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Archive for December, 2012

Folk, Roots and Americana Grammy nominations for 2013 (via FolkDJ-L)


Best Americana Album:
Avett Brothers: The Carpenter
John Fullbright: From the Ground Up
The Lumineers: The Lumineers
Mumford & Sons: Babel
Bonnie Raitt: Slipstream

Best Bluegrass Album
Dailey & Vincent: The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent
Noam Pikelny: Beat the Devil and Carry A Rail
Special Consensus: Scratch Gravel Road
Steep Canyon Rangers: Nobody Knows You

Best Folk Album
Carolina Chocolate Drops: Leaving Eden
Ry Cooder: Election Special
Luther Dickinson: Hambone’s Meditations
Ma/Duncan/Meyer/Thile: The Goat Rodeo Sessions
Various: This One’s For Him, A Tribute to Guy Clark

Best Regional Roots Music Album
2 Hawaiian records
Corey Ledet et al: Nothin’ But the Best
Wayne Toups, Steve Riley & Wilson Savoy: The Band Courtbouillon

Best Children’s Album
Elizabeth Mitchell: Little Seed –Songs for Children by Woody Guthrie

Best Spoken Word Album
Janis Ian: Society’s Child – My Autobiography
Plus works by Michelle Obama, Bill Clinton, Rachel Maddow, Ellen DeGeneres

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package
Woody at 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection

Best Historical Album                                                                                                    Old-Time Smoky Mountain Music: 34 Historic Songs, Ballads, And Instrumentals
Recorded In The Great Smoky Mountains By “Song Catcher” Joseph S. Hall

playlist for December 9 2012 – host barb (kitten)

Don’t forget to tune in on Sunday Dec 9 to hear an interview with members of AMASONG (Champaign-Urbana’s award winning lesbian feminist chorus) talk about their upcoming winter concert celebration “The Tree of Life.”


Title Artist Album Label
Song For Selim Janice Finlay Anywhere But Here Janice Finlay
Housework Kathy Sparling As You Believed Kitchen Songs
Unchained Melody Cyndi Lauper At Last Epic
The Earth’s Fire-Breathing Daughter Leslie Fish Avalon Is Risen Prometheus Music
An Unexpected Rain Melissa Etheridge The Awakening Island
Wild Girl Rickie Lee Jones Balm In Gilead Fantasy
Before I Walk On Fire Sophie B. Hawkins The Best Of Sophie B. Hawkins Sony
Make Your Own Kind Of Music Mama Cass Elliot The Best Of The Mamas & The Papas: 20th Century Masters Mca
Oh Lonesome Me Janis Martin The Blanco Sessions Cow Island Music
Save My Life ZZ Ward Til The Casket Drops Hollywood Records
The Sting Vanessa Peters The Burn The Truth The Lies Vanessa Peters / BMI
Written in Red Unwoman The Fires I Started Self published
Stay Stay Stay Taylor Swift Red Big Machine Records
State Of Grace Taylor Swift Red Big Machine Records
The Black Bird Rachel Brooke A Killer’s Dream Mal
Life Sentence Blues Rachel Brooke A Killer’s Dream Mal
I’m On Fire Coty Hogue with Kat Bula & Aaron Guest When We Get To Shore Perpetual Hoedown
Motherless Children Coty Hogue with Kat Bula & Aaron Guest When We Get To Shore Perpetual Hoedown
The Bridesmaid Dress Song Sandy Cash Voices From The Other Side Bud-man Music
Freeze Frame Truth Sandy Cash Voices From The Other Side Bud-man Music
Dance With Your Sacred Body Carey Creed Small Braveries Azalea City Recordings
Song For You Jennifer Gasoi Songs for You Universal Music
Mother Anne Hills The Things I Notice Now – Anne Hills Sings the Songs of Tom Paxton Appleseed Records
Hymn About A Tree Elin Ruth Bang Distiller Records
I Wish You Well Elizabeth Mitchell Blue Clouds Smithsonian Folkways
I Never Meant To Hurt You/One Less Bell To Answer Nancy Osborne Songs In The Key Of Love NJoy Records
Mousso Fatoumata Diawara Fatou World Circuit
Walk The Walk Four Bitchin’ Babes FROM: Hormonal Imbalance…A Mood Swinging Musical Revue TO: Hormonal Imbalance Hem and Haw Productions
In The Winter Janis Ian Working Without A Net (Disc 2) Rude Girl
Testify Melissa Etheridge Brave And Crazy Island
Elsewhere (Freedom Sessions) Sarah McLachlan Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (Legacy Edition) [Audio Version] Arista
Chocolate Sunrise Jetty Rae Drowning In Grain Sunshine Wreckchords
Imagine Eva Cassidy Cassidy: Imagine Blix Street
Something About The Women Holly Near Imagine My Surprise! Redwood Records
A Power Ballad Just For You Spinn She Was Heartache Tinderbox
Folsom Prison Blues Brandi Carlile We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash Legacy
No Glamour In The Hammer Whitehorse The Fate Of The World Depends On This Kiss Six Shooter Records
Dear Sir Red Rock Rondo A Secret Gift Steamboat Mountain Records
Work Sleep Love Red Rock Rondo A Secret Gift Steamboat Mountain Records
A Woman Shemekia Copeland 33 1/3 Telarc
There Is a Price to Pay For Freedom (And It Isn’t Security) Laetitia Sadier Silencio Drag City

