In the Pine Grove by the bayou, the roots can be seen exposed on the banks. They are mighty, tangled, and deep -- much like the roots of American music. Join host River City Slim every Thursday morning for another trip to the Pine Grove, where he examines every root on the tree. But don't think that this is some dull, scholarly exercise. The Blues -- bedrock of American music, and the common thread running through all of the music on The Pine Grove Blues -- is not about succumbing to troubles and sorrows, but transcending them. The cathartic pulse of American Roots music is a call to dance, to celebrate life despite its daily challenges.
So tune in every Thursday morning and start your day with some upbeat Cajun and Zydeco from the heart of the Bayou country, or some swinging California jump Blues. Two-step your way to work with some Texas honky-tonk, or relax to a Swamp Pop ballad. Fiddles, accordions, harmonicas, steel guitars, huge upright basses and vintage hollow-body guitars weave a sturdy support for the voices of American Roots music -- the voices you won't hear on commercial radio.
The artists you might hear on The Pine Grove Blues include Keith Frank & The Soileau Zydeco Band, soul legend Solomon Burke, young Blues belter Susan Tedeschi, Texas honky-tonk king Dallas Wayne, Cajun stars Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys, Blues harp genius William Clarke -- the list is practically endless. Blues, Cajun, honky-tonk, Western swing, Zydeco, Tex-Mex, Swamp Pop -- it's all part of the Gumbo on The Pine Grove Blues! Click here to see playlists. Tune in every Thursday for a tasty start to your morning! For those not within reach of our radio signal, you can listen on the World Wide Web via either RealAudio or WindowsMediaPlayer. Click the WWUH banner below to head to the WWUH site, where you will find the links you need to listen to The Pine Grove Blues on your computer!