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 937 features reflections on aging (Malcolm Holcombe, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, Todd Snider); songs of hope (Ron Sexsmith, Hiss Golden Messenger, Ann Peebles, Mavis Staples); cellist Meredith Blecha-Wells and pianist Sun Min Kim's rendition of a nocturne by Czech composer Bohuslav Martinů; Mostly Other People Do the Killing performing Moppa Elliott's tribute to American novelist Thomas Pynchon; and new music from Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau, Ray Davies and the Jayhawks, the Mark Lanegan Band, Pieta Brown and the string trio Hear in Now.

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

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