Veterans Day & In Memoriam: Terence Martin

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

Today is Veterans Day and “Profiles in Folk” paid tribute to all Americans who have served or are serving in our armed forces by offering a show that touches on many of the wars and conflicts in which America has been involved from the American Revolution to the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The underlying theme is an advocacy for the sanity of peace and an end to all wars, a sentiment supported on both sides of issues of war.

The latter portion of the show was devoted to the music of Terence Martin who died at age 65 Monday, Nov. 7 after a courageous battle against pancreatic cancer. Terence was an eloquent poet, dedicated teacher and superb singer/songwriter who graced the WSHU studios with his talents in live performances several times during the past decade. He leaves a large musical legacy that we all must work to keep alive, including six albums and another to be released that was recorded while fighting his illness.

I finished the night with two pieces from John McCutcheon’s brand new album of songs and recitations from Woody Guthrie that to my mind tied the entire show together.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Butch Ross, “Anthem: Requiem”, A Long Way From Shady Grove, Independent


  • Pete Seeger, “Yankee Doodle”, American Favorite Ballads/Vol. 1, Smithsonian Folkways

  • Jake Shimabukuro, “Stars And Stripes Forever”, Song Of America, 31 Tigers Records

  • Sparky & Rhonda Rucker, “Dixie’s Land”, The Blue And Gray In Black And White, Flying Fish

  • Pete Seeger, “John Brown’s Body”, American Favorite Ballads/Vol. 1, Smithsonian Folkways

  • Bill Gallaher & Jake Galbraith, “1914 (The Grand Illusion), The Last Battle, BGM

  • Bok Muir & Trickett, “No Man’s Land”, The First Fifteen Years/Vol. 1, Folk-Legacy


  • John Gorka, “Semper Fi”, Jack’s Crows, High Street

  • Carol Noonan, “Medal Of Mine”, Somebody’s Darling, Independent

  • Tim Grimm, “Sam Stone” Names, Wind River,

  • Robin & Linda Williams, “50000 Names”, Radio Songs, Red House


  • Meg Hutchinson, “Song For Jeffrey Lucey”, Come Up Full, Red House

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

  • Janis Ian, “Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye”, Song Of America, 31 Tigers Records

  • John Gorka, “Let Them In”, House On Fire, Red House

  • Staff Sgt. Steve Luck, “Taps”, Songs Of the Civil War, Columbia


  • Terence Martin, “Invisible Man”, Division Street, Good Dog Music

  • Terence Martin, “Hank Williams”, Lost Hills, Good Dog Music

  • Butch Ross, “Birdwatching”, A Long Way From Shady Grove, Independent

  • Terence Martin, “Never Look Back”, Even Trade, Good Dog Music

  • Terence Martin, “A Bird To Take You South”, The Last Black & White TV, Good Dog Music


  • John McCutcheon, “This Is Our Country Here”, “This Land Is Your Land”, This Land: Woody Guthrie’s America, Appalsongs