Songwriters Showcase (Music)
With Ed Becker
Sun Sep 18th 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
Fred Eaglesmith “Katie” from 6 Volts (A Major Label 2011) N —Welcome, good to be back, this just arrived from Port Dover, Canada, Fred with a cheerey murder ballad, a terrific new cd, produced by Scott Merritt, and at Off Broadway October 30.Buy it!
Great Big Sea “Gallows Pole” from Safe Upon the Shore (Warner Music Canada 2010) —Steve Berlin from Los Lobos produced this Nova Scotia band's album, including this great take on a Led Zepplin song.Buy it!
Josh Ritter “Folk Bloodbath” from So Runs the World Away CD ALBUM (Pytheas Recordings 2010) —Continuing in the great folk tradition of songs with high body counts, Josh does this one with the Mississippi John Hurt chorus.Buy it!
Reckless Kelly “Weatherbeaten Soul” from Good Luck & True Love (No Big Deal 2012) N —Brand new from the talented Braun family, brothers Cody and Willy head up Reckless Kelly along with David Abeyth, Jay Nazz, and Chris Schelske, good stuff !Buy it!
Micky and the Motorcars “Never Been Out West” from Raise My Glass (Smith 2011) N —The other 2 Braun Brother's band, Mickey and Gary, also with a fine new cd, Willy helped Mickey write this song.Buy it!
Whitehorse “Broken” from Whitehorse (Six Shooter Records 2011) N —Canadian husband and wife team Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland team up under the name Whitehorse for an amazing debut, all originals and a Springsteen cover.Buy it!
Fats Kaplin & Kristi Rose “So Far (As I Can Tell)” from Gin (EP) (self 2011) N —Only 100 of this EP were printed and they'll be selling them at the Focal Point next Friday night 10/23, 8 pm show don't miss this wonderful duo.Buy it!
Fats Kaplin “Monkey In a Dogcart” from Fats Kaplins' World of Wonder--Downunder (Fats Kaplin 2009) —Fats adapted this song from the Leake County Revelers of Mississippi and added lyrics, that Fats Sings !!!! Kieren Kane adds Banjo.Buy it!
Tom Rush “Jamaica, Say You Will” from The Very Best of Tom Rush: No Regrets, 1962-1999 (COLUMBIA/LEGACY 1999) —A great take on this song that Jackson Browne wrote when he was 18, Tom will be at the Old Rockhouse on October 27, catch the folk legend who just turned 70.Buy it!
Terence Martin “Lost Hills” from lost hills (Good Dog Music 2005) —Terrence has just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, keep him in your prayers, and check out his great body of work of which this is a fine example.Buy it!
Kimmie Rhodes “CATCH THE WIND” from Dreams of Flying (Sun Bird 2011) N —A great take on this Donavon classic with duet vocals by Joe Ely, Kimmie's son Gabe produced and played multiple instruments on this one. Kimmie, a former Twangefest headliner.Buy it!
Ben Bedford “Land of the Shadows” CD ALBUM (Hopeful Sky 2009) —Ben and his wife, Kari will be opening for Peter Cooper and Eric Brace at the Focal Point on Friday, October 21, you need to arrive early.Buy it!
Chris Knight “Crooked Road” from Heart Of Stone CD ALBUM (Drifter's Church www.chrisknight.net/ 2008) —Congrats to our ticket winner, Chris Knight will be at the Old Rockhouse on Friday, September 30, part of their listening room series, he does a great coal mining song here .Buy it!
Gretchen Peters “MOTHER” from Circus Girl: The Best of Gretchen Peters (Scarlet Letter 2009) —Besides playing Turner Hall with Tom, Gretchen will sing her wonderful ode to Mother Jones at her gravesite, Union Miners Cemetery, Mt.Olive, IL. Sunday 10/9 around 12:30 pm singer/songwriter Tom Irwin of Springfield, IL. will also be at the annual event.Buy it!
Tom Russell “Sterling Hayden” from Mesabi (Shout Factory 2011) N —Tom's story of the controversial movie actor, Tom never dissapoints, another amazing collection of songs. Tom Russell will be at Off Broadway on October 7 ... and then at the Mt. Olive Turner Hall on October 8, with Gretchen Peters.Buy it!
Ry Cooder “no banker left behind” from Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down (Nonesuch 2011) N —Thanks to Allen for helping out and doing a fine job filling in last week, here's this week's slice of "Bittersweet Melody" beginning with this new one from Ry Cooder.Buy it!
Brown Bird “Bilgewater” from The Sound Of Ghosts (Supply and Demand Music 2011) N —Allens 2nd tune, new from Brown Bird who will be playing with The Devil Makes Three at the Duck Room on November 8, A fun segment from Allen or Rich each week.Buy it!
Robert Earl Keen “I Gotta Go” from Ready For Confetti (Lost Highway 2011) N —Brand new and very good from Robert and his long time band, Lloyd Maines co-produces, the Robert Earl Keen Band played all over the midwest this week, except St. Louis, oh well, maybe next time.Buy it!
Mark Germino & the Grenade Angels “Screamin', Cryin' Freight Train Blues” from Atomic Candlestick (self 2007) —We're outta here, thanks for listening, we'll send you home on this Screamin', Cryin' Freight Train by old favorite Mark Germino (Rex Bob Lowenstein), See you next week !!!Buy it!
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