Saturday, February 28, 2009

Cecil Sharp and Olive Dame Campbell (remember "Songcatcher?")


The movie "Songcatcher" is loosely based on Campbell's life:

Thanks to the CT Bluegrass Music Association's website where I found these links.

Your chance to support WHUS and The Sunday Night Folk Festival

Radiothon 2009 starts on Saturday March 14 and ends Sunday March 22. If you're able to participate, we'll have terrific premiums with which to thank you, including CDs, books, prints, Ts, and lots more.

The March 22 Sunday Night Folk Festival MIGHT be preempted in part or in whole, so tune in on March 15 and support what I hope is your favorite folk-programming!

Thank you.

from Gideon Freudmann's newsletter, 2/28/09

"OK, now this gets a little weird. I received two emails recently - one from the Dayton Ballet (in Ohio) who will be performing a new piece using excerpts from Hologram Crackers and Fish Food for performances on March 19th - 22nd.

"The other was from the US Marine Chamber Ensemble (in Washington DC) who want some of my sheet music for an upcoming recital. I did not mention that my music may induce pacifism."
It also induces praise and pleasure. Gideon's due back on the east coast at the beginning of May, but mostly for school programs, alas.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Defense Official Became Folk Music Benefactor

Victor Heyman, friend to many including yours truly, died in January. There was an excellent article about him in the 2/22/09 Washington Post.

By Kay CoyteWashington Post Staff Writer Sunday, February 22, 2009; Page C09

Victor Heyman, a Defense Department official during the counterculture 1960s, emerged in later years as a widely recognized "folk angel."

His generosity ranged from financial backing of folk music venues and festivals to no-strings loans to down-on-their luck musicians, to thousands of acts of random kindness. Dr. Heyman, a Rockville resident who died Jan. 6 at 73, was the financial guardian of countless folk performers nationwide.

When Vermont songbird Rachel Bissex was dying of cancer in 2005, Dr. Heyman in short order spearheaded a two-disc tribute CD of her songs performed by some of the best of her contemporaries, from Patty Larkin to The Kennedys. More than $50,000 was raised for a college fund for Bissex's children.

When singer Tom Prasada-Rao, then of Takoma Park, was trying to make an impression in the New Folk competition at the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas, Dr. Heyman and his wife, Reba, made T-shirts bearing Prasada-Rao's likeness, sat in front-row seats and created a buzz that helped him win that 1993 competition.

When Dr. Heyman won a $500 grand-prize drawing from CD production company Oasis Disc Manufacturing, he handed it over to Texas-based singer-songwriter Jenny Reynolds, who applied the windfall to her next recording, "Next to You."

The complete article is at

Sunday, February 22, 2009

2/22/09 Playlist

1. Pete Kennedy: Guitarslinger (Guitarslinger), self
2. The Duhks: Magalenha (Fast Paced World), Sugar Hill 4042
3. Eddy & Kim Lawrence: Step 8 (My Second Wife's First Album), Snowplow 109
4. The No Shit Shirleys: Mountain Song (Nutrify), self

5. Willie Nelson & Asleep at the Wheel: Bring It on Down to My House (Willie and The Wheel), Bixmeaux 1287
6. Catriona McKay: Little Impulse (Starfish), Compass 4489
7. Mike Quick: Rain (Rain), Froghorn Cleghorn 2008
8. The Refugees: You Plant Your Fields (Unbound), Wabuho 9703

9. James McMurtry: Fire Line Road (Just Us Kids), Lightning Rod 95022
10. Ollabelle: Soul of A Man (Before This Time), Yep Roc 2193
11. Rod Picott & Amanda Shires: Drive That Devil Out (Sew Your Heart with Wires), self
12. Stephanie Chapman: Drinkin' Cup (This Song Is to You), Pain in The Art

13. Fred Eaglesmith (First Baptist Church, Willimantic 2/26): Shoulder to The Plow (Tinderbox), self
14. Fred Eaglesmith: 105 (Lipstick Lies & Gasoline), Razor & Tie 2831
15 & 16. Meg Hutchinson (Roaring Brook 2/28): Home & America [Enough] (Come Up Full), Red House 209

