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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Special Event May 7th 2011

As a kick off event for the WTJU Spring Fundraiser, there will be a Virginia premiere of the documentary movie Sounds Like A Revolution at Random Row Bookstore on Main Street in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday May 7th at 8pm (doors open at 7:30pm). Admission is $5
Sounds Like a Revolution is a feature documentary about a whole new generation of activist musicians who are living proof that music is an important and powerful tool in the ongoing struggle for social change. 

Check out these videos which talk about the movie:

Sounds Like A Revolution: Part One from NOW Magazine on Vimeo.

Sounds Like A Revolution: Part Two from NOW Magazine on Vimeo.

Sounds Like A Revolution: Part Three from NOW Magazine on Vimeo.

"...The film is educational, entertaining, and full of moments that will leave music fans in awe (hearing Crosby talk about sitting beside Neil Young as he wrote "Ohio", his song about the shootings at Kent State on May 4, 1970, is so powerful that it gave me goosebumps)."
Brian McKechnie, CityNews.ca

Posted by Pete Marshall

WTJU's 2011 Folk Marathon Fundraiser is coming!

splashTune in and pledge to the WTJU Folk Marathon fundraiser coming up Monday May 9th through Sunday May 15th. The schedule can be found here ... loads of really great special programming put together by WTJU Djs for your listening pleasure, and all to raise money for our favorite radio station.

We recently 'aired' a moment of silence to draw attention to the fact that it is all too easy for college-based radio stations to be sold off by their parent institutions in the guise of realizing short-term financial gain. We have to prove that the way we operate, non-commercially, with DJ- and listener-driven programming is a viable way forward, and the best way to do that is by listeners stepping forward with financial support.

If you can't listen in at the time the shows are aired, you can always listen in on the tape vault, where shows are saved for two weeks, so go ahead and indulge yourself!

Marathon highlights:
Tues May 10th 5-7pm: Freedom Songs
Wed May 11th 9-noon: Solas' 15th anniversary
Fri May 13th 5-7pm: Sunset Road Live Albums Special
Sun May 15th 4-7pm: Hope for Ariang benefit concert featuring Dervish and Lunasa (recorded at the Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville 3/25/11)

...but then, i'm biased as i'm involved in all those shows!

Go ahead and show us some love, and
thank you!

Pete Marshall
Co-host of Sunset Road, fridays 5-7pm on WTJU

Sunset Road Playlist 4/29/11

Preview of some shows i'll be doing on the folk marathon, cuts from` the latest Pierre Bensusan cd, features on upcoming concerts by Mandalele (Lorraine Duisit & friends), The Infamous Stringdusters & love Canon, Crooked Still and more.
  1. "Pete's tune" - Extended play Boys - Extended Play Boys [Beet]
    Theme tune
  2. "Locust In The Willow" - Crooked Still - Some Strange Country [Signature Sounds]
    Crooked Still at Mockingbird, Staunton, this evening.
  3. "You Got The Silver" - Crooked Still - Some Strange Country [Signature Sounds]
    Coupla Rolling Stones covers...
  4. "No Expectations" - The Unwanted - Music From The Atlantic Fringe [Compass]
  5. "All The Same" - The Infamous Stringdusters - The Festy Experience Artist Sampler
    The Infamous Stringdusters Love Canon at the Jefferson Theater Cville, this evening.
  6. "Science" - Love Canon - Love Canon Live On Sunset Road7/30/10
  7. "No More To Leave You Behind" - The Infamous Stringdusters - Fork In The Road [Sugar Hill]
  8. "Tragic Life" - The Infamous Stringdusters - Fork In The Road [Sugar Hill]
  9. "Hold on" - Tim O'Brien - Cornbread nation [Sugar Hill]
    Tim O by request
  10. "Ghost of Tom Joad" - Solas - The Turning Tide [Compass]
    15th anniversary Solas celebration on the folk marathon wed 5/11 from 9-noon here on WTJU!...tune in and pledge.
  11. "Free Man In Paris" - Joni Mitchell - Shadows & Light [Live][Bonus Tracks] [Disc 2] [Warner]
    Live albums special version of Sunset Road on the folk marathon, fri 5/13, from 5-7pm. Tune in, and pledge!!
  12. "Who's gonna build your wall?" - Tom Russell
    Freedom Songs show on the WTJU folk marathon tues 5/10 from 5-7pm. Tune in and pledge!!!
  13. "Cathy Jordan Intro" - Dervish - Hope For Ariang 3/25/2011
    Broadcast of the entire 'Hope for Ariang' Concert from march, with Dervish and Lunasa, on the WTJU folk marathon sun 5/15 from 4-7pm. Tune in and pledge!!!!
  14. "The Coolea Jigs" - Dervish - Hope For Ariang 3/25/2011
  15. "Veilleuse" - Pierre Bensusan - Vividly [DADGAD]
    Latest cd from Mr DADGAD hisself....
  16. "Kiss Landing" - Pierre Bensusan - Vividly [DADGAD]
  17. "Song of delight" - Maeve Gilchrist - Song of delight [Adventure]
    New cd on Mike Marshall's Adventure Music and produced by Darol Anger by Maeve Gilchrist. She will be at Cville Coffee tues may 24th
  18. "Cloud And Cornflower" - Lorraine Duisit - lorraine duisit's Album [Self]
    Lorraine Duisit and Mandalele playing at CFOOT, Cville, tomorrow evening.
  19. "Do Me In" - Lorraine Duisit - lorraine duisit's Album [Self]
  20. "Don't Say" - Lorraine Duisit - lorraine duisit's Album [Self]
  21. "Out On The Western Plains" - The Unwanted - Music From The Atlantic Fringe [Compass]
    Just got this cd & had to share some with y'all. Featuring Cathy Jordan, Seamie O'Dowd and Rick Epping.
  22. "Here's A Health" - Cara Dillon - After The Morning [Compass]
    From an earlier cd by Cara Dillon i just discovered. Enjoy!
  23. "Fleur de Mandegore" - Maeve Gilchrist - Song of delight [Adventure]

