Mark Lemaire & Twilight: Live in WSHU’s Studio A

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

This show on duets was highlighted by a return visit to WSHU’s studios from Mark Lemaire & Twilight (Mark’s singing partner Cindy van Empel). Mark and Cindy both now hail from the San Francisco Bay area and were making what’s become their annual summer trek to New England, where Mark grew up. They blessed us at “Profiles in Folk” by stopping by for another hour of music and conversation.

We particularly focused on the forthcoming release of their first album as a duo (they’ve only been performing together since 2008); the Kickstarter campaign that helped fund the album; Mark’s songwriting (last year we covered his inventive guitar playing), and what’s happening on the folk scene in California. You can learn more about Mark and Cindy at

The 65-minute visit from Mark and Cindy taped a day before the Profiles airing was sandwiched between selections by other duos from recent albums. My thanks to WSHU Engineer Jeremy Hewitt for engineering the segment. It was the first time he’s worked on Profiles.

Listen to the live portion of the show

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

    Before the live performance:

  • Red Tail Ring, “The Oak Set”, Middlewest Chant, Earthwork


  • Honey Dewdrops, “Hills Of My Home”, “It’s Hard To Pray”, Silver Lining, Independent


  • Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer, “Better Way”, “Gypsy Rose”, Little Blue Egg, Red House


    After the live performance:

  • Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen, “The California Zephyr”, “Blue”, Home By Dark, Compass Rose

  • Honey Dewdrops, “Bright Morning Stars”, Silver Lining, Independent

Mark Lemaire & Twilight Live in WSHU’s Studio A

“The Deepest Secret”
“The Lake Of The Coheeries”
“Zanzibar Sands”
“Diamonds On A String”
“I Wouldn’t Trade Places With Anyone” (guitar instrumental)