10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters
This is a modest program in tribute to the monumental contributions made to folk music by the noted ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax, who died at age 87 on July 19.
The last 20 minutes of the show offered a last chorus as well to the gifted and amazingly creative songwriter Dave Carter who died suddenly from a heart attack following a morning jog the same day in Massachusetts. Carter was 49 and was half of the talented duo of Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer, which had rapidly been gaining popularity during the past two years.
Lomax, who until his death remained a traditionalist with little regard for more popular mainstream music, exerted a profound influence on American and global folk music. In the words of Jon Pareles, a music critic for The New York Times, he was a musicologist, author, disc jockey, singer, photographer, talent scout, filmmaker, concert and recording producer and television host. He did whatever was necessary to preserve traditional music and take it to a wider audience.
Rounder Records, working with the Lomax Archive in New York City, has embarked on The Lomax Collection, the issuing of more than 100 compact discs from Lomaxs immense treasure of field and studio recordings.
There is much more on Alan Lomax at www.alan-lomax.com
For more information on Dave Carter, www.daveandtracy.com