Category Archives: Roots & Branches

Roots & Branches presents traditional and contemporary folk and acoustic music from the United States and around the world but always returns to the roots of American folk music – Irish, Cajun, Mexican, The Blues, Appalachian, Cowboy, Gospel and the other strong threads that comprise the rich tapestry of American music over the centuries.

Roots & Branches is hosted by musicians, songwriters, musicologists, teachers, mentors and instrument makers Ken Keppeler & Jeanie McLerie, known around the block and around a few continents as Bayou Seco.

The program airs every Saturday morning from 8am – 10am and also features live performances by Bayou Seco and their guests.

You can reach them at roots@gmcr.org and they’ll be happy to hear your comments and requests.

Roots & Branches /29 March 2014

Another fun show today. Remember, this station is getting an increasing listenership and we need all of you members out there  to get your friends, neighbors, co-workers, and relatives, who listen to the station, to join up and send in … Continue reading

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Roots & Branches /22 March 2014

Well, we sure enjoyed playing a wee bit of the Irish music for you and then carrying on into Flowers, Farmers, Gardens, etc in honor of the third annual Home and Garden Expo taking place at the convention center her … Continue reading

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Roots & Branches / 15 March 2014

Well, Here we are, it’s almost St. Patrick’s day but we are focusing on songs about working people in the 9:00 portion of our show, since this is the big day for our community. It is the 60th anniversary of … Continue reading

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Roots & Branches / 08 March 2014

We hope you enjoyed the International Women’s Day program. Almost all women singers except that Peter White and Ken played fiddles during the live part of the show, but Jeanie played guitar and sang on ‘Listen to the Radio’So here … Continue reading

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Roots & Branches / 01 March 2014

Well folks, this week we played a lot of singers, mostly from the UK and Ireland. Next week we will be celebrating  Women in music. As far as this weeks artists go, we had a women’s cajun band right off … Continue reading

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Roots & Branches / 22 February 2014

Here is the playlist for Feb 22, 2014. Jeanie and I were gone but we did put the playlist together and Kyle was able to do the show for us and follow our playlist, which can be a little weird … Continue reading

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Roots & Branches /15 February 2014

Hope you all enjoyed our trip around Africa, Europe, the UK and Ireland – as well as the good old USA. Jeanie and Kyle did a great job. And here are a couple more comments by listeners: “What a great … Continue reading

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Roots & Branches / 8 February 2014

Here is a recent comment on our show by Mark Weber who does a great Jazz show on KUNM in Albuquerque on Thursdays from 12:00 noon to 1:30. f What better way to spend your Saturday morning than to deja … Continue reading

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Roots & Branches / 1 February 2014

Here is a recent comment on our show by Mark Weber who does a great Jazz show on KUNM in Albuquerque on Thursdays from 12:00 noon to 1:30. What better way to spend your Saturday morning than to deja vu … Continue reading

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Roots & Branches / 25 January 2014

Welcome back for Week Two of Roots & Branches hosted by Jeanie McLerie and Ken Keppeler, known more familiarly and collectively as Bayou Seco. In addition to their eclectic selections of trad, current and worldly music, you will also hear … Continue reading

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