Sunday, November 29, 2009

11-29-09 Playlist(s)

Filled in on the 11/29/09 Bluegrass Café for about a half-hour following the broadcast of a game:

1. Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time: I'm A Lie (Took Down and Put Up), Lonesome Day
2. Rhonda Vincent: Eighth of January (Destination Life), Rounder
3. Steep Canyon Rangers: The Mountain's Gonna Sing (Deep in The Shade), Rebel
4. Bearfoot: Single Girl (Doors and Windows), Compass

5. Pine Mountain Railroad: Awful Lonesome Train (Alone with Forever), Steeltown Records
6. Dede Wyland: Everything That Glitters Is Not Gold (Keep the Light On), Patuxent
7. Lonesome River Band: Molly (No Turning Back), Rural Rhythm
8. Kathy Kallick Band: A Warmer Kind of Blue (Warmer Kind of Blue), Copper Creek

Then I slid right into my own show, The Sunday Night Folk Festival:

1. Al Stewart with Dave Nachmanoff: Palace of Versailles (Uncorked), Wallaby Trails
2. Maria Sangiolo: Red Tent (One Autumn Night), Long Night Moon
3. Joel Rafael: Sierra Blanca Massacre (The Songs of Woody Guthrie Vol. 1 & 2), Inside Recordings
4. Bonsoir Catin: Mon Aimable Brune (Vive L'Amour), Valcour

Relationships on their way out:
5. Winterbloom: Thanks for The Roses (Winterbloom), self
6. Zoe Mulford: Just Before I Go (Bonfires), Azalea City
The C.C.C.:
7. John McCutcheon: Boys in Green (Untold), Appalseed
8. Charlie Maguire: The C.C.C. (Stepping Stones), Mello-Jamin

Going to / coming home from Thanksgiving:
9. Pat Donohue: Waiting for A Plane (Radio Blues), Prairie Home Productions
10. Mary Chapin Carpenter: Thanksgiving Song (Come Darkness, Come Light), Zoe Rounder
11. John McCutcheon: Thanksgiving Day (Autumnsongs), RounderKids

I had a copy of this CD to give away:
12. Joan Baez: Day After Tomorrow (Day After Tomorrow), Razor & Tie

Stan Rogers would have been 60 today. I played an interview I recorded in February 1980, intercut with songs from his albums including
13. Barrett's Privateers
14. Frontrunner
15. Flowers of Bermuda
16. Harris and The Mare
17. White Collar Holler
18. The Jeannie C.
19. 45 Years

20. Garnet Rogers: Night Drive (Night Drive), Snow Goose Songs

The Dreaded Folk Calendar over selections from Harvey Reid's "Blues & Branches," Woodpecker Records

Debra will visit next week:
21. Debra Cowan: The Night Owl Homeward Turns (Fond Desire Farewell), Falling Mountain

The Almanac Singers:
22 - 24. Deliver the Goods, Billy Boy, Belt-Line Girl (Which Side Are You On? The Best of The Almanac Singers), Rev-Ola

I read a short portion of Sophocles' "Ajax" which surely describes PTSD, albeit in 440 BCE
25. Sally Rogers & Claudia Schmidt: Gentlemen of Distinction (Closing the Distance), Flying Fish
26. John Prine: Sam Stone (Prime Prine -- The Best of John Prine), Atlantic
27. James McMurtry: Can't Make It Here radio edit (Childish Things), Lightning Rod
28. John Wesley: Thanksgiving Day (single -- was given this -- don't know the source)
29 Roy Zimmerman: Thanks for The Support (Thanks for The Support), Metaphor

30. Eliza Gilkyson et al: Peace Call (Land of Milk and Honey), Red House

Sunday, November 22, 2009

11/22/09 Playlist

1. Harvey Reid: Fool Me Once (Blues & Branches), Woodpecker
2. The Refugees: Unbound (Unbound), Wabuho
3. James McMurtry: Hurricane Party (Live in Europe), Lightning Rod
4. Red Molly: Wichita (Love and Other Tragedies), self

