Category Archives: American Roots Block

Listen to WNUR every Sunday for our American Roots block starting with Sunday Morning Rise, followed by Gospel, Folk, Both Kinds and Blues. We’ll be posting show archives from time to time from the other American Roots shows right here.

Both Kinds with Al Finley 12/22/13 – Ray Price Tribute


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Here is Al’s Christmas Show, which starts off with a loving tribute to Ray Price who passed away on Monday December 16th.

Tune in each Sunday at High Noon, following the Folk Show, for “Both Kinds” hosted by Al Finley. Both Kinds features an eclectic mix of Americana and Old-Time Country Music and much like The Folk Show features a concert calendar segment and visits with traveling musicians. You can learn more about Al and “Both Kinds” at his Facebook page


 

Both Kinds with Al Finley – Don Stiernberg Interview 12/15/13


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Here is Al’s interview with Don Stiernberg. The Don Stiernberg Quintet “Mandoboppin'” plays at Szold Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago IL. on Friday December 20th at 8pm. The Show will feature the music and musicians from Don’s latest CD, with an opening set \by Petra Van Nuis. Details at http://www.oldtownschool.org

Tune in each Sunday at High Noon, following the Folk Show, for “Both Kinds” hosted by Al Finley. Both Kinds features an eclectic mix of Americana and Old-Time Country Music and much like The Folk Show features a concert calendar segment and visits with traveling musicians. You can learn more about Al and “Both Kinds” at his Facebook page

 

Both Kinds 6/23/13, hosted by Al Finley – with special guest Bill Fitzgerald


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Tune in each Sunday at High Noon, following the Folk Show, for “Both Kinds” hosted by Al Finley. Both Kinds features an eclectic mix of Americana and Old-Time Country Music and much like The Folk Show features a concert calendar segment and visits with traveling musicians. You can learn more about Al and “Both Kinds” at his Facebook page.

Here is the first part of the show, where Al is joined by Sue Kessell to interview Bill Fitzgerald to talk about the 33rd Annual American Music Festival being held from Wednesday July 3rd through Saturday July 6th.

 

BOTH KINDS 5/26/13


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Tune in each Sunday at 11:30, following the Folk Show, for “Both Kinds” hosted by Al Finley. Both Kinds features an eclectic mix of Americana and Old-Time Country Music and much like The Folk Show features a concert calendar segment and visits with traveling musicians. You can learn more about Al and “Both Kinds” at his Facebook page.

Here’s a portion of last Sunday’s show that picks up after Al’s first set. Enjoy below.

 

The Blues Show 5-26-13, Hosted by Lynn Orman with guests Terry Abrahmson and Liz Mandeville


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We present here the Blues Show that was broadcast on Sunday May 26, 2013. Join Lynn Orman and her guests Terry Abrahamson, author of the new book “In the Belly of the Blues” and WNUR DJ and blues musician Liz Mandeville.

 

The Blues Show 4/21/13, Hosted by Lynn Orman


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Tune in each Sunday at 12:30pm, following Both Kinds for the Blues Show.

We present here the Blues Show that was broadcast on Sunday April 21, 2013. Join Lynn Orman and her guests Michael Frank, Founder, President and CEO of Earwig Music and Bill Dahl, R&B Flashback DJ at WNUR

 

The Folk Show 5/5/13, Hosted by Sue Kessell


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Folk Show Archives

Here’s our show originally broadcast on Sunday May 5th, hosted by Sue Kessell. This recording also captures part of the next show, Both Kinds, hosted by Al Finley. Enjoy!

You can see the playlist for the show right here. The recorded show picks up in the middle of the 4th tune on the playlist.

Tune in on Sunday 5/12 at 10am CDT for our next show, hosted by Ron Lewis

 

The Folk Show 4/28/13, Hosted by Kathy Kelly, with guest Chris Farrell – In Memory of the Earl of Old Town


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Folk Show Archives

Here’s our show originally broadcast on Sunday April 28th, hosted by Kathy Kelly. For the second week in a row, we honor a fallen member of the Chicago Folk Scene. Kathy is joined by Chris Farrell to share stories about Earl Pionke, better known as the Earl of Old Town, who passed away two days earlier on April 26th. Last week also saw the passing of Richie Havens and you’ll hear some of Richie’s music during the show. Finally, you’ll catch the beginning of the show that follows us, “Both Kinds”. Al Finley honors the passing of country music icon George Jones.

Tune in on Sunday 5/5 at 10am CDT for our next show, hosted by Sue Kessell

 

The Folk Show 3/31/13 with Kathy Kelly, along with our American Roots Block companions, Both Kinds and Blues


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Folk Show Archives

Here’s our show originally broadcast last Sunday, hosted by Kathy Kelly. You can also hear the full shows that follow Folk, Both Kinds and Blues. Enjoy!

Tune in on Sunday 4/7 at 10am CDT for our next show, hosted by Sue Kessell.

 

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