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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:

2023-12-10 Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child

From Bill Childs | Part of the Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child series | 55:26


1st set

They Might Be Giants - It’s Spare the Rock


They Might Be Giants - And Mom And Kid

Cake - Mahna Mahna


Little Lips - Other (new)

fIREHOSE - Walking the Cow


Mega Ran - Good Day (feat. G Love) (new)

Booger Bubble - Electric Elves

Ants Ants Ants & Red Yarn - Christmas Pie (new)


Too Many Zooz - Car Alarm


[WJFF - Milkshake - Parade


[KUTX - Jackson Five - Rockin’ Robin


[WFNU - Mike Park - Turn Off The Lights


2nd set

Justin Roberts & the Not Ready for Naptime Players - Kooks

ID/prep to rock

Todd ’n’ Tina - Revenge of the 5th (new)

The Board of Education - Why is Dad so Mad?

Rev-105 liner

Gentle Hen - The Whole Point of the Trip (new)

Alkaline Trio - Movin’ Right Along



3rd set

Archie Bell & The Drells - Tighten Up (vinyl)

Laura Doherty & Reggie “The Hoofer” - So Glad You’re My Friend (new)


Recess Monkey - Car Wash

Rose Royce - Car Wash


They Might Be Giants - Alphabet of Nations 

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.

American Routes (Series)

Produced by American Routes

Most recent piece in this series:

23-49: A Music Map of New Orleans Lives–with Creole Jazz Singer John Boutté , 12/6/2023

From American Routes | Part of the American Routes series | 01:59:00


It’s a sonic map of New Orleans music from the recording studios and nightclubs to jazz parades. Songs about life on Basin Street and Bourbon Street, to Rampart Street and the lady from la rue Dauphine in the voices of Trombone Shorty, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Ida Cox and Louis Prima. Then, a live session at Marigny Studios with Creole jazz and soul singer John Boutté who grew up in the Tremé neighborhood in a family of ten kids, where singing was a household and street corner pastime.

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 #554

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

Dsc_0704-150x150_small The Sundilla Radio Hour for the week of 12/04/2023.

Rockin' in the Days of Confusion (Series)

Produced by Stephen R Webb

Most recent piece in this series:

DC 2349

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

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Stephen R Webb

Super_session_small So it's 1970 and you're starting to get the blues.  But these are blues that rock, and you're getting them from places like Chicago, home of the Flock, San Francisco, where Big Brother and the Grateful Dead are boogieing down, Los Angeles, Cleveland, New York, the Deep South and even London. May as well go with it. See https://thehermitrambles.blogspot.com/ for complete playlist.

WoodSongs (Series)

Produced by WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour

Most recent piece in this series:

WoodSongs 1091: Tommy Emmanuel and Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams

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


TOMMY EMMANUEL is arguably one of the best and most influential guitarists in the world. From Australia, across America and around the globe, Tommy is packing major concert halls to the rafters with his amazing and brilliant guitar skills.

LARRY CAMBPELL & TERESA WILLIAMS are a husband and wife music powerhouse. Larry Campbell is perhaps best known for his time as part of Bob Dylan’s band. Teresa Williams is an accomplished musician who has worked with artists such as Julie Miller, Levon Helm, Peter Wolf, and Hot Tuna.

ISAAC BEVERS is our WoodSongs Kid who recently won the National Thumbpickers Award!

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 23-25: Advent, 12/4/2023

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

Emn_turquoise_small We're celebrating the season of Advent on this week's show, with works like Canite tuba by Giovanni da Palestrina, Charpentier's O Antiphons, Alma redemptoris mater by Tomás Luis de Victoria, and settings of Nun komm der Heiden Heiland by Buxtehude and Bach. We'll also hear medieval music for the Feast of St. Nicholas performed by La Reverdie.

Folk Alley (Series)

Produced by FreshGrass Foundation

Most recent piece in this series:

Folk Alley Episode #231130

From FreshGrass Foundation | Part of the Folk Alley series | 01:58:00

Folk_alley_radio_show_logo_240_191026__small This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See for music from Folk Alley's Best of 2023 year-end lists! Tune in to hear from our favorite albums and songs of the year!

Beale Street Caravan (Series)

Produced by Beale Street Caravan

Most recent piece in this series:

#2805 - The 2023 Tambourine Bash Benefitting Music Export Memphis

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


This week on Beale Street Caravan, we’re back at the Overton Park Shell for the 2023 Tambourine Bash, a night of Memphis music collaboration and showcases benefitting Music Export Memphis (MEM). Listen to performances from the Rising Stars Fife and Drum band,  Grammy winner Cedric Burnside, Dirty Streets, Deonna Pruitt, Alexis Grace, and more! We also sit down with MEM executive director, Elizabeth Cawein, to learn more about how the organzation benefits local artists. 

