Pastures of Plenty

Jack Bohl hosts first Wednesdays, John Kellermann 2nd Wednesdays, Ed Mellnik third and fifth Wednesdays,  John Risley 4th Wednesdays.

Audio archives are available for two weeks. Search this site for "Pastures" to find earlier playlists.

Episode Archive

Pastures of Plenty on 10/16/13

Pastures of Plenty
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Wed, 10/16/2013 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Traditional and Contemporary folk music

Pastures of Plenty on 10/09/13

Pastures of Plenty
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Wed, 10/09/2013 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Traditional and Contemporary folk music

Dan Weber live on Pastures of Plenty Wednesday October 2 from 600 to 700 am

Pastures of Plenty
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Wed, 10/02/2013 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Dan Weber performs live in the KBOO studio from 6 to 7 am

Pastures of Plenty on 09/25/13

Pastures of Plenty
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Wed, 09/25/2013 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Traditional and Contemporary folk music

Pastures of Plenty on 09/11/13

Pastures of Plenty
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Wed, 09/11/2013 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Traditional and Contemporary folk music

Pastures of Plenty on 09/04/13

Pastures of Plenty
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Wed, 09/04/2013 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Traditional and Contemporary folk music

Pastures of Plenty on 08/28/13

Pastures of Plenty
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Wed, 08/28/2013 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Traditional and Contemporary folk music

Pastures of Plenty on 08/21/13

Pastures of Plenty
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Wed, 08/21/2013 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Traditional and Contemporary folk music

Pastures of Plenty on 07/31/13

Pastures of Plenty
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Wed, 07/31/2013 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Traditional and Contemporary folk music

Pastures of Plenty on 07/24/13

Pastures of Plenty
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Wed, 07/24/2013 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Highlights of the Vancouver BC Folk Festival

Tune in for highlights of the 36th annual Vancouver BC Folk Music Festival on Pastures of Plenty this Wednesday.

Featured artists include Loudon Wainright III, Steve Earle, Waterboys, Sierra Leone's refugee all stars, Kobo Town, Black Prairie, Maria Dunn, Natalie Maines, and many more.




Pastures of Plenty playlist for 07/23/2014

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Pastures of Plenty
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530 am: Paul RobesonOl' Man RiverPeace Arch Concerts (1998)Folk Era
Sandy DennyThis TrainThe Original Sandy Denny (1991)Mooncrest
Mary FlowerMystery TrainRosewood and Steel (1996)Bluestte
Michelle ShockedIf Love was a TrainShort, Sharp, Shocked (1998)Polygram
545 am: (Unknown convict at Parchman Farm prison)Calling TrainsRailroad Songs & Ballads (1997)Rounder Records
Ralph Stanley & Iris DementRidin'' That Midnight TrainClinch Mountain Sweethearts (2001)Rebel Records
Cathy FinkNew River TrainGrandma Slid Down the Mountain (2009)Rounder Records
New Lost City RamblersRiding that Train 45Outstanding in Their Feild (1993)Smithsonian Folkways
Jimmie RodgersWaiting for a TrainThe Essential Jimmie Rodgers (1997)RCA/BMG
600 am: Ben Gibbard & Jay FerrarCalifornia ZephyrOne Fast Move or I'm Gone: Music from Kerouac's Big Sur (2009)Atlantic
Mason JenningsEmpire BuilderUse Your Voice (2000)Bar None Records
Pete Seeger & Arlo GuthrieWabash CannonballPrecious Friend (1981)Warner Bothers Records
Crosby Stills & NashMarrakesh ExpressCrosby Stills & Nash (1969)Atlantic
615 am: Tom RushPanama LimitedPhiladelphia Folk Festival 40th Anniversary (2001)Sliced Bread Records
Steve GoodmanCity of New OrleansSteve Goodman (1991 CD of 1971 LP)BMG/Buddah
630 am: Johnny CashOrange Blossom SpecialFolsom Prison (1999 CD of 1968 LP)Columbia
Eliza GilkysonFast FreightThe Nocture Diaries (NEW- 2014)Red House Records
Elizabeth CottenFrieght TrainAmerican Roots Collection (1996)Smithsonian Folkways
Norman BlakeThe Railroad DaysOld and New (1992 CD of 1975 LP)Flying Fish
645 am: LeadbellyMidnight SpecialThe Last Sessions (1994)Smithsonian Folkways
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGheeRock Island LineAmerican Folk Blues Festival '67 (2008)L & R Records
Doc WatsonBlue Railroad TrainSouthbound (1988 re-issue of 1966 LP)Vanguard Records
Lloyd JonesSouthbound TrainHighway Bound (2010)Underworld Records
Leo KottkeThe Last Steam Engine TrainAnthology (1997)Rhino
Contemporary and Traditional folk music to start your day with a smile

