10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters
There have been so many thematic, in-studio guests and “in memoriam” “Profiles in Folk” programs in recent months that the new releases have been piling up. For the next two weeks, before the coffeehouses move into full swing for the fall, “Profiles” will be devoted to selections from some of my favorites among the new CDs.
This first show starts off with notes of protest from a wonderful “classic” anthology from Smithsonian Folkways and segues into a bit more political protest found on Jack Hardy’s splendid new album, along with a tale based in our state capital of Hartford and an enchanting new song titled “Little Dove.” The first hour ended with a new album comprised of selections from archival tapes recently discovered by Arlo Guthrie. Some Long Island listeners called while we were airing the cuts and said it was a concert done at Stonybrook University in either January or February 1968 after a celebrated major drug bust at the university on Jan. 17, 1968.
We headed to Tennessee and Texas for the final hour with fine new material from Nashville’s Eric Brace & Peter Cooper and Jim Lauderdale and Austin’s Byrd & Street and Albert & Gage.