Derek Sorrells returns to conclude the story of his drumming career, including his stints with The Frantics and London Calling (with Jaime Rowe) and his meeting with a tall caped demon named Gene Simmons.

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Drummer Derek Sorrells drops By the Woodpile to talk about his time keeping the time for artists Johnny Q Public, Miss Angie, The Frantics, Homesick and others.

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[Correction: We stated that Oran Thornton wrote "Jesus Freak" when in fact he played on "Jesus Freak". Lo siento.]

 

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Door of Hope is a pregnancy center which welcomed us in to talk about their services to both women and men finding themselves in the midst of parenthood. Director Mack Wells gives us the history of the facility, some stories of success and failure and discusses the polarizing issue of our times: abortion.

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Vintage Christmas records and the history behind them are on the Corner Woodpile turntables today! Boogie Woogie Santa Claus, Buon Natale, I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day, Silent Night and a few others are explained by our old friend Dirk Allman

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Jamaica Plain is a unique little neighbor of Boston where some major American Revolutionary action went down, national politicians were (and still are) knighted at a local bar, reformers were made and a craft brew named after a Son of Liberty was born. And to help us learn all about the place is Jamaica Plain Historical Society president Gretchen Grozier! 

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Aaron A Train Smith returns to talk of his education in drumming, his stints with The 77s, Romeo Void and Rich Mullins and of his faith and philosophy. 

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Legendary Drummer Aaron A Train Smith stops by the Woodpile to talk about the early days of his career involving The Temptations, The Undisputed Truth, Norman Whitfield, Chuck Jackson, Miroslav Vitous, Wah Wah Watson, The Jackson Five and others!

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Philosophical hashing outs Back by the Woodpile this episode, talking hating in others what we despise about ourselves, jump starting self awareness, clean moon observations, dancing with the divine via creative acts and noisy humanity.  (artwork by Henkkab)

 

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Domestic violence, domestic terrorism, coercion, intimidation, manipulation and everything in between is what we’re going to dive into Back by the Woodpile on this episode. We’ll do so with guest Checo Perryman, the director of Human Empowerment and Leadership Programs (HELP), an organization dedicated to the research, design and installation of safety management training programs for compassionate verbal and physical intervention techniques.

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Black American history is on tap Back by the Woodpile this episode! Helping us is Kalonji McClellan who talks Hubert Harrison, Booker T Washington W.E.B. Dubois, Birth of a Nation, pseudo history and much more.

 

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Randy Scruggs was a seminal musician, producer and songwriter touching so many many lives and careers in his sixty-something years on this planet. His daughter, Lindsey Scruggs comes back by the Woodpile to share some of her better memories of her father, whom passed away earlier this year.

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Bill Monroe's got a new museum honoring his life and music and so we bring the Woodpile over to Rosine, Kentucky to have a look-see!

 

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