Folk Espresso

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

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Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Episode Archive

Folk Espresso on 02/01/16

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 02/01/2016 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 01/25/16

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 01/25/2016 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 01/18/16

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 01/18/2016 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 01/11/16

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 01/11/2016 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 01/04/16

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 01/04/2016 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 12/28/15

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 12/28/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 12/21/15

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 12/21/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 12/14/15

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 12/14/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 12/07/15

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 12/07/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.

Folk Espresso on 11/30/15

Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Mon, 11/30/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
Short Description: 
Early morning folk music to get your week started. A different host each week.


Folk Espresso playlist for 02/01/2016

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Rachel Sage and Judy CollinsHelplessBlue Roses
Gregory Alan IsakovLight YearThis Empty Northern Hemisphere
Kelly BrightwellClouds in the WaterHearts and Home
JosephTally MarksNative Dreamer Kin
Leo KottkeTheme from "Doodles"Regards from Chuck Pink
Sarah JaroszBuild Me Up From BonesBuild Me Up From Bones
Frank FairfieldPoor Old LanceOut on the Open West
Donna Lynn CaskeyI'm Not Going AnywhereNameless Heart
Joshua Rilko and Lindsay LouMiner's SongTime & Luck
Guy DavisTaking Just a Little Bit of TimeKokomo Kidd
Colleen RaneyJackson & JaneLinnet
The Reid Jamieson BandDriveJuniper's Kitchen
Hanz ArakiThe Month of JanuaryFolklife 2007
Y La BambaOh FebruaryOh February
KGBFebruary / Just in Time WaltzThe Red Light of Evening
Danny BarnesGet Me Out of JailGot Myself Together (Ten Years Later)
Jacob NavarroOn the Wrong RoadIn the Fray
Black PrairieSongs to be SungFortune
The War on DrugsBarrel of BatteriesWagonwheel Blues
AgesandAgesNo NostalgiaAlright You Restless
Blind PilotJust OneWe Are the Tide

Dear Listeners,

Pretty music this morning, eh?  How fortunate we morning program hosts are to be able to bring you 90 minutes of good music Monday through Friday.  Where would any of us be (either us DJs or you listeners) without this art form?  Music can get you through just about anything....



Folk Espresso playlist for 01/25/2016

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Tim O'BrienPompadourPompadour
Christine ParkerClose to YouLooking Glass
Claudia Russell & Bruce KaplanMagnetsSongs from the Fog
Reid JamiesonSentimental SongSongs for Winter's Night
Dave McGraw & Mandy FerWestern SkySeed of a Pine
Happy TraumThings Are Coming My WayJust for the Love of It
The Show PoniesStupidRun For Your Life
ChildsplayLianne Maclean's Revenge / The Catchy BugAs the Crow Flies
Hoot and HollerWhen I Go HomeNothing If Not Wrong
Greg BrownGood Morning CoffeeIn the Dark With You
Josh RitterBest for the BestAcoustic Live Vol. 1
Josh RitterGetting Ready to Get DownSermon on the Rocks
Josh RitterSave Me A PlaceAcoustic Live Vol. 1
Elephant RevivalEcho's RoseSands of Now
Linda McRaeCharlie ParrShadow Trails
Charlie ParrOver the Red CedarStumpjumper
Steve CheseboroughUntrue BluesOutstanding Blues
Gideon FreudmannAdobe Dog HouseAdobe Dog House
Bela Fleck & Abigail WashburnRide to YouSelf-Titled CD
The Wood BrothersChocolate On My TongueWays Not to Lose
Dear Listeners,

First of all, a BIG thank you to Erin Yanke who covered for me on Folk Espresso back on the 4th when the ice storm prevented me from leaving my driveway.  She braved the elements (including the element of the early alarm buzzer) and made it in to the station to keep the music going...and the music was great, by the way!

Second of all, I do hope you're enjoying TODAY's music--so much good stuff out there.  Now that you've heard some tunes from folks who have recently come through town or will soon be here (and they were all great tracks!), get out there and catch some live music.  It's not like we don't have any choices....

