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

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now on WCOM 23 May 2017

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, May 23, 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.

Joe Jencks / Let Me Sing You a Song / Poets, Philosophers, Workers & Wanderers / Turtle Bear Music / 4:34
Ani DiFranco / Subdivision (WFUV Live 11.10.16) / Play God EP / Righteous Babe / 3:17
Roger Salloom / Playboys and Playgirls / Playboys and Playgirls: New Songs for the Resistance / Florence Records /2:00
Rev. Sekou / In Times Like These / In Times Like These / Zent Records / 3:34
James Lee Stanley / Open Your Eyes / Had Enough Yet? / Beachwood / 3:24
Joan Baez / Nasty Man / [single] /self / 3:30
Tim Grimm / Gonna Be Great / Stranger in Time / self / 5:23
Alastair Moock / Make it Great / Alastair Moock / Moock Music / 4:18
John M. / I Believe in America / M-VI / M-Pire / 3:32
Jackie Morris / Devil in the Heartland / Periscope Heart / Button Box Records / 4:27
Birds of Chicago / Rise from the Ruins / Treasure of the Broken Land: The Songs of Mark Heard / 3:45
Don Crigler / We Fought the Good Fight / Open Our Eyes / ShenRiver Records / 2:59
Jane Ross Fallon / Highway 84 / Songs on Purpose / Town Forest Books & Music / 3:37

Fred Gillen, Jr. / Price of Progress / What She Said / dys / 3:48

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Yamikah Under the Cowboy Hat


The Lynching of Leo Frank

The Manifestation of the Jewish Musicians’s Identity in Southern Music


https://srlerner.atavist.com/the-yamikah-under-the-cowboy-hat






Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now WCOM May 9 2017

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, May 9, 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.

Thanks to our guests Wyatt Easterling performing live in the studio and Jeff Haynes of Pete Seeger the Storm King on the phone

Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 1:09
Rev. Sekou / Burnin’ and Lootin’ / In Times Like These / Zent Records / 5:24
Tom Chapin / Julia Ward Howe (A Mother’s Day for Peace) / Threads / Sundance Music / 3:59
Wyatt Easterling / Don’t Cry for Me (Live in our studio)
Wyatt Easterling / Stumbling Toward the Light (Live in our studio)
Wyatt Easterling / An American Dream (Live in our studio)
Rachel Baiman / Shame / Shame / Free Dirt Records / 3:35
Skinner & T’witch / The Election / [single] / S&T Music / 3:49
Fred Gillen, Jr. / Prayer for America / What She Said / dys / 3:12
Phil Henry Acoustic Trio / There Be Monsters Here / PHAT Live / self / 4:51

The Carter Family / The Cyclone of Rye Cove / Virginia Traditions: Native Virginia Ballads / Global Village / 1:59

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now WCOM May 2 2017

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, May 2, 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
Gang of Four / The History of the World / Songs of the Free / Warner Brothers / 4:40
Ani DiFranco / Play God (Red Rocks Live 9.14.16) / Play God EP / Righteous Babe / 5:08
Joan Baez / Nasty Man / [single] /self / 3:30
Elaine Romanelli / Ferris Wheel / [single] / self / 3:26
Rhiannon Giddens / Freedom Highway / Freedom Highway / Nonesuch / 4:49
Rev. Sekou / In Times Like These / In Times Like These / Zent Records / 3:34
Andrew Combs / Dirty Rain / Canyons of my Mind Single Pack + PledgeMusic Acoustic Sessions / self / 3:12
Tim Grimm / Gonna Be Great / Stranger in Time / self / 5:23
Roger Salloom with Underhill Rose / Deportee / Playboys and Playgirls / Florence Records / 4:16
Ian Foster / The Stinging Nettle / Sleeper Years / Ifrecords / 4:14
Kitty Donohoe / Working for Mrs. O’Leary / The Irishman’s Daughter / Roheen Records / 2:31
Harpeth Rising / Prison Trilogy / Against All Tides / self / 4:45
The Malvinas / I Ought to Know / God Bless the Grass / Soona Songs / 3:59

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now on WCOM April 18 2017

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, April 18, 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.

