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Saturday September 4, 2010:
Go see live music September, October 2010

Folk Plus is a blend of contemporary and older singer songwriters with perhaps spoken word or Broadway tunes, or whatever may be relevant to the theme.  The station's website and stream are online at WWW.WJFFRADIO.ORG

Thanks to staff and station management for accommodating Angela'a health issues and maintaining a chemical and fragrance free environment. Complying with these accommodations allow her to continue to volunteer Saturday mornings. Thanks also to John Webber for handling website and recording issues for Folk Plus.

Welcome to folk plus. Today I will be speaking with Dar Williams who will be appearing in Bethel at the site of the Woodstock festival. She will be in the events stage. Alos, I will mention some other live music events in the next two months.

ROD MACDONALD At the Forestburgh Theatre Playhouse 2 pm today.

1.  Rod MacDonald - Who Built the Bomb 4:48  - And then He Woke Up - Gadfly

2.  Rod MacDonald - Every Living THing 318 - No Commercial Traffic -

3.  Rod MacDonald - Sailor's Prayer 329  - No Commercial Traffic -

TOM PACHECO at the Railway Musenum in Phoenecia. Sunday 5th sold out, and a few weats are left for Monday Sept 6th at 7:30 PM. Anyone wanting tickets can go to  or call 845-688-9453.

4.  Tom Pacheco - Beautiful Beautiful Night 228 - I'll Leave a Light on For You -

SHOWS AT THE TOWNE CRIER  -130 Route 22, Pawling, NY (845) 855 1300 

Since November 1972, the Towne Crier Cafe has presented live folk, jazz, blues, Celtic, bluegrass, cajun, zydeco, roots and world music. In 1972 - 74 I used to drive up the Taconic from Westchester to see the shows at its first location in Fishkill. A great old inn.

Sat, 9/4, 8:30pm MAURA O'CONNELL

5. Maura O'Connell - Blue Chalk (Gorka) - Stories - Permanent Records
Maura O'Connell -  Shotgun Down the Avalanche (Colvin) - - Stories - Permanent Records

Fri, 9/10, 8:30pm STEVE WEXLER & The TOP SHELF; guest Bob Malone

7. Bob Malone - You'd Think Id be Over this By Now - Bob Malone - cdfreedom

Sun, 9/19, 7:30pm SOLAS

8. Solas - Pastures of Plenty - Reunion: A Decade of Solas - Compass

Fri, 10/8, 8:30pm THE REFUGEES; guest Ken Whitely

9. Refugees - Fishin in the Dark 419 - Unbound - Wabuho Records


10. Trout Fishing in America - Trout Fishing in America  - Proper Cup of Coffee - Trout

Fri, 10/22, 8:30pm ELIZA GILKYSON; guest Ray Bonneville

11. Eliza Glikyson - Man of God - Paradise Hotel - Red House

SHOWS AT THE MANSION HOUSE at the Orange County Community College
115 South St. Middletown, NY     PH: 845.343.3049

Morrison Mansion is a Victorian home on the campus of Orange County Community College in Middletown, NY. It is a perfect example of turn-of-the-century architecture with wood carvings, mosaic work, stenciling, ornate fireplaces and a large stained-glass window designed by Louis Tiffany. What a fabulous place for a house concert. On Sundays, bring a homemade dessert or appetizer to share with the others,starting at 2pm, music at 3pm. Fri./Sat. evening concerts are a no-food show. Doors will open at 7:30 pm. Music begins at 8pm.  Only 60 seats available

Ellis Paul : Sun Oct 3rd, 2010 ~ 3pm

12. Ellis Paul - She Loves A Girl - Transulscent Soul - Philo

Buskin & Batteau : Sun. Oct 17th, 2010 ~ 3pm

13. Buskin & Batteau  - Guinevere - Nouveau Retro  -


Labor Day Monday Sept. 6th, 2010 12:00-6:00pm  -    The 2nd Annual Turning Point American Roots Festival

09/25/2010 Sat.       Terence Martin CD Release Party

14.  Terence Martin -  Rivers Still Rising 3:00 - The Last Black and White TV - Good Dog Music

09/28/2010 Tues.     Ramblin' Jack Elliott  

15.  Ramblin' Jack Elliott w/Tom Waits - Louise - Friends of Mine - Hightone Records


DAR WILLIAMS  began on the Waterbug lable and moved to Razor and Tie. Shes a phenomenal wirter, here are a few cuts before we talk to her live.

