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Monday, April 30
Looking Forward to the Dawn
When: 
Monday, April 30 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Mark Haskins
Category: 
Folk

Start your day with a celebration of contemporary acoustic music. Singer-songwriters, some you may have already heard, like local Ellis Paul, and others you may be introduced to, like duo Paul Kram & Eleanore MacDonald. Join Mark Haskins for an illuminating listen.

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
When: 
Monday, April 30 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
Peter Jones and Rebecca
Category: 
Folk

Founded in 1948 by Moses Asch, the mission of Folkways Recordings was to record and document the entire world of sound. Smithsonian acquired the collection of over 2000 albums in 1987 and has added at least 375 more. Join Peter and Rebecca as they explore the sounds of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.

Beleza's Favorites
When: 
Monday, April 30 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
Beleza
Category: 
Folk

Humberto Sales and Madeline Holly-Sales of Beleza will share some of their favorite artists who have and continue to influence their musical sound.

Australiana
When: 
Monday, April 30 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
Steve Kindig
Category: 
Folk

There's more to Australian folk music than “Waltzing Matilda.” Australia's a big place and the music covers a lot of ground, too. This show explores folk and folk-influenced music of the last 20 years. Crack a Foster's ale, sit back and enjoy the mind-boggling guitar mastery of Tommy Emmanuel, the twangy folk-rock of Paul Kelly, recent 'Americana' stalwarts like Kasey Chambers and The Greencards, and much, much more. Join Steve Kindig and “throw another Barbie on the shrimp.”

Big Al Anderson, Connecticut Hillbilly
When: 
Monday, April 30 04:00PM
Hosted by: 
Charlie Pastorfield
Category: 
Folk

Big Al Anderson has had a long and remarkable career. He first fronted The Wildweeds, an insanely popular New England band that scored a Top Twenty hit in 1966 with the soulful No Good To Cry, later covered by The Allman Brothers. The Wildweeds went through a second incarnation as a country-rock band, with an album release on Vanguard Records. In 1971, Big Al was hired by NRBQ, and spent 22 years on the road with that unique outfit, often cited as one of the best live bands of that era. He retired from NRBQ in 1993 and moved to Nashville. He's had a successful career as a songwriter, penning songs for artists like Vince Gill, Carlene Carter, and John Anderson. He continues as an active musician in Nashville, releasing albums on a regular basis, including his latest release Strings, backed by a Who's Who of Nashville musicians.

Love Canon LIVE
When: 
Monday, April 30 06:00PM
Hosted by: 
Pete Marshall
Category: 
Folk

What do you get when you cross conservatory-trained musicians with raucous bluegrass and the mega-hits of the 80s? Love Canon! With this group, you are definitely not giving your "Money For Nothing"...

Creeque Alley: Folk Music Sings About Itself
When: 
Monday, April 30 08:00PM
Hosted by: 
Michael Mabry
Category: 
Folk

Folkies will sing about anything, including Folk Music itself! Join us as we look back on 50 years of self-reflecting songs, drawing from the Village Scene, singer-songwriters and today's indie folk. There will be some friendly pokes at musical rivals, tales of life on the road and songs about songwriting, all with a healthy dose of humor. C'mon along and keep that circle unbroken.

Indie Folk
When: 
Monday, April 30 10:00PM
Hosted by: 
Will Courtney
Category: 
Folk

Indie rockers and folkies will both feel at home as Will blurs the line between the two genres.

Tuesday, May 01Back to Top
Fur Peace Ranch
When: 
Tuesday, May 01 12:00AM
Hosted by: 
Overnight programming
Category: 
Folk

What do you get when you combine a rock and blues legend, well known guest musicians and students, and the rolling hills of southeastern Ohio? You get the destination known as Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch. Between 12 and 6 am each day of the marathon, we will air some of the programs originally heard each Friday night on WOUB-FM.

I'se the By: Some Good Old Downeastern Music
When: 
Tuesday, May 01 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Sandy Goodson and Thom Pease
Category: 
Folk

The Maritimes have spawned some of the best musicians from Canada, from Stan Rogers to Don Messer, from Anne Murray to Hank Snow and Rita McNeil, from Richard Wood and Natalie MacMaster to Great Big Sea, Ryan's Fancy and Rawlin's Cross. Thom Pease and Sandy Goodson will be playing music from the Maritimes: Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick. More than Celtic, more than Acadian, we'll have Canadian content from all kinds of folk genres.

