In 1976, local DC folk musician Charles Browning released his debut LP: A Choirboy’s Lament. As singer-songwriter and guitarist on the record, Browning appears alongside musical collaborators Emmylou Harris and Mike Auldridge (among others). Over forty years later, Browning has released two more albums in recent years.
This Saturday (4/27) at 9am, DJ Mackie welcomes Charles Browning to LOST TREASURES on WOWD-FM to explore his debut LP, to talk about the DC music scene in the 1970s, and to share other memories. Barry Louis Polisar, who appeared on LOST TREASURES several months ago, will also be in studio to be a part of the conversation with his friend Charles Browning.
This Saturday’s LOST TREASURES will focus on solo acoustic/primitive guitarists.
In town this week, special guest Kinloch Nelson will be in studio to perform and to talk about his newest record release with Tompkins Square, “Partly On Time: Recordings 1968 – 1970.” These recently unearthed recordings are a collection of tunes that were recorded in the studios of Dartmouth College’s radio station before 1970s.
I will also be hosting his concert on Friday, April 12th at 8pm at Rhizome DC (6950 Maple St NW). $10 suggested donation at the door.
Hailing from Rochester, NY, Kinloch Nelson started playing folk and rock in the early 1960’s. In the 1970’s he studied classical guitar with British guitarist/composer Stanley Watson, then jazz guitar with Gene Bertoncini at Eastman School of Music, and music theory at the University of Rochester. In 1973, he began teaching at The Hochstein Music School where he was on the faculty for twenty-five years, and spent nights moonlighting for decades with country, jazz and rock bands - all the while exploring solo fingertstyle guitar. With others he co-founded the Guitar Society of Rochester in 1985, which during its ten-year run presented many of the world's greatest guitarists of the period. Despite his small discography Nelson’s Youtube catalogue is extensive, due to his many recent performances on handmade guitars at guitar festivals featuring many of the world’s top tier modern day guitar builders. Nelson has also authored a book, Alternate Guitar Tunings.
WOWD is having an afternoon outdoor music event this Sunday at Rhizome in Takoma Park. I will be performing with the Sarodine Family Band around 3:15pm and we will be playing a tribute to the late, great Charlie Mcalister (1969-2018). For this performance, we will have the energetic Celie Dailey (Charlie's partner) coming from South Carolina and performing on trumpet + keys. Also the wonderful Will Simmons from Pittsburgh (of Milkbadger & Hope Harveys fame) on guitar + trombone, plus the usual crew of Peter Geddes (trumpet), Amber Dunleavy (theremin), and Tom Murphy (drums).
SUNDAY Apr 7, 2019
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
@RhizomeDC (6950 Maple St NW)
Takoma Radio / WOWD hosts a family-friendly celebration to cap off our spring fund drive on April 7th from 2-5pm. Live music performances by: CARPE DIEM! UKES ON THE MOVE, GRUPO ROMPE CAJON, WENDY & THE LOST BOYS, WILSON HIGH PUPPET SHOW, THE SARODINE FAMILY BAND.
Special guest DICK BANGHAM signs his commemorative WOWD T-shirts.
Since July 2016, Takoma Radio / WOWD has broadcast low-power, hyper-local, non-commercial radio at 94.3FM, with a 20 watt signal reaching 3-5 miles from Takoma Park, MD- and streaming worldwide at takomaradio.org 24/7. Takoma Radio / WOWD is programmed by volunteers ranging from kids to senior, unknown to legendary.