Tim Rice's American Pie

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Washington20120422

Sir Tim Rice has always been fascinated by the history and geography of the United States, even before he became obsessed with its music: "The sheer romanticism of the names of the fifty states is poetry to my ears and the opportunity to explore every state of the union through its music, musicians, composers, lyricists and performers is irresistible for me."

Each week, Tim looks at the music and musicians of one of the fifty states in the Union. Some, like New York and Tennessee, have a well-known musical history and heritage; others, like Alaska and Delaware, do not have instantly recognisable musical traditions or narrative. But every one of the States has a wonderful and individual tale to tell through its songs, tunes, words, music, performers and writers.

Sir Tim begins his trek in the top left hand corner of the US map, in Washington State, and features artists including Jimi Hendrix, Kenny Loggins, Bing Crosby, Nirvana, Fleet Foxes and Oleta Adams. He progresses snake-like, up and down the mighty nation from the Pacific to the Atlantic, taking a break from the 48 mainland states somewhere along the way to touch down in Alaska and Hawaii

"I hope each broadcast, through music old and new, familiar and unexpected, proves an enjoyable slice of American Pie, none quite like the forty-nine others.".

Sir Tim Rice explores the music and musicians of each American State.

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Sir Tim Rice has always been fascinated by the history and geography of the United States, even before he became obsessed with its music: The sheer romanticism of the names of the fifty states is poetry to my ears and the opportunity to explore every state of the union through its music, musicians, composers, lyricists and performers is irresistible for me."

Each week, Tim looks at the music and musicians of one of the fifty states in the Union.

Some, like New York and Tennessee, have a well-known musical history and heritage; others, like Alaska and Delaware, do not have instantly recognisable musical traditions or narrative.

But every one of the States has a wonderful and individual tale to tell through its songs, tunes, words, music, performers and writers.

Sir Tim begins his trek in the top left hand corner of the US map, in Washington State, and features artists including Jimi Hendrix, Kenny Loggins, Bing Crosby, Nirvana, Fleet Foxes and Oleta Adams.

He progresses snake-like, up and down the mighty nation from the Pacific to the Atlantic, taking a break from the 48 mainland states somewhere along the way to touch down in Alaska and Hawaii

"I hope each broadcast, through music old and new, familiar and unexpected, proves an enjoyable slice of American Pie, none quite like the forty-nine others.".

Sir Tim Rice explores the music and musicians of each American State."

02Oregon2010041520120429

Sir Tim Rice continues to celebrate the musical heritage of the United States, reaching Oregon in the Pacific northwest.

This week's show features Johnnie Ray, Tex Ritter, The Simpsons and Tim Hardin.

Tim has long been fascinated by the history and geography of America: The sheer romanticism of the names of the fifty states is poetry to my ears and the opportunity to explore every state of the union through its music, musicians, composers, lyricists and performers is irresistible for me."

"I hope each broadcast, through music old and new, familiar and unexpected, proves an enjoyable slice of American Pie, none quite like the forty-nine others.".

Sir Tim Rice continues to celebrate the musical heritage of the US, reaching Oregon."

Sir Tim Rice continues to celebrate the musical heritage of the United States, reaching Oregon in the Pacific northwest. This week's show features Johnnie Ray, Tex Ritter, The Simpsons and Tim Hardin.

Tim has long been fascinated by the history and geography of America: "The sheer romanticism of the names of the fifty states is poetry to my ears and the opportunity to explore every state of the union through its music, musicians, composers, lyricists and performers is irresistible for me."

"I hope each broadcast, through music old and new, familiar and unexpected, proves an enjoyable slice of American Pie, none quite like the forty-nine others.".

03California2010042220120506

Sir Tim Rice continues to celebrate the musical heritage of the United States, reaching California, on the West Coast. This week's featured artists include the Beach Boys, Dionne Warwick, Al Jolson, Snoop Dog, The Doors and No Doubt.

Tim has long been fascinated by the history and geography of America: "The sheer romanticism of the names of the fifty states is poetry to my ears and the opportunity to explore every state of the union through its music, musicians, composers, lyricists and performers is irresistible for me."

