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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:

2023-02-12 Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child

From Bill Childs | Part of the Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child series | 59:22


1st set

They Might Be Giants - It’s Spare the Rock


They Might Be Giants - Robot Parade

Andra Day - Rise Up

Jim Cosgrove feat. Rissi Palmer - Dr. King

SaulPaul - Rise


Keith Munslow - Mama is My Paparazzi (new)

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo - I Like What I Like (new)


Gil Trythall - Folsom Prison Blues 


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2nd set

Adrian Quesada - Spirits (new)

ID/prep to rock

They Might Be Giants - Don’t Spare the Rock


The Mighty Mighty Boston’s - Kinder Words

Esther Crow - The Leader in You

Lucky Diaz & the Family Jam Band - Paletero Man



3rd set

MC Lars & Mega Ran - Jabberwocky

Sally Timms & Jon Langford - The Prettiest Star

Red Yarn - Magic Dance


Staci Gray - ooo WALAH hah

Strawbitty Yops - What Does Love Look Like (new)(

Andy Sprouts - Garden Grooves


They Might Be Giants - In the Middle

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:

23-06: Country, Cuban and Cajun: Raul Malo & The Mavericks; The Pine Leaf Boys , 2/8/2023

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


We meet Raul Malo, the Miami-born and Cuban-descended singer and leader of The Mavericks, known for country, pop and roots rock. We’ll talk about that and Latin music, all behind the band’s huge success in country music and their recent successful all Spanish language recording. Then a live concert and conversation with the Pine Leaf Boys as Louisiana French two-steps meet rock n roll. Plus music from Celia Cruz, Patsy Cline, Los Lobos and Professor Longhair.

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 #511

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

Dsc_0704-150x150_small The Sundilla Radio Hour for the week of 01/30/2023.

Rockin' in the Days of Confusion (Series)

Produced by Stephen R Webb

Most recent piece in this series:

DC 2306

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

DC 2306
Stephen R Webb

Journey_to_the_centre_of_the_earth_small This week, Rockin' in the Days of Confusion presents, in its entirety, Rick Wakeman's Journey To The Centre Of The Earth, along with a couple other tracks we've never played on the show. To start, though, we have a couple of more familiar pieces. See https://thehermitrambles.blogspot.com/ for complete playlist.

WoodSongs (Series)

Produced by WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour

Most recent piece in this series:

WoodSongs 1065: Shelton Powe and Kollin Bailey

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


SHELTON POWE is an acoustic guitarist that plays in the Piedmont finger-style guitar tradition of his parents and elders. After the death of his parents, he sought to honor them by learning the blues and gospel music of his childhood. He released his own album “Carolina Blues and Gospel,” 2012, and he has played alongside many Music Maker artists, including Eddie Tigner, Mudcat, Cora Mae Bryant, Frank Edwards, Cootie Stark and Neal Pattman.

KOLLIN BAILEY is a young songwriter and pianist from Missouri. He’s kicking off his musical career in big strides – he just performed the Midnite Jamboree with Rhonda Vincent and the Rage. Just 21 years old, he released his first single and music video TILL DEATH DO US PART.

ISAAC BIVER is a 16 year old fingerstyle guitar player from St. Louis, Missouri!  

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 22-35: That's Amore!, 2/13/2023

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

Emn_turquoise_small Host Sara Schneider shares a program of Italian love songs for Valentine's Day, including music by Monteverdi, Frescobaldi, and Biagio Marini. Our performers include tenor Marco Beasley and Concerto Italiano.

Folk Alley (Series)

Produced by FreshGrass Foundation

Most recent piece in this series:

Folk Alley Episode #230209

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

Folk_alley_radio_show_logo_240_191026__small This week on Folk Alley, we continue our celebration of Black History Month by exploring music by legends Robert Johnson, Nina Simone, Sleepy John Estes, Jesse Fuller, The Staple Singers, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, and more.

In hour two, we spotlight the winners of this year's Folk Alliance International Awards with music by folk legend Janis Ian, Anais Mitchell, Aoife O'Donovan, and Molly Tuttle; new music by folk "super group" Mighty Poplar, William Prince, The Tallest Man On Earth, Ruth Wyand, and Esukolaal, from Smithsonian Folkways 'Ears of the People: Ekonting Songs from Senegal and Gambia' compilation. All this and muuch more!

Beale Street Caravan (Series)

Produced by Beale Street Caravan

Most recent piece in this series:

#2715 - Dirty Streets

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

5r4a8352_small This week on Beale Street Caravan, we bring back Dirty Streets as they celebrate the release of their latest project, "Who's Gonna Love You", live from Growlers in Memphis, TN. 
Grammy nominated blues man, Guy Davis, will 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, here in Memphis, TN, brought to you by the Blues Foundation.

High Country Celtic Radio (Series)

Produced by High Country Celtic Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

High Country Celtic Radio 254 - The Love Show

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 play an hour of love songs in celebration of St. Valentine's Day. We'll play the creepy, twisted songs about love gone wrong for which Celtic music is famous next week--but this week, these are the songs where lovers overcome adversity and live happily ever after.

