Caution: Coen Brothers' folk music movie trailer has dirty words....and gratuitous Justin Timberlake.
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KEVIN WELCH NEXT AT BATON ROUGE'S RED DRAGON LISTENING ROOM :
What a great show last night at the Red Dragon!!! Only two artists have ever played the Dragon 10 times in our ten year history….and we had both of 'em last night. Gina Forsyth opened the show and showed why she is truly a Louisiana treasure. Then Chuck Brosdsky hit the stage and left absolutely everyone with a smile on their face. What a wonderful show to lead in to Liz and my vacation!! Thanks Gina and Chuck……you guys are the best!
We also need to give a big thanks to a few other folks. Thanks to Sara Maxwell (Binky) for working the door. That may well be the toughest job at the Dragon and Sara has volunteered for several years. Now that she has graduated and entered the real world of biz, she can't make every show. But things always go smoothly at the ones she can make. Sara, I'm sorry if I'm always bragging on you and embarrassing you, but we are just so proud. If you are one of the few people I haven't told "the comma" story to……just ask!!!!
Thanks to our sound guru Dave. I know it is a thankless job and we really do appreciate it. In fact, we had "Dave appreciation night" a couple of months ago. Folks who appreciate Dave's efforts brought him a bottle of wine. Even though a bunch of folks missed that show, Dave scored an even dozen bottles! Thanks to those who kicked up some vino. If by chance you didn't get the opportunity and would like to bring Dave a bottle, he loves all red wines. I think we will repeat "Dave appreciation night"at our next show (KEVIN WELCH)…..mostly because I have another nice bottle to slide his way and a couple of other folks indicated the same!
Thanks to Liz for selling the Cds. Thanks also for putting up with this insane idea for nearly ten years. In October we will celebrate the Red Dragon's tenth anniversary when we welcome SUSAN COWSILL.
And finally, thanks to all of you for supporting the Red Dragon. But much more than that, thanks for supporting original music and those who create it. Baton Rouge has a number of great choices for original music and the folks who write it (Mud n Water, Martin Flanagan's Tree House, the Manship Theatre, The Haven Listening Room and countless house concerts). It wasn't always this way and we are thrilled to be a small part of this vibrant scene.
Before I sign off for a week of relaxation, I should mention that a good friend of the Red Dragon will be in town this week. MYSHKIN will be playing at Mud n Water this coming Friday evening. This is a new venue under the Mississippi River bridge. Just drive over to the Pastime, eat a pizza and walk one hundred yards toward the river and you are there. I haven't yet met the owners, but I really love what they are doing and I know you will, too.
We will be taking the next couple of weeks off to recharge our batteries a bit. Too many projects cluttering my mind……but nothing a few frozen margaritas won't cure! We will return on Thur, May 30 when we welcome famed Nashville songwriter KEVIN WELCH and his up-and-coming son DUSTIN. Seat donation is $20 for this show…..or be a VIP for $30 (couches, couches, couches!!). Hope you can make it. And tell a friend!
ROBERT CALMES HOUSE CONCERTS PRESENTS.... ROBERT CALMES!
The time has arrived for Robert Calmes to give a concert. That’s right, the host of these concerts has gotten inspired by the house concerts to re-enter the world of folk music. In the early 2000’s I was playing with a “chamber folk” trio called Drifthouse, mostly on the Lake Pontchartrain Northshore. But, that ensemble is long gone. Since then, I have played “dinner music”—classical, instrumental oldies, jazz standards and the like at area restaurants. But, finding work of that kind is increasingly hard. The musical world slipped out from under me. But, that’s what house concerts are partly about—creating a venue for musicians.
So, I am back to the music that shaped me in my 20’s and 30’s when I lived in North Carolina. I was playing traditional British Isles and Appalachian ballads and some of the “dinner music” at a restaurant called “Irregardless” –yes, that really is its name—in Raleigh, North Carolina—a great restaurant with live music 7 days a week.
To go along with my entry into folk music, I am releasing a “Best of” CD, that compiles pieces I recorded going all the way back to my first recordings in the 1980’s and concluding with tracks from my ecently completed archival recording of over 200 arrangements for solo guitar. These will be for sale at my concert.