Host: Jack Bohl (I usually host first Wednesday, I filled in for John today)

NOTE: KBOO was not broadcasting because of technical issues, but the program was recorded and can be heard here

I rode Amtrak from Vancouver, BC to Portland Monday so I featured train songs this morning. There's a LOT of songs about trains, with a great varietyh of styles and tempos. I picked more uptempo songs, many using instruments to simulate train whistles and trains rolling along the tracks. We crossed the border into Canada at Peace Arch Park in Blaine, WA, so I played a song Paul Robeson sang at the Peace Arch Concert on May 18, 1952. Paul loved performing in Canada, but the U.S. government would not allow him into Canada by the early 1950s. So speakers were mounted on flatbed trucks a few feet from the Canadian border and aimed into Canada. The audience for the 1952 concert was estimated to be around 40,000! I hope you enjoy the music as much I do.

Pastures of Plenty playlist for 07/16/2014

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Woody GuthriePastures of PlentyFolk SongsP&C Membran Music
Pete SeegerDeliver The GoodsFolk SongsP&C Membrane Music
Joan BaezOnce I had a SweetheartIn Concert - Part 2Vanguard
The MalvinasOrdinary BluesLove Hope + TransformationThree Legged Dog Productions
Ari & MiaLand On ShoreLand on ShoreAri & Mia
Jim & Lynna WoolseyI'm the Best You'll Ever DoThe Road that Brings you HomeBroken Record Records
Smithfield FairKisatchieStick, Brick & MortarStevenson Productions
Daniel RobinsonDrinkin Coffee All MorninGet There & GoneDaniel Robinson
Shari UlrichEverywhere I GoEverywhere I GoBorealis Records
Tattletale SaintsComplicated ManHow Red is the BloodOld Oak Music
John HuntCandy ManLive at NewportVanguard Records
Jamie LavalThe Flying ScotsmanMurmurs and DronesJamie Laval
Matt MeighanDown the RiverLong Way AroundMatt Meighan
Zoe MulfordOpen WaterBonfiresAzalea City
Kate MacLeodAnam Caraat Ken Sanders Rare BooksWaterbug
Kate MacLeodNew HomelandSanders Rare BooksWaterbug
John DenverSunshine on my ShoulderssRocky Mountain CollectionRCA
John DenverTake me Home Country RoadRocky Mountain CollectionRCA
John DenverEarly SpringRocky Mountain HighRCA
Tom RushDuncan and BradyBlues, Songs and BalladsFantasy
Host Ed Mellnik

Pastures of Plenty playlist for 07/09/2014

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Eliza GilkysonRunaway TrainBeautiful World
Devon SproulePlea For A Good Night's RestBorn Into The Whisper
Tom KimmelShipsKerrville Highlights 1995
John HiattMemphis In The MeantimeBring The Family
Michael JerlingSweet Soul MusicLittle Movies
Del ReyT'ain't No SinArtwalk
Lynn MilesParty Too LongDownpour
Eliza GilkysonThe Party's OverBeautiful World
Michael JerlingThings I Learned From LifeMy Evil Twin
Lynn MilesMothDownpour
June TaborThe Auld BeggarmanApples
Choro Das 3Jurity (Jurity Bird)Escorregando
Annie GallupI Wear Your DressHymns For The Exiled
Choro das 3CarijóBoas Novas
The Olympia Brass BandNo It Ain't My FaultCity Of Dreams: Street Beat
Paul SimonThe Obvious ChildRhythm Of The Saints
Anais MitchellBefore The Eyes Of Storytelling GirlsHymns For The Exiled
Anais MitchellTwo KidsHymns For The Exiled
David RovicsPrismIf I Had A Hammer
Eliza GilkysonUnsustainableBeautiful World
David RovicsEverything Can ChangeIf I Had A Hammer
Eliza GilkysonBeautiful WorldBeautiful World

