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Friday, April 13Back to Top
The Groop: Stereolab
When: 
Friday, April 13 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
Matthew
Category: 
Rock

Concoctions of Moog, noise, wow, flutter, loops and the French language begin the 30th Rock Marathon featuring the songs of Stereolab. Before 8:00 a.m., Matthew will cover more droning, asymmetric time signatures and transient random-noise bursts than most people will experience all day.
1977
When: 
Friday, April 13 8:00AM
Hosted by: 
Brandy Savarese
Category: 
Rock

The rock and roll community lost Elvis Presley in 1977, but gained two important players in that same year - the WTJU Rock Marathon and current WTJU rock directress, Brandy. In this, the 30th anniversary year of the rock marathon (and Brandy!), we celebrate the music of 1977 to commemorate these rock and roll milestones!
A Morning of the Mountain Goats
When: 
Friday, April 13 10:00AM
Hosted by: 
Matt Pysher & Liz Tenney
Category: 
Rock

Tune in to hear all of your favorite Mountain Goats tracks as well as some unreleased live songs.
On the Bookish Bard: A Celebration of the Written Word in Music
When: 
Friday, April 13 Noon
Hosted by: 
DJ Danger Dimples & D-Mo
Category: 
Rock

Tune in with DJ Danger Dimples and D-Mo as they paint the town with typeface: a celebration of the written word in music! Prose becomes poetry on this special episode of Sans Serif.
Tribute to CBGB: Outrageous Music From the Under Ground
When: 
Friday, April 13 2:00PM
Hosted by: 
Goldfinger, Atom & Robert
Category: 
Rock

The Folk scene from Bleeker Street ended at 315 Bowery on the Lower East Side. 1973 saw the doors open to a new American institution: dark, crowded, sinister... blasting glam, glitz, and gutter rock. Join Goldfinger as we celebrate the petri dish of punk, and 50 years of WTJU's contribution to the preservation of three-chord rock in high heels and Chuck Taylors. The Ramones, Blondie, The Damned, the Voidoids and more will all be there in a squiggling mass of fuzztone.
BBC Newshour
When: 
Friday, April 13 4:00PM
Hosted by: 
Live Feed
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

Putting the world's politics and economics into perspective with analysis of current affairs worldwide...
Virginia News
When: 
Friday, April 13 4:59PM
Hosted by: 
Katie Weiss & the News Staff
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

Tune in every weekday as news director Katie Weiss and the WTJU News Staff bring you the latest from Charlottesville and around the region. You get original reporting on the issues that matter to the community. Wtjunews@virginia.edu
Shadow Samples: The Sequel
When: 
Friday, April 13 5:04PM
Hosted by: 
DJ Baconfat
Category: 
Rock

Join DJ Baconfat as he takes another trip down the strange, mysterious highway of lost songs sampled by DJ Shadow on his masterpiece albums, productions, mixes and singles. Play "spot the break" with your friends, neighbors and loved ones, or just sit in a dark room with your headphones on. Either way, you'll hear everything in a much different light afterwards.
Lost Classix
When: 
Friday, April 13 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
Jake Hosen
Category: 
Rock

Buried in the backwaters of pop music are a plethora of artists, albums and songs that never received proper recognition in their day but still sound fresh and innovative even by today's standards. We'll be featuring 'lost' and recently unearthed or re-issued tunes from a multitude of musical traditions and styles. Artists such as Sandy Bull, Jackson C. Frank, Jeanette, ABC, The Scars, Spice 1, Antena and others create an exciting soundtrack of compelling music that never made the mark it should have.
The Nine O'Clock Shadow: Cover Songs
When: 
Friday, April 13 9:00PM
Hosted by: 
Margie "The Show Stopper" Ortiz
Category: 
Rock

Tune in to hear new and interesting covers played back-to-back. Indie rock covering top 40 rap? Got it. Folk covering Brit-pop? Got it. Pop covering disco? Got it. Turn on 91.1 FM at 9:00 p.m. to see what else we might unearth.
Dubstep
When: 
Friday, April 13 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Matt & Morgan
Category: 
Rock

Over the past few years, South London has been at the center of an exciting new musical subgenre - dubstep. An amalgam of grime, dub, and drum 'n' bass, dubstep has quickly spread from a local scene to a global phenomenon. Join Matt and Morgan as they survey the landscape.
Saturday, April 14Back to Top
Cold Meat Industry: A Label Showcase
When: 
Saturday, April 14 1:00AM
Hosted by: 
Chris McRae
Category: 
Rock

Eerie soundtracks from Sweden's CMI-the premier label for European dark ambient music. Chills and a smell of blood. You're alone in the walk-in cooler amidst the hanging flesh. There must be a door out somewhere... pledge and support the nightmares!
Raster-Noton
When: 
Saturday, April 14 3:00AM
Hosted by: 
Matt Best
Category: 
Rock

Founded in 1999 by three East German sound manipulators, the Raster-Noton label is on the forefront of minimalist electronic music. Also known for its use of multimedia and exquisite packaging, the label features releases by Alva Noto, Pixel, SND, and more. Join Matt as he takes a trip through the catalog.
Richard Thompson - Folk & Rock
When: 
Saturday, April 14 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
Professor Bebop
Category: 
Rock

Named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the top 20 guitarists of all time and a recipient of the Ivor Novella Award for Songwriting, Richard Thompson is the living bridge from folk to folk rock to rock. A founding member of Fairport Convention, Thompson's artistry is equally at home with tradition and experimentation. His compositions are touching, wry, insightful, and often humorous; and they are always exquisite.
The Replacements
When: 
Saturday, April 14 8:00AM
Hosted by: 
Jay Hertel
Category: 
Rock

Populous anthems from these boisterous, yet sometimes beautiful, Minneapolis legends.
A Tale of Two Jeffs: Tweedy and Mangum
When: 
Saturday, April 14 10:00AM
Hosted by: 
Anthony Gallo
Category: 
Rock

Two hours of pure Jeff Mangum and Jeff Tweedy euphoria!
Doug Martsch
When: 
Saturday, April 14 Noon
Hosted by: 
Amy
Category: 
Rock

Everybody's favorite Idahoan has proven his guitar prowess with Built to Spill, the Halo Benders, the Treepeople, and his solo work. Tune in for two hours of Doug Martsch and a look back at his 20 years of work.
XTC
When: 
Saturday, April 14 2:00PM
Hosted by: 
Robert Nowicki
Category: 
Rock

Down the rabbit hole with the wunderkinds of phantasmagorical Eng-pop. Listen, love and pledge your money.
In the Bedroom: Lo-Fi Singers and Songwriters
When: 
Saturday, April 14 4:00PM
Hosted by: 
Brandy & Matt
Category: 
Rock

