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Fri, 07/03/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Lark In The Morning on 06/19/15

Lark In The Morning
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Fri, 06/19/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Fri, 06/05/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Fri, 05/15/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Fri, 05/01/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Lark In The Morning
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Fri, 04/17/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Lark In The Morning
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Fri, 04/03/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Lark In The Morning playlist for 07/19/2013

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Lark In The Morning
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Ernest V. StonemanCareless LoveErnest V. Stoneman & his Dixie MountaineersBiograph
The Carter FamilyWhy There's a Tear in My EyeThe Carter Family on Border RadioJEMF
The Carter FamilyGoing Back to TexaxThe Carter Family on Border RadioJEMF
Anita CarterCome All You Fair and Tender LadiesAnita Carter Sings Folk Songs Old and NewMercury
Johnny CashDon't Step on Mother's RosesSongs of the SoilColumbia
Betty GarlandThe Two OrphansAmerican Folk BalladsFolkways
Pick TempleThe Death of Floyd CollinsThe Pick of the CropPrestige International
Joan BaezGospel ShipThe Joan Baez Country Music AlbumVanguard
Joan BaezLittle MosesThe Joan Baez Country Music AlbumVanguard
Joan BaezBanks of the OhioThe Joan Baez Country Music AlbumVanguard
Roy BerkeleyFare Thee Well, Oh Babe, Fare Thee WellRoy Berkeley with Tim WoodbridgeGreen Linnet
The Even Dozen Jug BandOn the Road AgainThe Even Dozen Jug BandElektra
The Hotmud FamilyLove Has Brought Me to DespairLive, As We Know ItFlying Fish
John HartfordLong Hot Summer DaysMark TwangFlying Fish
Norman BlakeIf I Lose, I Don't CareLighthouse on the ShoreRounder
Jeffrey Frederick & the ClamtonesRosebudSpiders in the MoonlightRounder
Good Old PersonsWildflowersAnywhere the Wind BlowsKaleidoscope
Bill StainesThe Prairie SongRodeo RosePhilo
Jane VossToo LateAn Album of SongsBay
Pete SmithHang Me, Oh Hang MeSquatter's RitesWhippoorwill
Norman BlakeLittle Stream of WhiskeyBlind DogRounder
Norman BlakeBlind DogBlind DogRounder
Holy Modal RoundersSame Old ManThe Holy Modal RoundersPrestige
Holy Modal RoundersHop High LadiesHoly Modal RoundersPrestige
Mike SeegerIn and Around NashvilleMusic from True VineMercury
Pat AlgerSouthern Crescent LineWoodstock Mountains RevueRounder

Lark In The Morning playlist for 07/05/2013

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John GowerAnacreontic SongAnacreonticksDecca
Joseph Cohen, Lila Farrar, et alIrish Washer WomanAmerican Country DancesBunker Hill
Tayler VroomanFrom Good Liquor Ne'er Shrink / The FlySongs from a Colonial TavernDecca
Yankee TunesmithsLamentation Over BostonRevolutionary TeaOld North Bridge
The Williamsburg SingersLye Still / On a Scolding Wife / I Married a WifePart Songs of Colonial DaysColonial Williamsburg
Bill Bonyun & Tony ScottBird Polka / The Liberty Song / Revolutionary Tea / Fish & TeaThe American RevolutionHeirloom
Tayler VroomanCatch Round the Table / The Spanish Lady's LoveAmerica's Musical HeritageMCA
Trapp Family SingersEarly One MorningAmerica's Musical HeritageMCA
Lori HollandGypsy LoverOur Singing HeritageElektra
Hermes NyeThe Constitution and the GuerriereAmerican Folk MusicLife
Alan MillsA Ballad of New ScotlandAmerican Folk MusicLife
Gene BluesteinAh, Si Mon Moine Voulait DanserAmerican Folk MusicLife
Andrea DavisThe Ballad of John & SarahAndrea Davis 2013 EP(self)
Pete SeegerGo Tell Aunt RhodySingalongFolkways
Malvina ReynoldsLook on the Sunny SideHeld OverCassandra
Utah PhillipsThe Popular WobblyWe Have Fed You All a Thousand YearsPhilo
Si KahnBread & RosesCarry It OnFlying Fish
Tracy ChapmanTalkin' Bout a RevolutionTracy ChapmanElektra
Tracy ChapmanFast CarTracy ChapmanElektra
Phil OchsI Ain't Marchin' Any MoreThere and NowRhino
Leon RosselsonHistory LessonPalaces of GoldFuse
Dave CarterGun Metal EyesSnake Handling Man(self)
Gina ForsythThe Promised LandWaterbug Artists SamplerWaterbug

