A Folk Cornucopia

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

This is another show of folk variety, although with a heavy nod toward bluegrass. The first hour was dedicated to my father, Steven Carl Winters, who passed away one week ago, just four months short of age 90 after a fruitful and productive life. During the past decade, he was a devoted listener to my show, even though folk and acoustic music was not his musical cup of tea. He was one of those people I jested about every January (during my annual anniversary show on Robert Burns) who actually thought “Auld Lang Syne” was Guy Lombardo’s song! As a listener, he particularly enjoyed the shows with live in-studio guests and the bluegrass sets I program on a regular basis.

My sincere thanks to WSHU Chief Engineer Paul Litwinovich and Walt Graham, host of Saturday night’s “Acoustic Connections”, who on very short notice sat in for me last Friday during the WSHU Public Radio’s winter pledge drive.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label P>
  • Jerry Read Smith, “Genesis/What Child Is This?”, Homecoming, Brentwood Music


  • Tim O’Brien, “When This World Comes To An End”, Cornbread Nation, Sugar Hill

  • The Bluegrass Gospel Project, “A Beautiful Life”, Wander On, Vital

  • Peter Rowan & Tony Rice, “You Were There For Me”, You Were There For Me, Rounder

  • Eliza Gilkyson, “When You Walk On”, Paradise Hotel, Red House

  • The Cox Family with Alison Krauss, “Will There Be Any Stars?”, O Sister!, Rounder


  • Bill Monroe & The Bluegrass Boys, “When He Reached Down His Hand For Me”, Classic Southern Gospel, Smithsonian Folkways

  • Clarence Ashley/Clint Howard/Fred Price/Jean Ritchie/ Doc Watson, “Amazing Grace”, Classic Southern Gospel, Smithsonian Folkways

  • The Bluegrass Gospel Project, “The Lights Of Home”, Classic Southern Gospel, Smithsonian Folkways


  • Bob Franke, “Alleluia The Great Storm Is Over”, “The Acid Polka”, “A Still Small Voice”, The Other Evening In Chicago, Waterbug


  • Cindy Mangsen, “Rudy’s Big Adventure”, “Open That Can”, Cat Tales, Compass Rose Music


  • Karen Ashbrook & Paul Oorts, “Mairin de Barra”, “Siobhan O’Donnell’s/Handsome Young Maidens”, Celtic Café, Maggie’s Music


  • Adrienne Young, “My Love Will Keep”, “Pretty Ella Arkansas”, The Art Of Virtue, Addie Belle


  • Tim O’Brien, “Pretty Fair Maiden In The Garden”, Fiddler’s Green, Sugar Hill

  • Tim O’Brien with Lunasa, “Fair & Tender Ladies”, Hands Across The Water, Compass

  • Jackson Browne & Sharon Shannon, “A Man Of Constant Sorrow”, Hands Across The Water, Compass


  • Karen Ashbrook & Paul Oorts, “Lamentation For The Fallen Heroes Of Waterloo”, Celtic Café, Maggie’s Music West, Red House