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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:

2023-10-01 Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child

From Bill Childs | Part of the Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child series | 57:52


1st set

They Might Be Giants - It’s Spare the Rock


They Might Be Giants - Thinking Machine

OK Go - Try a Little Act of Kindness

Weaves - Help


Go Banana Go! - I found a Cool Rock (new)

Willie Nelson - I’m Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover

Frances England - Four Leaved Clover (new) (Gustafer)


Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Ain’t No Mountain High Enough


[WJFF - Wee Hairy Beasties - Flow Worm






2nd set

Renee & Jeremy - Whole Lotta Love

ID/prep to rock

Pixies - La La Love You

Egg - La La La I Love You Again

Red Yarn - Gotta Lotta Love (new)

The Not-Its! - Kidquake!



3rd set

Paul Simon - Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard

Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Love Your Neighbor

SaulPaul - WorldWide feat. Aaron Nigel Smith, Uncle Jumbo and Jabali Afrika (new)


Mista Cookie Jar - Nowhere to Go But Up ft. Orbit Dean (new)

Mister G - How Many Squirrels (new)

Telephone Company - Mustache 

ID (Breakfast Boogie 10/7)

They Might Be Giants - Out of a Tree 

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 #544

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

Dsc_0704-150x150_small The Sundilla Radio Hour for the week of 09/25/2023.

Rockin' in the Days of Confusion (Series)

Produced by Stephen R Webb

Most recent piece in this series:

DC 2339

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

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Stephen R Webb

A_space_in_time_small I have a confession to make. As you know, Rockin' in the Days of Confusion is recorded in real time. That means that once the recorder is turned on, it stays on until the show is finished. Any small mistakes that are made are there for everyone to hear; that's part of what live radio is all about. This week, however, something happened about 40 minutes in that made me stop recording and start over from scratch. I won't get into specifics, but I will mention that involved a George Carlin bit that should have been more carefully screened. My bad. The upside of all this is that, although all of the same songs were used in the second take, the order was changed in a way that ended up sounding a whole lot better than the original session. See https://thehermitrambles.blogspot.com/ for complete playlist.

WoodSongs (Series)

Produced by WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour

Most recent piece in this series:

WoodSongs 1086: Larry & Joe and Sistah La La

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

Ws1086_larry___joe_prx_small On this week's WoodSongs broadcast, folksinger Michael Johnathon welcomes Larry & Joe two master musicians who merge Appalachian bluegrass with traditional Venezuelan music plus the powerful vocals of Sistah LaLa.

Audio Aftermath Radio (Series)

Produced by Dan Wardlow

Most recent piece in this series:

Audio Aftermath Radio Episode 400

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

Aar400image_small In this episode we’ll hear Rush, Focus, Larry Coryell, Jake Jones, Lothar And The Hand People, and a song from the collaboration between Carlos Santana and Alice Coltrane.

Early Music Now with Sara Schneider (Series)

Produced by The WFMT Radio Network

Most recent piece in this series:

EMN 23-15: 400 Years of Spanish Music, 9/25/2023

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

Emn_turquoise_small Host Sara Schneider takes us to Spain this week, for a survey of music including Mozarabic Chant, polyphony from the 12th century Codex Calixtinus, villancicos from the Palace Songbook, and more! Performances by Ensemble Organum, Hesperion XXI, and Doulce Memoire are included.

Folk Alley (Series)

Produced by FreshGrass Foundation

Most recent piece in this series:

Folk Alley Episode #230921

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

Folk_alley_radio_show_logo_240_191026__small This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See for songs to welcome in the beginning of autumn by Steve Forbert, Lunasa, and Laura Veirs; new music from Larkin Poe, Buffalo Nichols, Alisa Amador, Ray Bonneville, and Viv & Riley; plus music from the new tribute compilation, 'More Than A Whisper: Celebrating the Music of Nanci Griffith' by Billy Strings & Molly Tuttle; and more favorites from Darrell Scott and Eliza Gilkyson.

