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Folktale of Caution

From Northeast Indiana Public Radio | Part of the Folktales series | 01:00:00

Beware! we foresee obstacles, danger and pitfalls around every bend--so do consider musical prevention, with a listen to the Folktale of Caution

Ft_weekly-prx___fb_caution_verse_small “Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.” That bit of cautionary advice comes from Robert Frost, and opens the door to Pandora’s Box, you might say, for musical reminders of what may happen if you don’t heed those wise words.

We're armed with musical protection, and sage advice this edition of Folktales, as we travel the Americas, Europe and Africa, and hopping a few islands along the way. Featured artists are The Jug Huffers, John Whelan & Friends, Bob Dylan, the Louisiana Swamp Cats, Mary Youngblood, the Robin Nolan Trio, Joe Euro and more.

So: Buyers—and listeners-- beware! You don’t know what’s around that next corner, so look both ways, watch your backs, and join us for this red-flagged Folktale of Caution!

Folktale of Relationships

From Northeast Indiana Public Radio | Part of the Folktales series | 59:59

According to Nietzsche, "Invisible threads are the strongest ties"--hear where they lead and what they sound like on this week's Folktale of Relationships.

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Are relationships an art or a science? Carl Jung maintained that “The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” That’s the theory we’re pondering in every corner of the musical folkworld, this edition, as we explore their ins and outs, be they romantic, familial, friend or foe.

Armed w/ wise words and a world of good music, we're traveling the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. Our featured artists include Ted Yoder, Rosaling & the Way, Bob Dylan, Calicante, KelsiCote, Anoushka Shankar & Norah Jones, Sultans of String, Coolangubra and more. It’s all about the bonding—and we’re hoping you’ll make the connection. 

 

Folktale of Communication

From Northeast Indiana Public Radio | Part of the Folktales series | 59:59

According to Chip Heath: “The first problem of communication is getting people's attention.” If we may have yours, this episode 'transmits' a sampling from a world of good music for, from and about social media--ancient to modern!

Ft_weekly-prx___fb_communication_verse_small Communication skills are an ancient pursuit, and this folktale's reception is tuned in to musical missives and messages on a global network. You'll hear news reports from piazza, harbor. outback & more...review a folkworld of devices, from 'Drum Talk' to 'Incan Messenger' to 'A Monkey with a Typrewiter'

Featured musician/reporters include Beppe Gambetta, Loggins & Messina, The Jolly Boys, David Fanshawe, Chet Atkins & Tommy Emanuel, Outback, Obo Ade, Pillars of Society and more.  It's a direct dial to a transcontinental array of music & thoughts with a text message you won't want to miss. Be sure to make the connection; as Guy de Maupassant noted: “It is the encounters with people that make life worth living.” 

Folktale of Going Nowhere

From Northeast Indiana Public Radio | Part of the Folktales series | 59:58

A dead-end street is a good place to turn around--and that's the musical direction this week's edition of Folktales is headed--ready to follow along?

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As American novelist, Ellen Glasgow reminds us, "The only difference between a rut and a grave are the dimensions." So if you are feeling bogged down and buried, with wheels spinning and dead ends at every turn, this this Folktale just may provide a musical way out!

We're tracking wise words, and timely tunes across the Americas, through Europe, and into Africa, India and Australia. Our musical offerings feature Peter Lang, Tom Russell, Bob Dylan, the Incredible String Band, Yas-Kaz, Archie Roach, Micky Hart, Anoushka Shankar and more.

Ready for a chance to step bravely, and surely forward in a better direction? Stop back-paddling, tune in, and get going…with us!

Folktale of Superlatives

From Northeast Indiana Public Radio | Part of the Folktales series | 59:58

We all want the "bests' in life, and this week's Folktale is heading for the musical summit--we challenge you can step up to the plate with this "Superlative" edition!

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How much of your life is spent going for the gold? Let’s face it—we all love to be #1 at times, and it’s those heights we’re reaching for on this stellar edition of Folktales. Armed with the wisest of word, and finest of musical offerings, we’re spanning the globe for accolades old and new.