5. Paul Reddick: Climbing up The Hill (Sugar Bird), NorthernBlues []
6. Missy Raines & The New Hip: Ides of March (Inside Out), Compass
7. Cindy Kalmenson: Land of The Free (I'm Not Leaving), Big Gack
8. Red Rock Rondo: When the Rooster Crows (Zion Canyon Song Cycle), Steamboat Mountain

They won some Canadian Music Awards:
9. James Hill & Anne Davison: New York Strum (True Love Don't Weep), Borealis
10. Tony McManus: Donal Og / The Lea Rig (The Maker's Mark), Compass

11. Anne Hills: Alexandra Leaving (Points of View), Appleseed
12. Houston Jones: Pick Up the Snake (Jericho Road), Summerhill
13. Mollie O'Brien: Beware (Always Lift Him Up -- A Tribute to Blind Alfred Reed), Proper American

Guest: Donna Martin with a bunch of new songs:
14. Conscientious Man
15. One Miracle Less
16. I Cannot Lie Down
17. Making Men from Boys

18. Red Rooster: Leaves in Autumn (Walk), self
19. Anne & Pete Sibley: Tell Me Darling (Coming Home), self

The Dreaded Folk Calendar over selections from Uncharted Waters's "Uncharted Waters"

It's John Jennings's birthday:
20 & 21. Everybody Loves Me & Night Will Fall (Buddy), Vanguard
22 & 23. The Next in Line & Signal Fires (I Belong to You), Vanguard

Food insecurity / Thanksgiving week / help:
24. Phil Lee: 3 Faces in TheWindow (Songbook Americana), Shanachie
25. Rory McLeod: Hunger Is the Best Sauce (Mouth to Mouth), Talkative
26. Tom Paxton: Feed the Children (Up & Up), Mountain Railroad

27. Jason Spooner Trio with Dar Williams: Girl from The North Country (download single), self
28. Susan Werner: Uncle John (Midwestern Saturday Night), self
29. Eliza Gilkyson et al: Peace Call (Land of Milk and Honey), Red House

Thursday, November 19, 2009

1/19/09 fill-in on The Red House

1.Jim Henry + Brooks Williams: Minor Swing (Ring Some Changes), Signature Sounds
2. Joel Mabus: Doc'sology (Omnibus), Fossil
3. Doc Watson: Little Sadie (Trouble in Mind), Sugar Hill
4. Liz Meyer & Mark Cosgrove: Cecil (Regions of The Soul), Strictly Country Records
5. Pat Donohue: Stealin' from Chet (Back Roads), Blue Sky
6. Chet Atkins: Guitar Blues / Pickin' The Blues (The Essential Chet Atkins), RCA Nashville / Legacy
7. Chet Atkins & Les Paul: Caravan (Chester & Lester), RCA Nashville / Legacy
8. Eliza Gilkyson: Beauty Way (Hard Times in Babylon), Red House

9. Hugh Blumenfeld & Jim Mercik: Is This Enough (Rocket Science), Prime CD
10. Garnet Rogers: Night Drive (Night Drive), Snow Goose Songs
11. Heart: Crazy on You (Dreamboat Annie), Mushroom Records LP

12. Feather Merchants: Dan (MP3 from Jim Chapdelaine)
13. The Mayocks: Your Pretty Smile (MP3 from John Mayock)
14. Feather Merchants: Last Man on Earth (MP3 from Jim Chapdelaine)

15. Gail Wade: Down the Kennebec (Journey), self
16. Donna Martin: Paper Boat (Ghost), KSP
17. Nancy Tucker: (Playing with Fire), Collie Flower

18. Patty Larkin: Not Bad for A Broad (Step into the Light), Philo LP
19 & 20. Patty Larkin: Banish Misfortune / Open Hand & Winter Wind (Angels Running), High Street

