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  • …This Thanksgiving weekend on Homespun we give thanks to all the great songs and songwriters I get to share with you this week-folks like Del McCoury, Alison Krauss, The Lost World String Band, David Wilcox, Jimmy Webb, Full Cord and so many others ! Tune in Saturday Evenings at 6PM on WCMU!
  • This week on Destination Out, host Mike Johnston features the work of pianist Stan Tracey, from Under Milk Wood. This legendary British quartet album from 1965 is often described as the U.K.'s version of Miles Davis' Kind of Blue.
  • Something is cooking on “The Juke Joint” this week: Robert Barclay is spinning songs about food and drink. We’ll hear from Professor Longhair, Lil Ed & the Blues Imperials, Louis Jordan, Tony Joe White, Albert Collins, Sonny Boy Williamson, Saffire the Uppity Blues Women, Marcia Ball, CJ Chenier, Johnny Adams, Robert Johnson and Slim Gaillard.
  • …We’ll hear a “musical memorial” to Miss Nanci Griffith this week on Homespun as a new tribute album has been released-Sarah Jarosz, and Shawn Colvin cover a couple of her songs , and we’ll hear from Nanci herself. We’ll also celebrate Guy Clarks birthday by spinning “Old Friends”, and much more! Tune in Saturday evenings at 6!
  • This week on Destination Out, host Mike Johnston features the work of Archie Shepp, highlighting the album Derailleur, previously unreleased from 1964 and featuring Steve Lacy on soprano sax and Roswell Rudd on trombone alongside Shepp. Mike also spins other tracks by Shepp from the early 1960s with Cecil Taylor on piano, and Bill Dixon and Don Cherry on trumpets.
  • This week on “The Juke Joint” broadcast, Robert Barclay does a tribute to Lawrence Cohn who produced the Roots & Blues Series on CDs. He includes music by Robert Johnson, Booker White, Willie Dixon, Tampa Red, Bessie Smith, Memphis Minnie, Mississippi John Hurt, Lonnie Johnson, Big Bill Broonzy and Son House.
  • …Homespun this week shares new releases from Jim Lauderdale with the PO’ Ramblin’ Boys, and singer-songwriter Lindsay Lou! We’ll also hear from IBMA Mandolin Player of the year Sierra Hull, and celebrate the life of 78 music collector, Label Head, and Reissue producer Lawrence Cohn who passed away recently at age 91. Tune in Saturday evenings at 6PM!
  • This week on Destination Out, host Mike Johnston features the work of trumpeter Charles Sullivan, highlighting recordings under his own name from the 1970s-1990s, as well as recordings with Sonny Fortune on sax, Yusef Lateef on sax and flute, and McCoy Tyner on piano.
  • This week on “The Juke Joint” broadcast, Robert Barclay features blues, Cajun and zydeco music by Albert Collins, Son Seals, Johnny Littlejohn, CJ Chenier, Terrance Simien, Gatemouth Brown, Johnny Shines, BeauSoleil, James Cotton and Buckwheat Zydeco.
  • …Forty Years ago, in 1983, traditional and country music was taking a swing back to the earlier styles of music, using acoustic instruments, covering songs by the stars of yesteryear. On this edition of Homespun we’ll step back to 1983 with artists such as Guy Clark, The Whites, and Ricky Skaggs! Tune in Saturday evenings at 6PM!
  • This week on Destination Out, host Mike Johnston features the work of the Sun Ra Arkestra recorded at the Willisau festival in 1984 -- a never-before-released concert on a double LP. This release is launching a new record label, De Occulta Records, which is planning on releasing different Willisau festival performances through the years. Mike also features interviews with the label's owner.
  • This week on “The Juke Joint” broadcast Robert Barclay features songwriter Mel London, the owner of the Chief label in Chicago. From his label you'll hear Junior Wells, Elmore James, Earl Hooker, Magic Sam and Lillian Offitt. Robert will also debut new CDs by Sue Foley and Ghalia Volt.