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May 1, 2010

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways SFCD40068/71
  2. Camelot (orig.B'way cast-Julie Andrews): The Lusty Month of May (Loewe/Lerner) Columbia SK60542
  3. Mabel Mercer w/ Sam Hamilton, piano: The First Warm Day in May (Bart Howard) Songs by Mabel Mercer, Vol. 1 Atlantic ALS 402
  4. Lou & Peter Berryman: April May What, Again?! Cornbelt CR900
  5. Priscilla Herdman - Anne Hills - Cindy Mangsen: Swinton May Song (trad) At the Turning of the Year Hand & Heart 2000
  6. Jack Hardy: May Day The Collected Works of Jack Hardy, A Sampler 800-PRIMECD PCD48
  7. Barbara Saint John: The Maypole Emily Mystic Pilgrim MP002 (email)
  8. Colcannon: Late April / Early May (Jean Bolger) Three Days in May Oxford Road 0026129315
  9. Mary Chapin Carpenter: Zephyr The Age of Miracles Zoe-Rounder 01143-1133-2
  10. Dana & Susan Robinson: Zephyr Wind Big Mystery Threshold TM0910
  11. Ralph Blizard & The New Southern Ramblers: When the Zephyrs of Heaven Shall Fan Me to Sleep (trad) Blizard Train June Appal JA0056
  12. Beyond the Fringe (orig.B'way cast): The End of the World The Complete Beyond the Fringe EMI 72438540452
  13. Jack Hardy: The Zephyr (Take It Slow) The Collected Works of Jack Hardy, A Sampler 800-PRIMECD PCD48
  14. Jackson Browne & David Lindley: Take It Easy Love Is Strange Inside INR5111-0
  15. John Prine: Fish and Whistle Souvenirs Oh Boy OBR-021
  16. Si Kahn w/ Kathy Mattea: Going Up the Mountain Courage Strictly Country Records SCR-69
  17. Seldom Scene: Going Up on the Mountain (Kenneth Gamble/Leon Huff) Dream Scene Sugar Hill SHCD-3858
  18. Nora Jane Struthers: Look Out on the Mountain Nora Jane Struthers Blue Pig BPM1111
  19. Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer: The Mountain (D.Carter) Tanglewood Tree Signature Sounds SIG1257
  20. Namoli Brennet: Some Better World Black Crow Flaming Dame 84501 27553
  21. Mary Chapin Carpenter: The Age of Miracles Zoe-Rounder 01143-1133-2
  22. The Capitol Steps: Going Green (Raposo/Newport-Eaton) Liberal Shop of Horrors CapSteps CSCD1030
  23. Mose Allison: The Way of the World (Mose Allison-Joe Henry) Anti 87059-2
  24. Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon: Rings (Alex Harvey/Eddie Reeves) Sixty Six Steps RCA Victor 82876 68909-2
  25. Cheryl Wheeler: It's the Phone Defying Gravity Philo 11671-1240-2
  26. Bells Are Ringing (orig.B'way cast): Bells Are Ringing (Jule Styne/Comden-Green) Columbia SK89545
  27. Charlotte Green: VoiceMail (Les Barker) Guide Cats for the Blind Osmosys CD 020/21
  28. Samantha Robichaud: Answering Machine Canadian Music - East Coast Style Roots East Coast Music Association promo
  29. Claudia Schmidt and her Funtet: Sea of Love Promising Sky Pragmavision 00261 28844
  30. The Raisin Pickers: The Sea of Love (Gary Reynolds) Michigan Wind Flying Raven HCCD-002
  31. Mouth Music (Martin Swan-Martin Furey-Kaela Rowan): Sea of Love (Martin Swan) The Order of Things Skitteesh 200501
  32. Andrew Calhoun: Roads in Disrepair Where Blue Meets Blue Waterbug WBG0049
  33. Michael Johnson & Mark Henley: Bad Roads in Spring (Henley) (Earl of Old Town - 12/8/1974) WFMT Recording
  34. Coyote Grace: Only Road (Joe Stevens) Ear to the Ground Mile After Mile 003
  35. John McCutcheon: Different Untold Appalsongs 2009
  36. The McCalmans: Lying Truth (Ian McCalman) The Greentrax Years Greentrax CDTRAX350
  37. Cherryholmes: Weaver of Lies (Cia Cherryholmes) IV - Common Threads Skaggs Family/Fontana 6989020212
  38. The Capitol Steps: Don't Cry I'm in Argentina (Lloyd-Webber - Rice/Newport-Eaton) Liberal Shop of Horrors CapSteps CSCD1030
  39. Sue Richards w/ Carolyn Surrick, viola da gamba: Miss Murphy (Turlough O'Carolan, PD) Hazel Grove Maggie's Music MMCD211
  40. La Bottine Souriante: La Gigue de M. Lasante / La Gigue a Medee (trad) Je Voudrais Changer D'Chapeau Rounder CD6041
  41. Baal Tinne: Toss the Feathers / Jenny's Chickens (trad,arr.Baal Tinne) The Haunting self no#
  42. Bodega: Missing Tramp: Midnight Tramp (Tia Files) / The Missing Floor (Gillian Chalmers) Under the Counter Mad River MRCD1010
  43. Eric Noden & Joe Filisko: Made Me Lonesome I.C. Special Diving Duck DD10004
  44. The Grascals w/ Hank Williams Jr.: I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome (Bill Monroe-Hank Williams) The Famous Lefty Flynn's Rounder 11661-0641-2
  45. Maria Dunn: Lonesome and Then Some For a Song self MARCD02
  46. Crooked Still: Half of What We Know (Aoife O'Donovan) Some Strange Country Signature Sounds SIG2029
  47. Richard Dyer-Bennet: The Lonesome Valley (trad,arr.Dyer-Bennet) Dyer-Bennet 1 Smithsonian Folkways SFCD40078
  48. Mary Chapin Carpenter: I Have a Need for Solitude The Age of Miracles Zoe-Rounder 01143-1133-2
  49. Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie: When I'm Gone (close) (Phil Ochs) Spoken in Love Longtail LT003-2