21. Mark Saunders / Mad Agnes: Hummingbird (Revenant), self
22. Harvey Reid: Off to Adventure (Of Wind and Water), Woodpecker
23. Tony Gilkyson: Goodbye Guitar (Goodbye Guitar), self
24. Eliza Gilkyson et al: Nuestra Senora del Rio (Misfits), Realiza

25. Roger Williams with Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters: Bb Polka (Phoenix), Happy Appy
26. Mark Erelli: Shadowland (Delivered), Signature Sounds
27. Cindy Kallet: Wolf's Lullaby (Cindy Kallet 2), Folk-Legacy
28. Nina Gerber: It's All Just Talk (Good Music with Good People), Goatscape

Monday, November 16, 2009

Sarah Jarosz at College

The Freshman

By Joan Anderman, Boston Globe, Nov. 15, 2009

“Song Up in Her Head’’ was released in June on Nashville’s Sugar Hill Records, a few weeks after Jarosz’s 18th birthday. Praise poured in, and she was promptly booked on “A Prairie Home Companion.’’

Now, just when most rising stars would be leaping headlong into the beckoning arms of agents and promoters, Jarosz is putting her career on the back burner to study at the New England Conservatory. She admits that enrolling in the school of life was a tempting choice; plenty of musicians do it, and many believe that hitting the road is the only legitimate path for a player.

The rest is at

Sunday, November 15, 2009

11/15/09 Playlist

Playlist for The Sunday Night Folk Festival, Nov. 15, 2009

1. Sagapol: Eravamo Bene (Episode Trois), Anubis
2. Buffy Sainte-Marie: No No Keshagesh (Running for The Drum), Appleseed
3. Danny Schmidt: Serpentine Circle of Money (And The Forest Rose Up to Sing), Red House
4. The Sacred Shakers: Jordan Is A Hard Road to Travel (The Sacred Shakers), Signature Sounds

5. Elizabeth Nicholson & Stringed Migration: Romanian Hora / Galway Bay (Fly Not Yet), Waterbug
6. Drew Nelson: Stranger (Dusty Road to Beulah Land), Waterbug
7. Lissa Schneckenburger: Little Musgrove and Lady Barnswell (Song). Footprint
8. Pieta Brown: Lovin' You Still (Shimmer), Red House

9. Pete Seeger: Healing River (Live in '65), Appleseed
10. Carley Wolf: Gypsy Soul Blues (Set Sail), self
11. Jory Nash: Our Time Again (New Blue Day), Thin Man
12. The Sweater Set: Stick Around (Surprise Visit), self

13 & 14. Margot Leverett and The Klezmer Mountain Boys (Branford Folk 12/12): Little Moses (Hazel Dickens, vocal) & Boreasca (2nd Avenue Square Dance), Traditional Crossroads
15 & 16. Susan McKeown & Lorin Sklamberg: Bridget & Yula (Saints & Tzadiks), World Village

Upcoming concerts by:
17. Richard Shindell: Gethsemani Goodbye (Not Far Now), Signature Sounds
18. Lucy Kaplansky: Life Threads (single), self
19. Feufollet: Femme L'a Dit (Cow Island Hop), Valcour
20. Gail Wade: Will You Remember Me (Journey), self

21. David Mallett: Ten Men (Alright Now), North Road
22. Amy Speace: The Weight of The World (The Killer in Me), Wildflower 23. Mike and Ruthy: The Doctor's Door (Waltz of the Chickadee), Humble Abode
24. Sarazin Blake: Mid-Term Elections, 2006 Nov (The Air Your Lungs Forced Out), Same Room

Finally, I can play:
25. Joni Mitchell: Urge for Going (Hits), Reprise

Today's the 40th anniversary of an anti-Vietnam War demonstration in Washington DC, where hundreds of thousands marched:
26. Holly Near and Ronnie Gilbert: The Great Peace March (Singing with You), Redwood LP

The Dreaded Folk Calendar over selections from Olver Schroer's "Hymns and Hers," Borealis

CD Giveaways:
27. Todd Snider: Corpus Christi Bay (The Excitement Plan), Yep Roc
28 & 29. Dave Alvin and The Guilty Women: Nana and Jimi & Don't Make Promises (Dave Alvin and The Guilty Women), Yep Roc

