This Quarter


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

7/4 Fourth of July: Songs and stories saluting this national holiday by Laura Nyro, Richard Thompson, Paul Simon, David Lindley, Jennifer Berezan, and Sarah Vowell.
7/11 Summer Gardens: Songs of gardens and roses from June Tabor, Maria del Mar Bonet, Claudia Schmidt, Tim O’Brien, English balladeer Sam Lee.
7/18 Music & Conversation with Mary McCaslin: An encore broadcast of my last interview with the California-based singer-songwriter whose songs paint striking images of prairies, the Western skies, and horses roaming freely on the plains.
7/25 Lammas-Lughnasadh / Medicine Songs: Music from the old world and the new: Songs in advance of the beginning of the harvest season, from Shirley Collins, Garnet Rogers, and the old band Traffic. Songs by Johnsmith, Rising Appalachia, Ulali, Curawaka, Jesús Hidalgo.
8/1 New and Recent Releases: The latest by Irish singer-guitarist John Doyle, fingerstyle guitarist Pierre Bensusan from France, Eliza Gilkyson, Cajun fiddler Michael Doucet, and excerpts from Bill Frisell’s New York Guitar Festival honoring Reverend Gary Davis.
8/8 Music from the Left Coast: Favorite musicians from up and down the West Coast: Steve Baughman, Diana Rowan, Alasdair Fraser, MaMuse, the late Linda Waterfall, Quetzal.
8/15 Michele K-Tel Returns: Michele Flannery guest-hosts.
8/22 Ballads: The third branch of the Welsh epic the Mabinogion, from Damh the Bard and Robin Williamson. Child ballads and more from Martin Carthy, Sam Lee, Shirley Collins, Anaïs Mitchell.
8/29 Bridges: Some favorite cross-cultural collaborations, featuring Martin Simpson and Wu Man, Ry Cooder and V.M. Bhatt, Jody Stecher and Krishna Bhatt, Carrie Newcomer and the Khan family.
9/5 Labor Day: Our annual celebration of workers, with a special emphasis on essential workers on the front lines.
9/12 TBA
9/19 Fall Is Here: Music for the autumnal equinox, from Anne Hills, Ariane Lydon, Martha Tilston.
9/26 Oh Canada!: A mix of different musical styles that represent different parts of Canada. From Quebec, Vishten, Genticorum, Le Vent du Nord, Kate & Anna McGarrigle. From Nova Scotia, Natalie McMaster, the Rankin family, Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy McIsaac, Matthew Byrne. From the rest of Canada, Bruce Cockburn, The Wailin’ Jennys, The Small Glories, and others.

To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.
—George Orwell