Folk & Acoustic Music

Every Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 PM on 91.3 WLRN
  • Hosted by Michael Stock

Michael Stock has been hosting “Folk & Acoustic Music” on WLRN, South Florida Public Radio for over 30 years.  Michael was  introduced to folk music back in high school when  a teacher  at Miami Beach High  played Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone”. Michael has since become fascinated with the roots of American music,  from the minstrel shows  after the Civil War to the protest music of the 1960s. “Folk & Acoustic Music”  also features all types of folk music, from bluegrass, blues, old-time,  gospel, to contemporary singer/songwriter Americana music .  The show also features  local and nationally touring musicians with  real-time  studio  performances
 
Below  you can scroll though songs played on “Folk & Acoustic Music” and a few features and interviews. For more videos of recent guests Click Here »

David Grisman

Mar 15, 2017

February 26, 2017  Legendary mandolin player David Grisman talks about his influences and history. 


Albert Mazibuko of Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Feb 22, 2017


Suzy Bogguss - South Florida Folk Festival

Jan 9, 2017

County Star Suzy Bogguss will make an appearance at The South Florida Folk Festival later in January. Michael Stock interviews Suzy about her career on Folk & Acoustic Music


Hadi Yaziji - Art 4 Peace Concert

Jan 9, 2017

Hadi Yaziji has decided to do something about the Syrian refugee problem, and a local concert will help raise money for humanitarian assistance  www.art4peace.net 


(10-12-2016) Today’s Topical Currents profiles longtime WLRN staffer and folk music buff, Michael Stock.

There are few locally produced radio music programs with a history of some 35 years on the air, but his FOLK AND ACOUSTIC program spins each Sunday with a wide range of authentic music—both recorded and live.

So join us for a program of music and down-home fun with Michael Stock . . . only on  Topical Currents 

Banjo - An Illustrated History by Bob Carlin

Aug 15, 2016


Zusha

Jan 25, 2016


    


Bob Lind Interview

Sep 30, 2015

    

"Dylan Goes Electric" author interview

Jul 29, 2015

July 25th 1965, Bob Dylan surprised everyone and went on stage of the Newport Folk Festival with an electric band. It was the night Pete Seeger became part of the older generation.

    

Marking 350 Mini Performance Vidoes

Feb 27, 2013
© 2013 DRIFTWOOD

This marks Michael Stock's 350th video!! Browse and subscribe to his YouTube channel and see some unique live in-studio mini performances recorded during his live radio broadcasts. 

Visit the YouTube Channel here.

From http://driftwoodtheband.com:

Butch Ross live singing "Shenandoah"

Jan 27, 2013

www.butchross.com:  When Butch Ross opened for Bill Staines last fall, he received a rare accolade: a standing ovation for an opening act. He transforms the lowly mountain dulcimer into a virtuoso's instrument, drawing from it unexpected power and expressiveness. He mixes old country and Appalachian songs with his own wordy, literate, poetic ballads about people, places, and situations you might read about in a good book of short stories. He has a strong clear voice and a stage presence of boyish charm.

Ana Bai - Tina & Her Pony

Jan 20, 2013

T & HP bring a unique sound to the folk tradition, with radical, queer lyrics, uncommon instrumentation and vocals tighter than your mamas’ brazier. Tina and Her Pony released their full length album in March 2012. The album was mixed and mastered in Oakland, Calif. with Myles Boisen (The Tigerlilies; Kronos Quartet) and features trumpeter Chris Grady (also featured on Tom Waits’ Mule Variations).

Mean Mary singing live "I've Been Down"

Feb 6, 2011

“Mean” Mary James, youngest of six children, was born in Geneva, Alabama, though her family lived in Florida, a couple miles below the Alabama line. Her mom (author, Jean James) and dad (WWII veteran, William James) lived a very nomadic lifestyle. On one occasion they packed up the family (Mary was four at the time) and moved from Florida to North Minnesota, near the Canadian border, to rough it in the wilds. more at  www.maryjamesband.com