In a concert 12/4 with Fred Wilhelm:
30. Lori McKenna: I Know You (Unglamorous), Warner Bros.
31. Mark Erelli: Volunteer (Delivered), Signature Sounds
32. Catie Curtis: Don't Want to Know No Evil (Hello, Stranger), Compass

Maya Lin's black granite wall was dedicated 11/15/82:
33. Iris DeMent: There's A Wall in Washington (The Way I Should), Warner Bros.
34. Eliza Gilkyson et al: Peace Call (Land of Milk and Honey), Red House

Robert Earl Keen in The New Yorker


“You know what I said about some guitars just having songs in them?” he said. “This is one of them.” Keen’s fingers moved over the strings, but the rest of him seemed to float toward the ceiling.

The rest is at

Sunday, November 8, 2009

11/8/09 Playlist

1. Gretchen Peters with Tom Russell: Prairie in The Sky (One to The Heart, One to The Head), Scarlet Letter
2. Joel Mabus: Poison in The Glass (No Worries Now...), Fossil
3. Dolly Parton: My Tennessee Mountain Home (Dolly sampler), RCA Nashville / Legacy
4. James Keelaghan: McConnville's (House of Cards), Borealis

5. Vicky Emerson: Into the Woods (Long Ride), self
6. Lennie Gallant: Tonight I Drive You Home (If We Had A Fire), Fontana
7. Anne Hills: The Moon's Song (Points of View), Appleseed
8. Paul Benoit: Bluebird (Bluebird), self

It's a time of illness, what with various kinds of flu around. I'm lucky enough not to get sick very often, but when I do I always remember being a sick little kid, home from school, spending the day in my mother's bed listening to the radio, sipping tablespoons-full of flat ginger ale.

9. Greg Brown: Say A Little Prayer (Red House 25: A Silver Anniversary Retrospective), Red House
10. Dave Moore: Mama Had A Sick Child (Jukejoints & Cantinas), Red House
11. Sally Rogers: Some Little Bug Is Gonna Find You Someday (Love Will Guide Us), Flying Fish LP
12. Bernard Carney & Peter Grayling: Bronchiodilated Blues (No Time Like the Future), Tempo (Australian)
13. Herdman / Hills / Mangsen: The Druggist (At the Turning of The Year), Hand & Heart Music
14. Austin Lounge Lizards: The Drugs I Need (The Drugs I Need), Blue Corn Music
15. Aztec Two-Step: Better These Days (Days of Horses), Red Engine

Roy and The Lizards make even the somber subject of health-care reform funny, in a macabre sort of way. Maybe they've been reading the "health reform" legislation.
16. Austin Lounge Lizards: Go Ahead and Die (The Drugs I Need), Blue Corn Music
17. Roy Zimmerman: Dear Number 1036924053887 (Thanks for The Support), Metaphor

Some true stories and more:
18. Sparky & Rhonda Rucker: Hard As Stone (One Earth), Tremont
19. Garnet Rogers: Election Night -- North Dakota (At A High Window), Snow Goose
20. Ian Robb: They're Taking It Away (From Different Angels), Fallen Angle
21. Ben Bullington: Twangy Guitars (White Sulphur Springs), self

22. Dolly Parton with Porter Wagoner: The Last Thing on My Mind (Dolly sampler), RCA Nashville / Legacy

23. The Avett Brothers: Head Full of Doubt / Road Full of Promise (I and Love and You), American
24. Corinne West: Whisky Poet (The Promise), Make Records
25. Rancho Deluxe: Maintenance Man (True Freedom), self
26. Debra Cowan: The Rainbow (Fond Desire Farewell), Falling Mountain

The Dreaded Folk Calendar, over selections from Oliver Schroer's "Camino"

27 & 28. WPA (Iron Horse 11/15): Cry for You & Remember Well (Works Progress Administration), self
29. Neko Case: Polar Nettles (Middle Cyclone), Anti-