16. Dar Williams - When I was a Boy 447 - Honesty Room - Razor and Tie

17. Dar Williams - Alleluia 307 - Honesty Room - Razor and Tie


Dar grew up in Mount Kisco and Chappaqua New York. She said she listening to disco while growing up on the radio, but at home listened to her dad's collection of folk/rock and classical.  Her dad alphabetized the records. They seemed to listen heavily to the beginning of the folk/rock section... B, C and  D: Byrds, Dylan, Judy Collins, Joan Baez, Crosy Stills and Nash.... and then made it to the Ms for Mama and S for simon and garfunckle, with an especial penchanget for harmony. Her sisters would sing harmony - as the thrid child has the thrid harmony challenge aftre the frist two take the

Dar has 7 studio albums and one live release.

She spoke about her relationship with Joan Baez who  recorded someof your songs and brought her on the raod in 1996. She was gracious and kept the enterage on a level field. First she palyed for the audience of the indigo girls who insisted the audience listen.

Parents who raised their kids on folk... Joan Baez appealed to one generation and Dar appealed to the other portion of the family unit. A successful pairing. Lots of full houses and singing and Joan asked her on baord. A "rocket launcher for my career"
Joan sang three of Dar's songs, and would often invite Dar on stage. Didnt play a mum to her as much as a fun aunt, showing audience Dar began shaving her armpits.

Dar sang at Pete's Birthday party at Madison Square Garden. She, like she percieved Pete to feel, was not at ease until she was before the audience and the feeling of one large campfire emerged.  The whole audiencew singing, it was pete's crowd, so of course the fans sang.

The behind scenes, body guard, dressing room press world was not as comfortable as finally getting onto the satge.

Joan Baez covered several of her songs, when asked who else she'd like to cover her, she focused on current young garage bands. Their energy against her lyrics would interest her. Kids are interested in music with arragemtns orchestration and a lot of sound, but lacking on the lyrical edge/

Pure grundge meets lyrical...junping a generation back, just at Joan Baez does now covering Richared Shindell, a contemporary of Dar, and band memeber of Cry Cry Cry from 1998, and Dar herself.

Mix teens and twenty somethings

When Asked what she might chose for a Cry Cry Cry - Bill Morrissey, Patty Larken, Girlyman, Cheryl Wheeler... were a few that came to mind.

Many Great Companions is her new rlease out in October. She is
contractially, sometime along the way, do retrospective...
but she turned that into
her compile at 7 - drtuthers all acoustic retakes, manager russel said, that and collect
hear old stuff...

re recorded acoustic versions,
2nd disk, straigt ahead best of..

Talk a bit - about change in audince audience and venues since college days? Different flavor. Pelple dont change, a lot of her audience first starting at 25, younger that her and in college. Now in 30s and 40s still the same really. Im seeing kids of kids at the concerts.  NOt focused on age distinctions, wheel keedps turning. - every age.

Given a chance to speak about anything she renewable energy - never comes up. WJFF is hydropowered radio station.  Quietly world is starting to save itself. Shes been travelling a lot, roots movemnts. SOmething big is happening

Never been to the bethel field.

14, 4,

Many Great Companions coming out October 12th

Babysiters here, was mostly true. HEr babysitter was the unicorn in the show mentioned in the song. The annoying boy was patterned after a yicky boyfriend of her own.

18.  Dar Williams - Babysitter's Here - Honesty Room - Razor and Tie

1 hour 45 min.


