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.|
|9/19||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.