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Wide Ear Folk: Tuesday March 31, 3-5 PM

Gazing dimly into the future, I can see a figure, a man -- it's Eric Walters.  And he'll be back on the radio next week.

But for this week, I'm holding down the fort on Wide Ear Folk, spinning two hours of my mellow favorites: new songs from Matthew E. White, James McMurtry and Tall Tales & The Silver Lining, plus oldies by Woody Guthrie, Pentangle (RIP Jon Renbourn) and The Byrds.

And some song about Nostradamus as well, if my crystal ball is in working order.


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Shark Tank Blend


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Willy Nilly

Hey Listeners,

Ain't no willy nilly on the air tonight, but we have some Willie Nile to kick-off the show then plenty more.  Enjoy!

The Haberdasher


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Kickin’ it ... LDH welcomes springtime in RVA!

Welcome to the Louisiana Dance Hall .... for today's complete playlist please click below .......


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The Lee Show asks WHY?


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Lost Music Saloon: March 30, 2015: 5-7 p.m.: 1st Quarter Faves

Welcome to my 'First Quarter Faves of 2015' edition of the Lost Music Saloon.  I've selected some of my favorite songs of the year to kind of give a snapshot of the year in music, Saloon-style, so far.  It's shaping up to be a good year, so enjoy!


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anerican century soundtrack 1957-1958


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Top 30 for March 23-29

Rank Artist Album Label
1 Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit Mom + Pop
2 Chastity Belt Time to Go Home Hardly Art
3 Eternal Tapestry Wild Strawberries Thrill Jockey
4 SWANS To Be Kind Young God
5 Go! Team The Scene Between Memphis Industries
6 Trillions Superposition self-released
7 Laura Marling Short Movie Ribbon
8 John Carpenter Lost Themes Sacred Bones
9 E.T. Mensah & The Tempos King of Highlife Anthology RetroAfric
10 Bloods Band Work It Out Minty Fresh
11 Blur Lonesome Street [single] Parlophone UK / Warner Bros.
12 Houndmouth Little Neon Limelight Rough Trade
13 Kodak to Graph ISA Family Artists
14 Tobias Jesso Jr. Goon True Panther Sounds
15 Lightning Bolt Fantasy Empire Thrill Jockey
16 Twin Shadow Eclipse Warner Bros.
17 Vetiver Complete Strangers Easy Sound
18 James Bay Chaos and the Calm Republic
19 King Khan & BBQ Show Bad News Boys In The Red
20 Anna & Elizabeth Anna & Elizabeth Free Dirt
21 Pharis & Jason Romero A Wanderer I'll Stay Lula
22 Various Artists Ultra-High Frequencies: The Chicago Party Numero Group
23 Ryley Walker Primrose Green Dead Oceans
24 Houndstooth No News From Home Distiller
25 Dick Diver Melbourne, Florida Trouble in Mind
26 McCrary Sisters Let's Go MC / Thirty Tigers
27 Foghorn Stringband Devil in the Seat self-released
28 One and Only PPL MVR THE One and Only PPL MVR Elektra
29 Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell Asthmatic Kitty
30 Kuf Knotz A Positive Light Ropeadope


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Monday Breakfast Blend: March 30, 2015

I've got 32 reasons for you to wake up this morning.

Purity Ring at Neumos - Seattle on 2012-09-05 - _DSC2404.NEF

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BOF v3 Ch.XI Keepin The Keefe w/ Pat Keefe and Corey Axt


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