Folk Espresso

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

Episode Archive

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 on 12/15/14

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 12/15/2014 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 12/08/14

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 12/08/2014 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 12/01/14

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 12/01/2014 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.


Folk Espresso playlist for 01/27/2014

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Stan RogersDelivery DelayedBetween the Breaks...Live!
The Stray BirdsDream in BlueRecord Label Sampler CD
The Hard Road TrioYou Got Me Thinkin'Monticello
ChildsplayThe Last AlleluiaAs the Crow Flies
Buena Vista Social ClubY Tu Que Has HechoSelf-Titled CD
Ali Farka Toure with Ry CooderLasidanTalking Timbuktu
Le Vent du NordManteau d'hiverTromper le Temps
Bill BerryThe BrickDemo CD
Sugar in the GourdBall and ChainSelf-Titled CD
Colin LindenBetween the Darkness and the Light of DayStill Live
Joshua Rilko and Lindsay LouMiner's SongTime & Luck
Molasses CreekTennessee StudSomething Worth Having
Alison RiceValley LamentRed Horse Ranch
Raina RoseWoodsmokeCaldera
Aaron ZigRockin' Chair BluesThe Medicine's Kicking In
Jennifer EvansThings That Lovers DoThe Last Cheap Hotel
Susan JamesWanderingDriving Toward the Sun
Lowell LevingerNobody Knows When You're Down and OutDown to the Roots
Mike and RuthyAnother Dawn Another DayWaltz of the Chickadee
Frank FairfieldPoor Old LanceOut On the Open West
Lindsay Lou & The FlatbellysBarbarossaRelease Your Shrouds
Dear Listeners,

I brought you some old favorites and some brand spankin' new sounds this morning.  I hope you enjoyed the whole shebang!

Musically yours,

Folk Espresso playlist for 01/06/2014

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Cindy Kallet & Grey LarsenCourageCross the Water
Ben BullingtonAppalachian Mountain Delta BluesSelf-Titled CD
Iris DeMentWhen My Mornin' Comes AroundThe Way I Should
Craig GriffinMilk My CoconutIn the Morning When I Rise
TorCHDindiSounds for Staying Home
Acoustic Blues-DuoJazzmanComic Book
Terry RobbLucky LabradorWhen I Play My Blues Guitar
Steve CheseboroughArrangement for MeFetch It!
Christine ParkerBack To YouLooking Glass
Oscar Isaac & Marcus MumfordFare Thee Well (Dink's Song)Inside Llewyn Davis
Aaron ZigI Know ChangeThe Medicine's Kicking In
John McCutcheonThe Man Walking His Dog22 Days
Tim GrimmBlame It On the DogThe Turning Point
Deborah CrooksMaybeLittle Bird
Jaime Leopold & The Short StoriesTake A Trip DowntownSelf-Titled CD
The LovebirdsLove LettersNutsy Pants
Angelo M.AnytimeFrom Steel to Strings
Carrie ElkinSt. LouisCall It My Garden
Danny SchmidtKnow Thy PlaceMan of Many Moons
Beth WoodBackroadsThe Weather Inside
Dick WeissmanMcFrenzie's RantSolo

Dear Listeners,

There is nothing better than sittin' in this Big Chair and bringing you great music.  Thanks SO much for listening and for letting me know that you're diggin' the sounds comin' over your stereo during Folk Espresso.  That's why we do this....

Lots of new stuff on the always, get out there and support musicians by hearing them LIVE and buy their CDs.  Where would we be without them?

Musically yours,


Folk Espresso playlist for 12/30/2013

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Aaron ZigMy Green Grass GrowsThe Medicine's Kicking In
Lightnin' HopkinsHappy New YearWhere Will You Be On Christmas Day?
Deirdre FlintWe'll All Meet Up Next Year (A New Year's Song)Just One Angel
Miguel MartinezBrand New StartStories
Gillian WelchThe Way The Whole Thing EndsThe Harrow & The Harvest
Ben BullingtonThe Last AdiosSelf-Titled CD
Mary HarrisHappy New Year BluesWhere Will You Be On Christmas Day?
The Head and the HeartWhat Are You Doing New Year's Eve?Holidays Rule
Dave van RonkPuttin' On The RitzSweet & Lowdown
Stephanie DavisBronco Buster's BallWestern Bliss
Caravan GoghFeline Fur Coat BallSelf-Titled CD
The ElevatorsMidnight StrollShades of Bossa Nova
Lauren SheehanIn the Wee Midnight HoursRose City Ramble
Elephant RevivalTwelveSelf-Titled CD
Dylan SneedMidnight PromenadeTexodus
Tom WaitsMidnight LullabyClosing Time
Chris KokeshHell of a YearOctober Valentine
Bruce CockburnWhen It's Gone, It's GoneNothing But A Burning Light
Marty MitchellGoing, GoneSelf-Titled CD
Haris BlackwoodSong of PeaceGentle Ride
Martin SimpsonLa RivolteProdigal Son
Andrew BirdAuld Lang SyneHolidays Rule
Dear Listeners,