Signature Sounds
When: 
Tuesday, May 01 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
Robyn and Lonesome George
Category: 
Folk

What do Eilen Jewell, Chris Smithers, Crooked Still, Lake Street Dive, Patty Larkin, Richard Shindell, Josh Ritter, Kris Delmhorst and Tracy Grammer have in common? They are all on the Signature Sounds label. Tune in for three hours of those artists and so many more, all proud to call themselves Signature Sounds artists.

Roll Right In
When: 
Tuesday, May 01 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
Rebecca
Category: 
Folk

Yes, another collection of songs about drinking, but this will be special because on the menu you'll find 'vintage, fresh, exotic and local,' in the folk, blues, bluegrass and old time blend found weekly on Walk Right In.

Honey Dewdrops' Ultimate Music Festival
When: 
Tuesday, May 01 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
The Honey Dewdrops
Category: 
Folk

Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish feature good songs made in America, including old and new folk, old-timey, bluegrass, and country music. A good time is guaranteed for all!

Woody Guthrie, we've got you covered
When: 
Tuesday, May 01 04:00PM
Hosted by: 
Pete Marshall
Category: 
Folk

2012 marks the 100th anniversary of Woody Guthrie's birth. We'll celebrate with Woody's songs by the man himself and by others.

The Virginia Ramblers LIVE
When: 
Tuesday, May 01 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
Peter Jones
Category: 
Folk

Traditional bluegrass from one of Central Virginia's premiere bands, with members Charles Frazier, Jeff Vogelgesang, Donnie Shifflett and Zack Deming.

Rise Up Singing
When: 
Tuesday, May 01 08:00PM
Hosted by: 
Sumner Brown
Category: 
Folk

Sing and play along as Sumner plays two full hours of songs from the folk music “bible,” Rise up Singing.

Free Beer Tomorrow: The Music of Jim Dickinson
When: 
Tuesday, May 01 10:00PM
Hosted by: 
Jay Hertel
Category: 
Folk

Legendary Memphis musician Jim Dickinson played piano on records by The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and Aretha Franklin, produced artists ranging from Ry Cooder to Big Star to John Hiatt, fathered and mentored two members of the bluesy jam band North Mississippi Allstars, and released a catalog of his own greasy roots-rock records under his own name and with Mudboy & the Neutrons. This show will celebrate the musical legacy of the late great James Luther Dickinson.

Wednesday, May 02Back to Top
Fur Peace Ranch
When: 
Wednesday, May 02 12:00AM
Hosted by: 
Overnight programming
Category: 
Folk

What do you get when you combine a rock and blues legend, well known guest musicians and students, and the rolling hills of southeastern Ohio? You get the destination known as Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch. Between 12 and 6 am each day of the marathon, we will air some of the programs originally heard each Friday night on WOUB-FM.

Gypsy Music
When: 
Wednesday, May 02 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Terry Carpenter
Category: 
Folk

Three hours of gypsy music to start off your Wednesday morning with WTJU's resident expert...

Compass Records
When: 
Wednesday, May 02 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
Larry Minnick and Pete Marshall
Category: 
Folk

Alison Brown, Darol Anger, Mike Marshall, Andy Irvine, Lunasa, Solas, Mozaik, Bruce Molsky, Matt Flinner... and the list of great artists on the Compass Label goes on. Tune in for three hours of music, new and old, with two of Compass Records' biggest fans.

The Chocolate Show
When: 
Wednesday, May 02 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
Bruce Penner and guest Melissa Frost
Category: 
Folk

A survey of the world's chocolate and musical cultures, starting with the Mexican “beans” that keep most of us smiling.

Columbia Records and the Folk Explosion
When: 
Wednesday, May 02 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
David Soyka
Category: 
Folk

Founded in 1888, Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded music. In 1948, Columbia introduced the LP format that could contain an entire symphony, musical, or thematic album of vocal or instrumental music -- a standard still in use today for the growing minority that still enjoys vinyl. Columbia was one of the pre-eminent record labels for folk and folk-rock movements in the 1960s and the singer/songwriter ethos that emerged from that, discovering Bob Dylan, the Byrds, Moby Grape, and Simon and Garfunkel, as well as others you may have heard and some you may have forgotten. We’ll delve into that rich vein of folk musical history by putting the needle in the groove. Don’t let the occasional scratch or pop deter you; we can only continue to maintain our commitment to such a high quality musical experience with your generous pledge of support to WTJU during the 2012 Folk Marathon. We’re looking for a record show of support that only you can help bring about.

