This week's episode originally aired 5/8/24 and celebrates Mother’s Day with lots of twang-filled songs of love and struggle from Loretta Lynn, Lori McKenna, Suzanne Vega, Kashimana and more.

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HOUR #1 PLAYLIST:
*New Releases
**Womenfolk Theme Song

**Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem / Cocktail Swing / Cocktail Swing / Signature Sounds / 0:50 (2001)
Ann Reed / Mothers Day / Winter Springs Summer Falls / Self / 3:36 (2016)
Lucy Kaplansky / Mother’s Day / Reunion / Red House / 3:21 (2012)
Gillian Welch / Happy Mother’s Day / Happy Mother’s Day - Single / Acony / 1:53 (2020)
Rhonda Vincent / Mama Tried / Mama Tried - Single / Upper Management Music / 2:11 (2016)
The Foxgloves / Mama Was a Bandit / Mama Was a Bandit / Self / 3:28 (2022)
*Grey Delisle / Mama’s Little Rose (feat. Jolie Holland) / Driftless Girl / Self / 2:58 (2024)

[Instrumental Bed]
The OK Factor / Beach Spring / OKX / Self / 1:00 (2023)

*Nikki Lemire / Little / Little - Single / Self / 3:29 (2024)
Katy Tessman / Courage After All / Fly / Self / 3:43 (2023)
Edie Carey & Sarah Sample / These Things / ‘Til the Morning: Lullabies and Songs of Comfort /cGroundloop Records / 2:44 (2014)
*Beyonce / Protector / Cowboy Carter / Columbia / 3:04 (2024)
Haley E Rydell / My Sunshine / Midwestern Daughter / 4:33 (2023)

[Instrumental Bed]
Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez / Elzick’s Farewell / Live From the Ruhr Triennale / Train Wreck / 1:00 (2007)

Sarah Morris / Brighter / Ordinary Things / Self / 3:51 (2015)
Brandi Carlile / The Mother / By the Way, I Forgive You / Elektra / 3:17 (2018)
Jaspar Lepak / So Strong / So Strong / Self / 3:17 (2024)
Kasey Chambers / Stronger / Wayward Angel / Warner Bros. / 5:12 (2004)
*Lisa P. Medina / A Mother’s Love / Wishes / Self / 3:59 (2024)