DJ Profile
new age music online from The Cove on Live365 Internet Radio
DJ: rick sparks
Location: Greenville, SC

As a longtime professional broadcaster and music lover, I've programmed many radio formats over the years, but never anything quite like The Cove! In this noisy world, I wanted to give listeners a musical retreat - The Cove is the result. As you listen over time, I hope you find these songs becoming like old friends, an inspiring refuge where you can "replenish your spirit." May the peace of God, which passes all understanding, keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. -Philippians 4:7
Favorite Artists

Mike Howe
Mike Howe is a wonderful acoustic guitarist who holds the top guitarist slot on The Cove playlist.

Kevin Kern
Kevin Kern is our top pianist on The Cove - always tasteful, creative musicianship from an artist born legally blind.

Chris Botti
Grammy-Award winner Chris Botti fuses the worlds of jazz and pop trumpet in a unique and lovely way. He won the 2013 Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album.

Rodrigo Rodriquez
Acoustic guitarist Rodrigo Rodriquez masterfully blends Spanish and classical influences in his repertoir.

Tom Howard
Tasteful creativity is the hallmark of Tom Howard's solo piano work. After a lifetime of playing and producing, Tom suffered a fatal heart attack in 2010 at age 59 while hiking with his wife at Edwin Warner Park in Nashville.

Favorite Albums

Douglas Trowbridge - Second Story
In 1986, under his middle names Douglas Trowbridge, Richard Souther recorded the followup solo piano album "Second Story" for the now defunct Meadowlark Records label. The album was recorded on Chick Corea's Hamburg 9-Foot Steinway at his Mad Hatter Studio in Los Angeles. Chick's engineers Bernie Kirsh and his assistant, Ira Cord Rubnitz recorded the improvisations. Souther scratched out a road map for each. His friend Peter York produced it. Went into the studio two mornings and came out with Second Story. The back story is that just like on his first album, Songs Unspoken, he broke his fifth finger on his left hand several days prior to the sessions!

Chris Botti - Italia
Magnificent, lovely album fusing classical and pop genres by Grammy-winning trumpeter Chris Botti.

Phil Keaggy - The Wind And The Wheat
Prolific virtuoso guitarist Phil Keaggy's 1987 masterpiece of beauty and warmth.

Mark Baldwin - Romance In Spain
Just one of Mark's many stellar acoustic guitar albums. His playing is guaranteed to lift you up.

Dominic Miller - Shapes
Beautiful album of arranged classical music by Sting's guitarist. Songs he co-wrote with Sting include the hit "Shape of My Heart."

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