Sunday Street Playlists
By CBackfish on Sun, 08/28/2016 - 5:38pm
This week's edition of Sunday Street on WUSB, 90.1 fm and wusb.fm, featured several tracks from a soon-to-be-released album from Richard Shindell. We also shared some songs from Canada's The Tragically Hip, whose over thirty year career culminated in a brief tour ending with a nation-wide broadcast last Saturday evening. (Their frontman, Gord Downie, was recently diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.) Chris J. Connolly visited with us in the studio as he sets forth to record his second album and played some songs from it. And we remembered harmonica virtuoso, Toots Thielemans, who passed away on Monday at age 94.
By CBackfish on Sun, 08/21/2016 - 6:25pm
A conversation with John Hall, founding member of Orleans and a two-term Congressman from New York, was featured on today's program.
By CBackfish on Mon, 08/15/2016 - 8:28am
Bluesman Toby Walker joined us in the studio during this program.
By CBackfish on Sun, 07/24/2016 - 4:48pm
Today's program featured a conversation with Garnet Rogers, singer/songwriter from Canada, centering on his book, Night Drive
By CBackfish on Sun, 07/17/2016 - 4:11pm
Today’s program highlighted some events in the upcoming Stony Brook Film Festival including an interview with Leslie McCleave, director of the documentary, "The Blind Boys of Alabama: How Sweet The Sound" and a conversation with Karen Levitov, Director of the Zuccaire Gallery, where the exhibition "On The Record: Album Cover Art" will be on view during the festival.
We also gave away some tickets to the Stony Brook Film Festival and to the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival to lucky listeners.
Our music mix featured some songs related to motion pictures as well as a set of songs noting Donald Trump's upcoming nomination as the Republican candidate for President of the United States. New releases included albums by Zoe Lewis, Natalia Zukerman, a release of an alternate recording of John Gorka's first album and a multi-artist recording celebrating Joan Baez’ 75th Birthday.
By CBackfish on Sun, 07/10/2016 - 3:56pm
Today's program featured an in-studio visit with Gene Casey.
By BobbL on Sun, 06/19/2016 - 8:10am
Bob Longman and Joe Vecchio, co-sub hosts
By CBackfish on Sun, 05/29/2016 - 7:07pm
Today's program featured a conversation with the great singer/songwriter Tom Russell, some songs to mark the passing of Guy Clark, new music from Colvin & Earle, Kris Drever and some newly-released recordings of The Highwaymen, as well as songs to mark Memorial Day.
By CBackfish on Sun, 05/22/2016 - 3:07pm
Today’s program celebrated the music of Bob Dylan who turns 75 this Tuesday. We also highlighted several tracks from his album BLONDE ON BLONDE, released some fifty years ago. Additionally, we played two tracks from Dylan’s just-released FALLEN ANGELS.
By CBackfish on Sun, 05/08/2016 - 9:03pm
Today's program featured a conversation with Brother Sun (Pat Wictor, Joe Jencks, and Greg Greenway) who will be in concert in the Sunday Street Series at The Long Island Museum on Sunday, June 12th at 5 P.M.
By CBackfish on Sun, 05/01/2016 - 3:31pm
A "May Day" edition of Sunday Street featuring some songs for the day, new music from Dave Gunning and Sugar Blue, some music from this past week's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, and an in-studio visit from singer/songwriter Kirsten Maxwell.
By CBackfish on Sun, 04/24/2016 - 8:01pm
Today's program noted the passing of Prince as well as the loss of guitarist Lonnie Mack and multi-instrumentalist Pete Zorn, who worked with Richard Thompson and Steeleye Span.