Pastures of Plenty playlist for 07/02/2014

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530 am: Shanghaied on the WillametteHarbo & SamuelsonWeeighing Anchor (1997)SOW
Ashleigh FlynnProhibition RoseA Million Stars (2013)Home Perm Records
Mary FlowerGoin' to Sit Down on the Banks of the RiverMisery Loves Company (2011)Yellow Dog Records
545 am: Utah PhillipsDaddy, What's a Train?Good Though! (1997)Philo
Dave Carter & Tracy GrammarHey ConductorTanglewood Tree (2000)Signature Sounds
Guy ClarkTexas, 1947Keepers (1997)Sugar Hill
600 am: Doc Watson & David GrismanSummertimeDoc & Dawg (1997)Acoustic Disc
Sara WatkinsLong Hot Summer DayLive on Studio 865 (2010)YouTube download
Gordon LightfootSummertime DreamSummertime Dream (1976)Reprise
Fotheringay (featuring Sandy Denny)Two Weeks Last SummerFotheringay 2 (2009 version of aborted 1970 recording)Fledg'ling Records
615 am: The DecemberistsJuly, July!Castaways and Cutouts (2002)Kill Rock Stars
Greg BrownSummer EveningOver and Under (2000)Trailer Records
Garnet RogersUnder the Summer MoonlightAll That Is (2002)Red House Records
Llyod Jones (with Curtis Salgado)Lazy BonesHighway Bound (2011)Underworld Records
630 am: Van MorrisonAlmost Independence DaySt Domonic's Preview (1972)Warners
645 am: Simon & GarfunkelAmericaBookends (1968)Columbia
Eva CassidyAmerican TuneAmerican Tune (2003)Blix Street Records
Richard ShindellBorn in the USASouth of Delia (2007)Richard Shindell Music
Woody GuthrieThis Land is Your LandWoody at 100 (2012)Smithsonian Folkways
Jake ShimabukuroStar Spangled BannerGently Weeps (2006)Hitchhike Records
Contemporary and Traditional Folk music to start your day with a smile

Host: Jack Bohl

Train Songs, songs about summer, and songs for the 4th of July

Pastures of Plenty playlist for 06/25/2014

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Pastures of Plenty
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Pastures of Plenty
Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 5:30 to 7:00 AM, Host: John Risley
Artist / Song / CD album
Rosanne Cash / September when it comes / Rules of travel
David Grisman & Jerry Garcia / Little Sadie / The pizza tapes

Tim O'Brien & Darrell Scott / Moments and memories / Moments and memories
Townes Van Zandt / Dollar bill blues / Rear view mirror
Nanci Griffith / Tecumseh valley / Other voices other rooms

Albion Band / Head smashed in reel / Acousticity
Richard Thompson / Johnnys far away / Sweet warior
Amhlaoibh / Parting glass / Daybreak

Fairport convention / The deserter / Old new borrowed and blue
Roy Harper / Legend / Return of the sophisticated beggar
Oysterband / Sail on by / Deep dark ocean

Billy Bragg & Wilco / Joe Dimaggio done it again / Mermaid Avenue vol. 2
Simon & Garfunkel / Bleeker Street / The essential Simon & Garfunkel
Indigo girls / Sugar tongue / Starring down the brilliant dream

Bombino / Tebsakh Dalet  (A green acacia) / Agadez
Kimi Diabate / Dabo / Karam
Manu / Mariposa traicionera / Revolucion de Amor

Neil Young / Love and war / Le noise
Joan Baez / Requiem / Day after tomorrow
Casey Neill / May morning dew / Portland west

John Prine / Safety Joe / Fair and square

Thanks for listening!

Pastures of Plenty playlist for 06/18/2014

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Pastures of Plenty
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Mime & Richard FarinaCelebration for a Grey DayCelebration for a Grey DayVangaurd
Tom PaxtonPastures of PlentyA Tribute to Woody GuthrieWarner Brothers
Doc WatsonHouse CarpenterDoc Watson at GerdesSugar Hill Records
Bill McIverWhat the FrackBarrel RideSpidercage Studio
John McCutchenTonight22 DaysAppalsongs
Judy CollinsFisherman's SongForever -an AnthologyWarner
Peter Paul & MaryThe Great MandellaAlbum 1700Warner Brothers
Mimi and Richard FarinaPack up your SorrowsCelebration for a Grey DayVangaurd
Dave CarterThe River, Where she SleepsSnake Handlin' ManRed River Records
Arlo GuthrieCity of New OrleansIn Times Like TheseRising Sun Records
Linda MacraeHow can I bring Her BackFifty Shades of RedBorealis Records
Christopher Mark JonesThe Blackstone RangersAtlanticaSmall Batch Music
FreeboShe Loves My Dog More than MeSomething to BelievePoppabo Music
Laura KempWaxer's SongBodhi TreeRain Water Records
Tim GrimmBlame it on the DogThe Turning PointCavalier Music
Shook TwinsTing TingWindowShook Twins
Paul SachsSurvival is the New SuccessSurvival is the New SuccessPaul Sachs
Brother SunEverybodies Cryin MercySome Part of the TruthBrother Sun Music
With host Ed Mellnik