Lark In The Morning playlist for 06/21/2013

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The Stoneman FamilyWhen the Springtime Comes AgainOld-Time Tunes of the SouthFolkways
The Stoneman FamilyStoney's WaltzOld-Time Tunes of the SouthFolkways
L. Parker TempleColley's Run-I-OCowboy Songs, Ballads, and Cattle Calls from TexasLibrary of Congress
Merrick JarrettLittle Joe the WranglerSongs of the Old WestWashington
Johnny PrudeThe Streets of LaredoCowboy Songs, Ballads, and Cattle Calls from TexasLibrary of Congress
Merrick JarrettHigh Chin BobSongs of the Old WestWashington
J.M. WaddellZebra DunCowboy Songs, Ballads, and Cattle Calls from TexasLibrary of Congress
Ed McCurdyHoosen JohnnySongs of the Old WestElektra
Ed McCurdyGreat GranddadSongs of the Old WestElektra
Haywire Mac McClintockBilly VeneroHallelujah, I'm A BumRounder
Ed McCurdyLittle Old Sod ShantySongs of the Old WestElektra
Patsy MontanaI Want to Be a Cowboy's SweetheartBack in the Saddle AgainNew World
Skip GormanUtah CarlTrail to MexicoFolk Legacy
Carl T. SpragueWhen the Work's All Done This FallBack in the Saddle AgainNew World
Larry HanksBilly the KidCowboy SongsNational Geographic Society
Girls of the Golden WestI Want to Be a Real Cowboy GirlBack in the Saddle AgainNew World
Harry JacksonLittle Joe the Wrangler's Sister NellCowboy Songs on FolkwaysFolkways
Katie LeeEmpty Cot in the Bunkhouse TonightTen Thousand Goddam CattleKatydid
Glenn OhrlinThe Burial of Wild BillCowboy SongsPhilo
Skip GormanEck Robertson MedleyTrail to MexicoFolk Legacy
Sam HintonTrusty LariatCowboy SongsNational Geographic Society
Cisco HoustonThe Dying CowboyCowboy Songs on FolkwaysFolkways
Ron KanePowder RiverPowder RiverFolk Legacy

Thank you to all who called in this morning!  This was a fun program. Kurt

Lark In The Morning playlist for 06/07/2013

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Almeda RiddleLocks and BoltsSongs & Ballads of the OzarksVanguard
Jean RitchieOne Thousand MilesHigh Hills & MountainsGreenhays
Pete SeegerMonongahela Sal3 Saints, 4 Sinners, and 6 Other PeopleOdyssey
Raun MacKinnonPretty PollyAmerican Folk SongsParkway
Reel World String BandMama Used to DanceAppalachian WindFlying Fish
Tom MacKenzieEskimo Reel, Ice on the PondFinally TunedRooster
SidesaddlePeanut Butter ConspiracySaratoga GapFaultline Records
Luke Smathers String BandBully of the TownIn Full SwingJune Appal
Gerry RobichaudRocket Richard's ReelDown East FiddlingVoyager
Gerry RobichaudPrince County JigDown East FiddlingVoyager
Gerry RobichaudMother's Day WaltzDown East FiddlingVoyager
Walt RichardsLiving in the CountryIn Touch with the EarthFanfare
Malvina ReynoldsThe Day the Freeway FrozeMalvinaCassandra
Jim RingerHe's Still Got that LookEndangered SpeciesFlying Fish
Gamble RogersThe Sky Lake Campfire GirlsGamble Rogers LiveFlying Fish
Gamble RogersKissing Is a CrimeGamble Rogers LiveFlying Fish
Sally RogersThe Kissing SongIn the Circle of the SunFlying Fish
Stan RogersSecond EffortTurnaroundFogarty's Cove
Ruth Barrett & Cyntia SmithThree French DancesMusic of the Rolling WorldAeolus
Ruth Barret & Cyntia SmithFaerie's Love SongMusic of the Rolling WorldAeolus
Hadden, Rothfield, & CarrThe Bad GirlWhen These Shoes Were NewMeadowlark
Wild Mountain ThymeWho's That Knockin'Year of the Rooster 1981Rooster
Round Town GirlsKaty CruelNorthwest Folklife Festival Volume 2Voyager
Jon CooperSteppes of ManchuriaYear of the Rooster 1981Rooster
Gypsy Gyppo String BandGrub SpringsNorthwest Folklife Festival Volume 2Voyager
Frank Ferrell & Duck BakerRagtime AnnieNorthwest Folklife Festival Volume 2Voyager

