WPKN Archives: Mike Horyczun

Host profile: Mike Horyczun

Mike Horyczun hosts an evening drive time radio show on WPKN from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the 1st  Wednesday of every month. Mike is part of a rotation that includes Mark Naftalin, Martha Nachman, and Rod Ross. He enjoys sharing all kinds of music on his program, plus live in-studio performances and interviews. Folk, country, rock, jazz, blues, fusion, bluegrass, singer-songwriters, and world music get thrown into the mix, with new and old favorites always on hand. Expect to hear heavy doses of guitars and the contemporary singer-songwriter sounds coming out of Nashville and Austin, TX.
 
Mike Horyczun has been a fan of WPKN just about all his life. He listened to WPKN growing up, and he was thrilled to be able to get involved and host his own radio show. He’s enjoyed the privilege of being on-the-air for a number of years now, and he’s also served on the WPKN Board of Directors as Program Director and Music Director. Mike is an established singer-songwriter and has played his originals at music capitals all over the country, like Nashville, Austin, and New York. He's also an established music journalist (thehour.com) and media relations expert specializing in museums and galleries, education, and the performing arts.
 
Mike's daughter Lia (pictured here with Mike) visited the WPKN studios a few years back to say “hi” over the air - she's now in college. You never know who’ll be dropping in. Stay tuned and find out.
 
Here's are recent playlists:
 

WPKN, September 6, 2017 (4 p.m.-7 p.m. EST)

ARTIST / Song / Album / Label

LEO KOTTKE / Snorkel / One Guitar, No Vocals / Private Music

LEO KOTTKE / Morning is the Long Way Home / One Guitar, No Vocals / Private Music

PIERRE BENSUSAN / Nice Feeling / Live at National Guitar Workshop, New Milford, CT 7-25-96 / NGW Live

EDWARD WRIGHT / Shepard Moon / The Mirror Rejoices / Edward Wright

BRUCE COCKBURN / Water into Wine / In the Falling Dark / Columbia

EDWARD WRIGHT / Layover / Guitarist / Edward Wright

ISSA BAGAYOGO / Kalan Nege / Mali Kura / Six Degrees

DAVID CROSBY / Hero / It’s All Coming Back to Me Now / Atlantic

RUPERT WATES / Prisoner of the Open Road / The Nightwatchers / Bite Music

AMY RAY / Bird in the Hand / Lung of Love / Daemon

ARTHUR LIPNER / Promantha / Two Hands, One Heart / Malletworks

ARTHUR LIPNER / Crystal Mallet / Two Hands, One Heart / Malletworks

STORYHILL / Avalon / Shade of Trees / Red House

FALCON RIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL 2017 (REPRISE)

SAWYER FREDERICKS / How Beautiful / Hide Your Ghost / Sawyer Fredericks

SAWYER FREDERICKS Interview / Live from Falcon Ridge Folk Festival / 8-5-17 / Live

SAWYER FREDERICKS / Pockets (original mix) A Good Storm / Republic

ROD MACDONALD / Only One Angel / Recorded Live at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival 8-5-17 / Live

JIMMY LAFAVE / Walk Away Renee / Austin Skyline / Bohemia Beat

UPSTATE RUBDOWN / No Slack / A Remedy / Upstate Rubdown

LISA ASCHMANN / Planet or a Star / The Sisters / Lisa Aschmann

BROTHER SUN / I Won’t Look Down / Weights & Wings / Brother Sun

RED MOLLY / 1952 Vincent Black Lighting /The Red Album / Red Molly

BRUCE MICHAEL MILLER / Dynamite Shack / Faith in Water / Bruce Michael Miller

BOB DYLAN & THE BAND / The Shape I’m In / Before the Flood / Columbia

JOHN HIATT / Something Wild / Perfectly Good Guitar / A&M

YELLOWJACKETS WITH MIKE STERN / Double Nickel / Lifecycle / Heads UpPETE’S POSSE / The Echo / The Conversation / Epact

CHRISTINE LAVIN / The Moment Slipped Away / Spaghettification / Christine Lavin

JUDY COLLINS & ARI HEST / The Weight / Acostic Rainbow Radio Sampler / Poetman

LANTERNA / West Side Highway / Sands / Badman

 

Playlist, WPKN, August 2, 2017 (4 p.m.-7 p.m. EST)

