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 02/08/16

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 02/08/2016 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 02/01/16

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 02/01/2016 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 01/25/16

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 01/25/2016 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 01/18/16

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 01/18/2016 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 01/11/16

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 01/11/2016 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 01/04/16

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 01/04/2016 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 12/28/15

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 12/28/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 12/21/15

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 12/21/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 12/14/15

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 12/14/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 12/07/15

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 12/07/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.


Folk Espresso playlist for 10/05/2015

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Dave McGraw and Mandy FerMorning SongMaritime
The Porch GirlsHarm's Swift WayKitchen Mixes, Vol. 1
Happy TraumDeep Blue SeaJust for the Love of It
Brooksie WellsShame on the MoonNorth East Rising Sun
Beppe Gambetta & Tony McManusSportRound Trip
Pharis and Jason RomeroA Wanderer I'll StayA Wanderer I'll Stay
T SistersPlaytimeReady for Love
Lowell LevingerGet TogetherGet Together
Hounds of FinnThe Fairview Gypsy ReelGravity Pulls
Lucy Wainwright RocheBridge8 Songs
Caroline CotterThis PlaceDreaming As I Do
Rita HoskingA Better DayFrankie and the No-Go Road
The Blackberry Bushes StringbandBrown BirdThree Red Feathers
Crow and the CanyonWaterfallsLeaving Soon
Melissa GreenerTack & JibeDwelling
Ry CooderDark End of the StreetWhy Don't You Try Me Tonight?
Chris ThileThe Eleventh ReelHow to Grow a Woman from the Ground
Bela FleckThrow Down Your HeartThrow Down Your Heart
Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow QuartetIt Ain't EasySelf-Titled CD

Dear Listeners,

Thank you for allowing me to share music with you this morning.  I tried to find some soothing songs to serve as a bit of a balm for these sorrowful days.  As Abigail Washburn sings, "it ain't easy," but I know we'll stick together.

Musically yours,


Folk Espresso playlist for 09/28/2015

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Ed GerhardMoon RiverHenry Mancini Pink Guitar
Ben BullingtonRing Around the MoonWhite Sulphur Springs
Forest SunShooting the MoonJust Begun
The Stray BirdsHeavy HandsSelf-Titled CD
Berkley HartAustin GirlFleur de Lis
Tracy GrammerAny Way I DoFlower of Avalon
The Show PoniesPieces of the PastWe're Not Lost
Ken Whiteley and the Beulah BandThe Moment We've Been Waiting ForSelf-Titled CD
The Barn BirdsSundays Loving YouSelf-Titled CD
Carl SolomonLittle DarlingPromised Land
Danny SchmidtLooks Like GodOwls
Lindsay Lou & The FlatbellysIoniaIonia
Buddy MondlockI Count You As My FriendThe Edge of the World
Avery Hill93 Lewis StreetDreams & Ghosts: A Family Album
Melissa GreenerOn My Way Back HomeDwelling
Crow and the CanyonWilmingtonLeaving Soon
FreeboShe Loves My Dog More Than MeIf Not Now When
The Blackberry Bushes StringbandAround the BendThree Red Feathers
Deborah CrooksSomething SpecialSomething Special
John Roy ZatIn the MoonlightCollaborations
Ben BullingtonLazy MoonLazy Moon
Henry Mancini and his OrchestraMoon RiverMancini's Classic Movie Scores
Dear Listeners,

Such a lovely weekend of clear skies and celestial spectacles.  No one should be surprised to hear moon music this morning!

I'll see you next Monday with more good tunes...

Musically yours,

Folk Espresso playlist for 09/07/2015

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Marta GómezDe Colores (In Colors)Coloreando. Traditional Songs For Children In Spanish
Loudon Wainwright IIITimes Is Hard10 Songs For The New Depression
Bobbie McGeeBread And RosesClassic Labor Songs
Joe GlazerSolidarity ForeverClassic Labor Songs
Pete SeegerBanks of MarbleIf I Had A Hammer: Songs Of Hope & Struggle
Pete SeegerCoal Creek March/Payday At Coal Creek/Roll Down The LineHeadlines And Footnotes
Hazel DickensBlack LungClassic Labor Songs
Anais MitchellQuecreek FloodHymns For The Exiled
Mike SeegerCotton Mill ColicClassic Labor Songs
Peggy SeegerAragon MillClassic Labor Songs
Ry CooderStrike!My Name is Buddy
Utah PhillipsThe Preacher And The SlaveClassic Labor Songs
U. Utah Phillips & Mark RossAll Used UpLoafer's Glory
Florence Reece/Almanac SingersWhich Side Are You On?Classic Labor Songs
Joe GlazerWe Shall Not Be Moved/Roll The Union OnClassic Labor Songs
Pete SeegerTalking UnionIf I Had A Hammer: Songs Of Hope & Struggle
Kenny WinfreeI'm A Union CardClassic Labor Songs
Eddie StarrI'm Union And I'm ProudClassic Labor Songs
Elaine PurkeyOne Day MoreClassic Labor Songs
Peggy Seeger w Irene ScottI'm Gonna Be An EngineerLive
Billy Bragg/Peggy SeegerIf You Want A Better LifeThree Score And Ten
Roy ZimmermanSocialist!Real American
Loudon Wainwright IIIMiddle Of The Night10 Songs For The New Depression
Jon FromerWe Do The WorkClassic Labor Songs
John Kellermann, filling in for Diane Hunt on Labor Day.

