BwGN AM Mixtape #6 – The one that's all folk music

While I was planning last week's show, I discovered Joni Mitchell's "Slouching to Bethlehem." Listening to it more than a few times this week, I was struck with nostalgia – ending arguments about what to play on the car radio by tuning in to WUMB Folk Radio, blasting WERS' Coffee House in the high school art room, borrowing friends' cars in college to drive into the city for shows at Club Passim. Please enjoy this Acoustic Sunrise edition of Boy with Girl's Name Morning Mixtape. Thank you for listening.

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*The first few minutes of this archived recording have been clipped. All you missed was me saying some variation of what you just read above.


  1. Lament for the Death of his Second Wife, composed by Niel Gow by Jordi Savall on The Celtic Viol (Alia Vox)
  2. Mary by Big Thief on Capacity (Saddle Creek)
  3. I See the Sign by Kronos Quartet with Sam Amidon, arr. by Nico Muhly on Folk Songs (Nonesuch)
  4. Arabella by Mountain Man on Made the Harbor (Partisan)
  5. The Things That I Know by Musée Mécanique on Now You Are an Airplane EP (self released)
  6. Loose Change by Olivia Chaney on The Longest River (Nonesuch)
  7. Bluebird by Doug Paisley on Constant Companion (No Quarter)
  8. We Could Fly by Rhiannon Giddens on Freedom Highway (Nonesuch)
  9. Someday You'll Be Free by Frank Fairfield on Out on the Open West (Tompkins Square)
  10. The Parting Glass by Sinéad O'Connor on Sean-Nós Nua (Hummingbird)
  11. Liza Jane (God's Unchanging Hand) by Mississippi John Hurt on Avalon Blues (Rounder (1991 re-release))
  12. Lordy by Low + Dirty Three on In the Fishtank 7 (Konkurrent)
  13. Lord, Help the Poor and Needy by Jessie Mae Hemphill on Jessie Mae Hemphill (Bongo Joe)
  14. All the Pretty Little Horses by Laura Veirs on Tumble Bee (Raven Marching Band)
  15. Blockade Stillers by Michael Hurley on Sweetkorn (Trikont)
  16. Wreckage by Jolie Holland & The Grand Chandeliers on Pint of Blood (Anti-)
  17. Crack-Up by Fleet Foxes on Crack-Up (Nonesuch)
  18. The Wind Up Bird by Tunng on Comments of the Inner Chorus (Full Time Hobby)
  19. A Sail by Lisa Hannigan on Passenger (ATO)
  20. Committed to Memory by Tom Brosseau on Cavalier (Fat Cat)
  21. Low Sail by Amy Millan on Masters of the Burial (Arts & Crafts)
  22. Dealerships by Frontier Ruckus on Eternity of Dimming (Quite Scientific)
  23. Willow Tree by Ida on Lovers Prayers (Polyvinyl)
  24. Hatful of Rain by The Eyesores on Bent at the Waste (Handsome)
  25. Hate by Cat Power on The Greatest (Matador)