HFVS VFR Fundraising Episode with Guest DJ, Steve Weeks (Podcast/Radio Show)

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Valley Free Radio Fundraising Episode with Guest DJ, Steve Weeks

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
November 11 – 12, 2017
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

What do you get when you put musician Steve Weeks and director Dave Franklyn in a room filled with cardboard, paint, tape, glue, scissors and string? Watch the new video for Steve’s song “Change of Heart” and find out! — www.steveweeksmusic.com

 


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HFVS What I Learned this Summer Episode with Guest DJ, Steve Weeks (Radio Show/Podcast)

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What I Learned This Summer Episode with Guest DJ, Steve Weeks

What did you learn this summer? Did you take any trips? Join Guest DJ, Steve Weeks, as we travel through the Dakotas, the gulf coast, the Great Smoky Mountains, Southern California, the Canadian maritimes, and more! We’ll meet folks from all across the country and discover what’s going on in their local communities. Grab your map, buckle up, and tune in for a Hilltown Family Variety Show road trip! —  www.steveweeksmusic.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
September 30th & October 1, 2017
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

FEATURED VIDEO:  “Change of Heart”by Steve Weeks


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  • Scribblemonster – “Our Summer Song” [Shark Sandwich]
    • Interview: Traci Juhala of North Dakota
    • Interview: Marivel Zambrano-Esparza of Santa Barbara, CA
  • Steve Weeks – “Dog Beach” [Once I Lived Upon the Sea]
    • Interview: Megrez Rudolph of Fairhope, AL
  • Peter Mulvey – “Sympathies” [Silver Ladder]
    • Interview: Ellis Rice of Las Vegas, NV
    • Interview: Rachel of Oak Ridge, TN
  • The Osborne Brothers – “Rockytop” [Appalachian Stomp]
    • Interview: Celeste of New Orleans, LA
  • Steve Weeks – “Once I Lived Upon the Sea” [Once I Lived Upon the Sea]
    • Interview: Gary LaFranier of Lame Deer, MT
  • North Bear – “Daddy’s Girl” [Feelings & Emotions]
    • Interview: Elia of Yuma Arizona
  • Gustafer Yellowgold – “Telephone Called” [Wisdom Tooth of Wisdom]
    • Interview: Cindy of Gulfport, MS
  • Steve Weeks – “My Grandpa Gave Me a Hammer ” [Once I Lived Upon the Sea]
    • Interview: Caleb Miles of Bridgetown, NS
  • Caleb Miles – “Satya” [Long Dark Road]

[Rebroadcast. Originally aired: September 27th & 28th, 2014]

HFVS VFR Fundraising Episode with Guest DJ, Steve Weeks

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VFR Fundraising Episode with Guest DJ, Steve Weeks

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
May 13 & 14, 2017
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured Video:  What do you get when you put musician Steve Weeks and director Dave Franklyn in a room filled with cardboard, paint, tape, glue, scissors and string? Watch the new video for Steve’s song “Change of Heart” and find out! — www.steveweeksmusic.com


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HFVS Falling into Fall Episode with Guest DJ, Suzi Shelton & Emma

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Falling into Fall Episode with Guest DJ, Suzi Shelton & Emma

Suzi Shelton returns to guest DJ, this time with her daughter, Emma, with a Falling into Fall Episode. — www.suzishelton.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
October 17th & 18th, 2015
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Award winning singer/songwriter Suzi Shelton music video for her hit song “Go, Fire Truck, Go” from her family album, Smile In My Heart.


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  • Caspar Babypants “Tumble” [THIS IS FUN!]
  • Suzi Shelton “Banjo Pickin‘ Girl” [Smile In My Heart]
  • Little Miss Ann “Three Little Pumpkins” [Follow Me]
  • The Good Ms. Padgett “Black and Yellow Bee” [If We Must We Must]
  • Randy Kaplan “So Different Blues” [Mr. Diddie Wah Diddie]
  • Joanie Leeds and The Nightlights “Falling” [Bandwagon]
  • The Jolly Pops “Jacque the Magic Peacock” [I Didn’t Do It]
  • Kira Willey “Caterpillar Caterpillar” [Dance for the Sun]
  • Laura Doherty “Butterfly” [In a Heartbeat]
  • Suzi Shelton “Go, Fire Truck, Go” [Smile In My Heart]
  • Laurie Berkner “The Cat Came Back” [Whaddaya Think Of That?]
  • Jon Samson “Why I Love The Seasons” [A New Kids Album]
  • Ingrid Michaelson “Be OK” [Be OK]
  • Baze and His Silly “Friends School Days” [The Best Day Ever!]
  • Bari Koral “Apple Tree” [The Apple Tree & The Honey Bee]
  • Suzi Shelton “I See You for You” [Smile In My Heart]
  • Lenka “Don’t Let Me Fall” [Lenka]
  • Justin Roberts “Red Bird” [Recess]