Folk Espresso playlist for 08/24/2015

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Alexa WileyParadisePoet of Empty Spaces
Berkley HartStay Away A Little CloserCrow
Steppin' In ItBound for GloryHidden in the Lowlands
Dan FrechetteI Love Everything About YouLucky Day
Bruce MolskyGrowling Old Man and Grumbling Old WomanIf It Ain't Here When I Get Back
Charlie ParrOn Marrying a Woman With an Uncontrollable TemperStumpjumper
The Ragpicker String BandBaby Where You BeenSelf-Titled CD
Crow and the CanyonGentle On My MindLeaving Soon
Lindsay Lou & The FlatbellysHot HandsIonia
Elephant RevivalSands of NowSands of Now
Danny SchmidtCries of ShadowsOwls
JosephTell Me There's A GardenNative Dreamer Kin
T SistersAmerican TuneKindred Lines
The Macrae SistersRainbow SignOld Sledge
Ronny CoxA Big Truck Brought ItRonny, Rad & Karen
Adler & HearneCross That BridgeSecond Nature
The Bee EatersTunnelsSelf-Titled CD
Nora Jane Struthers & The Party LineTravelin' OnCarnival
The Barn BirdsLay Your Hands on the HighwaySelf-Titled CD
Arthur DavenportWalking SongReality Bends
Bill MorrisseyCar and DriverStanding Eight
Dear Listeners,

Well, this can be considered a "drive time" time slot for a radio show--folks are out there on the highways and byways trying to get to an 8am start time in a cubicular domain.  So has anyone noticed just how rough "drive time" is these days around these parts?  Rush hour seems to last all day nowadays and it's slower than ever before.  Well that prompted me to gather together some songs that speak to driving, traveling, tunnels, and bridges.  And it was all prefaced with a paean to trucks, lest we forget wherefrom comes our necessities...

Hey, I also threw in a trio of sister trios:  Joseph, T Sisters, and the Macrae Sisters.  Beautiful, fresh voices and very nice songs.

I hope you enjoyed today's calming show!

Musically yours,

Folk Espresso playlist for 08/03/2015

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
The Show PoniesI RegressWe're Not Lost
Lindsay Lou & The FlatbellysThe River JordanIonia
Leo WelchA Long JourneySabougla Voices
Zak SmithHave You Looked OUtsideSigns of Life
Olivia ChaneyToo SocialThe Longest River
Berkley HartFleur de LisFleur de Lis
Justin Robinson and the Mary AnnettesGypsy Death and YouBones for Tinder
Crow and the CanyonWine and WhiskeyLeaving Soon
Honey Whiskey TrioWhiskey WifeStories of Love, Death and Spirits
David BrombergMoonshinerTry Me One More Time
Jack TempchinSummertime BumRoom to Run
Alasdair Fraser and Natalie HaasAlien CeilidhIn the Moment
Folding Mr. LincolnNext Exit SouthTwo Rivers
The MelodicLost to YouEffra Parade
Donna Lynn CaskeyLost Before FoundNameless Heart
Johnny FlynnLost and FoundBeen Listening
The Early MaysThe Blackest CrowSelf-Titled CD
Neptune's CarBackcountryThe 45th Parallel
Susan Marie ReevesSummer WindYoung Heart
Robert Earl KeenReady for ConfettiReady for Confetti
Abigail WashburnBring Me My QueenCity of Refuge
Bela FleckMariamThrow Down Your Heart
Dear Listeners,

Whew!  My ears are bustin' at the seams after all that great music out in Happy Valley at this past weekend's Pickathon festival!  What a good time that was--so many joyful people and such a beautiful place of community.  A thousand thank-yous to the organizers, the volunteers, the musicians, the hosts, and all the music lovers who made the weekend so wonderful!

