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Featured Artists of the Hootenanny Cafe

These are just some of the many fine artists featured on the hootenanny cafe that airs every Sunday at 9:00PM (Eastern). The show can be heard locally on 93.5FM or world wide at www.wtbq.com

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Monica Rizzo Monica Rizzo — July 26, 2016



No stranger to the east coast music scene, Texas-bred and Cape Cod washashore, Monica Rizzio is emerging as one of the finest singer songwriters that call New England home. For over 10 years she played fiddle and sang with Tripping Lily, a folk acoustic pop band, who toured up and down the east coast. In 2012, Monica left the band to rejuvenate her passion for music and began writing to help cope with the loss of the band and love. At FreshGrass, the following year, while perusing the vendors Rizzio found a 1956 Martin 0-18 guitar that would change her life and her song. She calls it the “moment I found Jesus again.” Her debut album, aptly named, Washashore Cowgirl, is completely autobiographical, often times delivered in a fictional approach, sometimes with humor, and sometimes so strikingly honest you can feel the pain in her voice. The album is a testament to the relationships she has forged with many artists over the years and features Mark Erelli, Sierra Hull, Abbie Gardner & Molly Venter of Red Molly, G. Love, Tim Chaisson, Brittany Haas, and Laney Jones. Last December, Monica shared the stage with Tom Rush and Red Molly at his annual show at Symphony Hall in Boston and has supported Dianna Krall, Slaid Cleaves, and Joan Osborne.

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Marci Geller Marci Geller — July 10, 2016

Hearing the music of Marci Geller for the first time is akin to reacquainting yourself with an old friend—one who dangles a bevy of mysterious and playful secrets that seem meant only for you through the power and majesty of her performance. There is an ease about her, almost as if you've been invited to her home—her musical home. And yet, Geller's songwriting often captures and surprises even the most casual listener. Whether it is her words, her voice, her melodies, or the way she plays either her piano or her guitar, hers is a passionate experience that stays with you long after the music's over. She is on a mission to connect, and on a trajectory that seems unstoppable. Since returning to solo status in 2012, she released the full-length CD Open Book, which reached #33 on the Folk-DJ Charts and was named one of the Top 100 Albums of 2012 on the Roots Music Report: Folk Chart. Her latest release, Square Peg, was successfully funded at a whopping 130% on Kickstarter and further bolstered when the backers started posting “selfies” of themselves with the CD. The #ImASquarePegToo campaign is approaching critical mass and has created a stir on social media, and charted at #8 for Top Albums May 2016 on the respected international Folk-DJ charts. Credentials include being named an “Editor’s Choice” in 2010 as one of the top songwriters of the last decade by Independent Songwriter Magazine. She has performed on Live! with Regis, Good Day NY and Fox Morning Show, and her music can be heard in soundtracks on MTV, VH-1, PBS, ABC Family, A&E, Discovery Channel, USA Network and others. She also toured for two years as the support act and back-up vocalist for legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore’s Folk-Renaissance band Blackmore’s Night, where she performed her stirring solo sets for 10,000+ people every night. Having shared the stage with luminaries Christine Lavin, James Maddock and Vance Gilbert, both Maddock and Gilbert made guest appearances on Open Book. Geller’s new album Square Peg features duets with renowned musicians Lori Lieberman and David Buskin.

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Gigi Love Gigi Love — July 3, 2016

Gigi Love’s National Parks Tour 2016 is all about her passion for our National Parks and capturing the story of our parks through song. This summer Love will be on the road visiting over a dozen parks in the U.S. and writing a song for each park. Performing, communing with nature, learning about the parks’ history and meeting the community within the parks will create the soundscape for the songs; exquisitely crafted and recorded to express the uniqueness of each park. Our National Parks have been inspiring Gigi Love for years as she’s traveled along the criss-cross quilt of America; singing songs, living life on the road, sleeping in campgrounds, listening to the stories that wove the fabric of this nation and most importantly, communing with the folks who are caretakers of these special places. Ten years ago Love had a chance encounter with a rock climber who sold her his mandolin after her performance in Yosemite National Park. She walked into El Cap meadow, mandolin in hand and the park’s spirit gifted her with the song “Yosemite Gold” and her vision for the National Parks project was born. Gigi Love’s full length CD National Parks Centennial Songs will be released December 2016 to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the parks. This three song EP written about some of the parks she has already visited is just a taste of what’s to come on the full length album. Says Love; “The songs are dedicated to future generations, for the parks, for the kids that don’t live near wilderness but need it so desperately, and for the earth. Let’s get to know Mother Earth again and again by visiting the parks, singing her songs, and protecting the environment where these special places exist.” If the name Gigi Love sounds familiar, perhaps it’s because you were among the thousands listening to her opening for the Dave Matthews Band at the Columbia River Gorge or playing for the Salt Lake 2002 Winter Olympic Closing Ceremonies. After the Olympics, Love was picked up by Freedom Zone, the promotion agency representing Mountain Dew. She toured west of the Mississippi and Texas, gaining recognition and radio play with college and community stations across the country. 2011 saw Love touring with Duncan Phillips, son of the late great Utah Phillips in a tribute band called Bums on the Plush. Her rendition of Utah’s song “Going Away” can be heard on the Waterbug Label release, Long Gone which received significant airplay on folk programs in July of 2011. Love has opened for Jodee Messina, Tim Reynolds, Dave Matthews, Howard Jones, Lyle Lovett, and John Gorka. She’s performed at festivals including the Kate Wolf festival and Arise Music Festival 2015

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Kirsten Maxwell Kirsten Maxwell — June 26, 2016

“If I could sing like her, I’d give up the violin.” Chris McKhool, Sultans of String



Based on Long Island, NY, Kirsten Maxwell is a versatile vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter. Kirsten’s Stunningly pure voice, compared to the likes of Joan Baez, Judy Collins and Joni Mitchell, is evocative of the 1960s folk scene.



After graduating with a BA in Creative Writing from SUNY Geneseo in 2014, Kirsten began pursuing a career as singer/songwriter head-on. In the past two years she has acquired a number of accolades and grown a strong hometown following. Kirsten was awarded first place in a contest sponsored by the Rhode Island Songwriters Association. (RISA) and opened for Michael Johnson in concert in November. She was selected for a coveted slot in the Suzi Wollenberg Folk DJ Showcase at the 2015 Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) Conference. Kirsten was also named a winner of the 2016 South Florida Folk Festival Singer Songwriter Competition. She will return next year to perform on the festival's main stage.



