Music From The Prairie
(Sandwiched Between New Releases)

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

I’m back from volunteering at the 7th Annual Folk & Roots Festival in Urbana, Illinois. I always return with outstanding albums from performers of whom I previously possessed only fleeting knowledge. This program features selections from four of this year’s performers (Kaia Kater, Rebecca Wudarski, Tom Turino and Lynn O’Brien).

both sides of those selections are a few selections from new releases that found their way into the Profiles in Folk mailbox at WSHU Public Radio, including the close with two pieces from Matthew Byrne of Newfoundland, who I’ve programmed extensively in recent months. His album “Hearts and Heroes” was recently awarded “Traditional Album of the Year” at this year’s Canadian Folk Music Awards.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Ceolbeg, “Zito The Bubbleman”, The Ultimate Guide To Scottish Music, Arc Music


  • Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, “Dancin’ In The Kitchen”, “Howdy Little Newlycome/Ceilidh House Polka”,

  • Dancin’ In The Kitchen, Community Music, ,


  • Happy Traum, “Things Are Coming My Way”, “In The Evening When The Sun Goes Down”, Just For The

  • Love Of It, Lark’s Nest Music, ,

  • Guy Davis, “Kokomo Kidd”, “Wish I Hadn’t Stayed Away So Long”, Kokomo Kidd, M.C. Records


  • Tom Turino & Friends, “Nighthawk 750”, Charlie The Hat, Independent


  • Lynn O’Brien, “Light Everywhere”, “This Too Shall Pass”, Light Everywhere, Independent


  • Kaia Kater, “Southern Girl”, “Moonshiner”, Sorrow Bound, Kingswood Records

  • Knockbox w/Rebecca Wudarski, “Little Cabin Home On The Hill”, Knockbox, Independent

  • Rebecca Wudarski, “Dogwood”, Old Fashioned Joy, Independent


  • Tom Turino & Friends, “Betty’s Companion”, Charlie The Hat, Independent

  • Rebecca Wudarski, “Ocean”, Old Fashioned Joy, Independent

  • Kaia Kater, “Salt River”, Sorrow Bound, Kingswood Records


  • Matthew Byrne, “Plains Of Waterloo”, “Hearts”, Hearts & Heroes, MusicNL