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Options October 18, 2016: Satisfying WFMU Silent Fundraiser thirst, the with The Baird Sisters.

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Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
Shirley Collins  Poor Murdered Woman   Options Within Sound  Fledg'ling  0:00:00 ()
Steeleye Span  The Victory (Listen: )   Options Spanning the Years: The Best of Steeleye Span  Chrysalis  0:04:15 ()
Sandy Denny  By the Time It Gets Dark (Listen: )   Options I've Always Kept a Unicorn: The Acoustic Sandy Denny  Universal  0:12:48 ()
Marissa Nadler  Dead City Emily (Listen: )   Options July  Kemado  0:16:24 ()
Glenn Jones (with Meg Baird)  Going Back to East Montgomery (Listen: )   Options My Garden State  Thrill Jockey  0:22:13 ()
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John Fahey 
Finale (Listen: )   Options America  Takoma  0:31:01 ()
The Baird Sisters Live on WFMU

Live performance and chat with The Baird Sisters (Meg: vocals & guitar, Laura: vocals, banjo & flute)
Back in 2012, Laura Baird recorded a lovely album of acoustic guitar and banjo tunes in her living room with her sister Meg. "Until You Find Your Green" was released independently then, but now the BaDaBing! label is giving the wider distribution it deserves. Laura has performed and recorded a lot with Guitarist Glenn Jones and in solo settings. Meg has had her own stellar career with Espers, Heron Oblivion and as a solo artist. The Baird Sisters had a free day following a brief East Coast tour to play live on Irene's show.
The Baird Sisters  Going West with Secrets   Options Until You Find Your Green  Ba Da Bing!  0:37:38 ()
The Baird Sisters  On and On (Listen: )   Options     0:43:23 ()
The Baird Sisters  Towpath Drill (Listen: )   Options     0:48:04 ()
The Baird Sisters  Where the Waters Flow (Listen: )   Options     0:51:53 ()
The Baird Sisters  A Soldier Being Tired (Listen: )   Options     0:56:13 ()
The Baird Sisters  Until You Find Your Green (Listen: )   Options     1:01:29 ()
The Baird Sisters Live on WFMUThe Baird Sisters Live on WFMU
The Baird Sisters  Until the Bottle is Dry (Listen: )   Options Until You Find Your Green  Ba Da Bing!  1:20:30 ()
Sharron Kraus  A Quiet Place (Listen: )   Options Friends and Enemies; Lovers and Strangers  Clay Pipe Music  1:22:19 ()
Espers  Another Moon Song (Listen: )   Options III  Drag City  1:28:14 ()
Meg Baird, Helena Espvall, Sharron Kraus  Barbry Ellen (Listen: )   Options Leaves From Off the Tree  Bo'Weavil  1:34:17 ()
Glenn Jones (with Laura Baird)  Across the Tappan Zee (Listen: )   Options My Garden State  Thrill Jockey  1:40:04 ()
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Finale (Listen: )   Options America  Takoma  1:43:31 ()
John Renbourn  Willie O' Winsbury (Listen: )   Options Faro Annie  Reprise Records  1:50:46 ()
Bert Jansch  Bells (Listen: )   Options Dazzling Stranger  Castle Communications  1:56:25 ()
Davy Graham  Panic Room Blues (Listen: )   Options The Complete Guitarist  Kicking Mule  2:00:26 ()
Bob Dylan  It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) (Listen: )   Options Bringing It All Back Home  Columbia  2:03:55 ()
Bridget St. John  Ask Me No Questions (Listen: )   Options Ask Me No Questions/Songs For The Gentle Man  See For Miles Records Ltd.  2:11:37 ()
Richard and Linda Thompson  Pavanne (Listen: )   Options First Light  Hannibal Records  2:19:15 ()
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Finale (Listen: )   Options America  Takoma  2:24:19 ()
Knives of Spain  Helluland (Listen: )   Options Telluric  Hairy Spider Legs  2:33:08 ()
Johanna Warren  Let Me Stay (Listen: )   Options Gemini I  Team Love  2:40:16 ()
Magic Carpathians Project  Zelint I (Listen: )   Options Ba┼étyckie szepty  Magic Carpathians Project  2:45:29 ()
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Finale (Listen: )   Options America  Takoma  2:57:45 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 9:08pm Van in DC:

