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Monday, February 04
Scandinavian Folk
When: 
Monday, February 04 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Waraba
Category: 
Folk

A journey through Scandinavia and its environs through the lens of music mostly collected over the last year by your host. From Karelia to Copenhagen with a few songs from Latvia thrown in, travel the contemporary folk music scene.

Sounds of the Guitar
When: 
Monday, February 04 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
Brian Keena, Landon Fishburne, Jamal Milner and Sam Wilson
Category: 
Folk

As we kick off a week of celebrating different stringed instruments, how can we not start with the guitar? Brian Keena will be joined by guitarists Landon Fishburne, Jamal Milner and Sam Wilson in a discussion of the many styles played. Our guitarists will also demonstrate live in-studio some of those styles, and share some of their favorite guitarists. Hear Tony Rice, David Grier, Norman Blake, Townes Van Zandt, John Jackson, John Cephas, Mississippi John Hurt, Libbe Cotten, Chet Atkins, John Doyle, Tommy Emmanuel, Tony McManus, Pierre Bensusan and more...

Vocal Cupcakes
When: 
Monday, February 04 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
David Eisenman with Patricia Barber
Category: 
Folk

The Juddermeister and special guest Patricia Barber take a look at favorite female vocalists from Joni Mitchell to Emmylou Harris, from Beth McKee to even perhaps Patricia Barber herself, and many more.

Appalachian String Band
When: 
Monday, February 04 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
Paul Josey
Category: 
Folk

From the rollicking sounds out of Galax and south to the more rhythmic, rolling fiddles of Mississippi, the southern Appalachia formed a geographical partition between the many variations of early country stringbands. Join us for stories and music that are sure to provoke awe as well as leg slapping, toe tapping, and dancehall fun on the first day of this year's folk marathon!

Bluegrass Revolution
When: 
Monday, February 04 04:00PM
Hosted by: 
Sandy Goodson and Annette Kastner
Category: 
Folk

Bluegrass history with an emphasis on the 70’s, when Newgrass, Acidgrass, Dawg, and other offshoots of Bill Monroe’s original blended with the Urban and Folk sounds of the 60’s, Rock n Roll, Blues and Jazz influences. Discover or rediscover the likes of Scruggs, David Grisman, the California scene, and more.

Ragged Mountain String Band LIVE
When: 
Monday, February 04 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
Peter Jones
Category: 
Folk

How does one describe Ragged Mountain String Band? High Energy Old-Time Fiddle and Banjo Tunes, Impassioned Songs of Life, Love, Lust, Loss, and a Lot More from the Mountains of the Virginias and Carolinas. The members are Reuben Miller, lead fiddle, banjo; Stavros Calos, lead fiddle; Dan Easley, banjo, lead vocal; Tucker Rollins, mandolin, fiddle; and Charlie Davis, upright bass.

Rise Up Singing
When: 
Monday, February 04 08:00PM
Hosted by: 
Sumner Brown
Category: 
Folk

Singers and musicians grab your songbooks and gather 'round the radio for the second edition of the Rise Up Singing show.

Sad, But Pretty
When: 
Monday, February 04 10:00PM
Hosted by: 
Joe Basconi
Category: 
Folk

Often the most beautiful melodies are given the saddest words. We'll play some pretty songs from a variety of musical traditions that deal with heartbreak, loss, and frustration in various shapes and forms.

Tuesday, February 05Back to Top
Live from Fur Peace Ranch
When: 
Tuesday, February 05 12:00AM
Hosted by: 
Jorma Kaukonen
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.

Africa Unplugged
When: 
Tuesday, February 05 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Steve Kindig
Category: 
Folk

Some of the most mesmerizing African music happen miles from the nearest electrical outlet. Drums, wires, voices – do you really need anything more? Deep desert blues from Mali, intricate fingerpicked guitar from Madagascar, and mucho mas.

Sounds of the Fiddle
When: 
Tuesday, February 05 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
Peter Jones, Aaron Olwell and Richard Will
Category: 
Folk

The fiddle is considered by many to be the oldest stringed instrument in the US, with Thomas Jefferson himself having been known to play the violin. With the help of fiddlers Aaron Olwell and Richard Will (and perhaps a few surprise guests), we will look at the past, present and future of fiddle playing. Old-Time, Cajun, Irish, Bluegrass and beyond...

