Folk Espresso

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

Episode Archive

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 on 11/30/15

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


Folk Espresso playlist for 04/06/2015

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Dylan SneedThe GardenTexodusSelf-Produced
Dave Matthews and Tim ReynoldsThe MakerLive at Radio CityATO/RCA Records
Keith Alan MitchellBeen BuriedThis Clumsy WorldSelf-Produced
Casey NeillThe Holy LandBrooklyn BridgeIn Music We Trust Records
Dave Van RonkFixin' to DieInside Dave Van RonkFantasy Records
Dave Carter and Tracy GrammerCross of JesusLittle Blue EggRed House Records
Mollie O'Brien and Rich MooreSaints and SinnersSaints & SinnersRemington Road Records
Christine ParkerIf I Gave AllLooking GlassSelf-Produced
John Roy ZatIs That You, LordCollaborationsFlyin' Bayou Publishing
The Macrae SistersAnd Am I Born to DieOld SledgeYodel-ay-hee Records
Dan LoweSometimes Even Jesus Had the BluesPortland FolkPortland FolkMusic Society
William Lee EllisPerfect Ones Who BreakGod's TattoosYellow Dog Records
Hollis TaylorJerusalem RidgeTwisted FiddleGleeful Music
Asylum Street SpankersDark Was the Night, Cold Was the GroundGod's Favorite BandYellow Dog Records
Sam AmidonWeeping MaryBright Sunny SouthNonesuch Records
Colin LindenBetween the Darkness and the Light of DayStill LiveYellow Dog Records
Creighton LindsayEverybody Ought to Pray SometimeRound by RoundWorkbench Records
Jorma KaukonenI Am the Light of the WorldQuahRCA Records
Jaime Leopold & The Short StoriesJesus Loves a Fool Like MeSelf-Titled CDSelf-Produced
Patti CaseyPrayerThe Heart of a Waiting BoyRuby & Me Publishing
Charlie ParrResurrectionStumpjumperRed House Records
Dear Listeners,

This morning's show is a special one--the songs were all chosen with Christianity's holiest days in mind:  the Easter Triduum.  That's Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday.  The lyrics of these songs aren't necessarily religious, but the song titles fit the theme....and the mood of the weekend.  I hope you enjoyed the show!

Musically yours,

Folk Espresso playlist for 03/23/2015

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Martin SextonGolden RoadWonder Bar
Leslie EversLittle Bit HarderI Can't Remember My Dreams
Chappell & Dave HoltAnniversary New MoonStone & Fire
Delmark GoldfarbGot Something Good with HerUp to My Neck
John Roy ZatBack to the MountainsWho Zat
Taj MahalFrankie and AlbertThe Best of Taj Mahal
Jerry DouglasThe Wild RumpusLookout for Hope
Greg BrownRemember the SunFreak Flag
Ali MarcusGimme a LineAmericana Hotel
Angelo M.Far From Home IIFar From Home
The Blackberry BushesBeecharmerLive at Empty Sea Studios
Elephant RevivalWake's Only DaughterIt's Alive
Birds of ChicagoSugar Dumplin'Birds of Chicago
Skidmore BluffsMy LorraineSelf-Titled CD
Lou & Peter BerrymanLive MusicThe Universe: 14 Examples
Rita HoskingBlow Northwest WindLittle Boat
Ben BullingtonWhen the Wind Blows from the EastTwo Lane Highway
Valerie JuneTwined & TwistedPushin' Against A Stone
Berkley HartUp the RiverCrow
Jaime RT and Andy HillshouseForest Ridge / Big TreeSpark
Dear Listeners,

I'm hoping your day got off to a good start with all the good music brought your way this morning on Folk Espresso.  Sometimes I feel like I'm positively swimming in good tunes, like an ocean of water surrounding me.  The only thing I can do with all these ocean and sound waves is to share them with you.  Thanks for listening, my friend.

