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Songs for the Young and Young Aspirants on The Edge of Americana

Songs for the young among us and those that aspire to be young.  Enjoy.  Otto (and Josh in absentia)

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Posted 7/29/14 at 6:08 pm by Otto Konrad | 0 comments

Wide Ear Folk

Jimmy Lafave is coming to Ashland Coffee and Tea this Friday. Here a few tracks of jimmy's tunes on the show today.

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Posted 7/29/14 at 3:30 pm by Eric Walters | 0 comments

an amalgam is a fancy blend


Posted 7/29/14 at 4:49 am by annagolden | 0 comments

episode 196 “the creepy side of love show”


Posted 7/28/14 at 11:58 pm by Charlie | 0 comments

No Fools, No Fun

Hey Listeners,

I chuckled when I saw the name of a new release on shelves here at WRIR.  The title - No Fools, No Fun - reminded me of a bar in Ocracoke - the 3/4 Time Saloon and of the bumper sticker from that bar that was on the bumper of my '67 Lemans convertible for two decades.  I guess the bar, the island, and the convertible all remind me of summers past and of good times and good memories.  These memories have nothing to do with tonight's show - other than the fact I was in a really great mood this evening - hated to leave the swing on the front porch, but duty called.  I'll try to keep the good summery vibe going.  Enjoy!

The Haberdasher


Posted 7/28/14 at 9:56 pm by Scott Ilnicky | 0 comments

NOLA JAM in the house!

   Welcome to the Louisiana Dance Hall and thanks for tuning in!    Gotta great mix for you today, so settle on back and enjoy the journey .... on your feet, of course!  

   For a playlist, please click below ....  


Posted 7/28/14 at 8:08 pm by Bill Thomson | 0 comments

Anna G, in for Lee


Posted 7/28/14 at 5:56 pm by annagolden | 1 comments

Lost Music Saloon: July 28, 2014: 5-7:00 p.m.: SunSongs

Welcome to another edition of the Lost Music Saloon.  Today's show will flip last week's theme (songs about the Moon) and focus on songs about the Sun.  Songs about sunrises, sunsets and sunshine;  songs about the Sun in California, Texas, New York City, and Nashville; and songs about the Sun in the morning, the afternoon and the evening.


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Posted 7/28/14 at 2:48 pm by Garry Morse | 0 comments

Top 30 for Jul 21-27

Rank Artist Album Label
1 LightFields Junior self-released
2 Death From Above 1979 Trainwreck 1979 [single] Last Gang
3 Sylvan Esso Sylvan Esso Partisan
4 Reigning Sound Shattered Merge
5 Daniel Bachman Orange County Serenade Bathetic
6 Dexter Johnson & Le Super Star de Dakar Live A l'Etoile Teranga Beat
7 La Sera Hour of the Dawn Hardly Art
8 Avers Empty Light New West
9 Tiny Ruins Brightly Painted One Flying Nun/Arch Hill
10 Sharon Van Etten Are We There? Jagjaguwar
11 Proper Ornaments Wooden Head Slumberland
12 Woods With Light And With Love Woodsist
13 The Muffs Whoop Dee Doo Burger
14 Bear In Heaven Time Is Over One Day Old Dead Oceans
15 Luluc Passerby Sub Pop
16 Cold Beat Over Me Crime on the Moon
17 Puss N Boots No Fools, No Fun Blue Note
18 Braid No Coast Topshelf
19 Joyce Manor Never Hungover Again Epitaph
20 Jungle Jungle XL
21 Damien Dempsey It's All Good: The Best of Damien Dempsey IRL
22 Field Mouse Hold Still Life Topshelf
23 White Fence For the Recently Found Innocent Drag City
24 Woman's Hour Conversations Secretly Canadian
25 Beverly Careers Kanine
26 The Henry Girls Louder Than Words Beste! Unterhaltung
27 Sonny Knight & The Lakers I'm Still Here Secret Stash
28 The Raveonettes Pe'ahi self-released
29 Jenny Lewis Just One of the Guys [single] Warner Bros.
30 Boris Noise Sargent House


Posted 7/28/14 at 8:00 am by Anna C. | 0 comments

Mondaze Morning Blend 43: Always

Getting married to the music this Monday Morning ~~ Tune in for a ceremonialy curated selection of girl-group hits and sweet cuts that will get your day started off like a bottle of champagne.


Posted 7/28/14 at 4:34 am by DJ Lylas | 0 comments

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