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Community Connection: Rockbridge Area Health Center

The Rockbridge Area Health Center is a non-profit, community health center in Lexington that provides comprehensive, high-quality and affordable health care for the whole family. Services include medical, dental, pediatric, women’s health, and behavioral health counseling and are available to anyone regardless of income or insurance status.

With the reopening of the Health Insurance Marketplace through August 15th for a special insurance enrollment period for 2021 coverage, the health center also provides support staff who are trained and certified to offer free, confidential, in-person or over-the-phone assistance with understanding what affordable health insurance options and programs are available, as well as help with enrollment or with updating a current health exchange plan. You do not need to be a patient to receive this assistance.

For more information, you can go to their website, rockahc.org.

2021-03-26T10:18:04-04:00March 26th, 2021|Community Connection|

Community Connection: Hope’s Legacy Equine Rescue

Hope’s Legacy Equine Rescue in Afton is offering Books at the Barn, a family-friendly outing for adults and kids alike. Children ages 6 to 14 and an accompanying adult are invited to join them at Castle Rock Farm to learn about horses, donkeys and equine rescue – and to read to the animals! Snacks, drinks, and books to take home are provided. Their first session of Books at the Barn is Saturday, May 22nd.
Reservations are required. Please see their website, hopeslegacy.com/events for more information and an application form.

2021-03-26T10:25:08-04:00March 26th, 2021|Community Connection|

Community Connection: Local Food Hub

Local Food Hub is a nonprofit organization in Central Virginia that advances equitable access to fresh food, independent farms, and fairness in farming.

The group just hit the one-year anniversary for their drive-through, preorder, COVID-safe farmers market. They invite you to shop for a variety of locally sourced foods, including fruit, veggies, plant starts, cheeses, meat, bread, pastries, and prepared foods. Pickup is Wednesday and Friday, 4:00-5:30 in the Seminole Square Parking Lot. Pickup is quick, convenient, and does not even require you to get out of your car. For more information, you can go to their website, localfoodhub.org/market.

2021-03-26T10:19:29-04:00March 26th, 2021|Community Connection|

Fresh Roots, New Blues Playlist – 2/20/21

Fresh Roots – New Blues on WNRN

BMA Nominees, Pt. 2


Set 1

Nominee: Album Of The Year, Traditional Blues Album

  • Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite – Birds Of A Feather            (100 Years Of Blues) (Alligator)

Nominee: BB King Entertainment of The Year, Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Contemporary Blues Album, Contemporary Female Artist

  • Shemekia Copeland – Uncivil War   (Uncivil War)             (Alligator)

Nominee: Song Of The Year, Soul Blues Album

  • Frank Bey – All My Dues Are Paid   (All My Dues Are Paid)         (Nola Blue)

Nominee: Traditional Blues Album

  • Jimmy Johnson – Every Day Of Your Life    (Every Day Of Your Life)      (Delamark)

Set 2

  • Nominee: Emerging Artist Album

Jose Ramirez – Here I Come (Here I Come)            (Self)

  • Nominee: Traditional Blues Album

Nora Jean Wallace – Rag & Bucket  (Blueswoman)           (Severn)

  • Nominee: Acoustic Blues Album

Watermelon Slim – Scalemaster Blues        (Traveling Man)        (NorthernBlues)

Nominee: Song Of The Year, Soul Blues Album, Soul Male Artist

  • Don Bryant – Is It Over         (You Make Me Free) (Fat Possum)


Set 3


            Nominee: Blues Rock Album (for Ice Cream In Hell), Blues Rock Artist

  • Tinsley Ellis – Highwayman             (Highwayman)          (Alligator)      2005

Nominee: Emerging Artist Album

  • The Betty Fox Band – Shattered Dreams & Broken Toes  (Peace In Pieces)       (Intercept)

Nominee: Contemporary Female Artist

  • Shaun Murphy – Love Me Like A Man         (Flame Still Burns)    (Vision Wall)

Set 4

            Nominee: Band Of The Year

  • Anthony Geraci & The Boston Blues All-Stars – Don’t The Grass Look Greener (The Extended Play Sessions)          2018

