Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 1:09

Kat Goldman / Don't Know Where I'm Bound / The Workingman's Blues / Self / 5:24
Michele D'Amour and the Love Dealers / All I Do Is Work / Lost Nights At The Leopard Lounge / Warrior Poet Productions / 4:42
Slaid Cleaves /Little Guys / Ghost on the Car Radio / Candy House Media / 3:01
Loretta Hagen / This World of Ours / Lucky Stars / Bearfort / 3:30
Jesse Terry / Woken the Wildflowers / Stargazer / self / 3:45
Andrew Combs / Dirty Rain / Canyons of my Mind Single Pack + PledgeMusic Acoustic Sessions / self / 3:12
The Blind Boys of Alabama / People Get Ready (Live on Morning Becomes Eclectic, KCRW) / Higher Ground / Real World / 3:34
Southern Avenue / Peace Will Come / Southern Avenue / Stax / 4:10
Roger Salloom / Don’t Let My Country Wash Away / Playboys and Playgirls / Florence Records / 3:54
Danny O’Keefe / So Long Harry Truman / Home / Road Cannon Music / 4:39
Rick Drost / Don’t Remember Train / Turning the World / self / 3:37
Friction Farm / The Price of War / So Many Stars / self / 3:26
Ron Israel / Everyone Knows the President Lies / Homeless in America / self / 1:26

Magpie – Greg Artzner and Terry Leonino / Which Side Are You On? / When We Stand Together: Songs of Joe hill, the IWW, and Fellow Workers / Long Tail Records / 3:49

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now on WCOM July 11 2017


The Decemberists / July July! / Castaways and Cutouts / Hush Records / 2:53
Will Rhodin / Doctor of Peace / [single] / self / 3:40
Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio / Dark as a Dungeon / Singin’ / Vessel Recordings / 3:43
Ani DiFranco / Play God / Play God EP / Righteous Babe / 4:53
Mayito Rivera / Harley Davidson de Cuba / Best of Cuba / ARC Music / 5:33
James Lee Stanley / Open Your Eyes / Had Enough Yet? / Beachwood / 3:24
Tim Grimm / Gonna Be Great / Stranger in Time / self / 5:23
Alastair Moock / Make it Great / Alastair Moock / Moock Music / 4:18
Emma’s Revolution / I Need a Progressive Woman (Revolutionary Mind) / Revolution Now / Moving Forward Music / 4:00
Ron Israel / Resist / Homeless in America / self / 3:38 https://youtu.be/PKx1SUOpzq0
Ron Israel / Everyone Knows the President Lies / Homeless in America / self / 1:26
Beth DeSombre / Bowling Green Massacre / Resistance / self / 1:59
Friction Farm / We Can / So Many Stars / self / 3:57
Bev Grant / National Anthem: Arise! Arise! / It’s Personal / self / 5:13



Saturday, July 1, 2017

New Show on WHUP-FM Hillsborough NC Classic Eno Festival Live

In conjunction with the first day of the Festival for the Eno, my new show on WHUP-LPFM 104.7 www.whupfm.org launched on July 1. Classic Eno Festival Live, a weekly presentation of historic music recorded live at the famed July 4th festival in Durham, NC, airs each Saturday from 11AM until Noon eastern. By special arrangement with the Eno River Association and permission of the artists or their assignees, WHUP can offer these live recordings archived at the Southern Folklife Collection at UNC. Each episode streams on www.whupfm.org for two weeks after broadcast at https://whupfm.org/show/classic-eno-festival-live/.

Classic Eno Festival Live is in addition to my long standing The Revolution Starts Now on Tuesdays at 4PM Eastern on WCOM-LPFM 103.5 www.wcomfm.org 

Episodes this month:

July 1: Red Clay Ramblers 1990
July 8: Durham Rangers 1985
July 15: Big Boy Henry and Lightning Wells 1988
July 22: Seldom Scene 1988
July 29: Seldom Scene and the Shady Grove Band 1988



Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now on WCOM June 27 2017

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, June 27, 2017 on WCOM-FM 103.5, community radio for Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC (www.wcomfm.org). Hosted each Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time by Art Menius (PO Box 1161; Carrboro, NC 27510). http://artmenius.com and http://lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com. Underwritten by radicallocalism.com and Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe.

Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 1:09
Rev. Sekou / Resist / In Times Like These / Zent Records / 4:05
Steve McCormick / Lying on the Bottom / The Tripping Years / self / 2:38
Slaid Cleaves /Little Guys / Ghost on the Car Radio / Candy House Media / 3:01
Skinner & T’witch / Chop Chop / [single] / S&T Music / 4:11
Joan Baez / Nasty Man / [single] /self / 3:30
Mary Ann Kennedy / Iain Againn Fhìn (Our Own John) / An Dàn – The Song / 5:44
Mary Ann Kennedy / Òran do dh’Iain Dòmhnallach (Song for John MacDonald) / An Dàn – The Song / 3:58
Ian Foster / The Stinging Nettle / Sleeper Years / Ifrecords / 4:14
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Beth DeSombre / What You’d Have Done / Resistance / self / 2:19
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Emma’s Revolution / I Need a Progressive Woman (Revolutionary Mind) / Revolution Now / Moving Forward Music / 4:00
Steven Blane / I Hung My Head / The Shed Sessions / self / 3:50
One World Tribe / We Are One / Songs For Social Change / RAWA Records / 5:17
Dean Gitter and the Ute Mountain Gang / Portland County Jail / American Songbag 2.0 / Questa Records / 2:01

Jim Lloyd / Amelia Earhart / Play Guitar in 7 Days / Jim Lloyd Music / 3:02

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now WCOM June 13 2017

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, June 13, 2017 on WCOM-FM 103.5, community radio for Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC (www.wcomfm.org). Hosted each Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time by Art Menius (PO Box 1161; Carrboro, NC 27510). http://artmenius.com and http://lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com. Underwritten by radicallocalism.com and Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe.

Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 1:09
Tim Grimm / Gonna Be Great / Stranger in Time / self / 5:23
Rev. Sekou / Resist / In Times Like These / Zent Records / 4:05
Noel Paul Stookey / Impeachable / [single] / self / 1:44
Ani DiFranco / Play God / Play God EP / Righteous Babe / 4:53

Emma’s Revolution / I Am A Woman / Revolution Now / Moving Forward Music / 2:55

Beth DeSombre / What You’d Have Done / Resistance / self / 2:1
Emma’s Revolution / I Need a Progressive Woman (Revolutionary Mind) / Revolution Now / Moving Forward Music / 4:00
Fred Gillen, Jr. / Prayer for America / What She Said / dys / 3:12
Sam Gleaves & Tyler Hughes / Bread and Roses / Sam Gleaves & Tyler Hughes / Community Music / 3:14
Joe Jencks / Solidarity Forever / Poets, Philosophers, Workers & Wanderers / Turtle Bear Music / 4:27
Steven Blane / Proclaim Liberty / The Shed Sessions / self / 3:00
Beth DeSombre / Bowling Green Massacre / Resistance / self / 1:59
Chris and Meredith Thompson / There But for Fortune / Lines of Longitude / Alkali Music / 4:08
Jamie Barnett & Blue Room / Better Times Are Coming / You See This River / Minor Regrets Records / 3:14
Jose Conde y Ola Fresca / Puente a Mi Gente [Bridge to my People] / Cuba! Cuba! / Putumayo / 3:39
Emma’s Revolution / Rock Me Ocean / Revolution Now / Moving Forward Music / 1:52


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now WCOM June 6 2017

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, June 6, 2017 on WCOM-FM 103.5, community radio for Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC (www.wcomfm.org). Hosted each Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time by Art Menius (PO Box 1161; Carrboro, NC 27510). http://artmenius.com and http://lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com. Underwritten by radicallocalism.com and Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe.

Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 1:09
Rev. Sekou / In Times Like These / In Times Like These / Zent Records / 3:34
Tim Grimm / Gonna Be Great / Stranger in Time / self / 5:23
James Lee Stanley / Open Your Eyes / Had Enough Yet? / Beachwood / 3:24
The Resonant Rogues / Can’t Come In / Hands in the Dirt / self / 4:09
Roger Salloom with Underhill Rose / Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos) / Playboys and Playgirls: New Songs for the Resistance / Florence Records / 4:16
Shawn Taylor / For What It’s Worth / Balance / self / 4:44
Peirce Edens / The Bonfire / Stripped Down Gussied Up / self / 6:01
Ben Miller / The Legend of Frank & Jesse James / Genius of the Divine / self / 3:50
Lindsay Straw / William Taylor / The Fairest Flower of Womankind / Self / 4:49
Hazel Rhymer / The Madison County Crew / On the Threshold of a Dream: Unaccompanied Singing from the Blue Ridge Mountains / Ballad Records / 1:13
Sam Gleaves & Tyler Hughes / Bread and Roses / Sam Gleaves & Tyler Hughes / Community Music / 3:14
Joe Jencks / Solidarity Forever / Poets, Philosophers, Workers & Wanderers / Turtle Bear Music / 4:27
Melisande [Electrotrad] / Angelique / Les Millesimes / Borealis / 4:50




Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now on WCOM May 30 2017

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, May 30, 2017 on WCOM-FM 103.5, community radio for Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC (www.wcomfm.org). Hosted each Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time by Art Menius (PO Box 1161; Carrboro, NC 27510). http://artmenius.com and http://lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com. Underwritten by radicallocalism.com and Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe.

Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 1:09
Neil Young / War Song / Neil Young Archives Volume I [1963 - 1972] / Reprise / 3:29
Ian Foster / The Stinging Nettle / Sleeper Years / Ifrecords / 4:14
Rhiannon Giddens / Freedom Highway / Freedom Highway / Nonesuch / 4:49
Neil Young / Let’s Impeach the President / Living With War – In The Beginning / Reprise / 4:29

Rev. Sekou / Resist / In Times Like These / Zent Records / 4:05
Lazarus / Small Axe / Rock ‘n’ Roll Heart / Self / 4:15
Rachel Baiman / Shame / Shame / Free Dirt Records / 3:35
Ani DiFranco / Play God / Play God EP / Righteous Babe / 4:53
James Lee Stanley / Do It In His Name / Had Enough Yet? / Beachwood / 3:39
Joe Jencks / Hands / Poets, Philosophers, Workers & Wanderers / Turtle Bear Music / 5:22
Pat Wictor / I’m Tired / This is Absolutely Real: Visions and Versions of Phil Ochs / RiskyDisc Records / 2:19
John Trudell / Rich Man’s War / AKA Graffiti Man / Inside Recordings / 5:52

Fred Gillen, Jr. / Prayer for America / What She Said / dys / 3:12