First broadcast February 5, 2010

Grammy Winners . And Then Some

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards were bestowed on Jan. 31 and a large part of this show is devoted to some of the winners in the roots music categories and one classical category with a folk connection that we had not programmed extensively during 2009. They are diverse offerings, to say the least.

I ended the night with one of the nominees for "Best Traditional Folk Album" that would have been a delicious irony had it won, since the late U. Utah Phillips (for whom the double CD is a tribute) was generally disdainful of awards. There were also selections from the new Gretchen Peters album with Tom Russell and one instrumental from Sarah McQuaid's reissue of two early CDs as a double CD set (www.sarahmcquaid.com). I was smitten with her albums and programmed them quite a bit last year. Look for her because she will be touring America in late February and March (alas, no dates in Connecticut or Long Island, but there are some in Massachusetts).

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Sharon Isbin, Joan Baez Suite, Journey To The New World, Sony Classical

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  • Bela Fleck, Tulinesanglia, Throw Down Your Heart, Throw Down Your Heart, Rounder

  • Little Walter, Juke, Sad Hours, Blues With A Feeling, The Complete Chess Masters, Chess

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  • Levon Helm, Growin' Trade, White Dove, Electric Dirt, Vanguard

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  • Loudon Wainwright III, High Wide & Handsome, Didn't He Ramble, The Deal, High Wide & Handsome, 2nd Story Sound Records

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  • Emmylou Harris & Mary Black, Green Rolling Hills Of West Virginia, Singing Through The Hard Times, Righteous Babe

  • John McCutcheon, All Used Up, Singing Through The Hard Times, Righteous Babe

  • Ed Trickett, The Telling Takes Me Home, Singing Through The Hard Times, Righteous Babe

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  • Gretchen Peters with Tom Russell, Prairie In The Sky, Billy 4, Snowin' On Raton, One To The Heart/One To The Head, Scarlet Letter/Frontera

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  • Sarah McQuaid, The Tempest, Double CD, Independent