This Show’s For Dad

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

This edition of Profiles in Folk comprises everything “Dad” as we start the 2015 Father’s Day weekend. There are songs for and about “my old man”, songs in memory of departed fathers and tunes from groups that include a father and his offspring.

In addition, my thanks once again go out to the Green River Festival in Greenfield, Mass. and Flora Reed and Jim Olsen of Signature Sounds Records for enabling us to offer Profiles listeners the opportunity to vie during the next two shows for passes to the festival on July 10-11-12. The festival, chosen this year by Rolling Stone magazine as one of “2015’s must-see music festivals”, is expanding to three days and will feature a wide variety of artists including Richard Shindell, Lucy Kaplansky, Steve Earle, the Punch Brothers, the Milk Carton Kids and the Stray Birds.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Matt & Tom Turino, “Clear Light”, Here And Far Away, Independent

  • Johnsmith, “Father’s Day”, Gravity Of Grace, Blue Pine Music


  • David Mallett, “My Old Man”, Parallel Lives, Flying Fish

  • Steve Goodman, “My Old Man”, Say It In Private, Red Pajamas

  • James Keelaghan, “My Old Man”, Road, HighTone


  • Judy Collins, “My Father”, The Very Best Of Judy Collins, Elektra

  • Guy Clark, “Randall Knife”, Craftsman, Philo

  • Neal & Leandra, “Father Like You”, Bridge Rail, Uncle Gus Music

  • Stan Rogers, “Working Joe”, Northwest Passage, Fogarty’s Cove Music

  • John Gorka, “Semper Fi”, Jack’s Crows, High Street Records


  • Peter Ostroushko, “Sloboda”, Sacred Heart, Red House Records


  • The Burns Sisters, “Father’s Blue Eyes”, Looking Back/Our American Irish Souls, Sisters Music

  • Marc Douglas Berardo, “Havana”, Downhauler, Horizon Music Group

  • Jim Photoglo, “My Father’s Son”, Halls Of My Heart, Grifftone Records

  • L.J. Booth, “My Father’s Shoes”, The Road That Leads Me Home, Firefly Jar Music


  • Martin & Eliza Carthy, “Orange In Bloom”, Classic Folk Guitar, Wooded Hill Recordings

  • Richard & Teddy Thompson, “Persuasion”, Action Packed/The Best Of The Capitol Years, Capitol

  • Rafe & Clelia Stefanini, “Collins Medley #1”, Lady On The Green, Old Willow Tree

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

  • Rodney & Elvie Miller, “Brimstone Corner/Gillian’s Waltz”, Spyglass Waltzes, Brimstone Corner