LNR has our second CD, "Bluegrass & Beyond", available! It is a mix of bluegrass, swing, & country; both traditional and progressive, including some originals we've never had a chance to record.

Click here for some MP3 music samples.

Bob & Diane Kordas play traditional instruments with updated arrangements and rhythms to old, new, and original bluegrass, swing, folk and roots music. They have released two recordings, "Midnight Airwaves" in 2001 and most current recording, "Bluegrass and Beyond" in 2008.

"We enjoy playing a variety of music, I (Diane) love writing songs and taking old tunes and playing with chords and rhythms, really bringing standards to a new light. We draw from old time country, swing, and bluegrass, but not exclusively. Late Night Radio has evolved from being a trio in 2001, quartet in 2008. Now it's Bob on banjo or resophonic guitar and me playing guitar. We are paring it down and selecting songs that sound good as a duo, taking music to a simple sweet place and letting it go, letting the vocals and melodies really carry the song."

Bob sums up the music, "I recall turning on a transistor radio in the wee hours of the morning, hiding it under my pillow so no one else would hear, and getting radio stations that played anything from Carter Family, to Patsy Cline, Woody Guthrie, and old time traditional tunes. That's the kind of sound that inspires Late Night Radio duo. Simple tunes for hard times."

Diane Kordas & Late Night Radio are members of the NH State Council on the Arts Touring roster and the New England Foundation for the Arts. Click on their links for more information.

Late Night Radio has performed at a variety of venues in the past, several have had us back for repeat appearances. Some of the places we played include the following:

Past Performances:

Many Old Home Days, Festivals, anniversaries, weddings and other events!! The Big E Northeastern states expo, Springfield, MA
Beech Hill Farm, Hopkinton, NH
Antrim Rec. Concert Series
Hillsborough County Fair
Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, showcase stage, Framingham, MA.
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Family Stage, Ancramdale, NY.
Milford Pumpkin Festival, Milford, NH.
Wilton Arts and Film Festival, Wilton, NH.
Urban Ponds Restoration Festival, Livingston Park, Manchester, NH.
Barre Folk Festival, Barre, MA.
Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival, Campton, NH.
NH Public Radio - Folk Show
Smith Meetinghouse Bluegrass Festival, Gilmanton, NH.

Reviews:

"...they play an amalgam of styles that can be best described as bluegrass swing with major jazz overtones. Their combination of excellent instrumentation and vocals made for very easy listening. The arrangements of old blues, bluegrass and swing jazz standards revived tunes written before the rock era."
Joe LaJeunesse, Hippo Press, Manchester, NH.

"Your performance at the Green Rooster was Exceptional -- very upbeat to sultry, always keeping the excitement vibes buzzing. The audience was totally with you, wherever you wanted to take them. It was truly great the way you captivated all these new listeners (now fans) when they didn't know what to expect. People left satisfied that they heard good music and experienced that thrill that something very human just happened -- kind of like we feel when we get in a good jam session!"
Chuck Demers, Green Rooster Coffeehouse, Worcester, MA

" Midnight Airwaves is a nice showcase of the group's versatility. Bassist Diane Kordas sings lead on most of the tunes, and the disc has an easy going, backporch feel that evokes a laid-back jam among friends."
Noah Schaffer, Worcester Magazine

"Diane Kordas handles the bulk of the lead vocals giving the proceedings a sultry sensation. ... [The CD] is a pleasant collage of melodies that will set feet to tapping to these infectious rhythms."
Les McIntyre, Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine

A diverse, fun band.
George Roberts, Smith Meeting House Bluegrass Festival

Your performance was so much fun, everyone had a great time! Well have you back for our summer concert series!
Kathy Ewing, Goffstown Main Street


 
Diane Kordas
Acoustic Guitar
and Vocals

As a child, her family harmonized on bluegrass songs that her mother learned as a child growing up in Georgia. Cross that with the influence of her father's clarinet playing and Benny Goodman records, and you have an appreciation for the precursors to contemporary music. She would "borrow" her older brother's electric guitar and teach herself with the Bob Dylan song book. When he moved out, she was given a cheap guitar by her parents, who thought it unlady-like for a girl to play a guitar seriously. This strengthened her resolve to pursue music the next chance she got.

 
Bob Kordas
Resophonic Guitar
and Banjo

Bob started playing his great grandfather's banjo when he was 20 years old. An early love of traditional music led to organizing the Weare Fiddle & Banjo Contest for 8 years. Bob has also competed at the Lowell Fiddle and Banjo Contest, placing twice. For the past several years, he has been playing the resophonic guitar also, commonly known as a Dobro or steel guitar.


We have a CD, Midnight Airwaves. You can sample our music in MP3 format click here. Don't have the software or Plug-Ins installed? These pages will allow you to download what you need! Click here for ordering information.

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