Folk Espresso

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

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Folk Espresso on 02/08/16

Folk Espresso
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Mon, 02/08/2016 - 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 02/01/16

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 02/01/2016 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 01/25/16

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 01/25/2016 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 01/18/16

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 01/18/2016 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 01/11/16

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 01/11/2016 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 01/04/16

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 01/04/2016 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 12/28/15

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 12/28/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 12/21/15

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 12/21/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 12/14/15

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 12/14/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 12/07/15

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 12/07/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.


Folk Espresso playlist for 07/12/2010

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
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
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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

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Folk Espresso
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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

Folk Espresso playlist for 05/03/2010

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
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TalismanThe Roseville Fair/Road to CaliforniaJust Up the HillTalisman Music
Rose in the HeatherRed Haired Boy/Whiskey Before BreakfastBy Any Other NameSelf-Produced
Caravan GoghSneakersSelf-TitledSelf-Produced
Misty MamasWild Rose of the MountainWild Rose of the MountainSelf-Produced
Miguel MartinezStoriesStoriesSelf-Produced
Betsy Branch and Mark DouglassThe Long, Hot Shower/MegajigPicassietteSelf-Produced
J*MalemKadenceBeginnings EndSelf-Produced
Brian CuteanCall Me A CabGuitarred & FeatheredBrian Cutean/BMI
The WanderersThe View from HomeLive & Kickin'Self-Produced
Haris BlackwoodChelsea MorningGentle RideSix Cats L.P.
Doug SmithIt's Easy to SayHenry Mancini Pink GuitarSolid Air Records
SuccotashRock the Cradle JoeA Place to LandSelf-Produced
Darol Anger and the American Fiddle EnsembleGrigsby's HornpipeRepublic of StringsCompass Records
Joni LaurenceMy Lost ConfidenceWith No ApologyBrowntown Records
GTM StringbandAngeline the BakerSelf-TitledSelf-Produced
Billy HultsEvening BluesBilly Hults...The AnthologyFrederick Productions
Isaac LambHow Can I Keep from Singing?Portland Sings for HaitiSelf-Produced
Chris KokeshRadio SoulOctober ValentineFiddlestein Music
The Portland MegabandThe Joy of My Life/Geese in the Bog/Tar Road to SligoA Beneficial TraditionSelf-Produced

Just LISTEN to all this great music!  And ALL from local musicians.  We got talent bustin' out the seams right here in our own backyard and I, for one, feel mighty lucky about that.  Now all we have to do is SUPPORT these musicians by supporting KBOO.  Help us keep the lights on at this exquisite treasure of station--and keep this music coming!  Please consider a generous donation to YOUR radio station.  I thank you.

Diane Hunt


Folk Espresso playlist for 04/26/2010

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
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Tom WaitsHold OnMule VariationsAnti/Epitaph
Danny BarnesGet It While You CanDirt on the AngelTerminus Records
The Avett BrothersI and Love and YouI and Love and YouColumbia Records
Dave Matthews and Tim ReynoldsGrannyLive at Luther CollegeBMG/RCA Records
Alison Krauss & Union StationChoctaw HayrideNew FavoriteRounder Records
Patty LarkinLately25Road Narrows Records
The Hot Club of CowtownSleepThe Best of the Hot Club of CowtownHightone Records
Eliza GilkysonLove Minus Zero/No LimitA Nod to BobRed House Records
David BrombergIt Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to CryTry Me One More TimeAppleseed Recordings
John PrineLong MondayIn Person & On StageOh Boy Records
Alison RicePony RideWagon Wheel RutSelf-Produced by Alison Rice
Wild AsparagusCamel Hump/Sam Bartlett's/Camel HumpCall of the WildSelf-Produced by Wild Asparagus
Joni MitchellThe Circle GameLadies of the CanyonWarner Brothers
Joni LaurenceMeet Your MateTrashbag BirdieBrowntown Records
Colleen RaneyLove and FreedomLinnetSelf-Produced by Colleen Raney
John HartfordGum Tree CanoeGum Tree CanoeRounder Records
Harry Manx and Kevin BreitShip of FoolsIn Good We TrustStony Plain Records
Steve CheseboroughLet the Mermaids Flirt With MeOutstanding BluesChezz-Tone Records
Keola BeamerWooden BoatWooden BoatDancing Cat Records
Jean Ritchie and Doc WatsonOver the River CharlieJean Ritchie and Doc Watson at Folk CitySmithsonian/Folkways Records

Dear Listeners,

Are you exercising this morning?  Does that body work involve a rowing machine or a dragon boat?  If so, I hope you have your ears tuned to my show for I'm playing a couple of "water-related" sets with your muscles in mind.  There's a canoe, a ship (of fools!), a wooden boat, a river, and even a mermaid in the mix.  I want some credit for your terrific workout this morning!


