First broadcast July 13, 2007

Festival Fling I

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

It’s summer and that signals folk festival time. This is the first of two shows as we examine these unique gatherings of community that bring us folkies together for a common purpose. Folk music festivals (and their antecedents, the fiddle competitions and festival and yore) have with us in America for well over a century. However, it was the folk revival of the late 1950s and early 1960s that sparked festivals becoming a large part of the American musical mainstream. Today such musical gatherings heavily dot the American landscape.

During the next two weeks, the program also offered listeners a wide array of Northeastern festival tickets compliments of the Green River Festival, the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Summerfest and the Podunk Bluegrass Festival. Our sincere thanks to the promoters of these festivals.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Bruce Martin, “Scots Piping”, Philadelphia Folk Festival/40th Anniversary, Sliced Bread

  • Tom Paxton, “Did You Hear John Hurt?”. Philadelphia Folk Festival/40th Anniversary, Sliced Bread,

  • Mississippi John Hurt, “Ain’t No Telling”, Philadelphia Folk Festival/40th Anniversary, Sliced Bread

  • Tom Rush, “Panama Limited”, Philadelphia Folk Festival/40th Anniversary, Sliced Bread

  • Steve Goodman, “City Of New Orleans”, Philadelphia Folk Festival/40th Anniversary, Sliced Bread

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  • Harley Allen & Mike Lilly Band, “Sittin’ On Top Of The World”, Collector’s Edition/Berkshire Mountains Bluegrass Festival, Pigeon Roost

  • Del McCoury & The Dixie Pals, “High On A Mountain”, Collector’s Edition/Berkshire Mountains Bluegrass Festival, Pigeon Roost

  • Don Stover, “Shady Grove”, Collector’s Edition/Berkshire Mountains Bluegrass Festival, Pigeon Roost

  • Spectrum, “I Will Survive”, Collector’s Edition/Berkshire Mountains Bluegrass Festival, Pigeon Roost

  • Blaine Sprouse, “Jerusalem Ridge”, Collector’s Edition/Berkshire Mountains Bluegrass Festival, Pigeon Roost

  • Jonathan Edwards & The Seldom Scene, “Wait A Minute”, Collector’s Edition/Berkshire Mountains Bluegrass Festival, Pigeon Roost

  • Peter Rowan, “Free Mexican Air Force”, Collector’s Edition/Berkshire Mountains Bluegrass Festival, Pigeon Roost

  • Charlie McCoy, “Shenandoah”, Collector’s Edition/Berkshire Mountains Bluegrass Festival, Pigeon Roost

  • McCoy Jam Session, “Orange Blossom Special”, Collector’s Edition/Berkshire Mountains Bluegrass Festival, Pigeon Roost

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  • Wild Asparagus, “St. Stephen’s Day Parade March”, Main Stage Live/Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Signature Sounds

  • The Kennedys, “River Of Fallen Stars”, Main Stage Live/Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Signature Sounds

  • Greg Brown, “You Drive Me Crazy”, Main Stage Live/Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Signature Sounds

  • Richard Shindell, “Paddy’s Green Shamrock Shore”, Main Stage Live/Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Signature Sounds

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  • Jim Salestrom, “Bristlecone Pine”, Folks Live! (Rocky Mountain Folks Festival), Blue Planet

  • Peter Rowan & Jerry Douglas, “Thirsty In the Rain”, Folks Live! (Rocky Mountain Folks Festival), Blue Planet

  • Robert Earl Keen, “Five Pound Bass”, Folks Live! (Rocky Mountain Folks Festival), Blue Planet

  • John Gorka, “Love Is Our Cross To Bear”, Folks Live! (Rocky Mountain Folks Festival), Blue Planet