High Country Radio with Two Infamous Stringdusters
When: 
Wednesday, May 02 04:00PM
Hosted by: 
Chris Pandolfi and Andy Falco
Category: 
Folk

Join Andy Falco and Chris Pandolfi of the Infamous Stringdusters as they take a break from the road to host a program for the WTJU Folk Marathon they are calling the “High Country Radio” show. They will play some music that has influenced them over the years, and who knows... they might even play a few tunes live. Where else but WTJU are you going to get to hear this kind of show?

The Buzzard Hollow Boys LIVE
When: 
Wednesday, May 02 06:00PM
Hosted by: 
Rebecca
Category: 
Folk

After they had such a great time last year, the Buzzard Hollow Boys return for some electrified folk, roots and swing. They will play hits from their CD Moonshine Remorse Redemption, such as Pick Poor Robin Clean, Windsboro Cotton Mill Blues, and Kentucky Moonshiner. They might even put their own slant on a few from Woody Guthrie...

Alex Caton and Ned Oldham Seek Out the Cuckoo's Nest
When: 
Wednesday, May 02 08:00PM
Hosted by: 
Alex Caton and Ned Oldham
Category: 
Folk

Join your hosts Alex Caton and Ned Oldham – nationally and internationally known musicians who currently reside in the Charlottesville area – for The Cuckoo's Nest: traditional versions and innovative interpretations of timeless songs, with particular attention paid to the songs featuring the cuckoo, including the secret of the cuckoo and the nest of the same. In iterations ancient, modern and in the misty regions in between, Alex and Ned will be playing music from Irish, English, Scottish and American sources, from singers and seekers new and old, from the annals of folklore to top of the pops.

Fiddler in the Outhouse
When: 
Wednesday, May 02 10:00PM
Hosted by: 
Kevin Donleavy and Joe Basconi
Category: 
Folk

Sure enough, folk music everywhere! In the kitchen, on the street, and even in the privy. Here's proof, from the early Greenbriar Boys to Phyllis Gaskins, from Mark Campbell to Woody Guthrie, and from the Earth's Crust Ramblers to Cabin Creek.

Thursday, May 03Back to Top
Fur Peace Ranch
When: 
Thursday, May 03 12:00AM
Hosted by: 
Overnight programming
Category: 
Folk

What do you get when you combine a rock and blues legend, well known guest musicians and students, and the rolling hills of southeastern Ohio? You get the destination known as Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch. Between 12 and 6 am each day of the marathon, we will air some of the programs originally heard each Friday night on WOUB-FM.

Four Corners on the Globe
When: 
Thursday, May 03 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Paula O'Buckley
Category: 
Folk

From fads to fusion, acoustic to electric ethnomusicology, we'll take a jaunt into the wide world of folk, no hold barred, no prisoners taken...

Rounder Records
When: 
Thursday, May 03 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
WTJU Folk Staff
Category: 
Folk

What would the world be like without Rounder Records? Let's hope that never happens! Starting back in 1970 with blues, blues-rock, string band, and bluegrass, Rounder has expanded to over 3,000 titles of folk, soul, soca, Cajun, and Celtic. Tune in for three hours of who-knows-what as we celebrate the many sounds of Rounder.

Honky Tonks
When: 
Thursday, May 03 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
Lonesome George
Category: 
Folk

Songs about honky tonks and in the honky tonk style of country music...

Blue Ridge Fais Do-Do: A Cajun and Zydeco Celebration
When: 
Thursday, May 03 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
Dave Shreve
Category: 
Folk

Join Louisiana expat Dave Shreve as he showcases the various forms of one of America's most joyous musical traditions, the Cajun and Zydeco music of South Louisiana. Two-step or waltz along as he features fiddles, washboards, and accordions, Cajun and Zydeco music from both past and present, and songs risen from Louisiana's rich Cajun French and African-American heritage.

Fiddle or Banjo
When: 
Thursday, May 03 04:00PM
Hosted by: 
Peter and Anne Haney
Category: 
Folk

Fiddle and banjo are the two oldest instruments in America. But which reigns supreme? Peter's partial to the five string, while Anne prefers the one that likes to put on airs calling itself a violin. Let us know which instrument gets your vote when you call in your pledge at 434-924-3959! Three hours of banjo and fiddle music, where else but WTJU?

