Celebrating America’s 228th Birthday

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

With a mix of patriotism and folk anthems, I kicked off the long July 4 weekend and the celebration of the 228th birthday of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. July 4 is obviously the quintessential American holiday and I utilized most of the second hour of this year’s birthday party program to take a look at changing visions of the American landscape. The night finished up with selections from the brand new Windham Hill America album.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Eddie From Ohio, “Star Spangled Banner”, 9 Eleven Relief, Virginia Soul

  • Eric von Schmidt, “My Country ’Tis Of Thee”, 2nd Right/3rd Row, Poppy Records

  • George Gritzbach, “Independence Rag”, All American Song, Flying Fish

  • Big Twang, “Pastures Of Plenty”, Pastures Of Plenty, independent


  • Mary Chapin Carpenter, “Goodnight America”, Between Here & Gone, Columbia

  • David Massengill, “The Great American Dream”, The Return, Plump

  • Phil Ochs, “There But For Fortune”, Phil Ochs In Concert, Elektra

  • Phil Ochs, “The Power And The Glory”, All The News That’s Fit To Print, Elektra/Hannibal

  • David Massengill, “Number One In America”, Coming Up For Air, Flying Fish


  • Various Artists, “This Land Is Your Land”, This Land Is Your Land, Music For Small People

  • John McCutcheon, “Somos El Barco”, This Land Is Your Land, Music For Small People

  • Freyda Epstein, “Dreams Of Harmony”, This Land Is Your Land, Music For Small People


  • Tom Pacheco, “There Was A Time”, There Was A Time, Appleseed

  • Greg Brown, “Our Little Town”, If I Had Known, Red House

  • Priscilla Herdman, “Big Town”, The Road Home, Redwing Music

  • Jonathan Byrd, “Small Town”, The Waitress, independent


  • John Gorka, “Where The Bottles Break”, “Houses In The Field”, Jack’s Crows, High Street

  • Tom Russell, “The Ballad Of Edward Abbey”, Indians Cowboys Horses Dogs, HighTone


  • Tracy Silverman, “One Hand One Heart”, Windham Hill America, Windham Hill

  • David Grisman with Tony Rice, “Summertime”, Windham Hill America, Windham Hill

  • Barbara Higbie, “Angelina Baker”, Windham Hill America, Windham Hill