Oooh, thanks for this Irene
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 9:10pm Van in DC:

I hope my neighbors like this :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/18/16 9:13pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Someday - we FMUvians will have our own Island.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/18/16 9:13pm Irene Trudel:

It's meant for loud listening, Van!
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 9:14pm ranjit:

"The Victory" bugs me because the melody keeps being almost "All Around My Hat" and then veering off.
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 9:14pm Van in DC:

I am honoring that :)
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 9:14pm Van in DC:

oh wow. What a segue.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/18/16 9:15pm Irene Trudel:

I know Ranjit, but it's still a great epic.
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 9:17pm Van in DC:

Except for KaTe, it doesn't get any better than Sandy, Maddy, and Liz Fraser
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/18/16 9:17pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

(...& Renaissance will sing our 'Island' song...)
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 9:18pm Van in DC:

or Meg
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 9:19pm Van in DC:

Marissa Nadler is also awesome
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 9:20pm Van in DC:

I had such a great time with Marissa here in DC. What a sweetheart. Love her.
  Tue. 10/18/16 9:20pm julie:

so seldom home to hear you live. one beautiful song after another tonight Irene!
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 9:21pm Van in DC:

This is an epic set already.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/18/16 9:22pm Irene Trudel:

Rev.Rabbit, I may pull that one out later. And Thanks Julie (& Van)! Glad you can listen in live tonight.
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 9:23pm Van in DC:

This whole set is the definition of what the entire country needs to chill out and appreciate what beauty we have.
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 9:24pm Van in DC:

and on cue, Meg. :)

Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/18/16 9:24pm Folsom:

Thanks Irene, great show as always.
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 9:26pm Van in DC:

oh, also SVE.
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 9:27pm Van in DC:

I am in a happy state. Thanks Irene.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/18/16 9:28pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

What lush fingerpicking tone.
  Tue. 10/18/16 9:31pm LuLu:

Wow Glenn jones! This is beautiful in its simplicity
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 9:32pm Van in DC:

Oh snap. Just saw The Baird Sisters link up there. I would have gone to see them in Baltimore. Rats.
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 9:33pm Van in DC:

Wait. Are they there tonight....?
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 9:34pm Van in DC:

Oh God I so hope so.
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 9:34pm Linda Lee:

truly lovely music Irene! thank you!
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 9:35pm Van in DC:

YAY!!!! I had no idea!!!!!
  Tue. 10/18/16 9:35pm listening out there:

"Irene" and "indulge " start with the same letter :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/18/16 9:37pm Julie:

It really does sound like All Around My Hat which is like one of 2-3 SS songs I know
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 9:38pm Linda Lee:

bless you for staying patient with your old kit kat, Irene.
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 9:38pm Van in DC:

I was so happy to finally see Steeleye Span live here in the DC area recently. I waited like decades for that.
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 9:39pm Van in DC:

Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 9:40pm Van in DC:

omg I had no idea. How in the world did you get the Baird sisters??? Holy cow. Freaking awesome!!!
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 9:44pm Van in DC:

You ladies are beyond awesome. THANK YOU for all you do for us!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/18/16 9:44pm Irene Trudel:

I have to tell you that they are not actually here. We recorded this a couple of weeks ago. But it's recorded live.
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 9:45pm Van in DC:

It's okay, thanks Irene. Same thing though for us :) And I bet they are looking in?
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 9:46pm Van in DC:

It's beyond awesome for me at any rate. I can't believe you got the Baird sisters. wow. Mind blown.
  Tue. 10/18/16 9:47pm Laura Baird:

