From the Archives…

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Hello everybody,

Well, I’ve been swamped by some other projects – working as ever on the Brooklyn Folk Festival and Washington Square Park Folk Festival, editing a book with the working title, “An Oral History of Folk Music in New York: 1940’s – 60’s,” producing a box set for Dust to Digital Records (more info on that later…), working with Jalopy Records and playing and recording a whole lot with my old time string band the Down Hill Strugglers, as well as teaching, on and on.  Between all that stuff Down Home Radio is on a bit of a hiatus, but look for it to come back strong this Fall!  Meanwhile, I thought I would post up links to some episodes from the archives.  This show has been going on for 8 years, so there’s a lot of great stuff back there!

Here are a bunch of past episode you might like:

Interview with David “Honeyboy” Edwards

Roots of Woody Guthrie

Interview with Robert Crumb

Interview with Clifton Hicks

Interview with George Gibson

A Walk Around Clifftop

Interview with Mike Seeger

The New Lost City Ramblers: 50 Years – Interview with John Cohen & Tom Paley

Bluegrass, Old Time and Country Music Studies at ETSU

On today’s show I speak with Ed Snodderly and Roy Andrade, musicians and professors in Eastern Tennessee State University’s “Bluegrass, Old Time and Country Music Studies” program.  ETSU is the only place in the world where you can get an undergraduate degree in Bluegrass, Old Time and Country Music, and I speak with Ed, a songwriter and Roy, an old time string band musician (with the Reeltime Travelers) about the history of the program and their great work with all of their fine students!  I also play recordings of their music, and of the music that they teach and play with their students.  Ed is the founder and owner of an amazing venue in Johnson City, TN called “The Down Home” and we also hear from him about how he got that venue started.