A super live music doubleheader.

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

Listeners were blessed with two live performances in WSHU’s studios for this edition of Profiles in Folk.

I was joined for the first hour by mountain dulcimer wizard Butch Ross, who will be spreading the sounds of his exceptional solo dulcimer artistry in workshops and concert this weekend at the 2011 Nutmeg Dulcimer Festival in Milford’s Mary Taylor United Methodist Church on the Green.

Our old friends Caravan of Thieves returned to Profiles for the concluding 45 minutes of the show, fresh off the road from touring in the Southeast. They have upcoming shows at Danbury’s Palace Theater and the Fairfield Theatre Company and their special Halloween spectacular, which this year will be at Northampton’s venerable Iron House Music Hall in Massachusetts. And they brought a special treat: A copy of their third album, aptly named “The Fun House”, which won’t be released until in 2012 on UFO Records.

Amazingly, with all the night's hubbub and performer changes in the studio, WSHU Chief Engineer Paul Litwinovich didn't miss a beat. Our thanks for his engineering prowess still once again.

Butch Ross Live in WSHU’s Studio A

“Anthem: Requiem”
J.S. Bach’s “Prelude for Cello in G Major”
“I Like Singing Folk Songs”
Snippets of the changing face of rock ‘n’ roll through the decades
“1952 Vincent Black Lightning”
“All I Need Is You”
“Eleanor Rigby”

Caravan Of Thieves Live in WSHU’s Studio A

“Eat You”
CD: “Raise The Dead” from the forthcoming “The Fun House” album “Live Forever”

Listen to the live portion of the show