WFUV to Broadcast Elvis Costello and The Roots Performing In Concert At Brooklyn Bowl
Elvis Costello's musical path has led him to creative collaborations with the likes of Burt Bacharach, Allen Toussaint, and now The Roots. Wise Up Ghost, the highly-anticipated CD by Elvis Costello and The Roots, will be released on Blue Note Records on Tuesday, September 17th. That day at 12 noon WFUV (90.7 FM/wfuv.org) will broadcast a rare, sold out concert by Elvis and The Roots performing together, recorded the night before at Brooklyn Bowl.
The collaboration came about following one of Elvis's appearances on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, where The Roots, hip-hop's most admired live act, are the house band. Roots drummer and producer Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson, who has an equally voracious musical appetite, broached the idea of working together, and the result was Wise Up Ghost.
WFUV Program Director Rita Houston said, "Elvis is really the quintessential FUV artist, and we've always admired how he fearlessly explores different genres. The Roots, with their amazingly versatile musicianship, are a perfect match for him. Music discovery is at the heart of what we do, so we're especially excited to share the fruits of this new project with our listeners."
New York's Rock and Roots station WFUV (90.7 FM, www.wfuv.org) is a noncommercial, member-supported radio station, licensed to Fordham University for 65 years. WFUV has received national recognition for its award-winning weekday format of adult album alternative music, local and NPR news, and a diverse weekend lineup. WFUV's robust website has extensive audio archives, videos, song playlists, an events calendar, blog and other resources.