Kirsten released her debut album, Crimson, this year. A compilation of eleven original songs on love and longing, Crimson is the kind of album you embrace when it's time to let go.

“Her exceptional vocal range, lilting melodies and heartfelt performance is the perfect match for her songs. ‘Crimson’ will take you on a journey through familiar moments in life and have you nodding your head in agreement. The best part is that this is only the beginning.”

— Artie Martello, Mostly Folk Podcast, Halcottsville, NY

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Brian Kalinec and KJ Brian Kalinec and KJ — June 12, 2016

Texan Brian Kalinec and Pennsylvanian Kj Reimensnyder-Wagner met by chance during one of Brian's shows in East Texas in 2013 when Kj happened to be in nearby Shreveport, Louisiana where she was conducting a seminar in educational songwriting. Later that year, when she came down to Texas on a trip, they had a chance to play a few songs together. Their impressive combined sound--songs, voices, and musicianship--convinced them that they should perform shows as a duo and began to do so the following year. So now "Kalinec & Kj" will tour! Brian's writing has drawn favorable comparisons to that of Woody Guthrie, John Steinbeck, Rodney Crowell, and Jim Croce, and it resonates with audiences, fellow songwriters, and music lovers alike. He has been recognized in the US and Europe for both his songwriting and musicianship, winning the Songwriter Serenade in Texas, the Big Top Chautauqua in Wisconsin, and taking second in the Woody Guthrie Songwriting Competition and in the CT Folk Festival Songwriting Competition. He has been nominated for the Texas Music Awards both as Singer/Songwriter of the Year and Musician of the Year. A finalist in the UK Songwriting Contest, Brian was also selected as an Official Showcase artist at the Southwest Regional Folk Alliance.

Brian has performed at venerable festivals and venues, the Kerrville Folk Festival, the Bugle Boy, Gruene Hall, and Uncle Calvin's Coffeehouse in Texas, as well as the Rose Garden Coffeehouse in Massachusetts, the Huntington Folk Club on Long Island, and at festivals in the UK as well. He has appeared on WFMT's legendary Folkstage broadcast live in Chicago. Brian's music has charted on radio both in the US and Europe, and his writing and guitar skills have drawn praise from well-known artists and musicians such as Steve Gillette, Tom Pacheco, Merel Bregante and Steve Weisberg.

A recipient of the “My Texan” Award at the 2012 Texas Music Awards for his support of the music and musicians of the state. He and his wife, Pam, own Berkalin Records and is a member of NARAS and NSAI.

Kj Reimensnyder-Wagner is a full-time touring Singer-Songwriter. She has performed across the United States and the UK as a solo artist and along with other artists including Steve Weisberg, Ted Vigil, and Dougie MacLean. Kj has appeared at venues including the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen Co, and well-known Pennsylvanian venues as Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe, Sellersville Theatre in Sellersville, and Bethlehem's Musikfest. She has appeared in Scotland at the Killin Music Festival and Pitlochry Music Festival as well as the notable Taybank's Real Music Bar in Dunkeld and the Glenfarg Folk Club.

She is also a recognized educator, trainer and multi-instrumentalist, providing keynotes, workshops, assemblies and residencies and has mentored hundreds of teachers and students through story, song, and songwriting. Kj has been keynote and panelist for many educational conferences in Kansas, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. Her joy of teaching special-needs children has taken her across the Atlantic where she not only mentors and sings in traditional schools throughout Scotland but also for special-needs and gifted classes in the communities of Dalguise, Bannockburn, and Pitlochry, Scotland.

Kj's been awarded several distinguished honors for educational songwriting from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, National Agriculture in the Classroom (NAITC) and The Visionary Award from Danville's Child Development Center and continues to receive accolades for her musical works.

Kalinec & Kj look forward to bringing their synergy as a duo to new audiences everywhere!

And check out Kj at kjsmile.com

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Ruth and Max Bloomquist Ruth and Max Bloomquist — May 22, 2016

Ruth and Max Bloomquist have been making music together since they met in 1975 and discovered their shared love not only for each other, but for music and songs made with acoustic instruments and featuring lyrics from the heart. Ruth and Max immersed themselves in folk, bluegrass, country, singer songwriters, and other acoustic music to create a sound and style all their own.

From the beginning, Ruth was inspired to write songs from her own heart and experience. In 1997 Ruth and Max released Ruth’s first CD, Jewel Of My Heart, a collection of original songs that were popular with their audiences. Two more “solo” CDs followed to rave reviews. Meanwhile, in 2003, Ruth was a winner of Merlefest’s Chris Austin Song Writing Competition with her joyful Gospel song, By The River. Ruth’s songs have also been recognized by the South Florida Folk Festival, the Great Lakes Songwriting Contest, the Lake Superior Big Top Chautaqua, and Mike Pinder’s Songwars. Ruth has lead songwritng workshops at the Wheatland Music Festival and the WMO Spring Traditional Arts Weekend, has showcased her songs at the IBMA World of Bluegrass, and has assisted Bluegrass Songwriter Committee head Louisa Branscomb in bluegrass songwriter song circles. Ruth's signature song, Michigan Girl, has garnered over 345,000 YouTube views. Their 2010 Release, Turn Back A Page, shot to number 5 on the Folk DJ Airplay Chart upon its release with several tracks remaining in the Top 100 that year.

Ruth was named Outstanding Vocalist of the Month for December 2006 by Singer Universe Magazine. Her resonant alto has been compared to Anne Murray, Linda Ronstadt, and Kathy Mattea. After hearing Ruth and Max perform the Scott Wiseman standard, Remember Me, Garrison Keillor told Ruth, “You have a big voice... I’d like to sing that song with you.” And the next night he did!

Ruth and Max frequently appear accompanied by guitarist John “Sky” King and fiddler Dan Seabolt. Veterans of stage and studio, both have appeared on the couple’s recordings over the years. Dan’s jazzy yet traditional fiddle and John’s unusual “b-bender” guitar style add an exciting dynamic to Ruth’s original songs and favorite classics that audiences love.

