First broadcast January 16, 2004

Lara Herscovitch & Mike Benson Live in Studio A

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

Where better else to try out some new material than on a live radio show?

Singer/songwriter Lara Herscovitch of Connecticut made a return visit to “Profiles in Folk” to perform some new songs (and a few of her “oldies”) in advance of an upcoming performance at the Acoustic Café in Bridgeport, one of the state’s leading venues for live acoustic music. Lara’s also been branching out with her performances. Recently she’s taken her driving music that mixes folk, pop and Latin rhythms with a good dose of hard reality lyrics about life in this world on the road to venues in Vermont, Massachusetts and New York City. Percussionist Michael Benson joined her in the studio.

Lara Herscovitch Live in Studio A

Listen to the live portion of the show

“Sylvia”
“The Day The Jury Got Away”
CD: “I’d Do Anything” from her CD, “There”
“Se Puede”
“Sin Tierra”
“Another Year”

We finished the second hour of the program with selections from new albums by singer/songwriters Lisa Moscatiello (of Whirligig fame) and newcomer Erica Smith as well as Pennsylvanian Tom Flannery’s song about Nick Drake, and just a touch of Drake.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Erica Smith, “The Snows They Melt The Soonest”, “Driftless”, “Fine Horseman”, Erica Smith, Listen Hear!

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  • Lisa Moscatiello, “Cards On the Table”, “Angry Town”, “Lass Of Glenshee”, Second Avenue, Machine Heart Records

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  • Tom Flannery, “Drinking With Nick Drake”, Drinking With Nick Drake, Kiko Music

  • Nick Drake, “Three Hours”, Five Leaves Left, Hannibal

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  • Nina Gerber, “I Know You By Heart”, Not Before Noon, Goatscape Music