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Take That, Coronavirus!

From Mississippi Public Broadcasting | Part of the Sounds Jewish series | 59:00

Tune in to the next Sounds Jewish as we face down the novel coronavirus with Jewish music, humor and wisdom.

Sj_logo_small Tune in to the next Sounds Jewish as we face down the novel coronavirus with Jewish music, humor and wisdom.

Sweet Honey in the Rock

From WMOT | Part of the Hangin' & Sangin' series | 57:59

Gospel legends Sweet Honey in the Rock talk about how they continue to stay relevant even, if not especially, during turbulent times. Hosted by music journalist Kelly McCartney.

H_s_sq_logo-2020_small Gospel legends Sweet Honey in the Rock talk about how they continue to stay relevant even, if not especially, during turbulent times. Hosted by music journalist Kelly McCartney.

Joe Frank 1: Dreamers

From KCRW | Part of the UnFictional series | 28:30

A story from legendary radio storyteller, Joe Frank

Un-fictional_small Joe Frank has a  30 year career of creating spellbinding radio story stories unlike anything you've ever heard. His work is dark, disorienting, often hilarious and has inspired people like Ira Glass, David Sedaris and screenwriter Charlie Kaufman. On this episode, Joe Frank creates his first work for KCRW in 10 years. Dreamers is a contemplation of time and mortality. It includes stories about a family's tragic visit to Palestine and a man who attends a dinner party after learning he might be dying.

Joe Frank 2: Thief

From KCRW | Part of the UnFictional series | 28:30

Another new story from broadcasting legend Joe Frank.

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Un-fictional_small Joe Frank produced his own unique brand of radio stories for three decades, entertaining listeners and inspiring scores of audio producers. After several years away from the radio, Joe has a new batch of radio stories that he's been premiering here on UnFictional. On this episode, multiple thefts lead to paranoia in a suburban family, love dies and the crime rate goes up.

Thief was written and narrated by Joe Frank, with music recorded by Kenny Lyon, featuring James Harrah on guitar. The program was mixed by Ray Guarna. Special thanks to Michal Story. A portion of this program originally was published in the New York Times.

At the beginning of the program we hear from radio producer (and Joe Frank fan) Jonathan Goldstein. His program is called Wiretap.

Joe Frank 5: A Hollywood True Story

From KCRW | Part of the UnFictional series | 28:30

Joe Frank returns with an improbable story that begins in Hollywood and inexplicably ends at Auschwitz.

Un-fictional_small In an attempt to advance his career in Hollywood, a screenwriter finds himself implausibly in Auschwitz. As his film project  -- which has nothing to do with the infamous death camp -- implodes, the screenwriter sees his life unraveling on a revolving road to nowhere.

Joe Frank 4: A Conversation

From KCRW | Part of the UnFictional series | 28:30

Joe Frank presents a sweeping philosophical inquiry into the nature of God, morality, love, human suffering and restaurant tipping.

Un-fictional_small Legendary radio storyteller Joe Frank presents A Conversation, his newest program produced for UnFictional. Let yourself get drawn into this surreal, disturbing and and hilarious discussion. It's an examination of race, religion, sex and more that walks a fine line between fiction and reality. (NOTE: This program contains content that is not be appropriate for children.)

Joe Frank 3: Old Man

From KCRW | Part of the UnFictional series | 28:30

A new program created for UnFictional by radio storyteller Joe Frank.

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Old Man is a comic take on the trials of being old and facing death. A light-hearted and whimsical show (as Joe has described it), Old Man looks into the harrowing and absurd future we all must face.

Joe Frank 6: Reality Check

From KCRW | Part of the UnFictional series | 28:30

Radio storyteller Joe Frank examines the very nature of reality...

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What is reality? What is the meaning of life? Evil, madness, suffering and death are explored in this delightfully whimsical program by Joe FrankReality Check addresses the most vexing questions concerning the human condition in a resigned, yet high-spirited way that will leave listeners heartened and uplifted. This program is for philosophically inclined audiences only.

