Crackin’ the Vault
An exploration of the Centrum archives
Crackin’ the Vault, a new radio show on KPTZ 91.9FM Port Townsend, features musical nuggets from the last five decades of Centrum programming, including Country Blues, Fiddle Tunes, Voice Works, Slide and Steel, and one-time shows from the 90s. More than 55 National Heritage Fellows have participated in Centrum programming, and we’ll be broadcasting some of their finest performances. Hosted by Peter McCracken
Episode 17: Bluegrass at Fort Worden
Centrum’s musical archive tenders some bluegrass music this week, featuring Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands from 2003, as well as three disciples of Bill Monroe – Byron Berline, Blaine Sprouse, and Peter Rowan.
Also appearing – Tom Rozum, Craig Smith, Scott Huffman (singing a Mark Graham song), Rich Levine, Eric Thompson, Craig Korth, Nancy Katz, and Patrick Sauber playing some superb banjo.
Here’s a great story, in Blaine Sprouse’s own words, about how he became Kenny Baker’s friend:
This looks like Peter Rowan to me:
50+ years later, Peter reprises Uncle Pen in today’s show.
Most Crackin the Vault shows will be available on the Centrum podcast channel:
Thanks for listening, have fun!
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