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 - Godspeed, Bill Withers (5/31/20) Aired: Sunday, May 31, 2020

    This episode honors the life and musical legacy of singer-songwriter Bill Withers, who died March 30 at age 81; besides songs from Withers himself, there are collaborations with Bobby Womack & Grover Washington Jr., and choice covers from Eva Cassidy, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Gil Scott-Heron, the Fifth Dimension, Nancy Wilson, B.B. King and Mick Jagger with Lenny Kravitz & Flea. 

  • The Justin Rielly Show - Jen and Katie's Virtual Stroll Show (5/24/20) Aired: Sunday, May 24, 2020

    This episode features former TV personality Jennifer Johnson and actor Katie Keating (who work at Golisano Children's Hospital and URMC respectively), talking about this year's virtual Stroll for Strong, benefiting Golisano Children's Hospital; includes music from Sara Bareilles, Amy Grant, Ellie Goulding, Company of Thieves, Carrie Underwood and Linda Ronstadt. 

  • The Justin Rielly Show - All the Best, John Prine (5/17/20) Aired: Sunday, May 17, 2020

    This episode pays tribute to the late singer-songwriter John Prine, who died on April 7 from COVID-19 complications at age 73; special guest Sylvie Lynn joins in with personal reflections on his musical legacy. Along with songs from Prine himself, this episode features covers from Johnny Cash, John Mellencamp (with a song he co-wrote with Prine), Paul Westerberg, the Drive-By Truckers, Bette Midler, Nanci Griffith, Miranda Lambert, The Avett Brothers and My Morning Jacket.

  • The Justin Rielly Show - Sondheim at 90 (5/10/20) Aired: Sunday, May 10, 2020

    This episode celebrates the 90th birthday of legendary musical composer Stephen Sondheim (he turned 90 on March 22) with highlights from some of his shows. Besides dialogue and a demo performed by Sondheim himself, other featured artists include the trio of Zero Mostel, Brian Davies & Preshy Marker, Michael Callan & The Jets, Ethel Merman, Pamela Myers, Angela Lansbury & Ken Jennings, Madonna, Greg Germann & Annie Golden, Tom Wopat, the quartet of Kim Crosby, Danielle Ferland, Chip Zien & Ben Wright, and Barbara Cook.

  • The Justin Rielly Show - The Return (5/3/20) Aired: Sunday, May 3, 2020

    This episode is the first broadcast after a five-week hiatus, featuring poems, stories and other performance from some of the host's good friends and frequent shows. Sylvie Lynn, Amy Canfield, Amanda McFaul, Jane Farrell, Rebecca Solomon, Penny Sterling & Ted Wenskus appear in this episode, which also features music from Birell Snow, The Highwomen, Bruce Hornsby and the Range (with Shawn Colvin), BBMak, Yves Laferriere, Violet Mary and Joe Raposo.

  • The Justin Rielly Show - The Isolation Episode (3/22/20) Aired: Sunday, March 22, 2020

    This episode includes conversations with actors James Lockhart and Briar-Rose Murphy (RCP's "The Playboy of the Western World"), as the show comes from somewhere instead of the WAYO studio; features music from Peter Gabriel, Crowded House, The Pogues, Bruce Springsteen, The 1975, Brandi Carlile, Paul Buchanan, Tom Waits and the Goo Goo Dolls.

  • The Justin Rielly Show - The Coronavirus Episode (3/15/20) Aired: Sunday, March 15, 2020

    This episode features actors Scott Adams & Peter Pullano, producer Lori Marra and director Luane Davis Haggerty, discussing the impact of the coronavirus on their work in theater - and on the community at large; featuring music from Tears for Fears, George Harrison and Phil Collins.

  • The Justin Rielly Show - Jane's 1975 Show with Animals and a Van (3/8/20) Aired: Sunday, March 8, 2020

    This episode features actor and Lollypop Farm clinic admin assistant Jane Farrell, talking about the Lollypop Farm Telethon, her love of animals and the adventure of getting a van; includes music from 1975, featuring Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Patti Smith, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Earth, Wind and Fire, Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Queen and Grateful Dead.

  • The Justin Rielly Show - A Broken Glass of a 1965 Episode (3/1/20) Aired: Sunday, March 1, 2020

    This episode features actor Nancy Fancher, talking about Arthur Miller's late play "Broken Glass" (presented by the Hummingbird Theater Co.); includes music from 1965, featuring The Beatles, The Who, The Animals, The Kinks, The Byrds, The Rolling Stones, Barry McGuire, Roy Orbison, Wilson Pickett, Tony Bennett, Johnnie Wright and Frank Sinatra (sort of - the ending did not go the way the host planned it).

  • The Justin Rielly Show - Summer's Episode (2/16/20) Aired: Sunday, February 16, 2020

    This episode features actor Summer Sattora from Aspie Works' production "Natural Shocks," with some of the songs featured describing the state of mind of her character; includes music from Tom Waits, Apparat, The Crystals, Sigrid, Sarah McLachlan, The Smiths, Disturbed, The Cranberries and Gary Jules & Michael Andrews.