Helping to make the case for substance over style, lo-fi recording has carved out a distinct aesthetic in rock and roll-sometimes sad, sometimes pensive, always fuzzy and sincere. It has allowed for the singer/songwriter to make unique and provocative music. Featuring Will Oldham, Elliott Smith, Bill Callahan, and more.
Charlottesville Über Alles!
When: 
Saturday, April 14 6:00PM
Hosted by: 
Tyler & Davis
Category: 
Rock

Tyler and Davis run down the soundest and choicest from Charlottesville's illustrious and sundry sonic past and present. You may not have heard it all, but it is most assuredly happening. Tune in, get a job at the Corner Parking Lot and then start a band!
Canadian Invasion
When: 
Saturday, April 14 9:00PM
Hosted by: 
Brandy & Larry
Category: 
Rock

Since the dawn of the new millennium, a steady and eclectic stream of independent new music has been drifting down from north of the border. Join Brandy and Larry on a two-hour road trip with stops in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and beyond. From the power pop of the New Pornographers to the country rock of The Sadies, we'll celebrate all that's good in Canadian rock.
Disko Punk Party
When: 
Saturday, April 14 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Helvidius
Category: 
Rock

Have you ever considered what might actually need LESS cowbell? From the cowbell manifesto of Liquid Liquid's "Optimo" to the "Bend Over Beethoven" of !!! in 2007, a steady stream of bands have rejected the punk v. disco version of the jets and the sharks. Choosing to have their FU DIY attitude and dance party too, from the recently departed Lizzy Mercier Descoux to the newly resurrected James Chance and the freshly deified DFA singles, the disko punk might be the long-awaited continual revolution? coat-check your inhibitions, pledge the contents of your wallet, and shake some sweet, sweet ass.
Sunday, April 15Back to Top
State of the Dance
When: 
Sunday, April 15 1:00AM
Hosted by: 
Jake Hosen
Category: 
Rock

Here's your chance to get hooked up with the current state of global dance music, encompassing hip-hop, micro-house, baile funk, Baltimore club music, lap-pop, dance punk, Kompakt minimalism and more. This is an exciting time for dance music as the influence of electronics moves globally and the beats of Latin America move closer to home for us in the United States. This show promises not to drop the beat and is 100% guaranteed to jump-start your party. Artists and labels: Kompakt Records, Milk Crate Records, Ricardo Villalobos, The Clipse, The Knife, Surgeon, The Rapture, LCD Soundsystem, etc.
Don't Push Me, 'Cause I'm Close to the...': Hip Hop Not from the Streets
When: 
Sunday, April 15 3:00AM
Hosted by: 
DJ Down Since '84
Category: 
Rock

What happens when you take the "streets" out of hip-hop? Is hip-hop a musical genre linguistically confined to urban limits of meaning? How do hip-hop superstars living in mansions maintain street cred? Could Malibu's B-Rad ever really keep it real? DJ Down Since '84 hopes not so much to answer these questions as to provoke thought by bringing you a three-hour graveyard set of hip-hop about and from anywhere else but the streets. On this early morning we'll check out MCs in backcountry barnyards to DJs in suburban wastelands in order to investigate the functional paradox between the genre's roots and the creative dimensions it explores today.
Yacht Rock
When: 
Sunday, April 15 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
Matt Best
Category: 
Rock

Get your Tommy Bahama and Sperry Top-Siders out of the closet and sail the oh-so-smooth waters that are Yacht Rock. Join Matt as he keeps the fire burning with Kenny Loggins, Steely Dan, Christopher Cross, Toto, and more.
1957
When: 
Sunday, April 15 8:00AM
Hosted by: 
Professor Bebop
Category: 
Rock

Fifty years ago, WTJU began operation and if we had broadcast rock and rhythm & blues at that time it would have sounded like this! There will be some hits, but as has been our tradition and commitment, we'll play some great obscurities deserving wider exposure as well. Professor Bebop will cool you and school you on the musical year that was. Get your wig on tight, your hip boots placed and laced, and everything will be alright!
Backbeat!
When: 
Sunday, April 15 10:00AM
Hosted by: 
Colin Powell
Category: 
Rock

An exploration of one of the most essential yet oft-misunderstood elements of rock and roll music. From early jump blues and R&B hits to surf, garage, soul and even a little bit of indie rock, Backbeat! attempts to trace the development of the infectious syncopated style that has dominated the popular music scene for over a half century.
Just Some of Bob Dylan's Blues
When: 
Sunday, April 15 Noon
Hosted by: 
Don Harrison & Radio Wowsville
Category: 
Rock

Sometimes even "The Sound Choice in Central Virginia" must stand naked. Our semi-annual Bob Fest features two hours of rare and classic recordings from Our Man Zimmy (who had a new album out last year, maybe you heard?). Don Harrison and the Radio Wowsville 91.1 Action News Team will bring the harmonica and the rhyming dictionary (you bring the light bulb).
Hello, I'm Johnny Cash
When: 
Sunday, April 15 2:00PM
Hosted by: 
Tyler, Don, & Radio Wowsville
Category: 
Rock

Rockabilly pioneer, country music legend, highwayman, poet of the people and the only performer to successfully collaborate with both Rev. Billy Graham and producer Rick Rubin. Johnny Cash was everywhere, man. From the Sun Records classics to his latter-day hits on American Recordings to unlikely covers of Nine Inch Nails and Beck, it's All-Cash-All-The-Time. Your Radio Wowsville hosts Tyler Magill and Don Harrison will wear black and, like daddy, sing bass - all for your financial support of community radio and in memory of an American legend.
Time to Face the Sun: Afrobeat & Highlife in West Africa, 1960-1980
When: 
Sunday, April 15 4:00PM
Hosted by: 
Nate, Adam, Mike & John
Category: 
Rock

In the 1920s and 1930s, Highlife Music was born in Ghana. It was a combination of African Jazz, Congolese guitar sounds, Palmwine, Cuban and Latin music, and Ghanaian big bands and army ensembles. The music would eventually spread into Nigeria, and become prominent as a result of musicians like E.T. Mensah, Al Haji K. Frimpong, Victor Olaiya and their bands: the Archibogs, the Akazas, the Top Modern Stars, The Lebartone Aces, The Dandies, The Ramblers, The Tempos, The Rhythm Fadakas, The Titibitis, The Melody Maestros, The Rhythm Skies, and the Inter-Reformers. Along with Highlife-spinoffs like Juju and Guinean swing, West African music in the 1960s and 1970s would produce some of the most memorable and amazingly talented musicians and recordings to ever come about, in the nations of Ghana, Nigeria, Guinea, Benin, and Gambia especially. In the 1970s, the sounds of James Brown and American soul and funk music filtered into West Africa, and an even greater dimension was added to an already fantastic mixture of sounds and influences, resulting in the birth of afrobeat on the streets of Lagos, exemplified by Fela Kuti and the superhuman drumming of Tony Allen, as well as musicians like BLO, the Apostles, the Funkees, and the Stooges-esque Ofo & the Black Company. Join Nate, Adam, Mike and John for three hours of fantastic West African music from the 1960s and 1970s, and hear funk and soul music in a totally new and different way.
British Soul Birds
When: 
Sunday, April 15 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
Dan Poarch & Radio Wowsville
Category: 
Rock

