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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:

2024-04-21 Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child

From Bill Childs | Part of the Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child series | 57:02


1st set

They Might Be Giants - It’s Spare the Rock


They Might Be Giants - I Made a Mess

Cat & A Bird - Bee Jive


Dean Jones w/ Felice Brothers - Sing Like a Sparrow

Dale Watson - Texas Armadillo (in-studio)

Dan Zanes & Friends - Catch That Train!


Crosby Stills Nash & Young - Our House


[WJFF - The Okee Dokee Brothers - The Boatman’s Dance


[KUTX - Koo Koo - Book Club




2nd set

Frances England - Charlie Parker

ID/prep to rock

They Might Be Giants - Don’t Spare the Rock


Mudhoney - I Like To Make Noise

Pixies - La La Love You

Pencilhead & the Playground Punks - Zero

Fuzzy - Flashlight

Lucky Diaz - Dinomite



3rd set

Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up


Mates of State - Jellybean Kelly

The Deedle Deedle Dees - Marie Curie

The Nields - Anna, Kick a Hole in the Sky


They Might Be Giants - So Crazy for Books

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 #572

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

Dsc_0704-150x150_small The Sundilla Radio Hour for the week of 04/08/2024.

Rockin' in the Days of Confusion (Series)

Produced by Stephen R Webb

Most recent piece in this series:

DC 2415

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

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Stephen R Webb

Layla_small This week we have a full slate of relatively short songs. In fact, this week's show actually has more total tunes (15) than any previous edition of Rockin' in the Days of Confusion. See https://thehermitrambles.blogspot.com/ for complete playlist.

WoodSongs (Series)

Produced by WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour

Most recent piece in this series:

WoodSongs 1103: Charlotte Morris and Keturah Allgood

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


CHARLOTTE MORRIS is a brilliant singer and songwriter, originally from Philadelphia and now settled in Tennessee. After starting violin lessons at the age of 4, Charlotte taught herself how to play the guitar, piano, ukulele, banjo, acoustic bass guitar and mandolin, and began taking her songwriting seriously by the age of 12. Describing her unique style as genuine, raw and emotional music with a purpose, Charlotte takes inspiration from female driven artists like Brandi Carlile and The Chicks.

KETURAH ALLGOOD is another brilliant surprise, born and raised in the mountains of Western North Carolina with velvety vocals and a hippie sensibility to her music and poetry. She has struggled with everything from homelessness to personal abandonment, and yet has kept the powerful theme of love and kindness in her music. Prepare to be inspired.

WoodSongs Kid: Sawyer Spangler is a 12-year-old singer from Lexington, Kentucky. 

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 23-44: Israel in Egypt, 4/15/2024

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

Emn_turquoise_small Handel's oratorio Israel in Egypt was first performed in London in April of 1739. We'll hear selections from a recent release from Apollo's Fire, directed by Jeannette Sorrell. We'll also hear a performance of Handel's Organ Concerto in F major, 'The Cuckoo and the Nightingale', which premiered during a performance of Israel in Egypt.

Folk Alley (Series)

Produced by FreshGrass Foundation

Most recent piece in this series:

Folk Alley Episode #240411

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 show that's for the birds. Celebrate springtime and the return of our feathered friends with music from Pete Seeger, Harvey Reid, The Grateful Dead, Jesse Winchester, Emmylou Harris, Karine Polwart, Viv & Riley, Special Consensus, Amy Ray, David Olney, Greg Brown, Kate Wolf, Bonny Light Horseman, and much more.

Beale Street Caravan (Series)

Produced by Beale Street Caravan

Most recent piece in this series:

#2822 - Hope Clayburn's Soul Scrimmage Album Release Concert

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

Img_9289-1450x1088_small This week on Beale Street Caravan, we groove with soul/jazz/funk sensation, Hope Clayburn. From sharing the stage with icons like The Temptations to leading her own ensemble, Clayburn's music moves hearts worldwide. Tune in to catch Hope Clayburn's Soul Scrimmage live at the Green Room in Crosstown Arts as they celebrate the release of their album, Y’all So Loud.
Guy Davis, returns to deliver another segment on the musical heroes enshrined in the Blues Hall of Fame.

