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August 11, 2017
 

David Rawlings: Poor David's Almanack on CD (on LP in a few weeks)  
 

July 21, 2017

Chris Robinson Brotherhood: Barefoot in the Head  
 

Favorite stories by our longtime contributor and friend David Rakoff.   

David Rakoff died on August 9, 2012. He’d appeared on This American Life 25 times, first in 1996, during the third month of the show; his last appearance was just a few weeks before he died. He was on the program so often that in putting together this week’s show, we realized we could tell a lot of his life story, simply through things he said on the show. So this week we do just that, with excerpts from some of his favorite stories over the years.

This week’s broadcast of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce features fiery picking and beautiful harmonies from one of the very best bluegrass bands of all time, Blue Highway. Rhiannon Giddens also returns with a powerful solo performance that features banjo and beat box. Exciting acoustic band Flatt Lonesome show why they’ve earned multiple awards and nominations in just 5 short years.

Host Jorma Kaukonen introduces each show's featured artist in a series of concerts recorded at the Fur Peace Ranch guitar camp. An eclectic blend of performances including blues, folk, Americana, rock, bluegrass, and jazz. Featured artists include Chris Smither, Happy Traum, Hot Tuna, It's a Beautiful Day, Roy Book Binder, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Ruthie Foster, Bob Margolin, and many more.

This week - we hear the second set from Bill Kirchen and Jimmie Dale Gilmore in a duo performance recorded April 8, 2017 at the Fur Peace Ranch.  

Harold Mabern's new album "To Love And Be Loved" and Jason Kao Hwang's musical twists and turns with his band Sing House.

Our guests this week on Art of the Song are Iain Matthews and Andy Roberts of Plainsong. Plainsong was a British folk-rock band, formed in early 1972 by Iain Matthews (formerly of Fairport Convention), Andy Roberts and 2 others. The original group split up before the end of that same year. Some eighteen years later, Andy encountered Iain when he was performing in a pub in Brighton, and the two decided to revive Plainsong. In 2014 they recorded some songs of Richard Farina, to mark the approaching 50th anniversary of his death.

Wilco frontman, Jeff Tweedy tells of the impact on his songs of growing up in the blue-collar town, Belleville, Illinois.  Music became his creative outlet in high school and lead to founding the seminal Americana band, Uncle Tupelo. We hear from Jeff in his Chicago studio "The Loft" about the emergence of Wilco and the place that making music has in his life, including work with Woody Guthrie’s lyrics and producing records with Mavis Staples. 

When: August 8 - September 8th 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm  

Where:  KRCB-FM (91.1, 90.9, on line @ KRCB.org, Comcast 961,  w/app @iTunes store and Google Play)  

Once Roland (that's meeeee!) gets an idea in his head, it can be very difficult to change to a different idea - - at least, that's what my mother used to tell me. So...in the last couple of weeks, I've become addicted to Something Completely Different shows that feature three musical groups or individuals that somehow fit together - - and, yes, the operant word is "somehow".  

 

This week’s Mountain Stage with Larry Groce features a set from genre-bending jam grass heroes Leftover Salmon, fresh off their busy summer festival touring schedule. You’ll also hear songs from Americana sweetheart Elizabeth Cook, who can be counted on to mix the humorous with the poignant. Cris Jacobs makes his return to the show, earning plenty of new fans in the process. West Virginia fan favorites Quiet make their Mountain Stage debut, and things kick off with the funky creole sounds of the Royal Southern Brotherhood.  

In this week’s encore broadcast, eclectic Americana multi-instrumentalists Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys make their first visit to eTown’s solar-powered stage to share their forward-looking take on American roots music. Also joining us for the first time is Swedish/Icelandic female folk duo My Bubba who share their sparse and beautiful music, as well as stories about their experiences in circus school and side jobs as locomotive engineers.

AUG 4, 2017  

This week on This American Life: "Who You Gonna Call?"  

When everything goes wrong, one of the first things we think is, "Who do I call?" This week, stories of lucky people who have found the exact right person to ring up for help.

Listen to This American Life every Friday night at 7:00 pm; and repeating Saturday morning at 9:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

When: Tuesday, August 1st - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm  

Where: KRCB-FM (91.1, 90.9, on line @ KRCB.org, Comcast 961,  w/app @iTunes store & Google Play)   

As many of you know, I love to pick three musicians or groups that I feel complement each other in some fashion, build a show around them, in which I repeat the trio ten times for a total of thirty songs (or thereabouts). So...it's happening again, friends, this coming Tuesday.  