RUTH AND MAX BLOOMQUIST “…veritable folk music legends in Michigan, captivating audiences with their songs, their harmonies and their folk-infused charm.” John Sinkevics, The Grand Rapids Press

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C Daniel Boling C Daniel Boling — May 15, 2016

“Think of a subtle intertwining of Steve Goodman, John Prine and Tom Paxton.” – Fred Schmale / Real Roots Café, Dutch music magazine

A 2014 Winner of the Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk songwriter contest, Daniel shares experiences from a life well-lived in places as far-ranging as Okinawa, Japan, and Padre Island, Texas. This balladeer/songwriter with the friendly tenor brings his well-crafted story songs to happy audiences throughout the U.S. and western Europe in over one hundred shows a year, from House Concerts and listening rooms to major festivals (Kerrville, Winfield, Woody Guthrie, and others).

Born into a traveling Air Force family, he later worked as a National Park Ranger and as a Criminal Investigator for the US Bureau of Land Management. He started touring full-time at 50, when most guys are planning their retirement.

“These Houses” is Daniel’s 7th album and was produced by Jono Manson and released in April 2016 on Berkalin Records. The album features eleven new songs of Daniel’s and two songs written decades ago by his friend and mentor Tim Henderson – legendary Texas ballad writer, and a Kerrville New Folk Winner himself in 1977.

Other well-known artists making cameo appearances on this recording include Bill Hearne, Jaime Michaels, David Berkeley and Jono Manson.

“These Houses” features sensitive, mature narrative songwriting and sparse, honest acoustic production. “I Brought the War with Me” speaks from the perspective of an Iraqi War veteran struggling with P.T.S.D. The title track honors pre-historic stone houses of the Anasazi scattered across the U.S. desert southwest – places Daniel visited as a child and worked in as a young Park Ranger. “Mama’s Radio” remembers back to a time when winning a transistor radio was a mighty big deal to a Kansas farm boy. Anyone who’s sorted through the trash and treasures collected over a parent’s lifetime will relate to “Dad’s Garage”.

“Every once in a while, a songwriter comes along whose lyrics make me perk up my ears and listen. Daniel Boling is one of those great discoveries. His lyrics, his music, his sensitivity to not only everyday life but also the ways of the world, make him an extraordinary singer-songwriter. I could listen to him for hours”. – Wanda Fischer, The Hudson River Sampler, WAMC-FM, Albany, NY

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Angela Easterling Angela Easterling — May 8, 2016

Angela Easterling lives with her partner and their two young sons on the Greer, SC farm that has been in her family since 1791. Her most recent release, 2015’s “Common Law Wife”, went all the way to number 1 on the Roots Music Report Americana Country Airplay Chart, and remained in the top 5 on that chart for nearly 2 months, closing the year out as #12 on the top 100 albums, and earning much praise in the press. Her album, “BlackTop Road”, produced by Will Kimbrough, remained on the Americana top 40 airplay chart for 7 weeks, and was chosen as a top pick in both Oxford American and Country Weekly. She was selected for an official Americana Convention Showcase, official showcases at both NERFA and SERFA (Folk Alliance) and is a three-time Kerrville New Folk Finalist (2009, 2010, 2015) a 2011 Telluride Troubadour and a two-time Wildflower Performing Songwriter Top 10 Finalist (2012 & 2015). The Boston Herald named her song “The Picture” “Best Political Country Song” in their Year’s best music picks. Angela's music was featured in commercials (Southwestern Bell) and several of her songs were used in the series "Horsepower" on Animal Planet. She was invited to appear on the WSM-hosted stage at the CMA Music Festival/Fan Fair, where her entire set was broadcast live. Angela has appeared on the nationally broadcast public radio program “Michael Feldman’s Whad’Ya Know”, the popular ETV show “Making It Grow”, Sirius XM Outlaw Country’s “Buddy and Jim Show” with Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale, and was also interviewed by noted NPR journalist Bob Edwards. She was invited to perform at the Smithsonian Institution’s exhibit New Harmonies: Celebrating American Root’s Music, as well as the 2015 Woody Guthrie Folk Festival.

"Angela is really great and her record is a joy." Buddy Miller, Music Producer, ABC’s “Nashville”, Award-winning Instrumentalist and Songwriter

"Angela Easterling & Brandon Turner are the shining example of what Americana music is. It is inspiring. Great songs. Great singing. Great guitar playing. Everything is so tasty. They have got it." Jim Lauderdale, Top Americana/Country Artist and Songwriter "Angela Easterling is a bright shining star on the country/folk/alt.music horizon! Her gift is so special. I loved listening to her CD! Brought me back to the time the Byrds recorded "Sweetheart of the Rodeo" - tradition meets youthful exuberance!" Roger McGuinn, The Byrds

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Happy Traum Happy Traum — April 24, 2016

Happy Traum is a much-loved and admired folk singer, writer, teacher, recording artist and first-rate fingerstyle guitarist. He was a student of blues guitar legend Brownie McGhee, who was a major influence on his picking style. Happy has played in concerts, clubs and festivals throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and Japan, both solo and with his late brother, Artie Traum, with whom he performed for more than 40 years.

Happy has also appeared and/or recorded with Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Levon Helm, John Sebastian, Eric Andersen, Allen Ginsberg and many other major figures in the folk music world. As one of America’s best-known guitar instructors, he has taught at major guitar workshops throughout the country and has produced more than 500 music lessons on DVDs and CDs for his internationally-renowned company, Homespun Tapes.

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Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers and Wendy Ramsay Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers and Wendy Ramsay — April 17, 2016

Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers, grand prize winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, teams up with multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Wendy Ramsay in this dynamic folk-rock duo. Rodgers delivers masterful band-in-a-box guitar work while Ramsay, harmonizer extraordinaire, adds flute, clarinet, guitar, accordion, and her quirky originals to the mix. Based in upstate New York, the two musicians collaborated on Rodgers’ latest album, Almost There, which won the Sammy Award for Best Americana. They were selected to perform, with a full band, in the 2015 Emerging Artist Showcase at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. The duo was featured on the public radio program Folk Alley, and has performed in venues ranging from house concerts and coffeehouses to bars and churches.

