Rove and ramble with Folk Espresso on a road trip of songs and tunes of getting out and about, of strolling, traipsing, touring, perambulation, peregrination, gallivanting, rambling, getting up to no good, getting up to some good, occasionally stumbling, parting, and finally of rolling home. Contemporary and eclectic folk music to energize your morning.
Artists in this episode include: Andy M. Stewart; Casey Neill; Chris Smith; David Grisman & Jerry Garcia; Great Big Sea; Jeff Warner; Jesse Milnes & Emily Miller; Jiggery Pokery; John McCutcheon; Kate Rusby; Late Night Stumble; Loreena McKennitt; Marley's Ghost; Mary Flower; Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh; Silly Wizard; The Black Family; The Fretless; The Gypsy Gyppo String Band; The Watersons; Tim O'Brien; Watch the Sky; William Pint & Felicia Dale.
Links -- The Parting Glass: remembering Karen Kain & G.D. Armstrong
We lost two members of our Portland-area music community in recent weeks, and in this episode we pause a moment to remember them, and play the song "The Parting Glass" for them. Here are two videos that give you a glimpse of Karen Kain and of G.D. Armstrong.
- Video - TrailJams Irish Tunes Session, Hostel Café, Portland, Oregon -- It's only a glimpse, but in this video you can see Karen Kain (back row) in a recent music gathering, playing Irish tunes on her fiddle. Next to her (in a wheelchair) is her mother Helen. (Karen & Helen appear at about time 2:42).
- Video - The Instrument Maker, about G.D. Armstrong as a luthier.