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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:

2022-06-26 Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child

From Bill Childs | Part of the Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child series | 55:50


1st set

They Might Be Giants - It’s Spare the Rock


They Might Be Giants - I Am a Paleontologist (feat. Danny Weinkauf)

Booger Bubble - Electric Elves

Uncle Jumbo - Roly Poly 


Josh Lovelace/Young Folk - Perfect Day (new)

Papa Siama w/ Auntie Dallas - ABCD


The Roughhousers - Posie Bites (new)


[WJFF - Kymberly Stewart - Beautiful Brown Babies


[KUTX - Little Miss Ann - Follow Me


[WFNU - Mike Park - We All Live At Animal Park


2nd set

Jazzy Ash - Shimmies

ID/prep to rock

They Might Be Giants - Don’t Spare the Rock 


Bears & Lions - Pancakes

Julie Ruin - Cookie Road

The Mister T Experience - Unpack Your Adjectives



3rd set

Van McCoy - The Hustle

Go Banana Go! - Veggie Disco (new)

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo - Secret Superhero


Tim & the Space Cadets - Superhero

Brady Rymer & the Little Band that Could - Superpowers (new)


They Might Be Giants - Science is Real

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:

22-26: May the Fourth Be With Us! American Routes Independence Day Then & Now, 6/29/2022

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



This July 4th weekend, we dive into the record crates to bring you music of celebration, hope and critique from Nina Simone, Randy Newman, Sly Stone and Jon Batiste. Then, the July 4th roots of American Routes as we go back to the 1990s, deep in the archive, for highlights from The American Roots Independence Day concerts at the Washington Monument on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Join us for spectacular stage performances by the urbane blues hero Charles Brown, the Texas Playboys with Johnny Gimble playing Western swing, Mexican-American Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, Young Tuxedo Brass with New Orleans jazz, and Hawaiian music and song of slack-key guitar master Ledward Kaapana.

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 #479

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

Dsc_0704-150x150_small The Sundilla Radio Hour for the week of 06/20/2022.

Rockin' in the Days of Confusion (Series)

Produced by Stephen R Webb

Most recent piece in this series:

DC 2227

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

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Stephen R Webb

Woodstock_40th_small This week it's an encore presentation of our Independence Day show, first broadcast in 2018. See http://thehermitrambles.blogspot.com/ for complete playlist.

WoodSongs (Series)

Produced by WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour

Most recent piece in this series:

WoodSongs 1043: Stephanie Urbina Jones and Alex Miller

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


STEPHANIE URBINA JONES and her history-making Honky Tonk Mariachi are blowing hearts and minds wide open with a new style fondly called ‘country with chili peppers’. From the hallowed stage of the Grand Ole Opry to the two-stepping dance halls of Texas to festivals around the world, Jones tours internationally including appearances at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Magic Town Music Fest in Mexico, Festival Country Rendezvous in France, Country Gold in Japan, Gstaad Festival in Switzerland and the Belladrum Tartan Heart Fest in Scotland.

ALEX MILLER is a Kentucky boy from Lancaster who caught global attention from American Idol. Most recently, signing with Nashville-based Billy Jam Records for his soon-to-be-released debut album, MILLER TIME. Performing professionally since an early age, including as a WoodSongs Kid, he’s opening for Hank Jr, Josh Turner, Rhonda Vincent, Shenandoah and others.

George Fields is a 15-year-old from Stamping Ground, Kentucky. He is a sophomore at Western Hills High School where he plays trumpet with the school band; however, his true passion is bluegrass music. George grew up listening to bluegrass and began playing the mandolin at age 7. At age 10, George started playing his signature instrument, the five-string banjo; and in the last year, he has also learned to play the fiddle. He enjoys attending bluegrass jams with his father and younger brother.

Audio Aftermath Radio (Series)

Produced by Dan Wardlow

Most recent piece in this series:

Audio Aftermath Radio Episode 360

From Dan Wardlow | Part of the Audio Aftermath Radio series | 59:52

Aar360image_small In this episode we’ll hear The Rolling Stones, Dr. John, Janis Ian, Al Stewart, Jimmie Spheeris, Led Zeppelin, and a song by the King Of Zydeco.

