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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 
Today's show was a fund drive, lots of talking.
Saturday December 18, 2010: Elizabeth Edwards, Indie Holiday cuts and Canadian Music Awards

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's 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.
  

Elizabeth Anania Edwards (July 3, 1949 – December 7, 2010)  We know Elizabeth Edwards as an attorney, advocate for health care, an author and wife of former us senator John Edwards.  BUT she was also a fan of indie folk music, specifically of Christine Lavin who has come several times to our area to Steve Coccias Masnion House, the Band Box, RiverFolk,  Towne Crier and turning point.. to name a few.   Elizabeth was a fan and would go to see her at her area clubs to see live music. Here is a bit from her book... where she speaks about going to see Christine Lavin. Then we will hear from Christine on where she was when she heard of Elizabeth's passing.

p. 333 - 334 of SAVING GRACES:  Finding solace and strength from friends and strangers
by Elizabeth Edwards © 2006 Broadway Books, NYC


<<As the treatment drew to a close, I was also closing our life in Washington, packing and labeling and throwing out.  I packed away some of the gifts I had gotten from strangers and from friends, from supporters of John and supporters of other candidates, from survivors and from the families of those who had lost their fight.  One present -- one I wear today -- encapsulates all of these people, all that I believe about the innumerable, amorphous, wonderful "us."  It came from Christine Lavin, a singer-songwriter to whom we had listened for years.  I heard her once on NPR -- it may have been 1992 -- and I did what we all do, I went to the CD store and I said I think they said Christine Lavin.  Lavin, could that be right?  Can you help me find something by her?  From that point she became one  of the constants in our family.  She is funny and poignant, and she wasn't a stranger to finding grace in an unpretentious gift.  I remember reading a liner note somewhere about the pleasure she took when Andrea Marcovicci -- whose voice I also love -- sang one of her songs.  I already liked a woman who would take pleasure in this.


In the package from Christine Lavin was a scarf.  I've gotten lots of beautiful scarves, and this is certainly a beautiful scarf, but more wonderful is the story of this scarf.  Christine had taken it with her on tour, and she had asked women in her audiences to work on it, to knit a little.  John and I had seen her sing at the Cat's Cradle in Corrboro once, and as I read her letter, I imagined that scarf making its way through an audience like that Carrboro audience.  This scarf was everything I believed in.  It was a gesture -- not a difficult gesture, but a thoughtful one.  It was the counterpart to including the bag boy in the conversation.  It was remembering to say hello to the child, not just the adult.  It was thanking the referee after the game.  It was pulling people in because you believe in the grace a community gives each of us.  Anyone who thought to do it, to reach out to others and bring them into this gesture, could have done it, but too few know the blessings a simple gesture actually brings.  This scarf is Christine's gift at the same time that it is the gift of all those women whose names I'll never know.  And it is, also at the same time, something in which I can literally wrap myself and something in which I can figuratively wrap myself, this huge community of people -- spread out among the towns she toured -- people who were pulling for me and who believed in the strength of that tiny knot they tied. >>


Clip from Christine Lavin recorded in a taxi on the way to JFK, speaking about hearing of Elizabeth's death. 

1. Tom Paxton
- Peace will Come - Live in the UK - Souvenir - Pax Records

2. Roches - Hallelujah Chorus - Keep on Doing - Warner Brothers


3. Darryl Purpose - You Must Go Home for Christmas - Same River Twice - Tangible


4. Mark Rust - Family - Legacy


5. Naomi Sommers - Come Home - Hypnotized


6. Stan Rogers - First Christmas Away From Home - Between the Breaks... Live! - Fogarty's Cove


7. Uncle Bonsai - Doug's Greatest Christmas - Just One Angel -


8. Chuck Brodsky - On Christmas I got Nothing -
Radio

9. Nancy White - Its So Chic Being Pregnant at Christmas - Momnipotent -


10. Trout Fishing in America - Bob and Bob - Merry Fishes to all - troutmusic.com


11. John Forster - All Purpose Carol - Official Bootleg Album - Limosine Records


12. Dar Williams - Christians and the Pagans - Mortal City - Razor and Tie



Canadian Folk Music Awards: 
http://canadianfolkmusicawards
The sixth annual Canadian Folk Music awards gala was a few weeks ago [
Saturday, November 20, 2010] at the Pantages Playhouse, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Winner of Traditional Album of the Year/ Album de l'année-Traditionnel and  New-Emerging Artist of the Year/Artiste de l'année-Relève

13. The Once - Sail Away to the Sea - The Once - Borealis

English Songwriter of the Year / Auteur-compositeur anglophone de l'année

14. Ian Tamblyn - Tiger Lily Road - Voice in the Wilderness - North Track

Pushing the Boundaries/ Prix innovation musicale

15. Beyond the Pale - Split Decision - Post Cards - Borealis

Vocal Group of the Year / Groupe vocal de l'année

16. Dala: Amanda Walther / Sheila Carabine - Horses - Campus

Contemporary Singer of the Year/ Chanteur de l'année-Contemporain

17. Rose Cousins - Pale Love - If You Were For Me - Old Farm Pony

Contemporary Album of the Year / Album de l'année-Contemporain

18. John Wart Hannam - With The Grain 339 - Queen's Hotel - Black Hen Music

Instrumental Group of the Year / Album de l'année-Groupe instrumentistes and

Ensemble of the Year / Groupe de l'année

19. Vent Du Nord - Le Cavalier at la Belle - La Pat Du Feu

Solo Artist of the Year / Artiste solo de l'année

20. Amelia Curran- The Mistress - Hunter Hunter Six Shooter

21. Phil Ochs - There But for Fortune - Phil Ochs in Concert - Elektra
Dec. 19 would have been Phil's 70th birthday. 
 
22. Peter Paul Mary - Solin' - In Concert - Warner Bros.

 23. Tony Barand / John Roberts - Glochester Wassail - Nowell Sing We Clear

24. Mean Mary - Ding Dong - Single - meanmary.com


25. Ken and Julie - Unwrapped Gift - Ken DeAngelis and Julie Ziavras - kenandjulie.com


Thanks to staff and station management for accommodating Angela's 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.






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