The Flowing Waters of Lake Jefferson

Saturday January 31, 2009:Two Cuts
Airing two cuts on 13 highlighted cds

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Appearling live locally alert:
252-6783 David Roth, River Folk, Feb 6th
865-6829  Amy Gallatan, Walton Theatre Feb 7th
252-6783 Christine Lavin, River Folk, Feb 14th
February 21st, Lake Huntington 7:30 WJFFs Winter Dance Party!

John Martyn.RIP,

John Martyn, has died at the age of 60. He was a folk-blues singer best known for his 1973 masterpiece Solid Air, the title track of which was written for his friend the late Nick Drake, Martyn's songs spoke of loneliness and love always wrapped up in the most beautiful of musical accompaniments.  "Able to command the services of the world's top musicians, he played alongside Richard Thompson, Dave Gilmour and Eric Clapton. He counted Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix as friends. "

Check out Graham Rice's Brit Mix this afternoon on WJFF for some of John's music.

Today's Folk Plus is a "two cut" show, where I highlight  cds and air two cuts from each. Some names are familiar, some not, but all are impressive enough to play more than one selection.

1. Brian Vardigans - Springhill  4:48
Springhill -

2. Brian Vardigans - Island Clay 4:09
Springhill -

Peggy Seeger recently wrote to Brian "Its rare with nme to like every song ona cd but yours is one of those. What a pleasure Youre a good writerr and wonderfully listener-freindly"  He is from Nova Scotia, Canada.

3. Cosy Sheridan - The Days I Do Not Believe 327
Eros - Wind River

4. Cosy Sheridan - Weekend Worshop 1:31
Eros - Wind River

This is Cosy's 9th release. She always amazes me with her writing, her depth and humor all in one package.

5. Kitty Donohoe - Must Be Halloween 4:45
Yellow Room Gang Vol 2. Happy New Day

There is never a bad song from this woman!

6. David Tamulevich, Michael Hough - Planting Trees 5:08
Yellow Room Gang Vol 2. Happy New Day

This song is about a town coming together to plant trees, based on a bood by Jean Giono, but its a reminder of how this whole CD is a community effort itself.

7. Tom Rush - All A Man Can Do 4:26
What I Know - Appleseed 

His first release in 35 years!  [He is playing Schenectady tomorrow if you google his site.]

"make a promise, keep it ture, its all a man can do"
"Make each day the best you can"

8. Tom Rush - What An Old Lover Knows 3:23
What I Know - Appleseed

Sometimes only someone who really knows you well will do.

9. Kelleigh McKenzie - Gin 3:47
Chances -

kelleigh can make a banjo sound different.

10. Kelleigh McKenzie - In Between 4:10
Chances -

"a kiss or a fist is what you might get, anything but in between"

11. Ken Theriot - Band of Brothers 3:19
Human History - Raven Boy Music

St. Cripin's Day falls on 25 October honoring twins Crispin and Crispinian who were martyred twins circa A.D. 286.
They  are the Christian patron saints of cobblers, tanners, leather workers and - recently - of leather community (bikers ...)
It is a day most famous for the battles that occurred on it: the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, the Battle of Balaklava (Charge of the Light Brigade) during the Crimean War in 1854 and the Battle of Leyte Gulf in the Pacific theater in 1944. The Battle of Agincourt was dramatised
by William Shakespeare in Henry V featuring the fictional St Crispin's day speech in which Henry inspired the outnumbered British forces to fight the French saying 'the fewer men, the greater share of honour".  Saints Crispin and Crispinian were removed from the liturgical calendar
(but not declared to no longer be saints) during the Catholic Church'sVatican II reformshat saying that there was insufficient evidence
that Saints Crispin and Crispinian actually existed.

12. Ken Theriot - The Lie 3:56
Human History - Raven Boy Music

Based on the poem "The Lie" by Walter Raleigh expresses a contemptus mundi
(contempt of the world) attitude more characteristic of the Middle Ages

13. David Roth - My apologies 3:18
Practice Makes Progress - Wind River

14. David Roth - You Remind Me 340
Practice Makes Progress - Wind River

 David Roth, River Folk, Feb 6th

15. Priscilla Herdman - Satellite Sky 4:00
Into the Stars - Stardreamer Music

16. Priscilla Herdman - Ideas are Like Stars 500
Into the Stars - Stardreamer Music

A new release on a theme of stars by the a woman's voice who is consistenly clear and beautiful.

17  Chuck McCabe - I Know You 356
Creatures of Habit - TrueWind Music

Those annoying people who are everywhere.

18. Chuck McCabe - Partisan Polka 3:17
Creatures of Habit - TrueWind Music

"If you ain't one of us you must be one of them"

19. Vance Gilbert - Goodbye Pluto 446
Up on Rockfield -

This guys can really sing!
This writing is from  thinking of Shawn Colvin and Raffi

20. Vance Gilbert -Old Man's Advice 3:30
Up on Rockfield -

.. and thinking of Tom Waits

21. Acoustic Blender - A Question of Tempo 2:56
Crazy Whirled -

a fast paced round about slowing down

22. Acoustic Blender - Even You 4:40
Crazy Whirled -

23. David Stoddard - First Thanksgiving 2:32
Get Off My Lawn -

24. David Stoddard - River of Love 3:07
Get Off My Lawn -

25. Michael Smith - Dead Egyptian Blues (Mr. Tut) 4:15
Love Letter on a Fish -

Smith himself, doing his own stuff, though you may have heard it from Hot Soup or someone else first.

26. Michael Smith - Panther in Michigan
Love Letter on a Fish -

You may have heard Trout Fishing do this, but it's Michaels.

27.Blackie and the Rodeo Kings - (Eaglesmith) 49 Tons 3:50
Swinging From the Chains of Love -

Only time for one cut from the supergroup who began as an extra voice for the works of Willie P Bennet


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