Folk Music Notebook's own Joltin' Joe Pszonek has been honored as Genre DJ of the Month by the North American College and Community Radio Chart, often abbreviated as NACC. This well deserved honor recognizes Joe for his incredible work in supporting independent artists and the two outstandingly creative shows he presents each week on Folk Music Notebook.
We are honored to have Joe as an integral part of our lineup, and also for introducing us to many great artists on both sides of the Atlantic. Joe expands our community as well as smashes preconceived notions of "folk". Always entertaining and enlightening, weekly visits with Joe should be on your calendar! Check out his LIVE broadcasts - The Train Wreck Saturday mornings at 9am ET / 6am PT and also the iconic Radio Nowhere on Sundays at 6pm ET / 3pm PT. You don't want to miss these shows!
NACC is a weekly Top 200 radio chart that has become a music industry standard since their launch in 2017. The NACC chart receives weekly airplay reports from over 200 radio stations across North America and issues airplay charts, including the folk music genre, each week.
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In-studio performances & Interviews for your listening pleasure
This edition takes a look at the Old Songs Festival and the artists that Joe has performed with and come to know through the Old Songs community. Joe's guest is Andy Spence, founder and former executive director of Old Songs.
(Originally broadcast on September 9, 2019)
Host Joe Jencks takes us on a trip to Ireland and introduces us to a number of artists that he has had the pleasure to come to know during his travels and performances there.
(Originally broadcast August 2019)
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Joe Jencks takes us along on his trips across the country, sharing music and stories from the folks he encounters along the way. This episode finds Joe at the Kerrville Folk Festival with his guests Vern Crawford and Lenore Langsdorf - talking about the Kerrville Folk Festival, volunteerism, and more .
(Originally broadcast on June 5, 2019)
Interview with Jane Fallon - broadcast on May 21, 2019
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