Songwriters Showcase (Music)
Sun May 13th 2012 10.00am–12.00pm
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Emmy Lou Harris “Mama's Hungry Eyes” from Mama's Hungry Eyes - A Tribute to Merle Haggard (Arista 1994) —Welcome, Happy Mothers Day, We start with Emmylou, joined by Rodney Crowell on this Merle Haggard classic.Buy it!
Johnny Cash “There's A Mother Always Waiting” from From Memphis To Hollywood, Bootleg Vol. II, Disc 2, The 1960's (Colombia/Legacy 2011) —Recently released demos from 1958, Jhonny sings one for his Mom.Buy it!
Lori McKenna “Lorraine” (self 2004) —Lori sings the title song of her terrific under the radar release from last year, written for her Mom, who she was named after.Buy it!
John Stewart “Razor Back Woman” from California Bloodlines: Willard minus 2 (Bear Family Records www.bear-family.de 1989) —One more set for Mom's, including this from the late John Stewart, off one of the best songwriter albums of all time !!Buy it!
Warren Zevon “Mama Couldn't Be Persuaded” from Warren Zevon (Asylum 1976) —ANOTHER SONGWRITER WE MISS, FROM HIS JACKSON BROWNE PRODUCED DEBUT.Buy it!
Iris DeMent “Mama's Opry” from Infamous Angel (Warner Bros. 1992) —Iris sings one for her Mom, where have you gone Iris ??Buy it!
John Anderson & Marty Stuart “Mama Tried” from A Tribute to Merle Haggard (Arista 1994) —Merle wrote a lot of tunes about his Mom, Marty Stuart and Merle will be at the Family Arena on June 24.Buy it!
Joe Pug “Silver Harps and Violins” from The Great Despiser (Lightning Rod 2012) —Brand new from Joe Pug, who will return to Off Broadway tomorrow night, June 14.Buy it!
Gretchen Peters “FIVE MINUTES” from Hello Cruel World (Proper 2012) —From Gretchens great new release, about 5 minutes in a persons life.Buy it!
South Austin Jug Band “Hill Country Nights” from South Austin Jug Band (self 2004) —Great tune from singer/songwriter James Hyland.Buy it!
Kasey Chambers “I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (feat. Paul Kelly)” from STORYBOOK (Liberation Music 2011) —2 Aussie legends team up on a classic by Hank, how can it get any better than that.Buy it!
Turnpike Troubadours “Call A Spade A Spade” from Goodbye Normal Street (Thirty Tigers www.thirtytigers.com/ 2012) —Brand new from these wonderful Oklahoma rockers, singer/songwritwer Evan Felker teams up with Jamie Wilson of the "Trisha's" on this fine duetBuy it!
Alejandro Escovedo “Broken Bottle” from Gravity (Texas Music Group 1992) —Going to see Alejandro tonight at a house concert, can't wait !!!Buy it!
Jennifer Warnes “Pissed Off 2AM” from Por Vida (Or Music 2004) —Great Alejandro cover by one of the best singers ever, we just don't hear her nearly enough.Buy it!
Alejandro Escovedo “Sad & Dreamy” from The Bottle Let Me Down, Songs for Bumpy Wagon Rides (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2002) —Alejandro will also will also be at Off Broadway Tuesday, May 15 miss it at your own risk !! Alejandro will be joined by great St.Louis guitarist, Jimmy Griffin and an all star St. Louis Band !!Buy it!
Kelly Hogan “Papa Was a Rodeo” from Beneath the Country Underdog (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2000) —Kelly joined by Jon Langeford on this Stephan Merrit (Magnetic Fields) classic. Kelly will headline Thursday night June 7, of Twangefest at the Duck Room.Buy it!
Shackleton 3 “Blue and Wonder” from Just Turning Pages (Croxton 2011) —Aussie star Mick Thomas is joined by Liz Stringer and Anna Burley doing a Richard Buckner cover on this wonderful side project.Buy it!
Colin Linden “Sprit of the Golden Tone” from BIG MOUTH (High Romance Music Inc. 2001) —1/3 of "Blackie and the Rodeo Kings" with this wondeful solo release.Buy it!
Jim Cuddy “Everyone Watched the Wedding” from Skyscraper Soul (Warner Music Canada 2011) —"Blue Rodeo" frontman with a great new release with his own band.Buy it!
Perry Keyes “Will You Shine?” from Johnny Ray's Downtown (Laughing Outlaw 2010) —Fomer Sydney cab driver's opening track on his 3rd superb release.Buy it!
The Kennedys “Half A Million Miles” from Half a Million Miles (Appleseed 2005) —Great autobiographical track from husband and wife duo, Pete and MauraBuy it!
Scott Nolan “Montgomery Eldorado” (Transdigital 66 2011) —Right at the top of my 2012 favorite new relases by this fine Canadian singer/songwriter, producer.Buy it!
Mike Plume Band “8:30 Newfoundland (This Is Our Home)” from 8:30 Newfoundland (Road Angel Entertainment 2009) —A Canadian travelogue from the recently reformed band.Buy it!
Mickey Clark “Red Velvet Cake” from Winding Highways (Ear X-Tacy Records 2009) —We're outta here, thanks Rich & Alan for filling in. This ones in Memory of Betty Becker, what I wouldn't give for just 1 more piece of her red velvet cake, Luv Ya Mom !!Buy it!
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