Mike Shirkey

KUAF host of "The Pickin' Post"

Mike Shirkey has been host and producer of "The Pickin' Post" since 1980.  He's had many musical influences from his childhood in the Arkansas delta to his one year tour of duty in Vietnam with the US Army.  
Mike received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Arkansas.  In years to follow, Mike started the successful "GoodFolk Productions", bringing national and international musicians to Northwest Arkansas.
In 2011 he received the Folk life award from the Arkansas Arts Council.

Ways to Connect

In mid-June, we spent three hours at the Fayetteville Public Library celebrating a pair of long-running shows: KUAF’s The Pickin’ Post and Shades of Jazz. First in this sampler of that night's music, we hear singer and songwriter Steve Fischer and then a collection of jazz musicians from northwest Arkansas including Claudia Burson, Matt Beach, Ben Harris, Darren Novotny, Austin Farnam, Garrett Jones.

Judge David Newbern served on the Arkansas State Supreme Court for 14 years. He's been involved in music for a much longer period of time. He recently sat down with Mike Shirkey of The Pickin' Post to discuss law, music and history. We have an excerpt from the visit and Mike will play much more of the interview on The Pickin' Post Saturday night at 7:00 on 91.3.

Slaid Cleaves has developed a deserving fan base for his songs. He'll be in Fayetteville this weekend and talked with Mike Shirkey, from KUAF's Pickin' Post, this month.

John McCutcheon has six Grammy nominations, 34 albums and the love of fans and critics.  Friday he'll perform at the Fayetteville Public Library and Mike Shirkey, host of KUAF's Pickin' Post,caught up with John recently.

Jack Williams has spent decades touring.  Friday night he'll play within a few miles of his home in West Fork.  He talks to Mike Shirkey from KUAF's The Pickin' Post about his career and  plays a couple of songs, too.