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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: June 9, 2019

Jun 9, 2019
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This week on "Homespun", we sampled new music from The Tim O'Brien Band, and some (now classic) sides from The Gibson Bros. We also heard some acoustic blues from 1960's John Hammond and Doc Watson, plus got new music from Luther Dickinson and Rosanne Cash's latest!

Homespun: June 2, 2019

Jun 2, 2019
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This week on "Homespun", we heard a couple live tracks from  JD Crowe & the New South plus the Original Country Gentlemen at the Birchmere in Washington D.C. We also got swingin' with Billy Jack Willis, Dave Apollon and the Dallas String Band-And we finished out with new music from Joy Williams (The Civil Wars) and diped back nearly 50 years to Stephen Stills debut LP!

Homespun: May 26, 2019

May 26, 2019
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This week on “Homespun” Tom Ball dove into the library for tracks from David Grisman/Tony Rice, Al Jones & Frank Necessary, and middle 70's Hotmud Family! We also heard some solo Mike Seeger, Shortbuckle Roark & Family, and we finished off with a duet from Darrell Scott and Tim O'Brien!

Homespun: May 19th, 2019

May 19, 2019
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This week on “Homespun”, we re-visited some sides from Hazel Dickens, John Hartford, The Newgrass Revival, and the Seldom Scene. We also got some Western Swing in with Jimmie Widener's King label recordings and from Columbia, Little Jimmy Dickens, plus we remembered singer/songwriter Guy Clark's passing 3 years on.

Homespun: May 12, 2019

May 9, 2019

This week on "Homespun", we celebrated the life of John Starling, lead singer and co-founder of the "Seldom Scene" with music from the band, and his solo career. We also celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" Volume 2!