Pastures of Plenty playlist for 06/11/2014

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UaktiAs 7 Tribos (The Seven Tribes)Uakti
Joel MabusThe DragonflyThe Banjo Monologues
Lucy KaplanskyTexas BluesThe Tide
Les Bay-Fall De GuineeSokoAllah Nan Fan
Eva CassidyIt Doesn't Matter AnymoreImagine
Annie Gallup100 Miles From Music CityCourage My Love
Del ReyLet Me SleepX-Rey Guitar
Del ReyA Bungalow In BagalowX-Rey Guitar
Micheal JerlingHow Can People Live Like ThatIn Another Life
Lucinda WilliamsCar Wheels On A Gravel RoadCar Wheels On A Gravel Road
Eliza GilkysonGreat CorrectionBeautiful World
Mary GauthierI DrinkMercy Now
Anais MitchellHe DidYoung Man In America
Loudon Wainwright IIIA Father and a SonThe BBC Sessions
Steve GoodmanMy Old ManSay It In Private/Anthology: No Big Surprise
Chuck BrodskyThe PointTulips For Lunch
John KellermannAnother SaturdayAnother Saturday
Steve GoodmanUnemployedWords We Can Dance To
Loudon Wainwright IIIThe Krugman Blues10 Songs For The New Depression
Eliza GilkysonAn American BoyThe Nocturne Diaries
Cheryl WheelerIf It Were Up To MeSylvia Hotel
Loudon Wainwright IIIMiddle Of The Night10 Songs For The New Depression
June TaborNow Welcome SummerAt the Wood's Heart
Roosevelt DimeI Want Mo!Full Head Of Steam
Joel MabusWhistling RufusThe Banjo Monologues

Pastures of Plenty playlist for 06/04/2014

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530 am: Guy ClarkTornado Time in TexasWorkbench Songs (2006)Dualtone Music
Dave Carter & Tracy GrammarTilman CountyDrum Hat Buddah (2001)Signature Sounds
Joan BaezChinaBrothers in Arms (1991)Gold Castle
545 am: Chris SmitherOutside Looking InTrain Home (2003)Hightone Records
Terri HendrixAn Acre of LandThe Spiritual Kind (2007)Wilory Records
David Rea (1946-2011)The Giftx7 (2000)Gitsu Recording
600 am: Guy ClarkThe Randall KnifeSongs and Stories (2011)Dualtone Music
Stan Rogers (1949-1983)Sailors RestHome in Halifax (1992)Fogarty's Cove Music
Johnny Cash (with Fiona Apple)Father and SonUnearthed (2003 Box Set)American Recordings
615 am: Steve Gillette & Cindy MangsenYour State's Name HereBerrymania (2013)Compass Rose Music
Lou & Peter BerrymanHere's to Mother NatureCow Imagination (1990)(self released)
John PrineBig Old Goofy WorldThe Missing Years (1991)Oh Boy Records
630 am calendar background: Jake ShimabukuroWhile My Guitar Gently WeepsGently Weeps (2006)Hitchhike Records
635 am: Joan Baez & Dar WilliamsYou're Aging WellRing Them Bells (1995)Guardian Records
Mary Flower & Janice Scroggins (1958-2014)On Revival Day/There's Going to be the Devil to PayBridges (2009)Yellow Dog Records
645 AM: Deadwood RevivalThat Old Wind Blowin'Deadwood Revival (2005)Deadwood Revival
Laura VeirsTo the CountrySaltbreakers (2007)Nonesuch Records
The DecemberistsJune HymnLive at the 2011 Newport Folk FestivalDownload from All Songs Considered
Contemporary and Traditional Folk Music to start your day with a smile

Host: Jack Bohl

Tornado songs, Father's Day Songs, humor from Lou and Peter Berryman and John Prine, a song for the late, great Janice Scroggins, and some great Pacific NW folk rock