 

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Written, narrated and produced by Joe Frank
Featuring Gideon Brower as the Script Reader
Mixed by Ray Guarna
Edited in collaboration with Michal Story

Border Radio: The Big Jukebox in the Sky

From Texas Folklife | 58:56

An hour-long music special on the story of Border Radio. Toe tapping music from hillbilly, western swing, Mexican conjunto and contemporary, rhythm and blues, and good ole rock and roll.

Borderradioimage_small Border Radio: The Great Big Jukebox in the Sky: (Stereo) An hour-long music special on the story of Border Radio. Lots of good toe tapping music from hillbilly, western swing, Mexican conjunto and contemporary, rhythm and blues, and good ole rock and roll. Between the 1930s through the 1960s, mega-watt "border blaster" stations set up just across the Mexican border to evade U.S. broadcast regulations, and beamed programming across the United States and as far away as Europe. For the first time, American listeners heard ?race music,? rhythm and blues, and a diverse span of music from ?hillbilly? to gospel that carried the voices and sounds of Mexico and the Southwest to a vast audience. The first in a series of taped-for-radio specials, Border Radio: The Big Juke Box in the Sky features Texas musicians, including Rick Trevi?o from Grammy-winning Los Super Seven; Austin?s own blues diva, Miss Lavelle White; rock and roller Joe King Carrasco; traditional conjunto from South Texas; and contemporary Tex-Mex rocker, Patricia Vonne. Border Radio?s most famous dee-jay, Wolfman Jack, makes a fictional dramatic appearance. Other special guests on Border Radio include Dallas ?Nevada Slim? Turner, one of border radio?s original cowboy singers and pitchmen, and a surprise appearance by Kinky Friedman, humorist and wildcard gubernatorial candidate for Texas in 2006. Border Radio: the Great Big Jukebox in the Sky is produced for radio by Ginger Miles, and executive-produced by Texas Folklife, made possible in part by a grant from National Endowment for the Arts.

Biography of Leonard Cohen 1HR

From Steve Damien | 59:27

A one hour look at this Canadian singer songwriter, featuring various songs from his career.

Retro_title_for_ilike_small A Canadian songwriter, novelist, and poet who's still giving Dylan a run for his money, Leonard Cohen has become one of the most influential writers and singers of the last 5 decades. Cohen's songs and poetry have influenced countless other songwriters, and more than a thousand renditions of his work have been recorded. In this retrospective we will look at music from 8 of his albums, showing how his music mixes emotion and faith to bring an added complexity that most folk-era musicians never achieve.

The Sound of Resistance: Protest or Pose

From WFHB | Part of the Interchange series | 55:38

We’ll look at three songs: “Strange Fruit” sung by Billie Holiday (and recently sampled by Kanye West); “We Almost Lost Detroit” by Gill Scott Heron; and “Warzone” by T.I. As our title suggests, we’ll discuss how we come to designate some songs as legitimate forms of protest, and how some songs might be better described as commercially opportunistic. So, songs as instruments of protest–or products of protest–or if they’re sometimes just products.

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“Protest or Pose” begins a series of programs under the heading The Sound of Resistance. Joining me in the studio is Rasul Mowatt, associate professor in The School of Public Health and the American Studies Department at Indiana University.

We’ll look at three songs: “Strange Fruit” sung by Billie Holiday (and recently sampled by Kanye West); “We Almost Lost Detroit” by Gill Scott Heron; and “Warzone” by T.I.

As our title suggests, we’ll discuss how we come to designate some songs as legitimate forms of protest, and how some songs might be better described as commercially opportunistic. So, songs as instruments of protest–or products of protest–or if they’re sometimes just products.

SEGMENT ONE: “Strange Fruit”
“Strange Fruit” is a song performed most famously by Billie Holiday, who first sang and recorded it in 1939. Written by teacher Abel Meeropol as a poem and published in 1937, it protested American racism, particularly the lynching of African Americans.

