First broadcast June 30, 2006

Celebrating America’s 230th Birthday

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

Light the candles, America’s 230 years young this July 4. This is our annual unabashed birthday bash for this nation — a bit of patriotism, a short lesson in U.S. history, a one-hour “program within a program” focusing on the “American originals” that the Carter Family and Dr. Ralph Stanley are and some grand instrumentals to close the evening.

The “program within a program” was Joyride Media’s production, “Ralph Stanley: A Distant Land To Roam”, which highlights the songs of the Carter Family as chosen from Stanley’s new album of the same title on Columbia/DMZ.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Eddie From Ohio, “Star Spangled Banner”, 9Eleven Relief, Virginia Soul Records

  • Kenny Sultan (& Tom Ball), “American Medley”, Too Much Fun, Flying Fish

  • Eric Von Schmidt, “My Country ’Tis Of Thee”, 2nd Right 3rd Row, Poppy

  • Tony Trischka, “Yankee Doodle”, Minstrel Banjo Style, Rounder

  • Guy Van Duser, “Stars And Stripes For Ever”, Fingerstyle Guitar Solos, Rounder

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  • K.C. Douglas, “Casey Jones”, Classic African-American Ballads, Smithsonian Folkways

  • Lead Belly, “John Hardy”, Classic African-American Ballads, Smithsonian Folkways

  • John Jackson, “Railroad Bill”, Classic African-American Ballads, Smithsonian Folkways

  • Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, “John Henry”, Classic African-American Ballads, Smithsonian Folkways

  • Pink Anderson, “The Titanic”, Classic African-American Ballads, Smithsonian Folkways

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  • RALPH STANLEY: A Distant Land To Roam/Songs Of the Carter Family, , ,

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  • Joel Mabus, “Tishomingo Blues”, “Grand Old Rag”, Parlor Guitar, Fossil Records

  • Peter Ostroushko, “Cash Dollar’s Berkshire Blues”, “Meditation On The Thin Space At St. Paul’s Chapel”, Postcards, Red House