State Troubadour Kristen Graves Live In WSHU’s Studio A

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

" I spent a thoroughly enjoyable hour with Connecticut’s current reigning State Troubadour Kristen Graves in WSHU’s Studio A earlier this week for airing on this program. Kristen is absolutely imbued with energy and creativity. She writes catchy songs and tells engaging stories, especially about her efforts working extensively with young people and those who are disenfranchised to use the arts to tap into their potential, become empowered and change the world.

I wrapped songs about autumn around the one hour spent with Kristen. Thanks to Kristen for sharing her music at Profiles in Folk and to Paul Litwinovich, WSHU’s head of engineering, who captured it in our computers and edited it.

Listen to the live portion of the show

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Keith Arneson, “In Late September”, Stelling Banjo Anthology, Rebel Records

  • Cheryl Wheeler, “When Fall Comes To New England”, Driving Home, Philo

  • Larry Unger & Ginny Snow, “The End Of Summer”, Waltz Time, Black Socks Press

  • Tom Rush, “Urge For Going”, No Regrets, Columbia/Legacy


    Kristen Graves Live In WSHU’s Studio A

    “The River Song”
    “Long Gone” from her new album, “Now Ain’t The Time For Tears”
    “Dear Mister”
    “The Connecticut Song”


  • Jim Malcolm, “Road To New York”, Live In Glenfarg, Beltane Records

  • Cindy Kallet & Grey Larsen, “October Song”, Cross The Water, Sleepy Creek Music

  • Red Hen, “November Wind”, Crossing, Independent

  • Julia Lane, “Indian Summer”, Going Home, Castlebay

  • Natalie Merchant, “Autumn Lullaby”, Leave Your Sleep, Nonesuch

  • Peter Ostroushko, “When The Last Morning Glory Blooms”, When The Last Morning Glory Blooms, Red House