Tag Archives: Hillbilly at Harvard

Mark Brine Stopping By Saturday the 31st

UPDATE 6Jan17: Had fun chatting with Mark about old times and new.  A couple of corrections: Mark is currently back in Maryland, to be closer to his grandchildren.  And his musical history goes back farther than the ’80s.  Looking forward … Continue reading

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Program Notes for December

UPDATE 4B! (23Dec16): No, not another schedule change.  Had a pleasant half hour or so chatting with David Greely last Saturday (though I had to run out in the snow in my sandals to bring him to the correct door), … Continue reading

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Here’s the Met Opry Schedule for 2016-7

The Metropolitan Opera broadcast season begins December 3rd.  There are only four Saturdays (including the first one) with an earlier start (12:30 PM).  So HAH will be mostly curtailed by only about 15 minutes for David Elliott‘s Prelude to the … Continue reading

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HAH History: The Committee Saves the Show!

Back about 1965 or 1966, Cousin Dave Schmalz was living in an apartment on Upland Rd. in Cambridge, which of course he called Upland Downs.  At one of his weekly poker parties, a WHRB member (whose name escapes me) turned … Continue reading

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The 2016 Harvard Football Pregame Show Airtimes

Here’s the Harvard football schedule for 2016.  I list the Pregame show airtimes because that’s when WHRB’s invaluable coverage begins, and, in just five cases this year, when Hillbilly at Harvard will end.  We lose only half an hour on … Continue reading

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Yes, I Know—James King is Dead

UPDATE 3Jun16: We’ve got a couple of recordings of the James King Band live at WHRB, with Ol’ Sinc hosting, from 1995.  I didn’t have a chance to ‘tease’ them last week, so I’ll plan to air one live show … Continue reading

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Another Songwriter Gone: Guy Clark (1941–2016)

Guy Clark was a crusty fellow with a laconic Texas reticence, which belied a whimsy that comes out in some of his songs, like “Too Much,” Too much workin’ll make your back ache Too much trouble’ll bring you a heartbreak … Continue reading

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Another Great Joe Val Festival!—Part II

[Continued from Part I, HERE] Saturday evening, following Steve Gulley and New Pinnacle, the ladies of Sister Sadie unleashed some powerful and poignant vocals in the main hall.  This is a an all star band that features two very different … Continue reading

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Joe Val Festival News: Del McCoury Coming, Lillys Honored

Already scheduled for Sunday afternoon (February 14th) at the annual Joe Val Festival, The Traveling McCourys will become The Del McCoury Band!  Del of course was ‘snowed out’ last year (remember the snowstorm here that snowed in a lot of … Continue reading

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Off to Virginia—Pre-recorded Show on the 12th

We’re off to visit daughter Sarah and family, taking Amtrak Northeast Regional No. 93 Monday morning, and returning Tuesday the 15th on NER No. 174.  This time I decided to try Business Class, for the alleged greater legroom between seats … Continue reading

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