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Playlist from 01/04/2022 @ 12:00pm

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A little bit of this and that, with an emphasis on music that brightens the day and lifts your spirits. You'll hear new music, local music, world beat, and plenty of folk, rock, blues, and jazz.

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The Word

Glory Glory
Soul Food 2015 via Vanguard
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Joe Kaplow

Rain Drums
Sending Money and Stems 2021 via Fluff & Gravy
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Alfredo Rodriguez & Pedrito Martinez

Duologue 2019 via Mack Avenue
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Habib Koite & Bamada

Ma Ya 1999 via Putumayo World Music
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2:40 pm
Promo - Smart Speaker / APP (click for more info)

No radio?  No Problem!

You can simply tell your Amazon or Google smart speaker, "Play WYCE" - and the world of music was again playing for you.

In addition to our 24/7 live stream at wyce dot org and our Smartphone app, you can listen to WYCE at home on your favorite smart speaker.

Again, tell your smart speaker to "PLAY WYCE" and instantly A World of Music will stream live to you.

Now, no matter where you are you have a way to enjoy your favorite programmers, and a world of music all on WYCE!

Jedd Hughes

Thinking About You
West 2019 via Royal Noise
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My Man's Gone Now
Abiah Sings Nina 2018 via Independent
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Shemekia Copeland

Devil's Hand
Outskirts Of Love 2015 via Alligator
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Orquesta Akokan

Mambo Rapidito
Orquesta Akokan 2018 via Daptone
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2:20 pm
Kent District Library (click for more info)


Lou Rawls

Come Fly With Me
Rawls Sings Sinatra 2003 via Savoy Jazz
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Sam Beam And Jesca Hoop

One Way to Pray
Love Letter for Fire 2016 via Sub Pop
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The War and Treaty

Hi Ho
Down To The River 2017 via Strong World
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Yeti Set Go
Man From The Future 2021 via Color Red
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Etta James

I Got My Mojo Working
Blues To The Bone 2004 via RCA Victor
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2:00 pm
Shadblow Theatre (click for more info)

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Nina Cried Power
Wasteland, Baby! 2019 via Columbia
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Jonatha Brooke

Keep the River on Your Right
Careful What You Wish For 2006 via Bad Dog Records
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Eyal Vilner Big Band

5-10-15 Hours
Swing Out! 2019 via Independent
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Roomful Of Blues

Hey Now
Dance All Night 1994 via Bullseye Blues / Pgd
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Craic Wisely

Young Hands
Live Wisely 2005 via na
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Michigan music!


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1:40 pm
DGRI - World of Winter (click for more info)

Support today on WYCE comes from Downtown Grand Rapids Inc!

It's snow season in the city and the celebrations are about to begin!

The World of Winter festival happens from January 7th to March 6th and features family-friendly

outdoor art installations by both local and international artists, dozens of professionally carved ice sculptures, a silent disco, walking tours, and more!

More info is available at World Of Winter GR dot com


Arlo Guthrie

Motorcycle (Significance of the Pickle) Song
The Best Of Arlo Guthrie 1977 via Warner Bros / Wea
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Thanks Stu!

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1:30 pm
Play WYCE Concert Calendar (click for more info)

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Delbert McClinton

Blues as Blues Can Get
Never Been Rocked Enough 1992 via Curb Records
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Be Thankful For What You Got (J-Felix feat. Sol Goodman)
Tru Thoughts Presents Covers 3 2020 via Tru Thoughts


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1:20 pm
Master Arts Theatre [generic] (click for more info)

Master Arts Theatre's mission is to develop artists and to engage audiences in theatre that is enriching, encouraging, enlightening and positively impacting West Michigan. Master Arts offers four main stage shows per year and a youth summer stock production. In addition to main stage productions, they offer summer camps for youth, regular classes for children through adults, and a number of touring troupes that perform in a variety of venues. Located at 75 77th Street south west - Master Arts dot org

Al Copley and Hal Singer

Boogie Woogie on MTK
Royal Blue 1990 via Black Top Records
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Jonathan Edwards

Down In The Woods
Tomorrow's Child 2015 via Rising Records
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Russell Gunn

Love Requiem
Love Stories 2008 via Highnote
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Thievery Corporation

Sound the Alarm
It Takes A Thief- The Very Best Of Thievery Corporation 2010 via Esl Music
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1:00 pm
West Michigan Jazz Society (click for more info)

(616) 490-9506

The Two Tracks

Cheers To Solitude 2020 via Independent
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Susan Werner

Stray Dogs
An American In Havana 2017 via Independent
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Sunny Jain

Wild Wild East
Wild Wild East 2020 via Smithsonian Folkways
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Frankie Lee

Standing At The Crossroads
Standing At The Crossroads 2006 via Blues Express
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12:40 pm
Wealthy Theatre - David Byrne's "American Utopia" (click for more info)

On Tuesday, January 18th WYCE Presents David Byrne's "American Utopia" at Wealthy Theatre! 

From the mind of Talking Heads frontman David Byrne and directed by Spike Lee, the acclaimed Broadway show is a musical celebration that inspires audiences to connect to each other and to the global community. 

More information including showtime and tickets can be found at wealthy theatre dot org

David Byrne's "American Utopia" showing at Wealthy Theatre - Tuesday, January 18th, presented by WYCE!

Leo Kottke

Three-Quarter North
One Guitar, No Vocals 1999 via Private Music
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12:30 pm
Asian Center of West Michigan (click for more info) Email: Office: 1444 Michigan Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Phone: (616) 301-3987

Count Basie

Vine Street Rumble
Kansas City Suite - The Music Of Benny Carter 1990 via Capitol
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Elizabeth King

Mighty Good God
Living In The Last Days 2021 via Bible & Tire
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London Afrobeat Collective

They Come and They Go
Humans 2020 via London Afrobeat Productions
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12:20 pm
ACLU of Michigan [Audio PSA] (click for more info)

Fountains of Wayne

Valley Winter Song
Welcome Interstate Managers 2003 via S-Curve Records
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Mariana Montalvo

Nacer en Algun Lugar
Cantos Del Alma 1999 via Putumayo World Music
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Soul Stew

Shake Everything You Got
Instrumental 2020 via Modica Music
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Reverend Freakchild

Personal Jesus (On The Mainline)
Dial It In! 2018 via Treated & Released Records
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12:00 pm
Listening Room - Olivia Dear (click for more info)

Support for WYCE comes from Listening Room: An intimate 200-seat venue located at Studio Park in Downtown Grand Rapids. 

This Friday Listening Room welcomes Olivia Dear at 7:30PM! 

Olivia Dear (formerly Olivia Millerschin) is a singer-songwriter from Detroit, blending modern pop with a pinch of folk. 

Dear has previously won two John Lennon Songwriting Awards, the Great American Song Contest, and was recently selected to receive the TIDAL Unplugged Artist Grant.

Tickets and details are available at Listening Room G-R dot com or at the cinema box office inside Studio Park located at 123 Ionia Ave South West

Oliver Dear live at Listening Room this Friday!