Southern trees bear strange fruit
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root
Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze
Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees

Pastoral scene of the gallant south
The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth
Scent of magnolias, sweet and fresh
Then the sudden smell of burning flesh

Here is fruit for the crows to pluck
For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck
For the sun to rot, for the trees to drop
Here is a strange and bitter crop

SEGMENT TWO: “We Almost Lost Detroit”
The song “We Almost Lost Detroit”, written by Gil Scott Heron and on the 1977 album Bridges, recounts the story of the nuclear meltdown at the Enrico Fermi Nuclear Generating Station near Monroe, MI, in 1966. It was performed at the No Nukes concert in September 1979 at Madison Square Garden.

SEGMENT THREE: “Warzone” (2016)
T.I. has said the video is in response to the “All Lives Matter” slogan: “We wanted to give ‘the other side’ — and when I say the ‘other side’ I don’t mean police, I don’t mean white people, I mean people who think we’re just overreacting, the ‘All Lives Matter’ people — we wanted to give them the least amount of ammunition to oppose our message. (Rapper T.I. Presents Counterpoint to ‘All Lives Matter’ Crowd

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Rasul Mowatt is Associate Professor of American Studies and Associate Chair and Associate Professor in Recreation, Park and Tourism Studies with the School of Public Health at Indiana University.

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MUSIC
“Rumble” by Link Wray
“Strange Fruit” by Billie Holiday
“Blood On the Leaves” Kanye West
“Strange Fruit” by Rokia Traoré
“We Almost Lost Detroit” by Gil Scott Heron
“We Almost Lost Detroit” by Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr
“Warzone” by T. I.
“We Almost Lost Detroit” by Ron Holloway (featuring Gil Scott Heron)

NEXT TIME
american-slave-coastThe Capitalized Womb…We’re joined by Constance and Ned Sublette, authors of The American Slave Coast: A History of the Slave-Breeding Industry. This is the brutal story of how the slavery industry made the reproductive labor of the people it referred to as “breeding women” essential to the young country’s expansion. The book’s narrative is driven by the power struggle between the elites of Virginia, the slave-raising “mother of slavery,” and South Carolina, the massive importer of Africans—a conflict that was central to American politics from the making of the Constitution through the debacle of the Confederacy.

CREDITS
Producer & Host: Doug Storm
Assistant Producer: Rob Schoon
Board Engineer: Jennifer Brooks
Executive Producer: Joe Crawford

Johnny Cash: At Folsom Prison

From Joyride Media | 59:00

One-hour radio special takes you inside Folsom Prison for Johnny Cash's historic 1968 concert

Folsomcover_small IN 1968, JOHNNY CASH ENTERED CALIFORNIA’S NOTORIOUS FOLSOM PRISON TO PLAY A CONCERT. IT WASN’T HIS FIRST SHOW THERE, OR HIS LAST.  BUT THIS TIME, HE CAPTURED ON TAPE THE RAW ENERGY OF THE PRISONERS AND CAMRADERIE HE FELT WITH THEM. CASH KNEW THAT THERE WERE A LOT OF PEOPLE LIVING IN PRISONS LIKE FOLSOM THAT NEEDED TO BE TREATED LIKE HUMAN BEINGS.  IN TIME, HE BECAME A POWERFUL VOICE FOR PRISON REFORM.

WE’LL HEAR HIGHLIGHTS FROM CASH’S FOLSOM CONCERT AND TALK TO PEOPLE WHO WERE THERE TO SEE IT – FOLSOM PRISON GUARDS AND INMATES, JOURNALISTS WHO COVERED THE EVENT, CASH BIOGRAPHER MICHAEL STREISGUTH AND SPECIAL GUEST, MERLE HAGGARD.

Check out all of Joyride Media's Johnny Cash specials hosted by Rodney Crowell.