In hour two, it's more new music from Taylor Ashton with Courtney Hartman, Cruz Contreras, The Blind Boys of Alabama, and The Steel Wheels; from our Folk Alley Sessions archives, we look back on a favorite session from 2014 with Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn; and we'll share more favorites from Peter Lang, Joan Shelley, Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert, Sam Amidon, and more.

Beale Street Caravan (Series)

Produced by Beale Street Caravan

Most recent piece in this series:

#2748 - Shell Yeah! Benefit Concert feat. Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors

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


This week on Beale Street Caravan, Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors perform live at the concert to benefit the beloved Overton Park Shell, here in Memphis. The band is also celebrating the release of their latest album, Strangers No More. Drew Holcomb, a native Memphian and the band’s founder, also sits down with Beale Street Caravan for an interview, while the audience gets to hear why Drew has been called "one of Americana’s most popular stars."

Grammy nominated blues man, Guy Davis, will be with us 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 287 - Sláinte

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

High-country-celtic-240x240_small Later this week, Joe goes in for three root canals at one time, so he and Katie Marie put together an hour of trad music looking at sickness and health. We even have a blistering track from the new release from Doolin-based piper, Blackie O'Connell, joined by Cyril O'Donoghue.

The artists this week: Joe McHugh; Burning Bridget Cleary; Kevin Burke; Seamus Ennis; Fiddlehead; Michael Black; Michael & Hervé; Johnny B. Connolly; Grosse Isle; Dermot Byrne; Éamonn Coyne & John Doyle; Louise Mulcahey; The Chieftains; Mick Mcauley; Great Big Sea; and Blackie O'Connell & Cyril O'Donoghue.

Our FairPlé score this week: 27

Strange Currency (Series)

Produced by KMUW

Most recent piece in this series:

Strange Currency 09.25.23 or floating date

From KMUW | Part of the Strange Currency series | 01:53:59

Sc_square_small We’ll hear music from the new EP by Rudy Love & The Encore, The Beauty of Burdens, plus selections from Old Crow Medicine Show’s Jubilee.

The Atomic Hour (Series)

Produced by KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

The Atomic Hour Episode 90- Dark Dimension Dance Party (Special Episode)

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

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Ozark Highlands Radio (Series)

Produced by Ozark Highlands Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

OHR177: OHR Presents: Nicholas Edward Williams, 10/2/2023

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

Nicholas_edward_williams_prx_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, singer, multi-instrumentalist, podcaster, story teller and musicologist Nicholas Edward Williams recorded live at Ozark Folk Center State Park.

“Host of the popular roots music history podcast American Songcatcher, Nicholas Edward Williams is a multi-instrumentalist and storyteller who is dedicated to 'playing it forward' by preserving the songs and styles that have shaped our country: ragtime, Piedmont blues, traditional folk, old time and early country.  Williams has spent the last 15 years touring around the US, the UK, Western Europe and Australia, blending the roots music spectrum in his own style.  He's opened for Taj Mahal, The Wood Brothers, Dom Flemons, CAAMP, John Paul White, Town Mountain, John Craigie, Rachel Baiman and Lucy Daucus, and has performed at festival stages on three continents.  William's debut record As I Go Ramblin' Around made the International Folk Radio DJ Charts in 2019 with the #6 Top Album, #7 Top Song.  His critically acclaimed sophomore release Folk Songs For Old Times' Sake unveiled in November of 2021 and has been heralded by the likes of Grammy-winning musician David Holt who said: ‘With tasteful guitar arrangements and a voice that draws you right in, Nicholas’ recordings roll along like a mountain stream.”

In this week’s “From the Vault” segment, OHR producer Jeff Glover offers a 1981 archival recording of Ozark original Sam Younger performing the tune “Mississippi Sawyer,” from the Ozark Folk Center State Park archives.

In his segment “Back in the Hills,” writer, professor, and historian Dr. Brooks Blevins investigates the history of tourism in the entertainment Mecca of the Ozarks: Branson, Missouri.

Searching For The First Rock And Roll Song on Saturday Night New Orleans Radio (Series)

Produced by Jamie Dell'Apa

Most recent piece in this series:

230917 Searching for the First Rock and Roll Song All Girl Groups,

From Jamie Dell'Apa | Part of the Searching For The First Rock And Roll Song on Saturday Night New Orleans Radio series | 02:57:01

George-martin-_aka_ray_cathode_small We won't find the first rock and roll record but in the search we will find the roots of our post WWII generation's musical sensibilities.