British girls do it better. This two-hour transatlantic journey proves it, featuring the soulful '60s pop of Dusty Springfield and Petula Clark alongside amazing new offerings from singers like Lily Allen and Amy Winehouse. Host Dan Poarch, assisted nobly by the Radio Wowsville Budgie Appreciation Society, will make you say, "I say!"
De La Soul & Sources
When: 
Sunday, April 15 9:00PM
Hosted by: 
DJ Poubelle
Category: 
Rock

In 1989, three friends from Amityville, Long Island, set the rap world on its ears. Nearly twenty years later, De La Soul continues to bring damage to your borough, and with immense pleasure we bring you cuts from Three Feet High and Rising to The Grind Date, with some choice source material that the Plugs recomposed. Go deep with De La Soul.
Talent is an Asset: Sparks
When: 
Sunday, April 15 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Tyler & Don
Category: 
Rock

Now, smack dab in the middle of their fourth decade, the brothers Mael have steadfastly deconstructed pop, psych, glam and disco with vicious wit, wicked humor, and uncanny accuracy. Hear how they shook Lennon so much that, upon seeing them on Top of the Pops, he cried out, "Yoko, come quick, Hitler's on the telly!" Actually, that's pretty much the story. Hosted by those Wowsville Spark-a-Holics Beaver O'Lindy and L'il Beethoven.
Monday, April 16Back to Top
Go Chubby Boy: Two Hours of Mannie Fresh & New Orleans Hip Hop
When: 
Monday, April 16 1:00AM
Hosted by: 
Nate
Category: 
Rock

For almost twenty years now, Mannie Fresh has been at the center of New Orleans hip hop, starting around the age of 10 as a member of New York Incorporated, one of the first New Orleans hip hop crews. In 1987, he started working with rapper Gregory D. The partnership would be somewhat short-lived, but their work would help to lay the foundation for New Orleans Bounce, the hip hop style that would eventually dominate in New Orleans. Mannie Fresh's own aesthetic has mirrored that of Bounce, but he has managed to make beats and songs that always sound unique and iconoclastic, creating a distinctly Southern hip hop that nonetheless sounds far removed from the music coming out of Atlanta or Texas. He's managed to remain engaging and interesting for his entire career, using his trademark high hats and old-school New Orleans horn lines, as well as his always hilarious intros and outros, working mainly with Cash Money artists like Juvenile, Lil' Wayne, and B.G., but also UGK, T.I. Mack 10, Young Jeezy, and Trick Daddy. Join Nate as we hear from one of the greatest producers ever, the man who helped to put his own vision of the bottom of the map on the map.
Weird Weather Underground: Weather-Inspired Music
When: 
Monday, April 16 3:00AM
Hosted by: 
Chris McRae
Category: 
Rock

Odd looking clouds tonight. Could see rain, sleet, snow and hail. Floods are distinctly possible...followed by a long, dusty drought. Hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards cannot be ruled out. The forecast calls for bizarre weather-inspired music. Surreal umbrellas recommended.
The Sensual World of Kate Bush
When: 
Monday, April 16 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
Timothy
Category: 
Rock

For more than thirty years, Kate Bush has been writing some of the most surreal, melodramatic and wonderfully crafted songs in the music industry. Her amazing three-octave voice is unmistakable and transforms her melodies and lyrics into artistic masterpieces. Tune in and share the beauty, the emotion, and the subtlety of one of England's finest.
Atlantic Records
When: 
Monday, April 16 8:00AM
Hosted by: 
Peter Welch
Category: 
Rock

In honor of the late Ahmet Ertegun, co-founder of Atlantic Records, Peter Welch features some of the classic R&B & Soul released on this great label. Featuring recordings by Ray Charles, Ruth Brown, Big Joe Turner, Aretha Franklin, The Drifters, The Coasters, Wilson Pickett and many more greats.
Fa Fa Fa Fa: The Musics of David Byrne
When: 
Monday, April 16 10:00AM
Hosted by: 
Helvidius
Category: 
Rock

Nerd, impresario, Talking Head. David Byrne's near three decades in music have seen him bounce from art rock in Providence to taste-maker in downtown New York and finally to popularizer of Venezuelan disco music, Brazilian Tropicalisimo, and ghostly Americana. We will touch down with the hits from the Heads and get deep into his long list of collaborations and musical "discoveries" and maybe even a tidbit from his new work on Imelda Marcos. Shoes and disco for everybody!
1977-80: Punk/New Wave Throwdown!
When: 
Monday, April 16 Noon
Hosted by: 
Robin Tomlin
Category: 
Rock

While Robin was growing up just outside London in the late 70s, he heard punk and new wave hits. He's gonna share the violence, live music experiences, LPs and 45s (...all in the original picture sleeves!) from that period as he travels through his punk/new wave back pages! Robin re-pierces his cheek with a safety pin and gets ready to pogo around the studio in a 1977-80 punk/new wave throw down!
Garage Beat '65
When: 
Monday, April 16 2:00PM
Hosted by: 
Ralph Graves
Category: 
Rock

In the mid-'60s, teenagers across America formed bands and started rehearsing in their parents' garages. Using money earned from playing high school dances and battle-of-the-band prizes, they recorded one or two tracks at their local studio before breaking up. Often playing with more enthusiasm than skill, these tracks crackle with raw energy and teenage bravado. And you can dance to them, too.
BBC Newshour
When: 
Monday, April 16 4:00PM
Hosted by: 
Live Feed
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

Putting the world's politics and economics into perspective with analysis of current affairs worldwide...
Virginia News
When: 
Monday, April 16 4:59PM
Hosted by: 
Katie Weiss & the News Staff
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

Tune in every weekday as news director Katie Weiss and the WTJU News Staff bring you the latest from Charlottesville and around the region. You get original reporting on the issues that matter to the community. Wtjunews@virginia.edu
Neko Case
When: 
Monday, April 16 5:04PM
Hosted by: 
Larry & Brandy
Category: 
Rock

Neko Case is a true original. From the country noir of her solo work to the indie pop of the New Pornographers, she travels a unique and varied musical landscape. Tune in as two fanatics show their love for all things Neko.
Kraftwerk Covers
When: 
Monday, April 16 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
Morgan McLeod
Category: 
Rock

Various artists covering the music of Kraftwerk in various styles.
The Jarvis Cocker Programme
When: 
Monday, April 16 9:00PM
Hosted by: 
Andrew & Mike
Category: 
Rock

