Happiness 5-28-20

Here's almost two hours of happy music.  Let's do our best to stay happy.

We're in the midst of producing Pennsylvania's Americana Region Festival now through June 30, 2020.  It's a virtual festival online on Facebook with all kinds of interesting presentations to enjoy.  With that in mind, this week in the kitchen we explore blues from two different root sources, the mountains of Appalcahia and the delta of the Mississippi River.  Recordings include the work of Jerry Garcia & The Sleepy Hollow Hog Stompers, Ralph Stanley, The Soggy Bottom Boys, Chris Thomas King, Emmlou Harris with Alison Krauss and Gillian Welch, Bill Monroe with Del McCoury, Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams Sr, Johnny Cash, Robert Johnson, Son House, ans Muddy Waters with Donald "Duck" Dunn, Paul Butterfield, Sam Lay, Otis Spann, and Mike Bloomfield.  Enjoy.

Mountain Folk 5-26-20

Valerie Smith is our special guest on the mountain this week.  She performed a special livestream concert for us to promote donations to our Mountain Folk Scholarship Fund during Pennsylvania's Americana Region Festival.   During the show, which Valerie performed from her home in Bell Buckle, Tennessee, she shared some of the music from a her new "folk opera" with us.  C'mon and give her a listen and find out more.  

Happiness 5-21-20

Here's our Memorial Day holiday show.  Lots of polkas, patriotic music and fun.  Thanks to all who have served humanity with good actions and deeds.  We remember you!  Be safe, be well, enjoy music.

We've got plenty of great music in the kitchen for you this week, so let's enjoy Nick Moss, The Dave Mell Blues Band, Vanessa Collier, Toronzo Cannon, Rob Paparozzi and Robben Ford.

Mountain Folk 5-19-20

It's been a real pleasure spending time with Rodney Dillard over the past four weeks.  Here's show #4 in the 4-part series with Rodney talking about his new single release "Earthman", his life with the Dillards Band, his stories of Mayberry and the Darlins', fishing, fox hounds and life in general.  Thank you Rodney and keep 'er going strong with your new single.

Happiness 5-14-20

Hi!  Welcome to Happiness.  This week our effort to entertain you for two hours with happy musiv continues with some great livestream concert moments from Alex Meixner, followed by show host Dave Kline with Alex Meixner, Chris Heslop, Paddy King, Tom Haller and Dave Lewis.  After that we're presenting Amy & Dave Lewis of MO7S, Mike Ennis & the Czech Boys, Willie & Lobo, the Temple Greenhouse's Dieter Wolter, Ramon Ayala, Scythian, A.B. Quintanilla y los Kumbia All Stars, The Mouse Mariachi Band, Riders in the Sky, The Jimmy Sturr Orchestra with Willie Nelson, Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlan, Las Perlitas, Johnny Cash, Bonnie Lou, Weird Al & Friends, Ingo Ohne Flamingo, The Beatles Revival Band, Jerry & The Pacemakers, and Michael Buble with Sofia Reyes and Bare Naked Ladies.  So much to be happy about!

This week in honor of Little Richard and his influence on the music world, we take a big old circle starting with Little Richard and flowing through Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Shanana, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bill Haley & His Comets, Ritchie Valens and Johnny Winter.  Ooooooo!

Mountain Folk 5-12-20

Rodney Dillard is with us here on the mountain for the third straight week and well reminisce about Mayberry, Sheriff Taylor, Deputy Fife, The Darlin' Family, Rhonda Vincent and Jimmy Martin.  Go get yourself the new single "Earthman" by Rodney Dillard and the Dillard Band.  It's a good song that has a lot to say during times of COVID 19 trials and tribulations.  

Happiness 5-7-20

This week is Mother's Day week and so we have lots of great music for moms.  Featured are Ted Lange & Mollie B, Wild Wilson, Kellie Pickler, Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton, Dave Kline with Dave Lewis & The Alex Meixner Band, Nancy Siebert, Walter Ostanek, Jerry Darlak & The Touch, Fritz's Polka Band, Ania Piwowarczyk, The Ballroom Dance Band, Happy Louie & This Polka Band, Walt Jaworski's Polka Dance Band, Father Frank Perkovich & Joe Cvek, The Balalaika Ensemble Wolga, Alela Diane, Celine Dion, and the Libera Boys Choir.   Let's get happy!  

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