Tent Show Radio (Series)

Produced by Tent Show Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

Madison Cunningham & The Foxgloves | Episode 23-38

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

Tsr_square_fullcolor_small Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Madison Cunningham takes a literate, harmonically nuanced approach to folk and pop music. She first grabbed attention with the release of her debut EP, Love, Lose, Remember in 2017. Expanding upon her textured, sometimes jazz-inflected indie folk, her first full-length, Who Are You Now, arrived in 2019 and her sophomore album, 2022’s Revolver earned Cunningham her first Grammy award for Best Folk Album. Rolling Stone describes Cunningham’s sound as “a new spin on West Coast folk-rock, with classical tendencies, electric guitars, jazz-school chord changes and alt-rock strut all living beneath the same roof.” Her unique melodies, elastic voice, honest storytelling, and deft approach to the electric guitar, quickly earned her a dedicated fan base and saw her open shows for notable artists like Harry Styles, Punch Brothers, and Lake Street Dive.

The Foxgloves are an all-female Americana band from the Twin Cities featuring Maura Dunst (Vocals/Fiddles/Mandolin), Liz DeYoe (Guitar), Steph Snow (Vocals/Ukulele/Banjo), Nikki Lemire (Vocals/Harp), Sara Tinklenberg (Vocals/Percussion), and Nyssa Krause (Bass). With songs you won’t be able to stop humming. Their engaging presence, rich instrumentation, compelling storytelling songwriting, four-part harmonies, and creatively reimagined covers render them a force to be reckoned with. This powerful band is making moves you’ll want to witness. A little bit of country, a little bit of folk, a little bit of classical, and a whole lot of heart — your toes will tap of their own accord.

This episode features recordings from The Foxgloves’ July 2022 performance and Madison Cunningham’s August 2022 performance under the tent.



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

Produced by WOUB

Most recent piece in this series:

Arlen Roth & GE Smith at the Fur Peace Ranch Set 2

From WOUB | Part of the Live From Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch series | 59:00

Logo_fur_peace_72840__small Celebrating the telecaster, a concert featuring Arlen Roth and GE Smith recorded April 28, 2019.

Carnegie Hall Live Series (Series)

Produced by WQXR

Most recent piece in this series:

23-13: National Youth Orchestra of the USA, 7/7/2023

From WQXR | Part of the Carnegie Hall Live Series series | 01:58:00


National Youth Orchestra of the USA
Daniel Harding, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Elgar - Cello Concerto in E Minor
Mahler - Symphony No. 5

Dead Air - Official Tapes (Series)

Produced by Mr. Cory

Most recent piece in this series:

2339: Official Tapes - New Cassette Book, 9/24/2023

From Mr. Cory | Part of the Dead Air - Official Tapes series | 57:59


Beyond Description. . .

We talk with author Marc Masters about his new book: "High Bias- The Distorted History of the Cassette Tape."

This entertaining book charts the journey of the cassette from its invention in the early 1960s to its Walkman-led domination in the 1980s to decline at the birth of compact discs to resurgence among independent music makers. Scorned by the record industry for "killing music," the cassette tape rippled through scenes corporations couldn't control. For so many, tapes meant freedom—to create, to invent, to connect.

The Setlist. . .

Feel Like a Stranger 10:07

1984-10/12 AUGUSTA CIVIC CENTER, Augusta, Maine
Grateful Dead
30 Trips Around the Sun: The Definitive Live Story (1965-1995)

Promised Land 4:26

1977-10/01 PARAMOUNT THEATRE, Portland, Oregon
Grateful Dead
Dave's Picks Vol. 45

I Know You Rider 8:29

1970-05/15 FILLMORE EAST, New York, New York
Grateful Dead 
Road Trips Vol. 03 No. 3 Fillmore East 5/15/70  