Our featured artists include Roy Hall & His Blue Ridge Entertainers, Paul McCartney w/ Steve Martin & the Steep Caanyon Rangers, Bruce Springsteen, Lief Sorbye, Matteo Salvatore, Ray Kane, Bob Marley & the Wailers, Ravi & Anoushka Shankar, and more. According to H. Jackson Brown, “The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” Hope you can make it to the top with us for this Folktale of Superlatives!

Folktale of Transportation

From Northeast Indiana Public Radio | Part of the Folktales series | 59:59

On this week's episode, we're on the go, and test-driving a world of good music, so buckle up and get moving! We're ready to roll, with the Folktale of Transportation.

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As US transportation entrepreneur Robin Chase maintains, “Transportation is the center of the world! It is the glue of our daily lives.” And that’s the route this Folktale is ready to ride. Armed with a toolbox full of wise words, and multiple musical manuals, we’re giving our feet a break, and taking a vehicular tour of folkworlds old and new, around the global thoroughfare. 
Featured musicians include Brooks Williams, Sally Rogers & Claudia Schmidt, Northern Lights, Beausoleil, Leonard Kwan, Babatunde Olatunji, the Silk Road Ensemble, Jesse Cook and more. Safe travels, happy trails, and get ready to roll on our Folktale of Transportation.

Folktale of Golden Slumbers

From Northeast Indiana Public Radio | Part of the Folktales series | 59:58

According to Elizabethan poet, Thomas Dekker, "Sleep is the golden chain that ties our health and our bodies together"...we're following the sandman around the very musical 'land of Nod' this edition, designed expressly for sweet dreams--and dreamers!

Ft_weekly-prx___fb_golden_slumbers_verse_small "Oh sleep! It is a gentle thing, beloved from pole to pole!" Samuel Taylor Coleridge said it, and that's the 'pillow talk' this Folktale chases around the musical globe, w/ sleep songs, cradle melodies, dream scapes and 'quotational' sleep aids from bedtimes far and near--including Ameican, European, Asian and African musical modes.

Featured artists include Kim Robertson, Liz Knowles, Elle/The Remnant, Lettstick Band, Liu Xing, Anindo, and of course, the Beatles. So say calm...and be ready to ease into our musically mesmerising folkworld of Golden Slumbers.

Folktale of Imagination

From Northeast Indiana Public Radio | Part of the Folktales series | 01:00:00

Suspend your disbelief for an hour, and join us for this most musically imaginative Folktale!

Ft_weekly-fb___prx_imagination_verse_small Some folks say imaginiation is the highest kite one can fly. Whether your creative visualization reaches that far or not, we're taking an audio tour of the topic in this episode that includes the Americas, Europe, and beyond, visiting folkworlds ancient and modern! Musicians include Al Petteway, Bob Dylan, elle/The Remnant, Uzca, Evren Ozan, Oojami and more. Hope you'll suspend your disbelief and join us for the Folktale of imagination.   

Folktale of the 4 Elements

From Northeast Indiana Public Radio | Part of the Folktales series | 59:57

Earth, water, fire & air--these are the "spiritual essences" this week's Folktale tracks, in the finest of musical tradition!

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According to 5th century BC philosopher Empedocles, "A
ll matter is comprised of four "roots" or elements of earth, air, fire and water"--and that's the elemental make up of this powerful edition. We're experiencing those 'building bricks' through musical customs, ancient to modern, from the Americas, 
Europe, Africa & Asia--featuring Arvel Bird, the Incredible String Band, Fortaleza, Outback, the Latvian Women's Choir, Nigel Kennedy and more--hope you can join us! 



Folktale of the 4 Elements

From Northeast Indiana Public Radio | Part of the Folktales series | 59:57

Earth, water, fire & air--these are the "spiritual essences" this week's Folktale tracks, in the finest of musical tradition!

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According to 5th century BC philosopher Empedocles, "A
ll matter is comprised of four "roots" or elements of earth, air, fire and water"--and that's the elemental make up of this powerful edition. We're experiencing those 'building bricks' through musical customs, ancient to modern, from the Americas, 
Europe, Africa & Asia--featuring Arvel Bird, the Incredible String Band, Fortaleza, Outback, the Latvian Women's Choir, Nigel Kennedy and more--hope you can join us! 



