Religious Expression In Folk Music

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

Two of the world's major religions observe events this week that are essential to each. Jews began on Monday night a celebration of Passover, which recalls the flight of Israelites from slavery and bondage in Egypt more than 3,000 years ago. Most of Christianity this week marks the Passion of Jesus Christ, climaxing in His Resurrection. Just as Passover celebrates liberation of Jews from oppression, so does Easter celebrate the freeing of Christian believers from the bondage of sin because Jesus took it on Himself on the cross and triumphed over sin.

This year's program was a mix of old and new material and included a reprise of selections from Kim and Reggie Harris’ “Let My People Go” album that was well received by listeners last year.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • David Grisman & Andy Statman, “Come My Beloved”, New Shabbos Waltz, Acoustic


    The Passover Story

    This entire set is comprised of selections from the album "Let My People Go" (Appleseed Records) by Kim & Reggie Harris and Rabbi Jonathan Kliger and the Jewish community of Woodstock, N.Y.

    "B'chol Dor Va'dor (In Every Generation)/I'm On My Way"
    "Ha Lachma Anya (This Is The Bread Of Oppression)"
    "Avodim Hayinu (Slaves Were We)”
    “Mah Lecha Ha'Yam (Sea, Why Do You Flee)"
    "Man Come Into Egypt"
    "Ilu Finu (Were Our Mouths Oceans Of Songs)"
    "Venomar Lefanav (Let Us Sing A New Song)"

    • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

    • Brooks Williams, “What Wondrous Love”, Little Lion, Signature Sounds

    • John Roberts & Tony Barrand, All In The Morning, To Welcome In The Spring, Front Hall

    • The Isaacs, Man On The Mule, Bridges, Horizon

    • Golden Gate Quartet, My Time Done Come, Swing Down Chariot, Columbia/Legacy

    • Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, “The Lord’s Last Supper”, Thank God, Crossroads

    • Ed Trickett & Harry Tuft, “Just As The Evening Sun”, The Telling Takes Me Home, Folk-Legacy


    • James Reams & The Barnstormers, “The Dogwood Tree”, Barnstormin’, Copper Creek

    • Seldom Scene (with John Duffey), “Were You There?”, Baptizing, Rebel

    • Gillian Welch, “By The Mark”, Revival, Almo Sounds

    • Don Rigsby & Midnight Call, “I Am The Man Thomas”, Hillbilly Heartache, Rebel

    • El McMeen, “Resurrection Power”, Amazing Grave, Piney Ridge Music


    • Connie Dover, “Ubi Caritas”, The Wishing Well, Taylor Park Music

    • Guy Davis, “God’s Changing Hand”, Give In Kind, Red House

    • Jane Eamon, “Good Earth”, Deep Water, Independent


    • David Grisman & Andy Statman, “I Believe”, New Shabbos Waltz, Acoustic Disc

    • Andy Statman Quartet, “Adir”, Between Heaven And Earth, Shanachie