Songwriter’s Circle

In early 2013, Doug Naselroad and Mike Slone had the idea to stage a live radio show at the Artisan Center Café in downtown Hindman and call it the Knott Downtown Radio Hour. They began broadcasting the program that March on Appalshop’s WMMT Mountain Radio 88.7 out of Whitesburg. It was a lively mix original music, traditional music and storytelling. And, of course, our own Troublesome Boys! Many incredible artists have graced the Big Tall Radio Stage at the Appalachian School of Luthiery since then, most of them Appalachian songwriters. Writers with record deals, writers who just do it for the sheer love of it, writers in recovery from addiction, all pouring out their joys and struggles. Such a preponderance of songwriters, in fact, that these days we just call the program Songwriter’s Circle. It broadcasts every 4th Wednesday at 6:00 PM and we’re looking forward to resuming live shows in 2021!