High Country Celtic Radio (Series)

Produced by High Country Celtic Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

High Country Celtic Radio 315 - Free For All

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

High-country-celtic-240x240_small It's a Free For All show this week, where Katie Marie and Joe don't stick to any theme--we just play whatever strikes our fancy. We play tracks from two brand new releases, and Joe takes another deep dive into the music of Brittany.

The artists this week: Fásta, Eamonn Nugent, Seán McKeon & Liam O'Connor, Alison Perkins & Nicolas Brown, Mick Doherty & Robert Zielinski, Carlos-Sweeney-McCartin, Con Cassidy, Solenn Lefeuvre & Gilles Le Bigot, Storvan, Ad Vielle Que Pourra, Tiúin, Bernard Bizien & Konogan an Habask, Kornog, and Calum Stewart & Lauren MacColl.

Our FairPlé score this week: 36

Strange Currency (Series)

Produced by KMUW

Most recent piece in this series:

Strange Currency 04.19.24 or floating date

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

Sc_square_small British guitarist Robin Trower celebrates the half century anniversary of his landmark album Bridge of Sighs this year with a deluxe reissue of that recording. On this episode of Strange Currency we’ll hear selections from Trower’s 1976 album Live!, which features songs that appeared on Bridge of Sighs and other favorites from the early part of his career. Listen for that as well as music from Arbuckle & Long, and Chris Smither from his upcoming recording, All About the Bones.

The Atomic Hour (Series)

Produced by KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

The Atomic Hour Episode 102- Le Caire, Nid D'Espions

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

A0441117235_101_small Featuring: Spy-Fi On The Hi-Fi, Brand New Oldies, Teen Idol Time and Much More!

Ozark Highlands Radio (Series)

Produced by Ozark Highlands Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

OHR186: OHR Presents: Rogers Railyard Live Ozark Folk Jamboree, 4/15/2024

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

Railyard_live_2023_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, a special road trip episode.  OHR visits Rogers, Arkansas’ Railyard Live Concert Series featuring their Ozark Folk Jamboree.  A compilation of seven bands recorded live over two days at the City of Rogers’ Butterfield Stage.  Also, commentary from Rogers Arts & Culture Coordinator Kinya Christian.

Rogers, Arkansas’ Railyard Live Concert Series began in 2021.  Held on the city’s Butterfield Stage next to Railyard Park in historic downtown Rogers, it features live concerts every weekend throughout the Spring, Summer, and Fall.  All of the Railyard Live events are either free to the public or at a very low cost of admission.  The concert series features a wide array of musical styles and interests designed to appeal to the diverse population of Rogers and invite them to experience the newly revitalized Railyard Entertainment District.  The Ozark Folk Center State Park and the City of Rogers, Arkansas partnered to bring Ozark Highlands Radio to capture a little slice of this modern Ozark culture.

OHR producer Jeff Glover sits down with Arts & Culture Coordinator Kinya Christian to discuss what’s going on in Rogers, Arkansas’ Railyard Entertainment District and why.  Musicians featured on the show are all local to Northwest Arkansas.  They include Chucky Waggs, Ashtyn Barbaree, Rachel Ammons, Will Gunselman, Front Porch, Eureka Strings, and Arkansauce.

In this week’s “From the Vault” segment, OHR producer Jeff Glover offers a recording of Ozark original one woman band Rachel Ammons giving a very unconventional performance of the song “Shady Grove,” at the Rogers, Arkansas Railyard Live Ozark Folk Jamboree.

