Show #16 - Airs (4/17-23)
This week marks the twenty-fifth celebration of "Earth Day" and "The
Difference" commemorates the event with music and commentary from some of
today's most outspoken artists:
- Robbie Robertson leads us back to the Red Road, and shows us just how far
we've gone astray...
- Luka Bloom performs in our studio, and tells us about the effects of tourism
run amok on the Irish landscape...
- Matt Keating plays a song he wrote when he went on his first tour... and
discovered what really lies in the "heartland" of America...
- PLUS... in-studio performances from Patty Larkin, Timbuk 3 and Ladysmith
Black Mambazo... tracks from Bruce Cockburn, Midnight Oil, Youssou N'Dour,
Joni Mitchell, R.E.M. and many more!
COMING SOON ON "THE DIFFERENCE WITH TODD RUNDGREN"
- How nice of a guy is Bruce Hornsby? When we couldn't fit his piano into our
studio, he offered to record a special performance for us at his HOUSE! Hear
the stunning result next week on "The Difference."
- It's regional spotlight time! Our segment on the Northeast homes in on
in-studio performances from Live and Suddenly, Tammy, and tracks from
Philly's Iota and The A's.
- Cinco De Mayo Difference! Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with us as we
trace the influence of Latino culture on Rock & Roll... special performances
from Los Lobos, Tish Hinajosa & Butch Hancock, The Iguanas, Dave Alvin,
BoDeans... plus some classic tracks from Tito Puente, Freddy Fender, The
Plugz and more!
- Live, exclusive performances from: Robyn Hitchcock, Dionne Farris, Dick
Dale, Tanita Tikaram, Melissa Etheridge, Big Head Todd & The Monsters,
October Project, Todd Snider and many, many more!
- AND... You wrote, you called, we even got a telegram from one of you. You
want to hear Todd's new stuff, and we're happy to oblige. TR-i plays a track
from "The Individualist" the week of May 8th.
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