Pastures of Plenty

Jack Bohl hosts first Wednesdays, John Kellermann 2nd Wednesdays, Ed Mellnik third and fifth Wednesdays,  John Risley 4th Wednesdays.

Audio archives are available for two weeks. Search this site for "Pastures" to find earlier playlists.

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Traditional and Contemporary folk music

Episode Archive

Pastures of Plenty on 03/04/15

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Wed, 03/04/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Traditional and Contemporary folk music

Pastures of Plenty on 02/25/15

Pastures of Plenty
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Wed, 02/25/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Traditional and Contemporary folk music

Pastures of Plenty on 02/18/15

Pastures of Plenty
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Wed, 02/18/2015 - 6:00am - 7:00am
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Traditional and Contemporary folk music

Pastures of Plenty on 02/11/15

Pastures of Plenty
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Wed, 02/11/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Traditional and Contemporary folk music

Winter Membership Drive Special Featuring Dan Weber Live in the Studio

Pastures of Plenty
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Wed, 02/04/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Dan Weber will perform live
Dan Weber will drop by the KBOO studios at 6 am Wednesday February 4 to kick off the Winter Membership Drive on Pastures of Plenty. He'll bring his great stories, good humor, and and sing songs from his brand new CD "What I'm Lookin' For". Tickets to his sold out show March 22 at Artichoke Music- which will be recorded for a live album- will be available as thank-you gifts, along with your chance to score copies of the new CD before it's release date. Dan joined me in the studio in 2013 and we had a heckuva good time. This time Diane Hunt- the silver-throated folk goddess of Folk Espresso- will also join the party. It'll be a real hoot!

Pastures of Plenty on 01/28/15

Pastures of Plenty
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Wed, 01/28/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Traditional and Contemporary folk music

Pastures Of Plenty w/Ed Mellnik

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Wed, 01/21/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Pastures Of Plenty w/ Ed Mellnik

Pastures of Plenty w/John Kellerman

Pastures of Plenty
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Wed, 01/14/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Pastures of Plenty w/John Kellerman

Host Jack Bohl

Pastures of Plenty
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Wed, 01/07/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Host Jack Bohl

Pastures of Plenty on 12/10/14

Pastures of Plenty
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Wed, 12/10/2014 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Traditional and Contemporary folk music


Pastures of Plenty playlist for 06/10/2015

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Peter OstroushkoCrossing the CumberlandsThe Mando Chronicles
Lynn MilesCan't Stop My Heart from BreakingDownpour
Steve GoodmanI Just Keep Falling In Anais MitchellLoveAnthology: No Big Surprise
Annie GallupAll the GirlsCourage My Love
Lynn MilesParty Too LongDownpour
Anais MitchellHe DidYoung Man In America
Chuck BrodskyThe PointTulips For Lunch
Steve GoodmanMy Old ManAnthology: No Big Surprise
Big Bill BroonzyTrouble In MindTrouble In Mind
Josh RitterWingsHello Starling
Butch HancockYou Coulda Walked Around The WorldYou Coulda Walked Around The World
The Better HalvesBaby, It's Hot OutsideTête à Tête
Rani Arbo & Daisy MayhemFire In The SkySome Bright Morning
Eliza GilkysonRunaway TrainBeautiful World
Jean RitchieBlack WatersClear Waters Remembered
Steve Earle & The Del McCoury BandThe MountainThe Mountain
John KellermannCopper HillLive at Airplay Cafe
Eliza GilkysonWildwood SpringBeautiful World
David RovicsEverything Can ChangeIf I Had A Hammer
Dave Carter & Tracy GrammerGentle Arms Of EdenDrum Hat Buddha
Eliza GilkysonBeautiful WorldBeautiful World
The last hour of the show was inspired by reading Naomi Klein’s new book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate. I got it from the Multnomah County Library, but you can also get a free and legal download of the book from

