Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The ArtSpot on WCHL for May 26

My guests on The ArtSpot for Saturday, May 26, are Richard Wall and soprano Keely Phillips from The Long Leaf Opera (LLO) and acclaimed young composer John B Hedges of New Paltz, NY. LLO will present the world premier of Mr. Hedges' "A Shipwreck Opera" at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro, NC on June 1, 2, and 3, 2012. LLO, founded in 1998, is the only professional opera company focusing on English language productions. "A Shipwreck Opera" won their New Work competition for this year. For more information and tickets, please go to http://artscenterlive.org/event/performance/1146

Join us at 11:30 AM Saturday, May 26, for an informative and surprisingly silly version of The ArtSpot with Art Menius, Executive Director of The ArtsCenter, on WCHL-AM 1360 or www.chapelboro.com 

You can hear podcasts of complete The ArtSpot programs by date and guest at http://www.chapelboro.com/pages/9680071.php 

Friday, May 18, 2012

ArtSpot on WCHL May 19

My guests on The ArtSpot on WCHL-AM www.chapelboro.com at 11:30 AM eastern on Saturday May 19 come from Voices, the Chapel Hill Community Chorus, and their elite ensemble, Cantori.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

The ArtSpot on WCHL May 12 2012

My guests on The ArtSpot on WCHL-AM 1360 at 11:30 AM Eastern today (Saturday May 12) are Jeff Meanza and Hannah Granneman from the Playmakers Repertoire Company at UNC-CH. We'll hear about the upcoming Summer Youth Conservatory and its production of "Urinetown" and preview the exciting 2012-2013 season for PRC. Listen online at www.chapelboro.com

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Playlist From The Roots May 5 2012


From the Roots May 5, 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; PO Box 1161; Carrboro, NC 27510), 11 AM until 2 PM eastern. http://artmenius.com and lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com.

