I’m starting this blog as a complement to my radio show, “Yew Piney Mountain,” which airs on Wednesdays from 6-7 pm CST on KRUI, 89.7 FM in Iowa City, Iowa. You can also listen to a live stream of the station by clicking on the KRUI link to the right.
If you tune in expect to hear lots of fiddles and banjos and string bands, along with healthy doses of ballad singers, brother duos, early country blues, early bluegrass, shape note singing, jug bands, and other various and sundry forms of musical expression that fit under a big-tent definition of “old-time music”. I’ll be playing recordings by both historical and contemporary musicians, including lots of field recordings. I also hope to have occasional in-studio performances from local and visiting musicians.
Playlists from the show are posted here, along with information about local and regional old-time music events and links to sites that listeners of the show might find interesting.
If you’re a musician or label and would like to submit your music for possible airplay on Yew Piney Mountain, please send promos to:KRUI-FM Music Director c/o Yew Piney Mountain 379 IMU Iowa City, IA 52242
Let me know if you have any suggestions for the blog or the radio show. I can be reached via this blog or at: firstname.lastname@example.org