Folk Espresso

Folk Espresso, early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Episode Archive

Folk Espresso on 07/27/15

Folk Espresso
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Mon, 07/27/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 07/20/15

Folk Espresso
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Mon, 07/20/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 07/13/15

Folk Espresso
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Mon, 07/13/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 07/06/15

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 07/06/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 06/29/15

Folk Espresso
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Mon, 06/29/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 06/22/15

Folk Espresso
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Mon, 06/22/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 06/15/15

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 06/15/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 06/08/15

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 06/08/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 06/01/15

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 06/01/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 05/25/15

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 05/25/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.


Folk Espresso playlist for 08/23/2010

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Harry ManxTijuanaMantras for Madmen
Hacienda BrothersSaguaroSelf-Titled
David Hidalgo and Louie PerezWhen Love FailsThe Long Goodbye
Hollis TaylorTexas SerenadeTwisted Fiddle
Patty GriffinAll Creatures of Our God and KingDowntown Church
Joseph SpenceLiving on the Hallelujah SideLiving on the Hallelujah Side
Mary FlowerWhen I Get Home I'm Gonna Be SatisfiedBridges
Creighton LindsayI'm Going to Cross the River of Jordan Some of These DaysRound by Round
Tom GranataTalking In Your SleepLeft Foot Lightfoot
Jen & AbbyCannot RearrangeCannot Rearrange
Jaime RT and Andy HillhouseBeeswingSpark
She & HimYou Really Got a Hold on MeVolume 1
Doug CoxLouiseWithout Words
Martin SextonLove Keep Us TogetherBlack Sheep
Katy MoffattMiss Otis RegretsAngel Town
Casey NeillOnce Upon a WhenBrooklyn Bridge
Sallie Ford & the Sound OutsideDangerNot an Animal
Mary FlowerUp A Lazy RiverBridges
Garnet RogersUnder the Summer MoonlightAll That Is
Taj MahalCakewalk Into TownThe Best of Taj Mahal
Chris KokeshA Night Like ThisOctober Valentine

Dear Listeners,

As always, it's a thrill to be here, bringing you all manner of good music.  Wait. Strike that.  This music isn't just good; it's GREAT!  So there.

I had a couple of themes running this morning--a Tex-Mex set kicked off the morning (I just love it when Canadians who have a niche in Indian Ragas do south-of-the-border tunes!) and then we heard another long set of pretty gospel-ly tunes, including a request from an anonymous listener for some Patty Griffin.  There's gonna be a heckuva beautiful full moon out there tonight so I HAD to put on that snappy song of Garnet Rogers:  Under the Summer Moonlight.

Thanks for listening....and if you slept in and missed the show, thanks for dreaming of listening...



Folk Espresso playlist for 08/16/2010

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
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530 AM: John MartynBless the WeatherBless the Weather (2005 reissue of 1971 LP)Island
Josh RitterPeter Killed the DragonLive at the Record Exchange (2007)V2
Natalie MerchantThe King of China's DaughterLeave Your Sleep (NEW- 2010)Nonesuch
Jorma KaukonenCracks in the FinishRiver of Time (2009)Red House Records
545 AM: The BandKing HarvestThe Band (2000 reissue of 1969 LP)Capitol
Levon HelmPoor Old Dirt FarmerDirt Farmer (2007 Grammy Award winner)Dirt Farmer Music
Levon Helm BandGrowing TradeElectric Dirt (2009 Grammy Award winner)Dirt Farmer Music
600 AM: FOR THE KING: Emmylou HarrisBoy from TupeloRed Dirt Girl (2000)Nonesuch
Dave Carter & Tracy GrammerElvis PresleyWhen I Go (1998)(Self released)
Richard ThompsonFrom Galway to GracelandWatching the Dark (1993)Hannibal/Rykodisc
615 AM: CATS (In memory of Mr. B): Loudon Wainwright IIIMe and My Friend the CatAlbum II (1999 reissue of 1971 LP)Rhino Handmade reissue of Atlantic Records LP
Echo's ChildrenI Meant to do ThatA Dancing World (2001)(Self released)
Cisco HoustonThe Cat Came BackThe Folkways Years (1994)Smithsonian Folkways
Fed MooltenCat LullabyWay We Are (2001)The Orchard
630 AM: FOLK CALENDAR BACKGROUND: Meryle KornThe Odd-Eyed CatPast Presence (1994)(self released)
635 AM: SUMMER SONGS: Cry Cry CryCold Missouri WatersCry Cry Cry (1998)Razor & Tie
Misty River BandHomegrown TomatoesWillow (2004)Misty River
Colin Meloy (with Laura Gibson)SummertimeColin Meloy Sings Sam Cooke (2008)(self released)
645 AM: Fotheringay (featuring Sandy Denny)Two Weeks Last SummerFotheringay 2 (2008- completion of LP unfinished since 1971)Fledg'ling
Richard ThompsonHamletLife and Times of Richard Thompson (2006)Free Reed
Tom LehrerThat's Mathematics (Song recorded in 1993)The Tom Lehrer Collection (NEW- 2010)Shout! Factory