17 & 18. Anais Mitchell (Roaring Brook 2/28): Song of The Magi & Hades and Persephone (The Brightness), Righteous Babe 53

Tomorrow is the 69th anniversary of the writing of this song:
19. Ensemble: This Land Is Your Land (Ribbon of Highway, Endless Skyway), Music Road

20 & 21. Eliza Gilkyson: Jedidiah 1777 & Angel and Delilah (Your Town Tonight), Red House 205

22. Danny Schmidt (Church House Concerts 3/28): Serpentine Cycle of Money (Instead The Forest Rose to Sing), Red House 216
23. Liz Carroll & John Doyle: John Cahill's Jig / Tommy Doyle's (Double Play), Compass 4502
24. Carrie Elkin: Ode to Ogallala (The Jeopardy of Circumstance), self
25. The Avett Brothers: Yardsale (The Gleam), Ramseur 2712

26. Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings: This Land Is Your Land (Naturally), Daptone Re cords 004

The Dreaded Folk Calendar over selections from Carroll & Doyle's "Double Play," Compass 5402

Wednesday's the 17th anniversary of my being injured in a crash caused by the very drunk driver of a very large van:
27. Anne Hills: Your New Companion (Bittersweet Street), Redwind 5402
28. Fred Eaglesmith: Drinking Too Much (Lipstick Lies & Gasoline), Razor & Tie 2831

For Alison Des Forges, Rwanda genocide expert, killed in the Buffalo commuter plane crash:
29. Ann Reed: Heroes (Hole in The Day), A Major Label 802

30. Don Lange: Strange Gumbo (A Change in The Air), Barking Spider
31 & 32. Truckstop Honeymoon: The River and The Lake & The Cover of The N.Y.T. (Great Big Family), Squirrel 1054

33. Jennifer Warnes: Patriot's Dream (The Well), Cisco 2029

I read Christine Lavin's note to Folk DJ about the Odetta-tribute happening in Manhattan on Tuesday 2/24.

34. Loudon Wainwright III: School Days (Recovery) Yep Roc 2181 35. Eliza Gilkyson et al: Peace Call (Land of Milk and Honey), Red House 174

Thursday, February 19, 2009

First Lady's History Lesson Ends with Sweet Honey in The Rock Performance

The article ends with:

After Mrs. Obama spoke, the group Sweet Honey in the Rock took the stage, singing "This Little Light of mine. I'm going to let it shine."

They too shared lessons of African American History with the students.They sang a "Ballad of Harry T. Moore," a civil rights activist whose home was bombed.

They also sang: "All I have to do;" "Education is the Key;" "Do What the Spirit Says to Do;" "When I Grow up;" "Young and Positive" ; "I Like That Way."

Monday, February 16, 2009

2 Playlists, 2/15/09

Bluegrass Cafe fill-in
1. Bearfoot: Village Idiot (Follow Me), Glacier 1003
2. Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver: More Behind the Picture Than the Wall (More Behind the Picture Than The Wall), Rounder 0588
3. Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands: Who Will Watch the Home Place? (Live), Spruce & Maple Music 2004
4. Cathy Fink: Sunny Home in Dixie (Banjo Talkin'), Rounder 0599
5. Charles Sawtelle: The Storms Are on The Ocean (Music from Rancho deVille), Acoustic Disc 44

6. Salamander Crossing: 5 Days in May (The Signature Sounds 10th Anniversary Collection), Signature Sounds 1289
7. Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters: Wanderlust (Phoenix), Happy Appy 7
8. Patty Loveless: Soul of Contant Sorrow (Mountain Soul), Epic EK85651
9. Del McCoury, Mac Wiseman, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Tim O'Brien: Breadline Blues 2008 (Moneyland), McCoury Music 0005
10. Stephanie Bettman: Seed of Doubt (Get Close to Me), self

11. Chatham County Line: Birmingham Jail (IV), Yep Roc 2157
12. Donna Ulisse: The Trouble with You (Walk This Mountain Down), Hadley Music Group 1004
13. The Gibson Brothers: The Barn Song (Red Letter Day), Sugar Hill 4002
14. Dale Ann Bradley & Larry Sparks: Pass Me Not (Catch Tomorrow), Compass 4445

