Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Working on Saturday's From the Roots

I recorded two hours of the March 3 edition of "From the Roots" on WMMT-FM 88.7 today and will knock out the 3rd hour on Wednesday. This program will be almost entirely new music, mostly from last week at the Folk Alliance International Conference, except for a tribute to the late Joe Thompson, who passed last week at 93. The show streams live from 11 AM until 2 PM Saturday on www.wmmtfm.org

I also posted my review of the Folk Alliance Conference at http://artmenius.com. It has already displaced my article about snake handling as my most popular blog ever.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Back From Folk Alliance

I am back from the Folk Alliance International Conference in Memphis with tons of new music for From the Roots from 11 AM until 2 PM eastern this Saturday, March 3, 2012, on WMMT-FM 88.7. You can listen to the live stream here.

I have quick reviews about Kaia Kater and Elizabeth LaPrelle on artmenius.com now. A fuller report is under development.

Elizabeth LaPrelle with banjo in Andy Cohen's trad showcase at Folk Alliance

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Monday, February 6, 2012

Red State Ramblers in Turkey

From Ron Pen at UK:
The Red State Ramblers old time string band who closed out the "appalachia in the Bluegrass" concert series at UK are returning from Istanbul today following a remarkable musical journey that took them to Kyrgyzstan and culminated in a final sold-out concert at the Bishkek Opera House in collaboration with our friends from Ustatshakirt led by Nurlan Nyshanov. We have experienced a parade of wonders and forged many friendships as a bridge was crafted across 11 hours and 7,000 miles.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Old Time Herald Back Issues


Did you know that almost every issue that the Old-Time Herald has ever produced can still be purchased? From our first issues in 1987 to the present, back-issues can be ordered for $8.00 each. And, if you act now (or pretty soon), you will be entitled to one additional issue of your choice for each three purchased.

To order back issues, please go to our website, WWW.OldtimeHerald.org. Choose "Subscriptions & Back Issues", then "Back Issues", then "U.S. Orders". This will bring you to the listing of available issues and their contents.

When paying via Paypal, remember to list your free issue(s) in the "Special Instructions - Add" section. There will be no charge for shipping and handling and orders of three or more will be mailed USPS Priority.

From the Roots Playlist Feb 4 2012


From the Roots February 4, 2012 on WMMT-FM 88.7, real people’s radio from the Appalshop (91 Madison Ave; Whitesburg, KY 41858. www.wmmtfm.org). Hosted – remotely - on the first Saturday of each month by the Lazy Farm Boy (aka Art Menius; 3525 Young Rd; Manchester, MD 21102), 11 AM and on until 2 PM eastern. http://artmenius.com and lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com.

John Hartford / Turn Your Radio On (II) / Aeroplane / Warner Brothers / 2:16
John Hartford / That Hog's Foot Further in the Bed / O Brother Where Art Thou 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition / Lost Highway / 3:47
New Lost City Ramblers / Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down / 50 Years: Where Do You Come From? Where Do You Go? / Smithsonian Folkways / 2:29
The Bloodroots Barter / Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down / Ch3oh / Bloodroots Barter / 3:52
Abigail Washburn / Last Train / City of Refuge / Rounder / 3:55
Tara Nevins / Wood and Stone / Wood & Stone / Sugar Hill / 4:10
Gillian Welch / Six White Horses / The Harrow & the Harvest / Acony / 3:40
Amédé Ardoin / Les Blues de Voyage / Le Gran Mamou: A Cajun Music Anthology / Country Music Foundation / 2:56
Antonia Apodaca, Jeanie McLerie, Ken Keppler and Karl Stainaker / Estas Linas Flores / American Fogies Vol. 1 / Rounder / 3:48
Doucet Cajun Band / Chère Toute-Toute / Aly Bain Meets The Cajuns / Celtic America Llc / 2:45
Boozoo Chavis / Sassy One-Step / Aly Bain Meets The Cajuns / Celtic America Llc / 2:48
Pharis & Jason Romero / Foresaken Love / A Passing Glimpse / Lula Records / 2:14
Red Hen String Band / Smithfield Farm / Birds of a Feather / Wepecket / 2:39
James Bryan & Carl Jones / Blackie and Emma Rolling in the Dust / Cricket’s Lullaby / Dittyville / 3:15
Dehlia Low / Cannonball Blues / Ravens & Crows / Rebel / 3:07
Grant Dermody / 12 Gates to the City / Lay My Burden Down / grantdermody.com / 3:55
Red Hen String Band / Cluck Old Hen / Birds of a Feather / Wepecket / 3:48
James Bryan & Carl Jones / Cricket’s Lullaby / Cricket’s Lullaby / Dittyville / 3:42
Grant Dermody / Waterbound / Lay My Burden Down / grantdermody.com / 4:05
James Bryan & Carl Jones / Old Friends Reunion / Cricket’s Lullaby / Dittyville / 4:41
February Sky / John Barleycorn / Time Honored Pathways / February Sky / 3:05
Pharis & Jason Romero / A Passing Glimpse / A Passing Glimpse / Lula Records / 4:51
Johnson, Miller, and Dermody / I Heard the Voice of a Porkchop / We Heard the Voice of a Porkchop / Orb / 3:47
Tangleweed / Billy in the L’Oh Ground / Please Punch Richard For Me / Squatney / 2:13
Abbie Gardner / Walkin Cane / Hope / abbiegardner.com / 3:36
Elly Wininger / Somebody to Love / Part Time Paradise / ellywininger.com / 5:02
Tangleweed / Teenage Kicks / Please Punch Richard For Me / Squatney / 2:57
Carolina Chocolate Drops Presents Colored Aristocracy / Johnny Two-Bad / Sankofa Strings / Music Maker / 3:31
Tara Nevins / Tennessee River / Wood & Stone / Sugar Hill / 5:01
Barbara Taylor Woodall interview 20:34
The Little Willies / If You’ve Got the Money / For The Good Times / The Little Willies / 1:45
Blue Rags / Salty Dog / Rag-N-Roll / Sub Pop / 2:53
Blood Oranges / Shady Grove / Lone Green Valley / ESG / 3:19
Fairport Convention / Mattie Groves / 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection - The Best Of The Fairport Convention / RCA / 8:08
Turbo Pro Project / Cluck Ole Hen / Daydream / Turbo Pro / 4:29
Trampled By Turtles / Squidbillies Theme / The Squidbillies Present: Music for Americans Only Made by Americans in China for Americans Only God Bless America, U.S.A. / Squidbillies / 2:51
Jonathan Ross / Coo Coo / Hence the Blues / Jonathan Ross / 3:34
Ani DeFranco / Which Side Are You On / Which Side Are You On / Righteous Babe / 6:27

New From the Roots today

Lord willing and the creek don't rise, WMMT-FM 88.7 will be playing this month's edition of my From the Roots show. More than 90 minutes of new old-time and roots music, some wild rock versions of old-time and vice versa, and an interview with It's Not My Mountain Anymore author Barbara Woodall. Streams live at www.wmmtfm.org and on phone radio apps
Playlist will post here in a bit

Thursday, February 2, 2012

From the Roots Feb 4 2012

I'll be hosting "From the Roots" on WMMT-FM 88.7 this Saturday from 11 AM until 2 PM eastern time. More than 90 minutes of new old-time and roots releases, some crazy rocking old-time tunes, and an interview at 1 PM with It's Not My Mountain author Barbara Woodall. Live streaming at www.wmmtfm.org