HFVS On the Road Episode with Guest DJ, Steve Weeks (Radio Show/Podcast)

Hilltown Family Variety Show

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On the Road Episode with Guest DJ, Steve Weeks

Come join us as the Hilltown Family Variety show goes on the road with Steve Weeks.  We’ll be visiting the Dakotas, the gulf coast, the Great Smoky Mountains, Southern California, the Canadian maritimes and more as we hear from folks all across the country and discover what’s going on in their local communities.  Bring your map, buckle up, and tune in for a Hilltown Family Variety Show road trip!” —  www.steveweeksmusic.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
August 22nd & 23rd, 2015
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

FEATURED VIDEO:  “Change of Heart”by Steve Weeks


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  • Scribblemonster – “Our Summer Song” [Shark Sandwich]
    • Interview: Traci Juhala of North Dakota
    • Interview: Marivel Zambrano-Esparza of Santa Barbara, CA
  • Steve Weeks – “Dog Beach” [Once I Lived Upon the Sea]
    • Interview: Megrez Rudolph of Fairhope, AL
  • Peter Mulvey – “Sympathies” [Silver Ladder]
    • Interview: Ellis Rice of Las Vegas, NV
    • Interview: Rachel of Oak Ridge, TN
  • The Osborne Brothers – “Rockytop” [Appalachian Stomp]
    • Interview: Celeste of New Orleans, LA
  • Steve Weeks – “Once I Lived Upon the Sea” [Once I Lived Upon the Sea]
    • Interview: Gary LaFranier of Lame Deer, MT
  • North Bear – “Daddy’s Girl” [Feelings & Emotions]
    • Interview: Elia of Yuma Arizona
  • Gustafer Yellowgold – “Telephone Called” [Wisdom Tooth of Wisdom]
    • Interview: Cindy of Gulfport, MS
  • Steve Weeks – “My Grandpa Gave Me a Hammer ” [Once I Lived Upon the Sea]
    • Interview: Caleb Miles of Bridgetown, NS
  • Caleb Miles – “Satya” [Long Dark Road]

HFVS Guest DJ, Tito Uquillas of The Hipwaders

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Guest DJ, Tito Uquillas of The Hipwaders

Tito Uquillas of the band, The Hipwaders, takes us on a musical tour of the San Francisco Bay Area kids & family musical acts. — www.hipwaders.net

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
December 6th & 7th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

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  • Enzo Garcia – “Hello” (LMNO Music – Green)
  • James K. – “Crocodile” (Good Morning Sun Goodnight Moon)
  • Asheba – “Beautiful Welcome” (In the Kid Zone)
  • The Hipwaders – “Kings & Queens” (Year-Round Sounds)
  • Orange Sherbet – “Delicious” (Delicious)
  • Andy Z – “Cricket in the Thicket” (Return to Andyland)
  • Peter Apel – “Ring-a-Ding-Ding” (Fred’s Back!)
  • The Bug Family Band – “Ring” (The Bug Family Band)
  • The Hipwaders – “Just Not Me” (Year-Round Sounds)
  • Frances England – “Tell Me It All” (Blink of an Eye)
  • Rudy Trubitt – “Wear My Pajamas to School” (single)
  • Charity and the JAMband – “Green Beans Everywhere” (Family Values)
  • Alphabet Rockers – “Shape Rap” (Back to School: The Remix)
  • The Hipwaders – “Geometry” (Educated Kid)
  • The Corner Laughers – “Twice the Luck” (Poppy Seeds)
  • Alison Faith Levy – “Baby Anteater” (World of Wonder)
  • Jeannette McDonald – “San Francisco” (excerpt from the film “San Francisco”)
  • The Hipwaders – “Come To California” (The Golden State)

HFVS Finding the Roots Episode with Guest DJ, Chris Ballew (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Finding the Roots Episode with Guest DJ, Chris Ballew of caspar babypants

