Banjo Dan & the Midnight Plowboys – May 6, 1978

Banjo Dan and the Midnight PlowboysOne of my favorite bluegrass bands, Banjo Dan hails from northern VT. The band is comprised of Banjo Dan Lindner, Willy Lindner (mandolin), Big Al Davis (guitar),  Pete Tourin (fiddle), Sam B (bass). They became regulars at the Coffee House. Please note that some of the selections performed by the Plowboys are included in their 2-disc compilation of live recordings, “Caught In The Act,” available at
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Robin Greenstein and Randy Rice – April 29, 1978

Robin GreensteinRobin and Randy performed on the same night.
Robin is a singer-songwriter from NYC whose music is a mix of folk, pop, rock, blues, country and jazz. You can reach her or buy her CDs on her website:
Randy was a singer-song-writer with a quirky take on life. I don’t know what he’s doing these days.
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Lost Country Rounders – Nov 1977

This Albany band consisted of Marty DiGuiseppe (bass), Kevin Furlong (guitar), Jim Gaudet(mandolin), and Roger Weiss (banjo). We played bluegrass and country music from 1976-1978. We had a weekly gig at a now defunct club called “Reactionary Mary’s“. We also had a fiddle player for a while, but I can’t remember her name.
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Michael Jerling – Nov. 4, 1977

Michael JerlingBorn and raised in Illinois, songwriter Michael Jerling became involved with music while helping to run the campus coffeehouse at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Now settled in Saratoga Springs, New York, Michael has been a noted artist on the club, college and festival circuits of North America since 1975. His baritone voice is backed up with consummate skill on six & twelve string guitars, harmonica and mandolin, all buoyed by his dry sense of humor.
He’s backed up here by Izzy Reinish on guitar. You can contact Michael or find out more info at his website.
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The Roches – Sept. 3, 1977

This was from their performance at an Albany, NY club called Reactionary Mary’s.

John McGhee The Married Men Eddie Mulhole May You Never The Roches Apple in Me Best You Can Ireland Liar Boy That I Love Wanna Be a Dog Naughty Lady Scorpion Birthday Factory Girl Golf Commuter Train Wiggling Man Cruel Country Muttonburn Stream Poncher Train Bronco Deny Him

Lost Country Rounders – June 1977

This Albany band consisted of Marty DiGuiseppe (bass), Kevin Furlong (guitar), Jim Gaudet (mandolin), and Roger Weiss (banjo). We played bluegrass and country music from 1976-1978. We had a weekly gig at a now defunct Albany club called “Reactionary Mary’s”. One of our performances was captured on tape. You can hear us below.
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Bill Staines – April 16, 1977

Bill StainesFor more than forty years, Bill Staines has traveled back and forth across North America, singing his songs and delighting audiences at festivals, folk song societies, colleges, concerts, clubs, and coffeehouses. He played for us back in 1977. He’s also a heck of a yodeler.

You can check out Bill Staines’ website here.

Hauling in the Wood Magnificent Morning Talking Nothing Blues Zane Grey One Long Whistle Annie Drew Roseville Fair Haciola’s Last Words Roll, Engine Roll I must be Going Home French Trapper Rye Whiskey Joe Diamond Joe January Snow Maples Deep Blue Sea Sang for her a Song River Woody Guthrie Medley Canadian Winds Marriage Blues Lynchburg Town So Sang the River Grandfather’s Clock Loving You Rooty, Toot Toot Sow Story – Red Clay Country Blues Greenback Dollar Chime Bells Fly Song

Lew London – March 19, 1977

This was Lew’s third appearance at the Freeze-Dried. You can check out his other performances by finding him in the list at right.

Home in San Antone/This Man is a Viper Randy Your Mind is on Vacation Stompin’ at Decca Original Songs I’m Built for Comfort Emma’s Song Over the Rainbow Jenny’s Fault Ise a-mugginIf You See Kay Roly Poly Honey Suckle Rose Story of Love Light My Way Along the Highway Lady be Good Old Movies Sweet Georgia Brown Momma Don’t Allow Night Life Snowed InUp is a Nice Place to Be

Huxtable, Christensen, and Hood – March 11, 1977

Teresina Huxtable, Carol Christensen and Liz Hood sing popular music of five centuries, including traditional music of the British Isles and North America, Renaissance songs, sheet music standards, doo-wop, Western, and original tunes. Known for their tight vocal harmonies, often a cappella, plus their inventive arrangements and lively humor-filled performances, they have been favorites with audiences in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions for years. You can find them on the web here.
Huxtable, Christianson, Hood

Bahamian Carols Welcoming the Spring Lake George Song Banks of the Sweet Primroses Flying Cloud Three Catches Radcliffe Highway Martin Doo Run Run Mr. Sandman John D Lee Stephen Foster Song Oldest of Friends She’s Got You Come You for France Rogues in a Nation Captain Kidd British Carol Advent Carol Ten More Nights Did We or Didn’t We? Darktown Strutters Ball I’ll Leave my Love a Garland Black Dog & Sheep’s Crook Robin Loves me Uncle Joe Sail Away Irish Street Song Spanish Fandango Momma Goes Where Poppa Goes