Musically yours,

Folk Espresso playlist for 03/16/2015

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Taj MahalTake A Giant StepGiant Step
Polly Fiveash & Anand NayakPale MoonThe Road The Wheels & The Ride
Tim O'BrienOrigin of SpeciesLink of Chain - A Songwriters Tribute to Chris Smither
Mark Graham & Orville JohnsonTheir Brains Were SmallKings Of Mongrel Folk
Bothy BandSixteen Come Next SundayIn Concert
Kevin BurkeThe Bunch of Keys / The Girl That Broke My HeartSweeney's Dream: Fiddle Tunes from County Sligo, Ireland
Kevin BurkeThe College GrovesSweeney's Dream: Fiddle Tunes from County Sligo, Ireland
The NettlesGarrat Barry / Indian PointThe Nettles
David IngersonPaddy's PanaceaMy Lovely Mountain Home
Tony Furtado & Dirk PowellIrish Medley: The Roscommon Reel/O'Rourkes'/The Famous BallymoteTony Furtado & Dirk Powell
The NettlesBanish Misfortune / Julia DelaneyThe Nettles
Kevin Burke & Cal ScottThe Doon Reel/The Reel of Mullinavat/Maud MillerAcross the Black RiverKevin Burke
Kevin BurkeThe Sligo Maid / The Woman of the House / The Sailor's BonnetSweeney's Dream: Fiddle Tunes from County Sligo, Ireland
Linda Ronstadt (with The Chieftains)A La Orilla De Un PalmarSan Patricio
Sinéad O'Connor (with The Chieftains)SkibbereenLong Journey Home
Jim PageHeroes and SurvivorsI See What You Mean
Ry Cooder (with The Chieftains)The Sands of MexicoSan Patricio
Bothy BandFarewell To ErinIn Concert
Heather MaloneyCall YourselfLink of Chain - A Songwriters Tribute to Chris Smither
Guy ClarkDie Tryin'Cold Dog Soup
Bothy BandA Jig & 5 Reels: Roger Sherlock's / Around The World / Rip The Calico / Martin Wynne's / Enchanted Lady / Holy LandIn Concert
John Kellermann, filling in for Jeff, playing mostly Irish music on the day before St. Patrick's.

Folk Espresso playlist for 02/23/2015

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Tom PaxtonMorning AgainLive at Caffe Lena
Neptune's CarSaugerties, New YorkThe 45th Parallel
Kenny WhiteOne Step UpUninvited Guest
Rachel SageBarbed WireBlue Roses
Tillamook BurnRobertaSelf-Titled CD
Jaime Leopold & The Short StoriesTake A Trip DowntownLive at O'Connors
Houston JonesFat PigMinotaur
Robyn LandisKnittingWaterproof
Caroline CotterBella BlueDreaming As I Do
Abby PosnerCome Back to MeFor You, The Spring
Ken Whiteley and the Beulah BandHow Fast Flies TimeSelf-Titled CD
The Stray BirdsFeathers & BoneBest Medicine
The Reid Jamieson BandBiggest FanJuniper's Kitchen
Lou & Peter BerrymanWalking with RogetThe Universe: 14 Examples
Avery HillFare Thee WellFare Thee Well
Gordon BokThree Score and TenTurning Toward the Morning
Frank FairfieldSomeday You'll Be FreeOut On the Open West
The Bee EatersGyrosmokeOddfellows Road
The FretlessWaving to RyanSelf-Titled CD
Dan WeberOh WoodyWhat I'm Looking For
Dear Listeners,

Thanks so much for tuning in this morning.  I do hope you enjoyed the songs and that you'll wake up to good music again tomorrow morning.  We'll take you any time between 5:30 and 7 ante meridien!

Musically yours,

Folk Espresso playlist for 02/02/2015

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
DovetailDaybreak - Eylulu/Maz'lOld Doors New Worlds
Caroline CotterDreaming as I DoDreaming as I Do
Frank FairfieldFrazier BluesOut on the Open West
The Early MaysLonesome JohnSelf-Titled CD
The Appleseed CollectiveFantasyYoung Love
Neptune's CarA Blue Sky Turned to RustThe 45th Parallel
The Stray BirdsMight RainBest Medicine
Jaime Leopold & The Short StoriesJohnny Damn the ConsequenceLive at O'Connor's
Michael Jerome BrowneMy Road is Rough and RockySliding Delta
Dave MorrisonQuartzsiteShout at the Moon
Abby and The MythAnother YearGhosts and Frames
Darryl PurposeDreams of LifeNext Time Around
The MelodicPiece Me Back TogetherEffra Parade
Fleet FoxesGrown OceanHelplessness Blues
HoundstoothWheel on FireRide Out the Dark
Blind PilotNew YorkWe Are the Tide
Y La BambaOh FebruaryOh February
Dear Listeners,

It's fun to be bringing you music with a new date on it:  2015!  Ah yes, time marches on and the music just keeps getting better and better.  Even when the news on the telly and in the papers is bad, we can take some comfort from musical notes strung together in a way that makes sense.  Go out there and thank a musician today.

