First broadcast September 5, 2008

The Fall Season Beckons/John Wright: In Memoriam

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

The greater part of the show takes a musical look at some performers who will be appearing in our broadcast area in the next two weeks as the Connecticut Folk Festival and the fall coffeehouse season approaches.

The last half hour was devoted to the late John Wright, one of my favorite artists from the United Kingdom who I belatedly learned died on Feb. 7 at age 60. A tribute concert was taking place this same night in Newcastle, England.

The show opened up with selections from one of the latest “buzzes” in bluegrass — young mandolinist Sierra Hull.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Sierra Hull, “Hullacious”, “Two Winding Rails”, “Trust And Obey”, Secrets, Rounder

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  • Crooked Still, “Undone In Sorrow”, “Oh Agamemnon”, “Baby What’s Wrong With You?”, Still Crooked, Signature Sounds

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  • Steve Earle, “My Old Friend The Blues”, “Valentine’s Day”, “Tom Ames’ Prayer”, Together At The Bluebird, American Originals Records

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  • Steve Earle, “I Ain’t Ever Satisfied”, “Mercenary Song”, “Copperhead Road”, Together At The Bluebird, American Originals Records

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  • Cliff Haslam, “Peggy Gordon”, “Silver In the Stubble”, “The Old German Clockwinder”, The Clockwinder, Folk-Legacy

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  • Cliff Haslam, “Pete Brown And The Parrot”, “Willie O’ Winsbury”, The Clockwinder, Folk-Legacy

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  • John Wright, “Lord Franklin”, A Few Short Lines, Greentrax

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  • John Wright, “Past the Point Of Rescue”, “Hungry For Love”, “Love Is Our Cross To Bear”, Pages Turning, Greentrax

  • John Wright, “Song (Heaven To Be Near Thee)”, A Few Short Lines, Greentrax