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down 7:56

1974-12/14 PARAMOUNT THEATRE, Portland, Oregon  
Legion Of Mary
GarciaLive Vol. 03 

Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat (Series)

Produced by Matt "The Cat" Baldassarri

Most recent piece in this series:

Episode #699 - Red Robin Records

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

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This week, the "Juke In The Back" salutes one of R&B's greatest unsung labels, Red Robin Records. Bobby Robinson started Robin Records in 1952 as a way to expand the business in his Harlem record store, Bobby Record Shop. He was a natural-born entrepreneur with a keen ear for musical talent and early Robin releases focused on local New York talent ranging from the screaming saxes of Morris Land, Charlie Singleton and Red Prysock to the smooth teen vocal group sound of The Mello-Moods, The Velvets and The Vocaleers. Robinson also recorded the already established Blues titans of Champion Jack Dupree, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee. Robinson was forced to change the name of Robin Records to the now iconic Red Robin Records, after he was threatened with a lawsuit from a Country Music Label of the same name. Matt The Cat digs through the racks of shellac to pull out the most prime sides from Red Robin Records and load them into your source for 1940s and '50s Rhythm & Blues, the "Juke In The Back."

The Roadhouse (Series)

Produced by Tony Steidler-Dennison

Most recent piece in this series:

The Roadhouse PRX 151

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


The hour ahead is a "thank you," seventeen years in the making. It's an hour chock full of artists who have helped define the sound of the show. Sean Costello, Boo Boo Davis, Duke Robillard, Janiva Magness, Mavis Staples - it feels like there's an awful lot of primary colors in this edition, but mostly primary blue. It's not an hour of the finest blues you've never heard, but an hour of the finest blues you have heard right here in The Roadhouse.

Geezer Rock (Series)

Produced by Jeffery Robert Lindholm

Most recent piece in this series:

Geezer Rock: May 26-June 1, 2023 (Featured Geezer: Journey's Neil Schon)

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


And this is it. To quote Commander Cody, this is the “bendin’ end.” The last episode of Geezer Rock. To close out the series, I’ve got a new single from Yes, other goodies from Rundgren’s Utopia and Kansas, and a few different incarnations of Journey’s Neil Schon, who has a new live album out, looking at the early days of Journey, with help from original Journey organist Greg Rolie. Thanks for listening over the years. Peace and love.

60 Watts (Series)

Produced by Brian Babinec

Most recent piece in this series:

60 Watts 290

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 featuring a new single by MouthBreather.

Mico - Fauces
Great Falls - Born as an Argument
Inside the Beehive - Bio-Feedback
MouthBreather - Ethical Hunting
Gendo Ikari - Lip Service
Gulch - Lie, Deny, Sanctify
No One Knows What the Dead Think - Kaine
Chamber - Cellophane Form
Colonial Wound - III
Yashira - Shards of Heaven
Botch - I Wanna Be a Sex Symbol on My Own Terms
Portrayal of Guilt - Touched by an Angel
Endorphins Lost - Carcano 63'
thoughtcrimes - Soapbox Sermon
End - The Sin of Human Frailty
Nuvolascura - Death as a Crown
Mothman - Worship
Joliette - IETU
STORM{O} - Vipere, Ombre
Rid of Me - I'm So Lonesome I Could Die

The Mixtape with Pat Brickson (Series)

Produced by Patrick Brickson

Most recent piece in this series:

The Mixtape Episode 165 - The Songs of 1985

From Patrick Brickson | Part of the The Mixtape with Pat Brickson series | 59:20

Back_to_the_future_small This week on the Mixtape, the theme of the show is the songs of 1985!  In the words of great Casey Kasem...  "Dear listeners, we have a heartfelt long-distance dedication today, coming from Pat Brickson to his dear wife, Laura. This one's for you, Laura, from your devoted partner who wants you to know just how special you are. Pat knows how much you love the music of the 80's, especially the incredible songs of 1985.  The opening song is 'The Power of Love' by Huey Lewis and the News, a timeless reminder of the incredible bond and love you two share. So, Laura, wherever you are, know that you are cherished, and this song is dedicated to you with all the warmth and affection in the world. Keep shining that power of love!"