Growing up in Mount Kisco and Chappaqua, Dar Williams listened to Disco on the radio, but at home she listened to her father’s alphabetized collection of half classical and half folk/rock.  While listening to the classical vinyl, the family played once through the artists A to Z. However, while listening to the folk/rock collection they found themselves eager to revisit the B’s, C’s and D’s - Byrds, Dylan, Collins, Crosby Stills Nash and Young. Though heavy fans of the Mamas and the Papas and Simon and Garfunkle, the early letters got the heavy rotation.


The Williams family had a penchant for harmony. Her older sisters would grab the melody and obvious harmony, but being the youngest, Dar would have the challenge of adding complementary vocals, honing her musical chops early.


It is now decades later.  Dar has released one live and seven studio CDs. She has toured with Joan Baez and performed at Pete Seeger’s Madison Square Birthday bash.  She is now a household name herself in folk/rock touring circles. Her next CD, “Many Great Companions”, will be released this October.


Contractually, her label, Razor and Tie, expected a retrospective at some point.  The idea came up for the new CD to feature some talented cohorts: Mary Chapin Carpenter, Patty Larkin, Gary Louris (of The Jayhawks, who also produced the album), and Sara and Sean Watkins (of Nickel Creek).  Dar expressed an interest of recording all acoustic retakes as well, so the latest release offers both on two discs.


Dar speaks affectionately of Joan Baez, calling her a rocket-launcher for Dar’s career. Baez covers several of Dar’s cuts. When asked who else she would be interested covering her songs, she says current grunge garage bands. They have fire for musical arrangements with a lot of sound, and she’d love to match that energy with her writing.  So, Ironically she embraces artists a generation back just as Baez did with her.

Dar Williams will perform on Sunday, September 12, 2010 at Bethel Woods, playing older well-loved material as well as highlights from “Many Great Companions”.


10/03/2010 Sun    Cheryl Wheeler - 75 Septembers -   4 pm

10/17/2010 Sun      Jill Sobule - Resistance Song - Jill Sobule

Rod MacDonald - You Who Sleeps Beside Me - Rod will be playing in an hour at the Forestburgh Theatre, with Mark Dann.

Following Folk Plus, on Open Mike show Andy Cohen... 9/19 2 pm Free concert with blues and ragtime 594 RTE 97, Sparrowbush, NY. The phone number is 845-868-7890.

LIBERTY JAZZ FESTIVAL TODAY  330 Main St Liberty -6 jazz performers

Artists Against Gas Drilling Artfest II LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY

—Damascus Citizens for Sustainability (DCS) will hold its second annual ArtFest on Sunday, September 26, from 2 PM to 6 PM at The Nutshell Arts Center, 6692 Route 52.  Artists Against Gas Drilling  To see all the artwork, visit and click on ArtFest on the upper right side of the homepageFor more details contact Bernie Handler at 570-224-8231or Naomi Teppich at 570-224-6538.To view the artwork go to:  hit artfest

Screening Under the Stars  by Delaware Youth Center 8 Creamery Rd Callicoon, Sunday Sept 5

6 pmStarts at 6 pm. See performances, speeches, live music
bring a picnic and a lanket or lawn chair.   Speakers: josh fox, mark ruffalo, state senator tom duane and county legistlator and state senate candidate david sager.    Music performances  by Janet Burgan, Stacey Cohen and Dennis Newberg. The mountain TOnes, Justin sutherland and the Frack Free kids chorus, Tannis Koolchuck of NACL and Franenstien.
Flim followins at 8:15 and then discussion with Director Josh Fox, new recipient of the John Lennon peace and human rights award, see below:

The Lennon Ono Grant for Peace - created to honour Lennon's dedication to peace and human rights will go to four recipients.

OUR OWN AREA RESIDENT  Josh Fox!!!, who wrote and directed the documentary feature film Gasland, which focuses on communities in the United States impacted by natural gas drilling.

Michael Pollan, who has written bestselling books about the interaction of nature and society.

Alice Walker, most famous for her book The Color Purple, who travelled to Gaza last year to oppose the Israeli blockade and wrote about her experiences.

Barbara Kowalcyk, who has campaigned for food safety.

After the award ceremony she will light the Imagine Peace Tower illuminated memorial, which is located on an island close to Icelandic capital Reykjavik.


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