Thanks to my interview guests this week: Paul McKenna and Finn Magill

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
Rhiannon Giddens / Freedom Highway / Freedom Highway / Nonesuch / 4:49

Zoe Mulford / Zillionaire / Small Brown Bird / Azalea City / 3:13
Joan Baez / Nasty Man / [single] /self / 3:29
Joan Baez / MLK / Complete Gold Castle Masters / Razor & Tie / 2:54
Elaine Romanelli / Ferris Wheel / [single] / self / 3:26

Cosy Sheridan / My Fence and My Neighbor / [single] / self / 3:34
Scott Cook / Walk That Lonesome Valley / Further Down the Line / Self / 5:17
Rev. Sekou / Resist / In Times Like These / Zent Records / 4:05
Paul McKenna Band / Terror Time / Stem the Tide / Greentrax Recordings Limited / 3:57
Calan / Apparition / Solomon / Sain / 2:59

Ten Strings and a Goat Skin / Coal Not Dole / Aupres du Poele / Self / 3:12

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now on WCOM April 11 2017

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, April 11, 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
Rhiannon Giddens / Freedom Highway / Freedom Highway / Nonesuch / 4:49
Rev. Sekou / Resist / In Times Like These / Zent Records / 4:05
Tim Grimm / Gonna Be Great / Stranger in Time / self / 5:23
Robert Hecht / The Ends and the Means / [single] / self / 4:09
Joan Baez / Nasty Man / [video single] /self / 3:29
Cosy Sheridan / My Fence and My Neighbor / [single] / self / 3:34
Shannon McNally / Banshee Moan / Black Irish / Compass / 4:01
Valerie June / Long Lonely Road / The Order of Time / Concord / 3:57
Skinner and T'witch / The Armada Shipwreck / The Fool's Journey / S&T Music / 3:39
Eileen Kozloff / No More War Anymore / Just Words / AMP / 5:37



Ledinsky / Donald Trump Makes Me Want to Smoke Crack / High Society / Self / 2:35
Moby and the Heartland Choir / Trump is on Your Side / [single] / self / 3:11

Lost Bayou Ramblers / Bastille / Mammoth Waltz / Bayou Perdu Records / 3:48

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now on WCOM April 4 2017

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, April 4, 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
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Scott Cook / Walk That Lonesome Valley / Further Down the Line / Self / 5:17
Joan Baez / Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around / Razor & Tie / Complete Gold Castle Masters / 1:22
Zoe Mulford / The President Sang Amazing Grace / Small Brown Bird / Azalea City / 3:20
Noel Paul Stookey / Impeachable / [single] / self / 1:44
Jon Lindsay / NCGOP / We are not for Sale: Songs of Protest from the NC Music Love Army / Love Army Records / 2:17
Steel Wheels / To the Wild / Wild As We Came Here / Big Ring Records / 4:12
All-She-Wrote / When the Ice Caps Melt / Passing It On / Self / 3:19
Amelia K. Spicer / Fill Me Up / Wow and Flutter / Free Range Records / 4:29
Joanne Rand / Little People’s War / Roses in the Snow and Drought / self / 6:50
Pat Wictor / Knock on the Door / This is Absolutely Real: Visions and Versions of Phil Ochs / RiskyDisc Records / 5:35
Mouths of Babes / Any Other Day / Brighter in the Dark / self / 3:59

Kobo Town / King Sugar / Where the Galleon Sank / Stonefree Music / 3:15

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, March 28, 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.

Thanks to our special guest today, Gigi Love

Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 1:09 Dennis Brown / Revolution / Reggae Anthology: Dennis Brown - Crown Prince of Reggae Singles (1972-1985) / VP Records / 4:19
Neil Young / Let’s Impeach the President / Living with War / Reprise / 4:29
Scott Cook / Walk That Lonesome Valley / Further Down the Line / Self / 5:17
Wyatt Easterling / An American Dream / Divining Rod / Phoenix Rising Records / 3:53
Zoe Mulford / Zillionaire / Small Brown Bird / Azalea City / 3:13
Gigi Love / Coast Starlight to Crater Lake / National Parks Centennial Songs / Vast Horizons Music / 3:28
Gigi Love / Glacier Symphony / National Parks Centennial Songs / Vast Horizons Music / 3:41
Gigi Love / Pele’s Fire / National Parks Centennial Songs / Vast Horizons Music / 4:23
Amythyst Kiah / Darling Corey / Tunes from David Holt’s State of Music 2 / High Windy / 4:04

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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Playlist The Revolution Starts Now March 21 2017 on WCOM

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, March 21, 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.

