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Playlist: Music Shows

Compiled By: Jeff Conner

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Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child (Series)

Produced by Bill Childs

Most recent piece in this series:

2022-06-26 Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child

From Bill Childs | Part of the Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child series | 55:50


1st set

They Might Be Giants - It’s Spare the Rock


They Might Be Giants - I Am a Paleontologist (feat. Danny Weinkauf)

Booger Bubble - Electric Elves

Uncle Jumbo - Roly Poly 


Josh Lovelace/Young Folk - Perfect Day (new)

Papa Siama w/ Auntie Dallas - ABCD


The Roughhousers - Posie Bites (new)


[WJFF - Kymberly Stewart - Beautiful Brown Babies


[KUTX - Little Miss Ann - Follow Me


[WFNU - Mike Park - We All Live At Animal Park


2nd set

Jazzy Ash - Shimmies

ID/prep to rock

They Might Be Giants - Don’t Spare the Rock 


Bears & Lions - Pancakes

Julie Ruin - Cookie Road

The Mister T Experience - Unpack Your Adjectives



3rd set

Van McCoy - The Hustle

Go Banana Go! - Veggie Disco (new)

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo - Secret Superhero


Tim & the Space Cadets - Superhero

Brady Rymer & the Little Band that Could - Superpowers (new)


They Might Be Giants - Science is Real

They Might Be Giants - Spare the Rock

Celtic Connections (Series)

Produced by WSIU

Most recent piece in this series:

The Best of Celtic Connections 1952

From WSIU | Part of the Celtic Connections series | 58:29


Brian Kelso Crow first visited Ireland 40 years ago and first experienced live performances by many legendary Celtic musicians. As we remember the life of Brian Kelso Crow we come full circle to the time that was such a great influence on him as he shares excerpts from his travel journal and the experiences that ultimately resulted in 25 years of Celtic Connections.

Celtic Connections offers radio listeners a wide variety of traditional and contemporary music associated with the western European lands occupied at one time or another by people of the Celtic tribes and their descendants, including Ireland, Scotland, the Isle of Man, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany, and Galicia, as well as Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and other parts of North America where the Celtic influence has been felt.

Footlight Parade: Sounds of the American Musical (Series)

Produced by Footlight Parade

Most recent piece in this series:

Footlight Parade: Opening the Sondheim Encyclopedia, Part 4 (FPSPEC07)

From Footlight Parade | Part of the Footlight Parade: Sounds of the American Musical series | 57:13

Fpspec4-7_small Opening the "Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia," Part 4 -- Winding up our four-part miniseries in conversation with Rick Pender, author of "The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia," and featuring selections from such classic musicals as "Follies," "Gypsy," "Into the Woods" and "Company."

Fugitive Waves (Series)

Produced by The Kitchen Sisters

Most recent piece in this series:

Spotlight on Black-Owned Pet Businesses

From The Kitchen Sisters | Part of the Fugitive Waves series | 36:38


Inspired by a blackboard sign on the street in Davia’s neighborhood announcing “Spotlight on Black Entrepreneurs,” we enter the creative and growing world of Black-Owned Pet Businesses.

Lick You Silly dog treats, Trill Paws enamel ID tags, The Dog Father of Harlem's Doggie Day Spa, gorgeous rainbow beaded dog dollars from The Kenya CollectionSir Dogwood luxurious modern dog-wear.

“The dog training world—it’s a white dominated space. It’s kind of male dominated, too,” says Taylor Barconey of Smart Bitch Dog Training in New Orleans“On our profile on Instagram we have Black Lives Matter, it’s been there for a year now. Before 2020, we would have not felt comfortable putting that up at risk of losing our business because people would have blacklisted us. But now, we feel like we can finally breathe and be open about things that really matter to us—speaking out against racism and not feeling shy about it.”

Chaz Olajide of Sir Dogwood wasn’t finding communities of pet owners or pet businesses owned by people of color. “I did a deep dive into the statistics —I just wanted to see if maybe I was an outlier, like maybe the reason why I’m not seeing more diversity in these companies is because maybe the demand isn’t out there. Actually, you know, that’s not really the case.”

Brian Taylor, owner of Harlem’s Doggy Day Care lost both his uncle and long time mentor to Covid. During the pandemic his business slumped by 80%. So with some help from his pet parents and supporters he decided to hit the road with The Pup Relief Tour offering grooming services to anyone going through rough times and in need. “All together we had about 63 African American dog groomers that went on tour with us across the country and we groomed over 829 dogs.”