Rodgers is also the founding editor of Acoustic Guitar magazine, a contributor to NPR’s All Things Considered, and author of Rock Troubadours (featuring his interviews with such artists as Jerry Garcia, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, and Dave Matthews) and The Complete Singer-Songwriter, which was published by Backbeat Books in 2016 in an expanded second edition. A “renowned guitar teacher” (Boston Globe), Rodgers leads workshops on guitar and songwriting, and teaches courses on songwriting and creative nonfiction writing at Syracuse University.

“Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers’ songs ring true and new. Spot-on work from an American wordsmith.” —Patty Larkin

“Deft commentary…a call to be ornery but sympathetic—cautionary but optimistic.” —Kenneth Pattengale, the Milk Carton Kids

“It’s the blend. It’s the instruments. It’s the ideas. It’s the creativity. It’s the authority. It’s the flair. It’s the flirting. It’s the fast fingers. It’s the laughing. It’s the words. It’s the rock. It’s the folk. It’s the wit. It’s hard to put your finger on just what you like best about Rodgers and Ramsay.”—Nancy Emrich, LilFest

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Sonny Ochs - Remembering Phil Ochs Sonny Ochs - Remembering Phil Ochs — April 10, 2016

Phil Ochs Biography Phil Ochs was born in El Paso, Texas on Dec. 19. 1940. He grew up in a non-political middle class family. While in college at Ohio State University, he met Jim Glover who became his roommate and whose father was Phil's political teacher. It was during this time, while he was majoring in journalism, that Phil formed his political beliefs and started putting them to music.

After 3 years of college, Phil dropped out and went to New York City. This was during the early '60's when things were booming in Greenwich Village. Phil started out singing at open mikes and passing the hat. By 1964 he was well enough established to release his first album, "All the News That's Fit To Sing". His second album, "I Ain't Marching Anymore", was released in 1965, and by 1966 he was able to sell out Carnegie Hall for his solo concert.

Most of Phil's songs were very political, some humorous and some very serious. He wrote about the topics of the day - civil rights, Viet Nam, hungry miners, and personalities such as Billy Sol Estes, William Worthy and Lou Marsh.

On April 9, 1976, Phil Ochs, ended his life by hanging himself. He was 35 years old. He had written over 100 songs, and had traveled to many countries. He suffered from manic-depression and had been experiencing a long term writer's block. Many of his songs had been recorded by artists such as John Denver, Gordon Lightfoot, Ronnie Gilbert, Joan Baez, Judy Collins and Pete Seeger.

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Peter Bliss Peter Bliss — April 5, 2016

Peter Bliss’ songs have been recorded by artists Barbra Streisand, NYSNC, Peter Wolf of J.Geils Band, Southside Johnny, and many more. Peter’s journey began as an artist/songwriter releasing his United Artists debut LP in his early twenties. He has shared the stage and recorded in studio with and for artists Tom Chapin, Jonathan Edwards, Livingston Taylor, and Jewel adding his fretted instrument, keyboard playing and vocals.

Peter’s success as a songwriter/producer found him writing for major music publishers Almo/Irving/Universal, Warner/Chappell and Peer Southern. His work expanded to writing and producing for artists, television, film and educational programs for Children’s Television Workshop and ESL programs for Pearson. Peter works from his “Planet Studio NYC” recording studios located in Manhattan helping other artists bring their music to life.

He’s shared his expertise creating workshop and events for the Songwriters Hall of Fame and now the New York Songwriters Collective which he founded in 2011 to inspire and support the creative community. The Collective holds Member Benefit showcases every few months with the proceeds going to support charitable organizations like Why Hunger, Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, and New York Cares. The first Collective concert event produced in 2011 featured friends David Amram, Julie Gold, Tom Chapin and Aztec Two Step.

Peter is once again taking to the stage singing his own songs that combine a wit and wisdom that address our world today. Christine Lavin recently featured his new song, “Brother’s Keeper” during her March 2016 guest DJ spot on WFUV’s “Under The Radar”. There are upcoming performances at venues The Bitter End, the Duplex in NYC with Julie Gold, and First Acoustics in Brooklyn. He is also available for intimate house concerts. A new CD is finally coming in 2016!

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Amy Soucy Amy Soucy — February 21, 2016

Contemporary folk chanteuse Amy Soucy (pronounced SOO-see) grew up in a musical family (a sax-playing father and brothers who played tuba, guitar, and bass). She began singing and performing at an early age in choirs and youth theater and became one of the first graduates of Michigan's only magnet high school for the performing arts.

She went on to receive her Bachelor's Degree in Musical Theater, and hightailed it to New York City shortly after, where she continued to multi-task as an actor/singer/dancer on tour, in regional theaters, and in the dark and dusty theaters of New York.

Though the lure of the footlights was fun, she couldn't shake the recurring vision of herself singing solo, guitar in hand. Prompted by personal stories and a gift for melody and imagery, in 2001 she heeded the whispers of her heart and began writing original songs; then workshopping and performing them. In 2008 Amy formed a partnership with Catskills' singer/songwriter James Krueger, and their musical travels took them from house concerts to listening rooms, to public radio across the Northeast.

Amy's evocative songs explore the kaleidoscope of human experience, expressed in a voice has been called "powerful," "comforting," and "angelic." Her lifetime of colorful singing experiences (musicals, jazz, opera) include collaborations with an array of artists like powerhouse singer-songwriters Penny Nichols and Sloan Wainwright, Broadway leading man Tom Wopat, and Comedy Central artist Stephen Lynch. After 20 years in NYC's creative cauldron, Amy recently relocated to folk music Mecca, Beacon, NY.

Amy's debut album, This River, takes listeners on a soulful journey through a lush landscape of life, love and earth. Full of timeless, poetic songwriting, soaring melodies and shimmering harmonies, it has been wowing listeners on Folk and Americana radio and recently landed among the top Folk albums of 2015 on both the International Folk DJ Chart and Roots Music Report (the #1 independent music chart in the world). Enveloped in guitarist Stephen Murphy’s seamless production, Amy's expressive voice - at turns soothing, powerful, and poised - assures us everything will work out in the end.

