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Welcome to the Just Plain Folk show!

Great World and Local Folk music, past and present, with a special emphasis on the NE Ohio folk music scene. Enjoy interviews with featured solo artists and Bands interspersed with their songs, and songs by other artists, new and old.


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Long Road New!

Specializing in 1960s acoustic singer-songwriter fare, Long Road calls itself “Cleveland’s favorite – and only – ’60s-style folk group.” The group’s motto is “Making Old Songs New and New Songs Sound Old” because it performs not only ’60s folk, but folk-y versions of early-’50s rockabilly, late-’60s psychedelic rock, early and contemporary country, traditional folk, ’60s folk-rock, blues, bluegrass, contemporary folk and pop, and a few originals – but all in a ’60s folk style.

Long Road has been a group only since 2007, but its members have a combined total of more than 200 years of professional music experience (though no one member has actually been playing for that long). They are all veterans of rock, folk, blues, bluegrass and jazz groups (with a little classical as well). Enjoy their uniquely pleasing arrangements of older and newer songs!

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A Salute to Baseball!

Tom’s Annual Salute to Baseball Show. This years’ 2-hour show features Baseball tunes and songs with a “Duck” theme (in honor of the Akron Rubber Ducks) and interviews with 4 members of the Akron Rubber Ducks staff. The interviews took place in the Press Box at Canal Park in Akron, Ohio. (The Rubber Ducks are a AA Franchise of The Cleveland Indians.) Celebrate America’s Summer Pastime!

Bonus tracks: Tom receives cds from artists all over the world. The last part of the show features all new tunes from several artists.


Program Note

When we rotate out a show and add a new show, the playlist will be unavailable for a few minutes. Doesn’t take long, though, so check back if you get that message on the player.


Mountain Rose Concerts

Twistin’ Tom Radio is a proud sponsor of this wonderful concert series, which features one show a month from October through May. Come see some of our radio show guests (and other acts) live! Visit our Mountain Rose page for concert schedule, directions and all the good stuff.

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