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Songwriter's Notebook Tom Breiding

Today's show features Tom Breiding, singer/song writer, UMWA Troubadour singing the songs of the coal miners. Produced with facilities provided by Vermont Community Access Media (VCAM).

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Dom Flemons and Brian Farrow

Grammy-winner and American songster Dom Flemons and Brian Farrow share African-American string band music. Rik and Dom also give a history of the the African gourd banjo in America.

Produced with facilities provided by Vermont Community Access Media (VCAM).Watch now »

114 Monday, December 7, 2015
Cowboy Ernie Sites

Cowboy Ernie Sites and his wife Barbra Gayny share stories and songs of the American West.

Produced with facilities provided by Vermont Community Access Media (VCAM).Watch now »

115 Monday, January 4, 2016
A Cuban Conversation

Host Rik Palieri welcomes Toni Basanta and Rick Ceballos to talk about the culture and music of Cuba.

Produced with facilities provided by Vermont Community Access Media (VCAM).Watch now »

116 Monday, February 29, 2016
German Country Roots Tour

This show was made for The German Country Roots Tour in 2011 and features a best of The Songwriter's collection with clips of Dick Boak and the Martin Guitar Co., Sled Dogs, the Quarrymen, the Gretsch Guitar Co, Island Ray Native American Flute maker, Jeannie Seely, backstage at the...Watch now »

117 Monday, April 25, 2016
The History of the Banjo

The early history of the banjo. In this show, Rik talks about the early history of the banjo, playing on the gourd-style banjo, a minstrel banjo, the mountain banjo, the banjo mandolin, the banjo uke, and his long-neck banjo.

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118 Monday, May 2, 2016
Jim Lockridge and Big Heavy World

Jim Lockridge talks about the creation of Big Heavy World, the Vermont Musicians reference website, and all the projects that he has been involved with over the years. 

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119 Monday, June 6, 2016
Michael Taub and Gwendolyn Hallsmith and Thalia Capos

Michael Taub and Gwendolyn Hallsmith talk about The New Economistas Sing-Along Songbook project. We also take a look at a new instrument capo designed by an eight-year-old girl named Thalia.

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120 Monday, July 4, 2016
Banana

An interview with rock legend Banana from the group The Youngbloods. This show was taped live at The WoodSongs Front Porch Gathering at Shaker Village in KY.

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121 Monday, November 7, 2016
George Hamilton: Songwriter's Notebook #122
George Hamilton 122 Monday, November 28, 2016
Raymond McLain (Part 1): Songwriter's Notebook #123
Raymond McLain (Part 1) 123 Monday, December 26, 2016
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