The From The Top Alumni String Quartet To Appear Saturday, January 14 at 11:00 a.m. Broadcast from Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, this program was recorded at the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church on December 18. The quartet consists of 22-year-old violinist Tessa Lark from Cincinnati, OH, 19-year-old violinist Ryan Shannon from Boulder, CO, 18-year-old violist Clayton Penrose-Whitmore from Evanston, IL, and 22-year-old cellist Michael Dahlberg from Philadelphia, PA. All quartet members study at the New England Conservatory.
Airs Thursday, January 12 at 8:00 p.m. Performers include Sam Bush, Mike Marshall, Don Stiernberg, the David Grisman Quintet, Jerry Douglas, Bob Seeley, the Bucky Pizzarelli Trio, Daniel Hope, Tony Williamson and Sebastian Knauer.
Airs Monday, January 2 at 8:00 p.m. A hair stylist recalls accompanying his father on hunting expeditions in Alabama, a young journalist carefully sets the stage to make her first time memorable, and best-selling novelist Walter Mosley cares for his ailing mother. Hosted by noted comic and storyteller Mike Birbigla, and Jay Allison.