Ozark Highlands Radio is a weekly radio program that features live music and interviews recorded at Ozark Folk Center State Park’s beautiful 1,000-seat auditorium in Mountain View, Arkansas. In addition to the music, our “Feature Host” segments take listeners through the Ozark hills with historians, authors, and personalities who explore the people, stories, and history of the Ozark region.
This week, multi instrumentalist, composer, and Ozark original Brad Apple, recorded live with some of his many friends at the Ozark Folk Center State Park. Also, interviews with this magnetic maestro of mandolin & guitar. Mark Jones offers an archival recording of the musical family of Fred Crouch with his gifted progeny, Dennis and Tim, performing the tune “Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down,” accompanied by Ozark legend Frank Ellis. Writer, musician, and traditional dancer Aubrey Atwater explores the world of the “Woman on the Shore,” and songs of tragedy told from the perspective of those left behind.
Growing up in Batesville, Arkansas on the edge of the Ozark plateau, Brad Apple has been immersed in the music & culture of the Ozarks throughout his life. Brad was raised in a musical family. From his earliest instruction given by his musical grandfather, on to playing live with his parents & brother as a teen and into adulthood, Brad Apple has become one of the Ozarks’ finest musicians. Along with his immeasurable skills on both mandolin & guitar, Brad is also a gifted composer of New Acoustic music, as well as a master of traditional folk and bluegrass.
In this week’s “From the Vault” segment, musician, educator, and country music legacy Mark Jones offers a 1979 archival recording of the amazing musical family of Fred Crouch with his gifted progeny, Dennis and Tim Crouch, and accompanied by Ozark legend Frank Ellis, performing the tune “Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down,” from the Ozark Folk Center State Park archives.
In this week’s guest host segment, renowned traditional folk musician, writer, and step dancer Aubrey Atwater explores the world of the “Woman on the Shore,” and songs of tragedy told from the perspective of those left behind.
- Folk & Singer-Songwriter