It’s Wednesday, everybody. That means it’s time for another great night of programming on WDVX with This Week in Americana at 6:00, Tennessee Shines at 7:00, and The Americana Pulse taking you into the night from 8:00-11:00.
Tonight on The Americana Pulse, I’ll share my interview with Angaleena Presley on Three Songs at 8:30. Angaleena came to visit the station back in February for First Friday Live, and we had a good long chat before the show. Through the half-hour, Angaleena talks about her love for Loretta Lynn, stalking Chris Stapleton, and why “Desperado” was stuck in her head on the day we spoke. She also talks about growing up as the daughter of a coal miner in Eastern Kentucky and some of the issues facing her home town today. It’s worth taking a listen, if I say so myself.
We’ll also be spending some time with Leon Russell’s self-titled 1973 release as our Classic Album throughout the night. You might remember that Allison Moorer selected Russell’s “A Song for You” in her Three Songs interview last week. That conversation inspired me to revisit this work that is full of great songs… and some tremendous guests.
Of course, the night begins at 6:00 with This Week in Americana. As always, I’ll start the hour by taking a look at this week’s Americana Album Chart, share a bunch of new tunes (Rhett Miller, Lindi Ortega, Ray Wylie Hubbard, and more), and take a look at the new Country Music Hall of Fame class that was announced today. Oh yeah… we’ll also play that new track from Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O’Donovan.
In between my two shows, we’ll throw you all down to Boyd’s Jig & Reel for this week’s installment of Tennessee Shines. It’s gonna get a little folky tonight with Louise Mosrie & Cliff Eberhardt. The show starts at 7:00, and will be broadcast online and on the air by WDVX. I should remind you, however, that the live audience at Jig & Reel will get a few extra tunes after the radio broadcast is complete.
It’s gonna be a good night. Get out the show, turn on your radio, or turn on your computer. We’ll be there with you until 11:00.