Women of Virginia
When: 
Tuesday, February 05 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
Rebecca and Lady D
Category: 
Folk

Lady D and Rebecca will present a special Folk and Roots version of the Eclectic Woman show, featuring female performers from Virginia or who call Virginia home. Old-time, country, blues, bluegrass and singer/songwriters will be represented by the likes of Maybelle Carter, Hazel Dickens, Gaye Adegbalola, Terri Allard, Juanita Moore and Adrienne Young.

Accordions!
When: 
Tuesday, February 05 02:00PM
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. Tune in as we travel around the world to find real people playing real music on the Cadillac of musical instruments.

Radio Bluegrass
When: 
Tuesday, February 05 04:00PM
Hosted by: 
Annette Kastner and Sabra Guzman
Category: 
Folk

Old recordings of live bluegrass performances on radio shows.

Terri Allard & Friends Live
When: 
Tuesday, February 05 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
Sandy Snyder
Category: 
Folk

Terri Allard has an extraordinary talent for capturing the human spirit in her songs. With power-packed vocals and infectious energy she has the uncanny ability to move her audiences to pin-drop silence. The Virginia based singer-songwriter has taken her rootsy blend of folk, country, and acoustic pop to countless clubs, coffeehouses and festivals throughout the U.S. Joining her for this live performance are Jason Pollock and Thomas Gunn, two highly regarded musicians in their own rights.

David Bromberg
When: 
Tuesday, February 05 08:00PM
Hosted by: 
Brian Keena
Category: 
Folk

Come celebrate the music and times of guitarist/multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter David Bromberg. We will focus on David’s work as a guitarist, singer, and bandleader. Getting his start in the Greenwich Village folk scene in the mid-1960s and securing his first record deal with Columbia Records in 1971, Bromberg’s career has seen many rebirths, most recently with his latest releases of Try Me One More Time (2007) and Use Me (2011). With an interview and a plethora of recorded material, you're sure to be entertained and educated by this special Folk Marathon spotlight on David Bromberg!

Sitars
When: 
Tuesday, February 05 10:00PM
Hosted by: 
Ponch and Stephen
Category: 
Folk

Used widely throughout the Indian subcontinent, the sitar became known in the western world through the work of Ravi Shankar beginning in the late 1950s and early 1960s after The Kinks' top-10 single "See My Friends" featured a low-tuned drone guitar which was widely mistaken to be the instrument of intercourse. Tune in for the sounds of Ravi Shankar, George Harrison, Donovan, Ananda Shankar and more!

Wednesday, February 06Back to Top
Live from Fur Peace Ranch
When: 
Wednesday, February 06 12:00AM
Hosted by: 
Jorma Kaukonen
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.

Yodeling
When: 
Wednesday, February 06 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Terry Carpenter
Category: 
Folk

Yodeling: Cowboys, Oldtime Country, Jimmie Rodgers, Cackle Sisters, Texas Drifter, Elton Britt, Ernest Tubb, all them good folks.

Sounds of the Mandolin
When: 
Wednesday, February 06 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
Larry, Pete and Andy Thacker
Category: 
Folk

Mandolin players Pete Marshall and Andy Thacker dissect the many styles of playing with Larry Minnick. Before playing some of their favorite mandolin recordings, rumor is Pete and Andy might even pull out their own instruments to demonstrate live and in person! David Grisman, Chris Thile, Mike Compton, Matt Flinner, and maybe even a few from Mando Mafia, Gallatin Canyon and Love Canon...

Pipelines: Bagpipes of the World
When: 
Wednesday, February 06 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
Robyn
Category: 
Folk

Bagpipes: you either love them or you hate them. Fact is, you just may not know them. Piping traditions stretch across some surprising territory—they’re not just for the highlands (or seisiuns).

