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  1. Tapestry of the Times

    Oct 1, 2008

    Normally I don't talk about much on this blog outside of fitness, geocaching, running, etc. This struck me a little differently. I'm not one to rave about things but I've found a fantastic podcast and wanted to share. Please check out Tapestry of the Times. This fantastic show is based out of Baltimore and is a collaborative effort of WYPR 88.1 FM and Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. If you are a true fan of indiginous, historical, roots music it's not going to disappoint. Host Aaron Henkin is authoritative, concise, and thankfully not too dry.

    The show highlights the music of Folkways Records as recorded by Moses Asch. Upon his death the label was bequeathed to the Smithsonian Institution under the instruction of Mr. Asch that all of the music he produced was to remain in production. Smithsonian has done that and continued to add to the catalog.

    I wasn't sure this was going to be my cup of tea, but after just one listen I was hooked. The show is quality. Quality source material and quality production by Aaron and WYPR. Give it a shot. You might just like it.

  2. 1 comments:

    1. David Horgan said...

      Thanks for your kind words. We are very excited about the show, and Aaron is a great host as you say.

      If you are interested in any of the recordings you hear on the program, visit to listen to samples, watch video, and, if you choose, purchase CDs and/or digital downloads. The Smithsonian Folkways collection is also available on iTunes, eMusic, Zune, Pandora, and many other online music sites.


      David Horgan
      Smithsonian Folkways