Religious Expression In Folk Music: The Passion of Christ

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

For Christians, today is Good Friday and this program offers a folk and acoustic music recounting of the Passion of Jesus Christ. It traces Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem on what is now considered Palm Sunday to preach and observe the Passover, His marking with the disciples of the Passover on Maundy Thursday, His arrest and crucifixion on Good Friday and His Resurrection on Easter, the crux of Christianity.

I closed the show with a selection of religious songs from recently released albums.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

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

  • Pat Wictor, “Heaven Is So High”, Heaven Is So High, Risky Disc

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

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

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


  • Front Range, “Lord What A Mourning”, Silent Ground, Sugar Hill

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

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

  • June Tabor, “The Easter Tree”, Ashes & Diamonds, Green Linnet

  • John Duffey & Seldom Scene, “Were You There?”, Baptizing, Rebel


  • Ricky Skaggs & The Whites, “Near The Cross”, Salt Of The Earth, Skaggs Family Records

  • Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, “He Is Risen”, Gospel Parade, Sugar Hill

  • Nathan Clark George, “The Lamb Now Lives”, “Nettleton”, Rise In the Darkness, Independent


  • Richard Shindell, “The Ballad Of Mary Magdalene”, Blue Divide, Shanachie

  • Patty Larkin, “Mary Magdalene”, Strangers World, High Street

  • Peter Rowan & Rowan Brothers, “Mary Magdalene”, Tree On A Hill, Sugar Hill


  • Ricky Skaggs & The Whites, “One Seed Of Life”, “Farther Along”, Salt Of The Earth, Skaggs Family


  • All4Hymn, “Green Pastures In the Sky”, “I Am The Vine”, A New Day Dawning, Independent


  • Jerimoth Hill, “Going Up Home”, “A Soul Like Me”, The Halfway Ground, Rabbit Island Music