This Quarter


ere are our weekly listings for the fall months. Watch this list for further details to be filled in and other possible updates.

10/3 Folk/Jazz: Music along the frontiers of folk and jazz, with violinist Regina Carter, the Marta Topferova Trio, Colombians Marta Gómez and harpist Edmar Castañeda, Brazilian guitarist Badi Assad, Ralph Towner.
10/10 Happy Birthday John Prine: We look back on the career of this great singer-songwriter who would have turned 74 today. As part of our birthday tribute, special guest Nancy Iverson will pick out some of her favorite John Prine songs and read some greetings and shout-outs from friends and well-wishers. (New releases follow in the second hour.)
10/17 Native North and South America: Our national poet laureate Joy Harjo, Coast Salish Singer Chenoa Egawa, the trio Ulali, singer/songwriter and native flute player Mary Youngblood, young Peruvian singer Renata Flores, who is intent on single-handedly reviving the Quechua language, Argentinean Mapuche singer Anahi Rayen Mariluan, Shipibo shamanic chants.
10/24 Music & Conversation with John Doyle: We had a chance to catch up with John at home, now that concerts and touring have been suspended for the time being. John is among the leading guitarists in Irish music and he talks about his time with the great Irish-American band Solas, his collaborations with fiddler Liz Carroll and Linda Thompson, and his solo recording projects.
10/31 The Night of the Hunter’s Moon: Songs for Halloween and the full blue moon, from Gay and Terry Woods, Damh the Bard, Sally Oldfield, Tina Malia.
11/7 Animal Transformations: Songs about humans changing into birds, fish, dolphins, and other creatures.
11/14 Points North: Music from Scandinavia and environs. Väsen, Triakel, Garmarna, the Danish String Quartet, Ale Möller, Aly Bain, the Wrigley Sisters.
11/21 Michele K-Tel Returns: Michele Flannery is guest host.
11/28 Hymns, Chants, and Mantras: Sacred music for the Thanksgiving holiday, from Ani Choying Drolma, Shimshai and Susana, Peia, Irish choral group Anúna.
12/5 Transatlantic Sessions, part 2: An annual collaboration between leading Celtic and American roots musicians led by dobro player Jerry Douglas and Scottish fiddler Aly Bain. We’ll present some of the highlights over the last several years.
12/12 Winter Solstice: Music approaching the shortest day of the year, Lisa Thiel, Libana.
12/19 Songs for the Holidays
12/26 Fresh Discoveries and Year-End Favorites: Some of one host’s picks for the best that has come his way in the last year or so, Xavier Rudd, Achilles Wheel from the Sierra Nevadas, Ajeet Kaur, Nicolas Losada Rojas, Jesús Hidalgo, balladeer Sam Lee’s latest.
1/2 In Memoriam: Remembering the many musicians who passed away during 2020 and the coronavirus pandemic.

One must think like a hero to behave like a merely decent human being.
—May Sarton