First broadcast July 25, 2008

Duets — The Power of 2

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

This is a simple show: Six new albums and one from the Folk File that feature duets and all the vocal and instrumental dynamics that come from twosomes. The bonus was having the music coming at listeners from different musical branches of the folk tree, although half of the pieces are from tradition or quite near to it.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Sparky & Rhonda Rucker, “Reuben’s Train”, “Pretty Polly”, “CC Rider”, The Mountain Above And The Valley Below, Independent

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  • Ann & Phil Case, “Sunny Tennessee”, “Shoo! Fly”, “Who Will Sing For Me”, “Chasin’ Rainbows”, The Old Step-Stone, Dry Run Recordings

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  • Jack Hardy & David Massengill, “Peggy-O”, “Come All Ye Fair And Tender Ladies”, “The Goodnight-Loving Trail”, The Folk Brothers/Partners In Crime, Great Divide Records

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  • Ragged But Right (Arnie & Kathy Reid-Naiman), “Harmony Road”, Down Harmony Road, Merriweather

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  • Dana & Susan Robinson, “Pastures Of Plenty”, “Glory In The Meeting House”, “Everett Ruess”, “Boys Of The Tracks”, ’Round My Door, Threshold Music

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  • Two-Man Gentlemen Band, “William Howard Taft”, “My Baby’s Off The Market”, “Unicycle Blues”, “Newtown Creek”, Heavy Petting, Serious Business Records

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  • Linda Ronstadt & Ann Savoy (Zozo Sisters), “Adieu False Heart”, “I Can’t Get Over You”, “The One I Love Is Gone”, “Walk Away Renee”, Adieu False Heart, Vanguard