I will have a guest during part of my concert, my old friend Perry Trosclair, principal oboist with the Acadiana Symphony. Perry and I were in a trio in college with cellist Suki Kuehn and we have stayed in touch and played the occasional gig ever since then.. Perry will be playing on one of my original compositions, a piece by George Hollinshead, one by 70’s songwriter Jimmie Spheeris, a piece by Ralph Towner of Oregon, one by Malcolm Dalglish, formerly of Metamora, and one by Italian film composer, Ennio Morricone. So, our sets are not classical or folk, just eclectic sets of tunes we hope you’ll find beautiful, as we do.
We are set to give this concert as the next in the Calmes House Concert series, on the patio or in the living room, depending on the weather. The date is May 25. That’s the last one in this year’s series. We will resume the concerts in September. As usual, we would like for you to let us know if you plan to attend. As I have been away from the folk music world for awhile, I tried to attach sound clips, but found that Yahoo mail could not handle them. Will try later. If you want to hear some of my Celtic tunes, you can log on to www.robertcalmes.com Click “Celtic”. There is other non-folk music on the site too, but these won’t be performed unless you request them.
As usual, we will pass the hat, and I will ask for the same suggested donation the other musicians have so far--$10 per person.
This month, there's all kinds of good stuff going on, a show or two at the Allways, a late-night show at the Neutral Ground, a couple of shows for the National Park Service for Bioblitz, even a set at the Red Dragon in Baton Rouge opening for Chuck Brodsky. Now that Jazz Fest is over, it may seem like a lifetime ago, but...
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Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the English Department at the Episcopal School of Acadiana, has been awarded the prestigious Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies by the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress. Caffery is the first high school teacher and the first U.S. citizen to receive this honor.
The Alan Lomax Fellowship brings scholars from around the world to the Library of Congress to study the massive body of song and image collected by Alan and John Lomax. The Lomaxes were “field collectors,” traveling the country to record traditional folk music. During the 1930’s, the pair recorded musicians in southern Louisiana. “Alan Lomax believed that certain areas of the country had unique cultural resources that should be conserved for future generations,” explains Caffery. “I plan to help continue that vision.”
Caffery received notification of his appointment from James H. Billington, the librarian of Congress. Caffery plans to move his family to the Washington, DC area in September to begin his one-year appointment.
“We couldn't be happier for Josh as he begins this new adventure,” said Dr. Paul Baker, head of the Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Cade campus. “ESA will miss the amazing breadth of experience that Josh brought to his students. From his dissertation work with the Lomax collection to his Grammy-nominated music recorded with the band Feufollet, Josh shared his full range of talents with our school.”
Caffery, a Franklin, LA native and 1993 graduate of Episcopal School of Acadiana, returned to ESA in 2010 to teach at his alma mater. A year later, he completed his Ph.D. in English from University of Louisiana Lafayette under the direction of renowned folklorist Barry Jean Ancelet. Caffery’s first book, Traditional Music in Coastal Louisiana: The 1934 Lomax Recordings, a study of the songs collected by the Lomaxes in the Acadiana area, will be published by LSU Press in November. Passionate about the traditional music of southern Louisiana, Caffery plans to continue his research during his fellowship in Washington.
“I’m tremendously excited and honored to receive this fellowship,” says Caffery. “For me, having the chance to study the recordings at the Library of Congress is like a Biblical scholar having access to the Dead Sea Scrolls.” Tracking down the origins of obscure folk songs can be painstaking work, and Caffery is thrilled to have access to the largest library in the world. “My favorite thing about this sort of research is the detective work that goes into unraveling song meanings, types, and origins,” says Caffery.
In addition to researching Louisiana song traditions, Caffery will be working on a number of associated projects. He hopes to produce an album of spirituals based on the 1934 recordings of two singers from Avery Island. Caffery also plans to finish a collection of original poetry inspired by Louisiana traditional song and to identify and develop resources within the Archive of American Folksong for possible use in Louisiana schools.
ANNOUNCING AN EXCITING NEW SUMMER CAMP OFFERING FOR BATON ROUGE-AREA GIRLS 10-16!!!! 2013 marks the first year that Girls Rock Camp will be offered right here in the Capital City. Girls Camp Rock Baton Rouge is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating an environment that supports empowered learning for girls of all backgrounds and abilities...using MUSIC as a medium to encourage CREATIVITY, COLLABORATION AND INDIVIDUALITY!
Local founder Pamela Tusa has scheduled the first Girls Rock Camp for the week of June 17-21, 2013, at Mentorship Academy in downtown Baton Rouge. Open to girls ages 10-16, campers of all skill levels will learn guitar, drums, keyboard, or bass, form a band, write a song, and perform at the end of the week at a Showcase for friends, family, and lots of screaming fans. The Showcase will be held at the Red Dragon Listening Room on June 23, 2013, at 3:00 pm.
