Sunday, August 29, 2010


These past couple of Sundays, I've been unable to copy and paste my playlists onto this blog, and I truly don't feel like typing them all over again.

Please go to, click on DJs, and then click on my name (Susan Forbes Hansen). My playlists are posted there at the end of each show. Thanks for your interest!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Those last festivals of the season

Sat Aug 28: Music at The Red Fire Farm Tomato Festival, Granby MA

Fri Sept 3 – Sun Sept 5: Rhythm and Roots Festival, Ninigret State Park, Charlestown RI

Fri Sept 10 - Sun Sept 12: CT Folk Festival & Green Expo, Edgerton Park, New Haven

Sat & Sun Sept 25 & 26: Working Waterfront Festival, New Bedford MA

Sun Sept 26: Many Hands CD-release fest, Northampton MA

Sun Sept 26: Black Sea Roma Festival, Central Park SummerStage, NYC

Sunday, August 15, 2010

8/15/10 Playlist

Playlist, The Sunday Night Folk Festival, August 15, 2010

1. Shelby Lynne: Home Sweet Home (Tears, Lies, and Alibis), Everso
2. The Low Anthem: Home I'll Never Be (Oh My God, Charlie Darwin), Nonesuch
3. Emily Kurn: Way Back Home (I'm Just Like You), self
4. Jimmy LaFave: Going Home (Favorites 1992 - 2001), Music Road
5. Hot Club of Cowtown: Georgia (Wishful Thinking), Gold Strike

6. Emily Kurn: I'm Just Like You (I'm Just Like You), self
7. Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer: Gentle Arms of Eden (Drum Hat Buddha), Signature Sounds
8. Jackson Browne, David Lindley et al: The Next Voice You Hear (Love Is Strange), Inside
9. The Lovell Sisters: Take One Moment (Time to Grow), self

It's Rose Maddox's birth anniversary:
10. Dark As A Dungeon (This Is Rose Maddox), Arhoolie
11. Turn Your Radio On (Beautiful Bouquet), Arhoolie
12. Dream of The Miner's Child (This Is Rose Maddox)
13. Farther Along (Beautiful Bouquet)

It's also Mike Seeger's birth anniversary:
14. The Wreck of the Tennessee Gravy Train (Solo - Old Time Country Music), Rounder
15. Hank Bradley with Mike: The Mayor Is A Good Old Boy (Third Annual Farewell Reunion), Rounder
16. We're Up Against It Now (Southern Banjo Sounds), Smithsonian Folkways
17. Freight Train (True Vine), Smithsonian Folkways

18. Susan Werner: Our Father (Live at Passim), self
19. Dan Tyminski et al: The Boy Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn (Transatlantic Sessions 4, Volume 2), Whirlie
20. Friction Farm: Birmingham (Every Mile Is A Memory), self
21. Tony Lucca: Vienna (Rendezvous with The Angels), self

22. Dave Alvin and The Guilty Women: California's Burning (Dave Alvin and The Guilty Women), Yep Roc
23. The Red Stick Ramblers: Belle (Bring It On Down), Memphis International
24. Uncle Earl: Sugar Babe (She Waits for Night), Rounder
25. Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys: Never Another Chance (Bon Reve), Rounder

All from Mike Seeger's "Third Annual Farewell Reunion," Rounder:
26. with Tim O'Brien: Leaving Tennessee
27. with Jean Ritchie: Deep Shady Grove
28. with Peggy Seeger: Lord Thomas and Fair Ellender
29. with Pete Seeger: 900 Miles
30. with Michael Doucet & Marc Savoy: Savoy Family Waltz

31. Carrie Newcomer: Do No Harm (Before & After), Rounder
32. Hot Club Sandwich: New Orleans (And If Only), self
33. Mary MacGowan: One Mississippi (Morning Glory), self
34. Angelo M: Every Kind of Blues (Steelwork), self
35. Lucinda Williams: The Ballad of Lucy Jordan (Twistable Turnable Man), Sugar Hill
36. Eliza Gilkyson et al: Peace Call (Land of Milk and Honey), Red House

Sunday, August 8, 2010

8/8/10 Playlist

1.K.C. Clifford: Songbird (Orchid), self
2.Will Kimbrough: Wings (Wings), Daphne
3. Lori Lieberman: New York Mining Disaster 1941 (Gun Metal Sky), self
4. Matt Harlan: Skinny Trees of Mississippi (Tips & Compliments), self

5. Terri Hendrix: The Berlin Wall (Cry Till You Laugh), Wilory
6. Dana Cooper: Orphan Army (The Conjurer), self
7. Jill King: Mark on Me (Rain on Fire), self
8. Wayne Hancock: Driving My Young Life Away (Viper of Melody), Bloodshot

9. Kat Eggleston: Careless (Speak), self
10. Fred Eaglesmith: Shallow (Cha Cha Cha), Lonesome Day
11. Nancy K. Dillon: Last Town on The Line (Roses Guide to Time Travel), self
12. David Dodson: Roundhouse Bar (Goldenrod), self

13. Charlie King & Karen Brandow: You Can’t Buy Me (Higher Ground), Vaguely Reminiscent
14. Steve Smith, Chris Sanders & Hard Road: Kindness of Strangers (Signs along The Road), self

Similar-sounding songs:
15. Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder: Brand New Strings (Brand New Strings), Skaggs Family Records
16. John Cowan Band: Carla’s Got A New Tattoo (New Tattoo), Pinecastle

