Silver Rails

Saturdays at 1:00 pm CT

All aboard the Saturday afternoon train called, Silver Rails: music of the world in the folk tradition.  Live from HPPR’s studios, Debra Bolton and Lynn Boitano bring you Americana, world, bluegrass, acoustic blues, traditional and contemporary music performed in the folk tradition. You’ll hear songs and tunes from your own back yard and the distant reaches of the world.  

Listen on your radio, in your car, on your computer or your smart phone.  Wherever Saturday afternoon takes you, Silver Rails is the perfect companion. Requests, suggestions and comments are most welcome.  We love to hear from you.

See below for playlists from recent programs. 

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Geography is “where it’s at”… and so much more!!

Debra and Lynn spotlight geography through GPS (Geography in Popular Song) to kick off Geography Awareness Week.

Join Debra and Lynn for a celebration of geography, in conjunction with Geography Awareness Week. It's all about songs about places, a Geo-trivia contest and prizes during Silver Rails, Saturday, November 14th at 1pm CST.

During this 2-hour special you'll hear a great folk music—in the geographic tradition-- from around the world, and get quizzed on your geography knowledge!  Grab your thinking cap, telephone and a computer, so you can call 1-800-678-7444 to answer questions and so you can identify the picture-quiz portion of the show, here on our website.

National Geographic World maps and inflatable globes will be provided for the quiz show winners and of course you'll also enjoy the bragging rights that come with being a geography quiz master!

Join us for Geography Awareness Week celebration on Silver Rails.  We have National Geographic Maps for your correctly answered questions.

Join Debra and Lynn on Silver Rails as we celebrate Geography Awareness Week (GAW).  This year's theme is FOOD: The geography of food through traditions, regional specialties, history, farming, film, food systems and movements.  We'll have songs that weave food and geography together along with a geo-food quiz for prizes: National Geographic maps and more...