Nitty Gritty Dirty Band “I Am A Pilgrim” from Will The Circle Be Unbroken III (Nashville Catalog 49pm 1972) —w/Doc Watson & Richard Watson ... RIP Doc who passed away last week at the age of 89. This is one of Doc's best known songs.Buy it!
Terri Hendrix “The Dark” from This One's For Him, Tribute to Guy Clark (Icehouse 2011) —This was nominated for Americana album of the year, Sept. 12 at the Ryman Auditorium up againist Steve Earle, Jason Isbell, & Gillian Welch & David Rawlings.Buy it!
John Stewart “Mother Country” from California Bloodlines/Willard (Minus 2) (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 1989) —An internet request for this great tune from the late John Stewart and his amazing voice.Buy it!
Hardin Burns “I Lost My Faith” from Lounge (self 2012) N —Andrew Hardin (who also produced) and Jeannie Burns from the Burns Sisters (Annie & Marie) Fats Kaplin joins in, all new originals & 1 George Harrison cover. Great Stuff !!!!Buy it!
MARVIN ETZIONI “It Don't Cost Much” from Marvin Country! (Nine Mile Records www.ninemilerecords.com 2012) N —w/Richard Thompson, also joining Marvin on this ambitous 2 cd set are Steve Earle, Buddy Miller, Lucinda Williams, John Doe, Dixie Hummingbirds, & Lone Justice band mate Maria McKee.Buy it!
The Laws “I BELIEVE IN YOU” from Try Love (JML Music 2011) —Canadian Husband and wife duo with a great set of originals produced by Nova Scotia's amazing multi instrumentalist J.P. Cormier.Buy it!
Matt Harlan & The Sentimentals “Too Much Going On” from Bow and Be Simple (Berkalin Records 2012) N —No sophmore slump here, Harlan is backed by the Danish band the Sentimentals and the duet vocals of Rachel Jones.Buy it!
Kevin Gordon “Down To the Well” from Down to the Well (Shanachie 2000) —Duet w/Lucinda Williams. Kevin plays Twangfest this Saturday, June 9 @ the Duck Room.Buy it!
Kelly Hogan “Living Without You” from Because It Feel Good (Bloodshot Records www.bloodshotrecords.com 2001) —Kelly will be headlines the Thursday night of Twangfest, this Thursday, June 7 @ the Duck Room.Buy it!
Rough Shop “Suzanna” from Beneath the South Side Bridge (Perdition Records 2012) N L —Locals Rough Shop open Saturday's Twangfest, June 9 @ the Duck Room.Buy it!
John Doe and Exene Cervenka “See How We Are” from John Doe and Exene Cervenka Singing and Playing (Moonlight Graham Records 2012) N —John Doe, formerly from X and now on his own, headlines Saturday's Twangfest on June 9 @ the Duck Room.Buy it!
Wussy “MAGNOLIA” from Strawberry (Shake It 2011) N —Wussy will be appearing at this year's Twangfest on Thursday, June 7 @ the Duck RoomBuy it!
Slaid Cleaves “New Year's Day” from Wishbones (Philo 2004) —In town at Off Broadway on Tuesday, June 19. backed by Chojo Jaques, picked this song because Slaid mentions Kerrville that is going on as we speak.Buy it!
Blackie and The Rodeo Kings “How Come You Treat Me So Bad” from Kings and Queens (FU:M 2011) —w/Janiva Magness. Janiva will be at the Old Rockhouse on Friday, August 3. She sings this one with Stephen Fearing and Tom Wilson on this tune they co-wrote.Buy it!
Josh Ritter “Lillian Egypt” from The Animal Years (V2 North America 2006) —There is nobody that looks like they are having a better time performing than Josh, & we're the ones that benefit, Don't miss it !!!!@ Plush on Saturday, July 21.Buy it!
Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires “Everything You Took” from There Is a Bomb In Gilead (Alive Natural Sound 2012) N —Alan helps me out on some Sundays, and hosts a great show Bittersweet Melody 5 to 7 AM Wednesdays, here's a slice of Bittersweet Melody, check it out !!!!Buy it!
The Figgs “The Lovely Miss Jean” from The Day Gravity Stopped (Stomper 2012) N —Alan's set continues with something new from the Figgs.Buy it!
The District Attorneys “THE END” from Slowburner (This is American Music www.thisisamericanmusic.om 2012) N —From the new album by this Atlanta band. Great album, we conclude our slice of Bittersweet Melody, for the full version tune in Wednesday or check out the archive strem, thanks Alan.Buy it!
Steve Goodman “You Never Even Call Me By My Name” from No Big Surprise - The Steve Goodman Anthology (Red Pajamas Records 1994) —Hard to believe that Steve's been gone almost 28 years, the most dynamic solo performer I've ever scene, even if he was a Cub fan. For the old guys on the porch..Buy it!
Great American Taxi “Olden Days” from Paradise Lost (GATR 2011) —Produced by Todd Snider. This song has help from Elizabeth Cook, Todd Snider and Barry Sless. G.A.T. is Vince Herman, Chad Staehly, Jim Lewin, Brian Adams, & Chris Sheldon.Buy it!
John Fullbright “Forgotten Flowers” from From The Ground Up (Blue Dirt Records 2012) N —Debut studio cd from this wonderful Okemah, O.K. singer, songwriter, & multi-instrumentalist, best new release I've heard this year, Fats Kaplin and Andrew Hardin join in, tell'em where you heard it first.Buy it!
Kasey Chambers “Return Of The Grievous Angel” from STORYBOOK (Liberation Music 2011) —Kasey pays tribute to her biggest influences, including Gram Parsons and naturaly Kasey sings the Hell out of all of them.Buy it!
David Munyon “Forever Young” from Big Shoes (Stockfisch Records 2009) —Same idea from David on his favorite covers cd, besides Dylan, he includes Prine, John Fogarty, Neil Young, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, Lee Clayton, Cat Stevens, James Taylor, & Leenon and McCartney.Buy it!
Ian Tyson “Summer Wages” from Cowboyography (Vanguard Records vanguardrecords.com 1994) —We're outta here, Thanks Alan and thanks for listening, see you next week enjoy this Ian Tyson Classic, by request.Buy it!
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