Josh Ritter “Golden Age of Radio” from Golden Age of Radio (Deluxe Edition) (Josh Ritter 2009) —Good morning, we're starting off today with songs about radio, Josh with his Royal City Band will be at Off Broadway July 22, looking forward to that show.Buy it!
Nanci Griffith “LISTEN TO THE RADIO” from Storms (Geffen 1989) —Good advice from Nanci who is due for some new music.Buy it!
Elvis Costello & The Attractions “Radio Radio” from This Year's Model (Elvis Costello Catalog 2008) —Elvis will visit the Paegant on July 1, Steve Pick's Sound Salvation Thursday Morning show name came from the chorus of this great song.Buy it!
Eva Trout “Country Radio” from Along Woodland Rides, Through Tunnels of Evergreen (Phantom 1995) —The no longer together Aussie Band that featured Grant Shanahan and Bek-Jean Stewart, recorded 3 wonderful albums. Bek-Jean Stewart currently plays drums and sings with Perry Keyes.Buy it!
Bettysoo and Doug Cox “Dublin Blues” from Across The Borderline: Lie To Me (Bettysoo and Doug Cox 2011) N —A great pairing of Texas Singer/songwriter Bettysoo and Canadian guitar wizard Doug Cox, great choice of covers including this Guy Clark gem.Buy it!
SLiM PiCKENS “Desperadoes Waiting for a Train” from Slim Pickens (SoundWorks/ Jerden 1981) —Heard Guy say that his favorite cover of one of his songs was this version by the marvelous charactor actor Slim Pickens (Louis Burton Lindley, Jr. 1919 - 1983). An actual vinyl record.Buy it!
Verlon Thompson “The Guitar” from "Works" (Victor Tango Records 2011) N —Longtime Guy Clark sideman has a wonderful new album, that includes this song he co-wrote with Guy.Buy it!
Steve Earle “The Last Gunfighter Ballad” from Old Friends of Guy Clark - A 60th Birthday Tribute (self 2001) —From the unreleased tribute put together by Guy Clark's friends for his 60th birthday, a 2 record set for his 70th, produced by Verlon, will be released in the fall.Buy it!
Guy Clark “Lone Star Hotel” from Craftsman (Warner Bros. 1978) —We close this Guy Clark inspired set with the master himself, hard to pick just one, Guy will turn 70 November 6, 1941 was a good year for songwriters.Buy it!
Donal Hinely “The Famous Rocket Cage” (Atom 2011) N —It's summertime and the title track from Donal's new cd brings back memories of those endless summers of your childhood.Buy it!
Tom Pacheco “Reverend Jake” from The Best of Tom Pacheco: The Secret Hits Vol II (Frog's Claw 2011) N —Woodstock, New York's Tom Pacheco is a well kept secret, pick up the 2 volumes of his secret hits and treat yourself to 66 of Tom's memorable tales and amazing short storiesBuy it!
Jonny Burke “Lost In The Forest” from The Long Haul - EP (Jonny Burke 2009) —Another fine song from a recent new discovery, prompted by a listener request, I have the world's best and most knowledgeable listeners.Buy it!
The Blind Eyes “Another Last Night” from With A Bang (self 2011) N R L —Another request for a local band, check out the concert calender and catch them around town.Buy it!
Fool's Gold “I Will Run” from Fool's Gold (IAMSOUND www.iamsoundrecords.com 2009) —Congrats Tom Kelly, from Collinsville, IL, for being inducted into the songwriting hall of fame. He wrote "Like a Virgin" and "True Colours" (Cyndi Lauper) among others, Alumni of The Guild and Dan Fogelberg's Band.Buy it!
Kasey Chambers “True Colours” from True Colours - EP (EMI Australia 2003) —One of the songs that got Tom Kelly and Billy Steinberg in the Hall of fame, sung as only Kasey Chambers can.Buy it!
The Skeletons “Thirty Days In The Workhouse” from In the Flesh (ESD www.thirtytigers.com/ 1991) —The Skeletons are opening for Dave Alvin on Thursday, July 7. They're also his backing band.Buy it!
Dave Alvin “johnny ace is dead” from Eleven Eleven (Yep Roc 2011) N —As mentioned below, Dave Alvin will be at Off Broadway on Thursday, July 7. Christy McWilson will also join him.Buy it!
Joe Ely “Leo and Leona” from Satisfied at Last (Rack 'Em 2011) N —Joe has a new release that includes this great take on his Flatlander buddy, Butch Hancock song.Buy it!
Jimmie Dale Gilmore & The Wronglers “Time Changes Everything” from Heirloom Music (Neanderthal Records 2011) N —Jimmie teams up with the old time stringband The Wronglers for this fresh take on traditional tunes.Buy it!
Blackie and The Rodeo Kings “I'm Still Lovin' You” from Kings and Queens (FU:M 2011) N —w/Amy Helm on helping vocals, Levon's daughter is just one of 14 Rodeo Queens joining Tom Wilson, Stephen Fearing and Colin Linden on my favorite album of the year.Buy it!
Michael Fracasso “Ada OK” from Saint Monday (Michael Fracasso 2011) N —w/Patty Griffin, who seems to be everywhere, a top ten release of new originals by Michael.Buy it!
Sharon Shannon & Friends “LOVE LOVE LOVE” from The Diamond Mountain Sessions (Compass Records www.compassrecords.com 2001) —the all duet set concludes w/John Prine & Mary Staunton who join the accordian queen, Sharon Shannon.Buy it!
The Departed “Ballad of Rosalie” from This Is Indian Land (Underground Sound www.thedepartedmusic.com/ 2011) N R —Another listener request Cody with his new band, The Departed, goodbye Cross Canadian Ragweed.Buy it!
Ladies Gun Club “Shari” from Ladies Gun Club - EP (Ladies Gun Club 2010) —Southern singers Sally Jaye and Sarah Roberts team up and sing the heck out of their great set of original songs, tell'em you heard them here first !!Buy it!
Eric Taylor “Joseph Cross” from Shameless Love (Blue Ruby Records 1981) —Eric Taylor will be at Log House Concerts in Edwardsville on July 16, don't miss it, thanks for listening see you next week.Buy it!
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