First broadcast August 24, 2012

Rhythm & Roots

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

Three-quarters of this edition of “Profiles” is dedicated to the upcoming Rhythm & Roots Festival in Ninigret Park in Charlestown, Rhode Island on Labor Day weekend. The big, rollicking music festival is in the backyard of our WSUF-FM listeners and is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. To add to the party, for the past two shows I’ve offered listeners the opportunity to vie for free tickets to the festival. Our thanks to Rhythm & Roots for its generosity.

I opened the show with selections from two new albums that have their roots in bluegrass — but with a few contemporary twists.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • The Hard Road Trio, “2:00 Moon”, Monticello, Desert Night Music

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  • The Steel Wheels, “Breaking Like The Sun”, “One Night”, Lay Down Lay Low, Independent

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  • The Hard Road Trio, “My Walden”, “Tommy Chief”, Monticello, Desert Night Music

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  • La Bottine Souriante, “De Tido a Ti-Douard”, “My Wife Is Dead”, J’ai Jamais Tant Ri, Milles-Plattes

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  • Carolina Chocolate Drops, “Ruby Are You Mad At Your Man?”, “Boodle-De-Bum-Bum”, Leaving Eden, Nonesuch

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  • Dennis Stroughmatt, “La Belle Blondine”, “Red Wing”, La Belle Blondine, Swallow

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  • Hugh Laurie ("Dr. House"), “St. James Infirmary”, “Winin’ Boy Blues”, Let Them Talk, Warner Music

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  • Dennis Stroughmatt, “La Belle Francoise”, La Belle Blondine, Swallow

  • Carolina Chocolate Drops, “Pretty Bird”, Leaving Eden, Nonesuch

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  • Golden Triangle, “Mazurka”, “San Antonio Rose”, Swamp Blues, Independent

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  • Dave Bromberg, “Blue Is Fallen”, Use Me, Appleseed Music

  • Golden Triangle, “La Bleue”, Swamp Blues, Independent