10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters
This is one in a series of occasional programs on "Profiles in Folk" that features music from artists who reside in the WSHU broadcast area or grew up here such as Mother Banjo (a.k.a. Ellen Stanley), who now resides in Minnesota.
For most of the featured artists there were tales to tell to listeners that connect the artists to "Profiles in Folk". Take Matthew Phelps as an example. He's a member of the up-and-coming ensemble Tri, which plays mainly music from Nova Scotia on their debut album. As a young man, Matthew would have pipe band practice in Trumbull, a town adjoining WSHU's home base in Fairfield. He recently wrote, ".my parents and I would listen to your show each week as we drove to Danbury. I always enjoyed the music." Well, now Matthew's a top flight pipes player and it's a pleasure to program his music.
As the title of Buddy Merriam's opening song denotes, pulling this program together was work that was "extra special."