Iain Matthews with Sara Hickman “MORNING GLORY” from Sparkler- Best Of The Texas Recordings 1989-2004 (Blue Rose Records 2005) —Good Morning we start with English Singer/Songwriter Iain Matthews doing a great cover of my favorite song by the late Tim Buckley, Sara Hickman on vocals.Buy it!
Amy Speace “Manila Street” from Land Like a Bird (Thirty Tigers 2011) N —New, catch Amy live at Ranch House Concerts Saturday June 25, for info & Tickets firstname.lastname@example.org. I think it's her St.Louis debut.Buy it!
Alejandro Escovedo with Willie Nelson “Nickel and a Spoon” from With These Hands (Rykodisc 1996) —Alejandro, Old Rock House tonight !!! See you there. Hear him live at kdhx.org.Buy it!
The Greencards “Loving You Is The Only Way To Fly” from The Brick Album (Darling Street Records 2011) N —Founding member Eamon McLoughlin left the band, new members Tyler Andal on Fiddle & Carl Miner on guitar join originals, Aussie's Carol Young & Kym Warner on their new fan financed cd, a Rodney Crowell tune.Buy it!
Kelly Willis “That's How I Got To Memphis” from Real: The Tom T. Hall Project (Delmore 1998) —Kelly will make a rare live appearence with her husband Bruce Robison headlining Thursday 6/9 Twangefest at the Duck Room, Don't miss it !!! Cassie Morgan & The Lonley Pine, Eileen Rose, & Jill Andrews open.Buy it!
J.D. Souther “Faithless Love” from Natural History (EOM 2011) N —Veteran Singer/Songwriter (Souther, Hillman and Furay) sings his much covered classic and is sounding better than ever.Buy it!
Fraser and Debolt “Them Dance Hall Girls” from Fraser & DeBolt With Ian Guenther (Start Entertainments Limited 2011) —It's great to see this gem by Canadians Allan Fraser & Daisey DeBolt released on cd 40 years after the original Colombia LP, Folk-Psych at it's best.Buy it!
Verlon Thompson “The Show We Call The Business” from "Works" (Victor Tango Records 2011) N —Sideman extraodinare features 17 new originals with co-writes by his buddy Guy Clark, Melba Montgomery, Wayland Holyfield, and others, Verlon should be a star, order from www.verlonthompson.com tell him you heard it on KDHX.Buy it!
Adrian Brannan with Tom Russell “Red Dirt Girl” from Boots and Pearls (self 2009) —Nevada teenager covers Emmylou with help from the records producer, Tom Russell.Buy it!
Hayes Carll with Todd Snider & Corb Lund “Bottle In My Hand” from KMAG YOYO (& Other American Stories) (Lost Highway 2011) N —Hayes will have the honor of headlining opening night of Twangefest at the Pageant Wednesday 6/8 Kentucky Knife Fight & Elizabeth Cook open.Buy it!
Robyn Ludwick “NEW ORLEANS” from Out Of These Blues (Late Show Records 2011) —Sister of singer/songwriters Bruce & Charlie Robison, doesn't have to take a back seat to either one with her wonderful new release.Buy it!
Levon Helm Band with Buddy Miller & Sam Bush “Wide River to Cross” from Ramble At the Ryman (Vanguard 2011) N —Levon moves his legendary Ramble to the legendary Ryman with his usual assortment of great guests and wonderful band. Buddy Miller & Sam Bush tackle this Buddy & Julie Miller song.Buy it!
Blackie and The Rodeo Kings “Made Of Love (Featuring Exene Cervanka)” from Kings and Queens (FU:M 2011) N —Colin Linden, Stephen Fearing, & Tom Wilson, with an eclectic mix of 14 amazing female singers, release the album of the year !!!!Buy it!
Owen Temple “One Day Closer to Rain” from Mountain Home (El Paisano 2011) N —Great new Texas release, with help from Producer Gabe Rhodes, Adam Carroll, Gordy Quist, Bukka Allen, Charlie Sexton, Tommy Spurlock, Brian Standefer, Rick Richards and Jamie Wilson who sings on this trackBuy it!
The Sadies with Neko Case “Evangeline” from The Sadies: In Concert, Vol. 1 (Outside Music 2006) —Request from my buddy Boots in Austin, listening on line, second generation Canadian singer/songwriters Travis and Dallas Good with a smokin' live set, joined by Neko Case, on this Robby Robertson classic.Buy it!
Switchback “Traveling Down an Irish Road” from Tenth Anniversary Collection (WayGood Productions 2009) R —A request from a listener who caught them live last night at their regular Focal Point gig, Martin McCormack and Brian Fitzgerald never disappoint with their high energy live shows.Buy it!
Danny & Dusty “Song For The Dreamers” from The Lost Weekend (Prima 1985) —One of 2 great releases from Danny (Dan Stuart of Green On Red) & Dusty (Steve Wynn of the Dream Syndicate) catch Steve Wynn at Twangefest, he'll close it out Saturday with his band & the Baseball Project at the Duck Room, Marah opens.Buy it!
Garth Hudson with Blue Rodeo “King Harvest” from Canadian Celebration of the Band (Curve 2010) —Garth Hudson's hand picked Canadian Band tribute is one of the years best releases, Blue Rodeo's Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor sing this one.Buy it!
Reagan Boggs “Tear Stained Eye (j. farrar)” from Never Looking Behind (Independent Records 2006) —Reagan Boggs, former guest on this program, sings the heck out of this Jay Farrar, Son Volt classic. New cd from Reagan due soon, you can download the title track"Thank You - Miner's Song" on her website, www.reaganboggs.comBuy it!
Eliza Gilkyson “Blue Moon Night” from Roses At The End of Time (Red House www.redhouse.com 2011) N —Eliza with a terrific new release, she's at the Sheldon as part of Red Horse with John Gorka and Lucy Kaplanski next springBuy it!
Jonny Burke “Into the Autumn” from Distance and Fortune (Dreamcar 2011) —Wow, there are a lot of great young Texas songwriters out there, makes it really hard to stuff them all into 2 hours.Buy it!
Amy Black “Molly” from One Time (Reuben 2011) N —Another great new discovery, Boston based Black has a great acoustic sound and Missouri roots.Buy it!
Slaid Cleaves “New Year's Day” from Wishbones (Philo 2004) —Mark it on your calender now, one of the best songwriters working today, Slaid at Off Broadway Wednesday June 22 accompanied by "Chojo" Jacques, Rough Shop opens, see you there !!!Buy it!
John Hartford “Nobody Eats At Linebaugh's Anymore” from Me Oh My, How Time Does Fly, A John Hartford Anthology (Flying Fish Records 1987) —The title says it all, time does fly, RIP John Hartford, ten years ago yesterday, Thanks for listening, don't miss Twangefest 15 what a great, great lineup !!!Buy it!
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