Late Night Radio

Late Night Radio

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Late Night Radio plays a mix of bluegrass, swing, & vintage country. If you've heard Allison Krauss, Asleep at the Wheel, Gillian Welch, Tim O'Brien, Hank Williams, then you'll be sure to enjoy our music. If not, your in for a great surprise.

Biography

Since 1999, Late Night Radio, has been entertaining New England audiences with their mix of traditional & modern bluegrass, vintage country, and acoustic swing.
The band name recalls times when, late in the wee hours when stars shine and the moon is low, if you got that transistor radio turned just right, you could hear great old tunes and new alternative music that just aren't played on pop airwaves...that is the music Late Night Radio plays.
Now we have the internet, thankfully, where you can find all kinds of music that defies categorization. We take those tunes and adapt them to the bluegrass acoustic instrumentation process. Then give them fun arrangements. Diane also writes her own songs, both bluegrass and "other".
When we play general audience venues, we always include enough easily recognizable cover tunes to keep them happy. Also, we gauge the age of the crowd and tailor sets (within reason) to appeal to them. Diane also performs kids music, so we have plenty of those songs we can pull out to entertain family audiences.

Diane Kordas & Late Night Radio are members of the NH State Council on the Arts Touring roster and the New England Foundation for the Arts.This selection process involved a review of Late Night Radio's shows and customer relations, insuring that performances are up to their high standards. The Council and Foundation offer funding assistance through grants to nonprofit organizations that want to present a show.

Discography

In 2002, we released our CD, "Midnight Airwaves".
We now have our second CD, "Bluegrass & Beyond", just released in June of 2008. This new one reflects our current band line up.
Our first CD is in digital distribution. Both have samples available on our web site and MySpace page.

Set List

We perform 1 to 4 sets easily, each 45 minutes. We find ourselves often combining 2 sets and playing without a break, one, just because we enjoy it so much, and two, to hold the audience.
For covers, we do older country (Hank Sr., Patsy Cline, Keith Whitley), a variety of bluegrass, some Bonnie Raitt, Norah Jones, music from the "Oh Brother Where Art Thou" soundtrack, Gillian Welch, etc.

Set 1
1) The Likes Of You
2) If the Devil Danced in Empty Pockets
3) My Window Faces the South
4) Talk to me Texas
5) Old Man of the Mtn.
6) Blue Love
7) Gravel Yard
8) Run and Hide
9) Hey Good Lookin'
10) Never Get to Hold you in My Arms Anymore

Set 2
1) Miles and Miles of Texas
2) Ace in the Hole
3) Wayfaring Stranger
4) Compadres in the Old Sierra Madres
5) Who's That Knockin'
6) Cabin in the Corner of Gloryland
7) Nails in my Coffin
8) Dobro Medley
9) Fort Wor