Sex, death, doom, the working classes, and the pure, transcendent marriage of pop and rock. It's a show spanning the career of Britain's sexiest and most cynical singer/songwriter-the early failed incarnations of Pulp, the mid-'90s creative explosion of Different Class and This is Hardcore, and the diverse side projects of the last decade. Expect a heavy dose of the Pulp catalogue, a sampling from the archives of John Peel (for whom Pulp was a favorite), and a liberal selection from Cocker's terrific new solo album. Also: Cocker covers of Cohen and Gainsbourg, his Children of Men anthem, and his work with Relaxed Muscle and Harry Potter's The Weird Sisters.
Songs of Leonard Cohen
When: 
Monday, April 16 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Andrew & Mike
Category: 
Rock

Cohen was (literally) a poet and a philosopher before he picked up a guitar in his 30s. He burst into the American consciousness with the fiercely beautiful work of his Songs albums-works somehow both gentle and angry-and he broke a million hearts with numbers like "Suzanne" and "Famous Blue Raincoat." Then he turned to Death of a Ladies' Man and the bombast of Phil Spector. He remembered the Chelsea Hotel and danced to the end of love, and he dreamed up the synthesizer slow-burns of I'm Your Man. For five years, he (literally) became a monk, and then he returned to the studio on the heels of tragedy in New York. We've got it all, every single thing Cohen has recorded in his career, plus his two live albums. This is the man who actually wrote "Hallelujah." You owe it to yourself to hear him sing it.
Tuesday, April 17Back to Top
David Grubbs
When: 
Tuesday, April 17 1:00AM
Hosted by: 
Scott Matthews
Category: 
Rock

David Grubbs has been in the vanguard of the American underground music scene since the early 1980s. This show will trace his roots in the Louisville hardcore band Squirrel Bait and move through his work with the influential post-punk group Bastro to his genre-defying collaboration with Jim O'Rourke in Gastr del Sol. Scott will also cover his eclectic solo output of recent years highlighted by inventive avant-pop, solo guitar and piano compositions, film scores, and collaborations with The Red Krayola, Loren Connors, Stephen Prina, Pauline Oliveros, Mats Gustafsson, The Wingdale Community Singers (with writer Rick Moody and musician Hannah Marcus), and poet Susan Howe. He also runs a record label called Blue Chopsticks which has released music by artists such as Derek Bailey and Luc Ferrari. Grubbs' embrace of pop music structures and avant-garde composition and poetics give his music and lyrics a depth and vitality that transcends the confines of "indie" and "rock" altogether.
Filtered French House Blend: French House and DJ Beats
When: 
Tuesday, April 17 3:00AM
Hosted by: 
dj basek
Category: 
Rock

Whether you're staying up late or waking up early, Filtered French House Blend is better than any yuppie coffee you've ever tasted. Filtered, funky, and mostly French, this continuous house and electronic DJ set will be good the last drop.
Set Me Free: A Spacemen 3 & Spiritualized Retrospective
When: 
Tuesday, April 17 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
Nate
Category: 
Rock

Throughout their five-year career as a band, Spacemen 3 covered pretty diverse ground, ranging from fuzzy psychedelic rock'n'roll to lengthy experimental pieces, bluesy garage rock, hushed, somber songs, and rushes of distortion, all of which culminated in the masterful 1987 record The Perfect Prescription. Tensions within the band, primarily between the two main contributors, Jason Pierce, or Jay Spaceman, and Pete Kemper, or Sonic Boom, were already apparent at this point, and while Spacemen 3 would make it through a few more releases, Jay Spacemen would ultimately leave to form Spiritualized. Spiritualized became an equally important and impressive band, creating a kind of distorted British psychedelic gospel unlike anything else. Join Nate as he pulls from the major Spacemen 3 and Spiritualized releases and live recordings and side projects, for a morning of repentance and healing. The church of Jay Spaceman will be in session.
A Turn About the Leaf Label
When: 
Tuesday, April 17 8:00AM
Hosted by: 
DJ Insouciante
Category: 
Rock

Leaf through the pages of the multifarious eleven-year-old catalogue of this British music label.
Rock Cities
When: 
Tuesday, April 17 10:00AM
Hosted by: 
David
Category: 
Rock

From London to Detroit, rock songs throughout the ages have celebrated cities. Hometowns to vacation destinations, if it's got a mayor, it's probably got a song about it. David has sifted through these tracks to bring you the best of city rock.
1971
When: 
Tuesday, April 17 Noon
Hosted by: 
Nick Rubin
Category: 
Rock

The dream was over, but the hair was still growing. Hippie Johnny was always stoned, and long-haired guitarists were preening on stages all across this great land. But 1971 also belonged to folkies and funksters, proggers and glamsters, and if you tune in at noon on Tuesday, April 17, you'll hear classics and shoulda-beens from Badfinger to Bowie, from Sly to Can, and Floyd to Funkadelic. Dig!
Animal Collective
When: 
Tuesday, April 17 2:00PM
Hosted by: 
DJ Zoo Share
Category: 
Rock

Since the turn of the century, Animal Collective has brought a new sound to modern pop. Their hypnotic sounds and bustling beats come through in a haze that could certainly make you lightheaded. This rock episode of haunting vocal warbles, dizzying explosions, spiraling soundscapes, and dense harmonies will span the last seven years of this truly original band. Tune in to hear studio tracks, live recordings, and some rarities that are the essential gems of any WTJU Rock Marathon.
BBC Newshour
When: 
Tuesday, April 17 4:00PM
Hosted by: 
Live Feed
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

Putting the world's politics and economics into perspective with analysis of current affairs worldwide...
Virginia News
When: 
Tuesday, April 17 4:59PM
Hosted by: 
Katie Weiss & the News Staff
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

Tune in every weekday as news director Katie Weiss and the WTJU News Staff bring you the latest from Charlottesville and around the region. You get original reporting on the issues that matter to the community. Wtjunews@virginia.edu
The Velvet Vinyl Mind
When: 
Tuesday, April 17 5:04PM
Hosted by: 
Roger Barker
Category: 
Rock

Those boots still fit, I promise. Slip 'em on and powder your nose. 120 minutes of glam await you, Barbarella.
Belle & Sebastian Are Still Blue
When: 
Tuesday, April 17 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
DJ Baconfat
Category: 
Rock

For the price of a cup of tea (or a little more, if you're feeling generous rather than sinister), you can pledge your support for the station that hits you with two hours of Scotland's finest-Belle & Sebastian. Going on over a decade now, this merry band of twee troubadours has been making the kind of music that breaks hearts, stirs souls, and splits sides. They may rule the school, but you'll learn quickly that their brand of mischief is the stuff of legend.
Born to Mourn - Dead Religion LIVE
When: 
Tuesday, April 17 9:00PM
Hosted by: 
Ramona Sparks & Phil Free
Category: 
Rock