Lark In The Morning playlist for 05/03/2013

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Jerry Read-Smith & Tom FellenbaumHeartdanceHeartdanceSong of the Wood
Victoria Folk Music CommunityCowichan RiverRamblin' WomanVictoria Folk Music Community
Terri & GwenSacred WatersRoad Trip(self)
Bill JonesFrom My WindowTwo Year WinterCompass
Cindy KalletWindow TreeThis Way HomeStone's Throw Music
Folk CityLittle BirdAmericana(self)
David LaibmanSilver Swan RagClassical Ragtime GuitarRounder
Linda AllenWeaving & QuiltingWashington NotebookVictory Music
Kate PowerNova ScotiaDancing in the KitchenKatidoo Publishing
Christine LavinThe Moment Slipped AwayBeau WoesPhilo
Chris KokeshTime Goes ByStoriesMisty River
Tom Paxton & Anne HillsFollow That RoadAmerican SkiesAppleseed
Solomon's SealThe Old RoadThe Old RoadFront Hall
David FranceyAnnie's HouseSkating RinkLaker Music
Lui CollinsMystery PlayLeaving Fort KnoxMolly Gamblin Music
Andrea DavisHorsesAndrea Davis 2013 EP(self)
Andrea DavisGermany 1941Andrea Davis 2013 EP(self)
Andrea DavisPruningAndrea Davis 2013 EP(self)

I usually build programs around a theme, or a feeling, or particular song or two.  In this case, Andrea Davis gave me a copy of her home-made CD containing four songs last week, and I enjoyed them so much I set out to build the show backwards from them.  Some notes on the songs played: her grandfather fought in WWII in Hitler's 'Operation Barbarossa,' the failed attempt to conquer the Soviet Union in 1941.  The fact that he died on Christmas Day 1941 meant that he had survived nearly the entire grisly operation, which began in May 1941, and was ultimately abandoned in late December 1941. Her song about pruning came out of discussions that she has had with several people, myself included, about the looming problems of resource scarcity, financial misdeeds, and environmental collapse.

You can listen to the archived version of this morning's program until May 17th.

Lark In The Morning playlist for 04/19/2013

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Winifred SmithThe Lass from the Low CountryFolk Songs of the SouthRCA
Ralph Lee Smith & Mary Louise HollowellBuffalo GalsDulcimer FairSkyline
Ralph Lee Smith & Mary Louise HollowellOld Man at the MillDulcimer FairSkyline
Michael StrangeKeeper of the Eddystone LightSings Folk SongsCraftsmen
Dan SorkinTools of the TradeFolk Singing OneMercury
The Smothers BrothersMy Old ManThink EthnicMercury
Theo BikelBuffalo BoyTown Hall ConcertElektra
New Wine SingersPoor HowardAt the Chicago Opera HouseVJ
Tickle HarborDoggie, DoggieThe Hare's EarsQuay
Andy M. StewartThe Parish of DunkeldBy the HushGreen Linnet
The Tannahill WeaversThe Yellow-Haired LaddieLand of LightGreen Linnet
Alan StivellWrath in QuimperJournee' a la MaisonRounder
Gerald TrimbleBugle BritchesCrosscurrentsGreen Linnet
Rita WeillBramble BriarSings Ballads and FolksongsTakoma
Pine IslandHalf CreekLive InsideFretless
Laketown BuskersGrizzly BearRolling AlongVetco
Charlie MaguireThe Ballad of Augie MattsenLong Way to Another FriendTrain on the Island
Bill StainesLast Words of OsceolaOld Wood and Winter WineMineral River
Guy Van DuserSyncopated ClockGot the World on a StringRounder
Steve GoodmanVideo TapeSay It In PrivateAsylum
John PrineEverybodyDiamonds in the RoughAtlantic
Tom PaxtonDon't Slay That PotatoTen Million LawyersFlying Fish

A little early recorded folk music from Chicago, a little Scottish, a little bit of everything.