"Right from the first note, this project is a stunner, with Amy's powerful and angelic voice at the very center shining brightly.... If I had to describe this record with only one word, the word would be ENCHANTING!" — Sloan Wainwright

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Greg Cornell and The Cornell Brothers Greg Cornell and The Cornell Brothers — February 14, 2016

Greg Cornell & The Cornell Brothers is a Brooklyn-based, fourpiece acoustic roots music band that plays original songs heavily influenced by bluegrass, country, old-timey and blues. Cornell's songs are influenced as much by his literary heroes (Whitman, Emerson, Thoreau) as they are by his musical ones (Doc Boggs, Levon Helm, Neil Young, 1970's bluegrass). He writes stories about regret turning to redemption, and holding onto hope through travail. Tight three-part harmonies and excellent musicianship (guitar, fiddle, standup bass, percussion) carry the stories along, over mountains and fields, down streams to the ocean. The band released their debut album, The Deep Ocean Blues (available on iTunes), in 2014, and will go into the studio at Brooklyn Recording in March to cut a new10-song record of original material. Justin Guip (Levon Helm, Bow Thayer, David Bromberg) will engineer and mix.

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Jessica Smucker Jessica Smucker — January 24, 2016

Jessica Smucker is a songwriter and poet from Lancaster, PA. In her 10-year music career, she has released two full-length albums--"This Broken Moment" (2010) and "Tumbling After" (2014)--and two EPs--"The Sleeping World" (2008) and "Reluctantly Yours" (2010)--and performed in venues all over the U.S. Her songs have received honors in national contests like the CT Folk Festival’s Grassy Hill Song Competition (first place, 2013), the SolarFest Singer/Songwriter Competition (first place, 2010), the Susquehanna Music and Arts Festival songwriting competition (second place, 2010) and the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest (finalist/third place, 2014). Other career highlights have included performing at major festivals like Musikfest (Bethlehem, PA) and 30A Singer/Songwriter (Santa Rosa Beach, FL), and opening for folk giants Cheryl Wheeler and Bill Staines.

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Sorcha Cribben-Merrill Sorcha Cribben-Merrill — January 17, 2016

Sorcha Cribben-Merrill composes stirring folk-blues-soul music, which she sings with a sultry, jazzy voice of unexpected power. Based in Portland, Maine, she tours nationally, solo, and also performs throughout the northeast as a duo and with her band Sorcha & The Clearing. Her versatility makes her equally at home performing on an acoustic stage, at a roots festival, on a sail boat, in a living room, or in a rock club.

Sorcha has opened for Tom Rush and the late Bill Morrissey and has played notable venues, including Caffe Lena (Saratoga Springs, NY), Club Passim (Cambridge, MA), Stone Mountain Arts Center (Brownfield, ME) and The State Theater (Portland, ME) – where she was among local songwriters invited to perform with The Fogcutters, a contemporary 19 piece big band from Portland, Maine and was selected as an Emerging Artist at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in 2012. Sorcha will release third and newest album in 2016, co-produced by Beehive Productions in Saranac Lake, NY.

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Mark Wahl Mark Wahl — January 10, 2016

Mark Wahl is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, and luthier. Mark’s original songs are often poignant vignettes with powerful use of metaphor and simple, compelling melodies. Mark will turn your head and draw you in with his diverse but personal perspective, strong delivery, colorful lyrics, and unique instrumentation. Mark’s 2013 CD “Everything Returns” with his trio “Canvas Moon” has been surprisingly popular. He is currently recording and performing solo. Mark has been around the local acoustic music scene for decades and is known by many as the director of the Ontario Center for Performing Arts (“the Music Hall”). A graduate of the State University of New York College at Oswego, Mark retired from his business in design and general contracting to direct his full energies to his music, the Music Hall, and his luthierie shop where he produces and repairs fine acoustic instruments.

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Jake Ehrenreich Jake Ehrenreich — December 13, 2015

JAKE EHRENREICH is an accomplished musician, playwright and author. He is widely known for writing and performing in the hit musical A Jew Grows in Brooklyn which broke box office records in the heart of Broadway. A book by the same title was published by HCI, the Chicken Soup for the Soul publishers. Jake has also released a CD of Yiddish folk songs dedicated to his Dad entitled “Yiddish Unplugged”.

Mr Ehrenreich has appeared on Broadway in Dancin’, Barnum, and They’re Playing Our Song, and toured internationally as Ringo in Beatlemania. Off-Broadway performances include the title role in “Jonah” at the Public Theater and the rock review “A Hot Minute” at the historic Bottom Line in NYC. Often heard on radio and TV “jingles”, Jake was also bandleader at the iconic Rainbow Room and has performed with such diverse artists as Richie Havens, Tito Puente, Greg Allman, Del Shannon, John Davidson, and the Smothers Brothers.

Jake was born in Brooklyn NY as a first generation child of Holocaust

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Jesse Palidofsky Jesse Palidofsky — November 29, 2015

Over the years, pianist, guitarist and vocalist and songwriter Jesse Palidofsky has shared his music at the National Theatre, on the Hudson River sloop Clearwater with Pete Seeger and at festivals like Common Ground on the Hill and the Washington Folk Festival. As blues pianist, Jesse has performed at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and the Kennedy Center Open House. His previous releases have received radio airplay on public radio stations in the U.S and Europe. Jesse is the founding artistic director of the popular Carroll Cafe concert series in Washington, D.C. His "I Am An Immigrant" single was a finalist in the People's Music Network's recent social justice songwriting competition and is currently receiving significant folk radio airplay.

“Jesse is an inspired tunesmith who never falls back on “tried and true” gimmicks. I was thoroughly engrossed from beginning until the end of the Dancing Toward the Light CD.” — Bluesman James “Sparky” Rucker

Thanks for putting out such a good CD! [“Food for the Long Haul”] —Sonny Ochs, WRPI-FM, Troy, NY

“Jesse’s blues brought the crowd to its feet...!” Robert Caldwell, Performing Songwriter Magazine

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Donna Ulisse Donna Ulisse — November 8, 2015

Country music fans remember Donna Ulisse from her days when she was signed to Atlantic Records in the early 1990’s where she released a critically acclaimed album Trouble at The Door with three singles and two videos. She was also a guest on many national television shows including Hee Haw, Nashville Now, Crook and Chase and NBC’s Hot Country Nights.

