First broadcast July 22, 2005

Festival Fling/Part III: The Newport Folk Festival

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

Once again, we welcomed back to WSHU Nalini Jones, the artistic director of the Newport Folk Festival, for a celebration and discussion of the upcoming Newport 2005 (Aug. 4-7). This year the renowned festival will feature, among scores of performers, a special Friday night concert including Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant 40th Anniversary Massacree” and a weekend of music from the first-ever acoustic concert set by the Pixies to the extraordinary guitar work of Richard Thompson.

We programmed concert cuts of Arlo recorded (with his permission) by WSHU Chief Engineer Paul Litwinovich at Sacred Heart University in May and also marked the 40th anniversary of Bob Dylan “plugging in” at Newport in 1965 by programming “Like A Rolling Stone.” The icing on the cake for our listeners: the chance to win tickets to this year’s Newport Folk Festival, compliments of the festival.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • The Mammals, “D Medley”, Rock That Babe, Signature Sounds

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  • Arlo Guthrie, “Highway In The Wind”, SHU Performing Arts Center, WSHU Recording

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  • Bob Dylan, “Like A Rolling Stone”, Highway 61 Revisited, Columbia

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  • Arlo Guthrie, “Mr. Tambourine Man”, SHU Performing Arts Center, WSHU Recording

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  • Richard Thompson, “She Moves Through The Fair”, Turn Of The Century/Newport, Red House

  • Del McCoury Band, “1952 Vincent Black Lightning”, Del & The Boys, Ceili Music

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  • Buddy Miller, “A Showman’s Life”, Midnight And Lonesome”, Hightone

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  • Nanci Griffith, “Across The Great Divide”, “Tecumseh Valley”, Other Voices/Other Rooms, Elektra

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  • Arlo Guthrie, “Mr. Customs Man”, “City Of New Orleans”, SHU Performing Arts Center, WSHU

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  • Del McCoury Band, “Seventh Heaven”, The Company We Keep, McCoury Music