Roots

Mix of old and new, as always. Tribute to Alvin Lee of Ten Years After who passed away today. Songs from the Flamin’ Groovies and Hollywood Fats to Sally Ford & The Sound Outside to Curtiss A and Billy Bragg….want to see the complete list of songs? Click “Episode Details”. You may also listen to the archive from that page.

Back to Afrika in the first hour, including previews of visiting groups from Mali – both south and north. In the second hour, Lila Downs among other Latina cantores.

In celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8th) and National Women’s History Month, the Echo Chamber presented its annual “Beautiful Sounds of Women…Around the World” special. And what a great list of women singers & players we had on this year’s show: Marcia Griffiths, Phyllis Dillon, Sharon Black, Dawn Penn, Millie Small, Bunny Brissett, Denise Darlington, Ranking Ann, Jennifer Lara, Lorita Grahame, Hollie Cook, PJ Higgins, Cherine, Ms Dynamite, Andrea Parker, Eva B, The Angel (of 60 Channels), SXtheMadArtist (aka Stalo Xinari), Alida Viator, Althea & Donna, Ammoye, Keera Rootz, Niquet, Jenny Mathias, Jahga (of Ragana), Fatima, Georgia Ann Muldrow, Natacha Atlas, Jazzmin Tutum, Soom T, Luisa Maita, Chatta, Etana, Goapele, Barbie Gaye, Leah Rosier, Kirsty Rock, Patsy Todd, Bonnie Pink, Ari Up, and more. Great women singers, players, and producers from around the world. And 4 different versions of “My Boy Lollipop”. What a great show featuring the fairer sex…

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Interview with Shawn Colvin & live music from Jaspar Lepak!

During the first hour we listen to music by Ginger Chicken recorded at Hosmer Library by Mario Vano

During the second hour we had an interview with Judith Eisner of Eisner's Klezmorim.

Ken returned for a week. He will be taking a few weeks off and has asked Jackson Buck (host of KFAI’s Freewheelin’) and Ron and Jean (formerly of Radio Rumpus Room) to hold down the fort in his absence. Rest easy: your favorite purveyor of traditional country music promises to return in mid-April if not before!

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