Category Archives: Country History

Hear New IBMA Hall of Famer Lynn Morris on Hallowe’en 1992

ALERT UPDATE: SHOW DID NOT RUN AT ALL, FOR UNKNOWN REASON. I WILL ASK THEM TO RUN THIS SHOW NEXT SATURDAY. /CL ALERT! SOMETHING HAPPENED AND THE ARCHIVAL SHOW IS NOT RUNNING. I HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO CONTACT ANYONE WHO … Continue reading

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Summertime Guests Peter Keane, Barry & Holly Tashian, in 1990

ANOTHER ARCHIVAL HILLBILLY AT HARVARD It was July 21st, 1990. Sinc and I were both in town, and so were Peter Keane and Barry & Holly Tashian. Pete (a WHRB member) knew sumptuous Studio A well, as he and Elijah … Continue reading

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A Double Treat of Live Music, with Dave Foley and Mike Ireland in 1999

ANOTHER ARCHIVAL HILLBILLY AT HARVARD To quote myself, That’s right, it’s 1999, and we’ve got Boston natives the Dave Foley Band in the third hour, and rising star from Kansas City, Mike Ireland in the fourth hour. We’ve got only … Continue reading

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Back to 1986, with Bay State Bluegrass

ANOTHER ARCHIVAL HILLBILLY AT HARVARD It was November 8th, 1986, back in the WHRB studios under Sanders Theater in Memorial Hall, and I was having trouble with Left Turntable during The Down Home Show. One channel was not broadcasting. This … Continue reading

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Tom Russell Pays a Visit in 1988

ANOTHER ARCHIVAL HILLBILLY AT HARVARD This Saturday (the 28th of August, 2021) we’re going back to 1988 again, to January 30th. If you heard the Archival show from February 6th of ’88, you will remember that Bill Monroe was scheduled … Continue reading

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Visit with the Legendary Howard Armstrong in 1997

ANOTHER ARCHIVAL HILLBILLY AT HARVARD Time is short, so I’ll just quote from my introductory announcement for this Saturday’s Archival Production of Hillbilly at Harvard: Today we’re going back in time to January 18, 1997. There’s a note on the … Continue reading

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Frank Dudgeon Rides in for The Last Roundup

ANOTHER ARCHIVAL HILLBILLY AT HARVARD Looking at the tapes from 1986, I noticed one with friend and colleague Frank Dudgeon. Turns out that on August 23rd, Old Sinc was on one of his annual treks to Saratoga for the races, … Continue reading

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It’s Independence Day Weekend, and OId Sinc’s on Vacation

ANOTHER ARCHIVAL HILLBILLY AT HARVARD I went looking in the boxes of reel-to-reel tapes for a July 4th show. The closest I found was one from Saturday, July 5th, 1986. Old Sinc and Miss Helen were on vacation in Florida … Continue reading

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Remember Angel Train? They Were Live on April 22, 1989!

ANOTHER ARCHIVAL HILLBILLY AT HARVARD Anyone remember the band Angel Train? They were singer Diane Cannon, from Maine, guitarist Rick Plant, from Cambridge, bassist Tom Miller, originally from New Jersey, and drummer Jamie DeCato of Boston. Angel Train had just … Continue reading

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Back to 2005—with Peter Rowan and Larry Stephenson

ANOTHER ARCHIVAL HILLBILLY AT HARVARD This Saturday (May 15th) travel back with us to April 16, 2005, and a memorable Hillbilly at Harvard. Peter Rowan was back in town, opening for Ralph Stanley at Sanders Theatre at Harvard, with Peter’s … Continue reading

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