Digging Into The Blues — And Then Some

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

The greater portion of this edition of Profiles in Folk deals with marvellous new releases that feature the blues (and, yes, that includes Leonard Cohen, the ultimate bluesman!). In addition, I’m placing the spotlight on the upcoming Nutmeg Dulcimer Festival on Friday, Oct. 23 and Saturday, Oct. 24 in downtown Milford, CT. It’s one of the largest gatherings of strummed, picked and hammered dulcimer players in the Northeast. Featured artists appearing in concert will be the iconic John McCutcheon on Friday night and Janita Baker on Saturday evening.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Mari Black, “Peepholes”, Flight, Independent


  • Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio, “You Don’t Know Him The Way I Do”, “What Else Can I Do?”, Still She Will

  • Fly, Vessel Recordings, ,

  • Peter Keane, “Sitting On Top Of The World”, “Nobody’s Dirty Business”, Rural Electrification, LittleHat.Com

  • The Ebin-Rose Trio, “Blue Attitude”, Bare Wires, AcousticMusic.Org


  • Happy Traum, “Careless Love Blues”, “The Water Is Wide”, Just For The Love Of It, Lark’s Nest Music

  • Guy Davis, “Lay Lady Lay”, “Blackberry Kisses”, Kokomo Kidd, M.C. Records


  • John McCutcheon, “Planxty George Brabazon/Si Bheag Si Mor”, The Wind That Shakes The Barley, Rounder

  • John McCutcheon, “Talking Yogi Talk”, Sermon On the Mound, Appalsongs

  • John McCutcheon, “The Wind That Shakes The Barley/Morpeth’s Rant/Staten Island”, The Wind That Shakes,

  • The Barley, Rounder, ,


  • Happy Traum, “In the Pines”, Just For The Love Of It, Lark’s Nest Music

  • Guy Davis, “Little Red Rooster”, Kokomo Kidd, M.C. Records


  • Janita Baker, “Ain’t Misbehavin’”, Stardust, Blue Lion

  • Leonard Cohen, “Night Comes On”, “Joan Of Arc”, Can’t Forget, Columbia/Legacy


  • Janita Baker, “Goodnight”, Stardust, Blue Lion