Caravan

Pink Floyd performing on their early 1973 US tour, shortly before the release of The Dark Side of the Moon
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Airs Friday, January 17, 202, at 9 p.m. Exclusive interviews with the band’s three surviving members - David Gilmour, Roger Waters and Nick Mason, plus comments by the late Richard right, give rare insights from inside of one of rock’s most influential bands. Host/producer Redbeard (In the Studio) also adds footage from his own archive of Pink Floyd band member interviews, between a 1967-1994, career-spanning setlist of their best known songs.

Dr. John Press Image
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Airs Friday, January 10, 2020, at 9 p.m. Music historian Paul Ingles takes listeners through a heart-felt retrospective of New Orleans music-legend Mac Rebennack - best known as Dr. John. Rebennack died Thursday, June 6, 2019 from a heart attack at the age of 2019. The LA Times heralded him as "a chief architect of the New Orleans sound."

Martha Scanlan
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Airs Friday, January 3, 2020, at 9 p.m. This week we'll hear from The Trishas, Libby Kirkpatrick, Po' Girl, The Be Good Tanyas, Townes Van Zandt, Chris Thomas King, the Mansion Family, and Postmodern Jukebox in our first hour. Then, we go to Live at the Divide in Montana for a concert with Martha Scanlan, and in our final hour, we pay visit to The Last Cathedral with Richard Shindell, Steve Earle, Andrew Vasquez, Neil Young and Violet.

Barbara Dane Trouble in Mind 1957
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Airs Friday, November 22, 2019, at 9 p.m. This documentary shines a light on one of America’s most extraordinary musicians and activists, Barbara Dane. This is a woman who lead the way in celebrating America’s musical legacy while highlighting its social challenges. She is largely unknown by most Americans, yet she sang with a extraordinary list of musicians, produced over 50 albums of world music on her own label and bore witness to many of the country’s pivotal moments. This is the story of America told through its social upheaval, its achievements and, above all, its music. Narrated by Holly Near.
     "Bessie Smith in Stereo" said jazz critic Leonard Feather in Playboy magazine when Barbara Dane burst onto the scene in the late '50s. In 1958 Time magazine said of her: "The voice is pure, rich...rare as a 20 karat diamond."
     To Ebony magazine, she seemed "startlingly blonde, especially when that powerful dusky alto voice begins to moan of trouble, two-timing men and freedom... with stubborn determination, enthusiasm and a basic love for the underdog (she is) making a name for herself...aided and abetted by some of the oldest names in jazz who helped give birth to the blues..."
     The seven-page Ebony article--their first feature story about a white woman (Nov., l959)-- was filled with photos of Dane working with Memphis Slim, Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Clara Ward, Mama Yancey, Little Brother Montgomery and others.
     By 1959, Louis Armstrong had told Time magazine readers: "Did you get that chick? She's a gasser!" and invited her to appear with him on national television.
     In 1970 Dane founded Paredon Records, with a deep commitment to making the music of the musicians and singers identified with the liberation movements then rocking the globe, many of whom she met during her travels, available to the U.S. listener.

Emergence of Emmylou Harris
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Airs Friday, November 15, 2019, at 9 p.m. The remarkable musical journey of Emmylou Harris is explored in this one-hour version of a special from music documentarian Paul Ingles. Guests include musicians Rodney Crowell, Ricky Skaggs, Sara Watkins, Shawn Colvin, Bonnie Raitt, Peter Cooper and David Gans and writers and scholars Ann Powers, Anthony DeCurtis, Holly George-Warren, Mark Kemp and Beverly Keel.
     The musical journey of Emmylou Harris is explored in this extended play, three-hour version of a special from music documentarian Paul Ingles. Guests include musicians Rodney Crowell, Ricky Skaggs, Sara Watkins, Shawn Colvin, Bonnie Raitt, Peter Cooper and David Gans and writers and scholars Ann Powers, Anthony DeCurtis, Holly George-Warren, Mark Kemp and Beverly Keel. Also, archival interviews with Emmylou Harris. Over 50 songs featuring Emmylou are sampled.

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