15. Rhonda Vincent and the Rage: Missouri Moon (Ragin' Live), Rounder 0553
16. Chris Brashear & Peter McLaughlin: Bright New Morning (So Long Arizona), Dog Boy 04
17. The Stanley Brothers: The Little Girl and the Dreadful Snake (Earliest Recordings: The Complete Rich-R-Tone 78s), Rounder 1110
18. Robin & Linda Williams: Maybelle's Guitar and Monroe's Mandolin (Buena Vista), Red House 213
19. The Brainstormers: Poor Man's Troubles (The Brainstormers), self
20. Priscilla Herdman: The Shame of Going Back (The Water Lily), Philo 1014
21. Jerry Douglas: Route Irish (Glide), Koch 4553

Sunday Night Folk Festival
1. Ollabelle: John The Revelator (Before This Time), Yep Roc 2193
2. The Gourds: Valentine (Haymaker!), Yep Roc 2195
3. Caroline Doctorow: Hard-Lovin' Loser (Another Country: The Songs of Mimi and Richard Farina), Narrow Lane
4. The Loose Acoustic Trio: Pinball Wizard (Sorrow Be Gone), Big Book Records 15

5. Dixie Chicks: I Hope (Taking the Long Way), Columbia / Open Wide 80739
6. Taxi Chain: Black Hounds (Glimmer of Light),=2 0Blue Chains Music
7. Shawn Colvin: Secret Gardens (Born to The Breed: A Tribute to Judy Collins), Wildflower 1313
8. Gideon Freudmann: Tryptophan (Sonic Surf), Octagon 208

9. Archie Fisher: Ride Through the Rainbow (Windward Away), Red House 124
10. Eliza Gilkyson: He Waits for Me (Beautiful World), Red House 212
11. Bob Bossin: Steamboat Whistle Blues (The Roses on Annie's Table), Nick 11
12. Cindy Kalmenson: Precious Things (I'm Not Leaving), Big Gack

13 & 14. Fred Eaglesmith (2/26 , 2/27 & 28 ): Shoulder to The Plow & Quietly (Tinderbox), self
15. Dar Williams: The Holly Tree (Promised Land), Razor & Tie
16. Beppe Gambetta w/Patty Larkin: The Battle of Waterloo (Rendez-vous), Gadfly 516

17. The Bluelights: When Old Bill Bailey Plays the Ukulele (Rub That Rhythm), self
18. Toby Walker: Better Luck Next Time (Hand Picked), Band in The Hand 2008
19. Denice Franke: Gibraltar (Gulf Coast Blue), Certain Records 0004
20. Scott Ainslie: It's Gonna Rain (Thunder's Mouth), Cattail 2008

I read a part of Johann Hari's "The Right to Criticize Religion Is Being Slowly Doused in Acid"
21. Cindy Kalmenson: One Earth (I'm Not Leaving), Big Gack
22. Rhonda Vincent: You Don't Love God If You Don't Love Your Neighbor (The Storm Still Rages), Rounder 1166
23. Austin Lounge Lizards: One True God (The Drugs I Need), Blue Corn Music 0603
24. Kallet / Epstein / Cicone: Holy Now (HeartWalk), Overall 3
25. Roy Zimmerman: Let's Go after The Buddhists (Radio Sampler), Metaphor

The Dreaded Folk Calendar over selections from Tony McManus's "The Maker's Mark," Compass 4500

26. Asylum Street Spankers: Asylum Street Blues (What, and Give Up Show Business?), Yellow Dog 1408
27. Kristin Andreassen: Crayola Doesn't Make A Color for Your Eyes (Kiss Me Hello), self
28. Phil Minissale: Marsh Creek Tickle (Home to Me), self
29. Coco & Lafe: Introduce Myself to You (Cafe Loco), SkyHunter 2008
30. Beaucoup Blue: Delta Rain (Free to Fall), self

