10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters
The bulk of this show paid tribute to Scottish singer Davy Steele who died on April 11 after a yearlong battle with a brain tumor and musical visionary Sandy Bull whose eclectic approach to folk music melded music of many cultures in the early 1960s and influenced countless musicians. Bull also died on April 11 in Nashville.
Steele was a gifted interpreter of the songs of Robert Burns, Scotland's premier Bard, and enjoyed stints during his career with several groups including Ceolbeg, Gael Force, Clan Alba and, most recently, the Battlefield Band. He was equally a gifted songwriter.
Bull was a master of stringed instruments who produced seminal instrumental recordings for Vanguard in the 1960s from his Greenwich Village home base. Unfortunately, by the early 1970s he disappeared from performing despite the influence of his music on a generation of musicians.
In an ironic coincidence with Bull's passing, we also marked the time 40 years ago when folksingers were booted out of New York's Washington Square Park, only to mount a massive protest and have the rights restored. Bull was a part of that movement.
The remainder of the show featured tracks from a new Tom Russell album and music from artists who will be appearing in our broadcast region