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WCQS Public Radio

Since 1985 Don Pedi has been an on air host at NPR affiliate WCQS - 88.1, Asheville, North Carolina.

He is the on air host of the "Close to Home" radio show which airs on Saturday nights from 8-10 pm.

Close to Home features an hour of vintage and contemporary "field" and commercial Traditional Appalachian music recordings and then an hour of an ecclectic mix of mostly acoustic folk, popular and world music.


WCQS - 88.1, Asheville, NC



Don Pedi 1986


Close To Home Playlists

 

Artist Song Title Album Title Label

 

September 09
8-9pm

Bruce Greene

Betty Baker (opening tune)

Five Miles of Ellum Wood

Bruce Greene

Morgan Sexton

John Henry

Shady Grove

June Appal 0066

Lily May Ledford

John Henry

Legends

County6001-2

Glen Stoneman

John Henry

Ballads & Breakdowns

Rounder 1702

Sid Hemphill, Lucius Smith, Will Head, Alec Askew

John Henry

Black Appalachia

Rounder 1823

J.J. Neece

John Henry

Close to Home

Smithsonian Folkways 40097

Hobart Smith

John Henry

In Sacred Trust

Smithsonian Folkways 40141

Tommy Jarrell

John Henry

Come and Go With Me

County 2726

Leslie Riddle

John Henry

Close to Home

Smithsonian Folkways 40097

Bill & Jean Davis

John Henry

Close to Home

Smithsonian Folkways 40097

Leadbelly

John Henry

Shout On

Smithsonian Folkways 40105

Woody Guthrie & Cisco Houston

John Henry

Classic Railroad Songs

Smithsonian Folkways 40192

Dave Rice

John Henry

Ned Went A-Fishin'

Green Swamp 006

Henry Grady Terrell

John Henry Died Up on the Mountain

Classic Railroad Songs

Smithsonian Folkways 40192

 

 

 

 

Dock Boggs

John Henry

Folkways Years

Smithsonian Folkways 40108

Travis Stewart

John Henry

Mountaineer

Old 97 006

Bruce Greene & Don Pedi

John Henry

Stranger on a Mule

Hazeldog 125

Lee Sexton

John Henry

Whoa Mule

June Appal 0080

Blue Creek Ramblers

John Henry

Keeping the Tradition Alive

Blue Creek Ramblers

Paul Brown

John Henry

Red Clay Country

5 string 06002

Kyle Creed & Fred Cockerham

John Henry

Clawhammer Banjo

County 2716

Kirk Sutphin, Eddie Bond & Lisa Sutphin

John Henry

Granpa's Favorites

Old 97 002

George Pegram

John Henry

George Pegram

Rounder 0001

Henry Grady Terrell

John Henry Died Up on the Mountain

Classic Railroad Songs

Smithsonian Folkways 40192

9-10pm

Richard & Lula Moss

Idumea

Field Recording

Field Recording

Liz Smathers & Christian Harmony Singers

Holy Manna

Field Recording

Field Recording

Agents of Terra

Wedding Waltz

Fresh Old-Time String Band Music

Rounder 0262

Bob Dylan

I Shall Be Released

Essential

Columbia 85168

Richard & Mimi Farina

Pack Up Your Sorrows

Greatest Folk Singers of the Sixties

Vanguard 17

Horsflies & Agents of Terra

Pork Fat Makes My Chicken Tan

Fresh Old-Time String Band Music

Rounder 0262

John Prine

Common Sense

Great Days

Rhino 71400

 

 

 

 

Leroy Carr

Prison Bound Blues

Best of Leroy Carr

Columbia 86989

Jim Kweskin & the Jug Band - Bruno Wolf

Morning Blues

Greatest Hits

Vanguard 14

Neal Patiman

Low Down Blues

Classic Harmonica Blues

Smithsonian Folkways 40204

Townes Van Zandt

Blaze's Blues

No Deeper Blue

Sugar Hill 1046

Nina Simone

Blues For Mama

Anthology

Salvo 33

Richard & Mimi Farina

Mainline Prosperity Blues

Reflections in a Crystal Wind

Vanguard 79204

Richard & Mimi Farina

House Un-American Blues Activity Dream

Reflections in a Crystal Wind

Vanguard 79204

September 02
8-9pm

Bruce Greene

Betty Baker (opening tune)

Five Miles of Ellum Wood

Bruce Greene

Almeda Riddle

The Four Marys

Ballads & Hymns From the Ozarks

Rounder 0017

Norman Edmonds

Kingdom Coming

Classic Mountain Songs

Smithsonian Folkways 40094

Horton Barker

Amazing Grace

Classic Mountain Songs

Smithsonian Folkways 40094

Berzilla Wallin

Converstion With Death

Classic Mountain Songs

Smithsonian Folkways 40094

Nettie Presnell

Amazing Grace

Instrumental Music of the Southern Appalachians

Tradition 1007

Bruce Greene

A Story Most Lonesome I'll Tell

River in Time

Bruce Greene

Bruce Greene

Shepherd Go Find Your Sheep

River in Time

Bruce Greene

Christian Harmony Singers

Primrose

Field Recording

Field Recording

 

 

 

 