Musically yours,

Folk Espresso playlist for 01/26/2015

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
3 for SilverHide & SeekSelf-Titled CD
The MelodicLast Thing You Said (Intro) / On My WayEffra Parade
Aireene EspirituThis SongPut Back Charlie
Rodney RiceBreak Your HeartEmpty Pockets a Troubled Mind
Don Henry & Craig CarothersBFD2-FBYCR
Joni LaurenceMeet Your MateTrashbag Birdie
Duncan PhillipsLong GoneUtah Remembers Bruce "Utah" Phillips
The Steel WheelsLong Way to GoRed Wing
Fiddle & PineWhy You Been Gone So LongSelf-Titled CD
Neko CaseMiddle CycloneMiddle Cyclone
Shakey GravesRoll the BonesRoll the Bones
The Reid Jamieson BandSlow Motion KissJuniper's Kitchen
Jeremy LyonsWhen I'm Feeling BetterMake It Better
Val BlahaWater Ashes and WoodWater Ashes & Wood
The HobosThinking of YouSelf-Titled EP
The Stray BirdsBest MedicineBest Medicine
King CardinalThe BeggarSelf-Titled EP
Reid JamiesonSong for a Winter's NightSongs for a Winter's Night
Tillamook BurnCorrinaSelf-Titled EP
TimberboundVine Maple Valley WaltzSelf-Titled CD
Dear Listeners,

So glad you were on board for the music this morning!  To those who wanted to listen (again or for the first time) later in the day via the KBOO Archives, I hafta say "yikes, sorry!"  It appears the archive system ain't a'workin'.

Support your local radio station......and we'll buy equipment that works impeccably and consistently!

Musically yours,

Folk Espresso playlist for 12/22/2014

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
KirkmountGreensleeves Jig / Falcon's Christmas Jig / Miriam's Christmas JigMittens for Christmas
John PrineChristmas in PrisonSweet Revenge
Dave Matthews and Tim ReynoldsChristmas SongLive at Luther College
Ronny CoxPortalesRonny, Rad & Karen
The RochesThe Hallelujah ChorusKeep on Doing
Bill MorrisseyWinter SongSomething I Saw Or Thought I Saw
Asylum Street SpankersTradewindsSpanks for the Memories
Bruce CockburnCry of a Tiny BabeNothing But A Burning Light
Brothers of the BaladiHark the Herald Angels SingA Time of Peace
Ages and AgesWe Need A Little ChristmasHolidays Rule
Karen MuellerLinus and LucyStill Point
Vince Guaraldi TrioSkatingA Charlie Brown Christmas
Christine Lavin & The AccidentalsWhen You're Single at ChristmastimeJust One Angel
Rev. Edward W. ClaybornThe Wrong Way to Celebrate ChristmasWhere Will You Be Christmas Day?
Joseph SpenceSanta Claus Is Comin' to TownLiving on the Hallelujah Side
Butterbeans and SusiePapa Ain't No Santa Claus (And Mama Ain't No Christmas Tree)Where Will You Be Christmas Day?
DuofelJingle Bells BrazilNomad Christmas
Anny CelsiChristmas in the PinesJanuary
Reid JamiesonSentimental SongSongs for a Winter's Night
In MulieribusHodie Christus natus estLive 2 (2009 - 2014)
Dave MatthewsHave Yourself a Merry Little ChristmasLive in Las Vegas
Dear Listeners,

It's such a thrill to do a show of Christmas music for you.  We threw in a few old standards (Charlie Brown, anyone?) and then spiced things up a bit with some sweet pieces that you may never have heard before.  And of course we had to have some fun with a couple of humorous tunes, including my favorite, "When You're Single at Christmastime."   The "we" this morning has been me and my mom, visiting from South Carolina.  Good music and a mom here for the holidays:  I'm a lucky girl.