Trees on Fire LIVE
When: 
Thursday, May 03 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
Professor Bebop
Category: 
Folk

Known for its ear-catching fusion of reggae, classical, klezmer, funk, and beyond, Buzz News Reporter Ken Payne hails Trees on Fire's “razor-sharp four-part harmonies and organic world rhythms... original, innovative grooves [with] inspirational messages...” Tune in for an hour of acoustic Trees on Fire LIVE, with Professor Bebop at the controls.

Everything Barbecue
When: 
Thursday, May 03 08:00PM
Hosted by: 
Juddermeister and guest Mike Stock
Category: 
Folk

The slow cooked pork in all its delicious flavors from Mitch Woods “Boogie Woogie Barbecue” and Kermit Ruffins “Smokin With Some Barbecue” to Marcia Ball's “Peace Love & BBQ.” Join the Juddermeister and guest host Mike Stock for a musical food fest.

Humor in a Varicose Vein
When: 
Thursday, May 03 10:00PM
Hosted by: 
Alberto Vazquez
Category: 
Folk

It's too hard to label all the pompous, pestilential, prurient, and impudent screeds that pose as folk music. Silly or zany material goes far back in history. The Canterbury Tales and the Decameron both derive some topics from folksongs of the period. A certain amount of raunchiness will doubtless occur in both song and commentary.

Friday, May 04Back to Top
Fur Peace Ranch
When: 
Friday, May 04 12:00AM
Hosted by: 
Overnight programming
Category: 
Folk

What do you get when you combine a rock and blues legend, well known guest musicians and students, and the rolling hills of southeastern Ohio? You get the destination known as Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch. Between 12 and 6 am each day of the marathon, we will air some of the programs originally heard each Friday night on WOUB-FM.

Music of Coal
When: 
Friday, May 04 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Terry Carpenter
Category: 
Folk

As we surface from the darkness of night into sunlight, tune in for three hours dedicated to the music of coal. Hazel Dickens, Nat Reece, Dock Boggs, the Carter Family and so many more have dug down deep to perform the music of coal, and we will haul out as much as we can starting at 6 am Friday morning.

Rebel Records
When: 
Friday, May 04 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
Annette and Paul Josey
Category: 
Folk

Rebel Records has been producing the world's best bluegrass since 1959. From the veterans of Mac Wiseman, Ralph Stanley, Paul Williams, Larry Sparks, and Lost and Found to the new bucks like the Steep Canyon Rangers, Rebel Records knows the meaning of bluegrass. Join Annette and Paul as they dip their toes into the Rebel Records bluegrass vault.

Outlaws of Country
When: 
Friday, May 04 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
Brian Keena
Category: 
Folk

A reaction to Nashville's "softening" of the raw honky tonk country sound (think Hank Williams and Jimmie Rodgers) in the 1960s and 1970s led to the "outlaw movement" or the term "outlaw country" and features such players as Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Waylan Jennings, Willie Nelson, Townes Van Zandt, David Allen Coe, Merle Haggard, Guy Clark, Tanya Tucker, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Jessi Colter and Steve Earle, among others. No violins, no Nudie suits, just lots of songs about drinking, drugs, hard luck and honky tonks.

Reggae Covers
When: 
Friday, May 04 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
Goldfinger
Category: 
Folk

Jamaica shows its love for the hits from abroad --soul, country and pop-- in this two-hour exploration of great cover songs in the ska, rocksteady and reggae styles... and we finish with some bona fide worldwide hits from JA that returned the favor. Goldfinger dishes up some hits and surprises to free you from your workweek... and some pledge money to support your favorite radio station... and the ever-dynamic Folk Department. WTJU. We've always got you covered!

Chicken Ain't Nothin' But a Bird
When: 
Friday, May 04 04:00PM
Hosted by: 
Pete Marshall and Goldfinger
Category: 
Folk

All chicken songs, all the time... poultry in motion! Don't be a chicken, make that contribution by calling us at 434-924-3959 or on-line at wtju.net.

Downbeat Project LIVE
When: 
Friday, May 04 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
Goldfinger
Category: 
Folk

The Downbeat Project consists of five musicians who put their hearts and souls, their sweat and tears, their laughs and joys into the music they play. Every beat and word holds a constant strength and unwavering groove that listeners can't stray away from. Tune in to experience the live sounds of The Downbeat Project.