Garfield Akers

Dough Roller Blues

The Best There Ever Was

Yazoo 3002

Ed Bell

Squabblin Blues

The Best There Ever Was

Yazoo 3002

Frank Stokes

What's the Matter Blues

The Best There Ever Was

Yazoo 3002

Mick & Evan Kinney

Barntown William Rag

In Dear Old Georgia

Mick & Evan Kinney

Mick & Evan Kinney

Johnny Had a Wedding, Phoebe Wouldn't Go

In Dear Old Georgia

Mick & Evan Kinney

Ralph Blizard & NSR

Fiddler's Blues

Fox Chase

Yodel Ay Hee 030

George Pegram

Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane

George Pegram

Rounder 0001

Carter Family

The Birds Were Singing of You

Worried Man Blues

Rounder 1067

Carter Family

Worried Man Blues

Worried Man Blues

Rounder 1067


9-10pm

John Prine

The Sins of Memphisto

Great Days

Rhino 71400

John Prine

Fish and Whistle

Great Days

Rhino 71400

Phil Ochs

Links on the Chain

I Ain't Marching Anymore

Hannibal 4422

Richard & Mimi Farina

The Falcon

Celebrations For A Grey Day

Vanguard 79174

Chen Lei Shi

Running Water

Spring on a Moonlit River

Nonesuch 72089

Simon & Garfunkel

Sounds of Silence

Best of Simon & Garfunkel

Columbia 66022

Tracy Chapman

Crossroads

Crossroads

Electra 60888

Joan Baez

Farewell Angelina

The First Ten Years

Vanguard 6560

 

 

 

 

Bob Dylan

Desolation Row

No Direction Home

Columbia 93937

Bob Dylan

Leopard-skin Pill-box Hat

No Direction Home

Columbia 93937

Bob Dylan

Ballad of A Thin Man

No Direction Home

Columbia 93937


August 26
8-9pm

Bruce Greene

Betty Baker (opening tune)

Five Miles of Ellum Wood

Bruce Greene

Richard Moss & Christian Harmony Singers

In That Morning

Field Recording

Field Recording

Tommy Jarrell & Fred Cockerham

John Brown's Dream

Tommy & Fred

County 2702

Dock Boggs

Sugar Baby

Classic Mountain Songs

Smithsonian Folkways 40094

Roan Mountain Hilltoppers

Brown's Dream

Down Home

Roan Mountain Hilltoppers

Lee Monroe Presnell

The Two Sisters

Beech Mountain Volume 1

Folk Legacy 22

Hattie Presnell

The Jealous Brothers

Beech Mountain Volume 1

Folk Legacy 22

Lee Sexton

Little Maggie

Shady Grove

June Appal 0080

Clyde Davenport

Black Foot

Volume 1

Field Recorder's Collective 104

Uncle Charlie Osborne

John Brown's Dream

The June Appal Recordings

June Appal 0085

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Almeda Riddle

Rare Willie Drowned in Yarrow

Ballads & Hymns from the Ozarks

Rounder 0017

Burl Hammons

Three Forks of Cheat

Hammons Family

Rounder 1504

Almeda Riddle

The Nightingale Song

Ballads & Hymns from the Ozarks

Rounder 0017

Frank Proffitt

Gyps of David

Frank Proffitt of Reese, NC

Folk Legacy 1

Dillard Chandler

Little Farmer Boy

Dark Holler

Smithsonian Folkways 40159

Uncle Charlie Osborne

Nancy Ann

The June Appal Recordings

June Appal 0085

Uncle Charlie Osborne

Omie Wise

The June Appal Recordings

June Appal 0085

Eunice Yeatts MacAlexander

The Cruel Sister

Far in the Mountains

Musical Traditions 321

Lisha Shelton

In Zepo Town

Dark Holler

Smithsonian Folkways 40159

Quay Smathers & Christian Harmony Singers

Minister's Farewell

Field Recording

Field Recording

9-10pm

Johnny Cash

I Hung My Head

Cash

American 077 083-0

Bob Dylan

The Drifter's Escape

John Wesley Harding

Columbia 90320

Alfredo DeRobertis

Sikuris

Toute L'Amerique Indienne

Arion 203

Buffy Saint Marie

Little Wheel Spin and Spin

Spotlight

Vanguard 1018

Pentangle

The Hunting Song

Early Classics

Shanachie79078

Chen Lei Shi

Running Water

Spring Night on a Moonlit River

Nonesuch 72089

Petrana Koutcheva

Zanela e Moma

My Tradition

Chubby Dragon 1007

 

 

 

 

Jim Kweskin, Fritz Richmond, Mel Lyman

Guabi Guabi

Relax Your Mind

Vanguard 79188

Jim Kweskin, Fritz Richmond, Mel Lyman

I Got Mine

Relax Your Mind

Vanguard 79188

Ramblin' Jack Elliott

Don't Let Your Deal Go Down

Me & Bobby McGee

Rounder 0368

Buffy Saint Marie

Piney Woods Hill

Spotlight

Vanguard 1018

Ramblin' Jack Elliott

Tennessee Stud

Me & Bobby McGee

Rounder 0368

Greenbriar Boys

Stewball

Troubadours of the Folk Era

Rhino 70264

Notorious

Red Mountain

Through Many a Land

Black Sox 31

Uncle Earl

Pale Moon

She Waits for Night

Rounder 0565

Uncle Earl

Booth Shot Lincoln

She Waits for Night

Rounder 0565