First broadcast January 30, 2009

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10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

Many Branches of the Folk Tree A bit of whimsy crept into this week’s program, with two sets dedicated to classic ragtime tunes recorded between 1916 and 1929 and polkas, including our tribute to this weekend’s 43rd annual Super Bowl of professional football. But, it was good music all.

A major portion of show following the ragtime and polka sets was devoted to examples of how a younger generation is expanding the limits of folk music in quite positive ways, boding well for the future of the music.

  • Peter Lang, “Colored Aristocracy”, Testament, Horus Records

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  • Joseph Moskowitz, “Operatic Rag”, Classic Ragtime, RCA Victor

  • Sam Moore with Horace Davis, “Laughing Rag”, Classic Ragtime, RCA Victor

  • Dixieland Jug Blowers, “House Rent Rag”, Classic Ragtime, RCA Victor

  • Solomon & Hughes, “Ragtime Annie”, Classic Ragtime, RCA Victor

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  • James Phisoulis, “Steelers Polka”, 1973 Version, Independent

  • Brave Combo, “Potato Chips Polka”, “Pije Kuba”, “In Heaven There Is No Beer”, Polkas For A Gloomy World, Rounder

  • Jimmy Pol, “Steelers Polka”, 1979 Version, Independent

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  • Burning Bridget Cleary, “Jimmy Leg Set”, “The Shearin’s No More For You”, “Bunch Of Green Rushes/Poor Man’s Fortune”, “Peace And Plenty”, Everything Is Alright…, Independent

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  • The Biscuit Burners, “The Real You”, “Sujan Re”, “Monkey Wrench Gang”, Take Me Home, Independent

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  • Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet, “Overture”, “Taiyang Chulai”, “A Kazakh Melody”, “Banjo Pickin’ Girl”, Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet, Nettwerk

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  • Crooked Still, “Undone In Sorrow”, “Low Down And Dirty”, “Did You Sleep Well?”, Still Crooked, Signature Sounds

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  • Peter Lang, “Guitar Rag”, Testament, Horus Records