First broadcast February 18, 2005

Remembering Fred Holstein/Part 2 & First Airings

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.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Rick Neeley, “Spin And Turn”, Remembering Fred: A Tribute To Fred Holstein, Independent

  • Barbara Silverman, “Poem/Train Medley”, Remembering Fred: A Tribute To Fred Holstein, Independent

  • Al Day, “Sammy’s Bar”, Remembering Fred: A Tribute To Fred Holstein, Independent

  • Ed Trickett, “People Like You”, Remembering Fred: A Tribute To Fred Holstein, Independent

  • Carolyn Ford, “Hobo’s Lullaby”, Remembering Fred: A Tribute To Fred Holstein, Independent

  • Bonnie Koloc, “Nevada Jane”, “Story/I Believe If I Lived My Life Again”, Remembering Fred: A Tribute To Fred Holstein, Independent

  • Ken Hicks, “All The Good People”, Remembering Fred: A Tribute To Fred Holstein, Independent

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  • Grant Dermody, “Greasy Coat”, “Standing At The Judgment”, “Cut You Loose”, Crossing That River, Independent

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  • The Hackensaw Boys, “Blue Run”, “Jonah”, “Grandma”, “Gypsy”, Keep It Simple, Independent

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  • Ebony Hillbillies, “Liza Jane”, “Sugar In the Gourd”, “Cluck Old Hen”, Sabrina’s Holiday, Independent

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  • Mike Barnett, “Cripple Creek”, “Sally Goodin’”, Lost Indian, Independent

First Airing Artists:

Grant Dermody: gdermody@yahoo.com
The Hackensaw Boys: www.hackensawboys.com
Ebony Hillbillies: CD available from Elderly Instruments or www.efolkmusic.com
Mike Barnett: www.mikebarnettfiddle.com