Laying Down Tracks

Honoring Derek Poindexter…

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At this radio show playback link are songs inspired by a life well-lived by the late Derek Poindexter, featuring some of his collaborative recordings and highlighting his fellow performers whom he cited as key musical influences. Also, Tom Paxton and the Don Juans appear tonight (Fri.) on The Kent Stage; A Brand New Hat is … Continued

Mom-songs and Jill’s Appalachian favorites

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Mom-songs and Jill’s Appalachian favorites…At this radio show playback link are songs inspired by Mother’s Day and the late Jill Costa’s birthday. A dedication for J. Edgar, J. Comey and the FBI; AA is established in Akron by Bill W. and Dr. Bob in 1935. Featuring The Reel World String Band (reelworldstringband.com), The Heartbeats, Hazel … Continued

Annual Telethon show

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Supporting non-commercial broadcasting…At this radio show playback link is the annual Telethon show. You can go to telethon.wruw.org if you wish to make a tax-deductible donation in exchange for some really cool thank-you premiums. Songs here by Vicki Chew, Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives, Steve Martin, Norman Blake & Tony Rice, new Dailey & … Continued

Soundtrack for Easter

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Soundtrack for Easter…At this radio show playback link are songs inspired by Easter and the Gospel; JD Hutchison (“Lost John” of Athens County!) and Tim O’Brien are back in Northeastern Ohio and the Kent Stage; the good ship Titanic goes down. Includes Tom Adams, Kate MacLeod, Andy Griffith(!), Johnny Cash, Rhonda Vincent, Don Rigsby, Larry … Continued

Chuck Berry’s country-flavored chops…

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At this radio show playback link are songs inspired by The Gibson Brothers appearing at the GAR Hall in Peninsula; dumping Trumpcare; the songwriting poetic genius of Chuck Berry with some country-flavored covers; a March journey down to New Orleans. Includes Andy Sydow, Michael Doc Dreyfuss and McKendree Spring, Diana Chittester (Sat. 3/25 at HOB), … Continued

Soundtrack for St. Patrick’s Day

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Soundtrack for St. Patrick’s Day…At this radio show playback link are songs inspired by the wearin’ of the green, and Mr. O’JEG mixes in a bit o’ blarney as well. (Irish tunes have historic similarities to Appalachian music.) Includes Noam Pikelny (at the Kent Stage Sun. 3/19), The Erie Rovers, Brigid’s Cross, Hey Mavis, Billie … Continued

Del, Doc and Dave

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Del, Doc and Dave…At this radio show playback link, are songs inspired by Del McCoury’s concerts at the Kent Stage and at Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville (Athens County). At age 78, Del’s a bluegrass treasure! Remembering Doc Watson and Dave Dudley on their birthdays; BD greetings to David Massengill as well. A shout-out to … Continued

What’s up with Feb. 23??

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A happenin’ day in February…At this radio show playback link are songs inspired by a series of events that have taken place on or about Feb. 23. WRUW-FM debuts on the airwaves! Remember the Alamo! Woody Guthrie composes “This Land is Your Land.” Colo. & Okla. join the USofA. Flag-raising on Iwo Jima. Airmail takes … Continued