Thank you, Irene! The recording sounds lovely. I am honored. :) I'm going to curl up with my cat now and listen to the rest of the show.
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 9:47pm Van in DC:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/18/16 9:48pm Irene Trudel:

Thanks Laura! It was so sweet to have you and Meg in to record this beautiful set.
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 9:51pm Van in DC:

just beautiful.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/18/16 9:52pm coelacanth:

greetings Irene and all
...sounds Great! love that banjo.
Avatar    Tue. 10/18/16 9:54pm maestroso:

Very beautiful, Meg and Laura. Thanks to Irene for bringing us this!
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 9:54pm Van in DC:

Irene the host and Irene the engineer. unparalleled. So many thanks Irene.

And again - wow, so many thanks Laura & Meg.
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 9:54pm Van in DC:

I want pics later, okay? :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/18/16 9:55pm coelacanth:

- and there's this, for later...
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 9:56pm Van in DC:

i love Jeffrey so much as well. Thanks..
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/18/16 9:56pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Just lovely - Thx All.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/18/16 9:57pm Irene Trudel:

Hi coelacanth and maestroso! I'm actually in the process of uploading pictures on Flickr now.
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 9:59pm Van in DC:

The Baird Sisters is like the one act that I have never been able to see live before that I would so love to. Some day....
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 9:59pm djsheilab:

I'm enjoying this wonderfully soothing Baird Sisters set so much. Thanks Irene!
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 10:02pm Van in DC:

Ooooh, pics! Thanks!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/18/16 10:03pm Irene Trudel:

Yes, click on the picture and it'll take you to my Flickr page. I'll embed the rest later.
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 10:05pm Van in DC:

Thanks again Irene, and most especially Meg and Laura. Always amazing to hear the Baird sisters. SO MANY THANKS for stopping in at FMU to record this live set with Irene!! You have no idea how much it is appreciated :)
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 10:11pm Van in DC:

Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 10:14pm Van in DC:

<-- trombone player :)
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 10:17pm Van in DC:

By British, you mean Steeleye Span, Fairport, and Pentangle...?
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 10:18pm Van in DC:

Oh wow, forgot about Sharon Kraus
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/18/16 10:19pm Irene Trudel:

You got it, Van! But I do love the more traditional Brit Folkies too, like John Renbourn, Bert Jansch, etc.
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 10:20pm Van in DC:

good stuff :)
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 10:22pm Van in DC:

Thank you so much Baird sisters! Come back often, please please please please please please :)
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 10:25pm Van in DC:

And boom, Sharon Kraus. How did I forget about this woman who sounds almost exactly like Meg? Wow.
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 10:28pm Van in DC:

Actually, Sharron sounds very like Sandy. Meg... all of them... wow. I may never be able to sort them again lol
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 10:28pm Van in DC:

That is my highest compliment I could give.
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 10:31pm Van in DC:

Wow, who is this.
  Tue. 10/18/16 10:33pm ian:

best new band i've heard in a while. i mean i guess they aren't that new, but new to me ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/18/16 10:34pm Irene Trudel:

This is Espers, the first band I discovered Meg in. They have three wonderful albums.
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 10:35pm Van in DC:

I thought it sounded a heck of a lot like Sandy / Sharron / Meg ....
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 10:36pm Van in DC:

Please, never stop playing this stuff :)
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 10:37pm Van in DC:

Just...... wow. In awe.
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 10:41pm Van in DC:

Oh my. This is... wow.
  Tue. 10/18/16 10:42pm ian:

yeah its very accomplished. we are in good hands.
  Tue. 10/18/16 10:44pm ian:

is this a refence to the espers comic book series from the 90s? if so or if not thats a mind blowing thing to be reminded of by a great band.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/18/16 10:46pm melinda:

Nice kitty pic.
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 10:49pm Mister Dobalina:

Irene the Dream...just tuned in.
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 10:58pm Van in DC:

What a show. Just incredible.
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 10:59pm Van in DC:

Sean is going to be berating himself for not staying up for this lol
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 11:02pm Mister Dobalina:

Buttenfingers = Butterfingers ?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/18/16 11:03pm Irene Trudel:

Melinda, that's my sweet, senile 19 year old Gracie. I caught her drinking out of my glass the other night. Hi ian and Mr.Dobalina. ian, I'm unaware of the Espers reference. Maybe someone else can enlighten us. And thanks Van!
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 11:05pm Van in DC:

You remain the bestest Irene.
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 11:06pm Van in DC:

Oooh, the Nobel Winner :)
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 11:07pm Marselle:

goooood stuff
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 11:08pm Van in DC:

Always wondered what might be a higher honor - Nobel Laureate or Knighted by the Queen? Has anyone ever had both?
  Tue. 10/18/16 11:10pm KP:

It's Alright!
  Tue. 10/18/16 11:13pm KP:

What a superb greeting.
  Tue. 10/18/16 11:14pm herb.nyc:

Hi all. Is there a Dylan cover artist called Bob Dillon? If not, ...(Re cats, I always think of Angels in America, when Roy Cohn makes face, then yells "its about ... CATS". Ya gotta see it)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/18/16 11:19pm Irene Trudel:

Thanks Marselle and KP! Herb, I don't know about Dillon.
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 11:20pm Van in DC:

As an official Lord of Sealand (I am), I bestow unto Irene the title of her choosing: Lady or Baroness.

Actually I am serious. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/18/16 11:21pm Irene Trudel:

Baroness, please! ;D
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/18/16 11:21pm coelacanth:

oh i missed willie o' winsbury? and Bert Jansch? and the espers?! (i have to go outside to have phone service.)
-i'll have to revisit.
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 11:22pm Van in DC:

It is so bestowed.
  Tue. 10/18/16 11:23pm KP:

Considering Rod Stewart was just Knighted ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/18/16 11:24pm Irene Trudel:

Definitely coelacanth, archive away.
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 11:25pm Van in DC:

Irene, you may officially add "Baroness of Sealand" to your profile. Just saying.
  Tue. 10/18/16 11:29pm Tommy Jack Haynes:

I'm sending $$. This show has been so good I feel should I pay for it
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 11:30pm Van in DC:

That is Bob. Wow.
  Tue. 10/18/16 11:30pm Tommy Jack Haynes:

.,.....I feel I should pay for it..distracted by cat who jumped up by keyboard
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 11:30pm Van in DC:

and Tommy, right? Right? Right? Me too
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/18/16 11:40pm Julie:

This reminds me of Pooka
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 11:42pm Van in DC:

Oh wow, Johanna... always welcome
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 11:44pm Van in DC:

(wasn't joking about that Lord and Baroness stuff. It is all true. Congratulations Baroness Trudel) :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/18/16 11:45pm Irene Trudel:

Thanks, Van! I really needed that after the busy day I had today. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/18/16 11:45pm Irene Trudel:

Julie, I don't know Pooka. Must check out...
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 11:53pm Van in DC:

Almost like Klaus Shultze or before that, Tangerine Dream...nice
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 11:56pm Van in DC:

Two very underrated albums in history: Tangerine Dream - Exit and White Eagle. Both just awesome.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/18/16 11:57pm Irene Trudel:

Time for me to turn away. Catch everyone next week at 9.
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 11:57pm Van in DC:

So many thanks Irene.
Avatar Tue. 10/18/16 11:59pm Van in DC:

And remember, you are now royalty of the Principality of Sealand.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/18/16 11:59pm coelacanth:

Thanks Irene!
Thanks Laura & Meg!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/19/16 3:26pm Sean in Bristol UK:

Wow, that was an absolute stonker of a show, again Irene you continue to astound us. And you are now a Baroness, way to go! And yes, Van, I missed an epic show, thank the deities for archive
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