Uncle Tupelo's Family Tree
When: 
Wednesday, February 06 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
Jay Hertel
Category: 
Folk

Blasting out of tiny Belleville, Illinois in the late 80’s, Uncle Tupelo was part of the genesis of the alt-country movement. While this band left behind a seminal discography of its own, after their split in 1994 two more influential bands were spawned as Jay Farrar formed Son Volt and Jeff Tweedy formed Wilco. This show will focus on the music of these three bands and the numerous side projects that all trace their lineage back to Uncle Tupelo.

Western Swing
When: 
Wednesday, February 06 04:00PM
Hosted by: 
Lonesome George and Terry
Category: 
Folk

Join Lonesome George and Terry Carpenter for 3 hours of western swing. There will be lots of tunes from the golden age of western swing that began in the late 1930’s as well as recordings from later artists who still keep this lively music form alive.

Buzzard Hollow Boys LIVE
When: 
Wednesday, February 06 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
Rebecca
Category: 
Folk

The Buzzard Hollow Boys return for some electrified folk, roots and swing. They are sure to play a few off their brand spanking new CD, “Yazoo Basin Folktales & Other Mamlish Tone Poems, VOL ll.”

Giants Who Once Walked the Earth
When: 
Wednesday, February 06 08:00PM
Hosted by: 
Charlie Pastorfield
Category: 
Folk

We take a look at bands who've been somewhat ignored by history, but who've had a profound effect on those who came after, including The Dave Clark Five, The Zombies, Them, The Pretty Things, The Seeds, The Left Banke, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, Love, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 13th Floor Elevators, Blue Cheer, Spirit, and the Flamin' Groovies.

High and Lonesome
When: 
Wednesday, February 06 10:00PM
Hosted by: 
Joe Basconi
Category: 
Folk

High and lonesome bluegrass songs from both the early pioneers and new generation of bluegrass musicians.

Thursday, February 07Back to Top
Live from Fur Peace Ranch
When: 
Thursday, February 07 12:00AM
Hosted by: 
Jorma Kaukonen
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.

Jay & Molly's Ashokan Farewell
When: 
Thursday, February 07 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Paula O'Buckley
Category: 
Folk

The Upstate New York duo of Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, long-time friends of WTJU and Charlottesville, have provided iconic music to soundtracks, dances, and personal events for decades. Join us on a journey to Ashokan in the Catskills, the backdrop for young and old to dance, sing, play, and compose.

Sounds of the Banjo
When: 
Thursday, February 07 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
Peter Jones, Joe Ayers, Pete Vigour and Peter LaBau
Category: 
Folk

The banjo goes back in American culture at least to the 1700s. We welcome some of the best banjo players around Central Virginia (and beyond), including Joe Ayers, Pete Vigour and Peter LaBau, for conversation mixed with live and recorded demonstrations of the many styles made by the banjo.

Cumbia Cumbia: Columbian Dance
When: 
Thursday, February 07 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
Anne and Steven
Category: 
Folk

We will follow cumbia from its Afro roots in Columbia through its spread and takeover of dance floors all over Latin America. From chicha to digital cumbia, we will explore the different styles of one of the most popular genres of Latin music.

Tex Mex
When: 
Thursday, February 07 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
Lonesome George
Category: 
Folk

The melding of cultures north and south of the Rio Grande produced a musical hybrid called Tex Mex which blends country, blues and roots rock with traditional Mexican music forms.

Genius of Thile
When: 
Thursday, February 07 04:00PM
Hosted by: 
Stephen Gorman
Category: 
Folk

A lot of folks are called geniuses, but Chris Thile has the certification, having been awarded a MacArthur Genius Grant in 2012. Tune in for three hours of Chris Thile's music with special guest host Steve Gorman, arguably Thile's biggest fan. Steve will mix Chris' official releases with live recordings he has accumulated over the years. There will be new and old recordings, and a chance to pick up a pair of tickets to the Punch Brothers' February 11 concert at the Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville. We will also have a signed copy of the Punch Brothers' brand new EP, “Ahoy!”

Gallatin Canyon LIVE
When: 
Thursday, February 07 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
Pete Marshall
Category: 
Folk

Gallatin Canyon is a bluegrass trio founded by bluegrass aficionados Andy Thacker, Landon Fishburne and Ben Hernandez. Influenced by dozens of great bluegrass acts, both contemporary and from the past, the band focuses on masterful instrumentation, air-tight bluegrass arrangements and soaring vocal harmonics. When the President of the United States was in town last year, they also found time be his opening act. Tune in and see why!

