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 07/25/12

Pastures of Plenty
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Wed, 07/25/2012 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Highlights of the 2012 Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Host John Risley brings you some highlights of the 2012 Vancouver Folk Music Festival held on July 13-15. Artists included: Lucinda Williams, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Martyn Joseph, Sidi Toure, Holly Near, Ani DiFranco, Stephen Fearing, and many many more. Festival information at:

Pastures of Plenty on 05/04/11

Pastures of Plenty
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Wed, 05/04/2011 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Tom May will join me live in the KBOO studio for this Spring Membership Drive Special

Host: Jack Bohl

Portland artist Tom May will join me live at 6 AM  for this Membership Drive special. Tom is a troubadour in the finest sense, having performed his own inspired compositions in every state of the Union as well as Ireland, England, Canada, Germany and Belgium. Tom has hosted every Winterfolk concert here in Portland since the innaugural version at the Horse Brass Pub back in 1978. He has recorded 12 albums and produces and hosts the nationally syndicated River City Folk radio show. Join us for some great songs and stories. During the show you will be able to get a copy of Tom's 12th- and arguably greatest- CD "Blue Roads, Red Wine" as a thank you gift for supporting KBOO!

Pastures of Plenty on 05/05/10

Pastures of Plenty
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Wed, 05/05/2010 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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The music of Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer

The Music of Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer on Pastures of Plenty Wednesday May 5 with host Jack Bohl

Join me for a special Membership Drive edition of Pastures of Plenty featuring the extraordinary music of Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer. During their all too brief residence in Portland, Dave and Tracy recorded 3 CDs- and left us a muiscally rich and deeply spiritual legacy. I'll play highlights from all of their recordings, including seldom heard live performances, and some of Tracy's wonderful solo works. 

Pastures of Plenty on 10/07/09

Pastures of Plenty
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Wed, 10/07/2009 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Portland area folk/bluegrass/Americana band Misty Mamas will join host Jack Bohl for live music and

Misty Mamas will be in the studio to pick and sing some fine original and traditional folk and bluegrass music from 6 to 7 AM. Jack Bohl hosts.


Pastures of Plenty on 05/06/09

Pastures of Plenty
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Wed, 05/06/2009 - 6:00am - 7:00am
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Portland Grammy Award winning guitarist Doug Smith joins host Jack Bohl

Doug Smith will demonstrate his masterful chops on acoustic guitar from 6 AM to 7 AM. He's also a fine singer- hopefully his wife Judy, also a terrific singer, will rise early and join us. Doug is an extraordinary composer, fusing classical and folk idioms, and is a great interpreter- he does a fantastic version of "Embryonic Journey", the Jorma Kaukonen/Jefferson Airplane chestnut. Start your day with fabulous guitar sounds and support KBOO!


Pastures of Plenty playlist for 08/21/2013

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Pastures of Plenty
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Elizabeth FosterYoung Ladies In Town
The WildersJefferson & Liberty
BR5-49Sweet Betsy From Pike
Harper SimonYankee Doodle
Janis IanJohnny I Hardly Knew Ye
Beth Nielson ChapmanSometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
Scott KempnerApache Tears
Joni HarmsHome On The Range
Otis GibbsThe Farmer Is The Man
Suzy BoggussRosie The Riveter
Jim LauderdaleSeven Cent Cotton And Forty Cent Meat
Matthew RyanYoungstown
Jake ShimabukuraStars & Stripes Forever
Folk Family RobinsonReuben James
Andrew BirdHow You Gonna Keep 'Em Down On The Farm
John MellencampThis Land Is Your Land
Martha WainwrightI Am Woman
The Del McCoury BandThe Times They Are A Changin'
Kim RicheyGet Together
Betty LaVetteStreets Of Philadelphia
Hoyt AxtonEvangelina
Toni PriceMisty Moonlight

Pastures of Plenty playlist for 08/14/2013

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Pastures of Plenty
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James BookerAll By MyselfResurrection of the Bayou Maharajah: Live at the Maple Leaf Bar
The SubdudesWhy Do You Hurt Me SoPrimitive Streak
Claire BardSummer's EndClaire Bard
Pokey LaFargeCity Summer BluesPokey LaFarge
Jesse WinchesterMississippi You're On My MindLearn To Love It
Margaret KellermannLittle Cowboy
Cal ScottSmallest Act of KindnessCarved Wood Box
Steve GoodmanIt's A Sin To Tell A LieAnthology: No Big Surprise
Tony Furtado BandCypress GroveTony Furtado Band
Butch HancockWelkome To The Real World KidEats Away The Night
Steve GoodmanIn Real LifeAnthology: No Big Surprise
Butch HancockMoanin' Of The Midnight TrainEats Away The Night
Jesse WinchesterI Turn To My GuitarLove Filling Station
John KellermannMy Last Wife
Annie GallupAll the GirlsCourage My Love
Jesse WinchesterLonely For A WhileLove Filling Station
Pokey LaFargeLet's Get LostPokey LaFarge
Joel MabusHitler Was A Vegetarian (With Intro)In Concert
Steve GoodmanChicken Cordon BleusAnthology: No Big Surprise
Greg BrownWho Do You Think You're Fooling?In The Dark With You
In Rod MacDonaldTerrorA Tale of Two Americas
Dar WilliamsWrite This Number DownIn The Time Of Gods
Dirk PowellHoney BabeTime Again

