Songwriters Showcase (Music)
With Ed Becker
Sun Jun 12th 2011 10.00am–12.00pm
Time zone: central
Bryndle “Savannah” from Bryndle (Music Masters www.thebuckhannonbrothers.com 1995) —RIP Andrew Gold who died last week at 59, Kenny Edwards, 64 died last August, leaving Wendy Waldeman and Karla Bonoff as surviving members of this quartette, check out their wonderful musical legacy, they should be super stars.Buy it!
Blackie and The Rodeo Kings “Black Sheep” from Kings and Queens (FU:M 2011) N —w/Serena Ryder, one of 14 great original duets that Colin Linden took 4 years, traveling the country, to put together, certainly worth the wait.Buy it!
Michael Fracasso “Eloise” from Saint Monday (Michael Fracasso 2011) N —Great new originals from Michael, see him July 13-17 Okemah, Ok for Woody Guthries 99 birthday bash, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Butch Hancock, Kevin Welch, Gretchen Peters, Jimmy LaFave, Sam Baker, Etc.........check the whole line-up on line, WOW !!!!!Buy it!
Jonny Burke “THE LONG HAUL” from The Long Haul - EP (Jonny Burke 2009) —Liked Jonny's new "Distance and Fortune" so much that I had to check out his debut EP, liked it even more, Band of Heathens join in.Buy it!
Ladies Gun Club “Loaded Gun” from Ladies Gun Club - EP (Ladies Gun Club 2010) —Singer/Songwriters Sally Jaye (Georgia) and Sarah Roberts (North Carolina) join forces for six smokin' original tunes, can't wait for their full length CD !!!Buy it!
Brock Zeman & Dan Walsh “Ridin' On the Rims” from The Bourbon Sessions (Busted Flat Records 2007) —Underrated Canadian Singer/Songwriter Zeman joins former Fred Eaglesmith Flying Squirrel dobro player for a great session with a tape recorder and lots of bourbonBuy it!
Robyn Ludwick “For You Baby” from Out Of These Blues (Late Show Records 2011) N —From the sister of Bruce & Charlie Robison ...she outshines the boys on her great new release, produced by Gurf Morlix.Buy it!
Dave Alvin “Here In California” from West Of The West (Yep Roc 2006) —w/Christy McWilson on this classic by the late Kate Wolf (Christy sounds amazingly like Kate) - Dave Alvin and the Guilty Ones will be at Off Broadway on Thursday, July 7. Get there early the Skeletons open !!Buy it!
The Lonesome Strangers “The Truth About You” from Land Of Opportunity (Little Dog Records 1997) —Jeff Rymes song, he and Randy Weeks put out two fine albums as The Lonesome Strangers, worth seeking out.Buy it!
Verlon Thompson “Caddo County” from "Works" (Victor Tango Records 2011) N —Another great release from Guy Clark's top notch sideman, headed for my best of 2011 list. Co-written with Chris Hennessee, Melba Montgomery and Guy Clark also co-write a few of these new tunes.Buy it!
Amy Speace “Half Asleep and Wide Awake” from Land Like a Bird (Thirty Tigers 2011) N —Amy will be doing a Ranch House Concert (in Olivette) on Saturday, June 25. For tickets, go to email@example.com.Buy it!
Slaid Cleaves “One Good Year” from Holiday Sampler (Philo 2001) R —The only version of this song that features horns, Slaid Cleaves accompanied by "Chojo" Jacques will be at Off Broadway on Wednesday, June 22. Locals Rough Shop open.Buy it!
Eliza Gilkyson “Midnight On Raton” from Roses At The End of Time (Red House 2011) N —Eliza with her tribute to the late Townes Van Zandt. She will be at the Sheldon next Spring with Lucy Kaplanski and John Gorka from Red Horse.Buy it!
Buddy Miller “Dang Me” from Majestic Silver Strings (New West 2011) N R —Roger Miller cover ...by request, Buddy joined by Greg Leisz, Bill Frisell, and Marc Ribot, Majestic Silver Strings for sure !!Buy it!
Eric Taylor “Two Fires” from Resurrect (Munich Records 1998) —Eric Taylor will be playing a Log House Concert on July 16. Find out about tickets at Loghouseconcerts@yahoo.com. Denice Franke joins Eric on this song.Buy it!
Reagan Boggs “Thank You (Miner's Song)” from Thank You (Miner's Song) - Single (Reagan Boggs 2011) N —The title song from Reagan's upcoming new cd, first since her new baby, a former Songwriter Showcase guest, a favorite Larry Weir discovery.Buy it!