Roots

Hosts: Mark Koerner, Paul Brohaugh, Janis Lane-Ewart
Guests: Debbie Richman
Programs: Back Story, Truth To Tell
Reporters: Dixie Triechel
Editors: Robert Easley, Rico Morales, Dave Rolf

Opening today’s show with Kiev, Ukraine’s Dakha Brakha… three tracks to bring on home the struggles of another place. And then again back to the past — echoes of Medieval Spain & remnant songs of another time. After a good round of Spain’s varietals – on to classics from the southwest US, central Mexico and Puerto Rico with the local group from year’s past “Proyecto La Plena”.

Music Host: David Cummings
News Host: Robert Easley
Producer: Mike Fischbein
Engineer: Mike Stapp

Knocking down the house with dub….tons of dub. First up was the heavy new “Rootsstep to the World Vol. 18” from Don Goliath. This was followed by Adam Prescott’s excellent “The Mystic EP” (on MindStep); the Horace Andy re-release “Get Wise” (Pressure Sounds); Luciano with the Mad Professor on “Deliverance”; Ashley’s latest rootical dub “Babylon Institution” (on Dubkey); G-Corp meet Big Heartz “Grow EP”; Skarob’s self-titled release on Subatomic Sound; Sierra Leone Refugee All-Stars’ great new “Libation” (Cumbancha); and the hard to categorize “Static/In” release from Ash Is. Also tonight we played a chunk of the great mix “Stepping Between Reggae & Dub Vol. IV” from the Groove Thief, plus another early pre-Uhuru single from Michael Rose (courtesy of Eric “Blowtorch” Beaumont). On top of all this were more great tracks from Les Nubians, Marina P, Papa Sambor, Jennifer Paulos & Mystic Selekta, Daily Bread Dub, Dubchek, Cornerstone Dub, Blue King Brown, Ott, The Pietasters, Shigeto, and more…

See play list below

Songs for broken hearts & new music by Alison Krauss, Sarah Jarosz, Carrie Elkin and Dervish!

The “Guilty Pleasures and Warm Feelings” edition! Angela Behrends joined me spinning favorites in anticipation of Spring!

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