Local musicians will conduct workshops for the girls during the camp. Musicians and music lovers are encouraged to volunteer their time during the week.
CAMPER SPACE IS LIMITED! Call today to reserve your space!
CONTACT INFO: To register, volunteer, or seek more information, please visit us online at www.girlsrockcampbr.org or contact Pam Tusa by phone at 225-252-0499.
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists Based on 156671 airplays from 194 different DJs www.folkradio.org
1. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer 2. Bob Dylan 3. Woody Guthrie 4. John McCutcheon 5. Pete Seeger 6. Stan Rogers 7. Red Molly 8. The Stray Birds 9. Doc Watson 10. The Honey Dewdrops 11. The Chieftains 12. Lucy Kaplansky 13. Robin And Linda Williams 14. Nanci Griffith 15. Kate Campbell 16. The Steel Wheels 17. Carolina Chocolate Drops 18. Tim Grimm 19. Mary Chapin Carpenter 20. Chris Smither 21. Darrell Scott 22. Greg Brown 23. Gillian Welch 24. Antje Duvekot 25. Willie Nelson 26. Joel Mabus 27. John Gorka 28. Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem 29. Iris DeMent 29. Johnny Cash 31. John Prine 31. Richard Shindell 33. Eliza Gilkyson 34. Drew Nelson 34. Gina Forsyth 36. Carrie Newcomer 37. Dar Williams 37. Ry Cooder 39. Grant Peeples 40. Laurie Lewis 41. Alison Krauss 42. Sarah McQuaid 43. Arlo Guthrie 43. Steve Spurgin 45. Peter Mulvey 45. Steve Gillette And Cindy Mangsen 47. Dana And Susan Robinson 48. The Refugees 49. Bill Monroe 50. Cahalen Morrison And Eli West 51. Bill Staines 51. The Once 53. Emma's Revolution 54. Jimmy Lafave 55. Cheryl Wheeler 55. Emmylou Harris 55. Joe Crookston 58. Tom Russell 59. Tim O'Brien 60. Twangtown Paramours 61. Gathering Time 62. Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs 63. Tom Paxton 64. Mariel Vandersteel 65. Bill Evans 66. Coty Hogue 66. Ellis Paul 66. Guy Clark 69. Caroline Herring 70. Chuck Brodsky 71. Loudon Wainwright III 72. Levon Helm 73. Old Crow Medicine Show 74. Geoff Bartley 74. John Flynn 76. Altan 77. The Wailin' Jennys 78. Peter Mayer 79. Ben Bedford 79. Bruce Springsteen 79. Kathy Mattea 82. Le Vent Du Nord 83. The Foghorn String Band 83. Joel Rafael 83. Lyle Lovett 83. Molasses Creek 87. Roy Zimmerman 88. Cosy Sheridan 89. Brother Sun 89. Claudia Schmidt 91. Joni Mitchell 92. Cathy Fink And Marcy Marxer 92. Jackstraw 92. Judy Collins 95. Pesky J. Nixon 95. Si Kahn 97. Crooked Still 98. Leonard Cohen 99. Loreena McKennitt 100. Dan Crary 100. James Keelaghan 102. Anne Hills 103. Roy Schneider 103. Steep Canyon Rangers 105. Jory Nash 106. Peggy Seeger 106. Truckstop Honeymoon 108. John Wort Hannam 108. Shawn Colvin 110. David Francey 110. Gordon Lightfoot 110. Honor Finnegan 113. The Pines 114. The Burns Sisters 115. Joan Baez 116. David Grisman 116. Paul Simon 118. Annalivia 118. Lindsay Lou And The Flatbellys 120. Bruce Cockburn 120. Steve Earle 122. Bobtown 122. Milkdrive 122. Neal And Leandra 125. Pharis And Jason Romero 126. Eric Taylor 127. Cary Cooper 127. Rose Cousins 129. West Of Eden 130. John Hartford 131. Old Man Luedecke 132. Chris Brashear 132. Harvey Reid 132. Peter, Paul And Mary 135. Ricky Skaggs 136. Coyote Grace 136. Richard Thompson 138. Mary Black 138. Ruthie Foster 140. Catie Curtis 140. Runa 142. Kim And Reggie Harris 143. Eilen Jewell 144. Loretta Hagen 145. Caroline Doctorow 146. Lou And Peter Berryman 146. Otter Creek 148. Annabelle Chvostek 148. Dave Potts 148. Sons Of The Never Wrong 151. Bonnie Raitt 151. I See Hawks In L. A. 153. Annie Lou 153. Doc And Merle Watson 155. Jerry Douglas 155. Punch Brothers 157. