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Roots & Rhythms is a roots music program that swings, jumps, or rocks.
Hosted by: Renny G
Airs: Every Wednesday from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Join Renny every Wednesday night for a roots music program (older blues, country, r&b and rock(abilly), with some contemporary roots music thrown in as well.

Roots and Rhythms

Date Host Highlight On Demand
Feb. 14, 2018 Rejected Renny LOVE IS A FOUR LETTER WORD! A mixed bag of roots music for Valentine's Day. Dedicated to the unloved, the dumped, the divorced and the bitter: The Crushed Hearts Club. Cautionary tales about the dangers of love and romance.
Feb. 7, 2018 Repentant Renny SACRED STEEL GUITAR from the Jewel Dominion and Keith Dominion sects of the House Of God church in the United States. The lap steel or pedal steel guitar is used in place of the organ in these black Holiness-Pentecostal churches.
Jan. 31, 2018 Retro Renny SOLO A-GO-GO: One-man & one-woman bands - Harmonica Frank Floyd, Hasil Adkins, Bloodshot Bill, Mississippi Grover, the She Wolf and more.
Jan. 24, 2018 Rockin' Renny THE BLASTERS: Formed by brothers Phil & Dave Alvin in '78, the Blasters combined rockabilly with R&B, boogie-woogie, early rock & roll, country music and punk. One of the best bands to emerge from California in the late Seventies and early Eighties.
Jan. 17, 2018 Retro Renny ARBEE STIDHAM: Tonight's show features his blues recordings from 1947-73 on a myriad of labels & backed by Tampa Red, Lucky Millinder's Orchestra, Willie Dixon, Ear Hooker and other stellar blues, jazz and R&B musicians.
Jan. 10, 2018 Retro Renny JUG BANDS: The Memphis Jug Band, Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers, The Dixieland Jug Blowers and more. Helpful Hint: Make sure jug is empty before blowing into it!

Roots & Rhythms started out in 1997 as a roots music program (older blues, country, r&b and rock(abilly), with some contemporary jazz and world music thrown in as well. Most programs were devoted to a specific artist, label, city or genre. Since then, the core concept has remained the same, but has been broadened to include more mix-type programs blending eclectic choices across genre and time periods. Throughout, the emphasis has been on music that swings, jumps, or rocks.

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