A Summer Potpourri & Summerstage

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

Here’s a little of this and a little of that for a lazy, humid summer’s night — string and contra band music, a whole basket of traditional balladry, including marvelous new albums from Deb Cowan and John Roberts and solo efforts from Canada’s Matthew Byrne and Olivia Chaney from England. This is also the time for outdoor presentations of Shakespeare. Skip the mosquitoes and humidity and catch a few plays (and many characters) right here on our own Summerstage.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Pete’s Posse, “Hell On The Space Coast”, Down To The Core, Epact Music


  • The Moving Violations, “High Tide”,“Over The Causeway/Volcanic Jig/Lowdown Hoedown”, Elasticity Independent

  • Pete’s Posse, “June App”, “The Maine Drag”, Down To The Core, Epact Music


  • John Roberts & Debra Cowan, “Bold Riley”, “Fair Annie”, Ballads Long & Short, Golden Hind Music

  • Maddy Prior, “Salisbury Plain”, “Ship In Distress”, Lionhearts, Park Records


  • John Roberts & Tony Barrand, “Our Hamlet”, A Present From The Gentlemen, Golden Hind Music

  • Adam McNaughton, “The Scottish Song”, Last Stand At Mount Florida, Greentrax

  • Les Barker, “Cosmo Prince Of Denmark”, A Cardi And Bloke, Dog Records


  • Matthew Byrne, “What Fortune Guides A Sailor”, “Plains Of Waterloo”, Hearts & Heroes, MusicNL

  • Olivia Chaney, “La Jardinera”, “There’s Not A Swain”, The Longest River, Nonesuch

  • The Unthanks, “Anachie Gordon”, Here’s The Tender Coming, Rough Trade Records


  • Johnny Cunningham, “Waulkin’ O’ The Fauld”, Fair Warning, Green Linnet Records