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 02/09/15

Folk Espresso
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Mon, 02/09/2015 - 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 02/02/15

Folk Espresso
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Mon, 02/02/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso

Folk Espresso
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Mon, 01/12/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Folk Espresso w/Jonathon Lay

Folk Espresso on 12/15/14

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 12/15/2014 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 12/08/14

Folk Espresso
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Mon, 12/08/2014 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 12/01/14

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 12/01/2014 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 11/24/14

Folk Espresso
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Mon, 11/24/2014 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 11/17/14

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 11/17/2014 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Annual Gales of November Show

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 11/10/2014 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Annual Gales of November Show
ANNUAL GALES OF NOVEMBER SHOW Hosts: Jack Bohl, Jonathan Lay, and Gordy Euler. The Witch of November comes stealin' in the Great Lakes in November, so around the anniversary of the 1975 Great November Gale that sank the Great Lakes freighter Edmund Fitzgerald, immortalized by Gordon Lightfoot, we play songs about shipwrecks, the Great Lakes, and Pacific NW nautical lore- plus songs about pirates, mermaids, lighthouses, and other nautical mirth and mayhem.

Folk Espresso on 10/27/14

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 10/27/2014 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.


Folk Espresso playlist for 12/02/2013

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Happy and Artie TraumTrials of JonathanLive at Caffe Lena
Patty LarkinIsland of TimeLive at Caffe Lena
Michael CooneyThyme It Is A Precious ThingLive at Caffe Lena
The Jake Leg Stompers & FriendsFreight TrainWalkin' the Dog
Lauren SheehanSay Darlin' SaySome Old Lonesome Day
Roy Book BinderWhat You Gonna DoThe Good Book
Burl IvesBorn for TroubleSweet Sad and Salty
Christine ParkerWho I SeeLooking Glassq
The Stagger & SwayArpeggioBreak Til You Bend
Darryl PurposeAmyNext Time Around
Si KahnWinter Coming OnBristol Bay
Dar WilliamsI Am the One Who Will Remember EverythingIn the Time of Gods
Sam AmidonMy Old FriendBright Sunny South
Cathy Fink & Marcy MarxerHopelessly in LovePostcards
Greg BrownRailroad BillHoney in the Lion's Head
George Chudacoff with Carol HarleyThat's AlrightUnfinished Business
Justin Robinson and the Mary AnnettesButcher BirdBones for Tinder
Suzie BrownEverywhere I GoAlmost There
Bluff City BackslidersLet Me Play With Yo' Yo-YoSelf-Titled CD
Doug Smith and Judy Koch SmithEmbryonic JourneyJust for Fun
Dick WeissmanCape Cod RevisitedSolo
The Craig Carothers TrioNothin' Like a DameSelf-Titled CD
Dear Listeners,

Music has a lot of power.  The power to heal.  The power to calm.  The power to express that which mere spoken words cannot.   I hope you got something from the music you heard this morning here on Folk Espresso.

Musically yours,

Folk Espresso playlist for 11/18/2013

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Nitty Gritty Dirt BandRipplin' Waterstwenty years of dirt
RedbirdBuckets of RainRedbid
Black Mtn Bluegrass BoysI Believed in you Darlin
GTM String BandBye Bye Blues
Keith GreeningerAll Who HaveGlorious Peasant
Front RangeSo Many PathwaysBack to Red River
Del McCouryBlack Vincent
Eagle McCallBetter in LiveSpirit of '76
Kim BradyDancin' Shoes
Tom PettyWild Flowers
Down at the Crossroads
Sam HillOh True Love
Salamander CrossingIndigo RoseBottleneck Dreams
Summer MencherQuench This LonlinessBreak the Mold
Joni MitchellFor Free
Chuck MasiShadow in the Wind
Louvin BrothersIf I Could Only Win Your Love
Chris & ThomasSea of Land
Jason RutledgeJack of DiamondsThe Early Windows
Broken TopPaint the Town Blue
Misty RiverLife is Good
Mary FlowerGood News Waltz
Tim O'Brian & Darrell ScottWalk Beside Me
Guest Hosts Bob & Linda

