Fall Pledge Drive / Songs of 9/11

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

This show features musical responses from the folk community to the horrific attacks and loss of life of 9-11 on this weekend during which America marks the tenth anniversary of the al-Qaida assault. It was also the first weekend of WSHU’s fall pledge drive. The musical selections underscored the therapeutic qualities of music as a healing agent.

My thanks to WSHU Chief Engineer Paul Litwinovich, who pitched during the night, and his lovely wife Ellen, who manned the telephones. And our thanks to all of you listeners who took the time to phone in or use your computer to make a pledge to keep folk and acoustic music as an important part of WSHU and WSUF programming.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Leo Kottke, “Vaseline Machine Gun”, 6- And 12-Strong Guitar, Takoma


  • Liz McNicholl, “The Bravest”, Grand Central Station, D&G Records

  • Kim & Reggie Harris, “Short Shift At Ground Zero”, Simplicity, Appleseed

  • Troy Messenger, “Finlandia (Song Of Peace)”, Simplicity, Appleseed


  • Suzzy & Maggie Roche, “New York City”, Zero Church, Red House

  • Lucy Kaplansky, “Land Of The Living”, Red Thread, Red House

  • Lucy Kaplansky & Red Horse, “Sanctuary”, Red Horse, Red House


  • James O’Malley, “There’s No Place That I’d Rather Be”, I’m Ready, Independent

  • John Gorka, “Can’t Get Over It”, So Dark You See, Red House

  • Peter Ostroushko, “Hymn: Page 9/11”, Coming Down From Red Lodge, Red House


  • Ellis Paul & Vance Gilbert, “Citizen Of The World”, Side Of The Road, Philo

  • Emma’s Revolution, “If I Give Your Name”, “Peace Salaam Shalom”, One, Big W Productions

  • Ellis Paul & Vance Gilbert, “Comes A Time”, Side Of The Road, Philo


  • John McCutcheon, “Follow The Light”, Greatest Story Never Told, Red House

  • John McCutcheon, “Our Flag Was Still There”, Mightier Than The Sword, Appalsongs

  • Eileen McGann, “Wisdom Guide Me”, Beyond The Storm, Dragonwing Music