10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters
Wow! Profiles has been blessed during the past month with the arrival of several albums — mostly by Canadian performers — which focus largely on traditional music, much of it performed in new and intriguing settings. Thankfully, many of today’s young performers possess a strong knowledge of and respect for traditional music but are not restricted by its dictates. This program attests to that fact.
There are a few ringers in the mix: Olivia Chaney, whose recent short U.S. tour garnered rave reviews, hails from England. Eighty-year-old Leonard Cohen’s latest album includes his classic “Joan of Arc”, destined to be “traditional” in the centuries to come. And there’s a lengthy “family” set: Namely, a new album from marvelous Canadian songstress Norah Rendell combined with older works from spouse Brian Miller with Randy Gosa and The Outside Track, a band in which she participates. Music from those albums has been sprinkled across previous shows.