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2013 Folk Marathon: "Staying in Tune"

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February 4-10


WTJU’s Folk Marathon airs a week of terrific folk and roots specials from February 4-10. We need your support to keep WTJU strong in 2013!

Our theme this year is “Staying In Tune.” Each weekday morning from 9 until noon, we’ll focus on a different stringed instrument: Guitar, Fiddle, Mandolin, Banjo, and Dobro. Some of our favorite local musicians will discuss playing styles, air some of their favorite recordings, and demonstrate some fine playing live on-air.

Michael Mabry, WTJU listener and member of “WTJU in Exile,” will host a Pedal Steel program on Sunday afternoon, February 10. He’s driving down from Pennsylvania, where he routinely listens to the station on-line at Other special guest hosts during the Folk Marathon include: Patricia Barber, Charlie Pastorfield, Steve Gorman, Michael Clem & Thomas Gunn, Tucker Rogers, and Chris Leva.

We have live musical guests tuning up to perform from 7-8 each weeknight. Special guests include the Ragged Mountain String Band, the Terri Allard Trio, Buzzard Hollow Boys, Gallatin Canyon, and Jim Waive & the Young DivorceesGerald Anderson & Spencer Strickland will stop by Tuesday afternoon around 4:30 for a special performance during the Radio Bluegrass show. Longtime friends of the station Alligator will perform Saturday from 2-4 p.m.

And once again, our regular announcers have outdone themselves with the breadth and depth of special programs they have lined up. From David Bromberg to Chris Thile, from Western Swing to Scandinavian Folk, from Cumbia Cumbia to Ballads for Buttheads, we have it all. We’ve even got whole shows dedicated to Accordions, Bagpipes, and Yodeling. Check out the full schedule here.

We’re excited for the Folk Marathon, “Staying In Tune.” And we need you to help keep WTJU’s finances in tune. We’re hoping to raise $40,000, and you can be part of the community of donors that keeps WTJU strong. Please make a donation online today!

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