Our artists this week: Eddi Reader, Three Mile Stone, Danú, The Máirtín de Cógáin Project, Len Graham, Theresa O'Grady, Caroline Keane, Séamus Begley & Oisín Mac Diarmada, Burd Ellen, Goitse, Sarah McQuaid, Laura Risk, Malinky,  and The Bothy Band.

Our FairPlé score this week: 57

Strange Currency (Series)

Produced by KMUW

Most recent piece in this series:

Strange Currency 02.11.23 or floating date

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

Sc_square_small Hooker ‘n Heat is the 1971 LP from John Lee Hooker and the band Canned Heat. The loose, vibrant double LP may seem like an unlikely collaboration but the music contained on it reveals the way the two camps blend seamlessly. We’ll hear music from that as well as selections from Whitesnake’s 1980 release Live… In The Heart of the City. Though the band, fronted by former Deep Purple vocalist, David Coverdale, would come to be associated with slick, ‘80s production, heavy metal, and MTV, its early albums, including this 1980 set, reveal the band’s blues roots and the impact that Black American music had on Coverdale’s vocal style. We’ll hear music from both Hooker ‘n Heat and Live… In The Heart of the City on this episode.

The Atomic Hour (Series)

Produced by KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

The Atomic Hour Episode 80- A Christmas Gift For You From Mister 1960 (Holiday Special)

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

133356008_685301658804870_5586242857140720544_n_small Featuring: Brand New Oldies, Cool Songs for Cold Nights, Mister 1960's Record Review, and More!

Ozark Highlands Radio (Series)

Produced by Ozark Highlands Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

OHR080: OHR Presents: Leyla McCalla, 2/20/2023

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, New York born Haitian-American classical & folk music sensation and former Carolina Chocolate Drops member Leyla McCalla recorded live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park.  Also, interviews with Leyla.  Mark Jones offers an archival recording of Ozark original & hammered dulcimer legend Jay Round performing a medley of traditional Irish tunes.  Author, folklorist, and songwriter Charley Sandage presents an introduction to Ozark geology, featuring an interview with Arkansas Geological Survey supervisor Angela Chandler.

Leyla McCalla is a Haitian-American living in New Orleans, who sings in French, Haitian Creole and English, and plays cello, tenor banjo and guitar. Deeply influenced by traditional Creole, Cajun and Haitian music, as well as by American jazz and folk, her music is at once earthy, elegant, soulful and witty — it vibrates with three centuries of history, yet also feels strikingly fresh, distinctive and contemporary.  Violist Free Feral - Guitarist, banjoist, and triangle Daniel Tremblay

Leyla’s debut album, Vari-Colored Songs: A Tribute to Langston Hughes, was named 2013’s Album of the Year by the London Sunday Times and Songlines magazine, and received additional raves from a number of other publications, including the New York Times, Boston Globe and Offbeat, for its haunting mixture of music and message.  - https://leylamccalla.com

In this week’s “From the Vault” segment, musician, educator, and country music legacy Mark Jones offers an archival recording of Ozark original & hammered dulcimer legend Jay Round performing a medley of traditional Irish tunes, from the Ozark Folk Center State Park archives.

Author, folklorist, and songwriter Charley Sandage presents an historical portrait of the people, events, and indomitable spirit of Ozark culture that resulted in the creation of the Ozark Folk Center State Park and its enduring legacy of music and craft.  This episode gives us an introduction to Ozark geology, featuring an interview with Arkansas Geological Survey supervisor Angela Chandler.

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:

230211 The First Rock and Roll Song - A HIll of Beans

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

Superbs-better14_small It's easier to count beans than count the huge number of songs about beans. Even more difficult, the number of songs that could have been the first rock and roll song. We stopped counting bean songs after the first hour because there are thousands of zydeco songs with self-referencing lyrics about "zydeco" - a Louisiana French mumbled slang for unsalted snap beans. Every week, music you've never heard by musicians you've never heard of all of whom could claim to be the first rock and roll song. It's a show for those who know that enjoying culture and music means not limiting yourself to the simple "firsts" which deny the great diversity and intricacies of life.

Tent Show Radio (Series)

Produced by Tent Show Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

Pickin' on Rock | Episode 23-05

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

Tsr_logo_for_prx_small Take a classic rock song, add Big Top Chautauqua's famed house band the Blue Canvas Orchestra, and the result is something that is sure to move an audience. Led by Molly Otis & Ed Willett, Pickin' on Rock debuted at the tent in the summer of 2022 and immediately became an audience favorite. In this rousing show, classic rock songs are interpreted into the bluegrass and alternative string stylings of the Blue Canvas Orchestra. From Led Zeppelin, Queen, Guns N ’Roses, to Heart, The Beatles, and more. You’ve heard these songs before, but not quite like this.

This episode features: Molly Otis, Ed Willett, Severin Behnen, Randy Wydra, Scott Kirby, Stevie Matier, Nori Schwenzfeier, and Harrison Olk.



