It doesnt get much better than this. For the first hour, we welcomed back for a third visit Scottish balladeer Bruce Davies from Fife and in the second hour we were honored to have legendary singer-songwriter Jack hardy make his first visit to WSHU.
Bruce was starting his American tour with a new album (Somewhere Down The Road) in hand and two performances in our broadcast area on Long Island and in Darien, Conn. Not only is Bruce a foremost interpreter of Robert Burns but also on the new album demonstrates that he is a fine songwriter in his own right who also has impeccable taste in selecting the songs of other. The new album has seven of his own compositions as well as songs by, among others, the late Stan Rogers, Tom Paxton, Brian Bedford (of Artisan) and Harvey Andrews.
Jack Hardy has been the guiding force and spiritual leader of the Greenwich Village songwriting scene since the mid-1970s and one of the founders and longtime editor of the Fast Folk Musical Magazine. He is a true wordsmith and one of the outstanding practitioners of the craft of songwriting, who has been a leading influence on many of todays outstanding folk and acoustic music performers. It was Jacks first visit to the show, so we went well beyond the second hour. He treated listeners to a good number of Western-styled songs that may be on his next album.
Our thanks once again to WSHU Chief Engineer Paul Litwinovich, our man behind the glass, for mixing the sound and getting digital photos of the performers on the Web while the show is in progress.