Demon Alcohol

Demon Alcohol
Demon Alcohol

We’ve got ‘songs of the sauce’, so to speak. Our show will feature a century of America’s music with stories of moonshine, rye whiskey, bubbles in the beer, bartenders, and hangovers going as far back as 1928. But we’ve also got a Bob Wills tribute piece from a new Asleep at the Wheel release, indie rockabilly from new Austinians Tammy Lynn & Myles High, R&B truckers The Harlem Hamfats, and local favorite David Luning. Join Dave Stroud for another two hours of a century of America’s Music on KWTF, member-supported community radio for Bodega Bay and all of Sonoma County.

A Dime Looks Like a Wagon Wheel

Deeper Roots on KOWS
Deeper Roots on KOWS

“A Dime Looks Like a Wagon Wheel”….a phrase that was used to indicate how fortunate you felt when just a little seemed so big when you had so little to start with. Old timey music, some sweet R&B from Sam Cooke, country styles from Johnny Cash and Hank Thompson, folk and blues from Dave Van Ronk, Woody Guthrie, and Peter Rowan….and newer sounds from The Far West, Steep Canyon Rangers, and Howell Devine. Two hours of Deeper Roots looks like that same wagon wheel…it goes by fast and we’ll have the very best of American roots music from the past century Saturday morning at 9am on KOWS.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Hardrock Gunter Boogie Woogie On A Saturday Night Boogie Man Boogie Amazon
3Rosanne Cash Big River Right or Wrong Amazon
4Johnny Cash Big River Get Rhythm [Sun] Amazon
5Bill Monroe Big River Bluegrass 1959-1969 [Disc 1] Amazon
6The Nashville Bluegrass Band The Johnson Boys American Beauty Amazon
7Don Reno/Red Smiley A Dime Looks Loke a Wagon Wheel Together Again Amazon
8Steep Canyon Rangers Good Old Country Baptizing Mr. Taylor's New Home Amazon
9Bobby Hicks & Del McCoury We're Steppin' Out Tonight Bluegrass Number 1's: A Collection of Chart-Topping Songs Amazon
10Willie Nelson Texas on a Saturday Night Revolutions of Time: The Journey 1975-1993 Disc 2 Amazon
11Red Foley Tennessee Saturday Night Hillbilly Fever [Disc 2] Amazon
12Ella Mae Morse Tennessee Saturday Night The Morse Code [Disc 2] Amazon
13Frank Sinatra Saturday Night (Is The Loneliest Night In The Week) Swing And Dance With Frank Sinatra Amazon
14Sam Cooke Another Saturday Night Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964 Amazon
15Junior Brown Long Walk Back to San Antone Long Walk Back Amazon
16The Green River Boys feat. Glen Campbell Poor Boy Looking for a Home James Burton – The Early Years 1957-1969 Amazon
17Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys New Green Light, The Vintage Collections Amazon
18Roy Rogers I Can't Go on This Way 1942-1947 (Warped 4561) Amazon
19The Far West Maricopa City Lights The Far West Amazon
20Bo Diddley I'm Looking For A Woman His Best: The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection Amazon
21Markus James Diddley Bow and Buckets Head For The Hills Amazon
22Howell Devine Devil Got My Woman Delta Grooves Amazon
23Skip James Devil Got My Woman Ghost World Amazon
24Rory Block Devil Got My Man Gone Woman Blues: The Country Blues Collection Amazon
25Bonnie Raitt Danger Heartbreak Dead Ahead Bonnie Raitt Amazon
26Peter Rowan Dust Bowl Children Dust Bowl Children Amazon
27Woody Guthrie Blowing Down That Old Dusty Road (Going Down the Road Feelin' Bad) Dust Bowl Ballads [Rounder] Amazon
28Ramblin' Jack Elliott Hard Travellin' Dust Bowl Blues Essential American Folk Amazon
29The Reverend Gary Davis You Got to Move At Newport Amazon
30Markus James Goin' Down South Head For The Hills Amazon
31Louis Jordan No Sale Jivin' With Jordan Amazon
32Benny Goodman He Ain't Got Rhythm Sing, Sing, Sing Amazon
33Johnny Hamp Orchestra Ooh! Hoo! Yoo-Hoo! Johnny Hamp at Archive Amazon

Country Gospel

Country Gospel
Country Gospel

We’ve got a show jam-packed with gospel sounds set against a backdrop of fiery fields, unclouded days, and great speckled birds. Join us on our regular two hour Friday night show on KWTF as we take a trip down the country gospel highway, celebrating a style of music that was mostly inspired by the memories of ‘back home’ and the church, where a lot of our performers were first introduced to music. We’ll share that old time religion in spiritual and song from deep in the heartland. We open with some of the classic old time gospel sounds of The Carter Family and J. E. Mainer’s Mountaineer then go flying down heaven’s railway on the Gospel Cannonball while Johnny Cash, The Louvin Brothers, T. Texas Tyler, Hank Williams, and Kitty Wells will be preaching on that old country gospel stage alongside bluegrass gospel favorites from mid-century.And we’ll also hear a couple of new tracks from Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives.

Deeper Roots on KOWS – April 11, 2015

Aimee Semple McPherson
Aimee Semple McPherson

Second Saturday on KOWS…that means a vintage blend of Deeper Roots. Our show opens with some contemporary bluegrass and gets right down to business with some country gospel and blues with an opening admonition from Sister Aimee Semple McPherson punctuated with songs of drinking and old time religion. From there we move on to the jazz sounds of Fats Waller and a run of mid-to-late century country featuring Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, and the sass of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. It’s another beautiful spring morning in the small West Sonoma County hamlet of Occidental…nestled in the woods along the Bohemian Highway and celebrated from the studios of KOWS Community Radio.

Cajun Zydeco and Creole

Cajun, Zydeco, and Creole
Cajun, Zydeco, and Creole

From the French Quarter back to Congo Square…this episode celebrates a mix of sounds all thrown into a stew that’s been simmering and feeding the soul of the gulf for hundreds of years. Acadian songs, the word Acadian is derived from the French Canadian, were long ballads originating in France and they generally spoke of hard living. Mix that with the Native American and Scots-Irish jigs and reels, and lay it all out in Lousiana where even more influence could be absorbed from the Carribean/Cuban/Haitian populace and there  you have it. We’ll share the early century ‘ancestral’ sounds of Blind Uncle Gaspard and Leo Soileau as well as the music of Queen Ida and Beau Jocque. It promises to be uplifting, wild, and your foot will be tapping…

Songs About Jail

Songs About Jail
Songs About Jail

It’s theme time once again on Deeper Roots. We’ve got songs that explore the topic of jails, prisons, work farms, and the incarcerated. There we find the overnighters, the vagabonds, the jealous lovers, the desperate thieves, and the stories of ladies and gentlemen on both sides of the bars. There will be old-timey cowboy classics from Vernon Dalhart and Carl T. Sprague, modern covers by David Johansen and The Byrds,  blues from Lightnin’ Hopkins and Blind Boy Fuller, and a whole lot more. Join us for the stories of the songs and performers this week on Deeper Roots.