Nominee: Instrumentalist: bass

  • Danielle Nicole Band – Save Me       (live in studio)

Nominee: Acoustic Blues Album

  • Richard Ray Farrell – Juke Joint Swing       (Three Pints Of Gin)  (Bluebeet)

Set 5


Nominee: Blues Rock Artist

  • Kenny Wayne Shepherd – Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)  (Straight To You Live)          (Provogue)

Nominee: (Mike Zito) – Blues Rock Artist, Blues Rock Album

Nominee: (Walter Trout) – Blues Rock Album (for Ordinary Madness),  Song Of The Year (for All Out Of Tears)

  • Mike Zito (with Walter Trout) – Johnny B. Goode             (Rock N’ Roll: A Tribute To Chuck Berry)   (Ruf)

Set 6

Nominee: BB King Entertainer Of The Year (Ed Williams)

  • Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials – Giving Up On Your Love  (The Big Sound Of Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials)  (Alligator)      2016

Nominee: BB King Entertainer Of The Year

  • Sugaray Rayford – The Revelator    (Somebody Save Me)            (Forty Below)

Nominee: Band Of The Year

  • Southern Avenue – She Gets Me High         (Keep On)       (Concord)       2019

Nominee: Soul Blues Album

  • Sonny Green – I Got There   (Found: One Soul Singer!)    (Little Village)

Nominee: Soul Blues Album

  • Robert Cray Band – My Baby Likes To Boogaloo   (That’s What I Heard)           (Nozzle)
2021-02-22T14:17:18-05:00February 20th, 2021|Fresh Roots|

John Morrison: The Black Roots of Rock & Roll, Pt. 2

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Throughout February, DJ and music journalist John Morrison is helping World Cafe celebrate the music of black artists with a series called The Black Roots of Rock & Roll. On the next World Cafe, John celebrates the music of the ‘60s and ‘70s, and shines a spotlight on the music of Funkadelic, Sly & The Family Stone, and more. Tonight at 6pm.

2021-02-12T11:51:49-05:00February 11th, 2021|World Cafe|

Encore: Michael Mwenso on World Cafe

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

The music and message of James Brown had a big impact on Michael Mwenso of the band Mwenso and the Shakes. He recently brought that message into a college classroom to teach a course called “Protest, Hope and Resilience Through Black Arts.” Mwenso spins some of his favorite protest songs, on the next World Cafe. Tonight at 6pm.

2021-02-11T13:12:47-05:00February 10th, 2021|World Cafe|

Sofía Valdés mini-concert, Encore: Raphael Saadiq on World Cafe

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Sofía Valdés left her home of Panama at age 13 to go to school in Michigan, before ending up at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, focusing on her musical gifts as a songwriter. At 20, she’s showcasing them on her EP, Ventura. We’ll hear a mini-concert with Sofía Valdés, coming up on the next World Cafe.

2021-02-11T13:09:05-05:00February 9th, 2021|World Cafe|

Fresh Roots, New Blues Playlist – 1/30/21

Set 1

  • Stratcat Willie & The Strays – Come On In  (On The Prowl)          (Unsigned)
  • Wily Bo Walker – I Want To Know  (single)           (Mescal Canyon)
  • Chris Smither – Confirmation          (More From The Levee)        (Signature Sounds)
  • Johnny Never – Black Smart Phone             (Blue Delta)   (Self)

Set 2

  • Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar – Meet Me In The Morning         (The Reckless One)   (Gypsy Soul)
  • John Hurburt & Jorma Kaukonen – Travelin’         (The River Flows)     (Self)
  • Fred Hostetler – What’s Ahead & What’s Behind   (Fred’s Blue Chair Blues)     (Mukthiland)
  • Greg Sover Band – Feelin’ Sumthin’            (The Parade) (EP)     (Grounded Soul)
  • John McLean & Charles Barkatz – Leaky Shoes Blues       (Shadow Man)           (TreeTops)

