The Martha Bassett Show is recorded live at the historic Reeves Theater in Elkin, NC. This weekly one-hour music program blends the fabric of the national roots and Americana scene with the rich artistry, history, and flair of North Carolinaâ€™s Piedmont region. Helmed by one of the stateâ€™s most distinguished musicians, the show features national artists, fresh local faces, and the music of Martha Bassett. Each show is a collaboration in song and conversation between Martha, her band, and the guests. It's good music for good people!
Liz Longley / DaShawn Hickman Presents Sacred Steel / Bill West – Live at the Reeves
The Martha Bassett Show welcomes Liz Longley, Bill West, and DaShawn Hickman Presents Sacred Steel to the Reeves Theater in Elkin, NC! We have two great singer-songwriters on this one. Liz Longley joins us from Nashville, TN and Bill West returns to the show from Chapel Hill, NC. And our friend and bandmate, DaShawn Hickman, brings his new project to the show which features Wendy Hickman, Charlie Hunter, Brevan Hampden, & George Sluppick.
Victoria Victoria / Jonathan Byrd / Rex McGee – Live at the Reeves
This show from February 17, 2022 welcomed Victoria Victoria to the show for the first time. Good friends Jonathan Byrd and Rex McGee returned also and Rex brought along his sons’ Gus and Harmon. Tori Elliot and her band play some of the great new songs from the recently released "To the Wayside." And her band backs up Jonathan on his song "Fog on the Mountain."
EmiSunshine / Presley Barker – Live at the Reeves
Presley Barker returns to the Reeves Theater with his brother Luke. On this show from May 20, 2021 we also welcomed EmiSunshine to the show for the first time. These are two of the finest young musicians out there and we were honored. Both have been out there working since the age of 9 and continue to find new and exciting directions. Along with their great music, Martha and the band also do a fun version of the Merle Travis song, "Sixteen Tons," made famous by Tennessee Ernie Ford.
Special – Bill and the Belles, Mollie O'Brien, Jonathan Byrd, Charlie Hunter and more! – Live at the Reeves
Here is a special episode featuring some unreleased high points from the show. We always have great performances that don’t make it to radio and these are just a few! Live from the beautiful Reeves Theater in downtown Elkin, NC.
Zoe & Cloyd / Gaelynn Lea / Rex McGee – Live at the Reeves
The Martha Bassett Show welcomes Zoe & Cloyd, Gaelynn Lea and Rex McGee to the Reeves Theater in Elkin, NC! Zoe & Cloyd join us from Asheville, NC along with Kevin Kehrbergh on the bass. NPR Tiny Desk winner Gaelynn Lea makes her first appearance on the show and Rex McGee steps out with band member Fiona Burdette on mandolin for a prodigious feature number.
Dom Flemons / Sarah Kate Morgan / Dan River Girls – Live at the Reeves
This show from June 3, 2021 was Dom Flemons’ first visit to our show and we had a ball! All of the other folks on this one have become fast friends of TMBSalso and we always look forward to their return. Along with Dom’s historical knowledge, superb musicianship, and wonderful stage presence, we welcomed virtuoso dulcimer player Sarah Kate Morgan and the Dan River Girls back to the show.
An enjoyable listen. Looking forward to your next show.
I had never heard any of the artists featured on the Martha Bassett podcast before, but they are stupidly talented. I have loved all of them so far! If you’re open to different types of music and great storytelling artists, you’ll love this.
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I have really enjoyed the shows at the Reeves Theater and these podcasts. Martha has assembled an incredible band to back her. Her guests, both local and national, are extraordinary. Definitely one of the best things going in our area. There are always a few surprises thanks to the genius of Mr. Pat Lawrence.
Update: My dog Kate usually grunts when I play tv or music. After all a princess loves her quiet time. On episode 2 she was lying with her head in my lap, wagging her tail against the sofa, and keeping the beat on a Rex McGee fiddle tune. Friends, that’s an endorsement!!