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Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
There always seems to be a trickle of songs about coal being written, and early in the show, we play a few. Our Gem of Bluegrass references the evo...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio, and Prairie Public


  • Added: Feb 06, 2017
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Back in the 1930 era, farm work engaged most members of the old time music audience, and it of course was hard work, and it could be 24/7. The sin...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2017
  • Length: 07:57
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Over the course of bluegrass and old-time music history, there is a strain of songs about strong drink. Recently, there have been some songs about ...

Bought by KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio, WTIP, RadioFreePalmer, and Prairie Public


  • Added: Jan 23, 2017
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Some view traditional music styles as singular, insulated from other styles. And that has been true at certain times in certain places. But owing t...

  • Added: Jan 23, 2017
  • Length: 06:03
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Darren Criss: The Song is The Song Julian sits down with his youngest guest yet, to talk Chet Baker, Cole Porter, and the perpetual importance of t...

Bought by KICI


  • Added: Jan 20, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
We open with a couple of songs about hard work. In the first, the singer wishes he could get away from it. In the second, the prospect of always ha...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, WTIP, KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio, Prairie Public, and WVRU


  • Added: Jan 11, 2017
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Sitting on top of the world has been around a long time. The song was written by Walter Vinson and Sam Chatmon, members of the blues group, the Mis...

  • Added: Jan 10, 2017
  • Length: 05:55
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
There are plenty of songs about coal, and plenty of them about guns. But there are not many sung from the point of view or either, and that is how ...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, WTIP, KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio, Prairie Public, and WVRU


  • Added: Jan 09, 2017
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Our program opens up with new bluegrass. Then, it’s our Gem of Bluegrass. Most Americans, whether or not they like bluegrass, have heard the tune O...

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


  • Added: Dec 31, 2016
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Old Joe Clark has been around forever seemingly. It’s used as a square dance tune, so that helps keep it around. That it crooked and difficult to l...

  • Added: Dec 31, 2016
  • Length: 07:21
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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...

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


  • 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 KUHF, WCAI / WNAN, Red River Radio Network, WXXI, WYSO and more


  • Added: Nov 16, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 22
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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