Pastures of Plenty playlist for 08/07/2013

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Pastures of Plenty
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530 am: Shanghaied on the WillametteA Matter of PolicyTasting the Salt Air (1999)SOW
Richard ThompsonFrom Galway to GracelandWatching the Dark: The History of Richard Thompson (1993)Rykodisc USA
Norman BlakeDownhome Summertime BluesBack Home in Sulfur Springs (1995 CD re-issue of 1971 LP)Rounder
545 am: Kate & Anna GarrigleSwimming SongKate & Anna Garrigle (1975 LP)Warner Brothers
Maria MuldaurThe Work SongMaria Muldaur (1973 LP)Reprise
Rufus & Martha Wainwright and Anna McGarrigleKiss and Say GoodbyeSing Me the Songs: Celbrating the Work of Kate McGarrigle (2013)Nonesuch
Teddy ThompsonSaratoga SummerSing Me the Songs: Celbrating the Work of Kate McGarrigle (2013)Nonesuch
600 am: Brewer & ShipleyThe LightTarkio Road (2004 CD re-issue of 1971 LP)Collector's Choice
Brewer & ShipleyTarkio RoadTarkio Road (2004 CD re-issue of 1971 LP)Collector's Choice
Brewer & ShipleyLife at the MomentDancing in My Shadow (2012)Mobile unit Music
615 am: Guy ClarkTexas- 1947Keepers (Live) (1997)Sugar Hill
Guy ClarkGood AdviceMy Favorite Picture of You (2013)Dualtone Records
Willie NelsonDesperadoes Waiting for a TrainThis One's for Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark (2011)Icehouse Music
630 AM (Calendar background): Norman BlakeWarp Factor Number 9Back Home in Sulfur Springs (1995 CD re-issue of 1971 LP)Rounder
635 am: Misty River BandHomegrown TomatoesWillow (2004)Misty River
Eric BibbThe CapeTroubadour Live (2011)Telarc Blues
645 am: Graham NashAlmost Gone (Ballad of Bradley Manning)Live at the Woody Guthrie Tribute in LA 4/14/2012You Tube
Cry, Cry, CryCold Missouri WatersCry, Cry, Cry (1998)razor & tie
Pete SeegerTalking AtomIf I Had a Hammer: Songs of Hope and Struggle (1998)Smithsonian Folkways

Contemporary and Traditional Folk Music to start your day with a smile

Host: Jack Bohl

Then and Now: Kate McGarrigle, Brewer & Shipley, & Guy Clark- plus songs for summer, Elvis (RIP: b.: January 8, 1935, d: August 16), Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings (August 6 and 9, 1945, respectively), and in honor of firefighters who died recently and in the Mann Gulch fire near Helena, MT August 5, 1949.

Pastures of Plenty playlist for 07/31/2013

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Pastures of Plenty
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Aubrey AtwaterWhen I Go to West VirginiaBanjo Babes
Woody GuthrieOregon TrailHard Travelin
Ric Palieri and George MannPete on Union MaidThe Almanac Trail
Ric Palieri and George MannUnion MaidThe Almanac Trail
Wood GuthrieThis Train is Bound for GlorlyWoodies 100 Birthday
Peter Paul and MaryMorning TrainMovin
Dave Carter and Tracy GrammerHard to Make itLittle Blue Egg
Joni MitchellMarcieJoni Mitchell
ALISON KRAUSS & UNION STATIONThe Boy who Wouldn't Hoe CornLIve
Emerald RaeGo Dig My GraveIf Only I Could Fly
Cal ScottCarved Wood BoxCarved Wood Box
Caroline AikenGround ZeroButler Field
Otter CreekBidder 70Folk Songs for Climate Justice
Tom PaxtonMy Favorite SpringUp and Up
Peter Paul and MaryRight FieldNo Easy Walk to Freedom
Melissa CrabtreeCat FishinOff The Beaten Path
Melissa GreenerWith the WeatherTransister Corazon
John McCutcheonImmigrantSupper's on the Table
Peter Seeger and Arlow GuthrieMidnight SPecialVolume 1

Host Ed Mellnik presenting another great show mix of folk classics and contemporary singer/songwriter music

Pastures of Plenty playlist for 07/24/2013

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Pastures of Plenty
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Pastures of Plenty
Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 5:30 to 7:00 AM, Host: John Risley
Artist / Song / CD album
Highlights from the 36th annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival, July 19-21, 2013.

