Childrens Music Vol 2

June 2, 2010: In honor of schools letting out, Art decided he wanted to do a segment devoted to Childrens Songs from the American Southern tradition. While some of these songs were not specifically childrens …

Georgia Crackers

May 26th, 2010: This episode of Backroads and Banjos finds the Georgia Crackers joining Art in the studio to play old-time music native to Georgia and discuss what makes this states traditions unique from other …

Sister Fleeta Mitchells 97th Birthday

May 19, 2010: This episode finds Art in his element, in the field, recording this episode outside the studios of AM 1690. Art pays a visit to Sister Fleeta Mitchell on the occasion of her …

Art Talks to John Cohen

May 12, 2010: This episode of Backroads and Banjos finds Art at the Black Banjo Conference in Boone, NC catching up with his old friend John Cohen who was one of the members of the …

Mother Day Songs

May 5th, 2010: Art Rosenbaum explores the theme of Mothers and Mothers Day in traditional folk music. Instead of being joyful and sentimental, many of the songs in traditional folk music were instead dark, slow, …

The Legacy of Charlie Poole

April 28, 2010: This Backroads and Banjos looks at one of the most creative musicians in traditional folk history. Charlie Poole was born in 1892 in North Carolina and learned to play banjo at an …

Yiddish Songs

April 21, 2010: This episode of Backroads and Banjos veers a little away from the usual subject matter to present Yiddish songs from a new 3-disc box set called Cantors, Klezmorim, and Crooners 1905-1953. This …

Black Stringbands

April 14, 2010: For this recording, Art joins us via telephone after his trip to the Black Banjo Gathering, where the Carolina Chocolate Drops met some years ago. With the emergence of the Carolina Chocolate …

Kentucky Fiddle Tunes

April 7, 2010: This episode of Backroads and Banjos focuses on some of the greatest tunes to come out of the Appalachian Mountains in the form of unaccompanied East Kentucky Fiddle tunes. Because a lot …

Neal Pattman

March 31, 2010: Backroads and Banjos delves into the music of Georgia harmonica player Neal Pattman. Pattman had only one arm after losing one arm at the age of 9 in a wagon wheel. His …

Fraterville Mining Disaster

March 24, 2010: This broadcast of Backroads and Banjos takes the theme of the Coal Creek Rebellion, an event that took place in East Tennessee in the late 1800s, when coal mine owners started hiring …

Arts Irish Vacation *

March 17, 2010: In honor of St. Patricks Day, Backroads and Banjos is featuring recordings that Art captured while vacationing in Ireland during the summer of 2009. While this show is a step outside of …