Songwriters Showcase (Music)
With Ed Becker
Sun Aug 21st 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
Mickey and The Motorcars “Raise My Glass” (Smith Music Group 2011) N —Very talented Braun family, younger brothers, Mickey & Gary with Kris Farrow, Mark McCoy, & Shane Vannerson, a fine new release. Kevin Welch's son, Dustin & daughter, Savannah helped write this one. Marty Muse (REK) & Bukka Allen on steel & keyboards.
Reckless Kelly “Wicked Twisted Road” (Sugar Hill Records www.sugarhillrecords.com 2006) —The older 2 Braun Brothers, Willy & Cody's band, all 4 brothers started playing with their musical Father and his western swing band in Oregon, Muzzie Braun & the Boys. New cd "Good Luck & True Love" due September 13.
Butch Hancock “Own & Own” (Sugar Hill Records www.sugarhillrecords.com 1989) —Butch and Jo Ann Parks sing this one, Butch will be in town Friday, September 9, playing a SOLD OUT Ranch House Concert. Knuckleheads in K.C. on Sept. 8 and with the Flatlanders Sept. 10, Columbia, Roots and Blues BBQ Fest.
The Greencards with Sam Bush “Make It Out West”
from The Brick Album (Darling Street 2011) N —Eamon McLoughlin left the band, new members Tyler Andal on Fiddle & Carl Miner on guitar join, founding members, Aussie's Carol Young & Kym Warner on their new fan financed cd. Old Rock House Friday 10/7. Bill Whitbeck (REK) co-write with Kym.
Tom Russell Band “Black Pearl”
from All Around These Northern Towns (Norske Gram 2000) —Tom with Thad Beckman returns to Off Broadway, October 7, Mt. Olive Turner Hall Saturday, Oct. 8 with Gretchen Peters info firstname.lastname@example.org. It's been 23 years since Tom and his band made their Off Broadway debut, Whew !!! pretty scarey stuff.
Rodney Crowell “Better Days”
from Old Friends of Guy Clark, A 60th Birthday Tribute (self 2001) —What do you get Guy Clark, 16 Old Friends doing his songs, a 60th birthday present put together by Verlon Thompson and Darrell Scott, A double disc 70th birthday present to be released 11/06/2011 on his birthday.
Gretchen Peters “Circus Girl”
from Circus Girl: The Best of Gretchen Peters (Scarlet Letter 2009) —Gretchen & husband Barry Walsh will join Tom Russell & Thad Beckman Sat. 10/08 7:30 show Mt.Olive Turner Hall. Just finished her new cd "Hello Cruel World" early 2012 release, nominated for Nashville's Songwriters Hall Of Fame.
Peter Cooper “Sheboygan”
from Mission Door (Red Beet Records 2008) —Peter Cooper & Eric Brace will be at the Focal Point, Friday, October 21 for an 8 PM Show, saw them this Spring at a Bedford house concert very good, very funny, Highly recommended, and if you need another reason to show up, Ben & Kari Bedford Opening.
Kirsten Jones “I Don't Wanna Live Like This”
from The Mad Mile (Fontana North/Maplecore 2011) —Allen Dahm from "Bittersweet Melody" (5 AM to 7 AM Wednesday Mornings) helps me out a lot of Sunday Mornings, Here's a little sampling of "Bittersweet Melody" starting with Kirsten on this Gary Louris (1/2 of the Jayhawks) produced cd.
William Elliott Whitmore “Everything Gets Gone”
from Field Songs (Anti- 2011) N —We wrap Allen's set with another song new to my ears, gonna make this a regular feature with Allen & Rich, Thank's Allen, great stuff, set your alarms for 5 AM Wednesday for more or listen to the last 2 weeks in our archives.
Mustard's Retreat “Blow The Candle Out”
from Living In the Dream (Yellow Room Records 2011) N —We close with Michael Hough and David Tamulevitch with their 1st studio recording in 6 years, and it was worth the wait, now we need to get them to St. Louis. Thanks for listening, see you next week.
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