These days Donna Ulisse is a key figure in the bluegrass, folk and acoustic music scene as a singer and songwriter. In 2015 she released her ninth bluegrass album, Hard Cry Moon, for Hadley Music Group Records, making a return to mostly original material and produced by eight time winner of IBMA’s Guitarist of the Year Award, Bryan Sutton. With Hard Cry Moon, Donna Ulisse offers more proof that, whether she is interpreting the work of others or her own compositions, she has earned her spot as one of bluegrass music's most captivating artists. It topped the Roots Music Report chart jumping from #50 to #1 in just three weeks time and reached #3 on the Euro Americana chart.

Ulisse was born and raised in Hampton, Virginia but moved to Nashville, TN in her early twenties, quickly becoming one of the busiest demo singers for the publishing houses in town. Her first job singing on background vocals on a session was for Jerry Reed.

Her past albums have charted prominently in the Bluegrass Unlimited charts, The Folk DJ National chart, The Americana Music Charts and Billboard Bluegrass chart. while her 2012 Christmas album All The Way To Bethlehem was called “a masterpiece” by Kyle Cantrell, host of Bluegrass Junction on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Edward Morris, writer for CMT.com dubs her “one of the most commanding voices in bluegrass music.”

She has appeared on “Music City Roots”, the PBS syndicated show “Song of the Mountains” and RFD-TV’s Simply Bluegrass which was hosted by Ricky Skaggs and included guests Sam Bush, Bobby Osborne, Mac Wiseman, Del McCoury, Doyle Lawson, Rhonda Vincent, Daily & Vincent, The Gibson Brothers and many more.

As a songwriter she has had songs recorded by bluegrass artists Claire Lynch, Darin and Brooke Aldridge, The Bankesters, Doyle Lawson, Larry Stephenson Band and Nu-Blu, Louise Mosrie, & Diana Jones as well as a song on the 2014 Grammy winning album by the Del McCoury Band. She has been nominated for the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Songwriter of the Year award for four years in a row, and authored the book The Songwriter in Me: Snapshots of My Creative Process. Ulisse is also a sought after songwriting instructor at workshops across the country with her own traveling workshop called Songwriting Escape and stays busy performing at festivals and concerts with her band The Poor Mountain Boys.

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Free The Honey Free The Honey — October 25, 2015

Free the Honey is a folk quartet - homegrown on the western slope of Colorado. Their first full-length album “Fine Bloom”, produced by Uncle Earl’s KC Groves, features 13 original songs written by Jenny Hill, Katherine Taylor and Lizzy Plotkin. Hooked on the magic of singing harmony together, these three women formed a band to support each other in the art of songwriting. Drawing deep from the well of feminine experience and indelible ties to home, community, and nature, their signature free-flowing vintage folk, jazz and gospel aesthetic runs seamlessly through “Fine Bloom”. With the support of upright bassist Andrew Cameron, Free the Honey adds a fresh, sweet taste to contemporary string-band music with a “relaxed approachability”, that Colorado Marquee Magazine says, “makes it seem as if they’ve been at this for decades.” The elements are familiar - harmony singing, twin fiddle, open back banjo, guitar, mandolin, storytelling, and mountain culture. The alchemy is all their own.

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Randall Kromm Randall Kromm — October 11, 2015

A rising star of the Boston acoustic music scene, Randall has captured the attention of live audiences and radio listeners alike with his warm, expressive vocal presence and finely crafted songs of ordinary life. An attorney by day, Randall began performing as a singer-songwriter in 2009. The title track of Randall's debut CD, Water Wheel (2011), has been lauded by Christine Lavin as a "modern classic" and a "new folk standard" and was covered by Don White on his CD Winning Streak. Later in 2011, Randall released Holidays and Homecomings (2011), a CD about the joys and strains of the winter holidays on which Randall is joined by his daughters (and frequent performing partners) Emma and Grace Kromm on lead and harmony vocals. Randall's newest CD, Time Won’t Let Us Stay (2014), celebrates the people and natural beauty of the small village of Belvidere, Vermont in an evocative set of orignal bluegrass and folk songs. By turns rollicking ("Tallman's Store"), nostalgic ("This Old House"), and reflective ("Flower Song of Summer"), the CD features standout performances by a number of guest musicians including, in addition to daughters Emma and Grace, award-winning violinist Mari Black and piano and accordion virtuoso Joe "Sonny" Barbato." Both Time Won’t Let Us Stay and lead track "This Old House" (featuring Black on violin and her mother, Bonnie, on cello) reached #16 on the Roots Music Report contemporary folk charts in 2014 and have remained on the charts throughout the spring of 2015.

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Terry Kitchen Terry Kitchen — October 4, 2015

Award-winning Boston folksinger Terry Kitchen, called "one of New England's finest songwriters" by The Boston Globe, is as much a storyteller as a musician. His new CD The Post-American Century combines his considerable musical skills with a fearless emotional honesty, keen eye for detail, and deep empathy for his subjects for a compelling portrait of the land we live in. Joining Kitchen are singers Mara Levine and Amy Malkoff and players Bob Harris (mandolinist for Johnny Cash in the 1980s), Roger Williams (Dobro, Amy Gallatin Band), Chris Devine (violin, Ritchie Blackmore) and Brice Buchanan (guitar, from Kitchen's '80s band Loose Ties). Kitchen himself adds accents on mandolin, autoharp and harmonica in addition to his fluid acoustic guitar playing and resonant vocals. He has performed across the country, releasing ten CDs of original folk music since the 1990s, and his songs have won the Mid-Atlantic and USA Song Contests and been runner-up in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest.

