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March 22, 2008

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways SFCD40068/71
  2. Annie Get Your Gun (orig.cast Ethel Merman - Ray Middleton): Anything You Can Do (Irving Berlin) MCA MCAD-10047
  3. Odetta & Larry: I Was Born About 10,000 Years Ago / The Biggest Thing (trad) The Tin Angel Fantasy OBCCD-565-2
  4. Tom Paxton: My Dog's Bigger Than Your Dog Outward Bound Elektra 8122 76509-2
  5. Barnum (orig.cast - Leonard John Crofoot): Bigger Isn't Better (Cy Coleman/Michael Stewart) Columbia SK 89999
  6. Carrie Newcomer: One Woman and a Shovel The Geography of Light Philo 11671-1253-2
  7. John McCutcheon: Hope Dies Last This Fire Appalsongs 2007
  8. Kathy Mattea: You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive (Darrell Scott) Coal Captain Potato 7653260-2
  9. The Seldom Scene: Leavin' Harlan (Phil Rosenthal) Scene 20 - 20th Anniversary Concert Sugar Hill SHCD-2501/02
  10. Kate & Anna McGarrigle: Goin' Back to Harlan (A.McGarrigle) Matapedia Hannibal HNCD 1394
  11. Pete Seeger w/ Billy Bragg, Ani DiFranco, Steve Earle, Anne Hills: Bring Them Home Seeds: The Songs of Pete Seeger, Volume 3 Appleseed APRCD 1072
  12. Robin & Linda Williams: Don't Let Me Come Home a Stranger (R.Williams-J.Clark) (Come for to Sing Benefit, Holsteins, Chicago - October 23, 1982) WFMT Recording
  13. Linda Thompson: Day After Tomorrow (Tom Waits-Kathleen Brennan) Versatile Heart Rounder 11661-3217-2
  14. Andrew McKnight: Wind Whispers Your Name Something Worth Standing For Falling Mountain FM-1050
  15. Eliza Gilkyson & friends: Peace Call (Woody Guthrie) Land of Milk & Honey Red House RHRCD 174
  16. Big Bill Broonzy: Down by the Riverside (trad-arr.Broonzy) Big Bill Blues Vogue 600041
  17. Mark O'Connor: Devil's Dream (trad, arr.Mark O'Connor) Liberty! Columbia SK 63216
  18. Liz Carroll: The Silver Spear / The Earl's Chair / The Musical Priest (trad,arr.Liz Carroll) Lost in the Loop Green Linnet GLCD 1199
  19. David Mitchell & Robert Webb: Ahead of His Time Scientist That Mitchell & Webb Sound: Series Three BBC Audio
  20. Cheryl Wheeler: It's the Phone Defying Gravity Philo 11671-1240-2
  21. Stan Freberg: Alexander Graham Bell and the First Phone Call Stan Freberg Presents the United States of America, Vol. 2 Rhino R2 72476
  22. Meg Hutchinson: I'd Like to Know Come Up Full Red House RHRCD 209
  23. Kristina Stykos: This I Know In the Earth's Fading Light Thunder Ridge 37101 06882
  24. Guy Davis: You Don't Know My Mind (first verse Virginia Liston-Samuel Gray-Clarence Williams/ rest of song Guy Davis) Red House RHRCD 113
  25. Cindy Kallet & Grey Larsen: Cross the Water / Little Girl (Kallet) Cross the Water Sleepy Creek SCM105
  26. Leela & Ellie Grace: Queen of the Earth, Child of the Stars (L.Grace) Where the Waters Run self 00261 23263
  27. Donna Adler: Tiny Child Violets and Blues Grace Street 00261 23021
  28. David Mitchell & Robert Webb: Child Call Centre That Mitchell & Webb Sound: Series One BBC Audio
  29. Twilight Hotel: Delicate Cycle Bethune Festival BZDQCD002
  30. The Detergents: Leader of the Laundromat (Paul Vance/Lee Pockriss) Dr. Demento's 25th Anniversary Collection
  31. Greg Trafidlo: The Tumbler (Don Schlitz/Greg Trafidlo- Neal Phillips) Old Dog, New Tracks Kira 1066
  32. Liz Carroll & John Doyle: Ashleigh Roach's / With Ourselves / Wild Pitch (L.Carroll) In Play Compass 7 44182
  33. Bill Staines: Rye Whiskey Joe Just Play One Tune More Folk-Legacy CD-66
  34. Art Thieme: Hobo's Last Ride (trad) That's the Ticket! Folk-Legacy CD-90
  35. Bob Bovee & Gail Heil: Big Rock Candy Mountain (trad) Rural Route 2 Jawbone 001
  36. Girlyman: Through to Sunrise (Nate Borofsky/Ty Greenstein) Joyful Sign self GM 001
  37. Tammerlin: Kingdom Come (Berryman-Buckland-Champion) No Small Thing BirdsTale BT1002
  38. Kathy Mattea: Time Passes By (Jon Vezner-Susan Longacre) Mercury 846 975-2
  39. Joe Crookston: Satisfied (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) Fall Down as the Rain Milagrito JHJO34
  40. Danny Schmidt: Stained Glass Parables & Primes Live Once LO9449-2
  41. The New Golden Ring: Calvary (trad) Five Days Singing, Volume II Folk-Legacy CD-42
  42. Helen Bonchek Schneyer: I Will Guide Thee Ballads, Broadsides & Hymns Folk-Legacy CD-50
  43. Jim & Jean: Crucifixion (Phil Ochs) Changes Collectors' Choice CCM-477-2
  44. Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie: When I'm Gone (close) (Phil Ochs) Spoken in Love Longtail LT003-2

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Carrie Newcomer, Kathy Mattea, Mitchell & Webb, Cindy Kallet & Grey Larsen, Leela & Ellie Grace

CD of the week: Kathy Mattea: Coal

These concerts were mentioned on the program:

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 at 8.

Girlyman and Meg Hutchinson at the Old Town School of Folk Music, Sunday, April 13 at 7 PM. 4544 N. Lincoln, Chicago.
Kathy Mattea will be there Saturday, April 19 at 10:00 (7 pm show sold out).

Twilight Hotel performs at the Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove, Friday, March 28 at 8:15.

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.

John McCutcheon and Robin & Linda Williams and Their Fine Group perform at at benefit for the Prairie Center for the Arts Foundation at the Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg, Saturday, March 29 at 8.

Cindy Kallet & Grey Larsen perform for the Acoustic Renaissance Concert series at the Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale, Saturday, April 12 at 8.

Bill Staines performs for Hogeye Folk Arts, Ltd., at the Lake Street Church, Lake & Chicago Ave., Evanston, Saturday, April 5 at 7:30.
Bob Bovee & Gail Heil are there April 12.

Bill's Blues, 1029 Davis St., Evanston presents Nathan Rogers, Sunday, March 23 at 7.
Twilight Hotel will be there March 30.