The R&B Chronicles - Bill Withers

From WHRV | Part of the The R&B Chronicles series | 59:59

A Historical look at R&B Music

Bill_withers_small Perhaps more than any other genre of popular American music culture, soul music is the result of the combination and merging of previous styles and sub-styles in the 50’s and 60’s. At it's inception soul music combined the African American concepts of gospel and blues sensibilities in creating a passionate, soulful and musical presentation of the African American spirit. Rhythm and Blues is itself a combination of blues and jazz and developed in the 40’s as small groups of predominately African American musicians built upon the blues tradition which morphed itself into soul music coming into the 50's. “The R&B Chronicles” is a weekly musical biography that will focus on classic R&B and soul music and feature many of the great artists and groups.... such as Otis Redding, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Earth, Wind and Fire and many more. “The R&B Chronicles” airs Friday evenings at 7pm on 89.5 WHRV-FM. Hosted and produced by Jae Sinnett.

Bill Withers: Just As He Is

From Joyride Media | 59:00

A deep look into the late Bill Withers early life in music that set up the making of his debut album, "Just As I Am." Please consider this free one hour show for any respectful programming to honor his legacy following his death on April 3, 2020.

Music includes Withers is featured extensively in candid interview clips. as well as his friend, Bobby Womack, drummer James Gadson and journalist Anthony DeCurtis. Hosted by Nadine Nassar, produced by Joyride Media.

R-4746799-1550014522-8988 A deep look into Bill Withers early life in music that set up the making of his debut album, "Just As I Am."  Withers is featured extensively in candid interview clips. as well as his friend, Bobby Womack, drummer James Gadson, and journalist Anthony DeCurtis. Hosted by Nadine Nassar, produced by Paul Chuffo (Joyride Media). 

Please consider this free one hour show for any respectful programming to honor his legacy following his death on April 3, 2020. 

This free one-hour show was originally produced by Paul Chuffo (Joyride Media) in 2006, back in the old days before PRX, when shows were released as one long one-hour file. If you can bear with this inconvenience your listeners will be happy to hear this excellent program.

¡Gaytino!

From Camino Real Productions, LLC | 56:24

¡Gaytino! - written and performed by Dan Guerrero - is a remarkable life journey from 1950s East LA to New York’s Great White Way in the 60s and 70s and back to Hollywood. A gay Chicano moves from the back of the bus to the front of American pop culture in this autobiographical play with music.

Dan_guerrero_small ¡Gaytino! is a remarkable life journey from 1950s East LA to New York’s Great White Way in the 60s and 70s and back to Hollywood. Dan Guerrero, a gay Chicano, moves from the back of the bus to the front of American pop culture in this autobiographical play with music. The solo piece is driven by Dan’s lifelong friendship with the late Chicano artist Carlos Almaraz and by Dan’s father, Chicano music legend, Lalo Guerrero. The performance travels through decades of Mexican-American history and the gay experience from a unique and personal perspective. Touching, provocative, hilarious and absolutely one-of-a-kind, Dan Guerrero brings his two fascinating worlds together in a riveting solo show.

Dying Words: The AIDS Reporting of Jeffrey Schmalz

From Kerry Donahue | 53:59

Twenty-five years ago, New York Times reporter Jeffrey Schmalz ended up in the middle of one of the biggest stories of our time: He had AIDS. His writing about the disease changed journalism and himself.

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Dying Words, hosted by Rachel Maddow, is about Jeff Schmalz and the groundbreaking reporting he did on AIDS for the New York Times even as he was dying of the disease in the early 1990s. Through Jeff's story, it also describes the experiences of gay and lesbian journalists during a much less tolerant time in major news organizations.

Jeff Schmalz was a prodigiously talented, fast-rising editor at the New York Times - he stayed closeted from the newsroom management, especially A.M. "Abe" Rosenthal, a brilliant but homophobic executive editor. In late December 1990, Jeff had a seizure at his desk. He was soon diagnosed with AIDS - his T-cell count was two and he had PML, a AIDS related brain infection usually fatal within months. Astonishingly, Jeff responded well to AZT and was able to return to work within the year. When he did, he returned on a mission: to report and write a series of deeply felt articles about the human toll of the AIDS epidemic. He pushed the Times' boundaries and changed journalism. 

