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Running Late—But This Is Not 38—

Nor Old 97, either (read on). It’s been a bit of rough week, what with a touch of the CCP Virus on top of dental surgery (preparation for a couple of implants, which has left me with a sore mouth … Continue reading

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Time for the Christmas Extravaganza—from 1989!

REMEMBER PART 2, SATURDAY THE 24TH AT 9AM! ANOTHER ARCHIVAL HILLBILLY AT HARVARD By 1989 the Christmas Extravaganza was an established tradition for Hillbilly at Harvard, featuring “four hours of the very best, and the very worst, of country Christmas … Continue reading

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Oops! Preempted Tomorrow (Dec 3rd), Back Next Saturday

Just Tuesday this week I learned that HAH was going to be preempted for the next three Saturdays, for WHRB’s semi-annual Orgy® Period. However, Orgy® Director Ezra was kindly able to rearrange the schedule so we’ll just lose this one … Continue reading

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It’s 1985, and The Critton Hollow String Band Are in Town!

If there is a better name for an old-timey music town than Paw Paw, West Virginia, I don’t know what it is. And that’s where The Critton Hollow String Band are from. Their core founders are Joe and Sam Herrmann, … Continue reading

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What Is a “Deep Dive”? Tony Trischka Meets Earl Scruggs at Belleville, Saturday 22Oct22.

Tony Trischa was always nothing if not thorough. He has appeared on Hillbilly at Harvard several times over the decades, always an affable, mild-mannered fellow whose understated mastery was always omnipresent. Is it something about banjo players? Bill Keith was … Continue reading

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Molly Tuttle Back to Bluegrass—at Belleville Roots Oct 7th

The only Molly Tuttle album I had, When You’re Ready (2019), was lovely but not very country. So I’m delighted to learn (from Ken Irwin, at the Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival) that she’s returned to bluegrass with an all-star … Continue reading

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CANCEL ALERT! STREAM FIXED!

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Alert! Stream Down This Morning (17Sep)

I’m told WHRB has had “Ethernet problems” since Thursday. But they’re “working on it.” FM in Boston is working, at any rate. /CL

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A 50-Year Sour Mash Boys Anniversary—Sunday, 18Sep22, 4–8 PM at Sally O’Brien’s in Somerville

From Larry Flint— Come help us celebrate 50 years of the Sour Mash Boys! Sunday, September 18, 4 PM – 8 PM at Sally O’Brien’s It’s 50 years this month since John Lincoln Wright began a new chapter in New … Continue reading

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The Beep, and How to Make It

Long-time listeners to Hillbilly at Harvard (HAH) will know how we have preserved older styles of music broadcasting, especially ‘top 40’ radio, with breaks after every song, and also our custom to begin and end the program on time, to … Continue reading

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