Emily celebrates J.J. Cale's birthday with two cuts from his "Naturally" album, along with music by Rob Boyle, k.d. lang, Ellis Paul, Greg Brown, Tom Paxton, and a couple of fun klezmer/bluegrass hybrid tunes by Sandy Weltman.
Emily offers a show for the Thanksgiving holiday, with songs expressing thanks and making merry by Mary Chapin Carpenter, the Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Shawn Colvin, the Youngbloods, Mark O'Connor... and 300 turkeys.
Emily plays cuts from numerous iconic artists of the '60s and '70s: Cat Stevens, The Mamas and the Papas, James Taylor, and CSNY. Also: Emmylou Harris, Joni Mitchell, Leo Kottke, Willis Alan Ramsey and Springfield's Big Smith.
Emily plays music for Labor Day by members of the Seeger family (Mike, Pete and Peggy); Bob Dylan; Chris Smither; Tommy Emmanuel; one half of Joe and Eddie; Doc Watson; John Lowell & Ben Winship; the Augusta Bottoms Consort; and the Gallier Brothers.
Emily presents several classics by Crosby, Stills & Nash; Jefferson Airplane; and CCR. Also, two tracks from the Eagles' reunion album "Hell Freezes Over;" and tracks by Bob Dylan's son Jakob and his band the Wallflowers. And Mark O'Connor and Mark Knopfler play with some of their musical heroes.
This week, Emily features Ryan Shupe, Eliza Gilkyson, Ben Harper, Tuck & Patti, early Elton John (from "Tumbleweed Connection"), Alison Krauss joining up with Robert Plant, and young Irish musician Terry McGuinness.
Emily interviews Sara Watkins, and we hear a couple of cuts from her new solo CD and something she recorded a decade ago as a member of Nickel Creek. Also: cuts from Jimmy Webb's new CD "Just Across the River."
This week, Emily plays an interview she conducted a few weeks back with Dar Williams, who played the Gillioz in Springfield earlier this month--and we hear several songs by Dar. Also, a couple of cuts from local band Brother Wiley, and tracks from Buddy Mondlock, Hillary Scott, and Julie Sutton, who appeared on KSMU's "Studio Live Performance" a few days ago.
Emily goes in two directions tonight... first, since it's summer, summertime songs. And, since July 11 is "7/11", songs about luck. Artists include Gordon Lightfoot, Kate Wolf, Alison Kraus, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Robin & Linda Williams.
Emily's Fourth of July show deal with the heritage and beauty of this country, with selections by Don Conoscenti, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Seeger, Simon and Garfunkel, Dar Williams, Sara Watkins, Steve Canaday, and Burning Sky.
Keith Summers returns to "Mulberry Tree" to guest host for Emily this week, with some very early Neil Young, as well as tracks by Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Bonnie Raitt, John Prine, Kris Kristofferson, and Nanci Griffith among others.