Silver Rails

Saturdays at 1:00 pm CT

All aboard the Saturday afternoon train called, Silver Rails: music of the world in the folk tradition.  Live from HPPR’s studios, Debra Bolton and Lynn Boitano bring you Americana, world, bluegrass, acoustic blues, traditional and contemporary music performed in the folk tradition. You’ll hear songs and tunes from your own back yard and the distant reaches of the world.  

Listen on your radio, in your car, on your computer or your smart phone.  Wherever Saturday afternoon takes you, Silver Rails is the perfect companion. Requests, suggestions and comments are most welcome.  We love to hear from you.

See below for playlists from recent programs. 

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Celebrate Geography Awareness on Silver Rails

Nov 11, 2017

Join us for Geography Awareness Week celebration on Silver Rails.  We have National Geographic Maps for your correctly answered questions.

The grand prize winner of Geography Awareness Week will get this lovely globe bookend with semi-precious gems and a walnut base, built by Jeff Horlacher of Horlacher jewelers in Colby, Kansas.

It's Geography Awareness Week, and we're celebrating it on Silver Rails: Music of the World in the Folk Traditions.

In the forward to The National Parks: Index 1916-2016, director, Jonathan B. Jarvis writes…

2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service—a defining moment to reflect on and celebrate our accomplishments as we embark on a new century of stewardship and public engagement.

Join Debra and Lynn on Silver Rails as we celebrate Geography Awareness Week (GAW).  This year's theme is FOOD: The geography of food through traditions, regional specialties, history, farming, film, food systems and movements.  We'll have songs that weave food and geography together along with a geo-food quiz for prizes: National Geographic maps and more...