Folktale of the 4 Elements

From Northeast Indiana Public Radio | Part of the Folktales series | 59:57

Earth, water, fire & air--these are the "spiritual essences" this week's Folktale tracks, in the finest of musical tradition!

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According to 5th century BC philosopher Empedocles, "A
ll matter is comprised of four "roots" or elements of earth, air, fire and water"--and that's the elemental make up of this powerful edition. We're experiencing those 'building bricks' through musical customs, ancient to modern, from the Americas, 
Europe, Africa & Asia--featuring Arvel Bird, the Incredible String Band, Fortaleza, Outback, the Latvian Women's Choir, Nigel Kennedy and more--hope you can join us! 



Folktale of Recreation

From Northeast Indiana Public Radio | Part of the Folktales series | 59:59

As most folks know, play time is serious business! For a musical assessment of maximizing the fun in YOUR life, please join us for the Folktale of Recreation!

Ft_weekly-fb__prx_recreation_verse_small To borrow a notion from Jimmy Buffet, "Fun is about as good a habit as there is", and this week on Folktales, we aim to have us some! It's a downtime tour of musical customs and wise words that highlights leisurely pastimes from the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Sunny Caribbean.

'Refreshments' are being served up by Edgar Meyer, Bela Fleck & Mike Marshall, John McCutcheon, Kostadin Genchev, Perry Silverbird, Inkuyo, David Fanshawe, Toure Kunda, Miriam Makeba, Malcolm Dalglish and more. So kick back, take it easy, and get ready for the fun to begin!

Folktale of Poverty

From Northeast Indiana Public Radio | Part of the Folktales series | 59:57

This week's Folktale puts the musical focus on need--and hardship around the globe.

Ft_weekly-fb___prx_poverty_verse_small As 17th c. historian, Thomas Fuller observed: "Poor men's reasons are not heard"...but on this edition, their music will be--and it tells a most powerful tale. Our journey takes us through the Americas, Europe, Haiti and Africa this week, featuring varied words of wisdom on the topic, and musical reflections from Eric Bibb, Patty Griffin, Woodie Guthrie, Seth & May, Marlui Miranda, Babatundi Olatunji, New Revelation, and more. Sure hope you can join us.

Folktale of the Dating Game

From Northeast Indiana Public Radio | Part of the Folktales series | 59:59

This week on Folktales, we're courting the do's & don'ts of the dating game--in the finest of musical traditions!

Ft_weekly_graphic_prx_square_dating_game_small As Mark Twain noted: "Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired"--easier said than done? Then be sure to tune in to this week's Folktale of The Dating Game--for wise words, and musical traditions to guide your way down that old tunnel of love! We'll be touring the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa--and featuring the music of Evren Ozan, Dave Swarbrick, Paul Kelly, Keola Beamer, Harry Belafonte, Inkuyo and more. We'd LOVE for you to join us!

Folktale of Greetings

From Northeast Indiana Public Radio | Part of the Folktales series | 59:57

Hey there! It's Salutations, regards, and warm welcomes we're distributing this episode--so expect a most musical reception, on this Folktale of Greetings.

Ft_weekly-prx___fb_greetings_verse_small Ciao and G’day, mate! According to author, Terry Mark, "When you greet people with joy, you'll have shared your joy with them.: But--how do you do those "How do you do's? Well, HELLO! That's what this week's Folktale is all about, and we're tracking the best of "best regards" around the musical globe.

It's one socially significant tour, with stops in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and beyond. Our feature artists include Cindy Combs, Bob Dylan, The Carter Family, Dordán, Alphortrio Guldisberg, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Ida Widawati & Lingkung Seni Malati, Hang Playing Hedge Monkeys, and more. So, Hey babe! You know you're welcome, and we hope you'll tune in and get acquainted!

Folktale of Tomorrows

From Northeast Indiana Public Radio | Part of the Folktales series | 01:00:00

Some say that your present thoughts are sharing your future experiences--How & why? Where & when? Look to the horizon, and join us for the Folktale of Tomorrows!