Jeff died in 1993, just a month before his 40th birthday, and over the years since then, Sam Freedman's own mission has been to preserve Jeff's story for posterity. That effort has taken the form of this public radio documentary and a companion book by the same name, published by CUNY Journalism Press, December 1, 2015. Sam Freedman is the author of seven non-fiction books, a former reporter for the New York Times, and an professor for more than two decades at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. 

The documentary features archival audio from interviews with Jeff Schmalz by ABC News in the first half of 1993, as well as other archival materials provided by Jeff's sister, Wendy Schmalz including interviews with President Bill Clinton and Magic Johnson. Other key sources heard in the documentary include best-selling author Anna Quindlen, New Yorker writer Michael Spector, New York magazine editor Adam Moss, New York Times reporters Adam Nagourney and David Dunlap, former New York Times reporters Richard Meislin and Michael Norman, former New York Times News Editor Allan Siegal, AIDS activist Mary Fisher, journalist and historian Eric Marcus, and Jeff's sister Wendy Schmalz and her husband Michael Wilde.

Strange Currency 04.01.20

From KMUW | Part of the Strange Currency series | 01:53:57

We mark April Fools’ Day with music from Robert Plant, Grateful Dead, Rufus Wainwright, John Prine and more.

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Strange Currency 04.03.20 New Month, New Music

From KMUW | Part of the Strange Currency series | 01:53:56

It’s our New Month, New Music feature with music from Matt Wilson & his Orchestra, Pearl Jam, Lilly Hiatt, Sam Doores and Sparks.

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Strange Currency 04.04.20

From KMUW | Part of the Strange Currency series | 01:57:58

Gigaton is the first studio album from Pearl Jam in seven years. We’ll hear selections from that effort as well as music from Sparks’ Kimono My House.

Sc_square_small Gigaton is the first studio album from Pearl Jam in seven years. We’ll hear selections from that effort as well as music from Sparks’ Kimono My House.

Folk Alley #200402

From FreshGrass Foundation | Part of the Folk Alley series | 01:57:57

Folk Alley host Elena See presents an exciting, eclectic and intelligent mix of the best traditional folk, Americana, contemporary singer/songwriter, and roots music from the latest releases, classics, and exclusive in-studio Folk Alley Session and live concert recordings. Two discreet hours each week. Available as a one- or two-hour program.

Fars_logo_191026_240_small This week on Folk Alley, Elena See shares an exclusive interview and perfomance from The Secret Sisters, recorded at this year's 30A Songwriters Festival; new music from Mapache, Christopher Paul Stelling, Jill Andrews, Jake Shimabukuro and Western Centuries; a set on tunes to welcome in spring, and much more. 

In hour two, new music from Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn, Béla Fleck & Toumani

Diabaté, and Pharis & Jason Romero; plus favorites from the New Grass Revival, Jerry Garcia Band, Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert, Kate Wolf; and more.

UpFront Soul #2020.14 -April 6-12

From WERU | Part of the UpFront Soul with Sanguine Fromage series | 01:58:00

We’ll bring you encouraging songs by Chuck Bridges and The Stovall Sisters, pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on this week after the 52nd anniversary of his assassination with tunes from Ben Williams, Ben Branch and the Operation Breadbasket Choir & Duke Ellington, and hear songs from Bobi Wine, Pinchers, and Jehovah Shalom Acapella as public service announcements, giving health information about Coronavirus.

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We’ll bring you encouraging songs by Chuck Bridges and The Stovall Sisters, pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on this week after the 52nd anniversary of his assassination with tunes from Ben Williams, Ben Branch and the Operation Breadbasket Choir & Duke Ellington, and hear songs from Bobi Wine, Pinchers, and Jehovah Shalom Acapella as public service announcements, giving health information about Coronavirus.

