Essential Workers; Great Depression

Folk Music & Beyond Playlist for September 5, 2020
Hour 1: Honoring Essential Workers

First Set

John McCutcheon, “Front Line,” Cabin Fever, 3:10 Appalsongs

Si Kahn, “Custodian,” Courage, 3:18 Strictly Country Records

Mark Erelli, “Look Up,” For a Song, 4:35 (self-produced)

Second Set

Saro Lynch-Thomason & Sam Gleaves, “Truck Driving Woman,” I Have Known Women, 2:52 Strictly Country Records

Amythyst Kiah, “Polly Ann’s Hammer,” Songs of Our Native Daughters, 3:00 Smithsonian Folkways

Ruthie Foster, “Working Women,” Joy Comes Back, 4:00 Blue Corn Music

Third Set

Steve Earle & The Dukes, “Black Lung,” Ghosts of West Virginia, 3:18 New West Records

A.J. Roach, “Black Lung,” Music of Coal, 3:20 Lonesome Pine Records

John Prine, “Paradise,” John Prine, 4:37 Atlantic Records

Irene Kelley, “Pennsylvania Coal,” Pennsylvania Coal, 3:35 Patio Records

Kathy Mattea, “Red-Winged Blackbird,” Coal Country Music, 2:53 Liaison Records

Fourth Set

Steve Earle & The Dukes, “It’s About Blood,” Ghosts of West Virginia, 4:30 New West Records

Tom Breiding, “The Singing Coal Miner,” The Unbroken Circle, 0:52 AmeriSongs Records

Maria Dunn, “Can You Blame the Poor Miner?” We Were Good People, 3:34 (self-produced)

Shirley Stewart Burns, “Leave Those Mountains Down,” Coal Country Music, 2:40 Liaison Records

Folk Music & Beyond Playlist for September 5, 2020
Hour 2: Return to the Great Depression and the Good Ol’ Days

First Set

Jody Stecher & Kate Brislin, “Seventeen Cents,” Stay Awhile, 4:00 Rounder

Debra Cowan, “Maginnis Gets a Job,” The Long Grey Line, 3:06 (self-produced)

Maria Dunn, “How Do You Do, 1935?” We Were Good People, 5:09 (self-produced)

Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum, “Just a Lie,” Guest House, 4:15 Hightone Records

Ian Whitcomb & Patricio da Silva, “Brother Can You Spare a Dime,” Now & Then: Music from the Great Depression 2010/1929, 4:16 (self-produced)

Second Set

Mark Murray & Kevin McElroy, “My Old Man,” Up the Winding River, 3:14 (self-produced)

Chuck Brodsky, “Acre by Acre,” A Fingerpainter’s Mural, 3:47 Waterbug

Dave Gunning, “Horse for Sale,” Up Against the Sky, 3:24 Wee House of Music

Maria Dunn, “We Were Good People,” We Were Good People, 4:15 (self-produced)

Third Set

Rod MacDonald, “The Last American Worker,” Later That Night, 4:56 Blue Flute Music

Jody Stecher, “Long Time a-Comin’,” Wonders and Signs, 3:30 (self-produced)

James McMurtry, “We Can’t Make It Here Anymore,” Childish Things, 5:25 Compadre Records

Fourth Set

Maria Dunn, “Troublemaker,” We Were Good People, 2:12 (self-produced)

Tom Morello, “Union Song,” One-Man Revolution, 3:11 New West Records