The Revolution Starts Now May 7, 2021

The Revolution Starts Now: The Topical Song Show, May 7, 2021 on WHUP-LP 104.7, community radio for Hillsborough, NC. Hosted by Art Menius. Archived for two weeks on  Playlists at

Show #286

Smithfield Fair / Live for Better Days / Looking for Wonderland / Stevenson Productions / 5:48

Lukas Nelson & The Promise of the Real / We’ll Be Alright / A Few Stars Apart / Fantasy / 5:01

Sloan Wainwright / We Are the People / Red Maple Tree / self-released / 3:10

Deborah Crooks / We’re All in This Together / Twin Lakes / self-released / 3:31

Timothy Scott / Big Table / [single] / self-released / 3:28

Susan Cattaneo / Borrowed Blue / All is Quiet / Jersey Girl Music / 4:10

Kate McDonnell / Ballad of a Bad Girl / Ballad of a Bad Girl / Dog-Eared Discs / 4:05

Peggy Seeger / How I Long For Peace / First Farewell / Red Grape Music / 3:12

Paul Kaplan / The Voice of Pete / We Shall Stay Here / Old Coat Music / 2:39

Paul Kaplan / Little Boxes (2020) / We Shall Stay Here / Old Coat Music / 2:00

Pete Seeger / Where Have All the Flowers Gone / Pete Seeger: The Smithsonian Collection / Smithsonian-Folkways / 2:06

Sue Jeffers / Solidarity Forever / Up With the Masses / FBI records / 4:13

Kronos Quartet / If I Had a Hammer / Long Time Passing: The Kronos Quartet and Friends / Smithsonian Folkways / 2:08

Tim Grimm / Dreaming of King Lear / Gone / Vault Records / 3:51

Marc Black / The Architect Blame the Builder / Everybody Wants My Hat / Suma / 1:56

Forest Sun / Follow the Love / [single] / self-released / 2:27

Please email links to downloads of music and album information (track cards or lyrics exponentially increase chances of airplay). If music is only available on CD, then please mail to 4720 Green Riley Rd.; Rougemont, NC 27572, USA

Published by Art Menius

About Art Menius Art Menius received both the B.A. (1977 with honors) and M.A. (1982) in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Following three and one-half years as an Interpretations Specialist for research at the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, Menius entered the music field as a writer and production assistant for the Nashville Network bluegrass and old-time music series, “Fire on the Mountain.” In September 1983 he began publishing reviews and features about roots music for publications ranging from Bluegrass Unlimited to the [Raleigh] News & Observer. Other adventures along the way have included editing and desktop publishing books for the Forest History Society, promoting a live performance bluegrass radio series on 117 commercial stations, emceeing and stage managing at dozens of music festivals in USA and Canada, and serving as a consultant on the acclaimed film, “High Lonesome.” During 1985 Menius helped create the International Bluegrass Music Association. Late that year he became the new trade association’s first executive director. Menius returned to IBMA’s Board of Directors for two terms running from 1998 through 2004. He served on the board of directors of the Old-Time Music Group, publishers of the Old-Time Herald, from 1991 thorough 1998, including six years as president. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Folk Alliance International. In 1990 the North American Folk Music & Dance Alliance elected Menius the President of its first board of directors. In April 1991 he became its first manager, serving in that capacity until June 1996. Following a period as an artistic representative, Menius became Associate Festival Coordinator for MerleFest, the enormous outdoor folk festival presented by Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, NC. Following a decade there, Menius served as Director of Appalshop, the acclaimed Appalachian media and arts center in Whitesburg, Kentucky from July 2007 until March 2010. On November 2, 2011, Menius completed his work as Director of Development for Common Ground on the Hill. From 2012 to 2014 he served as Executive Director of The ArtsCenter in Carrboro, NC before semi-retiring to freelance due to health issues.

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