Ft_weekly-fb___prx_tomorrows_verse_small According to inventor Charles Kettering, "We should all be concerned about the future because we will have to spend the rest of our lives there."  This episode of Folktales takes a musical take on the topic of what tomorrows may bring--and why!

We're headed for musical customs and wise words around the Americas, through Europe, across Africa and into the Pacific for this tentative topic! Featured musicians include Phil Cooper & Susan Urban, Northern Lights, Tenores di Bitti, Barry Phillips, Inkuyo, Baka Beyond, Taj Majal, and more. Care to join us for the sneak preview?

Folktale of Motherhood

From Northeast Indiana Public Radio | Part of the Folktales series | 59:57

A mother's work is never done--and this week's Folktale celebrates the love, spirit and dedication of mothers, daughters & grandmothers around the world!

Ft_weekly-fb___prx_motherhood_verse_small “There's a story behind everything..but behind all your stories is always your mother's story..because hers is where yours begins.” (Mitch Albom) ...and that's the story we tell on this week's special Mothers Day edition, w/ a global tour of musical traditions, and wise words all in honor of motherhood. We're touring the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia & India, w/ heart felt tunes by Iris DeMent, Molly Brogan & the Distractions, Barry Phillips, Tenores Di Bitti, Keola Beamer & R. Carlos Nakai, Emeline Michele, Fortalesa and more. Enjoy your own day of celebration with--or as a mom, and be sure to catch this special tribute!

Folktale of Fatherhood

From Northeast Indiana Public Radio | Part of the Folktales series | 59:59

This week's edition of Folktales declares 'hats off'' to all the Paters, Pops and Patriarchs we know, with a world of good music!

Ft_weekly-fb___prx_fatherhood_small "I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich." (M*A*S*H, Colonel Potter) We're seconding that notion w/ this week's Folktales--and taking you on a tour of 'good dadditudes' around the globe. We'll be sharing wise words, and a wealth of music customs from the Americas, Europe, Africa, and hopping a few musical Islands--featuring music by David Seitz, Trapezoid, Simon & Garfunkle, William Gutierrez, Terra Folk, Obo Addy and more--so have a great Fathers Day celebration, and be sure to join us!

Folktale of Agriculture

From Northeast Indiana Public Radio | Part of the Folktales series | 59:56

It's fields & farmlands we're cultivating this week on Folktales, with a bountiful harvest of musical customs from every corner of the agrarian world! Take an hour to join us in a special sodbusters salute--with the Folktale of Agriculture.

Ft_weekly-prx___fb_agriculture_verse_small As they say in Ireland, "You'll never plant a field by turning it over in your mind." That's the rural wisdom this edition of Folktales is tending and tracking--through barnyards, pastures, fields & farmlonds across both Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and beyond. Our featured musicians include Magpie, Woody Guthrie, Alison Krauss, Hakob Khalatian, Alphornquartett Dudingen, Inkuyo, Brazilian Cattle Ranchers, Taffetas, Keola Beamer and a bushel more. Hope you can join us--this week's Folktale of Agriculture is ripe--and ready to pick!

Folktale of Weddings

From Northeast Indiana Public Radio | Part of the Folktales series | 01:00:00

'Tis the season-- we have many musical knots to tie around that matrimonial hitching post on the Folktale of Weddings, and you are SO invited to attend!

Ft_weekly-fb___prx_weddings_verse_small According to American author, Gene Perret, "We have the greatest pre-nuptial agreement in the world--it's called love." Where that leads is what this Folktale is all about, and we're taking a celebratory tour of musical customs, and wise words for the occasion around the musical globe--from our own heartlands, through Europe, and on to Asia and Africa. Featured artists include the Acousticats, May Erlewine, Barry Phillips, Trio Mediaeval, Temaeva, Harry Belafonte, Golden Gate Gypsy Orchestra, the Bergamot and more. Here's hoping you'll say 'I do' to the Folktale of Weddings!

Folktale of Matrimony

From Northeast Indiana Public Radio | Part of the Folktales series | 59:58

This month, those wedding bells are ringing, world round, and don't look now, but on this week's matrimonial edition of Folktales, here comes the bride!