Here's hoping you enjoyed the new year's related music this morning.  There were themes of new starts, endings, midnight, and joyful the requisite Auld Lang Syne, done up real nice by Andrew Bird.  As always, there were some brand new CDs debuted right here, including a nice one from Seattle-favorite, Aaron Zig, and Montana's Ben Bullington.  Plus, I gave you some GREAT ideas of what to do on New Year's Eve:  take in a Bronco Buster's Ball.....or maybe the Feline Fur Coat Ball.  Whatever you do, put on the ritz!

Happy Musical New Year,

Folk Espresso playlist for 12/02/2013

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Happy and Artie TraumTrials of JonathanLive at Caffe Lena
Patty LarkinIsland of TimeLive at Caffe Lena
Michael CooneyThyme It Is A Precious ThingLive at Caffe Lena
The Jake Leg Stompers & FriendsFreight TrainWalkin' the Dog
Lauren SheehanSay Darlin' SaySome Old Lonesome Day
Roy Book BinderWhat You Gonna DoThe Good Book
Burl IvesBorn for TroubleSweet Sad and Salty
Christine ParkerWho I SeeLooking Glassq
The Stagger & SwayArpeggioBreak Til You Bend
Darryl PurposeAmyNext Time Around
Si KahnWinter Coming OnBristol Bay
Dar WilliamsI Am the One Who Will Remember EverythingIn the Time of Gods
Sam AmidonMy Old FriendBright Sunny South
Cathy Fink & Marcy MarxerHopelessly in LovePostcards
Greg BrownRailroad BillHoney in the Lion's Head
George Chudacoff with Carol HarleyThat's AlrightUnfinished Business
Justin Robinson and the Mary AnnettesButcher BirdBones for Tinder
Suzie BrownEverywhere I GoAlmost There
Bluff City BackslidersLet Me Play With Yo' Yo-YoSelf-Titled CD
Doug Smith and Judy Koch SmithEmbryonic JourneyJust for Fun
Dick WeissmanCape Cod RevisitedSolo
The Craig Carothers TrioNothin' Like a DameSelf-Titled CD
Dear Listeners,

Music has a lot of power.  The power to heal.  The power to calm.  The power to express that which mere spoken words cannot.   I hope you got something from the music you heard this morning here on Folk Espresso.

Musically yours,

Folk Espresso playlist for 11/18/2013

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Nitty Gritty Dirt BandRipplin' Waterstwenty years of dirt
RedbirdBuckets of RainRedbid
Black Mtn Bluegrass BoysI Believed in you Darlin
GTM String BandBye Bye Blues
Keith GreeningerAll Who HaveGlorious Peasant
Front RangeSo Many PathwaysBack to Red River
Del McCouryBlack Vincent
Eagle McCallBetter in LiveSpirit of '76
Kim BradyDancin' Shoes
Tom PettyWild Flowers
Down at the Crossroads
Sam HillOh True Love
Salamander CrossingIndigo RoseBottleneck Dreams
Summer MencherQuench This LonlinessBreak the Mold
Joni MitchellFor Free
Chuck MasiShadow in the Wind
Louvin BrothersIf I Could Only Win Your Love
Chris & ThomasSea of Land
Jason RutledgeJack of DiamondsThe Early Windows
Broken TopPaint the Town Blue
Misty RiverLife is Good
Mary FlowerGood News Waltz
Tim O'Brian & Darrell ScottWalk Beside Me
Guest Hosts Bob & Linda