This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Black-owned pet business entrepreneurs. There are tons more across America and you can support their businesses and services. House Dogge in LA — artisanal dog tees, hoodies, toys — committed to helping unwanted, neglected and abused dogs. Dr. Kwane Stewart, an African American veterinarian who walks skid row in downtown LA tending the unhoused dogs of unhoused people. Fresh Paws Grooming in Brooklyn. The animal advocates at Iconic Paws, a customized pet portrait gallery with flare. Pardo Paws in Georgia, an all natural company with a lotion bar in the shape of a dog paw for dogs with dry noses and paws made of cocoa butter, olive oil, coconut oil, beeswax, calendula. Precious Paws Dog Grooming in Bloomfield, New Jersey. 

Little L’s Pet Bakery and Boutique in Brooklyn. Scotch and Tea — stylish and durable dog accessories. Bark and Tumble, a luxury and contemporary brand of hand made dog garments in Britain. Pets in Mind a Holistic Pet Supply Store in Coconut Creek, Florida. Beaux & Paws in Newark, Pet Plate — an online black owned pet food delivery service. Duke the Groomer in Chicago, Ava’s Pet Palace started by Ava Dorsey, age 13. 
Most all of these businesses are giving back in some way to their communities working with at-risk youth, taking them in with mentorships and internships that hopefully lead to jobs, and donating generously to shelters and rescues and neighborhood food banks.

The Sundilla Radio Hour (Series)

Produced by Sundilla

Most recent piece in this series:

The Sundilla Radio Hour #479

From Sundilla | Part of the The Sundilla Radio Hour series | 59:00

Dsc_0704-150x150_small The Sundilla Radio Hour for the week of 06/20/2022.

Rockin' in the Days of Confusion (Series)

Produced by Stephen R Webb

Most recent piece in this series:

DC 2227

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Rockin' in the Days of Confusion series | 59:00

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Stephen R Webb

Woodstock_40th_small This week it's an encore presentation of our Independence Day show, first broadcast in 2018. See http://thehermitrambles.blogspot.com/ for complete playlist.

WoodSongs (Series)

Produced by WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour

Most recent piece in this series:

WoodSongs 1043: Stephanie Urbina Jones and Alex Miller

From WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour | Part of the WoodSongs series | 59:00


STEPHANIE URBINA JONES and her history-making Honky Tonk Mariachi are blowing hearts and minds wide open with a new style fondly called ‘country with chili peppers’. From the hallowed stage of the Grand Ole Opry to the two-stepping dance halls of Texas to festivals around the world, Jones tours internationally including appearances at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Magic Town Music Fest in Mexico, Festival Country Rendezvous in France, Country Gold in Japan, Gstaad Festival in Switzerland and the Belladrum Tartan Heart Fest in Scotland.

ALEX MILLER is a Kentucky boy from Lancaster who caught global attention from American Idol. Most recently, signing with Nashville-based Billy Jam Records for his soon-to-be-released debut album, MILLER TIME. Performing professionally since an early age, including as a WoodSongs Kid, he’s opening for Hank Jr, Josh Turner, Rhonda Vincent, Shenandoah and others.

George Fields is a 15-year-old from Stamping Ground, Kentucky. He is a sophomore at Western Hills High School where he plays trumpet with the school band; however, his true passion is bluegrass music. George grew up listening to bluegrass and began playing the mandolin at age 7. At age 10, George started playing his signature instrument, the five-string banjo; and in the last year, he has also learned to play the fiddle. He enjoys attending bluegrass jams with his father and younger brother.

Audio Aftermath Radio (Series)

Produced by Dan Wardlow

Most recent piece in this series:

Audio Aftermath Radio Episode 360

From Dan Wardlow | Part of the Audio Aftermath Radio series | 59:52

Aar360image_small In this episode we’ll hear The Rolling Stones, Dr. John, Janis Ian, Al Stewart, Jimmie Spheeris, Led Zeppelin, and a song by the King Of Zydeco.

Early Music Now with Sara Schneider (Series)

Produced by The WFMT Radio Network

Most recent piece in this series:

EMN 22-02: Music for Awhile, 6/27/2022

From The WFMT Radio Network | Part of the Early Music Now with Sara Schneider series | 58:30

Emn_turquoise_small The music of Henry Purcell beguiles all our cares, at least for an hour! We'll hear his coronation anthem for King James II, My Heart is Inditing, along with instrumental music from his semi-opera The Fairy Queen. Our performers include Tafelmusik and the choir of Westminster Abbey.