Prop 8 was overturned!
17. Anne Feeney: Defenders of Marriage (If I Can’t Dance), self
18.Eric Schwartz: Hattie and Mattie (That’s How It’s Gonna Be), self
19. Wishing Chair: Outlaw Wedding (Underdog), self
20. Jody Kessler: The Ballad of Chris and Pat (No Solid Ground), In the Moment

Reminiscent of other marriage-laws being overturned:
21. Roy Zimmerman: Summer of Loving (Real American), Metaphor
22. Nanci Griffith: The Loving Kind (The Loving Kind), Rounder

A couple of days ago a small bird, somehow trespassing in my house, startled me; it took me several minutes to figure out how to get it outside:
23. Railroad Earth: Bird in A House (Bird in A House), Sugar Hill

The House of Reps failed to pass a bill offering support to 9/11 first responders and relief workers who have chronic illnesses directly attributable to their efforts – see The Daily Show’s 8/4 show, “I Give Up:”
24. Deborah Liv Johnson: The Final Ride (The Good and Bad of It), Mojave Sun
25. Tom Paxton: The Bravest (Live at Huntingdon Hall), self

The Dreaded Folk Calendar over selections from the Rosewood Chamber Ensemble’s “Songs and Dances of Old New England,” Rosewood

Connecticut holds its primaries on Tuesday:
26. Butch Hancock: That Great Election Day (War and Peace), Two Roads Records
27. Ellen Bukstel: They Lost My Vote (Daddy’s Little Girl), self
28. Roy Zimmerman: I Approve This Message (Thanks for The Support), Metaphor
29. The Byrds: I Wanna Grow Up to Be A Politician (There Is A Season), Sony / Legacy

30. Tin Bird Choir: I Want My Truck Back (Barn Rock), self
31. Pete Seeger, Dar Williams, et al: Solartopia (Tomorrow’s Children), Appleseed
32. Skip Soder: Amsterdam (Hippie Uprising), self
33. Katie Geddes: My Heaven (We Are Each Other’s Angels), Katydid
34. Eliza Gilkyson et al: Peace Call (Land of Milk and Honey), Red House

Friday, August 6, 2010

Sunday, August 1, 2010

8/1/10 Playlist

1.Lissa Schneckenburger: Rory O’More (Dance), Footprint
2. Jay Howlett: Cornbread and Black-Eyed Peas (Carnival Lights), Blah Blah Woof Woof
3. Ruth Moody: Closer Now (The Garden), Red House
4. The Resentments: Wanderin Boy (Roselight), Freedom

5. Joy Kills Sorrow: New Shoes (Darkness Sure Becomes This City), Signature Sounds
6. Si Kahn: Custodian (Courage), Strictly Country
7. Maria Muldaur / Ensemble: Richland Woman (Jug Band Extravaganza), Folk Era
8. Adam Michael Rothberg: Moving Day (Another Spin), self

9. Kathryn Williams: Up North (The Quickening), One Little Indian
10. Oliver Schroer & The Stewed Tomatoes: Barking Spiders (Freedom Row), Borealis
11. The Chapin Sisters: Digging A Hole (Oh, Hear the Wind Blow), Lake Bottom Records
12. Ernest Troost: It Don’t Hurt (Resurrection Blues), self

13. The Twangtown Paramours: Under the Next Blue Sky (The Twangtown Paramours), self
14. George Mann: The Soup Song (Songs for Jules and Bruce), Running Scared
15. Kaiser Cartel: Riverboat Dream (Secret Transit), Daniel
16. Tom Pacheco: Back on Your Ranch in Texas (I’ll Leave A Light on For You), self

It’s Jack’s 79th birthday:
17. Jack Elliott: 1913 Massacre (A Tribute to Woody Guthrie), Warner Bros LPs
18. Ramblin’ Jack Elliott: Rock Island Line (Country Style / Live), Fantasy
19. Ramblin’ Jack Elliott: Cup of Coffee (Kerouac’s Last Dream), Appleseed
20. Ramblin’ Jack Elliott: 912 Greens (Me & Bobby McGee), Rounder

It’s the 23rd anniversary of Limbaugh’s first broadcast:
21. The Foremen: Russian Limbaugh (Folk Heroes), Reprise
22. Paul Kamm & Eleanore MacDonald: Talk Radio (Like Water), Freewheel

23. Greg Brown: Why We Build the Wall (Hadestown), Righteous Babe
24. Kathy Kallick Band: The Snow (Between the Hollow and the High-Rise), self
25. Alastair Moock: Fishin’ Blues (A Cow Says Moock), self
26. Ray Wylie Hubbard: Whoop and Holler (A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment…), Bordello

The Dreaded Folk Calendar over selections from Lissa Schneckenburger’s “Dance” on Footprint

It’s the birthday of Michelle Campagne of Hart Rouge – she does the vocals on these two songs:
27. Lifting My Heart (Beaupre’s Home), Red House
28. Romantic Promenade (Nouvelle France), Red House

The other day a friend and I stopped for ice cream at Hall’s in Old Lyme. I looked at the Special Flavors board, and asked “Hockey Fight???? Blood and teeth?” “Well,” I was told, “it’s red cherries and white chocolate chips…” So I had to have some.
29. Natalie Merchant: Bleezer’s Ice-Cream (Leave Your Sleep), Nonesuch
30. Chris Vallillo: Homemade Ice Cream (The Dance), self
31. John McCutcheon: Ice Cream Man (Summersongs), Rounder
32. Hugh Blumenfeld: Waiting for The Good Humor Man (Mozart’s Money), self

33 & 34. Susan Werner: Barbed Wire Boys & Movie of My Life (Live), self
35. Eliza Gilkyson et al: Peace Call (Land of Milk and Honey), Red House