Songs Of Thanks and Giving

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

With the airing of Profiles in Folk for many, many years on Friday nights, this show, coming the day after Thanksgiving, has been a vehicle for exploring universal themes such as thanks, love, grace, homecoming and justice. This year the show takes on extra meaning because of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on America that have established a new spirit and civility across the land and a coming together of the nation.

Since Sept. 11 we have received many unsolicited releases, mostly CD singles that feature musical responses to those tragic events. We have selected several for airing tonight. Proceeds from almost all the 9-11 recordings go to funds established for the survivors of victims of the tragedy.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, “Thanksgiving Waltz”, Harvest Home, Angel

  • Stanley Greenthal, “All Roads”, All Roads, Madrona Ring

  • Anne Hills, “Follow That Road”, Angle Of The Light, Flying Fish


  • William Coulter & Barry Phillips, “Tree Of Life”, Tree Of Life, Gourd Music

  • Claudia Schmidt & Sally Rogers, “Tree Of Life”, While We Live, Red House

  • Guy Carawan, “Ain’t You Got A Right To The Tree Of Life”, Tree Of Life, Flying Fish


  • Kathy Mattea, “Give Yourself To Love”, Treasures Left Behind, Red House

  • Ed Gerhard, “Willie O’ Winsbury”, Counting The Ways, Virtue

  • John Gorka, “Love Is Our Cross To Bear”, Land Of The Bottom Line, High Street Records

  • June Tabor, “Turn Of The Road”, Against The Streams, Green Linnet


  • Eddie From Ohio, “God Bless America”, 9eleven Relief, Virginia Soul

  • Tom Lenahan, “New York Lullabye”, CD single, Clandestine Celtic

  • Tom Callinan, “These Colors Just Don’t Run”, 2 Songs For America, Crackerbarrel/American Melody

  • Todd Hoke, “No More Of This”, CD single, independent

  • Liz McNicholl, “The Bravest”, CD single, independent

  • Phil Rosenthal, “America”, 2 Songs For America, Crackerbarrel/American Melody


  • Pete Seeger, “Somos El Barco”, HARP, Appleseed

  • Arlo Guthrie, “You And Me”, HARP, Appleseed

  • Ronnie Gilbert, “The Water Is Wide”, HARP, Appleseed

  • Pete Seeger, “Guantanamera”, HARP, Appleseed


  • William Coulter & Friends, “The Parting Glass”, The Crooked Road, Gourd Music

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Eddie From
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