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This episode originally posted on October 13, 2003.
From October 13, 2003
Archived Show: Episode 46
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Featured: The Big Star Story
Powerful new folk rock from David Dondero
Pete Seeger's grandson with The Mammals
Indian folk songs: Shujaat Husain Khan
Contemporary blues from Kelly Joe Phelps
Alt country singer/songwriter Josh Ritter
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Big Star is largely credited with creating the power-pop sound, made famous by bands like R.E.M.
Featured: Big Star
CD: Big Star Story
Song: "In the Street"
Listen to "In the Street"
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David Dondero's latest album tells the story of a street musician passing from town to town, his battles with drug addiction, love, loss and hopelessness.
CD: The Transient
Song: "Ashes on the Highway"
Label: Future Farmer
Listen to "Ashes on the Highway"
Visit David Dondero's Web page at Future Farmer records.
This is the debut release from a folk supergroup of sorts that includes Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, grandson of Pete Seeger, and Ruth Ungar, daughter of fiddler Jay Ungar and guitarist Lyn Hardy.
Song: "Way Down the Old Plank Road"
Label: Humble Abode Music
Listen to "Way Down the Old Plank Road"
Visit the Mammals' official Web site.
Shujaat Husain Khan is a master of "Imdadkhani gharana," a kind of Indian sitar playing. His latest CD consists entirely of traditional Indian folk music he heard as a child.
Shujaat Husain Khan
CD: Hawa Hawa
Song: "Hawa Hawa"
Label: World Circuit
Listen to "Hawa Hawa"
Visit Shujaat Husain Kahn's official Web site.
From Portland, Oregon, Kelly Joe Phelps is an acoustic/slide guitarist who got his start in free jazz before finding his calling in contemporary blues.
Kelly Joe Phelps
CD: Slingshot Professionals
Song: "Cardboard Box of Batteries"
Listen to "Cardboard Box of Batteries"
Visit Kelly Joe Phelps' official Web site.
We first featured Josh Ritter as a great unknown artist when he released his debut, The Golden Age of Radio in May 2002.
CD: Hello Starling
Label: Signature Sounds
Listen to "Kathleen"
Visit Josh Ritter's official Web site.
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