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:

Music From The Aladdin, Imperial, and Kent Record Labels

From Jamie Dell'Apa | Part of the Searching For The First Rock And Roll Song on Saturday Night New Orleans Radio series | 02:54:01

Kent_records_small We often present music based on it geographic region of origin. Another cut is by "record label" who also have an identifiable "sound" permeating their releases. Tonight, three Los Angeles based record companies but who represented regional musics from the other coasts of America - The Dirty Coast of New Orleans and the Northern East Coast. Imperial and Aladdin released many New Orleans musicians but it wasn't like today, the New Orleans musicians went to the only recording studio in New Orleans and then recorded with the same New Orleans musicians who recorded all the other New Orleans bands. (Cosimo Matassa's studios where Dave Bartholomew was the studio band leader.) On the rare occasion the New Orleans musician recorded in Los Angeles, the band leader was also a New Orleanian such as Rene Hall or Harold Battiste. We'll hear "the New Orleans sound" of Aladdin and Imperial. Kent Records focused on Northern Soul from the geography furthest from Kent Records Los Angeles home. Los Angeles was becoming the center of gravity for American music.

Tent Show Radio (Series)

Produced by Tent Show Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

Rodrigo y Gabriela | Episode 23-52

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


Originally from Mexico City Rodrigo y Gabriela, the acoustic guitar duo of Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero, met as teenagers while playing in a thrash metal band called Tierra Acida. By 2000 the formally became a duo act and moved to Dublin Ireland, where with the support of musician Damian Rice, the talented pair participated in the renowned Oxegen music festival in Ireland, where they attracted significant attention. From the beginning, their reputation as killer musicians - Rodrigo with the faster-than-lightning lead guitar and Gabriela with her unique, rhythmic, strumming-and-drumming style - started to spread across the country.

The high-energy international duo's music harnesses the flash, power, and speed of death metal filtered through the passion, soul, technique, and discipline of nuevo flamenco. Their showy, emotional sound is marked by Quintero's syncopated, hooky, percussive rhythms and rapid-fire strummed vamps framing Sanchez's incendiary, melodic, single-and dual-string leads. Following a successful live album in 2004, their debut self-titled studio album, produced by John Leckie of Radiohead and Stone Roses fame, was released by Rubyworks in February 2006 and charted at Number One on the Irish national charts, keeping the Arctic Monkeys off the top spot. Having established themselves in their adopted home, the duo started to spread their magic across the rest of the world. They headlined the Jazz World stage at Glastonbury in 2007, which was broadcast live on BBC TV. The Rodrigo y Gabriela album went on to sell over 100,000 records in the UK. This episode features recordings from the acclaimed duo's 2019 performance at Big Top Chautauqua.



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

Produced by WOUB

Most recent piece in this series:

David Wilcox 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 Singer-songwriter and guitar virtuoso David Wilcox in performance at the Fur Peace Ranch from April 21, 2018.

Carnegie Hall Live Series (Series)

Produced by WQXR

Most recent piece in this series:

Dead Air - Official Tapes (Series)

Produced by Mr. Cory

Most recent piece in this series:

2415: Official Tapes - Mars Hotel 50th Announce, 4/8/2024

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


Beyond Description. . .


Out June 21st, six days before the album’s original release, Rhino will release "From The Mars Hotel (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)." Remastered audio and the deluxe edition also includes demos of “China Doll” and “Wave That Flag” – the song that became “U.S. Blues” – as well as a previously unreleased live performance of the Grateful Dead at University of Nevada-Reno on 5/12/1974.

The Reno show - another debut of sorts - the Wall Of Sound's first touring appearance.  Wall Of Sound, which had debuted on 3/23/74 at the Cow Palace but got its first road test in May of '74.

