Folk Espresso

Folk Espresso, early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Episode Archive

Folk Espresso on 05/18/15

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 05/18/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 05/11/15

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 05/11/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 05/04/15

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 05/04/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 04/27/15

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 04/27/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 04/20/15

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 04/20/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 04/13/15

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 04/13/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 04/06/15

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 04/06/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 03/30/15

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
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 playlist for 02/22/2010

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Tim O'BrienHouse of the Rising SunAmericana
Frightened RabbitPoke (Live)MusicFest NW
Dawn LandesTwilightFireproof
Old and In the WayMidnight MoonlightSelf-Titled
David CullenNight and DayCole Porter: Delovely Guitar
Blind PilotGo On, Say ItMusicFest NW
Laurie Lewis & Tom RozumTramps and HawkersGuest House
OdettaThe FoxSelf-Titled
Darol Anger with Martin HayesBanish MisfortuneDiary of a Fiddler
Boris McCutcheon and the SaltlicksWorking on a SundayBad Road, Good People
John PrineLong MondayFair & Square
Le Vent du NordCre Mardi/La Turlutte du rang des SloansLes Amants du Saint-Laurent
The Wood BrothersOne More DayWays Not to Lose
The Craig Carothers TrioThose Were the DaysSelf-Titled
Bing Bang BoysUncle BillI'm Feelin' Good
Cathy Fink & Marcy MarxerFool's GoldPostcards
The Avett BrothersJanuary WeddingI and Love and You
Gillian WelchAcony BellRevival
Edgar Meyer, Bela Fleck, and Mike MarshallSeesawUncommon Ritual
Bill MorrisseyInsideThe Essential Collection
PortastaticSong for a ClockBe Still Please

As always, it's great to be here, bringing you terrific music on a Monday morning.  I sure as heck hope you enjoyed it!



Folk Espresso playlist for 02/01/2010

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Joni LaurenceBreathingWith No Apology
Richard ShindellParasol AntsNot Far Now
Reina G. CollinsThere Is A LightKitchen Sink
Dave Matthews & Tim ReynoldsAnts MarchingLive at Luther College
Jen and AbbyLightweightCannot Rearrange
Martin SimpsonLook Up, Look DownTrue Stories
Betsy Branch & Mark DouglassHumours of TrimPicassiette
Danny BarnesPeanut Butter Is A Man's Best FriendDirt on the Angel
Dawn LandesStraight LinesStraight Lines
Bill Evans & Megan LynchThe Distance Between Two PointsLet's Do Something...
Jean Ritchie and Oscar BrandPaper of PinsSinging the New Traditions
The Avett BrothersNovember BluePickathon 2006
Johnny EdsonPrologue to the Canterbury TalesFavorites from the First Four
Casey NeillKing NeptuneBrooklyn Bridge
Boris McCutcheon and the SaltlicksThe Ballad of Rusty StrangeBad Road, Good People
John PrineGrandpa Was A CarpenterPrime Prine
Nickel CreekSmoothie SongThis Side
Little SueYearsThe Long Goodbye
Guy Klucevsek and his Ain't Nothin' But a Polka BandPolking AroundPolka Dots & Laser Beams
Tom WaitsI Hope I Don't Fall in Love With YouClosing Time
Doug SmithThe Magnificent SevenGuitar Parts
Bill Evans & Megan LynchOld DogLet's Do Something

Greetings, my friends!  And a great big Thank You to all who sent a bit of your hard-earned cash to KBOO during last week's Membership Drive.  We are so pleased to have you as listeners and as members.

Hey, didja pick up on the lyrics in that Johnny Edson song I played this morning??  TOO FUNNY!

Keep your dial on KBOO....I'll sit in the Big Chair again on the Fourth Monday of the meantime a whole slew of terrific DJs will entertain you!



Folk Espresso playlist for 01/25/2010

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
TalismanAndy de Jarlis/That Jig/Fair Jenny'sJust Up the Hill
Colleen RaneyGeordieLinnet
Rose in the HeatherCome Give Me Your HandBy Any Other Name
Jane Keefer & Truman PriceWoody Knows NothingSongs and Tunes of the Oregon Trail
Haris BlackwoodDry SpellFalling Up
Caravan GoghCity LifeSelf-Titled
Joni LaurenceI Love YouTrashbag Birdie
Miguel MartinezShe Knows MeStories
The WanderersSunshine Special'Live & Kickin'
Misty MamasWild Rose of the MountainWild Rose of the Mountain
The WanderersStarlight on the Rails'Live & Kickin'
The Minus 5Tonight You're Buying Me a Drink, BubKillingsworth
Darol AngerBemsha SwingDiary of a Fiddler
The WanderersCloudy Summer Afternoon'Live & Kickin'
Brian CuteanCall Me a CabGuitarred & Feathered
Sallie Ford & the Sound OutsideVocal ChordsNot an Animal
The Portland MegabandLe Reel des Menteries/Marie Sauce ton Pain/The Telephone TuneA Beneficial Tradition

