New Little Egypt Live Episodes to Premiere on WSIU TV

May 30, 2017

For Immediate Release

Kyle Triplett.
Credit Pearl Franz / WSIU
James Barnes of The Phonics sits in on the drums.
Credit Kevin Boucher / WSIU

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Contact: Mark St. George, Producer – Little Egypt Live, (618) 453-5887, mark.stgeorge@wsiu.org

WSIU-TV to Present New Little Egypt Live Episodes

Carbondale, Ill. – WSIU Public Television, a public media service of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, will present three, new one-hour episodes of Little Egypt Live beginning Sunday, June 4 and featuring performances by Ivas John, The Swamp Tigers, Tim Crosby, Brent Stewart, The Phonics, and other well-known regional musicians and singers.

Little Egypt Live: Americana/Folk/Blues Edition will air on Sunday, June 4 at 8pm, with repeat broadcasts on Monday, June 5 at 12:30am and Thursday, June 8 at 4am. The program features excerpts of non-holiday music performed at the Ivas John Blue Christmas Special taped at Shryock Auditorium in December 2016. Artists featured include Ivas John, Wil Maring, Robert Bowlin, Kristin Gregory Bryant, Shadi Frick, Gary Gordon, Mel Goot, Marie Meunier, Jamie Pender, Charlie Morrill, and The Swamp Tigers.

Little Egypt Live: The Motown Edition will air on Wednesday, June 7 at 7pm and features a salute to the late, great Sharon Clark by The Phonics, a Cairo, Ill.-based R&B, Motown, soul, and funk band. The program repeats on Thursday, June 8 at 12am and Saturday, June 10 at 6pm. Artists featured include Larry Baldwin, James Barnes, John Carter, Lee Carter, Wilma Carter, B. Douglas Daugherty, Shadi Frick, Mel Goot, Chris Rigdon, Harry Williams, Nick Williams, and Larry Wood.

Little Egypt Live: Folk Edition is a double-album release party featuring an acoustic performance by Tim Crosby followed by singer-songwriter Brent Stewart who plays tunes from his latest CD release with support from guest artists Daniel Tejada, Kyle Triplett, Toby Merriman, and Andrew Staff. The program airs Friday, June 9 at 8pm, with repeat broadcasts on Saturday, June 10 at 1amSunday, June 11 at 10:30pm, and Monday, June 12 at 4am.

Watch for updates online at wsiu.org/littleegyptlive and share your comments or suggestions on Facebook at facebook.com/littleegyptlive.

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