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In HOUR ONE of Folk Alley, new music from Ben Sollee, Jason Wilber, David Rawlings, Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer; we'll feature songs to help heal the divide with Martin Sexton, Mavis Staples, North Mississippi Allstars; an exclusive in-studio session from the 2017 30A Songwriters Festival with Texas songwriter - Robert Ellis; plus favorites from Red Horse, The Sparrow Quartet, The Civil Wars, Jason Isbell, and many more.

This week's episode of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce features the return of finest folk rock duo in the land, The Indigo Girls. And Wynonna Judd makes her first ever appearance on the show, winning over new fans in seconds with her band Wynonna and the Big Noise. Female roots rock troubadour Lydia Loveless also makes her Mountain Stage debut, and you'll also hear a set by singer, songwriter and guitar hero Patty Larkin.

 They're all in live performance on MOUNTAIN STAGE, Saturday August 26th at 12:00 noon, here on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

This week on American Routes, we’ll ride along with fiddler and singer Alison Krauss on her journey through bluegrass and country, from small-town Illinois all the way to Nashville. Then it's Hurray for the Riff Raff, a New Orleans folk band fronted by Alynda Segarra, whose roots are in the Bronx. Segarra tells of her own time traveling as a teenager and what has inspired her to reconnect with her Puerto Rican heritage. En route we’ll hear tunes from Chuck Berry, Bob Wills, Nina Simone and Tom Waits.  

KRCB-FM Radio 91 presents Amy Helm, with Levi Parham, Sunday night September 3rd at the Mystic Theatre in Petaluma!  

This week on Something Completely Different:  "Something Completely Aged"  
 
When:  Tuesday, August 22nd; 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)

Maybe I'll consider putting together a Senior Citizens are Completely Different hour. No, no, not all those old songs that you and/or your father and/or his father used to sing whilst gathered around the Victrola. What do you mean, What's a Victrola?  

Popularly known as singer, songwriter and guitarist of Sonic Youth, Thurston Moore was listed as one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” Moore joins us with his blend of alternative, experimental rock and post-punk. Texas R&B and soul duo Greyhounds is also with us, and our eChievement Award winner shares her story of “rescuing” food that would otherwise go to waste to feed the hungry in her community.  

Hear eTown every Wednesday night at 10:0o pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

 August 18, 2017 - 
 

Not Dark Yet was recorded in Los Angeles in the summer of 2016. The album provides a potent look at the sisters' individual and collective artistry through eclectic song choices from writers ranging from the Louvin Brothers, Nick Cave, Kurt Cobain, and back to Jessie Colter. Shelby and Allison wrap their arms around the past, plant their feet in the present, and nod toward what's around the bend with a co-written 'Is It Too Much' to close out the ten-song set.

Here are the artists to listen for this week on World Cafe:  

Monday, August 21, 2017  

Before they had record deals, Jay-Z, DMX, Busta Rhymes and hundreds of others performed on an overnight college-radio show in New York.  The hosts of that show are back with a new NPR podcast, What's Good with Stretch and Bobbito.  Stretch & Bobbito on the next World Cafe.   
 

Tuesday August 22, 2017: 

Welsh pianist-singer-songwriter Judith Owen will be stopping by Studio A at KRCB-FM for a special SUNDAY interview with Doug Jayne - this Sunday August 20th at 3:00 pm.  

Her first album, Emotions on a Postcard, debuted in the United States in 1996. 5 albums later brings us to her latest effort, Somebody's Child, released in March of this year on Twanky Records - a record label she co-founded with her husband Harry Shearer. 

The great Texas river city is a mix of Mexican, German, Anglo and African American cultures, among others. Home to the Texas Conjunto Festival and the International Accordion Festival, San Antonio is best known for Tex-Mex or Tejano music played by squeeze box masters like Flaco Jimenez, Narciso Martinez and Mingo Saldivar among many.  

Yes...I know...I know I promised...but...what I mean is...wait a minute...I'm...I'm...I'm KEEPING MY PROMISE! Yes, no more three group Somethings...after this one.  

And, unlike most of the Something shows, this one is almost exclusively Twenty-First Century! And they are as follows, and in this order:  

GREAT AMERICAN TAXI. You'll thrill to hear deathless tunes like Fuzzy Little Hippy Girl, Maud Only Knows and Radiation Blues.  

Here is what's in store for your ears this week on World Cafe with host Talia Schlanger:  

Monday, August 14, 2017  

For more than fifty years, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band has kept the pulse of New Orleans' musical traditions strong, but the rhythms of their latest album So It Is are infused with inspiration from the band's recent trip to Cuba. Preservation Hall Jazz Band delivers an explosive performance guaranteed to make you move on the next World Cafe.  

 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017  

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  
 

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.

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.  

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  
 

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  
 

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