Death Valley Radio Program 881

Death Valley Radio is a format-free program for the musically curious.

In this age of bland radio programming (both commercial and non-) and automated music services, DVR is still built by hand, non-algorithmically — one set at a time.

Death Valley Radio can be heard here at taintradio on Saturdays at 10:00 PM ET and Wednesdays at 10:00 AM ET.

DVR program 881 features jazz-inflected country and country-flavored jazz (Asleep at the Wheel, Elizabeth Cook, Monica Rizzio, Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant, Ry Cooder, Merle Haggard’s Strangers, Julian Lage); Jay Farrar revisiting the Uncle Tupelo songbook with Son Volt, recorded live at NYC’s Bottom Line; William S. Burroughs reading from The Western Lands over music recorded by a Swiss quartet called Dub Spencer & Trance Hill; and Meshell Ndegeocello in outer space.

Also: new music from Loretta Lynn, Carrie Rodriguez & the Sacred Hearts, Buddy Miller with Lee Ann Womack, Ralph Alessi and Jazmine Sullivan with Robert Glasper.

Each week’s playlist will be archived until the end of time at

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