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Colcannon, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Jackson Browne & David Lindley, Nora Jane Struthers, Cherryholmes, The Grascals, Crooked Still

CD of the week: Mary Chapin Carpenter

These concerts were mentioned on the program:

Joe Filisko & Eric Noden perform for the Lake County Folk Club at El Barrio, 1122 Diamond Lake Rd., Mundelein, Sunday, May 2 at 7.
Michael Smith is there May 16. 847-271-1584

Andrew Calhoun performs at the Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove, May 7 at 8:15. 630-969-9720

John Prine performs a benefit for Maywood Fine Arts at Proviso East High School, First & Madison, Maywood, Thursday, May 13 at 8 pm (Saturday concert is sold out, tickets remain available for Thursday.) web site

Crooked Still hold a CD release party at S.P.A.C.E., Thursday, May 6.
Claudia Schmidt performs with Josh White, Jr. Friday May 7 at 9 at SPACE.
John McCutcheon is at SPACE, Sunday, May 9.
1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. Natalia Zukerman and Edie Carey' are there May 13.

Claudia Schmidt performs solo for the Off Square Concert Series at the Woodstock Congregational-Unitarian Church, 221 Dean St., Woodstock, Saturday, May 8 at 8. 815-338-5164

Kathy Mattea performs at the McAninch Arts Center of the College of DuPage, 22nd St. & Park Blvd., Sunday, May 9 at 7. 630-942-4000

Celtic Fest in Millennium Park Saturday-Sunday, May 8-9 from 2 PM until 9 PM, featuring three stages. Artist include Bodega, Saw Doctors, the Rogues, La Bottine Souriante, Sue Richards, Baal Tinne and over a dozen others. FREE 312-744-3315

Leo Kottle at Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia, Saturday, May 8 at 8. 630-840-ARTS

The 10th Annual Alt Q Festival with Coyote Grace, Wishing Chair, the Heat Birds, Namoli Brennet and Actor Slash Model at the Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave., Saturday, May 15 at 7:00 PM.
Red Molly will be there Sunday, May 23 at 7. 773-728-6000