Diane Hunt

Folk Espresso playlist for 04/19/2010

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
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Garnet RogersNight DriveAll That Is
Dan KaplanAi DuBus Window
The Handsome FamilyThe Sad MilkmanIn the Air
The Kossoy SistersWillie MooreBowling Green
Billy Hults and FriendsWhite FreightlinerBilly Hults: The Anthology
Boris McCutcheon and the SaltlicksWaiting for the Demons to DieBad Road, Good People
Steve CheseboroughDon't Do It No MoreHam Hocks & Gravy
Little SueSpring Becomes YouChimneys & Fishes
Chris KokeshRose of My HeartOctober Valentine
David CullenDays of Wine and RosesHenry Mancini: Pink Guitar
Django Reinhardt & Stephane GrappelliRose RoomThe Ultimate Collection
Mary McCaslin with Jim RingerThe Bramble and the RoseBest of Mary McCaslin
John PrineShe Is My EverythingIn Person & On Stage
Neko CaseMiddle CycloneMiddle Cyclone
Isaac LambHow Can I Keep from Singing?Portland Sings for Haiti
Mike DoughtyLooking at the World from the Bottom of a WellHaughty Melodic
Frank BlairIsabeau s'y PromeneEvergreen
PortastaticSeems Like a Long Time AgoWho Loves the Sun Soundtrack

Good morning and welcome to the Monday, April 19, 2010, edition of Folk Espresso.  I'm tickled pink to have you along...

As always, you can catch me in the air room up till 7am if you have a comment:  503.231.8187.

Keep your dial tuned to KBOO...and enjoy the music!


Folk Espresso playlist for 04/05/2010

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
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John Prine with Iris DeMentIn Spite of OurselvesIn Spite of Ourselves
Dan FrechetteSt. John's ShoreLucky Day
Alison Rice and the WheelAnywhere Else But HereLove to Go
Reilly & MaloneyBovine BelchingNW Folklife Festival
Bill Evans & Megan LynchRocks and WaterLet's Do Something...
David WilcoxKindnessLive Songs & Stories
Richard ShindellGethsemani GoodbyeNot Far Now
Brian CuteanTheme from Handpainted SchoolGuitarred & Feathered
Martin SimpsonI Want My CrownSmoke & Mirrors
Patrick McGinleyPressed Against Your LipsRecorded Life
The PinesWithout a KissSparrows in the Bell
Dawn LandesKissing SongDawn's Music
John PrineGlory of True LoveFair & Square
KGBBirdsong SpringThe Red Light of Evening
Keola BeamerNa Ka PueoIsland Born
Haris Blackwood75 SeptembersFalling Up
Judy GarlandOn the Sunny Side of the StreetYou Made Me Love You
Johnny EdsonGive That Man a DrinkMore Than Friends
Jim EarpMy Heart Belongs to DaddyDelovely Guitar
Bobby ShortI've Got the World on a StringLive at the Cafe Carlyle
Kate SmithGod Bless AmericaBest of Kate Smith
Johnny EdsonThe Cows and IFavorites

Kicked off the show this morning with a witty and sardonic tune called "Bovine Belching"...then wrapped up with a long string of songs for Dad, including "The Cows and I."  Sing along at the chorus:


"Moo-oo-ooo, it's just the cows and I.

Cows don't ask why, they know.

Moo-oo-ooo, it's just the cows and I.

Cows don't say goodbye, they low."


Hold on Dad, I'm comin'....



Folk Espresso playlist for 03/22/2010

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
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Gillian WelchOnly One and OnlyRevival
Martin SimpsonStillness in CompanySad or High Kicking
Alison RiceWishing WellWagon Wheel Rut
Peter MulveyYouKitchen Radio
Chris KokeshThat's My ManI Never Knew
Karen MuellerSliding DownStill Point
Bill MorrisseyLetter from HeavenThe Essential Collection
Ramblin' Jack Elliott with Arlo GuthrieRiding Down the CanyonFriends of Mine
Marty MitchellSometimes SpringSelf-Titled
Alvin Youngblood HartPlease BabyDown in the Alley
Nick CharlesI Get a Kick Out of YouDelovely Guitar
Johnny EdsonMeditationMore Than Friends
Tony Bennett with k. d. langBecause of YouDuets
Portland MegabandMiss Monaghan's / My Marianne / The Star of MunsterA Beneficial Tradition
Gideon FreudmannHasidic JigAdobe Dog House
Alison RiceDance CardLove to Go
Johnny CashFirst Time Ever I Saw Your FaceAmerican IV: The Man Comes Around
Anonymous 4 with Darol Anger and Mike MarshallEcstasyGloryland
Reina G CollinsI'll Make Love to You AnytimeKitchen Sink
Lucy Wainwright RocheSpring Song8 More
David WilcoxKindnessLive Songs & Stories

Good Morning, Friends.  Thanks for listening!  I hope you're enjoying the soft, slow, warm, and joyful songs I'm playing this morning.  I figured that'd be a good way to wake up to this mid-March Monday morning...


Wishing you well,



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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