Folk Espresso playlist for 11/11/2013

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
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Lee MurdockWhite SquallGreat Lakes Chronicles (1998)Depot Recordings
Fairport Convention featuring Sandy DennySir Patrick SpensFairport Unconventional Box Set (2002)Free Reed
Stan RogersFlowers of BermudaBetween the Breaks- Live (1979)Fogarty's Cove Music
The CuttersHouse CarpenterLive Aboard the Wauwona (1997)Skookumchuck Music
Bruce MolskyWreck of the DandenongIf It Ain't Here When I Get Back (2013)Tree Frog Music
William Pint & Felicia DaleWreck of the Lady WashingtonHearts of Gold (1994)Waterbug
SpinnakerCaptain Jack & the MermaidOne Fine Day (2002)Spinnakerband
Norman & Nancy BlakeThe MermaidBack Home in Sulfur Springs (2006)Plectrafone Records
Jonathan LayWhen Carissa Came HomeNorthwest Tugboat Tales (2010)Maritime Folknet
Louis Killen & Jeff Warner et alStrike the BellSteady as She Goes (ca 1980)Collector Records
Lee MurdockWreck of the Carl D BradleyCold Winds (1991)Depot Recordings
Larry KaplanThe Wreck of the Bay RupertWorth All the Telling (1993)Folk-Legacy Records, Inc
Gordon LightfootWreck of the Edmund FitzgeraldSummertime Dream (1976)Reprise
Stan RogersThe Mary Ellen CarterHome in Halifax (1992)Fogarty's Cove Music
Shanghaied on the WillametteWhat Does the Deep Sea Say?Two-Man Crew (2004)SOW
George Harrison ~ I Dig Love ~ All Things Must Pass [Disc 2] ~ 2001The Pirate SongYou-Tube (1971)You Tube
Schooner FareDay of the ClipperDay of the Clipper (1994)Outer Green Records
Shanghaied on the WillametteThe Coast of BarbaryLIVE!Live in the KBOO studios on Gales of November 2013
Annual Gales of November Show

Hosts: Jonathan Lay, Gordy Euler, Jack Bohl

Songs about shipwrecks, mermaids, lighthouses (not this year), and Great Lakes and Pacific NW nautical lore

Folk Espresso playlist for 11/04/2013

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Stan RogersSong of the CandleTurnaround
Raina RoseApostleCaldera
John McCutcheon (joined by Finest Kind)Dry Land Fish22 Days
Dave MatthewsTake Me to TomorrowThe Music Is You: A Tribute to John Denver
Chris KokeshReal As A DreamI Never Knew
MokaiLittle Bit (All That Lovin')Any Distraction'll Do
Bruce MolskyCumberland GapIf It Ain't Here When I Get Back
Carrie ElkinThe Things We're Afraid OfCall It My Garden
Lou DominguezWeight of the WorldWe the People
DonnaLynnMy Prayer For YouButterfly Effect
Paul GeremiaSpecial Agent (Road Police Blues)Love My Stuff
Alison Rice & The WheelHappy TuneLove to Go
Bill MorrisseyBig Leg IdaYou'll Never Get to Heaven
Karin BlaineWild Red RosesModern Day Living
Roy Book BinderCrazy About YouThe Good Book
Mary Chapin CarpenterI Guess He'd Rather Be In ColoradoThe Music Is You: A Tribute to John Denver
ChildsplayLeave No Millionaire BehindAs the Crow Flies
Danny SchmidtRagtime Ragtime BluesMan of Many Moons
Aireene EspirituWestbound BrideGoodnight Aireene Goodnight
Si Kahn and the Looping BrothersGone, Gonna Rise AgainAragon Mill
Creighton LindsayGyppoGabardine
KendalinSailor's Wife / Rachel's ReelOpening
Dear Listeners,

Golly, there sure is a lotta good music out there.  Do you know how hard it is for me to narrow my selections down to what'll fit in an hour-and-a-half each time I'm on?  Well, just keep listening...and keep enjoying!

Musically yours,

Folk Espresso playlist for 10/28/2013

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
The Bee EatersThrillerOddFellows Road
Hounds of FinnTwenty DemonsGravity Pulls
Boris McCutcheon and the SaltlicksWaiting for the Demons to DieBad Road, Good People
Chris PurekaHangmanHow I Learned to See in the Dark
Dave Matthews BandGravediggerLive at Mile High Music Festival
Natalie D-NapoleonDon't Be ScaredLeaving Me Dry
Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park TroubadoursThe Devil Gets More Credit Than He DeservesTrailercana
Sugar in the GourdDevil of an AngelSelf-Titled CD
Steve CheseboroughOld DevilHam Hocks & Gravy
Tom WaitsHouse Where Nobody LivesMule Variations
Mike MidloBonesMidLo
Hotpoint StringbandGhoulardi's Reel / Mountain JamThe Road to Burhania
Steppin' In ItThe Ghost of Richard ManuelSimple Tunes for Troubled Times
Jay Cobb AndersonYou're Just a GhostI'm a Rambler I'm a Fool
Katy MoffattGhost StoryAngel Town
Sallie Ford & The Sound OutsideNightmaresDirty Radio
Suzzy & Maggie RocheDon't Be AfraidWhy the Long Face
The Kossoy Sisters with Erik DarlingPoor Ellen SmithBowling Green
The Handsome FamilyPoor, Poor LenoreIn the Air
Carl SolomonThose Two CrowsBlack Top Beauty
Lisa Ornstein and Dan ComptonThe Black Cat Jig / Fran's Cup of TeaThe Magic Paintbrush
Dear Listeners,

I hope you enjoyed today's show!  Happy Halloween!

