First broadcast September 24, 2004

Outstanding New Releases

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

An uncomplicated night of offering selections of CD discs that are new to Profiles in Folk, including a large helping of a major new work from singer-songwriter Richard Shindell. All the new discs have been spending a lot of time in our CD players.

The exception was the Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem CD. We played a few selections to mark their debut appearance a few days earlier at Joe’s Pub, an outstanding venue in New York City’s East Village. Comedian-actor (and banjo player) Steve Martin was in the audience for the show.

Laura Kemp was a member of Babes With Axes and makes her home in Oregon. The members of Skean Dubh hail from Colorado. Our Nordic entries were the renowned group Vasen and Peter Puma Hedlund, a foremost exponent of the Swedish nyckelharpa, whose record label is in Pennsylvania.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Vasen, “Appalachian/The Polska Jig”, Keyed Up, NorthSide

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  • Laura Kemp, “Hannah Branch”, “In Time”, “Sword Ferns And Salmonberries”, “The Lilac And The Apple”

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  • Richard Shindell, “Fenario”, “Waist Deep In The Big Muddy”, “Che Guevara T-Shirt”, Vuelta

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  • Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem, “Turtle Dove”, “Big Black Bird”, “Red Rocking Chair”, Gambling Eden

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  • Peter Puma Hedlund & Company, “Home To The Valley”, “Fiftieth Year Polska”, Another Way, RPM Music

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  • Richard Shindell, “Cancion Sencilla”, “The Last Fare Of The Day”, Vuelta, Koch

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  • Skean Dubh, “Ready For The Storm”, “If I Was A Blackbird”, “Fine Flowers In The Valley”, If I Was A Blackbird

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  • Vasen, “Bjorkbergspolskan”, Keyed Up, NorthSide
How To Reach The Independents:

Laura Kemp: www.laurakemp.com
Peter Puma Hedlund: www.rpmmusic.us
Skean Dubh: www.freewebs.com/skean_dubh