10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters
These are songs and artists our listeners have requested for airplay in recent weeks. This show was postponed a week because of the death of folk music icon Pete Seeger last week and the Profiles celebration of his life last Friday. Obviously, because of the voluminous dimensions of Pete’s artistry it was impossible to do justice to his work in two hours, so I’ve included another set in this program that listeners asked for since that tribute. The remainder of show is also programmed by listeners from the blues of the 1920s-40s to old folk revival favorites like Gordon Bok and Bill Staines to the balladry of England’s Kate Rusby. There will be more listener request shows to come since I’ve got a backlog of recommendations, suggestions, orders! Send yours to email@example.com
Opening and closing the show is the music of legendary New Hampshire musician and contra dance caller Bob McQuillen, who died at age 90 on Feb. 4. Those who danced in New England and/or attended festivals such as the historic Fox Hollow Festival; Old Songs, Champlain Valley, etc., are familiar with Bob. Essentially a pianist and accordion player, he composed more than 1,000 songs during his career and in 2002 was awarded the National Heritage Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts, the highest award for traditional and folk arts in the United States.