Van the Man
When: 
Thursday, February 07 08:00PM
Hosted by: 
Juddermeister
Category: 
Folk

A joyous request show reviving the special blend of blues, pop, jazz, and Celtic folk… that is, the music of Van Morrison. We’ll feature his new release "Born to Sing: No Plan B," along with others covering his wonderful compositions.

Sliabh Luachra
When: 
Thursday, February 07 10:00PM
Hosted by: 
Kevin Donleavy and Mark Rough
Category: 
Folk

Music to make your feet move fast---polkas, slides, reels, and songs from southwestern Ireland.

Friday, February 08Back to Top
Live from Fur Peace Ranch
When: 
Friday, February 08 12:00AM
Hosted by: 
Jorma Kaukonen
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.

Classics with Folk Roots
When: 
Friday, February 08 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Steve Myers
Category: 
Folk

Composers of classical music have frequently made use of folk music, often from an oral tradition. In this special Folk Marathon edition of Vivace, we'll explore ways in which folk tunes have emerged into well-known classical pieces.

Sounds of the Dobro
When: 
Friday, February 08 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
Lonesome George, Jay Starling and Deloy Moore
Category: 
Folk

The resophonic guitar, sometimes called a dobro, was developed in the late 1920’s to better stand out during live minstrel performances that were popular at the time. It later found a place in bluegrass, jazz and blues. Tune in for three hours of music featuring the most accomplished musicians who have played this instrument over the years.

World of Ecstasy: Sufis
When: 
Friday, February 08 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
World Turning Crew
Category: 
Folk

Here your hosts feature music created or performed by Sufis and their fellow aspirants in all parts of the world. Included will be music directly inspired by the practice of Sufism, or otherwise influenced by the atmosphere of sacred music, song, and dance which has crossed borders and cultural boundaries for centuries. Tune in for sounds from areas of the world, including the USA, where ecstatic music continues to delight and uplift.

Cville Cats with Michael Clem & Thomas Gunn
When: 
Friday, February 08 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
Michael Clem and Thomas Gunn
Category: 
Folk

Local musicians Michael Clem & Thomas Gunn host a two-hour set of artists who have helped shape the rich, neo-traditional acoustic music scene in the Charlottesville area, past and present.

Return of Prime Time Old Time
When: 
Friday, February 08 04:00PM
Hosted by: 
Pete and Sandy
Category: 
Folk

Back in the 1980s, WTJU hosted an Old Time String Band music show in prime time on friday afternoons. Join Pete & Sandy as they travel back in time, again playing recorded Old Time music and welcoming locals Uncle Henry's Favorites, members of the Friend family, and others playing live in the studio.

Jim Waive & the Young Divorcees LIVE
When: 
Friday, February 08 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
Sabra Guzman
Category: 
Folk

Country music is about family. Country music is about love, loss and heartbreak. Country music is about biblically-proportioned lyrics rooted in the search for self... or the search for cold beer and a dancing partner. With Jim Waive at the helm, these criteria are met with complete satisfaction as he steers The Young Divorcees towards country music perfection. There is a reason he stars in the film, “My Fool Heart,” alongside such legends as Merle Haggard, Wayne Henderson, Jim Lauderdale, Charlie McCoy, Jesse McReynolds, Ralph Stanley, Elizabeth Cook, Justin Townes Earle, and many more.

Folktronica
When: 
Friday, February 08 08:00PM
Hosted by: 
Tucker Rogers
Category: 
Folk

An exploration of Folktronica, the genre. Music that uses folk instruments or styles and adds the electronic element. The Beta Band, Beth Orton, Danny Barnes, Bela Fleck, Wilco and more with guest host Tucker Rogers!

Blues at the Roadhouse
When: 
Friday, February 08 10:00PM
Hosted by: 
Professor Bebop
Category: 
Folk

Rustic, gritty acoustic and electric blues that is tough enough to clear the rough edges off of anyone’s week. Grind to the groove of Chicago Bob, John & Sylvia Embry, and Super Chikan, along with Mississippi Hill Country blues by the North Mississippi Allstars and the Burnsides – deep fried, if not sanctified!

