The Edge of Americana (Music)
Edge of Americana features the finest in American traditional music forms – old-time, bluegrass, blues, jug band, ragtime, early jazz, novelty songs, classic country, and whatever else seems to fit. Shows are sometimes themed by song topic, a specific instrument, a certain artist, or particular region from which a sub-genre arises. Preference is given to recordings made before the 1960’s, though newer bands are welcomed into the playlist. We design programs to act as entertainment as well as education, and, in doing so, balance discussions of the historic reference and significance of the artists and songs with playing as much music in a two hour period as possible.
With Josh Bearman
Tue Sep 26th 2017 5.00pm–7.00pm
R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links help support the station.
Time zone: eastern
George Lee Hawkins “Boatin' Up Sandy”
from Traditional Fiddle Music of Kentucky, Volume 1 - Up the Ohio and Licking Rivers (Rounder 2010)
Louis Killen “Topman And The Afterguard”
from Steady as She Goes: Songs and Chanties from the Days of Commercial Sail Album (Collector Records 1977)
Bill Monroe and Doc Watson “Where is My Sailor Boy? (What Does the Deep Sea Say?)”
from Live Recordings 1963-1980: Off the Record Volume 2 Album (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings 1993)
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