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THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL New Year's Eve celebration - live portion
December 31, 2017 - January 1, 2018

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10:00 PM - 11:57 PM

  1. Heather Pierson: Tipitina (Professor Longhair?)
  2. Heather Pierson: Take a Deep Breath and Smile
  3. Robert Jones: Gone, But Not Forgotten (Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry)
  4. Robert Jones: The Little Like of Mine (trad)
  5. Madeline Fendrick & Brian Peck: Away From the Road
  6. Madeline Fendrick & Brian Peck: How It Feels to Fly
  7. Chris Farrell: Frosty's a Rockin'
  8. Chris Farrell: Merry Christmas, Drunk Uncles
  9. Heather Pierson: Wild Child
  10. Heather Pierson: Make It Mine
  11. Robert Jones: This Old House
  12. Robert Jones: I Wrestle with the Angel
  13. Madeline Fendrick & Brian Peck: Open My Eyes
  14. Madeline Fendrick & Brian Peck: Contradance
  15. Chris Farrell: Jimmy Nicol
  16. Chris Farrell: Hundred Dollar Quartet
  17. Heather Pierson w/ Robert Jones, harmonica: Drink and Dance (Pierson)
  18. Heather Pierson: Sometimes I Can't Believe My Luck
  19. Robert Jones w/Heather Pierson, piano: The Midnight Special (trad-Huddie Ledbetter)
  20. Robert Jones: Lining Track (Ella Louise) (trad-Huddie Ledbetter)
  21. Madeline Fendrick & Brian Peck: Bé same mucho (Consuelo Velazquez)
  22. Fendrick & Peck w/Robt. Jones harmonia & Heather Pierson, piano: The Cape (Guy Clark)
  23. Chris Farrell: The Miner's Star
  24. Chris Farrell: Whoopee in Mehoopany
  25. Heather Pierson: What Else Can I Do?
  26. Heather Pierson: Good Girl Blues
  27. Robert Jones: Lost John (Sonny Terry)

Midnight Special traditional 11:57-12MN madness and countdown

12:00 Midnight - 1:15 AM

  1. Heather Pierson leading the ensemble: Auld Lang Syne (Robt. Burns, PD)
  2. Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (orig.cast): If We Only Have Love (Brel) Columbia 89998

  4. Robert & Bernice Jones: I Hear the Angels singing (Rev. Gary Davis)
  5. Bernice Jones w/ Robert Jones: You'll Never Walk Alone (Rodgers/Hammerstein)
  6. Madeline Fendrick & Brian Peck: The Sandhill Crane
  7. Madeline Fendrick & Brian Peck: Walt Whitman's Haversack
  8. Chris Farrell: Old Nickel Moon
  9. Chris Farrell: The Great Fred Capps
  10. Heather Pierson: Starlight
  11. Heather Pierson: Let It Be So
  12. Robert Jones: Hide Me in Thy Bosom (Rosetta Tharp)
  13. Robert Jones: Arnesia's Song
  14. Madeline Fendrick & Brian Peck: Papa's Song
  15. Madeline Fendrick & Brian Peck: Bluegrass Stomp (trad/Fendrick-Peck)
  16. Chris Farrell: Anywhere That You Go
  17. Ensemble, lead by Heather Pierson: When I'm Gone (Phil Ochs)

All songs by performer unless otherwise noted.

Host/producer: Rich Warren
Engineer: Eric Arunas

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