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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


May 27, 2023

Bruce Greene & Intro

Betty Baker (Theme)

Horton Barker

The Gypsies Wedding

Almeda Riddle

Black Jack Davy

Obray Ramsey

Black Jack Davy

Roan Mountain Hilltoppers

Durang's Hornpipe

Aunt Jenny Wilson

Carolina Lady

Almeda Riddle

The House Carpenter

Frank Proffitt

I'm Going Back to North Carolina

Doug Wallin

The Carlisle Lady

Cas Wallin

Lord Daniel

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Sloppy Henry

Canned Heat Blues

Earl Johnson & His Dixie Entertainers

Ain’t Nobody’s Business

Georgia Crackers

Georgia Black Bottom

Roan Mountain Hilltoppers

Natchez Under the Hill

Joe Thompson

Old Corn Liquer

Furry Lewis

Mr. Furry’s Blues

Leake County Revelers

Lonesome Blues

J.J. Neece

Old Gambling Man

Louise Foracre

Shout Little Lulu

Kilby Snow

He Will Set Your Fields On Fire

Roan Mountain Hilltoppers

Little Moses

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Bob Dylan

4th Time Around

Muddy Waters

No Escape From The Blues

Sar Ahang

Lover’s Desire

Iris DeMent

After You’re Gone

John Fahey

Come Back Baby

Tom Rush

Come Back Baby

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Steeleye Span

Captain Coulston

Tom Teasley

Seven Steps to Heaven

Nina Simone

Funkier Than A Mosquito'sTweeter

Mose Allison

Your Mind is on Vacation

The Beatles

Tomorrow Never Knows

Bob Dylan

Ballad of a Thin Man

John Fahey

St Patrick's Hymn

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