Mother’s Day 2023 comes on May 14. But Peter Thompson, producer and host of Bluegrass Signal, obviously thinks Mom deserves more than just one day a year, so he’s devoting three shows to a couple of special musical mothers during the three weeks leading up to Mother’s Day.
The weeks of April 24 and May 7 will include an interview with Kathy Kallick and music from What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?, a 2-CD set with archival recordings of Kathy’s mother, Dodi Kallick, plus new versions of songs Kathy learned from Dodi, recorded with musical pals like Molly Tuttle, Mike Compton & Joe Newberry, Tristan Scroggins, Jim Hurst, and the Kathy Kallick Band.
On the show airing May 8-14, Bluegrass Signal takes a deep dive into When My Momma Sang To Me – Songs of Murphy Hicks Henry, produced by Murphy’s son Christopher and including performances by Rhonda Vincent, Alice Gerrard, The Price Sisters, the Furtado Sisters, Murphy and her sisters, AJ Lee, Kristin Scott Benson, Lizzy Long, Vickie Vaughn, and … Kathy Kallick.
Bluegrass Signal originates at KALW in San Francisco, and is heard four times every week on Bluegrass Country.