Folk Espresso

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

Episode Archive

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 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 09/02/2013

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Dave MatthewsGravediggerSome Devil
April Mae & The June BugsI Chop WoodBoogie
Lou & Peter BerrymanBlank BlankerThe Universe: 14 Examples
Steve CheseboroughSpike Driver BluesHam Hocks & Gravy
Jorma Kaukonen & Tom HobsonPolice Dog BluesQuah
Merle HaggardTruck Driver's BluesWorking in Tennessee
Steve WackerSoftware Blues StompShadows and Grace
Vicki and Joe PriceI Need a Lot of MoneyA Brand New Place
Martin SimpsonPaydayRighteousness & Humidity
Paul Edward SanchezPicasso's MomLong Story Short
Joy Kills SorrowWorking for the DevilWide Awake
Justin Vivian BondThe Work SongSing Me the Songs: Celebrating the Works of Kate McGarrigle
Boris McCutcheon and the SaltlicksWorking on a SundayBad Road, Good People
Tim O'BrienWorkin'Chicken & Egg
Burl IvesForty Hour WeekSweet Sad and Salty
Jorma KaukonenBread Line BluesBlue Country Heart
Johnny EdsonShe Works DaysFavorites
Jimmy ReedBog Boss ManThe Music Never Stopped: Roots of the Grateful Dead
Mike and RuthyBe the BossMillion to One
Angelo M.SteelworkSteelwork
John NelsonWaiting for the WeekendVagabond
Suzzy and Maggie RocheFor Those Whose Work is InvisibleWhy the Long Face

Dear Listeners,

Here's wishing you a happy Labor Day...I hope you're not having to work too hard.  I gotta tell ya, it was a kick in the pants to put this morning's show together--so many great songs to choose from, all directly or at least peripherally related to working, working blues, bosses, and jobs.  I'm hoping you enjoyed the show!

Musically yours,


Folk Espresso playlist for 08/26/2013

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Disappear FearBroken FilmBroken Film
Cheryl WheelerPointing at the SunPointing at the Sun
Steppin' In ItCherry Tree LoverHidden in the Lowlands
Arthur DavenportSo Near, So FarReality Bends
Stephanie DavisSanta Fe, New MexicoWestern Bliss
Martin SextonShe Cries and SingsWonder Bar
Dan FrechetteHorse and Buggy RagLucky Day
Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park TroubadoursKOA RefugeeTrailercana
Ali MarcusCounting the Days GoneAmericana Hotel
Paul Edward SanchezHome By MorningHome By Morning
Karine PolwartTake Its Own TimeThreshold
Cesaria EvoraPic Nic Na SalamansaSao Vicente
Bobby & AngeloE Iti TauruaIslands
Baaba Maal & Mansour SeckLoodoSenegal & Gambia
Patrick LandezaE Lelele EKama'alua
Si KahnWild Rose of the MountainAragon Mill
Lisa Ornstein and Dan ComptonPolka Soubrette / Reel Polo / Polka Ste. RoseThe Magic Paintbrush
Bill MorrisseyWill You Be My Rose?Something I Saw Or Thought I Saw
Mike MidloCarrie CornMidlo
Doug SmithAnte UpGuitar Parts

Dear Listeners,

Debuted a couple of brand new CDs this morning:  Broken Film from Disappear Fear and Si Kahn's second new release this year, called Aragon Mill.  Keep your dial on KBOO to keep up to date with all the great new music coming out!

Now, go out and enjoy this last week of August...

Musically yours,



Folk Espresso playlist for 07/22/2013

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Mark O'ConnorBenjaminAppalachian Journey
Nora Jones(Talk to Me of) MendocinoSing Me the Songs
Sam AmidonBright Sunny SouthBright Sunny South
Martin SextonDinerBlack Sheep
Melissa GreenerBullets to BiteDwelling
Creighton LindsayRed Rocking ChairGabardine
Stephanie DavisTalkin' 'Bout YouWestern Bling
Nic GareissPolka NuevaOld Doors New Worlds
Emma Beaton and Nic GareissI WishSelf-Titled CD
Joy Kills SorrowWas It YouWide Awake
Sabrina & CraigHelp WantedOne Home...One Heart
Roy Book BinderStep Right UpThe Good Book
Hounds of FinnGravity PullsGravity Pulls
Sallie Ford & The Sound OutsideDangerDirty Radio
Foghorn StringbandWink the Other EyeWeiser Sunrise
Ali Farka Toure with Ry CooderSoukoraTalking Timbuktu
Ben BullingtonCup of Strong Black CoffeeLazy Moon
La Bottine SourianteCette bouteille-laAppellation d'Origine Controlee
Little SueWhiskey HatChimneys & Fishes
Cantores in EcclesiaKyrieDe Kerle and Palestrina
Dave Matthews BandMercyAway from the World
Haris BlackwoodSong of PeaceGentle Ride

Dear Listeners,

It was so fun to put together this playlist for this morning's show--so much wonderful music to choose from.  I hope the songs you heard really got your day off to a good start.