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Michael Johnathon Michael Johnathon — September 20, 2015



Folksinger Michael Johnathon has a long-standing career in acoustic arts, as a songwriter, playwright of Walden: The Ballad of Thoreau, creator of the opera Woody: For the People, and as the host of the live audience broadcast of the WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour with a radio audience with over two million listeners each week on 500 public radio stations, public television coast-to-coast, the BlueHighways TV Network on DISH, plus American Forces Radio Network in 173 nations. In addition to his albums, books, concerts and other projects, the Martin Guitar Company recently introduced the Michael Johnathon model 0000-28s "WoodSongs Quad" guitar in recognition for his work in folk and acoustic music. Growing up in New York, Michael Johnathon was Pete Seeger’s neighbor. Now settled in the foothills of Appalachia, the Kentucky-based songwriter is a prolific artist with ten released albums, two published books and several national projects. His play Walden: The Ballad of Thoreau has been performed over 8,000 times in 42 countries. A tree-hugger at heart, he performed two thousand Earth Concerts at schools and colleges, plus benefits for the homeless, farm families, and shelters helping battered women and children. In all, he sang to over two million people in one four-year stretch. Billboard Magazine headlined him as an "UnSung Hero." He has been featured on CNN, TNN, CMT, AP, Headline News, NPR, Bravo and the BBC

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E'Lissa Jones E'Lissa Jones — August 30, 2015

E'lissa Jones recently released her 6th CD Fire & Sun to be featured at her upcoming performances and concerts. E'lissa is a beautiful singer, prolific songwriter, violinist, pianist, and guitarist. She is an exceptionally talented artist with a wide range that includes a dark and melancholy voice with a velvety quality. Her songs embrace audiences with her powerful melodies and expressive lyrics. Influential styling ranges from folk music to rock in her catalogue of over 300 original songs.

This young artist has performed background vocals from 2001 to 2006 with blues legend Wilson Pickett, touring with Ray Charles, Al Green, and many more. E'lissa, in her folk music realm, has also opened up for legends Pete Seeger and Steve Forbert, and has played violin for old favorites like Bobby Vee.

Aptly named, E'lissa Jones' new CD catches the fire and showcases the sun in a variety of musical styles indicative of her background.

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Kathy Moser Kathy Moser — July 26, 2015

Kathy Moser has been in love with music and Planet Earth as long as she can remember. Her introduction to folk happened at Girl Scout camp, which led her to the coffeehouse scene. Distressed by her inability to play guitar while sitting on that ubiquitous four-legged stool found on every folk stage, she wandered over for a record or two into something looking a little more like rock. But realizing she missed her tribe, she wandered back to her acoustic roots with a guitar strap and never looked back.

An award-winning songwriter, engaging performer and passionate environmentalist, Kathy is dedicated to bringing positive change to the world through music both on and off stage.

Kathy was the 2011 winner of the Avalonfest Performing Songwriter competition, has received an Honorable mention in the Rocky Mountain Folks Fest contest, won song of the year in the NJ Jersey Acoustic Music awards in 2008 and was a finalist in the 2014 Solarfest Songwriter Contest

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Sharon Glassman Sharon Glassman — July 12, 2015

“So creative, charming, funny, unpredictable, and smart! I LOVE her!” *

Sharon Glassman performs her funny-smart stories and songs with a Prairie-Home-meets-Gilda-Radner 2.0 style that sings to audiences’ heart, hopes and funny bone.

This nationally-presented entertainer performs songs and excerpts from her novel-with-songs, BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN and more at music and arts venues and private events. And she’s always up for a fun collaboration!

How did a nice girl from the Philly burbs get to a lovely, music-fueled place like this? Trained as a journalist at Columbia University, Sharon found her true beat entertaining audiences with stories and songs on stage, page and radio.

BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN sets a funny, modern love story with a touch of math and mystery in Frank Sinatra’s hometown. Two tracks are COMBO songwriting contest prizewinners.

btw? Sharon\'s serial BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN radio play podcast is great for streaming, sponsorship and syndication on its own, and in connection with her live shows. Ask her about it. Seriously!

Sharon lives in Northern Colorado.

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Elaine Romanelli Elaine Romanelli — June 28, 2015

Solo artist Elaine Romanelli is piling up superlatives for The Hour Before, co-produced by SI KAHN, which debuted in April at #3 on the Folk DJ list. “Stunning new album” (Broadway World). “A standout from other talents” (Arena). “A star in the making” (AXS). “A beautiful recording from a gifted voice that more people need to hear.” (DJ Ron Olesko)

A two-time CT Folk Festival songwriting finalist, the singer/pianist/guitarist dazzles on stage as well. “Elaine puts on an A+ show”, raves The Great Record Chase. If you like Sara Bareilles, Joni Mitchell, or Dar Williams, you'll probably like Elaine. Elaine has also lived exciting other musical lives, with work experience with the SF Opera, off-Broadway, and on TV. “Engaging, nuanced, heartfelt, intellectually involving and emotionally moving. It is surely no coincidence that one of the songs on her elegant new album is titled 'Shine.' Shine she does, and beautifully so.” (folk legend Si Kahn).

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John and Sheila Ludgate John and Sheila Ludgate — June 21, 2015

John and Sheila Ludgate have been playing in clubs and pubs, coffee houses and music festivals for the past 12 years across Southern Ontario and into Montreal and the U.S. They have recorded four CD's of original material. Their newest CD - "Northern Soul" has generated numerous positive reviews (as have the others). The CD was nominated for Folk/Traditional Album Of The Year at the 2015 Hamilton Music Awards and the title track has won the Multicultural Category Award in Folk Music Ontario's Songs From The Heart competition. . The CD’s are family fusion projects bringing together the roots sounds of John & Sheila Ludgate with the more electric sounds of their sons – Luke, Anthony and Shane Ludgate, who belong to the popular alternative band Beautiful Nothing. This pairing creates a unique sound and sensibility.

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Red Grammer Red Grammer — June 14, 2015

Red Grammer is one of the premier entertainers of children and families in the world. Described by Parent’s Magazine as “the best voice in children’s music” Red has set the gold standard for writing and performing music that playfully reconnects us with the best in ourselves.

Red can be heard tickling and nourishing hearts and souls via his award-winning recordings; his numerous appearances on television (The Today Show, CBS This Morning, Nickelodeon, Showtime, PBS, The Disney Channel); his unforgettable live concerts; his award-winning DVD (Hooray for the World ); on his Grammy-nominated album, “Bebop Your Best!”; and as a featured artist on the 2005 Grammy-winning ‘Best Musical Album for Children’, “cEllabration: A Tribute To Ella Jenkins”. He has just released “Circle of Light: Songs for Bucketfillers”, a vibrant collection of new songs created in collaboration with Carol McCloud, author of the best-selling children’s book, “Have You Filled A Bucket Today?”, that celebrate positivity and the desire to make the world a better place.

Beloved by children and parents around the world, Red’s children’s recordings are a treasured resource for teachers who use them to communicate the themes of caring, excellence, oneness, and diversity in a language kids instantly understand and eagerly embrace.