Chris writes: “I want to explore the old songs  that endure from many years ago until today and talk about why they are important. Many of my song choices for families are based on songs that have this kind of historical integrity and I am excited to share that with you.” — babypantsmusic.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
November 29th & 30th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured Video: “Mister Rabbit” by caspar babypants


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  • Mike Seeger – “Mister Rabbit” [Animal Folk Songs For Children… and Other People!]
  • Pink Anderson – “Boll Weevil ” [African-American Ballads]
  • Spider John Koerner – “The Leather-Winged Bat”[Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Been]
  • caspar babypants – “brown and lonely worm” [HERE I AM!]
  • caspar babypants – “John Mousey” [RISE AND SHINE!
  • Lead Belly – “John Henry” [Lead Belly Sings for Children]
  • Squirrel Butter – “Turkey In The Pea Patch” [Banjo Clog]
  • “The Cuckoo And The Owl” [Field Trip With Enzo]
  • The Monks – “Cuckoo” [Black Monk Time]
  • caspar babypants – “pretty crabby” [RISE AND SHINE!]
  • Pete Seeger – “Betty Larkin” [American Playparties]
  • The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – “Pant Leg” [Extra Width]
  • Charlie Hope – “Little One” [World of Dreams: Soothing Songs and Lullabies]
  • Ella Jenkins – “Hambone” [Adventures in Rhythm]
  • caspar babypants – “hush little baby” [RISE AND SHINE!]
  • Elizabeth Mitchell – “Who’s My Pretty Baby” [You Are My Little Bird]
  • Nick Drake – “Day Is Done” [Five Leaves Left]

HFVS with Guest DJs, Demi Mays and David Kisor (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Guest DJs, Demi Mays and David Kisor

Award-winning artists, Demi Mays and David Kisor (from GROWING SOUND) play and talk about meaningful songs in their lives, starting with childhood favorites, and include songs they have written and perform that promote hope, optimism, friendship and more. They also tell the story of “The Farmer Who Lived a Very Steady Life.” — www.growing-sound.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
November 22nd & 23rd, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured Video: This is an image video set to the song “Dandelion” featuring Demi Mays. “Dandelion” is the title track of Demi’s award winning CD released in Sept 2014. Mom’s Choice Award Gold Winner, Family Review Center Gold Award, NAPPA Honors Award.


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  • Aidan Leitch – “The Big Comfy Couch Theme Song” [Silly Me]
  • Various Artists – “Conjunction Junction” [Schoolhouse Rock: Grammar Rock]
  • Demi Mays (And friends) – “Dandelion” [Dandelion]
  • Alicia Morton – “Tomorrow” [Annie (Original Soundtrack)]
  • Dixie Chicks – “Wide Open Spaces” [Wide Open Spaces]
  • Demi Mays (And friends) – “’Cause I Love It” [Dandelion]
  • Demi Mays – “I Thank the Earth” [Live Performance]z
  • Jason Mraz- “Living In The Moment” [LOVE Is a Four Letter Word]
  • David Kisor – “Penelope and Mack” [Feeling Positive]
  • David Kisor (And friends) – “Forever” [Everyone Is Someone]
  • Avasa and Matty Love – “Let the Sunshine Through [Love Is King Love Is Queen]
  • Demi Mays (And friends) – “Make a Face” [Dandelion]
  • Natasha Bedingfield – “Unwritten” [Unwritten]
  • David Kisor (And friends) – “You and Me Celebration” [Take Care]

HFVS with Guest DJ, Eric Herman (Radio Show/Podcast)

Hilltown Family Variety Show

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Guest DJ, Eric Herman

Kids’ music performer Eric Herman serves up a delicious set of tunes for the Hilltown Family Variety Show. Eric digs back into the formative years of family music and highlights some of the songs that inspired him, including early offerings by Trout Fishing, Justin Roberts and Ralph’s World.  Eric also features some tracks from his comedy sketch album and other fun family favorites. — www.EricHermanMusic.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
November 1st & 2nd, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured Video: “November First” off of Eric Herman’s album, Party Animal.


