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SIMSBURY MEADOWS – Willie Nelson & Family/Old Crow Medicine Show

Cygnus Radio has 5 pairs of Tickets to give away courtesy of Premier Concerts and Manic Productions You’ll find the entry form below. One entry per email address will be accepted between now and NOON Wednesday August 19, 2015. Winners will be announced Thursday August 20, 2015 on The Allison Transmission between 10am-noon. PREMIER CONCERTS AND MANIC

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Podunk Bluegrass Music Festival

Cygnus Radio has 7 pairs of “Single Day” Tickets to give away courtesy of The Podunk Bluegrass Festival! Winners will be announced Friday July 31, 2015 on The Allison Transmission between 10am-noon. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

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An imposter at the helm, and paying Beatles cover bands?  Classic covers of the classics.  The Fallback Wayback machine dials up everything from Cliff Richard to Jimmy Hoffa.  And, a bunch of music from the upcoming Podunk Bluegrass Music Festival.


My Week That Was 07-30-15 hr.1

“My Week That Was” 07-30-15 playlist Hr.1 Billions Of Eyes – Lady Lamb The Beekeeper Milk Duds – Lady Lamb The Rake’s Song – The Decemberists The Sporting Life – The Decemberists 12/17/12 – The Decemberists Many Worlds Collide – Tracy Walton West Village Blues – Amy Lynn and The Gunshow Not the Same (Live

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My Week That Was 07-30-15 hr.2

“My Week That Was” 07-30-15 playlist Hr.2 She Gets Loud – Leaders In The Clubhouse C-Funk – Wailhounds Break Of Dawn – Wailhounds Dollar Menu – Rezin Hanky Panky – Chicago Woman Don’t Want To Love Me – Chicago From The Heart – The Need You Are My Face – Wilco Shake It Off –

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The Backroom 7.28.15

The last all-new edition of The Backroom until September!  A bunch of tunes from bands that will populate the Gathering of the Vibes this weekend.  Tunes to celebrate National Buffalo Soldiers Day.  And, a few thoughts on the onslaught of back-to-school commercials.   Enjoy!  Don’t forget to mine our vast library of on-demand shows on

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The Saturday Album  – 08/01/15 Sat: 11:00am & 11:00pm et Tracy Walton – Moderately Unknown will be broadcast in its entirety, without interruption. Current New England Music Award nominee for Best Male Performer, Tracy Walton is an artist that has done his homework. He has studied the craft of songwriting and developed a unique voice

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Newport Dump

I’m pretty sure I don’t know how to blog, so this is mostly up to you.  I’ve been to four consecutive Newport Folk Festivals, and they’ve all been worthwhile experiences. Here’s my quick, down ‘n dirty thoughts on this year’s festival. Day One: Joe Pug would “trade the harvest for the seed.” Thats’s some deep

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Indie Go Round Episode #30 7/24/15 Episode #30 Beirut-No No No Beverly-You Can’t Get It Right Local Natives-Breakers Mac McCaughan-Lost Again Sleigh Bells-Run the Heart Swervedriver-Last Rites Jose Gonzalez-Crosses The New Pornographers-Dancehall Domine Iron & Wine-Such Great Heights Neko Case-Night Still Comes Toro y Moi-Buffalo Twerps-Simple Feelings Twerps-Back to You Warpaint-Feeling Alright Spoon-Outlier Wilco-Taste the Ceiling The Olivia Tremor Control-A

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My Week That Was 07-23-15 hr.1

“My Week That Was” 07-23-15 playlist Hr.1 The Wanting Comes in Waves/Repaid – The Decemberists Random Name Generator – Wilco You Satellite – Wilco Voice Lessons (an offering to the Grateful Dead) – The Sweet Clementines Rattle That Lock – David Gilmour Cool For Cats – Squeeze Girls Like Me – Bonnie Hayes Shelly’s Boyfriend

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My Week That Was 07-23-15 hr.2

“My Week That Was” 07-23-15 playlist Hr.2 The Prisoner – The Clash Ball and Chain – Roger C Reale Nothing But Trouble – Roger C Reale Wacky Tobacky – NRBQ Gettin’ High (On Your Own Supply) – Circe Link Trophies – Leaders In The Clubhouse Airwaves – Ray LaMontagne Bluebird is Dead – Electric Light

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