Patchwork | Joe Kahl

As the saying goes, “Be careful what you wish for.” In the fall of 1988, I was returning from the Strawberry Music Festival and wished that Las Vegas could have a station that would play more of the music I had just heard. Within a couple of weeks, I received a phone call from friend, and KUNV host, Kay Tuma. KUNV wanted to start a folk music show and she asked if I was interested. I’ve been a volunteer at KUNV ever since.

My introduction to folk and bluegrass was through the TV and radio in the 1960’s. Back then, they played folk on the radio, and Flatt & Scruggs and the Dillards were regulars on TV. In the early 70’s, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s seminal album, “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” changed my life. Going to bluegrass and acoustic music festivals has been a regular part of my life since the 80’s.

Patchwork has been on the air ever since January 1989. It is a blend of folk, bluegrass, country blues, singer/songwriter, old-timey, country, Celtic, Cajun, gospel, fiddle tunes, and all the rest that makes up this crazy quilt of music. It’ll raise the hair on the back of your neck, break your heart, make you laugh out loud or get your foot toe tappin’.

So tune in to hear a most unique program, Patchwork.