WEFT Radio Blend–Perfect for the Holidays

There is no point in shivering when you could be drinking WEFT Radio Blend and listening to your favorite music on WEFT 90.1fm.

WEFT Radio Blend Coffees and Teas

Help support WEFT 90.1FM by purchasing The WEFT Radio Blend Coffee, fresh roasted, as well as The WEFT Blend Tea, Artisan loose leaf teas. These fine coffees and teas are now available thanks to a partnership with Columbia Street Roastery of Champaign, providing high quality coffees and teas since 1998.  Coffee is available in 12 ounce bags either whole bean or ground in regular or decaffeinated, for $10 per bag.  The teas are available in 4 ounce bags, @ $8 per bag.  Click here to download The WEFT Radio Blend Order Form.  For more information, e-mail stationmanager@weft.org.  Thank you for your support!

  • WEFT Regular is a medium roast coffee that is blended from four growing regions around the world to create a coffee with a complex flavor in regular or decaffeinated.
  • WEFT Dark Roast is a dark and hearty blend without the “burnt” taste often found in dark roasts.
  • WEFT International is a selection of single origin coffee.   Our selections include “Bob-O-Link”, a Mundo Novo varietal from Sao Paulo State in Brazil, and Burundi,  an Arabica from Buhorwa Washing Station, Burundi, East Africa, offering a medium roast coffee with deep, earthy tones, along with hints of graham-cracker and rhubarb.
  • Traditional Ceylon Estates English Breakfast is a traditional Pekoe black tea,
  • Asi Sencha is a Chinese green tea (regular or decaffeinated),
  • Prairie Sunrise, is a black tea with the flavors of berry, vanilla, rhubarb, and guava, and is great iced.

A generous portion of your order helps support WEFT 90.1 FM, your source of Real Radio since 1981.


radio blend


The December WEFT Associates meeting is tonight, Dec 5 at the Urbana Civic Center, 108 Water Street, Urbana, IL  at 7pm.


BE THERE!!!!!!! There will be cookies!

everyday feminism

everyday feminism is an ejournal for the rest of us…

Everyday Feminism strives to stop the everyday violence, dominance, and silencing used against people and free ourselves to be who we truly are, love who we love, and live in peace with others.

To achieve this, we seek to create and support caring online and offline communities who take responsibility for:

  • Treating themselves and each other with respect

  • Protecting themselves and their loved ones from harm

  • Standing up against people who want to hurt them and others

  • Supporting each other in living fully and freely

Amasong winter concert Dec 15 & 16

You’ll be able to hear one of the directors of Amasong on Womyn Making Waves on Sunday December 9, 2012 some time between 1 and 4pm.


AMASONG Winter 2012 Concerts

“The Tree of Life”


Saturday, December 15, 2012, 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 16, 2012, 4:00 PM

McKinley Presbyterian Church
809 S. 5th Street, Champaign

Suggested donation $15-25 (more if you can, less if you can’t)
Sign interpreted for the hearing impaired

“Run, children run….I’ve got a right to the tree of life!” These words begin Amasong’s Fall 2012 concert. Human life cycles are not dissimilar to those of the trees. We draw inspiration from forests and woods, shade and canopy – our seasons also bring forth life, love, growth, and restoration. Like the roots of an oak, we dig deep for meaning and sustenance. Flowering trees of springtime and summer lush greens mirror humanity’s desire for love and beauty both in the sacred and secular worlds. The brilliant hues of fall and the dormancy of winter remind us to be spectacular in all stages of life as well as to seek rest, peace and restoration – never giving up hope for rebirth as even at life’s end we celebrate lives well-lived.

CU wiki launched


Cuwiki.net launched Dec. 1 and was formally presented at an event at the Douglass Branch Library. Eileen Walz and Rubayya Hoque, first-year graduate students in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, introduced the site to community members with demonstrations at the event.

 “This website is created by the community, not just for the community,” Walz said. “It contains virtual space that anyone can add to, edit and share local knowledge.”

CU Wiki was created by a Champaign-Urbana committee that started up in 2011. The committee was searching for a way to build “a website about the Champaign-Urbana area that anyone can edit,” which is now the website’s tagline.