For those of you keeping score at home (how about those 1st place Dodgers), on Saturday, May 5, I’ll be on the radio in KY, on the radio in NC, and speaking in DC.
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 on www.lazyfarmboy.blogspot.com 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 Florence Reece, Aunt Molly Jackson, and Ani DiFranco in honor of the anniversary of the shootout in Evarts, KY.
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 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 here. 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
Also on Saturday May 5 I’ll be on two panels at the one day NERFA Conference in Bethesda, MD “Traditional Folk” at 10:30 and at Noon, “How to Get Noticed.” This is the most significant Folk Alliance International event in the DC area since the 1996 International Conference, even thought the organization was headquartered here for 10 years. Chapel Hill 1991-1995, DC 1995 – 2006, Memphis 2006-2012, Kansas City 2012 – http://www.nerfa.org/schedules/NERFA%20One-Day%202012%20Workshop%20Descriptions%20-%20Washington.pdf