First broadcast May 25, 2001

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10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

The first hour was simply spinning favorites, including new releases from Grey Larsen & Paddy League, Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen and Connecticut’s very own Howie Bursen.

At a meeting of musical friends this past week, someone asked what alternative country (or alt.country in Web parlance) is. I don’t really know. I have a few ideas but usually don’t like to apply labels. How, after all, do you define folk music? So, the second hour offers some hints on alternative country.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Laura Risk, “Galope De Jonquiere/Mrs. Mary MacDonald”, The Merry Making, Dorian

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  • Nightingale, “Ballygow/The Bus Stop/McDonald’s”, “The Tinker Behind The Door/Snug In A Blanket”, Sometimes When The Moon Is High, Midnight Music

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  • Grey Larsen & Paddy League, “Sweet Iniscara/The Morning Star/Scotch Mary/Music In The Glen”, “O’Carolan’s Draught”, The Green House, Sleepy Creek Music

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  • Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen, “Tide And The River Rising”, “Eclipse”, “Margery Grey”, A Sense Of Place, Redwing

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  • Howie Bursen, “Jay & Molly’s Wedding/Fisher’s Hornpipe/Bay Of Fundy Reel”, “June Apple/Train On The Island”, “Tommy Thompson/Tune Of Mystery?/Vandy”, BANJO MANikin, Folk-Legacy

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  • Robbie Fulks, “The Buck Starts Here”, Uprooted, Shanachie

  • Kelly Willis, “He Don’t Care About Me”, Uprooted, Shanachie

  • Ana Egge, “River Under The Road”, Uprooted, Shanachie

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  • Tom Russell, “When Sinatra Played Juarez”, “California Snow”, Borderland, Hightone

  • David Alvin, “Railroad Bill”, “Texas Rangers”, Public Domain, Hightone

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  • Gwil Owen, “Mother Nature And Father Time”, Uprooted, Shanachie

  • R.B. Morris, “Take That Ride”, Uprooted, Shanachie

  • Tom Russell & Iris DeMent, “Box Of Visions”, Uprooted, Shanachie

How To Reach Them:

Nightingale beckeith@sover.net

Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen www.compassrosemusic.com

Grey Larsen & Paddy League www.larsenandleague.com