Combining one of the truly great voices in the business with an unerring sense of performance and play, Red’s live concerts delight audiences, young and old, in performing arts centers all across America and abroad. Red has performed throughout Europe, in China, Russia, the Ukraine, Israel, and the Gambia. He is also a frequent keynote speaker and performer at national and regional educational conferences throughout North America.

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KJ Reimensnyder-Wagner KJ Reimensnyder-Wagner — May 31, 2015

Kj Reimensnyder-Wagner is a full-time touring Singer-Songwriter. She has performed across the United States and United Kingdom as a solo artist and along with other artists including Steve Weisberg, Ted Vigil and Dougie Maclean...and most recently Brian Kalinec. Kj has appeared at venues including the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, Colorado and well-known Pennsylvania venues as Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe, Sellersville Theatre in Sellersville and Musikfest in Bethlehem. She has appeared internationally in Scotland at the Killin Music Festival, Pitlochry Music Festival, at many folk clubs including the Glenfarg Folk Club and others, as well as the notable Taybank's Real Music Bar in Dunkeld – originally owned by Dougie MacLean.

Kj is also a recognized educator, trainer and multi-instrumentalist, providing keynotes, workshops, assemblies and residencies and has mentored thousands of teachers and students through story, song and songwriting. Kj has been keynotes and panelist for many educational conferences here and abroad. Her joy also in teaching special needs children has taken her across the Atlantic where she not only mentors and sings in traditional schools throughout Scotland but for special needs and gifted classes in the communities of Dalguise, Bannockburn and Pitlochry.

She's been awarded several distinguished honors for educational songwriting from the Department of Agriculture, National Agriculture in the Classroom and the Visionary Award from Danville's Child Development Center...and continues to receive accolades for her music and performance.

Besides continuing to perform solo, Kj recently has joined forces with award-winning songwriter and performer, Brian Kalinec of Houston, TX. The two will soon be touring the northeast and western sections of portion of the United States. For more information regarding Kj, find her on Facebook at “Kj Reimensnyder-Wagner” or on her website at www.kjsmile.com

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Meg Braun Meg Braun — May 17, 2015

Meg Braun is a singer/songwriter known for her fearless writing, dynamic vocal style and performances that have charmed audiences throughout her musical travels. Meeting at the musical crossroads of old time and folk, Meg’s newest release “Restless Moon” is a collection of song-stories about women molded by the choices they made or the choices that the world made for them. Meg released two other CDs of original songs, “Tomboy Princess” (2009) and “Broken Places” (2012). Meg sang “River” on “Joni Mitchell’s Blue: A 40th Anniversary Celebration” released by the “Chicks with Dip”, a New York area women’s songwriting collective.

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Bob Sherman Bob Sherman — May 3, 2015

For many years (58 at last count), Robert Sherman (or Bob as he's known to his folk fans) has been associated with New York's classical music station WQXR, but his folk series, Woody's Children, is a weekly highlight at WFUV, public radio from Fordham University. These programs have won two Ohio State, three Gabriel, and sundry other broadcasting awards, and along the way they have included live studio performances by such eminent folk artists as Judy Collins, Odetta, Peter, Paul and Mary, and of course, our senior icons, Oscar Brand and Pete Seeger. Bob Sherman produced and hosted two fund-raising concerts at the 92nd Street Y (one of them including the singing reunion, after some four decades, of Pete Seeger and Burl Ives); co-hosted -- with Oscar and Pete respectively -- folk events at Symphony Space in New York City and the Paramount Center for the Arts in Peekskill; organized and hosted the first New York area concerts in over thirty years by the original Chad Mitchell Trio. Marjorie Guthrie was an early supporter of Woody’s Children” and appeared twice as his guest in the early years of the program. A touching sidebar: a quarter century later, Bob replayed excepts from those broadcasts in the presence of, and with touching new commentaries, from Marjorie’s daughter Nora Guthrie, and Nora’s daughter, Anna Canoni. The 45th anniversary Woody's Children concert at Symphony Space, with Nora Guthrie as a special guest (and on-stage performances by David Amram, the Toms Chapin and Paxton, Christine Lavin, Holly Near, Noel Paul Stookey, and others) was filmed by Jim Brown and screened nationwide last fall as a PBS special.

Take Note: The website for Bob Sherman is from his days on WQXR. WFUV's website is undergoing reconstruction.

I am thrilled to have one of my mentors of folk radio as a guest. I started listening to Bob when Woody's Children began!!!!

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Matt Harlan Matt Harlan — April 19, 2015

If there’s a performer today that embodies the oft-applied moniker of “songwriter’s songwriter” it’s Houston favorite, Matt Harlan. A troubadour of the first degree, Matt has been bringing his songs of bus-stops, coffee-shops and lives overlooked to stages across his home-state of Texas, the USA and Europe.

With three studio albums to his name, Harlan exposes a range of influences, to interpret a generation steeped in plastic and filtered through the Hill Country limestone. His expressive vocals recall Chris Smither and Chris Knight, shading his poignant songs with soaring heart and aching grit.

His first two studio albums were well received by national and international radio, both earning the #1 spot on the Euro Americana Chart. “Raven Hotel” his third – and possibly best – record also hit the top spot on the Euro charts after its release in 2014. As with each collection, the newest one features a musical roux that showcases Harlan’s literary grit with a variety of moods to fit the many themes on the record.

Harlan is a winner of multiple songwriting accolades, from outfits like American Songwriter and Billboard. He was even named Singer-Songwriter of the Year in the 2013 Texas Music Awards and featured alongside a stellar cast of characters (Lyle Lovett, Guy Clark) in the documentary, “For the Sake of the Song.”

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Victor and Penny And Their Loose Change Orchestra Victor and Penny And Their Loose Change Orchestra — April 12, 2015

With tight vocal harmonies, fearless feats of guitar daring and a fiery ukulele, Victor & Penny craft clever original tunes and bring a modern voice to prohibition era jazz. When joined by their Loose Change Orchestra featuring clarinet virtuoso James Isaac and upright bassman Rick Willoughby – this corset-tight quartet will make your heart pump and your feet jump! Celebrating a time when style mattered and class was king, Victor & Penny and their Loose Change Orchestra impress and delight with charm and hot licks - they are "...an absolute rollicking blast."

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