WSCP 21 Celebrating the "Front Porch" World of Roots Music

Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

 

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00:00:00 - Show Introduction 00:01:08 - Performance: "Song Farmer Blues" (Michael Johnathon)

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Segment Synopsis: Michael Johnathon performs "Song Farmer Blues."

Keywords: Michael Johnathon (artist); Song Farmer Blues (song)

Subjects: folk music

00:04:15 - Welcome/Artist Introduction

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Segment Synopsis: Johnathon introduces the theme of the show as a celebration of roots music and features a clip from Robert Johnson

Keywords: Blues Foundation; Crossroads (song); Folk Alliance (organization); IBMM; International Bluegrass Music Association; Robert Johnson (artist)

Subjects: folk music

00:05:35 - Interview 1: Barbara Newman and Bob Margolin (Blues Foundation)

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Segment Synopsis: Newman, the CEO and President of the Blues Foundation, discusses the Blues Foundation, the Blues Hall of Fame in Memphis, Tennessee, their mission, as well as their work with youth and education. Margolin discusses interacting with youth and playing the blues.

Keywords: Blues (Music); Memphis (Tn.)

Subjects: blues; music education


GPS: Blues Hall of Fame
Map Coordinates: 35.1348671,-90.058984
00:08:10 - Performance: "Simple Things" (David Julia and Bob Margolin)

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Keywords: Blues (Music); Bob Margolin (artist); David Julia (artist); David Julia (composer); Simple Things (song)

Subjects: blues; electric guitars

00:11:52 - Interview 2: David Julia and Barbara Newman (Blues Foundation)

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Segment Synopsis: Julia discusses first playing the guitar at six years old. He began playing music when he was a 3-year old playing drums in the family band. Newman talks about the "Generation Blues" scholarships which provide money to youth to attend summer camps and workshops to study the blues, as well as the International Blues Challenge which runs a program called "Youth Showcase" where youth can perform on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee.

Keywords: Blues Foundation; International Blues Challenge; Scholarships

Subjects: blues; music education

00:13:48 - Interview 3: Paul Schiminger and Deanie Richardson (International Bluegrass Music Association)

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Segment Synopsis: Johnathon transitions the focus to Bluegrass music and interviews Paul Schiminger, executive director of the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA). Schiminger talks about the history of the founding of the IBMA and how the professional organization is supporting artists, the youth, and the community ventures, including "World of Bluegrass," in Raleigh, NC. Deanie Richardson talks about the IBMA's youth programs and the impact of these programs on youth and music.

Keywords: Bill Monroe (artist); Bluegrass in the Schools; Bluegrass music; Deanie Richardson; IBMA; International Bluegrass Music Association; Kids on Bluegrass; Paul Schiminger; World of Bluegrass

Subjects: bluegrass; music education

00:20:37 - Performance: "Katie Hill" (Ivy Phillips, Deanie Richardson, Tyler Andell)

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Keywords: Banjo music (Bluegrass); Deanie Richardson (artist); Ivy Phillips (artist); Katie Hill (song); Tyler Andell (artist)

Subjects: bluegrass; fiddle tunes

00:23:11 - Interview 4: Ivy Phillips

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Segment Synopsis: Phillips talks about learning to play the fiddle and the influence of Deanie Richardson.

Keywords: Banjo music (Bluegrass); Deanie Richardson; Fiddle tunes; Ivy Phillips (artist)

Subjects: bluegrass; music education

00:24:49 - Break 00:25:04 - Interview 5: Ron Pen and Parker Hastings (Song Farmers)

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Segment Synopsis: Dr. Ron Pen discusses "Song Farmers," a grass roots organization that is providing a "front porch" for musicians to share their music. Johnathon and Pen discuss Song Farmer chapters around the United States. Discusses how Song Farmers will index the Woodsongs programs in the Woodsongs archive. Parker Hastings, a National Thumbpicking champion, discusses his experience with Song Farmers as well as teaching guitar workshops.

Keywords: Doug Boyd; Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History; Parker Hastings; Ron Pen; Song Farmers; University of Kentucky Libraries; collaboration; folk music

Subjects: folk music; music education

00:32:05 - Performance: "Deep River Blues" (Parker Hastings)

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Keywords: Deep River Blues (song); Doc Watson (composer); Parker Hastings (artist); Thumb Picking; Thumbpicking Guitar

Subjects: folk music; guitars

00:35:12 - Interview 6: Aengus Finnan (Folk Alliance International)

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Segment Synopsis: Johnathon reflects on Woodie Guthrie's impact on folk music, and introduces Aengus Finnan, executive director of the Folk Alliance International. Finnan discusses the mission of the Folk Alliance and their support of artists around the world.

Keywords: Aengus Finnan; Folk Alliance International; Folk music; Woodie Guthrie (artist); professional organization

Subjects: folk music

00:41:21 - Woodsongs Kid: Uma and Giri Peters (Interview and Performance) "How to Help the World"

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Segment Synopsis: The Woodsongs Kids Uma and Giri Peters perform "How to Help the World," a song written by Uma.

Keywords: Giri Peters (artist); How to Help the World (song); Uma Peters (artist); Uma Peters (composer); banjo; mandolin

Subjects: folk music

00:45:38 - Performance: "I Shall Prevail" (Bob Margolin and David Julia)

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Keywords: Blues (Music); Bob Margolin (artist); David Julia (artist); I Shall Prevail (song)

Subjects: blues

00:50:28 - Coda: Michael Johnathon

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Segment Synopsis: Johnathon thanks the presenters. Johnathon ends the program reflecting on the importance of music and community.

00:52:42 - Closing Credits / From the Woodsongs Archive "