Musically yours,

Folk Espresso playlist for 01/11/2016

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Tony Furtado8th of JanuaryCopper and
Iris DeMentAnd this You Call WorkThe Trackless Woods
Jere CanoteMenehune March / Goodbye Liza JaneUke
Nanci GriffithThis Old TownOther Voices, Other RoomsElektra
Greg BrownEarly44 & 66Red House
June TaborThe Fair Maid of Islington / Under the Greenwood TreeAleynGreen Linnet
AltanThe House Capenter (Gypsy Davy)The Widening GyreCompass Records
Chuck BroadskyThe Come Heres and the Been HeresRadioRed House
JewelEverything BreaksPicking up the PiecesSugar Hill
Tim O'BrienEverything's BrokenRed on BlondSugar Hill
La Bottine SourianteC'est Dans ParisJe Voudrais Changer D'Chapeau
Bill StainesSalt AirBeneath Some Lucky StarRed House
Shanghaied on the WillametteWhere the Coho Flash SilverWeighing
Leo KaminskiCascadiaCascadiaLeo Kaminski (Portland, OR)
Jinx DavisOregon CountryOregon CountryJinx Davis (Portland, OR)
Martin Hayes & Dennis CahillThe New Post Office / The Pigeon on the Gate / The New Custom HouseWelcome Here AgainGreen Linnet
VariousThis is the Morris My FriendGrandson of Morris OnTalking Elephant
VariousFour UpGrandson of Morris OnTalking Elephant
Ceilidh FriendsIts A Long Way to Tipperary...Northern
Wes Weddell BandOne Year OlderNobody's FlagDusty Shadows Music
Tim Readman & Fear of DrinkingCoal Quay Market SongIn Black &
Jimmy Gaudeau & Moondi KleinWhisky Before Breakfast / Red Haired BoyHome from the MillsRebel Records
Larry KaplanSong for GailWorth all the

Folk Espresso playlist for 01/04/2016

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Don BikoffRindlers Metamorphasis
Fox and the BirdMister Winter
Matt BaldwinSketch for Winter
Jack RoseCross the North Fork
Elizabeth CottonWhen I'm gone
Bonnie WhitmoreLove Too Sweet
Julie ArsenaultIsland Girl
Gruppo Musicale de Comitato per il Salario al Lavoro Domestico di PadovaBambini PianificatiIf a Song Could Be Freedom 7"Interference Archive
Wizz JonesAmerican Land
Jerry Jeff WalkerLA Freeway
Andy Dale PettyEmpty Bottle Blues
Marisa AndersonHesitation Theme and Variation BluesMercury
Bert Jansch and John RenbournGoodbye Porkpie Haat
Tim BuckleySong to the Siren
Townes Van ZandtDead Flowers
Emily BarkerLittle Deaths
Nancy WallaceI Live Not Where I Love
Richie HavensHandsome Johnny
Sarah WinchesterNortheast Kingdom
Alan LichtFirst Love, Haleema
Ice Day Substitution!

Folk Espresso playlist for 12/28/2015

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, and Mark O'Connor1BAppalachian Journey
Gillian WelchOnly One and OnlyRevival
MipsoCaptain's DaughterOld Time Reverie
Annalisa TornfeltRiddle Me ThisThe Number 8
The Ragpicker String BandTrimmed and BurningSelf-Titled CD
Bumper JacksonsRed Silk StockingsToo Big World
The Brothers ComatosePie for BreakfastRespect the Van
Ben BullingtonCup of Strong Black CoffeeLazy Moon
Pancake BreakfastLittle BirdSelf-Titled CD
Stephanie DavisBeyond the SeaWestern Bling
Dan Frechette & Laurel ThomsenThe Mists of Down BelowNew Disguise
Martin SimpsonGone FishingSmoke & Mirrors
Buddy MondlockBig Fish, Shallow WaterThe Edge of the World
Laura KempSnow ReturnsMay
Tom GranataSong for a Winter's NightLeft Foot Lightfoot
Kyle CareyWinter FeverNorth Star
Reid JamiesonFreezingSongs for a Winter's Night
Jaime Leopold and The Short StoriesC'mon, MexicoSelf-Titled CD
First Aid KitNew Year's EveThe Lion's Roar
Black PrairieBe GoodFortune
Hoot and HollerFalling ShortSelf-Titled EP
Danny BarnesOoh La LaDirt on the Angel
Gregory Alan IsakovAmsterdamThe Weatherman
Dear Listeners,