As the band filled an outdoor football stadium with epic highs like a huge “China Cat Sunflower” > “I Know You Rider,” Mars Hotel cuts including “U.S. Blues” and classics such as “Brown-Eyed Women,” “Tennessee Jed,” “Mississippi Half-Step,” “Truckin'” and “Sugar Magnolia,” a massive wind storm was no match for the Wall of Sound. Designed to improve the listening and performance experience at what were becoming larger gigs and longer, more dynamic and varied sets, the Wall of Sound required 21 stage hands, and underlined the resounding effect the Grateful Dead were having on American audiences and culture at the time, even as the entire operation remained homespun and humble.

50 years ago, the Grateful Dead were cooking with gas. It was spring 1974, the band had successfully emerged from a series of hectic, harrowing times, and would soon follow their transformative Wake Of The Flood with the second acclaimed album release on their very own Grateful Dead Records: From The Mars Hotel. During the mere eight months that had passed between those two beloved LPs, the group also played some of their most exploratory live music and largest venues to date, famously amplified by the homemade, 75-ton Wall of Sound that they debuted on March 23rd, 1974, at their hometown Cow Palace in Daly City, CA. Eternal staples such as “Scarlet Begonias,” “Ship Of Fools” and “U.S. Blues” would first be introduced into setlists along that season’s tour, before the Grateful Dead spent two months recording and honing them in the studio for From The Mars Hotel. Not to mention perennial classics like “China Doll” and “Loose Lucy,” or “Pride of Cucamonga” and “Unbroken Chain” – the final two tracks Phil Lesh would sing on a Grateful Dead studio album. Now, as Grateful Dead members and tributaries continue to celebrate and bring so many of these formative songs to the masses, From The Mars Hotel has been remastered and expanded with newly unearthed material and rarities, in honor of its 50th Anniversary.

The Setlist. . .

Scarlet Begonias 4:19
1974-06/27 studio release, FROM THE MARS HOTEL
Grateful Dead
The Best Of The Grateful Dead

Sugar Magnolia 7:11
1972-05/04 OLYMPIA THEATRE, Paris, France
Grateful Dead
Europe '72 (50th Anniversary Remaster)

China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider 13:55
1974-05/12 UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, Reno, Nevada
Grateful Dead
30 Days of Dead 2019

Playing In The Band 19:29
1973-05/20 CAMPUS STADIUM - UCSB, Santa Barbara, California
Grateful Dead
Here Comes Sunshine 1973

Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat (Series)

Produced by Matt "The Cat" Baldassarri

Most recent piece in this series:

Episode #727 - Lil Greenwood

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" pays tribute to a very dynamic, soulful and often passed over R&B female vocalist: Lil Greenwood. Today, Lil Greenwood is best remembered as a vocalist for Duke Ellington during the late '50s and early '60s, but it's her R&B recordings from 1950-1954 that are the real standouts. She recorded for the Modern, Specialty and Federal labels and often had vocal groups like The Four Jacks and The Lamplighters backing her up. Hear Lil's story and some of her greatest records on the "Juke In The Back" with Matt The Cat.

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:


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!.

Heart Attack Man - Practiced in the Mirror
Fleshwater - Kiss the Ladder
PUP - How to Live With Yourself
Glose - Sans Organs
Ils - Bad Parts
Muscle Beach - Charms
Dealer - Fester
Portrayal of Guilt - Self-Inflicted
Quiet Fear - Yaoyotl
P***Wand - Transfix
Exhalants - The Thorn You Carry in Yr Side
Blacklisters - Powdered Milk
Multicult - Caterwaul
Joliette - Tionkel
Chamber - Cellophane Form
Colonial Wound - III
Vein.fm - Inside Design
End - Love Let Me Die
The Armed - On Jupiter

The Mixtape with Pat Brickson (Series)

Produced by Patrick Brickson

Most recent piece in this series:

The Mixtape Episode 183 - Ellie and Brett

From Patrick Brickson | Part of the The Mixtape with Pat Brickson series | 54:00

Dscn1555_small This week I'm joined by my youngest daughter, Eleanor, and her boyfriend, Brett. They share their road trip playlist!