Ft_weekly-prx___fb_matrimony_verse_small "He that has the luck leads the bride to church." That's an old Dutch proverb, and this week on Folktales, we're featuring a bridal bouqet of musical customs and sentiment fit for a royal wedding. The musical aisle we're walking takes us through the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia and beyond, for timeless words of wisdom and marital advice.

Featured artists include Michael Schwarte, Cooper & Nelson, the Mysterioius Voices of Bulgaria, Keola Beamer, Leiko, the Klezmatics, Hot Club De Norvege and more. So while you're contemplating your I Do's, I did's or I'm Gonna's, get ready for this celebratory Folktale of Matrimony.

Folktale of Matrimony

From Northeast Indiana Public Radio | Part of the Folktales series | 59:58

This month, those wedding bells are ringing, world round, and don't look now, but on this week's matrimonial edition of Folktales, here comes the bride!

Ft_weekly-prx___fb_matrimony_verse_small "He that has the luck leads the bride to church." That's an old Dutch proverb, and this week on Folktales, we're featuring a bridal bouqet of musical customs and sentiment fit for a royal wedding. The musical aisle we're walking takes us through the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia and beyond, for timeless words of wisdom and marital advice.

Featured artists include Michael Schwarte, Cooper & Nelson, the Mysterioius Voices of Bulgaria, Keola Beamer, Leiko, the Klezmatics, Hot Club De Norvege and more. So while you're contemplating your I Do's, I did's or I'm Gonna's, get ready for this celebratory Folktale of Matrimony.

Folktale of Time

From Northeast Indiana Public Radio | Part of the Folktales series | 59:59

Tennessee Williams said “Time is the longest distance between two places.” Take an hour to close that gap this week with the Folktale of Time.

Ft_weekly-fb___prx_time_verse_small Time Whether or not it’s on your side, time is, well, a timely issue, world round, and this week’s episode of Folktales is crossing International Time Zones and Datelines by the minute, just to prove it. It’s a self-winding tour, full of music and wise words on the topic, that takes us through the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and beyond.

Our featured musicians include Joe Weed, The Goat's Beards, Eric Bibb, 2CELLOS, Finjan, Burning Sky and more.
So if you, like Dr. Seuss, tend to wonder “How did it get so late so soon?”—find out this week, on the Folktale of Time. 

Folktale of Summertime

From Northeast Indiana Public Radio | Part of the Folktales series | 59:59

It's beach blanket bingo and a world of seasonally significant music we're playing this week on the Folktale of Summertime!

Ft_weekly-fb___prx_summertime_verse_small In French folkworlds, it’s agreed that “A summer’s sun is worth the having,” and whether or not you agree, that’s the season of the day, and the spirit we’re celebrating this week, in the finest of musical traditions. Armed w/ wise words for the season, sunscreen & some summer reading, we'll be touring the musical customs of the Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia and beyone

Featured artists include John McCutcheon, Al Petteway, Inti Raymi, Fortaleza, Outback, The Endtime Spasm Band and more. It'a wide and wonderful road we're following, all in the name of fun in the summer sun, so grab a lemonade and be ready to get a little lazy, hazy 
and crazy with us!

Folktale of Misfortune

From Northeast Indiana Public Radio | Part of the Folktales series | 59:59

It's setbacks, hard knocks and obstacles of every sort we deal w/ on this Folktale of Misfortune--in the finest of musical perspectives. Ready for a reversal of fortune? Then be sure to join us!

Ft_weekly-fb__prx__misfortune_verse_small According to our wise old Uncle Remus: "You can't run away from trouble. There ain't no place that far." So this week on Folktales, we're looking for alternate solutions--around the musical globe. We'll be tracking tunes, and wise words across the Americas, through Europe and into near eastern and African traditions, averting bad luck, loss and painful lumps as we go. Featured artists include Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers, Clifton Chenier, Itzhak Perlman, Rua Port'Alba, Oliver Mtukudzi and more. so be prepared to turn your karma around, with our Folktale of Misfortune.

Folktale of Misfortune

From Northeast Indiana Public Radio | Part of the Folktales series | 59:59

It's setbacks, hard knocks and obstacles of every sort we deal w/ on this Folktale of Misfortune--in the finest of musical perspectives. Ready for a reversal of fortune? Then be sure to join us!

