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WDBM-FM 88.9 East Lansing, MI

Student Radio at Michigan State University

Torch and Twang

Tuesdays 8 P.M. – Midnight

Progressive Torch & Twang is unlike any country radio show you’ve heard before. You won’t find the over produced, over cliché “country” that is clogging up the commercial radio airwaves. No Toby Keith or Taylor Swift here. Every Tuesday 8-Midnight, hosts Eric & Alyssa bring you the best from the vast world of americana. All your favorites from bluegrass, folk, alternative country, rockabilly, zydeco, and more find a home on Torch & Twang. From big name stars like The Avett Brothers and Ryan Adams to small time, no name bands you’ve never heard of. Plus country greats of old like Johnny Cash and Hank Williams. Torch & Twang also promotes Michigan’s long standing tradition of incredible bluegrass and folk music by supporting all of your favorite local americana groups.

You’ll also hear numerous in-studio interviews and performances that give insight into the minds of the people behind the music. You’ll be kept up to date on all the concert happenings from Detroit to Grand Rapids and have the opportunity to win goodies with giveaways, including concert tickets, CDs and more!

If you’re a long time fan, or newcomer, to americana music, Progressive Torch & Twang is a must have in your Tuesday night!

Torch and Twang 11/5/13

Torch and Twang has a lot to discuss tonight! Tons of new music on the horizon to be featured at 10 o’clock, including records from Noam Pikelny, Lydia Loveless, Deer Tick, Driftwood and more! Plus, concerts galore for T&T fans in the Mitten this week!

Playlist:

Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
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Mando Saenz- The Road I’m On- Studebaker

Stephen Kellogg- Crosses- Blunderstone Rookery
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Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers- Hey Stranger- Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers Read More…

Torch and Twang 10/29/13

Halloween is just a few days away and Torch & Twang is ready! Tonight, Eric will be spinning the spookiest, darkest, bloodiest and creepiest songs from the T&T library. Plus some goodies!

Playlist:

Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
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Bobby Long- Blood in the Orchard- Wishbone
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Brian Wright- Haunted- Rattle Their Chains

Steep Canyon Rangers- Graveyard Fields- Tell The Ones I Love

Lera Lynn- Wolf Like Me- Wolf Like Me Read More…

Torch and Twang 10/15/13

It’s a big day for Americana fans! New records from The Head and the Heart and The Avett Brothers are here and Torch and Twang will be featuring both at 10 o’clock, along with a new album from Basia Bulat. Plus, giveaways galore! T&T has giveaways for The BoDeans and Della Mae, both performing at The Ark in Ann Arbor this week!

Playlist:

Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
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Amanda Shires- Wasted and Rollin’- Down Fell the Doves

Stephen Kellogg- Lost and Found- Blunderstone Rookery
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The Devil Makes Three- Forty Days- I’m A Stranger Here

Kim Richey- Breakaway Speed- Thorn In My Heart Read More…

Torch and Twang 10/8/13

Torch and Twang brings you four hours of Americana tunes! Tonight, Eric will be featuring new music from Amos Lee, Deep Dark Woods, Willie Nelson and more. Plus, music from Stephen Kellogg, Tift Merritt and Sarah Jarosz, who are all performing in the Mitten this week!

Playlist:

Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro

Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers- Hey Stranger- Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers Read More…

Torch and Twang 10/1/13

Torch and Twang brings you four hours of the best Americana tunes! Tonight, Eric will be featuring the music of Gifts or Creatures and Deadstring Brothers, both of whom have shows in the Mitten this week. Plus new music at 10 o’clock!

Playlist:

Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
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Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors- Can’t Take It With You- Good Light

David Ramirez- The Bad Days- The Rooster Read More…

Torch and Twang 9/24/13

Torch and Twang brings you a bevy of great new music this evening. New records from Ha Ha Tonka, Neko Case, Will Hoge and The Blind Boys of Alabama will be featured at 10 o’clock. Plus concert talk and a ticket giveaway for Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, whose latest record, Good Light, is one of T&T’s favorites of 2013.

Playlist:

Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
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Shovels & Rope- Birmingham- O’ Be Joyful

Tedeschi Trucks Band- Misunderstood- Made Up Mind Read More…

Torch and Twang 9/17/13

Torch and Twang brings you the usual four hours of Americana’s best, plus concert talk and new music from Sarah Jarosz, The Paper Kites, Jimmy Webb and more!

Playlist:

Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
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Tedeschi Trucks Band- Made Up Mind- Made Up Mind

Andrew Bird- Danse Caribe- Break It Yourself

Bobby Long- Blood In The Orchard- Wishbone Read More…

Torch and Twang 9/10/13

Tonight, Torch & Twang features an interview and performance from Michigan favorites Gifts or Creatures, who released their latest record, Yesteryear Western Darkness, last week! Plus new music from Steep Canyon Rangers, Lindi Ortega, giveaways for two phenomenal shows and all your requests!

Playlist:

Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
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Matt Dmits- Bury Me With My Guitar- Bury Me With My Guitar

John Fullbright- Moving- From the Ground Up

Ben Sollee- The Pursuit of Happiness- Half-Made Man Read More…

Torch and Twang 9/3/13

Torch and Twang is chock full of great new music on tonight’s program. At 10 o’clock, Eric will be featuring new records from The Civil Wars, Brian Wright, Tift Merritt and Michigan favorites Gifts or Creatures! Plus the usual Americana favorites and all your requests!

Playlist:

Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
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Mandolin Orange- The Run Around- This Side of Jordan

The White Buffalo- Don’t You Want It- Shadows, Greys and Evil Ways
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JD McPherson- North Side Gal- Signs & Signifiers Read More…

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