It was an honor to debut the brand new CD from Cantores in Ecclesia, the world-reknowned choir in residence right here in Portland.  The choir celebrates its 30th anniversary on Sunday--there will be a lotta happy people at that grand event!

Thanks for listening...see you again in two weeks...

Musically yours,



Folk Espresso playlist for 07/01/2013

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Laura VeirsJuly FlameJuly Flame
Robert Earl KeenWaves on the OceanReady for Confetti
Stephanie DavisBeyond the SeaWestern Bling
Burl IvesMama Don't Want No Peas, No RiceSweet, Sad, and Salty
Arthur DavenportThe Coral Reefy SongReality Bends
SpigotBroughton's FlumePickathon 2004
David BrombergLevee Camp MoanTry Me One More Time
Hounds of FinnOceanGravity Pulls
Jenn RawlingBig Old LakeTake the Air
Billy HultsPortland WaterBilly Hults...The Anthology
Carrie ElkinLandeth by SeaCall It My Garden
Forest SunLike Water in the DesertJust Begun
Y La BambaRiver in DroughtOh February
The Blackberry BushesSalt CreekLittle Bit of Grace
Dave Van RonkMr. NoahInside Dave Van Ronk
Gordon Bok, Ann Mayo Muir, and Ed TrickettSt. Anne's Reel/Over the WaterfallTurning Toward the Morning
Kate IsenbergView of the OceanGold Rush Town
Steve GoodmanThe Water Is WideArtistic Hair
Bill Evans (with The Infamous Stringdusters)Walk to the WaterIn Good Company
Jimmy FallonSwimming SongSing Me the Songs
Steve CheseboroughDrinkin' Water from a Hollow LogOutstanding Blues
Harry Manx and Kevin BreitDon't Swim, FloatIn Good We Trust

Dear Listeners,

Welcome to July!!  It was nice to usher the month in with Laura Veirs' pretty ballad, July Flame.  I had to douse that flame with a ton of water music...thus the waterfalls, oceans, rivers, lakes, flumes, seas, creeks, and "coral reefys" that we heard about today.  Too funny!

And to honor a request from Loyal Listener, Harry, I spun a cute old one from Burl Ives.  Hope you liked that one!

Keep cool out there by splashing in the H2O...with your water-resistent earphones tuned to KBOO.

Musically yours,



Folk Espresso playlist for 06/24/2013

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Jennifer LeonhardtBright Morning StarsSongs My Mother Sang
Hounds of FinnThe Fairview Gypsy ReelGravity Pulls
Drew NelsonHallelujah MorningTilt-A-Whirl
Powder RiverThe Bravest CowboySelf-Titled CD
Arthur DavenportLonesome CowboyWhispering to the Wind
Chris Brashear & Peter McLaughlinRound-Up Time in HeavenCanyoneers
Stephanie DavisNavajo TrailWestern Bliss
Ali MarcusTrash DayAmericana Hotel
Lisa Ornstein and Dan ComptonGreasy Strings/Sugar Foot Rag/June AppleThe Magic Paintbrush
Roy Book BinderThe Good BookThe Good Book
Alvin Youngblood HartDeep Blue SeaDown in the Alley
Laura SmithI Built A BoatEverything Is Moving
Kelly Joe PhelpsRiver Rat JimmyShine Eyed Mister Zen
Stan RogersNorthwest PassageNorthwest Passage
Si KahnBristol BayBristol Bay
Darol AngerHeadwaters: ShenandoahHeritage
Colleen RaneyDown By the SeaLark
Ben BullingtonWhite Sulphur SpringsWhite Sulphur Springs
Karine PolwartRivers RunThreshold
Berkley HartUp the RiverCrow
Ann PercivalTide and the River RisingThe Sweetest Hours

Dear Listeners,

It was fun to bring you lotsa good folky music this morning--I sure hope you enjoyed it!  I'll be back next week with a few more water-related songs to get your morning started right!