I hope you had a really nice Christmas and that you got some fun new CDs and tickets to concerts around town.  And if you didn't, well, we can start a tradition of giving CDs and concert tickets for, uh, New Year's!

Here's wishing you a good slide into 2016 and nuthin' but good music for the following 365 days...

Musically yours,

Folk Espresso playlist for 12/07/2015

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Neptune's CarFly Fishing the Big HoleThe 45th Parallel
TimberboundFisherman's LifeSelf-Titled CD
Bill EvansMother Nature's SonIn Good Company
Hunter PayeCoyote Calls and Colonial CommonsAll the Walls Are Windows
Alison Rice & The WheelCoyote SongLove to Go
Avery HillI Want to Know YouDreams & Ghosts: A Family Album
Annalisa TornfeltStarlightingThe Number 8
MipsoDown in the WaterOld Time Reverie
Melissa GreenerFancy FreeFall From the Sky
Reid JamiesonLast Day of the YearSongs for a Winter's Night
MipsoElizaOld Time Reverie
The Carper FamilyLast Chance to DanceOld-Fashioned Gal
SpringhouseIn Love Before the Last CallColville
Joe PriceLast Stop NowRain or Shine
Asylum Street SpankersLast Mile of the WayGod's Favorite Band
The Stray BirdsWind and RainSelf-Titled CD
Johnny EdsonLast Tango in Pago PagoFavorites
Dan WeberHank and JesusAsh and Bones
Dear Listeners,

Thanks so much for tuning in this morning!  I could feel your vibes!  And a warm welcome to all who became members of KBOO during Folk Espresso.  May you never regret your decision.

Musically yours,

Folk Espresso playlist for 11/23/2015

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Beppe Gambetta & Tony McManusDeus Ti Salvet MariaRound Trip
Jennifer EvansO Shouldn't You Be Thankful, TonightThe Last Cheap Hotel
The FretlessHewlett'sSelf-Titled CD
Berkley HartRainy Day ManFleur de Lis
Joy Kills SorrowSuch Great HeightsWide Awake
Darryl PurposeThe Fourth ChairNext Time Around
Wild AsparagusGavotte des MontagnesWherever You Go
Dave McGraw and Mandy FerTide Moon Ship HornMaritime
Michael KiwanukaLasanHome Again
Dave Van RonkYour Feet's Too BigSweet and Lowdown
Shoehornle Swing ShoehornTrio Calzador
Martin SextonThings You Do to MeWonder Bar
Hailey VerhaalenShould I FallWhiskey and Fire
The Blackberry Bushes StringbandSam's SongThree Red Feathers
The Secret SeaKind of DanceSelf-Titled CD
Dave MorrisonPrecious OneA Little Farther Down the Line
Robyn LandisThanksgivingWaterproof
Pharis & Jason RomeroLost LuluLong Gone Out West Blues
Dear Listeners,

Here's wishing everyone a lovely Thanksgiving this Thursday, full of friends, family, food, wine,!


