Time for AvatarFest 2017!

Retro Roots Radio is proud to again be the Official Music Stream of AvatarFest, an annual virtual world exhibition celebrating the creativity and diversity of the Open Simulator Hypergrid community.

The opening weekend of AvatarFest 2017 is September 23rd and 24th with several live performances scheduled. The user-created exhibits will be open to visitors until the end of October.

For complete information, see the festival’s website…


See you at AvatarFest 2017!

We Moved!

Retro Roots Radio has a new platform to call home and a new Listen Link for you to tune in. We’re proud to join the TorontoCast family of music streams. Here’s our new direct listen link…

The past year has been a rocky road of bumps and detours trying to navigate the wacky world of internet radio but we feel certain our new platform will provide a solid foundation for us to continue building the best music stream we can.

Here’s a page with a webplayer and list of recent tracks…

Thanks for listening!

Sample Playlist – Apr 10 2017

random capture of the Last 20 Tracks played, at 2:32 am ET today (time hacks are UTC)


06:31:52 Continental Drifters – Long Journey Home
06:27:41 Dierks Bentley & George Jones – Murder On Music Row
06:24:53 John Lennon – Isolation
06:20:23 Rusted Root – Magenta Radio
06:18:11 The Champs – Tequila
06:15:23 Norah Jones -Carry On
06:11:15 Amy Helm – Rescue Me
06:08:08 John Prine – Fish and Whistle
06:02:34 Counting Crows – Round Here
05:57:50 Tift Merritt – Another Country
05:52:59 Blues Traveler – Hook
05:49:27 America – Ventura Highway
05:46:31 Aretha Franklin – Don`t Play That Song
05:42:31 Chris Smither – Can`t Shake These Blues
05:40:26 Chris Smither – Love You Like a Man
05:38:29 J.J. Cale – Devil In Disguise
05:34:54 The Allman Brothers Band – Ain`t Wastin` Time No More
05:30:49 Leon Russell – Delta Lady
05:26:36 Josh Turner – Long Black Train
05:23:42 Norman Greenbaum – Canned Ham

Sample Playlist – Feb 8 2017

random capture of the Last 20 Tracks played, at 1:18 pm ET today (time hacks are ET)

13:15:26 The South Austin Moonlighters – One More Time
13:11:49 Bob Dylan – Watching The River Flow
13:08:45 Rosanne Cash – 500 Miles
13:03:59 Jackson Browne – Take This Rain
13:01:25 Aretha Franklin – Eleanor Rigby
12:57:52 Steppenwolf – Born to Be Wild
12:52:19 Martha Tilston – Night Rambling (Rolling)
12:49:03 case/lang/viers – Best Kept Secret
12:45:10 The Time Jumpers – On the Outskirts of Town
12:41:14 Continental Drifters – The Rain Song
12:37:54 Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – Refugee
12:30:43 The Doors – Riders On the Storm
12:28:11 Johnny Horton – The Battle of New Orleans
12:26:04 Dave Dudley – Six Days on the Road
12:22:47 Carole King – Tapestry
12:18:31 Jimmy Buffet – Margaritaville
12:15:08 Cheryl Wheeler – One Step At a Time
12:10:39 The Subdudes – All The Time In The World
12:07:34 John Prine – That`s the Way That the World Goes `Round
12:04:11 James Taylor – Fire and Rain

AvatarFest 2016

Retro Roots Radio is proud to be the Official Station of AvatarFest 2016, running September 30th through October 2nd and available via Hypergrid. It’s a “celebration of the strength and diversity of the hypergrid user community.”

If you’re a virtual worlder of the OpenSim variety, check out their website for information on the exhibits and performers as well as the HG address for you to teleport to the festival.


We hope to see you at AvatarFest 2016.


Sample Playlist – Sept 17 2016

random capture of the Last 20 Tracks played, at 2:15 pm ET today (time hacks are UTC)

18:14:14 Hank Williams – Your Cheatin` Heart
18:09:33 Joan Armatrading – All the Way from America
18:04:51 Joan Baez – Simple Twist of Fate
17:59:53 Johnny Rivers – Positively 4th Street
17:55:19 Kathleen Edwards – Six O` Clock News
17:50:33 B.B. King – Nobody Loves Me But My Mother (Live)
17:47:16 Moe Bandy – Hank Williams, You Wrote My Life
17:42:46 Janis Joplin – Me and Bobby McGee
17:38:55 Mississippi Fred McDowel – Baby Please Dont Go
17:35:17 The Rolling Stones – Jumpin Jack Flash
17:32:29 Dr. John – Right Place, Wrong Time
17:29:22 Warren Zevon – Poor Poor Pitiful Me
17:25:34 White Witch – It`s So Nice To Be Stoned
17:23:03 Peter, Paul And Mary – I Dig Rock and Roll Music
17:20:18 Eilen Jewell – Thanks A Lot
17:15:56 Elana James – Ripple
17:11:18 Blues Traveler – Run-Around
17:08:27 Ramblin` Jack Elliott – San Francisco Bay Blues
17:05:43 Jimmy Witherspoon – Time`s Getting Tougher Than Tough
17:03:34 The Champs – Tequila