Musically yours,


Folk Espresso playlist for 06/03/2013

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
April Mae & The June BugsBlue Moon RisenBoogie
John ZippererHere By MeFull Circle
Lyman LouisKisses Taste SweetSteam & Smoke
The Libertine BellesStrip PolkaSelf-Titled CD
Greg BrownFlat StuffFreak Flag
Lily WilsonWhere the Streets Have No NameHarbour
Bill MorrisseyLong GoneInside
Carrie Clark and the Lonesome LoversI'm A LarkBetween the Bed Sheets & Turpentine
Dylan SneedAll Around MeTexodus
SpringhouseMad HattieColville
Berkley HartNot My HeartCrow
Laura SmithJohn Keane's BoysEverything Is Moving
Black PrairieNowhere, MassachusettsA Tear In The Eye Is A Wound In The Heart
Jennifer LeonhardtSisters of MercySongs My Mother Sang
Aundria & RichardSomeday SoonSelf-Titled CD
Blvd. ParkDelta BluesIn the Parlor
Paul GeremiaLove My StuffLove My Stuff
Jenn RawlingLittle SwallowTake the Air
Creighton LindsayFading LoveGarbardine
Stephanie DavisSomethin' 'Bout MontanaCrocus in the Snow
Forest SunJust My SizeJust Begun
Olivia ChaneyBalladeSelf-Titled CD
Nate WeinerFell Over YouRide the Sun

Dear Listeners,

So glad to have you along for the good music this morning.  Here's a big thank you for sending good vibes in the direction of the air room of the best little station this side of the Youghiogheny River!

Musically yours,


Folk Espresso playlist for 05/20/2013

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mark LemhouseThe Unofficial Ballad of Story MusgraveThe Great American Yard Sale
Dar WilliamsI Am the One Who Will Remember EverythingIn the Time of Gods
Matt StoneThe Simple ThingsNorthern Lights
John Roy ZatThinking About YouSolo
Mary FlowerBig Bill BluesBridges
Dylan SneedThe GardenTexodus
Taj MahalFishin' BluesThe Best of Taj Mahal
Dave MorrisonStanding by the BridgeA Little Farther Down the Line
The Hard Road TrioOver the EdgeMonticello
DoloreanThe Biggest LieTo: Elliott From: Portland
Y La BambaRiver in DroughtOh February
Mike MidloLoveMidLo
Aundria & RichardChange Is Gonna ComeSelf-Titled CD
Lauren SheehanOld Folks at HomeThe Light Still Burns
Dan WeberHank and JesusSelf-Titled CD
Creighton LindsayGyppoGabardine
John StandeferI'll See You in My DreamsTicket Home
Steve CheseboroughYou've Got Something ThereOutstanding Blues
The McKassonsThe Grapevine/Piper's JigNW Folklife Festival - Live 2007
Brooks RobertsonEiffel TowerInto the Trees
Assembly of DustCold CoffeeSome Assembly Required
Brooks RobertsonWaltz for OneInto the Trees

Dear Listeners,

I sure hope you enjoyed this morning's show, much of which featured musicians who performed in concert over the weekend.  As always, get out and hear live music!

Musically yours,



Folk Espresso playlist for 04/29/2013

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Stan RogersFree in the HarbourNorthwest Passage
Bill Evans & Megan LynchRocks and WaterLet's Do Something...
Steve WackerAin't Too Easily SatisfiedShadows and Grace
Vicki and Joe PriceSecond BestA Brand New Place
Ben BullingtonRing Around the MoonWhite Sulphur Springs
Disappear FearChangesGet Your Phil
Berkley HartTwelveTwelve
Billy HultsEvening BluesBilly Hults...The Anthology
April Mae & The June BugsKiss MeIt's All About the Boogie
Mike and RuthyAnother Dawn Another DayWaltz of the Chickadee
SpringhouseUnder My SkinColville
James GordonWe're the Ninety-NineCoyote's Calling
Dylan SneedTexodusTexodus
Carrie ElkinLift Up the AnchorCall It My Garden
The Bee Eaters w/guest Bruce MolskyThe Way It IsOddfellows Road
Y La BambaOh FebruaryOh February
Elephant RevivalPoint of YouBreak in the Clouds
Hayley SalesSimple SongWhen the Bird Became a Book
Steve EarleNo Place to FallTownes
Lucy Wainwright RocheSpring Song8 More
Berkley HartBad DayCrow
Leo KottkeAvailable SpaceGuitar Music

