We’re at Midweek With Our Multi-Artist ‘Folk Music From A-to-Z’ EP and Chuck Berry In The Spotlight, Wednesday, October 19, 2022

We hit our midweek stride with a great EP focused on folk music and folk-rock. We play both the great pure folk artists (like Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan), along with those who pay homage to the musical genre (like The Beatles and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers). Later, we put Chuck Berry front and center.

Here’s your midweek lineup:

10:00 a.m. Folk Music From A-to-Z: Various Artists

We’ve got them all here in this playlist. You’ll hear John Prine, Dave Van Ronk, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Peter, Paul & Mary, Odetta, Cat Stevens, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Beatles, Arlo Guthrie, Bonnie Raitt, Joan Baez, The Band, Eric Andersen, Tom Rush, Judy Collins, Nanci Griffith, Jesse Winchester, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Lead Belly, Tim Hardin, The Kingston Trio, Simon & Garfunkel, Richie Havens, Jackson Browne, Guy Clark, James Taylor, The Carter Family, Harry Chapin, Linda Ronstadt, Phil Ochs, Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt and more!

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Chuck Berry NEW!

Tonight we put a rock n’ roll pioneer, one of its Founding Fathers, In the Spotlight as we celebrate his birthday (belatedly, it was October 18). John Lennon once said this about Chuck Berry, “If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it ‘Chuck Berry.'” Indeed.

Before, in between, and after we’ve got that great wide Open Stream all day and all night long, because we run 24/7, not just when we have programming. You are in the hands of The Music Mermaid who, as you well know, has impeccable taste in music.

Today’s Journey is To Laurel Canyon For A Musical Trip Back In Time, and ‘Live’ Allman Brothers Later, Friday, July 1, 2022

Good Morning, Folks! We are kicking off a brand new month in fine fashion here with our ‘Music From Laurel Canyon’ EP and some ‘live’ Allman Brothers Band bringing up the rear.

Joni Mitchell and Graham Nash hanging out in Laurel Canyon

Here’s Friday’s lineup:

11:00 a.m. Music From Laurel Canyon: Various Artists

A trip in the Wayback Machine with The Music Mermaid (instead of Mr. Peabody) to the 60s and 70s and some of the best musical cross-fertilization on the planet as country-rock was born. You’ll hear The Byrds, The Mamas & The Papas, Buffalo Springfield, The Beach Boys, The Lovin’ Spoonful, The Doors, Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, The Monkees, CSNY, Manassas, John Mayall, The Eagles, J.D. Souther, Harry Nilsson, Canned Heat, Carole King, James Taylor, The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Souther-Hillman-Furay and more!

7:00 p.m. The Allman Brothers Band Live at The Atlanta International Pop Festival, July 3 and 5, 1970

The Brothers are here for the holiday weekend, although I’m not the patriotic type to begin with and am now less so in the land of lost liberty. Nevertheless, we welcome the Allman Brothers back to the Lounge. We have’t played this one in a bit.

It’s going to be hot as Hades here today, although they did remove the cactus warning from my phone. Once you get past 85 degrees with me, it’s ugly. But it’ll be cool here in The Mermaid Lounge and you can feel free to kick back with some great music today!

It’s Saturday with a Happy 80th McCartney Celebration, the Final Airing of Our AOW, Our ‘Folk Music From A-To-Z’ EP and LIVE DEAD! Later, on June 18, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We’ve got a great lineup for you today and it’s a bit busier here in The Lounge than usual because we’ve got McCartney’s 80th birthday celebration later on.

Happy 80th Birthday to Sir Paul McCartney!

Here’s today’s musical journey:

10:00 a.m. Folk Music From A-To-Z: Various Artists

We begin the programming day with this great extended playlist that includes tunes from John Prine, Dave Van Ronk, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Peter, Paul & Mary, Odetta, Cat Stevens, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Beatles, Arlo Guthrie, Bonnie Raitt, Joan Baez, The Band, Eric Andersen, Tom Rush, Judy Collins, Nanci Griffith, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Lead Belly, Tim Hardin, The Kingston Trio, Simon & Garfunkel, Richie Havens, Jackson Browne, Guy Clark, James Taylor, The Carter Family, Jesse Winchester, Joni Mitchell, The Stone Poneys, Phil Ochs, Linda Ronstadt, Harry Chapin and more!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: American Tune by Eva Cassidy FINAL AIRING!