Do you wear black on the outside because black is how you feel on the inside? Are you so consumed by ennui that neither life nor death particularly appeals to you? Finally, do you smoke because you're hoping for an early death and need to cling to something? If so, then Morrissey understands. Tune in for two hours of melancholy and self- indulgence that will touch the tortured soul in you. Dead Religion started as a fun way to play favorite songs from punk rock cornerstones the Dead Kennedys and Bad Religion through the Blue Ridge filter of bluegrass-inspired sound, using mandolin, acoustic guitar and banjo to recreate the songs. Now playing mostly country-inspired originals (in the tradition of many aging punks) Dead Religion will play a couple of favorite Smiths songs the way they hear them, along with their version of 'Feel like Morrissey', originally by Houston, Texas' longest undying punk rock band, 30footFALL.
The Demise of Western Civilization
When: 
Tuesday, April 17 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Chuck Adcock & Mike Burlin
Category: 
Rock

Veteran WTJU DJ Chuck Adcock of Radio Wowsville fame and rock DJ Mike Burlin will collaborate for an on-air continuous mix to round out the end of the rock marathon. By commemorating 50 years of WTJU, we celebrate birth and sustainability. But at the same time, in deference, we recognize our mortality as a station, particularly in light of the recent fates of so many of our sister public radio stations across the country. In the spirit of this awareness, Chuck and Mike will pervade the airwaves with apocalyptic sounds that will hauntingly reminisce of an ultimate dissolution. A mix of dark, ruinous songs with distressfully hopeless spoken word transmissions, the show hopes to promote a deep and gracious appreciation by promoting a conscious awareness that the end might be near.
Wednesday, April 18Back to Top
It Cleans Me Out - The Music of Silkworm
When: 
Wednesday, April 18 1:00AM
Hosted by: 
Tom O & Friends
Category: 
Rock

The recent release of the final Silkworm EP, a project cut short by the tragic death of drummer Michael Dahlquist, marks the abrupt ending to one of the greatest yet underappreciated American rock bands. This show mourns their loss by celebrating their music. Listen in to hear greatest hits, rarities, side projects, covers from the recent tribute album, and music from their new band Bottomless Pit. Old fans will be tantalized while new fans will be amazed by these stalwarts of indie rock.
Maximum Minimalism
When: 
Wednesday, April 18 3:00AM
Hosted by: 
Helvidius
Category: 
Rock

Minimalism n 1 : an -ism of dubious import. 2 : any music that works with limited or minimal materials: pieces that use only a few notes, pieces that use only a few words of text, or pieces written for very limited instruments, such as antique cymbals, bicycle wheels, or whiskey glasses From the holy quartet of Reich, Riley, Glass & John Adams, to the free-strumming indie homages of Sufjan Stevens and Six Organs of Admittance. From slept-on giant Julius Eastman to couch-surfer John Moran's minimal opera about Charles Manson with every significant drone and functional tonality in between. Never has so much been done by so little. We will kick it off with The Who's take on Terry Riley and wile away the dark time with the kind of constant harmony and progressive arpeggiating that you can tell your grandkids about around the family solid waste incinerator in 2067. Minimal techno, minimal folk, maximal donations encouraged.
The Bristol Sessions
When: 
Wednesday, April 18 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
Emmett Boaz
Category: 
Folk

Baby pictures from the birth of country music. Emmett's got the complete set of the first field recording sessions of country music, and magical sessions they were. Jimmy Rodgers, the Carters, Pop Stoneman, and a dozen others converged on a hot dusty warehouse and defined what country music was to be.
A Decade of Solas
When: 
Wednesday, April 18 9:00AM
Hosted by: 
Larry Minnick & Pete Marshall
Category: 
Folk

After seven albums and ten years together the Irish/American super-group Solas show no signs of slowing down. Larry and Pete take a look at one of the most innovative and hard-working bands in Irish music today. Featuring an ever evolving line up, we'll check in with all the members of Solas past and present. Rarities and seldom heard live nuggets from our DJs' personal collections will also be showcased.
What James Brown Hath Wrought: 1 World, under a Groove
When: 
Wednesday, April 18 Noon
Hosted by: 
Bruce Penner & Robin Tomlin
Category: 
Folk

The late James Brown was an international star, inspiring black musicians throughout west Africa and the Caribbean. Please join Bruce of Radio Tropicale and Robin of Soulful Situation as they pay tribute to the Godfather of Soul, playing the music of some of the thousands of musicians who followed him, including Fela and Femi Kuti.
Geek Folk
When: 
Wednesday, April 18 2:00PM
Hosted by: 
Dominic DeVito
Category: 
Folk

Get your freak on with this groovy set of the best of the new acoustic underground, featuring Six Organs of Admittance, Feathers, Campfire Songs, P.G. Six, Devendra Banhart and much more. Bring your beard and let's get weird.
BBC Newshour
When: 
Wednesday, April 18 4:00PM
Hosted by: 
Live Feed
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

Putting the world's politics and economics into perspective with analysis of current affairs worldwide...
Virginia News
When: 
Wednesday, April 18 4:59PM
Hosted by: 
Katie Weiss & the News Staff
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

Tune in every weekday as news director Katie Weiss and the WTJU News Staff bring you the latest from Charlottesville and around the region. You get original reporting on the issues that matter to the community. Wtjunews@virginia.edu
Gram Parsons, Solo
When: 
Wednesday, April 18 5:04PM
Hosted by: 
Dusty Garwood
Category: 
Folk

Gram Parsons is the father of country-rock. With the International Submarine Band, the Byrds, and the Flying Burrito Brothers, Parsons pioneered the concept of a rock band playing country music, and as a solo artist he moved even further into country music, blending the two genres to the point that they became indistinguishable from each other. While he was alive, Parsons was a cult figure that never sold many records, but influenced countless fellow musicians, from the Rollings Stones to the Byrds. In the years since his death, his stature has only grown, as numerous rock and country artists build on his small, but enormously influential, body of work
Lasko & Pun Ask: "What the Folk?" LIVE
When: 
Wednesday, April 18 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
Peter Jones with Morwenna Lasko & Jay Pun
Category: 
Folk

Acclaimed musical duo Morwenna Lasko (violin, vocals) and Jay Pun (guitar, vocals) take time out of their hectic touring schedule to not only spin a few tunes of the artists who inspire them, but also perhaps pull out their instruments for a live performance. So tune in and see why acts ranging from Ralph Stanley, Darol Anger and Pierre Bensusan, to Corey Harris and the Dave Matthews Band, ask to share the stage with this versatile acoustic duo.
Fiddle Festival
When: 
Wednesday, April 18 9:00PM
Hosted by: 
Pete Marshall
Category: 
Folk

WTJU Fiddle Festival: join Sunset Road's Pete and his buddy Rick hosting a whole bunch of local fiddlers playing their hearts out in support of WTJU, and make a pledge to your local Sound Choice for fiddle music in Central Virginia.
Dave Matthews, Rare & Unreleased
When: 
Wednesday, April 18 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Phyllis White
Category: 
Folk

Rare, unreleased, live material from WTJU in-studio session (including keyboardist Peter Greiser), Prism, Jefferson, Birchmere and more. Early 1990's and, as far as we know, Dave's first radio 'appearance' and the first radio station to play Dave's music.
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Silver Jews
When: 
Thursday, April 19 1:00AM
Hosted by: 
Nate Millington
Category: 
Rock

