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'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: August 20, 2017

Aug 20, 2017
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This week on Homespun we heard some classic sides by Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys as well as Flatt & Scruggs! We also swung a bit with Moon Mulligan and Smokey Wood, and finished out with new music from David Rawlings and the Jerry Douglas Band.





Homespun: August 6, 2017

Aug 6, 2017
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This week on Homespun, we heard some new tracks from The Grascals, along with Darin and Brooke Aldridge. We also celebrated the life and music of "The Cajun Hank Williams", D.L. Menard who recently passed away-and finished out the hour with 2 more artists from NPR's 150 Greatest Albums by Women!



Homespun: July 30, 2017

Jul 30, 2017
Flickr User Pino D'Amico

This week on Homespun we sampled some of the nominees for the 2017 International Bluegrass Music Awards coming in September, and we also heard some of the 150 Greatest Albums by Women from NPR Music.

Homespun: July 23, 2017

Jul 23, 2017

This week on Homespun, we spent musical time with The Gibson Bros., Front Country, and the Infamous Stringdusters. We also heard some classical country for Carl Smith and Patsy Cline, and we finished out the program with Guy Clark and Nanci Griffith.

Homespun: July 16, 2017

Jul 16, 2017
Flickr User Bryan Ledgard

This week on Homespun, we had a special  edition of the program with music of "folks" like The Steeldrivers, J.D. Crowe, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Nanci Griffith; the blues of Taj Mahal, and we celebrated the 25th Anniversary of k.d. Lang's recording "Ingenue."

Homespun: July 9, 2017

Jul 9, 2017

This week on Homespun we heard new music from Bobby Osborne, Kenny & Amanda Smith, and The Lonesome River Band. We also took a trip to Louisiana with the King of Zydeco Clifton Chenier, and spun a couple tracks from Shawn Colvin and Guy Clark!



Homespun: July 2, 2017

Jul 2, 2017

This week on Homespun we spent the hour with the Fiction Bros., Blue Highway, and The Bluegrass Album Band. We also heard Shawn Colvin cover Tom Waits and finished out with a new track from the Houston Kid, Rodney Crowell.

Homespun: June 25, 2017

Jun 25, 2017

This week on Homespun, we heard music from the new Bobby Osbourne recording, as well as early sides from the McCoury family. We also got blue with Tampa Red and Sippie Wallace, plus we spun new music from Steve Earle and Shannon McNally!



Homespun: June 18, 2017

Jun 18, 2017

This week on Homespun we sampled new music from Tim O'Brien, The Lonesome River Band, and couple 1950'S recordings of Bill Monroe. We also noted the passing of singer-songwriter Rosalie Sorrels with a songs from her early days with the Green Linnet label.

Homespun: June 11, 2017

Jun 11, 2017

This week on Homespun, we dipped into the vaults and heard music from Wendy Miller & Mike Lilly, Bill Keith, and the Johnson Mountain Boys. We also heard a new track from Rhiannon Giddens, and a classic outtake from Gillian Welch's "Revival" recording!