Studio One

Backtracks is happy to give up its time slot for IPR's Live coverage of the Linn County Blues Society Bluesmore celebration. Join us next week for an all new show!

I have hundreds of compilation records in my collection, each spotlighting a particular facet or era in rock 'n' roll history. It's from those compilations that Backtracks is built this week. We'll hear segments on the A & M, Island, Slash, and Two-Tone Records labels, singer/songwriters of the 70s, British Invasion bands, and soul singers of the 60s in the mix. The entire show is from vinyl LP.

This show originally aired 4/21/12

An all new "leftovers" show including 50s rockabilly from the Imperial label, the entire second hour is leftover listener suggestions from last week's live show, and a leftover segment from Joel & Ed's guest DJ segment on British Pub Rock

A rare summer LIVE show! In addition to LOTS of listener suggestions, we'll hear spotlight segments on 50s rockabilly music from the Capitol label and 60s soul music from the Hi label. Advance requests: bob.dorr@bobdorr.com or call during the program 800-772-2440 ext. 5.

A spotlight segment show made up of previously aired segments. Hour #1 we'll hear from women rockabillies including Rose Maddox and Janis Martin, as well as revisit the 60s Twist dance craze. Hour #2 will be a nationally syndicated special on Janis Joplin and the making of her Pearl album. And hour #3 is all about the 70s/80s Wave & Punk bands.

It's an all new spotlight segment show including rockabilly women of the 50s and New York City folkies of the early 60s. Guest DJs Joel & Ed have an hour of British Pub Rock with all the songs having a connection to Pub Rock icon Nick Lowe and I'll talk to Joe McDonald of Country Joe & The Fish fame during hour #3.

It's triple the fun, twice over! This week's 3-fer edition of Backtracks originally aired 10/15/11 using three songs to spotlight each artist including The Shadows of Knight, Rory Gallagher, Buffalo Springfield, and Al Green.

It's an all vinyl show spotlighting records that I found in the IPR library while trying to find all the listener suggestions during the recent live shows. If obscure music on vinyl is your thing, this is the show for you, including music by Trooper, Barrabas, Redbone, and Ian Lloyd & Stories.

Lots of spotlight segments including records I got at garage sales this spring, lots of leftover listener suggestions from last week's live show, some obscure albums I found in the IPR library while hunting for those listener suggestions and a set of San Francisco Hippie jams from the 60s.

It's the monthly LIVE show! In addition to listener suggestions, we'll have some spotlight segments on women in rockabilly music, one hit wonders of the 60s and some Iowa Rock'n'Roll of the 70s and 80s. Advance listener suggestions: bob.dorr@bobdorr.com or call during the show, 1-800-772-2440 ext. 5.

This week's edition of The Folk Tree includes exclusive IPR live recordings of Gabriel Kahane and the Blackberry Bushes Stringband, plus music by Andrew Calhoun, Heidi Talbot, the Yonder Mountain String Band, and Doc Watson.

This week's edition of The Folk Tree includes exclusive IPR live recordings of Mary McAdams and Crooked Still, plus music by James McCandless, Taj Mahal, and Sara Watkins.

This week's edition of The Folk Tree includes exclusive IPR live recordings of singer-songwriter and keyboard whiz Radoslav Lorkovic and Texas band Milkdrive, plus music by Bonnie Koloc, Leftover Salmon, and Old Blind Dogs.

This week's edition of The Folk Tree includes exclusive IPR live recordings of singer-songwriter Jeffrey Foucault and of Latin American rhythms from Los Llaneros, plus music by Talitha MacKenzie, Paul Geremia, the Greencards, and the Carolina Chocolate Drops.

This week's edition of The Folk Tree includes exclusive IPR live recordings of fiddler April Verch and of Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman, plus music by Carrie Elkin, Notorious, Bob Black, and Sarah McQuaid.

Between 1:00 and 3:00 today, Karen Impola presents an exclusive IPR live recording of Irish Christmas in America, recorded last year at CSPS in Cedar Rapids, with musicians from the top-notch Irish band Teada plus one of the most talked-about vocal acts to emerge from Ireland in recent times—Lumiere, comprising the talents of Eilís Kennedy & Pauline Scanlon.