Folk Espresso playlist for 11/11/2013

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Lee MurdockWhite SquallGreat Lakes Chronicles (1998)Depot Recordings
Fairport Convention featuring Sandy DennySir Patrick SpensFairport Unconventional Box Set (2002)Free Reed
Stan RogersFlowers of BermudaBetween the Breaks- Live (1979)Fogarty's Cove Music
The CuttersHouse CarpenterLive Aboard the Wauwona (1997)Skookumchuck Music
Bruce MolskyWreck of the DandenongIf It Ain't Here When I Get Back (2013)Tree Frog Music
William Pint & Felicia DaleWreck of the Lady WashingtonHearts of Gold (1994)Waterbug
SpinnakerCaptain Jack & the MermaidOne Fine Day (2002)Spinnakerband
Norman & Nancy BlakeThe MermaidBack Home in Sulfur Springs (2006)Plectrafone Records
Jonathan LayWhen Carissa Came HomeNorthwest Tugboat Tales (2010)Maritime Folknet
Louis Killen & Jeff Warner et alStrike the BellSteady as She Goes (ca 1980)Collector Records
Lee MurdockWreck of the Carl D BradleyCold Winds (1991)Depot Recordings
Larry KaplanThe Wreck of the Bay RupertWorth All the Telling (1993)Folk-Legacy Records, Inc
Gordon LightfootWreck of the Edmund FitzgeraldSummertime Dream (1976)Reprise
Stan RogersThe Mary Ellen CarterHome in Halifax (1992)Fogarty's Cove Music
Shanghaied on the WillametteWhat Does the Deep Sea Say?Two-Man Crew (2004)SOW
George Harrison ~ I Dig Love ~ All Things Must Pass [Disc 2] ~ 2001The Pirate SongYou-Tube (1971)You Tube
Schooner FareDay of the ClipperDay of the Clipper (1994)Outer Green Records
Shanghaied on the WillametteThe Coast of BarbaryLIVE!Live in the KBOO studios on Gales of November 2013
Annual Gales of November Show

Hosts: Jonathan Lay, Gordy Euler, Jack Bohl

Songs about shipwrecks, mermaids, lighthouses (not this year), and Great Lakes and Pacific NW nautical lore

Folk Espresso playlist for 11/04/2013

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Stan RogersSong of the CandleTurnaround
Raina RoseApostleCaldera
John McCutcheon (joined by Finest Kind)Dry Land Fish22 Days
Dave MatthewsTake Me to TomorrowThe Music Is You: A Tribute to John Denver
Chris KokeshReal As A DreamI Never Knew
MokaiLittle Bit (All That Lovin')Any Distraction'll Do
Bruce MolskyCumberland GapIf It Ain't Here When I Get Back
Carrie ElkinThe Things We're Afraid OfCall It My Garden
Lou DominguezWeight of the WorldWe the People
DonnaLynnMy Prayer For YouButterfly Effect
Paul GeremiaSpecial Agent (Road Police Blues)Love My Stuff
Alison Rice & The WheelHappy TuneLove to Go
Bill MorrisseyBig Leg IdaYou'll Never Get to Heaven
Karin BlaineWild Red RosesModern Day Living
Roy Book BinderCrazy About YouThe Good Book
Mary Chapin CarpenterI Guess He'd Rather Be In ColoradoThe Music Is You: A Tribute to John Denver
ChildsplayLeave No Millionaire BehindAs the Crow Flies
Danny SchmidtRagtime Ragtime BluesMan of Many Moons
Aireene EspirituWestbound BrideGoodnight Aireene Goodnight
Si Kahn and the Looping BrothersGone, Gonna Rise AgainAragon Mill
Creighton LindsayGyppoGabardine
KendalinSailor's Wife / Rachel's ReelOpening
Dear Listeners,

Golly, there sure is a lotta good music out there.  Do you know how hard it is for me to narrow my selections down to what'll fit in an hour-and-a-half each time I'm on?  Well, just keep listening...and keep enjoying!

Musically yours,

Folk Espresso playlist for 10/28/2013

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
The Bee EatersThrillerOddFellows Road
Hounds of FinnTwenty DemonsGravity Pulls
Boris McCutcheon and the SaltlicksWaiting for the Demons to DieBad Road, Good People
Chris PurekaHangmanHow I Learned to See in the Dark
Dave Matthews BandGravediggerLive at Mile High Music Festival
Natalie D-NapoleonDon't Be ScaredLeaving Me Dry
Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park TroubadoursThe Devil Gets More Credit Than He DeservesTrailercana
Sugar in the GourdDevil of an AngelSelf-Titled CD
Steve CheseboroughOld DevilHam Hocks & Gravy
Tom WaitsHouse Where Nobody LivesMule Variations
Mike MidloBonesMidLo
Hotpoint StringbandGhoulardi's Reel / Mountain JamThe Road to Burhania
Steppin' In ItThe Ghost of Richard ManuelSimple Tunes for Troubled Times
Jay Cobb AndersonYou're Just a GhostI'm a Rambler I'm a Fool
Katy MoffattGhost StoryAngel Town
Sallie Ford & The Sound OutsideNightmaresDirty Radio
Suzzy & Maggie RocheDon't Be AfraidWhy the Long Face
The Kossoy Sisters with Erik DarlingPoor Ellen SmithBowling Green
The Handsome FamilyPoor, Poor LenoreIn the Air
Carl SolomonThose Two CrowsBlack Top Beauty
Lisa Ornstein and Dan ComptonThe Black Cat Jig / Fran's Cup of TeaThe Magic Paintbrush
Dear Listeners,

I hope you enjoyed today's show!  Happy Halloween!

Musically yours,

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,




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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