First broadcast August 4, 2006

Electric Folk — More or Less

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

Let the hot music on Profiles In Folk continue as the “dog days of August” arrive. This past week has featured record temperatures in the Northeast and severe pressure on the New England electricity grid. I decided to plug in as the temperatures began to recede. The show is a mix of old favorites and new releases that mostly nibble on the edges of the genre known as “electric folk”, although admittedly a few of these groups don’t employ electric guitars. But there sure was plenty of drumming!

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Boiled In Lead, “Sugarfoot Congress”, Omnium Omnibus, Omnium

  • Oyster Band, “On the Edge”, Omnium Omnibus, Omnium

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  • Wake The Dead, “Ripple”, “Playing In The Band Medley”, Buckdancer’s Choice, Redwing

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  • The New St. George, “Don’t You Go”, “The Matelot Jig”, “All The Tea In India”, High Tea, Folk Era

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  • Broadside Electric, “With Her Head Tucker Underneath Her Arm”, “Seafood Invasion”, With Teeth, Clever Sheep Records

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  • The Queensberry Rules, “Perkin Warbeck”, “Architects Of the Fall”, “Rounding The Horn/Forager’s Tune”, The Black Dog, Fellside

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  • Roger Drawdy & The Firestarters, “At The Fair”, “Vertigo Rising”, “Handful Of Barley”, Open Seas & Empty Skies, Tree Ring Circus

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  • Bodega, “Wagon Wheel”, “9/8s”, Bodega, Greentrax West, Red House