Religious Expression In Folk Music:

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

The Passion of Jesus Christ

This program offers the Christian observance of the Passion of Jesus Christ, commonly referred to as Holy Week, as depicted in folk and acoustic music. It traces Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem on what is now considered Palm Sunday to preach and observe the Passover, His marking with the disciples of the Passover on Maundy Thursday, His arrest and crucifixion on Good Friday and His Resurrection on Easter, the crux of Christianity. We concluded the night with a powerful instrumental piece by the Andy Statman Quartet to underscore the link between two of the world’s great religions during this holy season and to connect to next month’s program marking the Jewish holiday of Passover.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Aine Minogue, “Christe Redemptor”, The Mysts Of Time, North Star


  • Brooks Williams, “What Wondrous Love”, Little Lion, Signature Sounds

  • John Roberts & Tony Barrand et al, “All In The Morning”, To Welcome In The Spring, Front Hall

  • The Isaacs, “The Man On The Mule”, Bridges, Horizon

  • Various, “Bitter Was The Night”, Lovely In the Dances, Plant Life

  • Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, “Lord’s Last Supper”, Thank God, Crossroads

  • Golden Gate Quartet, “My Time Done Come”, Swing Down Chariot, Columbia/Legacy


  • Front Range, “Lord What A Mourning”, Silent Ground, Sugar Hill

  • Various, “Friday Morning”, Lovely In the Dances, Plant Life

  • James Reams & The Barnstormers, “The Dogwood Tree”, Barnstormin’, Copper Creek

  • Ed Trickett & Harry Tuft, “Just As The Evening Sun”, The Telling Takes Me Home, Folk-Legacy

  • June Tabor, “The Easter Tree”, Ashes & Diamonds, Topic

  • Singing Conquerors, “The Blood That Stained The Old Rugged Cross”, Gloryland Way, Independent


  • John Duffey & The Seldom Scene, “Were You There”, Baptizing, Rebel

  • Gillian Welch, “By The Mark”, Revival, Almo

  • Baucom/Bibey/Blue Ridge, “He Broke The Chains”, Come Along With Me, Sugar Hill

  • William Coulter, “Kingdom Come”, The Crooked Road, Gourd

  • Maddy Prior et al, “Lord Of The Dance”, Lovely In The Dances, Plant Life


  • Richard Shindell, “The Ballad Of Mary Magdalene”, Blue Divide, Shanachie

  • Patty Larkin, “Mary Magdalene”, Strangers World, High Street

  • Peter Rowan & The Rowan Brothers, “Mary Magdalene”, Tree On A Hill, Sugar Hill


  • Guy Davis, “God’s Unchanging Hand”, Give In Kind, Red House

  • Andy Statman Quartet, “My Soul Thirsts (Tzamah Nafshi)”, Between Heaven And Hell, Shanachie