It's been a long, cold to be back in the gind of 2014. relax, kick back, warm up by the fire, and tune in for the Whole Wide World as we play you a night of new takes on classic tunes. In honor of the upcoming release of Sweetheart, the fifth annual Starbucks Valentine's day compilation, Rita has put together a fantastic show based on your favorite songs reimagined by new artists. Listen in for some of the covers created exclusively for this album as well as familiar songs by Chris Isaak & Brandi Carlile, Death Cab For Cutie, Lissie, Calexico, and many more.
Join us tonight on the Whole Wide World as Rita moves from Christmas celebrations and holiday joy to the best music in 2013. Tune in for Rita's favorite songs that were released over the past year by artists you have discovered at WFUV such as the Lone Bellow, San Fermin and Lucius as well as the year's most anticipated albums from David Bowie and Arcade Fire.
Excited for Christmas? Can't get enough of the season? Well we have the perfect show to enhance your holiday spirit. So grab a glass of egg nog and join us tonight on the Whole Wide World as Rita spins spins creative versions of your favorite Christmas songs. You'll hear those Christmas classics from Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitgerald, and Nat King Cole as well as more contemporary favorites from Stevie Wonder, Guster, and Joan Osborne. We will also be spinning a few choice collaborations from our recent Holiday Cheer concert that fully capture that warm, holiday joy.
Escape those cold gloomy skies, warm up by the fire, and join us tonight for the Whole Wide World as we celebrate the excellent soundtracks that have recently made their musical debut. We'll be spinning excellent songs from Inside Llewyn Davis, 12 Years A Slave, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, and many more from recent movie releases. We will also be previewing music from artists playing our upcoming Holiday Cheer concert featuring Iron & Wine, Amos Lee, Calexico, and other greats.