Little Egypt Live
WSIU World
Airs on Sundays @ 4pm in WSIU WORLD (March 2016)

About the Program:

In the spirit of popular music programs like Austin City Limits and Music City Roots, WSIU Public Television is proud to present LITTLE EGYPT LIVE -  a multi-episode music series featuring bluegrass, country, jazz, and American roots musicians from southern Illinois and beyond.

Little Egypt Live is back for Season two!

Tune in for new episodes featuring county, blues, soul, folk and American roots musician from southern Illinois and beyond!
Join us for three new episodes featuring performances by
Ivas John, The Swamp Tigers, Tim Crosby, Brent Stewart,
The Phonics, and other well-known regional musicians and singers.


Americana/Folk/Blues Edition

Sun, Jun. 4 @ 8pm

(repeats 6/5 @ 12:30am & 6/8 @ 4am)
This episode features excerpts of non-holiday music performed at the Ivas John Blue Christmas Special taped at Shryock Auditorium in December 2016. Artists featured include Ivas John, Wil Maring, Robert Bowlin, Kristin Gregory Bryant, Shadi Frick, Gary Gordon, Mel Goot, Marie Meunier, Jamie Pender, Charlie Morrill,
and The Swamp Tigers.

The Motown Edition | Wed, Jun. 7 @ 7pm

(repeats 6/8 @ 12am & 6/10 @ 6pm)
Tune in for this salute to the late, great Sharon Clark by The Phonics, a Cairo, Ill.-based R&B, Motown, soul, and funk band. Artists featured include Larry Baldwin, James Barnes, John Carter, Lee Carter, Wilma Carter, B. Douglas Daugherty, Shadi Frick, Mel Goot, Chris Rigdon, Harry Williams, Nick Williams, and Larry Wood.

Folk Edition | Fri, June 9 @ 8pm

(repeats 6/10 @ 1am, 6/11 @ 10:30pm & 6/12 @ 4am)
Join us for a double-album release party featuring an acoustic performance by Tim Crosby (of Tim Crosby and the Lightning Strikes) followed by singer-songwriter Brent Stewart who plays tunes from his latest CD release with support from guest artists Daniel Tejada, Kyle Triplett, Toby Merriman, and Andrew Staff.

Note: This program is not available for online viewing due to music rights restrictions.

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Interested in having your band featured on
Little Egypt LIVE?

We are looking to book local artists and bands for the next season of Little Egypt LIVE. If you are interested in having your band appear on the show, please contact us at (618) 453-4344, email us or connect with us on