Songwriters Showcase (Music)
With Ed Becker
Sun Oct 2nd 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
Kenny Roby & Neal Casal “Snow Don't Fall” from Black River Sides (Glitterhouse Records 1999) —Welcome, is there a better way to start a songwriter show, than to feature the songs of the late Townes Van Zandt. Neal Casal is part of Ryan Adams band.Buy it!
Guy Clark “To Live Is To Fly” from Old Friends (Sugar Hill Records ww.sugarhillrecords.com 1989) —Guy almost always features a song by his longtime friend on all of his releases. Guy turns 70 on November 6.Buy it!
Barb Donovan with Townes Van Zandt “I'll Be There In The Morning” from Angelina (Gregor Records 1996) —One of the last things Townes recorded, may even be the last thing, before his untimely demise 01/01/1997, hard to believe it's going on 15 years.Buy it!
Pierce Pettis “Georgia Moon” from State of Grace (Compass Records 2001) —Pierce will be in town 10/14 at the Eliot Chapel, Soulstice Cafe, in Kirkwood for an 8 PM show. The debut of a new concert series. This is my favorite song by Pierce.Buy it!
The Wagoneers “Atlanta” from The Essential (self www.georgeportz.com 2011) —A reissue of great music, put out by this Monte Warden project, if you missed them first time around check them out now, great stuff.Buy it!
Fountains of Wayne “cemetery guns” from Sky Full of Holes (Sky Full of Holes 2011) —New from the songwriting team of Adam Schlesinger and Chris Collingwood, this song is a departure from their great power popBuy it!
James McMurtry “RED RIVER VALLEY” from Dark River: Songs of the Civil War Era (Blue Corn 2011) —Austin artists with wonderful takes on these civil war era tunes, also includes Eliza Gilkyson, Slaid Cleaves, Rich Brotherton, Warren Hood, Rita Hoskins, John Dee Graham, and many more, great songwriting from the 1800's.Buy it!
John Prine “Flashback Blues” from The Singing Mailman Delivers (Oh Boy www.ohboy.com 2011) —John Prine returns to the Touhill December 3, this song is a young John Prine 1970, on a release of his first demo tape.Buy it!
Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit “Alabaama Pines” from Here We Rest (Lightning Rod Records www.lightningrodrecords.com 2011) —Jason will have the opening slot for the John Prine concert, so get their early.Buy it!
Jason Boland & the Stragglers “Woody's Song” from Rancho Alto (Thirty Tigers www.thirtytigers.com 2011) —Jason Boland with a fine new Lloyd Maines produced cd will make, what I think is his St. Louis debut at Off Broadway, on November 2.Buy it!
Los Lobos “Will the Wolf Survive” from Just Another Band from East L.A. (Rhino 1993) —If you ever wanted to have Los Lobos play in your living room, head out to Wildwood Springs Lodge, Steelville, Mo. October 14 and 15 and find out what it would be like, a rare oppurtunity.Buy it!
Tom Russell “Furious Love(For Liz)” from Mesabi (Shout Factory 2011) —Tom with a great new cd, his 29th will be at Off Broadway Friday and in Mt. Olive, Il. on Saturday with special guests Gretchen Peters.Buy it!
Tom Russell “A Land Called "Way Out There"” from Mesabi (Shout Factory 2011) —Calaxico, Barry Walsh, Will Kimbrough, Fats Kaplin, Victor Kraus, Van Dyke Parks, Augie Meyers, Joel Guzman, Gretchen Peters, Lucinda Williams all join Tom on this new release.Buy it!
Gretchen Peters “The Way You Move Me” from Circus Girl (Scarlet Letter Records 2009) —Besides singing at the Mt.Olive Turner Hall Saturday, Getchen will sing at Mother Jones Grave on Sunday 12:30 PM. A special thanks to Gretchen for calling in.Buy it!
Tracy Grammar “Blue Wing” from Book of Sparrows (self www.georgeportz.com 2007) —A really nice cover of the Tom Russell classic by Tracy, carrying on after the tragic death of her partner Dave Carter. Jim Henry joins her here.Buy it!
Kevin Welch “Anna Lise Please” from Beneath My Wheels (Dead Reckoning 1999) —As we try to do every week with Rich or Allen, they pick a set of songs, this week it's Rich starting with a great song by Kevin.Buy it!
Richard Shindell “A Juggler Out In Traffic” from Not Far Now (Signature Sounds Recording Company 2009) —Rich finishs up with something from the latest by Richard, about time for something new from Richard who currently lives in Buenos Aires.Buy it!
Ben Bedford “Twenty One” from Land of the Shadows CD ALBUM (Hopeful Sky 2009) —Ben and his wife Kari will be opening for Eric Brace and Peter Cooper October 21 at the Focal Point, Ben will be playing some new tunes, so get there early.Buy it!
Eric Brace & Peter Cooper “Missoula Tonight” from Master Sessions (Red Beet www.redbeetrecords.com 2010) —Peter and Eric at the Focal Point 10/21 don't miss it, you may never get to see them in a venue that size again.Buy it!
Gretchen Peters “If Heaven” from Circus Girl: The Best of Gretchen Peters (Scarlet Letter 2009) —We're outta here, WOW !!! lots of great music coming to St. Louis. Pledge drive the next 2 weeks, appreciate any support you can give the show and this great station, THANKS.Buy it!
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