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Songs of Dan Penn
Songs of Dan Penn

Friday, December 4 @9am on KOWS
The Songs of Dan Penn
With a new album just released, Dan Penn reminds everyone that there are few songwriters, and only one living, that have influenced (if not defined) the Memphis soul sound as he has. At 78, Dan Penn’s legacy is already sealed with songs that are enduring:  “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man”, “Dark End of the Street”, “Cry Like a Baby”, and so many more. Our show this Friday had to carefully curate tracks from Irma Thomas, Percy Sledge, Solomon Burke, Arthur Alexander, and a couple dozen more to pay proper tribute. As a musician and songwriter, this Muscle Shoals legend deserves a spot in the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame and, while never considered a performer, his catalog includes three solo studio albums, one from 1973, another from 1994, and this year’s Living On Mercy. You’ll hear tracks from these and so much more in this morning’s episode of Deeper Roots.

Change Is Gonna Come
Change Is Gonna Come

Friday, December 4 @9pm on KRJF
Change is Gonna Come

Positive vibes and sweet sounds in another eclectic free form show on Deeper Roots. Dave Stroud will take the opportunity on this week’s Black Friday to share some golden sounds, some classics and others that you may not know. They’re the sounds from the deeper wells and the dusty digital archives of the past century. You’ll hear some Gary US Bonds’ best known and obscure tracks, gospel delicacies from The Gospel Tones and The Zion Travelers, new sounds and classic early tracks from Dion, and so, so much more in the show today as we give thanks for the decomposition of the torch bearers of racism and white supremacy that occupy the highest seats in the land. Change is gonna come and none too soon.

Country Leftovers
Country Leftovers

Saturday, December 5 @9am on KOWS
Country Leftovers
Turkey leftovers? Nope. Country leftovers. “…and I fell asleep with a troubled dream and dreamed I road on the hellbound train.” That’s just one line from one track from our Friday morning Deeper Roots show which was first broadcast on November 29, 2019, focusing on some country songs ‘from the edge’. An eclectic blend of sometimes morose and other times kitschy stories of mid-century country singers looking for the next “Big Bad John” with stories of engine mishaps, disturbances of mind and relationships, and the general consensus of lyrical country that ‘the world is a monster’. Hillbillies, rabble rousers, and would-be crooners give us those tormented testimonies of country music. Join Dave Stroud for a very unusual collection of sounds from the archives of the fifties and sixties, when country blossomed; the songs he’s going to feature had a hard time cracking the Top 100 because the stories told are ‘out there’, even for country music.

Moon Baby
Moon Baby

Thursday, December 10 @Midnite on KOWS
Moon Baby

A laid back midnight romp in store as we celebrate a century of America’s music with classics from every corner. Dave Stroud hosts with a potpourri of doo wop, gospel, rock, R&B, soul, and country wrapped up just for Deeper Roots listeners out there. We’ll be hearing from Johnny Cash, The Ravens, Mike Farris, (more than one) Bo Diddley, and The Neville Brothers as we watch the trees their final leaves here under Sonoma County December skies. Tune in for the very best, including The Living Sisters and The Andrews Sisters, side by side, this one time. Only on Community Radio because all other $$$ stations fail to play with heart. This show debuted on KOWS on September 13, 2019…a less terrifying time.

Thursday, December 10 @9am on KOWS
Episode 282
Americana music on a Thursday morning has been the order of the day for the past five years here on KOWS. Each morning from 5 to 7 Pacific, you’re introduced to the latest releases with some vintage sounds thrown in; and Thursday brings the fully curated playlists to share. This week is no different as we hear new tracks from Lafavorites, PJ O’Connor, Dan Penn, and Steve Earle. We’ll also feature new tracks from Jeff Tweedy and fill out the vintage theme with the music of Jeff Tweedy including some Wilco, Billy Bragg, Golden Smog, Uncle Tupelo and more,  We’re bracing for the worst of 2020 with Christmas right around the corner. Our front line health care workers deserve more than we offer them and let’s throw out a huge thank you to the universe for their commitment and empathy. This has been a year for the ages and there can only be hope around the bend.  Thanks for listening.

Songs of Dan Penn
Songs of Dan Penn

Friday, December 11 @9pm on KRJF
The Songs of Dan Penn
With a new album just released, Dan Penn reminds everyone that there are few songwriters, and only one living, that have influenced (if not defined) the Memphis soul sound as he has. At 78, Dan Penn’s legacy is already sealed with songs that are enduring:  “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man”, “Dark End of the Street”, “Cry Like a Baby”, and so many more. Our show this Friday had to carefully curate tracks from Irma Thomas, Percy Sledge, Solomon Burke, Arthur Alexander, and a couple dozen more to pay proper tribute. As a musician and songwriter, this Muscle Shoals legend deserves a spot in the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame and, while never considered a performer, his catalog includes three solo studio albums, one from 1973, another from 1994, and this year’s Living On Mercy. You’ll hear tracks from these and so much more in this morning’s episode of Deeper Roots.

A Century of America's Music