Eliza Gilkyson “Easy Ryder” from Your Town Tonight SINGLE (Red House Records www.redhouserecords.com 2007) —A live tribute to her dad, Terry Gilkyson who wrote many mega hits, Marianne, Memories are Made Of This, Greenfields, Bare Necessities, Cry Of The Wild Goose, Etc. and performed with the Easy Riders folk group.Buy it!
Guy Clark “The Randall Knife” from Dublin Blues (Asylum 1995) —A masterpiece Guy wrote about his Dad.Buy it!
Gretchen Peters “The Aviator's Song” from Halcyon (Scarlet Letter Records 2009) —Gretchen's Dad survived being shot down in WWII, prompting her great tribute to him. Gretchen and her husband, Barry Walsh will be at the Mt.Olive Turner Hall Sat. 10/08 with Tom Russell.Buy it!
Stringband “Daddy Was a Ballplayer” from The Indispensable Stringband 1972 - 2002 (Nick 10 2001) —Canadian folk group led by Bob Bossin (who wrote this song) along with Marie-Lynn Hammond and Jerry Lewycky, if your interested in Bob's music check out www.bossin.comBuy it!
Terry Allen “Red Leg Boy” from Salivation (SUGAR HILL 2006) —A song Terry wrote dedicated to his Dad, Sled Allen (1886-1959) and a major League Ballplayer.Buy it!
Chuck Brodsky “Roberto” from Subtotal Eclipse (Chuck Brodsky Records 2011) —Not a Dad song, but a tribute to Roberto Clemente from the master of Baseball songs, a great new cd produced by muti-instrumentalist extraordinare, Nova Scotia's, J.P.Cormier.Buy it!
Slaid Cleaves “The Dad Song” from For the Brave and Free (Continental Song City 2000) —From an obscure early release, Slaid will be at Off Broadway this wednesday 7 PM, accompanied by Chojo Jacques, Rough Shop opens, Tuesday Bar None, Springfield, Il. Don't miss it !!!!Buy it!
Cyndi Boste “My Old Man's Shoes” from Home Truths (MBA 1998) —Aussie songstress, with a great tribute to her Dad.Buy it!
Scott Miller “Daddy Raised A Boy” from Are You With Me? (self 2000) —Live version of Scott's tribute to his Dad, from his great self produced live cd from 10 years back.Buy it!
Nanci Griffith “Daddy Said” from Once in a Very Blue Moon (Philo 1986) —Nanci's Dad tribute from her best work, produced by the great Jim Rooney.Buy it!
David Knopfler “Going Fising” from Small Mercies (Paris Records 1998) —A great suggestion from Rich, the lesser known of the 2 Knopler brothers of Dire Straits fame.Buy it!
Dan Fogelberg “Leader Of The Band” from GREATEST HITS (Epic Records 1982) —Wonderful tribute to his band director dad from the late Dan Fogelberg.Buy it!
Dave Alvin “The Man In The Bed” from Ashgrove (Yep Roc 2004) —Dave dad suffered from Parkinsons disease, prompting Daves touching song. Dave & the Guilty Ones, Off Broadway 7/7 the Skeletons open.Buy it!
Steve Goodman “My Old MAn” from Say It In Private SINGLE (Asylum 1977) —The much missed Chicago songwriter sings one for his dad who died young, Steve died much younger.Buy it!
Bobby Bare “Daddy What If” from 10 Bare Essentials (Music Mill Entertainment 2006) —Bobby Bare, Jr's recording debut with his dad, Jr. recently redid the Shel Silverstein song with his daughter Isabella on Twistable Turnable Man Silverstein Tribute.Buy it!
Adam Carroll “Errol's Song” from Adam Carroll Live (Down Hole Records 2002) —A live tribute from Adam the best of a great group of young Texas songwriters.Buy it!
5 Chinese Brothers “My Dad's Face” from Singer Songwriter Beggarman Thief (1-800-Prime-CD 1992) —The gone and missed New York Band that featured Neil Thomas, Charlie Shaw, Kevin Trainor, Paul Foglino, and Tom Meltzer who wrote this song.Buy it!
Chris Knight “Old Man” from Trailer II (Drifters Church Productions 2009) —Chris's songs aren't tender love songs.Buy it!
Fred Eaglesmith “How's Ernie” from Ralph's Last Show (Lonesome Day www.lonesomeday.com 2002) —A request, I guess we can count a Father-In-Law as part of Father's Day.Buy it!
The Everly Brothers “THAT SILVER HAIRED DADDY of MINE” from Songs Our Daddy Taught Us (Rhino 1988) —The first big hit for mega multi-million selling songwriter Gene Autry, written with his wife's Uncle Jimmy Long and sang only as the Everly Brothers can.Buy it!
Tom Russell “Throwin' Horseshoes At the Moon” from The Man from God Knows Where (Hightone 1999) —Tom with Iris Dement from his great Immigrant Song Cycle, Tom at Off Broadway 10/07, Mt.olive 10/08 with Gretchen Peters, new cd "Mesabi" out Sept. 1.Buy it!
Mike Cross “The Green Of His Eyes” from Carolina Sky (SUGAR HILL 1983) —Where has Mike Cross gone ??Buy it!
Kasey Chambers, Poppa Bill and the Little Hillbillies “Do You Remember?” from Kasey Chambers, Poppa Bill and the Little Hillbillies (Liberation Music 2009) —Kasey with her Dad, on her wonderful children's record a couple years back.Buy it!
Amy Speace “The Weight of the World (Bonus Track)” from The Killer In Me (Wildflower Records 2008) —Do yourself a favor and go see Amy next Saturday June 25 you won't be dissapointed. Contact Angela at firstname.lastname@example.org.Buy it!
Jim Henry “Pals Forever Dad” from Jacksonville (Jim Henry 2003) —An often requested favorite of Songwriter Showcase, Happy Father's Day to everyone, Thanks to Rich for helping out, see you next week.Buy it!
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