Homespun

Sundays at 4pm

'Homespun' is a program that focuses on the "traditional" side of music, although that can stretch from very old 78 rpm reissues to the contemporary music of today. Host Tom Ball says there are only two kinds of music: good music and bad music, and he strives to focus on the good each week!

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Homespun: January 14, 2017

Jan 14, 2018
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This week on Homespun, we'll hear some songs form Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, The Piedmont Melody Makers, and the blues of Memphis Slim!

We'll also hear new music from Joshua Davis , and a classic from Harry Nilsson's "Nilsson Sings Newman".

Homespun: January 7, 2017

Jan 7, 2018

This week on Homespun we'll finish off looking back at 2017 with music from the Dukes of Drive, Front Country, and Kenny & Amanda Smith! We'll also note

the passing of Foggy Mountain Boy Curly Seckler and celebrate the newest inductee into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, Sister Rosetta Tharpe!

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We'll hear music of the Gibson Brothers, Michael Cleveland, and Tim O'Brien, as well as  Molskey's Mountain Drifters, Rodney Crowell, Alison Krauss and Lizz Wright.

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This week on Homespun we'll celebrate the holidays with music from Rhonda Vincent, The Fairfield Four, John McCutcheon and Tim O'Brien. We'll also hear a traditional Carole from the Burns Sisters and a now holiday classic from Joni Mitchell!

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This week on Homespun we'll hear some classics from Country Gazette, along with J.D. Crowe and the New South. We'll also spin the  Irish fiddle styles of Liz Carroll and finish out the hour with David Wilcox, Nanci Griffith and Austin songwriter Darden Smith.

Homespun: December 3, 2017

Dec 3, 2017
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Music this week brought to you by the likes of Paul Simon, Josh Rose, Ricky Skaggs and Shawn Kemp.  Guest hosted by Dan Bracken.

While the veteran host of "Homespun," Tom Ball, takes some time off, Robert Barclay filled in and played selections from these releases. You'll hear some wonderful vocal harmonies from John Prine & Iris Dement, Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrrard along with Emmy Lou Harris & Rodney Crowell. He also played some vintage Joan Baez and some great fingerstyle guitar picking from Mississippi John Hurt and Doc & Merle Watson. 

This week on "Homespun" Robert Barclay filled in for the regular host, Tom Ball, while Tom takes some time off. Robert played some western swing by Bob Wills & the Texas Playboys and Johnny Gimble, some honky tonk piano from Moon Mullican and some bluegrass by Bill Monroe, the Seldom Scene and the Country Gentlemen. 

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This week on Homespun we dove into the archives for some vintage Flatt and Scruggs, Jim & Jesse,  and Doc & Merle Watson.

We also heard from Steve Goodman, The Amazing Rhythm Aces, and songwriter Dirk Hamilton.

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We continued sampling tracks from the list of "The 50 Greatest Bluegrass Albums by Women" that included music by Rhonda Vincent, Claire Lynch and Alison Krauss. We also heard some sweet sounds form the Swan Silvertones and Sweet Honey in the Rock and new music from Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams.

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