This Show’s For Dad

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

This edition of Profiles in Folk comprises everything “Dad” as we start the Father’s Day weekend. There are songs for and about “my old man”, songs in memory of departed fathers, songs from dads to their children and some tunes from groups that include a father and his offspring. In addition, my thanks go out to the American Roots Music Festival at Caramoor in Katonah, N.Y. and to Maggi Landau, its roots music artistic director, for enabling us to offer Profiles listeners the opportunity to vie during the next two shows for passes to the June 29 festival that will feature, among a host of artists, the Del McCoury Band.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Dick & Judy Hyman, “Ralph’s Watch”, Late Last Summer, Left Ear Records

  • Johnsmith, “Father’s Day”, Gravity Of Grace, Blue Pine Music


  • David Mallet, “My Old Man”, Parallel Lives, Flying Fish

  • Steve Goodman, “My Old Man”, Say It In Private, Red Pajamas

  • James Keelaghan, “My Old Man”, Road, HighTone


  • Erik Balkey, “He’s My Dad”, My Sacred Heart, Hudson Harding Music

  • Open Book, “There For You”, The Things We Keep, Independent

  • Kate Wolf, “I Never Knew My Father”, Lines On The Paper, Rhino

  • Neal & Leandra, “Father Like You”, Bridge Rail, Uncle Gus Music

  • Bill Nash & Carey Cooper, “About My Dad”, Family Albums: Custom Songs/Vol. 1, Hudson Harding Music


  • Carol Elizabeth Jones, “Coal Tattoo”, Cataloochee, 5-String Productions

  • Ricky Skaggs, “Little Maggie”, Songs My Dad Loved, Skaggs Family

  • Del McCoury Band, “Love Is A Long Road”, The Cold Hard Facts, Rounder

  • The Del McCoury Band, “1952 Vincent Black Lightning”, Del And The Boys, Ceili Music


  • Joe Crookston, “To Keep You Warm”, Darkling & The Bluebird Jubilee, Milagrito Records

  • Debra Cowan, “Dad’s Dinner Pail”, Among Friends, Muzzy House Music

  • Stan Rogers, “Working Joe”, Northwest Passage, Fogarty’s Cove Music

  • Ben Bedford, “What We Lost”, What We Lost, Waterbug

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

  • Peter Rowan, “Father Mother”, Legacy, Compass

  • Matt & Tom Turino, “Here And Far Away”, Here And Far Away, Independent