Folk Espresso

Host: Jack Bohl

Contemporary and Traditional folk music to start your day and week thoughtfully and with a with a smile

Monday August 16, 2010: Levon Helm, Songs about Cats (in memory of Mr. B), a musical tribute to Elvis (1/8/1935- 8/16/1977), and summery songs

Folk Espresso playlist for 08/02/2010

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
KGBThe Banshee's Wail Over the Mangel Pit / Cottonwood / In from the Cold / The Seattle FaultIn from the Cold
Bela Fleck & The FlecktonesCheeseballs in CowtownLive Art
Joseph SpenceWhen the Saints Go Marching InLiving on the Hallelujah Side
Bill Evans & Megan LynchI Was Just ThinkingLet's Do Something
David Hildalgo & Louie PerezTake My HandThe Long Goodbye
Doug SmithAt the BoardwalkGuitar Parts
Johnny EdsonShe Works DaysFavorites
Crow Quill Night OwlsSweet Reedie BrownMechanical Unicorn
Steve CheseboroughShake Your HipsFetch It!
The Low Tide DriftersBroken BootstrapsProgress & Porchlights
Dar WilliamsThe Baby Sitter's HereBest of the Kerrville Folk Festival, Vol. 1
Steve NoonanBuy For Me the Rain11 Selections
Mike EcksteinTil ThenFar West Day Dream
Jaime RT and Andy HillhouseThe New Real / La Grande RencontreSpark
Guy Klucevsek and the Ain't Nothin' But a Polka BandPeek-A-Boo PolkaPolka Dots and Laser Beams
Chris ThileThe Eleventh ReelHow to Grow a Woman from the Ground
Drum Lords of PendarviaAerial WalkaboutChurch of the Get Down: Songs for Pendarvis Farm
Sallie Ford & The Sound OutsideVocal ChordsNot An Animal
Martha ScanlanSeeds of the PinePick-A-Thon 2006

Folk Espresso playlist for 07/26/2010

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
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Dave Matthews & Tim ReynoldsLie In Our GravesLive at Radio CityRCA
Dawn LandesClownSweetheart RodeoFun Machine Music
Creighton LindsayUm Um Um Um Um UmRound By RoundWorkbench Records
Johnny CashStreets of LaredoAmerican IV: The Man Comes AroundLost Highway Records
Lacy J. Dalton16th AvenueThe Last Wild Place AnthologySong Dog Records
Harry Manx & Kevin BreitTaking It to the StreetsJubileeNorthernBlues Music
The Kossoy Sisters with Erik DarlingI'll Fly AwayBowling GreenTradition Records
Richie HavensHigh Flyin' BirdResume: The Best of Richie HavensRhino Records
Miguel MartinezFly AwayStoriesSencillo Productions
Hart-RougeFly All OverNouvelle-FranceRed House Records
David WilcoxMoeLive Songs and StoriesWhat Are Records
Patty Larkin & David WilcoxThe Cranes25Road Narrows Records
Chris Jones & The Night DriversPretty SaroCloud of DustGSM Records
The Rogue River BandNative SonNative SonRogue River Productions
Reina G CollinsWondering Where the Lions AreKitchen SinkSelf-Produced
The Pudding River BandDark EyesAfter 20 YearsSelf-Produced
Hollis TaylorLizaTwisted FiddleGleeful Music
Billy Bragg & WilcoAnother Man's Done GoneMermaid AvenueElektra Entertainment Group
Dan KaplanBus WindowBus WindowDan K Music
Bus BoykRunnin' WildRunnin' WildSelf-Produced
Mary FlowerSlow Lane to GloryBridgesYellow Dog Records

Dear Listeners,

I sure hope you enjoyed the music this morning!  It was fun for me to put together a couple of themed sets:  one on streets (yeah, I know, strange but true) and one on flying (for my friend Yannick, the pilot, listening in today from France).