Sara Guthrie and Johnny Irion / Hangknot / The Woody Guthrie Tribute Tour
Sarah Watkins and Nickel Creek /  When you come back down / Nickel Creek
Bon Debarras / Chanson du forcat / Errance

Waterboys / Fisherman blues / The whole of the moon
Waterboys / Raggle taggle gypsy / Room to roam
The wooden sky / Child of the valley / Evey child a daughter

Sierra Leon's refugee all stars / Tamagbondorsu / Rise and shine
Delhi 2 Dublin / Apples / Delhi 2 Dublin
Fatma Zidan / Masr / Havel/Try

Black Prairie / Nowhere Massachusetts / A tear in the eye is a wound in the heart
Del Barber / Right side of the wrong / Headwaters
Jayme Stone / Tunya / Africa to Appalachia

Steve Earle / When I fall / Transcendental blues
Steve Earle / The mountain / The mountain
Steve Earle / Pilgrim / The mountain

Maria Dunn / We were good people / We were good people
Elephant revival / Sing to the mountain / Elephant revival
Aidan Knight / Jasper / Versicolour

Loudon Wainright III/ Strange wierdos / Strange wierdos

Thanks for listening!

Pastures of Plenty playlist for 07/17/2013

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Pastures of Plenty
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Judy CollinsPastures of PlentyWoody Guthrie at 100
Otter CreekShady GroveHunter's Moon
Otter CreekDown by the RIverHunter's Moon
Joanne RandStories from the Inside OutRattlesnake
David ReaShorties GhostShorties Ghost
Moors & McCumberFeeling in your BellyAgainst the Grain
Cara LuftThe Ploughboy and the COckneyDarlingford
Tom RushDuncan and BradyBlues, songs and Ballads
Ian & SilviaLittle BeggermanNorthern Journey
Joan BaezNorth Country BluesANy Day Now
Arthur DavenportJewelsWhispering to the Wind
Burning Bridget ClearyPressed for TimePressed For Time
Emerald RaeSummer Time WIll ComeIf Only I Could Fly
Phil OchsThe scorpion DepartsLive in Vancouver
Pete SeegerMrs. Clara Sullivan's LetterWE SHall OVercome
Laura KempAsh and SoulCorduroy
Neil BjorklundTo the WaterFlying Canoe
Neil BjorklundDon't Call me NowLight and Darkness
Melissa CrabtreeCat Fishin'Off the Beaten Path
Melissa CrabtreeWreckage After the RapidOff the Beaten Path
Fadin By 9Songs Keep RunningFadin By 9

Host Ed Mellnik

Pastures of Plenty playlist for 07/10/2013

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Pastures of Plenty
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Peter, Paul & MaryWhatshernameAlbum 1700
Polly Fiveash & Anand NayakInsteadThe Road The Wheels & The Ride
Eliza GilkysonHeart Of A ManLost And Found
Jesse WinchesterDangerous FunThird Down, 110 To Go
Peter, Paul & MaryBob Dylan's DreamAlbum 1700
Doug Smith & Judy Koch SmithEmbroynic JourneyJust For Fun
Laura SmithWhat Goes Around (Comes Around)Everything Is Moving
John KellermannCicadasAnother Saturday
Claire BardThe Bat SongClaire Bard
Buddy MondlockThe Holes You LeaveThe Memory Wall
Lauren SheehanI Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister KateThe Light Still Burns
Cephas & WigginsWalking MamaHomemade
Cal ScottPaid Too Much for the DiamondCarved Wood Box
Buddy MondlockWhat Do I KnowThe Memory Wall
Taj MahalTake A Giant StepGiant Step/De Ole Folks at Home
Cal ScottCarved Wood BoxCarved Wood Box
Taj MahalFishin' BluesGiant Step/De Ole Folks at Home
Cephas & WigginsIllinois BluesHomemade
Ry CooderThe Bourgeois BluesChicken Skin Music
Doug Smith & Judy Koch SmithStars And Stripes ForeverJust For Fun
David RovicsSong For Bradley ManningBig Red Sessions
Dar WilliamsI Am The One Who Will Remember EverythingIn The Time Of Gods
Taj MahalCountry Blues #1Giant Step/De Ole Folks at Home