Folk Alley (Series)

Produced by FreshGrass Foundation

Most recent piece in this series:

Folk Alley Episode #220623

From FreshGrass Foundation | Part of the Folk Alley series | 01:58:02

Folk_alley_radio_show_logo_240_191026__small This week on Folk Alley join Elena See for new music from The Slocan Ramblers, Hannah Read & Michael Starkey, Bonny Light Horseman, Mapache, Ondara, and exclusive in-studio recordings from Chastity Brown performing songs from her new album, 'Sing to the Walls'. Our Pride Month celebration continues, plus there's more favorites from Paul Geremia, Ben Harper with Rhiannon Giddens, and Caitlin Canty.

In hour two, it's more new music by Lucy Kaplansky, Dead Horses, Patty Griffin, Peter Rowan, Deidre McCalla, and Trampled By Turtles. Plus, classics from Old and In the Way and Tom Waits, faves from Richard Shindell, Peter Mulvey, The Chicks, and more!

Beale Street Caravan (Series)

Produced by Beale Street Caravan

Most recent piece in this series:

#2501 - G. E. Smith and LeRoy Bell

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


This week’s episode features G. E. Smith and LeRoy Bell celebrating the release of their new album, Stony Hill.

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 222 - 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 selection of tunes and songs, the majority of which have been released this year. We also pay tribute to the great Dennis Cahill, one of Katie's guitar heroes, who passed away on June 20th.

Our artists this week: Brian Hughes & Dave Sheridan, Cathal Ó Curráin, Hannah Harris, Kevin Burke & Mícheál Ó Domhnaill, Casket, Pádraig Mac Aodhgáin (Paddy Egan), David Doocey, Sarah Markey, Dennis Cahill, The Gloaming, Niamh Parsons, Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill, and Eabhal.

Our FairPlé score this week is 21.

Strange Currency (Series)

Produced by KMUW

Most recent piece in this series:

Strange Currency 06.13.22: Photographs and Doomscrollers

From KMUW | Part of the Strange Currency series | 01:53:58

Sc_square_small We’ll hear music from Kevin Morby’s This Is A Photograph as well as selections from Misadventures of Doomscroller, the upcoming eighth studio album from Los Angeles-based band Dawes.

The Atomic Hour (Series)

Produced by KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

The Atomic Hour Episode 63- The Sound Of Sixty-Three

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

63_cad_small Featuring- The Beach Is Back, Let's Hear It For The Girls, Doo-Wop After Dark, The Grown Ups' Table, and much more!

Ozark Highlands Radio (Series)

Produced by Ozark Highlands Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

OHR162: OHR Presents: The Po' Ramblin’ Boys, 7/4/2022

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

Po_ramblin_boys_prx_small 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, Gatlinburg, Tennessee based neo-traditional bluegrass quintet The Po' Ramblin’ Boys recorded live at Ozark Folk Center State Park.  Also, interviews with Ramblin’ Boys guitarist and vocalist, Josh Rinkel.

“At a time when most people feel constantly distracted by technology and barraged by the news, authenticity and straightforward honesty are paramount.  There’s something about the music of The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys that cuts right through the noise of the world and speaks plainly to the soul.  Formed in the Smoky Mountains, The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys are at once exactly what you would expect and not at all what you would expect from a tattooed East Tennessee Bluegrass outfit.  No strangers to hard work, the boys are as much at home riding in their restored Eagle tour bus as they are crawling underneath to fix it when it needs maintenance.  But they take pride in being ambassadors of their genre, and the group has brought their music from rural bluegrass festival stages to the rock clubs of Europe, and even the GRAMMY Red Carpet, with stunning results.  ‘I think to a certain extent everyone is just craving music that they can feel, and any music that feels real will reach any audience’ says CJ Lewandowski, the groups founder, ‘We want to put bluegrass right where it’s least expected.’  Perhaps this mindset is why the group earned the title of Emerging Artist of the Year at the 2018 IBMA Awards.”