Musically yours,

Folk Espresso playlist for 07/27/2015

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Casey Neill TrioKittyPickathon - Volume 1 (2000)
The TallboysFarewell to TrionPickathon - 2004
Danny BarnesPopcorn and WineDirt on the Angel
Little SueShinePickathon - 2006
The Avett BrothersDistraction #74Four Thieves Gone
The Wood BrothersChocolate On My TongueWays Not to Lose
Greg BrownThe Foggy Foggy DewHoney in the Lion's Head
The Wailin' JennysGlory BoundFirecracker
Alela DianeMy BramblesPickathon - 2007
The Handsome FamilyTin FoilMilk and Scissors
Martha ScanlanThe West Was BurningThe West Was Burning
Punch BrothersMovement and LocationWho's Feeling Young Now?
Laura VeirsI Can See Your TracksJuly Flame
Y La BambaOh FebruaryOh February
Neko CaseVengeance Is SleepingMiddle Cyclone
Nickel CreekRest of My LifeA Dotted Line
HoundstoothCanary IslandRide Out the Dark
Blind PilotAlwaysWe Are The Tide
QuiltTalking TrainsHeld in Splendor
Ages and AgesBig IdeaDivisionary
Valerie JuneWorkin' Woman BluesPushin' Against a Stone
Shakey GravesUnlucky SkinRoll the Bones
Pendarvis Farm FrogsFrog SongChurch of the Get Down
Dear Listeners,

This was a fun show to put together for you!  Fun, cuz it allowed me to reminisce about all the wonderful Pickathon festivals over the years.  So much good music in such bucolic settings with so many groovin' people.  Can't wait til this weekend...

I hope today's little retrospective gave you a nice taste of the feeling of the place when it's full of sharps and flats.

Musically yours,

Folk Espresso playlist for 07/06/2015

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Tim O'BrienThe Sun Jumped upChicken & Egg
Mike and RuthyAnother Dawn Another DayWaltz of the Chickadee
Bill EvansA Hard Day's NightIn Good Company
Dawn LandesMorning SunStraight Lines
Joshua Rilko and Lindsay LouMiner's SongTime & Luck
Jaime Leopold & The Short StoriesLet It Go GreyLive at O'Connor's
Martin SimpsonBatchelors HallProdigal Son
Steve CheseboroughHear Me Talking To YouFetch It!
Delmark GoldfarbIf You Lose Your MoneyUp to My Neck
Lowell LevingerBlue MondayDown to the Roots
Joe PriceSteel GuitarRain or Shine
Ken Whiteley and the Beulah BandHands On That GuitarSelf-Titled CD
Danny SchmidtTwo GuitarsMan of Many Moons
Jonathan EdwardsThis Old GuitarTomorrow's Child
Berkley HartBad DayCrow
Chuck BrodskyThe HandshakeTell Tale Heart
Fernest ArceneauxDon't Mess With My Toot TootZydeco Blues Party
Eric John KaiserDehors c'est l'AmeriqueOutside, It's America
Olivia ChaneyBalladeSelf-Titled CD
Gilles CoquardAnandaReisa
Jim FaddisMy Old Friend the BluesIn My Dreams
Dear Listeners,

Golly, I hope you had a chance to get out to hear some good blues this past weekend down on the waterfront.  I was just mesmerized by some of the history-making guitar licks and drum solos I heard during the 12 hours I spent there.  What fun!  If you didn't get down and bluesy, then I hope you caught some live music elsewhere in the city.  We're bursting at the seams with good tunes filling the fresh air!

Musically yours,

Folk Espresso playlist for 06/22/2015

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Jonathan EdwardsAin't Got TimeTomorrow's Child
The Early MaysTake My TimeSelf-Titled Cd
Ken Whiteley and the Beulah BandHow Fast Flies TimeSelf-Titled CD
Ben BullingtonHis Chosen TimeSelf-Titled CD
BrindlSpace & TimeLove It Up
Chris ThileWayside (Back in Time)How To Grow a Woman From the Ground
Karine PolwartTake Its Own TimeThreshold
Christine ParkerMorning's LightLooking Glass
Dave Van RonkAs Time Goes BySweet & Lowdown
Vi WickamSummertimeLong Time Comin'
The Barn BirdsIn the Light of DaySelf-Titled CD
Elephant RevivalAsleep with the Light OnBreak in the Clouds
Steppin' In ItMy Setting SunHidden in the Lowlands
John Roy ZatWaiting for TimeWho Zat?
The Reid Jamieson BandTiming Is EverythingJuniper's Kitchen
The MelodicImperfect TimeEffra Parade
Joy Kills SorrowGold in the DeepWide Awake
Emma Beaton and Nic GareissSweet Water SeaSelf-Titled CD
DovetailGeleeOld Doors New Worlds
The Birds of ChicagoMoonglow TapewormBirds of Chicago
WhirligigGregorian ChantSpin
Dear Listeners,

The longest day of the year got me to thinking about time, thus today's playlist!