Musically yours,

Folk Espresso playlist for 09/02/2013

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Dave MatthewsGravediggerSome Devil
April Mae & The June BugsI Chop WoodBoogie
Lou & Peter BerrymanBlank BlankerThe Universe: 14 Examples
Steve CheseboroughSpike Driver BluesHam Hocks & Gravy
Jorma Kaukonen & Tom HobsonPolice Dog BluesQuah
Merle HaggardTruck Driver's BluesWorking in Tennessee
Steve WackerSoftware Blues StompShadows and Grace
Vicki and Joe PriceI Need a Lot of MoneyA Brand New Place
Martin SimpsonPaydayRighteousness & Humidity
Paul Edward SanchezPicasso's MomLong Story Short
Joy Kills SorrowWorking for the DevilWide Awake
Justin Vivian BondThe Work SongSing Me the Songs: Celebrating the Works of Kate McGarrigle
Boris McCutcheon and the SaltlicksWorking on a SundayBad Road, Good People
Tim O'BrienWorkin'Chicken & Egg
Burl IvesForty Hour WeekSweet Sad and Salty
Jorma KaukonenBread Line BluesBlue Country Heart
Johnny EdsonShe Works DaysFavorites
Jimmy ReedBog Boss ManThe Music Never Stopped: Roots of the Grateful Dead
Mike and RuthyBe the BossMillion to One
Angelo M.SteelworkSteelwork
John NelsonWaiting for the WeekendVagabond
Suzzy and Maggie RocheFor Those Whose Work is InvisibleWhy the Long Face

Dear Listeners,

Here's wishing you a happy Labor Day...I hope you're not having to work too hard.  I gotta tell ya, it was a kick in the pants to put this morning's show together--so many great songs to choose from, all directly or at least peripherally related to working, working blues, bosses, and jobs.  I'm hoping you enjoyed the show!

Musically yours,


Folk Espresso playlist for 08/26/2013

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Disappear FearBroken FilmBroken Film
Cheryl WheelerPointing at the SunPointing at the Sun
Steppin' In ItCherry Tree LoverHidden in the Lowlands
Arthur DavenportSo Near, So FarReality Bends
Stephanie DavisSanta Fe, New MexicoWestern Bliss
Martin SextonShe Cries and SingsWonder Bar
Dan FrechetteHorse and Buggy RagLucky Day
Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park TroubadoursKOA RefugeeTrailercana
Ali MarcusCounting the Days GoneAmericana Hotel
Paul Edward SanchezHome By MorningHome By Morning
Karine PolwartTake Its Own TimeThreshold
Cesaria EvoraPic Nic Na SalamansaSao Vicente
Bobby & AngeloE Iti TauruaIslands
Baaba Maal & Mansour SeckLoodoSenegal & Gambia
Patrick LandezaE Lelele EKama'alua
Si KahnWild Rose of the MountainAragon Mill
Lisa Ornstein and Dan ComptonPolka Soubrette / Reel Polo / Polka Ste. RoseThe Magic Paintbrush
Bill MorrisseyWill You Be My Rose?Something I Saw Or Thought I Saw
Mike MidloCarrie CornMidlo
Doug SmithAnte UpGuitar Parts

Dear Listeners,

Debuted a couple of brand new CDs this morning:  Broken Film from Disappear Fear and Si Kahn's second new release this year, called Aragon Mill.  Keep your dial on KBOO to keep up to date with all the great new music coming out!

Now, go out and enjoy this last week of August...

Musically yours,



Folk Espresso playlist for 07/22/2013

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Mark O'ConnorBenjaminAppalachian Journey
Nora Jones(Talk to Me of) MendocinoSing Me the Songs
Sam AmidonBright Sunny SouthBright Sunny South
Martin SextonDinerBlack Sheep
Melissa GreenerBullets to BiteDwelling
Creighton LindsayRed Rocking ChairGabardine
Stephanie DavisTalkin' 'Bout YouWestern Bling
Nic GareissPolka NuevaOld Doors New Worlds
Emma Beaton and Nic GareissI WishSelf-Titled CD
Joy Kills SorrowWas It YouWide Awake
Sabrina & CraigHelp WantedOne Home...One Heart
Roy Book BinderStep Right UpThe Good Book
Hounds of FinnGravity PullsGravity Pulls
Sallie Ford & The Sound OutsideDangerDirty Radio
Foghorn StringbandWink the Other EyeWeiser Sunrise
Ali Farka Toure with Ry CooderSoukoraTalking Timbuktu
Ben BullingtonCup of Strong Black CoffeeLazy Moon
La Bottine SourianteCette bouteille-laAppellation d'Origine Controlee
Little SueWhiskey HatChimneys & Fishes
Cantores in EcclesiaKyrieDe Kerle and Palestrina
Dave Matthews BandMercyAway from the World
Haris BlackwoodSong of PeaceGentle Ride

