John Hiatt “Train to Birmingham” from Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns (New West www.newwestrecords.com 2011) —Welcome to song writer showcase, new music from master songwriter John Hiatt, 1st time he's recorded this gem, Kevin Welch debuted it 13 years ago, always wondered why John never did it.Buy it!
Michael Zanger “I Won'T Dance” SINGLE (self 2011) —Michael with his wife Megan host Loghouse Concerts, He'll be opening for Cumberland Gap Sat. July 30 at the Focal Point.Buy it!
Barton Carroll “The Poor Boy Can't Dance” from Together You and I (Skybucket 2010) —A request for this Seattle based songwriter, from his latest, released last year.Buy it!
James McMurtry “See The Elephant” from Childish Things SINGLE (Compadre 2005) —An internet request, James never writes a bad song, thanks for suggesting this one.Buy it!
Steve Forbert “It Sure Was Better Back Then” from Mission of The Crossroad Palms (Giant/Paladin 1995) —Another guy I haven't played in way too long, wow, there are just too many talented singer/songwriters to do justice to in 2 hours a week, We try !!!Buy it!
Great Big Sea “Over The Hills” from Safe Upon the Shore (Warner Music Canada 2010) —From Nova Scotia, produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, this one was co-written with actor Russell Crowe.Buy it!
Michael Fracasso “Eloise” from Saint Monday (Michael Fracasso 2011) —We waited awhile for new music from Michael, it was certainly worth the wait, now we're waiting for him to come back to St. Louis.Buy it!
The Clumsy Lovers “People I've Been Meaning to Thank” from Smart Kid (Nettwerk 2005) —Speaking of great live performers, these Canadians put on a hell of a show.Buy it!
The Band Of Heathens “What's This World” from One Foot In the Ether CD ALBUM (BOH RECORDS LLC 2009) —BOH return to Off Broadway Wednesday night, they are Texas singer/songwriters Ed Jurdi, Gordy Quist, and Colin Brooks with Seth Whitney on Bass and John Chipman on Drums, catch'em if you can, you won't be dissappointed.Buy it!
David Olney “Millionaire” from Live In Holland (Strictly Country Records 1994) —The amazing David Olney and Sergio Webb return to Off Broadway Thursday August 18, come and watch a master at work.Buy it!
Slaid Cleaves “White Rose” from Eaglesmith (Twangoff Records 2003) —From a great Fred tribute album, Fred brings his traveling show back to Off broadway October 30, along with the Fabulous Ginn Sisters.Buy it!
Tom Rush “REMEMBER ?” from Trolling for Owls (Night Light 2005) —I can relate to this song, the folk legend, just turned 70, comes to the Old Rock House listening room series Thursday, October 27, part comedian along with his great singing & songwriting.Buy it!
Adam Carroll “Ol' Milwaukee's Best” from Lookin' Out the Screen Door (Down Hole Records 2000) —At the top of the list of a great group of young Texas songwrtiters, still anxiously waiting for his St. Louis debut.Buy it!
Sydney “Haggerty” SINGLE (self 2011) —Sydney is made up of local musicians Jan Marra, John Krane, and Dave Werner who wrote this tribute to their late friend, Dave Haggerty on the 1st anniv. of his death (August 1) Thanks to Fred Friction for leaving this in my box.Buy it!
Ryan Spearman “Missouri Song” from Get Along Home (Green Strum 2011) L —Another local musician with a wonderful new release, playing handmade instruments, catch Ryan around town.Buy it!
Donal Hinely “July” from The Famous Rocket Cage (Atom 2011) —I'm a sucker for a good baseball song and Donal Hinely is a great talent, who's been around awhile, that you should check out.Buy it!
Scott Miller and The Commonwealth “Highland County Boy” from Thus Always to Tyrants (SUGAR HILL 2001) —Love Civil War Songs, so I thought I'd do a set of'em, starting with Scott Miller who's done several. Heck, I could do a whole Civil War showBuy it!
Steve Earle “Ben McCulloch” from Train a Comin' (Winter Harvest 1995) —From Steve's acoustic cd, his 1st release after he kicked his addictions.Buy it!
Don Oja- Dunaway “Kennesaw Line” from The Milltop Tee-Shirt Album (self 1978) —Don has played the Mill Top Tavern in St. Augustian, Fl.(oldest city in the U.S.) for 30 Plus years and writes amazing songs. Claire Lynch and The Front Porch String Band covered this one.Buy it!
Michelle Shocked W/ Uncle Tupelo “Shaking Hands (Soldier's Joy)” from Arkansas Traveler (Polygram 1992) —From Michelle's masterpiece, Uncle Tupelo joins in on this one. The album also features The Band, Allison Kraus, Pop Staples, Taj Mahal, Norman Blake, Doc Watson, Gatemouth Brown, Jimmy Driftwood, & Red Clay Ramblers. WOW !!!Buy it!
Whitey Morgan and the 78's “Turn Up the Bottle” from Whitey Morgan and The 78's (Bloodshot Records 2010) —A request for these country crooners who recently visited our KDHX studio's.Buy it!
Chris Smither “Train Home” from Lost and Found (Mighty Albert 2011) —Always welcome to get new material from Chris, all originals that he's never released live, on this set.Buy it!
Terry Allen “Cocktail Desperado” from The Silent Majority (Terry Allen's Greatest Missed Hits) (SUGAR HILL 2005) —Only Terry could release his missed hits, this one he co-wrote with his friend, Talking Head David Byrne for David's great film "True Stories" that featured Terry's wife, Jo Harvey.Buy it!
Mason Proffit “A Thousand And Two” from Rockfish Crossing (Rhino/Warner Bros. 2006) —A blast from the past, brothers Michael & Terry Talbot, takes me to the Golden Gauntlet, Carbondale, Il. around 1971.Buy it!
Dixie Diesels “Back on the Tracks” from In the Studio 1974-1977 (self) —This one could take me to Carrie's, Murphysboro, Il. early 70's. the late Brad Davis, Radar Hurst, Willie Wainwright, Shawn Colvin, Charlie Morrill, & Boots Potter. Thanks, Boots for sharing this.Buy it!
NQ Arubuckle “Young Lover, Strong Swimmers” from Hanging the Battle-Scarred Pinata (Six Shooter Records 2002) —Thanks for listening, special thanks to Rich for helping out. Neville Quinlin & his fine band take us out, Love how they mention Tom Russell's "Blue Wing" in the song. See ya next week !!!Buy it!
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