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Catalyst Radio: Buttermilk Jamboree to feature local musicians, honor legends

Nonprofit co-op Circle Pines Center puts on second annual Buttermilk Jamboree music festival June 8-10, with slate of local, regional and nation musicians.
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About Catalyst Radio

Catalyst Radio is the weekly public affairs radio program of Community Media Center, with producer and host Linda Gellasch. The program is a feature of WYCE and The Rapidian and includes interviews with organizations and people working on social change and community support, examines media and free speech issues, and takes a look at the behind-the-scenes of Rapidian reporting. You can catch it on air at noon every Friday on WYCE 88.1 FM or streaming on the Grand Rapids Community Media Center Website.

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In this episode of Catalyst Radio we feature the upcoming music festival Buttermilk Jamboree, set for June 8-10 and put on by the non-profit cooperative Circle Pines Center. Organizers of the festival are in-studio for the show, including Rachel Zegerius of Circle Pines Center, and local musicians Ralston Bowles and Mick Lane. Both Bowles and Lane, who will perform at the festival, made a recent trip to visit legendary folk singer Pete Seeger who also has a bit of history with CPC. They also tell about that pilgrimage to visit with Seeger, who turned 93 on May 3.

Learn about Seeger's connection to CPC, as well as about the late music pioneer Big Bill Broonzy's time at the cooperative.



Local music featured is from two of today’s Catalyst Radio guests – Ralston Bowles, and Mick Lane. Both will be performing at Buttermilk Jamboree Music Festival next month.


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