Program #2053

From the New Sounds Live concerts, host John Schaefer presents classic American songs by Stephen Foster as well as newer classics by Jimi Hendrix, woven together by Nora York and her band. Also, hear some contemporary takes on Stephen Foster and Henry Clay, and work songs from Bill Frisell, Edgar Meyer/Yo-Yo Ma/Mark O'Connor, and Tim Curry.

PROGRAM #2053 "Hard Times Come Again No More - New Versions of Old American Songs" (First aired on 7/4/02)





Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Mark O'Connor (with James Taylor)

Appalachian Journey

Hard Times Come Again No More [3:30]

Sony Classical #66782
OR available for purchase at*

Nora York & Ensemble (Steve Tarshis, guitar; Dave hofstra, bass & tuba; Tim Horner, drums; Jenny Scheinman, violin)

New Sounds Live, Merkin Hall, April 11, 2002

If Six Were 9 - I Dream of Jeanie - Room Full of Mirrors [7:00]
Oh Susanna - Fire [6:00]
Beautiful Dreamer - Can You See Me - So What/I Don't Live Today/My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night [12:00]
Manic Depression - Hard times Come Again No More [8:00]

These performances not commercially available. More info about Nora York at

Tim Curry

Read My Lips

Wake Nicodemus [4:30]

A&M #SP4717
(1978 LP. Out of print)

Bill Frisell & Greg Leisz

NY Guitar Festival Marathon from 92nd Street Y, January 20, 2002

Hard Times Come Again No More [5:00}

Frisell has numerous CDs, mostly on the Nonesuch label, ( including one called Blues Dream (Available through which includes a song called "Greg Leisz." They are available in most stores* or online**

*, ** - Find the recordings you've heard - go to the New Sounds Recordings Information page