Author: Ishmael Katz

Please join me for ‘The United States of Americana’ featuring some of my favorites: Youngbloods, Little Feat, Randy Newman, Jim Kweskin Jugband, Jesse Winchester, Chris Smither, Loving Spoonful and The Band….”took off my socks; took off my shoes; danced all night to the Jugband blues.” ….tune in , turn on and drop out of your […]

Join me for two hours of Eclectricity as we trip the light fantastic with songs from artists who were born or died Mar. 22-31 in any year.  That gives us a lot of variety: from Sondheim to Grisman to Lady Gaga and Robt. Lockwood, Jr.  From Buck Owens to Beethoven.  Yahoo!!

Please join me tonight for a show filled with ‘Songs New to Me’, full of ‘Wild’ ‘Magic and Mystery’ and ‘Born’ of musical curiosity.   Shows are archived for two weeks….see you on the radio, Ish

Please join me tonight for the Final Episode of ‘Chosen’ the acoustic novel by Brian Smalley. This will be followed by one more trip to the Mississippi Delta for some acoustic blues from artists like Charley Patton and Bukkha White and many more. WSLR 96.5 FM. and¬†wslr.org¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Shows archived […]

Tonight is¬† the final installment of ‘Chosen’ the acoustic novel by Brian Smalley followed by more Acoustic Blues from the Mississippi Delta with artists like Charley Patton and Bukkha White. Drop into Dockery Farms and speed by the dreaded Parchment Farms.¬† Don’t know what I mean?¬† Drop in for a listen and find out…….peace, Ish […]

This Wednesday’s show will be covering two parts of the blues music arena.¬† There will be the Mississippi Delta segment which features all men and Classic Female Blues that will feature only women.¬† ¬† For the month of February (Black History Month) :¬† In cooperation with local colleges, WSLR will be airing a special segment […]

Join me as we explore country blues in Memphis and Mississippi and celebrate Groundhog’s Day a week early.

Please join me as we celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr through song .  So many styles, artists and themes connected to this Civil Rights leader.

Join me Wed. Dec 16 from 7-9 pm . ¬†‚ÄėRock n‚Äô Roll, Soothe My Soul‚Äô: songs that helped me while I grieved in Hamburg for the loss of Katharina, my love, who passed away in June. ‚ÄôJohnson and James‚Äô: blues and ragtime See you on the air….social-distancing at its best. No mask required.

ishmael katz¬†<ishmaelkatz@gmail.com> 5:10 PM (0 minutes ago) Howdy friends and neighbors…Electricity¬†returns to the air Wednesday, Dec. 2 from 7-9 alternating weeks with my buddy, James Hawkins, who does ‘Acoustic Waves’ the other Wednesdays in the same time slot.¬† Hope you will listen in on 96.5 LPFM WSLR Community Radio and¬†www.wslr.org.¬† Remember shows are archived for […]


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