Ozark Highlands Radio

Series produced by Ozark Highlands Radio

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Ozark Highlands Radio 

Ozark Highlands Radio features exclusive live recordings, artist interviews and feature host segments. No carriage fees, ever. 40 original shows, 12 evergreens and a yearly generic fundraiser.

Ozark Highlands Radio is an hour-long public radio program that features live musical performances recorded at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas. With archival recordings from native Ozark musicians to the contemporary Roots/Old Time performers of today, Ozark Highlands Radio explores the history, tradition and current trends in traditional and modern acoustic music.

In addition to the live performances Ozark Highlands Radio also features interviews with performers, feature host and guest contributor segments, and web only content including jam sessions and expanded interviews.

Daren Dortin is Executive Producer and served as co-host/producer for Beale Street Caravan from 1997-2004.


108 Pieces

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Caption: Hannah Shira Naiman
Toronto singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and CFMA “Traditional Singer of the Year” Hannah Shira Naiman recorded live at Ozark Folk Center ...

  • Added: Jan 28, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Joe Purdy
Renowned Arkansas Americana and true folk singer-songwriter and film actor Joe Purdy recorded live at Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View...

  • Added: Jan 28, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Taj Mahal
World renowned three-time Grammy winning singer, songwriter, film composer, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, founding member of the band Rising So...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Dom Flemons
In honor of Black History Month, OHR pays tribute to African Americans’ profound contribution to American music. Forged into the roots of blues, j...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Mandolin Orange
In this special episode, Ozark Highlands Radio partners with Oxford American Magazine to bring Chapel Hill, North Carolina based rising contemporar...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: April Verch
More than a time, it’s a feeling, a style, and a sound. It’s “Oldtime.” In this special episode, OHR explores this rich international music genre...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Lula Wiles
Smithsonian Folkways recording artists and award winning Boston, Massachusetts progressive folk trio “Lula Wiles” recorded live at Ozark Folk Cente...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: The Purple Hulls
In this special episode, OHR heads west. The Western United States encompasses a plethora of great musical traditions. We’ve saddled up a superb ...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: The Secret Sisters, Credit: Abraham Rowe
Grammy nominated Muscle Shoals Americana & contemporary bluegrass singer-songwriter mega-duo The Secret Sisters, recorded live at Ozark Folk Center...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Joni Bishop
Christmas songs both traditional & rare, performed by an interesting array of folk musicians, recorded live at Ozark Folk Center State Park in Moun...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: The Seldom Scene
Legendary Grammy nominated Bethesda, Maryland progressive bluegrass super-group The Seldom Scene recorded live at Ozark Folk Center State Park in M...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Hubby Jenkins
It’s Banjo Time! Join host Dave Smith and banjo royalty Mark Jones as they explore music of the banjo. From its ancient African roots, we’ll follo...

  • Added: Nov 27, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: The Steel Wheels, Credit: Sandlin Gaither
Songs out of style, performed by various artists recorded live at Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas. Songs can transcend mus...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Pam Setser
Stone county native, Ozark original, and our very own traditional Ozark folk legend Pam Setser, recorded live at Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mo...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Antsy McClain
Songs not so serious, both modern and traditional, performed by various artists recorded live at Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Ark...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Brian Martin
Award winning True Folk & Americana singer-songwriter Brian Martin, recorded live at Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas. Also...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Marty Stuart
Five time Grammy Award winning traditional country, bluegrass, & Americana music legend Marty Stuart and his band, The Fabulous Superlatives, recor...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Anna & Elizabeth
Prodigious purveyors of the past, multi-instrumentalists, singers and story tellers, Anna & Elizabeth recorded live at the Ozark Folk Center State ...

  • Added: Oct 17, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: John McEuen
World renowned Grammy award winning musician, producer, writer, filmmaker, and founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, John McEuen with his ...

  • Added: Oct 09, 2019
  • Length: 58:59