Saturday, February 09Back to Top
Live from Fur Peace Ranch
When: 
Saturday, February 09 12:00AM
Hosted by: 
Jorma Kaukonen
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.

Tiples, Mandos & Ukes
When: 
Saturday, February 09 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Paul Josey
Category: 
Folk

Like rooting for the little guys? Hear the early innovators and masters of these smaller instruments that packed a big sound during the first half of the 1900's for a special edition of Leftover Biscuits.

Animal Kingdoms
When: 
Saturday, February 09 08:00AM
Hosted by: 
Atlantic Weekly Crew
Category: 
Folk

Atlantic Weekly’s regular hosts are assembling songs and tunes about birds and beasts from both sides of the Atlantic. Whether it’s Cows in the Corn, Fox in the Glen, Hares on the Mountain, or Sheep on the Moor, tune in for a mind-bending musical menagerie and give us a call to ask for your favorite animal songs and make a pledge to WTJU.

Bass Culture
When: 
Saturday, February 09 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
Goldfinger
Category: 
Folk

It's the fat strings. They're the soul of reggae music. The "wine" in your waistline. This will be two hours of the best the bass man thunders out. It's a fund raising show. Pay-per-note, if you will.

Alligator LIVE
When: 
Saturday, February 09 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
Bill Tetzeli, John Fisher
Category: 
Folk

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

What Levon Left Us
When: 
Saturday, February 09 04:00PM
Hosted by: 
The Monster of Happiness and David Soyka
Category: 
Folk

Jumpin' on the Bed hosts David Soyka and the Monster of Happiness will celebrate the life and rich musical legacy of Levon Helm. We'll bring you songs from Levon's long tenure with The Band, his work as a sideman, producer and band leader, and the music of those who knew and loved his work. Tune in and enjoy What Levon Left Us during WTJU's folk marathon.

Ballads For Buttheads
When: 
Saturday, February 09 06:00PM
Hosted by: 
Steve Kindig
Category: 
Folk

Inhale. Before the days when smokers were banished from restaurants, bars, theaters, and airliners, some great songs were written about this addictive weed. Tobacco, that is. We’ll include catchy, clueless commercial jingles from the ‘60s, and we’ll even throw in a few paeans to pot for our listeners in Colorado and Washington. OK, exhale.

Greenwich Village Folk Scene
When: 
Saturday, February 09 08:00PM
Hosted by: 
David Soyka
Category: 
Folk

For folkies in the 1960s, Greenwich Village was where it was at, the mecca for aspiring performers to perfect their craft in a multitude of coffeehouses and share songs with their peers. Notables such as Bob Dylan and Joan Baez got their start while Dave van Ronk began his career as the Mayor of McDougal Street. The 1980s saw a similar resurgence where singer-songwriters in the folk tradition such as John Gorka, Suzanne Vega, Christine Lavin and Shawn Colvin first got their start. A time-honored tradition of both eras was to pass a hat to pay performers, and we’ll be doing the same during the 2013 Folk Marathon. Join us as we play artists from the Greenwich music folk scene of the 1960s in the first hour, and those from the 1980s in the second.

Who Stole the Pot Pie?
When: 
Saturday, February 09 10:00PM
Hosted by: 
The Crank of Dawn
Category: 
Folk

Venture into drollery and foolishness emphasizing the lewd, bawdy, and cynically funny folk songs that have been written over the last several centuries. The Crank of Dawn will bring his considerable musical, linguistic, and historical knowledge to bear on developing the backstory on these more-complex-than-when-first-heard pieces of musical and poetic art. He will also play many ballads, accompanying himself on the banjo, demonstrating various styles.

Sunday, February 10Back to Top
Live from Fur Peace Ranch
When: 
Sunday, February 10 12:00AM
Hosted by: 
Jorma Kaukonen
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.

A to Z of World Music in Two Hours
When: 
Sunday, February 10 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Bruce Koplin
Category: 
Folk

We adopt a "Twenty-Six Tone" method to bring you the best possible survey of world musics, one nation per letter of the English alphabet as an arbitrary but highly pleasant means to produce an enjoyable sampling of all the musics heard in WTJU world programming. (This is a non-serious tribute to the “Twelve Tone" method that brought so much creativity to twentieth century classical music.)