Thanks to all who contributed to KBOO this morning.  It was fun for me to feature 90 minutes of local musicians--these creative and talented people are our neighbors!  A local station showcasing the best in local talent, that's KBOO.  This radio station does so much good work for our community--it's a worthwhile endeavor, for sure.  Your support is greatly appreciated.  Warmly, Diane Hunt

Folk Espresso playlist for 01/18/2010

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 

 Mercedes Benz - Janis Joplin

In Bristol Town One Bright Day - Robbie Fulks
Gaslight Rag - Dave Van Ronk  * 1
When I Get Home (Gonna Be Satisfied) - Ralph Blizard And The New Southern Ramblers
White Bird - Sam Bush/Andrea Zonn
I Wish I Could Sing - George "Bongo Joe" Coleman
Yoopie Ti Yi Yo - Karen Dalton
When The Bloom Is On the Sage - Hot Club Of Cowtown
Take Me Back - Squirrel Butter  * 2
Sweetheart (Waitress In A Donut Shop - Dan Hicks w/ Maryann Price 
Hangknot Slipknot - Woody Guthrie
You Had Some, But You Ain't Gettin' No More - The Balfa Brothers
Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down - Tim & Mollie O'Brien
That's All Right - Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
Fishin' Blues - Taj Mahal/Vasser Clements/Nitty Gritty Dirt Band  * 3
Oxford Town - Bob Dylan
This Little Light Of Mine - Blind James Campbell
Doctor Jazz - Walt Koken
Devil's Dream / Sailor's Hornpipe - Bill Keith & Jim Rooney
Goofus - Del Ray & The Yes Yes Boys
I'm Leavin' Cheyenne - Ramblin Jack Elliott
Stop And Listen - Suzy & Eric Thompson
McKinley's Blues - Norman Blake/Tut Taylor/Butch Robbins/Vassar Clements/David Holland/Jethro Burns
Nobody Knows You When You Are Down And Out - Louis Jordan
Up A Lazy River - Pilafian & Vignola
Davenport Blues - Ry Cooder
//// NOTES ////
*1 One man's portrait of the cradle of "folk music" as we have come to know it. As usual, Van Ronk knew what he was talking about & told the truth. If you want more of this get his memoir "The Mayor Of MacDougal Street".
*2 Squirrel Butter was just in town for the Old Time Gathering (aka Charlie Becl & Charmaine Slaven). They opened Friday night's concert. I could have listened to Charlie's banjo & Charmaine's clogging all night long.
*3 The greatest of Fishin' Blues I've yet heard. When Taj is on he's on.

Folk Espresso playlist for 01/04/2010

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
TrinisophiaGrow With the MoonChurch of the Get Down: Songs for Pendarvis Farm
Chris KokeshGoodbye RosalieI Never Knew
Billy Bragg & WilcoSomeday Some Morning SometimeMermaid Avenue Volume II
Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds#41Live at Luther College
GrouperHeavy Water/I'd Rather Be SleepingMusicFest NW 2009
Tangle EyeHomeAlan Lomax's Southern Journey Remixed
Dawn LandesI Don't Need No ManFireproof
Dan KaplanI'm So Lonesome I Could CryVera Hall
Lucinda WilliamsWordsWest
Bela Fleck and the FlecktonesCheeseballs in CowtownLive Art
Rose in the HeatherPlanxty Fanny Power/Pretty Maid Milking Her CowBy Any Other Name
Johnny EdsonThe Cows and ISelf-Titled
Johnny CashHurtAmerican IV: The Man Comes Around
Natalie D-NapoleonHummingbirdHere in California
Lisa Ornstein, Andre Marchand, Normand MironLe ruban de la mariee/Le reel du brandyLe bruit court dans la ville
Judy CollinsLittle Brown DogGolden Apples of the Sun
Lou & Peter BerrymanDoes Your Dog AgonizeThe Universe: 14 Examples
Gideon FreudmannFrogwalkingAdobe Dog House
Martin SextonHappySeeds
Lucy Wainwright RocheUniversity Drive8 More
Greg BrownAin't No One Like YouHoney in the Lion's Head


