Rise when the Rooster Crows

Folk and traditional musics from a variety of sources including early country recordings from the 20s and 30s

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Rise when the Rooster Crows on 07/23/15

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Thu, 07/23/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Traditional american music

Rise when the Rooster Crows on 07/16/15

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Thu, 07/16/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Traditional american music

Rise when the Rooster Crows on 07/09/15

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Thu, 07/09/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Traditional american music

Rise when the Rooster Crows on 07/02/15

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Thu, 07/02/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Traditional american music

Rise when the Rooster Crows on 06/25/15

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Thu, 06/25/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Traditional american music

Rise when the Rooster Crows on 06/18/15

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Thu, 06/18/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Traditional american music

Rise when the Rooster Crows on 06/11/15

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Thu, 06/11/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Traditional american music

Rise when the Rooster Crows on 06/04/15

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Thu, 06/04/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Traditional american music

Rise when the Rooster Crows on 05/28/15

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Thu, 05/28/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Traditional american music

A tribute to Utah Phillips!

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Thu, 05/21/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Last week would've been his 80th birthday
May 15 marked 80 years since the great and wonderful anarchist troubadour Utah Phillips was born, and May 23 marks the seventh anniversary of his death. So we take this opportunity to take our hats off and celebrate his music, stories and spirit. From his own recordings and a new release of other musicians playing his music, Long Gone: Utah Remebers Bruce "Utah" Phillips


The Americans, LIVE! in the KBOO Studio!!! Wake up to THIS, Folkies!

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Thu, 03/25/2010

 Hosted by Jonathan Lay

It's not very often that we get real, live musicians to come into the KBOO Studios and play music, BEFORE the Rooster Crows, but today, we lucked out!  The Americans took time from their whirlwind West Coast Tour to give our early morning KBOO Folk Fans a little taste of what they've got.  And, Boy, does it taste GOOD!

The Americans are:

Patrick Ferris - Vocals, guitar
Jake Faulkner - Double bass
Zac Sokolow - Electric guitar
Cody Edison - Rhythm

Be sure to visit their MySpace Page for a list of their upcoming gigs!



Rise when the Rooster Crows playlist for 10/25/2012

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Foy VanceBe the SongMelrose
JC & LaneyOn the Ugly SideOut of the Dust
The Porch Girls900 MilesKitchen Mixes, Vol. 1
Alan James and Greg DouglassFool in LoveLive
The Railflowers?Demo CD
Doug SmithTwo-Handed ParadoxSix-String Paradox
The ButterboysBlues in a BottleBlues in a Bottle
The Blackberry BushesSalt CreekLittle Bit of Grace
Alison RiceGreen PasturesWagon Wheel Rut
Berkley HartHow Could I Not?Twelve
Sugar in the GourdNothin' Doin'Self-Titled
Ernest TroostWillie Tames the RiverAll the Boats Are Gonna Rise
Melissa GreenerTack & JibeDwelling
The Water Tower Bucket BoysMeet Me Where the Crow Don't FlyWhere the Crow Don't Fly
FruitionHard TimesSelf-Titled CD
Carl SolomonThose Two CrowsOld Friend
Ali MarcusI Haven't Heard a SongAmericana Hotel
Angelo M.That TrainFrom Steel to Strings
Karin BlaineWild Red RosesModern Day Living
Sabrina & CraigUncle HaroldOne Home...One Heart

Dear Listeners,

It's a thrill for me to sit in this morning on Rise When the Rooster Crows, subbing for Jonathan.  I had to dig out a slightly different genre of music for today--a little more old-timey than what you normally hear on my Folk Espresso show.  It isn't ALL old-timey--gotta keep it mixed-up and eclectic afterall.  Sure hope you enjoyed the show and that you'll come back tomorrow morning, 5:30 to 7, for more folkie tunes.