"I hope each broadcast, through music old and new, familiar and unexpected, proves an enjoyable slice of American Pie, none quite like the forty-nine others.".

Tim has long been fascinated by the history and geography of America: "The sheer romanticism of the names of the fifty states is poetry to my ears and the opportunity to explore every state of the union through its music, musicians, composers, lyricists and performers is irresistible for me."

"I hope each broadcast, through music old and new, familiar and unexpected, proves an enjoyable slice of American Pie, none quite like the forty-nine others.".

Sir Tim Rice continues to celebrate the musical heritage of the US, reaching California.

Sir Tim Rice continues to celebrate the musical heritage of the United States, reaching California, on the West Coast.

This week's featured artists include the Beach Boys, Dionne Warwick, Al Jolson, Snoop Dog, The Doors and No Doubt.

04Arizona2010042920120513

Sir Tim Rice continues to celebrate the musical heritage of the United States, reaching Arizona, the Grand Canyon State. This week's featured artists include Rex Allen, Linda Ronstadt, Bing Crosby, Charlie Mingus and Stevie Nicks.

Tim has long been fascinated by the history and geography of America: "The sheer romanticism of the names of the fifty states is poetry to my ears and the opportunity to explore every state of the union through its music, musicians, composers, lyricists and performers is irresistible for me."

"I hope each broadcast, through music old and new, familiar and unexpected, proves an enjoyable slice of American Pie, none quite like the forty-nine others.".

Sir Tim Rice explores the music and musicians of each American State.

05Nevada2010050620120520

Sir Tim Rice continues to celebrate the musical heritage of the United States, reaching Nevada, The Silver State. This week's featured artists include Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Susie Alllanson, The Killers and 2Pac.

Sir Tim Rice continues to celebrate the musical heritage of the United States, reaching Nevada, The Silver State.

This week's featured artists include Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Susie Alllanson, The Killers and 2Pac.

Sir Tim Rice's musical journey continues with Nevada, The Silver State.

06Idaho2010051320120527

Sir Tim Rice continues to celebrate the musical heritage of the United States, reaching Idaho. Featured artists include Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Built To Spill, Paul Revere and The Raiders, and the poet and composer Ezra Pound.

Tim Rice continues to celebrate the musical heritage of the United States, reaching Idaho.

Featured artists include Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Built To Spill, Paul Revere and The Raiders, and the poet and composer Ezra Pound.

Sir Tim Rice continues to celebrate the musical heritage of the US and reaches Idaho.

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Sir Tim Rice continues to celebrate the musical heritage of the United States, and this week reaches Utah.

The artists featured include The Osmonds, Johnny Mercer, Art Lund, Ned Miller and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Sir Tim Rice continues to celebrate the musical heritage of the US and reaches Utah.

08New Mexico2010052720120617

Sir Tim Rice continues to celebrate the musical heritage of the United States, and this week reaches New Mexico.

The featured artists include John Denver, Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Fats Domino, Norman Petty and The Flintstones.

Sir Tim Rice continues to celebrate the musical heritage of the US, reaching New Mexico.

09Colorado2010060320120624

Sir Tim Rice's musical journey reaches Colorado, the Centennial State, which is so named because it joined the Union 100 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

This week's featured artists include Emmylou Harris, John Denver, The Paul Whiteman Orchestra, India Arie, Linda Rondstadt, Jaye P Morgan and Gary Stites.

Sir Tim Rice's musical journey reaches Colorado, the Centennial State.

10Wyoming2010061020120701

Sir Tim Rice continues to celebrate the musical heritage of the United States, reaching Wyoming, the Cowboy State.

This week's artists include Roy Orbison, Shalamar, Percy Faith, Alma Cogan, Jelly Roll Morton and the Grateful Dead.

Sir Tim Rice continues to celebrate the musical heritage of the US, reaching Wyoming.

11Montana2010061720120708

Sir Tim Rice continues to celebrate the musical heritage of the United States, reaching "Big Sky Country" with Montana.

