Death Valley Radio

Death Valley Radio is a format-free program for the musically curious. Launched in the spring of 1996, DVR is still built by hand, non-algorithmically — one set at a time.

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

DVR program 942 features Sam Cohen's New Orleans-flavored cover of "Get Happy," written by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler in 1930; two songs from Steve Earle's new album dedicated to the memory of Waylon Jennings; Mississippi John Hurt's influence on Luther Dickinson, G. Love, Dan Auerbach, Gillian Welch and Guy Clark; ecological commentary from Slaid Cleaves and John Prine by way of the Everly Brothers; brand-new trio recordings by clarinetist Louis Sclavis, trumpeter Avishai Cohen and Quercus; Aaron Copland's "Quiet City," composed for the Group Theatre's production of a play directed by Elia Kazan before he named names and ruined lives; and "Chiaroscuro," a piece written by Giovanni Piacentini for Western classical guitar and electronics.

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

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