Torch and Twang

Tuesday | 8:00 P.M. – 12:00 A.M.

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 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…

Torch and Twang 8/27/13

Withe the students back on campus, Torch & Twang takes a moment to look back at the summer of 2013. Eric will be reliving his favorite records that released after May 5, the final day of classes for the 2012-2013 academic year. Plus new music from Brian Wright, Michigan favorites Gifts or Creatures and The Civil Wars!

Playlist:

Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
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Steep Canyon Rangers- Tell The Ones I Love- Tell The Ones I Love

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors- Nothing Like A Woman- Good Light

Tim Easton- Tired and Hungry- Not Cool

Sarah Jarosz- Over the Edge- Build Me Up From Bones Read More…

Torch and Twang 8/20/13

Torch and Twang is full of goodies here on this Tuesday evening. We have four hours of the best americana tunes around, plus a slew of heavyweight records to add to the T&T library at 10 o’clock. New songs from Sarah Jarosz, Lee Dewyze, Brian Wright, The White Buffalo and more!

Playlist:

Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
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Andrew Bird- Danse Carribe- Break It Yourself

Old Crow Medicine Show- Carry Me Back- Carry Me Back

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros- Man on Fire- Here Read More…

Torch and Twang 8/13/13

Torch and Twang brings you the usual slate of Americana’s best tonight, plus a new record from Robbie Fulks that will be featured at 10 o’clock!

Playlist:

Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
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Amanda Shires- Devastate- Down Fell the Doves

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell- Get Along Stray Dog- Love Has Come For You

Stephen Kellogg- Good Ol’ Days- Blunderstone Rookery Read More…

Torch and Twang 8/6/13

Tonight, Torch and Twang features the artists of the Great Lakes Folk Festival, happening in downtown East Lansing this weekend, plus concert talk and new music at 10 o’clock!

Playlist:

Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
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Joel Mabus- The Gray Mare- The Joel Mabus Omnibus

Mike Espy & Yakity Yak- Leavin’ For N.Y.- The Evening Sun
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Clear Fork Bluegrass Quartet- Westphalia Waltz- Banjo Cafe Read More…

Torch and Twang 7/30/13

Tonight on Torch & Twang, we feature a special interview with Nora Jane Struthers, great new music from Amanda Shires and all your twangy favorites.

Playlist:

Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro

Gregory Alan Isakov- Suitcase Full of Sparks- The Weatherman
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Pokey LaFarge- Central Time- Pokey LaFarge

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

Torch and Twang 7/16/13

Tonight Torch and Twang is full of goodies! Lots of concert talk, a plethora of giveaways, new music and more!

Playlist:

Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
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Josh Ritter- Girl In The War- Animal Years

Murder By Death- Ramblin- Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon

Frontier Ruckus- Junk-Drawer Sorrow- Eternity of Dimming Read More…

Torch and Twang 7/9/13

Tonight on Torch and Twang we’ll be featuring Luke Winslow-King, who is playing a show at Liberty Plaza this Thursday, plus a number of the acts from the Saturday lineup at Common Ground Music Festival. Plus, a bunch of new music at 10 o’clock, including the new record from Gregory Alan Isakov!

Playlist:

Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro

Steve Earle & The Dukes- Calico County- The Low Highway
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Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit- Outfit- Live from Alabama

Enter the Haggis- Down the Line- The Modest Revolution Read More…

Torch and Twang 7/2/13

For the first show of July, Eric is joined by talented singer-songwriter Mike Vial, who will be performing at Common Ground Music Festival next Monday, July 8. Plus, four hours of the best roots music in mid-Michigan!

Playlist:

Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro

John Fullbright- Moving- From the Ground Up

Jason Isbell- Flying Over Water- Southeastern Read More…

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