Today we bid a fond farewell to this week’s Album of The Week by the late, great Eva Cassidy who, unfortunately, didn’t live long enough to see her success. Don’t miss this collection of rehearsal tunes and live performances.

7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Paul McCartney

Today we say happy 80th birthday to a true musical living legend who’s still rocking away on his ‘Got Back’ tour. We’ve got Beatles’ stuff, solo performances, his stint with Wings…it’s all here for a couple of hours tonight.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at Summer Jam, Watkins Glen, New York, July 28, 1973

Tonight’s LIVE DEAD! is a rare repeat, but it hasn’t been aired since 2020, so it should sound just like new to those of you who aren’t Deadheads (and they don’t care how many times they hear a Grateful Dead show; it’s all new to them).

We’re chock full of stuff today and we think you’ll like it. There’s no better way to kick start your weekend than with the little radio station that could. (I think I like that.) There are, of course, some things we just can’t do, like play rap and screaming heavy metal death, charge for listening, or play commercial advertising. But we’re pretty damned good with everything else.

Today We’ve Got Our ‘Folk Music From A-to-Z’ EP and The Beatles Own Our Album of The Week, Sunday, February 20, 2022

Good Morning, Music Historians! I hope this sunny Sunday (at least it is here in the Boston area) finds you in great musical spirits. If not, we hope we can help you to get there!

The Beatles land in America, February 7, 1964

Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Meet The Beatles by The Beatles NEW!

As you know, The Beatles are the other half of our ‘house band’ line-up (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers being the other half). We here in The Mermaid Lounge are very careful not to overplay either band, but this is a very special month for Beatles fans, especially myself. The Beatles first landed in America on February 7, 1964…on my tenth birthday. My present from my mother on that day was Meet The Beatles, their first U.S. release. The album changed my musical life forever. It gave me my own generation of music after having listened to my sisters’ music for several years which, by the way, I acknowledge as the beginning of rock n’ roll. The Beatles were listening to my sisters’ music as well, and drew their inspiration from those artists. We will talk about that later, however.

It is time Meet The Beatles gets its due as our Album of The Week. The Beatles changed everything, not just popular music, but popular culture as well. In England, their debut album was titled With The Beatles, and had a different line-up of songs. Today we give you the U.S. version of their debut album with the iconic cover photographed by Robert Freeman, who also photographed several other Beatle album covers. In the UK, the cover was straight black & white. In the U.S., it was released as a blue duotone.

3:00 p.m. Folk Music From A-To-Z: Various Artists

We also have a great EP celebrating another important part of popular music history called folk music. Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie and Odetta inspired Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and so many others you’ll hear in this playlist. Those “others” include Nanci Griffith, The Band, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Andersen, Peter, Paul & Mary, Tom Rush, Judy Collins, Jesse Winchester, The Stone Poneys, John Prine, Cat Stevens, Phil Ochs, Dave Van Ronk, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles, Arlo Guthrie, The Wallflowers, and more!

Come on. It’s a day of rest and relaxation. And before the Blue Laws were dropped here in Massachusetts, there weren’t any stores open to continue the capitalism game. It’s time to, as The Beatles once said, “get back to where we once belonged.” This is a good day to start.

Welcome to Sunday in The Mermaid Lounge Where The Traveling Wilburys Own Our Album of The Week and Folk Music Reigns Supreme With Our Extended Playlist, September 26, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Simplicity is the word of the day today. Lots of Open Stream, but…some really great programming to carry you through your afteroon.

Hell, it’s only the greatest supergroup on the planet: (R-L) George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, and Bob Dylan.

Here’s Sunday’s musical line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: The Traveling Wilburys, Volume One NEW!

There are supergroups, then there are SUPERGROUPS. This one is in the latter category. Every poll I’ve seen taken in every music magazine and on every music website puts The Traveling Wilburys at the top of the supergroup heap, and we here in The Mermaid Lounge wholeheartedly agree. It started with George Harrison needing to record a “B side” for a release. The rest is history. You can read about it here.

3:00 p.m. Folk Music From A-to-Z: Various Artists

Folk music is an amazing genre. I remember when folk music purists were upset the day Bob Dylan picked up an electric guitar. Dylan changed the face of folk and made it much more accessible to many people who may have ignored it. You’ll hear Bob Dylan in this EP. You’ll also hear Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, The Beatles, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Stone Poneys (featuring Linda Ronstadt), Bruce Springsteen, Arlo Guthrie, Bonnie Raitt, Joan Baez, The Band, John Prine, Tom Rush, The Wallflowers, John Prine, Judy Collins, Nanci Griffith, Jesse Winchester, Odetta, Peter, Paul & Mary, and many more!