Long thought of as a Pavement side project, due to the involvement of Steven Malkmus and Bob Nastanovich, loyal fans and Charlottesville residents have always understood the truth: Pavement is actually the afterthought to the real talent of Dave Berman, one of the foremost songwriters of our era. Blending country sensibilities with dry wit and a downtrodden, bourbon-soaked humor, Berman has created five truly great records under the Silver Jews moniker. Join Nate on Wednesday Night, or Thursday Morning, April 19th, from 1-3AM, as he wraps up five years of living in Charlottesville with at least two hours of the Silver Jews.
Dancing at the Irish Crossroads
When: 
Thursday, April 19 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
Cleek Schrey, Will & Kevin Donleavy
Category: 
Folk

Hot Irish reels and jigs to make the sparks fly!
Arhoolie Records
When: 
Thursday, April 19 9:00AM
Hosted by: 
Rebecca Foster
Category: 
Folk

Named for a field holler, Arhoolie Records has been offering excellent recordings of authentic down home music for over forty years. It's the ingredients of the American stew before they went in the melting pot. Think of Del McCoury, John Jackson, Clifton Chenier, Flaco Jimenez, Lightnin Hopkins, even Freddy Fender and you're just beginning to get an idea of the bluegrass, blues, Tex-Mex, gospel, klezmer and country musicians that have been part of Arhoolie. It's not all history, either. Recent records from Arhoolie include the Virginia band, No Speed Limit, the Cajun group, the Pineleaf Boys, and the Sacred Steel gospel sounds of the Lee Boys.
Rivanna Rambler
When: 
Thursday, April 19 11:55AM
Hosted by: 
Leslie Middleton
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

Travel to the far corners of the Rivanna watershed to learn about its rich heritage: a blend of natural and cultural history, local environmental issues, and personal narrative about the Rivanna River on down to the Chesapeake Bay.
Diesel Only
When: 
Thursday, April 19 Noon
Hosted by: 
Pinetops Stephen & Lonesome George
Category: 
Folk

Tune in to your good buddies, Pinetops Stephen and Lonesome George, as they truck you over America's highways in song. You'll hear the big wheels whine with the pedal steel, feel the tires bump over the asphalt with the pounding bass, taste the stale coffee and gooey pie, feel the long, lonely nights and miss your lover back home - all from the comfort of your office or living room. It's truckin' songs only on the spring marathon edition of the Cosmic American Jamboree.
Folk Dance Calendar
When: 
Thursday, April 19 1:57PM
Hosted by: 
Brad Sayler
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

Brad brings you a listing of traditional dance activities in the WTJU listening area.
Townes Van Zandt: High, Low & In Between
When: 
Thursday, April 19 2:00PM
Hosted by: 
Brian Keena
Category: 
Folk

In two hours' time we'll explore the music and the mind of the late John Townes Van Zandt: songwriter's songwriter, manic-depressive poet, singer, and inspiration to performers as diverse as Emmylou Harris and the Meat Puppets. Tune in for a tribute to this reclusive genius and discover for yourself why the New York Times described Van Zandt as a writer whose songs feel "almost torn from the flesh."
BBC Newshour
When: 
Thursday, April 19 4:00PM
Hosted by: 
Live Feed
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

Putting the world's politics and economics into perspective with analysis of current affairs worldwide...
Virginia News
When: 
Thursday, April 19 4:59PM
Hosted by: 
Katie Weiss & the News Staff
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

Tune in every weekday as news director Katie Weiss and the WTJU News Staff bring you the latest from Charlottesville and around the region. You get original reporting on the issues that matter to the community. Wtjunews@virginia.edu
This Band Called Gillian Welch
When: 
Thursday, April 19 5:04PM
Hosted by: 
Aer Stephen & Larry Minnick
Category: 
Folk

It is often asked, "Why isn't it Gillian Welch and David Rawlings?" No doubt, THAT special sound would not be if it weren't for the masterful guitar and harmonies of Mr. Rawlings. If you ask David, it is because they are a two-person band that they choose to call Gillian Welch. Aer Stephen teams up with Larry Minnick of "Left of Cool" to spin numerous renditions of the magic duo, including The Dave Rawlings Machine, The Esquires, Pre-vival music, "Fest" and special performances, and the gems on their 4 official releases. Be generous - you wouldn't want the ghost of Caleb Meyer to haunt you!
Local Singer-Songwriters Live
When: 
Thursday, April 19 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
Annette Kastner, Blue O'Connell, Joyce Dudek, Robyn Kells & Sandy Snyder
Category: 
Folk

Here is your chance to get your song out to the whole world! Sing to the galaxy; become a star!! For a minimum $25 pledge to WTJU you can come to the WTJU live studio and perform your song on the air. If you have a recording of your song, and would prefer to play that instead of performing live on the air, for the same pledge we will play your recorded song. If you happen to know someone with hidden talent, you can sponsor them. Just make sure they are available to come to the station during the show. What a great way for an up-and-coming star to get some exposure! If any of these sound like fun to you, contact us at wtju@virginia.edu or just show up at the WTJU studio! This show is not restricted to women; boys are welcome!
It Came from Memphis
When: 
Thursday, April 19 9:00PM
Hosted by: 
David Eisenman
Category: 
Folk

Roots music from the Bluff City, featuring artists past and present. Hits from the classic Sun Records catalog to the modern sounds heard today on Beale Street; early Elvis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash, Furry Lewis and Otha Turner; Jim Dickinson, Mark Lemhouse and the Bluff City Backsliders.
Folktronica
When: 
Thursday, April 19 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Matt Best
Category: 
Folk

A combination of two seemingly disparate genres, folktronica has made its way into the music lexicon over the past several years. Combining the instrumentation of folk music with electronic loops and filters, the style features some very talented and innovative artists, including Four Tet, Dan Snaith (Manitoba, Caribou), and The Books. Tune in as the Robots get folky!
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Traditional Country in the 1940's & 1950's
When: 
Friday, April 20 1:00AM
Hosted by: 
Terry Carpenter
Category: 
Folk

Traditional Country evokes a specific sound of simple songs delivered with basic instruments and a distinct twang. The era of traditional country started in the late 1930's as old-time music faded in popularity and continued into the early 1960's as it was replaced by the Nashville sound and other Country Pop music. Tune for a variety of country artists including Ernest Tubb, Hank Williams, Carl Smith, Stonewall Jackson, Jean Shepard, Lefty Frizzell and Kitty Wells.
Brothers & Sisters
When: 
Friday, April 20 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
Steve Kindig & Sandy Goodson
Category: 
Folk

It must be something in the blood. Sibling voices bend and blend to create exquisite harmonies you rarely hear from people who aren't related. Enjoy two hours of family-style folk, bluegrass and Americana from the likes of the Louvin Brothers, Stanley Brothers and Carter Family, to Tim and Molly O'Brien, and fresh, new duos like the Avett Brothers and Ginn Sisters.
Bloodshot Records
When: 
Friday, April 20 9:00AM
Hosted by: 
George Dayton & Matt Combs
Category: 
Folk

