Danny Kirwan, the guitarist who joined Fleetwood Mac at age 18 and played on five of the band's albums, died Friday in London at age 68. His death was announced by Mick Fleetwood on the group's Facebook page; no cause was given.

We featured Canadian pianist Paul Plimley in different group settings with bassist Lisle Ellis and saxophonist Joe Mcphee. We also spun some tracks from alto saxophonist Marion Brown from a couple of 60's recordings.

This week, the Duke of Juke, Robert Barclay, was out enjoying the Chicago Blues Festival, so we dug up an archived episode of "The Juke Joint" from August 21, 2016! Featured on this episode was blues music recorded during the years directly after World War II.

Homespun: June 10, 2018

Jun 10, 2018
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This week on Homespun, we heard the new music of Special Consensus, Lindsay Lou, plus Ry Cooder! We also tracked some early sides from the East Texas Serenaders, Arm & Hammer String Band, and finished off with The Wailin Jennys covering Hank Williams!

New York's Village Vanguard may come closer than any other club to embodying the spirit of jazz. For nearly 30 years, the guardian of that spirit has been the Vanguard's formidable impresaria, Lorraine Gordon. Gordon, a jazz champion since her teen years and one of the music's female pioneers, died Saturday at the age of 95.