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Friday, September 18 @9am on KOWS
Broken Hearts for Sale
It’s theme time once more. We’ve got songs about the broken hearts, tears, and childhood souvenirs…but mostly broken hearts. Lost love, faded love, and remembering old love letters from the book of broken hearts featuring country, soul, and rhythm, all from the past century. Join in for some classic country from Don Williams and Billy Walker, brassy vocals from Peggy Lee and Billie Holiday, late movie Elvis, and a couple of rockabilly legends named Sonny Burgess and Warren Smith. And don’t miss out on Mary Wells, Jimmy Ruffin, Tom Petty, and The Louvin Brothers this week. It’s all there…a common theme in songwriting for being relatable, illustrative, and purposeful in its singular stories of love and loss. Tune into Sonoma County Community Radio with your host Dave Stroud this Friday morning at 9 Pacific.
Friday, September 18 @9pm on KRJF
Shelter In Place
Six months later…’nuff said, right? Deeper Roots finally gets around to the theme of pandemic protection by staying at home until things stabilize. We were all put out when it looked like six weeks and here we are talking months, not weeks. Patience and commitment. Something we have to work on. But we’ve got music to comfort us. Our heritage is rich with an incredible catalog of works; from country classics to the raw country blues, soul from Motor City and the Eastern Seaboard, jazz from New Orleans and KC, and everything in between. Just look (or listen) back. This week’s Deeper Roots features songs about keeping safe in shelter with fresh sounds from the digital bins. Warren Zevon, Jim Reeves, Wynonie Harris, The Alphabetical Four, Kitty Wells, and Buddy Miller will be featured. No need to put on your helmets (or tin foil hats) or to duck and cover. But you might want to get out the vote!
Saturday, September 19 @9am on KOWS
Miles and Miles of Texas
Free Form Saturday finds us filling the airwaves with soul, border music, a dose of gospel, blues, and so much more. Join Dave Stroud this week on Deeper Roots as he brings you the stories and the sounds from the past century. As we go into our sixth month of pandemic isolation, we reflect on those lost and those suffering knowing full well that this virus could have been shunted by responsible adults. But we’re confronted with complete and utter idiocy at the highest (and lowest) locales: those who politicize and those pouty little man- and woman-babies who refuse to wear masks. We’ll look past this for two hours as we share soul sounds from James Carr and Bobby Womack, folk-rock anthems from Bob Dylan and John Sebastian, as well as good news gospel from Marion Williams and Sam Cooke. We’ll also go with a tribute to Texas where the suffering is reaching heights unimagined only a few months ago as they continue to suffer from failed leadership. Tune in on Fridays at 9 Pacific.
Thursday, September 24 @Midnite on KOWS
From the Brill Building to the Delta; from Bakersfield to Woodstock; from Tulsa to Deep Elem. Music on a midnight Thursday morning from the deeper wells, all presented to you in the form of covers: some new, some vintage, some traditional. We’ll pair up Tom Waits and Blind Willie Johnson, The Band and JJ Cale, Connee Boswell and VV Brown, and there will also be plenty to cover going back to Gus Cannon, Bradley Kincaid, and The Carter Family. It’s our welcome mat to autumn here on Sonoma County Community Radio.
Thursday, September 24 @9am on KOWS
This pandemic has put a burden on everyone and performers are certainly no exception. There are those that make their living writing songs and traveling across the world performing them and that tap went dry last March. Artists here in Sonoma County are no different. In addition to new tracks from Stephie James and Otis Gibbs this week on Blue Moon, we’ll be featuring the sounds of Sonoma County. Tune in for ex-pat David Thom, Old Jawbone, Doug Jane, Brendan Smith, and Adam Traum…to name just a few. And we’ll also be featuring a brand new track from Moss Henry as he opens our show with a song for this treacherous road we’ve been on for the past four years. The September fires are smoldering as we hold our breath for October and November. Tune in this week here on KOWS Community Radio, 92.5 FM or streaming to the world at kowsfm.com/listen.
Friday, September 25 @9am on KOWS
Mr. Songwriter – Harlan Howard
We’ll be honoring the songwriter prowess of Harlan Howard this week on Deeper Roots. A country songwriter and performer whose career spanned six decades and wrote some of the classic songs of the Golden Age, turning formula into phrasing and stories of true life as he saw it. After a few minor successes, his song Pick Me Up on Your Way Down became a No. 2 hit for Charlie Walker in 1958 and Heartaches by the Number for Ray Price the following year, put his name at the forefront of songwriting talent of the time. His songs were performed by everyone from Candi Staton to The Kingston Trio and Johnny Cash and Ray Charles. This week’s show will feature songs written by Harlan Howard and we’ll get to hear him perform many of his own. He coined the oft-quoted phrase “Three chords and the truth”. Tune in for the festivities.
Friday, September 25 @9pm on KRJF
Broken Hearts For Sale
It’s theme time once more. We’ve got songs about the broken hearts, tears, and childhood souvenirs…but mostly broken hearts. Lost love, faded love, and remembering old love letters from the book of broken hearts featuring country, soul, and rhythm, all from the past century. Join in for some classic country from Don Williams and Billy Walker, brassy vocals from Peggy Lee and Billie Holiday, late movie Elvis, and a couple of rockabilly legends named Sonny Burgess and Warren Smith. And don’t miss out on Mary Wells, Jimmy Ruffin, Tom Petty, and The Louvin Brothers this week. It’s all there…a common theme in songwriting for being relatable, illustrative, and purposeful in its singular stories of love and loss. Tune into KRJF 92.3 FM, Sonoma County Community Radio with your host Dave Stroud this Friday evening at 9 Pacific.