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Grassroots News Presents: Celebrating Etta James and Nina Simone

Airs at: Wed, 03/08/2023 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
"From the Grassroots", a radio show (90.7 FM, Portland) and podcast, where we agitate for social change with music and political commentary. Musical analysis from Professor Soul-calling in from the planet of Rhythm and Blues, to ease our soul is mental health counselor Cher... Read more

Celebrating Doc Watson on Cascadia Coffeehouse

Airs at: Fri, 03/03/2023 at 5:30am - 7:00am
Join us for Cascadia Coffeehouse this Friday morning as we celebrate the music of the legendary flat-picking guitarist Doc Watson, who was born 100 years ago on March 3rd.  The master musician from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Deep Gap, NC continues to be a massive influence... Read more

Rhythm Shack Mardi Gras Special 2023!

Airs at: Mon, 02/13/2023 at 3:00am - 5:30am
Please join us for a special Mardi Gras edition of Rhythm Shack this Monday!  Fat Tuesday is next Tuesday, so for our February show we'll hear tunes & bands about & from Louisiana! Roots rock, swamp rock, zydeco, brass bands, Mardi Gras Indian bands, funk & more...(Check ou... Read more

Favorite folk and roots on Cascadia Coffeehouse

Airs at: Fri, 02/17/2023 at 5:30am - 7:00am
Produced for Cascadia Coffeehouse
Join us for Cascadia Coffeehouse this Friday morning as we share new music from Tim Easton, Tim Stafford & Thomm Jutz, the Sam Grisman Project, Cory Walker & Tim O'Brien, and others.  We'll also hear plenty of favorites from artists including Gillian Welch, Pharis & Jason R... Read more

KIm Field and The Blues Dream of Billy Boy Arnold

Airs at: Thu, 02/09/2023 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Jonesy
On today’s episode, we trace the history of Chicago blues, especially blues harmonica, and its role in the birth of rock n’ roll with guest Kim Field, writer, musician, and co-author of the book The Blues Dream of Billy Boy Arnold. Born in Chicago in 1935, William Arnold, ... Read more

Fresh Folk on Cascadia Coffeehouse

Airs at: Fri, 02/03/2023 at 5:30am - 7:00am
Produced for Cascadia Coffeehouse
Join us for Cascadia Coffeehouse this Friday morning as we hear new music from ace fiddler Sami Braman, Northern Georgia singer-songwriter Pony Bradshaw, the Milk Carton Kids, Eastern Kentucky's CornMaiz Stringband, and Scottish duo Hannah Read & Michael Starkey, as well as... Read more

An Encore Performance

Airs at: Mon, 02/06/2023 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Produced for The Monday Sampler
Due to technical problems we'll have to present a repeat Sampler. Today's presentation comes from March 16th of 2020. Will be back next week.                     Read more

Rhythm Shack Tribute to Black History Month and Jeff Beck

Airs at: Mon, 01/30/2023 at 3:00am - 5:30am
Produced for Rhythm Shack
  Tune in to Rhythm Shack with Mike Fisher on Monday.  We'll celebrate the upcoming Black History Month with an opening 90 minutes of high-energy soul, blues, funk, rock & reggae, all from African American artists!  Plus, he'll close out the show with a set to remember Jef... Read more

Music for a mid-winter Monday

Airs at: Mon, 01/23/2023 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Produced for The Monday Sampler
Fortunato returns for another week, with a program of music and comedy to help you start the week. Featuring Cal Tjader, Jimmy Heath, Sarah Vaughan, Tommy Castro, Billie Holiday, Cy Oliver, Jeff Beck, Lynard Synrd,  Bob & Ray, and many more. Read more

Celebrating the Music of David Francey on Cascadia Coffeehouse

Airs at: Fri, 01/13/2023 at 5:30am - 7:00am
Produced for Cascadia Coffeehouse
Join us for Cascadia Coffeehouse this Friday morning as we enjoy the music of Scottish-born Canadian singer-songwriter David Francey, who will be performing in Portland on Saturday, January 21st as part of the Portland Folk Music Society's concert series at Reedwood Friends... Read more