First broadcast April 13, 2007

Four Singer-Songwriters In The Round

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

Braving the superstition of Friday the 13th, we were joined Live in WSHU’s Studio A by Erik Balkey, Bonnie Lee Panda, Marc Douglas Berardo and Chuck E. Costa for an entire evening of music in the round.

The show marked a return visit for Erik, Bonnie Lee and Marc but the “Profiles in Folk” debut of Chuck E. Costa, who hails from Madison. It was a night of fine music and lively discussion, covering topics such as songwriting, musical influences, musical competition and musical community, and new notes of protest in the singer-songwriter community. We concluded the night with a “Happy Birthday” to Marc Douglas whose birthday beckoned a second beyond the midnight hour.

My thanks to the singer-songwriters and especially Erik Balkey for bringing it all together, and to WSHU Chief Engineer Paul Litwinovich, our “man behind the glass”, who mixed the evening’s sound.

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Live In WSHU's Studio A

Bonnie Lee Panda: “Little Bit Of Me”
Chuck E. Costa: “At The Drawing Board”
Marc Douglas Berardo: “Shake Out The Dust”
Erik Balkey: “Call Me Home”

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Bonnie Lee Panda: “From Red And Gold”
Chuck E. Costa: “Without One”
Marc Douglas Berardo: “Cuba 1953”
Erik Balkey: “Camelot”

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A Round Of Cover Songs

Bonnie Lee Panda: “Travelin’ Soldier” (Dixie Chicks)
Chuck E. Costa: “No Love Today” (Chris Smither)
Marc Douglas Berardo: “A Pirate Looks At 40” (Jimmy Buffet)
Erik Balkey with Bonnie Lee Panda: “To Make You Feel My Love” (Bob Dylan)

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More Great Originals

Bonnie Lee Panda: “With You”
Chuck E. Costa: “Where Are We Going?”
Marc Douglas Berardo: “For This You Cannot Wait”
All: “Happy Birthday”