Category Archives: Program Notes

On the Air, Home-Brewed

As I type this. Kevin got it on the air in good time this morning, and it actually sounds better than it did here on my iMac—I expect the FM compression actually helps balance the levels. Listening to Michael Cleveland … Continue reading

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We’re Back!

Two weeks pre-emption over, and we’re back home on the river in Saxonville! And HAH is back on the air! Tune in! I think I heard my name!

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In Powhatan, Pre-empted for Two Weeks

Just in case you missed my earlier note, HAH is pre-empted by two Orgies®, someone named Billy Bragg this Saturday (May 7th), and part of a mammoth Schubert Orgy® next Saturday (the 14th). After that I presume we’ll be back … Continue reading

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Home-Brewed, Archived, Pre-empted

I’m continuing tomorrow with the current spate of home-brewed Hillbilly Home Recordings, two-hour shows that I’m recording here at home. Listeners tell me they don’t sound too awful, and I am getting better at manipulating this little mixer. Next week, … Continue reading

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Hillbilly Home Recordings Continue. . .

“No news is no news,” Sinc used to say, taking off on the old “No news is good news” line. I really have none, but it was a frustratin’ day, when after I successfully completed HHR hour no. 8 this … Continue reading

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More Hillbilly Home Recordings. . .

I have to apologize for the long periods of ‘dead air’, as we say in radio jargon, during last week’s show. I can’t explain it, except to say there was some problem getting the files I upload to the computer … Continue reading

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Hillbilly Home Recordings (HHR) is on the Air

At long last, I have attempted to record Hillbilly at Harvard at home. Once or twice in the past, when I attempted it, I quickly gave up in frustration. When I was in the studio at WHRB, I knew the … Continue reading

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Pappy Ben Minnich Is in the Studio, on December 14th, 1985

ERRATUM 9:30AM 12FEB22: WHRB PLAYED BLUES TILL 9:10, THEN RAN WRONG HAH ARCHIVE. APOLOGIES TO LISTENERS WHO TUNED IN TO HEAR THE SHOW SCHEDULED FOR TODAY. MAYBE NEXT WEEK? /CL ANOTHER ARCHIVAL HILLBILLY AT HARVARD By the late ’50s, early … Continue reading

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Jim Rooney and Tish Hinojosa Visit “Hillbilly Central” on May 15th, 1999

ANOTHER ARCHIVAL HILLBILLY AT HARVARD “Hillbilly Central.” That’s what Sinc called it, in Studio B with Tish Hinojosa, as Jim Rooney was waving goodbye, Tom Pittman of the Austin Lounge Lizards had dropped by to say hello (the Lizards were … Continue reading

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It’s October 24, 1992, and We’ve Got Kate MacKenzie and D. L. Menard!

ANOTHER ARCHIVAL HILLBILLY AT HARVARD It’s October 24th, 1992. The Boston Bluegrass Union is bringing in Kate MacKenzie and her band Stoney Lonesome from the Twin Cities, to play at the First Church Congregational, on the corner of Garden and … Continue reading

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