10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters
When I programmed the recent “In Memoriam” program marking the death of folk music performer, collector, producer and historian Sandy Paton, also proprietor of Folk-Legacy Records, I spent time discussing the concept of “in the tradition”. I related how Folk-Legacy’s origins emanated with field recordings and later moved on to recordings of musicians who, rather than possessing a song repertoire gained solely or largely from oral transmission, drew on traditional material and performed “in the tradition.” This show offered examples of that concept put into practice today, including two sets from our old friend Deb Cowan’s new album which is, in a word, exquisite. It's highly recommended, as the critics like to say.
There’s also inspiring material from New York State singer-instrumentalist Dave Ruch, banjoist Brett Ratliff of Kentucky and songstress Sarah McQuaid, who’s lived in many places, including America, but now makes her abode in Cornwall, England. I also added two snippets from Kerfuffle and William Pint and Felicia Dale. Sarah McQuaid is doing a short tour of America, including New England, this month while Pint and Dale have an upcoming house concert in our broadcast area.