Songwriters Showcase (Music)
With Ed Becker
Sun Sep 25th 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
Eliza Gilkyson “Colorado Trail” from Dark River: Songs of the Civil War Era (Blue Corn 2011) N —Welcome, great new CD Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, with some of Austin's top singer/songwriters. Seems like yesterday. Eliza wrote 2 new verses.Buy it!
Carl Brouse “American Hotel” (DTI Records 1983) —The best singer/songwriter you haven't heard of, the late songwriter with the title song from his fantastic one and only release, vinyl only. Tom Russell co-writes & Shawn Colvin singing.Buy it!
Rita Hosking “I Ride an Old Paint” from Dark River: Songs of the Civil War Era (Blue Corn 2011) N —One more old classic from this new release, Rich Brotherton (REK Band) who produced her last CD joins Rita on this one.Buy it!
Tom Rush “Drift Away” from What I Know (Appleseed www.appleseedrec.com 2009) —Tom will bring his marvelous musical talent & laugh out loud sense of humor to the Old Rockhouse on Thursday, Oct 27, listening room series. Great Take on this Dobie Gray hit, written by Mentor Williams.Buy it!
The Refugees “January Sky” from Three (Wabuho 2011) N —The fabulous trio of Cindy Bullens, Wendy Waldeman, and Deborah Holland with their second release, called Three for some unknown reason, this song was written and sang by Cindy Bullens.Buy it!
Whitehorse “I'M ON FIRE” from Whitehorse (Six Shooter Records 2011) N —From a great new release by Canadian husband and wife duo, Melissa McClelland and Luke Doucet, this Springsteen cover is the cd's only non-original. Happy 62nd birthday to Bruce .Buy it!
Fred Eaglesmith “Stars” from 6 Volts (A Major Label 2011) N —An autobiographical song from Fred's best release in years. Produced by Scott Merritt and Fred. Fred will be at Off Broadway on Sunday, Oct 30.Buy it!
Roger Marin Band “Whiskey Take Me Off the Shelf” from Silvertown (self 2010) —Longtime Fred bandmate, played steel and lead guitar in the Flying Squirrels. Heading up his own fine band, check them out if your a Fred fan, or even if your not.Buy it!
Bill Poss “Heaven” from Hay (Poss 2011) N —Produced by Fred Eaglesmith, Bill an Effingham native shortened his name from Passalacqua, wonder why, married to a Ginn sister, he'll be in town with Fred on 10/30.Buy it!
Bill Chambers “Letter to Fred” from Drifting South (Whitewater Records 2009) —The head of the multi-talented musical Chambers family, from down under, traveled with Fred for awhile and put those travels to music in this song from his wonderful and latest CD.Buy it!
Jason Boland & the Stragglers “Farmer's Luck” from Rancho Alto (Thirty Tigers www.thirtytigers.com 2011) N R —A listener request and new to my ears, produced by Lloyd Maines, who seems to produce a Texas singer/songwriter CD dailey, looking forward to hearing more of this one.Buy it!
Lucinda Williams “Big Red Sun Blues” from Lucinda Williams (Rough Trade 1988) R —Another listener request from someone who's going to see Lucinda, and wants his date to hear what she sounds like, from her amazing self-titled breakout release. Lucinda will be at the Pageant on Wednesday, October 12.Buy it!
Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen “Wheels” from Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen at Edwards Barn (Rounder www.rounder.com 2010) —Another request from a listener who was still in a dreamy state after seeing Chris and Herb at Wood House Concerts, sorry I missed it, I knew in advance I'd regret it.Buy it!
Eric Brace & Peter Cooper “Wait A Minute” from Master Sessions (Red Beet www.redbeetrecords.com 2010) —They aren't Chris and Herb, but they are really, really good, and very funny, don't miss them. They will be at the Focal Point (with Ben Bedford and his lovely wife, Kari opening) on Friday, October 21.Buy it!
Gretchen Peters “In a Perfect World” from Circus Girl: The Best of Gretchen Peters (Scarlet Letter 2009) —Gretchen and partner, keyboard/accordian wiz, Barry Walsh will be playing with Tom Russell at Mt. Olive Turner Hall (Mt. Olive, IL) on Saturday, October 8. 7:30 showtime. For ticket info, contact songwrtiers.Buy it!
Tom Russell “The Road to Nowhere” from Mesabi (Shout Factory www.shoutfactory.com 2011) N —The title song from the Monte Hellman film of the same name, Tom's new release is another winner, what did you expect !!! Tom will be playing at Off Broadway on Fri, Oct 7 and the next night in Mt. Olive, IL.Buy it!
Chris Knight “It Ain't Easy Being Me” from Chris Knight (Decca Records 1998) —From Chris's great self titled debut and he hasn't slowed down since. Chris Knight will be at the Old Rockhouse this coming Fri, September 30.Buy it!
Uncle Tupelo “No Sense In Lovin'” from Anodyne CD ALBUM (Sire / Reprise 1993) L —Time for Allen's slice of "Bittersweet Melody" catch a full dose every Wednesday from 5 to 7 am. this one's from the boys from Belleville, A Jeff Tweedy song ...Buy it!
Wilco “Should've Been In Love” from A.M. (Reprise 1995) L —Thanks Allen, Wilco will be playing at the revitalized sold out Peabody Opera House on October 4, with the legendary Nick Lowe, should have gotten your tickets early.Buy it!
John Prine “Hello In There” from Souvenirs (Oh Boy www.ohboy.com 2000) —You know you always get info first on KDHX and breaking news, John will be at the Touhill on December 3. Thanks Bill, for the scoop. Jason Isbell opening.Buy it!
Sara Watkins “The Late John Garfield Blues” from Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine (Oh Boy Records 2010) —That announcement leads to an all John Prine set, easy to do, this one from the tribute released last year.Buy it!
Keith Sykes W/John Prine “Everybody Wants to Feel Like You” from Don't Count Us Out (Syren Records 2002) —John joins his Memphis buddy for a smokin' duet on this song that they co-wrote, Keith Sykes a singer/songwriter you should get to know better.Buy it!
Warren Hood and Rich Brotherton “Shiloh” from Dark River: Songs of the Civil War Era (Blue Corn 2011) N —Thanks for listening, we lead you into Walter and Willa with another new oldie from a cd full of great new oldies, featuring Warren Hood, son of the late Champ Hood, see you next week.Buy it!
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