This program takes the listener on a powerful musical journey thru the land of songs that tell stories ( ballads ). The show begins with an intense nexus of Tom Russell's tribute to the "Pope of New York" song: "Van Ronk". Various artists songs are used to give the listener a mixture of a variety of emoting songs.....most based on those forgotten by our history and culture. During the live play one listener called in and said: "Coach, these songs hit me where songs haven't hit me for a long time". That was the purpose of this music production.