Songs of Thanks, Grace And Remembrance / Celebrating Chanukah

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

A favorite with listeners, this is our annual show for the day after Thanksgiving during which we explore general universal themes centered around the Thanksgiving holiday such as offering thanks and love and extending grace. This “Black Friday” program is designed to offer a bit of musical therapy to help deal with a world during these end-of-year holidays that can be increasingly burdensome — and unnecessarily noisy.

This year tonight is also the third night of Chanukah, so we celebrated with 30 minutes of music devoted to the Jewish holiday of “The Festival of Lights.”

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Debra Cowan, “Marigold/Harvest Home”, Live In WSHU’s Studio A, Paul Litwinovich Recording

  • Castlebay, “We Gather Together”, Going Home, Independent

  • Bob Franke, “Thanksgiving Eve”, The Other Evening In Chicago, Waterbug

  • Mary Chapin Carpenter, “Thanksgiving Song”, Come Darkness Come Light, Zoe


  • Amy White with Al Petteway, “Home Sweet Home”, Home Sweet Home, Fairewood Studios

  • Debi Smith, “Pie”, Hits & Holidays, Independent

  • Herdman Hills & Mangsen, “Uncle Dave’s Grace”, At The Turning Of The Year, Hand & Heart Music

  • Dan Berggren, “May You Live”, Tongues In Trees, Sleeping Giant Records


  • Deb Cowan, “The Snow Is On The Ground”, Fond Desire Farewell, Falling Mountain Music

  • Mary Gauthier, “Thanksgiving”, Between Daylight And Dark, Lost Highway

  • James Keelaghan, “House Of Cards”, House Of Cards, Borealis

  • Geoff Bartley, “Mercy For The Dispossessed”, Mercy For The Dispossessed, Magic Crow Records


  • Woody Guthrie, “The Many And The Few”, “Hanukkah Dance”, Hard Travelin’/The Asch Recordings/Vol.3, Smithsonian Folkways

  • Herdman Hills & Mangsen, “Hanerot Halalu”, Voices Of Winter, Gadfly

  • Klezmer Conservatory Band, “Memories Of Klezmorim”, “Klezmorim At Chanukah”, Oy Chanukah!, Rounder

  • Andy Statman Klezmer Orchestra, “Jewish Dance”, The Andy Statman Klezmer Orchestra, Shanachie

  • Shlomo Carlebach, “Pischu Li (Open The Gates)”, At The Village Gate, Vanguard

  • Gathering Time, “Light One Candle”, Songs Of Hope & Freedom, Inspireline Records


  • Finest Kind, “Only Remembered”, Lost In A Song, Fallen Angle

  • Golden Ring, “Last Train To Glory”, For All The Good People/Golden Ring Reunion, Folk-Legacy

  • Ken Hicks et al, “For All The Good People”, Remembering Fred, Independent

  • Grant Dermody, “Amazing Grace”, Lay Down My Burden, Independent