Tag Archives: Hillbilly at Harvard

Whaddaya Know? We’ve Been Pre-empted!

Just received the WHRB Program Guide in the mailbox. So I opened it up to tomorrow’s date, and what do I see from 7 AM to 12 Noon but ‘The Avett Brothers Orgy’. Surprise! Then a little later I receive … Continue reading

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Lincoln and ‘Acoustic Pals’ Live in 1992!

ANOTHER ARCHIVAL HILLBILLY AT HARVARD If you heard the Archival show from Halloween Day in 1992 with the Lynn Morris Band in Studio A, you will remember John Lincoln Wright talking about his upcoming 20th-Anniversary Jamboree the next weekend. Lincoln … Continue reading

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Let’s Stay in 1990. . .

ANOTHER ARCHIVAL HILLBILLY AT HARVARD I hate starting a paragraph with “As I . . .” but, as I mentioned in the introductory announcement to tomorrow’s HAH Archive, After just archiving half of a show from 1990 with two live … 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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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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That’s Good, That’s Bad

Good news: The Powers That Be at Harvard are opening up WHRB to renegades like me. Bad news: The same Powers have decreed that everyone inside the building must wear a face mask at all times. That means even people … 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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What Do 1961, 1971, 2011, 2021 Have in Common? Hillbilly History!

ANOTHER ARCHIVAL HILLBILLY AT HARVARD 1961: The Lilly Brothers, Everett and B, with Don Stover, play a concert in Lowell House at Harvard College. Everett, who usually plays mandolin, picks up the fiddle and wows the audience with a fiery … Continue reading

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It’s 1986, and Delia Bell & Bill Grant Are Live in Studio A

ANOTHER ARCHIVAL HILLBILLY AT HARVARD I long remembered there was a time when Delia Bell and Bill Grant had played live on Hillbilly at Harvard. I was entranced by Bill’s performance of Merle Haggard’s “I’ll Break Out Again Tonight,” so … Continue reading

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Reelin’ Back to 1989, with Lincoln and Larry Live in Studio A!

ANOTHER ARCHIVAL HILLBILLY AT HARVARD The metal reel on Revox tape recorder looks perturbed, but I prefer to think it’s singing. The slow-moving (3 3/4 ips) reels are regaling me with music from 1989 (two hours of The Down Home … Continue reading

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