ARTIST / Song / Album / Label 

AYUB OGADA / Obiero / En Mana Kuoyo / Real World

SAMITE / Yangu Ni Yako / Tunula Eno / Triloka-Artimis

ALAN STIVELL – YOUSSOU N’DOUR / A United Earth / Dublin to Dakir / Putumayo

HABIB KOITE / Yassiye / Ma Ya / Putumayo

MONTY ALEXANDER / Could You Be Loved / Goin’ Yard / Telarc Jazz

ANDERS OSBORNE / Burning on the Inside / Which Way to Here / Okeh

WOOD / Stay You / Songs from Stamford Hill / Columbia

SHAWN COLIN / Whole New You / Columbia

HARTE ROUGE / Beaupre’s Home / Red House

RED MOLLY / 1952 Vincent Black Lighting /The Red Album / Red Molly

JIM PHOTOGLO / Fly Straight Home / Fly Straight Home / Grifftone

ROB WASSERMAN / Thirteen / Solos / Rounder

TOMMY EMMANUEL / Guitar Boogie / Little by Little / Favored Nations

CHRIS DUARTE GROUP/ Drivin’ South / Tailspin Headwhack / Silverone

BRUCE COCKBURN / Fascist Architecture / You Pay Your Money / Ryko

LORI MCKENNA / Mars / Pieces of Me / Signature Sounds

ROBIN & LINDA WILLIAMS / High Atmosphere / Sugar for Sugar / Sugar Hill

HEATHER STYKA / Singing 500 Miles / The Bittersweet Tapes / Kite Stripe

HEATHER PIERSON ACOUSTIC TRIO / Thunderous Voices /Singin’ / Vessel

HEATHER KENNEY / Whole Life of You / Waltz / Heather Kenney

BOBBY MCFERRIN / Freedom Is a Voice / Bang! Zoom. / Blue Note

BOB DYLAN / Shelter for the Storm / Blood on the Tracks / Columbia

HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER / Lucia / Lateness of Dancers / Merge

ED GERHARD / Shallow Brown / House of Guitars / Virtue

GANDALF MURPHY & THE SLAMBOVIAN CIRCUS OF DREAMS / Never Fit / A Good Thief Tips His Hat / Slambovian

GANDALF MURPHY & THE SLAMBOVIAN CIRCUS OF DREAMS / Alice in Space / A Good Thief Tips His Hat / Slambovian

BRUCE HORNSBY / The Way It Is / Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz Radio Broadcast / Jazz Alliance

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN / It’s Hard to Be a Saint in the City / Hammersmith Odeon, London ’75 / Columbia

LANTERNA / West Side Highway / Sands / Badman 

 

Playlist, WPKN, July 5, 2017 (4 p.m.-7 p.m. EST)

ARTIST / Song / Album / Label 

JONATHAN BYRD / Close Enough to Touch / You Can’t Outrun the Radio / Waterbug

BONNIE RAITT / Love Me Like a Man / Something to Talk About / Rhino

BRUCE COCKBURN / Get Up Joshua / The Charity of Night / Rykodisc

JIMI HENDRIX / Who Knows / Band of Gypsies / Capitol

PETER GABRIEL / Solsbury Hill / Secret World Live / Geffen

PHISH / Bouncing Around the Room / A Live One / Elektra

JOHN BRANNEN / When I’m Satisfied / The Good Thief / Mack Avenue

CROSBY, STILLS, AND NASH / Marrakesh Express / Demos / Rhino

JOHN PRINE / All the Best / Great Days - Anthology /Rhino

BROTHER SUN / St. Christopher / Some Part of the Truth / Brother Sun

GLENN ROTH / I Can See Clearly Now / Got It Covered / Glenn Roth 

SHAWN TAYLOR / For What It’s Worth / Balance / Shawn Taylor

LIZ CARROLL / Rock Reel Medley / Lake Effect / Green Linnet

NATALIE MCMASTER / Volcanic Jig /Yours Truly / Rounder

EILEEN IVERS / On Horseback / Wildblue / Green Linnet 

TOM PRASADA-RAO / Ashes of Love / Follow that Road / Philo

AJ SWEARINGEN – JONATHAN BEEDLE / Flowers Never Bend / Music of Simon and Garfunkel – Live Vol. 1 / Self produced

SHARON VAN EATON / Afraid of Nothing / Are We There / Jag 

STEVE RILEY / Hold On / Best of Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys / Rounder

LEO KOTTKE / Watermelon / 6 and 12 String Guitar / Takoma-Fantasy

IN STUDIO GUEST: Carleigh Welsh, Director of Development and Marketing, Levitt Pavilion for Performing Arts (Westport, CT)

SULTANS OF STRING / Monti’s Revenge / Symphony! / Factor

DAVE MASON / Only You Know and I Know / Alone Together / Blue Thumb

JOHN FOGERTY / Born on the Bayou / Premonition / Reprise

ARTHUR LIPNER / Crystal Mallet / Two Hands One Heart / Malletworks

ISABELLA MENDES / The Bossa Nova Project / The Bossa Nova Project / Isabella Mendes

SANTANA / In a Silent Way / Dance of the Rainbow Serpent / Columbia Legacy

 

Playlist, WPKN, June 7, 2017 (4 p.m.-7 p.m. EST)

