in nature, see friends, go to concerts, destination travels to cool towns, museums, eateries…

Q: What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?
A: Vanilla/chocolate twist

Q: Do you have any pets?
A: Everyone’s pet is my pet.

Q: What’s the most useless talent you have?
A: There is no such thing.

Q: When you’re having a bad day, what do you do to make yourself feel better?
A: I go be with nature or, other people’s pets.

Q: What is the best piece of advice you’ve received? OR Can you share one quote or saying you love, that keeps you going in life?
A: “Expect nothing. Appreciate everything.”

Q: If you could trade lives with anyone for a day who would it be and why?
A: Wonder Woman. So I could fly and protect myself from incoming bolts with my bracelets.

Q: What’s the closest thing to real magic?
A: Love is real magic. Music is the closest thing.

Q: Have you ever collected stickers that are on fruits?
A: No. I have collected dust though, not on purpose.

Q: A penguin in a sombrero walks through the doorway and starts talking. What does it say?
A: “Stupid taxi driver!”

gregg

Q: What do you do at KZE?
A: I’m at the front desk and coordinate things, like interviews and meetings with new advertisers. I’m also host of the evening show, M-F 7-10pm. Also record and produce the Garden Show and Home with my good friend Sally Spillane, amongst other behind the scenes duties.

Q: What do you do when you’re not working at KZE?
A: Listen to music and when I’m not doing that, I’m playing music, Guitar, Piano, Ukelele, Harmonica or whatever else you put in my hand.

Q: What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?
A: Rocky Road

Q: Do you have any pets?
A: Currently no, But my last residence was a farm with 4 horses, 2 goats (Sugaree & Ripple), and 4 dogs and 6 cats in the yard.

Q: What’s the most useless talent you have?
A: I have some nifty basketball tricks up my sleeve. Loved the Harlem Globetrotters growing up.

Q: When you’re having a bad day, what do you do to make yourself feel better?
A: See question # 2.

Q: What is the best piece of advice you’ve received? OR Can you share one quote or saying you love, that keeps you going in life?
A: It’s a great life if you don’t weaken.

Q: If you could trade lives with anyone for a day who would it be and why?
A: Bob Weir, and be able to play with Jerry.

Q: What’s the closest thing to real magic?
A: Music is true magic. It can transcend space and time. Lucky to be part of WKZE.

Q: Have you ever collected stickers that are on fruits?
A: No

Q: A penguin in a sombrero walks through the doorway and starts talking. What does it say?
A: I think I took a wrong turn, can someone point me in the direction of Mexico?

Purchase a Weekend Pass for just $75! Save 50%!

The 2018 Clearwater Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, June 16 and 17 at Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson, Westchester County, NY. Festival gates open to attendees at 9AM.

Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival (aka “the Clearwater Festival” or “Revival”) features seven sustainably powered stages with diverse music, dance, storytelling and family-oriented programming as well as a juried Handcrafters’ Village, the Green Living Expo, the Working Waterfront with small boat exhibits and rides, the Artisanal Food & Farm Market, environmental education displays and exhibits, and the Circle of Song where audience participation is the focus. The festival is wheelchair accessible and stage programming is staffed with American Sign Language interpreters. Visit ClearWaterFestival.org for performance schedule and more information.

This year’s lineup includes:
Jeff Tweedy of Wilco ~ The Mavericks ~ Ani DiFranco ~ They Might Be Giants ~ Rhiannon Giddens ~ Hot Rize ~ Beth Orton ~ Langhorne Slim ~ Willie Nile ~ Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmour ~ and hundreds more!

98.1 KZE is proud to offer special savings to our listeners on Adult Non-Member Weekend Passes! Call us at 845-758-9810 during regular business hours to purchase a Clearwater Festival Weekend Pass for just $75! That 50% off the regular price! Get yours before they sell out!

THREE lucky 98.1 KZE listeners will win a $981 Healthy Food Shopping Spree!

One winner will be chosen each month from June through August, for a spree at either Sunflower Natural Foods Market in Woodstock or Rhinebeck, or Berkshire Co-op Market in Great Barrington. Pick up your entry form at locations throughout the Hudson Valley, then return your completed entry to the KZE Studios by the drawing date for your preferred grocery market. One entry per person, please. Non-winning entries will be automatically included in the next drawing.

Entry forms are available at: 

Good luck and bon appétit!

Q: What do you do at KZE?
A: Host of the Garden Show and Home, which airs Sundays from 8-9am

Q: What do you do when you’re not working at KZE?
A: I work as a gardener, as well as logistics for set up for the International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I’m also a bead and metal artist.

Q: What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?
A: Maple walnut, preferably with hot fudge

Q: Do you have any pets?
A: Not at the moment

Q: What’s the most useless talent you have?
A: I don’t believe there is such a thing as a useless talent.

Q: When you’re having a bad day, what do you do to make yourself feel better?
A: I try and do tasks I don’t like doing, because why waste a good mood doing bad tasks!

Q: What is the best piece of advice you’ve received? OR Can you share one quote or saying you love, that keeps you going in life?
A: Stay awake!

Q: If you could trade lives with anyone for a day who would it be and why?
A: I’ve never met anyone whose life I would trade with. Everyone has problems.

Q: What’s the closest thing to real magic?
A: Be here now.

Q: Have you ever collected stickers that are on fruits?
A: Only for the garbage

Q: A penguin in a sombrero walks through the doorway and starts talking. What does it say?
A: “Because of global warming I need a bunch of ice. Give me a margarita on the rocks.”

Over 40 bands featuring Artist-in-Residence BILLY STRINGS, plus Del McCoury, Sam Bush, Hot Rize, Jerry Douglas, The Wood Brothers, Della Mae, Molly Tuttle, Dailey & Vincent, Peter Rowan, The Hillbenders, Front Country, Red Knuckles, and many more!

Four days. Six Stages. Dancing. Workshops. Kids Stuff. Vendors. Camping. Jamming. And more! On the Walsh Farm in Oak Hill, NY,  Thursday, July 19th through Sunday, July 22nd. Visit GreyFoxBluegrass.com for performance schedule and more information, or call 888-946-8495.

98.1 KZE is proud to offer special savings to our listeners on Day Passes! Call us at 845-758-9810, Mondays through Fridays, 9am-5pm, to purchase a Greyfox Bluegrass Festival Day Pass for just $60! That $20 off the regular price! While supplies last!