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 03/30/15

Folk Espresso
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Mon, 03/30/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 03/23/15

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 03/23/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 03/16/15

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 03/16/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 03/09/15

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 03/09/2015 - 6:30am - 8:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 03/02/15

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 03/02/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 02/23/15

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 02/23/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 02/16/15

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 02/16/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 02/09/15

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 02/09/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 02/02/15

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 02/02/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 01/12/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Folk Espresso w/Jonathon Lay


Folk Espresso playlist for 11/03/2014

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Melanie DevaneyWake Up Sleepy JohnnySingle Subject Notebook
Zak SmithRaise the MoonSigns of Life
Fiddle & PineCountry SingerSelf-Titled CD
Wayne HaughtYouFingers
Kelly BrightwellWaldenHearts and Home
Chris StewartSimple PoetrySimple Poetry
Folding Mr. LincolnTwo RiversTwo Rivers
Megan McLaughlinInto My LipsMy Next Life
Honey Whiskey TrioLittle MargaretStories of Love, Death and Spirits
Avery HillGoldFare Thee Well
TimberboundAnother Good MaulSelf-Titled CD
TimberboundSometimes I RoamSelf-Titled CD
Eric John KaiserTsunamiIdaho
Susan Marie ReevesYoung HeartYoung Heart
James HurleySugarVoice and Guitar
Cort ArmstrongSinnin' Shoes BluesChicken Pickin'
The Steel WheelsWalk AwayNo More Rain
Anny CelsiKaleidoscope HeartJanuary
The Steel WheelsI Will Love YouNo More Rain
The Reid Jamieson BandTake Me to the SeaJuniper's Kitchen
Dear Listeners,

I had so much fun last week bringing you so much new music from so many terrific musicians whom I had the pleasure of hearing throughout so many wee hours that I decided to do it again this week.  So this morning, another 90 minutes of sounds gathered from the Folk Alliance conference back in October.

Remember:  support your local musicians....and in this case, "local" is anywhere from the Western provinces of Canada down to San Diego!

Musically yours,

Folk Espresso playlist for 10/27/2014

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Chris StewartEternallySimple Poetry
Anny CelsiCitybirdJanuary
Wayne HaughtAll the Way to Heaven's GateFingers
Folding Mr. LincolnNext Exit SouthTwo Rivers
Kelly BrightwellTreelineHearts and Home
Fiddle & Pine12 DegreesSelf-Titled CD
Honey Whiskey TrioDuncan and BradyStories of Love, Death and Spirits
Dulcie Taylor and Tony RecupidoLost on Some SeaOnly Worn One Time
Fiddle WhamdiddleBlacktail WeaselOld School Old Time
Robyn LandisSlow It DownWaterproof
Vi WickamBitter SweetLong Time Comin'
Jim FaddisIn My DreamsIn My Dreams
FarmStrongCakewalk Into TownLive in Dungeness - The Summer Sessions
Keith Alan MitchellBeen BuriedThis Clumsy World
Avery HillFare Thee WellFare Thee Well
Linda McRaeHope It Lasts Through SupperRough Edges & Ragged Hearts
Nina Jo SmithHey SongwriterPeople, Places and Sings
Megan McLaughlinEden's DaughterMy Next Life
The Reid Jamieson BandDriveJuniper's Kitchen
Elephant RevivalBreak in the CloudsBreak in the Clouds
Dear Listeners,

Each fall in a West Coast city a three-day conference called FAR-West takes place.  This year it was in Oakland...and I managed to get myself down there for it.  The event is part of the big organization called Folk Alliance, so the weekend drew hundreds of folk musicians.  There they showcase their music (it's pretty much nonstop music for three days) and those who would book these artists and play them on the air get to know them and their talent.  So that's what I'm bringing you this morning:  tons of good music from new, up-and-coming musicians.  You'll hear more from them in coming shows!