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 157. Townes Van Zandt 159. Buskin And Batteau 159. Danny Schmidt 159. Fred Eaglesmith 159. Jack Hardy 163. Band 163. The Gibson Brothers 163. Katya Chorover 163. Susan Werner 167. The Hard Road Trio 167. Rhonda Vincent 169. Doc Watson And David Holt 170. Phil Ochs 170. Pieta Brown 170. Sultans Of String 173. 2 Man Gentlemen Band 173. Dala 173. Debra Cowan 173. Donna Ulisse 173. Gretchen Peters 173. Slaid Cleaves 179. Audrey Auld 179. Kennedys 181. Eric Bibb 181. Ramblin' Jack Elliott 181. Tony Rice 181. Zoe Muth And The Lost High Rollers 185. Butch Thompson And Pat Donohue 185. Hank Williams 185. Kate Wolf 185. Tim O'Brien And Darrell Scott 189. John Hiatt 189. Jon Brooks 189. Madison Violet 192. Michael Jerome Browne 193. Burns And Kristy 193. Sarah Jarosz 195. Aztec Two-Step 195. Tom Pacheco 197. Anne Hills And David Roth 197. April Verch 199. Andrew And Noah Band 199. Battlefield Band 199. Rachel Harrington 199. Rafe And Clelia Stefanini 203. George Mann 203. Jay Ungar And Molly Mason 203. Still On The Hill 206. Evie Ladin Band 207. Emily Pinkerton 207. Jonathan Edwards 207. Steve Goodman 207. Tom Rush 211. Hans Theessink And Terry Evans 211. Linda McRae 213. Bill Morrissey 213. Darryl Purpose 213. David Greenberg And Harpeth Rising 213. John Doyle 217. La Bottine Souriante 218. Mary Gauthier 218. Ray Bonneville 220. Jonathan Byrd 221. Barbara Kessler 221. Robert Earl Keen 223. David Bromberg 223. Lucinda Williams 223. Mustard's Retreat 226. Anais Mitchell 226. David Mallett 226. John Reischman And The Jaybirds 226. Lonesome River Band 226. Louise Taylor 231. Beatles 231. Carter Family 231. Dennis Warner 231. Lynn Miles 231. Mike Stevens And Matt Andersen 231. Zoe Mulford 237. John Lilly 237. Neptune's Car 237. Solas 240. Atomic Duo 240. Neil Young 240. Nels Andrews 240. O'Brien Party Of 7 240. Special Consensus 240. Steeleye Span 240. Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers 247. Blue Highway 247. Claire Lynch 247. Johnsmith 247. Penny Nichols 247. Rod MacDonald 247. Terence Martin
These lists are compiled and posted to the FOLKDJ-L web site every month (since October 1997). The archive of past Top Album lists is available at http://folkradio.org (the official FOLKDJ-L web site) and also, in an extended version, at http://nwfolk.com
I am playing jazz guitar/vocals of pop standards and contemporary tunes at Piccadilly on Government at North Acadian Thruway on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 4:30 to 7:15 or so. It is so exciting for me to have this opportunity, and I would love it if y'all would help me spread the word to people who love the music of the early to mid-1900s! This is a unique opportunity for senior citizens who grew up with these tunes, to get to enjoy hearing them again live.
GREENWICH VILLAGE: MUSIC THAT DEFINED A GENERATION is a feature-length documentary about the Greenwich Village music scene and how it sparked everlasting political, social and cultural changes. For the first time, the greatest singer-songwriters, authors and performers from Greenwich Village reflect on how they collectively became the voice of a generation. Through poignant interviews, rare archival footage and new live performances, GREENWICH VILLAGE: MUSIC THAT DEFINED A GENERATION tells a story about community, courage and most importantly – music. Tom was one of the many people interviewed for this documentary. Produced by Laura Archibald. Take a look at the trailer!
I host a local BG / folk/gospel radio show that airs on several country stations on Sunday morning. If you have a recent recording that would reflect this format, please send along. I would be glad to air. Please let me know what song that you are trying to push.
I do this only as a labor of love for this kind of music and to promote local artist.