Grammy nominated blues man, Guy Davis, will also be with us to deliver an installment of the Blues Hall of Fame, an exploration of the lives of the pioneers and innovators 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 297 - Free For All

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

High-country-celtic-240x240_small This week, Katie Marie and Joe put together a Free For All show, which means there's no theme this week--but we do have a bunch of brand new releases that we've been itching to get on the air, so you'll be hearing a couple of new selections from each of the new albums from Lúnasa piper, Cillian Vallely, & David Doocey, Quebecois trio Genticorum; Chieftains' lead singer, Kevin Conneff, & The Dublin Trio; Canadians Laura Risk, Nicholas Williams, & Rachel Aucoin; Scotland's Mànran; and Raelach Records artists Pádraic Keane, Aidan Connolly, Fergus McGorman & Ruairí McGorman.

We also feature these artists this week: Siobhan And Murty, Artisan Row, FullSet, Niamh Ní Charra, Brid O'Gorman with Eoin O'Neill, and Tara Breen & Pádraig Rynne.

Our FairPlé score this week: 47

Strange Currency (Series)

Produced by KMUW

Most recent piece in this series:

Strange Currency 12.08.23 or floating date

From KMUW | Part of the Strange Currency series | 01:53:59

Sc_square_small Peter Gabriel’s 2010 collection Scratch My Back finds Gabriel covering songs from artists such as Randy Newman, Regina Spektor, and Paul Simon. Co-produced with Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, KISS), the album finds the singer accompanied by an orchestra, making for a stark, arresting collection that some critics hailed as among his best work. Listen for music from that as well as selections from Wayne Gottstine, Jon Regen, and Teddy Thompson.

The Atomic Hour (Series)

Produced by KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

The Atomic Hour Episode 94- Jaywalkin'

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

1960s-hand-on-car-radio-dials-vintage-images_small Featuring- Mister 1960's Record Review, Let's Hear It For The Girls, Fundamentally Instrumental, and More!

Ozark Highlands Radio (Series)

Produced by Ozark Highlands Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

OHR076: OHR Presents: Christmas!, 12/18/2023

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


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, Christmas songs both traditional & rare, performed by an interesting array of folk musicians, recorded live at Ozark Folk Center State Park.  Hosts Dave Smith & Mark Jones present these festive archival holiday recordings.  Mark Jones offers an archival recording of his father, Country Music Hall of Fame legend Grandpa Jones reciting a poem called “The Christmas Guest.”  Aubry Atwater & Elwood Donnelly profile the story of folk music royalty Jean Ritchie’s first family Christmas tree.

Musicians at the Ozark Folk Center State Park have been putting on Christmas music shows for over four decades.  As with most music performed at the park, the Christmas music represented here is not your normal collection of holiday standards.  You’ll hear a few songs that you know and love, as well as many others that you’ve likely never encountered before.  The eclectic range of musicians performing on this edition of Ozark Highlands Radio include Grandpa Jones, Randall Hylton, The Dowden Sisters, The Lonesome Cowboys, Joni Bishop, Bob Olivera, The Heritage Quartet, and more.

In this week’s “From the Vault” segment, musician, educator, and country music legacy Mark Jones offers an archival recording of his father, country music legend Grandpa Jones, reciting a poem called “The Christmas Guest,” from the Ozark Folk Center State Park archives.

Renowned folk musicians Aubrey Atwater & Elwood Donnelly profile influential folk music icons Jean Ritchie and the Ritchie Family, as well as explore the traditional Appalachian music and dance that the Ritchie Family helped to perpetuate into the modern American folk lexicon.  This episode relates Jean Ritchie’s own childhood memories of an early Ritchie Family Christmas.

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:

231209 Musicians Named Jim, Jimmy, Jill, and Jewel Plus Bingo and Fire Engine Songs

From Jamie Dell'Apa | Part of the Searching For The First Rock And Roll Song on Saturday Night New Orleans Radio series | 02:57:00

Jim_easter_and_the_artistics_22_small This radio show's search for the first rock and roll song without considering commercial "hits" profoundly re-calibrates a listener's musical esthetic sensibilities. It has become a destination radio show with a dedicated audience not only because of its unique sound, but by "showing" listeners the vast unheard music they've missed, our listeners "tells" themselves they are undergoing a musical enlightenment.

Tent Show Radio (Series)

Produced by Tent Show Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

Tanya Tucker and Molly & The Danger Band | Episode 23-48

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


Edgy. Classic. Country. A defining voice of music and a modern-day legend, GRAMMY award winner, Tanya Tucker is known for some of country music’s biggest hits such as" "Soon," "Two Sparrows in a Hurricane," "It's a Little Too Late," "Trouble," "Texas (When I Die)," "If It Don't Come Easy" and "Strong Enough To Bend," Tanya has cemented herself as one the most admired and influential performers in county music. Since the auspicious start of her career at the age of 13, when released the classic county hit, "Delta Dawn," in 1972, Tucker has amassed 23 Top 40 albums, 56 Top 40 singles, 10 No. 1 songs on the Billboard country charts, numerous accolades including two CMA's, two ACM's, three CMT awards, and in 2020 she won her first two GRAMMY Awards for Best Country Album.

