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September 19, 2009

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways SFCD40068/71
  2. Mary Travers: Circles (Harry Chapin) Warner Bros. BS2795
  3. June Carter Cash: Will the Circle Be Unbroken (A.P. Carter) Press On Risk RSK-4107
  4. Sally Rogers w/ Claudia Schmidt & Frank Youngman: Circle of the Sun (Sally Rogers) Closing the Distance Flying Fish FF 70425
  5. Jonathan Edwards: One More Trip Around the Sun (Al Anderson - Stephen Bruton - Sharon Vaughn) Rollin' Along Strictly Country Records SCR-68
  6. Tom Rush: The Circle Game (Joni Mitchell) Elektra 74018-2
  7. Peter, Paul & Mary: Some Walls (Mary Ann Kennedy - Tracy Spring - Janis Carper) In These Times Rhino R2 73957
  8. Joe Crookston: Mending Walls Able Baker Charlie & Dog Milagrito JBJO78
  9. Seldom Scene: When the Walls Come Tumblin' Down (Carl Jackson - Bill Graham - Alan Laney) Scene It All Sugar Hill SUG-CD-3899
  10. Kathy Mattea: You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive (Darrell Scott) Coal Captain Potato 7653260-2
  11. Peter, Paul & Mary: Ballad of Springhill (P.Seeger-E.MacColl) The Collection Reader's Digest OPCD-8505
  12. John McCutcheon: Two Foot Seam Storied Ground Rounder CD0467
  13. Sara Watkins: Any Old Time (Jimmie Rodgers) Sara Watkins Nonesuch 516987-2
  14. Devon Sproule: Stop By Anytime Keep Your Silver Shined City Salvage/Waterbug CSR16/WBG75
  15. Tom Paxton: Anytime Wearing the Time Sugar Hill SHCD1045
  16. Lily Tomlin: Tell Miss Sweeny Goodbye Lily Tomlin on Stage Arista AB4142
  17. Ed Miller: The Teacher's Rant (Ian Davison) The Edinburgh Rambler Wellfield CD022
  18. Peter, Paul & Mary: Where Have All the Flowers Gone (Pete Seeger, add.verses Joe Hickerson) The Collection Reader's Digest OPCD-8505
  19. Jack Hardy: Ask Questions Rye Grass Great Divide JH-1809
  20. David Wilcox: Out of the Question Into the Mystery What Are 60063-2
  21. Peter, Paul & Mary: Blowin' in the Wind (Bob Dylan) The Collection Reader's Digest OPCD-8505
  22. Lily Tomlin: Mr. Veedle This Is a Recording Laugh.com LGH1114
  23. Buskin & Batteau: Stop Listening Red Shoes and Golden Hearts Nouveau Retro 00261 27081
  24. Just For Openers (orig.cast - Betty Amberlin - Madeline Kahn): The Telephone Hang-Up (Dial a Deviate) Upstairs at the Downstairs UD-37W56
  25. Lily Tomlin: Obscene Phone Call This Is a Recording Laugh.com LGH1114
  26. G2: Ridin' on That Midnight Train (Carter Stanley) Where the Tall Grass Grows Cosmos CR07106
  27. Delmore Brothers: Midnight Train Delmore Brothers, Volume 2 JSP7765C
  28. Joe Filisko & Eric Noden: IC Special self DD10004
  29. (Mark) Haines & (Tom) Leighton: The Orange Blossom Special (Ervin Rouse) Hand to Hand Borealis BCD136
  30. Peter, Paul & Mary: Leaving on a Jet Plane (John Denver) The Collection Reader's Digest OPCD-8505
  31. (Chris) McNamara & (Rick) Neeley: Outbound Plane (Griffith/Russell) About Time Folk Era FE1479CD
  32. Christine Lavin: That Elusive Blue Cold Pizza for Breakfast Yellow Tail YT10024
  33. Tom Rush: What An Old Lover Knows (Melanie Dyer - Kim Day) What I Know Appleseed APRCD1115
  34. Tom Waits: Martha Closing Time Elektra 5061-2
  35. Sara Watkins: Where Will You Be Sara Watkins Nonesuch 516987-2
  36. Steeleye Span: Seagull (Steeleye) Live at a Distance Park PRKCD104
  37. Joni Mitchell: Song to a Seagull Reprise 6293-2
  38. Mary Travers: Song for the Asking (Paul Simon) Mary Warner Bros. WS1907
  39. Steeleye Span: The Song Will Remain (Steeleye Span) Live at a Distance Park PRKCD104
  40. Peter, Paul & Mary: All My Trials (trad/Yarrow-Stookey-Okun) The Collection Reader's Digest OPCD-8505
  41. Paul Anderson: Lament for MacCrimmon (trad) Home + Beauty Greentrax CDTRAX 340
  42. Peter, Paul & Mary: 500 Miles (Hedy West) The Collection Reader's Digest OPCD-8505
  43. Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie: When I'm Gone (close) (Phil Ochs) Spoken in Love Longtail LT003-2

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Jonathan Edwards, Sara Watkins, Filisko & Noden, Christine Lavin, Steeleye Span, Paul Anderson

CD of the week: Steeleye Span

These concerts were mentioned on the program:

Steeleye Span and Maria Dunn perform at the Old Town School of Folk Music, Friday, September 25 at 7 PM.
Tom Rush is there Sunday, October 10 at 7. 4544 N. Lincoln, Chicago. 773-728-6000

Lily Tomlin performs her one-woman show at the Paramount Theater, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora, Friday, October 2 at 8. Ticketmaster or 630-896-6666

Sara Watkins, along with the Greencards, performs at the Performing Arts Center of Dominican University, 7900 W. Division St. River Forest, Friday, September 25 at 7:30. 708-488-5000

Joe Filisko holds the second annual Chicago Blues Harp Bash, Saturday September 26 at 8.
Debra Cowan performs Sunday, September 27 at 7 at Bill's Blues, 1029 Davis St., Evanston. 847-424-9800

McNamara & Neeley perform at the Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove, Friday, September 25 at 8:15. 630-969-9720

G2, a bluegrass band from Sweden performs as part of the Bluegrass Legends series at the American Legion Hall, 1030 Central St., Evanston, Saturday, September 26 at 8. 847-573-0443