First broadcast March 4, 2005

Winter Pledge Night

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

It’s pledge time again at WSHU Public Radio Group and this “Profiles in Folk” was devoted to seeking contributions from listeners to support our stations at a time when there is simply less and less folk music on the airwaves, especially in Connecticut despite a thriving folk and acoustic club scene. Special thanks to WSHU Chief Engineer Paul Litwinovich who helped pitch the message, his wife Ellen who answered phones and longtime loyal listener Francis Braunlich of Hamden who offered a substantial challenge grant to encourage listeners to contribute.

Many of the night’s diverse musical selections were from a marvelous new compilation disc from Red House Records that was also being offered as a “thank you” gift for contributors. We also spotlighted some live performances in WSHU’s Studio A from past “Profiles in Folk”.

Our heartfelt thanks are extended to all who made pledges during the night.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Martin Simpson, “Horn Island”, These Times We’re Living In, Red House

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  • Greg Brown, “’Cept You And Me Babe”, These Times We’re Living In, Red House

  • Linda & Robin Williams, “October Light”, These Times We’re Living In, Red House

  • The Wailin’ Jennys, “Arlington”, These Times We’re Living In, Red House

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  • David Bromberg, “Mr. Bojangles”, “Yankees’ Revenge”, The Player: A Retrospective, Columbia Legacy

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  • Too Blue, “New Camptown Races”, Live In WSHU’s Studio A, WSHU Public Radio

  • Eric Garrison, “Stop In The Name Of Love”, Live In WSHU’s Studio A, WSHU Public Radio

  • Little Toby Walker, “True Religion”, Live In WSHU’s Studio A, WSHU Public Radio

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  • Steeleye Span, “Stewball”, Troubadours Of British Folk/Vol. 1, Rhino

  • Silly Sisters, “The Old Miner”, And We’ll All Have Tea, Retro

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  • Lucy Kaplansky, “Land Of The Living”, These Times We’re Living In, Red House

  • David Francey, “Fourth Of July”, These Times We’re Living In, Red House

  • Peter Ostroushko, “Hymn: Page 9/11”, These Times We’re Living In, Red House

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  • Flook, “Beehive Medley”, Rubai, Flatfish