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This three hour spontaneous entertainment program prides itself on being "an abberation of folk music and farce, showtunes and satire, odds and ends, madness and escape". Hosted by Rich Warren, each episode features performances from traditional and contemporary folk artists and comedians in an eclectic mixture of song and story.
Nationally known jazz expert and former program director/host of KJAZ of San Francisco, Bob Parlocha's rich, elegant voice has become familiar to jazz lovers across the country. For nearly 20 years, Parlocha has been a spokesman, musician, broadcaster, radio producer, and record producer for the genre. Tune in to hear mainstream jazz, the classics, and today's new artists.
Since it's debut in 1988, Riverwalk Jazz, Live from the Landing has become one of the finest of all jazz radio series. Featuring the Jim Cullum Jazz Band along with a variety of guests paying musical tribute to the 20s and 30s, the show is well-scripted, educational and entertaining.
A celebration of grassroots Americana music. Hear folk, bluegrass and acoustic singer-songwriter music.
Hosted by folk singer Michael Jonathon, Woodsongs is a multi-media celebration of grass roots music run entirely by volunteers! Featuring live performances from bluegrass, folk, and Americana artists performed at the Kentucky Theatre in Lexington, Kentucky.
Friday Night Blues began as a two-hour program called Blues After Hours. It soon evolved into the four-hour program it currently is. It showcases the talents of blues musicians from classic performers, such as Watermelon Slim, B.B. King, and Muddy Waters, to contemporary artists like James Hunter, Susan Tedeschi, and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
The Folk Sampler is a syndicated radio program of folk, traditional, bluegrass and blues coming to you from the foothills of the Ozarks since 1978. Hosted by Mike Flynn, The Folk Sampler is about gardens and home grown tomatoes. It's about making things with your hands. It's about small towns and home- town people. It's about the big cities and the hurry that goes with them.
Produced in Memphis, Tennessee, this engaging program covers the world with the heartfelt sounds and colorful stories of the Blues and its music makers. Each week, Beale Street Caravan takes listeners to the greatest Blues venues in Memphis and around the US featuring intimate performances from the world's best Blues and recorded in front of live audiences.