Mike Shirkey grew up in the Arkansas Delta, listening to “pickin’ music” — bluegrass, country, folk and the like. Years later, in 1980, he started the show “The Pickin’ Post” on KUAF to highlight some of his favorite musical finds, often bypassing the latest trends and releases.
On this week’s Here & Now DJ Sessions, host Jeremy Hobson speaks with Shirkey about some of those finds, like musicians Kate Campbell, Tim O’Brien and The Special Consensus.
Music From The Segment
Kate Campbell, “Strangeness of the Day”
Tim O’Brien, “Pompadour”
Steve Fisher, “No Ordinary Life”
Willie P. Bennett, “Last Word”
The Special Consensus, “Sweet Temptation”