As the U.S. has been roiled by racial tension and occasional violence in recent weeks, we present a program focusing on the sharing of traditions through music and on togetherness. Listen for cuts from a new album by The Crooked Road Ramblers, an outstanding Appalachian mountain string band.  We also hear from bluegrass aces The Dreadful Snakes including Bela Fleck and Jerry Douglas; from singer and harmonica player Peg Leg Sam Chapman; early radio stars The Boswell Sisters with tight harmonies from the 1930s; from gospel and ballad singer Sheila Kay Adams, and many others.  The idea is to make connections, not break them.  Join us for this interesting program that speaks volumes through music. 


  1. I've Always Been A Rambler
    Crooked Road Ramblers
    Always Been A Rambler
  2. Bile Them Cabbage Down
    Crooked Road Ramblers
    Always Been A Rambler
  3. Travelin' Down This Lonesome Road
    The Dreadful Snakes
    Snakes Alive!
  4. What Am I Doing Loving You?
    Dale Ann Bradley
    Old Southern Porches
  5. Children Go Where I Send Thee
    The Fairfield Four
    Standing In The Safety Zone
  6. Shady Grove
    Bert Edwards
    Bert's Bombaree
  7. Break 1 - Sister Ann
    Bert Edwards
    Bert's Bombaree
  8. Camp A Little While In The Wilderness
    Sheila Kay Adams
    All The Other Fine Things
  9. Leaning On The Everlasting Arms
    unknown choir
    Voices of the Civil Rights Movement
  10. Leaning On The Everlasting Arms
    Stanley Brothers
    Good Old Camp Meeting Songs
  11. Going Up North
    John Jackson
    Black Banjo Songsters of NC & VA
  12. McKinley March
    Fields Ward
    Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie
  13. Country Blues
    Dock Boggs
    Country Blues
  14. Boogie Baby
    Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
    Classic Harmonica Blues from Smithsonian Folkways
  15. Break 2 - Banjo Clog
    Dock Boggs
    His Folkways Years1963-68 V.2
  16. Walking Cane
    Peg Leg Sam Chapman
    Classic Appalachian Blues
  17. Hand Me Down My Walking Cane
    Norman Blake
    Whiskey Before Breakfast
  18. Hand Me Down My Walking Cane
    The Boswell Sisters
    At Their Best
  19. Bear Creek Blues
    The Carter Family
    Clinch Mountain Treasures
  20. Dog Days Of August
    Cephas & Wiggins
    Masters of the Piedmont Blues

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