GARRISON KEILLOR WROTE THIS FOR HIS FACEBOOK SITE:
A person never stops asking What is the point? Why do I do what I do? Well, last night at an event a young man named Richard, in a wheelchair, body contorted from some debilitating disease, maybe ALS, hardly able to scrunch the words out, but brain still functioning, told me he was a huge FAN of Guy Noir and Lake Wobegon and Writers Almanac and he took such delight in regaling me with all the stuff he loved, Emmylou, the sound effects, the St. Olaf choir, the cowboys. His head was rolling side to side, arms waving, hands frozen stiff, mouth gaping, spit flying, but he was transported with delight and laughing and laughing ----- this isn't the demographic one envisions ----- one envisions an audience of cool people including kewl teenagers and twentyish hipsters. But here is my listener, Richard. He lives in a group home, and evidently radio is an intense experience for someone trapped in a twisted unwieldy body. I felt sort of redeemed. I'm not a saintly person, nor even especially high-minded, but for Richard's sake, I'd like the show to be good. Other people can turn off the radio and go trotting off to a club; he can't. So he's going to be on my mind for awhile. Maybe we'll do a sketch about an action hero in a wheelchair.
The moment that you all have been dreading is finally nigh . . . proof that the end times are near . . . the Mayans were right, it's this year . . . much to the consternation of all that is right and righteous . . . so much for truth, justice and the American way . . . The Fabulous Bagasse Boyz video has finally burst forth from the depths of mediocrity!!!! "It Took A Woman Like You To Make A Man Outta Me" is on the Internet and available for viewing by going to www.bagasseboyz.com and clicking on the "Video" tab. The video was produced by Randy Rome Walsh of Stray Records Studio and is all his fault . . . he made us do it, he threatened to tell Mom about that little incident with the car if we didn't . . . There is also a bonus feature, "The Making of 'It Took A Woman Like You . . .' showcasing the photo talents of Linda McLellan. A couple of pointers that we learned (the hard way) at the Red Carpet Gala World Premiere last Saturday . . . be sure to be sitting down when viewing the video and have a glass of water and smelling salts handy . . . we're just sayin' . . .
And now is the perfect time to get back at that obnoxious brother-in-law or that annoying neighbor who keeps bugging you. Send them link to this video and the odds are you'll never hear from them again. We don't expect it to go viral, we expect it to go septic . . .
This is the list of artists at 2012 FA conference recommended to each other by the DJs who attended the Friday luncheon.
(this list is in the order written down as the paper was passed around, with each person's own spelling and verbal comments that I was trying to quickly jot down)
Lucas Chaisson - young Canadian songwriter Bradon Gates - Canadian songwriter Natasha Borzilova - Russian-born songwriter, now in Nashville, 2 CDs at conference JT Nero and Alison Russell - Chicago artists Genticorum - Melody Guy - Nashville Jimmy Robinson - LeoKottke-esque style with long sets Joanna Cotton - Big voice SW with R+B influences Eddie Berman - Louisiana SW with guitar and banjo accomp Milk Drive - 4 part Austin TX MAZ - Quebecois music with modern influences Sierra Noble - Canadian fiddler, specializes in Meti styles SHEL - 4 women group from Fort Collins CO, with creative arrangements and 3 part Vox harmonies Brad Yoder - Sarah MacDougall - Whitehorse YKT SW T. Buckley - Calgary SW Dust Busters - younger trad music group, new CD with John Cohen coming out Elizabeth Laprelle - Trad singer, honored with Mike Seeger scholarship Jonell Mosser - Nashville soulful style, frequent session singer Steve Dawson - multi-instrumentalist from Vancouver, heavily used as a sideman in Canada Ghosts Along the Brazos - Austin TX Kaia Kater - 18yo Canadian Milk Carton Kids - Los Angeles duo Bill Lestock - Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys - Humming House - 5 person string band Bishop/ Davidson - multi-instrumental duo Steve Pultz -San Diego CA Harpeth Rising -
added by Steve Edge at the last moment: Jim Byrnes and the Sojouners - Bluesman with a Gospel group The Sojourners Sherman Downey - Newfoundland 3 piece band
Special thanks to our friends Stuart Poulton, David Nall & Scott Rogers at First Concepts, Inc. in Baton Rouge for these. (They do such wonderful work on this and support the community with the Around Town Show.)
Hi, all - I'm learning how to use the Windows Movie Maker and I've successfully created two shorts - both now uploaded to You Tube. (My mother always says, "Fools' names like fools' faces often appear in public places!)
