Folk Espresso

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

Episode Archive

Folk Espresso on 11/23/15

Folk Espresso
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Mon, 11/23/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 11/16/15

Folk Espresso
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Mon, 11/16/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 11/09/15

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 11/09/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 10/26/15

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 10/26/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 10/19/15

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 10/19/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 10/12/15

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 10/12/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 10/05/15

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 10/05/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 09/28/15

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 09/28/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 09/21/15

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 09/21/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 09/14/15

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 09/14/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.


Folk Espresso playlist for 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
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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).

Folk Espresso playlist for 11/02/2009

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
The Bee EatersThe Tree ClimberSelf-Titled
Dawn LandesTired of This LifeFireproof
Dave Matthews BandI'll Back You UpRemember Two Things
Bing Bang BoysTanner's RagI'm Feelin' Good
Karen MuellerLinus and LucyStill Point
Martin SimpsonIcarusSad or High Kicking
Wild AsparagusGavotte des MontagnesWherever You Go
The Kossoy SistersThe Darby RamBowling Green
Rig the JigPassing ThroughPassing Through
The Hot Club of CowtownParadise with YouGhost Train
Doug SmithAnte UpGuitar Parts
Misty MamasWild Rose of the MountainWild Rose of the Mountain
Bill MorrisseyBarstowThe Essential Collection
Dan FrechetteWhere the Water Tastes Like WineLucky Day
Matt MeighanA Good Woman's Like a Good WineChurch of the Get Down
Steve CheseboroughLittle Ole Wine Drinker MeFetch It!
Danny BarnesPopcorn and WineDirt on the Angel
Peter MulveyCharlieKitchen Radio
Django Reinhardt & Stephane GrappelliSwing GuitarsThe Ultimate Collection
The Portland MegabandWagon Wheel/Crook Brothers/Kitchen GirlA Beneficial Tradition
Mary McCaslinSan Bernardino WaltzThings We Said Today
The Portland MegabandVarvindar FriskaA Beneficial Tradition


Folk Espresso playlist for 10/26/2009

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
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BeausoleilSur le Pont de LyonCajun ConjaRhino
Hart-RougeBrave MarinNouvelle-FranceRed House
Le Vent du NordCre mardi/La turluttedu rang des SloansLes amants du Saint-LaurentBorealis
Josh RitterCaliforniaHello StarlingSignature Sounds
Fleet FoxesWhite Winter HymnalSelf-TitledSub Pop
Leo KottkeGreat Big BoyGreat Big BoyPrivate Music
Ben SolleePrettiest Tree on the MountainLearning to BendSona Blast Records
Jean RitchiePretty SaroMy Last Go Round--Rosalie Sorrels & FriendsRed House Records
Neko CaseAt LastFox Confessor Brings the FloodAnti
Joni LaurenceBowl of Raisin BranTrashbag BirdieBrowntown Records
Greg BrownJacob's LadderHoney in the Lion's HeadTrailer Records
Rose in the HeatherLittle Liza Jane/Benton's DreamBy Any Other NameShamrock Gold
Dave Matthews & Tim ReynoldsSay GoodbyeLive at Luther CollegeBMG
The Canote BrothersSweet EllenSugarbabyClone Tone
Hollis Taylor with Rebecca KilgoreI'm So Lonesome I Could CryTwisted FiddleGleeful Music
Joni LaurenceMeet Your MateTrashbag BirdieBrowntown Records
Bela Fleck & the FlecktonesBig CountryLeft of CoolWarner Brothers
Haris BlackwoodGentle RideGentle RideSelf
Cathy Fink and Marcy MarxerBirds and ShipsPostcardsCommunity Music
Steppin' In ItBreak of DaySimple Tunes for Troubled TimesEarthwork Music
Joni LaurenceBeauty in MeWith No ApologyBrowntown Records
Hollis TaylorHoedown in the StrawTwisted FiddleGleeful Music


Folk Espresso playlist for 10/19/2009

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
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Suze Spencer MarshallThe Prairie Sings a LullabyeTall Bootsself
Mona WarnerIt's All RightSinging On and Onself
" "Soulful Land" " " ""
Whistlin' RufusScandinavian WaltzIt's About Timeself
" "Old Home Place" " "self
" "Mid-Life Orphans" " "self
Danny SmithShe Taught Me to YodelBy Requestself
" "YHodel Sweet Molly" "self
Laurel Bliss & Cliff PerryWhere the Silvery Colorado Wends its WaySpirit of LoveTelegraph
" " " "Goin' Across the Sea" " ""
Ginny Hawker & Tracy SchwarzCool Down on the Banks of JordanGood Songs for Hard TimesCopper Creek
" " " "Step Out in the Sunshine" " " " "" "
Bruce MolskyPretty SaroBig HoedownRounder
" "Shady Grove" ""
Hazel Dickens & Alice GerrardHello StrangerHazel & AliceRounder
" " " "The Green Rolling Hills of W. Virginia" ""
David Grisman & Tony RiceGrandfather's ClockTone PoemsACD
Mike & Tari ConroyRocky TopUp On The Mountainself
Kate WolfEmma RoseThe Kate Wolf Anthology: Weaver of VisionsRhino
Linda WaterfallThe CarpenterPlace of RefugeTR
The Whitstein BrothersYou are HereSweet HarmonyRounder
" " "The Sounds of Silence" ""


