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written by members of WTJU Charlottesville's folk department with stuff maybe of interest to listeners to the station. This blog is not an official WTJU or UVA website. Want to leave a message about any of our programs (or us in general) that we can broadcast over the air? Call 434-218-3655, and leave a voice mail.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Central Virginia House Concerts

Upcoming Local House Concerts

Jason Burke, James Harris Moore, David Tewsksbury at Dowtown House Concerts (Charlottesville)
Friday, May 2, 2014, 7-9:30 pm (Doors open at 6 pm)
For additional information: houseconcerts434@gmail.com

Ronstadt Generations at Downtown House Concerts (Charlottesville)
Friday, June 27, 2014, 7-9:30 pm (doors open at 6 pm)

For additional information: houseconcerts434@gmail.com

Rita Hosking at Village House Concerts in Palmyra, VA
Sunday, May 4, 2014, 3-5:30 pm (Doors open at 2 pm)
For additional information: pk24paws@gmail.com
Note: Rita will first stop by WTJU that afternoon at 12.

The Mostly Mountain Boys at BeARcade Music Productions (Harrisonburg)
(Paul Brown, Terri McMurray and John Schwab)
 Saturday, May 24, 2014, Workshops and Concert
For additional information: BeARcade Music

Have any house concerts to share?  Let us know at wtjufolk@gmail.com

Submitted by WTJU Folk

Monday, June 24, 2013

Aoife O'Donovan Chats (and plays) about Fossils on Folk & Beyond

Aoife O'Donovan (Crooked Still) stopped by WTJU in May to chat about her debut solo release, Fossils, available on Yep Rop Records June 11.  The interview first aired on Folk & Beyond June 13, and is now available at the WTJU Folk Podcast page.

Aoife also performed three tunes off the album while she was at the station.  Visit  the WTJU YouTube page to see them.

  Submitted by Peter Jones, WTJU Folk

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Freyda Epstein's Final Recordings

Join us Thursday, March 14, from 5-6 pm (est), as Folk & Beyond debuts the last three known recordings by Freyda Epstein, who tragically died almost a decade ago. Art Wheeler unearthed these pieces, upon which he also performs, and will join host Peter Jones to discuss these works never before released. They will also listen to some of Freyda's performances at the legendary Prism Coffeehouse dating back to the early nineties.

Submitted by Peter Jones, WTJU Folk

Monday, July 16, 2012

WTJU's New Schedule Rolls Out July 16, 2012

WTJU's new schedule rolls out Sunday, July 16, 2012, and WTJU Folk will now be on seven days a week!  Our world and specialty programming will air at 12 pm each day, with three of our current programs moving.  The Electic Woman Show will now air on Tuesdays at 12 pm.  Reggae Vibrations will move to Saturdays at noon. World Turning will move to Fridays at noon, making room for Sunshine Daydream to move to Saturdays at 6 pm.  And we have a new world program on Thursdays called Deepest South.

Folk & Roots programming will now air from 4-6 pm Monday through Saturday.  We have a couple of new shows, starting with Back Up and Push on Monday.  On Tuesday comes Around This Town.  The Cosmic American Jamboree moves to Wednesday, while Folk& Beyond and Sunset Road will each move an hour earlier from their current spots on Thursday and Friday respectively.

Any questions?  Send us an e-mail, or leave us a message at 434-218-FOLK (3655).  And as always, thanks for listening to WTJU!

Posted by Peter Jones, WTJU Folk

Sunday, March 18, 2012

BRIMS on Atlantic Weekly pt2 3/17/12

Students from the Blue Ridge Irish Music School visited Atlantic Weekly on WTJU on St Patrick's Day to plug their annual fundraiser later that day at C'ville Coffee.

Monday, March 12, 2012

James Leva on Walk Right In

Old Time musician James Leva stopped by Walk Right In for some tunes and conversation about his good friend Mike Seeger.  James will be part of a Virginia Festival of the Book program honoring Mike on March 21, 2012 at the Haven in Charlottesville, Virginia. Hosting the March 21 program will be the Virginia Folklife Program. Here are a coupla videos from that visit: 

You can also listen to the entire two hour program at our Podcast page.  Below are the first two half hour segments.  We will post the second hour as it becomes available.

Posted by Pete Marshall, WTJU Folk

Hard Road Trio featuring Steve Smith on Sunset Road 3/2/12

The Hard Road Trio, with ace mandolinist Steve Smith, made an appearance on Sunset Road on March 2nd. Here are some videos from that visit..enjoy! :

Submitted by Pete Marshall, WTJU Folk