Every Saturday and Sunday
Join Jubilee Community Arts and WDVX-FM 89.9
Clinton, 102.9 Knoxville and wdvx.com
for five hours of traditional music programming every Sunday night
from 5 to 11 pm. The Sunday
Jubilee brings together seven great locally produced programs
hosted by JCA staff and volunteers.
5:00 pm - Tennessee
Classics with host Joe Buzzard. Oldtime, blues and
early bluegrass from one of the world's leading collectors.
6:00 pm - Mountain Jubilee with host Paul
Campbell. Latest releases of regional
music with historic recordings and highlights of Laurel Theater
concerts. Produced with the
assistance of WUOT.
7:00 pm - Live at Laurel.
Concerts from the Laurel Theater.
8:00 pm - Wild Hog in the Woods with host
Brent Cantrell. Ballads, blues, and
old-time music with a focus on pre-war and field recordings.
8:30 pm - Cumberland Trail with host Bobby
Fulcher. Produced by the Cumberland
Trail Conference and featuring all things musical associated with
the Cumberland Trail from Cumberland Gap to Chattanooga.
9:00 pm - The Vinyl Frontier with host Jim Childs. Old time string band, fiddlers, bluegrass, classic
honky-tonk, Nashville sound, blues, r&b, rock-a-billy, sixties soul, gospel
and much else from Jim’s collection specializing in small, local label vinyl.
10:00 pm - Last Night's Fun with host Toby
Koosman. Traditional music of the
British Isles focusing on field and early recordings. "Not
your granddaughter's Celtic show."
Mountain Jubilee will continue
to air on Saturdays at 9 pm on WUOT-FM 91.9.
In a dozen years of independent public
broadcasting, WDVX has
intensified a sense of place in our region.
WDVX resists marketing to a narrow demographic, serving a
rural and urban audience which includes many sectors seldom
reached by public radio. Regional
and visiting musicians play live from their ever-expanding
studios and remotely from the field. Framing
their weekday Americana format are locally produced programs of
world music, blues, classic Country, independent
singer-songwriters, new releases by local performers, bluegrass
gospel, bluegrass, and bluegrass. Most
of Sunday afternoon and evening has long been devoted to
programming that explores the deep roots and strange turns of
Southern mountain music. Jubilee
Community Arts is proud to be recognized for its contribution
with the "Sunday Jubilee."
For over 40 years Paul Campbell, Director of the UT Social Work
Office of Research and Public Service and long an active member
of the Appalachian Studies Association, has hosted bluegrass and
regional music on WUOT's "Music of the Southern Mountains" and
"Mountain Jubilee." We are pleased
to announce that "Mountain Jubilee," featuring bluegrass and
area music and excerpts from concerts at the Laurel Theater, is
now rebroadcast at 6 pm Sunday on WDVX, with production
assistance and continued support from WUOT, which schedules a
prior broadcast at 9 pm each Saturday.
"Live at Laurel" presents prerecorded
concerts from the Laurel Theater, owned and operated by Jubilee
Community Arts. In addition to
showcasing regional traditional arts that serve JCA's primary
mission, many popular artists, local artists, and touring acts
from traditions outside the region can be heard.
Folklorist Brent Cantrell, Executive Director of Jubilee
Community Arts, hosts "Wild Hog in the Woods," a program of
old-time Southern Appalachian music including raw unaccompanied
ballads, timeless early country recordings, radical styles of
traditional fiddle and banjo performed by the old masters, all
soaked in subtleties of rhythm irreproducible in our time. Native to rural Warren County on
Tennessee's Highland Rim, Brent has done folklore fieldwork in
Togo, in the Haitian and other ethnic communities in Miami, and
in Tennessee. His unusual
perspective on culture reflects both academic training and
intense social experience near and far from home.
Park Manager of the Cumberland Trail and founder and long time
Director of the Tennessee State Parks Folklife Project, is
internationally renowned for his encyclopedic and enthusiastic
knowledge of the nature and culture of the Cumberland Mountains
and for many years of important fieldwork and presentation in
the traditional arts. On "Music of
the Cumberland Trail" Bobby plays many rare custom recordings of
undiscovered musicians living or passed, as well as the
professional output of those who made their mark, "the music of
our neighbors" in the eleven-county corridor of the 283-mile
foot trail under construction from Signal Point to Cumberland
Gap. He also keeps us up to date on
the projects of the Cumberland Trail Conference coordinating the
efforts of eager trail-building volunteers.
Joe Bussard has spent a
lifetime pursuing rare surviving examples of early 20th
century American music. His private archive contains more than
25,000 obscure recordings from the golden age of old-time
music. His "Country Classics" radio
programs have aired on many stations since 1959, showcasing
the tastiest gems in his vast collection and his ebullient
and entertaining personality. The Ball Banjo Company makes possible this special program devoted to
the early recordings of Tennessee.
Memphis native Jim Childs is a long time employee of the Knox County Library System
and a graduate of the University of Tennessee in History. He possesses a large, growing and diverse
collection of vinyl, which he yearns to inflict on an unsuspecting world.
JCA Concert Manager Toby Koosman took the reins
of WDVX's "A Celtic Sunset" in 2001, shifting the emphasis of
the program away from the best known contemporary Celtic music
towards more rustic lines of tradition not shaped for an
international market. This cousin
music to that of our neighbors has its own ragged gems and
classic performances emerging from an older time.
"Last Night's Fun" develops this focus exploring the
music of Ireland, Scotland and England. Toby
has nourished a love of traditional music for thirty years
and was a student of Ireland's premier concertina player Noel
Hill, whose keen memory and respect for his forebears in Western
Ireland form the critical link from recorded sounds to a
Jubilee Community Arts thanks WDVX for
the opportunity to air these shows every Sunday from 6 to 11 pm,
at 89.9 FM Clinton, on the web at www.wdvx.com and on its
Knoxville translator at 102.9.
, 1538 Laurel Avenue, Knoxville, TN
37916 (865) 522-5851 info @ jubileearts.org