Lark In The Morning playlist for 04/05/2013

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Blind Alfred ReedWe've Just Got to Have ThemHow Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live?Rounder
Ola Belle ReedWayfaring PilgrimOla Belle ReedRounder
Peggy SeegerOld BanghamPopular BalladsFolk Lyric
Barbara DaneWho's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little FootWhen I Was a Young GirlHorizon
EbenezerLynchburg TownTell It to MeBiograph
The Delaware Water GapJenny JohnsonString Band MusicAdelphi
Norman & Nancy BlackEverybody Works But FatherBlind DogRounder
Pete SeegerThe Rand HymnGazette Volume 2Folkways
Small Wonder String BandBoomer's StoryFoolish QuestionsRooster
Fly By Night String BandThree Thin DimesThe Fly By Night String BandFretless
Skip GormanBelle of LexingtonTrail to MexicoFolk-Legacy
Hurricane Ridge RunnersLong Gone Lonesome BluesThe Hurricane Ridge Runners
Rick KeatingAs Far As I Can Make It FlyTrouble, Trouble(self)
Bob ColtmanJack's Red CheetahBefore They Close the Minstrel ShowMinstrel
Cranberry Lake Jug BandAll Nite DinerIf This Ain't GeniusKicking Mule
Rich Kirby & Tom BledsoeEchoes From the Burning BushTwinsSwallow
Plank Road String BandTempieVocal & Instrumental BlendJune Appal
John McCutcheonWild Rose of the MountainFine Times at Our HouseGreenhays

Thank you, listeners, for your support.  I truly appreciate it that you keep KBOO alive and growing. - Kurt

PS Feel free to contact me through the station if you're ever having trouble locating a cut that you've heard me play on the program.

Lark In The Morning playlist for 03/29/2013

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Buell KazeeA Poor Boy a Long Ways from HomeWork Hard, Play Hard, Pray HardTompkins Square
Bill Chitwood & His Georgia MountaineersFourth of July at a County FairWork Hard, Play Hard, Pray HardTompkins Square
Dixon BrothersEaster DayWork Hard, Play Hard, Pray HardTompkins Square
Martyn Wyndham-ReadTrubshaw & GreenEnglish Sporting BalladsTopic
Johnny CollinsWe'll Sing HallelujahPedlar of SongsJohnny Collins
Bill JonesThe Hexham Lad & The Blackleg MinerPanchpuranCompass
Olivia ChaneyBack Garden BeautifulOlivia ChaneyOlivia Chaney
Kat EgglestonShitOutside EdenWaterbug
CosmothekaThe Houses In BetweenWines & SpiritsLeader
CosmothekaOnly Come Down for the DayWines & SpiritsLeader
Dave Webber & Anni FentimanRioBonnet & ShawlDragon
Jerry BryantThe CompaneroThe Ballad of Harbo & SamuelsonJerry Bryant
Jon Bartlett & Rika RuebsaatThe Log Driver's WaltzCome to Me in CanadaJon Bartlett & Rika Ruebsaat
Jeff Warner & Greg StoneGlendy BurkeOld Time Songs for KidsJeff Warner & Jeff Davis
Red Clay RamblersHalf a Life Without a DogYonderRed Clay Ramblers
Folk CityMetal DetectorAmericanaFolk City
Folk CityLittle BirdyAmericanaFolk City
Jon Bartlett & Rika RuebsaatTeaming Up the Cariboo RoadThe Young Man from CanadaJon Bartlett & Rika Ruebsaat
Jody Stecher & Kate BrislinPolly AnnBlue LightningRounder
Wailing StrangersLarry the PhysicistFlying to BlueWhimpering Intimates
Sue PostansEverything's Gonna Be OKRamblin' Woman - the Songs of Becky BernsonVictoria Folk

A lot of fun music, and new music that has recently come into my possession.  Curious thing about today's program: over half the cuts are from CD's that were put out by the artists directly - no big name label involved.  Don't forget to tip your server, you've been a wonderful audience!

Lark In The Morning playlist for 03/15/2013

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Martin CrosbyGilhooley's GramaphoneIrish & Humorous Popular SongsFiesta
The DublinersRocky Road to DublinThe Dubliners with Luke KellyTransatlantic
Tommy MakemMrs. McGrathSongs of Tommy MakemTradition
Tommy MakemBold O'DonahueSongs of Tommy MakemTradition
David Hammond & Donal LunnyMy Aunt JaneThe Singer's HouseGreenhays
Christy MooreThe Good Ship KangarooChristy Moore & FriendsRTE
Tom DahillJoan in the GarretThe Ragged Hank of YarnFlying Fish
Christy MoorePatrick Was a GentlemanChristy Moore & FriendsRTE
Packie Byrne & Bonnie ShaljeanThe Lark in the Clear AirThe Half DoorDingle's
Tommy Dempsey & John SwiftCunla DearGreen Grows the LaurelTrailer
Donal McGuireMeeting Is a PleasureThe Star of Sunday's WellRossendale
Donal McGuireOld Man DillonThe Star of Sunday's WellRossendale
Dolores Kean & John FaulknerThe Low Lands of HollandBroken Hearted I'll WanderGreen Linnet
Tim LyonsThe Peeler & the GoatEaster SnowGreen Linnet
PlanxtyThe Jolly BeggarPlanxtyShanachie
General HumbertOld Joe's, Old Tipperary, Jig of SlursGeneral Humbert IIShanachie
Patrick StreetJenny Picking CocklesNo. 2 Patrick StreetGreen Linnet
The Black FamilyColcannonThe Black FamilyDara
Andy Irvine & Paul BradyBonny WoodhullAndy Irvine & Paul BradyMulligan