Folk Espresso playlist for 12/28/2009

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Bill MorrisseyWinter LaundryYou'll Never Get to Heaven
Stairwell SistersThe Longest NightPickathon 2006
Ramblin' Jack Elliott & Bob WeirFriend of the DevilFriends of Mine
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic ZerosJanglinMFNW
Karen MuellerBritches Full of StitchesStill Point
Leo KottkeI Still Miss SomeoneGreat Big Boy
Patrick McGinleyLove from AfarRecorded Life
Oscar BrandThe Frozen LoggerSinging the New Traditions
Katy MoffattMiss Otis RegretsAngel Town
Caravan GoghSneakersSelf-Titled
Colleen RaneyThe Barring of the DoorLinnet
Obray RamseyRain and SnowThe Music Never Stopped
Steve CheseboroughShake Your HipsFetch It!
Doug SmithNight of the RaccoonsGuitar Parts
Haris BlackwoodAll My LovingFalling Up
Joni LaurenceSupportiveTrashbag Birdie
KGBStanley Crossing the ZambesiIn From the Cold
Portland Cello ProjectTallymarksMFNW
Cathy Fink & Marcy MarxerA House of GoldPostcards
TalismanThe Parting GlassJust Up the Hill

Greetings Friends!  Thanks for listening this morning...great music, eh?

You might have heard one or both of the tracks I played from a brand new CD entitled simply MFNW.  That stands for MusicFest Northwest--you know, that festival of hip cool indie music that took place in town back in September.  By donating to KBOO through the Give!Guide I got this CD as a little gift.  I love it!  Our KBOO website has all manner of information to let you know how you can get this CD, the Chinook Book, and a whole host of other thank-you gifts.  Support your local, independent radio station!  I thank you.

I have a big special show planned for you on New Year's Day.  Tune in from 7 to 9 am for some tunes you have never heard's going to be VERY different and all wonderful!



Folk Espresso playlist for 12/21/2009

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 

 Guest hosts: Henry Weeks & Moggy Vanderkin w/ Wayne sittin' in

Random Canyon - Holy Modal Rounders
Movin Day - Loudon Wainright 3rd
Circle Of Steel - Gordon Lightfoot
The Loving Kind - Nancy Griffin
Loafer's Glory - Flatt & Scruggs
Something Stupid - The Mavericks w/ Trisha Yearwood
Christmas Is Coming - Leadbelly
Drive South - Suzy Bogguss
The Early Bird Always Gets the Worm - Michael Hurley
Chased Old Satan - Canote Borthers
Carroll County Blues - Eric & Suzy Thompson
Golden Loom - Bob Dylan
Joy To The World - The Persuasions
Black Mountain Rag - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band w/Doc Watson & Vasser Clements
If I Could Only Win Your Love - Emmy Lou Harris
What Child Is This - Vince Guaraldi
Uncle In Harlem - Barbeque Orchestra
John B. Sails (Wreck Of The John B.) - Alphonso "Bahaman Blind" Blake Higgs
Old Paint - Michelle Shocked w/ Dollar Bill
Love Is So Sweet - Billy Joe Shaver
Little Drummer Boy - Bob Dylan
Low Down Blues - Whistler's Jug Band
I Wish I'd Stayed In The Wagonyard - Any Old Time String Band
I Love Nickels & Dimes - Robbie Fulks
Merry Christmas From The Family - Robert Earl Keen  (by Request)
Sally Don't You Grieve - Arlo Guthrie w/ The Dillards
Mary Had A Baby - Odetta
Wink The Other Eye - Art Galbraith
16 Days In Georgia - Richard Greene
Beautiful Star Of Bethlehem - Jesse McReynolds

