Songwriters Showcase (Music)
Sun Dec 9th 2012 10.00am–12.00pm
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Colin Linden “Between the Darkness And the Light of Day”
from Still Live (crosscut records 2012) N —1/3 of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings steps out on his own with a brand new live recording, this one is one of Colin's originals.
J.P. Cormier “I Saw Jesus On The Lawn Last Night”
from Somewhere In The Back Of My Heart (self Self 2012) N —Nice to have a new release from J.P. and to see that he's recovering from his near fatal 2009 accident, He wrote this thought provoking tune after a cross was burned in the lawn of an interracial Nova Scotia Couple.
Chuck Brodsky “Out of Time and Place”
from Subtotal Eclipse (Chuck Brodsky Records 2011) —Thought this would be a good followup because J.P. Cormier produced, sings, and plays a half dozen instruments on Chuck's latest, plus I think I could be the guy Chuck's singing about.
The Laws “I BELIEVE IN YOU”
from Try Love (JML Music 2011) —Canadian husband and wife John and Michelle also have a new J.P. Cormier produced release, their strongest work yet !!
The Trishas “John Wayne Cowboy”
from High, Wide & Handsome (Fatty Four Music 2012) —Written by Jamie Wilson and Owen Temple and sang by Jamie along with her Trisha buddies Kelley Mickwee, Liz Foster, and Savannah Welch, daughter of Kevin Welch.
Bat McGrath “Blue Eagle”
from From the Blue Eagle (Vintage Masters Inc. 2011) —This wonderful recording is finally on cd, I've almost worn out my vinyl copy, pick up a copy at Bat's website, you won't regret it, not a week track on the whole disc.
Ryan Spearman “Haley Mae”
from Live at the Chapel (self Self 2010) L —Ryan will join Kelly Wells, John Wendland, and Andy Ploof for the Decmber edition of Songbird Cafe, at WKMU 3651 Olive in Grand Center this Thursday 12/13
Rough Shop “Dance All Night”
from Here Today (Perdition Records 2008) L —An Andy Ploof tune catch Andy at the Song Bird Cafe and catch Andy & John at the Rough Shop Christmas Extravaganza this Friday and Saturday 12/14-15 at the Focal Point, it wouldn't be Christmas without it.
NRBQ “Ridin' In My Car”
from The One and Only (virgin records 1989) —NRBQ's live shows are legendary, go see for yoyrself Wednesday, 12/19 at Off Broadway 8 PM show.
Catherine Britt “Always Never Enough” (ABC Music 2012) N —A cinch for 2012's top ten list due in a week or so, a dozen new songs from Catherine and a great supporting cast, Eliza Gilkyson joins her with harmony vocals on the title cut.
George Sanders “Skipping In the Mississippi Dew”
from Country Mornin' (George Sanders 1980) —A great cover of a John Hartford classic that I'm sure you'll hear at the tribute, this songs off vinyl, if anybody knows what happened to George Sanders let me know.
Bob Bossin “Steamboat Whistle Blues”
from The Roses on Annie's Table (Nick Records 2005) —Always loved this wonderful tribute to John (Who died June 4, 2001) by his friend, Canadian singer/songwriter Bob Bossin, in fact I would very highly recommend Bob's terrific cd, not a weak track on it.
John Hartford “Gentle On My Mind”
from Anthology (Flying Fish 1987) L —How can we not end the set with John himself with the song that paid his bills, a mega hit for Glen Campbell and one of the most covered songs ever. Come to Off Broadway to remember the old riverboat Captain.
Tom Russell “A Bowl Of Red”
from Heart on a Sleeve (fronteca 2012) —It's winter and time for a good bowl of Chili, get out your pen and copy Tom's recipe, from the recently pristine remastered cd with 5 never released bonus tracks & Shawn Colvin, from Tom's 1982 debut.
Bryndle “Forever Ride”
from House of Silence (Bryndle 2001) —Thanks for listening, thanks Rich, we're outta hear with Karla Bonoff singing a tune written by Wendy Waldman & Bill Miller the late Kenny Edwards and Andrew Gold also join in, see you next week, support live music.
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