On November 24, 1971, a man who is now infamously known as DB Cooper jumped out of a commercial airliner he hijacked into myth and legend over SW Washington with a parachute and $200,000 in cash. He was never seen again, his true identity is still not known, and the hijacking remains one of the great unsolved crimes in FBI history. This is great material for folk songs, and you’ll hear some gems in this program.
You may have heard songs by Paul Siebel performed by Bonnie Raitt, Leo Kottke, Linda Ronstadt, and others, but you not have heard of him. He died well-known among singer-songwriters but never achieved the wider recognition he deserved before he died in April. I pay tribute to his genius in this program with covers of his most well-known songs and a couple of gems from his two studio albums.
We also lost Mary McCaslin in October, so we’ll hear some of her most memorable songs and covers.
Also featured are new songs by James Keelagahan, Bonnie Raitt, Deidre McCalla, Happy Traum, Loudon Wainwright III and Tom Chapin.