Valarie Smith

DJ at HPPR Radio

Songbirds brings you the best in acoustic rhythm every Saturday at 1 p.m., with a focus on raw sounds steeped in tradition (and rarely plugged in). Tune in for a wide range of old and new folk, Americana, singer/songwriters, bluegrass, and historical hymns. We highlight artists working from an acoustic core, featuring guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, ukulele, upright bass, accordion, harmonica, piano and more. The show will highlight a host of emerging artists taking the folk scene further, while paying homage to traditional tunes that have always been the heart of the genre.