Pastures of Plenty playlist for 05/28/2014

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Pastures of Plenty
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Pastures of Plenty on KBOO
May 28, 2014, 5:30 to 7:00 AM
Host: John Risley
Special guest host: Malcolm Manness

Song                                                                  Album                                                  Artist
1  Elindultam szép hazámból Elindultan Szép Hazámbol (I Left My Sweet Hom... ÖKRÖS Folk Music Ensemble
2  Fennen Hordod Rege Ghymes
3  Cigány csingerálások Elindultan Szép Hazámbol (I Left My Sweet Hom... ÖKRÖS Folk Music Ensemble
4  Kalotaszegi Legényes Õsz Az Idõ Muzsikás
5  Ani Maamini Szól A Kakas Már (Magyar Zsidó Népzene, Erdély) Muzsikás
6  Vetettem Violát Muzsikas Márta Sebestyén & Muzsikas
7  Twosome Boheme Deep Forest
8  Okatummate Deladela EGY KISS ERZSI ZENE
9  Kulning Kalevala: Dream Of The Salmon Maiden Ruth MacKenzie
10  Kirkonkellot/Church Bells Kantele. Folk Music From Finland Antero Vornanen
11  Lähtövirsi/Departing Song The Kalevala Heritage Anni Kivisoo & ryhmä(Chorus)
12  Viitosen polkka/Five-polka Kantele. Folk Music From Finland Pentti Rämö
13  Give Us Room To Roar Kalevala: Dream Of The Salmon Maiden Ruth MacKenzie
14  Valss filmist KEVADE Eesti filmimuusika 1 Valss
15  Lelo lelo-leloo Väike Hellero Väike Hellero
16  Kust tennen kodu (How Can I Recognize My Home) Litany to Thunder Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
17  Mässajate laul filmist VIIMNE RELIIKVIA Eesti filmimuusika 1 VIIMNE RELIIKVIA
18  Invitation/Kulla kutse Väga Ilusad Vägilased
19  Reinlender "Kuldmuna" Ema Õpetus Vägilased
20 ARR_feat_Lorete_Medne-SOLITAIRE --- Private collection  
22  Horse Feathers Leigh's Spider Jam Andres Roots Roundabout

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Pastures of Plenty playlist for 05/21/2014

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Pastures of Plenty
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John McCutchenWho'll Rock toe CraddleSprout Wings and Fly
Gordon LightfootThe Way I FeelUnited Artists Collection
Peter Paul & MaryMorning TrainPeter Paul and Mary
Peter Paul & MaryAutumn to MayMovin
Joan BaezLove Minus zero/No LimitAny Day Now
Dave Van RonkGreen Green Rocky RoadTwo sides of
Tom PaxtonWas'nt that a PartyThe very best of Tom Paxton
Leela and Ellie GraceCommon GroundWHere the Water Runs
Joe CrookstonGeorgia I'm hereGeogia I'm Here
Rick WeismanDancing in my DreamsFour Directions
Still on the HillWhen I go to waterOnce a River
Corin RaymondA Big Truck Brought itPaper Nickels
Red MollyWith a Memory Like MineTeh Red Album
Tumblin BonesRed Red RoseLoving a Fool
Joanne RandStreets TodaySnake Oil and Hummingbirds
Kate MacLeodNew Homelandat Ken Sanders Rare Books
Abe LoomisPancakesThe Early Treasuries
Harpeth RisingHouse of the Rising SunTales From Jackson Bridge
Cal ScottListening for LoveCarved Wood Box
Tracy GrammerHey HoFlower of Avalon
Tom MerelloEase My Revolutionary MindWoody Guthrie at 100
With Host Ed Mellnik


The Music

 Hi - At one time I had almost every album of the music that I've been hearing for about the last hour - on LP's that I bought in Europe - including the Fairport Convention with Sandy Denny singing Matty Groves. Have you ever heard of Rory Gallagher? I had every LP of his also that I could get my hands on (in Europe), then when I came back home to the states, I foolishly sold them all - about 8 to 10 LP's of his (I think). Too bad for me! Since I sold them (about 1976) I've NEVER heard anyone play one of his songs, including KBOO, and I constantly listen to KBOO. So please, just one Rory Gallagher song if you have one. Some of his rock ballads fit in so perfectly with Fairport Convention, Traffic, Joan Baez, etc. etc. Thanks > Nick


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