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RFNE S1 Ep 11 – Rock and Soul from the 50s to Today

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In this week’s episode, we help you get over your full Thanksgiving belly with a great blend of soul and rock ‘n’ roll greats as well as fresh faces on the scene. 

Check out these links for more on select artists from this week’s show:

An interview with Sharon Jones from 2015: She says soul is different than hip-hop – it isn’t about flash and lights: “You play on that stage and you look into people’s eyes and give them a show.”

The site for Daptone Records – an independent label dedicated to authentic soul, gospel, and rock ‘n’ roll musicians. They are serious about music – virtually all of their musicians are phenomenal including Sharon Jones whose last album, unfortunately, was released in 2017.

An archived interview with Allen Toussaint, singer-songwriter of that New Orleans sound (like Mother-in-Law from tonight’s episode) featured on Terry Gross’s Fresh Air. Hearing him talk about music, in his beautiful cadence, is reason enough to listen. The content of what he says is just as rich and full of music history. 

S1 Ep 9 – Messick Returns!

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I’m pleased to be joined this week by Eric Messick, long-time RFNE commentator on The Snail’s Path, focused on sustainability, environment, and climate issues. Eric is back this week to talk about the November 6th elections in the context of climate issues.

Our music has a decidedly oldies feel this week – from Sam Cooke to the Temptations and Supremes.

Plus, I talk about my own views on the midterm elections and the need for dignity and solidarity in the face of national division.

RFNE Returns this Summer!

Radio Free New England returns with a music radio feel. We’ll feature an eclectic mix of rock, soul, indie, alternative, and jazz to help you discover the best music from New England and around the world.

We’ll also have artist and musician interviews and conversations with New Englanders. All this, plus info on upcoming music festivals and New England events.

Explore New England with me on mixcloud.

From the Archives: RFNE 2.11: Jesse Kurn on Music Therapy and Corey Road

As we prepare to reboot Radio Free New England, here’s a blast from the past featuring Massachusetts musician Jesse Kurn.

Today is January 27, 2013. Speaking with me today by telephone is Jesse Kurn. By day, Jesse is a music therapist, but Jesse is also a musician himself. Jesse plays the violin and other instruments for the Boston-area band Corey Road.

You can find out more about Corey Road at their bandcamp page: coreyroad.bandcamp.com.

Questions or comments? Get in touch on any of the following platforms:

Email: chris@rfne.org
Facebook: RFNE on Facebook
Twitter: @radiofreene
SoundCloud: radiofreene

Archive: New England Identity: An Interview with Joseph Conforti

In today’s podcast, we discuss what it means to be a New Englander with Joseph Conforti, Professor Emeritus at the University of Southern Maine. We talk about the region’s history and what it means to be a New Englander in the 21st century.

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