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
Jeff Bridges “What a Little Bit of Love Can Do” from Jeff Bridges (EMI 2011) N —Welcome !! No novelty act, the "Dude" sings, plays, & writes on this T Bone Burnett produced CD. This song is by the late Stephen Bruton & Gary Nicholson.Buy it!
Stephen Bruton “Single Star” from Right On Time (Dos Records 1995) —The wonderful producer, songwriter, singer, muti-instrumentalist died May of 2009 at the age of 60. Never really did get the recognition he deserved.Buy it!
Gary Nicholson “Lone Star Blues” from Texas Songbook (Bismeaux 2011) N —Much covered songwriter, showcases some of his best known songs, doesn't hurt to have Joe Ely and Asleep At The Wheel's, Ray Benson helping out on this track.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
The Refugees “7 Days” from Three (Wabuho 2011) N —My favorite (What's currently in your car cd player) release. All originals and great harmonies from the very talented trio of Wendy Waldeman, Cindy Bullens, & Deborah Holland. This ones a Cindy Bullen's tune, love the Ted Williams reference.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
Todd Snider “Play A Train Song” from Todd Snider Live: The Storyteller (Aimless Records 2011) N —A storyteller indeed !!! A request for Todd, just wish more of Todd's songs were FTC friendly, you really do have to experience him live, to get the full benefit.Buy it!
Carolyn Mark W/Luke Doucet “I'M SO LONESOME I COULD CRY” from Just Married - An Album of Duets (Mint Records, Inc. www.mintrecs.com 2005) R —A request for a Hank Williams song, Carolyn Mark does classic Hank with Luke Doucet, 13 other great duets from our Northern neighbors on this wonderful cd.Buy it!
Ryan Spearman “PROMISED LAND” from Get Along Home (Green Strum 2011) N L —Very talented local singer/songwriter playing homemade instruments on his great new release. Ryan and his band will be at the Sheldon Concert Hall Ballroom this Friday, August 26 7:30 PM, Lulus open.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
Adam Carroll “Red Bandanna Blues” from South of Town (Down Hole Records 2006) R —A request, never get tired of this one by my favorite of all the young Texas songwriters, still waiting for that St. Louis debut. Produced by Lloyd Maines.Buy it!
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 email@example.com. It's been 23 years since Tom and his band made their Off Broadway debut, Whew !!! pretty scarey stuff.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
Gina Holsopple “Broken Heart” from Free The Earth (self 2011) N —Gina, who grew up on the Kansas prarie and now lives in Oswego, N.Y., will be playing at Sprenkefest, St. Ann's Parish, 7530 Natural Bridge, Normandy, MO. , Saturday, September 10 at 9 PM.Buy it!
Tom Pacheco “Donna Marie” from The Best Of Tom Pacheco: The Secret Hits Vol. II (Frog's Claw Recordings 2011) N —33 "Secret Hits" from the brilliant and prolific, Woodstock, N.Y., singer/songwriter, my goal is to do my best to see that Tom doesn't remain a secret.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
Mason Jennings “Raindrops On The Kitchen Floor” from Minnesota (Stats and Brackets 2011) N —Continuing with a mini preview of "Bittersweet Melody". KDHX has the most knowledgeable DJ's in the world, it's great to learn from them.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
Bill Morrissey “INSIDE” from Bill Morrissey: The Essential Collection (Rounder Records www.rounderrecords.com 2004) —The sudden loss of Bill still hurts, but he left us a great musical legacy, including this gem with Suzannne Vega.Buy it!
Reagan Boggs “Thank You (Miner's Song)” from Thank You (Miner's Song) - Single (Reagan Boggs 2011) N —Title song to Reagan's upcoming cd, can't wait for the whole thing, a former guest on Songwriter Showcase and a Larry Weir favorite discovery, so you know she's great !!!Buy it!
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.Buy it!
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