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  • Eric Herman – “November First” [Party Animal]
  • Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could – “Jump Up (It’s a Good Day)” [Here Comes Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could]
  • Trout Fishing in America – “Dinosaur in Your Bathtub” [inFINity]
  • The Dream Project – “Old MacDonald” [Bright Spaces]
  • Roger Day – “Mosquito Burrito” [Rock ‘n’ Roll Rodeo]
  • Beethoven’s Wig – “Beethoven’s Wig” [Sing-Along Symphonies]
  • Ralph’s World – “The Name Song” [Ralph’s World]
  • John Lithgow – “You Gotta Have Pep” [The Sunny Side of the Street]
  • Justin Roberts – “Giraffe/Nightengale” [Yellow Bus]
  • Sweet Honey in the Rock – “Still the Same Me” [Still the Same Me]
  • Eric Herman – “The Math Game” [The Incredibly Spaced-Out Adventures of Jupiter Jackson]
  • DidiPop – “Way Up High” [DidiPop Goes to Hawaii]
  • Randy Kaplan – “No Nothing” [Loquat Rooftop]
  • The Hipwaders – “Educated Kid” [Educated Kid]
  • Sugar Free All Stars – “Bathtub Boy” [Dos Ninos]
  • Eric Herman – “PSA (Eye Patch)” [The Incredibly Spaced-Out Adventures of Jupiter Jackson]
  • Eric Ode – “This Song Has No Elephants” [When You Smile]
  • Jack Johnson – “We’re Going to Be Friends” [Sing-A-Longs & Lullabies for the Film Curious George]
  • David Tobocman – “Home” [Very Helpful Songs]

HFVS Power of Music Episode with Guest DJ, The Dream Jam Band (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Power of Music Episode with Guest DJ, The Dream Jam Band

Music has the power to make us feel many different ways. Join Guest DJ, The Dream Jam Band as they play a melting pot of songs that have influenced the band’s music. Dance around to different rhythms, clap your hands and stomp your feet to movement songs. Feel the power of music that will make you smile, laugh, feel love and appreciate the beauty of our world in this hour of classic and current music. — www.dreamjamband.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
October 25th & 26th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Oliver Raccoon greets the day with hopeful anticipation and is swept away on a fantastical journey, in this animated music video from the album, The World of Nickhoo by the The Dream Jam Band.


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  • Raffi- “Rise and Shine” [Rise and Shine]
  • The Cars- “Shake It Up” [The Cars Complete Greatest Hits]
  • The Dream Jam Band- “Nicky Nicky Knock Knock” [The Dream Jam Band]
  • Peter, Paul and Mary – “The Marvelous Toy” [Peter, Paul and Mommy]
  • The Lovin’ Spoonful – “Do You Believe in Magic” [Do You Believe in Magic]
  • Ralph’s World- “Dance Around” [Welcome to Ralph’s World]
  • The Dream Jam Band- “Great Day” [Leave it in the Soup]
  • Stevie Wonder- “Sir Duke” [Songs in the Key of Life]
  • Bob Marley- “Three Little Birds” [Legend]
  • The Dream Jam Band- “Look Around” [The Dream Jam Band]
  • Frances England- “Lady Bug” [Mind of My Own]
  • Dan Zanes- “All Around the Kitchen” [Family Dance]
  • Pete Seeger, “Clap Your Hands” [The Very Best of Pete Seeger]
  • The Bellhops- “Boogie in the Barnyard” [No Reservations]
  • Kira Willey- “Colors” [Dance for the Sun]
  • Donovan- “Jennifer Juniper” [Donovan’s Greatest Hits]
  • The Dream Jam Band- “Melanie the Mermaid” [Leave it in the Soup]
  • The Beatles- “Hello, Goodbye” [Magical Mystery Tour]

HFVS Falling into Fall Episode with Guest DJ, Suzi Shelton & Emma

Hilltown Family Variety Show

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Falling into Fall Episode with Guest DJ, Suzi Shelton & Emma

Suzi Shelton returns to guest DJ, this time with her daughter, Emma, with a Falling into Fall Episode. — www.suzishelton.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
October 11th & 12th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Award winning singer/songwriter Suzi Shelton music video for her hit song “Go, Fire Truck, Go” from her family album, Smile In My Heart.


