Death Valley Radio

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

In this age of bland radio programming (both commercial and non-) and automated music services, DVR is still built by hand, non-algorithmically — one set at a time.

Each two-hour edition of Death Valley Radio airs at on Tuesdays at 7:00 PM ET.

Death Valley Radio can also be heard at on Saturdays at 10:00 PM ET and Wednesdays at 10:00 AM ET.

DVR program 891 features Mark Lanegan's rendition of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's "The Ballad of Mack the Knife"; sun songs (John Doe, Luther Dickinson, Ronnie Spector, the Walker Brothers); sweet soul music (Etta James, Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson, Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, James Carr, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin); Tony Joe White's story of Polk Salad Annie and her mama, "a wretched, spiteful, straight-razor totin' woman"; bassist Eleonore Oppenheim's new recording of "La Isla Mágica," written by Puerto Rican multi-instrumentalist Angélica Negrón; and new music from Instruments of Happiness, David Torn, 9Bach, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Ash Koosha, Rudresh Mahanthappa and Henning Sieverts.

Death Valley Radio is dedicated to the memory of my wife Valerie.

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