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 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 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

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

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