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

Produced by WOUB

Most recent piece in this series:

Hot Tuna at the Fur Peace Ranch

From WOUB | Part of the Live From Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch series | 59:01

Logo_fur_peace_72840__small Acoustic Hot Tuna, with Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, recorded in performance at the Fur Peace ranch October 29, 2022.

Carnegie Hall Live Series (Series)

Produced by WQXR

Most recent piece in this series:

22-13: National Youth Orchestra of the USA, 7/8/2022

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


National Youth Orchestra of the USA
Carlos Miguel Prieto, Conductor

Mei-Ann Chen, Conductor

CLYNE Sound and Fury
MONCAYO Huapango
PRICE Ethiopia's Shadow in America
SHOSTAKOVICH Excerpts from Suite from Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6 in B minor (Pathétique)


Dead Air - Official Tapes (Series)

Produced by Mr. Cory

Most recent piece in this series:

2306: Official Tapes - Brimful of Asha on the Forty-Five, 2/5/2023

From Mr. Cory | Part of the Dead Air - Official Tapes series | 58:01


What's inside?

4 Discs. . . 2 Shows from Portland Oregon's Paramount Theatre. . . recorded October 1st and 2nd, 1977. . . 40 Tracks . . .  5 hours of mind-melting music! 

Ray Robertson, the author of the liner notes, mentions hearing a Garcia/Saunders tracked and it baptized him into holy Deadhead Land! 

Author Peter Conners discusses the "tuning" or a random ditty the band would do between songs: Funiculi Funicula. Rumor on the street, the ditty began in May of '77 so by October, it was tuned in! 

The Set List. . . 

One More Saturday Night 4:51
1974-05/19 PORTLAND MEMORIAL COLISEUM, Portland, Oregon
Pacific Northwest '73-'74: Believe It If You Need It

Like A Road Leading Home 11:04
1973-07/11 KEYSTONE, Berkeley, California
Live At Keystone Vol. 2

Brown-Eyed Women 6:02
1977-05/26 BALTIMORE CIVIC CENTER, Baltimore, Maryland
Dave's Picks Vol. 41

Deal 6:27
1977-10/01 PARAMOUNT THEATRE, Portland, Oregon
Dave's Picks Vol. 45

Scarlet Begonias > 9:37
Fire On The Mountain 12:59
1977-10/02 PARAMOUNT THEATRE, Portland, Oregon
Dave's Picks Vol. 45

Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat (Series)

Produced by Matt "The Cat" Baldassarri

Most recent piece in this series:

Episode #666 - Hadda Brooks

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


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Hadda Brooks is one of the most talented boogie woogie musicians of all-time, yet her name doesn't come up nearly as often as Pete Johnson, Champion Jack Dupree or Professor Longhair. That's a shame! This week, the "Juke In The Back" sets the record straight with a heavy dose of the "Queen Of The Boogie." All three of her R&B hits will be played as well as some of her tunes with Pete Johnson and Smokey Hogg. So grab a nickel, a glass of bourbon and your dancin' shoes, as the "Juke In The Back" spotlights Hadda Brooks.

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: February 3-9, 2023 (Featured Geezers: The Dropkick Murphys)

From Jeffery Robert Lindholm | Part of the Geezer Rock series | 58:00


This week, Geezer Rock brings you a punk-rock reflection on old age and pensions from Clash cohort Don Letts, a cover of the quietest, most laid-back song the Minutemen ever recorded and which was a song that changed the lives of many future punks, some evocative collaborations between Patti Smith and the recently departed Tom Verlaine of Television, and some rabble-rousing, rafter-shattering, fascist-bashing sounds from Boston’s revered Celtic punk shouters the Dropkick Murphys, who are this week’s Featured Geezers on Geezer Rock!

60 Watts (Series)

Produced by Brian Babinec

Most recent piece in this series:

60 Watts 262

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 featuring new music by Scalp.

The Darling Fire - Machina
Fleshwater - Kiss the Ladder
Dikembe - Living in the Walls
The Callous Daoboys - Field Sobriety Practice
Bruxa Maria - Run Pilgrim
Cult Leader - Ataraxis
The Wind in the Trees - Excision of the Last Tellurians
SeeYouSpaceCowboy... - 911 Call: "Help I've Overdosed on Philosophy!"
Portrayal of Guilt - Master/Slave
Scalp - Diabetic Necrosis
Rabbit - Halo of Flies
Glose - Wake Up Winborn
La Armada - All We Know
The Mars Volta - The Requisition
thoughtcrimes - Punk Rock Guilt
Easy Prey - They Call It Peace
Lucidity - The Saga of a Belarusian Feast
Colonial Wound - III
Votive - Bending to an Unyielding Hunger

The Mixtape with Pat Brickson (Series)

Produced by Patrick Brickson

Most recent piece in this series:

The Mixtape Episode 139 - New Wave Valentine's Day Mix

From Patrick Brickson | Part of the The Mixtape with Pat Brickson series | 58:22

Valentine_s_day_mixtape_small This week on the Mixtape, I celebrate Valentine's Day with a mix of 80's New Wave love songs.  No sappy stuff allowed!