Hi Music Friends,
I’ll try and regularly post playlists here, and soon I’ll add a widget to make them searchable by Artist, Album or Date. And once that’s done, I’ll try and add in the last 20 years of assorted playlists from a whole bunch of past shows.
Betty's Night In
Weds Night Mix - 2021-2023
Weds Night Mix – Feb 22, 2023
A fund drive show with lots of new music.
Weds Night Mix – Feb 15 2023
A little Bacharach, and a lot of new songs from Dale Ann Bradley, Slaid Cleaves, Steve Lacy, St Paul & the Broken Bones, and Mya Byrne. Also, Rissi Palmer, Nick Drake, Billy Strings, Stevie Wonder, Birds of Chicago and more!
Weds Night Mix – Feb 8 2023
Indicative, Subjunctive, Imperative…All the moods.
Weds Night Mix – Feb 1 2023
Some fab new songs from Dom Flemons Josh Ritter, Nickel Creek, and Say She She. Some happy memories and wistful nostalgia as well. And wrapping up the second hour with those excellent sounds of Philadelphia.
Weds Night Mix – Jan 25 2023
A few new tracks from Eric Bibb, Taj Mahal, Margo Price, Wylie and the Wild West. Other fun stuff from Charley Crockett, Plains, Jennifer Warnes, David Bowie, and more. Plus a nod to the 50th anniversary of Roberta Flack’s greatest classic.
Weds Night Mix – Jan 18 2023
Not a lot new this week – just a pile of favorites to help us dry out and get warm from a soggy week! Though it looks like there might be some rivers running through our subconscious as we wend our way through the evening.
Weds Night Mix – January 11 2023
The upcoming Django Reinhard Birthday Festival got me listening to a pile of French Jazz and early 20th-century vocal music. So that takes up most of the show tonight. Plenty of swing, but also a little sentiment Français.
Weds Night Mix – Jan 4 2023
The first program of 2023! No resolutions, no theme; just a little holiday detox. A few spillover 2022 favorites from Tami Neilson, Molly Tuttle, Aloe Blacc, and The Brother Brothers, plus a new record from Andrea Pritchett.
Weds Night Mix – Dec 28 2022
A bunch of favorites from the last year.
Weds Night Mix – Dec 21 2022
A Very Betty Solstice. Idiosyncratic and semi-festive. Songs that evoke all kinds of winter traditions and shivery feels. A show probably best consumed by candlelight with some cocoa and gingerbread. Under a snow-covered tall pine tree if possible.
Weds Night Mix – Dec 14 2022
A little fundraising, a lot of Americana: Glen Campbell, Chris Stapleton, Amanda Shires, Bonnie Raitt, Prine, Crockett, Colvin, Kane & Welch, and more. Plus, a little farewell to Peter Cooper.
Weds Night Mix – December 7, 2022
We start with a set of Christine McVie-centric tracks, and go on with the mood she so kindly creates for us. Some Richard Thompson, some John Martyn, Lissie, Tarnation, Tom Waits (HB!), Mahalia, Petunia, Sturgill, Eliza, a few Patti/ys, The Dransfields, and more. You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive.
Weds Night Mix – Nov 30, 2022
No theme, nothing very new. Just two hours of comforting music to help us prepare for the holiday onslaught.
Weds Night Mix – Nov 23 2022
A Night of Kitchen Madness with minimal talking and maximum bakeability. Long sets of music to brine your turkey to. Or to help with subverting the colonialist narrative about Pilgrims and Indians. Whatever you got going. Enjoy.
Weds Night Mix – Nov 16 2022
Two hours of both fun and melancholy, happy-sad, caught between Scylla and Charybdis. Finally floating out to sea on a raft of pensive serenity.
Weds Night Mix – November 9 2022
Hard to not say anything about the mid-term election, but the show was recorded before Election Day and broadcast after …Schroedinger’s radio program, maybe. Anyway, the music is all good – with new tracks from Slaid Cleaves and Courtney Marie Andrews, lots of fave songs of 2022, plenty of vintage sounds.
Weds Night Mix – Nov 2 2022
Two hours of mostly 80’s and 90’s BritPop, sprinkled with a little Irish, Scottish and Aussie flavoring. Nothing obscure – just a little walk down memory lane.
Weds Night Mix – Oct 26 2022
Don’t Worry – Be Happy. Lots of songs about Happiness and the Opposite of Happiness. But also new tracks from Billy Strings, Miko Marks, ZZ Ward & Aloe Blacc, Bonnie Raitt. Miscellaneous cheeriness from Amalia Rodrigues, Nick Lowe, Al Green, Mel Tormé, Tom Waits, Sunny Sweeney and The Housemartins. Phew!
- Feb 5, 2017 – Pig in a Pen
- Nov 10, 2016 – the Bonnie Simmons Show
- August 7, 2016 – America’s Back 40
- May 8, 2016 – Panhandle Country
- March 31, 2016 – The Bonnie Simmons Show
- February 18, 2016 – The Hear & Now
- January 14, 2016 – America’s Back 40
- December 27, 2015 – America’s Back 40
- December 20, 2015 – America’s Back 40
- Sept. 6, 2015 – Pig in a Pen
- August 27, 2015 – The Hear & Now
- August 9, 2015 – Pig in a Pen
- July 26, 2015 – Pig in a Pen
- July 12, 2015 – Pig in a Pen
- June 28, 2015 – Pig in a Pen
- June 25, 2015 – The Hear & Now
- June 21, 2015 – America’s Back 40
- January 4, 2007 – the Hear & Now
June 22, 2006 – The Bonnie Simmons Show
An interview and live performance from the extraordinary songwriter and producer, T Bone Burnett, taped last week at the Great American Music Hall where T Bone was performing. Betty Beasley will be filling in for Bonnie this Thursday, but she’ll be playing the interview Bonnie did with T Bone Burnett shortly after 8:00PM.