Personal Favorites of 2000/U.S. & Canada

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

The second week of looking back at a Baker's Dozen (and then some) of our favorite recordings issued in 2000. This week's program focused on this side of the Atlantic Ocean, specifically America and Canada. One proviso is that no recordings are included that were made by artists from the region, many of whom are personal friends and acquaintances. They get a lot of airplay and even in-studio performances. And, again (see explanation with the Jan. 5 Profiles playlist), there were dozens more fine recordings that could have been on this list.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Natalie MacMaster, Hey, Johnny Cope, My Roots Are Showing, Rounder


  • Seldom Scene, Rollin' And Tumblin', Scene It All, Sugar Hill

  • Mike Auldridge/Bob Brozman/David Grisman, Honolulu Nights, Stompin' At The Savoy, Fort Worth Drag, Tone Poems III, Acoustic Disc

  • Jerry Garcia/David Grisman/Tony Rice, Shady Grove, The Pizza Tapes, Acoustic Disc


  • Jody Stecher/Kate Brislin, Away On The Old Saint Sabbath, Single Girl, Married Girl, Songs Of The Carter Family, Appleseed

  • David Alvin, Shenanadoah, Murder Of The Lawson Family, Public Domain, Hightone

  • Linda & Robin Williams, The Hard Country, In The Company Of Strangers, Sugar Hill


  • Connie Dover, I'm Going To The West, The Border Of Heaven, Taylor Park Music


  • Phil Ochs/Broadside Singers, Links On The Chain, The Best of Broadside, 1962-1988, Smithsonian/Folkways

  • Pete Seeger, The Willing Conscript, The Best of Broadside, 1962-1988, Smithsonian/Folkways

  • Malvina Reynolds, The Faucets Are Dripping, The Best of Broadside, 1962-1988, Smithsonian/Folkways

  • Rosalie Sorrels, The Money Crop, From Way Up Here, No Closing Chord, Red House


  • Jack Hardy, I Ought To Know, Only The Sky, Omens, 1-800-PRIMECD

  • Richard Shindell, Wisteria, Merritt Parkway,, Somewhere Near Paterson, Signature Sounds

  • David Francey, Border Line, Torn Screen Door, Torn Screen Door, Laker Music


  • Cindy Kallet, Longed So Far, This Way Home, Stone's Throw Music

  • Barry Phillips, Lochaber No More, Cello Gourd,

Also included in the favorites list was Dave Carter/Tracy Grammer's Tanglewood Tree on Signature Sounds. However, we ran out of time in the singer/songwriter set. The CD has received much play this past year on Profiles in Folk.