30. Vanessa Peters & Ice Cream on Mondays: First Lesson (Sweetheart, Keep Your Chin Up), Little Sandwich
31. Sparky and Rhonda Rucker: My Blues (One Earth), Tremont
It's Bonnie's birthday:
32. Bonnie Raitt: Write me A Few of Your Lines / Kokomo Blues (Takin My Time), Warner Bros
33. Bonnie Raitt: Love Me Like A Man (Give It Up), Warner Bros
34. Eliza Gilkyson et al: Peace Call (Land of Milk and Honey), Red House

WGBH drops folk and blues programs

Their explanation on their website:

Sunday, November 1, 2009

11/1/09 Playlist

1. Jeff Black: Standing Still (Mining for Gold), private / Warner
2. Blame Sally: Vera Chiesa (Night of 1000 Stars), self
3. Sarazin Blake: India or Spain (The Air Your Lungs Forced Out), Art of The Underground
4. Avi & Celia: Cold Cold Ground (Let It Rise), self

5. Charlie King and Karen Brandow: You Can't Buy Me (Higher Ground), Vaguely Reminiscent Sounds
6. Emily Kurn: I'm Just Like You (I'm Just Like You), self
7. EnochKent: Some Hae Meat (One More Round), Borealis
8. Cori Brewster: Across the Great Divide (Buffalo St.), Shadow Lake

No more daylight savings time -- our own wrinkle in time:
9. Bob Zentz: Wrinkle in Time (Beaucatcher Farewell), Folk-Legacy LP
10. Bob Zentz: It's About Time (It's About Time), self
11. Bob Zentz: Time, Friend, Time (Mirrors and Changes), Folk-Legacy LP

Girsa in concert at The Wilde Auditorium 11/7:
12 & 13. Girsa: I Live Not Where I Love & Paddy Ryan's Dream/Blue Britches (Traditional Irish Music), RiverRollick

14. Ric J. Edmiston: Holy Man (Good Grief), Bongseye
15. Dolly Parton & many friends: Romeo (Dolly Sampler), RCA Nashville / Legacy
16. Michael Jerling: How Can People Live Like That (Music Here Tonight), Fool's Hill
17. The Four Bitchin' Babes: Chocolate (Diva Nation), Hem and Haw

It's their birth anniversary or birthday:
18. Sippie Wallace with Bonnie Raitt: Women Be Wise (Sippie), Atlantic LP, 1982
19. Lyle Lovett: Texas Trilogy, Daybreak (Step Inside This House), Curb/MCA
20. Gordon Lightfoot: Ode to Big Blue (Songbook), Warner / Rhino
21. Sippie: Up the Country Blues (Sippie)
22. Lyle: Texas Trilogy, Train Ride (Step Inside This House)
23. Gordon: Early Morning Rain (Songbook)
24. Sippie: You Got to Know How (Sippie)

Loreena McKennitt about Samhain and All Souls Night:
25. Samain Night (Parallel Dreams), Quinlan Road
26. All Souls Night (The Visit), Quinlan Road

The Dreaded Folk Calendar over selections from Randy Collins's "Elevate," Selfless Records

27 & 28. Anne Hills: A Plain Song & Gardens (Points of View), Appleseed www.appleseedmusiccom

29. James Hill & Anne Davison: Ode to A Frozen Boot (True Love Don't Weep), Borealis
30. Miss Tess: Train Ride to Caroline (Darling, Oh Darling), self []
31. Bop Ensemble: Flash Around the Globe (Between Trains), Cordova Bay \
32. Hank Williams Jr.: Red, White & Pink-Slip Blues (127 Rose Avenue), Curb / Hank
33. Jakob's Hollow: The Yuppie Song (The Legend of Bobby the Kid), self []
34. Bread & Bones: I Was Not Born Here (I Know Stories), Riptone
35. David Kleiner: Nine Afghan Children (The News That's Fit to Sing), self
36. Eliza Gilkyson et al: Peace Call (Land of Milk and Honey), Red House