Sunday is officially a day of rest, so we’re taking it easy in The Mermaid Lounge. But The Music Mermaid is always in control here and you’re all in good hands. I promise. See for yourself.

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It’s Another Sunday Funday Here With “Folk Music From A-to-Z” and Steely Dan With Our Album of The Week, August 29, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We have another great Sunday lined up here in The Mermaid Lounge with our folk music extended playlist, and Steely Dan owns our new featured album.

You’ll be hearing Peter, Paul & Mary later during our Folk Music From A-To-Z extended playlist

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Countdown to Ecstasy by Steely Dan NEW!

Here in The Mermaid Lounge, we don’t care much about whether or not an album has generated “hits” or not. (Although we actually consider several songs on this masterpiece actual hit material.) What we care about is music, and this is a great album. And that’s why it’s this week’s Album of The Week.

3:00 p.m. Folk Music From A-To-Z: Various Artists

It’s that time of the month again when we break out the folk music archives. You’ll hear John Prine, Tom Rush, Woody Guthrie, Odetta, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Peter, Paul & Mary, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, Linda Ronstadt, Eric Andersen, Jesse Winchester, Cat Stevens, Phil Ochs, Nanci Griffith and many more!

It’s Sunday and that means it’s the Official Day of Rest. So give it a rest and tune us in. We’re 100% free 24/7 with no interruptions from those pesky advertisers. And we never ask for your credit card or personal info.

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We Pay Tribute to Nanci Griffith, Give You J.J. Cale & Leon Russell Later, and An Afternoon of Trifectas, Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Here we are again at mid-week and today’s big event is Nanci Griffith In the Spotlight, as we promised a couple of days ago.

Today we put Nanci Griffith where she rightfully belongs: In the Spotlight

Here’s your mid-week line-up:

11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Nanci Griffith NEW!

We heard of Nanci Griffith’s passing on August 13 at the age of 68, and a sad day it was. Her songs have contributed so much to the careers of so many of her peers over the years. Today, however, we turn the mike over to Nanci Griffith her self as we present just over two hours of her music.

Raised in Austin, Texas, Nanci Griffith lived in Nashville where it was described she kept one foot in country music and one foot in folk music. She appeared on the show Austin City Limits a number of times over her career. During her career, she recorded 18 studio albums, 2 live albums, and released 17 singles.

7:00 p.m. J.J. Cale & Leon Russell In Session at Paradise Studios, Los Angeles, June 1979

Here we have the marriage of two masters in session from Russell’s Paradise Studios in Los Angeles, guitarist J.J. Cale and pianist Leon Russell. In a 21-song set, they are joined by Cale’s wife, Christine Lakeland, on guitar, harmonica and backing vocals. Also in the session are Marty Grebb (Horn), Larry Bell (Piano), Nick Rather (Bass), Jimmy Karstein, and Ambrose Campbell (Percussion/Drums), Bill Boatman (Guitar), Pat “Taco” Ryan (Brass) and Shamsi Sarumi (Percussion).

Trifectas

Today, we also give you an afternoon of hour-opening trifectas:

3:00 p.m. Bob Dylan

4:00 p.m. Mudcrutch

5:00 p.m. Steely Dan

6:00 p.m. Valerie Carter

Tune us in, people. We’ve got it all here on the greatest little radio station on the planet. You won’t “get it” until you give us a listen.

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It’s Sunday Funday! Not Only Do You Get Folk Music From A-To-Z, But We Have An Outstanding Album of The Week, July 25, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! It’s another Sunday here in The Mermaid Lounge, and that can only mean good things. Not only do we have our extended-play ‘Folk Music From A-To-Z’ playlist, but we have a most excellent Album of The Week.

Chrissie Hynde makes no bones about how much Bob Dylan has meant to her, and now she delivers!

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Standing in The Doorway, Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Dylan NEW!

I don’t care who you are or where you are: There’s no denying Bob Dylan’s influence in the music world. Described as “the reigning queen of cool,” Chrissie Hynde makes no bones about how much Bob Dylan’s music has meant to her. She delivers a masterpiece of Bob Dylan songs recorded using cell phone technology during the pandemic lockdown here.

