It's another great season of "AETN Presents" this November! If you love local music - particularly Don't Stop Please, Runaway Planet, WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour or Grand Serenade - make sure you check out the schedule! Also, learn more about our special interview with Rick Steves, of "Rick Steves' Europe" for "AETN Presents: On the Same Page."

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Episodes of "AETN Presents" in November

Posted on 02 Nov 2012

 Don't Stop Please, live in AETN Studios

It's another great season of "AETN Presents" this November! If you enjoy local music or "Rick Steves' Europe," you'll be sure to find an episode you love. Read on for details!

Don’t Stop Please, Nov. 2; repeats Sunday, Nov. 4, at 1 a.m. following “Austin City Limits.” Don't Stop Please is Nick Caffrey, William Krzeszinski, Anna Horton, Joel Ludford, Robert Gaiser and Will King, all multi-instrumentalists. Their music is a combination of jazz, rock, funk, folk and bluegrass featuring guitar, bass, upright bass, banjo, cello, saxophone, drums, trumpet, trombone, harmonica, a washboard and other instruments.
    •    Runaway Planet, Nov. 9; repeats Sunday, Nov. 11, at 1 a.m. following “Austin City Limits.” Founded in 2001, Runaway Planet evolved out of a longtime friendship between members and a mutual love for traditional string-band music. The members – guitarist Greg Alexander, mandolin player Ben Ellis, banjoist Steve Brauer, and bassist Michael Proveaux – share the weight of songwriting, arrangement and production. Their music is a mix of hard-driving bluegrass, three-part harmonies, complex arrangements and original songs. Drawing from traditional influences like Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs and the Stanley Brothers, they are also inspired by more progressive bluegrass bands like The Country Gentlemen, The Seldom Scene and New Grass Revival.
    •   Woodsongs, Nov. 16; repeats Sunday, Nov. 18, at 1 a.m. following “Austin City Limits.” This episode features highlights from the “Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour” performance recorded in early 2012 at Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus in Conway. Musicians featured draw from an eclectic mix of top Arkansas talent within the country/bluegrass/roots music community, including recent bluegrass standout Blue Rain, champion fiddler Tim Crouch and young bluesman and harmonica phenom Nathan A.
    •    Grand Serenade, Nov. 23; repeats Sunday, Dec. 16, at 1 a.m. following “Austin City Limits.” Heber Springs band Grand Serenade members include former high school classmates rhythm guitarist Kyle Mays, lead guitarist Jordan Trotter, bassist Trevor Ware and drummer Justin Seymour. Their music is a British-influenced brand of indie rock, inspired by the work of Nada Surf, David Bowie and The Smiths. Known for meticulously crafting their work over long periods of time, Grand Serenade released one full-length album, "Lean Times," in 2007 and returned with an EP, "Lake Country," in 2010.

The new season concludes with “AETN Presents: On the Same Page With Rick Steves” Friday, Nov. 30, at 6:30 p.m. Travel author and multimedia personality Rick Steves discusses his career with interviewer Lisa Fischer. They primarily focus on his recent book “Mediterranean Cruise Ports” and the experiences surrounding its creation. Steves' presence is known across many mediums – he is the host of the PBS television series “Rick Steves' Europe,” as well as public radio talk show “Travel with Rick Steves,” podcast creator, blogger, tour guide and author of numerous travel guides.

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