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Homespun
Sundays at 3pm

'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!

Latest Episodes
  • …The Days grow shorter, and the Nights grow longer, but the music of the day plays on! On this week’s edition of Homespun, we live the traditions of Longview, Flatt & Scruggs, plus Patty Larkin, and we celebrate the life and sound of musician and songwriter Pete Sutherland, who passed on to the other side recently. Tune in Sunday at 3 on WCMU or online at WCMU . org!
  • …We give “thanks” on this weeks’ Homespun with music from The New Grass Revival, Lyle Lovett, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s “Circle “ album, Roy Smeck, Pharis and Jason Romero, and Seth Avett covering Greg Brown! Tune In Sunday at 3 for all this and more!
  • This week’s Homespun follows no particular path with the exception of new music followed by old! New sounds from Town Mountain and Damn Tall Buildings dove tail nicely with the Red Clay Ramblers, The Highwoods String Band, the Gypsy Gyppos and more! Tune in Sunday at 3PM for all this and then some!
  • …This week’s Homespun puts Fall in the air with new music from Stella, Tray Wellington, and Eliza Thorp. We’ll warm up with fiddling from Arthur Smith, the Canebrake Rattlers, and we’ll hear from the Dixie Dewdrop himself, Uncle Dave Macon! Tune in for all this and more Sundays at 3PM!
  • …October means gathering leaves, drinking Apple Cider, and generally settling in for a change of season. I’m Tom Ball, and those things all go with new music from Laura Orshaw, Kenny and Amanda Smith, along with the classic Country sounds of George Jones, Carl Smith, and Leon McAuliffe! Tune in Sundays at 3PM for all this and more !!
  • …This week’s edition of Homespun brings us new music from “Wildfire”, “The Appalachian Road Show”, and an old classic from “Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers”! We’ll hear Sam Amidon’s take on the Jean Ritchie Family’s “The Cuckoo”, and re-visit some music from the late Mary McCaslin, whom we recently lost. Tune in Sunday at 3PM!
  • ….Mary McCaslin and Loretta Lynn were two outstanding singers and songwriters in their respective fields. We lost both of them recently, and on the next episode of Homespun, we’ll celebrate their lives through their music, along with the old time sounds of Jody Stecher, Bob Carlin, Big Hoedown, and much more! Tune in Sundays at 3PM!
  • …Since the early 1950’s, Joe Bussard collected 78 RPM recordings of the earliest and rarest examples of blues, bluegrass, jazz, country, and gospel music. On this week’s Homespun, we’ll celebrate his life with rare sides from his collection as well as Otis Spann, Memphis Slim, The Delta Rhythm Boys, and much much more! Tune in Sundays at 3 PM!
  • …The changing of the seasons are upon us, and Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys, Flatt & Scruggs, and Alison Brown ushers us along. Erynn Marshall refers to Old Barns and Cheryl Wheeler drives us home! Check all that out and more on Homespun Sundays at 3PM!
  • This week’s Homespun hosted by Tom Ball will spotlight music by Hazel Dickens, Alice Gerrard, and more! Tune in Sundays at 3PM!