Religious Expression In Folk Music

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

Two of the world’s major religions mark events this week that are essential to their faiths. Jews celebrate Passover which recalls the flight of the Israelites from slavery and bondage in Egypt more than 3,000 years ago. Christians celebrate the Passion of Jesus Christ, climaxing in His Resurrection. Both holidays in many facets celebrate freedom and this program of religious expression in folk music takes off from that point of view. Included in the second hour are two new releases from Laura Wetzler and home recordings of the Rev. Gary Davis made by John Cohen 50 years ago this year.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Andy Statman Quartet, “Adir”, Between Heaven And Earth, Shanachie



  • Josh White, “Trouble”, The Gospel Tradition/Vol. 1, Columbia/Legacy

  • Sarband, “Cados, Cados”, Ballads Of the Sephardic Jews, Dorian

  • Vocolot, “Zog Marin”, Heartbeat, Oyster Albums

  • Suzzy & Maggie Roche, “Each Of Us Has A Name”, Zero Church, Red House

  • Laura Wetzler, “Shalom Aleichem”, Kabbalah Music, Nervy Girl


    Passion of Christ

  • Front Range, “Lord What A Mourning”, Silent Ground, Sugar Hill

  • Golden Gate Quartet, “My Time Done Come”, Swing Down Chariot, Columbia/Legacy

  • Seldom Scene, “Where You There?”, Baptizing, Rebel

  • June Tabor, “The Easter Tree”, Ashes & Diamonds, Green Linnet

  • Gillian Welch, “By The Mark”, Revival, Almo

  • Baucom, Bibey & Blue Ridge, “He Broke The Chains”, Come Along With Me, Sugar Hill


  • Rev. Gary Davis, “If I Had My Way”, “Twelve Gates To The City”, “We Are The Heavenly Father’s Children”, “The Uncloudy Day”, If I Had My Way


  • Laura Wetzler, “Narrow Bridge”, “Jacob Wakes Up”, “Yom Zeh L’Yisrael”, Kabbalah Music, Nervy Girl


  • Andy Statman Quartet, “My Soul Thirsts”, Between Heaven And Earth, Shanachie