First broadcast May 3, 2002

Live In Studio A: Bruce Davies & Jack Hardy

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

It doesn’t 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 today’s outstanding folk and acoustic music performers. It was Jack’s 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.
Bruce Davies Live In Studio A

Listen to the first hour featuring Bruce Davies

“Rolling Hills Of The Border”

“What’s The Use Of Wings”

CD: Bill Jones, “Taimse Im Chodladh”, Turn To Me, Compass

“Ordinary Folk”

“My Luv Is Like A Red, Red Rose (tune: Niel Gow)”

CD: Harvey Andrews, “If It Wasn’t For The Song”, The Gift, Hypertension

“A Kiss From Wishaw Cross”

You can reach Bruce at www.brucedavies.com

Jack Hardy Live In Studio A

Listen to the second hour featuring Jack Hardy

“Ponderosa”

“Uley Mill Song”

“All The Way To Mexico”

“Forget Me Not”

“West Of Dingle”

“You Don’t Have to Sing To Me”

“Faded Old Rose”

“Pardners”

“St. Clare”

You can reach Jack at www.jackhardy.com