It Might Get Loud(er)
15-01-28 Mashup

Last week one of our dear older fans tapped me on the arm and complimented the show, including very specifically its gentle volume level. She was on to something. So far this winter, Roots has been acoustically easy. It’s been solo songwriters and banjo-driven folk. Western swing and classic country. Sure we’ve had guns-a-blazin’ bluegrass… Read more »

Our Favorite “Things”

My Dad got me interested in baseball when I was growing up (one month ‘til Spring Training by the way), and one of the things he pointed out that I appreciated was that as many ball games as there are every day and every season, if you watch one carefully you’re likely to witness some… Read more »

15-01-21 mashup square

One of the toughest (and greatest) challenges for a show like ours is balancing the new with the familiar. How often should we invite back favorite artists? Should there be a “cast” that defines the ethos of the show? We’ve never wanted to be Opry-like, with some artists appearing most weeks. But more or less… Read more »

Keyed Up

When I get to heaven (I’ve made arrangements) there will a funky drummer, vintage guitars (of course), organs and melodicas. Lots of melodicas. Why I love this obscure little instrument (the  mini-keyboard that you blow into) is a mystery to me. It just has a reedy timbre I find beguiling. You remember that Gorillaz song… Read more »