Emily features more new music she's received in the past few months, including songs by Christopher Mark Jones, the regional group Cave States (which includes Emily's brother John Higgins), the Two Bit Franks, Erin Sax, and Linda Stoffel. Also, two cuts by Lyle Lovett.
Again this week Emily introduces you to singer-songwriters she met (and listened to) at the Folk Alliance Conference in St. Louis, including Wil Maring, Craig Bickhardt, C. Daniel Boling, Jane Godfrey, Elliott Ranney, and more.
Emily Higgins attended the Folk Alliance Regional Midwest Conference in St.Louis last month and came back with several new singer-songwriter CDs by Craig Bickhardt, Mark Dvorak and Adrienne Frailey. Also tonight, music by Wil Maring, the Wilhelms, Buddy Mondlock and Nancy Griffith.
As Emily says, there's "no particular theme" tonight, just great tracks by Alison Krauss, Lyal Strickland, Robert Earl Keen, mark O'Connor, Chris Knight (in a duet with John Prine), Eliza Gilkyson, and many more.
Featured this week, the Scottish band Del Amitri; Canadian singer-songwriter Del Barber; tracks from the John Lennon-tribute CD "And We All Shine On;" and local artists Marideth Sisco and the Blackberry Winter Band.
Emily celebrates the anniversary of her assumption of host duties on the show with an interview with the show's originator Carolyn Huber, and music by Kate Wolf, Judy Collins, George Harrison, Tim O'Brien & Jerry Douglas, and more.
This week Emily presents several covers of Jessie Winchester songs (including a duet he recorded with Claire Lynch). Also, tracks from local musician Barak Hill; singer-songwriters Lisa Bailes, Jenna Lindbo and Craig Carothers; Eliza Gilkyson; and two cuts from the "Trio II" CD featuring Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt and Dolly Parton.
This week, tracks by the Civil Wars; Beyond Reach (featuring former Ozark Mountain Daredevil members Larry Lee & Randle Chowning); Jakob Dylan; Red Molly; the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band; Willie Nelson; and more.
For Labor Day, Emily features songs about work by Tommy Emmanuel, Chris Smither and Eddie Brown; and about good old-fashioned laziness, from Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard, The Byrds, and a 1930s recording by Hoagy Carmichael. Also: tunes from Buddy Mondlock, k.d.lang, and Chet Atkins with Les Paul.
This week, songs about hobos from Arlo Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and the trio of Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt & Dolly Parton. Also featured: new CDs by former Ozark Mountain Daredevil Randle Chowning, and by "Growling Old Men" (aka Ben Winship and John Lowell).
Emily ranges from blasts from the past with Steve Winwood and his band Traffic, to new releases: one by Shelby Lynne, the other a tribute to John Denver called "The Song Is You." Also: the Traveling Wilburys, Steve Earle, Eva Cassidy, and ukelele virtuoso Jake Shimibukuro.
Despite this being by definition a "singer-songwriter" show, virtuoso cellist Yo-Yo Ma is featured in his collaborations with various friends including James Taylor, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile. Also: songs by Privates By Choice; Joni Mitchell; the McGarrigle Sisters joined by various famous friends; and more.