First broadcast January 9, 2004

Anne Marie Menta: Live in WSHU’s Studio A

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

We welcomed back to Profiles in Folk and WSHU’s Studio A, Connecticut singer/songwriter Anne Marie Menta who celebrated the official release of her second album the next day in New Haven. Anne Marie’s first album won a good bit of critical acclaim for her songwriting and her sweet voice and the second album, “When The Love Ran Deep”, certainly reinforces that acclaim and expands on it. She was joined in the studio for the show’s first hour by her band’s guitarist Armand Morgan, who unfortunately broke a bone in his hand in a bicycling accident and couldn’t play, but added commentary and harmony vocals, and bassist John Redgate who also contributed harmony vocals. Anne Marie is a finalist in the songwriting competition of the upcoming South Florida Folk Festival.


Anne Marie Menta Live In WSHU’s Studio A

Listen to the live portion of the show

Live: “That’s My Sister”
Live: “Lilac And Dogwood”
CD: “I New Knew”
CD: “Open Door”
Live: “You’ve Got A Story”
CD: “World I Live In”

We devoted the second hour to other female performers who have released impressive albums. They included selections from Laurie McClain’s wonderful collection of songs of the late Kate Wolf, Mae Robertson’s latest album of beauty and the winning debut album of Leela and Ellie Grace of Columbia. Missouri’s Grace Family.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label P>
  • Leela & Ellie Grace, “Echoes Of The Ancients”, “Shady Grove/Half Past Four”, “Ducks On The Millpond/Julianne Johnson”, “Down In The Valley To Pray”

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  • Mae Robertson, “Lanterns On The Levee”, “Side Of The Road”, “Seven Shades Of Blue”, Smile

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  • Laurie McClain, “Across The Great Divide”, “Like A River”, “Here In California”, The Trumpet Vine

  • Laurie McClain with Jerry Rau, “The Trumpet Vine”, The Trumpet Vine, Kindred Voices Music
How To Reach Them:

Anne Marie Menta: www.annemariementa.com
Mae Robertson: www.maerobertson.com
Leela & Ellie Grace: www.gracefamilymusic.com