THEME - Now and Then
Folk Plus was hosted this week by Kathy Geary who hosts the show which airs right before Folk Plus called Now and Then.
Today's theme was new releases by folk artists preceded by earlier works.
Laura Smith has released her most recent cd after a 15 year hiatus! She was born and raised in London Ontario, loving horses,
theatre and poetry. She's won writing awards nd been nominated for Canada's famous Juno award twice. Remarkably she learned only in 1999 thatshe had 6 brothers and sisters,
to whom she dedicated this moment recent cd.
Laura Smith No Call for Mercy 3:45 B'tween the Earth and My Soul Cornermuse Recordings
Laura Smith I Built A Boat 2:43 Everything Is Moving - borealis
For many years FOlk Plus had a promo "cart" [they were carts in the first years at WJFF] with this Lynn Miles song from a 1996 cd in the background
Lynn Miles Promo For FP 0:39
Lynn Miles It's Gone 3:35 Chalk This One Up To The Moon
Here is Lynn's most recent release
Lynn Miles Lynn Miles How To Be Alone 3:47 Downpour - lynnmilesmusic.com
Deborah Holland left her teaching career in California to move to Vancouver for the sake of her son. Her latest release documents that.
Here she sings from 1999 about some leaders no longer with us.
Deborah Holland Pinochet And Margaret Thatcher 2:02 The Book of Survival - gadfly
Deborah Holland That Ain't Love 3:32 Vancouver - raeonrecords
Buddy Mondlock has had his songs covered by Peter Paul and Mary, Janis Ian, David Wilcox and many more.
Here he sings his own work from 1995, followed by a cut from his most recent release.
Buddy Mondlock Break The Cup 3:08 Buddy Mondlock
Buddy Mondlock What Do I Know 3:06 The Memory Wall-buddymondlock.com
Erik Balkey penned a song about the late Dave Carter here called God's Poet Now, but more recently he has become a duo,
under the name of upper Ponies, with Annie Donahue.
Erik Balkey God's Poet Now 3:24 While The Paint Dries - ericbalkey.com
The Copper Ponies [Erik Balkey, Annie Donahue] Ring Them Bells [by dylan] 3:19 Ring Them Bells
Si Kahn has ALWAYS written political songs. He was in our studios at WJFF a few years ago on a tour. Here he sings about women's rights from 1994
[referring to a senator from Mississippi. [If you are interested catch the Mike Wallace interview of James Eastland at
Following that is Si's most recent release, where he is protecting the salmon of Bristol Bay. Not just in song, Si has gone and organized to save Alaska's Bristol Bay.
49% of the world's remaining wild sockeye salmon comes from Bristol Bay.
Si Kahn Si Kahn The Senator 2:20 In My Heart: A Retrospective - Philo '94
Senator" which was at least partially influenced by a Senator from Mississippi" says Si
Si Kahn Pebble Mine 2:21 Bristol Bay - striclty country records
Tret Fure [pronounced FURY] has played for over four decades. She's a solid guitarist. These cuts, though from the
same cd range from being written in 1984 and 2013.
Tret Fure Tret Fure That Side of the Moon 3:09 A Piece of the Sky - tretfure.com
Tret Fure Tret Fure The Heart and Back Again 4:09 A Piece of the Sky - tretfure.com
These three powerhouse women from Ithaca sing from 1997 on Rounder and 2012.
The Burns Sisters Jeannie Burns, Marie Burns No More Silence 2:15 In This World
The Burns Sisters Tell The Truth 4:26 The Hills Of Ithaca
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