UpFront Soul 2020.14 Playlist

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the vagaries of Spinitron, these songs are listed in reverse order. (i.e., Joan Armatrading Back to the Night is song 1, hour 1
Sam Cooke "Havin' a Party" from Live at the Harlem Square Club 1963 on RCA
Times are approximate.


11:57 PM Sam Cooke "Havin' a Party" from Live at the Harlem Square Club 1963 on RCA
11:56 PM Richard "Groove" Holmes "Flyjack" from Night Glider
11:51 PM Marcus Shelby "Memphis (I Am a Man)" from Soul of the Movement
11:48 PM Common "A Dream" from Music From the Motion Picture Freedom Writers - Hollywood 2006
11:44 PM Jehovah Shalom Acapella "Corona Virus"
11:40 PM Pinchers "Mask Out"
11:36 PM Bobi Wine "Coronavirus Alert feat. Nubian Li"
11:28 PM The Charmer (Louis Farrakhan) with the Johnny McCleverty Calypso Boys "Back to Back, Belly to Belly"
11:26 PM The Girl Scouts "I Don't Want to Be a Zombie"
11:16 PM Fela Kuti "Zombie"
11:11 PM Nerukhi "Welcome to Zombieland"
11:06 PM The Legendary Ingramettes "Grandma's Hands" from Take a Look in the Book
11:03 PM Darondo "Packin' Up" from Legs
11:00 PM Robert Cray Band "This Man" from That's What I Heard
10:49 PM Gregory Porter "1960 What (Opolopo Kick & Bass Rerub)" from 1960 What? The Remixes
10:42 PM Steely Dan "King of the World"
10:38 PM Airto & Deodato "Do It Again"
10:34 PM Curtis Mayfield "The Underground"
10:28 PM Duke Ellington "King Fit the Battle of Alabam" from My People
10:19 PM Ben Branch and the Operation Breadbasket Orchestra "Precious Lord, Take My Hand" from The Last Request on Chess
10:17 PM Martin Luther King, Jr "Excerpt From Speech The Day Before His Death" from In Search Of Freedom: Excerpts From His Most Memorable Speeches on UMVD
10:14 PM Ben Williams "Promised Land (feat. Kendra Foster)" from I Am a Man
10:10 PM The Stovall Sisters "Hang On In There" from The Stovall Sisters
10:06 PM Ray Camacho Band "Si Se Puede" from Bay Area Funk 2
10:03 PM Chuck Bridges "Keep Your Faith" from SuperFunk 1
10:00 PM Joan Armatrading "Back to the Night" from Back to the Night on A&M

Beyond a Song: Tim O'Brien (Part 1)

From ISOAS Media | Part of the Beyond a Song series | 01:00:00

Host Rich Reardin talks with singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Tim O'Brien.

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Host Rich Reardin talks with Tim O'Brien about his life and music.

Born in Wheeling, West Virginia on March 16, 1954, Grammy winning singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Brien grew up singing in church and in school, and after seeing Doc Watson on TV, became a lifelong devotee of old time and bluegrass music. Tim first toured nationally in the 1980’s with Colorado bluegrass band Hot Rize. Kathy Mattea scored a country hit with his song Walk The Way The Wind Blows in 1986, and soon more artists like Nickel Creek and Garth Brooks covered his songs. Over the years, Tim has released 15 solo CD’s, as well as collaborations with his sister Mollie O’Brien, songwriter Darrell Scott, and noted old time musician Dirk Powell. He’s performed or recorded with Steve Earle, Mark Knopfler, Bill Frisell, and Steve Martin, and produced records for Yonder Mountain Stringband, David Bromberg, and Canada’s Old Man Luedecke.
His newest release Where the River Meets the Road features songs from his native West Virginia. Bluegrass and Americana covers from songwriters Hazel Dickens, Billy Edd Wheeler, and Bill Withers sit alongside heartfelt autobiographical originals, with help from collaborators like Chris Stapleton, Kathy Mattea, Stuart Duncan, and Noam Pikelny.
Other notable O’Brien recordings include the bluegrass Dylan covers of Red On Blonde, the Celtic-Appalachian fusion of The Crossing, and the Grammy winning folk of Fiddler’s Green. O’Brien formed his own record label, Howdy Skies Records, in 1999, and launched the digital download label Short Order Sessions (SOS) with his partner Jan Fabricius in 2015. He has two sons, Jackson (35) and Joel (27), and has lived in Nashville since 1996. Hobbies include cooking, skiing, and playing traditional Irish music.
O’Brien’s solo shows feature his solid guitar, fiddle, and banjo, along with his engaging vocals and harmony from Jan Fabricius. Expect a range of original compositions and traditional arrangements from his many discs, mixed with stories and Tim’s self-deprecating humor.

