Songwriters Showcase (Music)
With Ed Becker
Sun Sep 4th 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
Dave Alvin “Border Radio”
from Romeo's Escape (Razor & Tie www.razorandtie.com 1986) —Welcome to another edition of Songwriter's Showcase. I hope you'll stay tuned for both hours. We take you to Mexico from Dave's great solo debut, after the Blasters, Katy Moffatt helps out on harmony vocals.
Tom Russell “Goodnight, Juarez”
from Mesabi (Shout Factory www.shoutfactory.com 2011) N —From his brand new album due out September 6 and featuring help from Will Kimbrough, Victor Krauss, members of Calexico and many others. This track features members of Calexico, Gretchen Peters, Barry Walsh and Thad Beckmann.
Gretchen Peters “The Aviator's Song”
from Circus Girl: The Best of Gretchen Peters (Scarlet Letter 2009) —Award winnig singer/songwriter along with her husband, Barry Walsh (Boxtops, Roy Orbison) on Keyboard & accordian Join Tom Russell and Thad Beckman at the Mt.Olive Turner Hall show. This song is a tribute to her Dad a WWII hero.
Jimmy Webb W/ Glen Campbell “By the Time I Get to Phoenix”
from Just Across The River (E1 Music www.e1entertainment.com 2010) —Glen Campbell will be in town this Friday at the J.Scheidegger Center, Lindenwood University playing a sold out show. It's his "Goodbye Tour" after being diagonosed with Alzheimer's Disease, our thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family.
Bodeans “Sad Eyes”
from Indigo Dreams (Oar Fin 2011) N —From the final album of the BoDeans with Sammy Llanas who's going solo after this album (new cd "4 A.M. due soon), after a 30 year partnership with Waukesha, Wisconsin High School buddy Kurt Neumann, while Kurt Neumann will continue the BoDeans name.
Steve Key “Shoeless Joe Jackson”
from Record Time: Recorded Live in Concert (Local Folkel 1992) —Another true baseball story, about the tragic "Shoeless Joe" from a songwriter showcase favorite, who seems to be missing in action lately, where are you Steve Key ?? Last cd was "House Blend" in 2003.
David Olney and John Hadley “The Gas House Gang”
from 'Ol Diz: A Musical Baseball Story (Deadbeet 2005) —Ben Jones (Cooter on "Dukes of Hazard") wrote a play about the life of Dizzy Dean, he asked David Olney & John Hadley to do the music, a wise choice. David released the songs in a limited edition cd, check his website. Hoping to see the musical live.
Peter Cooper “715 (For Hank Aaron)”
from Mission Door (Red Beet Records 2008) —Peter with a wonderful ode to his boyhood hero and everything he went through while chasing the Babe. Peter Cooper will be with Eric Brace (Last Train Home) at the Focal Point in Maplewood on Friday, October 21. Springfield, IL's Ben & Kari Bedford open.
Robert Earl Keen “The Road Goes On and On”
from Ready For Confetti (Lost Highway 2011) N —Robert with a fine new cd and his wonderful, longtime band, touring all over the midwest this month to support it, but NO St.Louis, Chicago 9/8, K.C. 9/13, Columbia, Mo. 9/14 also dates in Indiana, Arkansas, TN. Where are you St.Louis ???
Fred Eaglesmith “York Road”
from The Official Bootleg Series Volume One (Lonesome Day www.lonesomeday.com 2002) —Fred will return to Off Broadway Sunday, October 30 with the "Fabulous Ginn Sisters" who will open and have become regular members of Fred's band, you need to experience Fred live.
David Wax Museum “Born With A Broken Heart”
from Everything Is Saved (self-released 2010) N —A set from Allen who will be filling in on my show next week. Tune in for a slice of Bittersweet Melody on Songwriter's Showcase next week. Thanks for a great set, and thanks in advance for what I know will be a great show next week, tune in at 10.
Butch Hancock “Firewater (Seeks Its Own Level)”
from Own & Own (Sugar Hill Records www.sugarhillrecords.com 1989) —Butch will be in town at a sold out Ranch House concert on Friday, Sept 9, he'll be at Knuckleheads in Kansas City the night before 9/8 and at the Bar-B-Que fest in Columbia, Missouri on Saturday 9/10 joined by the rest of the legendary Flatlanders.
Eilen Jewell “Santa Fe”
from Queen of the Minor Key (Signature Sounds Recording Company 2011) N —Eilen Jewell with her band the Dirt Daubers will be playing a late show at Off Broadway on Wed, Sept 14, haven't seen her live yet, but I've heard nothing but rave reviews, hope to catch the show on Wednesday.
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