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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!

Latest Episodes
  • We celebrate Earth Day on this week’s Homespun with music from the sources and progenitors of this Earth- Woody Guthrie, Solas, John Prine, and Tim O’Brien. We’ll also celebrate the life of 5-string banjo master and founder of the Seldom Scene, Ben Eldridge, who passed away recently.
  • 1974 and ’75 were good years for music in general and on this week’s Homespun we’ll hear some classic sides from Larry Sparks & the Lonesome Ramblers, The Pine River Valley Boys, and the (then) darlings of British Folk, Richard & Linda Thompson! We’ll also hear new music from singer/songwriter Jim Keller and singer Amos Lee covers Lucinda Williams!
  • Homespun this week covers a myriad of topics-Trees, Love, Home, Weather, and other topics! All provided by Laurie Lewis, Kody Norris, Sara Watkins, Erynn Marshall & Carl Jones, plus more!
  • The modern English term “Easter” is associated with the resurrection of Jesus Christ. On this week’s edition of Homespun, we’ll hear songs of that reflection from The Dixie Hummingbirds, Mahalia Jackson, Authentic Unlimited, The Poplin Family, and much more!
  • Well, winter may not quite be over yet, but I’m thinking Spring on this week’s Homespun with music from Bill Monroe, The Price Sisters and Jason Carter! We’ll also dive back to the 20’s & 30’s with Clarence Ashley, and the Stoneman Family,plus new music from Sarah Jarosz and John Smith!
  • It’s the luck of the Irish ( and more) on the next edition of Homespun! We’ll include Celtic songs and tunes of the masters like The Bothy Band, Dick Gaughan, DeDannan, Liz Caroll and other sounds shaped by the old country!
  • Homespun covers all the traditional bases on this week’s program with the sounds of Gid Tanner and the Skillet Lickers, Charlie Poole, Phylliss Boyens, plus Mike Seeger & Alice Gerrard! We’ll also circle around to new music from Lindsay Lou, Amos Lee, and The Steel Wheels!
  • As we “Leap Year” into March from February, this week’s Homespun rings with the blues of Son House, Pete Johnson, and Washington Phillips! We’ll also hear the likes of Richard Thompson, and new music from The Steel Wheels and John Leventhal!
  • It appears that winter is not quite done with us yet, so on the next Homespun, we’ll head to Louisiana for some hot music from Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Clifton Chenier, along with the Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band! We’ll also sample a classic Tony Rice track, and celebrate Marc Cohn’s debut from 1991!
  • This week in 2016 we lost one of contemporary music’s true eccentrics: Dan Hicks. His acoustic sound knew few boundaries. This week on Homespun, we’ll spin some Dan Hick & His Hot Licks, Tommy Emmanuel, 2 tracks from The Byrds ca. 1967, and new music from Sarah Jarosz!