Death Valley Radio is a format-free program for the musically curious. DVR is built by hand, non-algorithmically — one set at a time. Death Valley Radio airs on WNTI on Tuesdays at 8:00 PM ET.
DVR 1,005 features social and political commentary (Willie Nelson, Jerry Jeff Walker, Kate Campbell, Malcolm Holcombe); folk and blues guitars (Luther Dickinson, Geoff Muldaur, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Steve Dawson); reflections on family and aging (Gabriel Kahane, Jason Moran); Marc Ribot's "Rata de Dos Patas," the story of a two-legged rat; West African and North African pop (Oumou Sangaré, AfroCubism, Trio Da Kali, Fatoumata Diawara, Habib Koité, Kel Assouf); player, producer and composer David Longstreth (Dirty Projectors, Omara "Bombino" Moctar, Bang on a Can All-Stars); and something new from guitarist Steve Tibbetts.
Death Valley Radio is dedicated to the memory of my wife Valerie. I lost Maria Alessandra twenty years ago under very different circumstances.