Death Valley Radio

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 984 features new cuts from guitarists Ry Cooder, Nels Cline, Julian Lage and Bill Frisell; desert blues (Otis Taylor, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Habib Koité and Eric Bibb, Bombino); social and political commentary (Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder); music inspired by the grotesque sculptures found in Bomarzo, Italy's Park of the Monsters; Kayhan Kalhor and Erdal Erzincan recorded live in concert; and new tracks from Issam Rafea and Gao Hong, Richmond Fontaine and Bettye LaVette.

"[T]here is almost no kind of outrage — torture, the use of hostages, forced labour, mass deportations, imprisonment without trial, forgery, assassination, the bombing of civilians — which does not change its moral colour when it is committed by 'our' side."

— George Orwell, from "Notes on Nationalism" (1945)

Death Valley Radio is dedicated to the memory of my wife Valerie. And I will never forget Maria Alessandra.

© 1998-2018 Ron Alden / Last Updated: 22 May 2018
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