Dear Listeners,

It was so fun to put together this playlist for this morning's show--so much wonderful music to choose from.  I hope the songs you heard really got your day off to a good start.

It was an honor to debut the brand new CD from Cantores in Ecclesia, the world-reknowned choir in residence right here in Portland.  The choir celebrates its 30th anniversary on Sunday--there will be a lotta happy people at that grand event!

Thanks for listening...see you again in two weeks...

Musically yours,



Folk Espresso playlist for 07/01/2013

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Laura VeirsJuly FlameJuly Flame
Robert Earl KeenWaves on the OceanReady for Confetti
Stephanie DavisBeyond the SeaWestern Bling
Burl IvesMama Don't Want No Peas, No RiceSweet, Sad, and Salty
Arthur DavenportThe Coral Reefy SongReality Bends
SpigotBroughton's FlumePickathon 2004
David BrombergLevee Camp MoanTry Me One More Time
Hounds of FinnOceanGravity Pulls
Jenn RawlingBig Old LakeTake the Air
Billy HultsPortland WaterBilly Hults...The Anthology
Carrie ElkinLandeth by SeaCall It My Garden
Forest SunLike Water in the DesertJust Begun
Y La BambaRiver in DroughtOh February
The Blackberry BushesSalt CreekLittle Bit of Grace
Dave Van RonkMr. NoahInside Dave Van Ronk
Gordon Bok, Ann Mayo Muir, and Ed TrickettSt. Anne's Reel/Over the WaterfallTurning Toward the Morning
Kate IsenbergView of the OceanGold Rush Town
Steve GoodmanThe Water Is WideArtistic Hair
Bill Evans (with The Infamous Stringdusters)Walk to the WaterIn Good Company
Jimmy FallonSwimming SongSing Me the Songs
Steve CheseboroughDrinkin' Water from a Hollow LogOutstanding Blues
Harry Manx and Kevin BreitDon't Swim, FloatIn Good We Trust

Dear Listeners,

Welcome to July!!  It was nice to usher the month in with Laura Veirs' pretty ballad, July Flame.  I had to douse that flame with a ton of water music...thus the waterfalls, oceans, rivers, lakes, flumes, seas, creeks, and "coral reefys" that we heard about today.  Too funny!

And to honor a request from Loyal Listener, Harry, I spun a cute old one from Burl Ives.  Hope you liked that one!

Keep cool out there by splashing in the H2O...with your water-resistent earphones tuned to KBOO.

Musically yours,



Folk Espresso playlist for 06/24/2013

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Jennifer LeonhardtBright Morning StarsSongs My Mother Sang
Hounds of FinnThe Fairview Gypsy ReelGravity Pulls
Drew NelsonHallelujah MorningTilt-A-Whirl
Powder RiverThe Bravest CowboySelf-Titled CD
Arthur DavenportLonesome CowboyWhispering to the Wind
Chris Brashear & Peter McLaughlinRound-Up Time in HeavenCanyoneers
Stephanie DavisNavajo TrailWestern Bliss
Ali MarcusTrash DayAmericana Hotel
Lisa Ornstein and Dan ComptonGreasy Strings/Sugar Foot Rag/June AppleThe Magic Paintbrush
Roy Book BinderThe Good BookThe Good Book
Alvin Youngblood HartDeep Blue SeaDown in the Alley
Laura SmithI Built A BoatEverything Is Moving
Kelly Joe PhelpsRiver Rat JimmyShine Eyed Mister Zen
Stan RogersNorthwest PassageNorthwest Passage
Si KahnBristol BayBristol Bay
Darol AngerHeadwaters: ShenandoahHeritage
Colleen RaneyDown By the SeaLark
Ben BullingtonWhite Sulphur SpringsWhite Sulphur Springs
Karine PolwartRivers RunThreshold
Berkley HartUp the RiverCrow
Ann PercivalTide and the River RisingThe Sweetest Hours

Dear Listeners,

It was fun to bring you lotsa good folky music this morning--I sure hope you enjoyed it!  I'll be back next week with a few more water-related songs to get your morning started right!

Musically yours,



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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