Death Valley Radio Program 895

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 Saturday, June 25, at 10:00 PM ET and Wednesday, June 29, at 10:00 AM ET.

Death Valley Radio will continue to be heard at wnti.org on Tuesdays at 7:00 PM ET.

DVR program 895 features break-up songs (Patty Loveless, Sara Watkins, Dolly Parton); electric blues (James Blood Ulmer, William Bell, Charlie Musselwhite, R.L. Burnside); Western music (Asleep at the Wheel with Willie Nelson, Bill Frisell with Petra Haden, Michael Nesmith & the First National Band); the last song recorded by New Orleans pianist, songwriter, producer and arranger Allen Toussaint; and new cuts by Paul Simon, Big Thief, John Doe with Debby Harry, 9Bach, Pascal Schumacher and Florian Weber, Marissa Nadler and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith.

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

Death Valley Radio Program 894

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 894 features hokum blues (Tommy McClennan, Paul Asbell, Ivas John); a little traveling music (Sara Watkins, Son Volt, Robert Ellis, Angaleena Presley, Big Thief, Liz Phair, Aimee Mann); a short visit to Twin Peaks (Blake Mills, Marissa Nadler, Angelo Badalamenti); subversive party music (MURS with Snoop Dogg and LaToiya Williams, N.A.S.A. with George Clinton and Chali 2na, Salt-N-Pepa); big-beat synth pop (Jesus Jones, Janet Jackson, Paloma Faith); and new music from trumpeter Cuong Vu and guitarist Pat Metheny.

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

Death Valley Radio Program 893

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 893 features Southern gospel, blues, soul and crickets (North Mississippi Allstars, Rev. I.D. Back, the Soul Seekers, Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, Ann Peebles, Roberta Flack, Ruthie Foster); no-nonsense rock ‘n’ roll (Chuck Berry, Dave Alvin, Marty Stuart); more crickets (Ryuichi Sakamoto, Bryce Dessner and Martín Hernández); Brian Eno’s new cover of Lou Reed’s “I’m Set Free”; saxophonist Colin Stetson’s new interpretation of “Symphony of Sorrowful Songs,” written by Polish composer Henryk Górecki in 1976; and new music from Marissa Nadler, Jonah Smith, Omara “Bombino” Moctar, Jon Irabagon, Vijay Iyer and Wadada Leo Smith.

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

Death Valley Radio Program 892

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 892 salutes the Carter Family (Mother Maybelle Carter, Ralph Stanley, Emmylou Harris, Matt Wilson’s Happy Family) and features train songs in a country vein (John Doe, Paul Reddick, Pam Tillis, Dwight Yoakam, Tate Moore); death letters (Son Volt, Neil Young, Beck, Cassandra Wilson); T. Rex and Western Saharan rock (Kel Assouf, Bombino, Tinariwen, Nayim Alal with Ali Mohamed); the Ragazze Quartet and Kapok’s new interpretation of “Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector,” a piece written by Terry Riley for Kronos Quartet in 1980; Mostly Other People Do the Killing’s spirited cover of Billy Joel’s “Allentown”; and some astute political analysis, courtesy of Dr. John: “Whenever anything goes wrong, we’ve got someone to blame — Them!

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

Death Valley Radio Program 891

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 891 features Mark Lanegan’s rendition of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht’s “The Ballad of Mack the Knife”; sun songs (John Doe, Luther Dickinson, Ronnie Spector, the Walker Brothers); sweet soul music (Etta James, Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson, Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, James Carr, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin); Tony Joe White’s story of Polk Salad Annie and her mama, “a wretched, spiteful, straight-razor totin’ woman”; bassist Eleonore Oppenheim’s new recording of “La Isla Mágica,” written by Puerto Rican multi-instrumentalist Angélica Negrón; and new music from Instruments of Happiness, David Torn, 9Bach, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Ash Koosha, Rudresh Mahanthappa and Henning Sieverts.

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

Death Valley Radio Program 890

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 890 features a Let’s Go Crazy opening set (M. Ward, Beck, P.M. Dawn, Prince, Cream); Ennio Morricone’s score to the 1973 spaghetti western My Name Is Nobody; John Doe’s new album dedicated to his friend Michael Blake, author of Dancing with Wolves and an advocate for Native American rights; a Life Is Hard set (Andrew Bird, Jim White, Timbuk3, Hanan Townsend); new music from Canadian harpist Valérie Minot; Ronnie Spector’s new cover of a song first recorded by Scottish pop singer Lulu; scathing and hopeful political and social commentary (Robert Glasper, Lupe Fiasco, Bilal, Common, Lalah Hathaway); Miranda Cuckson and Blair McMillen’s new recording of Béla Bartók’s “Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano”; and accordionist William Schimmel’s original piece inspired by Arnold Schoenberg.

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

Death Valley Radio Program 889

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 889 features songs about the sea (Sam Beam and Jesca Hoop, Andrew Bird with Blake Mills, Jane Antonia Cornish and Decoda, June Tabor); Sturgill Simpson’s new cover of Nirvana’s “In Bloom”; old-school electronics (Ash Koosha, Shugo Tokumaru, Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Phillip Bimstein, Jon Brion); actor Maxine Peake reading a short piece by playwright Chloë Moss over music by guitarist Ben Monder; and Frédéric Chopin’s “Marche Funèbre (Funeral March)” quoted by Leyla McCalla with Marc Ribot, Fanfare Ciocărlia with Rom Bengale, Dr. John and Jason Moran’s Bandwagon.

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

Death Valley Radio Program 888

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 888 features Merle Haggard, who died on April 6 at age 79; Woody Guthrie’s best Donald Trump impersonation; Ira Louvin’s apocalyptic warnings by way of Buddy Miller and Uncle Tupelo; Bill Frisell’s new arrangement of the main theme from Elmer Bernstein’s score to the film adaptation of Harper Lee’s 1960 novel To Kill a Mockingbird; some virtuosic whistling from Andrew Bird and Clem Snide; David Lang’s sensual adaptation of the Old Testament’s Song of Songs; cellist Maya Beiser’s rendition of a piece written by Brazilian percussionist Naná Vasconcelos, who died on March 9 at age 71; and new music from the Welsh sextet 9Bach, Leyla McCalla, Sam Beam and Jesca Hoop, Lucinda Williams, and film composer Hanan Townshend.

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

Death Valley Radio Program 887

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 887 features electronic pop (Vampire Weekend, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Juana Molina, Ry Cooder with Juliette Commagere); Wadada Leo Smith and John Lindberg’s tribute to AEC bassist Malachi Favors; music from Vijay Iyer and Wadada Leo Smith’s new seven-part suite inspired by the paintings and writings of Indian modern artist Nasreen Mohamedi; a double quartet led by composer, bassist and cellist Henning Sieverts; and new music from M. Ward, Andrew Bird, the Canadian electric-guitar quartet Instruments of Happiness, the Haitian ensemble Lakou Mizik, and Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil recorded live in concert.

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

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 deathvalleyradio.org.