Happiness 4-2-20

We took a trip around the Internet for part of this week's show to bring you some of the home livestream concerts and recordings musicians are offering around the world. We're also featuring a telephone concert with Dr. Squeezebox Kermit Ohlinger.  We'll play music from Ireland, Belarus, Ukraine, Scotland, Italy, USA, Tokyo and feature Balli Di Casa Nostra, Brother Wes, Mollie B & Ted Lange, Duane Maklinowski, Alex Meixner, "East Side" Dave Kline, The Chardon Polka Band, Michael Lassick Carlos Maldonado, Dennis Fermin, Willie Nelson and Julio Iglesias.  Happiness is a choice so let us help to make you happy for a few hours.

This week in the kitchen we feature music by Albert Lee & Hogan's Heroes, Eddie Cochran, John Mellencamp, Martha Reeves, Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, Ronnie Wood, Tiny Bradshaw, a live track with Jeff Beck, Ronnie Wood, Jimmy Page, Joe Perry, Flea and members or Metallica, Louis Prima Sr., Louis Prima Jr., The J. Geils Band, Albert Ammon with Pete Johnson, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Hound Dog Taylor, Bo Diddley and Koko Taylor.

Enjoy the show!

Mountain Folk 3-31-2020

Join us on the mountain to enjoy some brand new bluegrass releases and more!

This is the final show in the ten-part Big Three-O series and what a journey it's been from show #1 to #10.  We've progressed from pre-Covid 19 days to a time when the entire world seems to be shut off from person to person contact.  How is our Berks Jazz Fest family handling it?  With a smile and a progression towards the brighter days ahead.  In this show finale we'll hear some music that was performed live during livestream home studio concerts and we'll hear from Berks Jazz Fest general manager John Ernesto about plans to offer fabulous concert videos from historic past festival performances.

We'll also feature the music of Erich Cawalla, Bennie Sims, Cliff Starkey, Brian Culbertson, Pieces of a Dream and New Foundation.  Mike Anderson will share some memorable BJF concert moments with The Turtle Island String Quartet and Big Three-O show host Dave Kline will have a great chat with Bennie Sims, the 2020 Berks Arts Council / Berks Jazz Fest Frankie Scott Award recipient.

Here's show #9 of 10 in The Big Three-O series and it features Pieces of a Dream, Diane Dayton getting Brian Culbertson to share something new about himself, Mike Anderson with a great musical memory of Bela Fleck performing with Bruce Hornsby, an interview segment between BJF GM John Ernesto and host Dave Kline remembering fest participants such as Frankie Scott, Bennie Simms, Erich Cawalla, Mike Eben, Trading Four, Trey Larue, Josh Taylor, Chris Heslop, Cliff Starkey, Al Leader, Hank Hoffman, Mike Anderson, Rev. Dr. Harry Serio and others.  We close with a set of music by Chuck Loeb.  Enjoy and please share.  

Happiness 3-26-20

Heck of a great show this week with Reading Liederkranz president Mike Feeney, a live concert by Walt Groller, a phone chat with Alex Meixner, a phone chat with Jimmy Sturr and two hours of happy music.  Stop listening to the news for a few hours and get your smile back on.  Cheers!

This week we feature music performed by Sarah Ayers, The Temptations, Elton John, The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder live with Jeff Beck, James Brown, The Beatles, Dahni Harrison with Prince, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood and Jeff Lynne, Joe Cocker, The Rolling Stones and Ronnie Wood's Wild Five.  

Mountain Folk 3-24-20

Bluegrass music and a chance to get away from it all for an hour at our Mountain Folk Theater of the Mind.

Happiness 3-19-20

Happiness is a choice.  Take your mind off of your cares and worries for two hours and relax with us here in this safe harbor.

This week in the kitchen we're serving up music by the Wizardz of Oz, Blues Saraceno, Nick Nolan, Deep Purple, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tony Joe White, Lazy Lester, Billy Boy Arnold, Amphibious Zoo Music, Phantom Blues Band, Roomful of Blues, Robert Cray, Whitney Shay, Chuck Berry, The Steve Miller Band, and Mavis Staples.

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