Death Valley Radio

Death Valley Radio is a format-free program for the musically curious.

Death Valley Radio can be heard on Tuesdays at 8:00 PM ET on WNTI.

Program 1,014 opens with 23 minutes of James Brown and the James Brown Orchestra on fire at Dallas Memorial Auditorium in 1968; stinging slide guitars (Son House, Ben Harper, Kelly Joe Phelps, Joe Louis Walker with Alvin Youngblood Hart, Greg Leisz); social and political commentary (Lizz Wright, Esperanza Spalding, Charles Lloyd & the Marvels, Patty Griffin, Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra); and the third movement of "America's National Parks," a six-part suite written by trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith, who will be performing the piece in its entirety — twice — at NYC's Jazz at Lincoln Center this Saturday, Jan. 26, at 7:00 and 9:30 PM.

That's Death Valley Radio, where the party never ends....

This month and every month we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who had the courage to oppose "the sickness of racism, excessive materialism and militarism."

Death Valley Radio is dedicated to the memory of my wife Valerie. And sometimes I miss Maria Alessandra more than I should.

© 1998-2019 Ron Alden / Last Updated: 22 January 2019
"Cry Yourself to Sleep" © 2005-2019 Jeremy Tinder. Published by Top Shelf Productions.