Ft_weekly-fb__prx__misfortune_verse_small According to our wise old Uncle Remus: "You can't run away from trouble. There ain't no place that far." So this week on Folktales, we're looking for alternate solutions--around the musical globe. We'll be tracking tunes, and wise words across the Americas, through Europe and into near eastern and African traditions, averting bad luck, loss and painful lumps as we go. Featured artists include Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers, Clifton Chenier, Itzhak Perlman, Rua Port'Alba, Oliver Mtukudzi and more. so be prepared to turn your karma around, with our Folktale of Misfortune.

Folktale of Misfortune

From Northeast Indiana Public Radio | Part of the Folktales series | 59:59

It's setbacks, hard knocks and obstacles of every sort we deal w/ on this Folktale of Misfortune--in the finest of musical perspectives. Ready for a reversal of fortune? Then be sure to join us!

Ft_weekly-fb__prx__misfortune_verse_small According to our wise old Uncle Remus: "You can't run away from trouble. There ain't no place that far." So this week on Folktales, we're looking for alternate solutions--around the musical globe. We'll be tracking tunes, and wise words across the Americas, through Europe and into near eastern and African traditions, averting bad luck, loss and painful lumps as we go. Featured artists include Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers, Clifton Chenier, Itzhak Perlman, Rua Port'Alba, Oliver Mtukudzi and more. so be prepared to turn your karma around, with our Folktale of Misfortune.

Folktale of Urban Living

From Northeast Indiana Public Radio | Part of the Folktales series | 59:59

It's musical customs for, from and about "the masses" we're sampling this week, on WBOI's Folktale of Urban Living. Care to come along?

Ft_weekly-prx___fb_urban_living_verse_small "A city is more than a place in space, it is a drama in time." That uptown though from early 20th century Scottish socioloist and pioneer city planner, Patrick Geddes, is (travel) guiding this edition of Folktales around the musical globe, with a fast-paced itinerary that begins in our own North & South American worlds, then heads us through Europe, and beyond, for street sights, sounds and scenes old and new.
Featured artists include Bob Dylan, No Strings Attached, Paul Kioebge, The Chieftains, Inkuyo, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Chapinlandia, William Eaton, Duane Eby and more. It's quite a metro-meander we have planned, so we're hoping you'll keep up with traffic, and join us for this folk-style tour of urban living.

Folktale of Sorrow

From Northeast Indiana Public Radio | Part of the Folktales series | 59:59

Author Paul Coelho said, "Tears are words that need to be written." We're adding music to the emotion this week, on the Folktale of Sorrow.

Ft_weekly-prx___fb_sorrow_verse_small "Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.: That's a wise and well-turned way to view life's difficulties, from Lebanese poet, Kahlil Gibran, and the musical path this week's edition of Folktales is following.
With a bittersweet assortment of sayings, and muscial traditions, we'll be traveling through the Americas, Europe, and Africa, and our featured artists include Aine Minogue, Joe Martyn Ricke, Addison Agen, Sarah McQuaid, the Tenores di Bitti, Carlos Reyes, James Bobchak, Habib Koite & Bamada, and more.
Its a compassionate journey, and we hope you'll join us for it, with all your heart and soul.

Folktale of Varmints

From Northeast Indiana Public Radio | Part of the Folktales series | 59:59

"Snakes hide in grass, people behind their lies." We don't know who said it, but find out why this week on the Folktale of Varmints.

Ft_weekly-prx___fb_varmints_verse_small According to young adult novelist, R.L. Lafers, in Theodosia & the Serpents of Chaos, "It takes a surprising amount of courage to place one's hand into an unseen area when your mind is thinking about vermin." Or snakes...or rats...or lowlifes and sleazeballs of any variety--and that's what this edition of Folktales is all about. Armed w/ warning words of wisdom and a crate of pest strips, we're traveling the musical globe, through the Americas, across Europe, into Africa, the South Pacific and beyond.

Our featured musicians include John Minton, Al Petteway, Barry Phillips, I Giuillari di Piazza, William Eaton & Arvel Bird, Joanne Shenandoah, Steve Roach & Friends, and more. Granny wouldn't let 'em in the cement pond, and Yosemite Sam gave the goldurn idjits a big taste o' lead. To find out why--be sure and join us for the Folktale of Varmints.