This small label out of Chicago has produced much of our favorite roots music throughout its 11-year history. So pour your favorite beverage, send the children out to play and tune in to Matt and Lonesome George as they bring you three whole hours of Bloodshot.
Female Twango
When: 
Friday, April 20 Noon
Hosted by: 
Charles Peale
Category: 
Folk

Two hours of music performed by a unique and eclectic group of women folk/country singers and songwriters. Heavy doses of sad, wistful and wry recordings, some jaunty and some twisted, a veritable panoramic soundscape of raw energy and often beautiful lyrics. A blend of the traditional and the contemporary, featuring Freakwater, Amy Allison, Julie Miller, Mandy Barnett, Iris Dement and more. Focusing on love, tears, fire, whiskey, pedal steel and sweet mysteries. Please join Charles Peale for a program of romantic, idiosyncratic, female twango. It will loosen your purse strings and turn the moon pink.
Cool & Deadly Reggae
When: 
Friday, April 20 2:00PM
Hosted by: 
Goldfinger, Atom & Robert
Category: 
Folk

A dance step, a description, a warning. DJ Atom, Robert and Goldfinger host two hours of the Jamaican Soul Stew of late-'60s bass-fired harmony and melodies that formed the backbone of the Dancehall. We celebrate 50 years of non-commercial broadcasting with our Jamaican fixation for your donation to the station!
BBC Newshour
When: 
Friday, April 20 4:00PM
Hosted by: 
Live Feed
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

Putting the world's politics and economics into perspective with analysis of current affairs worldwide...
Virginia News
When: 
Friday, April 20 4:59PM
Hosted by: 
Katie Weiss & the News Staff
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

Tune in every weekday as news director Katie Weiss and the WTJU News Staff bring you the latest from Charlottesville and around the region. You get original reporting on the issues that matter to the community. Wtjunews@virginia.edu
Kate Campbell
When: 
Friday, April 20 5:04PM
Hosted by: 
Terry Carpenter
Category: 
Folk

From her award-winning "Songs from the Levee", released in 1994, to her newest "For the Living of These Days", released in 2006, Kate Campbell has shown that she is unique among singer/songwriters. This "daughter of preacher man" displays variety and diversity not often found among today's "folk" singers. From her Mississippi-flavored folk music on "Moonpie Dreams" to the Muscle Shoals-influenced gospel on "Wandering Strange". And who can forget her rendition of "Harper Valley PTA" from her tribute to her favorite country singers on "Twang on a Wire". So join me for a slice of music from one of the South's most unique singer/songwriters.
Mariachi Festival
When: 
Friday, April 20 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
Miguel
Category: 
Folk

Join M.I.G. for a special Danza Latina show. Come with him on a musical journey through the land of Mexico. Explore the beautiful rich Mariachi sound that our neighbors down south have to offer.
Talkin' Trash: Answer Songs
When: 
Friday, April 20 9:00PM
Hosted by: 
Peter Welch & Professor Bebop
Category: 
Folk

Answering and replying to songs has long been a tradition in Blues, R&B and Country music. Join Peter Welch and Professor Bebop for a fun two hours of original songs and their answers.
Irma Thomas: The Queen of New Orleans Soul
When: 
Friday, April 20 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Professor Bebop
Category: 
Folk

Discovered by bandleader Tommy Ridgley in 1959, Irma Thomas released her first recording "(You Can Have My Husband, But Please) Don't Mess With My Man" on Ron Records a year later. Her seminal recordings for Minit Records established her regionally and internationally among Soul enthusiasts as a leading light in the Pantheon of soul singers. Though her sales have not made her a household name, her talent is undeniable. Be prepared to get moved and get hip to one of the greatest soul singers on the planet.
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Old Vinyl
When: 
Saturday, April 21 3:00AM
Hosted by: 
The Melody Man
Category: 
Folk

Three hours of James Taylor, Carol King and Paul Simon, from original recordings in stereophonic, analogic vinyl.
Bad Marriages & Worse Endings
When: 
Saturday, April 21 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
Emmett Boaz & Peter Jones
Category: 
Folk

In fairy tales, marriage is a happy ending. In country music, it's the start of a good tragedy. We'll remind you that your marriage could be worse or that it might be a good idea to stay single.
Songs of Peace in Troubled Times
When: 
Saturday, April 21 8:00AM
Hosted by: 
Sumner Brown & Mark Haskins
Category: 
Folk

Atlantic Weekly co-hosts Mark and Sumner team up to bring listeners songs of peace and social justice, drawing on songs from the civil war, through the Vietnam era right up to the current conflict in the Middle East - from Woody Guthrie to John Gorka - thoughtful, thought-provoking and uncensored by big corporate radio.
Folk Dance Calendar
When: 
Saturday, April 21 10:00AM
Hosted by: 
Brad Sayler
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

Brad brings you a listing of traditional dance activities in the WTJU listening area.
Best of British Folk Music Awards
When: 
Saturday, April 21 10:03AM
Hosted by: 
Paul Lieberman & Cinder Stanton
Category: 
Folk

This special edition of Atlantic Weekly, Part II will showcase winners of the BBC Radio Two Folk Awards over its eight-year history. Best singers, instrumentalists, and bands chosen by over 120 music professionals include Kate Rusby, Martin Carthy, Michael McGoldrick, Martin Simpson, Danu, Altan, and Oysterband. This is a chance for you to vote for your favorites, too.
ALLIGATOR, LIVE
When: 
Saturday, April 21 Noon
Hosted by: 
Chris Munson, Kemp Honeycutt, Bill Tetzeli & Scott Lloyd
Category: 
Folk

Alligator is an All-Star Charlottesville band playing early vintage Grateful Dead. The group focuses on the energy, instrumental interplay and experimentation of the early days of one of this century's most unique bands. Tune in for their LIVE performance from the WTJU Lounge and call to make a pledge - or donate online at WTJU.net.
David Bromberg, Demon in Disguise
When: 
Saturday, April 21 2:00PM
Hosted by: 
Aer Stephen & Brian Keena
Category: 
Folk

In 1980, David Bromberg "hung it up", disbanded the David Bromberg Band at the height of its popularity, moved to Chicago, and went to violin-making school. His primary focus now is David Bromberg's Fine Violins in Wilmington, Delaware, where he sells the finest European violins and French bows, and owns the largest collection of American-made violins in the world. Though David never stopped performing totally, he seemingly disappeared from the touring scene. A few years back, he started organizing jam sessions in his new home town, and has been "re-energized." A whole new generation of musicians has discovered his amazingly diverse palette of music and talent and, at festivals like Telluride and Merlefest, have jumped on the "New Lee Highway". With performances as The David Bromberg Band and Quartet, Solo, as a member of Chum backing Angel Band, David Bromberg is officially back, and has recently released his first new recording in 17 years, a solo CD, "Try Me One More Time." Aer Stephen and Brian Keena celebrate David's return with a raucous and heartfelt rendering of the Danger Man's music.
Jumpin' on the Barstool
When: 
Saturday, April 21 4:00PM
Hosted by: 
Matt Combs & The Monster of Happiness
Category: 
Folk

