Songwriters Showcase (Music)
With Ed Becker
Sun Apr 17th 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
David Olney “Brays” from High, Wide and Lonesome (Philo 1995) —Welcome to the 2nd pledge drive edition, it's Palm Sunday & only the amazing David Olney could write a song from the perspective of the donkey that carried Jesus into Jerusalem.Buy it!
Josh Ritter “Monster Ballads (Acoustic)” from The Animal Years (V2 North America 2006) —It's a pleasure to have Roy Kasten along side. Josh Ritter just released an all acoustic version of his classic cd Animal Years.Buy it!
Lisa Miller “You're A Big Girl Now” from Quiet Girl With A Credit Card (Demon Records 1997) —Bob Dylan will turn 70 on May 24, a great cover of Bob's song by this wonderful Aussie Singer/SongwriterBuy it!
Tom Russell Band “Blind Willie McTell” from Unreleased Outtake (self 1989) —Another Dylan cover that Tom did live, but he never released this version, he did record the song with Barrence Whitfield on "Hillbilly Voodo". Tom at Off Broadway 10/7, Mt.Olive Turner Hall with Gretchen Peters 10/8..Buy it!
Mary McCaslin and Jim Ringer “The Bramble and the Rose” from The Best Of: Things We Said Today (Philo 1992) —Longtime favorite Mary McCaslin with her late husband Jim Ringer doing a cover of one of many great songs by the very prolific Barbara Keith.Buy it!
The Stone Coyotes “Detroit or Buffalo” from Born to Howl (Red Cat Records 2001) —Another one by Barbara Keith, that she sings and plays a wicked lead guitar with her Rockin' trio that includes her husband Doug Tibbles on drums and her step-son John Tibbles on BassBuy it!
Kinky Friedman “Sold American” from Lasso From El Paso (Sony 1976) —Kinky will be in town 4/29 at Off Broadway, there's nobody quite like him, don't miss the experience !! He's performing this song with Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue.Buy it!
Mary McBride “Rev It Up” from Everything Seemed Alright (Rogan 2002) —More reason to see Kinky, Mary McBride will open, A fine Singer/Songwriter you should know more about, she does a Fred Eaglesmith cover here, with the late Willie P. Bennett alongside.Buy it!
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit “Alabama Pines” from Here We Rest (Lightning Rod 2011) N —New from the X Drive by Trucker, who will visit The Old Rock House Tuesday 5/31 with Alabama Singer Songwriter Maria Taylor opening.Buy it!
Turnpike Troubadours “Every Girl” from Diamonds & Gasoline (Onward Music 2009) —Hour 2 thanks for your pledges, Oklahoma's Evan Felker and his great band start the 2nd half of the show, I hope 2011 will see the Turnpike Troubadors in our fair city !!Buy it!
The Sadies “The Shape I'm In” from Garth Hudson Presents a Canadian Celebration of The Band (Curve Music Inc. 2010) —2nd generation musicians Dallas & Travis Good, sons of Bruce Good who along with his brothers Brian and Larry still play together as Canadian Folk heroes The Good Brothers, The Sadies also back up Neil Young and Mary Margaret O'Hara on this great tributeBuy it!
Blackie and The Rodeo Kings “Red Dress” from Kings of Love (True North 1999) —A Willie P. Bennett song, B.A.R.K. long awaited "Kings and Queens" all duet cd is due June 17, can't wait, already at the top of my best of list for 2011.Buy it!
Hail The Size “Drift Away (feat. Maria McKee)” from I Can't Die In LA (GoodDrummer Music ASCAP 2009) —Midwesterners, Charlie Ezell & Matt North from Champagne, Il. & Madison, Wi, enlist the help of Songstress Maria McGee on their great debut. "Now that's a good record.." Steve EarlBuy it!
Lynn Miles with Jim Bryson “Goodbye” from Fall for Beauty (TRUE NORTH RECORDS 2010) —Quite simply, the best release by a female singer/songwriter in the past year !!!! A special pledge from our youngest member, my new Grandson, Luv Ya, Brody !!!Buy it!
Sammy Walker “Crazy Billy” from Misfit Scarecrow (Ramseur Records 2008) —First discovered Sammy 30 years ago on his Warner Brothers lps, he's remained a largely undiscovered treasure ever since, great to have new music from him.Buy it!
The Real Macaws “Nicolette” from Standing Alone (self 2011) N —New band (Byrds meet the Daredevils) Supe's tribute to their friend Nicolette Larson who died way to young in 1997. Catch their St. Lois debut next Sat. 4/23 Highland Brewing Co. Kirkwood, dinner 6:30 show 8.Buy it!
Nicolette Larson “Lotta Love” from super hits of the 70's (Rhino 1990) —Nicolette's big hit with this Neil Young cover, great news that Neil's original band The Buffalo Springfield is back together and going to tour, I'd like to see that show, never thought I'd have the chance.Buy it!
Rodney Crowell with Jerry Douglas “Long Hard Road (The Sharecropper's Dream)” from Glide (Koch 2008) —Jerry Douglas talked Rodney into doing this song on his cd, Rodney's hit for the Dirt Band, but never released by Rodney, I'm glad he did.Buy it!
Tom Russell & Iris DeMent “Throwin' Horseshoes At the Moon” from The Man from God Knows Where (Kirkelig Kulturverksted 1999) —We're outta here with Tom's ode to his Dad, thanks for the calls, thanks to Roy & Stacy, back to normal next week, Tom's in town for 2 shows in October.Buy it!
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