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Community Connection: Charlottesville Community Bikes

Charlottesville Community Bikes is a nonprofit bike shop committed to making biking accessible in Charlottesville. They refurbish donated bikes and get them back into the community through their kids’ bike program, bike program for adults in need, and refurbished bike and gear shop.

Do you have spare bikes, parts, and accessories in your garage? You can donate them to Community Bikes and they will turn them into sustainable transportation for community members in need.  Many of their refurbished bikes find their new homes through our partnerships with other local nonprofits, such as the IRC, The Haven, and International Neighbors.
All donations are tax-deductible and can be dropped off at their new shop on Preston Avenue behind Sticks Kebob shop. You can find more information on their website. Thank you for helping us keep biking accessible in Charlottesville!

2021-10-20T17:20:54-04:00October 20th, 2021|

Community Connection: Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run of Central Virginia celebrated their 15th anniversary in 2021 with over 10,000 girls served. With your help, they look forward to helping even more girls reach their limitless potential this year and beyond.

They are currently forming teams in the Greater Charlottesville Area for their Spring 2022 season, and are seeking volunteers! Teams of girls in grades 3rd through 5th or 6th through 8th will meet for eight weeks, two times per week, and engage in lessons that nurture physical and emotional health while training to complete a 5K. All in-person practices will be implementing the highest CDC standards for safety as the health and wellness of our community remains top priority. Their teams will also have the ability to move online should circumstances require.

Teams will begin meeting the first week of March, and space is limited. If you are interested in volunteering as a coach, or registering a girl for one of our programs this spring, please visit their website.

2021-10-20T17:10:13-04:00October 20th, 2021|

Hear Together: Sustainability Matters

Sustainability Matters is the fun, realistic, accessible sustainability organization based in the Shenandoah Valley. They focus on conversation education for everyone, from business owners to farmers to individuals, to empower them to make change themselves.

They offer programs on sustainable landscaping and business, host community plant swaps and forums on recycling, teach people how to grow their own food, and even hosted the valley’s largest ever Earth Day festival.

We spoke with founder and director Sari Carp for this Hear Together profile. You can listen at the audio link below and learn more about Sustainability Matters here.

2021-08-30T14:36:54-04:00August 20th, 2021|

Fresh Roots, New Blues Playlist – 7/24/21


Air Date:        7/24/21, Saturday  6-8 PM


Set 1

  • The Mavericks – All Night Long       (All Night Long, Vol. 1)         (Mono Mundo)          2016
  • Magic Sam & Shakey Jake – Hard Road To Travel  (single)           (Delta)            2021
  • Carey Bell Blues Band – When I Get Drunk            (Live in Bern, Germany)       2000

Set 2


John Hammond Jr. set


  • I Wish You Would / Steady Rollin’ Man / Ain’t That Loving You Baby / I’m Movin’ On (Live)              (Rounder)      1983



Set 3


  • Rodd Bland & The Members Only Band – I Wouldn’t Treat A Dog (The Way You Treated Me)            (Live On Beale Street: A Tribute to Bobby “Blue” Band)          (Nola Blue)    2021
  • Big Mama Thornton – Ball N’ Chain            (single)           (Delta)            2021
  • Asleep At The Wheel – Miles & Miles Of Texas       (The Wheel Keeps On Rollin’)          (Music Manager)       2020
  • Los Lobos – Politician           (Just Another Band From East L.A.)            (Warners)      1993


Set 4

  • Roosevelt Sykes – Runnin’ The Boogie       (Live At Webster College, St. Louis, MO)     1974
  • Big Joe Williams – My Baby’s Gone              (single)           (Delta)            2021
  • JJ Grey & Mofro – A Woman (Brighter Days)         (Alligator)      2011
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan – Cold Shot      (Live At Carnegie Hall)         (Epic)  1997



Set 5


  • The Marshall Tucker Band – Everyday (I Have The Blues)           (Where We All Belong)         (Capricorn)    1974
  • The Paladins – Keep On Lovin’ Me              (Live In Holland)       2007

Set 6

  • Carolyn Wonderland – Nobody’s Fault But Mine / Let’s Go Get Stoned  (Live Texas Trio)       (Bismeaux)    2015
  • Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers – Sinister Woman           (Live At B.B. King’s, Memphis)         (Big-Mo)         1994
2021-07-27T13:15:00-04:00July 24th, 2021|

Fresh Roots, New Blues Playlist – 7/17/21

Air Date:        7/17/21, Saturday  6-8 PM


Set 1

  • Sean Chambers – Chunky     (That’s What I’m Talkin’ About – Tribute To Hubert Sumlin)      (Quarto Valley)
  • Wily Bo Walker & E D Brayshaw – Could Have Loved You           (Some People Kill For Passion)        (Mescal Canyon)
  • Brigitte Purdy – Time For Love       (single)           (Self)
  • Tito Jackson – Love One Another    (Under Your Spell)    (Gulf Coast)

