The Best of 2017, Part Three
Episode #18-03 | airing 01-17-18

This week we complete our three-part program featuring the best music from 2017. This time it’s bluegrass and blues, with fiddles and banjos from Molly Tuttle, Noam Pikelny, Old Salt Union and many more. And on the blues side we’ll hear from Jim Kweskin, Taj Mahal & Keb’Mo’, Eilen Jewell, … → read more

Disaster Songs — Readers Recommend

"Flood Disaster (Homecoming - Kaw Valley)," 1951, by Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975)

We invited our readers via Facebook last week to submit some of the disaster songs they find most moving. Through those, and through some suggestions we got from others directly, we received some great suggestions. In an unusual turn for us, therefore, we’ll turn it over to the readers, and … → read more

Alone & Forsaken: Van Morrison’s T.B. Blues

T.B. Sheets

The cool room “The purpose of rhythm, it has always seemed to me … is to prolong the moment of contemplation … by hushing it with an alluring monotony.” — William Butler Yeats, The Symbolism of Poetry “Oh Lord” — Van Morrison, “T.B. Sheets” In the fall of 1967, an … → read more