Molly & The Danger Band started in 2006 when Molly Otis crawled onto a three foot wide ledge, hovering eight feet above a glass top bar at the Pavilion in downtown Hayward WI. You probably had heard or seen Molly Otis as the front person for Warner recording artists Molly and the Heymakers. She is a powerful vocalist and plays multiple instruments including fiddle, mandolin and guitar. Randy Wydra sings, lays down the bass lines, adds acoustic guitar and even plays drums with his feet. You could call them a rock/country/jazz/bluegrass band, but they are really an Americana band. The blending of different American roots music creates a unique musical cocktail, with a twist of Irish. From classic covers, traditional and original music, no matter what you call it, you're bound to have a good time.



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Bayfield Chamber and Visitor Bureau - https://www.bayfield.org/ 
Bayfield County Tourism - https://www.bayfieldcounty.wi.gov/150/Tourism 
The Bayfield Inn - https://bayfieldinn.com/ 
Cable Area Chamber of Commerce - https://www.cable4fun.com/ 
Washburn Area Chamber of Commerce - https://washburnchamber.com/

Wisconsin Public Radio - https://www.wpr.org/ 

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

Produced by WOUB

Most recent piece in this series:

Dave Alvin at the Fur Peace Ranch

From WOUB | Part of the Live From Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch series | 59:00

Logo_fur_peace_72840__small Singer-songwriter Dave Alvin fronts his band in a concert recorded in performance at the Fur Peace Ranch July 1, 2023.

Carnegie Hall Live Series (Series)

Produced by WQXR

Most recent piece in this series:

23-13: National Youth Orchestra of the USA, 7/7/2023

From WQXR | Part of the Carnegie Hall Live Series series | 01:58:00


National Youth Orchestra of the USA
Daniel Harding, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Elgar - Cello Concerto in E Minor
Mahler - Symphony No. 5

Dead Air - Official Tapes (Series)

Produced by Mr. Cory

Most recent piece in this series:

2349: Official Tapes - 30 Days Rewind, 12/3/2023

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


Beyond Description. . .

We get a recap of 30 Days of Dead 2023! High-quality MP3 downloads on the Grateful Dead's official website: dead.net. 30 days of unreleased Grateful Dead tracks from the vault, one for every day in November, selected by archivist and producer David Lemieux. The tracks are free and there is a challenge: guess the city and date of each download. There's a chance to win some sweet swag from the Dead. Answers and winners are revealed the following day. Or you can wait at the end of the month and download them all!

The Setlist. . .

I Need A Miracle > Crazy Fingers 11:42
1985-04/04 PROVIDENCE CIVIC CENTER, Providence, Rhode Island
Grateful Dead
30 Days of Dead 2023

New Potato Caboose 9:47
1967-10/22 WINTERLAND ARENA, San Francisco, California
Grateful Dead
30 Days of Dead 2011

Me And My Uncle 3:26
1971-11/20 PAULEY PAVILLION, UCLA, Los Angeles, California 
 Grateful Dead
Dave's Picks Vol. 48

Wharf Rat 13:55
1974-07/29 CAPITAL CENTRE, Landover, Maryland
Grateful Dead
30 Days of Dead 2011

Landover, MD, Capital Centre
March 18, 1991
30 Days of Dead 2023

Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat (Series)

Produced by Matt "The Cat" Baldassarri

Most recent piece in this series:

Episode #709 - T-Bone Walker

From Matt "The Cat" Baldassarri | Part of the Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat series | 59:00

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Drop a nickel in the ol' Rockola Juke to hear one of the best selling and most influential bluesmen and guitarists of all-time, T-Bone Walker. This week's show looks at how T-Bone's immense guitar talent developed from his first recordings in the early 1940s to his breakthrough after WWII with the now classic, "Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday's Just As Bad)" for Black & White Records. We'll also get a taste of T-Bone's work for the Cornet, Imperial and Atlantic labels. B. B. King, Ray Charles and Chuck Berry have all cited T-Bone Walker as a heavy influence. Find out why on this week's "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:

60 Watts 298

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! This week debuting music by Blacklisters.

Ils - Whitemeat
Dreamwell - Blighttown Type Beat
Leg Yield - Core Charge
Endorphins Lost - Hooverville
Easy Prey - They Call It Peace
thoughtcrimes - Punk Rock Guilt
Joliette - IETU
New Forms - Ember Twin
End - A Predator Yourself
Blacklisters - Powdered Milk
Filth Is Eternal - Into the Curve
Vein.fm - Inside Design
Nerver - Full Dead
Ex Everything - Plunder, Cultivate, Fabricate
Rid of Me - Paid in Prayers
MouthBreather - iDoctor
Horsewhip - Full of Fury
Rile - Half Love
Chamber - Retribution
Colonial Wound - Handcuff Trick
Portrayal of Guilt - One Last Taste of Heaven

The Mixtape with Pat Brickson (Series)

Produced by Patrick Brickson

Most recent piece in this series:

The Mixtape - Concert Memories with Dan Olson

From Patrick Brickson | Part of the The Mixtape with Pat Brickson series | 58:33

Dan_and_val_small This week my good friend Dan Olson joins me to share songs from some of the artists that he's seen in concert.  Great set of classic rock and bluegrass!