The first, above, is a Smithfield Fair promotional piece
and the second is this pictoral history of Charmer
My name is Rebecca Sharky. I am the GM of Cafe Des Amis in Breaux Bridge, LA. I'd like for Cafe Des Amis to be considered as an alternative non-smoking venue to your folk friends. If you have any suggestions, please email me.
YOU DON'T HAVE TO BREATHE SECONDHAND SMOKE AT WORK. WHY SHOULD I?
"I have been affected by secondhand smoke. I remember one night I was playing in a club and I went to hit a high note and I almost blacked out on stage. I had to hold the microphone to keep from falling down. There was so much smoke in the place that it had a negative impact on my singing."
Music selections from audio collections at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Southern Folklife Collection are now being streamed online. Visitors can tune in to channels that feature music in five genres: old-time music; country and bluegrass; folk revival; rhythm, blues, and boogie; and the eclectic “SFC Mix.” The purpose of our radio stream is to make our holdings available for educational use.
When the song of the angel is stilled, When the star in the sky is gone, When the kings and princes are home, When the shepherds are back with their flocks, The work of Christmas begins: To find the lost, To heal the broken, To feed the hungry, To release the prisoner, To rebuild the nations, To bring peace among brothers, To make music in the heart.
This website is updated Saturdays, before the Hootenanny Power radio show at 9 pm on WRKF. Please don't wait until Monday or Tuesday after the radio show to send me info on a performance that coming Friday. It definitely won't make the show, and probably won't make the website. tlcaffery at yahoo dot com
Latino music, art and cultural events are listed at www.LaTno.com, described as "A loose Spanglish acronym for 'La. T n.o.' - Lah-TEE-noh, the Louisiana (La.) and New Orleans (n.o.) connection."
For fun, traditional country music, check out the Old South Jamboree, Walker LA. (I wish they had a website!) ===========================================================================
For this week's Hootenanny Power show, thanks to Caffery Gallery www.cafferygallery.com ==========================================================================
Write me via e-mail if your upcoming folk music, blues, celtic, world, cajun, or similar event should be here. WRKF's signal covers much of South Central Louisiana, so I'd like to include as much info as I can about events listeners might want to know about throughout the state. --Taylor Caffery, WRKF email@example.com
Remember, The Neutral Ground Coffee House in New Orleans is Louisiana's oldest regular folk venue. There's ALWAYS somebody worth hearing on their schedule, year 'round (an assertion supported by NPR's interview with owner Philip Melancon on Saturday, Aug 2, 2003's Weekend Edition, with Philip playing Roy Rogers songs on accordion!) If you'll be in the Nawlins area, be sure to check the Neutral Ground calendar at www.neutralground.org (Since Katrina, the website has not shown a current schedule, but it has a guestbook for artists and customers to check in)
MORE BATON ROUGE ROOTS RADIO
Rob Payer Rhythm Review WBRH 90.3 FM Saturday / 7am-1pm Tabby Thomas Tabby's Blues Box on WBRH 90.3 FM Saturday / 1pm-2pm Weekly Guest host Blues Buffet WBRH 90.3 FM Saturday / 2pm-3pm Pat McBride, Louisiana Gumbo on WBRH 90.3 Saturday / 3pm-4pm S.J. Montalbano, Roots of Rock & Roll on WBRH 90.3 Saturday / 4pm-7pm Zia Tammami, Spontaneous Combustion & Cat's Corner Sunday KLSU 91.1 10am-2pm WBRH 90.3 3pm-7pm Noel Jackson, The Southern Soul Show on KBRH 1260 AM / Sunday 11am-noon Clarence Moritz Jr., Cajun and Zydeco Radio Show, KBRH 1260 AM / Sunday noon - 2 pm
People do express that sentiment to me oftimes, but the station schedule is guided by all sorts of important considerations, and I'm happy to continue to have the opportunity to bring this alternative music to our area and support the touring performers in whatever way possible. Now, my friend Rich Warren in Chicago on WFMT hosts a show called The Midnight Special, which has been around since the 1950s, when the host was Mike Nichols. Rich loves the late-night hours for folk music, but he knows some folks can't listen to the radio at that time (asleep? out partying?), so he has detailed instructions for taping his show, which can be done on a video recorder (vcr). Recognizing that his station's FM frequency is different, and you'd want to tune to 89.3, here's a link to Rich Warren's "manual" for taping a two-hour radio show on your VCR. Thanks, Rich.
Get an iPhone or Android phone. Download the WRKF app. When the show starts, hit pause on your app. Play it later.
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