First broadcast May 10, 2013

A Bouquet For Mom

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

Mother’s Day arrives this Sunday and this show is our annual tribute to moms the world over and includes a reading of Julia Ward Howe’s “Mother’s Day Proclamation, written around 1870. How, in the aftermath of the horrific American Civil War, envisioned Mother’s Day as a call to pacifism and disarmament by women. In subsequent years, others took up the cause of peace but support also spread for a more general holiday to recognize the contributions made by women. That custom spread across the country. West Virginia became the first state to officially recognize the holiday in 1910 and four years later President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Lonesome Standard Time, “Mother The Queen Of My Heart”, Lonesome As It Gets, Sugar Hill

  • Lonesome River Band, “Thank God For A Mama”, One Step Forward, Sugar Hill

  • Seldom Scene, “The Sweetest Gift”, 15th Anniversary Celebration, Sugar Hill

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  • Natalie MacMaster, “Mom’s Jig”, In My Hands, Rounder

  • Andrew Calhoun, “Joy”, Tiger Tattoo, Waterbug

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

  • Peter Ostroushko, “Marjorie’s Waltz #4”, When The Last Morning Glory Blooms, Red House

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  • Lorraine Hammond, “My Mother’s Face”, Jingalo Gypsy, Snowy Egret Music

  • Hazel Dickens, “Mama’s Hand”, Hand-Picked: 25 Years Of Rounder Bluegrass, Rounder

  • Evie Ladin, “The First Time”, Evie Ladin Band, Independent

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  • The Bad Livers, “I’m Going Back To Mom And Dad”, Industry And Thrift, Sugar Hill

  • Austin Lounge Lizards, “Forty Years Old And I’m Livin’ In My Mom’s Garage”, Never An Adult Moment, Sugar Hill

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  • Larry Unger & Ginny Snowe, “Lucky Penny”, Waltz Time II, Black Socks Press

  • Notorious, “Sumari’s Waltz”, The Road To Damascus, Black Socks Press

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  • Cody Hogue, “Dear Mother”, To The West, Cello Room Productions

  • Carey Creed, “You’ve Got A Home”, Small Braveries, Azalea City Records

  • David Potts-Dupre, “Music For Mom”, They Speak At Night, Independent

  • Anne Hills, “Mother”, The Things I Notice Now, Appleseed

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  • John McCutcheon, “One In A Million”, The Greatest Story Never Told, Red House

  • Richard Shindell, “Last Fare Of The Day”, Vuelta, Koch

  • Hilary Field & Patrice O’Neill, “Johsefins Dopvals/Dormite Mi Nino”, Cantilena, Yellow Tail Records