First broadcast October 18, 2013

3 X 3 X 3

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

Well, it’s almost three different branches of the folk music tree — Celtic, bluegrass and singer/songwriter — as performed by three sets of performers. The “almost” factors in with five, not three, singer/songwriters. However, three of the five are to be found together on the marvelous new Tompkins Square boxed set of live recordings from the legendary Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., part of the Caffe Lena history project that also includes a book on the Caffe’s history.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Katie McNally, “Farmer’s Daughter/The Glen Where The Deer Is”, Flourish, Independent

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  • Childsplay, “Child Suite”, As The Crow Flies, Childsplay

  • Childsplay, “Starry Lullaby/Maybe-Might”, As The Crow Flies, Childsplay

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  • Greg Brown, “Flat Stuff”, Live At Caffe Lena, Tompkins Square Records

  • John Gorka, “Down In the Milltown”, Live At Caffe Lena, Tompkins Square Records

  • Mary Gauthier, “I Drink”, Live At Caffe Lena, Tompkins Square Records

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  • Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby, “Bluegrass Breakdown”, “The Way It Is”, Cluck Old Hen, Skaggs Family

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  • Mairi Morrison & Alasdair Roberts, “E Ho Leigein”, “The Tri-Coloured House”, Urstan, Drag City

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  • Ben Bedford, “Fire In His Bones”, “The Ballad Of Harlington Wood”, What We Lost, Waterbug

  • Si Kahn & The Looping Brothers, “Aragon Mill”, “Gone Gonna Rise Again”, Aragon Mill: The Bluegrass Sessions, Strictly Country Records

  • The Tuttles With A.J. Lee, “Hickory Wind”, “White House Blues”, Endless Ocean, Back Studio Records

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  • Zoe Mulford, “When The Coffee’s All Gone”, Coyote Wings, Azalea City

  • Mairi Morrison & Alasdair Roberts, “Leanabh an Oir (Child Of Gold)”, Urstan, Drag City