Folk Espresso playlist for 12/07/2009

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Gordon Bok, Ann Mayo Muir, Ed TrickettHow Can I Keep from SingingTurning Toward th Morning
Steve CheseboroughDrinkin' Water from a Hollow LogOutstanding Blues
Amanda RichardsPerfect Cup of CofeePlug in Portland, Vol. 2
Tracy GrammerWintr When He GoesFlower of Avalon
John PrinePlease Don't Bury MeThe Best of John Prine
Lucy KaplanskyIt Ain't Me, BabeA Nod to Bob
Greg GraffinCold as the ClayCold as the Clay
Laura Smith & Steve PalazzoCold Frosty MorningLike Strangers
Suzzy & Maggie RocheLa Vie C'est la VieWhy the Long Face
Garnet RogersNext Turn of the WheelAll That Is
KGBSunny DayThe Red Light of Evening
Doug KeithGently, With Your Thumb Over the StringsHere's to Outliving Me
Darol Anger et aliaWhile Roving on a Winter's NightHeritage
WhirligigThrough the Bitter Frost and SnowSpin
Tom WaitsGrapefruit MoonClosing Time
Session A9The RizlaWhat Road?
Bill MorrisseyWinter SongSomething I Saw Or Thought I Saw
The Great Bear TrioSnowy Island/Fluffy the TurtleSelf-Titled
Bobby & AngeloE Iti TauruaIslands


Folk Espresso playlist for 11/23/2009

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Lou & Peter BerrymanThank YouThe Universe: 14 Examples
Patrick McGinleyOrdinary ManRecorded Life
Dave Matthews & Tim ReynoldsSeek UpLive at Luther College
Haris BlackwoodThe Times, They Are A-Changin'Falling Up
Ramblin' Jack Elliott w/Guy ClarkDark As A DungeonFriends of Mine
Lucy Wainwright RocheNext Best Western8 Songs
Darol Anger w/ Natalie MacMasterMelt the TeakettleDiary of a Fiddler
Joni LaurenceAnythingWith No Apology
Billy Bragg & WilcoRemember the Mountain BedMermaid Avenue Vol. II
Crow Quill Night OwlsSweet Reedie BrownMechanical Unicorn
Steve CheseboroughSpike Driver BluesHam Hocks & Gravy
The Craig Carothers TrioBuild A WindowSelf-Titled
The Wood BrothersChocolate On My TongueWays Not to Lose
The Hot Club of CowtownBefore YouGhost Train
Bruce MolskyThe Golden Willow TreeSoon Be Time
The Misty MamasLong Time GoneWild Rose of the Mountain
Colleen RaneyLove and FreedomLinnet
Keola Beamer'Elepaio Slack KeyWooden Boat


Folk Espresso playlist for 11/16/2009

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
530 AM: Howlin' Gael (1970s Portland Nautical folk band)Rant and RoarRant and Roar (1978 LP- not on CD)Grassroots
Gordon BokSchoonersSchooners (2009 CD re-issue of 1972 album)Timberhead
John McCutcheonBlack Sea (About the Exxon Valdez)Live at Wolftrap (1992)Rounder
Shanghaied on the WillametteSteamboatin' JamesonsTwo-Man Crew (2004)SOW
545 AM: Gordon LightfootBallad of Yarmouth Castle (Gordon's OTHER other shipwreck song, filling a 2007 request)Sunday Concert (1969 live LP)United Artists
Jerry BryantJimmy's Mobile PhoneBallad of Harbo and Samueson (2005)(Self Released)
605 AM: Joe JencksSt. ChristopherWhat Kind of Brother (2006)Turtle Bear
William Pint and Felicia DaleWreck of the Lady WashingtonHearts of Gold (1995)Waterbug Records
615 AM: Jonathan LayWhen Carissa Came AshoreWhen Carissa Came Ashore (1999)Jlay
Shanghied on the WillametteCoast of BarbaryLIVE IN KBOO STUDIOS!!!LIVE IN KBOO STUDIOS!!!
630 AM: George HarrisonPirate SongLive on Rutland Weekend Television (1972 BBC successor to Monty Python's Flying Circus)(From UTube)
The WaifsLighthouse (Partial, until CD player malfunction)Up All Night (2003)Compass Records
Lee MurdockWhite Squall (A Stan Rogers song)Great Lakes Chronicle (1998)Depot Records
6:40 AM: Gordon BokWreck of the Green CoveReturn to the Land (1990)Folk Legacy Records
Gordon LightfootWreck of the Edmund FitzgeraldSummertime Dream (1976)Reprise / WEA
650 AM: Stack SistersLong JohnSmile! (2000)Clam Flats Music
Stan RogersMary Ellen CarterHome in Halifax (1994)Fogarty's Cove Music

Contemporary and Traditional Folk Music to start your week with a smile.

Annual Gales of November Show: Songs about shipwrecks, pirates, and nautical lore and mayhem.

Hosts: Jack Bohl, Jonathan Lay, and Gordy Euler.

Thanks so much to Jonathan and Gordy for sharing their wealth of nautical music- and for singing for us live this morning (they are Portland's own Shanghaied on the Willamette).


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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