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 974 features telegraphs (Jerry Butler, the Supremes, the Grass Roots, Edwin Starr), telephones (Little Feat, Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band) and electricity (Joni Mitchell, Julia Mark); surf guitars (Bill Frisell's Big Sur Quintet, the Raybeats, Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, Julian Lage); Phil Spector's Wall of Sound (the Beach Boys, the Ronettes, George Harrison, Conor Oberst); the music of John Coltrane (Coltrane with Elvin Jones, Billy Jones with Gary Meek, and Keith Jarrett with Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette); and a new piece from an octet led by Norwegian pianist and composer Eyolf Dale.

Death Valley Radio is dedicated to the memory of my wife Valerie. And I'll always miss Maria Alessandra.

© 1998-2018 Ron Alden / Last Updated: 13 March 2018
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