Songwriters Showcase (Music)
With Ed Becker
Sun Jul 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
John Hiatt “Train to Birmingham” from Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns (New West www.newwestrecords.com 2011) —Welcome to song writer showcase, new music from master songwriter John Hiatt, 1st time he's recorded this gem, Kevin Welch debuted it 13 years ago, always wondered why John never did it.Buy it!
Steve Forbert “It Sure Was Better Back Then” from Mission of The Crossroad Palms (Giant/Paladin 1995) —Another guy I haven't played in way too long, wow, there are just too many talented singer/songwriters to do justice to in 2 hours a week, We try !!!Buy it!
Michael Fracasso “Eloise” from Saint Monday (Michael Fracasso 2011) —We waited awhile for new music from Michael, it was certainly worth the wait, now we're waiting for him to come back to St. Louis.Buy it!
The Band Of Heathens “What's This World” from One Foot In the Ether CD ALBUM (BOH RECORDS LLC 2009) —BOH return to Off Broadway Wednesday night, they are Texas singer/songwriters Ed Jurdi, Gordy Quist, and Colin Brooks with Seth Whitney on Bass and John Chipman on Drums, catch'em if you can, you won't be dissappointed.Buy it!
David Olney “Millionaire” from Live In Holland (Strictly Country Records 1994) —The amazing David Olney and Sergio Webb return to Off Broadway Thursday August 18, come and watch a master at work.Buy it!
Slaid Cleaves “White Rose” from Eaglesmith (Twangoff Records 2003) —From a great Fred tribute album, Fred brings his traveling show back to Off broadway October 30, along with the Fabulous Ginn Sisters.Buy it!
Tom Rush “REMEMBER ?” from Trolling for Owls (Night Light 2005) —I can relate to this song, the folk legend, just turned 70, comes to the Old Rock House listening room series Thursday, October 27, part comedian along with his great singing & songwriting.Buy it!
Adam Carroll “Ol' Milwaukee's Best” from Lookin' Out the Screen Door (Down Hole Records 2000) —At the top of the list of a great group of young Texas songwrtiters, still anxiously waiting for his St. Louis debut.Buy it!
Sydney “Haggerty” SINGLE (self 2011) —Sydney is made up of local musicians Jan Marra, John Krane, and Dave Werner who wrote this tribute to their late friend, Dave Haggerty on the 1st anniv. of his death (August 1) Thanks to Fred Friction for leaving this in my box.Buy it!
Scott Miller and The Commonwealth “Highland County Boy” from Thus Always to Tyrants (SUGAR HILL 2001) —Love Civil War Songs, so I thought I'd do a set of'em, starting with Scott Miller who's done several. Heck, I could do a whole Civil War showBuy it!
Don Oja- Dunaway “Kennesaw Line” from The Milltop Tee-Shirt Album (self 1978) —Don has played the Mill Top Tavern in St. Augustian, Fl.(oldest city in the U.S.) for 30 Plus years and writes amazing songs. Claire Lynch and The Front Porch String Band covered this one.Buy it!
Michelle Shocked W/ Uncle Tupelo “Shaking Hands (Soldier's Joy)” from Arkansas Traveler (Polygram 1992) —From Michelle's masterpiece, Uncle Tupelo joins in on this one. The album also features The Band, Allison Kraus, Pop Staples, Taj Mahal, Norman Blake, Doc Watson, Gatemouth Brown, Jimmy Driftwood, & Red Clay Ramblers. WOW !!!Buy it!
Terry Allen “Cocktail Desperado” from The Silent Majority (Terry Allen's Greatest Missed Hits) (SUGAR HILL 2005) —Only Terry could release his missed hits, this one he co-wrote with his friend, Talking Head David Byrne for David's great film "True Stories" that featured Terry's wife, Jo Harvey.Buy it!
Mason Proffit “A Thousand And Two” from Rockfish Crossing (Rhino/Warner Bros. 2006) —A blast from the past, brothers Michael & Terry Talbot, takes me to the Golden Gauntlet, Carbondale, Il. around 1971.Buy it!
Dixie Diesels “Back on the Tracks” from In the Studio 1974-1977 (self) —This one could take me to Carrie's, Murphysboro, Il. early 70's. the late Brad Davis, Radar Hurst, Willie Wainwright, Shawn Colvin, Charlie Morrill, & Boots Potter. Thanks, Boots for sharing this.Buy it!
NQ Arubuckle “Young Lover, Strong Swimmers” from Hanging the Battle-Scarred Pinata (Six Shooter Records 2002) —Thanks for listening, special thanks to Rich for helping out. Neville Quinlin & his fine band take us out, Love how they mention Tom Russell's "Blue Wing" in the song. See ya next week !!!Buy it!
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