This week's artists include Frankie Laine, Frank Zappa, Duane Eddy, Hank Williams Jr, Martha Raye, and Patrick Duffy with Mireille Mathieu.

Sir Tim Rice continues to celebrate the musical heritage of the US, reaching Montana."

12North Dakota2010062420120715

Sir Tim Rice continues to celebrate the musical heritage of the United States, reaching North Dakota.

This week's musical mix includes Bobby Vee, Lawrence Welk & His Orchestra, Johnny Cash, Lyle Lovett and Peggy Lee.

Tim Rice continues to celebrate the musical heritage of the US, reaching North Dakota.

13South Dakota2010070120120722

Tim Rice continues to celebrate the musical heritage of the US, reaching South Dakota.

Sir Tim Rice continues to celebrate the musical heritage of the United States, reaching South Dakota.

This week's musical mix includes Shawn Colvin, Kinky Friedman, Doris Day, Bob Dylan, Dorothy Provine,

Bee Gees, Elmer Bernstein, Cheryl Ladd, Frank Sinatra, Indigenous, and Nanci Griffith.

14Hawaii2010070820120729

Aloha! Sir Tim Rice reaches Hawaii, the newest of the American States.

Aloha! Sir Tim Rice reaches Hawaii, the newest of the American States, which only joined the Union in 1959.

This week's tropical mix includes Jack Johnson, Elvis Presley, Yvonne Elliman, Arthur Lyman, Glenn Medeiros, Arlo Guthrie (son of Woody), The Kingston Trio, Spike Jones and His Wacky Wakakians, plus the 1960s "one-hit wonder" Robin Ward.

15Nebraska2010071520120812

Tim Rice continues his American tour and tonight showcases the state of Nebraska.

Tim Rice continues his American tour and tonight showcases the state of Nebraska, with music from Marlon Brando, Fred Astaire, Bruce Springsteen, Garbage, Ruth Etting and The Eagles.

16Kansas2010072220120819

There's no place like Kansas, as Sir Tim Rice follows his musical road all the way to the Sunflower State. Artists featured in tonight's show include Gene Autrey, Wilbert Harrison, Melissa Etheridge, Marvin Rainwater, The Shangri-Las, Charlie Parker, rising star Janelle Monae and the original cast of Oklahoma!

Sir Tim Rice follows his musical road all the way to Kansas.

17Oklahoma2010072920120826

Tim Rice continues his musical tour, showcasing the state of Oklahoma.

Tim Rice continues his musical tour of America and reaches the state of Oklahoma, the wind comes sweepin' down the plain.

Featured artists include Gene Pitney, The Gerry Mulligan Quartet featuring Chet Baker, The Dinning Sisters, Woody Guthrie, Garth Brooks, The Delta Rhythm Boys and Hanson.

18Texas2010080520120902

Sir Tim Rice's musical journey reaches the Lone Star State, Texas.

Sir Tim Rice reaches the Lone Star State, Texas, and this week's featured artists include Horace Heidt and His Musical Knights, Ann Miller, Janis Joplin, Glen Campbell, Roy Orbison, Beyonce, Johnny Mathis, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, and the Dixie Chicks.

20Arkansas2010081920120923

Sir Tim Rice celebrates Arkansas, The Natural State, with music from Johnny Cash, Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five, Ketty Lester, Little Willie John, Al Green, Jerry Keller, Junior Walker & The All Stars, Michelle Shocked with Alison Krauss, and Ne-Yo.

Sir Tim Rice celebrates Arkansas, the Natural State, with music from Johnny Cash, Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five, Ketty Lester, Little Willie John, Al Green, Jerry Keller, Junior Walker and The All Stars, Michelle Shocked with Alison Krauss, and Ne-Yo.

Sir Tim Rice celebrates Arkansas, the Natural State, with an eclectic musical mix.

21Missouri2010082620120930

Sir Tim Rice reaches the state of Missouri and tonight's show features Chuck Berry, The Shirelles, Burt Bacharach, Fontella Bass, Dick Van Dyke, Ginger Rogers, Eminem, Sheryl Crow and The Doobie Brothers.