This week on This American Life: Babysitting  

Stories of babysitters, and what goes on while mom and dad are away that mom and dad never find out about. Including the story of two teenagers who decide to invent children to babysit, as an excuse to get out of their own house.

Tune in Sunday evening, July 30th at 6:00 pm, when Mouthful welcomes back Carmen Snyder, executive director of FarmTrails, and several others to talk about summer's sweetest little fair, the Gravenstein Apple Fair, which this year has expanded to include our precious pollinators and their luscious gift of honey.

Here is this week's World Café line-up:  

 

Monday, July 31, 2017  

Philadelphia's Sheer Mag emerged from a grungy residence called "The Nuthouse" and built a rabid fanbase by playing arena-sized '70s rock to small crowded rooms. They visit World Cafe to share some stories of their gritty DIY beginnings and to perform tracks off their debut full length album, Need To Feel Your Love.  

Tuesday, August 1, 2017  
 

 

July 30th on A Novel Idea:  

Suzanne M. Lang talks with Thais Nye Derich about her path of self-examination and learning to discover that she, like many other women, was a victim of the medical establishment that denied her the human right of birthing her own child. Second Chance, A Mother’s Quest for a Natural Birth after Cesarean is not just a book about childbirth, but about control over our own lives and simply, about being human.  
 

This week on Mountain Stage with host Larry Groce:

Jerry Douglas and the Earls of Leicester, Cheryl Wheeler, Lera Lynn, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, and Nora Jane Struthers!

 

April 21, 2017  
 

It's summertime, and the living is easy on American Routes, where we've got cool tunes from Miles Davis, Ray Charles, Martha and the Vandellas, and the Beach Boys to help you beat that summer heat. We'll hear memories of Sea Breeze, NC, a historically Black resort community that was an early site of integration in the Jim Crow South... And visit with some surfers at Mission Beach, San Diego.  

Listen to American Routes with host Nick Spitzer every Friday at 12:00 noon on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

Fresh Air opens the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics.  
 

Terry Gross hosts this multi-award-winning daily interview and features program. The veteran public radio interviewer is known for her extraordinary ability to engage guests of all dispositions. Every weekday she delights intelligent and curious listeners with revelations on contemporary societal concerns.  

Hear Fresh Air weekdays at 4:00 pm on KRCB-FM. (Fresh Air also repeats Tuesday through Friday at 12:00 am!)  

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Brian on the Radio welcomes Jade Jackson to Studio A - Wednesday morning, July 12th in the 10:00 am hour. They talk about all sorts of things music, Mike Ness and her new album Gilded. She and her band even play a few tunes!  

Listen Wednesday morning in the 10:00 am hour on KRCB-FM Radio 91!  

 

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This week, Ric has a real treat lined up for you: we will be exploring the expansive box set, "Pink Floyd: the Early Years 1965 to 1972". Released in 2016, this box set contains over 20 cds and dvds.

This week on Mouthful, we look back to an archive episode about puer tea, with Larry and Yang-Su of Pure Puer in Santa Rosa. From sourcing directly from farms in the Yunnan province of China to their own aging room , Larry and Yang-Su share everything you need to know about this rare, remarkably healthy, and delicious tea.

Listen to Mouthful - Smart Talk about Food, Wine & Farming in the North Bay and Beyond, with host Michele Anna Jordan, every Sunday night at 6:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91!  

This week on Mountain Stage: Hayes Carll, Darrell Scott, Parker Millsap, Brennen Leigh and Carrie Rodriguez!

Listen to Mountain Stage, with host Larry Groce, every Saturday at noon on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

  

  

  

  

Monday, July 10, 2017

Austin based Sweet Spirit, is punchy, powerhouse party band. Their raucous live shows earned them a fan in Britt Daniel of Spoon, who gave them a leg up on their debut album. Sweet Spirit performs music from their follow-up record called St. Mojo and share wild and fun stories befitting a wild and fun band on the next World Café.  

Be sure to tune in to KRCB-FM Radio 91, Thursday July 6th in the 10 am hour, when Kingsborough will stop by Studio A to chat with Brian on the Radio! They will talk about the release of their 2nd album 1544, maybe play a song or two, and promote their album-release concert happening Saturday night, July 8th, at Hopmonk Tavern in Sebastopol.  Get the new album here: www.kingsboroughmusic.com.

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