Pastures of Plenty playlist for 07/03/2013

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Pastures of Plenty
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530 am: Roy Book Binder (with Jorma Kaukonen)Statesboro BluesLive Book...Don't Start Me Talkin' (1994)Rounder
Jorma KaukonenAnother Man Done A Full Go RoundRiver of Time (2009)Red House Records
545 am: Bill Rhoades & Alan HagerWorry BluesRunnin' and Ramblin' (1998)Burnside Records
Curtis Salgado & Terry RobbVoodoo MusicHit It 'N Quit It (1997)Lucky Records
Mary Flower (with Curtis Salgado)Hard Day BluesMisery Loves Company (2011)Yellow Dog Records
Lloyd Jones (with Curtis Salgado)LazybonesHighway Bound (2010)Underworld Records
600 am: James TaylorOn the 4th of JulyOctober Road (2002)Sony
The Be Good TanyasThe Coo Coo BirdBlue Horse (2000)Netwerk America
Dave AlvinFourth of JulyKing of California (1994)Shout Factory
615 am: Tom PaxtonBorn on the 4th of JulyBest of the Vanguard Years (2000)Vanguard Records
Phil OchsPower and the GloryThere But For Fortune (1989)Elektra
Simon & GarfunkelAmericaBookends (1968)Columbia
Woody GuthrieThis Land is Your LandWoody at 100 (2012)Smithsonian Folkways
630 am: Gordon LightfootSummertime DreamSummertime Dream (1976)Reprise
Harry ManxBend in the WaterBeautiful: A Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot (2003)Borealis Music
Taj MahalFishin' BluesGiant Step (1989 reissue of 1969 LP)Columbia
645 am: James KeelaghanCold Missouri WatersA Recent Future (1995)Green Linnet
Eva CassidyAmerican TuneAmerican Tune (2003)Blix Street Records
Doug SmithStars & Stripes Foreveryou tube clipYou Tube
Norman and Nancy BlakeStar Spangled BannerBack Home in Sulphur Springs (2005)Plectrafone Records

Contemporary and Traditional Folk Music to start your day with a smile

Host: Jack Bohl

Blues and songs for 4th of July and Summer

Pastures of Plenty playlist for 06/26/2013

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Pastures of Plenty
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Pastures of Plenty
Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 5:30 to 7:00 AM, Host: John Risley
Artist / Song / CD album
Mark Knopler / The last laugh / Sailing to Philadelphia
Gillian Welch / I make a Lover's prayer / Soul Journey
Darryl Purpose / The ghost of crazy horse / Next time around

Joan Baez / Sweet Sir Galahad / Ring them bells
David Bromberg / The new Lee highway blues / The best of David Bromberg
Donovan / Universal soldier / Fairytale

Dar Williams / Write this number down / In the time of gods
Fairport convention / Easy rider / No sad refrains - The anthology
Pauline Scanlon / The demon lover / Hush

Alexandra Coutinho / Cancao da Embolar / Fado fate
David Francey / Harm / So say we all
Cheiftains & Decemberists / When the ship comes in / Voice of ages

Slaid Cleaves / Lydia / Broke down
Milk Carton Kids / Hope of a lifetime / The ash and clay
Solas / Micheal Conway / Shramrock city

Arthur Davenport / Who are we / Whispering in the wind
Roseanne Cash / The truth about you / The wheel
Johnny and Roseanne Cash / September when it comes / Rules of travel

James Keelaghan / My blood / A few simple verses
Lucinda Williams / Here in Californina / Remembering Kate Wolf
Peter Ostroushko / Heart of the Heartland / Heart Of The Heartland

Thanks for listening!

Pastures of Plenty playlist for 06/12/2013

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Pastures of Plenty
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UaktiDanca Das Abelhas/Flor E Mel (Dance of the Bees/Flower and Honey)Uakti
TribalistasVelha InfânciaTribalistas
Linda WaterfallDrawing Down The MoonIn The Presence Of The Light
Claire BardYou Got LoveClaire Bard
Polly Fiveash & Anand NayakThe Road The Wheels & The RideThe Road The Wheels & The Ride
Lui CollinsBaptism of FireBaptism of Fire
Linda WaterfallWaiting For Your Luck To ChangeIn The Presence Of The Light
John KellermannTrying To Get OrganizedAnother Saturday
Dana Robinson & Lui CollinsThings To DoPaired Down Vol.2
Linda WaterfallRun It Like A BusinessBody English
John KellermannGood Enough for Now
Annie Gallup100 Miles From Music CityCourage My Love
Bruce SpringsteenYoungstownThe Ghost Of Tom Joad
Jim PageWhose World is ThisHuman Interesting
Jim PageDidn't WeHuman Interesting
Dr. Michael WhiteCanal Street BluesOur New Orleans: A Benefit Album
Rani Arbo & Daisy MayhemMiami MoonSome Bright Morning
Steve GoodmanMy Old ManAnthology: No Big Surprise
Chuck BrodskyThe PointTulips For Lunch
Anais MitchellHe DidYoung Man In America
Annie GallupBlue DressCourage My Love
Sharon ThormahlenAfter The Garden's Been PlantedThe Singing Tree


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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