Set 2


  • Tomas Doncker – Red Cross Store  (single)           (True Groove)
  • Southern Avenue – Move Into The Light    (Be The Love You Want)      (Renew)
  • Gerald McClendon – I Just Can’t Help Myself          (Let’s Have A Party)  (Delta Roots)
  • Tia Carroll – Don’t Put Hands On Me           (You Gotta Have It)   (Little Village)


Set 3

  • Eddie 9V – She Got Some Money     (Little Black Flies)     (Ruf)
  • Charley Crockett – I Need Your Love          (Music City USA)       (Thirty Tigers)
  • Paul Thorn – Never Too Late To Call / Two Tears Of Joy  (Never Too Late To Call)      (Thirty Tigers)
  • BLAST – Roosevelt Sykes – New York Boogie        (Music Is My Business)         (Fat Possum) 1990 / Drivin’ Wheel            (The Return Of Roosevelt Sykes)              (Fantasy)        1960



Set 4

  • Mike Goudreau Band – Speak To Me Softly            (Isolation Blues)        (Self)
  • Joe Marcinek Band – JF Blues           (JMB4)            (Self)
  • Bettye Lavette – Strange Fruit         (Blackbirds)   (Verve)           2020
  • Guy Davis – Spoonful            (Be Ready When I Call You)             (M.C.)



Set 5


  • The Record Company – How High   (Play Loud)    (Concord)
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band – Tell The Truth      (Live At LOCKN’)       (Fantasy)
  • Malcolm Wells & The Two-Timers – Muffin Top   (Hollerin’ Out Loud) (Self)

Set 6

  • Hitman Blues Band – Not My Circus / Buy That Man A Drink      (Not My Circus, Not My Monkey)    (Nerus)
  • Mike Zito – You Don’t Have Me / Presence Of The Lord   (Resurrection)           (Gulf Coast)


2021-07-27T13:13:41-04:00July 17th, 2021|

Fresh Roots, New Blues Playlist – 6/26/21

Set 1

  • Tommy Z – Pumpin’ (Let’s Have Fun)         (Plug In And Play)     (South Blossom)
  • Paul Thorn – Here We Go     (Never Too Late To Call)      (30 Tigers)
  • Eric Bibb – Born Of A Woman          (Dear America)          (Provogue)
  • Joe Marcinek Band – Lyrid   (JMB4)            (Self)

Set 2

  • Guy Davis – I Got A Job In The City  (Be Ready When I Call You)             (M.C.)
  • Patty Tuite – Consider This  (Consider This)         (Thread City)
  • Soulful Femme – 40 Under   (It Is Well With My Soul)      (Skydog)
  • Maria Muldaur with Tuba Skinny – Big City Blues             (Let’s Get Happy Together)  (Stony Plain)

Set 3

  • Kelly’s Lot – Somebody In My Home           (Where And When)   (Self)
  • Adam Schultz – Early In The Morning         (Soulful Distancing)  (Blue Heart)
  • BLAST – Freddy Spruell – Milk Cow Blues (single) 1926 / Muddy Water Blues (single) 1926             (Mississippi Blues, Vol. 2 1926-1935)  (Document)   2005

Set 4

  • Shemekia Copeland & Kenny Wayne Shepherd – Hit ‘Em Back    (single)           (Provogue)
  • Guy Davis – Welcome To My World            (Be Ready When I Call You)             (M.C.)
  • Cedric Burnside – Pretty Flowers    (I Be Trying)              (Rough Trade)
  • Southern Avenue – Push Now          (Be The Love You Want)      (Renew)

Set 5

  • Will Johns – Bluesdaddy / Call Me Willy     (Bluesdaddy)             (Galetone)
  • Donna Herula – Bang At The Door  (Bang At The Door)   (Self)
  • Joe Marcinek Band – JF Blues           (JMB4)            (Self)
  • Rev. Freakchild – See That My Grave Is Kept Clean           (Supramundane Blues)        (Treated & Released)

Set 6

  • Chris Thomas King – Slow Draggin’ Blues              (single)           (21st Century)
  • Tiffany Pollock & Co. – Livin’ For Me           (Bayou Liberty)         (Nola Blue)
  • Mike Zito – Don’t Bring Me Down    (Gulf Coast)
  • Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band – Rattle Can             (Dance Songs For Hard Times)        (Family Owned)
2021-07-27T13:10:32-04:00June 26th, 2021|

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, 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, 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|

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|