Country Calendar

[ UPDATE 8Jan15] Contributions remain paltry, so I will continue adding some of the email calendar notices I get.  Better for you to post your own notices, though; then you’re not relying on me to remember.  Just use the Comments box at the bottom. /CL

This page is for Country Calendar on-air announcements, though visitors may like to refer to the printed items here, too.

What we’ll do is use the Comments for Calendar announcements.  I’ll print them off on the Friday before the show, and take them in with me in my red Country Calendar folder. I’ll delete the older, obsolete ones as I get around to it.

• Bullet Points: Please remember that a harried disc jockey (HDJ) programming on the fly has no time or inclination to carefully pre-read announcements.  The HDJ needs concert/show announcements clearly laid out in bullet points—please, no long paragraphs!  Some of you are prone to long disquisitions.  Refrain!

• Vitals First: If you want to give the HDJ information about the performers he might not know, save it for the end of the announcement, not for reading on the air.  Don’t make the HDJ wade through pages to get to the meat: Who, When, Where, Contact!

• Spell Out Links: Internet links for more information, tickets, or a general good time must be spelled out, so when they are printed and I read them, listeners will understand what they have to type.  You don’t need to include the http://. . . header, but a hyperlink called ‘Moe’s Club’ won’t do, either.  I need ‘’, i.e. exactly what the listener has to type in his browser.  Most modern browsers will fill in the ‘http. . .’ header.

• Phone Numbers: Please include phone numbers!  Believe it or not, not everyone who listens has or uses a computer, tablet, smart phone or other such device.

• Redundancy: You should also email me the announcements, as many of you already do, to: CousinLynn953 at Yahoo dot com.  Redundancy is good.

• Saturday is TOO LATE: And remember: Hillbilly at Harvard airs Saturday morning.  I do my show prep Friday evening.  I won’t see announcements for the coming weekend and week if they are posted or emailed after Friday.  Seems obvious, but you’d be surprised how many such duds I get.

So let’s try it!

/Cousin Lynn

UPDATE: Jeff Boudreau (who in addition to Notlob, runs a Yahoo Group called NEFolk), suggests the following rule:

Third-party event notices must be authorized by producer and/or artist. Poster is responsible to communicate any date/time/location/bill changes.

In other words, if you post Country Calendar notices here, you—not I, not WHRB—are responsible for any changes, cancellations, missing or wrong information.  Thanks, Jeff!


2 Responses to Country Calendar

  1. Celebrate Midsummer Eve with Kieran Kane and Rayna Gellert in an
    intimate garden concert (in case of inclement weather the concert will
    be moved under a covered porch) in Harvard, Massachusetts.
    Wednesday, June 20, 7:30pm

    Kieran Kane has been referred to as “the godfather of Americana music”
    for good reason. His seminal work in The O’Kanes and Kane Welch
    Kaplin, as well as co-founding the independent label Dead Reckoning
    Records, laid the foundation for the contemporary world of Americana
    music. A successful solo artist, collaborator, and songwriter (with
    songs recorded by Alan Jackson, John Prine, Emmylou Harris, and many
    more), Kieran is a musician’s musician: his playing is always
    understated, always groove-oriented, and always serving the song.

    If Rayna Gellert seems a preternaturally gifted songwriter, it’s
    because she’s seen farther into the old songs than most. Growing up in
    a musical family, she turned to Appalachian old-time music at a young
    age, becoming a prodigious fiddler and leading a new revival of
    American stringband music through her work with the acclaimed roots
    band Uncle Earl. An in-demand collaborator, she has toured and
    recorded with artists such as Scott Miller, Abigail Washburn, Toubab
    Krewe, and Robyn Hitchcock.

    Kieran and Rayna first met, fittingly, at San Francisco’s celebrated
    Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, which led to their cowriting songs
    for Kieran’s recent album, Unguarded Moments (Dead Reckoning). They
    joined forces again for Rayna’s 2017 release, Workin’s Too Hard
    (StorySound Records), which they also co-produced. Fans of either
    artist will recognize the musical kindred-spiritedness in their
    restrained and roots-oriented approach to both songs and arrangements.

    Spotify link for the new album:
    Instagram: @kanegellert
    Twitter: @kkrgmusic

    The concert will be presented at a private home in Harvard, MA;
    address will be provided upon reservation receipt.
    Reservations through Eventbrite –
    Suggested donation $20 (100% to the artists),

    On Midsummer Eve: Arrive 7:00pm, Concert 7:30pm. Coffee, teas, waters
    provided. Please bring a folding lawn chair, dessert, and adult
    beverage of your choice. In case of inclement weather, the concert
    will be moved to a covered porch.,

    Presented by notloB Parlour Concerts
    Website ~
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    Share the event URL with Facebook friends ~

    Jeff Boudreau
    notloB Music

  2. From Edmond Boudreau—

    Hi Lynn, The Country Masters are hosting a Jamboree this Sunday June 17th. from 2 – 6 pm at The French Club, 193 Elm St. Waltham. 781-899-8195 Admission $7. to benefit the scholarship fund. This will be the last one till mid September so come and enjoy an afternoon of good Country Music. Thank you Lynn for everything and have a great Summer everybody.

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