Another special set this morning was the one in honor of a sweet, humble, and eminently talented fiddler:  Mr. Bus Boyk.  Bus left us in April at the age of 92 and is fiddlin' in heaven now.  Many thanks, dear one, for the joy you brought to so many.  And a mighty big thank you to the Keysers and the Pudding River Band for the lovely celebration of Bus' life yesterday on the farm...




Folk Espresso playlist for 07/19/2010

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
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530 AM: Levon Helm (drummer/singer for The Band)Tennessee Jed (a Grateful Dead chestnut)Electric Dirt (2009)Dirt Farmer Music
Deadwood RevivalChina Cat Sunflower/Mattie's Jam/Shake the Barnhouse DownSat 730 (2009)DwR
550 AM: Ado MathesonThe HarbourOut on the Islands (2003)Eagle Owl Productions
Shanghaied on the WillametteEinstein, the GeniusTasting the Salt Air (1999)SOW
600 AM: Doc Watson & David GrismanSummertimeDoc & Dawg (1997)Acoustic Disc
Anne BriggsSummer Is InSing a Song for You (2002 CD of 1971 LP)Fledg'ling Records
The DecemberistsJuly, JulyLive in Soho (2006)ITunes Download
615 AM: Harry ManxBend in the RiverBeautiful: A Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot (2003)Borealis Music
Norman BlakeDownhome Summertime BluesBack Home in Sulphur Springs (1995 CD of 1971 recording)Rounder
The FlatlandersSouth Wind of SummerNow Again (2002)New West
630 AM: FOLK CALENDAR BACKGROUND: Mary FlowerUp a Lazy RiverBridges (2009)Yellow Dog Records
635 AM: Woody GuthrieTalking ColumbiaHard Travellin': The Asch Collection Volume 3 (1999 CD of 1947 recording)Smithsonian Folkways
Ry Cooder & David Lindley & FamilyHow Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and LiveLive at the Vienna Opera House (1995)(self released)
645 AM: Jackson Browne & David LindleyCrow on the CradleLove is Strange (2010)Inside Recordings
James Taylor & Carole KingCountry RoadLive at the Troubadour (2010)Hear Music
Misty River BandIf I Had a BoatLive at the Backgate Stage (2001)Misty River

Contemporary and Traditional Folk Music to start your day with a smile

Host: Jack Bohl

Music for Good Ol' Summertime

Folk Espresso playlist for 07/12/2010

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
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Tim O'BrienEverything's Broken
Sally Rogers & Howie BursenA Chat With Your Mother
Chris SmitherCome On In My Kitchen
David ReaCome On In My Kitchen
Larry Unge & Ginny SnoweTwo Rivers
Dave Van RonkHoochie Koochie Man
Dave Van RonkThe Old Man
Peter OstroushkoThe Whalebone Feathers
Samusson & TomassiMy Father's Hands
John McCutcheonWind That Shakes The Barley
John Mc CutcheonSermon On The Mound
Rita Brown & Bill SmythBraw Sailin On The Sea / Fields Of Gold
William ShatnerLucy In The Sky With Diamonds
Wailin JenniesSaucy Sailor
Gillian WelchTear My Still House Down
The WanderersCloudy Summer Afternoon
GTM String BandBarn Dance
Si KahnPlaying The Old Songs
Greg BrownHey Baby Hey
Townes Van ZandtTexas River Song
John McCutcheonIf I Were A Featherbed
Sally RogersWe'll Pass Them On
Claudia SchmidtWaltzing At The 45th Parallel

Folk Espresso playlist for 07/05/2010

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
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Mary McAdamsFourth of JulySelf-Titled
Wailin' JennysFirecrackerFirecracker
Steve CheseboroughPolly Wolly DoodleFetch It!
Suzzy RocheYankee DoodleSongs from an Unmarried Housewife and Mother, Greenwich Village, USA
Dave Matthews and Tim ReynoldsSo Damn LuckyLive at Radio City
Lucinda WilliamsReason to CryEssence
David BrombergShake SugareeTry Me One More Time
Back Porch RevivalAll of the TimePorch Torch
Alison Rice and the WheelUn Petit PeuLove to Go
Steve CheseboroughTrouble Man BluesOutstanding Blues
Johnny EdsonI Know BluesMore Than Friends
JJ Cale & Eric ClaptonSporting Life BluesThe Road to Escondido
Assembly of Dust, featuring Jerry DouglasLeadbellySome Assembly Required
The Handsome FamilyWhen That Helicopter ComesIn the Air
The Crow Quill Night OwlsCome Take A Trip On My AirshipMechanical Unicorn
Bill MorrisseyMotels and PlanesStanding Eight
Billy Bragg & WilcoAirline to HeavenMermaid Avenue, Vol. II
Steve CheseboroughGot the Blues, Can't Be SatisfiedHam Hocks & Gravy
Boris McCutcheon and the Saltlicks, featuring Taj MahalI Long (Then I'm Gone)Bad Road, Good People
Brian CuteanMississippi John and TajGuitarred & Feathered
Mary FlowerRhythm of the RoadBridges
Doc WatsonDeep River BluesDoc Watson
Bessie SmithIt Makes My Love Come DownMessed Up In Love And Other Tales

