Songwriters Showcase (Music)
With Ed Becker
Sun Jun 24th 2012 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
Rodney Crowell W/Emmylou Harris “Long Time Girl Gone By” from KIN: Songs By Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell COMP (Vanguard vanguardrecords.com 2012) —Welcome, We begin with Rodney Crowell's great new cd of songs written with author Mary Karr, produced by Joe Henry and a whole slew of fabulous guests.Buy it!
Mick Thomas “All The Roads” from The Last of the Tourists (Liberation Music 2012) —Dedicated to all the road construction delays, new from Aussie favorite and former leader of Weddings Parties Anything.Buy it!
Katherine Wheatley “One True Kiss” from Landed (The Hoot Music Company 2010) —What a voice from Canadian Wheatley's latest produced by Scott Merritt (Fred Eaglesmith) and the amazing Lynn Miles.Buy it!
Jonathan Richman “That Summer Feeling” from Jonathan Sings (sire 1983) —It's triple digits so it's time for some of my favorite summer tunes starting with Jonathan saying it better than I could.Buy it!
O'Brien Party Of 7 “IN THE SUMMERTIME” from Reincarnation: The Songs of Roger Miller (Howdy Skies Music www.timobrien.net 2012) —Tim and Mollie O'Brien and friends with a great tribute to the late Roger Miller, a nice ending to our summer tribute, stay cool out there !!!Buy it!
Caroline Doctorow “Northfield” from I Carry All I Own (Narrow Lane Records 2012) —Heard Stacy play this and was floored by how much Caroline sounded like Mary and I never get tired of Mary's songs.Buy it!
Tom Russell “Prairie In the Sky” from Song of the West - The Cowboy Collection (Red Music 1997) —Tom Russell is also a big fan of Marys', saw them jam together at a Kerrville campsite, and I know this song is one of his all time favorites.Buy it!
Mary McCaslin “Ballad of Weaverville” from Prairie in the Sky (Philo 1995) —Couldn't conclude the set without playing Mary herself, if your not familiar with it already do yourself a favor & check out Mary and her late husband Jim Ringer.Buy it!
Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks “How Can I Miss You When You Won't Go Away” from The Most of Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks (Sony 2001) —Was there ever a better song title, Dan Hicks will bring his hot licks to the Old Rock House, on Wednesday, July 11, 2012Buy it!
Josh Ritter “Lillian Egypt (Acoustic)” from The Animal Years (V2 North America 2006) —Josh Ritter brings his Royal City Band to Plush for a Saturday night show, July 21, nobody has more fun on stage than Josh.Buy it!
Eric Barnes “2 Stoplights” from Eric Barnes (self 2007) L —We welcome Steve St.Cyr back in our studio, host of the best local music showcase going, the Songbird Cafe, this Wednesday, June 27 7:30 at the Focal Point in Maplewood.Buy it!
Matt Schmidt “Madeline” from Matt Schmidt (self 2012) —This months Songbird Cafe will feature Eric Barnes, Craig Downs, Matt Schmidt, & Richard Tralles in an intimate in the round setting, check it out !!!Buy it!
Fred Eaglesmith “STARS” from 6 Volts (A Major Label 2011) —Fred will be back at Off Broadway Sept. 16, leading his Tin Can Tour of Old Route 66, Robbie Fulks, The Fabulous Ginn Sisters, Bill Poss, and Roger Marin will join all the touring Fredheads.Buy it!
Sam Bush “Last Letter Home” from Late As Usual (Sugar Hill Records www.sugarhillrecords.com 1990) —Founding member of New Grass Revival & a mandolin wizard & most importantly a die hard Cardinal Fan, will be bringing his considerable talent to the Old Rock House, Saturday 7/7, look for him at Busch that afternoon.Buy it!
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit “Alabama Pines” from Here We Rest (Lightning Rod 2011) —Former Drive By Trucker, Jason with his band, The 400 Unit will be at a KDHX sponsered show this Friday 6/29 at the wonderful Sheldon, Joe Henry & the Engine open.Buy it!
Mickey and The Motorcars “Raise My Glass” (Smith Music Group 2011) —From the talented Braun Family, brothers Mickey & Gary bring their band to Off Broadway Wednesday 7/25 Mike McClure joins them, Their brothers Cody & Willie are in Reckless Kelly, who knows maybe they'll show up.Buy it!
Eric Taylor “Peppercorn Tree” from Hollywood Pocketknife (Blue Ruby Music 2007) —Singer, Songwriter, Storyteller Extraordinare back at Log House Concerts, near Edwardsville, Sunday, 7/1 7:30. Full day of music, activities & fireworks starting at 2 Logapalooza, details & reservations call Mike (618) 531-1810Buy it!
Jeff Black “Hard Way Out” from Tin Lily (Lotos Nile Music 2005) —Also let Rich or Allen pick some tunes when they help out, Rich picked the talented Nashville Singer/Songwriter Jeff Black, a good fit next to Eric.Buy it!
Fleetwod Mac “Sentimental Lady” from Bare Trees (Reprise 1972) —Thanks for listening, stay cool out there. Heard the sad news that Bob Welch took his own life at 66, he wrote and sang one of my favorite songs a few years back R.I.P. Next week we celebrate Canada Day.Buy it!
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