Folk Espresso playlist for 04/22/2013

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Gillian WelchDown Along the Dixie LineThe Harrow & The Harvest
Bruce MolskyThe CowboyIf It Ain't Here When I Get Back
Betsy Branch and Mark DouglassHumours of TrimPicassiette
Darryl PurposeOrange RaincoatNext Time Around
The RailflowersFlyDemo CD
Aireene EspirituSing Song GirlGoodnight Aireene Goodnight
Joy Kills SorrowNew ManThis Unknown Science
John Batdorf & James Lee Stanley19th Nervous BreakdownAll Wood and Stones
She & HimI Should Have Known BetterVolume One
Bill EvansMother Nature's SonIn Good Company
Dave Matthews and Tim ReynoldsOne Sweet WorldLive at Luther College
Dar WilliamsThis EarthIn the Time of Gods
Loch LomondEarth Has Moved AgainLittle Me Will Start A Storm
Kate IsenbergRobinGold Rush Town
Y La BambaJunipercompilation CD
Mare WakefieldSmall Town, OklahomaMeant to Be
The Bee EatersOddfellows RoadOddfellows Road
Laura SmithWhat Goes Around (Comes Around)Everything Is Moving
RodriguezLike JanisSearching for Sugarman
Ed & Neil PearlmanBroseAmerican Scottish

Dear Listeners,

Sure hope you enjoyed this morning's show!  It was fun for me to dig out a couple of Earth-related songs--especially that lovely one from Dave Matthews, One Sweet World...

Keep your dial on KBOO....

Musically yours,



Folk Espresso playlist for 04/15/2013

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
530 am: Peter Case & Dave AlvinMonday Morning BluesAvalon: A Tribute to Mississippi JohnHurt (2001)Vanguard
Stan Rogers (1949-1983)The Field Behind the PlowHome in Halifax (1993)Fogarty's Cove Music
Leo KottkeLittle MarthaLive (1995)On the Spot
Leo KottkeTwilight TimeLive (1995)On the Spot
545 am: Jaime BrockettLegend of the USS TitanicRemember the WInd and Rain (1969)Capitol
600 am: LeadbellyThe TitanicLast Sessions (1994 CD of 1948 recordings)Smithsonian Folkways
Woody GuthrieWhen That Great Ship Went DownThis Land is Your Land- The Asch Recordings Volume 1 (1999)Smithsonian Folkways
The Dixon BrothersDown With the Old CanoeThe Dixon Brothers, Vol. 3: 1937-1938 (2001)Document Records
Valley MadiganBallad of the TitanicTitanic: Epic Songs of the Sea (1998)CMH Records
545 am: Frank HutchinsonThe Last Scene of the TitanicComplete Recorded Works Volume 1 (1926-29) (CD 1997)Document Records
Brooke DavisTitanic BluesTitanic: Epic Songs of the Sea (1998)CMH Records
Hi Henry Brown & Charley JohnsonTitanic BluesFretboard magazine webiste download of 1932 recording
Ruthie Foster with Blind Boys of AlabamaThe TitanicLet It Burn (2011)Ruthie Foster
630 am (Conecrt Calendar Background): Leo KottkeThe Arms of MaryPeculiaroso (1991)Private Records
635 am: Ralph "Bama" WillisIncome Tax BluesRalph Williis Volume 2 (1950-1953) (CD 1994)Document Records
Johnny CashAfter TaxesYouTube live video from 1978
Nickel CreekTaxmanYouTube live video
645 am: Greg BrownSpring WindThe Live One (1995)Red House Records
The Carter FamilyWhen the Springtime Comes AgainWhen Roses Bloom in Dixieland The Victor Recordings 1929-1930 (CD 1995)Rounder/UMGD
Eva TreeDance of SpringSail Away (2006)CDBY
Tracy GrammerApril Come She WillBook of Sparrows (2007)Tracy Grammer Music

Contemporary and Tradional folk music to start yourt day with a smile

Host: Jack Bohl

Featuring songs about the Titanic, which sank on April 15, 1912; songs about taxes, including Johnny Cash's hilarious 1978 song "After Taxes"; and songs about April and spring


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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