Wishing you a merry musical Christmas,
Diane and Mom

Folk Espresso playlist for 12/15/2014

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Lowell LevingerMarried to the BluesDown to the Roots
Alexa Wiley and the WildernessInto the BlueSelf-Titled CD
Houston JonesGo Down Boys, and FarewellMinotaur
Eric John KaiserA TextIdaho
Rodney RiceHills of CarolinaEmpty Pockets and a Troubled Mind
Melanie DevaneyOne Little TeardropSingle Subject Notebook
Honey Whiskey TrioWhiskey WifeStories of Love, Death and Spirits
The Appleseed CollectiveLonely OutsideYoung Love
Linda McRaeLiving in the Past With YouFifty Shades of Red
Keith Alan MitchellDiamond BluesThis Clumsy World
Zak SmithNo Plan BSigns of Life
The Early MaysTake My TimeSelf-Titled CD
Donna Lynn CaskeyThe Good NewsNameless Heart
James HurleyThe Road You're TakingVoice and Guitar
Robyn LandisWaterproofWaterproof
TimberboundBoys of Columbia CountySelf-Titled CD
Aireene EspirituBoom and BustPut Back Charlie
Jeremy LyonsI Don't Mind the RainMake It Better
The Reid Jamieson BandThe Way You Look At MeJuniper's Kitchen
Nickel CreekElephant in the CornA Dotted Line
Dear Listeners,

2014.  Yup, 2014!  The music I'm bringing you this morning is all from 2014 releases.  Nuthin' but fresh, new tracks from creative, talented auditory artists.  The reasoning behind an All-2014 show?  Well, how 'bout putting one or two of these under a Christmas tree for a sweetie, a friend, a co-worker, a neighbor, a sister, aunt, or niece, or maybe your bocce ball buddy!  They'll love you for it......not to mention how happy the auditory artists will be.....

See you here NEXT Monday with a special guest and a special show....

Musically yours,

Folk Espresso playlist for 12/01/2014

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Houston JonesSaving GraceMinotaur
Birds of ChicagoCannonballSelf-Titled CD
The Steel WheelsLove You Like I ShouldRed Wing
Jeremy LyonsMake It BetterMake It Better
Lauren SheehanDrunk Man BluesTwo Wings
Jim FaddisMy Old Friend the BluesIn My Dreams
Leo WelchMe and My LordSabougla Voices
The Reid Jamieson BandNot Making HistoryJuniper's Kitchen
Steve WackerGraceShadows and Grace
The Keller SistersShineShine
The Appleseed CollectivePumpkin PieYoung Love
Heart & HammerDaddy Bakes BreadSelf-Titled CD
Dulcie Taylor and FriendsAnna MaraieOnly Worn One Time
Avery HillLittle SparrowFare Thee Well
Linda McRaeIn the Valley BelowRough Edges & Ragged Hearts
The Early MaysNothing StandsSelf-Titled CD
FarmstrongRambling LettersLive in Dungeness - The Summer Sessions
Aireene EspirituThis SongPut Back Charlie
James HillFor So LongThe Old Silo
Kyle CareyDown to the RiverNorth Star
Mary FlowerSo Far Doin' AlrightWhen My Bluebird Sings
Dear Listeners,

Welcome to December!  Do you need to pick up some Christmas gifts?  Well, everyone loves music.  And heck, if someone you doesn't, it's your duty to change that.  Find something they WILL love--it ain't that hard.  Support your hard-workin' auditory artists!

Musically yours,

Folk Espresso playlist for 11/24/2014

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Michael HenchmanCircle Back40 Miles from Midnight
Fiddle & PineSubwaySelf-Titled CD
Melanie DevaneyCafe 101Single Subject Notebook
James HurleyGot to Thinkin'Voice and Guitar
Megan McLaughlinCorner CafeMy Next Life
Kelly BrightwellAlready HomeHearts and Home
Eric SchwartzThe Better ManThe Better Man
Donna Lynn CaskeyTime of DelightNameless Heart
Fiddle WhamdiddleMiss McLeod's ReelOld School Old Time
Keith Alan MitchellEvery EveryThis Clumsy World
Amy Obenski & The Carbone BandSearching for the SunRestless
Chris StewartAngelSimple Poetry
Robyn LandisThanksgivingWaterproof
The Keller SistersLas VegasHouse of Cards
Vi Wickham with Kimberly SchugI WillLong Time Comin'
Linda McRaeGeppetto's BoyRough Edges & Ragged Hearts
Folding Mr. LincolnAngels & CowboysTwo Rivers
TimberboundBeggar ManSelf-Titled CD
Cort ArmstrongI Don't MindChicken Pickin'
The Steel WheelsKiss Me Like A StrangerNo More Rain
The Reid Jamieson BandRailJuniper's Kitchen
Dick WeissmanWind Across the RiverSolo
Dear Listeners,

May your Thanksgiving be as bountiful with good music as it is with good food, good drink, and good friends and family.

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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