10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters
A musical doubleheader with two dear friends, Debra Cowan, a singer of (mostly) old songs from Massachusetts, and Connecticut singer-songwriter Lara Herscovitch, whose third album — “Juror Number 13” — is being released this month.
Debra joined us during the first hour of Profiles in advance of several upcoming Connecticut appearances, including the next night at the Branford Folk Music Society. Her most current album is “Dad’s Dinner Pail” on Falling Mountain Music and she was selected for a one track contribution on the new Free Reed Records (UK) 6-CD box set chronicling the musical career of Richard Thompson, “RT — The Life And Music Of Richard Thompson”. Debra’s rendition of Thompson’s “Has He Got A Friend For Me” is the CD Number 6, a CD of other artists performing Thompson material. She is the only American performer on the album.
Lara, accompanied by percussionist Michael Benson, joined us after the 11 p.m. “Folk Kalendar” break to sing selections from and talk about her new album and her March 18 CD release party at Acoustic Café in nearby Bridgeport. We were having so much fun we didn’t close up shop until 12:50 — a musical bonus for listeners.