This edition of Folk Revival will feature Nick spinning songs which captured the rebellious spirit of an era. The folk protest movement was the voice for change in the 1940's to the 1960's and beyond. The set will feature the likes of Paul Robeson, Woody Guthrie, Barbara Dane, the Almanac Singers, the Weavers, Pete Seeger, the Chad Mitchell Trio, Peter-Paul-&-Mary, Joe Jencks, Jefferson Pepper, Joan Baez, Doug Kwartler, just to name a few.
Even if he didn’t “kill him a b’ar when he was only three”, as the Disney song extolled, David Crockett was probably our first celebrity hero. A true “Son of Tennessee”, which was the frontier of America in the very early 1800s, Crockett was a very successful bear hunter; the archetypical frontiersman, and a gifted raconteur. The wilderness was indeed his cathedral. Tune in to Inquiry tonight when we talk with writer MICHAEL WALLIS about his thrilling history of the idiosyncratic DAVID CROCKETT: THE LION OF THE WEST.
Join host Tom Banyai for this week's edition of Bluegrass Junction. Tom will be joined by special guests, members of the Blackstone Valley Bluegrass Band. The band has a fine new release out titled Soulshine. They will play some of the songs live and talk about their inspiration for the songs they wrote and selected from some of their favorite song writers. The album is dedicated to the memory of long-time Bluegrass fan, John Westbrook who along with his wife Cherie could be seen in the front row of nearly every bluegrass concert in central New England.