Pastures of Plenty playlist for 06/03/2015

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530 AM: Linda RonstadtMany Rivers to CrossPrisoner in Disguise (1975)Elektra
Eva CassidyEarly Morninig RainImagine (2002)Blix Street Records
Johnny CashIf You Could Read My MindAmerican V: A Hundred Highways (2006)American Recordings
545 an: Ramblin' Jack ElliottMuke Skinner BluesThe Ballad of Ramblin' Jack (2000)Vanguard
Kate WolfPacheco/Red Tailed HawkAn Evening in Austin (1989)Rhino
6:00 am Chris SmitherFathers DayLeave the Light On (2006)Signature Sounds
Kate Power & Steve EinhornOle DadPearls (2003)Artichoke Music
Dougie MacLeanTalking With My FatherWho Am I? (2001)Dunkeld Records
615 am: GuyClarkTornado Time in TexasWorkbench Songs (2006)Dual Tone Records
Dave Carter & Tracy GrammerTillman Co.Drum Hat Buddah (2001)Signature Sounds
Abigail Washburn & Bela FleckBackwater BluesThe Storm is Passing Over (2013)Mason Jar Music
Cascadia Folk QuartetHeppner FloodCascadia Folk Quartet (1996)Cascadia Folk Productions
630 am Calendar Background: Stillway & BonhamAkaka FallsStillway & Bonham (2004)NPP Records
635 am: Fairport Convention featuring Sandy DennyDown in the FloodRising for the Moon (2013 Import Deluxe Reissue)Universsal-Island Records
Bob DylanA Hard Rain's a Gonna FallThe Freewheelin' (1963)Columbia
645 am: Harry ManxThe Gist of Madhuvanti/The Thrill is GoneRoad Ragas/Live (2004)Dog My Cat Records
Jean RitchieThe Hangman's SongField Trip (2001 CD of 1954 recording)Green Hays Recordings
Gary HaleamauYodel SongKi Ho'alu- Slack Key Seattle Style (1995)NW Folkife
Contemporary and Traditional Folk music to start your day with a smile

Host: Jack Bohl

A tribute to fathers for Fathers Day, songs about tornadoes and floods for TX and OK, and a tribute to BB King and Jean Ritchie (RIP)

Pastures of Plenty playlist for 05/27/2015

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Pastures of plenty
Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 5:30 to 7:00 AM, Host: John Risley 
Artist / Song / CD album
Kate Rusby / Sir Egalamore / Hourglass
Roshen / Roisin dubh / Musique Celtic
Niamh Parsons / Fear abata / Blackbird and thrushes
Feron / The cart / Boulder
Garcia-Grisman / Friend of the devil / Live on Letterman
Michael Fracaso / All or nothing / A pocketful of rai
Kekele / Delali / Congo life
Sekou Diabate / Wati / Guitar Fo
Habib Koite & Bamada / Saramaya / Mali (Putumayo)
Los Lobos / One time one night / Just another band from East LA
Browne-Baez / Guantanamera / The songs of Pete Seeger
Kate Wolf / Brother Warrior / An evening in Austin
David Wilcox / Sunshine on the land / Nightshift watchman
John Murphy & the woodpeckers / If there’s a war / Reason and dream
John Prine / Talking a walk / Fair and square
Rob Solomon / Last time I saw her / Rob Solomon
Tim Grimm / Coyote’s dream / Coyote’s dream
Lucinda Williams / Ventura / World without tears
Joe Bishop / Mountain of gold / Back to you
Steve Earle / The mountain / The mountain  
Habib Koite / Massane Cisse / Maya

Pastures of Plenty playlist for 05/13/2015

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Eliza GilkysonBeautiful WorldBeautiful World
Eliza GilkysonGreat CorrectionBeautiful World
Eliza GilkysonMidnight OilThe Nocturne Diaries
FerronIt Won't Take LongShadows On A Dime
Michael JerlingI've Been Feelin’ BetterBorn Into The Whisper
Chuck PyleKeep It SimpleStep By Step
Laurie LewisLove Chooses YouEarth & Sky: Songs of Laurie Lewis
Chuck PyleKeep It SimpleStep By Step
Tony Furtado BandWaiting For GuiteauTony Furtado Band
James McMurtryEvery Little Bit CountsWalk Between The Raindrops
Emmylou HarrisRed Dirt GirlRed Dirt Girl
Patty GriffinMaking Pies1000 Kisses
Carolina Chocolate DropsGambiaHeritage
Carolina Chocolate DropsWayward GalHeritage
Lyle LovettTeach Me About LoveStep Inside This House
Emmylou HarrisLeaving Louisiana In The Broad DaylightQuarter Moon In A Ten Cent Town
John KellermannTaken for a Ride
The first half-hour was inspired by reading "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate" by Naomi Klein

The rest of the show featured artists who are performing in Portland soon. Tickets to most of these concerts are still available as thank-you gifts for supporting KBOO. Call 877-500-5266 now!

