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Ozark Highlands Radio

Folk Music

Ozark Highlands Radio is a weekly radio program that features live music and interviews, recorded at Ozark Folk Center State Park’s beautiful 1,000-seat auditorium in Mountain View, Arkansas. In addition to the music, our “Feature Host” segments take listeners on a musical journey with historians, authors, and personalities who explore the people, stories, and history of the Ozark region.

Ozark Highlands Radio is a weekly radio program that features live music and interviews, recorded at Ozark Folk Center State Park’s beautiful 1,000-seat auditorium in Mountain View, Arkansas. In addition to the music, our “Feature Host” segments take listeners on a musical journey with historians, authors, and personalities who explore the people, stories, and history of the Ozark region.

Location:

Mountain View, AR

Description:

Ozark Highlands Radio is a weekly radio program that features live music and interviews, recorded at Ozark Folk Center State Park’s beautiful 1,000-seat auditorium in Mountain View, Arkansas. In addition to the music, our “Feature Host” segments take listeners on a musical journey with historians, authors, and personalities who explore the people, stories, and history of the Ozark region.

Language:

English


Episodes

OHR Presents: Ozark Original Singer Songwriters

2/27/2021
This week, a collection of exceptional Ozark original singer-songwriters recorded live at Ozark Folk Center State Park. Also, interviews with these canorous poets. Folk songs don’t just materialize out of thin air and they don’t grow on trees. They’re conceived and written by regular people to express their feelings, their experiences and their culture. Although we tend to think of folk songs as records of a distant past, contemporary songwriters carry on this rich tradition. Nowhere is the...

Duration:00:58:55

OHR Presents: Next Generation II

2/13/2021
This week, next generation Ozark original folk, bluegrass and old-time musicians recorded live at Ozark Folk Center State Park. Also, interviews with these budding artists. A defining characteristic of folk music is its translation from one generation to the next. Traditional songs and melodies travel not only across oceans, mountains and cultures but also through time as they are passed down. Each new generation of musicians leaves their mark on these cultural artifacts as they experience...

Duration:00:58:55

OHR Presents: Love Holler (Full Interview)

1/23/2021
This week, Ozark original old-time family string band Love Holler recorded live at Ozark Folk Center State Park. Also, interviews with these familial entertainers. Love Holler is a three piece old-time family string band. Father, Stacy Russell, leads the band on upright acoustic bass and vocals. Fronting the band are twin sisters Emma and Caroline bringing clawhammer banjo, guitar and the most ethereal sibling harmonies this side of paradise. Descendants of the original settlers of the Love...

Duration:00:20:37

OHR Presents: Love Holler

1/23/2021
This week, Ozark original old-time family string band Love Holler recorded live at Ozark Folk Center State Park. Also, interviews with these familial entertainers. Love Holler is a three piece old-time family string band. Father, Stacy Russell, leads the band on upright acoustic bass and vocals. Fronting the band are twin sisters Emma and Caroline bringing clawhammer banjo, guitar and the most ethereal sibling harmonies this side of paradise. Descendants of the original settlers of the Love...

Duration:00:58:55

OHR Presents: Jazz!

1/9/2021
This week, OHR celebrates the singularly American musical art form, Jazz, with a mélange of both regional and nationally renowned artists recorded live at Ozark Folk Center State Park. Also, interviews with these melodious mavens. The uniquely blended culture of America has produced some of the world’s most notable modern musical genres. Not the least of these is jazz. Growing from its roots in African-American blues music, jazz in its many forms dominated American popular music of the first...

Duration:00:58:55

OHR Presents: The Ozark Granny Chicks (Full Interview)

12/19/2020
This week, Ozark original all girl old-time string band sensation the Ozark Granny Chicks recorded live at Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas. Also, interviews with these seasoned sirens. The Ozark Granny Chicks are an old-time string band quartet comprising Kay Thomas on mountain dulcimer, fiddle and vocals, Tara Ludwig on clawhammer banjo and vocals, Pam Setser on mountain dulcimer, guitar, spoons and vocals, and Crystal McCool on upright acoustic bass, fiddle and...

Duration:00:33:19

OHR Presents: The Ozark Granny Chicks

12/19/2020
This week, Ozark original all girl old-time string band sensation the Ozark Granny Chicks recorded live at Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas. Also, interviews with these seasoned sirens. The Ozark Granny Chicks are an old-time string band quartet comprising Kay Thomas on mountain dulcimer, fiddle and vocals, Tara Ludwig on clawhammer banjo and vocals, Pam Setser on mountain dulcimer, guitar, spoons and vocals, and Crystal McCool on upright acoustic bass, fiddle and...

Duration:00:58:55

OHR Presents: Lizzy Plotkin & Natalie Spears (Full Interview)

12/5/2020
This week, Colorado old-time and progressive bluegrass singer-songwriter duo Lizzy Plotkin and Natalie Spears recorded live at Ozark Folk Center State Park. Also, interviews with these promising new artists. “Lizzy Plotkin and Natalie Spears revel in the endless groove of Appalachian fiddle/banjo duets, funky blues bass lines, and soulful harmony singing. Their original compositions and reverent interpretations of old-time and bluegrass standards draw from a rich history of listening and...

Duration:00:19:32

OHR Presents: Lizzy Plotkin & Natalie Spears

12/5/2020
This week, Colorado old-time and progressive bluegrass singer-songwriter duo Lizzy Plotkin and Natalie Spears recorded live at Ozark Folk Center State Park. Also, interviews with these promising new artists. “Lizzy Plotkin and Natalie Spears revel in the endless groove of Appalachian fiddle/banjo duets, funky blues bass lines, and soulful harmony singing. Their original compositions and reverent interpretations of old-time and bluegrass standards draw from a rich history of listening and...