A lot of great, fun Irish music this morning!  Thanks to the numerous callers who gave me feedback and corrections on the air room phone this morning.

Lark In The Morning playlist for 03/01/2013

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Frank Purslow & John PearceThe Shoemaker's KissUnexpurgated Songs of EroticaLaff Records
Robert ForresterCopshawholme FairPass the Jug RoundReynard Records
Mrs. HaynesThe Ball of YarnSussex HarvestTopic
Johnny DoughtyThe MermaidRound Rye Bay for MoreTopic
Bob & Ron CopperSpencer the RoverA Song for Every SeasonLeader
The Oldham TinkersA Fine Old English GentlemanOldham's Burning SandsTopic
Alfred DellerThe Foggy DewWestern WindVanguard
The City WaitesJamaica (The Jovial Broom Man)How the World WagsHyperion
The City WaitesSeldom CleanlyPenny MerrimentsNaxos
The BuskersGlorious Beer'Ave a Go Wiv the BuskersRCA
John ForemanLondon's OrdinaryThe Tale of AleFree Reed
Robin & Barry DransfieldGood Ale for My MoneyThe Tale of AleFree Reed
Barry SkinnerTurpin HeroThe World of FolkArgo
Linda AdamsFlash CompanyFlash CompanyFellside
Nic JonesThe Wanton SeedThe Noah's Ark TrapTopic
Shirley CollinsSweet WilliamSweet EnglandSee For Miles
Frankie ArmstrongTarry TrousersLovely on the WaterTopic
Gary & Vera AspeyMiss Tickle Toby'sSeeing DoubleTopic
Martin Carthy & Dave SwarbrickDomeamaByker HillTopic
Johnny CollinsThe Mare & The FoalFree & EasyTraditional Sound Recordings
Peter BellamyThe Little Black HorseThe Fox Jumped Over the Parson's GateTopic
Maddy Prior & June TaborThe Game of CardsSilly SistersChrysalis


Great program this morning

We really enjoyed this mornings program.  Great music and starts the day well.  Thanks.

4th of July

Thanks for the Gina Forsyth tune. Hadn't heard it before; it's great!

Fri 9-17-10 show

Hi Kurt,


Heard some very nice classical sounding guitar this morning around 6am.  I think you said it was Joe Vega or Mabus?  Unsure.  It was a live performance from 1980? at a place called the 10 pound fiddle?

Hope that is enough information to find out who that was and what song they played. 



Hi, maybe you'd like our music...


I really like you show.  I wish there were a whole station devoted to this kind of music.  2 things you might be interested in:

First, my band, Mistral ( just finished a CD of Breton and French folk music, adding a couple English folk ballads.  I'd like to send you a demo if you're interested. 

I'm part of the Bridgetown Morris Men.  We perform traditional English Morris dancing.  After practice, we go out and do a weekly pub sing, currently located at the Green Dragon on 9th and Belmont, Wednesday at about 9:15pm.  The Brit Folk show was right up our alley!

-Ian Clemons

What was the last song played

What was the last song played Friday morning, February 5, 2010?  It was a song with a line repeating (I think), "I'll go to sea no more", sung by a very familiar voice.  It was such a beautiful arrangement, but when I do a search on those words, I get a song quite different from what I heard this a.m.  Thanks so much.  Carol

playlist question


     Who performed the song "Let's have Christmas in January" which you played around 6:58 AM on Friday 12/18? They Might be Giants? Anyway, my sentiments exactly. Thanks for the music.


Playlist question

Would love to know the name of the song played at approx 6:45 this morning. Woman was wrapping about bomb shelters and marijuana in tupperware(!). Thanks.

Loved today's program

Fundamental cracks in the foundations of our world and society are rarely brought up in conversation, let alone in the media -- and to hear problems of class divisions and despair talked about in such an unscripted and heartfelt way made today's Lark in the Morning broadcast a particular treat.

Keep up the good work!


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