Tim Rice reaches the state of Missouri with a musical mix including Chuck Berry & Eminem.

22Iowa2010090220121007

Sir Tim Rice reaches Iowa, The Hawkeye State, and this week's featured artists include Tom T. Hall, TLC, Dean Martin & Ricky Nelson, The Beatles, Andy Williams, Dee Jay & The Runaways, Dick Thomas, Buddy Holly, Bix Beiderbecke, Glenn Miller and Slipknot.

Sir Tim Rice reaches Iowa, The Hawkeye State, and this week's featured artists include Tom T.

Hall, TLC, Dean Martin & Ricky Nelson, The Beatles, Andy Williams, Dee Jay & The Runaways, Dick Thomas, Buddy Holly, Bix Beiderbecke, Glenn Miller and Slipknot.

Sir Tim Rice reaches Iowa and this week's artists include TLC, Glenn Miller and Slipknot.

23Minnesota2010090920121014

Sir Tim Rice celebrates the music, lyrics and acts associated with the state of Minnesota. Tonight's musical mix includes Eddie Cochran, Mary MacGregor, Owl City, The Andrews Sisters, Prince, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, Judy Garland, and Bob Dylan.

Sir Tim Rice celebrates the music, lyrics and acts associated with the state of Minnesota.

Tonight's musical mix includes Eddie Cochran, Mary MacGregor, Owl City, The Andrews Sisters, Prince, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, Judy Garland, and Bob Dylan.

24Wisconsin2010091620121021

Sir Tim Rice celebrates the music, lyrics and acts associated with the state of Wisconsin. Tonight's musical mix includes Steve Miller, Les Paul (& Mary Ford), Jerry Lee Lewis, The Everly Brothers, Al Jarreau, Liberace and The Righteous Brothers.

Sir Tim Rice celebrates the music, lyrics and acts associated with the state of Wisconsin.

Tonight's musical mix includes Steve Miller, Les Paul (& Mary Ford), Jerry Lee Lewis, The Everly Brothers, Al Jarreau, Liberace and The Righteous Brothers.

25Michigan2010092320121028

Sir Tim Rice celebrates the music, lyrics and acts associated with The Great Lake State, Michigan. Tonight's musical mix includes Bill Haley, Alice Cooper, Betty Hutton, Della Reese, Del Shannon, Smokey Robinson and other artists from the Motown stable.

Sir Tim Rice celebrates the music, lyrics and acts associated with The Great Lake State, Michigan.

Tonight's musical mix includes Bill Haley, Alice Cooper, Betty Hutton, Della Reese, Del Shannon, Smokey Robinson and other artists from the Motown stable.

Sir Tim Rice celebrates the music, lyrics and acts associated with Michigan.

26Indiana2010093020121104

Sir Tim Rice celebrates the music, lyrics and acts associated with The Hoosier State - Indiana. Tonight's musical mix includes The Jackson Five, Hoagy Carmichael, Cole Porter and John Mellencamp.

Sir Tim Rice celebrates the music, lyrics and acts associated with The Hoosier State - Indiana.

Tonight's musical mix includes The Jackson Five, Hoagy Carmichael, Cole Porter and John Mellencamp.

Tim Rice celebrates the music, lyrics and acts associated with Indiana.

27Illinois2010100720121111

Sir Tim Rice's musical journey reaches Illinois, the Prairie State, and the featured artists include Frank Sinatra, Muddy Waters, LaVern Baker, The Flamingos, Gene Chandler, The Everly Brothers, Ral Donner, Alison Krauss, Miles Davis, Benny Goodman, Frankie Laine, Warren Zevon and Chaka Khan.

Sir Tim Rice's musical journey reaches Illinois, the Prairie State.

28Kentucky2010101420121118

Sir Tim Rice's musical odyssey reaches Kentucky, the Bluegrass State. The Everly Brothers make a repeat appearance, with other featured artists including Cassius Clay, Loretta Lynn, John Prine, Jackie DeShannon and Rosemary Clooney.

