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.

DVR program 903 features sleepy guitar duos (Santo & Johnny, Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant, Ry Cooder & David Lindley); the ghost of John Fahey (Paul Asbell, Moon Bros., Kevin Breit); Mark Lanegan and the Bootleggers' fierce rendition of the Velvet Underground's "White Light/White Heat"; Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show; songs of resignation and hope (Conor Oberst, George Harrison, Kojiro Umezaki, Stephen Layton and Polyphony); machine music (Imogen Heap, Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman with the Soweto Gospel Choir); the return of Stax Records mainstay William Bell; and something new from Chely Wright, produced by Joe Henry.

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

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