Death Valley Radio Program 874

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 874 features a previously unreleased live recording of Roscoe Holcomb’s “Graveyard Blues”; non-bluegrass banjos from Anaïs Mitchell, Iron & Wine, Habib Koité and Eric Bibb, Harry Manx and Kevin Breit, Cassandra Wilson, Punch Brothers, This Is the Kit and Clorinde; a 1982 collaboration between the Raybeats and Philip Glass; Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Rubik’s perky electronic pop; and some Afro-centric hip-hop from A Tribe Called Quest and the Jungle Brothers with Q-Tip.

Also: new music from Patty Griffin, Kate Campbell, the string quartet ETHEL and Ulysses Owens Jr., John Luther Adams and the JACK Quartet, Mette Henriette and Spiro.

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

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