John Kellermann, DJ

Pastures of Plenty playlist for 05/06/2015

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530 am: Norman Blake & Tony RiceIt's Raining This Morning2 (1990)Rounder
Doc WatsonBlue Railroad TrainSouthbound (1988 CD of 1966 LP)Vanguard
Peter KeaneTrain FiftyThe Goodnight Blues (1991)Northeastern Records
Jorma KaukonenWhen There's Two There's TroubleAin't in No Hurry (2015)Red House Records
545 am: AltanMá Théann Tú 'un Aonaigh (If You Go to the Fair)The Widening Gyre (2015)Compass Records
Rhiannon GiddensLast Kind WordsLive 021415You Tube
Pharis & Jason RomeroA Wanderer I'll StayA Wanderer I'll Stay (2015)Lulu
the KennedysBodhisattva BluesWest (2015)The Kennedys
600 am: David ReaJust a SignWinterfolk X Live! (1998)Sisters of the Road
Dan WeberHank & JesusLive on KBOO 10/2/2013
612 am: Mary FlowerrPortland TownBridges (2009)Yellow Dog Records
Misty RiverIf I Had a BoatLive at the Backgate Stage (2001)Misty River
630 am: Dave Carter & Tracy GrammerThe MountainLive at Sisters Folk FestivalYou Tube
Dave Carter & Tracy GrammerGentle Arms of EdenLive at Sisters Folk FestivalYou Tube
643 am: Dave Carter & Tracy GrammerCrocodile ManLive at Sisters Folk FestivalYou Tube
Lauren Sheehan & Zoe CarpenterRattlesnake MountainLiveYou Tube
655 am: Kate Power & Steve EinhornAnnabelleLive at KBOO
Lauren SheehanLiving in the CountrySome Old Lonesome Day (2002)Lauren Sheehan
Contemporary and Tradional folk music toi start your day with a smile

Host: Jack Bohl

Spring Membership Drive kick-oof, featuring Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer live at Sisters Folk Festival, plus local musicians- some live at KBOO

Pastures of Plenty playlist for 04/29/2015

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Nickel CreekRobin and MarianNickel CreekSugar Hill Records
Carter FamilyThe Wandering BoyOn the Boarder 1939 Vol. 1Arhoolie
Pete SeegerMrs. Clara Sullivan's LetterWe Shall OVercomeColumbia
Al and Alice WhiteHigh Hills and MountainsDear JeanCompass Records
Judy CollinsOne I LOveDear JeanCompass Records
Kim Harris and Reggie HarrisLet the Sun Shine Down on MeDear JeanCompass Records
Ian and SilviaYou were on my MindsNorthern JourneyVanguard
Ian & SilviaCaptain Woodstock's CourtshipNorthern JourneyVanguard
Tom RushSan Francisco Bay BluesBlues Songs and BalladsFantasy
Kate MacleodThe Day is MineBloomingWaterbug
Kate MacLeod and Kat EgglestonHome But OneLost and Foundwaterbug
Kate MacLeod and Kat EgglestonLark in the MorningLost and FoundWaterbug
Bages with AxesBlackberry VineLive AxeBabes with Axes
Leo KottkeItchyStanding in my ShoesPrivate Music
Peter MulveyIf Love is not EnoughNotes from ElsewhereSignature Sounds
Jen HajjI of the StormI of the STormJenifer Hajj Music
Mark StepakoffYou Either Get it or you DontThe Story Behind the StoryMark Stepakoff
Trout Steak RevivaPacific UnionBrighter Every DayTrout Steak Revival
Joni MitchellTin AngelCloudsReprise Records
Matt MeighanDown to the RiverLong Way RoundMatt Meighan
Erin InglishWhen I DieMelody So SweetErin Inglish
Tattle Tail SaintsComplicated ManHow Red is the BloodOld Oak Music
John DenverLate Winter Early SpringRocky Mountain HighBMG Music

