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 4/16/13

Torch and Twang has a lot for you tonight! Some concerts to talk about, new music from Kim Richey, Patty Griffin, The Milk Carton Kids, Luke Winslow-King and more!

Playlist:

Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
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Shovels and Rope- Bad as Me (Tom Waits Cover)-Blue Series

Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line- Party Line- Carnival

Annie and the Beekeepers- An Island- My Bonneville

Billy Bragg- I Ain’t Got No Home- Tooth & Nail Read More…

Torch and Twang 4/9/13

Tonight, Torch and Twang brings you some old favorites, a few song you may have never heard and a ton of Michigan artists!

Playlist:

Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
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David Ramirez- Stick Around- Apologies

Israel Nash Gripka- Drown- Barn Doors & Concrete Floors

Langhorne Slim- Cinderella- Be Set Free

The Be Good Tanyas- Lakes of Pontchartain- Blue Horse

Dead Man Winter- Nicotine- Bright Lights Read More…

Torch and Twang 4/2/13

Tonight on T&T we bring you all the usual Americana favorites, talk about a few killer shows happening in the Mitten, and play some new music from Steve Martin, Nora Jane Struthers, Deadstring Brothers and more!

The playlist:

Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
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Ben Sollee- DIY- Half-Made Man

Caitlin Rose- Everywhere I Go- The Stand-In

The Steel Wheels- Kiss Me Like A Stranger- No More Rain

Punch Brothers- New York City- Who’s Feeling Young Now? Read More…

Torch and Twang 3/26/13

Local punk band Frank and Earnest, who will be opening for Lucero at The Loft this Wednesday, stop by the studio, as well as T&T favorites The Whiskey Pickers, who are headlining Mac’s Bar on Saturday! Plus, new music from Steve Martin, Nora Jane Struthers and more!

The playlist:

Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro

Lucero- Women & Work- Women & Work
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Annie and the Beekeepers- My Bonneville- My Bonneville

The Lost Brothers- Hey Miss Fannie- The Passing of the Night Read More…

Torch and Twang 3/19/13

Tonight on Torch & Twang we’re going to talk upcoming concerts (including some giveaways!). We’ve also got killer new music to feature at 10 o’clock!

The playlist:

Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro

Josh Ritter- In Your Arms Again- The Beast In Its Tracks
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Sara Watkins- Lock & Key- Sun Midnight Sun

Ben Sollee- Whole Lot To Give- Half Made Man

Glen Hansard- High Hope- Rhythm and Repose Read More…

Torch and Twang 3/12/13

Tonight on Torch and Twang, Eric brings you not only the usual jams from the americana world but also an incredible lineup of new music! New records from Josh Ritter, Shooter Jennings, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Bow Thayer, Stella (featuring Jo Serrapere and Jen Sygit) and more!

The playlist:

Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
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The Howlin’ Brothers- Gone- Howl

Son Volt- Wild Side- Honky Tonk

Samantha Crain- Never Going Back- Kid Face

Enter The Haggis- Down the Line- The Modest Revolution

Flatfoot- Buffalo Creek- Blue Water Read More…

Torch and Twang 3/5/13

Tonight on Torch and Twang, Eric plays some old favorites as well as a few artists never to grace the T&T airwaves.

Playlist:

Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
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David Ramirez- Stick Around- Apologies

Israel Nash Gripka- Drown- Barn Doors & Concrete Floors

Langhorne Slim- Cinderella- Be Set Free

The Be Good Tanyas- Lakes of Pontchartain- Blue Horse

Dead Man Winter- Nicotine- Bright Lights Read More…

Torch and Twang 2/26/13

Tonight on Torch & Twang, we celebrate the Man in Black’s 81st birthday with a special tribute. We’ve also got tons of a great new music from Son Volt, Enter the Haggis, Gurf Morlix, Michigan’s own Small Houses and more!

Tonight’s playlist:

Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
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Wayne Hancock- Ride- Ride

Ha Ha Tonka- Usual Suspects- Death of a Decade

Bennett- Days Are Running- A Brand New Start

Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer- Geordie (Child 209)- Child Ballads Read More…

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