Townes Van Zandt “Two Girls” from Texas Troubadour (Charly Records 1968) —Welcome, what better way to start a songwriting show than with the ultimate songwriter's songwriter, complete with one of his many "bad" jokes.Buy it!
Guy Clark “Story: Townes' Road Keets” from Songs and Stories (Dualtone 2011) N —.....and what better way to follow it than with his compadre, talking about his late friend and his road parakeets, Lupe and Lil, live from the wonderful Belcourt Theatre, Nashville.Buy it!
Guy Clark “If I Needed You (live)” from Songs and Stories (Dualtone 2011) N —Guy always includes a Townes song on all of his releases, this great new live release is no exception, joined by Verlon Thompson (Guitar, Vocals, & Stories), Shawn Camp (Guitar, Mandolin, & Vocals), Bryn Davies (Standup Bass), and Kenny Malone (PercussionBuy it!
Bettysoo and Doug Cox “Dublin Blues” from Across The Borderline: Lie To Me (Bettysoo and Doug Cox 2011) N —Bettysoo covers Guy, and picks an eclectic mix of other covers by the likes of Butch Hancock, Blaze Foley, Loudon Wainwright III, etc. and is joined by Vancouver Islands' Doug Cox on resonater guitar on this highly recommended new release.Buy it!
Fats Kaplin and Kristi Rose “Come Back Tomorrow” from Live @ KDHX 9-12-10 (KDHX www.kdhx.org 2010) —Fats & Kristi Rose who wowed !! the audience at the Larry Weir benefit, bring their immense talents to the intimate confines of the Focal Point on Friday, September 23.Buy it!
Slaid Cleaves “New Year's Day” from Sorrow & Smoke - Live at the Horseshoe Lounge (Music Road 2011) N —Slaid with friends Michael O'Conner (acoustic guitar & vocals) and Oliver Steck (accordian. trumpet, & harmonica) give us 2 discs from the 46 year old Austin dive bar that Slaid immortalized in song. It's almost like you were there !!Buy it!
Kieran Kane & Kevin Welch “Eight More Miles” from 11/12/13 Live in Melbourne (Dead Reckoning 2000) —Continuing our all live set, we take you to the Continental in Melbourne, Australia where Dead Reckoning buddies Kevin and Kieran play 2 nights to an enthusiastic sold out Aussie crowd.Buy it!
David Olney “My Family Owns This Town” from Live In Holland (Strictly Country Records 1994) —The master songwriter puts on an amazing live show and you won't have to wait long to see it, David Olney and his superb guitarist, Sergio Webb return to Off Broadway on Thursday, August 18, don't miss it !!!!Buy it!
Christine Kane “Scratch My Back” from This Time Last Year (Big Fat Music 1995) —Nobody championed Christine's music more than my buddy, Larry Weir, and when he found out in this song that she loved to hang out at batting cages, she ascended to goddess status.Buy it!
John Hiatt “I Love That Girl” from Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns (New West 2011) N —I haven't had a chance to sit down with this new cd yet, but everything I've sampled so far has been wonderful, although I expected no less.Buy it!
Jackie Morris “House Of Cards” from Tell Me A Story (Button Box Records 2011) N —New discoveries are always fun, thanks to California based singer/songwriter Jackie Morris for getting her fine new cd to me, check out www.jackiemorris.com to find out more.Buy it!
Fountains of Wayne “A Road Song” from Sky Full of Holes (Sky Full of Holes 2011) N —First new release in 4 years, songwriters Chris Collingwood and Adam Schlesinger join Jerry Porter and Brian Young to provide the soundtrack for summer, I need a roadtrip !!Buy it!
Garth Hudson “Genetic Method (Anew)” from Canadian Celebration of the Band (Curve 2010) —Happy 74th birthday (8/2) to one of the Band's 3 remaining members, his signature moment from his amazing new all Canadian Band tribute.Buy it!
Ian Thornley & Bruce Cockburn w/Garth Hudson “Chest Fever” from Canadian Celebration of the Band (Curve 2010) —Garth hand picked his 17 favorite Band songs and the all Canadian cast of musicians, Neil Young, Blue Rodeo, The Sadies, Cowboy Junkies, Great Big Sea, Chantal Kreviazuk, and more. A surefire Songwriter/Showcase top 10 release.Buy it!
Levon Helm “The Shape I'm In” from Ramble at the Ryman (Vanguard 2011) N —Levon, takes the Ramble on the road to the legendary Ryman, doing a Band song from his great new release, just really seemed like the perfect fit here, what a band !!!!Buy it!
Danko Fjeld Anderson “TWILIGHT” from Ridin' on the Blinds (Grappa 1994) —...and how can we leave out the late Rick Danko, one of the greatest singers of all time, he put out 2 classic cds with his friends Eric Anderson & Norwegian, Jonas Fjeld.Buy it!
Bill Morrissey “Fifty” from Bill Morrissey: The Essential Collection (Rounder Records www.rounderrecords.com 2004) R —The loss of Bill Morrissey still seems unreal, bet Bill had a song in the works about turning 60 !!!Buy it!
Gretchen Peters “You Don't Even Know Who I Am (Demo)” from Circus Girl: The Best of Gretchen Peters (Scarlet Letter 2009) —A #1 Grammy nominated song for Patty Loveless, one of many hits written by Gretchen. Gretchen and keyboard wizard Barry Walsh will by playing with Tom Russell at the Mt. Olive Turner Hall on Saturday, October 8. firstname.lastname@example.org for info & tickets.Buy it!
The Tom Russell Band “Hurricane Season” from Raw Vision (Philo Records 2005) —Tom will be at Off Broadway on Friday, October 7 and then playing a show with Gretchen Peters on Saturday, October 8 at the Mt. Olive (IL) Turner Hall. New cd "Mesabi" out 9/6 new dvd "Don't Look Down" available now.Buy it!
Maggie Bjorklund “Summer Romance” from Coming Home (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2010) —Thanks to Allen (Bittersweet Melody) for these two w/vocals from Rachel Flotard (Visqueen) Our sincere condolences and prayers to the people of Norway for the senseless horrific tragedy they've had to endure.Buy it!
David Wax Museum “Yes, Maria, Yes” from Everything Is Saved (self-released 2010) N —Another from Allen, I'm completely in awe of the amount of good music out there, how do you possibly keep up with everything, Thank Goodness for KDHX and all the great programmers sharing their knowledge.Buy it!
The Dedringers “HEART OF GOLD” from Sweetheart of the Neighborhood (Dedcrow 2008) —Before recently going solo, Jonny's first recorded efforts, well worth seeking out , Jonny Burke & Sean Faires make up the songwriting tandem of the Dedringers.Buy it!
Blackie and The Rodeo Kings “Got You Covered” from Kings and Queens (FU:M 2011) N —w/Roseanne Cash joined by Colin Linden on a song he wrote with Ron Sexsmith for this, 4 years in the making, set of 14 stunning duets.Buy it!
Jimmie Dale Gilmore “Standin' On the Corner (Blue Yodel No. 9)” from Come On Back (Rounder 2005) R —A listener request for Jimmie Rodgers, found the next best thing with this Jimmie Dale Gilmore cover, from a cd he did in tribute to his Dad's favorite songs.Buy it!
Bill and Kasey Chambers “Carter” from The Songs of Fred Eaglesmith: A Tribute (Twangoff 2003) —Thanks for listening, Thanks Allen, We end with this Fred cover by the great Aussie Father & Daughter Duo. Fred Eaglesmith & the Fabulous Ginn Sisters will return to Off Broadway on October 30.Buy it!
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