Set 3


  • Norton Buffalo & The Knockouts – Let Me Be Your Man   (King Of The Highway)         (Blind Pig)      2000
  • Norton Buffalo & Roy Rogers – Happy Go Lucky (single) (Blind Pig)      2002
  • Steve Miller Band – The Shake         (Book Of Dreams)     (Capital)         1977
  • Bonnie Raitt – Runaway       (Sweet Forgiveness)             (Warners)      1977

Set 4

  • Selwyn Birchwood – Living In A Burning House   (Living In A Burning House)            (Alligator)
  • Alastair Greene – Bayou Mile           (The New World Blues)        (Whiskey Bayou)
  • Sonny Landreth – Blacktop Run      (Blacktop Run)          (Provogue)
  • TJ Read – I’ve Got A Dog In My Backyard    (Richland Woman)    (Self)

Set 5

  • Tas Cru – Memphis Blue       (Drive On)      (Subcat)
  • Willie May – Fannie Mae      (Blues For Sugar)      (Self)
  • Terminal Station – Booker D            (Brotherhood)           (Self)
  • Booker T & The MGs – Green Onions          (single)           (Volt)  1962

Set 6

  • Veronica Lewis – Put Your Wig On Mama  (You Ain’t Unlucky)  (Self)
  • Kim Wilson – No Place To Go           (Take Me Back! The Bigtone Sessions)       (M.C.)
  • Dave Thomas – It’s My Own Fault   (One More Mile)        (Self)
  • Jay Willie & James Montgomery – Montgomery Boogie    (Cadillac Walk)          (Zoho)
2021-02-01T14:28:31-05:00January 30th, 2021|Fresh Roots|

Fresh Roots, New Blues Playlist – 1/23/21

Set 1

  • Kat Danser – Way I Like It Done      (One Eye Open)         (Black Hen)
  • Mat Walklake – Box Room Blues     (single)           (Self)
  • Alias Smith & Jones – You Ain’t The One     (Hit & Run)    (As In The Ear)
  • Johnny Nicholas – Wanna Be Your Baby     (Mistaken Identity)   (Valcour)

Set 2

  • Samantha Fish – Kill Or Be Kind      (Kill Or Be Kind)        (Rounder)
  • The Bush League – I’ve Got Blood In My Eyes        (Here We Are…Again)          (Self)
  • Ally Venable – Bring On The Pain    (single)           (Ruf)
  • Catfish Keith – Jumpin’ Jack Rabbit             (Blues At Midnight)  (Fish Tail)

Set 3

  • Joyann Parker – Gone So Long         (Out Of The Dark)     (Self)
  • BLAST – Lead Belly – Cotton Fields             (Blues Roots)             (Replay)         2009 / Good Night, Irene      (The Legend Of Leadbelly: Goodnight Irene)            (Legacy International)          2000 / Rock Island Line       (Midnight Special)    (Cherished Records)         1977 / The Midnight Special                        (Midnight Special – The Library Of Congress Recordings)           (New Rounder)        1991 / Where Did You Sleep Last Night?    (Complete Recorded Works 1939-1947)   (Document)   2005


Set 4

  • Shakin’ Woods – The Place To Be    (The Blues Groove Sessions #1)      (Horus Music Limited)         (EP)
  • Bette Smith – I’m A Sinner   (The Good, The Bad & The Bette)    (Ruf)
  • Peter Parcek – Everybody Oughtta Make A Change          (Mississippi Suitcase)           (LIghtnin’)
  • Sonny Green – Back For A Taste Of Your Love       (Found: One Soul Singer!)    (Little Village)

Set 5

  • Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite – If I Should Have Bad Luck            (100 Years Of Blues) (Alligator)
  • Bonnie Raitt – Real Man       (Nick Of Time)           (Capitol)         1989
  • Johnny Iguana – Big Easy Women / Lady Day & John Coltrane    (Johnny Iguana’s Chicago Spectacular)       (Delmark)

Set 6

  • Selwyn Birchwood – Through A Microphone         (Living In A Burning House)            (Alligator)
  • Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters – Higher Love     (Rise Up)        (Stony Plain)
  • The Duke Robillard Band – Everybody Ain’t Your Friend             (Blues Bash!)             (Stony Plain)
  • The Bush League – In The Evening (When The Sun Goes Down)             (Here We Are…Again)          (Self)
2021-01-25T10:58:51-05:00January 23rd, 2021|Fresh Roots|

Bluegrass Sunday Morning Playlist – 1/17/21

7 a.m.