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  • Caspar Babypants “Tumble” [THIS IS FUN!]
  • Suzi Shelton “Banjo Pickin‘ Girl” [Smile In My Heart]
  • Little Miss Ann “Three Little Pumpkins” [Follow Me]
  • The Good Ms. Padgett “Black and Yellow Bee” [If We Must We Must]
  • Randy Kaplan “So Different Blues” [Mr. Diddie Wah Diddie]
  • Joanie Leeds and The Nightlights “Falling” [Bandwagon]
  • The Jolly Pops “Jacque the Magic Peacock” [I Didn’t Do It]
  • Kira Willey “Caterpillar Caterpillar” [Dance for the Sun]
  • Laura Doherty “Butterfly” [In a Heartbeat]
  • Suzi Shelton “Go, Fire Truck, Go” [Smile In My Heart]
  • Laurie Berkner “The Cat Came Back” [Whaddaya Think Of That?]
  • Jon Samson “Why I Love The Seasons” [A New Kids Album]
  • Ingrid Michaelson “Be OK” [Be OK]
  • Baze and His Silly “Friends School Days” [The Best Day Ever!]
  • Bari Koral “Apple Tree” [The Apple Tree & The Honey Bee]
  • Suzi Shelton “I See You for You” [Smile In My Heart]
  • Lenka “Don’t Let Me Fall” [Lenka]
  • Justin Roberts “Red Bird” [Recess]

HFVS Good Character Episode with Guest DJ, Dave Kinnoin

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Good Character Episode with Guest DJ, Dave Kinnoin

With songs, stories, jokes, and quotes, Dave Kinnoin takes us on a journey to discover what it means to have good character. Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship are highlighted without being the least bit preachy. — www.songwizard.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
October 4th & 5th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA


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  • Sarah Geltz – Something Good
  • Friendly Little Neighbor – Dave and the Boombox featuring Kate Josway and Ryan Koch [Make Some Noise]
  • Dave Kinnoin – Caring Avenue [CHARACTER COUNTS! Strikes a Chord]
  • quote by Edward E. Hale
  • Judy Pancoast – Walk Away – [Are We There Yet?]
  • Dave Kinnoin – Any Other Kid [Teaspoon At a Time]
  • poem (Emily Dickinson)
  • Les Julian – Donkey In a Ditch [Color Outside the Lines]
  • Jonathan Sprout – Hall of Fame [American Heroes #4]
  • Randy Sharp and Maia Sharp – You Gotta Love ‘Em [not on an album yet]
  • quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Jack Pearson – Just Don’t Kick the Cat [The Merry Pirate School]
  • Jack Pearson – Mi Casa, Su Casa [To All Purple Tree Trunks]
  • Jack Pearson – Circle Sam and the Tambo Tree (STORY)

HFVS On the Road Episode with Guest DJ, Steve Weeks (Radio Show/Podcast)

Hilltown Family Variety Show

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On the Road Episode with Guest DJ, Steve Weeks

Come join us as the Hilltown Family Variety show goes on the road with Steve Weeks.  We’ll be visiting the Dakotas, the gulf coast, the Great Smoky Mountains, Southern California, the Canadian maritimes and more as we hear from folks all across the country and discover what’s going on in their local communities.  Bring your map, buckle up, and tune in for a Hilltown Family Variety Show road trip!” —  www.steveweeksmusic.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
September 27th & 28th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

FEATURED VIDEO:  “Change of Heart”by Steve Weeks


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  • Scribblemonster – “Our Summer Song” [Shark Sandwich]
    • Interview: Traci Juhala of North Dakota
    • Interview: Marivel Zambrano-Esparza of Santa Barbara, CA
  • Steve Weeks – “Dog Beach” [Once I Lived Upon the Sea]
    • Interview: Megrez Rudolph of Fairhope, AL
  • Peter Mulvey – “Sympathies” [Silver Ladder]
    • Interview: Ellis Rice of Las Vegas, NV
    • Interview: Rachel of Oak Ridge, TN
  • The Osborne Brothers – “Rockytop” [Appalachian Stomp]
    • Interview: Celeste of New Orleans, LA
  • Steve Weeks – “Once I Lived Upon the Sea” [Once I Lived Upon the Sea]
    • Interview: Gary LaFranier of Lame Deer, MT
  • North Bear – “Daddy’s Girl” [Feelings & Emotions]
    • Interview: Elia of Yuma Arizona
  • Gustafer Yellowgold – “Telephone Called” [Wisdom Tooth of Wisdom]
    • Interview: Cindy of Gulfport, MS
  • Steve Weeks – “My Grandpa Gave Me a Hammer ” [Once I Lived Upon the Sea]
    • Interview: Caleb Miles of Bridgetown, NS
  • Caleb Miles – “Satya” [Long Dark Road]

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