The Justin Rielly Show

It's free-form music programming mixed with perceptive interviews with local creators - just the way it should be...brought to you by the mind behind Aspie Works.

Past Episodes

  • The Justin Rielly Show - U2, 40 Years After Boy (9/27/20) Aired: Sunday, September 27, 2020

    This episode is a tribute to the music of U2, as it marks the 40th anniversary of the band's debut album "Boy." It features two new covers from Violet Mary (recorded just for this show), along with songs from U2, The Frames, Angelique Kidjo, Tribe of Heaven (Dave Matthews and Mark Roebuck), William Shatner with Lyle Lovett, Jack White, Patti Smith and Johnny Cash.

  • The Justin Rielly Show - Keeping Different Times (9/20/20) Aired: Sunday, September 20, 2020

    This episode features pop songs not following the usual 4/4 time - these tunes can go 5/4, or 7/4, or how about 13/8? This episode includes music from Genesis, Dave Brubeck Quartet, Sting, Nick Drake, Radiohead, Grateful Dead, Rush, Mr. Mister and Peter Gabriel, with a transition song from Gil Evans. 

  • The Justin Rielly Show - More Pop Instrumentals (and a Nod to JTE) (9/13/20) Aired: Sunday, September 13, 2020

    This episode features more pop and rock performers doing the rare instrumental track; it also includes a show opening tribute to the late singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle. This episode includes non-singing tunes from Rush, The Police, Bruce Hornsby, Billy Joel, Joni Mitchell, Sarah McLachlan, Dave Stewart & Candy Dulfer, Peter Gabriel, Frank Zappa, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Mark Knopfler. 

  • The Justin Rielly Show - What's Going On (9/10/20) Aired: Thursday, September 10, 2020

    This special edition (originally airing on Thursday, September 10) features music and speech excerpts from prominent African-American musicians and speakers. Malcolm X, James Baldwin, Shirley Chisholm, Viola Davis, Michelle Obama and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. are featured in spoken interludes between clusters of songs.

  • The Justin Rielly Show - Pop Waltzes (9/6/20) Aired: Sunday, September 6, 2020

    This episode features songs played in 3/4 or 6/8 time - common time for the legendary dance known as the waltz; includes music from Elvis Costello, Van Morrison, Aretha Franklin, Elliott Smith, Eagles, Jim Croce, Simply Red, Billy Vera and the Beaters, Richard Thompson, Tom Waits, Norah Jones and Billy Joel.

  • The Justin Rielly Show - C'est French Pop! (8/30/20) Aired: Sunday, August 30, 2020

    In honor of a dear friend's birthday, the host attempts to almost do an entire show in French - without coming off like the stereotypical American trying to speak another language; includes music from Yann Tiersen, Plastic Bertrand, Indochine, Daniel Lavoie, Julie Masse, Christine and the Queens, Chrys Alice, Francoise Hardy, Jacques Dutronc, Johnny Hallyday, Alain Souchon, Edith Piaf and Charles Aznavour. 

  • The Justin Rielly Show - Summer Country (8/23/20) Aired: Sunday, August 23, 2020

    This episode features actor Summer Sattora, who provides the host a personal list of country music favorites (fulfilling a deal from February, in which the host would have to play Summer's chosen songs); includes music from Dierks Bentley, Logan Mize, Keith Urban, The Wreckers, Zac Brown Band, Taylor Swift, Emily Reid, Eric Church, Sam Riggs and Maren Morris. 

  • The Justin Rielly Show - Straight from the Heart (40 Years) (8/16/20) Aired: Sunday, August 16, 2020

    This episode pays tribute to the host's parents Albert and Nancy Rielly, celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary; with tributes from their daughter Kristin and friend Laura Bastida. It features music from Sting, Bryan Adams, Olivia Newton-John, Climax Blues Band, Billy Joel, Tim McGraw, AC/DC, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Bolton and Bob Seger. (NOTE: This episode was originally scheduled to air August 9, but did not due to a technical error; the episode is presented as initially recorded for that date.)

  • The Justin Rielly Show - This is the New Stuff (8/2/20) Aired: Sunday, August 2, 2020

    This episode brings up songs released during the past year (including a song that has not been released on an album as of press time); includes music from Bob Dylan, Huey Lewis and the News, The 1975, Lana Del Rey, Field Mouse, Fiona Apple, Bruce Springsteen, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Bruce Hornsby with James Mercer, Leonard Cohen and John Prine.

  • The Justin Rielly Show - All Things Must Pass at 50 (7/26/20) Aired: Sunday, July 26, 2020

    This episode celebrates the 50th anniversary of George Harrison's legendary album "All Things Must Pass," released as a triple album in November 1970; besides tracks from Harrison's original album, there are choice covers from Evan Rachel Wood, Buffalo Tom, Bettye LaVette, Bob Dylan, Olivia Newton-John, Leon Russell, Billy Preston, Felice Brothers, Jim James and Silver Hawk.