31. Karine Polwart & Tim O'Brien: Well for Zoe (Wells for Zoe), Compass 4493
32. Heidi Talbot: Muddy Water (Wells for Zoe)
33. Beaucoup Blue with Red Molly: Oh America (Free to Fall), self
34. The Avett Brothers: Yardsale (The Gleam II), Rams eur 2712
35. Jeff Black: Ghosts in The Graveyard (Mining), available via download
6. Abi Tapia: Let The Lover Be (The Beauty in The Rain), Moon House 2907
37. Nels Andrews: Butterfly Wing (Off Track Betting), Ignatius 01
38. Maria Dunn: You Can't Take That Away (The Peddler), self
39. Eliza Gilkyson et al: Peace Call (Land of Milk and Honey), Red House 174

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Seeger vs. Board of Ed (1960) Ends in an Apology

According to today's New York Times, the San Diego school board has apologized to Pete Seeger for something that happened in May 1960: he was scheduled to perform at a local high school, but the board insisted he sign a pledge that the concert wouldn't support Communism or the overthrow of the government. A judge allowed the concert to go ahead even though Seeger refused to sign.

On February 10, the school board passed a resolution declaring that it “deeply regrets its predecessors’ actions” and apologized to Mr. Seeger, The A.P. said. In an interview with The A.P., Mr. Seeger said the board’s resolution was a “measure of justice that our right to freedom of expression has been vindicated.”

quotes from

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Boston Globe: Grammy-Winning Rounder Records

Grammys ease way for Mass. label

By Sarah Rodman, Globe Staff February 11, 2009

The three founders of Burlington-based Rounder Records were no strangers to the Grammy Awards, having been rewarded many times for the label's specialties: folk, bluegrass, and roots music. But Sunday night, the former local college students, who started Rounder 38 years ago, stepped out from their niche in the biggest possible way. A Rounder release won the top two awards, for album and record of the year.

The artists who claimed those prizes, Alison Krauss and Robert Plant, swept every category in which their album "Raising Sand" was nominated.

"As an independent label, it's one of those things that you dream about," said John Virant, president of Rounder, "and it became a reality."

But when Virant and label founders Marian Leighton-Levy, Ken Irwin, and Bill Nowlin returned from Los Angeles, where they celebrated into Monday morning, they faced the same challenges as do every record company executive.

Even Plant seemed to understand, praising Rounder from the Staples Center stage as "an independent label working against all sorts of stuff, which is terrible, but thank you."

Last year, Rounder cut its staff from more than 100 employees to roughly 75, and at the time Nowlin (a Tufts grad like Irwin) admitted uncertainty about the label's long-term future. "Keeping the record company alive is the main goal," he said.

The rest is at

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Utah Phillips Tribute Album is now available

It's a benefit, so I don't feel like I'm shilling for it! Proceeds will go to Utah's family, to help offset costs of Utah's medical expenses.

Go to

And go to my Friday January 2, 2009 post about the release, where you'll find the history, song list, and artists involved.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Pete Seeger and Joan Baez in Rolling Stone

Feb. 19 issue:

Tom Paxton receives Life Achievement Grammy

Power Of Just Plain FolkTom Paxton Humbly Garners Life Grammy
By J. Freedom du LacWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, February 7, 2009

Tom Paxton, an icon of the 1960s folk music movement, is riffing in a coffeehouse. Perfect!

Of course, it's a Starbucks near Paxton's townhouse in Old Town Alexandria -- nothing like the small, homey cafe in New York's Greenwich Village where he landed his first singing job nearly 50 years ago after crash-landing in the creative center of the American folk scene.

"It was happening right as I got there," Paxton says of the folk revival that was underway when he moved to the Village from New Jersey's Fort Dix, where he'd been posted with the Army. "On weekends, you couldn't move on the sidewalk, and all the coffeehouses would be crammed. It was the tail end of the Beat generation, and the Gaslight actually featured some of the Beat poets; the folk singers were kind of interspersed between them. But that didn't last long. Pretty soon, it was folk singers, period. It was exciting to be part of that."