In this week’s “From the Vault” segment, OHR producer Jeff Glover offers a 1981 archival recording of Ozark original Ervin Freeze performing the traditional song “Charming Betsy,” 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.  In this episode, Charley continues our celebration of 50 years of the Buffalo National River with a profile of the Buffalo National River Partners, a civic organization that supports the river in innumerable ways.

Saturday Night New Orleans Radio (Series)

Produced by Jamie Dell'Apa

Most recent piece in this series:

220701 Heirs to Ritchie Valens - The Chicano Guitarist Niche

From Jamie Dell'Apa | Part of the Saturday Night New Orleans Radio series | 03:58:00


Ritchie Valens made it as a big success without "passing."  That is; without sacrificing his Chicano ethnicity but when he "passed away" the record companies scrambled to find a replacement to keep that teen coin flowing.  They faced a problem inherent with this new rock and roll music; they couldn't define what is was much less recreate whatever they thought "Ritchie Valens" was to the world.  Record companies defining "Chicano culture" was as unsophisticated as putting Chan Romero and Chris Montez in front of Valen's recording band "The Wrecking Crew."  Oh yeah, let's try that Eddie Quinteros guy too.  The result was rocking guitar bands - same as all the other rock and rollers.  
Meanwhile in San Antonio and along the Texas Gulf Coast where Conjunto music thrived in Chicano culture, the Chicano bands and recordings kept their horns and accordion sound (via cheap, portable farfisa organs).  The great West Side San Antonio sound spread throughout the US while the bands typically "passed" as ... well... they didn't emphasize their ethnicity.   "? and the Mysterians" a band name that completely hid their Chicano identity moved the Saginaw, Michigan to make it big with "96 Tears" a barely-raved up classic conjunto song.    
Back on the West Coast, the heir to the Chicano rock and roll niche turned out to be Carlos Santana - a guitar screecher.  And the Bay Area band known for the soaring horns in the traditional Chicano music?  Tower of Power was notable for its core members - Italian guys.  

Tent Show Radio (Series)

Produced by Tent Show Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

Back to the Garden: The Music of Woodstock | Episode 22-26

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


Enjoy an electric hour of the Blue Canvas Orchestra’s beloved tribute to the Woodstock Music Festival on this episode of Tent Show Radio. 

In 1969, nearly half a million people gathered on a dairy farm northwest of New York City for a three-day rock concert and celebration of peace, love, and music that became one of the most defining moments of their generation. Featuring the Blue Canvas Orchestra, this multimedia event pays tribute to the festival, the artists, and to the spirit of the sixties that was epitomized by the legendary event.

See Back to the Garden: The Music of Woodstock live at Big Top Chautauqua this July! Tickets are $26 for Adults and ½ Price for Youth 17 & Under. Head over to www.bigtop.org for tickets. 

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

Produced by WOUB

Most recent piece in this series:

David LaFlamme's It's a Beautiful Day 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 From the archives, the classic rock group It's a Beautiful Day in performance at the Fur Peace Ranch recorded July 27, 2014.

Carnegie Hall Live Series (Series)

Produced by WQXR

Most recent piece in this series:

22-12: The Cleveland Orchestra, 7/1/2022

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

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Dead Air - Official Tapes (Series)

Produced by Mr. Cory

Most recent piece in this series:

2226: Official Tapes - Official Tapes Book, 6/26/2022

From Mr. Cory | Part of the Dead Air - Official Tapes series | 58:00

Official-tapes-v3-1_small We talk with author, John Kilbride, who just wrote "The Golden Road: The Recorded History of the Grateful Dead." The book follows the history of the band with their official releases. With a reputation built on the band's stellar live performances, it was only in their later years and after the death of their iconic frontman Jerry Garcia, that they began the release of over 100 recordings from their vaults that documented the magic they produced on stage. This book charts the history of the band through these hundreds of releases, as well as their studio recordings and their key solo albums, that show what made this pioneering band unique.

