Bob turns 72 this weekend. Kevin explores the roots of Bob Dylan's songs, tracing them back to the Celtic, Old-Timey, and Blues traditions of American folk music. Such examples will include "Masters Of War" and "Nottamun Town", "Percy's Song" and "The Wind and the Rain", as well as "No More Auction Block" with "Blowing In The Wind". In addition to the birthday boy, singers will include Gillian Welch, Odetta, and Eddie Vedder. A Patchwork Quilt airs Saturday at 5pm, and can also be heard on our local music player.
Kevin will feature some music he's been enjoying recently and want you to enjoy as well. We'll hear part of a documentary narrated by David Gans about Janis Joplin's final record, Pearl completed in 1970, as well as the trio Brother Sun made up of the three-part harmonies of singers-songwriters Pat Wictor, Joe Jencks, and Greg Greenway. Tune in between 5 and 6:30, enjoy, and support us. Shorter is Better!
Host Kevin Vance rebroadcasts his award winning program celebrating the life, work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. You'll hear short excerpts from speeches he made over the years on the struggle for civil rights, mixed with songs from mass meetings, and music by artists such as Odetta, Phil Ochs, Sweet Honey In The Rock, Eric Bibb, Pete Seeger, and Stevie Wonder. Saturday, January 19 at 5pm.