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Byron Gonzalez’s LatinX Picks on World Cafe

Thursday, December 2nd at 6pm
On the next World Cafe, Latin Roots correspondent Byron Gonzalez shares a couple of his favorite songs from the hundreds of artists he listened to in 2021. It’s an almost impossible task to narrow down all that music into two songs, so you will definitely want to find out what made the final cut.

2021-12-01T10:51:08-05:00December 2nd, 2021|

World Cafe 30th Anniversary Show

Wednesday, December 1st at 6pm
Over the last 30 years, World Cafe has made a lot of friends – So to celebrate the show’s 30th anniversary, this week host Raina Douris takes an “archive dive,” revisiting a 2007 session with LCD Soundsystem, a memorable moment with Barbra Streisand, and a new inductee into the 30 under 30 series. That’s on the next World Cafe!

2021-12-01T10:48:52-05:00December 1st, 2021|

Encore: Brandi Carlile on World Cafe

Tuesday, November 30th at 6pm
Brandi Carlile knows how to draw an audience in, not just with her voice, but with her entire presence on stage. On the next World Cafe, she’ll share how Elton John taught her at a very young age about the importance on a good costume, and she will discuss how she is working to change the face of country music. That, plus live recordings of songs from her new album, In These Silent Days.

2021-12-01T10:40:42-05:00November 30th, 2021|

Bluegrass Sunday Morning Playlist – 11/28/21

7 a.m.

  • Sideline – Little Willie.
  • Deeper Shade of Blue – Blue Was Just a Color.
  • Kenny & Amanda Smith – Mountain Top.
  • Charlie Sizemore Band – Alison’s Band.
  • Larry Sparks – I Saw the Light.
  • Doug Flowers Band – Good Saddles Ain’t Cheap.
  • Stanley Bros. – How Mountain Girls Can Love.
  • Sideline – Handsome Molly.
  • Cedar Hill – Tend to my Flowers.
  • Balsam Range – Highway Side.
  • David Davis & The Warrior River Boys – He Rambled.
  • Steve Thomas & The Time Machine – Daddy’s Twin I-Beam.
  • Bradley & Adair – Oh Darlin’.
  • Sierra Hull, Justin Moses, & Mac Wiseman – The Guitar.

8 a.m.

  • Shannon Slaughter – Goin’ Up the Mountain.
  • Seth Mulder & Midnight Run – Carolina Line.
  • Sideline – Colors & Crossroads.
  • Dan Tyminski – Carry Me Across the Mountain.
  • Colebrook Road – Mountainside.
  • Jackson Hollow – Travelin’ Heart.
  • The Boxcars – When the Bluegrass is Covered With Snow.
  • Doug Flowers Band – Ramblin’ Man.
  • Luke McKnight – Sweet Little Sixteen.
  • Jim & Jesse – Johnny B. Goode.
  • Sideline – Thunder Dan.
  • The Deanes – I Surrender All.
  • The Grascals – Thankful.
  • Milan Miller – Callie Calling.
  • Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice – What Goes Around Comes Around.

9 a.m.

  • Doyle Lawson & Quick Silver – Julie Ann.
  • Irene Kelley – Wild Mountain Stream.
  • Flatt & Scruggs – Ballad of Jed Clampett.
  • Sideline – Cotton Eyed Joe.
  • Nothin’ Fancy – I Met My Baby in a Porta Jon Line.
  • Donna Ulisse – Livin’ Large in a Little Town.
  • Fast Track – Blue & Lonesome Again.
  • Nightflyer – Satan’s Jeweled Crown.
  • Seldom Scene – San Antonio Rose.
  • Doug Flowers Band – Listening to the Rain.
  • Bobby Osborne – While Line Fever.
  • Sideline – Crash Course in the Blues.
  • James King – Jason’s Farm.
  • Rhonda Vincent – I’d Like to be a Train.
  • Mason Via – Big City.
  • Lee Street Lyrical – I’ll Never be a Mountain Girl.

10 a.m.