Happy Long Fourth of July Weekend!  Hope you enjoyed the fireworks last night...and "Firecracker" this morning.  Savor one more day of summertime fun with friends, family, and neighbors....and keep your dial right here...



Folk Espresso playlist for 06/28/2010

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
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Dave Matthews and Tim ReynoldsCornbreadLive at Radio City
Joni LaurenceBowl of Raisin BranTrashbag Birdie
Rig the JigBarley and Grape RagPassing Through
Darol Anger with David Grier, Victor Wooten et aliaDown in the Willow GardenHeritage
Gillian WelchOrphan GirlRevival
Jinx Davis and the Sophisticado Swing BandSong of OregonSong of Oregon
Jean Ritchie and Doc WatsonPretty SaroJean Ritchie and Doc Watson at Folk City
Casey NeillThe Holy LandBrooklyn Bridge
Martin SimpsonPretty Saro / Long Steel RailLive at the Holywell Music Room, Oxford
Jane WrightSomebody SpecialSouthern Songs & Ballads
Hotpoint StringbandSwingin' on a Gate / Round II / Jerry Can DanceThe Road to Burhania
Harry ManxNine Summers LostBread and Buddha
Dawn LandesMorning SunStraight Lines
Greg BrownRailroad BillHoney in the Lion's Head
Jerry DouglasSenia's LamentLookout for Hope
Jon KoonceTrailer LoveIt Can Never Happen Here
Cannon's Jug StompersBig Railroad BluesThe Music Never Stopped: Roots of the Grateful Dead
Chris KokeshRisk My HeartOctober Valentine
Steppin' In ItThe Long HaulSimple Tunes for Troubled Times

Folk Espresso playlist for 06/07/2010

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Gordon Bok, Ann Mayo Muir, Ed TrickettTurning Toward the MorningTurning Toward the Morning
The Bee Eaters30 MinutesSelf-Titled CD
Neko CaseMagpie to the MorningMiddle Cyclone
Lorraine FeatherHot CoffeeCafe Society
Assembly of Dust with David GrismanCold CoffeeSome Assembly Required
Amanda RichardsPerfect Cup of CoffeePlug In Portland, Vol. 2
Chris Jones & the Night DriversBluegrass DJs 1:33Cloud of Dust
Chris KokeshRadio SoulOctober Valentine
Johnny EdsonOn Your DialMore Than Friends
David WilcoxStart With the EndingLive Songs and Stories
Alasdair Fraser and Natalie HaasValley of the Moon ReelIn the Moment
Harry Manx and Kevin BreitI'm on FireIn Good We Trust
Dave Matthews and Tim ReynoldsSisterLive at Radio City
Harry Manx and Kevin BreitSistersIn Good We Trust
JJ Cale & Eric ClaptonThree Little GirlsThe Road to Escondido
David Hidalgo and Louie PerezThe Long GoodbyeThe Long Goodbye
Joni HarmsTwo Faces in a Texan MoonWhatever It Takes
Doug CoxRain OnWithout Words
Mary FlowerPortland TownBridges
KGBRain on the Window/Flowing to the SeaThe Red Light of Evening
Edith PiafLa Vie en Rose30th Anniversary

Dear Listeners,


Did you catch the lyrics to David Wilcox's song and story:  Start With the Ending?  Cute, eh??  Good advice, too...


I enjoyed bringing you some fun music this morning--including a "radio" set, a "coffee" set, a couple of "rain" songs, and a tribute to roses, honoring our beautiful, albeit soggy, city of Portland!