Paxton never really moved on: The "small-town yokel from Oklahoma" who as a kid favored Woody Guthrie and the Weavers over the pop stars of the day has been almost singularly focused on folk music for the entirety of his adult life. For his efforts -- for five decades of writing, recording, performing, straw-stirring, self-editing, influencing, hamming, mentoring, teaching and rewriting -- Paxton, 71, will receive a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award today in Los Angeles as part of the Recording Academy's Grammy Week festivities.

The award, which honors artistic contributions to the field of recording, will be announced on tomorrow night's live Grammy telecast and will place Paxton in pretty fine company. Previous Lifetime Achievement Award recipients include some of the most famous of all folkies: Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and the Weavers, Joan Baez and Bob Dylan.

"One of the things with Tom Paxton is that while he might not be as much of a household name as some of the people we've honored, his music has been really influential," says Bill Freimuth, vice president of awards for the Recording Academy, which gives out the Grammys. "He's very much considered a mentor to many, many musicians; he's been an inspiration to so many other folks who've continued the tradition of making great music.

". . . And Tom always stuck to his heart, sometimes perhaps at the cost of his wallet. He did not go the commercial route. People really respect that about Tom."

Paxton's take? "The English have a word for it: gob-smacked. It's recognition I never thought I'd get. You think of the Grammys as billion-selling artists. I've never had a hit record myself; other people have had hits with some of my songs, but I haven't. Not even close. I'm stunned."

For the uninitiated (basically, anybody who doesn't have a subscription to Sing Out! magazine), Paxton's catalogue is filled with both satirical songs and serious songs, almost all of which have choruses constructed for sing-alongs. They're songs about adult relationships, children's songs and pointedly topical songs. Lots and lots of those, including "Lyndon Johnson Told the Nation," "The Ballad of Spiro Agnew" and "I Don't Want a Bunny Wunny," about Jimmy Carter and the "killer" swamp rabbit that the president said attacked his fishing boat in 1979. (That one still gets requested in concert, though Paxton is down to about 40 dates per year. Loves the interchange; hates the travel.)

There was also "I'm Changing My Name to Chrysler," about the controversial 1979 federal bailout, and the recent update/sequel, "I'm Changing My Name to Fannie Mae." Also: "The Bravest," a poignant song about the heroic efforts of the 9/11 firefighters, and "Sarah Palin," a silly song about, well . . . you know.

Over the past half-century, other artists have recorded plenty of Paxton's songs -- none more frequently than the regretful lover's farewell, "The Last Thing on My Mind," which has been recorded by something like 200 artists, from Baez and Judy Collins to Neil Diamond and Charley Pride. It's been performed so many times, by so many artists around the world, that some people apparently think it's a traditional folk song of unknown origin, as Paxton's youngest daughter, Kate, discovered at a pub in Scotland.

"True story," he says. "A musician at the pub sang 'The Last Thing on My Mind,' and during the break, Kate went over to him and said, 'Thank you for singing that song; my dad wrote it.' He said: 'No, he didn't. . . . He couldn't possibly have written it. That's an old Scottish folk song that I learned from my dad.'

"And she said: 'I'm telling you, it was my dad!' 'Who's your dad?' 'Tom Paxton.' He thought for the longest time and then said, 'Well, he might have written it.' "

He laughs. "I've decided to settle for that: I might have written it."

Paxton still sits down to write several times each week at home in Alexandria, where there's a framed manuscript of "This Land Is Your Land" -- in Woody Guthrie's own handwriting! -- on a living-room table. (It was an anniversary gift from Midge, Paxton's wife of 45 years. They moved here in 1996, from East Hampton, to be closer to their brood: Kate lives a few doors away in Old Town, oldest daughter Jennifer is in Bethesda with her husband and three children.)
So how many Tom Paxton songs might there be?

"It's a meaningless statistic," he protests. "I could say a couple thousand. But it doesn't matter. The only thing that matters is how many songs you'll admit to having written. That could be 500."

