Songwriters Showcase (Music)
With Ed Becker
Sun Mar 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
Jack Hardy “Singer's Lament” from Bandolier (Great Divide 2010) —RIP Jack Hardy, a folk favorite of mine. Check out the website to listen to Jack's 2008 visit to Songwriters Showcase along with Roy's comments.Buy it!
Richard Meyer “January Cold” from Fast Folk: A Community of Singers and Songwriters (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings folkways.si.edu 2002) —Richard, only 58, is suffering from severe Parkingsons and is confined to a nursing home, best song ever written about the Tea Pot Dome Scandal.Buy it!
Shawn Colvin “I Don't Know Why” from Fast Folk: A Community of Singers and Songwriters (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings folkways.si.edu 2002) —After the Dixie Diesels, Shawn debuted on the Fast Folk Musical Magazine Disc.Buy it!
Chantal Kreviazuk “Tears Of Rage” from Garth Hudson Presents a Canadian Celebration of The Band (Curve Music Inc. 2010) —Another cut from this wonderful cd, written by Bob Dylan & the late Richard Manuel for the Basement Tapes.Buy it!
Mary McBride “Crazy Again” from Everything Seemed Alright (Rogan 2002) —Mary McBride will be opening for Kinky she's joined on this track by Willie P. Bennet on mandolin, 3 co-writes by Fred Eagelsmith.Buy it!
Gretchen Peters & Tom Russell “Snowin' On Raton” from One to the Heart, One to the Head (Fontera 2009) —Tom Russell will be Off Broadway on October 7. Tom will be with Gretchen Peters at the Mt. Olive Turner Hall the next day, October 8.Buy it!
James McMurtry and the Heartless Bastards “Lights of Cheyenne (Live)” from Live In Aught-Three (Compadre 2004) —James McMurtry will be at the Pageant next Saturday, March 26. Festus natives The Bottle Rockets open.Buy it!
Cross Canadian Ragweed “Jimmy and Annie” from Highway 377 (Smith Entertainment www.twotons.com 1998) —Cody Canada, former frontman of Cross Canadian Ragweed (there's only one CCR!), will be playing a show with his band The Departed at the Old Rockhouse on Thursday, April 7.Buy it!
Foster and Lloyd “Without Love” from Lowe Profile: A Tribute to Nick Lowe (Brewery 2005) —after 10 years apart Radney Foster and Bill Lloyd are back together, a tour and a new cd are coming soon, good news !!Buy it!
Malcolm Holcombe “Reckon to the Wind” from To Drink the Rain (Music Road 2011) N —Another fine release by Malcolm, Andrew Jefferson Hardin on lead guitar thanks to Stacy for dropping a copy in my box.Buy it!
Bourne & MacLeod “HOME SWEET HOME” from Moonlight Dancers (Unidisc Music Inc. 1992) —a request for this tune that Larry and I used to play a lot. written and sung by Bill Bourne with Alan MacLeod on pipesBuy it!
Kim Carnes “Lucid Dreams” from Chasin Wild Trains (Corazong Records 2005) —Written with Chuck Prophet who also sings, plays guitar, bass and drums on this track. Kim isn't a one hit wonder "Bette Davis Eyes" this overerlooked cd is a real gem !!Buy it!
Perry Keyes “The Day John Sattler Broke His Jaw” from The Last Ghost Train Home (Laughing Outlaw Records 2007) —Former Sydney cab drivers great ode to his favorite rugby team. My favorite cd of 2007.Buy it!
Oh Susanna “Billy 4” from Short Stories (Bonus Track Version) (Continental Song City 2007) —Canadian songwriter Suzie Ungerleider does a great job on this Bob Dylan cover. Thanks to Allan and thanks for listening, see you next week.Buy it!
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