Lucinda Williams
When: 
Friday, May 04 08:00PM
Hosted by: 
Aaron Margosis (aka the Eclectic Baboon)
Category: 
Folk

Two hours of Lucinda Williams. Her songwriting. Her voice. Heartbreaking. Sexy. Blessed. Right In Time. This will be one of your favorite shows in this year's Folk Marathon. Don't miss it.

Woody Guthrie: His Music and Legacy
When: 
Friday, May 04 10:00PM
Hosted by: 
Professor Bebop
Category: 
Folk

Woody Guthrie was arguably the primary awakening voice of awareness and protest in the US during the 40's, but his legacy has extended well beyond that era thanks to the homage paid and the musical extension from Bob Dylan, Country Joe McDonald, Wilco and many others who have been inspired by his honesty and insight. Join Professor Bebop in this tribute to the wit, wisdom, and humanity of one of the greatest American spokespersons for the “common folks” of America and be prepared to smile, shake your head, and be uplifted by the genius of this true folk hero.

Saturday, May 05Back to Top
Fur Peace Ranch
When: 
Saturday, May 05 12:00AM
Hosted by: 
Overnight programming
Category: 
Folk

What do you get when you combine a rock and blues legend, well known guest musicians and students, and the rolling hills of southeastern Ohio? You get the destination known as Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch. Between 12 and 6 am each day of the marathon, we will air some of the programs originally heard each Friday night on WOUB-FM.

Leftover Yodelin'
When: 
Saturday, May 05 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Paul Josey
Category: 
Folk

From the early Hawaiian influences to the smooth country yodels of Jimmie Rodgers and Wilf Carter, we'll have two hours of telling stories and listening to the masters of yodeling in early country music.

Migrations
When: 
Saturday, May 05 08:00AM
Hosted by: 
Atlantic Weekly Crew
Category: 
Folk

Join Atlantic Weekly hosts from both sides of the Atlantic as they celebrate "migrations" - crossing countries, continents and oceans - seeking a better life. A musical exploration from the Dust Bowl to the Potato Famine, from the Gold Rush to Religious Persecution. So many reasons for moving and so many songs and tunes to bring us along for the journey.

Alligator LIVE
When: 
Saturday, May 05 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
Bill Tetzeli and John Fisher
Category: 
Folk

Charlottesville's favorite Grateful Dead cover band in the house!

Matt Flinner & Friends
When: 
Saturday, May 05 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
Steve Kindig
Category: 
Folk

We'll cover the music of mandolinist Matt Flinner from his early days as a sideman to his recent recordings as part of the acoustic power trio Phillips, Grier & Flinner. His more recent projects include his electrified quartet, and his current trio, which has released two CDs of on-the-go jazz-grass compositions Flinner calls “Music du Jour.” There are lots of mandolin players who are fast, but Matt Flinner is quick.

The Music of Lowell George: Put on Your Sailin' Shoes
When: 
Saturday, May 05 04:00PM
Hosted by: 
The Monster of Happiness and Justin
Category: 
Folk

It's been over three decades since Lowell George passed away, but his legacy shapes Americana music today as never before. Through the continuing impact of his recordings with Little Feat, covers of his tunes by the likes of Steve Earle, Dave Matthews and Bob Dylan, and his lasting influence on contemporary icons Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne, the Rock n' Roll doctor keeps making house calls. Join the Monster of Happiness during the WTJU 2012 Folk Marathon.

By the Numbers
When: 
Saturday, May 05 06:00PM
Hosted by: 
David Soyka and Bruce Koplin
Category: 
Folk

During the Folk Marathon 2012, it's all about numbers – the number of pledges, the dollar amount pledged, the number of listeners who support us – but also about a number of musical styles, from traditional folk to country and its “alt” descendants to folk-rock to Celtic and world. We’re also going by the numbers in song titles, from “One to Many Mornings” to “Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover” to “(I’d) Wait a Million Years.” See how it all adds up on Saturday at 6 when we hope to add your number to the pledges of support for WTJU!

Island Records
When: 
Saturday, May 05 08:00PM
Hosted by: 
Gary Funston
Category: 
Folk

Classic British Folk Rock put Island Records on the map with Richard and Linda Thompson, John Martyn, Fairport Convention, Nick Drake, Sandy Denny and many more of your favorites.

