Heroes and ….

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

This is the first of two shows entitled “Heroes and Villains.” Many times my shows, as they are being constructed, take weird, unexpected turns and this is one. The heroes were originally to be folkloric figures such as Casey Jones and John Henry, but the more I pondered the theme, the more the show’s focus became one of “musical heroes” and that’s where it ended. The first hour pays tribute to three folk music icons: Woody Guthrie, Bill Monroe and Hank Williams. The second hour displays the handiwork of a host of artists who’ve been influenced by other “heroes.” As for the villains, tune in next week.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

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


  • Bob Dylan, “Song To Woody”, Bob Dylan, Columbia

  • Rosalie Sorrels, “Ashes On The Sea”, Miscellaneous Abstract Record No. 1, Green Linnet

  • Greg Engle, “Woody Walks This Land”, CD single, Independent


  • John Hartford, “Cross-Eyed Child”, The Legend Lives On: A Tribute To Bill Monroe, Audium/Koch

  • Niall Toner, “William Smith Monroe”, New Cuts Of Bluegrass/Vol. 3, New Cuts Of Bluegrass

  • Robin & Linda Williams, “Maybelle’s Guitar And Monroe’s Mandolin”, Buena Vista, Red House


  • Tim Hardin, “Tribute To Hank Williams”, Tim Hardin 2, Verve/Forecast

  • Terence Martin, “Hank Williams”, Lost Hills, Good Dog Music

  • Robin & Linda Williams, “Rolling And Rambling”, Devil Of A Dream, Sugar Hill


  • Tom Russell, “Nina Simone”, Blood And Candle Smoke, Shout! Factory

  • Sylvia Tyson, “Chocolate Cigarettes”, Gypsy Cadillac, Silver City Records

  • Don Edwards, “My Hero Gene Autry”, My Hero Gene Autry, Shanachie

  • Si Kahn & The Looping Brothers, “To Hear Doc Watson Play”, Aragon Mill: The Bluegrass Sessions Strictly Country Records,

  • Steve Chizmadia, “Song For Pete”, Jack Of All Trades, Independent

  • Michael Smith, “Gamble’s Guitar”, Time, Flying Fish

  • Marci Geller, “Jack Sang On”, Open Book, Sonic Underground


  • Bob Dylan, “Blind Willie McTell”, The Bootleg Series/Vol. 3, Columbia

  • Tom Paxton, “Did You Hear John Hurt?”, Collector’s Edition, Vanguard (Box)

  • John Fahey, “Requiem For John Hurt”, Collector’s Edition, Vanguard (Box)