Fall Pledge Drive

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

Yes, it was that time of year again and we — along with you, our wonderful listeners — did our part in helping WSHU/WSUF fill its coffers and meet the annual operating expenses of the stations. Our thanks to all of those who phoned or e-mailed pledges during the show. We met our goal and then some.

And special thanks to an anonymous listener from Stony Brook, Long Island, N.Y. who contributed a $500 challenge grant if we met our goal and to “Seraphim of Selden” who phoned in a $1-per-day pledge in the closing minutes of the show to cap off the evening.

Once again, a bouquet (or maybe a flask of Jim Beam’s best) to WSHU Chief Engineer Paul Litwinovich who joined me with the on-air pitching and to his lovely wife Ellen who handled the pledge room.

And we still managed to squeeze in a good bit of music…

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Eddie Pennington, “Stone’s Rag”, Walk The Strings, Smithsonian Folkways


  • Sheryl Crow, “No Depression In Heaven”, The Unbroken Circle, Dualtone

  • Marty Stuart, “Never Let The Devil Get the Upper Hand Of You”, The Unbroken Circle, Dualtone

  • Norman & Nancy Blake with Tim O’Brien, “Black Jack David”, The Unbroken Circle, Dualtone


  • Woody Guthrie, “Pastures Of Plenty”, Classic Folk Music, Smithsonian Folkways

  • Pete Seeger, “We Shall Overcome”, Classic Folk Music, Smithsonian Folkways

  • Dave Van Ronk, “Duncan And Brady”, Classic Folk Music, Smithsonian Folkways

  • New Lost City Ramblers, “Tom Dooley”, Classic Folk Music, Smithsonian Folkways


  • Elizabeth Cotton, “Shake Sugaree”, “Fox Chase”, Shake Sugaree, Smithsonian Folkways


  • Ralph Stanley, “Ridin’ That Midnight Train”, “The Fields Have Turned Brown”, “Little Maggie”, The Very Best of Ralph Stanley, Koch/Audium


  • Bob Dylan, “Tangled Up In Blue”, “If You See Her Say Hello”, Blood On the Tracks, Columbia


  • Shamrogues, “St. Anne’s/Silver Spear/Miss McLeod’s”, “Musical Priest/Moon Coin Reel”, Live In WSHU’s Studio A, WSHU-FM Recording


  • Eddie Pennington, “Over the Rainbow”, Walk The Strings, Smithsonian Folkways