Roots

I went out of my usual comfort zone early this morning. I had never played any John Coltrane or George Strait on the show before, but took care of that in the 6:00 hour. I found some new releases that looked fun and dropped those throughout the latter parts of the show. The French set in the 7:00 was my goodbye to Georgette of Bonjour Minnesota.

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Celebrating National Singles Week!

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Today we listened to music from past Nordic Roots Festivals at the Cedar Cultural Center. We heard live tracks from Vasen, Ellika Frisell with Bruce Molsky, Annbjorg Lien, Matts Eden with Tina Quartey, and Hoven Droven. We also heard and interview with Murat of the Turkish group Baba Zula and tracks from their Kokler-Roots recording (Double Moon Records). During the second hour we talked with John Wright of Lehto and Wright and heard tracks from their latest recording Between the Jigs and the Reels (New Folk Records). We closed out with a live track from South Indian Singer S. Sowmya.

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Gospel is a genre of such that touches the very skeleton of the soul. We hope that everyone’s religious bone structure is motivated to take themselves to a place of worship.

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The first half of the show contained a tribute to the late Charlie Walker, who passed away on September 12, 2008 at age 81.

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