Musically yours,

Folk Espresso playlist for 10/06/2014

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
The DecemberistsThe Engine DriverPicaresque
Lincoln's BeardFortune Be With YouOur American Cousin
Jay Cobb AndersonSweet MoonlightI'm a Rambler I'm a Fool
Alison RiceBlood on BloodRed Horse Ranch
Billy HultsEvening BluesBilly Hults...The Anthology
Steve CheseboroughHear Me Talking To YouFetch It!
Jaime Leopold & The Short StoriesTake A Trip DowntownSelf-Titled CD
Carl SolomonThose Two CrowsBlack Top Beauty
Black PrairieDirty River StompA Tear In The Eye Is A Wound In The Heart
Low Tide DriftersReal VictoriesMusic for the Rest of Us
Creighton LindsayCelinaGabardine
Alela DianeMy BramblesPickathon 2007
Jonathan ByrdI Was An Oak TreeCackalack
FruitionDivision StreetSelf-Titled CD
Ages and AgesWhen I Was IdleAlright You Restless
HoundstoothWheel on FireRide Out the Dark
Blind PilotKeep You RightWe Are the Tide
Dear Listeners,

Support LOCAL musicians (so talented!) and support KBOO (so valuable to our community!)...

Musically yours,

Folk Espresso playlist for 09/29/2014

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Group Song/Tune Album
The Starboard List The Grey Funnel Line Songs of the Tall Ships
Geoff Kauffman Herzogin Cecile Fair Stood the Wind
Tim Laycock The Bold Granadee/Jack’s Alive Sea Strands
Mary Garvey Tall Trees NW Tugboat Songs
John Townley Sailing Down the Chesapeake Bay Chesapeake Sailor’s Companion
Bill Staines River The First Million Miles
The Trail Band Donkey Riding Lewis and Clark
Pilots of Tiger Bay High Barbary By the Tale
Jeff Warner & Jeff Davis Down in the Diving Bell Two Little Boys
Great Big Sea Harbor Lecou The Hard and the Easy
D Squared Row Anthology of River Songs
Gordon Lightfoot Christian Island Don Quixote
Bruce Molsky Wreck of the Dandenong If it Ain’t Here When I Get Back
The Johnson Girls A Wife in Every Port On the Rocks
Kate Rusby I Courted a Sailor Little Lights
The Finest Kind From Dover to Calais For Honour and For Gain
Holdstock and MacLeod Bold Riley Deepwater Return
Cormac McCarthy When My Boat is Built Again Troubled Sleep
Shanghaied Off to Dutch Harbor Two-Man Crew
Three Strong Winds Rock Yourself on the Ocean We Are Here
Yankee Clipper Lament for the Landlocked Whale Hauling Home
Gordon Bok All My Sailors Schooners
Bob Zentz The Red Duster Close-hauled on the Wind of a Dream
Tow Lewis Wreck of the Bayrupert Mixed Cargo
Lee Murdock Let the Light from the Lighthouse Standing at the Wheel

Folk Espresso playlist for 09/22/2014

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
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Leslie EversNo Dew on the AvenueI Can't Remember My Dreams
King CardinalA Short Trip to Mackinac IslandSelf-Titled CD
Lincoln's BeardEyes AgreeHonorary Sibling
Colleen RaneyThe Boys of MullaghbawnHere This Is Home
Eric John KaiserTandemOutside, It's America
Poor AngusWilliam MacGillivrayGathering
The MelodicCome OutsideEffra Parade
Mo Mack & CompanyWaiting for a TrainNew & Used Tunes
Melissa GreenerMy Country Home in Summer GlowDwelling
Jonathan ByrdCackalack!Cackalack
Valerie JuneOn My WayPushin' Against a Stone
Jeremy LyonsDo You EverMake It Better
The Appleseed CollectiveI'm A BirdYoung Love
Kyle CareyCasey Jones Whistle BlowNorth Star
Lyman LouisDustSteam & Smoke
Rita HoskingCleanLittle Boat
Adler & HearneSoup's OnSecond Nature
Christine ParkerNow As I GoSelf-Titled Single Release
James HillThe Village BelleThe Old Silo
Nickel CreekLove of MineA Dotted Line
Red JuneI Saw You In AugustAncient Dreams
Dear Listeners,

Got my Spring Cleaning done at home this past weekend.  Yeah, I know, we're well into Fall now.  Well, the joke's on you, cuz I meant I just finished my Spring Cleaning..........from 2012....

Who'd've thunk that I'd find a couple of songs that touch on the cleanin' theme?  I do hope you have a chance to catch the cute lyrics of "Dust," "Clean," and "Soup's On."  Nothing like some good clean fun early in the morning....!

My next show will fall during KBOO's Fall Membership Drive.  I would much appreciate your support during this timeslot on Monday, October 6.

