Old Friends, New Albums

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

Old friends — in this context, as in old, familiar songs or artists who I’ve programmed on Profiles for many, many years — are like a comfort food. They’re very comfortable as well as totally satisfying and soothing to our ears and minds.

This show spotlights a group of “old friends” who’ve brought us a batch of new releases this year. But, there’s always an exception in my programs: The Honey Dewdrops are relatively “new friends” (we’ve been programming their music for a few years) and they’re here tonight because they have a concert next week in Hamden.

No Strings Attached, whose wonderful music I’ve been programming since the days of vinyl records, will be the headliners at this year’s Nutmeg Dulcimer Festival in Milford on the last weekend of October.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • No Strings Attached, “Dunmore Lasses/Julia Delaney”, Old Friend’s Waltz, EMC


  • Lucy Kaplansky, “This Morning I Am Born Again”, “I’ll See You Again”, Reunion, Red House

  • Bill Staines, “Along The Road”, “Shady Grove”, Beneath Some Lucky Star, Red House


  • Carlos Nunez, “The Crow On The Cradle”, “The Raggle Taggle Gypsy”, Discover, RCA Victor


  • Dana & Susan Robinson, “Who Killed Cock Robin”, “Will The Circle Be Unbroken”, American Hornpipe

  • Threshold Music, , ,

  • The Honey Dewdrops, “Silver Lining”, “Catawba”, Silver Lining, Independent


  • Deb Cowan, “The Rose You Wore For Me”, “Good Fish Chowder”, Among Friends, Muzzzy House Music


  • Andrew McKnight, “How High the Mountain”, “The Road To Appomattox”, One Virginia Night, Catalooch


  • No Strings Attached, “Music For A Found Harmonium”, Old Friend’s Waltz, EMC

  • Deb Cowan, “One More Before We Go”, Among Friends, Muzzzy House Music

  • Dana & Susan Robinson, “Elk River Blues/Sailing Around Cape Solstice”, American Hornpipe, Threshold