Dark Ballads and Dark Americana

Folk Music & Beyond Playlist for August 16, 2008
Hour 1: Dark Ballads

Opening Song

Mairead & Triona Ni Dhomhnaill, "Barbara Allen," A Celtic Christmas, 6:34 Windham Hill

Amy White, "Bittersweet," An American Romance, 6:51 (self-produced)

First Set

Kate Rusby, "I Am Stretched on Your Grave," Hourglass, 2:58 Compass/Pure

Carol Noonan, "Ballad of Brownfield," Noonan Building & Wrecking, 5:13 Rounder

Sharon Shannon & Róisin Elsafty, "Palestin," Libertango, 4:05 Compass

Alan Stivell, "Cease Fire," The Rough Guide to Celtic Music, 3:31 World Music Network

Midway Music

Jay Farrar and Son Volt, "Medication," Okemah and the Melody of Riot, 5:00 Transmit Sound/Legacy

Second Set

Crooked Still, "Little Sadie," Shaken by a Low Sound, 2:35 Signature Sounds

Stairwell Sisters, "Hangman Tree," Get Off Your Money, 3:29 (self-produced)

Gillian Welch, "Caleb Meyer," Hell Among the Yearlings, 3:01 Acony

John McCutcheon, "Oh Death," Sprout Wings and Fly, 3:31 Rounder

Third Set

The Waifs, "Pony," Sundirtwater, 3:32 Compass

The Duhks, "95 South," Fast-Paced World, 2:48 Sugar Hill

Lyle Lovett, "Lungs," Step Inside This House, 2:17 Curb/MCA

Carrie Rodriguez, "Infinite Night," She Ain't Me, 3:43 Manhattan

Folk Music & Beyond Playlist for August 16, 2008
Hour 2: Dark Americana

First Set

Kieran Kane, Kevin Welch, & Fats Kaplin, "I Wish I Had That Mandolin," Kane Welch Kaplin, 4:05 Compass

Kate MacLeod, "The Long Ride Home," Constant Emotion, 3:49 Waterbug Records

David Olney, "Rex's Blues," Roses, 2:47 Rounder

Kate & Anna McGarrigle, "Going Back to Harlan," Matapedia, 4:56 Hannibal/Rykodisc

Kelly Joe Phelps, "Handful of Arrows," Tunesmith Retrofit, 3:31 Rounder

Second Set

Mavis Staples, "Eyes on the Prize," We'll Never Turn Back, 4:06 Anti

Charlie Musselwhite, "Black Water," Delta Hardware, 5:32 Real World

Roseanne Cash, "House on the Lake," Black Cadillac, 3:30 Capitol

Irma Thomas, "Back Water Blues," Our New Orleans, 3:29 Nonesuch

Ruthie Foster, "Death Came A-Knockin'," Runaway Soul, 3:21 Blue Corn

Third Set

The Bottle Rockets, "Get Down River," River of Song, 3:02 Smithsonian Folkways

Cris Williamson, "Mercy," Real Deal, 5:15 Wolf Moon Records


Laura Love, "Hard Times," You Ain't Got No Easter Clothes, 4:16 Koch