6 Degrees of Soul with Brooks Long

6 Degrees of Soul with Brooks Long

Brooks Long hosts 6 Degrees of Soul 9 p.m.-midnight each Saturday. Logo by Scott Sugiuchi.

Welcome to 6 Degrees of Soul, a three-hour weekly show hosted by the dynamic Baltimore R&B and soul singer-songwriter Brooks Long.

From 9 p.m. to midnight each Saturday, Brooks spins soul classics and deep cuts, and explores the connections between soul and R&B, rock ‘n’ roll, hip-hop, jazz, country and other genres. His shows have themes, from highlighting the unheralded women of soul to drummers from the city of Chicago.

“Soul music is my love language and I want to spread that love, especially in these times,” Brooks says. “While I’ve stretched into lots of different genres as a musician, soul is home base. Our Saturday nights are packed with dance-floor stompers, heart-beat ballads and irresistible sing-a-longs.”

For nearly a decade, WTMD has championed Brooks Long’s music, and hosted him and his band in studio for interviews and live performances. He’s played a First Thursday Festival, a Virtual First Thursday Festival, and is now officially a member of the WTMD staff.

“WTMD and its listeners have been an incredibly supportive part of my musical story and that of many other local artists,” Brooks says. “I cherish this new opportunity.”

6 Degrees of Soul with Brooks Long runs 9 p.m.-midnight each Saturday on 89.7 WTMD. It’s made possible in part by Mobtown Ballroom.

Listen to the first 7 episodes of the show: