A Summer Bouquet

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

Summer’s in full bloom both in color and music festivals. This program touches on that theme as I offer listeners the opportunity to win full passes to the 26th Annual Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (Aug. 1-3 in Hillsdale, N.Y.), one of America’s leading gatherings of singer/songwriters. The program includes a lengthy set that previews this year’s version of the festival’s popular Friday Night Summer Eve’s Song Swap.

Surrounding the song swap are selections from new albums from the Craven Family Band (and a few choice selections from The Stray Birds featuring Oliver Craven), Ashley Davis and Andrew Corbett. The wild card in the show is a pairing of Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby. Since I first programmed their duo album more than a year ago, listeners have been requesting more!

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • The Craven Family Band, “Salt Spring”, The Flower Grown, Independent


  • The Stray Birds, “Wildflower Honey”, The Stray Birds, Independent

  • The Stray Birds, “Blue Yodel #7”, Echo Sessions, Independent

  • The Craven Family Band, “Dear Hearts And Gentle People”, “Angel Band”, The Flower Grown, Independent

  • The Stray Birds, “Give The Wildman A Knife/Bellows Falls/Waitin’ On A Hannah”, The Stray Birds, Indie


  • Tom Paxton, “The Water Is Wide”, One More Song, Philo

  • John Gorka, “Branching Out”, I Know, Red House

  • Seth Glier, “Someone Else To Crown”, The Trouble With People, Mpress Records

  • Cheryl Wheeler, “Praise The Lord And Life Is So Grand”, Pointing At The Sun, Dias


  • Tom Paxton, “Ramblin’ Boy”, Roots Of Folk (Box), Vanguard

  • John Gorka, “Bright Side Of Down”, Bright Side Of Down, Red House

  • Seth Glier, “Who Would Have Thought”, The Trouble With People, Mpress Records

  • Cheryl Wheeler, “Howl At The Moon”, The Singer/Songwriter Collection, Rounder Heritage

  • Tom Paxton, “The Bravest”, Sowing The Seeds — The 10th Anniversary, Appleseed Recordings

  • John Gorka, “Love Is Our Cross To Bear”, I Know, Red House


  • Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby, “The Way It Is”, Cluck Ol’ Hen, Skaggs Family Records


  • Ashley Davis, “His Bride I’ll Be”, Night Travels, Daisy Rings Music

  • Andrew Corbett, “Teewinot Sunrise”, Moments Of Grace, ACMuse