Death Valley Radio Program 882

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 882 features some homespun philosophy courtesy of John Prine, Lefty Frizzell by way of Willie Nelson, and Gillian Welch with David Rawlings; music by or associated with Blind Willie Johnson, including Taj Mahal, Robert Randolph and the Family Band with Ben Harper, Tom Waits and Pops Staples; and songs about the sea from the Unthanks, Hanan Townshend, June Tabor and Suvi Oskala.

Also: new music from Mavis Staples, Luther Dickinson, the Portland, Oregon-based quartet Richmond Fontaine, M. Ward, the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and New York-based electronic musician and instrument builder Lesley Flanigan.

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

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