April 26 – Show likely to include selections from new albums by Jerry Lawson, Jimmy LaFave, Nellie McKay and others with songs about cars, Memphis, trains and…
May 3 – Pete Labriola- Guest Host
May 10 – Frank Todd – Guest Host
May 17 – John Weingart
May 24 – John Weingart
I thought I didn’t have any particular ideas for tonight’s show but, having just packed up the bag of 60 LPs and boxes of 120 CDs, it looks like it might be pretty good. I hope you can listen with me.
Eric Brace & Peter Cooper this Saturday, April 4th, at the Prallsville Mill at 8:00 pm. Tickets available in advance or at the door. $35 with special price of $20 for people under 26.
Music You Can’t Hear On The Radio with John Weingart on Sunday from 7:00-10:00 pm.
RADIO SHOW: March 22 (this Sunday) – Host John Weingart with guest Richard Smith. Richard will discuss his article in the current Bluegrass Unlimited on the banjo and The Quarrymen, the band John Lennon was in before The Beatles.
PRALLSVILLE MILL CONCERTS:
April 4 – Eric Brace & Peter Cooper
April 18- Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur
Tickets now on sale
March 1st – Snow
March 8th – Andy Blue, guest host
March 15th – Pete Labriola, guest host
March 22nd – John Weingart
Concerts with Beppe Gambetta & Rushad Eggleston at the Prallsville Mill will begin at 8:00 pm on Friday and Saturday nights. The snow, we hope, will enhance the experience.
Tickets for both shows can be purchased at the door or bought in advance online.
Neither snow nor sleet promise enjoyable drives to and from Princeton so the powers that be WPRB will be filling the airwaves this evening instead of me.
Beppe Gambetta was to be one of my guests. Instead of hearing him tonight, why not order tickets now for one of his concerts this Friday and Saturday at the Prallsville Mill in Stockton, NJ. You can buy them right here on this website.
My other guest planned for this evening, Richard Smith, will appear instead on March 22nd (probably).
TONIGHT – CDs & LPs
Tonight’s show should be fun with songs about cold and snow and by Pete Seeger, Leadbelly, Mississippi John Hurt as well as Tom Paxton, Michael Jerome Browne, Bill Hearn, Railroad Earth, The Nields…
Then next Sunday, March 1st, we’ll have two guests:
MARCH 1st – RICHARD SMITH
“The most famous band in history — The Beatles — grew directly out of The Quarrymen, the group that John Lennon started as a teenager. On the March 1st show, journalist/music historian Richard D. Smith will discuss his new article “A Beatles Banjo? Rod Davis Played a Five String in John Lennon’s First Band” from the March 2015 Bluegrass Unlimited magazine. Record selections will help tell the true story of how the banjo plus the sound of “skiffle” (the British equivalent of jug band music) directly influenced Lennon.”
The most famous Italian flatpicker performing in New Jersey — Beppe Gambetta — will talk about his concerts coming up March 6th and 7th with master cellist Rushad Eggleston at the Prallsville Mill in Stockton, NJ
Though I like Brian Williams and hope he emerges well from the current moment, I will probably start tonight with a song about a TV anchorman. Also thinking about some of the songs Bob Dylan mentioned in his speech last week accepting the MusicCares Award, new albums from Bill Hearne, The Nields, The Burns Sisters, Martin, Sexton, The Gibson Brother and Robert Earl Keen, 2 songs about 99 months of pregnancy and music by and about Pete Seeger, Paul Simon and others. I hope you can join me from 7:00-10:00 pm tonight on WPRB or, if not, before the show starts go to DAR.FM to record it a sort-of podcast.
This Sunday’s show will be hosted by musician and guest DJ Andy Blue.