Tonight at 8pm, American Routes heralds the 100th birthday of our nation's greatest roving troubadour and social commentator, Woody Guthrie, with a two-hour special dedicated to his life in music. We'll visit with friends and relatives who share tales of Guthrie's trials and triumphs, from Okemah, Oklahoma to Coney Island, New York.
Airs Friday, May 4 at 9 p.m. Since 2004, Jack Johnson has hosted annual concerts in Hawaii featuring his musician friends to raise money for the Kokua Foundation he and his wife created to support environmental education programs. This one hour radio special features the best, one-of-a-kind collaborations from past festivals. Dave Matthews, Eddie Vedder, G Love and Ozomatli join Jack on his hits and covers.
Airs Friday, March 16 at 9:00 p.m. Leonard Cohen and current artists inspired by him tell stories about his influential life and work, intertwined with music from his 2012 album of new songs, "Old Ideas". Leonard Cohen's shares insights into how he finds the imagery used in his songs and the way the songs are produced. The host is Rita Houston who also hosted the New York event at Joe’s Pub.