Folk Alley (Series)

Produced by FreshGrass Foundation

Most recent piece in this series:

Folk Alley Episode #220623

From FreshGrass Foundation | Part of the Folk Alley series | 01:58:02

Folk_alley_radio_show_logo_240_191026__small This week on Folk Alley join Elena See for new music from The Slocan Ramblers, Hannah Read & Michael Starkey, Bonny Light Horseman, Mapache, Ondara, and exclusive in-studio recordings from Chastity Brown performing songs from her new album, 'Sing to the Walls'. Our Pride Month celebration continues, plus there's more favorites from Paul Geremia, Ben Harper with Rhiannon Giddens, and Caitlin Canty.

In hour two, it's more new music by Lucy Kaplansky, Dead Horses, Patty Griffin, Peter Rowan, Deidre McCalla, and Trampled By Turtles. Plus, classics from Old and In the Way and Tom Waits, faves from Richard Shindell, Peter Mulvey, The Chicks, and more!

Beale Street Caravan (Series)

Produced by Beale Street Caravan

Most recent piece in this series:

#2501 - G. E. Smith and LeRoy Bell

From Beale Street Caravan | Part of the Beale Street Caravan series | 58:30


This week’s episode features G. E. Smith and LeRoy Bell celebrating the release of their new album, Stony Hill.

Grammy nominated blues man, Guy Davis, will be with us to deliver an installment of the Blues Hall of Fame, an exploration of the lives of the pioneers and innovators enshrined in the Blues Hall of Fame, here in Memphis, TN, brought to you by the Blues Foundation.

High Country Celtic Radio (Series)

Produced by High Country Celtic Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

High Country Celtic Radio 222 - Free For All

From High Country Celtic Radio | Part of the High Country Celtic Radio series | 59:00

High-country-celtic-240x240_small This week, Katie Marie and Joe put together a selection of tunes and songs, the majority of which have been released this year. We also pay tribute to the great Dennis Cahill, one of Katie's guitar heroes, who passed away on June 20th.

Our artists this week: Brian Hughes & Dave Sheridan, Cathal Ó Curráin, Hannah Harris, Kevin Burke & Mícheál Ó Domhnaill, Casket, Pádraig Mac Aodhgáin (Paddy Egan), David Doocey, Sarah Markey, Dennis Cahill, The Gloaming, Niamh Parsons, Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill, and Eabhal.

Our FairPlé score this week is 21.

Strange Currency (Series)

Produced by KMUW

Most recent piece in this series:

Strange Currency 06.13.22: Photographs and Doomscrollers

From KMUW | Part of the Strange Currency series | 01:53:58

Sc_square_small We’ll hear music from Kevin Morby’s This Is A Photograph as well as selections from Misadventures of Doomscroller, the upcoming eighth studio album from Los Angeles-based band Dawes.

The Atomic Hour (Series)

Produced by KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

The Atomic Hour Episode 62- The Sound Of Sixty-Two (Special Episode)

From KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio | Part of the The Atomic Hour series | 58:30

8691347428_55465ba996_b_small Featuring- Fundamentally Instrumental, Sweet Soul Music, Let's Hear It For The Girls, and More!

Ozark Highlands Radio (Series)

Produced by Ozark Highlands Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

OHR079: OHR Presents: The Jason Roberts Band, 6/27/2022

From Ozark Highlands Radio | Part of the Ozark Highlands Radio series | 58:59

Jason_roberts_2_small Ozark Highlands Radio is a weekly radio program that features live music and interviews recorded at Ozark Folk Center State Park’s beautiful 1,000-seat auditorium in Mountain View, Arkansas.  In addition to the music, our “Feature Host” segments take listeners through the Ozark hills with historians, authors, and personalities who explore the people, stories, and history of the Ozark region.

This week, two time Grammy Award winning Texas Swing fiddler and Asleep at the Wheel member Jason Roberts & the Jason Roberts Band recorded live at Ozark Folk Center State Park.  Also, interviews with Jason.

Grammy Award winning fiddle player Jason Roberts brings his signature style to the Jason Roberts Band.  Having spent his childhood among legends in Texas honky-tonks -- and then nearly 20 years with the world-famous band Asleep at the Wheel -- Jason has soaked up the very best of Western Swing and brings his own signature style to this traditional American genre.  Two Grammy Awards and four individual Hall of Fame inductions later, Jason and his Jason Roberts Band delight fans around the world.

Music is a family thing in the Roberts clan.  Jason’s grandfather, Buck Roberts, a fellow Texas Western Swing Hall of Famer, toured nationally with The Roberts Brothers Rhythmaires in the 1940’s and 50’s.  A 12-year-old Jason eventually fronted a band with his grandfather and other Rhythmaires’ veterans.  From the other side, Jason’s grandmother played swing piano well past her 100th birthday.  Jason learned to play on his grandfather Carl’s fiddle, an instrument that’s on stage with him to this day.