Musically yours,

Diane Hunt


Rise when the Rooster Crows playlist for 08/16/2012

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Peter Paul and MaryHurry Sundown
Laura KempAsh and Soul
Joanne RandRise
Earl Scruggs Revue featuring Loudon Wainwright IIIBoth Sides Now
Judy CollinsCity of New Orleans
Michael Henchman40 miles from
Joni MitchellI Had A King
Bert JanschStrollin Down the Highway
Sarah McQuaidGratitude I Sing
Nickle CreekWhen in Rome
Wes WEddellBelow
Beth WoodThe Weather Inside
Sky in the RoadWInd in my Ears
Shook TwinsShine On
DonavanBallad of Geraldine
Jen HajjIn the Beginning
Jen HajjSometimes I Feel
Nickle CreekStumptown
The BirdsI wanna grow up to be a Polititian
Misty RIverAmerica the Beautiful
Leo KottkeRenagade

Host Ed Mellnik Playlist 5:30am - 7am

Rise When the Rooster Crows  - 3rd Thursday

Rise when the Rooster Crows playlist for 07/19/2012

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Peter Paul and MaryIf I had my way
Elle and Leela GraceRed Rocking Chair
Tom PaxtonThe Last thing on my mind
Peter SeegerWhat did you learn in School today
Caroline AikenLove Aint Going Nowhere
Greg KlymaGood WOrk
Misty RiverDesert WInd
Kate MacLeodThe day is mine
Kate MacLeod and Kat EgglestonLark in the Morning
Peter Gordon and Leo KottkeRings
Spark and WhisperYesturday and TOmorrow
Judy CollinsSuzzanne
Peter MulveyShirt
The MulvinasMud
Shoot TwinsTime to Swim
Tracy GrammerHey Ho
Chico SchwallHowlin Blues
Anne WeissSnowbound
Anne WeissThe Good Fight
Buffie St MarieLittle Wheel SPin and SPin
Occupy the USAEmma's Revolution
Indigo GirlsCloser to Fine

Rise when the Rooster Crows playlist for 06/21/2012

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Kate MacLeodThe Cliffs of Moher
Otter CreekPoor Wayfaring Stranger
Richard ThompstonBlakeley Miner
Blue O'ConnellFor the Lilly Grows
Natisha BOrzilovaGhost
Larry MarantiPoint of Entry
Ruth HillThe Cuckoo
Phil OchsThe Scorpion Departs
Joni MitchellThe Circle Game
James HurleyMushroom
Blackberry BushesRust
Chris KokeshA night Like this
Ari and MiaFreight Train
Bob DylanIts alright Ma
Tequila Mockingbird OrchestraHome on the Water
John McCutcheonCalling all the Children Home
Judy CollinsSince you've Asked
Peter Paul and MaryThis Train
Fadin By NineToo big to Fail

Host Ed Mellnik - 3rd Thursday Spot on Rise When the Rooster Crows

Please join me every 3rd Thursday for contemporary folk music of today and yesturday.

Rise when the Rooster Crows playlist for 05/17/2012

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Leo Kottke and Mike GordonLivin in the Country
Tom RushBrady and Duncan
Peter Paul and MaryEarly Morning
Anne WeissMountain
Cat StevensWhere do the children Play
Joni MitchellNIght in the City
Bob DylanDon't THink Twice
Gillian WelchTenessee
Joanne RandStreets of Today
Tom PaxtonLast thing on my mind
Alison KraussChatow Hayride
Kate MacLeodThe Day is Mine
Donavan and BaezColours
Tracy GrammerHey HO
Otter CreekThe Times are a Changing
Joan BaezChristmas in Washington
Odetta & Arlo GuthrieThis Land is Your Land




Rise when the Rooster Crows playlist for 03/08/2012

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Thank you so much for listening! vj

The Mahotella Queens - No End to the Music - Soweto Never Sleeps

The Gospel at Colonus featuring Jevetta Steele and the JD Steele Singers - How Shall I See You Through My Tears  - The Gospel at Colonus

The Choir Practice - Failsafe - The Choir Practice

Duplex - We can do anything we want -Worser

Duplex - Yr Mother - Ablum

Duplex - Hanu - Ablum

Duplex- Orange Popsicle - Worser

Katell Keineg - Partisans - If You Just Tuned In....