But you won’t find the usual Dylan classics here. Instead you’ll find nine songs that can be considered ‘overlooked’ Dylan songs, including the title track. While Van Morrison and Eric Clapton spent their time whining (and it hasn’t stopped yet either), Chrissie Hynde decided to do something nobody has ever done before.

This is our album of the week. This could easily be the Album of The Year. Don’t miss it.

3:00 p.m. Folk Music From A-To-Z: Various Artists

Here’s an extended playlist where you’ll find Dylan himself. A “history” of folk music of sorts. The songs include those of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Odetta, Lead Belly, Doc Watson, Tom Rush, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Phil Ochs, Cat Stevens, Emmylou Harris, Tom Petty, Linda Ronstadt, The McGarrigle Sisters, John Prine, Bonnie Raitt, The Band, Arlo Guthrie, and more!

There’s no denying it: It’s Sunday and a day of rest. It’s a great day to tune us in and find out what we’re all about. It’s pretty simple 24/7 music uninterrupted by advertising and mouthy DJ’s, free of charge all the time, and no credit card or personal information ever requested. Ever.

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It’s Sunday Funday and Kate Taylor Owns Our Album of The Week while Our Long-Player ‘Folk From A to Z’ Takes Up The Afternoon and Evening, June 27, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! It’s another Sunday Funday here in The Mermaid Lounge, and I’m pleased to announce that we’ve got a great new album of the week finally getting its due.

Kate Taylor, sister to James and Livingston, owns our Album of The Week, Sister Kate.

Here’s your Sunday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Sister Kate by Kate Taylor NEW!

The year 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of this great album. I know. It was easy to lose sight of Kate Taylor in all that Taylor family stuff in the seventies, but Kate Taylor is back. She’s back not only with our Album of The Week, but with a brand new album scheduled for release on August 6th called, Why Wait.

I owned the vinyl of all of Kate Taylor’s albums and later, the cassettes. If you click on the link above (Album of The Week), you’ll see that Kate had a lot of friends who respected her work…Carole King, Linda Ronstadt, Bernie Leadon of The Eagles, Danny Korchmar, Sweet Baby James (of course), John Hartford, J.D. Souther, Merry Clayton, Leland Sklar, Russ Kunkel, and Peter Asher. Asher (formerly of Peter & Gordon) was the genius behind Linda Ronstadt and James Taylor, neighbor to Paul McCartney and FOB (friend of The Beatles). He’s back with her on her brand new release as well.

I promise you that Why Wait will have it’s day in the spotlight here, Kate Taylor’s music has already been added to our standard rotation, and soon we’ll put her In The Spotlight. But, well, why wait when we can kick this off with Sister Kate! We hope you enjoy.

3:00 p.m. Folk Music From A to Z: Various Artists

It’s that time again…time for our foray into folk music. It starts mid-afternoon and runs for five hours uninterrupted with Tom Rush, Odetta, Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, John Prine, Joni Mitchell, Eric Andersen, Harry Chapin, John Hartford, Dave Van Ronk, Judy Collins, Joan Baez, Peter, Paul & Mary, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens, Lead Belly, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott and many, many more.

You can find the set list under the Playlist tab. Just scroll until you find it!

Great day to get some music in. We’re under a heat alert, so put your feet up, crack open your favorite beverage and give us a listen. We will not disappoint. All you need is a computer tab.

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Open Stream Followed by Don McLean In The Spotlight, and ‘Money, Honey’ Later, Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We kick off the day with wide Open Stream until early afternoon, when we put Don McLean In the Spotlight!

We kick off today’s programming with Don McLean In the Spotlight!

2:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Don McLean NEW!

Who can forget that eight-minute anthem called American Pie? When I was young, we played it over and over again, lamenting the loss of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and The Big Bopper. But Don McLean was a singer-songwriter who was so much more than that song. Over his career, he amassed 40 gold and platinum records. Today we put him In the Spotlight for you.

7:00 p.m. Money, Honey: Various Artists

This is a great playlist talking about what appears to be everyone’s favorite topic: MONEY. Ask Elvis Presley, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, J. J. Cale, Slim Harpo, The Beatles, King Crimson, Pink Floyd, The Steve Miller Band, Laura Nyro, Joni Mitchell, Barrett Strong, Van Morrison, The Guess Who, and many more!

We’re sitting here in The Mermaid Lounge eagerly awaiting your arrival. What are you waiting for?

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