First broadcast May 11, 2007

A Tribute to Mom

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

Sunday is Mother’s Day and the first 75 minutes of this show comprises our annual tribute to moms the world over, including a reading of Julia Ward Howe’s “Mother’s Day Proclamation, written around 1870. In the aftermath of the horrific American Civil War, Howe envisioned Mother’s Day as a call to pacifism and disarmament by women. In subsequent years, others took up the cause of peace but support also spread for a more general holiday to recognize the contributions made by women and the custom spread across the country. West Virginia became the first state to officially recognize the holiday in 1910 and four years later President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day.

We finished up the show with selections from artists who will be appearing in our broadcast area over the next week or so. Artist, Song/Tune, Album, Label Atlantic Crossing, “Montebello Set”, Turning The Compass, Mountain Road Records --------------- Darrell Scott, “She Sews The World With Love”, Mother — Queen Of My Heart, Sugar Hill Lonesome River Band, “Thank God For A Mama”, Mother — Queen Of My Heart, Sugar Hill Don Rigsby, “If I’d Had A Mother Like You”, Mother — Queen Of My Heart, Sugar Hill Lou Reid, “Mom’s Old Picture”, Mother — Queen Of My Heart, Sugar Hill --------------- John Whelan, “My Ballingarry Lady”, From The Heart, Jar Productions Cathy Ryan, “Rock Me To Sleep”, “Peata Beag Do Mhathar”, Mother, North Star Music John Whelan, “Louise”, Celtic Reflections, Narada --------------- Gillian Welch, “I Had A Real Good Mother And Father”, Soul Journey, Acony Open Book, “We Talk”, The Things We Keep, Independent Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem, “The Mother Of Our Dreams”, Big Old Life, Signature Sounds Richard Shindell, “Last Fare Of The Day”, Vuelta, Koch ---------------- Forebitter, “Fire Maringo”, “Whalebone Cutter”, “Clear Away the Track/Musical Priest”, Unmooring, Mystic Seaport Museum Forebitter, “The River Lea”, Voyages, Mystic Seaport Museum --------------- Kevin Burke & Cal Scott, “For Johnny”, Across The Black River, Loftus Music Eve Goldberg, “Let Me Rise”, “When The Leaves Began To Fall”, A Kinder Season, Borealis Kevin Burke & Cal Scott, “Paris Nights”, Across The Black River, Loftus Music --------------- April Verch, “Take Me Back”, “This Ottawa Valley”, Take Me Back, Rounder

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Atlantic Crossing, “Montebello Set”, Turning The Compass, Mountain Road Records

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  • Darrell Scott, “She Sews The World With Love”, Mother — Queen Of My Heart, Sugar Hill

  • Lonesome River Band, “Thank God For A Mama”, Mother — Queen Of My Heart, Sugar Hill

  • Don Rigsby, “If I’d Had A Mother Like You”, Mother — Queen Of My Heart, Sugar Hill

  • Lou Reid, “Mom’s Old Picture”, Mother — Queen Of My Heart, Sugar Hill

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  • John Whelan, “My Ballingarry Lady”, From The Heart, Jar Productions

  • Cathy Ryan, “Rock Me To Sleep”, “Peata Beag Do Mhathar”, Mother, North Star Music

  • John Whelan, “Louise”, Celtic Reflections, Narada

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  • Gillian Welch, “I Had A Real Good Mother And Father”, Soul Journey, Acony

  • Open Book, “We Talk”, The Things We Keep, Independent

  • Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem, “The Mother Of Our Dreams”, Big Old Life, Signature Sounds

  • Richard Shindell, “Last Fare Of The Day”, Vuelta, Koch

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  • Forebitter, “Fire Maringo”, “Whalebone Cutter”, “Clear Away the Track/Musical Priest”, Unmooring, Mystic Seaport Museum

  • Forebitter, “The River Lea”, Voyages, Mystic Seaport Museum

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  • Kevin Burke & Cal Scott, “For Johnny”, Across The Black River, Loftus Music

  • Eve Goldberg, “Let Me Rise”, “When The Leaves Began To Fall”, A Kinder Season, Borealis

  • Kevin Burke & Cal Scott, “Paris Nights”, Across The Black River, Loftus Music

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  • April Verch, “Take Me Back”, “This Ottawa Valley”, Take Me Back, Rounder