Laura Cantrell - Cowboy on the Moon - Score!

The Flat Mountain Girls - Meeting in the Air

Hannah Georgas - The Deep End

Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins - Rise Up with Fists!! - Rabbit Fur Coat

The Rankin Family - Oganaich an or-fhuilt bhuidhe/am braighe - Endless Seasons

Catherine-Ann MacPhee - Chi Mi'n Geamhradh

 Maighread & Triona Ni Dhomhnaill - Bruach na Carraige Baine  - Idir an Da Sholas

Record of the Week Club featuring John K. Sampson, Nikki Komaksiutiksak & Blundersrepublik - Keewatin Arctic

Tagaq - Qiujaviit -Sinaa

- Katajjait melodiques - Canada Inuit Games and Songs

Joanne Shenandoah - Tekanatsyaslitha - Rough Guide to Native American Music

Steph MacPherson - Keeping Time

Mary Chapin Carpenter - Quittin' Time

Christine MacCollister - Good with my Hands

Rise when the Rooster Crows playlist for 12/01/2011

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Jenny O.Well OK Honey
Cannon's Jug StompersRooster Crowin' Blues
A.A. Gray & 7 Foot DillyTallapoosa Bound
Shelor FamilyBilly Grimes the Rover
Janet KleinOnly a Sunshower
Freight hoppersSandy River
Benton FlippenBreakin Up Christmas
Benton FlippenRaggety Anne
J.E. Mainer7 1/2
Rogers, Sally 7 Howie BrownGood Livin' / Speed the Plow
Red Clay RamblersHenhouse Blues
Caleb KlauderMy Time is Gonna Come
Rough Deal StringbandOld Paint
Owen "Snake" ChapmanCan you dance a tobacca hill
Owen "Snake" ChapmanGina Lisa
Mary FlowerDevil's Punchbowl
C.W. StonekingOn a Christmas Day
Skip JamesCatfish Blues
Atlas StringbandJenny on the Railroad
Leonid NosovCadrille
Boy & BeanWhen I get low, I get high
Bruce MolskyBrothers & Sisters
Bruce MolskyPeg & Awl
Dan Compton & Fran SleferHag with the money/Out on the Ocean
Dan Compton & Fran SleferShaskeen/5 Mile Chase

Rise when the Rooster Crows playlist for 04/07/2011

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Mel KubikAway Again AwayNaked Songs
Dave Friesen & Glen MooreMy Funny ValentineReturning
Hearts of Oak1964Used to it Now
Foghorn TrioLe Sud de la LouisianeSud de la Louisiane
Reeltime TravelersLittle Bird of HeavenLivin' Reeltime Thinkin' Old Time
Reeltime TravelersFlippin' JennyLivin' Reeltime Thinkin' Old Time
Besse SmithNobody Knows You When Your Down and Out
Blackberry BushesMadronaCrow
Three Leg TorsoZenner Attic/Tanz Tanz YiddelachAstor in Paris
Washington Phillipsyou Can't Stop at Tattler 1I Was Born to Preach the Gospe
Washington PhillipsYou Can't Stop a Tattler 2I Was Born to Preach the Gospel
Midnight SerenadersI've Got a HankerinHot Lovin'
Twilight BroadcastersSouthern MoonEvening Shade
Lauren SheehanChilly WatersRose City Ramble
Hogwire StringbandSally Johnson/Shout LulaRascal Fair
Harry Reiser & his Radio All StarsMysterious MoseHalloween Stomp
Howard Lanin OrchestraOn a Night Like This
Adrian Schubert & His Salon OrchestraRainy Weather Rose
Evie LadenFloat DownstreamFloat Downstream
DecemberistsDear AveryThe King is Dead
Skip JamesCherry Ball BluesHard Time Killing Floor Blues
Bruce MolskyPoor Man's Troubles/Rove Riley RovePoor Man's Troubles