Thanks to Craig Havighurst, WMOT-FM Murfreesboro, TN, and the Bluegrass Situation for allowing us to rebroadcast Craig’s “Peace Or Protest? Folk Music Faces A Divided America” report from the Folk Alliance International Conference in Kansas City last month.

Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 1:09
Youssou N'Dour featuring Neneh Cherry / 7 Seconds / 7 Seconds: The Best of Youssou N’Dour / Columbia Legacy / 5:05
Pete Kronowitt / Follow the Leader / A Lone Voice / Mean Bean Records / 3:23
Zoe Mulford / The President Sang Amazing Grace / Small Brown Bird / Azalea City / 3:20
The Pitmen Poets / Last of the Widows / More Black Diamonds / self / 3:06
Andrew Calhoun / Flodden Field / Ballads of the Anglo-Scottish Border / Waterbug / 2:37
Peter Mulvey / Just B4 the War (clean) / Are You Listening? / Righteous Babe / 3:31
Rachel Sage / Tomorrow / The Tide /MPress Records / 3:57
Wyatt Easterling / Some Days / Divining Rod / Phoenix Rising Records / 3:15
Darden Smith / Love Will Win the War / Everything / Compass / 3:52

Pat Wictor / William Butler Yeats Visits Lincoln Park / This is Absolutely Real: Visions and Versions of Phil Ochs / RiskyDisc Records / 4:29

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now March 14 2017 on WCOM Carrboro

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, March 14, 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
Kory Quinn & the Quintessentials / Fall in Line / Black Gold Blues / self / 4:20
Pete Kronowitt / A Change is Gonna Come / A Lone Voice / self / 3:21
Zoe Mulford / The President Sang Amazing Grace / Small Brown Bird / ACCD / 3:20
Noel Paul Stookey / Impeachable / [single] / self / 1:44
Wyatt Easterling / An American Dream / Divining Rod / Phoenix Rising Records / 3:53
Battlefield Band / Plane Wreck at Los Gatos / The Road of Tears / Temple Records / 6:10
The Pitmen Poets / Coughin’ Well 1915-1972 / More Black Diamonds / self / 4:29
Andrew Calhoun / Death of Parcy Reed / Rhymer's Tower: Ballads of the Anglo-Scottish Border / Waterbug / 5:36
Scott Cook / If He Showed Up Now / Further Down the Line / Self / 4:07
Darden Smith / Love Will Win the War / Everything / Compass / 3:52
Pat Wictor / There But For Fortune / This is Absolutely Real: Visions and Versions of Phil Ochs / RiskyDisc Records / 4:26
Byrd & Street / Workin’ Man / This Much is True / self / 3:14

Kobo Town / King Sugar / Where the Galleon Sank / Stonefree Music / 3:15

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Peace Or Protest? Folk Music Faces A Divided America

 
KANSAS CITY, KS, (HAVIGHURST)  --  Folk Alliance International chose the theme for its 29th conference - Forbidden Folk: Activism In Art - a year and a half ago, when Donald Trump was given zero chance of winning the Republican nomination, let alone the presidency. His victory was a seismic event for the country, and artists across all genres are asking themselves how to respond.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now WCOM Carrboro March 7 2017

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, March 17, 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
Tatiana Moroz / Bitcoin Jingle / Keep the Faith / self / 2:15
Pete Kronowitt / Got Guns? / A Lone Voice / self / 2:47
Noel Paul Stookey / Impeachable / [single] / self / 1:44
The Pitmen Poets / Going to the Mine / More Black Diamonds / self / 3:11
Ray Cardwell / Sing It to the World / Tennessee Moon / Pinecastle / 3:50
Rachel Sage / Tomorrow / The Tide /MPress Records / 3:57
Levi Petree / Fight On / It’s Country / Self / 4:32
Kobo Town / Smokestacks and Steeples / Where the Galleon Sank / Stonefree Music / 3:21
Christopher Mark Jones / I Saw the Sea / Incantations / self / 3:56
Pat Wictor / The Scorpion Departs / This is Absolutely Real: Visions and Versions of Phil Ochs / RiskyDisc Records / 4:48
Peter Mulvey / Which One Were You (For Treyvon Martin) / Are You Listening? / Righteous Babe / 2:31
Mouths of Babes / Any Other Day / Brighter in the Dark / Wild Awake Music / 3:59
Shawn Camp / Manganese Mine / Mac Wiseman: I Sang the Song / Mountain Fever / 3:15