Artist - Song - Album 

Whirligig – Revolution Earth – Spin 

Peter Case – Blue Distance - Flying Saucer Blues 

Rupert Waites - Waiting to Begin – The Nightwatchers 

Jonathan Byrd – You Can’t Outrun on the Radio – You Can’t Outrun the Radio

Burns and Cristie – Blue Paper Boat - Caravan

Kerri Powers – Jesse – Kerri Powers

Jimmy Lafave – Walk Away Renee - Austin Skyline

Bob Dylan – Mississippi – Love and Theft

Greg Greenway – Highway 4 am Driving – Standing on the Side of Love

Terry Winchell – Under the Veil of Wilderness – Under the Veil of Wilderness

Terry Winchell – When I Know I’m the Only One - Blue Flower

Rod MacDonald – American Jerusalem – After the War

Mary Ann Kennedy – Barn Cat – Recue Me: A Cause for Paws

Michael Hedges – Aerial Boundaries – The Best Of

LIVE IN-STUDIO INTERVIEW WITH GUITARIST GLENN ROTH

Glenn Roth – Bus Stop – (live)

Glenn Roth – The Letter – Got It Covered

Glenn Roth – Carolina in My Mind – (live)

Glenn Roth – Into the Unknown – Reincarnation

Glenn Roth – Dream On – (live)

Glenn Roth – No Matter What – Got It Covered

Glenn Roth – All You Need Is Love (live)

Glenn Roth – Hallelujah – Got It Covered

Piano Guys – Story of My Life - Wonders

Tom Petty – Learning to Fly – The Live Anthology

Crosby, Still, Nash & Young - Blackbird – CSNY 1974

Jesca Hoop and Sam Beam - One Way to Pray – Love Letter for Hire

Bonnie Raitt – I Will not be Broken – Starbucks Opus Collection

Lanterna - West Side Highway – Sands

 

Playlist, WPKN, May 3, 2017 (4 p.m.-7 p.m. EST)

ARTIST / Song / Album / Label / Year

O’CONNOR BAND with MARK O’CONNOR / Fishers Hornpipe / Coming Home / Rounder / 2016

PATTY LARKIN / Good Thing / Angels Running / Windham Hill / 1993 

MADDIE & TAY / No Place Like You / Start Here / Republic / 2015 

PESKY J. NIXON / Drove Ol’ Dixie Down / Red Ducks, Vol. 2 / Pesky J. Nixon / 2015 

DUCK BAKER / March of the King of Laoise / Kid on the Mountain / Fantasy  / 1999

BRUCE COCKBURN / Islands in a Black Sky / Speechless / True North / 2005

DARRELL SCOTT / Heartbreak Town / Aloha From Nashville / Sugar Hill / 1997 

PASSENGER / The Wrong Direction / All the Little Lights / Black Crow / 2012 

ELLIS / City on Fire / Break the Spell / Rubbermeck / 2008

DEREK TRUCKS BAND / Rasta Man Chant / Soul Serenade / Columbia / 2003  

DEREK TRUCKS BAND / Kickin Back / Out of the Madness / House of Blues / 1998 

SHAWN MENDES / Ruin / Illuminate / Island / 2016  

JAMES VINCENT McMORROW / Rising Water / We Move / Faction / 2016

ELVIS COSTELLO / Beyond Belief / Unfaithful Music / Universal / 2015

BO REYNOLDS / Going back to Houston / Out in Texas / Bama / 1999 

CALEXICO / Tapping on the Line / Edge of the Sun / City Slang / 2015 

LISA LOEB / Fools Like Me / The Way It Really Is / Zoe / 2004

SHAWN COLVIN & STEVE EARLE / Tobacco Road / Colvin & Earle / Fantasy / 2016

LIVE IN-STUDIO INTERVIEW WITH SINGER-SONGWRITER RUPERT WATES 

RUBERT WATES / I Dream / Dear Life / Bite Music / 2008 

RUBERT WATES / Oh the Times / Live (premier) - Live 

RUBERT WATES / The Sound of Applause / Dear Life / Bite Music / 2008 

RUBERT WATES / Prisoner of the Open Road / Live  

RUBERT WATES / Lady Grey / Colorado Mornings / Bite Music / 2016 

RUBERT WATES / Waiting to Begin / Live 

RUBERT WATES / Suspend Our Disbelief / The Rank Outsiders Ball / Bite Music / 2014

RUBERT WATES / After the Rains / Live  

RUBERT WATES / Prayer / The Nightwatchers / Bite Music / 2015 

AMY MANN / Freeway / Smilers / SuperEgo / 2008 

ALICIA KEYS / Work on It / Here / RCA / 2016 

DURHAM COUNTY POETS / Chikkaboodah Stew / Chikkaboodah Stew / Durham County Poets / 2014 

GOODNIGHT MOONSHINE / All Our Friends / Goodnight Moonshine / Goodnight Moonshine / 2013 

LANTERNA / West Side Highway / Sands / Badman / 2002

 

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