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Over the course of 13 or 14 tracks, this hour of The Roadhouse get focused with a set of blues from the 1970s and another of great soul blues. Dr. ...

Bought by WJAB


  • Added: Oct 05, 2016
  • Length: 59:54
  • Purchases: 1
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Interviews with Actor and Producer Philip Galinsky and Author Rosemary A. Johns. Also music by Arielle Philips

  • Added: Sep 25, 2016
  • Length: 59:46
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Losing one’s way somehow in life is a frequent topic in bluegrass songs. But how this topic is handled differs from period to period. We listen to ...

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


  • Added: Sep 24, 2016
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 17
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
There are lots of songs about trains, and at least two with the name Old Train. We spin them. We focus on a new tune by Grascals banjoist Kristin S...

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  • Added: Sep 24, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 17
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Sweet 16. It should be joyous to be sweet 16. But in bluegrass, it can be not-so-sweet 16. We play a few examples, and then an old and frivolous so...

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  • Added: Sep 20, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
The blues plays a large role in the bluegrass style. There are many ways to use the blues, from the blues tonality to creating song segments that r...

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  • Added: Sep 17, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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A 14:30 sampler of comments and music from an upcoming public radio special on the legendary soul singer Otis Redding. Commentators in this previe...

Bought by KGLT


  • Added: Sep 09, 2016
  • Length: 14:27
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Pat Donohue, Credit: Phil Nusbaum
Starting with their association on the Prairie Home Companion radio show, former members of Guy’s old Shoe Band have continued playing as Pat Donoh...

  • Added: Sep 08, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
The Bluegrass Review opens with a couple of songs instructing on the dangers of forgetting where one comes from. Later on the Gem of Bluegrass, we ...

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  • Added: Sep 05, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
Caption: Philip Nusbaum, Credit: Karen Van Norman
There’s a lot in bluegrass song lyrics. And yes, we know that many people use bluegrass music as the background to whatever else is going on, or ev...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2016
  • Length: 06:46
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
We begin today with recent bluegrass, including a couple of artists who enjoy re-doing Flatt and Scruggs songs from a half century or more ago. Our...

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  • Added: Aug 20, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Through electronic manipulation, many kinds of music bands can be recorded so that all of the instruments can be heard. Walls of sound have detract...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2016
  • Length: 06:55
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
In every style of music there’s a cutting edge and a musical history. In Bluegrass they both matter.

  • Added: Aug 18, 2016
  • Length: 05:14
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
At the top of the show, we play cuts from two new banjo albums. Both tracks feature the banjo on vocal numbers, and not instrumentals. Bluegrass ha...

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  • Added: Aug 18, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Our show opens with recent songs of desperate men, and focusing on train robbery and the famed gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Later, we consider the ...

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  • Added: Aug 18, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
In every style of music there’s a cutting edge and a musical history. In Bluegrass they both matter.

  • Added: Aug 06, 2016
  • Length: 05:14
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
After some great current bluegrass by the Trinity River Band, we play a few bluegrass songs where the departed have not completely departed. The Ge...

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  • Added: Aug 06, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 16
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
On today’s show we continue playing some excellent recent bluegrass. We have new work to play by fiddle virtuoso Mark O’Connor. As usual, we presen...

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  • Added: Jul 21, 2016
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 18
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
We break out with new bluegrass, then proceed to play two related songs, one old and one new, but both grim: They reference short lives of trouble....

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  • Added: Jul 15, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 16
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Shortly after the show opens, we play songs related to various types of towns. Later, we feature Frank Wakefield on the Gem of Bluegrass. Frank is ...

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  • Added: Jul 12, 2016
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 17
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Frank Wakefield. He is one of the most compelling figures in the history of Bluegrass. He is over 80 now, but sees no reason to quit performing and...

  • Added: Jul 12, 2016
  • Length: 04:54
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
The program opens with a bit of new bluegrass, then gives spins to songs about letters. On our Gem of Bluegrass, we express final thoughts regardin...

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  • Added: Jul 04, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
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As always, a big hour ahead in this edition of The Roadhouse. It’ll probably get your heart rate going a bit as it’s pretty much all upbeat, uptemp...

Bought by KSRQ and WJAB


  • Added: Jun 30, 2016
  • Length: 59:54
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
As we get going we continue to feature new bluegrass music, including a release by rock/bluegrass synthesizer Sam Bush. Then the Gem of Bluegrass f...

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  • Added: Jun 26, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 12
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
We open by continuing to showcase what’s new in bluegrass. On the Gem of Bluegrass, we comment on the imprint of summer on Bluegrass music. It’s th...

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


  • Added: Jun 26, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11