Tag Archives: Ol’ Sinc

Another Archival Show This Saturday (May 1st)

GET UP EARLY IF YOU WANT TO HEAR RHONDA! I’ve put together a little collage of Hillbilly at Harvard history, which (if all goes as I planned) should air this coming Saturday, May 1, 2021. That’s right, May Day—International Layabouts … Continue reading

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Back to Y2K—Peter Wolf Brings His Favorite Country Records—an Archival HAH

Twenty-one years ago, March 25th, 2000, John Lincoln Wright convinced his long-time friend, rock singer Peter Wolf, to bring down some of his favorite country records to Hillbilly at Harvard. Pete was a regular listener, and as we discovered, as … Continue reading

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Programming Note: Ol’ Sinc on This Week and Next

Ol’ Sinc recorded a couple of Generic Hours with me back around 2000. After he died I didn’t use them, but some 15 years later, when I was going to miss two Saturdays in a row, I ran them (announced … Continue reading

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HAH History: Sinc and Dave Interview Patty Loveless in 1994

Cousin Dave Schmalz hosted Hillbilly at Harvard with Ol’ Sinc from c. 1966 (see The Committee Saves the Show) into 1975, when Dave moved to Holland, and I came back from hither and yon.  Sadly, as I mentioned on the … 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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HAH Featured in Harvard Magazine Article on WHRB

Harvard Magazine, which is circulated to an astonishing 240,000 alumni, faculty, and staff of Harvard University (Wikipedia), in its Alumni section for September-October 2015 (Vol. 118, No. 1) featured an article by Craig A. Lambert on WHRB (pp. 63-7).  The … Continue reading

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The Complainer-in-Chief Strikes Again

Gordy Brown is an old friend of Hillbilly at Harvard, and has done enormous service to country music in the region as historian and keeper of memorabilia with his New England Country Music Historical Society (now defunct).  But I’ve had … Continue reading

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Who Listens to HAH? Or, Hogging the Table

A friend reports that a well-known professor of economics at Harvard not only listens to HAH, the show turned up in his midterm exam.  The question begins, 1. After listening to WHRB Hillbilly at Harvard, you want to catch the … Continue reading

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