The Pickin' Post

Saturdays at 7 p.m. on 91.3 FM and 1 p.m. each Sunday on KUAF 3

The Pickin’ Post with host Mike Shirkey airs each Saturday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on 91.3 FM plus Sundays at 1 p.m. on KUAF 3.  On the air and locally produced since 1980, Mike has been delighting listeners with his choice of folk and bluegrass music. 

Members of the group Gentlemen of a Certain Age recently stopped by the Firmin-Garner Performance Studio to perform during a live edition of the Pickin' Post on 91.3. The group includes Ed Nicholson, Ed Carr, Dennis Collins, Kelly Mullhollan, Tony Rupp, and Stan D'Aubin. The group also featured recent northwest Arkansas transplant Morgan Marvar. We hear some highlights from that live set.

The duo, who has made music separately and together for more than 30 years, stopped by the carver Center for Public Radio to talk about their life and songwriting and to perform a few songs.

On this edition of Ozarks at Large, music recorded earlier this year at KUAF during live editions of our local music shows. We hear from the band Silver Moon as they performed on The Pickin' Post with Mike Shirkey, blues guitarist Buddy Shute from his performance on the Generic Blues Show with Paul Kelso, and The Claudia Burson Trio and several friends during a live edition of Shades of Jazz with Robert Ginsburg.

Local musician and artist Dana Idlet is one half of the folk duo Air Loom.  She recently stopped by the KUAF studios to talk with Mike Shirkey about playing and writing music, growing up in a musical family and even a little basketball. Here's their full conversation, plus a few songs.