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The Folk Show 11/1/20 Election Special with Sue Kessell

Folk Show Archives

This show originally aired today from 10am-Noon on WNUR 89.3 FM and HD1 and it streamed at wnur.org and at thisishell.com.

It’s our election special. Sue Kessell played a lot of tunes that have accompanying videos and here are links to all of them:

Steve Goodman – Election Year Rag (Album: self titled 1999 rerelease)

John McCutcheon – Vote Dammit – “Cabin Fever: Songs from the Quarantine”-digital only https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSkwk6Z7HUk www.folkmusic.com

Mike K Brown – Vote for That https://youtu.be/L2e_fHj-FYY www.mikebrownsongs.com

Spook Handy with friends – Vote https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60XqEpsZcpI www.SpookHandy.com

Margo Hennebach & Mark Saunders (Mad Agnes) – Lullaby for RBG https://youtu.be/GnQrZKHju34

Kentucky Partisans – Blue Wave of Kentucky https://bit.ly/2T4QPA9

John Dillon – A Perfect Storm https://vimeo.com/431002133/52b7ad2017

Allison Lupton & Craig Werth – When Trouble Comes https://youtu.be/ClvxRnjzQoo www.allisonlupton.com/ www.craigwerth.com

John Flynn – This Used to be a Country (album: Vintage)
www.johnflynn.net

Len Seigelman – Our Turn Now https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=USDWXFSnYoY. www.lenseligman.com/

Karyn Oliver – Stand Up – Chicks with Dip – “Stomping on Eggshells”

8 songs -Proceeds from sale will benefit ACLU- digital-only release https://chickswithdip.bandcamp.com/ http://www.facebook.com/ChicksWithDip

Tim Grimm – Gone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPLKgCwBvug&feature=youtu.bewww.timgrimm.com

Danny Schmidt – A Prayer for the Sane

www.dannyschmidt.com

Bruce T Carroll – Lift Your Head Up https://youtu.be/Ub46Lu1tl28

Joel Rafael – One Vote, One Name https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6zxCv6dUMk www.joelrafael.com

Ellis Paul – Election Day (album:The Storyteller’s Suitcase) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5Y14Pybbs4 www.ellispaul.com

Graham Nash – Vote https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeR2ysos2PM

Roy Zimmerman with Laura Love – My Vote, My Voice, My Right https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilk1RX-tElI www.royzimmerman.com

Eliza Gilkyson – We Are Not Alone (album: 2020)

Here’s the WNUR playlist.


The Folk Show 8/23/20 – Fox Valley Folk Festival Preview with Sue Kessell and Juel Ulven

Folk Show Archives

This show originally aired today from 10am-Noon.

We start with some songs of friendship and gratitude, followed by some newly-released music, and then in the second half of the show co-host Sue Kessell joins us to talk with Juel Ulven about the Fox Valley Folk Music & Storytelling Festival, being held virtually this year.

The Folk Show – Featuring Tribute to Michael Smith, Donna Adler Interview 8/9/20

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This show originally aired on Sunday, August 9th.

We start with Sue Kessell and Ron chatting about Michael along with some of his music. Then we talk with Donna Adler about her new album Remembering Butterflies, we celebrate Ella Jenkin’s 96th birthday and some new music too.

On next week’s show Kathy Kelly joins us in the 11:00 hour for her thoughts about Michael and we’ll feature more of his music too.

The Folk Show Honoring Michael Peter Smith. Rest in Peace

Folk Show Archives

This show originally aired on Sunday, July 12th shortly after we learned that Michael Smith was in hospice. Starting at about the 18-minute mark, we feature Michael who we are sad to report passed away on Monday August 3rd.

We start with Kathy Kelly’s contemporaneous thoughts about Michael along with some of his music. Then we dip into the archives and you’ll hear our last interview with Michael when Sue Kessell visited with him for over an hour in 2019.

We’re in the process of preparing a tribute show but due to our need to pre-record our program these days, an in-depth show likely won’t air until August 16th at the earliest. We’ll keep you posted.

Here’s Rick Kogan’s article about Michael.

Here’s Jamie O’Reilly’s tribute.