From 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., The Folk Tree will be pre-empted by a holiday special, "A Christmas Celtic Sojourn" (details here)

From 3:00 - 5:00 p.m., it's our usual mix of folk music old and new, with a particular emphasis on holiday favorites.  Here music from Monroe Crossing, Catie Curtis, Gina Forsyth and more, plus a live recording of Beppe Gambetta.

This week's show features exclusive Iowa Public Radio live recordings of Jim Lauderdale and Mr. Baber's Neighbors.  plus music by Debra Cowan, The Red Clay Ramblers, Bela Fleck, and The Early Mays, among others.

This week's show features exclusive Iowa Public Radio live recordings of The Mike and Amy Finders Band and The Refugees.  plus music by Peter Mayer, The Red Clay Ramblers, Peter Ostroushko and Anna Livia among others.

Join us for our annual post-Thanksgiving show, featuring songs of food and gratitude.  Hear live recordings of Crooked Still and John McCutcheon, plus songs by Robin and Linda Williams, Roy Book Binder, Tim Grimm and more.

This week's show features exclusive Iowa Public Radio live recordings of Lou and Peter Berryman and The Iowa Opera House Project. We'll also hear from our  CD of the month,  Sing the Delta by Iris Dement, plus music by Dave Moore, The Pentangle, Mississippi John Hurt and Todd Burge, among others.

This week's show features exclusive Iowa Public Radio live recordings of Chris Pureka and Finnders and Youngberg, plus music by The Stray Birds, Gina Forsyth, The Old Crow Medicine Show, and Heidi Talbot.

It's our annual pre-Halloween show, full of songs about witches, ghosts, goblins, and the supernatural!  We'll hear from Tim O'Brien, Susan McKeown, and Sarah Jarosz, among others, plus exclusive IPR live recordings of The Chapin Sisters and Calle Sur.

This week's show features exclusive Iowa Public Radio live recordings of Iowa-based singer-songwriters Ben Schmidt and Mary McAdams. We'll also hear from our  CD of the month,  Sheinn by Nova Scotia musicians Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac, plus music by Hat Check Girl, Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks, Doug & Telisha Williams, and Old Blind Dogs.

This week's show features exclusive Iowa Public Radio live recordings of Genticorum and The Pines. We'll also hear from our  CD of the month,  Sheinn by Nova Scotia musicians Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac, plus music by John Hartford, Annalivia, David Wilcox, Kathy Mattea, and more.

This week's show features exclusive Iowa Public Radio live recordings of The Blackberry Bushes Stringband and The Nadas. We'll also hear music by Altan, Carol Montag, The New Lost City Ramblers, The Sons of the Never Wrong, and more.

This week's show features exclusive Iowa Public Radio live recordings of Los Llaneros and Greg Brown and Bo Ramsey. We'll also hear from our  CD of the month, Robin and Linda Williams' new release, These Old Dark Hills, plus music by The Awful Purdies, Jean Redpath, Dave Nachmanoff, The Nashville Bluegrass Band, and more.

This week's show features exclusive Iowa Public Radio live recordings of Sarah Jarosz and Radoslav Lorkovic. We'll also hear from our  CD of the month, Robin and Linda Williams' new release, These Old Dark Hills, plus music by the Irish band Danu, The Foghorn Stringband, and Greg Brown.

This week's show features exclusive Iowa Public Radio live recordings of Peter Mayer and Ruth King. We'll also hear from our  CD of the month, Robin and Linda Williams' new release, These Old Dark Hills, plus music by Cheryl Wheeler, Railroad Earth, Heidi Talbot, and Elixir.

This week's show features exclusive Iowa Public Radio live recordings of J. T. Nero and Allison Russell and The Mike and Amy Finders Band. We'll also hear from our  CD of the month, The Honey Dewdrops' new release, Silver Lining, plus music by Robin and Linda Williams, Joel Mabus, John Renbourn, and The Blind Boys of Alabama.

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