Original Originals
When: 
Saturday, May 05 10:00PM
Hosted by: 
John Fisher
Category: 
Folk

Early or original versions of Grateful Dead covers (Chuck Berry, Reverend Gary Davis, Buddy Holly, Dave Van Ronk, etc...)

Sunday, May 06Back to Top
Fur Peace Ranch
When: 
Sunday, May 06 12:00AM
Hosted by: 
Overnight programming
Category: 
Folk

What do you get when you combine a rock and blues legend, well known guest musicians and students, and the rolling hills of southeastern Ohio? You get the destination known as Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch. Between 12 and 6 am each day of the marathon, we will air some of the programs originally heard each Friday night on WOUB-FM.

The Music of the Andes
When: 
Sunday, May 06 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Lonesome George
Category: 
Folk

The Andean music we know today is a fusion of Spanish influences brought by the conquistadors and the music of the native cultures of the Andes. Since the 1960’s, this music has undergone a renaissance and its popularity has spread to five other continents. We’ll listen to some of the artists responsible for bringing that music back to life in our time.

Gospel According to Folkways
When: 
Sunday, May 06 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
Rebecca and Paul Josey
Category: 
Folk

Rebecca and Paul will dig through the vast collection of Folkways recordings to bring you the best gospel gems of all styles. Selections will range from the simple spirituals of a blues singer with a guitar on the back porch, to church choirs and prison quartets. We might play the Fisk Jubilee Singers, Bernice Johnson Reagon with religious songs of protest, Harry and Jeannie West with Appalachian harmonies or Sacred Hymns of Hispanic New Mexico. Tune in and get inspired.

Lasko & Pun's Sound Inspirations
When: 
Sunday, May 06 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
Morwenna Lasko and Jay Pun
Category: 
Folk

What drives the sounds of Morwenna Lasko and Jay Pun? Tune in as special guest hosts Morwenna and Jay play just a tiny fraction of the artists who help influence their own sound.

Blue Ridge Moonshine
When: 
Sunday, May 06 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
Joe Overton and Anne Dunckel
Category: 
Folk

Local folk, old-time and bluegrass acts chosen by Joe Overton of Rebel Records, The Clear Blue Sky and the Magnolia Square Dance. The focus will be on younger acts who are passionate about learning and sharing historic music. Joe may invite some friends in to join him for a few live tunes.

Celebrating Dr. Ralph Stanley
When: 
Sunday, May 06 04:00PM
Hosted by: 
Jeff Vogelgesang and Grant Colby
Category: 
Folk

Bluegrass historians Grant Colby and Jeff Vogelgesang will celebrate Dr. Ralph Stanley's 85th birthday with two hours of his music. As we discovered with last year's pre-1970s bluegrass marathon show, when you put Jeff and Grant together for a show, you get pure magic. So tune in for a special look at (and wonderful sounds of) Dr. Ralph Stanley.

Fretless Banjo
When: 
Sunday, May 06 06:00PM
Hosted by: 
Mark Haskins and Joe Ayres
Category: 
Folk

With roots in Western Africa and adoption into the traditional music of the Americas, the sublime fretless banjo has gained a new appreciation by contemporary musicians. From lonesome mountain music to sublime contemporary adaptations, explore the sounds of the fretless banjo with one of the world's leading authorities, Joe Ayres. We might even be able to twist his arm to play a few tunes live.

Early Country: Hard Times
When: 
Sunday, May 06 08:00PM
Hosted by: 
Terry Carpenter
Category: 
Folk

In the 1920s the first country radio programs emerged, bringing country songs into homes that had never heard this music. Country music of the 1920s talked about shipwrecks, train wrecks and worse. In the 1930s, the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression further shaped country music. Two hours of early country "hard times" with Terry Carpenter; it doesn't get any better than that.

Papa Nez: The Best of Michael Nesmith.
When: 
Sunday, May 06 10:00PM
Hosted by: 
Don Harrison
Category: 
Folk

Michael Nesmith is more than just the Monkee in the wool hat. Papa Nez helped to pioneer country rock, kick-started the idea of music video programming, and his country, rock and pop songs have been covered by everyone from the Paul Butterfield Blues Band to Linda Ronstadt to Bongwater. For two hours, Don Harrison and Radio Wowsville will trace Nesmith's music back to its folk roots, serve up tasty slices of his influential work with the Monkees and the First National Band, and remind you once again why it's so very important to save the Texas prairie chicken. All for your support of community radio.

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