Harry Smith

This is it! The Harry Smith Show. Listen to the the old songs he collected which became The Anthology in 1952. Songs that revealed an Old Weird America that inspired a generation to create the folk & blues revival of the 60’s and beyond. This is how Doug Harvey once descibed our local hero: Self-taught […]

Anyone who has not heard of James Booker and fancies themselves fans of New Orleans piano, boogie-woogie, funky blues, or junkie mad genius’ ought to buy themselves a Christmas present this year and get this new re-issue. It’s expanded and remixed and when I first heard this LP in the late 80’s, the music was […]

No, not the Bruce Springsteen’s iconic follow-up to Born In The USA in 1985, but the new movie by Alexander Payne starring Bruce Dern. Here’s what our guest film blogger Ryan Davis says about it: I really liked “Nebraska.” It’s sweet but not saccharine, affecting without being obvious, and encouraging because it’s a “small” film […]

When Steve Turner still lived in Seattle back in the salad days, the Mudhoney guitarist would have me over to look at his record collection and provided lessons on 60’s folk and blues revival. He let me borrow some records for radio shows, help me connect the central figures of the NYC scene, and pretty […]

This is the Thanksgiving Folk show. On this one we trace the origins of the American traditional song. You’ll hear multiple versions and adaptations of some very old-time songs like “John Henry”, “Rock Island Line”, “KC Moan“, “9lb Hammer”, “Corrina Corrina”, St James Infirmary”, “900 Miles”, “House Of The Rising Sun” and “The Midnight Special“ to name a […]

Wolf Moon

On this show you’ll hear classic early 70’s soul, groovy jazz, new orleans piano, psych country, bongo jerks, men in black, heavy gospel, new indie roots, and tragic songs from the grassy knoll. There’s a whole set of obscure JFK related songs in the second hour. Lots of new music too from Banditos, Will Kimbrough, […]

Jason Molina

Jason Molina is pretty under-rated. At least he was. Jason passed away this past March after a long, quiet battle with alcohol. He was only 39. This was shocking news to fans (I never knew he had a problem) and media alike, and this week Secretly Canadian is releasing a 10th Anniversary edition of his […]

Andrew Combs, Steelism

Andrew Combs and Steelism Release Split 7″ on Electric Western/Coin Records Andrew Combs is a songwriter, guitarist, and singer from Texas who lives in Nashville. He released his debut album, Worried Man in October 2012. American Songwriter called the album “one of the year’s finest.” He has toured with Jason Isbell, Shovels & Rope and Caitlin […]