Roots

During the first hour we listened to the program in a series on the ethnic music of Iran. This program focused on music of Khorassan in Northeastern Iran.

During the second hour we had special guest Leif Alpsjo from Sweden playing nykleharpa.

Peter Holmes from Minneapolis was our guest co-host today. He is a longtime financial and music contributor to the show, and he provided most of the recordings heard on this program.

Eric plays Nathan Abshire, Eddie LeJeune, Lafayette Rhythm Devils, Lil Band o Gold, Aldus Roger, Cajun Born, Happy Fats, Lawrence Walker, Doc Guidry, T Sale, Racines, Andre Thierry, Creole Connection, Fernest Arceneaux,  Linonel Leleux and Friends, Walter Mouton & the Scott Playboys, Pat Savant, Mamou Prairie Band, Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys,  and Canray Fontenot.

DJ Izzy from the Pop Shop joins the Morning Blend, playing pop tunes in preparation for tonight’s Monkees’ show at the State Theatre.

New releases by Sean Rowe, Colin Linden, Jim Byrnes, Lindi Ortega, Scrapomatic, Chris Knight, Malcolm Holcombe, and Charlie Peacock. Haven’t heard of some of thes artists? So what? Give them a listen on the archive. It’s fun to learn about new artists…maybe you’ll discover someone you like. Click “Episode Details” to see the playlist for the show and link into the archive.

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