Archive for January 2011

Ray Korona of the Ray Korona Band Returns to Woman-Stirred Radio   Leave a comment

After a bit of a break so I could finish up by MFA at Vermont College of Fine Arts, it’s back in the saddle this week with one of my favorite quirky bands, Ray Korona, who will be on air this Thursday, January 27th at 4:15.

Pete Seeger says: “Wonderful songs! Ray Korona and band are great!” and a review in Fast Folk Musical Magazine reports: The concert hall was packed to hear Ray Korona perform a well rehearsed, balanced program… refreshingly new…. wonderfully perceptive and funny. The set flew by!(link).

Here are some pics of Pete Seeger with the Ray Korona Band. You can find out more about Ray by clicking HERE.

What is so important is the band’s commitment to social justice. Ray Korona writes folk and folk rock songs about working, the environment, peace and social justice (remember THAT concept??)  He is a founding member of the American Federation of Musicians Local 1000 Ray’s song, “Where Do We Go from Here?” sparked a New York Magazine cover story on the housing crisis’ impact on artists. 


Want to join the conversation? Tune in Thursday, January 27th at 4:15 and give us a call at 802.454.7762 or email a question/comment to me at mgangemi@vtlink.net.


Woman-Stirred Radio is a queer cultural journal broadcasting live every Thursday from the campus of Goddard College in Plainfield Vermont. Click HERE to listen live.