Folktale of Abundance

From Northeast Indiana Public Radio | Part of the Folktales series | 59:59

According to Epicurus, "The grateful heart sits at a continuous feast." And we're sharing it with you this week on the Folktale of Abundance.

Ft_weekly-prx___fb_abundance_verse_small As the ancient Greek philosopher, Epicurus, explained int, "not what we have, but waht we enjoy, constitutes our abundance," and on this edition of Folktales, we're following that wise measure around the globe.
Armed with a bountiful supply of musical traditions, and words of wisdom, we'll be touring the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and beyond, and our featured artists include Slavek Hanslik, Ella Jenkins, Bob Dylan, Joe Martyn Ricke, I Giullari di Piazza, Keola Beamer & George Winston, Daniel Paul,La India Canela and more.
"To get the full value of joy, you must have someone to share it with"--that's from Mark Twain--and with this Folktale of Abundance, there's plenty for everyone.

Folktale of Summer Solstice

From Northeast Indiana Public Radio | Part of the Folktales series | 59:59

It's Father Sun in the driver's seat, this edition of Folktales, so grab the shades and climb aboard for this heliocentric ride!

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"Each solstice is a domain of experience unto itself. At the summer solstice, all is green and growing, potential coming into being, the miracle of manifestation painted large on the canvas of awareness."That’s how American inspirational author, Gary Zukav describes our annual celebration, and this week’s folktour is following that lead, one sun-kissed tune at a time.

We'll be looking for fun in the new summer's sun across the Americas, through Europe, and into the middle east, and our featured musicians include Soltré, Dennis Caraher, Rosalind & The Way, Chrissi Polland & Ari Hest, Trio Mediaeval, KelsiCote, inkuyo, Omar Faruk Tekbilek and more.

Folktale of Gatherings

From Northeast Indiana Public Radio | Part of the Folktales series | 59:59

As the old campfire song goes, the more we get together, the happier we'll be...so here's hoping you'll join us this week for the Folktale of Gathering.

Ft_weekly-fb___prx_gatherings_verse_small As they say in many a folkworld, "Most cherished moments happen when friends and family gather together, and that's what this episode of Folktales is all about. Armed w/ musical tradition and wise words, we're traveling through the Americas, Europe, Africa and the Far East in search of socials, shindigs, musters, meetings and more, that speak to the communal side of living, and celebrating life.

Our featured musicians include Eric Brace & Karl Straub, Tony Ellis, the Swingbillies, Barry Phillips, Inkuyo, David Fanshawe, Mickey Hart, Bholoja, Kamal and more, so get ready to rally, because you are cordially invited to join us for the Folktale of Gathering.

Folktale of Uncertainty

From Northeast Indiana Public Radio | Part of the Folktales series | 59:59

What's next? Who could know? Should I stay or should I go? That's what the Folktale of Uncertainty is ALL about!

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“Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. ...live in the question.” That advice comes from Bohemian-Austrian poet, Rainer Maria Rilke, and puts our minds at ease, this edition of Folktales, as we travel the musical globe in search of speculative situations & indeterminate results. Ever feel like you’re hanging by a thread? The outcome may be unforeseeable, but you will be able to hear exactly what it sounds like, we guarantee.

We're taking some wise words with us  as we track musical traditions through the Americas, into Europe, hopping islands and crossing Africa, to points East. Our featured musicians include Fowler & Branca, Peter Cooper & Lloyd Green, Shelly Dixon & Jeff McRae, Los Lobos, Buckwheat Zydeco, The Jolly Boys, Evren Ozan, Yangjin Lamu and more. One thing for certain? You're not going to want to miss it!


Folktale of Adventure

From Northeast Indiana Public Radio | Part of the Folktales series | 59:59

This week on Folktales, we're going upward & onward with a world of adventuresome music! Dare to join us?

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“Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure.” That’s what American author, Irving Wallace believed, and we’re embarking on our own journey to prove that very action-oriented theory this week on Folktales.

