This show was dedicated to the influence of coal mining on Appalachian music.
Today we listened to a bunch of old time records and celebrated the 99th birthday of Woody Guthrie.
Moonshinin' for America!
Country gospel started the show, and later we heard a long set of live recordings.
Happy 97th birthday to the late great Lester Flatt!
Part of today's show focused on hard times and protest tunes with origins in the Depression era or before.
Our guest today was Eli Smith of the Dust Busters, organizer of the Brooklyn Folk Festival. Check it out June 10th-12th!
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