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Sound Sessions from Smithsonian Folkways to air on Radio Bristol starting Wednesday, May 3

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Starting Wednesday, May 3, 2017, Radio Bristol will begin airingSound Sessions from Smithsonian Folkways.” The program will air weekly on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. EST and again on Sundays at 4 p.m. EST, according to The Birthplace of Country Music E-Newsletter.

Sound Sessions “is an audio journey into the rich, eclectic, and sometimes eccentric Smithsonian Folkways archive. Host Sam Litzinger and archivist Jeff Place comb the stacks for music and stories about this historic record label for monthly broadcasts that feature newly digitized audio, including rare outtakes, interviews, and never-before-heard recordings. Programs cover American folk icons, emerging artists who are continuing and transforming musical traditions around the world, and the sounds of our everyday lives, from the natural environment to the office desk. Interviews with Smithsonian Folkways staff and the artists bring a fresh, behind-the-scenes perspective to a record label that preserves a national musical treasure, documents ‘people’s music’ from around the world, and connects people to their own and others’ heritage.”

Radio Bristol can be accessed over the air in the Bristol area, online at, and through the station’s free multi-channel app. 

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