Songwriters Showcase (Music)
With Ed Becker
Sun Apr 3rd 2011 10.00am–12.00pm
R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links
Time zone: central
Trish Murphy “Sunday” from Rubies On the Lawn (New West www.newwestrecords.com 1999) —Thanks to Allen for a great job filling in last week !! Trish starts us off with a Sunday in New Orleans, never get tired of hearing this song.Buy it!
Slaid Cleaves “Ramblers” from For the Brave and Free (Continental Song City 2000) —Slaid will be at Off Broadway on Wednesday, June 22, Ramblers is from his 3rd cd released shortly after he moved from Maine to Austin in 1991.Buy it!
Lucinda Williams “Seeing Black” from Blessed SINGLE (Lost Highway 2011) N —Personally I'd kind of lost interest in Lucinda's recent work, she returns to form on her new release, including this Vic Chestnut tribute.Buy it!
Steve Earle “Waitin' On The Sky” from I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive (New West www.newwestrecords.com 2011) N —First set of original songs from Steve in four years, it was worth the wait, joined by his wife Alison Moorer on a couple tracks.Buy it!
Blame Sally “Bird In Hand” from Speeding Ticket and A Valentine (Ninth Street Opus 2011) N —My first exposure to this all girl San Francisco Band, Pam Delgado, Renee Harcourt, Jeri Jones, and Monica Pasqual, who wrote and sang the track we played.Buy it!
Josh Ritter “Mexican Home” from Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine (Oh Boy Records 2010) —Since we had a request for John, thought a cut from this fine tribute cd would be a good fit, besides I really like Josh Ritter.Buy it!
Mary McBride “Big Old Oak Table” from Everything Seemed Alright (Rogan 2002) —Mary will be opening for Kinky Friedman at Off Broadway on April 29, all the more reason to go see the Texas legend, the late Willie P. Bennett on mandolin, and a couple Fred Eaglesmith co-writes.Buy it!
Kinky Friedman “Rapid City, South Dakota” from Kinky Friedman (MCA 1974) —@ Off Broadway on April 29, first time in town in more than a decade, author, comedian, failed governor canidate and a unique experience , don't miss it !!Buy it!
The Departed “Shades of Grey” from Undone - A Musicfest Tribute to Robert Earl Keen (Thirty Tigers 2008) —Cody Canada, former leader of Cross Canadian Ragweed, will be at the Old Rockhouse this Thursday, April 7, with his new band the Departed.Buy it!
Gretchen Peters “You Don't Even Know Who I Am (Demo)” from Circus Girl: The Best of Gretchen Peters (Scarlet Letter 2009) —Written by Gretchen, this song was a #1 hit for Patty Loveless. Gretchen and keyboard player extraordinar, new husband Barry Walsh will be at the Turner Hall in Mt. Olive with Tom Russell & Thad Beckman on Saturday, October 8.Buy it!
Tom Russell “Cross of Guadalupe” from Museum of Memories 1972 - 2002 (Dark Angel 2002) —Tom will be at Off Broadway on Friday, October 7 and at the Turner Hall in Mt. Olive the following night with Gretchen Peters, Tom's new cd "Mesabi" due out in September.Buy it!
David Wiffen “Skybound Station” from South of Somewhere (TRUE NORTH RECORDS 1999) R —A request to my e-mail address at Songwriters., from the last release by this great, reclusive Canadian Songwriter.Buy it!
Drive-by Truckers “Used to Be a Cop” from Go-Go Boots (ATO www.atorecords.com 2011) N R —A phone in request for this Patterson Hood song, I should really get to know the Truckers better, there's just way to much music to do justice too, or keep up with in 2 hours a week !!Buy it!
The Great Big Sea “Knockin' Lost John” from Garth Hudson Presents a Canadian Celebration of The Band (Curve 2010) —This amazing all Canadian Band tribute is my favorite release of 2011. Nova Scotia's Great Big Sea does a fine take on this Robbie Robertson track from "Islands".Buy it!
NQ Arbuckle “Postcard from Princess” from X O K (Six Shooter Records 2008) —Toronto based band headed by singer/songwriter Neville Quinlan just picked up a Juno award for best roots -traditional album for their release " Let's Just Stay Here" with Carolyn MarkBuy it!
Amy Speace “Ghost” from Land Like a Bird (Thirty Tigers 2011) N —New from recent discovery Amy Speace, thanks for listening, next 2 weeks pledge drive, hope you'll take the time to support the show, we really do appreciate it !!!!Buy it!
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