The rest:

2/8/09 Playlist

1. Lissa Schneckenburger: Jam on Gerry's Rock / Willie's (Song), Footprint 2008
2. William Jackson: The Hummingbird (Songs from Sing Out! Vol. 52, #3), Sing Out
3. Ruthie Foster: Love in The Middle (The Truth According to Ruthie Foster), Blue Corn Music 70901
4. The Iguanas: Back in The Limelight (If You Should Ever Fall on Hard Times), Yep Roc 21223

5. Dana & Susan Robinson: Cotton from The Clay ('Round My Door), Threshold 0089
6. Audrey Ault Mezera: 40 (Music with The Dirt Left On), Reckless
7. Andy Mullen: It Makes Me Smile (The Toenail Jar), self
8. Anais Mitchell: Shenandoah (The Brightness), Righteous Babe 053

9. Lau: Banks of Marble (Live), Compass 4479
10. Karine Polwart: Rivers Run (This Earthly Spell), Proper
11. Demon Barbers: Pit Boots (+24 db), self
12. Eliza Carthy: Little Bigman (Dreams of Breathing Underwater), Topic 571

It's Tom Rush's birthday -- and he has a new CD: What I Know, Appleseed 1115
13 - 16. Too Many Memories, What I Know, All A Man Can Do, Fall into The Night

Thursday is the 200th birth anniversary of Charles Darwin. I read the first two paragraphs of an article about him in the new National Geographic which showed the progression from him to Francis Crick (and thus James Watson), and then I played
17. Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer: Gentle Arms of Eden (Drum Hat Buddha), Signature Sounds 1266
18. Chris Smither: Origin of Species (Leave The Light On), Signature Sounds 2001
19. Lou & Peter Berryman: Evolution: Ketchup Wasn't Red (The Universe: 14 Examples), Cornbelt 17
20. Christine Lavin: Amoeba Hop (Absolutely Live), Lifesong LP
21. Les Barker: The Weakest Link (Arovertherapy), Mrs Ackroyd DOG 015
22. Rodney Crowell: The Rise and Fall of Intelligent Design (Sex & Gasoline), Yep Roc 2187
23. Kate and Anna McGarrigle: NaCl (Pronto Monto), Warner Bros LP

24. Matt & Shannon Heaton: Lover's Lament (Lover's Well), EatsRecords 008
25. Chris Pureka: Cruel and Clumsy (Dryland), Sad Rabbit
26. Carolina Chocolate Drops: Sourwood Mountain (Dona Got A Ramblin' Mind), Music Maker 76

The Dreaded Folk Calendar over selections from Khafif Music & Dance's "Masala," Fluffy Gravy

Thursday is the 200th birth anniversary of Abraham Lincoln as well:
27. Ben Bedford: Lincoln's Man (Lincoln's Man), Hopeful Sky 101
28. Mark Erelli: Abraham (Delivered), Signature Sounds 2014
29. Chris Vallillo: We Are Coming, Father Abra'am (Abraham Lincoln in Song), Gin Ridge Music 1009
30 & 31. Richard Shindell: Arrowhead & Reunion Hill (Courier), Signature Sounds 1270
32. Ben Bedford: Twenty One (Land of The Shadows), Hopeful Sky 202
33. Bob Gibson: Let the Band Play Dixie (The Living Legend Years), Bob Gibson Legacy1001
34. The Gordons: Lincoln's Funeral Train (Our Time), Inside-Out Records 49
35. Eliza Gilkyson et al: Peace Call (Land of Milk and Honey), Red House 174

Mark Erelli's Feb. Blog and Download


I have never been what you might call a “casual fan” of music. I was the nine-year old boy, shaking his hips in the pale blue TV light, trying to parse together Michael Jackson’s dance moves from his “Thriller” video. I was the 12-year old who borrowed his grandpa’s video camera to film music videos with his friends, putting on his best rock n’ roll sneer possible while singing into a hairbrush taped onto a broom handle. I was the 14-year old who biked the shoulder of a state highway to get to the local record store and peruse the latest releases each Tuesday. Once back home, I would Frisbee my purchases in through my open bedroom window, and then saunter into the house “empty handed,” concealing the depth (and dollar amount) of my musical obsession from my parents.