Musical selections includeWitchita Lineman, Long Time Gone, Farewell Angelina, High On A Mountain, Old Dan Tucker, The Water Is Wise,  Angelina Baker.
For more information, visit BEYOND A SONG.COM

Beyond a Song: Tim O'Brien (Part 2)

From ISOAS Media | Part of the Beyond a Song series | 01:00:00

Host Rich Reardin talks with singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Tim O'Brien.

Prx_obrien_tim_2_240x240_small TIM O'BRIEN (Part 2)PUBLISHED ON PRX  9 / 28 / 2018 - BEYOND A SONG originates in BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA and is sponsored by: THE BLUEBIRD NIGHTCLUB, AIRTIME RECORDING STUDIO ,  and  VISIT BLOOMINGTON.COM

Host Rich Reardin talks with Tim O'Brien about his life and music.

Born in Wheeling, West Virginia on March 16, 1954, Grammy winning singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Brien grew up singing in church and in school, and after seeing Doc Watson on TV, became a lifelong devotee of old time and bluegrass music. Tim first toured nationally in the 1980’s with Colorado bluegrass band Hot Rize. Kathy Mattea scored a country hit with his song Walk The Way The Wind Blows in 1986, and soon more artists like Nickel Creek and Garth Brooks covered his songs. Over the years, Tim has released 15 solo CD’s, as well as collaborations with his sister Mollie O’Brien, songwriter Darrell Scott, and noted old time musician Dirk Powell. He’s performed or recorded with Steve Earle, Mark Knopfler, Bill Frisell, and Steve Martin, and produced records for Yonder Mountain Stringband, David Bromberg, and Canada’s Old Man Luedecke.
His newest release Where the River Meets the Road features songs from his native West Virginia. Bluegrass and Americana covers from songwriters Hazel Dickens, Billy Edd Wheeler, and Bill Withers sit alongside heartfelt autobiographical originals, with help from collaborators like Chris Stapleton, Kathy Mattea, Stuart Duncan, and Noam Pikelny.
Other notable O’Brien recordings include the bluegrass Dylan covers of Red On Blonde, the Celtic-Appalachian fusion of The Crossing, and the Grammy winning folk of Fiddler’s Green. O’Brien formed his own record label, Howdy Skies Records, in 1999, and launched the digital download label Short Order Sessions (SOS) with his partner Jan Fabricius in 2015. He has two sons, Jackson (35) and Joel (27), and has lived in Nashville since 1996. Hobbies include cooking, skiing, and playing traditional Irish music.
O’Brien’s solo shows feature his solid guitar, fiddle, and banjo, along with his engaging vocals and harmony from Jan Fabricius. Expect a range of original compositions and traditional arrangements from his many discs, mixed with stories and Tim’s self-deprecating humor.

Musical selections include: I Am The Road, Just Like You, Turning Around, Colleen Malone, The Holy Well, Early Morning Rain, Blue Night, This Here Bottle, Walk The Way The Wind Blows
For more information, visit BEYOND A SONG.COM