Doc's first involvement with radio was as a teenager (a long time ago)on local radio in Ithaca, New York. As a musician, playing and listening to music has always been a big part of Doc's life. As a long time public radio supporter, Doc is "jazzed" to be a part of KSJD bringing the listening community music from his classic and current collection which spans more than 5 decades, and he has the 45's to prove it.

As a young (11y.o.) 5 string banjo player Doc was brought to bluegrass at a time when the classic masters of bluegrass such as Bill Monroe and Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs were at the height of their careers.  At the same time American folk music was in it's hey-day with groups such as The Kingston Trio, The Limelighters, Peter Paul & Mary, The Journeymen, Simon & Garfunkle, Joan Biaz, Judy Collins and other musicians that many of today's teenagers do not know.

Doc's Roadhouse on KSJD Doc strives to bring a variety of music to the KSJD listening audience. With a focus on bluegrass, Doc spins "Americana"...(which Doc says is a catch-all category for a number of Genres including Bluegrass, Folk, Country & Swing, Blues, Roots and more). 

Singer Songwriter Amber Cross

Apr 7, 2016
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Amber Cross is a singer and songwriter who writes from her own life’s struggles and experiences, delivering her stories with unforgettable power and emotion. She will be performing her rootsy bluegrass, country, and honky tonk songs at the Sunflower Theatre on Saturday, April 9th at 7:30pm. KSJD's Don Raney (aka Doc) spoke with her about her music and what the audience can expect at her show.

Mulebone on Dog House Blues

Jul 23, 2015
Glen Arbor Sun

Roots blues duo Mulebone called in to Dog House Blues and talked with show host Doc about their music, how they first met, and even played a song from their van parked in a Wisconsin suburb!