Folk Espresso playlist for 10/05/2009

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
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Darol AngerLost in the LoopRepublic of Strings
Peter MulveyShirtKitchen Radio
Ann PercivalMystery BeThe Sweetest Hours
Dave Matthews & Tim ReynoldsSisterLive at Radio City
KGBThe Ring of KohalaIn from the Cold
Martin SextonRight Where You BelongSeeds
Haris BlackwoodOrdinary DayGentle Ride
Steve CheseboroughPony BluesHam Hocks & Gravy
Steve CheseboroughPolly Put Your Kettle OnLIVE in the KBOO Studio!
Steve CheseboroughLet the Mermaids Flirt with MeOutstanding Blues
Steve CheseboroughLord, I Want You to Help MeLIVE in the KBOO Studio!
Steve CheseboroughHear Me Talking to YouLIVE in the KBOO Studio!
Steve CheseboroughTurn Your Money GreenLIVE in the KBOO Studio!
Steve CheseboroughShortnin' BreadFetch It!

 A great big Thank You to my friend, Steve Cheseborough, for joining me at the station this morning for a live performance.  This man is made of pure music...

If you liked what you heard, go check out his website at

Thanks for listening!


Folk Espresso playlist for 09/28/2009

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
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Portland MegabandTeetotalers Reel/Starr Label Reel/Pinch of SnuffA Beneficial Tradition
Clayfoot StruttersNeil on the Floor/The FlailGoing Elsewhere
Jean RitchieSwing and Turn JubileeJean Ritchie and Doc Watson at Folk City
Bruce MolskyBuckdancer's ChoiceSoon Be Time
Old Crow Medicine ShowWagon WheelPutumayo Presents Americana
Dawn LandesHoney BeeDawn's Music
Bill MorrisseyWhen Summer's EndedYou'll Never Get to Heaven
Suzzy RocheYankee DoodleSongs from an Unmarried Housewife
Martin SimpsonJohn HardyRighteousness & Humidity
Jane Keefer & Truman PriceWait for the WagonSongs and Tunes of the Oregon Trail
Chris KokeshI Never KnewI Never Knew
Frank BlairO'Shaughnessy's LamentEvergreen
Lisa Ornstein et aliaDans Paris y'a t'une bruneLe Bruit Court Dans La Ville
Steve CheseboroughScreamin' and Hollerin'Outstanding Blues
Bela Fleck & The FlecktonesEarly Reflection/Bach/The Ballad of Jed ClampettLive Art
Abigail Washburn & the Sparrow QuartetIt Ain't EasySelf-Titled CD
Edgar Meyer & Chris ThileHam and CheeseSelf-Titled CD
Betsy Branch and Mark DouglassHumours of TrimPicassiette
Dave MatthewsSo Damn LuckySome Devil
The Minus FiveSmoke On, JerryKillingsworth
Katy MoffattI Just Keep Falling in LoveAngel Town
Billy Bragg & WilcoHesitating BeautyMermaid Avenue


Folk Espresso playlist for 09/21/2009

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
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 Guest hosts: Henry & Moggy

Ain't That A Bitch - Johnny 'Guitar' Watson
White Bird - Sam Bush ww/ Andrea Zonn
Gastonia Gallop - David McCarn
Scotty's Bow - Patsy/Donna/Roni Stoneman
Laura's Cakewalk - Dolly Ranchers (Marisa Anderson)
Lazy River _ Leon Redbone
Cow Cow Yicky Yicky Yea - Leadbelly
Roll Down the Line - The Allen Brothers
Loafers Glory - Flatt & Scruggs
The Panic Is On - Larry Hanks
Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down - Tim & Millie O'Brien
Kissing Is A Crime _ Janette Carter
When He Calls Me I Will Answer - Howard Armstrong
The Pig Got Up & Slowly Walked Away - Sam Hinton
I Belong To The Band, Hallelujah - Rev Gary Davis
The Devil Made Texas - Hermes Nye
Carroll County Blues - Suzy & Eric Thompson
John B Sails - Alphonso - Bahaman 'Blind' Blake Higgs
I Wish I Stayed In The Wagon Yard - Any Old Time String Band
Wink the Other Eye - Art Galbraith
When I Get Home I'm Gonna Be satisfied - Ralph Blizzard & the New Southern Ramblers
Hard Ain't It Hard - The Limelighters
Going Where the Monon Crosses the Southern Dog - Scrapper Blackwell
Old Paint - Sam Hinton
Futureistic Rhythm - Geoff Guldaur
I Wish I Could Sing - George 'Bongo Joe' Coleman
Suguaro - Hacienda Brothers

