Crackin' the Vault

Crackin the Vault features musical nuggets from the last five decades of Centrum programming, including Country Blues, Fiddle Tunes, Voice Works, Slide and Steel, and one-time shows from the 90s. More than 55 National Heritage ...more

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February 05, 2021 00:58:58
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New Mexican fiddlers and players

Cleofes Ortiz Fiddlers from Northern New Mexico are all but gone. We’ll spend some time talking with Ken Keppeler and Jeanie McLerie about Cleofes and Tonie Apodaca, and the disappearance of culture. If you can’t hear it live - most Crackin the Vault shows will be available on the Centrum podcast channel: https://centrum.org/artists-in-place/crackin-the-vault-2/ Thanks for listening, have fun! Peter ...

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January 29, 2021 00:57:55
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Honoring Pedro Dimas

Don Pedro Dimas El Maestro, the dean of Purepecha fiddlers, passed last week, and we’ll spend some time listening to his music and telling some stories, and remembering him. … and a conversation with Zaidee Stavely about his life and legacy. For a look at Mirando al Lago (it’s worth it), Don Pedro’s orchestra, with dancers wearing regalia that he designed, dancing his choreography - tune in to the Quarantine Happy hour on Sunday, January 31, at 5:30pm PST. https://www.facebook.com/groups/quarantinehappyhourmusic   If you can’t hear it live - most Crackin the Vault shows will be available on the Centrum podcast channel: https://centrum.org/artists-in-place/crackin-the-vault-2/ Thanks for listening, have fun! Peter ...

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January 22, 2021 00:57:58
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Voice Works 2015 and a chat with The Bobs

The Bobs! How they started, how they got their name, and a chat with Matthew Stull, founding member and selections from a Voice Works concert in 2015.   Including:   The Thundering Cannonballs; Moira Smiley; Elizabeth Laprelle; Eli West; Cedric Watson; The Peña-Govea Family – Miguel, Susan, Rene, and Cecilia; and some of the Bobs early hits     If you can’t hear it live - most Crackin the Vault shows will be available on the Centrum podcast channel: https://centrum.org/artists-in-place/crackin-the-vault-2/   Thanks for listening, have fun!   Peter ...

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January 15, 2021 00:59:17
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Voice Works 2015 and a Chat with Cathy Jordan

A chat with Cathy Jordan, lead singer with Dervish, and how Reeb Willms came to know her. And selections from a Voice Works concert in 2015.   Including:   A look back at Christine Balfa’s triangle record; Cedric Watson; The Peña-Govea Family – Miguel, Susan, Rene, and Cecilia – with a corrido and a polka; Joel Savoy, Kelli Jones, Reeb Willms, Caleb Klauder; Cathy Jordan herself, with Mark Simos and Moira Smiley; If you can’t hear it live - most Crackin the Vault shows will be available on the Centrum podcast channel: https://centrum.org/artists-in-place/crackin-the-vault-2/   Thanks for listening, have fun!   Peter ...

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January 08, 2021 00:58:47
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Remembering John Morton

Alas, John passed way too soon, on January 2. We'll take an (inadequate) listen to some of the music John loved, vintage jazz, choro, and Italian dance music.   With: a few cuts of John on clarinet and bass clarinet; some of the source material for the Italian music that John played, including Tony Flores and his family and his connection to Port Townsend; Ricardo Tunzi; Paul Rangell and Emily Abbink; Irene Herrmann and Paul Hostetter   If you can’t hear it live - most Crackin the Vault shows will be available on the Centrum podcast channel: https://centrum.org/artists-in-place/crackin-the-vault-2/   Thanks for listening, have fun!   Peter ...

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January 01, 2021 00:59:58
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Songs About Drinking

Songs About Drinking (and other mood-altering substances), wishes for 2021, and a conversation with Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms about what it was like to be a touring band in 2020 and what it might look like going forward.   With: Neville Pearsall The Whiskey Spitters Steve James Tex Jackson and the Panhandlers Richie Stearns Tiny Moore Bearcat Wildcat Eric and Suzy Thompson Caleb and Reeb Bill Kirchen Outlaw Social (featuring Pharis Romero) Martin, Bogan, and Armstrong ...

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