Mike Kachuba Live in WSHU’s Studio A

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

What a treat to welcome back to “Profiles in Folk” once again former state Troubadour Mike Kachuba. Mike was one of our first guests (both as a solo artist and as part of the Ash Creek String Band) back in the early 1980s when we started hosting live in-studio guests and he’s made return visits many times over the decades! This time he treated listeners to his recently acquired 1853 Charles Wheatstone English concertina as well as his varied balladry and instrumentals on guitar and hammered dulcimer. Our thanks once more to WSHU Chief Engineer Paul Litwinovich for mixing the sound for the more than one hour appearance. Mike can be reached on the Internet at web.mac.com/mikekachuba

For the second hour, we concluded a two-part tribute to the legendary singer/songwriter Jack Hardy, who died on March 11 from cancer at age 63. Jack was the guiding force and spiritual director behind a Greenwich Village songwriting scene for more than three decades. Last week we focused mainly on other artist’s covers of his songs and a few of our personal favorites. This week it’s all Jack Hardy, including one piece from a visit to “Profiles in Folk” in 2002.

Mike Kachuba Live In WSHU’s Studio A

“Banish Misfortune” on hammered dulcimer
“Blessings In The Barnyard”
“Red Red Robin”
“Abbott’s Praise” on the Wheatstone concertina
“Tony’s Dream” on hammered dulcimer
CD: “The Fisher Boy” from Mike’s CD of the same name
“The Leatherman”

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Jack Hardy, “May Day” The Nameless One, Prime CD,

  • Jack Hardy, “The Hunter”, The Hunter, Prime CD

  • Jack Hardy, “Forget-Me-Not”, Two Of Swords, Prime CD

  • Jack Hardy, “The Zephyr (Take It Slow)”, Civil Wars, Great Divide


  • Jack Hardy, “An Beal Bocht”, Landmark, Great Divide

  • Jack Hardy, “Willie Goggin’s Hat”, The Passing, Brambus

  • Jack Hardy, “West Of Dingle”, Live In WSHU’s Studio A, Paul Litwinovich Recording


  • Jack Hardy, “If I Ever Pass This Way Again”, The Passing, Brambus

  • Jack Hardy, “St. Clare”, Noir, Great Divide