We're outfitting ourselves with wise words, and a most musical itinerary that includes the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. Our featured artists are Ken Kolodner, Edgar Meyer & Bela Fleck, Mary Youngblook, Light Rain Dark Fire, David Michael, the Justin Vallee Trio and more. It’s a wide and wonderful world of musical traditions we’re set to explore, and we hope you’ll join the exploration team--if you're game!

Folktale of Adventure

From Northeast Indiana Public Radio | Part of the Folktales series | 59:59

This week on Folktales, we're going upward & onward with a world of adventuresome music! Dare to join us?

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“Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure.” That’s what American author, Irving Wallace believed, and we’re embarking on our own journey to prove that very action-oriented theory this week on Folktales.

We're outfitting ourselves with wise words, and a most musical itinerary that includes the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. Our featured artists are Ken Kolodner, Edgar Meyer & Bela Fleck, Mary Youngblook, Light Rain Dark Fire, David Michael, the Justin Vallee Trio and more. It’s a wide and wonderful world of musical traditions we’re set to explore, and we hope you’ll join the exploration team--if you're game!

Folktale of Karma

From Northeast Indiana Public Radio | Part of the Folktales series | 59:59

Call it Kismet...call it fate...Do good and it will follow you. Hear for yourself this week on Folktales!

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As American author, J. Earl explains, “Karma manifests Newton’s Third Law of Motion in the arena of Ethics.” That would be the one about there being an equal and opposite reaction for every action—and it’s the very calculated cause & effect we’ve chosen to track around the musical globe, this edition.

We'll be carrying wise thoughts on the destiny that lies ahead for the hour, as we travel across the Americas, though Europe and into Africa, Tibet & the South Pacific. And our playlist features February Sky, Dawkins & Titus, Ted Kines, Los Folkloristoas, Aine Minogue, Te Vaka, Oliver Mtukudzi, Mary Youngblood and more. So, with a brand new year on the horizon, be prepared to listen well to these ethically inspired observations, because, as you’ll be hearing, what goes around comes around.

Folktale of Respect

From Northeast Indiana Public Radio | Part of the Folktales series | 59:59

Emerson maintained that “Men are respectable only as they respect.” Hear what that sounds like this week on Folktales.

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As American religious leader, Thomas S. Monson reminds us, “When we treat people merely as they are, they will remain as they are. When we treat them as if they were what they should be, they will become what they should be.”  We’ll track the transformations through a world of good music, this show, stopping in the Americas, Europe, Africa and points east to pay our respects.
Our featured musicians include C.W. Mundy, Sally Rogers, Bonnie Rideout, Keoloa Beamer & R. Carlos Nakai, Inkuyo, Blk Sonshine, Aretha Franklin and more—respectfully hoping you’ll come along?

Folktale of Contentment

From Northeast Indiana Public Radio | 59:59

This week's show is all about contentment. As Dr. Seuss says, "“Just tell yourself, Duckie, you're real quite lucky.”

Ft_weekly-prx___fb_contentment_verse_small Ever wonder about your lot in life? According to Martha Washington, “The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.” We’re traveling the globe for musical variations on that theme this episode, armed with wise advice on the subject and ready to fulfill our every aspiration.

Our featured artists include Tah nagakm Kewus Ross, Joanne Shenandoah, KelsiCote, the Bulgarian Women's Choir, Anoushka Shankar & Norah Jones, Conrad Praetzel and more. Here’s hoping you’ll be able to share the satisfaction of this most compelling folktale.

Folktale of Thoroughfares

From Northeast Indiana Public Radio | Part of the Folktales series | 59:59

Musically speaking, on this Folktale of Thoroughfares, it's my way or the highway!

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As American architect Andrés Duany notes, “The role of the street is social as well as utilitarian.” So we’re traveling highways, avenues and main drags around the musical world to find out just what, where and how we're connected. 

Armed with a map case of alternate routes and wise words, we'll be rolling through the Americas, Europe, Africa and beyond. Our musical works include Joe Euro, The JugHuffers, Northern Lights, Scartaglen, Cyril Pahinui, Barefoot, Baka, William Eaton & more. So if you're ready for a road trip to remember--it's all eyes on the road, watch for speed traps, and next turn? The Folktale of Thoroughfares!