Scott Cook / Walk That Lonesome Valley / Further Down the Line / Self / 5:17

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Times They Are A-Changin': Is Folk Music Still Relevant for the Resistance?

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7694438/folk-music-protest-politics-resistance

As America enters its most fractious political time in decades, can folk regain the social relevance it once had as the musical voice of resilience and resistance? The very people you would expect to say yes -- some of the biggest artists in the folk genre -- said no during the 29th annual Folk Alliance International conference held Feb. 15-19 in Kansas City, Missouri. But they passionately believe that folk music and its heritage will have a moral and guiding role in shaping the conversation, no matter what it sounds like.

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now February 28 2017 WCOM-FM 103.5 Carrboro

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, February 28, 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.

Thanks to our live performance guest, Rue Snider

Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 1:09
Pete Kronowitt / Got Guns? / A Lone Voice / self / 2:47
The Pitmen Poets / Go to Work on Monday / More Black Diamonds / self / 2:58

Noel Paul Stookey / Impeachable / [single] / self / 1:44
Rue Snider / Speak My Mind / [live in studio]
Rue Snider / One More American / [live in studio]
Rue Snider / Snowfall / [live in studio]
Rue Snider / Never Met a Girl I Didn’t Love / [live in studio]
Kobo Town / Strange Dream / Where the Galleon Sank / Stonefree Music / 3:47
Annie McCue / Dig Two Graves / Blue Sky Thinkin’ / Flying Machine Records / 3:09
Ron Sowell / Mother Earth Blues / Little Movies / Mountain Soul / 4:41
Zoe Mulford / The President Sang Amazing Grace / Small Brown Bird / ACCD / 3:20
John Flynn / Democracy (the Weed) / [single] / self / 2:59

Kory Quinn & the Quintessentials / Fall in Line / Black Gold Blues / self / 4:20

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now February 21 2017 WCOM-LPFM 103.5

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, February 21, 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.

Thank to our guest Michael Andrew Figueroa, assistant professor of music at UNC-CH who teaches a course in protest music and to David Prather


Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 1:09
John Flynn / This Used to be a County – remix / [single] / self / 4:37
Noel Paul Stookey / Impeachable / [single] / self / 1:44
Susan Shann / Final Word / [single] / Moose Lodge Music / 3:38
Nina Simone / The Backlash Blues / ‘Nuff Said / Sony / 2:48
Kendrick Lamar / Alright / To Pimp a Butterfly / Aftermath-Interscope / 3:39

DAM / Gharib fi Biladi (Stranger in My Own Country) / Dedication / Red Circle Music / 3:48
Pussy Riot / Make America Great Again / XXX / Big Deal – Nice Life – Federal Prism / 3:15
Arcade Fire with Mavis Staples / I Give You Power / [single] / Infinite Content / 3:43
Troye Sivan / Heaven / Blue Neighborhood (deluxe) / Universal Australia / 4:21
Rankin Taxi & Dub Ainu Band / You can't see it, and you can't smell it either / [single] / self / 4:27

Neil Young, / Indian Givers/ Peace Trail / Reprise / 5:40

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now on WCOM February 14 2017