John Hartford / Turn Your Radio On (II) / Aeroplane / Warner Brothers / 2:16
Carolina Chocolate Drops / Ruby, Are You Mad at Your Man / Leaving Eden / Nonesuch /3:46
Mariel Vandersteel / Sitting on the Ridge / Hickory / MarielVandersteel.com / 2:41
Sarah McQuaid / Lift You Up and Let You Fly / The Plum Tree and The Rose / Waterbug / 3:09
Bill Evans with Tim O’Brien / Follow the Drinking Gourd / In Good Company / Native & Fine / 3:58
David Olney / You Can Call Me Diz / [single] / David Olney / 1:45
Trampled by Turtles / Walt Whitman / Stars and Satellites / Trampled by Turtles / 2:38
Atomic Duo / New New Deal / Broadsides / Atomic Duo / 2:48
South Carolina Broadcasters / Train 45 / Can You Hear Me Now / South Carolina Broadcasters / 2:27
Carolina Chocolate Drops / Leaving Eden / Leaving Eden / Nonesuch /4:35
Levon Helm Band / The Weight / Highlights of Year Three (2008) / Festivalink.net / 6:44
Mariel Vandersteel / Three Forks of the Cumberland / Hickory / MarielVandersteel.com / 2:59
Marcus Martin / Possum Up a Gum Stump / When I Get My New House Done / Southern Folklife Collection / 2:06
Marion Sumner / Hollow Poplar / Mountain Music of Kentucky / Smithsonian Folkways / 0:59
PAUL SMITH & FRIENDS / GOING DOWN TO CHARLESTON/ The Devil Eat the Groundhog / Rounder/ 1:49
John Morgan Salyer / Brushy Fork of John’s Creek / John Morgan Salyer / Appalachian Center at Berea College / 1:29
Mariel Vandersteel / Hog and Sheep Going to the Pasture / Hickory / MarielVandersteel.com / 2:27
Red State Ramblers / Indian Ate the Woodchuck / Commonwealth / Red State Ramblers / 2:00
Red State Ramblers / Chicken Reel / Commonwealth / Red State Ramblers / 0:46
The Blind Owl Band / Missoula, Montana / Rabble Rousing / The Blind Owl Band / 3:39
Atomic Duo / The Company Man is Not our Friend / Broadsides / Atomic Duo / 3:43
Carolina Chocolate Drops / West End Blues / Leaving Eden / Nonesuch /3:01
South Carolina Broadcasters / Mobile Boogie / Can You Hear Me Now / South Carolina Broadcasters / 2:39
The Blind Owl Band / Fiddle Don’t / Rabble Rousing / The Blind Owl Band / 4:27
Bloodroots Barter / The Fox and the Bobcat / Ch3oh / Bloodroots Barter / 2:58
Trampled by Turtles / Where Is My Mind / [single] / Trampled by Turtles / 3:30
The Blind Owl Band / Whipawell / Rabble Rousing / The Blind Owl Band / 4:51
South Carolina Broadcasters / Pretty Little Raindrops / Can You Hear Me Now / South Carolina Broadcasters / 2:55
Lon Milo DuQuette / Last Night I Dreamed of Dead People / I’m Baba Lon / Lon Milo DuQuette / 4:18
Pa’s Fiddle Band / Buffalo Gals / Pa's Fiddle: Charles Ingalls, American Fiddler / Thirty Tigers / 2:59
Pa’s Fiddle Band / Polly Put the Kettle On / Pa's Fiddle: Charles Ingalls, American Fiddler / Thirty Tigers / 2:43
Marcus Martin / Polly Put the Kettle On / When I Get My New House Done / Southern Folklife Collection / 2:04
Atomic Duo / Keychain Blues / Broadsides / Atomic Duo / 3:22
Ani DeFranco / Which Side Are You On / Which Side Are You On / Righteous Babe / 6:27
Florence Reece & the Almanac Singers / Which Side Are You On / Classic Labor Songs from Smithsonian Folkways / Smithsonian Folkways / 2:39
Aunt Molly Jackson / Hard Times in Coleman's Mine / Music of Coal: Mining Songs from the Appalachian Coalfields / Lonesome Records / 2:34
Dock Boggs / Country Blues / Complete Early Recordings / Revenant / 3:01
Peggy Seeger / Country Blues / Peggy Seeger Live / Appleseed / 4:05
Woody Pines / Red Rockin’ Chair / You Gotta Roll / Woody Pines / 2:35
James Bryan & Carl Jones / Blackie and Emma Rolling in the Dust / Cricket’s Lullaby / Dittyville / 3:15
The Dust Busters with John Cohen / Roving Gambler / Old Man Below / Smithsonian Folkways / 3:07
Elizabeth LaPrelle / The Day is Past & Gone / On the Porch / Virginia Folklife Program / 2:13
Elizabeth LaPrelle / Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone / Bird’s Advice: Old Songs and Ballads / Old97 Wrecords / 3:19
Hot Tuna / Goodbye to the Blues / Steady as She Goes / Red House / 4:32
Woody Pines / Long Gone Lost John / You Gotta Roll / Woody Pines / 2:46
The Carper Family / Tennessee Jive / Baby When / The Carper Family / 2:28
Joel Rafael / Talking Fishing Blues / The Songs of Woody Guthrie Vol. 1 / Inside Recordings / 3:54
The Blue Warblers / Sail Away Ladies / Pretty Good / Folk Roots Music / 2:38
Jackstraw / Dark & Empty / Sunday Never Comes / Jackstraw / 4:46
Fish & Bird / Effigy / Every Whisper is a Shout Across the Void / Fiddle Head Records / 3:41

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Two Shows on Saturday May 5

May 5, the 81st anniversary of the start of the Harlan County mine wars, is the first Saturday in May, so I’ll be hosting From the Roots on WMMT-FM 88.7 from 11 AM until 2 PM Eastern. The best of the new in Old-time and roots music. listen online at www.wmmtfm.org. I’ll post a playlist here.  Florence Reece, Aunt Molly Jackson, and Ani DiFranco will be played in honor of the anniversary of the shootout in Evarts, KY.

Highlights include tracks from the latest by Carolina Chocolate Drops, Mariel Vandersteel, Bill Evans & Tim O’Brien, Trampled by Turtles, Blind Owl Band, South Carolina Broadcasters, Atomic Duo, and more.

Plus, I take over as host of The ArtSpot on WCHL-AM 1360, Chapel Hill, NC this weekend with an interview with bodhran player Tristan Rosenstock of the Irish trad band Teada. They perform at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro, NC on Thursday, May 10. You can order your tickets for this exciting band on their first tour with new member West Kerry legend Séamus Begley, adding his singing, playing, and stories from www.artscenterlive.org. Teada thrives on less played traditional material. Seamus adds his material to their Sligo roots.

ArtSpot airs on Saturday and Sunday each week from 11:30 AM until noon and 7:30-8 PM eastern. Listen live on www.chapelboro.com

While you're waiting for Saturday, check out this Chicago Tribune article about the Carolina Chocolate Drops.