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April 10, 2010

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways SFCD40068/71
  2. Cindy Kallet - Ellen Epstein - Michael Cicone: I Arise Facing East (Mary Austin/Deborah Langstaff) Heart Walk Overall OM-3
  3. Tim Eriksen: Better Days Coming (trad) Soul of the January Hills Appleseed APRCD1120
  4. Darwin Song Project (Chris Wood, Krista Detor, Rachel McShane, Emily Smith, Stu Hanna, Karine Polwart, Jez Lowe): You May Stand Mute (Chris Wood) Darwin Song Project Shrewsbury 2009 Shrewsbury Folk Festival SFFCD01
  5. Grace Pettis: Let a Little Light Grace Pettis Blue Rock BRA-CD1020
  6. John Ondrasik (of Five for Fighting): Keep the Light Alive (Eric Lowen - Dan Navarro - Barry Alfonso) AIX 81008
  7. Claire Lynch: My Florida Sunshine (Bill Monroe) Whatcha Gonna Do Rounder 11661-0606-2
  8. Doug Spears: State of Dreams Welcome Home Cypress Moss CMR0301
  9. Mindy Simmons: Ain't Florida Neat A Fine Life in the Country self no#
  10. New Faces of 1956 - Jane Connell: April in Fairbanks (Murray Grand) RCA LOC-1025
  11. Red Molly: Troubled Mind (Abbie Gardner) James self 84501 27407
  12. Severn Darden: Vienna 1885 The Sound of My Own Voice (and other noises) Mercury OCS6202
  13. Carolina Chocolate Drops: Trouble in Your Mind (trad,arr.CCD) Genuine Negro Jig Nonesuch 516995-2
  14. Claire Lynch: Down in the Valley (Jess Leary - Morgane Hayes - Liz Rose) New Day Rounder 11661-0563-2
  15. Pete Seeger: Down in the Valley (trad) American Favorite Ballads, Vol 1 Smithsonian Folkways SFWCD40150
  16. Leela & Ellie Grace: Down in the Valley to Pray Leela & Ellie Grace self 83707 82062
  17. Claudia Nygaard: I Don't Need a Man (Folkstage - May 2, 2009) WFMT recording
  18. The Four Bitchin' Babes: (No Such Thing As) Girls Like That (Christine Kane) Diva Nation Hem & Haw 002
  19. Rebecca Loebe: Her in That Dress Mystery Prize self 16892 05866
  20. Carrie Newcomer: A Small Flashlight Before & After Rounder 11661-3276-2
  21. Christine Lavin: Shining My Flashlight on the Moon Shanachie 8024
  22. Bow Thayer w/ Kristina Stykos & Patrick Ross: Shooting Arrows at the Moon Thunder Ridge 2009
  23. Anne Hills: The Moon's Song Points of View Appleseed APRCD1119
  24. Archie Fisher: The Presence (Archie Fisher/Stewart MacGregor) Sunsets I've Galloped Into... Red House RHRCD82
  25. Lisa Markley: Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most (Tommy Wolf/Fran Landesman) The Sky Is Blue and Sometimes Cries Soona SS007
  26. Archie Fisher: The Winter It Is Past (Robt.Burns) Windward Journey Red House RHRCD124
  27. Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet: Bosco Stomp (trad,arr.Beausoleil) Alligator Purse Yep Roc YEP2185
  28. The Magnolia Sisters (Ann Savoy - Jane Vidrine - Lisa Trahan - Anya Burgess): Creole Stomp (trad) Stripped Down Arhoolie 538
  29. Gilmary Doyle-Andrews: Tokyo Stomp Comes Up Grinnin' Pigeonbird 84501 09110
  30. Chris Farrell: Godzilla vs the Pope private recording
  31. Carrie Newcomer: Don't Push Send The Geography of Light Philo11671-1253-2
  32. Leon Rosselson: I Didn't Mean It RosselSonGs Fuse CFCD001
  33. Billie Holiday: Don't Explain (B.Holiday/A.Herzog) Ken Burns Jazz Verve 314549081-2
  34. David Roth: Land of the Liters and Meters Irreconcilable Similarities Wind River WR4011CD
  35. The Four Bitchin' Babes - Deirdre Flint: Metric Is Coming (D.Flint) Diva Nation Hem & Haw 002
  36. Ellis Paul: The Lights of Vegas The Day After Everything Changed Black Wolf BW0010
  37. Woody Allen: Vegas Standup Comic Rhino R2 75721
  38. Debbie Davies: Takin' It All to Vegas Contemporary Blues Guitar Women Ruf 1110
  39. Anne Feeney: Sago (Kiya Heartwood) Dump the Bosses Off Your Back self 80767 00482
  40. Susie Glaze: West Virginia Mine Disaster (Jean Ritchie) Green Kentucky Blues self 00261 24086
  41. The Kennedys: Sago Mine Better Dreams Appleseed APRCD1107
  42. Diana Jones: Henry Russell's Last Words Better Times Will Come Proper American PRPACD008
  43. Tim Eriksen: Hope Soul of the January Hills Appleseed APRCD1120
  44. Gordon Bok w/ Kat Logan: Sherry's Song (Gordon Bok/Sherry MacMahon) Other Eyes Timberhead Music THDCD17
  45. Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie: When I'm Gone (close) (Phil Ochs) Spoken in Love Longtail LT003-2

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Darwin Song Project, Keep the Light Alive, Red Molly, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Carrie Newcomer, Ellis Paul, Tim Eriksen, Gordon Bok

CD of the week: Tim Eriksen

These concerts were mentioned on the program:

Chris Farrell performs at the Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove, Friday, April 16 at 8:15.
Jim Photoglo is there April 23. 630-969-9720

Archie Fisher performs for Hogeye Folk Arts, Ltd., at the Lake Street Church, Lake & Chicago, Evanston, Saturday, April 17 at 7:30. 847-475-6165

Ronny Cox, with Jack Williams give a free concert for the Oak Park Public Library at Unity Temple, 875 Lake St., Oak Park, Sunday, April 11 at 7.

Claudia Nygaard performs as part of the Woodstock Folk Festival concert series at Stage Left, adjacent to the Woodstock Opera House, 125 Van Buren, Woodstock, Sunday April 18 at 2. 815-479-9933

Patty Larkin, and Cheryl Wheeler are at the Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave., Sunday, April 11 at 4:00 & 7:30 PM.
Carrie Newcomer and Eliza Gilkyson will be there on April 18 at 7.
Claire Lynch will be there Friday, April 30.
Red Molly will be there Sunday, May 23 at 7. 773-728-6000

Ellis Paul performs at S.P.A.C.E., 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston, Friday, April 16 at 8, and presents a family show on Saturday, April 17 at 11. 847-492-8860

Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet at the Performing Arts Center of Dominican University, 7900 W. Divison, River Forest, April 24 at 7:30. (708-488-5000

The Four Bitchin' Babes are at Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia, Saturday, April 17 at 8. 630-840-ARTS

The Kerrville Folk Festival takes place at the Quiet Valley Ranch, in Texas Hill Country, Thursday, May 27 through Sunday, June 13.
For info: kerrville-music.com
To enter drawing for a three day pass: kerrvillefolkfestival@gmail.com.

Anne Hills and David Roth in a benefit folk concert for The Hadley School for the Blind, Nichols Concert Hall at the Music Institute of Chicago, Evanston Campus, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston. Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. 800-323-4238, ext 2762 business hours / 815-787-8868 otherwise / www.hadley.edu/concert