Blind Love
When: 
Sunday, February 10 08:00AM
Hosted by: 
Rebecca and Paul Josey
Category: 
Folk

Celebrating the vocal chords of blind gospel singers. From barrelhouse sounds of Arizona Dranes to the soulful side of the Blind Boys of Arizona and more bluesy gospel numbers by Blind Lemon Jefferson and Rev. Gary Davis.

Before CNN
When: 
Sunday, February 10 10:00AM
Hosted by: 
Mark Haskins and Cinder Stanton
Category: 
Folk

Before there was CNN, cable news, reality shows, or TV for that matter, folk ballads provided listeners with the salacious details of all manner of crime, mayhem, murder, and the departure from social norms. This show will turn the clock back and look at how information about such nefarious acts was provided to communities Before CNN with your hosts Mark Haskins and Cinder Stanton.

Folk Music of Virginia
When: 
Sunday, February 10 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
Will Courtney
Category: 
Folk

A collection of child ballads and old-time string band music from the state of Virginia, from field recordings to contemporary performances and interpretations.

Pedal Steel
When: 
Sunday, February 10 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
Michael Mabry
Category: 
Folk

Nothing says “Americana” quite like the distinctive twang of the pedal steel. Evolving from electric lap steel guitars in the 1950s, its unique sound has infused Country music and Western swing, seeping into Alt-Country and Rock & Roll. You’ll be smiling through your tears as we follow that mournful sound across decades, oceans and musical genres.

Maple Leaf Honky-Tonkers & Cowpokes
When: 
Sunday, February 10 04:00PM
Hosted by: 
Thom Pease and Lonesome George
Category: 
Folk

North of the 49th Parallel, cowpokes, ranchers, and Western settlers sing of the same topics as their American counterparts. Tune in for two hours of folk, Western, and old-time country from such Canadian singers as Hank Snow, Wilf Carter, Stompin’ Tom Connors, k.d. lang, Corb Lund, Stan Rogers, and Sarah Harmer.

That Latin Thing
When: 
Sunday, February 10 06:00PM
Hosted by: 
Professor Bebop
Category: 
Folk

The Caribbean beat and consciousness has influenced the music of the US through its rhythms, dances, and social commentary. Join the Professor for 2 hours of the rumba, mambo, and calypso stylings that so heavily influenced US pop, folk, and R&B. Featuring Attila the Hun, Wilmoth Houdini, Mighty Sparrow, and so many more!

Music of Epiros & Albania
When: 
Sunday, February 10 08:00PM
Hosted by: 
Chris Leva
Category: 
Folk

The music of Epiros, a secluded, mountainous region including the northernmost extremities of Greece and part of Albania, is a rare jewel indeed. These recordings from the 1920's-early 60's are described by 6-time Grammy nominee Chris King as sounding more "like Eric Dolphy or John Coltrane" than resembling neighboring folk traditions or the popular music of its era. Indeed, the virtuosity of these musicians from this isolated, insular region draws more from the sounds of nature and the rhythm of pastoral life than on any particular musical influences. Strange, beautiful, cathartic are apt descriptives, but to hear this music is to be transported to another world.

The Folk Roots of The Mamas and the Papas
When: 
Sunday, February 10 10:00PM
Hosted by: 
Don Harrison
Category: 
Folk

The story of The Mamas and the Papas doesn't start in L.A., it begins in places like Alexandria, Virginia and Halifax, Nova Scotia. By the time the summer of love came around, John MacKenzie, Cass Elliot, and Denny Doherty had already been veteran folkies imbedded in the hootenanny movement, fronting groups like the Big 3, the Journeymen, The Halifax Three and the Mugwumps. This music would set the vocal standard for the psych harmony of the quartet's late-'60's pop-rock classics. On this special two-hour tribute to the folk roots of the M&Ps, Don Harrison and Radio Wowsville will explore these rare early sounds, and also play some prime solo Papa John, Mama Cass, and Mamas and the Papas tracks.

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