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sunset Road Playlist 4/15/11

  1. "Pete's Tune" - Extended Play Boys - Extended Play Boys [Beet]
    Theme Tune
  2. "Sheelin Side" - Colin Farrell - On The Move [Colin Farrell]
    New cd from the Colin Farrell who subbed for Sean Smyth back in March for the 3/25 Jefferson Theater Lunasa/Dervish show
  3. "Chip Of A Star" - Chatham County Line - IV
    Appearing at the Southern, C'ville tonight
  4. "Birmingham Jail" - Chatham County Line - IV
  5. "Meadows of Dan" - Bill Evans` - Plays Banjo [Mighty Fine]
    Playing at Rapunzel's, Lovingston tonight. Gene Mills and Barry Lawson also playing.
  6. "Corey's Slide" - Bill Evans - Plays Banjo [Mighty Fine]
  7. "To Jimmy" - Gene Mills - Waiting for Rain [Heart Pine]
  8. "Fisherman's Island/The Kerry Reel" - Pat Egan & Alex Caton - Fiddle tunes and Ballads [Self]
    Brand new cd from Pat & Alex
  9. "Pink" - Pat Egan & Alex Caton - Fiddle tunes & Ballads [Self]
  10. "The Song Is Ended" - Danny Knicely, Nate Leath, Aimee Curl, Bert Carlson - The Melody Lingers On [Self]
    Bert Carlson appearing tonight with Jennifer Kirkland at Cville Coffee
  11. "I've Got A Right To Sing The Blues" - Danny Knicely, Nate Leath, Aimee Curl, Bert Carlson - The Melody Lingers On [Self]
  12. "Up this hill and down" - Claire Lynch - New Day [Rounder]
    Claire Lynch appearing at Mockingbird, Staunton this evening
  13. "If Wishes were horses" - Claire Lynch - Silver and gold [Rounder]
  14. "I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome Too" - Wayfaring Strangers - Shifting Sands Of Time [Rounder]
    Best Tim O'Brien recorded vocal ever, in this DJ's opinion.
  15. "Working On A Building" - Wayfaring Strangers - Shifting Sands Of Time [Rounder]
    Tracey Bonham on vocals.
  16. "Lady of the Lake" - Eric Merrill - Clifftop - Best of 2005 [WVDCH]
    Live recording from the fiddle competition at the Appalachian String Band Festival.
  17. "If I Lose/The Western Star" - Eric Merrill - The Western Star [Self]
  18. "Hardanger Reels" - Colin Farrell - On The Move [Colin Farrell]
  19. "Soho South" - Colin Farrell - On The Move [Colin Farrell]
  20. "Hip Agus Hop / The Roaring Bar Maid"- Micheal McGoldrick-Fused [Compass] Micheal McGoldrick produced Colin Farrell's cd & was the original flute player for Lunasa
  21. "Vicksburg Stomp" - Hot Tuna - Steady as she goes [Red House]
    Brand new cd from Hot Tuna, their first in 20 years!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Early Bluegrass History on Leftover Biscuits...

Grant Colby

Tune in this Saturday morning, April 9, from 6:30-8:00 when bluegrass historian Grant Colby sits in with Peter on Leftover Biscuits.


Colby, also a fine musician, will pick out almost nothing but "B Sides", and talk about some of the sidemen who backed everyone from Bill Monroe to Flatt & Scruggs, the Stanley Brothers, and Jimmy Martin, to name just a few.

The Grass will never be more Blue than on this Saturday's Leftover Biscuits.

Submitted by Peter Jones