Catherine Britt “Charlestown Road (Acoustic Sessions – Recorded Live at the ABC Studios)” from Always Never Enough (ABC Music 2012) —Welcome, Rich alongside today, we begin with my favorite cd of 2012 the brilliant Aussie, with Bill Chambers producing.Buy it!
Terence Martin “Kitchen Table Look” from Field Recordings - EP (Morning Bread Records 2012) —Terence was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, he had some new songs he wanted to record, so his friends brought the recording studio to him, thus the name "Field Recordings" he finished the songs and lost his fight shortly after at 65, check out his work.Buy it!
Lucy Wainwright Roche “Early Train” from Lucy (Lucy Wainright Roche 2010) —Great bloodlines, the daughter of Loudon Wainwright III & Suzzy Roche with her sparkling debut, Loudon and Girley Man join her on the wonderful harmonies, can't wait for her new one due in the Spring.Buy it!
Marley's Ghost W/Emmylou Harris “Unwed Fathers” from Marley's Ghost Jubilee (Sage Arts 2012) —If you take a John Prine song and you get Emmylou to sing a duet you can't miss, Emmylou joined by Rodney Crowell with Richard Thompson opening will be at the Peabody Opera House March 17, Miss it at your own risk !!!!Buy it!
Terry Allen “Do they Dream of Hell in Heaven ?” from Bottom of the World (self-released 2012) —Who else could ask that question, but the amazing Terry Allen. Back with another batch of wonderful tunes after 13 years, Lubbock buddies Lloyd Maines and Richard Bowden join his son Bukka, his wife Sally and Brian Standefer on cello, WOW !!!Buy it!
BettySoo & Doug Cox “Rain Just Falls” from Across the Borderline: More Lies (Borderline Talent 2012) —This David Halley tune has always been one of my all time favorites, and Bettysoo and resophonic guitar wiz, Doug Cox do a great take, with their 2nd volume of well chosen covers.Buy it!
Townes Van Zandt “To Live Is To Fly” from Sunshine Boy, The Unheard Studio Sessions & Demos 1971 - 1972 (Omnivore 2013) —It's a real pleasure to hear a young Townes doing some of the first ever recordings of many of his classics, a master at work, newly discovered 15 years after his New Years Day passing.Buy it!
Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison “WATERFALL” from Cheater's Game (Thirty Tigers www.thirtytigers.com 2013) —The King and Queen of the Austin music scene doing a Bruce original from their wonderful new release, coming to Off Broadway Friday, April 26 backed by a great band, How am I going to see all the great shows coming to town ??Buy it!
Mary Gauthier “The Rocket (Live)” from Live At Blue Rock (CDBY 2012) —Mary backed by Mike Meadows and Tania Elizabeth in front of an intimate crowd at the Blue Rock Artists Ranch in Wimberly, Texas doing new takes on her most requested songs, 9 originals & 3 Fred Eaglesmith covers.Buy it!
Bill Poss “Star Motel” from Hay (Poss 2011) —The former Bill Passalacqua of Effingham, IL., manager of the Fred Eaglesmith Traveling Steam Show a Charlie Roth tune from his new Fred Eaglesmith produced cd, mostly originals co-writes with Fred, Slaid Cleaves & Jeff Talmadge.Buy it!
Tif Ginn “Middle Man” from Tif Ginn (self 2012) —First solo release from Tif, wife of Bill Poss, another Fred production with Scott Merritt, a Bill Poss co-write and 9 Fred Co-writes including this one, backed by the the entire Fred Eaglesmith Band, congrats to Bill and Tiff on their new edition.Buy it!
Fred Eaglesmith “STARS” from 6 Volts (A Major Label 2011) —Thought Fred would be a natural fit here with my favorite song from Fred's latest, love the mention of the late Willie P. Bennett, Fred's working on a new one due sometime this year.Buy it!
Kasey Chambers “Water In the Fuel” from STORYBOOK (Liberation Music 2011) —An internet request, Fred has often commented that Kasey's take on this song is his favorite cover of one of his songs, it's also one of our most requested songs.Buy it!
Ryan Spearman “Haley Mae” from Pain & Time (self 2014) L —New in my mailbox,the very talented local singer/songwriter will have a cd release party on Friday, March 8 at the Focal Point. Ryan is joined on this song by Pokey Lafarge on vocals and mandolin, What a great local music scene we have in St. Louis.Buy it!
Lyal Strickland “In Ten Years” from Balanced On Barbed Wire (self-released 2012) —Another new one, almost local, Buffalo, Missouri, singer/songwriter will release his new one on March 9 and he will be in St. Louis Friday, May 4 at the Focal Point for a cd release party, thanks to Stacy and Lyal's Mom, Jacquelyn for getting a copy to meBuy it!
Chris Vallillo “Walnut Fiddle” from Best of All Possible Worlds (Gin Ridge Records 1997) —Another close by singer/songwriter, Macomb, IL. with a new cd "The Last Day Of Winter" plans are to bring Chris to St. Louis in the spring to have a St. Louis cd release, check out Chris's great Abe Lincoln tribute.Buy it!
Rumer “On My Way Home” from Seasons of My Soul (Warner Music UK 2010) —As you know Rich & Allen help me out on Sunday and make my day a lot more enjoyable and less hectic and I always like to let them do a set of their favorites, Here's Rich with the next 3.Buy it!
Otis Taylor “Blue Rain In Africa (feat. Mato Nanji)” from My World Is Gone (Telarc 2013) —Brand new from Otis, Rich has been telling me I need to sit down and give this a listen, will do.Buy it!
Jeff Black “TO BE WITH YOU” from B-Sides and Confessions, Vol. 1 (Lotos Nile 2003) —Jeff Black will be performing at Loghouse Concerts on Saturday, March 30th. For more info, go to Loghouseconcerts.com, Thanks Rich great set as usual, go see Jeff Black.Buy it!
Turnpike Troubadours “Bossier City” ((RED) Bossier City Records 2007) —Check out these O.K. Rockers wed 2/20 Off Broadway, Jason Eady opens (new Kevin Welch produced cd on the way), lead singer Evan Felker will be back Fri. 3/22 with Chris Knight & Cody Canada acoustic, can't wait.Buy it!
Robert Earl Keen “Whenever Kindness Fails” from Bigger Piece of the Sky (KOCH Records 2004) —Gonna have to get a room Robert Earl and his great band return to Off Broadway, Thursday, March 7, a packed house last time don't wait to get your tickets.Buy it!
Hayes Carll “Flowers & Liquor” from Flowers and Liquor (Highway 87 2002) —The hits just keep on coming, the entertaining singer/songwriter at Off Broadway Thur. 3/28 Warren Hood & The Goods son of the late Austin mainstay, Champ Hood (Uncle Walt's Band) will open.Buy it!
The Flatlanders “I'm Gonna Strangle You Shorty” from Wheels of Fortune (New West www.newwestrecords.com 2004) —The Legendary Lubbock trio return to St. Louis, Old Rock House, Thursday April 4 (I'm keeping my Thursdays open), great opening act Joe Pug, get there early.Buy it!
Dave Alvin “King Of California” from King of California (Hightone 1994) —Dave returns to Off Broadwat, Fri, 5/31 great music on the way what a time for gas prices to go up !!! & I didn't even get to Tom Rush, Roseanne Cash, Josh Ritter WHEW !!Buy it!
Dave Gunning “Here She Comes A Running” from A Tribute to John Allan Cameron (Wee House of Music 2010) —We're outta here, Thanks Rich, we close with the fine Canadian singer/songwriter from his tribute to his late friend, Celtic singer John Allan Cameron, see ya next week.Buy it!
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