  • Junior Sisk – I Wanna Be Where You Are.
  • Billy Strings – Red Daisy.
  • Sideline – Newton Grove.
  • Sam Bush – Majestic.
  • Wood Family Tradition – Back Home in Tennessee.
  • Russell Johnson & The Grass Cats – Bluegrass Time.
  • Larry Cordle – Shade Tree Mechanic.
  • Ali Shumate – Mama’s Bible.
  • Doug Flowers Band – White Freightliner Blues.
  • Junior Williams – Railroad Town Without a Train.
  • Sideline – Just a Guy in a Bar.
  • Volume Five – When Karma Comes Calling.
  • Theo & Brenna – Work on Christmas.
  • Darin & Brooke Aldridge – Once in a While.
  • Lonesome River Band – Cumberland River Shore.
  • Balsam Range – Rooster Rock.
  • Greg Blake – People, Places, & Songs.
  • The Kody Norris Show – Lady of the Evening.
2021-11-29T11:14:30-05:00November 29th, 2021|

Fresh Roots New Blues Playlist – 11/27/21

Fresh Roots New Blues on WNRN

Air Date:        11/27/21, Saturday           6-8 PM

 

Set 1

 

  • Jon Spear Band – Time For The Blues         (B-Side Of My Life)    (Self)
  • Sugaray Rayford – Invisible Soldier            (single)           (Forty Below)
  • Zoom with Shawn Kellerman – Born To Sing The Blues   (Chocolate Cake)       (Mouhana)
  • Hanna PK – It’s Been Raining In My Heart              (Blues All Over My Shoes)    (VizzTone)

 

 

Set 2

 

  • Colin James – As The Crow Flies      (Open Road)  (Stony Plain)
  • Mandy Marylane – Devil’s Got The Blues    (Blues Shack) (EP)    (Y&T)
  • Corey Harris – Insurrection Blues (Chickens Come Home To Roost) / That Will Never Happen No More                  (Insurrection Blues)             (M.C.)
  • Paul Thorn – Here We Go     (Never Too Late To Call)      (30 Tigers)

 

 

Set 3

 

  • Buffalo Nichols – Back On Top         (Buffalo Nichols)       (Fat Possum)
  • Nathan Bell – Monday Monday (The Bony Fingers Reprise)        (Red, White & American Blues (It Couldn’t Happen Here)                       (Need To Know)
  • David Gogo – Never Gonna Change             (Silver Cup)    (Cordova Bay)
  • BLAST – Lowell Fulson – Stoop Down Baby / You’re Gonna Miss Me     (Lowell Fulson Live!)            (Pro Sho Bidness) 2021

 

 

Set 4

 

  • Jon Spear Band – Big Talk / Snakes And Spiders / Kick In The Head      (B-Side Of My Life)    (Self)
  • Dionne Bennett – Yes We Can Can  (Sugar Hip Ya Ya)      (Hunnia)

 

 

Set 5

 

  • Willie Jackson – Brother, I’ll Take Her / Stranger In My Hole      (All In The Blues)                  (Self)
  • Joe Louis Walker – Uptown Girl Blues / Regal Blues         (Eclectic Electric)      (Cleopatra)

 

 

Set 6

 

  •  Guitar Jack Wargo – Tell Me Baby  (Til The Money’s Gone)        (Self)
  • Dara James – Our Own Damn Fault             (Her Light)     (Self)
  • Chickenbone Slim – Top Of The Clouds / City Girl / Hook Me Up            (Serve It To Me Hot)             (VizzTone)
2021-11-29T10:24:45-05:00November 29th, 2021|

Bluegrass Sunday Morning Playlist – 11/21/21

7 a.m.

  • The Grascals – Thankful.
  • The Kody Norris Show – Virginia Bound.
  • Lost & Found – Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down.
  • Wildfire – Crash Course in the Blues.
  • Ralph Stanley – Man of Constant Sorrow.
  • The Deanes – When the Roll is Called Up Yonder.
  • Milan Miller – Callie Calling.
  • Jackson Hollow – Travelin’ Heart.
  • Ronnie Bowman – Cold Virginia Night.
  • Darin & Brook Aldridge – Old Fashioned.
  • Irene Kelley – Wild Mountain Stream.
  • Doc & Merle Watson – John Henry.
  • Edgar Loudermilk Band – Lonesome Riverboat Blues.