Musically yours,

Folk Espresso playlist for 09/15/2014

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
BlurTenderThe Best of Blur
Dire StraitsWater of LoveDire Straits
Jimmy CliffSitting in Limboultimate collection
Leon RussellBack to the IslandRetrospective
Chris IsaakOnly the LonelyThe Best of Chriss Isaac
Anna FerminOh Lonesome MeDown to the Promised Land
Bob MarleyRedemption SongLegend
MuleheadFrankie LeeFiner Thing
Maria MuldaurMidnight at the OasisMaria Muldaur
Ozark Mountain DaredevilsYou Made It RightTime Warp
Linda RonstadtIt Doesn't Matter AnymoreHeart Like A Wheel
Iguanas9 Volt HeartPlastic Silver 9 Volt Heart
Rising Sons2:10 TrainRising Sons
Ry CooderMexican DivorceParadise and Lunch
Bruce SpringsteenAtlantic CityNebraska
Michelle ShockedAnchorageMercury Poise 1988
Neko CaseThrice All AmericanFurnace Room Lullaby
PoguesBroad Majestic ShannonIf I Should Fall From Grace With God
Billy BragGreeting to the New BrunetteTalking With The Taxman About Poetry
Jimmy ReedIt's A SinRockin With Reed
Los LobosRiver of FoolsBy The Light Of The Moon
Louis ArmstrongWhat a Wonderful WorldWhat A Wonderful World
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination
and life to everything.”

Folk Espresso playlist for 08/25/2014

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Nickel CreekWhere Is Love NowA Dotted Line
Shakey GravesGeorgia MoonRoll the Bones
Ages and AgesNo NostalgiaAlright You Restless
Blind PilotJust OneWe are the Tide
Dave Matthews and Tim ReynoldsJimi ThingLive at Luther College
BombinoTenere (The Desert, My Home)Agadez
White Rhino MarimbaKare MugombeCrash of Rhinos
Lindsay LouO' SunA Different Tune
The Appleseed CollectiveKentucky SkyYoung Love
Nora Jane Struthers & The Party LineCarnivalCarnival
Andrew CorbettDance of the Twilight ForestMoments of Grace
Creighton LindsayUm Um Um Um Um UmRound by Round
Mo Mack & CompanyOld Father TimeNew & Used Tunes
Raina RoseSun Comes BackWhen May Came
Jim PhotogloThe HoursHalls of My Heart
Eric John KaiserDehors c'est l'AmeriqueOutside, It's America
Lauren SheehanRisin' River BluesTwo Wings
Aryeh Frankfurter and Lisa LynneInterlace IIIWeaving Worlds
Dear Listeners,

My goodness!  My ears are positively AWASH in good music!  There are live performances on every corner and in every nook and cranny, at nearly every moment of every day.  We are in the absolute PEAK of outdoor concerts and festivals and they just keep getting better and better.  From fun groups jamming at farmers markets to concerts at wineries along rivers to festivals in the forest to mega-concerts out in the middle of the Columbian Gorge:  what would life be without all this sweet sunshine and super sounds?  We are so lucky....

Musically yours,

Folk Espresso playlist for 08/04/2014

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Garnet RogersSummer LightningAll That Is
Sally BarrisLet the Wind Chase YouWilder Girl
Andrew CorbettTeewinot SunriseMoments of Grace
Leslie EversPowerlessI Can't Remember My Dreams
Jim PhotogloTry Me TomorrowHalls of My Heart
Jeremy LyonsSpecial RiderMake It Better
Olivia ChaneyBalladeSelf-Titled EP
Neil YoungHarvestHarvest
Johnny CashPersonal JesusAmerican IV: The Man Comes Around
Dan Frechette and Laurel ThomsenIn Your LifeDan & Laurel
Sky Bound BlueVesselSelf-Titled CD
Aireene EspirituPut Back CharliePut Back Charlie
Shakey GravesBuilt to RoamRoll the Bones
HoundstoothCanary IslandRide Out the Dark
QuiltTalking TrainsHeld in Splendor
Blind PilotWhite AppleWe Are the Tide
Nickel CreekElsieA Dotted Line
Valerie JuneSomebody to LovePushin' Against a Stone
Martha ScanlanSeeds of the PinePickathon 2006
Danny BarnesOoh La LaDirt on the Angel
Ages and AgesDivisionary (Do the Right Thing)Divisionary
Dear Listeners,

It was great to see so many of you at the Pickathon this weekend--you were looking good!  And the music.  THE MUSIC!!!! Wow, weren't those bands great?!?!  The whole festival was just wonderful:  the scenery, the food, the beer, the kindness and generosity of everyone there, the cool water spritzes, the volunteers, the legions of happy kids, the garb, the vibe, the cheery bright skies, the tents (EVERYWHERE!), the lights, and the music.  It was an unforgettable experience......let's go again next year!

