First broadcast January 16, 2009

Mostly Duets And A Bit of Bluegrass

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

Duets capture the lion’s share of programming for this Profiles in Folk, although we finish up with a bit of bluegrass. Barry and Holly Tashian grew up in Westport, adjacent to the town in which WSHU Public Radio is located. Aztec Two-Step (Neal Shulman and Rex Fowler) are in town for a “Simon and Garfunkle Songbook” concert this weekend. And Still On The Hill (Kelly Mullhollan and Donna Stjerna) treat us to a really creative CD that explodes with real stories about the Ozarks. For good measure, throw in a few duets from a benefit disc from Compass, “Wells for Zoe”, to aid a part of the African nation of Malawi.

The night closed with young mandolin virtuoso Sierra Hull, who’s appearing in our broadcast area, and super picker David Grier.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Barry & Holly Tashian, “Long Story Short”, “Honey Where’s The Money Gone”, “The Grey Funnel Line”, “Sail Away”, Long Story Short, Rock-A-Lot

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  • Aztec Two-Step, “59th Street Bridge Song”, “April She Will Come”, America”, “The Sound Of Silence/Scarborough Fair”, Time It Was, Red Engine Records

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  • Still On the Hill, “Willie’s Walls”, “Otis And Ocie”, “One Good Leg”, “Devil Snake”, Ozark, Termite Tracs

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  • Karine Polwart & Tim O’Brien, “Well For Zoe”, Wells For Zoe/Water For Life, Compass

  • Eamonn Coyne & Kris Drever, “The Lakeside Barn Dances”, Wells For Zoe/Water For Life, Compass

  • Dougie MacLean, “This Love Will Carry”, Wells For Zoe/Water For Life, Compass

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  • Sam Bush & Sierra Hull, “Lonesome Fiddle Blues”, The Best Of WoodSongs/Vol. 3, PoetMan

  • Sierra Hull, “Secrets”, “Pretend”, “Hullarious”, Secrets, Rounder

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  • David Grier, “Crossing The Cumberland/Old Ebenezer Scrooge”, “Red-Haired Boy”, Live At The Linda, Dreadnought