Folk Espresso playlist for 09/07/2009

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
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Dave Matthews BandStolen Away on 55th and 3rdStand Up
Dave Matthews and Tim ReynoldsSisterLive at Radio City
Dave MatthewsOhSome Devil
Jaime MichaelsCrookedCrooked
Sometymes WhyJoeyYour Heart Is A Glorious Machine
Jon DakotaWhat Am I Working ForIt's the Journey Not the Goal
Eliza GilkysonTender MerciesLand of Milk and Honey
The Belleville OutfitGood as it GetsTime to Stand
Scott LawBeen Along This RoadLiving Room
Sweetback SistersHave You Seen My ChickenChicken Ain't Chicken
Polka Dot Dot DotWicker FramesNorthwest Folklife Festival - Live 2008
Richard ShindellParasol AntsNot Far Now
Norman and Nancy BlakeThe Sweet Sunny SouthRising Fawn Gathering
Arlo GuthrieCan't Help Falling in LoveIn Times Like These
Gadzukes!Sugar MoonNew & Used
Jesse WinchesterI'm Gonna Miss You GirlLove Filling Station
Ramblin' Jack ElliottGrinnin' in Your FaceA Stranger Here
Dave Matthews and Tim ReynoldsLie in Our GravesLive at Radio City
Danny BarnesOoh La LaDirt on the Angel
Anne FeeneyThe Sick NoteUnion Maid
Suzzy and Maggie RocheFor Those Whose Work Is InvisibleWhy the Long Face

 Hi Friends!

Thanks for listening this morning.  Chances are, if you were up THIS early on a holiday, you were working.   And if you WERE working, I played a couple of special songs for you, including Jon Dakota's "What Am I Working For?" and that old Irish favorite, done up cute by Anne Feeney, called "The Sick Note."  But the most specialest one of all is a favorite of mine by Suzzy and Maggie Roche.  It's a warm and lovely prayer for all of us who trod off to the factory, the office, the clinic, the woods, the construction site and earn a buck with no hoopla and hurrah.  It's called "For Those Whose Work is Invisible."  Here.  Read the lyrics.  And have a relaxing Labor Day...


Diane Hunt

for those whose work is invisible

words by Mary Gordon
music by Suzzy

For those who paint the undersides of boats, makers of ornamental drains on roofs too high to be seen; for cobblers who labor over inner soles; for seamstresses who stitch the wrong sides of linings; for scholars whose research leads to no obvious discovery; for dentists who polish each gold surface of the fillings of upper molars; for sewer engineers and those who repair water mains; for electricians; for artists who suppress what does injustice to their visions; for surgeons whose sutures are things of beauty. For all those whose work is for Your eye only, who labor for Your entertainment or their own, who sleep in peace or do not sleep in peace, knowing that their effects are unknown.

Protect them from downheartedness and from diseases of the eye.

Grant them perseverance, for the sake of Your love which is humble, invisible and heedless of reward.

Folk Espresso playlist for 08/24/2009

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Folk Espresso
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 Barefootin' - Michelle Shocked

When I Go Home - Suze & Eric Thompson
Tramp - Otis Redding
Chalk & Roll _ Paul DeLay
I Thought Buddy Bolden Say - Jelly Roll Morton
Give Me The Flowers - Terry Allen
aloha Means I Love You - Tau Moe Family/Bob Brozman
The Wine Song - The Youngbloods
Cro Magnon Shuffle - Pagan Jug Band
Get Along Home Cindy - Billy Jack Wills
Tell Me Why You Like Roosevelt - McKinley Peebles
Walls Of Time - Ricky Skaggs
Sonny Boy's Harmonica Blues - Sunny Boy Williamson 2 (Rice Miller)
Oh Red - Harlem Hamfats
Long Journey Home - Hank Bradley/Jody Stecker
I Get the Blues When It Rains - Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem
Georgia Bound - Blind Blake
Lord, Got Tomatos - Alphanso 'Bahamam Blind' Blake Higgs
Jac-O-Diamonds - Texas Shorty (John Chancellor0/John Hartford
Buried Alive In the Blues - Paul Butterfield's Better Days
Lets think About Livin' - Teddy Thompson
Got My Own Thing Now - Squirrel Nut Zippers
Wild Women Don't have the Blues - Ida Cox
Starlight On the Rails - Flatt & Scruggs
Down the road A Piece - Will Bradley Trio
Lipstick Powder & Paint - Delbert McClinton
There's A Bottom Below - Malvina Reynolds
Alours?..Voila - Tchavolo Schmitt


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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