10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters
Similar to our January 28 show which elicited much favorable listener comment, this edition of Profiles of Folk presents highlights of the second CD of the two-CD tribute album to the late Chicago balladeer Fred Holstein — musician, folksinger, club owner and Folk Everyman on the Chicago scene before his death in January 2004.
The Holstein tribute album is a recording of a memorial concert April 3, 2004 at The Old Town School of Folk music and features a broad range of performers and friends recounting stories and performing. Proceeds from the album sale benefit the Fred Holstein Scholarship Fund at Old Town. The album is available at www.fredholstein.com
The second half of the show was a reprise of a new segment of Profiles we’re calling “First Airing”. In it we spotlight some artists never before heard on the program. The hour included harmonica virtuoso Grant Dermody of the Pacific Northwest; old-timey artists The Hackensaw Boys from Charlottesville, Virginia and the Ebony Hillbillies from New York City; and 15-year-old fiddling phenom Mike Barnett.
First Airing Artists:
Grant Dermody: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hackensaw Boys: www.hackensawboys.com
Ebony Hillbillies: CD available from Elderly Instruments or www.efolkmusic.com
Mike Barnett: www.mikebarnettfiddle.com