Pastures of Plenty playlist for 04/22/2015

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Pastures of Plenty
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Host: John Risley
Neil Young / One of these days / Harvest moon
John Prine / Hello in there / The John Prine Anthology
John Hiatt / Crossing muddy waters / Crossing muddy waters
Nanci Griffith / Listen to the radio / Winter Marquee
Joan Baez / North country blues / Any day now
Son Volt / Highways and Cigarettes / The Search
Tim Hardin / The Lady Came From Baltimore / Tim Hardin
Steve Earle / Colorado Girl / Townes
Joel Rafael / She had to go / Baladista
Richard Thompson / Johnny’s far away / Sweet warior
Jeffrey Foucault / Goners most / Horse latitude
Eva Cassidy / Kathy's Song / Time after Time
Victor Jara / Manifesto / Antologia musical Victor Jara
Inti-illimani / Charangua / Antologia en vivo
Mercedes Sosa / Solo le pido a dios / En vivo
Johnny Cash / Wanted Man / Johnny Cash at San Quentin
Roseanne Cash / House on a lake / Black cadillac
MohaviSoul / Blue diesel / Blue diesel
Old Crow Medicine Show / Tennessee Bound / Remedy 
Kate Wolf / Like a river / An evening in Austin
MohaviSoul / PCH / Blue diesel

Pastures of Plenty playlist for 04/15/2015

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Pastures of Plenty (Music) with Wayne 04/15/2015 05:30AM to 07:00AM

Tish Hinojosa “Please Be with Me” from Taos to Tennessee

Steven Fromholz “No Regrets” from Jus' Playin' Along

Walter Hyatt “Lonely in Love” from Some Unfinished Business

Sarah Elizabeth Campbell “Tell Me Baby” from A Little Tenderness

Blaze Foley “Fat Boy” from The Dawg Years (1975-1978)

Ray Bonneville “Where Has My Easy Gone” from Easy Gone

Lauren Silva “The Only One” from Recorded by KBOO

Eric Bettencourt “Baby in the Bathtub” from Recorded By KBOO

BettySoo “Henry” from Recorded By KBOO

John Neilson “Fall” from Recorded By KBOO

Jeff Plankenhorn “Comes A Time” from Recorded by KBOO

Michael O'Connor “It's Hard to Stumble (When You're on Your Knees)” from Recorded By KBOO