Duration:00:58:55

OHR Presents: The Lemon Bucket Orkestra (Full Interview)

11/21/2020
This week, international multi-award winning Toronto, Canada guerrilla-folk ensemble The Lemon Bucket Orkestra recorded live at Ozark Folk Center State Park. Also, interviews with Mark Marczyk, founding member of this genre-bending super-band. “Lemon Bucket Orkestra are Toronto's original guerrilla-folk party-punk massive. The multi-award-winning ensemble has been heralded as a groundbreaking, genre-bending phenomenon by media and fans alike, and over the past 8 years have performed all over...

Duration:00:37:49

OHR Presents: The Lemon Bucket Orkestra

11/21/2020
This week, international multi-award winning Toronto, Canada guerrilla-folk ensemble The Lemon Bucket Orkestra recorded live at Ozark Folk Center State Park. Also, interviews with Mark Marczyk, founding member of this genre-bending super-band. “Lemon Bucket Orkestra are Toronto's original guerrilla-folk party-punk massive. The multi-award-winning ensemble has been heralded as a groundbreaking, genre-bending phenomenon by media and fans alike, and over the past 8 years have performed all over...

Duration:00:58:55

OHR Presents: The Ken & Brad Kolodner Quartet

11/7/2020
This week, award winning Baltimore, Maryland Old-time and progressive Bluegrass sensation The Ken & Brad Kolodner Quartet recorded live at Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas. Also, interviews with this musical father and son. “The dynamic father-son team Ken & Brad Kolodner weave together a captivating soundscape on hammered dulcimer and clawhammer banjo blurring the lines of Old-Time, Bluegrass and American Roots music. Regarded as one of the most influential hammered...

Duration:00:58:55

OHR Presents: The Ken & Brad Kolodner Quartet (Full Interview)

11/7/2020
This week, award winning Baltimore, Maryland Old-time and progressive Bluegrass sensation The Ken & Brad Kolodner Quartet recorded live at Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas. Also, interviews with this musical father and son. “The dynamic father-son team Ken & Brad Kolodner weave together a captivating soundscape on hammered dulcimer and clawhammer banjo blurring the lines of Old-Time, Bluegrass and American Roots music. Regarded as one of the most influential hammered...

Duration:00:34:42

OHR Presents: Erin Enderlin (Full Interview)

10/24/2020
This week, nationally renowned Arkansas singer-songwriter Erin Enderlin recorded live at Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas. Also, interviews with this award winning wordsmith. “‘One of the best things about country music was that it was adult music,’ Erin Enderlin says of the country songs she grew up listening to in Arkansas. ‘It was real music that dealt with hard issues in life so that people going through those things don’t feel so alone.’ “The observation is...

Duration:00:21:26

OHR Presents: Erin Enderlin

10/24/2020
This week, nationally renowned Arkansas singer-songwriter Erin Enderlin recorded live at Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas. Also, interviews with this award winning wordsmith. “‘One of the best things about country music was that it was adult music,’ Erin Enderlin says of the country songs she grew up listening to in Arkansas. ‘It was real music that dealt with hard issues in life so that people going through those things don’t feel so alone.’ “The observation is...

Duration:00:58:55

OHR Presents: Tribute to Cathy Barton

10/3/2020
This week, we celebrate the life and music of traditional folk troubadour and Ozark original the late Cathy Barton. Enjoy Cathy and her husband Dave Para recorded live at Ozark Folk Center State Park. Also, interviews with Cathy & Dave. “A lifelong musician, Cathy Barton grew up singing and started learning the ukulele in elementary school in Hawaii. After moving to Missouri, she took up the guitar and banjo and eventually developed a champion old-time banjo style. After hearing a record by...

Duration:00:58:55

OHR Presents: The Steep Canyon Rangers (Full Interview)

9/19/2020
This week, Grammy Award winning North Carolina modern bluegrass supergroup The Steep Canyon Rangers recorded live at Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas. Also, interviews with the band’s leader and mandolin Jedi Mike Guggino. “Steep Canyon Rangers are Asheville, North Carolina’s GRAMMY winners, perennial Billboard chart-toppers, and frequent collaborators of the renowned banjoist (and occasional comedian) Steve Martin. The Rangers are made up of Woody Platt on guitar and...

Duration:00:18:08

OHR Presents: The Steep Canyon Rangers

9/19/2020
This week, Grammy Award winning North Carolina modern bluegrass supergroup The Steep Canyon Rangers recorded live at Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas. Also, interviews with the band’s leader and mandolin Jedi Mike Guggino. “Steep Canyon Rangers are Asheville, North Carolina’s GRAMMY winners, perennial Billboard chart-toppers, and frequent collaborators of the renowned banjoist (and occasional comedian) Steve Martin. The Rangers are made up of Woody Platt on guitar and...

Duration:00:58:59

OHR Presents: Mighty Fine Times (Full Interview)

8/29/2020
This week, Fayetteville, Arkansas Ozark original old time acoustic quartet “Mighty Fine Times” recorded live at Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas. Also, interviews with the band’s fearless leader Denise Lanuti. "Mighty Fine Times" members Dennis Collins and Denise Lanuti have many years of musical experience and have been performing together since 1987. Bayard Blain and Jennifer Parker joined the band and together the group features songs from many genres including old...

Duration:00:21:05

OHR Presents: Mighty Fine Times

8/29/2020
This week, Fayetteville, Arkansas Ozark original old time acoustic quartet “Mighty Fine Times” recorded live at Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas. Also, interviews with the band’s fearless leader Denise Lanuti. "Mighty Fine Times" members Dennis Collins and Denise Lanuti have many years of musical experience and have been performing together since 1987. Bayard Blain and Jennifer Parker joined the band and together the group features songs from many genres including old...

Duration:00:58:55