8 a.m.

  • Greg Blake – People, Places & Songs.
  • Jerry Salley – I Miss My Miss in Mississippi.
  • Larry Cordle – Pick Me Up on Your Way Down.
  • The VW Boys – Hot Rod Lincoln.
  • Junior Williams – Railroad Town Without a Train.
  • Jason Davis – Working Hard Ain’t Hardly Working Anymore.
  • Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers – Go Away, Stop, Turn Around, Come Back.
  • Rhonda Vincent – I’d Like to be a Train.
  • The Deanes – Where the Roses Never Fade.
  • Junior Sisk – I Wanna Be Where You Are.
  • Merle Haggard – Big City.
  • Brandon Rickman – Train Long Gone.
  • Volume Five – When Karma Comes Calling.
  • Bobby Osborne – While Line Fever.
  • Dale Keys – He’s My Dog
  • Sister Sadie – Love Has No Pride

9 a.m.

  • Del McCoury Band – 1952 Vincent Black Lightning.
  • Mason Via – Big City.
  • Flatt Lonesome – Dangerous Dan.
  • Sideline – Marshallville.
  • Luke McKnight – Sweet Little Sixteen.
  • Adam Wright – End of the End of the World.
  • A Southern Gospel Revival – I Can’t Even Walk.
  • Charlie Sizemore Band – The Less That I Drink.
  • Lonesome River Band – Love Songs.
  • Deeper Shade of Blue – Broken Lady.
  • Seldom Scene – Nadine
  • Dailey & Vincent – That Feel Good Music.
  • Cedar Hill – Tend to my Flowers.
  • Darin & Brooke Aldridge – Once in a While.
  • Dolly Parton – Blue Smoke.
  • Dark Hollow – Where The Dim Lights Are the Dimmest.

10 a.m.

  • Kim Robins – Hurricane.
  • Po Ramblin’ Boys – Next Train South.
  • Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder – Goin’ Back to Old Kentucky.
  • Tina Adair – Why You Been Gone So Long.
  • Billy Strings – Love & Regret.
  • Michael Cleveland – Son of a Ramblin’ Man.
  • Lee Street Lyrical – I’ll Never be a Mountain Girl.
  • Daryl Mosley – Transistor Radio.
  • The Deanes – Unclouded Day.
  • Shannon Slaughter – Goin’ Up the Mountain.
  • The Boxcars – Hurtin’ Inside.
  • Donna Ulisse – Livin’ Large in a Little Town.
  • Kenny & Amanda Smith – Mountain Top.
  • The Wooks – Union Pacific.
  • The Gibson Bros. – Cabin down Below.
  • Unspoken Tradition – Nothin’ But Sky.
  • Balsam Range – Highway Side.
  • Old Crow Medicine Show – The Good Stuff.
  • Bill Monroe – Uncles Pen.
2021-11-22T11:44:57-05:00November 22nd, 2021|

Fresh Roots New Blues Playlist – 11/20/21

Fresh Roots New Blues on WNRN

FRNB LIVE! #7

Air Date:        11/20/21, Saturday           6-8 PM

 

Set 1

  •  The Nighthawks – Sweet Sweet      (Live Tonight!)          (Ruf)   2002
  • Big Joe Turner – Flip, Flop & Fly      (The Boss Is Back – Live!)    (Sunset Blvd.)            2021
  • Little G. Weevil – Roll And Boogie   (Live Acoustic Session)         (Hunnia)        2021

 

 

Set 2

  • The Swamp Shakers – Red Hot Mama         (Living Room Sessions, Vol.1)          (Self)   2021
  • Pat Martino – All Blues         (Live At Yoshi’s)        (Blue Note)    2001

 

 