Seela Misra “Two Prayin' Hands” from Recorded By KBOOO

Gary Nicholson “Bless 'Em All Y'All” from Recorded by KBOO

Dan Weber “Oh Woody” from What I'm Lookin' For

Walt and Tina Wilkins “Inisheer” from Be Mine

Gurf Morlix “50 Years” from Eatin' At Me

Lilly Hiatt “Royal Blue” from Recorded By KBOO

Louie Ortega “Today” from Recorded by KBOO

Walt Wilkins & the Mystiqueros “King For A Day” from Recorded by KBOO

Redd Volkaert “Redd, White & Blue” from Telewacker

Pastures of Plenty playlist for 04/08/2015

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Patty LarkinTrain HomeLink of Chain - A Songwriters Tribute to Chris Smither
Mary GauthierI Feel the SameLink of Chain
Loudon Wainwright IIIA Place in LineLink of Chain
Tim O'BrienOrigin of SpeciesLink of Chain
Bonnie RaittLove Me Like a ManLink of Chain
Chris SmitherLove You Like a ManAnother Way to Find You
Chris SmitherDon't Call Me StrangerTime Stands Still
Chris SmitherTime To SpendHappier Blue
Eilen JewellDusty Box Car WallLetters From Sinners and Strangers
Doc WatsonDeep River BluesDoc Watson
Guy ClarkDublin BluesDublin Blues
Tony RiceShadowsNative American
Sandy DennyBy The Time It Gets DarkHannibalooza!
Richard ThompsonI Want To See The Bright Lights TonightThe Chrono Show
Chris SmitherTime Stands StillTime Stands Still
Chris SmitherHappier BlueHappier Blue
Chris SmitherWinsome SmileLive As I'll Ever Be
Chris SmitherSlow SurpriseLive As I'll Ever Be
Chris SmitherHelp Me NowLive As I'll Ever Be
Chris SmitherSmall RevelationsLive As I'll Ever Be
Chris SmitherSurprise, SurpriseTime Stands Still
Chris SmitherI Don't KnowTime Stands Still
The Olympia Brass BandNo It Ain't My FaultCity Of Dreams: Street Beat
DJ John Kellermann played songs by Chris Smither, plus a guest set by new KBOO DJ Dan Shramuk

Apr 10 (Fri) — Chris Smither Still On the Levee CD Release Show, 7:30 pm, still dazzling audiences with masterful guitar and spare, brilliant songs, Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E Main St., Hillsboro. $20 advance/$25 day of show.
Sold out online, but there may be a few tickets left if you call the box office: 503-615-3485.

Pastures of Plenty playlist for 04/01/2015

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530 am: Ronnie LaneApril FoolLive in Austin (2000)Sideburn Records (2000, performance in 1988)
John McCutcheonApril FoolSpringsongs (1999)Rounder
John Renbourn & Robin WilliamsonThe SnowsWheel of Fortune (1993)Flying Fish
545 am: Cheryl WheelerSpringDriving Home (1994)Philo
The Decmberists12/17/12What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World (2015)Capitol
OysterbandLike a Swimmer in the OceanDiamonds on the Water (2014)Navigator Records
Stan RogersField Behind the PlowHome in Halifax (1992)Fogarty's Cove Music
600 am: Johnny CashFolsom Prison BluesAt Folsom Prison (1999 CD of 1968 LP)Columbia Legacy
John PrineParadiseJohn Prine (1971)Atlantic
Dave Carter & Tracy GrammarHey ConductorTanglewood Tree (2000)Signature Sounds
Jorma KaukonenBlue Railroad TrainBlue Country Heart (2002)Columbia
615 am: Mason JenningsEmpire BuilderUse Your Voice (2004)Bar/None
Ben Gibbard & Jay FarrarCalifornia ZephyrOne Fast Move and I'm Gone- Music from Kerouac's Big Sur (2009)Atlantic
The Dickel BrothersMilwaukee BluesVolume II (2000)Empty Records
Anne HillsI Rode 'em all, ManTracks (2014)Hand & Heart
635 am: Utah PhillipsDaddy, What's a Train?Good, Though! (1997)Philo
Norman BlakeThe Railroad DaysOld and New (1992 CD of 1975 LP)Flying Fish/Rounder
Steve GoodmanThe City of New OrleansSteve Goodman (1991 CD of 1971 LP)Buddah/BMG
The Burns SitersMy Fathers Blue EyesIn This World (1997)Philo
Samusson & TomassiMy Fathers HandsStories of Your Life (2000)Tosalito Records
Steve GoodmanMy Old ManLive Wire (2000)Red Pajama Records
Contemporary and Traditional folk music to start your day with a smile

Host: Jack Bohl

Featuring Songs about: April Fools Day, spring, trains, John Renbourn (1944-2015), trains, and in memory of my beloved Dadzo (1919-2015)


The Music

 Hi - At one time I had almost every album of the music that I've been hearing for about the last hour - on LP's that I bought in Europe - including the Fairport Convention with Sandy Denny singing Matty Groves. Have you ever heard of Rory Gallagher? I had every LP of his also that I could get my hands on (in Europe), then when I came back home to the states, I foolishly sold them all - about 8 to 10 LP's of his (I think). Too bad for me! Since I sold them (about 1976) I've NEVER heard anyone play one of his songs, including KBOO, and I constantly listen to KBOO. So please, just one Rory Gallagher song if you have one. Some of his rock ballads fit in so perfectly with Fairport Convention, Traffic, Joan Baez, etc. etc. Thanks > Nick


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