Songwriters Showcase (Music)
With Ed Becker
Sun Apr 24th 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
Steve Goodman “Easter Parade” from The Easter Tapes (Red Pajamas Records 1996) —Welcome, the late Steve Goodman starts us off on this Easter Sunday, can't believe Steve's been gone over 25 years, one of the most dynamic live performers I ever saw, and imagine all the great music Steve would have given us in those 25 years. This is reBuy it!
David Olney “Jerusalem Tomorrow” from Live In Holland (Strictly Country Records 1994) —An Easter standard (there's not many of those) from the brilliant David Olney, the very prolific singer/songwriter has a new ep "Film Noir" due out May 24 and you'll hear it here .Buy it!
Matraca Berg “You & Tequila” from The Dreaming Fields (Dualtone 2011) N —Matraca's first new music in 12 years, worth the wait, lot's of help from her friends, Matraca's married to Jeff Hanna of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band fame.Buy it!
Jonny Burke “Into the Autumn” from Distance and Fortune (Dreamcar 2011) N —New discoveries are always fun and I have to thank one of my very knowledgable listeners for this one, a contender for best debut of 2011 and another in a great roster of new young Texas songwritersBuy it!
Eliza Gilkyson “Roses At the End of Time” from Roses At The End of Time (Red House www.redhouserecords.com 2011) N —New music is always welcome from this wonderful 2nd generation songwriter, it's especially great to see Eliza on the mend from her recent, very serious automobile accident, Eliza co-wrote this song with Deanna Carter.Buy it!
Eric Hanke “Factory Man” (Ten Foot Texan 2011) N —Wow, lot's of new releases, another Texan, this isn't his debut, but it's new to me and I'm looking forward to giving it a more serious listen.Buy it!
Hayes Carll “Another Like You” from KMAG YOYO (Lost Highway 2011) N —Hayes' duet with Cary Ann Hearst from his new release, Hayes has a new live ep available on his website from his live show at South by Southwest.Buy it!
Bob Dylan “Tangled Up In Blue” from The Essential Bob Dylan (Sony 2000) —Bob will turn 70 on May 24, KDHX will celebrate the event with a station benefit, May 27 at Off Broadway with a whole slew of local bands doing Dylan songs, there are plenty to chose from.Buy it!
The Richie Furay Band “Medley #1 (Live) "Flying On The Ground Is Wrong", "Do I Have To Come Right Out And Say It', & "Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing".” from Alive (Deluxe Version) [Live] (Friday Music 2009) —Good News ! The Buffalo Springfield is back together and touring after 40 + years. Looking forward to catching one of the shows, Richie still sings great, accompanied here by his daughter, Jesse Furay Lynch.Buy it!
Kevin Hearn & Thin Buckle “You Ain't Goin' Nowhere” from Garth Hudson Presents a Canadian Celebration of The Band (Curve Music Inc. 2010) —Another Bob Dylan song from the Band's "The Basement Tapes", on Garth Hudson's wonderful all Canadian tribute.Buy it!
Kinky Friedman “Rapid City, South Dakota” from Kinky Friedman (MCA 1974) —Kinky at Off Broadway Friday 4/29 for the first time in over a decade, Don't miss this Texas legend, comedian, author, singer/songwriter and self proclaimed Governor of Texas.Buy it!
Mary McBride “That Was Then, This Is Now” from Everything Seemed Alright (Rogan 2002) —The very talented Mary McBride will be opening for Kinky, you probably don't know about her, but you should.Buy it!
Mary McBride “Blind Boy” from Everything Seemed Alright (Rogan 2002) —Another by Mary, actually I pushed the wrong button, but it's a great song, the late Willie P. Bennet helps out on this one, get to Off Broadway early for Kinky so you catch Mary's opener.Buy it!
Keith Sykes “A Long Monday” from Country Morning Music (Keith Sykes 2011) N —Even if you don't recognize Keith, You'll remember his songs, this ones written with John Prine, also co-writes on his new release with Guy Clark, Jimmy Buffett, etc.Buy it!
Peter Cooper and Lloyd Green “Elmer The Dancer” from The Lloyd Green Album (Red Beet www.redbeetrecords.com 2010) —Saw Peter with Eric Brace and Phil Lee at a wonderful house concert Friday at the Bedford's in Springfield, Il., coming to The Focal Point in Oct., Opening for John Prine next week.Buy it!
Patti Griffin “I Love” from I Love, Tom T. Hall's Songs of Fox Hollow (Red Beet Records 2011) N —Brand new, Peter Cooper and Eric Brace's Tom T. Hall tribute, with many special guests including Tom, CD release 5/25 at the Ctry Music Hall of Fame, Ford Theatre, Nashville.Buy it!
Greg Brown, Peter Heitzman, Garnet Rogers, & Karen Savoca “Summer Lightning” from Live At The Black Sheep (Snow Goose Songs 2003) —Greg Brown covering a song by Garnet Rogers live at the Black Sheep north of Toronto.Buy it!
Eric Taylor “Mission Door” from Eric Taylor (lanor 1995) —Thanks for listening, Happy Easter. Eric takes us home, he'll be at Log House Concerts in Edwardsville in July, I intend to be there, see you next week.Buy it!
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