Set 3

  • Big Joe Turner – Cherry Red            (The Boss Is Back – Live!)    (Sunset Blvd.)            2021
  • Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson – CC Rider             (Once In A Blue Moon)         (Crossroads)              2021

 

 

Set 4

  • Eva Cassidy – Stormy Monday / People Get Ready / Take Me To The River      (Live At Blues Alley – 25th Anniversary)     (Blix Street) 2021 (orig. 1996)

 

 

Set 5

  • Carolyn Wonderland & Bonnie Raitt – Ain’t Nobody’s Fault But Mine    (Road To Austin SD)             2014
  • Buddy Guy & Junior Wells – Hoodoo Man  (Last Time Around – Live At Legends)       (Silvertone)   1998
  • Big Joe Turner – Shake, Rattle & Roll / Honey Hush / Kansas City          (The Boss Is Back – Live!)    (Sunset Blvd.)            2021

 

 

Set 6

  • Tommy Castro & The Painkillers – Leaving Trunk / Them Changes       (Killin’ It – Live!)       (Alligator)      2019

 

2021-11-22T11:03:38-05:00November 22nd, 2021|

Bluegrass Sunday Morning – 11/14/21

7 a.m. 

  • Rickey Wasson – Losin’ in Las Vegas
  • Dale Ann Bradley – Lynwood

8 a.m.

  • Darin & Brooke Aldridge – Once in a While
  • Lindsey Creek – Sunshine Song
  • Charlie Waller & The Country Gentlemen – One Morning in May
  • Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out – Modern Day Bonnie & Clyde

9 a.m. 

  • Blue Moon Rising – Far Away From Home
  • Rhonda Vincent – God Bless The Soldier
  • Shannon Slaughter – Goin’ Up The Mountain
  • Donna Ulisse – Livin’ Large in a Little Town
  • Blue Highway – He Walked All The Way Home

10 a.m.

  • Milan Miller – Callie Calling
  • Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver – Blue Train of the Heartbreak Line
  • Dale Ann Bradley – Come Home Good Boy
  • Irene Kelley – Wild Mountain Stream
  • Junior Sisk & Joe Mullins – I’ll Be There, Mary Dear
2021-11-15T10:39:58-05:00November 15th, 2021|

Fresh Roots New Blues Playlist – 11/13/21

Fresh Roots New Blues on WNRN

Air Date:        11/13/21, Saturday           6-8 PM

 

Set 1

  • Chickenbone Slim – Queen Of The Wires    (Serve It To Me Hot)             (VizzTone)
  • Corey Harris – Twelve Gates To The City   (Insurrection Blues)             (M.C.)
  • Avey Grouws Band – Love Raining Down   (Tell Tale Heart)        (Navy House)
  • Colin Linden – Blow              (bLOW)          (30 Tigers/Hwy. 20)

Set 2

  •  Tommy Castro – Bluesman Comes To Town         (Tommy Castro Presents: A Bluesman Comes To Town)              (Alligator)
  • Daniel “Mojo” Parker – South Border Blues           (The Mojo Parker Express)  (Self)
  • North Mississippi Allstars – Set Sail, Pt. 1   (single)           (New West)

Set 3

            DOUBLE SHOT BLAST SET

  • Eva Cassidy – Hallelujah I Just Love Him So / God Bless The Child / It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)                   (American Tune)       (Blix Street)               2003
  • Pat Martino – A Blues For Mickey-O           (El Hombre)   (Prestige)       1967

 

Set 4

  • Bob Margolin – Steady Rollin’ On    (single)           (VizzTone)
  • Robbin Kapsalis & Vintage #18 – Lost Souls          (Soul Shaker)             (Bird Song)
  • Los Lobos – I Got Loaded     (How Will The Wolf Survive?)         (Warners)      1984
  • Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band – Too Cool To Dance          (Dance Songs For Hard Times)                    (Family Owned)
  • Eric Gales – I Want My Crown          (Crown)          (Provogue)

Set 5

  • Guitar Jack Wargo – Holla At Your Boy       (Til The Money’s Gone)        (Self)
  • Joseph Veloz – The Velozian Shuffle            (Joseph & The Velozians)     (Big-O)

Set 6

  • Ricci / Krown – Just A Playboy        (City Country City)    (Gulf Coast)
  • Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed        (Georgia Blue)           (Southeastern)
2021-11-15T10:15:08-05:00November 15th, 2021|

Bluesgrass Sunday Morning Playlist – 11/07/21

7 a.m. 

