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Top Posts & Pages
- "Beautiful Star of Bethlehem"
- "Beautiful Star of Bethlehem": The Composer's Grandson Writes
- Paper and Pen—Open Page
- Classic Stereo/Phonograph Console Needs a Home
- Johnny Cash: "I Don't Give Up."
- Another Songwriter Gone: Guy Clark (1941–2016)
- The Montreal Express
- Hall of Fame Induction Show Sunday, January 31st
- Another Excellent Joe Val Festival!
Tag Archives: Hillbilly at Harvard
Last Sunday, after a visit with two old friends on a sunny afternoon at Castle Island Park, we came home and I switched from shorts to jeans. It was an ordinary evening, of catching up with email and the blogs/websites … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
[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
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