Death Valley Radio Program 886

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 886 features Sun-style rockabilly (Legendary Shack Shakers, Luther Dickinson & the Cooperators, the Million Dollar Quartet, Jerry Lee Lewis); tumbling tumbleweeds (Michael Nesmith, Brian Wilson with Van Dyke Parks, the Who); the sound of rain (M. Ward, Jim McAuley and Nels Cline, Max Richter with Robert Wyatt, Jóhann Jóhannsson); songs of hope and despair (Willie Nelson, Rickie Lee Jones, Charlie Rich, Sam Cooke, Jackson Browne); bassist Avery Sharpe’s new tribute to Sister Rosetta Tharpe; and saxophonist Noah Preminger’s new rendition of Skip James’s “Hard Time Killing Floor Blues.”

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

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