  • Carson Peters & Iron Mountain – My Little Georgia Rose
  • Shannon Wright – Sincerely Blue
  • Wood Family Tradition – Grandma’s Bowl
  • Emerson & Waldron – Fox on the Run
  • The Grascals – Traveling the Highway Home
  • Lonesome River Band – Cumberland River Shore
  • Marty Raybon – Rocky Road Blues
  • Darin & Brooke Aldridge – Once in a While
  • Keith Whitley & Ricky Skaggs – Don’t Cheat in our Hometown
  • Andrew Crawford – Had My Share of Heartache
  • Lindley Creek – I’m Gonna Take That Mountain
  • Adam Wright – End of the End of the World
  • Alan Bibey & Grasstowne – Take the Long Way Home

8 a.m.

  • Daryl Mosley – Bringing Simple Back
  • Del McCoury & [his] Dixie Pals – High on a Mountain
  • Mickey Galyean & Cullen’s Bridge – No Candy in my Bluegrass
  • Flatt Lonesome – Don’t Come Running
  • Deer Creek Boys – Midnight & Dawn
  • Kenny & Amanda Smith – Mountain Top
  • Gerald Smith – Bluegrass in Legal Everywhere
  • Shannon Slaughter – Goin’ Up the Mountain
  • A Southern Gospel Revival: Courtney Patton – Take Your Show Off Moses
  • Balsam Range – Highway Side
  • Po Ramblin’ Boys – East Bound & Down
  • Bill Monroe – Roll on Buddy, Roll On
  • Alan Jackson – Wild & Blue
  • Volume Five – When Karma Comes Calling
  • Missy Armstrong – Broke Down in Arkansas
  • Merle Monroe – Shelby Tell Me
  • Lee Street Lyrical – I’ll Never Be a Mountain Girl

9 a.m. 

  • Donna Ulisse – Livin’ Large in a Little Town
  • Sideline – Old Guitar Case
  • New Grass Revival – Callin’ Baton Rouge
  • Seldom Scene – Dry Run Creek
  • Deeper Shade of Blue – Broken Lady
  • The Box Cars – Alone & Wondering Why
  • Russel Moore & IIIrd Time Out – Little John I Am
  • Jackson Hollow – Travelin’ Heart
  • Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road – Lesson of the Book
  • The Grasclas – Thankful
  • Seth Mulder & Midnight Run – Salty Dog Blues
  • Ralph Stanley & Patty Loveless – Pretty Polly
  • Junior Williams – Railroad Town Without a Train
  • Kim Robins – Johnny Clay
  • Irene Kelley – Wild Mountain Stream
  • Millan Miller – Callie Calling
  • Earls of Leicester – Big Black Train

10 a.m.

  • Dale Ann Bradley – Lynwood
  • Dwight Yoakam – Purple Rain
  • Caleb Daugherty Band – Daylights Burning
  • Gibson Brothers – Help My Brother
  • Zoe & Cloyd – Rebuild
  • Johnson Mountain Boys – Duncan & Brady
  • Bobby Osborne – White Line Fever
  • Aaron Frosty Foster – When I Wake Up to Sleep No More
  • Billy Strings – This Old World
  • Mason Via – Big City
  • The Steel Drivers – Drinking Dark Whiskey
  • Lester Flatt – Down the Road
  • Jackson Hollow – Shallow Rivers
  • Junior Sisk – I wanna Be Where You Are
  • Doyce Lawson & Quicksilver – Old Man Winter
  • Rhonda Vincent – I’d Like to be a Train
  • Cedar Hill – Tend to my Flowers
  • Dailey & Vincent – Do You Know You Are My Sunshine
2021-11-08T11:00:13-05:00November 8th, 2021|