First broadcast June 20, 2014

Songwriters Supreme / The Green River Festival

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

Indeed, songwriters reign supreme during the program’s first hour. Featured are three of the contemporary folk and acoustic music scene’s very best songwriters. Their craft is intelligent and insightful; precise, powerful and provocative. All three do not shy from tackling today’s thorny social issues. Several performers slated to appear at the Green River Festival in Greenfield, Mass., next month are featured during the second hour as we offer listeners tickets to the festival. As bookends, there’s sterling instrumental work from Beppe Gambetta and Joel Mabus. Beppe’s appearing in nearby New Haven this coming week.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Beppe Gambetta, “Early Bluegrass Medley”, The American Album, Gadfly Records

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  • Nathan Bell, “The Snowman”, “Fathers And Mothers”, Blood Like A River, Stone Barn Records

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  • Joe Crookston, “Pretty Saro”, “Fall Down As Rain”, Georgia I’m Here, Milagrito Records

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  • Lucy Billings, “Asking You Why”, “Not Far From Me”, Carry The Water, Sassy Time Records

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  • Joe Crookston, “Tuesday Morning”, Georgia I’m Here, Milagrito Records

  • Nathan Bell, “Blue Kentucky Gone”, Blood Like A River, Stone Barn Records

  • Lucy Billings, “God’s House”, Carry The Water, Sassy Time Records

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  • Dave Alvin, “Railroad Bill”, Public Domain, HighTone Records

  • Josh Ritter, “You Don’t Make It Easy Babe”, Hello Starling, Signature Sounds Records

  • Josh Ritter, “The Temptation Of Adam”, The Historical Conquests Of Josh Ritter, Victor (Sony BMG)

  • Dave Alvin, “Mama Ain’t Long For Day”, Public Domain, HighTone Records

  • Poor Old Shine, “Ghosts Next Door”, “Right Now”, Poor Old Shine, Signature Sounds

  • Dave Alvin, “Abilene”, Blackjack David, HighTone

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  • Beppe Gambetta, “Delmore Brothers Medley”, The American Album, Gadfly

  • Joel Mabus, “When They Ring The Golden Bells”, Pepper’s Ghost, Fossil Records

  • Beppe Gambetta, “Acadian Dream”, The American Album, Gadfly