Emily celebrates the legacy of the late Levon Helm, in conversations with various musicians including her brother, songwriter/musician John Higgins, and various former and current members of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils.
Legendary folk-rock singer/songwriter Melanie performs at the Aud in Eureka Springs on July 12, and Emily interviewed her by phone about that performance. We'll hear music from Melanie's new CD, as well as summertime songs by the Wailin' Jennys and Townes van Zandt.
Emily salutes the 4th of July with music by Crosby and Nash, Pete Seeger, Simon and Garfunkel, Robert Earl Keen and more. And she has a talk with musicians David Wilson, Jerry Williams and Ken Baldwin about their CD "Hardtack and Saddlesores," a collection of mostly original songs about the Civil War.
For Father's Day, Emily features fathers and sons Bob and Jakob Dylan, Jim and AJ Croce, John and Jamie Hartford, and Leon and Eric Bibb. Also, classics from Crosby Stills & Nash, Judy Collins, Cat Stevens, Linda Ronstadt and more.
This week Emily pays tribute to the late Keith Summers, who guest-hosted/co-hosted this show several times, by recreating Keith's playlist from the June 20, 2010 show. Artists include Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, Emmylou Harris and John Prine.
Much of tonight's show was picked in honor of Emily's son Jake, celebrating his birthday this week. Artists include John Lennon, Joni Mitchell, Tommy Emmanuel, Arlo Guthrie, Doc & Merle Watson, and Sara Watkins.
It's a full-moon night, so Emily has programmed songs about the moon from the Northwoods, Jane Gillman, and Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova from the soundtrack of the film "Once." Also: local band Blackberry Winter; Lyle Lovett; and Trout Fishing in America.
Cover versions of famous songs this week, with Willie Nelson ("Stardust"), Jose Feliciano ("Light My Fire"), James Taylor ("Something In the Way She Moves"), and John Gorka ("Just Like a Woman). Also: Kris Kristofferson does his "Sunday Morning Coming Down" with Steve Earle.
This week Emily features Emmylou Harris, tracks from "The McGarrigle Hour," John Gorka, Judy Collins, Cindy Kallett, local musicians David Wilson & Randle Chowning, and the duo of John Akerman and Richard Rutherford.
After a very warm week Emily anticipates the (official) arrival of spring with songs related to sunshine, flowers, birds etc. by Mary Chapin Carpenter, the Youngbloods, James Taylor, John Hartford, Ira Edelman, the Wailin' Jennys, and more.
This week, tracks by the Court Yard Hounds (ex-Dixie Chicks Emily Robison and Martie Maguire); Show of Hands; Mark Knopfler in duets with Emmylou Harris and Chet Atkins; Steve Winwood, both with and without his band Traffic; and two vastly different takes on Leonard Cohen's classic song "Hallelujah."
This week Emily features cellist Yo-Yo Ma from his "Songs of Joy and Peace," and performing with Edgar Meyer. Also: the McGarrigle sisters and guests, Privates by Choice, John Gorka, Joni Mitchell, and more.