First broadcast December 5, 2008

Late Fall Pledge Drive: Old Folk Friends

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

It’s WSHU’s Late Fall Pledge Drive and this show was our contribution. The programming was simple: Old Folk Friends of Profiles in Folk listeners. Within that programming, we also paid tribute to Odetta who died on Tuesday, Dec. 2 of heart disease in New York City at age 77.

Our thanks to all who made pledges throughout the program and throughout WSHU Public Radio’s short pledge period. My personal thanks to WSHU Chief Engineer Paul Litwinovich, who joined me in pitching for listener contributions, and to his wife Ellen and other volunteers who manned the telephones.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Solas, “Eion Bear’s Reel/Tune For Sharon/The Rossa Reel”, For Love And Laughter, Compass


  • Arlo Guthrie & The Dillards, “Grand Coulee Dam”, “Hard Travelin’”, So Long It’s Been Good To Know You”, 32 Cents Postage Due, Rising Son


  • Odetta, “John Henry”, Troubadours Of The Folk Era/Vol. 1, Rhino

  • Odetta, “Midnight Special”, Best Of Woodsongs/Vol. 3, PoetMan Records

  • Odetta, “Children Go Where I Send Thee”, 2nd Annual Greenwich Village Folk Festival, Mountain Railroad

  • Odetta, “Amazing Grace”, The Silverwolf Story, Silverwolf


  • Judy Collins, “Cat’s In The Cradle”, Judy Collins Wildflower Festival, Wildflower Records

  • Tom Rush, “The Remember Song”, Judy Collins Wildflower Festival, Wildflower Records

  • Eric Andersen, “Blue River”, Judy Collins Wildflower Festival, Wildflower Records


  • Loreena McKennitt, “Snow”, “Seeds Of Love”, A Midwinter Night’s Dream, Quinlan Road


  • Solas, “Sailor Song”, For Love And Laughter, Compass