Legendary fiddler Johnny Gimble (Jason’s kin by marriage) took notice of young Jason's remarkable natural talent and took him under his wing.  Jason has said, “Every good lick I know, I stole from Johnny Gimble.”  By the time he was 15, Jason had played with greats like Gimble, Leon Rausch, Bobby Boatwright, Herb Remington, and other members of Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys.

From the White House to The David Letterman Show and the Kennedy Center to Bob Wills’ hometown of Turkey, Texas, Jason has helped keep the spirit of Western Swing alive across generations.  His fiddle magic and endearing personality make him a fan favorite everywhere he plays.

In this week’s “From the Vault” segment, musician, educator, and country music legacy Mark Jones offers an archival recording of four Ozark originals; Buddy Lancaster, Tom Simmons, Jackie Stewart, and of course Mark Jones performing “Bile Them Cabbage Down,” from the Ozark Folk Center State Park archives.

Author, folklorist, and songwriter Charley Sandage presents an historical portrait of the people, events, and indomitable spirit of Ozark culture that resulted in the creation of the Ozark Folk Center State Park and its enduring legacy of music and craft.  In this episode, Charley continues our celebration of 50 years of the Buffalo National River, America’s first national river.

Saturday Night New Orleans Radio (Series)

Produced by Jamie Dell'Apa

Most recent piece in this series:

220619 The Search for the First Rock and Roll Song Includes Amazing Dutch and Finnish Rockers

From Jamie Dell'Apa | Part of the Saturday Night New Orleans Radio series | 03:00:00

Fletcher_smith_small After airing well over 40,000 potential first rock and roll songs over the last 16 years, we find that the first rock and roll song has more to do with when you opened your ears than with what the always experimenting thousands and thousands of musicians. It's the search more than the finding that is "art."

Tent Show Radio (Series)

Produced by Tent Show Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

Back to the Garden: The Music of Woodstock | Episode 22-26

From Tent Show Radio | Part of the Tent Show Radio series | 59:00


Enjoy an electric hour of the Blue Canvas Orchestra’s beloved tribute to the Woodstock Music Festival on this episode of Tent Show Radio. 

In 1969, nearly half a million people gathered on a dairy farm northwest of New York City for a three-day rock concert and celebration of peace, love, and music that became one of the most defining moments of their generation. Featuring the Blue Canvas Orchestra, this multimedia event pays tribute to the festival, the artists, and to the spirit of the sixties that was epitomized by the legendary event.

See Back to the Garden: The Music of Woodstock live at Big Top Chautauqua this July! Tickets are $26 for Adults and ½ Price for Youth 17 & Under. Head over to www.bigtop.org for tickets. 

Live From Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch (Series)

Produced by WOUB

Most recent piece in this series:

David LaFlamme's It's a Beautiful Day at the Fur Peace Ranch

From WOUB | Part of the Live From Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch series | 59:01

Logo_fur_peace_72840__small From the archives, the classic rock group It's a Beautiful Day in performance at the Fur Peace Ranch recorded July 27, 2014.

Carnegie Hall Live Series (Series)

Produced by WQXR

Most recent piece in this series:

22-12: The Cleveland Orchestra, 7/1/2022

From WQXR | Part of the Carnegie Hall Live Series series | :00

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Dead Air - Official Tapes (Series)

Produced by Mr. Cory

Most recent piece in this series:

2225: Official Tapes - Mojo Workin', 6/19/2022

From Mr. Cory | Part of the Dead Air - Official Tapes series | 58:00


Beyond Description. . .

Mojo Magazine's new issue comes with a Grateful Dead CD! Mojo is a popular music magazine published monthly in the United Kingdom and many US newsstands carry the latest issues. The album: "Mojo Presents Grateful Dead: From The Bay To The Pool (Live 1971-1978)" is available with the June 2022 issue. We get into the CD!

We revisit the "Listen To The River: St. Louis '71 '72 '73" box set.

Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band's "Ragged But Right" is out on vinyl.

GarciaLive Volume 18, a live archival release featuring the full, two-set Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders concert in November of 1974 is out.

Jerry Garcia referenced Steve Kimock as one of his favorite guitarists. . .
Kimock and Greg Anton's band: Zero was formed in 1980. The group shared the same lyricist as the Grateful Dead - Robert Hunter. Zero performed at the Great American Music Hall in 1992. Those shows were recorded by the Grateful Dead's soundman - Dan Healy.
Remastered recordings from those performances have been released as an album: Naught Again.

