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 988 opens with Eliza Gilkyson's good-natured, post-apocalyptic view of life in 2153 and features slide guitars (Lonesome Brothers, NRBQ, the Youngbloods); the blues songs of John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, Tommy Johnson and Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup; two traditional spirituals recorded by Blind Willie Johnson in 1930 (Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Ry Cooder); James Blood Ulmer's rendition of Barrett Strong's "Money (That's What I Want)"; cinematic chase music (Ash Koosha, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Rabih Abou-Khalil), and new tracks from Joshua Redman, Ron Miles, Scott Colley and Brian Blade, Courtney Barnett and Willie Nelson.

"There's something wrong with the policies, the priorities, and the purposes of our nation now and we've got to say it in no uncertain terms."

— Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (March 10, 1968)

Death Valley Radio is dedicated to the memory of my wife Valerie. And then there's Maria Alessandra....

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