Songwriters Showcase (Music)
With Ed Becker
Sun Jan 1st 2012 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
Todd Snider “Waco Moon”
from New Connection (Oh Boy www.ohboy.com 2003) —Todd got the news that his good friend Eddie Shaver died on New Years Eve 2000 at the age of 37, and wrote this song, Todd will be at the Sheldon on Friday the 13 this month. A side note, Eddie's dad Billy Joe will be at the Old Rock House January 17.
Bettysoo and Doug Cox “Dublin Blues”
from Across The Borderline: Lie To Me (Bettysoo and Doug Cox 2011) —This song would have fit on Guy's tribute, a wonderful take on Guy's song by Bettysoo along with Canadian dobro wizard Doug Cox, all covers but Bettysoo makes great choices, including Butch Hancock, Blaze Foley, Doug Sahm, 'nuff said.
Gretchen Peters W/Rodney Crowell “Dark Angel”
from Hello Cruel World (Gretchen Peters 2012) —A Radio debut, from Gretchen's newest, due out in a couple of weeks, Rodney Crowell recently performed Gretchen and Barry Walsh's wedding ceremony, he sings with her here. The 2012 best of list begins.
Steve Earle and Allison Moorer “Heaven or Hell”
from I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive (New West www.newwestrecords.com 2011) —Continuing our duet set Steve is joined by his wife, Allison from his 2011 release, also released a book of the same name. Also catch Allison's talented sister Shelby Lynne at the Old Rock House Thur. 1/12.
Garth Hudson W/Peter Katz & The Curious “Acadian Driftwood”
from Canadian Celebration of the Band (Curve 2010) —Never tire of music by The Band, loved original member, Garth Hudson's all Canadian Band tribute 18 handpicked selections by some of Canada's greatest performers, a must have cd, from the top of the best of 2011 list.
Robbie Robertson “When the Night Was Young”
from How to Become Clairvoyant (429 Records www.429records.com 2011) —Speaking of the Band, Robbie Robertson with his best material and performance since leaving the legendary group. Eric Clapton helps out, Angela McClusky contributes great vocals on this track.
Bill Morrissey “Birches”
from Bill Morrissey: The Essential Collection (Rounder Records www.rounder.com 2004) —We leave you with Bill Morrissey who we sadly lost this year, we'll miss him, this also goes out to Larry Weir (his favorite song) who we'll always miss. Happy New Year, Thanks Rich, we'll continue reviewing 2011 next week.
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