Folk Espresso playlist for 05/31/2010

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Suzzy RocheYankee DoodleSongs from an Unmarried Housewife and Mother, Greenwich Village, USA
Bruce CockburnIndian WarsNothing But a Burning Light
Peter MulveySad, Sad, Sad, Sad (and Faraway from Home)Kitchen Radio
Hart RougeBrave MarinNouvelle-France
Jean Ritchie and Doc WatsonSoldier's JoyAt Folk City
Jean Ritchie and Oscar BrandSoldier, SoldierSinging the New Traditions
Colleen RaneySailor BoyLinnet
The Portland MegabandSwords into Ploughshares/The Green Apple Quickstep/The Battle of WaterlooA Beneficial Tradition
Bill MorrisseyJust Before We Lost the WarThe Essential Collection
Judy CollinsWars of GermanyA Maid of Constant Sorrow
Martin SimpsonThis World is a Trouble and a TrialRighteousness & Humidity
Greg BrownI Want My Country BackIn the Hills of California
Suzzy and Maggie RocheWho CaresWhy the Long Face
CoronachThe Batell of Pavie - The Aftermath: The Burying of the DeadA Scots Tune - Popular Music from Renaissance Scotland
JJ Cale and Eric ClaptonWhen This War is OverThe Road to Escondido
Richie HavensHandsome JohnnyMixed Bag
Iris DeMentThere's a Wall in WashingtonThe Way I Should
Rig the JigGoldsmith's LamentPassing Through
Dave Matthews BandAmerican Baby IntroStand Up
Jon KoonceIraqIt Can Never Happen Here
Kath BloomAnother Point of ViewThin Thin Line
Haris BlackwoodSong of PeaceGentle Ride
The Greathouse of MusicAmerica the BeautifulPortraits
Bela Fleck and the FlecktonesPeace, Be StillThree Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Thank you, dear listeners, for letting me bring you songs of war, sadness, loss, hope, and peace this morning as we tune our heads and hearts to those who serve our country in uniform on this Memorial Day.


Now, go hug a veteran.


"Oh woe be to the orders that marched my love away, and woe be to the bitter tears I shed upon this day..."  Judy Collins


Regards from Puerto Rico I got my Outlook reminder for 9:30am local time and thanks to Diane, I'll be a first time listener today. Look forward to today's program.

Great week to all!

Kind Regards,
Claudio Rivera
Juncos, PR


let's hear some Fruition! 

re: new music

Hey there - I love this show, can't really get by without it!

I want to just share some music I really think could be included here, if you haven't heard:

Eddi Reader - formerly with Fairground Attraction, legendary Scottish singer whose Songs of Robert Burns changed the way people heard these songs and established her as living treasure in Scotland. Her new album Love is the Way is gaining raves in the UK. - you can hear some samples.

Kate Rusby - probably Britain's most important young folk singer - Awkward Annie is her most recent album and astonishing since she writes most of the material herself. Chris Thile and Eddi Reader are both featured artists on the album.

It would be wonderful to see them here in the US, but just getting them on the radio would be a start!

Thanks and keep up the awesome music!

Doug Smith

Hi Diane,

I'm listening to your show and was pleasantly surprised to hear our pal, Doug, doing "Anything Goes". I'll have to tell him he got some airtime when I see him next. Your voice sounds great on the air and your playlist rocks! Keep up the very good work, my friend! Tell the management they need to give you a raise.


Diane Hunt

This is Randy from Colorado, and I *loved* the show! Quirky mix of music is just right to start my day out right. Diane, when are you going to teach me how to contra dance?

Thank You

Dear Randy,

Yikes! Only today did I see your kind email from September 22 that you left on the KBOO website. I wasn't expecting any "fan mail" here at so I didn't thing to check...until a friend told me about the hundreds, nay, thousands of emails piling up at this website all about my show. Oddly enough, only one (yours) was positive. All the others said something to the effect of "what the *&^!%&# is SHE doing on this venerable radio station!"

That's ok.

I can take it.

So, Mr. Randy, you liked my quirky music? Hope you heard my show yesterday morning (October 27). It, too, was filled with a wide variety of, uh, good stuff. I'm on again on Monday, November 24th. I do hope you'll tune in. I'll play a randy tune, just for you.

I'm pretty big into contradancing, so I have made it my mission to play at least one contra tune each show. Next time you swing through P-Town, I'll give you a lesson. You won't ever be the same again...

Um, is this my friend who goes by the name of Randy in Colorado? You know, the Randy with the beautiful wife and the two red-headed kids? If so, thanks, my friend. If not, you, stranger Randy, have just finaigled yourself into the most elite fan club on Earth...

Warm regards,
Diane Hunt, DJ
Folk Espresso - KBOO
Portland, Oregon

8/18/08 Folk Esspreso show new DJ

I listen to your station ocasionally and enjoy it. I particularily enjoyed this mornings Folk Espresso show and the new DJ Diane Hunt. She is interesting and articulate and did great on her debut!!

give her KUDO's and tell her Contra Dancing Music is fine, fine stuff.



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