Ozark Highlands Radio

Series produced by Ozark Highlands Radio

Caption: Ozark Highlands Radio
Ozark Highlands Radio 

Ozark Highlands Radio features exclusive live recordings, artist interviews and feature host segments. No carriage fees, ever. 40 original shows, 12 evergreens and a yearly generic fundraiser.

Ozark Highlands Radio is an hour-long public radio program that features live musical performances recorded at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas. With archival recordings from native Ozark musicians to the contemporary Roots/Old Time performers of today, Ozark Highlands Radio explores the history, tradition and current trends in traditional and modern acoustic music.

In addition to the live performances Ozark Highlands Radio also features interviews with performers, feature host and guest contributor segments, and web only content including jam sessions and expanded interviews.

Daren Dortin is Executive Producer and served as co-host/producer for Beale Street Caravan from 1997-2004.


134 Pieces

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Caption: The Purple Hulls
In this special episode, OHR heads west. The Western United States encompasses a plethora of great musical traditions. We’ve saddled up a superb ...

  • Added: Jun 17, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Josh Ritter
In this special episode, Ozark Highlands Radio partners with Oxford American Magazine to bring Woodstock, New York based contemporary folk and Amer...

  • Added: Jun 11, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: The Bluegrastronauts
Blast off with the Matchsellers’ “Bluegrastronauts,” the world’s first outer-space bluegrass odyssey, recorded live at Ozark Folk Center State Park...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Charm City Junction
Baltimore based Old Time string and Irish button accordion band Charm City Junction recorded live at Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View,...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Andy Hedges
Cowboy poet, singer-songwriter, guitarist, and archivist Andy Hedges recorded live at Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas. Als...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Meredith Axelrod & Craig Ventresco
San Francisco based early 20th Century American music preservationist duo Meredith Axelrod & Craig Ventresco recorded live at the Ozark Folk Center...

  • Added: Apr 22, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Jake Leg Stompers
Bucksnort, Tennessee based old school Memphis style jug band the Jake Leg Stompers recorded live at Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, ...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: JT Trawick
Portland, Oregon based singer-songwriter, square dance enthusiast, and Ozark original JT Trawick of the famed folk music family The Trawicks, recor...

  • Added: Mar 11, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Jimbo Mathus
Grammy award winning Mississippi singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and Squirrel Nut Zippers co-founder Jimbo Mathus with his “Ki...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Amythyst Kiah
In this special episode, Ozark Highlands Radio partners with Oxford American Magazine to bring Johnson City, Tennessee based up & coming contempora...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: The Western Flyers
Texas based 2017 Ameripolitan 'Western Swing Group of the Year’ The Western Flyers recorded live at Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, ...

  • Added: Feb 26, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Hannah Shira Naiman
Toronto singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and CFMA “Traditional Singer of the Year” Hannah Shira Naiman recorded live at Ozark Folk Center ...

  • Added: Jan 28, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Taj Mahal
World renowned three-time Grammy winning singer, songwriter, film composer, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, founding member of the band Rising So...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Mandolin Orange
In this special episode, Ozark Highlands Radio partners with Oxford American Magazine to bring Chapel Hill, North Carolina based rising contemporar...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Lula Wiles
Smithsonian Folkways recording artists and award winning Boston, Massachusetts progressive folk trio “Lula Wiles” recorded live at Ozark Folk Cente...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: The Secret Sisters, Credit: Abraham Rowe
Grammy nominated Muscle Shoals Americana & contemporary bluegrass singer-songwriter mega-duo The Secret Sisters, recorded live at Ozark Folk Center...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: The Seldom Scene
Legendary Grammy nominated Bethesda, Maryland progressive bluegrass super-group The Seldom Scene recorded live at Ozark Folk Center State Park in M...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Hubby Jenkins
It’s Banjo Time! Join host Dave Smith and banjo royalty Mark Jones as they explore music of the banjo. From its ancient African roots, we’ll follo...

  • Added: Nov 27, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: The Steel Wheels, Credit: Sandlin Gaither
Songs out of style, performed by various artists recorded live at Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas. Songs can transcend mus...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Pam Setser
Stone county native, Ozark original, and our very own traditional Ozark folk legend Pam Setser, recorded live at Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mo...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
  • Length: 58:59