First broadcast February 6, 2009

Winter Pledge Drive

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

This is our part of the WSHU Public Radio winter pledge drive — a show of old favorites and hidden jewels in this great big world of folk and acoustic music.

Musical bouquets to “Ann of Norwalk” who provided a $500 challenge grant for the show, WSHU Chief Engineer Paul Litwinovich who partnered with me to pitch and his wife Ellen who handled the phones and the computer tallies. And thanks to all those listeners who took the time to make a pledge and join the “Profiles in Folk” and WSHU Public Radio “family.”

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys, “Dominos”, Dominos, Rounder


  • Joel Raphael, “Dancing To The Drum”, “I Ought To Know”, “Song Of Socrates”, Thirteen Stories High, Inside Recordings


  • John Wort Hannam, “Blue Collar”, “Dynamite And ’Dozers”, “The Ballad Of Nelly & Joe”, “Cracked Hands”, Dynamite And ’Dozers, Independent


  • Tom Rush, “East Of Eden”, “River Song”, “Too Many Memories”, What I Know, Appleseed


  • Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys, “Land Of Strangers”, “Ardoin Medley”, Dominos. Rounder


  • Tim O’Brien, “Nothing To Say”, Woodsongs/Vol. 3, Poet Man

  • John McCutcheon, “If I Were A Featherbed”, Woodsongs/Vol. 3, Poet Man


  • Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys, “Waxia”, Dominos, Rounder