Tom Russell “Mesabi” (Shout Factory www.shoutfactory.com 2011) —Welcome, we start the show with new music, the title song to Tom's amazing new cd, Calexico, Barry Walsh, Van Dyck Parks, Will Kimbrough, Fats Kaplin, Lucinda, Augie Meyers, Joel Guzman, & More.Buy it!
The Laws “I BELIEVE IN YOU” from Try Love (JML Music 2011) —Canada's Husband & Wife duo John & Michele with a great set of originals produced by J.P. Cormier, former guests on KDHX.Buy it!
Michael O'Connor “Rough Side” from Devil Stole The Moon (Bare Knuckle Records 2011) —Sometimes Slaid Cleaves' sideman steps forward with a great set of originals, this song a co-write with his buddy, Adam Caroll.Buy it!
The Kingston Trio “The Reverend Mr. Black” from The Capitol Years (Capitol Recods 1995) —One of our most prolific songwriters, Jerry Leiber died this week at 78, we begin a Songwriter Showcase tribute, with this Kingston Trio Hit he co-wrote with Mike Stoller & Billy Edd Wheeler.Buy it!
The Monkees “D.W. Washburn” from Music Box (Atlantic Records/ATG 2001) —I think this is the Monkees Songwriter Showcase debut, doing another Leiber/Stoller song.Buy it!
The Morells “I'm A Hog For You Baby” from The Morells (Slewfoot 2001) —These Southwest Missouri rockers aka The Skeletons, always picked unique covers, including this Leiber/Stoller song.Buy it!
Reagan Boggs “Jackson (w/Scott Miller)” from Never Looking Behind (Independent Records 2006) —A classic country duet, covered by many, Reagan & Scott's version rivals the best, Billy Edd Wheeler again joins Leiber & Stoller on the writing credits.Buy it!
Tom Russell Band “Along Came Jones” from Tom Russell Band Live (self 1986) —Tom & the boys do their best Honky Tonk on this Leiber/Stoller-Coasters hit. Tom at Off Broadway 10/7, Mt.Olive Turner Hall W/Gretchen Peters 10/8 firstname.lastname@example.org for infoBuy it!
Carol Noonan “Tom Traubert's Blues” from Somebody's Darling (self 2004) —An internet request for Tom Waits prompted this set, starting with this wonderful cover by Carol.Buy it!
Shackleton “I Don't Wanna Grow Up” from Mick's Monthly Music Club (Mushroom Music 2010) —A side project of superb & very productive, Aussie singer/songwriter, Mick Thomas joined by Anna Burley & Chris Altmann doing a Tom Waits/Kathleen Brennan tune, Shackleton will be releasing their 1st cd later this fall & you'll hear it here first.Buy it!
Tom Waits “(Lookin' for) The Heart of Saturday Night” from Used Songs (1973-1980) (Rhino 2001) —Tom doing one of his many classics, you can really tell the difference in the quality of Tom's voice , listening to his early songs.Buy it!
David Wiffen “Lost My Driving Wheel” from South of Somewhere (TRUE NORTH RECORDS 1999) —Reclusive Canadian songwriter doing his most covered song (Byrds,Tom Rush, Cowboy Junkies, Jayhawks, Black Crows, & Ray Wylie Hubbard, among others) It's been 12 years since this cd & nobody seems to know much about David's status today.Buy it!
Gillian Welch W/David Rawlings “THE WAY IT GOES” from The Harrow & The Harvest (Acony 2011) —Thanks for the calls on our ticket giveaway, Gillian & David at the Paegant this Saturday 9/3, a fine new cd of originals.Buy it!
The Green Cards “Loving You Is The Only Way To Fly” from The Brick Album (self 2011) —The Greencards with their new lineup and a new fan financed cd will be at the Old Rock House Listening Room Series October 7, this songs a co-write with Rodney Crowell.Buy it!
Butch Hancock “Tell Me What You Know” from Own & Own (Sugar Hill Records ww.sugarhillrecords.com 1989) —Butch in town for a SOLD OUT Ranch House Concert Sept. 9, in Kansas City, Knuckleheads on Sept. 8 and in Columbia, Bar-b-Que Festival with the Flatlanders Sept. 10Buy it!
Chris Knight “Summer of '75” from Chris Knight (Decca Records 1998) —Chris is back in town Friday, Sept. 30 at the Old Rock House, Old Five & Dimers and the Trophy Mules open.Buy it!
Eric Anderson “Blue Heart” from Memory of the Future (Appleseed Records 1999) —Rich or Allen help me out on Sunday Mornings and contribute their set of tunes, this is Rich's set, kicking it off is legendary singer/songwriter Eric Anderson.Buy it!
Jerry Jeff Walker “Time To Stay Home” from Hill Country Rain (Rykodisc 1992) —Sticking with legends, Rich follows with Texas legend Jerry Jeff. Jerry Jeff will be at Wild Wood Springs lodge in Steelville, Sept. 17. like having him in your living room, check out their great line-up at www.wildwoodspringslodge.comBuy it!
Tony Jo White “Rich Woman Blues” from The Heroines (Santuary 2004) —Rich finishs up his legends set with blues legend Tony Joe White, Thanks, Rich, Great job, as usual.Buy it!
Tom Rush “No Regrets” from The Very Best of Tom Rush: No Regrets, 1962-1999 (COLUMBIA/LEGACY 1999) —Larry Weir once told me that if Tom Rush had only written this song he would consider him a master songwriter, as always Larry was right on. Tom Rush Old Rock House Listening Room Series, Thursday, October 27.Buy it!
Belle Starr “Bet You're Feeling The Same” from Nobody You'd Know (Hayden's Ferry 2000) L —A request for the no longer together St.Louis band Belle Starr, Lynne Reif who now is with her great band Salt of the Earth, wrote and sang this one.Buy it!
Mustard's Retreat “Let the Mystery Be” from Living In the Dream (Yellow Room Records 2011) —Michael Hough and David Tamulevitch with their 1st new studio release in 6 years do a really nice job on Iris Dement's best known song.Buy it!
Craig Bickhardt “The Real Game” from Brother to the Wind (Stone Barn 2009) —Thanks to Rich Reese, Pop ! The Beat Bubble Burst, 5 to 7 AM Thursdays on KDHX, for slipping this in my box, a baseball song from this Nashville songwriter, released 1 cd with his buddies Tom Schuyler and Fred Knopblock "SKB"Buy it!
Hugh Moffatt “Carolina Star” from Live and Alone (Brambus 1991) —Katy's talented Brother, with one of his many fine songs, we need more music from Hugh, a lot of good musical genes in the Moffatt family.Buy it!
Fred Eaglesmith and the Catfish Noodlers “Small Motors” from Balin (Aml Records 2006) —That does it for this week, Fred, with his bluegrass band, The Catfish Noodlers finishes it up. Fred returns with the "Fabulous Ginn Sisters" Off Broadway October 30. Support live music, see you on the radio.Buy it!
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