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, February 7, 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
John Flynn / This Used to be a County – remix / [single] / self / 4:37
Eileem Kozloff / No More War Anymore / Just Words / AMP / 5:37
Bill and Joel Plaskett / We Have Fed You All for 1000 Years / Solidarity / Pheromone Recordings / 3:23
Susan Shann / Final Word / [single] / Moose Lodge Music / 3:38
Cyrs Matthews / Battle Hymn 2 / [single] / self / 3:26
Mrs. Ben Scott / Perry’s Victory / American Fiddle Tunes / Library of Congress / 1:07
L.O. Weeks / Hulls Victory / American Fiddle Tunes / Library of Congress / 1:38
Hazel Dickens / Coal Tattoo / A Few Old Memories / Rounder / 3:00
The Almanac Singers / The Sinking of the Reuben James / Pete Remembers Woody / Appalseed / 3:24
John Flynn / Democracy (The Weed) / The End of the Beginning / self / 2:59
Linq / Time to Draw the Line / [single] / LinqMusic / 3:23
Christopher Mark Jones / I Saw the Sea / Incantations / Small Batch Music / 3:56
David G. Smith / One House / One House / Hey Dave Music / 4:29

Ron Sowell / Mother Earth Blues / Little Movies / Mountain Soul / 4:41

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now February 7 2017 on WCOM-FM

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, February 7, 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.

Thanks to Isabel Taylor for performing live in the studio and for Corbie Hill serving as guest DJ for the second half of the show

Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 1:09
Bill and Joel Plaskett / We Have Fed You All for 1000 Years / Solidarity / Pheromone Recordings / 3:23
Todd Burge / Talkin’ Bowlin’ Green Massacre Blues / Daily Songs / Bunj Jam / 0:50
Susan Shann / Final Word / [single] / Moose Lodge Music / 3:38
Isabel Taylor / My Heart Delivers Me / [Live in Studio] / NA /4:00 

Isabel Taylor / Gimmie Some Good News / [Live in Studio] / NA / 3:41
Isabel Taylor / The Only Day / [Live in Studio] / NA / 2:46
John McCutcheon / Y’all Means All / Trolling for Dreams / Appalsongs / 5:06
Jon Lindsay / NCGOP / NC Music Love Army / NC Music Love Army / 2:17
Al Riggs & the Inconveniences / Reagan Slain by Hero Cop / Blue Mornings / Al Riggs Makes Music / 2:32
Mount Moriah / How to Dance / How to Dance / Merge Records / 2:54
Jon Lindsay & Rhiannon Giddens / Ballad of Lennon Lacy / [Single] / NC Music Love Army / 4:26
The Second Wife / Needle /Tourist / Self / 3:13

The Wyrms / Run / At Wizard Island / Negative Fun Records / 3:19

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now on WCOM January 31 2017

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, January 31, 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.

Thanks to our interview guest, University of Toronto professor Anna Shternshis of the Yiddish Glory: Lost Songs of World War II in the Soviet Union project.

Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 1:09
Neil Young / Let’s Impeach the President / Living With War / Reprise / 5:04
Yiddish Glory Project / The German’s Complaint (Donbas) / Yiddish Glory: Lost Songs of World War II in the Soviet Union / [TV performance] / 4:10
Yiddish Glory Project / I Return from the Front (Gey Ikh Mir Fun Front) / Yiddish Glory: Lost Songs of World War II in the Soviet Union / [TV performance] / 5:11
David Rovics / 1848 / Cello Songs / self / 2:07
Tom Paxton / The Last Hobo / Boat in the Water / Pax Records / 3:58

Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer / My Huge Mistake / Get Up and Do Right / Community Music / 2:16

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now on WCOM January 24 2017

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, January 24, 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
Levi Petree / What’s It Gonna Take / It’s Country / Self / 6:03
Alex Denzen / I Am A Racist / II / self / 5:23
Neil Young / Peace Trail / Peace Trail / Reprise / 5:32
Randy Thompson / Better Not Get Me Started / WarPeaceLoveFear / AMP / 3:15
Battlefield Band / Road of Tears / Producer’s Choice / Temple Records / 4:21
Todd Burge / Inauguration Day / Daily Songs / Bunj Jam / 3:03
John McCutcheon / Y’all Means All / Trolling for Dreams / Appalsongs / 5:06
The Whiteville Choir / Marching in the Streets / Union Power / Hard Miles Music / 4:05
Phil Cohen & Patricia Ford / Hard Miles / Caution to the Wind / Hard Miles Music / 3:20
Jack Williams / Ain’t I a Woman / Far Away, Long Ago / Wind River Records / 3:14
Cassie and Maggie / Down in the Willow Garden / The Willow Collection / self / 4:57

Laura Oden / Gracie and the TSA / Peel Back Another Layer / self / 4:15

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now on WCOM January 17 2017

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, January 17, 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.

