Songwriters Showcase (Music)
With Ed Becker
Sun Feb 20th 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
Kris Kristofferson “For the Good Times” from Singer/Songwriter (Sony 1991) —Kris will be in town with Merle Haggard on Wednesday, March 9 2 legends at the Magnificent Fox Theatre, something you won't want to miss.Buy it!
Gretchen Peters “On a Bus to St. Cloud” from Circus Girl: The Best of Gretchen Peters (Scarlet Letter 2009) —Speaking of successful Nashville songwriters Gretchen is at the top of the list, despite all the covers she does her songs better than anyone.Buy it!
The Great Big Sea “Knockin' Lost John” from Garth Hudson Presents a Canadian Celebration of The Band (Curve 2010) N —Can't get enough of this band tribute, the Nova Scotia band does Robbie Robertson's song from the Island cd, Garth Hudson on accordian.Buy it!
Blackie and The Rodeo Kings “Boots of Leather” from Kings of Love (True North 1999) —Tom Wilson song, watch for Blackie's all duet, (14 great female singers) Kings and Queens due out Mothers Day, can't wait !!!Buy it!
Chris Knight “Summer of '75” from Chris Knight (Decca Records 1998) —Chris will be at Off Broadway on Thursday March 17 St. Patty's Day Chris will be travelling with a full Band, have a shot of Jameson and get ready to rock.Buy it!
Hayes Carll “Bottle in My Hand” from Kmag Yoyo (& Other American Stories) (Lost Highway 2011) N —Hayes's 3rd release again gets high marks, joined here by friends, Todd Snider and Canadian Corb Lund.Buy it!
Hail The Size “Crazy Girl (feat. Maria McKee)” from I Can't Die In LA (GoodDrummer Music ASCAP 2009) —Midwestern boys Charlie Ezell and Matt North joined by Maria McKee with a wonderfull under the radar debut.Buy it!
Kinky Friedman “Somethin's Wrong with the Beaver” from Kinky Friedman (MCA 1974) —Stand up comic, Author, failed politician and legendary Singer Songwriter In town at Off Broadway on April 29 after a decade or so absence.Buy it!
Reckless Kelly & Joe Ely “Rider In The Rain” from Sail Away: The Songs of Randy Newman (SUGAR HILL 2005) —Great cover from the Suger Hill Tribute, Randy Newman will be at the Sheldon this Friday, February 25.Buy it!
Rodney Crowell “Leavin' Louisiana in the Broad Daylight” from Small Worlds: The Crowell Collection 1978 - 1995 (Raven 2002) —Rodney at the Duck Room on Monday, February 28, Rodney will also be selling and signing copies of his new autobiography "Chinaberry Sidewalks" after the show.Buy it!
Jerry Jeff Walker “Like a Coat from the Cold” from Ultimate Collection: Jerry Jeff Walker (Hip-O (UC) 2001) —A Guy Clark classic, Jerry Jeff Walker will be Wildwood Springs Lodge in late September the 27reserve your rooms early.Buy it!
James McMurtry “Crazy Wind” from Too Long In the Wasteland (Columbia 1989) —James McMurtry, son of famed author Larry McMurtry is doing well on his own. He's headling a show at the Pageant on Saturday, March 26. Bottle Rockets opening.Buy it!
Band of Heathens “L.A. County Blues” from One Foot In the Ether (BOH www.bohrecords.com 2009) —Texas songwriter Ed Jurdi, Colin Brooks, & Gordy Quist bring their band to Off broadway Sat. March 5 with a new cd in the can "Top Hat Crown & The Clapmaster's Daughter"Buy it!
Paul Kelly “Love Never Runs On Time” from The A to Z Recordings (Universal Music Australia 2010) N —A set of music from down under beginning with Paul Kelly from his 4 night no 2 alike performance of his songs as he wrote them, a must for Paul KELLY FANS.Buy it!
Mick Thomas And The Sure Thing “The Cap Me Granda' Wore” from The Horse's Prayer (Croxton Records 2003) —Weddings Parties Anything frontman with his new band The Sure Things, classic double cd release.Buy it!
Tom Rush “Fall Into the Night” from What I Know (Appleseed www.appleseedrec.com 2009) —Tom Rush is celebrating his 70th birthday this week ... a fine cover of an Eliza Gilkyson song, if Tom had only written "No Regrets" he would be considered a master songwriter.Buy it!
Warren Zevon “Looking for the Next Best Thing” from I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (Rhino 1996) —A request for a Zevon song, always a pleasure to visit the work of the Late songwriter, sadly missed. Thanks for listening, see ya next week same time same place.Buy it!
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