Musically yours,

Folk Espresso playlist for 07/28/2014

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Dave Matthews BandSweetAway from the World
Shook TwinsTime to SwimWindow
Jimmy FallonSwimming SongSing Me the Songs
Harry Manx and Kevin BreitDon't Swim, FloatIn Good We Trust
The Steel WheelsWaters EdgeNo More Rain
The Blackberry BushesMermaidLittle Bit of Grace
Dave MorrisonTimes Like TheseA Little Farther Down the Line
Asylum Street SpankersSavor Every DayThe Last Laugh
Aaron ZigFloat High AboveThe Medicine's Kicking In
John HartfordGum Tree CanoeGum Tree Canoe
Johnny FlynnThe WaterBeen Listening
Jorma KaukonenRed River BluesBlue Country Heart
Sky Bound BlueScrambled EggsSelf-Titled CD
Dan Frechette and Laurel ThomsenLove Will Leave You Where You BelongDan & Laurel
Carrie Elkin & Danny SchmidtIf I Need to KnowFor Keeps
Nickel CreekSmoothie SongThis Side
HoundstoothNew IllusionRide Out the Dark
Blind PilotGo On, Say ItMusicFest NW Compilation CD
Aireene EspirituThis SongPut Back Charlie
Ali MarcusIf the Littlest LightAmericana Hotel
Mary FlowerSashay My WayWhen My Bluebird Sings

Dear Listeners,

If you are still drying off from all that swimming you got in over the lovely summer weekend, then I hope you enjoyed all the nautical songs that started today's program off.  Cute, eh?!?!  And of course you know (if you've been listening for a while) that I'll be bringing you more Dave Matthews--mostly unplugged--over the coming weeks in the run-up to the big DMB Labor Day weekend concerts at the Gorge Ampitheatre.  Hoo-boy, that will be fun!

But first comes the Pickathon.  Yup, that's this might see about getting a ticket cuz that, too, is an extraordinary weekend of music.

It was great to bring you some new music this morning from the talented Aireene Espiritu. Carrie Elkin and Danny Schmidt, and Mary Flower.  Keep listening to be the first to hear the best!

Musically yours,


Folk Espresso playlist for 07/07/2014

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mary McCaslinBallad of WeavervillePrairie in the Sky
Linda McRaeSome Of My FriendsFifty Shades of Red
June TaborHard LoveAnthology
3 For SilverSalty TonguesSelf-Titled CD
Lissa SchneckenburgerChug A LugCovers
Jim KweskinChoo Choo Ch'BoogieEnjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think)
Johnny EdsonI Know BluesMore Than Friends
DovetailStruttin' With Some BarbequeOld Doors New Worlds
Leo KottkeWatermelon6- and 12-String Guitar
Tom WaitsIce Cream ManClosing Time
Lindsay Lou & The FlatbellysLemon SqueezyRelease Your Shrouds
Aaron ZigAmerica, I Need YouThe Medicine's Kicking In
Nancy K DillonAll the Pretty AmericaRoses Guide to Time Travel
Doug Smith & Judy Koch SmithStars and Stripes ForeverJust for Fun
Raina RoseApostleCaldera
Sallie Ford and the Sound OutsideVocal ChordsNot An Animal
Carolina Chocolate DropsYour Baby Ain't Sweet Like MineGenuine Negro Jig
Bill MorrisseyCar and DriverStanding Eight
Mary FlowerCan't Take It With YouWhen My Bluebird Sings
Steve CheseboroughLet the Mermaids Flirt With MeOutstanding Blues
BombinoAhoulaguine Akaline (I Greet My Country)Agadez
Leo WelchA Long JourneySabougla Voices
Dear Listeners,

Gosh, I hope you made it to at least some of the wonderful Blues Festival this past long weekend!  So much good music and such a well-run festival.  Even Mother Nature contributed to the whole affair by sending us perfect weather.  Ah yes....

It was a thrill for me to meet Mr. Leo Welch.....and to bring you a sample of his sound on my show this morning.  He's a sprightly 82-year-old, Deep South bluesman.....whose first CD ever was recorded when he was an even more sprightly 81!

It was also lovely to see Mary Flower there and to hear that she JUST came out with a new CD......which is being debuted this morning on Folk Espresso.

Have fun with all this great music!

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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