  • Sideline – Fast As I Can Crawl
  • Chris Roberts – The Way I Feel Tonight
  • Larry Sparks – Things Will Get Better
  • Michael Martin Murphy – Fiddlin’ Man
  • Merle Monroe – He Will Roll Over the Tide
  • Marty Raybon – Down the Road
  • Gerald Smith – Bluegrass is Legal Everywhere
  • Audie Blaylock & Redline – I Just Came to Get My Baby
  • Curtis McPeake & Andy May – My Home’s Across the Bluegrass Mountains
  • Blue Highway – Both Ends of the Train
  • Ronnie Bowman – Hit Parade of Love
  • Missy Armstrong – Ain’t Going Down to the River
  • The Company Store – The Engineers Don’t Wave from the Trains Anymore
  • Kristy Cox – The One Who Makes Her Cry
  • Sister Sadie – No Smoky Mountains
  • Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road – Bill Monroe’s Ol’ Mandolin
  • Alan Bibey & Grasstowne – Hitchhiking to California
  • Mark Kuykendall & Bobby Hicks – Sally Don’t You Grieve

8 a.m.

  • Alison Krauss – Sawing on the Strings
  • Doc Watson – I’m Going Back to the Old Home
  • Eddie Sanders – Last Lonesome Pine
  • Cedar Hill – How Deep is the Lonesome
  • The Price Sisters – God’s Beautiful Hills
  • Del McCoury Band – Sweet Appalachia
  • Gerald Smith – She Went Out to Get Bread
  • Junior Sisk – Just Load the Wagon
  • Carrie Hassler & Hard Rain – I Can Go Back Anytime
  • Lonesome River Band – That’s Life
  • Terry Baucom’s Dukes of Drive – Hand Me High at Midnight
  • Kim Robins – Stone Cold Blue
  • Bill Monroe – I’m Sittin’ On Top Of The World
  • Darin & Brooke Aldridge – Teach Your Children
  • Commonwealth Bluegrass Band – Lost Love
  • Dale Ann Bradley – Falling Down
  • Doyle Cawson & Quicksilver – Love on Arrival

9 a.m.

  • Jim Hurst – Gadget Daddy
  • Jamie Harper – Enough On My Mind
  • Sideline – Just a Guy in a Bar
  • Dailey & Vincent – Years Ago
  • Tina Adair – Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses
  • The Gospel Plowboys – When I Wake Up to Sleep No More
  • Gerald Smith – Chickens & Hens
  • Gibson Bros. – I Can’t Breathe Deep Yet
  • Fast Track – Blue & Lonesome Again
  • Dave Adkins – Sing Me Back Home
  • Alan Bibey & Grasstowne – Blue Collar Blues
  • Trinity River Band – How Blue
  • Osborne Bros. – Cut the Cornbread, Mama
  • Billy Strings – Watch it Fall
  • Jason Barrie & Corey Hensley – Diary of My Mind
  • Summer & Bray – Heartbeat

10 a.m.

  • Steeldrivers – If You Can’t Be Good Be Gone
  • The Dillards – Dooley
  • Robert Hale & the 8th Wonder Band – House of the Rising Sun
  • The Cherryholmes – Don’t Fall in Love
  • Stanley Bros. – How Mountain Girls Can Love
  • Adam Wright – The Edge
  • Gerald Smith – You Play Like Chet
  • Dierks Bentley – Fiddlin’ Around
  • Virginia Ramblers – I Couldn’t Find My Walking Shoes
  • The Little Roy & Lizzie Show – Dig a Little Deeper
  • Carley Arrowood – Goin’ Home Comin’ On
  • Balsam Range – One Way Out
  • Eddie Sanders – Till the River Starts to Rise
  • Country Gentlemen – Two Little Boys
  • Sturgill Simpson – I Don’t Mind
  • Flatt Lonesome – Boondocks
2021-01-19T16:45:17-05:00January 17th, 2021|Bluegrass Sunday Morning|