Sunday, August 16 on The Mulberry Tree 

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I'm really looking forward to The Mulberry Tree playlist this Sunday, August 16. It's a program I've wanted to air for months, featuring songwriters and musicians of color.  As encore shows were airing, it allowed me the time and energy to research the music and present the energy and emotion successfully to you for the hour.  This week's sneak peek playlist video features the beautiful voice and stage presence of Valerie June, performing tenderly "Tennessee Time" from "Pushin' Against a Stone."…

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Sunday, August 9 on The Mulberry Tree 

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This Sunday, August 9 on The Mulberry Tree, I share with you songs I came across over the last several months when I was unable to produce new programs.  I’m thinking of you all every day, and hoping that when we join one another around the tree each Sunday evening, you’re uplifted and/or inspired by my playlists.  Here’s who will be entertaining us this Sunday evening, which includes Lori McKenna, who presents this week’s sneak peek playlist video “The Balladeer,” from her recently released…

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Sunday, August 2 on The Mulberry Tree 

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Finally, this Sunday, August 2 on The Mulberry Tree, it's a brand new program following several months of encores.  Though I've really enjoyed combing through the archives and finding older programs to repeat, it brought me a lot of joy to put together a new playlist.  While I was putting the show together, I thought of messages and sentiments I wanted to share, considering what we have all been challenged with these past months.  That lead me to choose the songs I did, with you in mind, offering…

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Sunday, July 26 on The Mulberry Tree 

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This Sunday, July 26 on The Mulberry Tree, it's my final encore show, paving the way for new editions of the tree to begin airing on Sunday, August 2. I will temporarily produce new shows from the safety of my home on the Ozark Plateau until it feels like the right time to go back to the KSMU studio in person to resume production there.  For my show this Sunday, we can sit back and enjoy an hour of songs about rivers.  I thought it would be real fine to embark on a virtual float trip with all of you…

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Sunday, July 19 on The Mulberry Tree 

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This Sunday, July 19 I present an encore edition of The Mulberry Tree, from July 24, 2016 when we enjoyed an hour of songs written by Townes Van Zandt.  Once again, we will be able to appreciate his songs as they are covered by other musicians, and of course I included Townes himself. 

Townes Van Zandt -Click here to enjoy Townes singing "No Lonesome Tune"

Guy Clark 

Ben Kyle & Carrie Rodriguez 

Townes Van Zandt - 2 additional tracks

The Little Willies 

Robert Earl Keen 

Nanci Griffith & Arlo Guthrie…

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Sunday, July 12 on The Mulberry Tree 

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The  playlist for this Sunday, July 12 is partially thematic, with several songs centering around the color green.  Let's enjoy an hour together, to hear an encore edition of The Mulberry Tree that originally aired on Sunday, July 17, 2016.  From the playlist, I pulled a song to feature for this week's sneak peek playlist video, it's the late Kate Wolf with "Green Eyes."  It's such a tender song, one of the most beautiful love songs I've known.  I hope you enjoy it.  Kate was a wonderfully gifted…

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Sunday, July 5 on The Mulberry Tree 

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This Sunday,  July 5, I will air an encore edition of The Mulberry Tree that was originally presented on July 2, 2017.  The songs I chose were fitting for both the 4th of July holiday and the arrival of the month of July.  I sure hope you will be able to join me around the tree, along with these fine musicians, including Robert Earl Keen, Jr., who is featured in this week's sneak peek playlist video "Fourth of July."

Crosby & Nash 

Wil Maring 

Don Conoscenti 

Mark O’Connor 

Robert Earl Keen, Jr. -…

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Sunday, June 28 on The Mulberry Tree 

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This Sunday's edition of The Mulberry Tree originally aired on June 5, 2016.  It features 17 songs focused primarily on some of the most beautifully crafted vocal harmonies I could narrow down to one hour!  I hope you'll join me around the tree.  Below is a list of musicians and songwriters who will be guests on the program, including the subject of this week's sneak peek playlist video, The Wailin Jenny's, with "The Parting Glass."

Pure Prairie League 

Red Molly 

Ozark Mountain Daredevils 

Emmylou…

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Sunday, June 21 on The Mulberry Tree 

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This Sunday, June 21 on The Mulberry Tree, I have the privilege of presenting an encore edition which originally aired June 19, 2016.  This show is in honor of fathers, as this Sunday is Father's Day.  Fatherhood takes many forms, whether you're a father to a human or animal, and if you've filled the role of both father and mother, I acknowledge you and send each song in my playlist out to you.  I will be thinking of my own father, Bart, and know his spirit will be beside me.  He was a music lover…

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Sunday, June 14 on The Mulberry Tree 

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This Sunday, June 14 on The Mulberry Tree, an encore of a show I produced for October 22, 2017.  Please join me around the tree for an hour of very special music, both eclectic and diverse, and we'll get ourselves ready to make it a great week ahead. Here's who we'll enjoy this Sunday, which includes my favorite Carolina Chocolate Drops tune, a pretty waltz titled "Short Life of Trouble" my featured sneak peek playlists video. 

Eric and Leon Bibb 

Del Amitri 

Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson 

John…

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