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March 1, 2008

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways SFCD40068/71
  2. Susie Burke & David Surette: This Is the Year (David Roth) When the Small Birds Sweetly Sing Madrina Music MM104
  3. The Incredible String Band: This Moment (Mike Heron) I Looked Up Collectors' Choice CCM 291-2
  4. Bessie Jones & Georgia Sea Island Singers: Before This Time Another Year (trad) Southern Jouney: Georgia Sea Island - Biblical Songs and Spirituals Rounder CD 1712
  5. Dear World (orig.cast-Angela Lansbury): Each Tomorrow Morning (Jerry Herman) Columbia SK 48220
  6. Patty Larkin: Traveling Alone Watch the Sky Vanguard 79851-2
  7. Eilen Jewell: Walking Down the Line (Bob Dylan) Letters from Sinners & Strangers Signature Sounds SIG 2006
  8. Taylor Pie: I Love to Be Alone So Little Has Changed Puff Bunny no#
  9. Randall Williams: Draw the Line Praying for Land Musafir MUS06
  10. Emily Kurn: I'm Just Like You (Folkstage - Folk Alliance 2/23/08) WFMT recording
  11. Noel Paul Stookey: Facets of the Jewel Facets New World NR071031
  12. David Mitchell & Robert Webb: Unity of Purpose That Mitchell & Webb Sound, Series Two BBC 781846070716
  13. Sue Trainor: The Murderous Toy (Tom Paxton/Sue Trainor) In a Closeup self
  14. Woody Allen: Mechanical Objects Standup Comic Rhino R2 75721
  15. Mary Lu Walker: Read the Manual Middle Age Middle Class Mama Songs self
  16. Chuck Suchy: Simply Fly (Simplify) Different Line of Time Little Bluestem LBR 102
  17. Guy Davis: Blues in the Midnight Hour Skunkmellow Red House RHRCD 192
  18. Megon McDonough w/ Don Stiernberg: Walkin' After Midnight (Patsy Cline) The Patsy Project self
  19. David Wilcox & Nance Petit: Midnight (Wilcox/ancient Chinese/ Japanese poems) Out Beyond Ideas WhatAreRecords 60073-2
  20. Tom Waits: Midnight Lullaby Closing Time Elektra 5061-2
  21. Bonnie Koloc: Crumbs in the Butter Here to Sing Mr. Biscuit 03
  22. The Chenille Sisters: Blowin' in the Wind (A Female Perspective) (Bob Dylan/Dawdy-Huber-Morand) Haute Chenille: A Retrospective Red House RHRCD 81
  23. Conception Corporation: I Am Woman (Helen Reddy-Ray Burton/ Conception Corp.) Complete Conception Rhino RHM2 7728
  24. Anita Silvert: Midwest Girl Balancing Act BAM-003 (email)
  25. Joel Mabus: Hopelessly Midwestern Retold Fossil 1808
  26. Kathy Kallick: Midwestern Boy Matters of the Heart Sugar Hill SHCD-3820
  27. Carrie Newcomer: Throw Me a Line The Geography of Light Philo 11671-1253-2
  28. Tom Paxton: What a Friend You Are Comedians & Angels Appleseed APRCD 1105
  29. Susie Burke & David Surette: I Will Be Here (Pierce Pettis) When the Small Birds Sweetly Sing Madrina Music MM104
  30. Patty Larkin: Here Watch the Sky Vanguard 79851-2
  31. Arranmore: Illinois & Michigan Canal (Kevin O'Donnell) Arranmore Live Folk Era FE1405CD
  32. Chris Vallillo: Way Down to Shawneetown (trad) Folksongs of Illinois #3 Illinois Humanities Council IHC07-03
  33. Jason Wilber: Talk About 69 Live and Otherwise, Volume 1 Wilbertone WTR-004
  34. Brooks Williams: 61 Highway (Mississippi Fred McDowell, arr.Brooks Williams) The Time I Spend With You Red Guitar Blue Music RGBM-0801
  35. The Special Consensus: Route 10, Box 782 (Jim Rushing/Chet Biggers) Route 10 Pinecastle PRC-1123
  36. Stan Rogers: The Woodbridge Dog Disaster (Royston Wood) From Coffee House to Concert Hall Fogarty's Cove FCM 012D
  37. David Mitchell & Robert Webb: Understanding Man "That Mitchell & Webb Sound, Series One BBC 781846070716
  38. Still on the Hill: Misunderstanding (Kelly Mulhollan/Donna Henschell) Still on the Hill Pingleblobber 9901
  39. Celtic Fiddle Festival: Louis' Waltz / Schottische (trad, arr.Celtic Fiddle Fest) Equinoxe Loftus LM003
  40. Mark O'Connor: Mark's Waltz Thirty-Year Retrospective OMAC 5
  41. Grace Griffith: Love Is on Our Side (Tish Hinojosa) My Life Blix Street G2-10085
  42. Susie Burke & David Surette: All My Life (Pat Donahue) When the Small Birds Sweetly Sing Madrina Music MM104
  43. Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie: When I'm Gone (close) (Phil Ochs) Spoken in Love Longtail LT003-2

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Susie Burke & David Surette, Randall Williams, Noel Paul Stookey, Mitchell & Webb, Joel Mabus, Carrie Newcomer, Tom Paxton, Brooks Williams, Celtic Fiddle Festival, Grace Griffith

CD of the week: Susie Burke & David Surette

These concerts were mentioned on the program:

Carrie Newcomer at the Old Town School of Folk Music, Sunday, March 9 at 7 PM. 4544 N. Lincoln, Chicago.
Patty Larkin will be there Friday, March 21 at 8.
Celtic Fiddle Festival is there tonight, Sunday, March 2.

The Chieftains perform at Symphony Center on Michigan Avenue, Sunday March 2 at 3 PM. 312-294-3000

Randall Williams performs at the Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove, Friday, March 7 at 8:15.
Gina Forsyth is there March 14.

Anita Silvert performs for Hogeye Folk Arts, Ltd., at the Lake Street Church, Lake & Chicago Ave., Evanston, Saturday, March 8 at 7:30. 847-475-6165

Special Consensus performs at the Acoustic Renaissance Concerts series at the Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale, Saturday, March 8 at 8. 708-802-0236

Arranmore and others are at the Maple Street Chapel, Main & Maple, Lombard, Saturday, March 8 at 7:30. 630-434-4423

The McAninch Arts Center of the College of DuPage, 22nd & Park Blvd., Glen Ellyn presents Bonnie Koloc with Chuck Suchy, Sunday, March 16 at 7.
Guy Davis performs there at Club Mac April 4 & 5.

Mark O'Connor, Liz Carroll and Rachel Barton perform at "Fiddle Fest" a benefit for the International Music Foundation that brings music to schools and sponsors the Dame Myra Hess concerts. Tuesday, March 25 at 7:30 in Preston Bradley Hall of the Chicago Cultural Center, Michigan & Randolph, Chicago. A champagne/dessert reception follows. 312-670-6888