There are any number of ways to serve up the best of Americana music; straight no chaser, with a beer on the side or by the bottle. Add some dim lights, thick smoke and cheating songs on the nickel jukebox and you'll be walking the floor and calling for another round. Tune in for two hours of honkey tonk, broken hearts, and redemption, all set up by Matt and the Monster of Happiness.
Taj Mahal
When: 
Saturday, April 21 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
Rebecca Foster
Category: 
Folk

THE Taj Mahal is a fabulous Indian building. Our Taj Mahal is a fabulous American musician, singer, composer, ethnomusicologist, collaborator and performer. Mixing up blues, jazz, folk, Hawaiian, Caribbean, and African sounds with his exuberant delight in getting to the heart of the music, Taj Mahal defies categories.
On the Brazilian Beat
When: 
Saturday, April 21 9:00PM
Hosted by: 
Gary Funston
Category: 
Folk

It's a Folk Marathon exclusive, as Living Time slides south to the tropics, dancing through a survey of the distinctive rhythms that make Brazilian music so immediately identifiable and enjoyable. You'll hear some of the masters of Brazilian pop, like Jobim, Caetano Veloso and Vinicius Cantuaria, along with some of the country's great jazz artists such as Flora Purim, Airto, Luciana Souza and Baden Powell. New electric music and electrifying acoustic music, South American-style.
Apocalyptic Folk
When: 
Saturday, April 21 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Chris McRae
Category: 
Folk

Dark experimental folk music for the end times. Songs about war, death, loss, religion, and the struggles for meaning amidst a world falling apart. Myths set to tune, praise for that which is still beautiful, hope in an age of hopelessness.
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A Diversity of Harps
When: 
Sunday, April 22 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
Cinder Stanton & Eve Watters
Category: 
Folk

Special guest Eve Watters, harper and harp instructor, will take us on a tour of the world of harps, large and small, gut- and wire-strung, modern and medieval. There will be a plenty of harps from Celtic countries.
Favorite Gospel Quartets
When: 
Sunday, April 22 8:00AM
Hosted by: 
Terry Carpenter
Category: 
Folk

The gospel quartet -- men who took the older style of the jubilee quartet and set meticulous harmonies against a roaring lead voice, a style developed in the pre-war years. Join in as we visit with the Norfolk Jubilee Quartet, the Dixie Hummingbirds, Swan Silvertones, the Spirit of Memphis, the Sensational Nightingales, the Five Blind Boys of Mississippi, the Southernaires, and many, many more favorite quartets.
Van Morrison
When: 
Sunday, April 22 10:00AM
Hosted by: 
Mare & David
Category: 
Folk

Van Morrison is the MAN! Tune in for a joyous request show reviving the special blend of blues, pop, jazz and Celtic folk that is the music of Van Morrison, who is still turning out original riffs and heartfelt phrases. Listen deeply and make a pledge: 924-3418 or 924-3595.
Tell Us a Tale Welcomes Matty Metcalfe & Crewe d'Bayou - LIVE
When: 
Sunday, April 22 Noon
Hosted by: 
Peter Jones & Jen Hoffman
Category: 
Folk

Tell Us A Tale invites Matty Metcalfe and his Cajun/Zydeco band, Crewe d'Bayou, in for a little "Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez"! (Let the good times roll!). So cook up a little gumbo, red beans and rice, and some shrimp etouffee, and then sit back and enjoy music that'll have 'em dancing down on the bayou!
Emmylou Harris
When: 
Sunday, April 22 2:00PM
Hosted by: 
Peter Jones & David Shreve
Category: 
Folk

Proof that country music can yet distill the magic and soul of its folk and bluegrass roots and the pulse of its rock 'n roll cousin, witness the five-decade career of Emmylou Harris, the godmother of alt-country and the archangel of all American country music. Listen in as we follow Emmylou's career from Greenwich Village to Nashville to Daniel Lanois's New Orleans studio and beyond. Drawing from her rich solo career and her collaboration with the likes of Elvis Presley's old bandmates, Ricky Skaggs, Tony Rice, Mark Knopfler, and many others, this showcase of songs reveals one of the purest voices and one of the most agile and clever musicians in all of American music.
Naturalists' Roundtable
When: 
Sunday, April 22 4:00PM
Hosted by: 
Staff with local guests
Category: 
Folk

What do all living things have in common? Tune in for a discussion on water with Robbie Savage of the Rivanna Conservation Society and Alberto Vasquez, WTJU's resident Crank of Dawn.
Ethiopiques
When: 
Sunday, April 22 5:00PM
Hosted by: 
Bruce Koplin
Category: 
Folk

Since 1969, Ethiopian musicians have offered up a unique mixture of sprung rhythms, diatonic soul, neo-modern torch songs, urban commentary, homeplace laments, and pre-post-colonial jazz - delivering a unique mélange that defies summary but entrances the listener. Check in with Bruce K. as he surveys the 21 Volumes (to date) of the "Ethopiques" series from Buda Records for a sampling of this enthusiastically chronicled but still resolutely unconcluded music.
Vanguard Records
When: 
Sunday, April 22 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
Mark Haskins & Emmett Boaz
Category: 
Folk

Vanguard Records was founded 50 years ago. WTJU was founded 50 years ago. Coincidence, you say? Perhaps. But it's no coincidence that Emmett (Leftover Biscuits) and Mark (Atlantic Weekly) fondly remember the influence of these records reaching back to the folk revival and now will bring you two hours of folk music from the extensive Vanguard catalogue, much of it on LP still in the WTJU library - from the Weavers to Patty Larkin, folk revival to bluegrass.
Swamp Thing
When: 
Sunday, April 22 9:00PM
Hosted by: 
Jay Hertel
Category: 
Folk

Join us for a musical journey through the swamps, bayous, and deltas of the Gulf Coast. We'll make stops in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and North Florida for a sampling of the region's best in contemporary music. You'll hear from: Ray Wylie Hubbard, Alejandro Escovedo, Marcia Ball, Beausoleil, Tab Benoit, The Iguanas, Eddie Bo, Olu Dara, T-Model Ford, Drive-By Truckers, Campbell Brothers, Mofro and others.
Accordions of the World Unite!
When: 
Sunday, April 22 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Terry Carpenter
Category: 
Folk

"Welcome to Heaven, here's your Harp, Welcome to Hades, here's your Accordion." Accordion players, always the butt of jokes, don't get any respect. Well we're here to set the record straight. Accordions don't play "Lady of Spain", people do. Join Terry as he travels around the world to find real people playing real music on the Cadillac of musical instruments.

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