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Pledge for WEMU and the Roots Music Project

Posted by ppna on April 3, 2009

This is a letter from Jeremy Baldwin who hosts the Roots Music Project on WEMU on Saturdays from noon till 2pm.

Greetings friends,

First off, thank you so much to everybody who pledged to WEMU last week during the show. We had a fantastic showing and exceeded our goals for both hours of The Roots Music Project!

If you missed out on the fun, the good news is that you have another chance to support Roots & Americana Music on 89.1 WEMU and Public Radio tomorrow between 12 and 2pm EST.

I will be on the air live from the lobby of The Michigan Theatre iN Ann Arbor joined by the great Willy Wilson (and special guests) asking for your pledge of support. I have lots of great music lined up including Willie Nelson, Commander Cody and Emmylou Harris. I know music is the reason you tune in, so I will try to play as much of it as humanly possible.

The overall response to the WEMU Spring Fundraiser has been great so far, but my two hours on the air tomorrow are also the last two hours of the overall drive. We are very likely going to be looking for a last push to put us over the top to meet our $135,000 goal. I would be very proud if listeners of The Roots Music Project could help make that happen. The amount you pledge is not important. We will gladly accept any amount, but what is important is your participation in the station and letting your voice be heard.

If you would like to call in, here are the numbers:
or you can pledge online (and/or listen) at:

Thanks for your ongoing support!


Here is last week’s fundraising playlist:

The Roots Music Project # 154 (March 28, 2009)
Host: Jeremy Baldwin
Heard On WEMU 89.1 FM Ypsilanti, MI (Saturdays 12-2pm EST)
WEMU Spring Fundraiser-Live From The Michigan Theatre
Guest co-host/pitchers: Anya Siglin & Barb Chaffer Authier

1st Hour
Picture Show-John Prine (The Missing Years-1991)
I Don’t Care If The Sun Don’t Shine-Asleep At The Wheel (Reinventing The Wheel-2007)
Hey Porter-Johnny Cash (Now Here’s Johnny Cash-1961)
One Road More-The Flatlanders (More A Legend Than A Band-1972)
Texas Cookin’-Guy Clark (Essential-1997)
Cash For My Car-Frank Allison & The Odd Sox (Monkey Business-1988)
Wayside/Back In Time-Gillian Welch (Soul Journey-2003)
Let’s Work Together-Ry Cooder w/ Buckwheat Zydeco (The UFO Has Landed: The Ry Cooder Anthology-2008)

2nd Hour
Step It Up And Go-Cephas & Wiggins (Richmond Blues-2008)
Big Mama’s Door-Alvin Youngblood Hart (Big Mama’a Door-1996)
Can’t Let Go-Lucinda Williams (Car Wheels On A Gravel Road-1998)
All I Need Is Money-Eddie & The Hot Rods (Goodbye Nashville, Hello Camden Town Compilation-2007)
If I Had A Boat-Lyle Lovett (Pontiac-1988)
Windfall-Son Volt (Trace-1995)
Sourwood Mountain-The Carolina Chocolate Drops (Dona Got Ramblin’ Mind-2006)
Hard To Tell-Old Crow Medicine Show (OCMS-2004)



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