Twenty years on I am a professional musician, and though I still like to think of myself as that music-obsessed teenager, like any junkie I suppose it just takes more to get that same rush. Some things I used to love no longer hold me in their sway (anybody want to buy 150 Grateful Dead bootlegs on cassette?), and I am harder to impress when I hear something new which, frankly, I think myself or one of my friends does at least as well, if not better. Still, I crave the simple joy I got when I first started going to concerts to see my musical idols in the flesh. Sitting close to the stage as I could, I would be hypnotized by fingers flying across guitar necks, and hoping to collect a discarded pick or broken string off the stage as a keepsake.

More at

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Sunday, February 1, 2009

2/1/09 Playlist

1. Al Stewart: Hanno the Navigator (Sparks of Ancient Light), Appleseed 1112
2. David Tamulevich / The Yellow Room Gang: Planting Trees (The Yellow Room Gang Vol. 2: Happy New Day), Yellow Room Records 9
3. Red Rock Rondo: Rocks on Fire (Zion Canyon Song Cycle), Steamboat Mountain
4. Magpie: Same Boat Now (In This World), Sliced Bread 75315

5. Dean Stevens: Stories (At Last), Volcano 2005
6. Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune (Farewells & Fantasies), Elektra Rhino R2 73518
7. Celeste Krenz: I Know You (My Mother and Me), High Horse
8. Krista Detor: Awake the Voice (The Silver Wood -- Wintersongs), Tightrope 1107

9. Chris Wood, Eliza Carthy, Martin Carthy, et al: Cold Haily Rainy Night (The Imagined Village), Realworld 01422
10. Eliza Carthy: Rosalie (Dreams of Breathing Underwater), Topic Records 571
11. Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson: Monkey on A Wire (Rattlin' Bones), Essence / Sugar Hill 4048
12. Tom Pacheco: Riding with Mr. Thompson (Railroad Rainbows & Talkin Blues), Frog's Claw

13. Tom Pacheco: 10 Centy Gas (Railroad Rainbows & Talkin Blues)
14. Lynn Miles: Surrender Dorothy (Black Flowers Volume 1), self
15. John Lilly: Explosion in the Fairmount Mine (Always Lift Him Up: A Tribute to Blind Alfred Reed), Proper American 006
16. Mollie O'Brien: Beware (Always Lift Him Up)

17. Rufus Wainwright: Albatross (Born to The Breed), Wildflower 1313
18. Joan Baez: Since You've Asked (Born to The Breed)
19. Loudon Wainwright III: Saw Your Name in The Paper (Recovery), Yep Roc 2181
20. Tommy Sands with Moya Sands: A Stor Mo Chroi (Let the Circle Be Wide), Appleseed 1114

21 & 22. Dar Williams: February & Mortal City (Mortal City), Razor & Tie 2821
23. John Gorka: Temporary Road (Temporary Road), High Street 10315
24. John Gorka: Good Noise (Out of The Valley), High Street 10325

25. Bruce Springsteen: The Wrestler (Working on A Dream), Columbia
26. Peggy Seeger: Bring Me Home (Bring Me Home), Appleseed 1106

The Dreaded Folk Calendar over selections from "Honk Toot Suite" by Eamonn Coyne & Kris Drever, Compass 4448

27. Crossover: Come On Down to My World (Friends Having Fun), self 28. Becky Schlegel: Hills of South Dakota (For All the World to See), Lilly Ray 701
29. Vance Gilbert: Up on Rockfield (Up on Rockfield), Disismye Music
30. Carrie Rodriguez: Absence (MP3)

31. Garnet Rogers: Election Night: North Dakota (At A High Window), Snow Goose Songs
32. The Brainstormers: Poor Man's Troubles (The Brainstormers), Simon Slick
33. Adrienne Young: River and A Dirt Road (Room to Grow), AddieBelle
34. Marissa Nadler (performing 2/6 in a WHUS-produced concert at the S. U. Ballroom): Dying Breed (Song III: Bird on The Water), Kemado Records

35. Adam Michael Rothberg: Moving Day (Another Spin), self
36. Eliza Gilkyson et al: Peace Call (Land of Milk and Honey), Red House 174