All times listed are Eastern Time
*denotes part of our Roots and Branches Block
*American Routes – Sat. 4 a.m., Sun. 9 p.m.
JJ Cale and Cedric Watson
This episode of American Routes was first broadcast in March, 2010. J.J. Cale passed away on July 26, 2013 at 74 years old. J.J. Cale came up in the clubs of Tulsa, Oklahoma playing everything from Western Swing to Rock ‘n’ Roll. He even wrote songs that became hits for his friend Eric Clapton. But it was in the recording studio where he found his true calling. We’ll talk with J.J. about his career as a guitar man, songwriter and studio wizard. Then we visit with up and coming Creole fiddler and accordionist Cedric Watson and learn about his journey within the world of French and Caribbean music.View Playlist
A Prairie Home Companion – Sun. 1 p.m.
This week on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, we rewind to September 2010 and our broadcast from the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand. Sara Watkins sings “I’ll Be Home,” Jearlyn and Jevetta Steele join Garrison on “Swing Down Chariot,” The Cactus Blossoms harmonize on “Crazy Arms,” and the Anoka High School Marching Band performs “Danse Macabre.” In Lake Wobegon, fall begins to settle in.
Bluegrass Review – Mon. 9 p.m.
Hosted by Phil Nusbaum.
Contact host Phil Nusbaum at firstname.lastname@example.org or join the conversation at Facebook. The playlist is located at www.bluegrassreview.com.
Bluegrass Signal – Mon. 11 p.m.
Hosted by Peter Thompson.
Remembering The Louvin Brothers (rebroadcast)
Originally broadcast after the passing of Charlie Louvin, and now recognizing the 55th anniversary of the recording (in Aug./58) of “Satan Is Real,” a program of Louvin Brothers music. It includes some of their originals from the ‘50s, plus a variety of interpretations from the ‘60s (Bill Monroe, Jim & Jesse), ‘80s (Dreadful Snakes, Joe Val), ‘90s (Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen, Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum), and 21st century (Rhonda Vincent, Del McCoury & Marty Stuart, Kathy Kallick). Spot the two covers of “Satan Is Real” tracks.
Cajun & Zydeco Music – Sat. 4-6 p.m.
*The Dick Spottswood Show – Sun. 12 a.m. & 3 p.m. ET, Tues. 10 p.m.
Hosted by Dick Spottswood.
Blind Blake finds out what Diddy Wa Diddy means, Little Jimmy Dickens tips his hat to Blind Alfred Reed, and we follow Darling Corey from mountain banjo to rock and roll. We’ll hear a few Thomas A. Dorsey songs that found their way to western swing. The Bailes Brothers, Molly O’Day, Mac Wiseman, the Cincinnati Jug Band, Bikll Monroe and Jimmy Martin fill out this week’s Obsolete Music cast.
Editor’s Picks – Sat. 3 a.m., Sun. 11 p.m., Fri. 6 p.m.
Hosted by Jerad Walker.
American Drive / Detour
This week on Editor’s Picks we’re featuring two bluegrass bands recorded at the 2012 IBMA World of Bluegrass Conference. Join us for performances from American Drive and Detour.
Home Town Special – Sun. 7 p.m. ET
Hosted by Jay Bruder.
This Sunday at 7 PM on the Home Town Special: Host Jay Bruder will feature blues and r&b from Old Town records of New York City, triplet piano from Little Willie Littlefield and great gospel from Morgan Babb and the Radio Four.
Open Mic – Sat. 6 a.m., Fri. 7 p.m.
Punch Brothers / Infamous Stringdusters (rebroadcast)
This week we’re featuring live performances from The Infamous Stringdusters and Punch Brothers. These performances, originally produced for Georgia Public Radio, were recorded at the 2009 Savannah Music Festival.
Overnight – Mon.-Fri., 12-7 a.m.
Each weeknight we air condensed encore presentations of some of your favorite live Bluegrass Country shows.
*RootsWorld Radio – Sat. 8 p.m.
Hosted by Cliff Furnald.
On the 71st edition of RootsWorld Radio we’ll hear more stray tunes and wild rhythms from around the globe, from Beijing to Oslo, from Cape Verde to Sweden and beyond. We’ll also hear a folk tale from Malta accompanied by contemporary piano. As always, we hope you’ll be surprised and delighted.
You can find out more about the program at www.RootsWorld.org
*Thistle and Shamrock – Sat. 6 p.m.
New Summer Releases – part 1
Catch up on the latest traditional and contemporary recordings from rising talent in the Celtic roots music scene, along with new releases from our most popular artists.