First broadcast June 2, 2006

Spring 2006 Pledge Drive

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

This was our evening to seek contributions to WSHU Public Radio from our loyal audience. WSHU Chief Engineer Paul Litwinovich and I made the pitches, while Paul’s wife Ellen, also of the WSHU staff, fielded the pledge calls. In between urging listeners to call and contribute, I programmed diverse music to underline our theme for the night of just how many branches the tree of folk contains.

On a sad note, I featured sets from traditional singer and song collector Margaret MacArthur of Vermont and bluegrass music’s Larry Rice, both of whom passed away recently.

Our sincere thanks to the many listeners from Connecticut and Long Island who committed to support of our three stations and folk and acoustic music during the next year. Your support is greatly appreciated.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label P>
  • Train Sound, “Excerpt from Rail Dynamics”, Classic Railroad Songs, Smithsonian Folkways

  • New Lost City Ramblers, “Train 45”, Classic Railroad Songs, Smithsonian Folkways

  • Doc Watson, “Wabash Cannonball”, Classic Railroad Songs, Smithsonian Folkways

  • Pop Stoneman, “Wreck Of the Old 97”, Classic Railroad Songs, Smithsonian Folkways

  • Iron Mountain String Band, “New River Train”, Classic Railroad Songs, Smithsonian Folkways

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  • John Whelan, “Lament To Oliver Goldsmith”, Live In WSHU’s Studio A (1/7/05), Paul Litwinovich

  • Eric Garrison, “Bob Dylan’s Dream”, Live In WSHU’s Studio A (1/13/06), Paul Litwinovich

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  • John Hartford, “Nobody Eats At Linebaugh’s Anymore”, Morning Bugle, Warner Brothers/Rounder

  • John Hartford, “Tear Down The Grand Ole Opry”, “With A Vamp In The Middle”, Aereo-Plain, Warner Brothers/Rounder

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  • Margaret MacArthur, “Robin Hood And The Pedlar”, Ballads Thrice Twisted, Whetstone Records

  • Margaret MacArthur, “Them Stars”, Them Stars, Whetstone Records

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  • Too Blue, “New Camptown Races”, Live In WSHU’s Studio A (8/18/2004), Paul Litwinovich

  • Beppe Gambetta, “Church Street Blues”, Live In WSHU’s Studio A (9/12/2003), Paul Litwinovich

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  • Rice Rice Hillman & Petersen, “Hard Hearted”, Running Wild, Rounder

  • The Rice Brothers, “Darcy Farrow”, The Rice Brothers/Vol. 2, Rounder

  • Rice Rice Hillman & Pedersen, “The Dimming Of The Day”, Out Of The Woodwork, Rounder

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  • Bob Wescott, “Train Song”, Live In WSHU’s Studio A (10/1/2004), Paul Litwinovich

  • James O’Malley, “Jimmy & Johnny”, Live In WSHU’s Studio A (10/1/2004), Paul Litwinovich

  • Toby Walker, “Weak Willed And Easily Led”, Live In WSHU’s Studio A (10/1/2004), Paul Litwinovich

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  • John Hartford, “Bye Bye”, Morning Bugle, Warner Brothers/Rounder West, Red House