Rise when the Rooster Crows playlist for 03/03/2011

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Kevin Burke & Open HouseBus Stop Reel~Miss McClouds~Lost Indian
Johnny ConnollyWhen Sick, is it Tea that You Want~Eddie Kelly's~Reverend Brothers
Sid Brown & Steve AmdahlBanjo Stranjo
Elliot SmithSweet Adeline
Volo BogtrottersWhiskey Medley
Peter DawsonOld Father Thames
Carol Gibbons & the Savoy Hotel OrphansIsn't it Romantic
Jetty SwartLa Jave Blanche
Roxane Oliva & Jeff MartinSecret Body
Foghorn TrioJust a Little
Foghorn TrioBottle of Wine & Gingerbread Cake
Gillan WelchOne More Dollar
Martin HayesLarks March~Kilfenora Jig~Clffs of Moher
Skip JamesIllinois Blues
George McClennon's Jazz DevilsWhile Your Sneakin' out (Somebody Else is Sneakin In)
Floyd Mills & His MarylandersHard Luck
Maynard Bard & His OrchestraPostage Stomp
Possum Trot StringbandBooth
Bing Brothers28th of January
Rhythm RatsIn the Pines
Dan Gellert & Brad LeftwichEchoes of the Ozarks
Rayna GellertGreat Big Taters in Sandyland
DecemberistsJune Hymn
Beau HunksAh 'tis Love
Beau HunksDog Song
Brad Leftwich & the Hogwire StringbandRabbit in the Lowland
Brad Leftwich & the Hogwire StringbandRascal Fair

Rise when the Rooster Crows playlist for 02/03/2011

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Padam PadamBeeseme mucho
Alice GerrardGirl of Constant Sorrow
Joel MabusHenhouse Door
Vesta JohnsonSugar in my Coffe-o
Hank BradyBricks & Mortar
Two Man Gentlemen BandWilliam Howard Taft
Crow Quill Night OwlsPoor Cinderella
Weems StringbandGreenback Dollar
Blind GaryYou Got to Go Down
Phil HarrisThomas O'Malley Cat
Amy MannWise Up
DecemberistsJanuary Hymn
Sonny & BrownieGod and Man
Ernest Stoneman + Kate BrewerLonesome Road Blues
Crow Quill Night OwlsSweet Reedie Brown
Volo bogtrottersL'Ville
Volo BogtrottersDying Hobo/Hickman's rag
Avett BrothersTen Thousand Words
Blair St. MugwumpsTry and Treat her Right
Janet Klein & her Parlor BoysBluebird
Skip JamesSick Bed Blues
Trashcan JoeHippie Drum Circle
Sonny & BrownieBig Wind


Rise When the Rooster Crows

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Please share the playlist for yesterday, the 15th! I was listening to a song on my way to work, at about 5:56 am, and it has been stuck in my head ever since...not sure who it was though. THANKS! :)

The guys you had on this

The guys you had on this morning were absolutely unbelievably HOT!!!!!  What is UP???The authenticity!  The talent!   The sheer historical knowledge.    

"The Americans"

Thank you SO MUCH    going to see em tonight AND tomorrow night in Portland at least!



Name of group/song

I've been looking for a playlist for the 10th of Sept. - I wanted to know the name of the group/song that you played at the very end of the program - the very last piece. I couldn't hear all of details - it sounded something like 'Wheels of the World'? Thanks!


song you played

Rise When the Rooster Crows: I love your program, and try to wake up early just to listen, then go back to sleep. Love it!!!

On 4/16/09 you played a song that sang something like:

"How will I rock the cradle when I'm gone?"

I don't know who sang it or what the title really was but it had the most beautiful fiddle playing throughout that thrilled my heart. I want to buy an album by this group but have no clue. I looked on your playlist but it doesn't include that date.

If you don't know off the top of your head just leave it. I just want you to know you play the best music on the radio and can't be found anywhere else. Music sings to the depth of our soul. Sometimes the music you pick is just so beautiful it makes me want to cry happy tears.



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