Sir Tim Rice's musical odyssey reaches Kentucky, the Bluegrass State.

The Everly Brothers make a repeat appearance, with other featured artists including Cassius Clay, Loretta Lynn, John Prine, Jackie DeShannon and Rosemary Clooney.

29Tennessee2010102120121125

Sir Tim Rice reaches the state of Tennessee and featured artists include Aretha Franklin, Carl Perkins, Dolly Parton, Justin Timberlake, Rosanne Cash and Sam Cooke.

Sir Tim Rice reaches the state of Tennessee.

30Mississippi20101028

Sir Tim Rice's musical journey reaches the state of Mississippi, which is named after the river which forms its western boundary.

The featured artists include Elvis Presley, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Bobbie Gentry, Tammy Wynette and Bo Diddley.

Sir Tim Rice's musical journey reaches the state of Mississippi.

30Mississippi2010110420121202

Sir Tim Rice's musical journey reaches the state of Mississippi, which is named after the river which forms its western boundary. The featured artists include Elvis Presley, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Bobbie Gentry, Tammy Wynette and Bo Diddley.

31Alabama2010111120121209

Sir Tim Rice showcases the music, lyrics and acts associated with Alabama, the "heart of Dixie". The playlist includes Nat King Cole, Hank Williams, Percy Sledge, Wilson Pickett, Dinah Washington and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

31Mississippi20101104

Sir Tim Rice's musical journey reaches the state of Mississippi, which is named after the river which forms its western boundary.

The featured artists include Elvis Presley, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Bobbie Gentry, Tammy Wynette and Bo Diddley.

Sir Tim Rice's musical journey reaches the state of Mississippi.

32Alabama20101111

Sir Tim Rice showcases the music, lyrics and acts associated with Alabama, the "heart of Dixie".

The playlist includes Nat King Cole, Hank Williams, Percy Sledge, Wilson Pickett, Dinah Washington and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Sir Tim Rice showcases the music, lyrics and acts associated with the state of Alabama.

32Florida2010111820121216

Sir Tim Rice's musical odyssey reaches the state of Florida and the artists featured include Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine, Pat Boone, Bertie Higgins, Slim Whitman, Mel Tillis, Hank Locklin, Blondie, Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen, George McCrae, Flo Rida and Tom Petty.

33Florida20101118

Sir Tim Rice's musical odyssey reaches the state of Florida and the artists featured include Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine, Pat Boone, Bertie Higgins, Slim Whitman, Mel Tillis, Hank Locklin, Blondie, Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen, George McCrae, Flo Rida and Tom Petty.

Sir Tim Rice's musical odyssey reaches the state of Florida.

34Georgia20101125

Sir Tim Rice reaches Georgia, The Peach State, and the featured artists include Little Richard, The Black Crowes, Stan Robinson, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Otis Redding, The Allman Brothers Band, Tommy Roe, Brenda Lee, Ray Charles, Ma Rainey and REM.

Sir Tim Rice's musical journey reaches Georgia, The Peach State.

35South Carolina20101202

Sir Tim Rice's musical odyssey reaches South Carolina.

This week's featured artists include Eartha Kitt, The Mamas & The Papas, Dizzy Gillespie, Maxine Brown and DuBose Heyward.

36North Carolina20101209

This week, Sir Tim Rice showcases the music, lyrics and acts associated with the state of North Carolina.

The musical mix includes John Coltrane & Thelonious Monk, Roberta Flack, Ben E King, Loudon Wainwright and Kathryn Grayson.

Sir Tim Rice showcases the music, lyrics & acts associated with North Carolina.

37Alaska20101216

Sir Tim Rice's musical odyssey reaches the northwest extremity of North America, Alaska.

This week's featured artists include Johnny Cash, Jethro Tull, Jewel, Michelle Shocked, The Bee Gees and Tasha Thomas.

Tim Rice reaches Alaska and the featured artists include Johnny Cash, Jethro Tull & Jewel.