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This edition of The Roadhouse keeps the blues spirit rolling. I’ve got quite of bit of new music to round out the hour, including Big Bill Morganfi...

Bought by WJAB


  • Added: Dec 23, 2016
  • Length: 59:54
  • Purchases: 1
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Bluegrass lyrics frequently reside in small towns. Our show today opens with some songs about small towns. Some celebrate them, while others offer ...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, WTIP, KRZA, WSAJ, WVRU and more


  • Added: Dec 22, 2016
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Poverty is a common motivator of bluegrass song lyrics, and early on, we play some great examples. You might think that the slew of pop songs known...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, KRZA, WTIP, WSAJ, KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio and more


  • Added: Dec 21, 2016
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 7
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There's no getting around it. 2016 seemed like an especially costly year in the world of music with the deaths of far too many favorites. Music p...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, WUTC, KGLP, KHNS, Prairie Public and more


  • Added: Dec 21, 2016
  • Length: 58:50
  • Purchases: 9

  • Added: Dec 15, 2016
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Interviews with Actor and Musician Courtney Gains and Comedy writer Jason Klamm.

  • Added: Dec 04, 2016
  • Length: 59:30
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Becky Schlegel plays and talks about the songs she writes that are given as gifts. Other bluegrass artists share their Christmas thoughts.

Bought by WEZU, KKRN, WOUB, KRZA, KBRP Community Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 29, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 17
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Old time music has the reputation of looking at it’s own history for inspiration. But it has also has a cutting edge. In general, cutting edges in ...

  • Added: Nov 26, 2016
  • Length: 05:15
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
At close to year’s end, we’ve got a lot of new bluegrass, so we spin some of the highlights of the wave of new releases, While old-time music has a...

Bought by WEZU, WTIP, RadioFreePalmer, KKRN, WOUB and more


  • Added: Nov 26, 2016
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 20
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Broken-hearted melodies are commonplace in bluegrass songs. But the stories in the Carolina Blue and Honi Deaton songs presented early are especial...

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  • Added: Nov 18, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 16
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A lively ride through the story of the soul star’s all-too-brief career but long-enduring legacy. We’ll hear from other musicians, music writers, ...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, Red River Radio Network, WXXI, WYSO, KCSM and more


  • Added: Nov 16, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 21
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You know his show, his name, and his voice. Still there's so much more to learn about this NPR Golden Boy. Listen as Julian gets the scoop on All T...

Bought by Troy Public Radio, KICI, and KUER


  • Added: Nov 15, 2016
  • Length: 01:00:30
  • Purchases: 3
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A couple of songs depicting personal trouble open the show. One is about a missed connection, the other about settling long-standing anger. The Gem...

Bought by WEZU, WVRU, RadioFreePalmer, KKRN, WOUB and more


  • Added: Nov 12, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Much of the heated dialog among bluegrass fans concerns new approaches that are evolving. But when new approaches evolve, it does not mean that the...

  • Added: Nov 11, 2016
  • Length: 05:38
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A tribute to singer/songwriting legend Leonard Cohen who passed away November 7, 2016 at the age of 82.

Bought by Wyoming Public Radio, WUTC, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KVMR, KMSU and more


  • Added: Nov 11, 2016
  • Length: 58:52
  • Purchases: 21
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: k
The way the world is going, small towns and small town downtowns are really taking a beating. We present a group of songs on this issue. The Gem of...

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  • Added: Nov 07, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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Look back at the early years of Pink Floyd with an exclusive interview of Pink Floyd drummer, Nick Mason, plus rare tracks from the late '60s and e...

Bought by KFAI, KZYX, KAZU, WFiT Melbourne 89.5 FM, KFAI and more


  • Added: Nov 05, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 24
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Merle Haggard. His dates are 1937 to 2016. He was not a bluegrass performer, but he was loved by bluegrass artists and people. Now that he is gone,...

  • Added: Nov 05, 2016
  • Length: 06:41
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
When Bluegrass goes downtown, it’s generally to have fun, and sometime too much! After a few “downtown” songs, the Gem of Bluegrass features bluegr...

Bought by WTIP, WOUB, RadioFreePalmer, KRZA, KBRP Community Radio and more


  • Added: Oct 28, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
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Another hour of Dylan's most literate work, hosted by Paul Ingles, to further mark his winning the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature.

Bought by WYSO, WXAV 88.3FM, WRVO Public Media, and KGLT


  • Added: Oct 28, 2016
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Fall is Beautiful, right? Well, we hear about it in bluegrass songs, but those beautiful falling leaves are usually meant to symbolize something el...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2016
  • Length: 06:12
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
After an HDS (hard-driving song) to open the show, we play three examples of the Unfortunate Rake song cycle, where, before death, the protagonist ...

Bought by WVRU, WOUB, KRZA, KBRP Community Radio, WRGY and more


  • Added: Oct 17, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 18
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
So many bluegrass songs are about relations, including functional and dysfunctional. We contrast different kinds of relationships in a couple of di...

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  • Added: Oct 17, 2016
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 17
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Music writers, musicians and Bob Dylan fans were invited to write to music host Paul Ingles with a choice of a Dylan track since mid-1975 that they...

Bought by KGLP, WAMC, WFAE, WCAI / WNAN, Prairie Public and more


  • Added: Oct 14, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Old songs about driving trucks frequently center on the power of trucks and the long drives. More recent ones also focus on the relationships conne...

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  • Added: Oct 07, 2016
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 16