We get into some of their music too!


Upcoming releases. . .

LYCEUM 1972: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS marks the Dead’s largest vinyl boxed set of all time, a 24-LP collection.

LYCEUM THEATRE: MAY 26, 1972 will be released on CD.

A newly remastered version of the original Europe ’72 album will also be available on July 29.

The Set List. . .

Cumberland Blues 5:45
1972-04/07 WEMBLEY EMPIRE POOL, London, England
Mojo Magazine June 2022 - From The Bay To The Pool 1971-1978

Trouble In Mind 5:40
1987-10/21 LUNT-FONTANNE THEATER, New York City, New York
Ragged But Right

Tennessee Jed 7:43
1971-12/10 FOX THEATRE, St. Louis, Missouri
Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO (12/10/71)

Promised Land → 3:07
Bertha → 6:04
Greatest Story Ever Told 5:29
1974-02/23 WINTERLAND, San Francisco, California
Dave's Picks Vol. 42

Catfish John 12:10
GarciaLive Vol. 17

Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat (Series)

Produced by Matt "The Cat" Baldassarri

Most recent piece in this series:

Episode #634 - 4th of July: R&B Food Songs

From Matt "The Cat" Baldassarri | Part of the Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat series | 59:00


4th of July Special4th of July: R&B Food Songs

What’s more American than celebrating America’s birthday with some good ol’ red, white and Rhythm & Blues about THE Fourth of July staple: food? Dig in on an hour of classic R&B about hot dogs, cole slaw, potato salad, ribs and ice cream sung by Nat "King" Cole, Amos Milburn, Louis Jordan, the "5" Royales and many more. It's the American “soul that came before rock n’ roll” on the Juke In The Back.

The Roadhouse (Series)

Produced by Tony Steidler-Dennison

Most recent piece in this series:

The Roadhouse PRX 150

From Tony Steidler-Dennison | Part of the The Roadhouse series | 59:00

Rh_903_small This hour contains a record-setting number of Roadhouse debuts, with many artists closer to the beginning of the careers than the end. That fact alone makes this a pretty optimistic and hopeful edition. Rome Yamilov & Henry Kaiser, Brad Absher & The Superials, John Paul Keith, Sven Zetterberg, and Strongman Blues Remedy step out front and center to welcome the future. It's a bright one, and it definitely makes for another hour of the finest blues you've never heard.

Geezer Rock (Series)

Produced by Jeffery Robert Lindholm

Most recent piece in this series:

Geezer Rock: June 24-30, 2022 (Featured Geezers: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)

From Jeffery Robert Lindholm | Part of the Geezer Rock series | 58:00


Hey now, it’s time to climb on board the Geezer Rock train for your weekly excursion through the vast tundras of time and rhythm. This week, Jeff is Playing for Change, with Carlos Santana, his wife, Cindy Blackman Santana, and a host of musicians from far-flung locations. And the Featured Geezers are the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, who’ve got a new album chock full of Bob Dylan songs—and ONLY Bob Dylan songs. It may take a train to cry, but Geezer Rock will take you around the world with Bob and his kind buds.

60 Watts (Series)

Produced by Brian Babinec

Most recent piece in this series:

60 Watts 234

From Brian Babinec | Part of the 60 Watts series | 59:00

Logo-01_small Tony Rocky Horror guides you through the cutting-edge sounds of noise rock, grunge, hardcore, metal, and alternative from around the world! This week debuting a single from KEN Mode.

Glose - Thirsty Nurse
KEN Mode - A Love Letter
The Wind in the Trees - I Become Darkness
Inside the Beehive - 150 Degrees in the Shade
Vein.fm - Lights Out
The Armed - You Have Died
S***bag - Peckerwood
Cherubs - Nobodies
Trophy Hunt - Grid
Cave In - Amaranthine
Drug Church - World Impact
PUP - Guilt Trip
Tenants - Mirror
Colored Moth - Shora
thoughtcrimes - Panopticon
Norma Jean - The End of All Things Will Be Televised
Gulch - Accelerator
Portrayal of Guilt - It's Already Over

The Mixtape with Pat Brickson (Series)

Produced by Patrick Brickson

Most recent piece in this series:

The Mixtape Episode 112 - The Music of Oregon

From Patrick Brickson | Part of the The Mixtape with Pat Brickson series | 58:59

Mixtape_logo_small Inspired this week by my travel to Portland, OR, I share a mix of songs either about Oregon or created by Oregon based artists.