Deeper Roots

Fridays, 9pm to 11pm (PST)

Deeper Roots: A Century of America’s Music is a radio show coming to you from Sonoma County, California. The two hour shows are broadcast on three community radio stations, one in the small town of Occidental (KOWS), the other two from Santa Rosa (KRJF and KWTF). Shows are available as podcasts after airing on

Our shows explore a wide variety of roots music including gospel, country, bluegrass, jazz, blues, and all of the many diverse sub-genres that have evolved over the past century. While we generally work from a particular theme on a weekly basis, we also go free-form when we get a chance. Dave Stroud, the host of the shows, provides a curated and in-depth tour of much of the music, providing stories and background about the many different performers, songs, songwriters, and forms that make up the fabric of America’s roots music.