The Set List. . .

Ramble On Rose 7:39
1990-10/27 ZENITH, Paris, France
30 Trips Around The Sun Box Set Definitive Live Story / Highlights

The Music Never Stopped 5:29
1975-08/13 THE GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL, San Francisco, California
Mojo Magazine June 2022 - From The Bay To The Pool 1971-1978

Loose Lucy 7:23
1974-02/22 WINTERLAND, San Francisco, California
Dave's Picks Vol. 42 2022 Bonus Disc

Hard To Handle 6:30
1970-02/14 FILLMORE EAST, New York, New York
History Of The Grateful Dead, Vol. 1 (Bear's Choice)

Jack Straw > 6:47
Deal 6:48
1979-11/06 THE SPECTRUM, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Road Trips Vol. 01 No. 1: Fall 1979 

Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat (Series)

Produced by Matt "The Cat" Baldassarri

Most recent piece in this series:

Episode #634 - 4th of July: R&B Food Songs

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


4th of July Special4th of July: R&B Food Songs

What’s more American than celebrating America’s birthday with some good ol’ red, white and Rhythm & Blues about THE Fourth of July staple: food? Dig in on an hour of classic R&B about hot dogs, cole slaw, potato salad, ribs and ice cream sung by Nat "King" Cole, Amos Milburn, Louis Jordan, the "5" Royales and many more. It's the American “soul that came before rock n’ roll” on the Juke In The Back.

The Roadhouse (Series)

Produced by Tony Steidler-Dennison

Most recent piece in this series:

The Roadhouse PRX 150

From Tony Steidler-Dennison | Part of the The Roadhouse series | 59:00

Rh_903_small This hour contains a record-setting number of Roadhouse debuts, with many artists closer to the beginning of the careers than the end. That fact alone makes this a pretty optimistic and hopeful edition. Rome Yamilov & Henry Kaiser, Brad Absher & The Superials, John Paul Keith, Sven Zetterberg, and Strongman Blues Remedy step out front and center to welcome the future. It's a bright one, and it definitely makes for another hour of the finest blues you've never heard.

Geezer Rock (Series)

Produced by Jeffery Robert Lindholm

Most recent piece in this series:

Geezer Rock: June 24-30, 2022 (Featured Geezers: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)

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


Hey now, it’s time to climb on board the Geezer Rock train for your weekly excursion through the vast tundras of time and rhythm. This week, Jeff is Playing for Change, with Carlos Santana, his wife, Cindy Blackman Santana, and a host of musicians from far-flung locations. And the Featured Geezers are the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, who’ve got a new album chock full of Bob Dylan songs—and ONLY Bob Dylan songs. It may take a train to cry, but Geezer Rock will take you around the world with Bob and his kind buds.

60 Watts (Series)

Produced by Brian Babinec

Most recent piece in this series:

60 Watts 235

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 a new single by The Mars Volta.

Nuvolascura - For Their Own Diversions
Whores - Imposter Syndrome
Nerver - Full Dead
The Armed - A Life So Wonderful
Cloud Rat - Webspinner
Quiet Fear - Yaoyotl
Trophy Hunt - Pink Noise
Metz - Demolition Row
PUP - Kill Something
thoughtcrimes - Misery's a Muse
Neil Perry - Seeping Through the Cracks
Snooze - Overheard From the Void
The Mars Volta - Blacklight Shine
Colored Moth - Femtosecond
Cherubs - Pacemaker
Norma Jean - A Small Spark vs. A Great Forest
Gulch - Bolt Swallower
Chamber - Carved in Stone

The Mixtape with Pat Brickson (Series)

Produced by Patrick Brickson

Most recent piece in this series:

The Mixtape Episode 113 - Long Hot Summer

From Patrick Brickson | Part of the The Mixtape with Pat Brickson series | 58:02

Mixtape_logo_small This week on the Mixtape, I share songs that are just too darn hot!   The songs are heat and summer themed.