Out of the Woods with Jon Colcord


Saturdays from Noon-3PM on CJMP 90.1FM


  • ‘Out of the Woods’ and ‘Music for the Mountain Bluegrass’ are weekly radio programs currently airing on a variety of radio stations around the world.
    Out of the Woods is an earthy, wires and wood, mostly acoustic program featuring some of the best new and established artists from the worlds of folk, bluegrass, singer-songwriters, alt.country, Americana, blues, classic country, old-time, Celtic, and everything that falls in between. The show is an unpredictable mix flowing like a river between moods, often with an edge or in a melancholy minor key. On occasion, Out of the Woods features interviews and live in-studio performances with national and international touring musicians. Past guests have included artists such as Bela Fleck, Si Kahn, Brown Bird, The Stray Birds, April Verch, The Honey Dewdrops, Dana Robinson, Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen, Bill Bourne, Karl Shiflett, Rachel Bissex, Darryl Purpose, Bow Thayer, Cosy Sheridan and many others. Out of the Woods grew out of Jon ‘Chip’ Colcord’s former acoustic programs, The Song Swap and Music For The Mountain, separate folk and bluegrass programs which aired in New Hampshire during the 1990s. As a child, Colcord grew up a ravenous music fan with an ear for both rock and folk, from Arlo Guthrie to Aerosmith. All of these influences converge on Out of the Woods to bring you a mix which is as much on the edge as it is down home. Folk music with a rock ‘n’ roll soul.

    More recently, I have also revived the old Music for the Mountain Bluegrass show in one-hour weekly format. Music for the Mountain features that hard-driving bluegrass sound, with classic and new tunes running the gamut from Bill Monroe to Sierra Hull.The show airs on many of the same stations where you can hear Out of the Woods.

    Check your local listings or contact the program at outofthewoodsradio@gmail.com to find out where you can tune in. Mail intended for Music for the Mountain Bluegrass may be sent to bluegrassmountain@aol.com