First broadcast April 28, 2006

A Spring Potpourri

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

This show resembles all the various "early" flowers and shrubs that are blooming in New England as spring and warmer weather takes hold. The music's as varied and colorful as our flora. Three performers more at home in mainstream popular music than folk and acoustic music comprise most of the show's first hour. The second hour's music comes from performers who will be appearing in our broadcast area and in the case of Open Book (Michele Rubin and Rick Gedney) on our show next week. For the initial hour, we dipped backed into the folk file (via a recent box set reissue) to program a bit of Donovan Leitch and offered a sizeable taste of two new surprising albums from Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famers Bruce Springsteen and Dion DiMucci (of Dion & The Belmonts fame).

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • John Whelan/John Brennan/Kevin Burke, "Louise", Westport Town Hall Concert, WSHU Recording

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  • Donovan, To Try For The Sun, Catch The Wind, Moon In Capricorn, Universal Soldier, Try For The Sun: The Journey Of Donovan, Epic/Legacy

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  • Dion, Walkin' Blues, I Let My Baby Do That, Who Do You Love?, Crossroads, Bronx In Blue, Razor & Tie

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  • Bruce Springsteen, Pay Me My Money Down, Mrs. McGrath, Erie Canal, We Shall Overcome/The Seeger Sessions, Columbia

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  • Bluegrass Gospel Project, Past the Point Of Rescue, Cherokee Shuffle, Angel Band, Wander On, Vital Records

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  • Tom Russell, Red Dirt Girl, Tower Of Song, Love & Fear Outtakes, HighTone

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  • Open Book, A Way Out, Open Your Eyes, The Things We Keep, Independent

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  • John Whelan/John Brennan/Kevin Burke, The Walkin' Jig/Johnny At The Door/Wade In the Water, Farewell To Erin, Westport Town Hall Concert, WSHU Recording