Thanks to our interview guest, Nick Szuberla of the Free Movement Project and the Black Man Running 5K.

Steve Earle / The Revolution Starts Now / The Revolution Starts Now / E-Squared-Artemis / 1:09
K. Phillips / Had Enough / Dirty Little Wonder / Rock Ridge Music / 5:03
Neil Young / Texas Rangers / Peace Trail / Reprise / 2:30
David Rovics / What’s Gonna Happen / [single] / self / 1:53
Common / Black America Again / Black America Again / ARTium / 6:05
U2 / Pride in the Name of Love / Rattle and Hum / Universal – Island / 4:27
Carolyn Doctorow / Abraham Martin and John / Dreaming in Vinyl / Narrow Lane Records / 3:35
Sonia disappear fear / Abraham / [single] / self / 4:41
Peter Holsapple / Don’t Mention the War / [single] / Radio Free Song Club   / 6:03
Levi Petree / Fight On / It’s Country / Self / 4:32
Paul Sachs / Families of the Disappeared / Love is Love / Self / 3:45


Tuning Out Trump - New Era of Protest Music?

https://www.pressreader.com/canada/calgary-herald/20170117/282595967611501 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now WCOM January 10 2017

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, January 10, 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 / Terrorist Suicide Hang Gliders / Peace Trail / Reprise / 3:17
Robert Sarazin Blake / Another New Year / Recitative / self / 7:05
Norman Blake / Waitin’ for the Mail and Social Security / Brushwood (Songs & Stories) / Plectrafone-Western Jubilee Recording Co / 3:51
Lula Belle & Scotty / I’m No Communist / [single] / Mercury / 2:26
Jimmie Osborne / Victory in Korea / [single] / King / 2:51
Tom Paxton / Christmas in the Shelter / Boat in the Water / Pax Records / 4:04
Jack Williams / Ain’t I a Woman / Far Away, Long Ago / Wind River Records / 3:14
Millpond Moon / Lena Baker / Time to Turn the Tide / Tikopia Records / 4:24
Jennifer Cutting’s Ocean Orchestra / Wheel of Fortune / Waves / Sun Sign / 3:46
Battlefield Band / The Shipyard Apprentice / Producer’s Choice / Temple Records / 3:49
Cassie and Maggie / Hangman / The Willow Collection / self / 4:05
Julie Gold / America / Sixty / Julie Gold Music / 4:02

Laura Oden / Gracie and the TSA / Peel Back Another Layer / self / 4:15

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Playlist The Revolution Starts Now on WCOM Carrboro January 3 2017

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, January 3, 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 / Peace Trail / Peace Trail / Reprise / 5:32
Gigi Love / Yellowstone Wind / National Park Centennial Songs / Vast Horizons Music / 3:51
Norman Blake / Waitin’ for the Mail and Social Security / Brushwood (Songs & Stories) / Plectrafone-Western Jubilee Recording Co / 3:51
Chicago Farmer / 9 PM to 5 / Midwest Side Stories / Self / 3:33
Neil Young / Can’t Stop Workin’ / Peace Trail / Reprise / 2:45
Tom Paxton / Christmas in the Shelter / Boat in the Water / Pax Records / 4:04
Jan 27 release
Gary Kantor / Northwest Union Call / [single] / self / 2:26
John Palmes / Atom Bomb Song / [single] / self / 3:18
Norman Blake / The Truth Will Stand (When This World's On Fire) / Brushwood (Songs & Stories) / Plectrafone-Western Jubilee Recording Co / 2:57
Ashley and Foster / Frankie Silvers / [78 rpm single] / Vocalion 02647 / 2:57
Battlefield Band / Road of Tears / Producer’s Choice / Temple Records / 4:21
Matt Woods / The American Way / How to Survive / Lonely Ones Records / 3:23
Bill Steely / What Money Wants / This is Love / Sky Llama Duck / 3:28

Neil Stephen Morris / All Over the World / All Over the World / Big Hungry Music / 2:32