Across the Prairie: Archived Shows
Across the Prairie airs on Sunday evenings at 7:00 on The Wombat, WMBT-FM 90.1. If you miss the live show, you can check here to find the recordings of all the shows. Bear with us – it might take a few days to update this page with the latest recordings.
ATP January 22, 2023
This episode features an interview with global singer and raconteur David Roth. You’ll hear some of David’s incredible back story, along with plenty of his evocative, award-winning music. Sprinkled in there are tunes by veteran songwriters Sloane Wainwright, Penny Nichols, and David Beede.
ATP January 8, 2023
This episode is a show about peace, love, and understanding. Embrace the sounds of Dionne Warwick, Dolly Parton, The Beach Boys, The Troggs, Ricky Kendall, and of course Elvis Costello.
ATP January 1, 2023
This show includes a feature about the team that embraced Bob McPeek’s song “From Rosewood to Redemption” and reworked it to reach a new audience. Hear Bob’s original version of the song, the new version, and interviews with the players: Lanard Perry, David Richardson, and Joy Banks of the 1000 Voices choir.
ATP December 25, 2022
This episode has a special Christmas flavor for you. Local legends, both near and far, bringing their heartfelt tunes include Anna Moo, Taylor Roberts, and HuDost, along with The Drifters, Claire Lynch, and the dreamy Peggy Lee.
ATP December 18, 2022
Jump into the season with a duet by David Bowie and Bing Crosby, dig the groove with Smokey Robinson, float along with Alison Krauss and Yo-Yo Ma, lift off with the Sweetback Sisters, believe the Barenaked Ladies, and know that John Lennon gets it right with Happy Xmas (War is Over).
ATP December 11, 2022
In this episode, you’ll hear songs to celebrate the return of the light and the Winter Solstice Celebration put on by the Veterans For Peace, featuring Quartermoon Band. And we honor old friends like Greg Webb and Kiki Carter, and musicians no longer with us, including Nanci Griffith, our own Lennie Kesl, Christine McVie, and […]
ATP December 4, 2022
This episode features the music of the fiddle. You’ll hear Mark O’Connor, our own Tammy Ann Murray, Vassar Clements, Stéphane Grappelli, and a rare recording of a very young Andrew Cook playing along with his mentor George Custer,
ATP November 27, 2022
This is the travelogue episode of Across the Prairie, featuring tunes that depict life on the road, or specific locations that bring joy. You’ll hear Jack Williams, Peter, Paul, and Mary, The Ashley Gang, Paul Simon and the great Eva Cassidy.
ATP November 20, 2022
This week on Across the Prairie, the theme is Gratitude. Your host Cathy DeWitt curates a lineup of artists whose songs express thanks and appreciation, from bluegrass to pop to rhythm and blues. Look out, the banjo set includes our local legend Tom Shed!
ATP November 13, 2022
This week’s Across the Prairie show pays tribute to our pal Bob McPeek – a writer, scientist, musician, producer, songwriter, and a true mensch. We gathered interviews your host Cathy DeWitt did with Bob earlier this year, and added a few of his recordings, including some from his latest album “Mixing Metaphors.”
ATP November 6, 2022
In this episode ATP returns from the summer break. You’ll hear your host Cathy DeWitt’s interview with Quincy Flint about the upcoming Duckpond Porch Music Festival. Quincy performs a new song live in the studio, and Cathy adds more music from performers at the festival, including Dan Stepp and the Wire Birds, and Kimberly LeCouteur.
ATP May 29, 2022
In this last episode of the season, your host Cathy DeWitt plays a few of her favorite artists, including Paul Simon, Dave Brubeck, Carmen McRae, and Mark Johnson.
ATP May 22, 2022
This Florida Folk Festival episode features an interview with raconteur Tom Shed. He reveals the 411 on the 70th anniversary of this iconic festival. You’ll hear music from many folks who will be there, including John McEuen, Firewater Tent Revival, Red and Chris Henry, Tom himself, and Patchwork.
ATP May 8, 2022
This Mother’s Day episode features an in-depth interview with HuDost: Moksha Sommer and Jamal Wade Hines. And you’ll hear music from local luminaries like Bob McPeek and Michael Claytor. Hear all the shows in the ATP Archives.
ATP May 1, 2022
This is the Mother’s Day preview episode, featuring songs by and about mothers, including tunes from Dolly Parton, Kacey Musgraves, James Brown, Ozzy Osbourne, and The Supremes.
ATP April 17, 2022
This show honors Earth Day, and features songs about the beauty and joy of being on our planet. Hear tunes from Elisabeth Williamson and Gatorbone Trio, Jack Williams, Janet Rucker, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Doug Gauss, and David Roth – and many other Earthlings!
ATP April 3, 2022
In this episode we dive into the music of The Beatles, as uniquely interpreted by a broad range of artists, including Lake Street Dive, Petula Clark, Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66, The Carpenters, Hayseed Dixie, and Amy Winehouse, plus a whole lot more.
ATP March 27, 2022
On this show we explore some beautiful rivers, both literal and metaphorical, and the music they inspired. Jimmy Cliff, Joni Mitchell, Olivia Rodrigo, and Henry Mancini are just a few of our guides.
ATP March 6, 2022
This episode features songs that have won the Will McLean Festival’s Best New Florida Song Contest. You’ll hear from winners past and present, and a bit of the master himself, Will McLean: Florida’s Black Hat Troubador.
ATP February 27, 2022
This episode features players who appear at many of the Spring music festivals, including Donna the Buffalo, Elaine Mahon, and Maggie Clifford. And you’ll hear a special tribute to our dear departed friend Mindy Simmons.
ATP February 20, 2022
Stroll down memory lane in this episode featuring interviews from the ATP archives. You’ll hear Cathy talking with Mark Johnson and Chuck Levy, the late Ajamu Mutima, Lisa Firestone, and Ranger Doug from Riders in the Sky.
ATP February 13, 2022
This episode features an in-depth interview with the fabulous Bob McPeek. Cathy and Bob talk about his long musical history, leading up to the release of his new record, “Mixing Metaphors.”
ATP February 6, 2022
This episode is dedicated to songs about the moon!
ATP January 30, 2022
This episode features old and new friends on the music scene, including Mark Smith, Ricky Kendall, and Small Potatoes.
ATP January 23, 2022
This episode features innovative covers of well-known tunes, including those of Joni Mitchell, Sting, Marvin Gaye, Hoagy Carmichael, Michael Jackson, and The Beatles.
ATP January 16, 2022
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday this show features songs of love, peace, and dreams.
ATP January 9, 2022
Coming to us from the cold winds of Kansas, this episode features an interview with songster and comedian Greg Tamblyn, who performs in Gainesville this week.
ATP January 2, 2022
This episode features an interview with singer/songwriter Danielle DeCosmo, and a tribute to Tuck Tucker.
ATP December 26, 2021
Florida songs for the turning of the year, including Amy Carol Webb.
ATP December 19, 2021
Welcome to the unusual holiday song episode!
ATP December 12, 2021
Our pal Bill Hutchinson is interviewed in this episode, and you'll hear a tune from Lennie Kesl.
ATP December 5, 2021
Bluegrass and Florida songs are features in this episode.
ATP November 28, 2021
This episode features an interview with Kim LeCouteur.
ATP November 21, 2021
The theme of gratitude runs through all the songs in this episode.