Forging New Links On the Folk Chain

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

During the past decade, many of us in the folk community rightly hailed the infusion into the folk and acoustic music performing ranks of much fresh, young blood. These are mostly youthful performers who've taken the music in new directions while respecting its traditional roots. Performers such as Tim Eriksen, Abigail Washburn, Crooked Still, Old Crow Medicine Show, the Duhks, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Uncle Earl, Olabelle, the Crooked Jades and oh so many others deserve our accolades and support. Their music is now inspiring others to forge new pathways. This show, the first of several this spring, celebrates a small slice of these newcomers and illustrates that the future of folk and acoustic music is bright.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • The Chair, The Folky Gibbon, Huinka, Independent


  • Annalivia, John Riley, Barrier Falls, 5-String Productions

  • Kerfuffle, Down By The Greenwood Sidie, To The Ground, Rootbeat

  • Evie Laden, I Love My Honey, Float Downstream, Independent

  • Annalivia, Early In The Spring, Barrier Falls, 5-String Productions


  • Black Prairie, Red Rocking Chair, Across The Black Prairie, Atrocity At Celilo Falls, Feast Of The Hunters' Moon, Sugar Hill


  • Red Molly, Black Flowers, Troubled Mind, Tear My Stillhouse Down, James, Signature Sounds


  • Infamous Stringdusters, In God's Country, Those Who've Gone On, Love One Another, Things That Fly, Sugar Hill


  • The Honey Dewdrops, Don't Leave Me Here, If The Sun Will Shine, Independent

  • Joy Kills Sorrow, New Shoes, Send Me A Letter, Darkness Sure Becomes This City, Signature Sounds

  • The Honey Dewdrops, When Was The War, If The Sun Will Shine, Independent


  • Bearfoot, Go On Home, Highlights From 2008,

  • The Blackberry Bushes String Band, April Showers, Oasis Acoustic Music Sampler, Oasis

  • Red Mountain, Last Of The Mexican/Laughing Marj, Oasis Acoustic Music Sampler, Oasis

  • Caroline Mountain Band, Snake In The Woodshed, Oasis Acoustic Music Sampler, Oasis