Musically yours,

Folk Espresso playlist for 06/01/2015

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Deborah CrooksGrandma Mission BluesSongs from the Fog
Pharis and Jason RomeroNew Lonesome BluesA Wanderer I'll Stay
Steve CheseboroughVicksburg BluesFetch It!
Low Tide DriftersDestitution RoadMusic for the Rest of Us
John Prine and Fiona Prine'Til a Tear Becomes a RoseIn Spite of Ourselves
The Government Issue OrchestraRoses in the MorningPickathon 2004
Vi WickamHoneysuckle RoseLont Time Comin'
Ben BullingtonMiss JuneSatisfaction Garage
The FretlessJune TuneSelf-Titled CD
Kyle CareyJune DayNorth Star
Elephant RevivalBarefoot FriendsBreak in the Clouds
Dave Van RonkYour Feet's Too BigSweet & Lowdown
The Reid Jamieson BandImpossible ShoesJuniper's Kitchen
Dan Frechette and Laurel ThomsenFish Pond Flute WaltzDan and Laurel
Neptune's CarFly Fishing the Big HoleThe 45th Parallel
Patrick McGinleyThrowing CoinsRecorded Life
Steppin' In ItCandy ManHidden in the Lowlands
The MelodicCome OutsideEffra Parade
The Blackberry BushesBluegrass in the BackwoodsLive at Empty Sea Studios
Crow and the CanyonCrow and the CanyonLeaving Soon
FruitionLeaving Home SundaeSelf-Titled CD
Guy Klucevsek and the Ain't Nothin' But a Polka BandKlopPolka Dots & Laser Beams
Dear Listeners,

Just for fun today--and to kick off the month of June--I looked up odd holidays and then tried to find music to match'em.  So that's where the June songs from Ben Bullington, The Fretless, and Kyle Carey came in.  Plus, it's Rose Month (and not just here in Portland!), so songs about roses figured heavily in the second set of music.  Then we mustn't ignore National Barefoot Day and Flip a Coin Day, both gracing June 1st.  And the whole month of June is Candy Month, Great Outdoors Month, and of course, everyone's favorite, National Accordion Awareness Month.  Songs for all of those celebrations as well as Fishing Week (this week!) are filling your ears this morning.  I hope you're enjoying the show!

Musically yours,

Folk Espresso playlist for 05/25/2015

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Suzzy RocheYankee DoodleSongs from an Unmarried Housewife and Mother, Greenwich Village, USA
Bruce CockburnIndian WarsNothing But a Burning Light
Nell Robinson & The Rose of No-Man's LandThe Forgotten Soldier BoySelf-Titled CD
Lauren SheehanWhen Johnny Comes Marching Home / Johnny I Hardly Knew YaThe Light Still Burns
June TaborThe Band Played Waltzing MatildaAirs and Graces
Steve WackerBallad of Nathan WoodShadows and Grace
Donna Lynn CaskeyThey Go OnNameless Heart
Addie GrahamBattleship the MaineBeen a Long Time Traveling
Eric SchwartzWelcome Back to the USAThe Better Man
JJ Cale and Eric ClaptonWhen This War Is OverThe Road to Escondido
Bill MorrisseyJust Before We Lost the WarThe Essential Collection
Berkley HartBarn Sour HorsesCrow
Dave Matthews BandAmerican Baby IntroStand Up
Iris DeMentThere's A Wall In WashingtonThe Way I Should
Billy Bragg & WilcoAnother Man's Done GoneMermaid Avenue
Lou DominguezAll the Way to IraqWe the People
Jon KoonceIraqIt Can Never Happen Here
Kath BloomAnother Point of ViewThin Thin Line
Leo KottkeThe Sailor's Grave on the Prairie6- and 12-String Guitar
Martin SextonAmerica the BeautifulBlack Sheep
Haris BlackwoodSong of PeaceGentle Ride
Cantores in EcclesiaJustorum AnimaeIn Rome
Dear Listeners,

Thank you for being part of this special show today.  Now, go thank a veteran.

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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