Songwriters Showcase (Music)
With Ed Becker
Sun Oct 23rd 2011 10.00am–12.00pm
Time zone: central
Justin Vernon of Bon Iver “Bruised Orange (Chain of Sorrow)” from Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine (Oh Boy Records 2010) —Thanks for the wonderful support during pledge drive, I really appreciate it. John Prine will be at the Touhill on December 3 with Jason Isbell.Buy it!
Matt Weber & Nora O'Connor “Souvenirs” from The Postman Delivers: A Chicago Musicians' Tribute to John Prine V1 (Lost in America 2010) —Another largely overlooked Prine, all Chicago, tribute to their former Mailman, Nora O'Conner was a performer at Twangefest.Buy it!
Eric Taylor “Dean Moriarty” from Live at the Red Shack (Blue Ruby 2011) N —Something brand new from the Eric Taylor album due out next week. Eric is joined by Lyle Lovett, Nanci Griffith, Denice Franke, and his wife Susan Lindfors who also produced, headed for my top ten.Buy it!
Amos Garrett, Doug Sahm, Gene Taylor “Banks of the Old Pontchartrain” from Return of the Formerly Brothers (stony plain 2004) —The late Doug Sahm sings this Hank Williams tune with Juno Award wining Amos Garrett and former Blaster Gene Taylor, you'll want this cd in your music collectionBuy it!
Tom Rush “Fall Into the Night” from What I Know (Appleseed www.appleseedrec.com 2009) —Just turned 70, folk legend tackles an Eliza Gilkyson song. Tom Rush will be at the Old Rockhouse on Thursday, Oct 27. Highly recommended !!!Buy it!
Paul Kelly “I Can't Believe We Were Married” from The A to Z Recordings (Universal Music Australia 2010) —Aussie great takes a page from Butch Hancock's no 2 alike and gives us acoustic versions of his amazing song catalogue.Buy it!
Catherine Britt “If I Could Start Today Again” from Stories of Me: A Songwriters Tribute to Paul Kelly (Redbird 2003) —Something we'd all like do at times, Catherine Britt sings the heck out of this Paul Kelly tail.Buy it!
Mick Thomas & The Sure Thing “As You Lay Sleeping” from Spin! Spin! Spin! (Liberation Music 2009) —Felicity Urquhart does the duet vocals with former Weddings Parties Anything frontman Mick ThomasBuy it!
Richard Dobson “Snowing On Raton” from Amigos - Richard Dobson Sings Townes Van Zandt (Brambus Records 1994) —Very underrated compadre of Townes & Guy Clark, Richard's Townes tribute is much better than the recent one by Steve Earl. Nanci Griffith called Richard "The Ernest Hemingway of songwriters".Buy it!
Eliza Gilkyson “Midnight On Raton” from Roses At The End of Time (Red House 2011) —Townes tribute from Eliza's wondeful new cd. at the Sheldon next April 20, 2012 with Red Horse that also features John Gorka & Lucy Kaplansky.Buy it!
Sammy Walker “Blue Ridge Mountain Skyline” from IN CONCERT (Brambus Records & Verlag AG 1990) R —Another singer/songwriter that should be better known (shouldn't they all) a couple of major label (RCA) albums in the late 1970's, still putting out great stuff today.Buy it!
Tom Paxton “The Last Thing On My Mind” from Live At McCabes (Shout Factory www.shoutfactory.com 2000) R —A request for this Tom Paxton classic, Tom will turn 74 on Halloween, but is still on the road and putting out out more music to add to his spectacular catalogue.Buy it!
Fred Eaglesmith & The Flying Squirrels “Alcohol & Pills” from Ralph's Last Show (Live In Santa Cruz) (Signature Sounds www.signaturesounds.com 2001) —From my favorite Fred cd, always look forward to Fred's St.Louis visits. Fred will be at Off Broadway on Sunday, October 30. The Ginn Sisters & Bill Poss support.Buy it!
J.P. Cormier “Kelly's Mountain” from Another Morning (BOREALIS 1997) —Nova Scotia producer (Chuck Brodsky & The Laws), singer songwriter, and amazing multi-instrumentalist with a great murder ballad.Buy it!
Bottle Rockets “Smokin' 100's Alone” from Not So Loud: An Acoustic Evening With The Bottle Rockets (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2011) N L —Brian Henneman will be part of the first Songbird Series at the Focal Point on Wed, Oct 26. Brian will be with Kip Loui, Kevin Bilchik, and Caleb Travers.Buy it!
Bottle Rockets “Welfare Music” from The Brooklyn Side (East Side Digital 1995) L —One more from Brian, good luck to Steve on his new series, support it and keep live music and great performers playing in St.Louis.Buy it!
Stan Rogers “The Field Behind The Plow” from The Very Best Of Stan Rogers (self-released 2009) —Nice re-mastered set of songs from the late Canadian legend, great place to start if you don't know Stan's music, unbelievably gone almost 30 years.Buy it!
Tamarack “Lonesome Cowboy's Lament” from Fields of Rock and Snow (SGB 1991) —Thanks for listening, thanks Alan, we take you home with James Gordon, Alex Sinclair, & Gwen Swick and their wonderful harmonies, see you next week.Buy it!