Folk Espresso playlist for 11/09/2015

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Patrick McGinleySt. Patrick's IsleRecorded Life
Colleen RaneyGalway ShawlLinnet
John Roy ZatIrish WaltzSolo
Rodney RiceGet Back HomeEmpty Pockets and a Troubled Mind
Ronny CoxI'll Waltz You HomeRonny, Rad & Karen
Lincoln's BeardHeroHonorary Sibling
Greg BrownI Believe I'll Go Back HomeHoney in the Lion's Head
Tom PaxtonTalking Vietnam Potluck BluesThe Best of Tom Paxton
Neil YoungThe Needle and The Damage DoneHarvest
Richie HavensHandsome JohnnyThe Best of Richie Havens
Happy TraumI Ain't Got No HomeJust for the Love of It
Lindsay Lou & The FlatbellysHouse TogetherIonia
Jim FaddisLong Way HomeIn My Dreams
Eric SchwartzWelcome Back to the USAThe Better Man
Ernest TroostThe PatriotAll the Boats Are Gonna Rise
Martin SimpsonWill This House Be BlessedSmoke & Mirrors
John PrineGreat Society Conflict Veteran's BluesThe Singing Mailman Delivers
Lowell LevingerGet TogetherGet Together
Jorma KaukonenAnother Man Done GoneQuah
Dan WeberOn the Way HomeAsh and Bone
Dear Listeners,

Soldiers likely think often of home, so with our country's honoring of veterans on Wednesday, I wanted to present music of soldiers and of home.  I hope you enjoyed the show...

Musically yours,

Folk Espresso playlist for 10/05/2015

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Dave McGraw and Mandy FerMorning SongMaritime
The Porch GirlsHarm's Swift WayKitchen Mixes, Vol. 1
Happy TraumDeep Blue SeaJust for the Love of It
Brooksie WellsShame on the MoonNorth East Rising Sun
Beppe Gambetta & Tony McManusSportRound Trip
Pharis and Jason RomeroA Wanderer I'll StayA Wanderer I'll Stay
T SistersPlaytimeReady for Love
Lowell LevingerGet TogetherGet Together
Hounds of FinnThe Fairview Gypsy ReelGravity Pulls
Lucy Wainwright RocheBridge8 Songs
Caroline CotterThis PlaceDreaming As I Do
Rita HoskingA Better DayFrankie and the No-Go Road
The Blackberry Bushes StringbandBrown BirdThree Red Feathers
Crow and the CanyonWaterfallsLeaving Soon
Melissa GreenerTack & JibeDwelling
Ry CooderDark End of the StreetWhy Don't You Try Me Tonight?
Chris ThileThe Eleventh ReelHow to Grow a Woman from the Ground
Bela FleckThrow Down Your HeartThrow Down Your Heart
Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow QuartetIt Ain't EasySelf-Titled CD

Dear Listeners,

Thank you for allowing me to share music with you this morning.  I tried to find some soothing songs to serve as a bit of a balm for these sorrowful days.  As Abigail Washburn sings, "it ain't easy," but I know we'll stick together.

Musically yours,


Folk Espresso playlist for 09/28/2015

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Ed GerhardMoon RiverHenry Mancini Pink Guitar
Ben BullingtonRing Around the MoonWhite Sulphur Springs
Forest SunShooting the MoonJust Begun
The Stray BirdsHeavy HandsSelf-Titled CD
Berkley HartAustin GirlFleur de Lis
Tracy GrammerAny Way I DoFlower of Avalon
The Show PoniesPieces of the PastWe're Not Lost
Ken Whiteley and the Beulah BandThe Moment We've Been Waiting ForSelf-Titled CD
The Barn BirdsSundays Loving YouSelf-Titled CD
Carl SolomonLittle DarlingPromised Land
Danny SchmidtLooks Like GodOwls
Lindsay Lou & The FlatbellysIoniaIonia
Buddy MondlockI Count You As My FriendThe Edge of the World
Avery Hill93 Lewis StreetDreams & Ghosts: A Family Album
Melissa GreenerOn My Way Back HomeDwelling
Crow and the CanyonWilmingtonLeaving Soon
FreeboShe Loves My Dog More Than MeIf Not Now When
The Blackberry Bushes StringbandAround the BendThree Red Feathers
Deborah CrooksSomething SpecialSomething Special
John Roy ZatIn the MoonlightCollaborations
Ben BullingtonLazy MoonLazy Moon
Henry Mancini and his OrchestraMoon RiverMancini's Classic Movie Scores
Dear Listeners,

Such a lovely weekend of clear skies and celestial spectacles.  No one should be surprised to hear moon music this morning!

I'll see you next Monday with more good tunes...

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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