Songwriters Showcase (Music)
With Ed Becker
Sun Sep 2nd 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
John Stewart “Armstrong / Spirit” from Cannons In The Rain/Wingless Angels (Bear Family Records www.bear-family.de 1990) —Welcome, good to be back, Thanks Allen for filling in, we start with a tribute to a great American Hero, who was laid to rest yesterday, RIP Neil Armstrong.Buy it!
James McMurtry “Hurrican Party (live)” from Live at KDHX January 19, 2008 (self thesailorkicks.bandcamp.com) —James McMurtry is coming back, Thursday, 11/8 Duck Room, we take you back to one of the best live performances ever in the KDHX studios. Just James & his 12 string.Buy it!
James McMurtry “Ruby and Carlos (Live)” from Live at KDHX January 19, 2008 (self thesailorkicks.bandcamp.com) —James is a tough interview, but you wouldn't know it when the interviewer is the masterful Larry Weir, love how Larry pointed out that James is really a beer salesman.Buy it!
Gordie Tentrees “Hill Country News” from North Country Heart (Yukon 2012) —New from this great Canadian songwriter, will be part of Fred Eaglesmith's Tin Can Tour of Route 66, stopping at Off Broadway Sunday 9/16 and at the Old 36 Inn in Riverton, IL on Saturday the 15thBuy it!
Roger Marin “Broken Glass & Busted Songs” from High Roads (Little Roger Pub. 2006) —Former Flying Squirrel and Brother of current drummer Kori Heppner, Roger will also be part of the loaded lineup at Off Broadway, wrote this one with Fred & Adam Carroll.Buy it!
Bill Poss “HEAVEN” from Hay (Poss 2011) —Bill shortened his name Passalacqua (understand why) the Effingham native will also join the crowd at Fred's show, he's married Tiff Ginn of the Ginn Sisters, they will also be there to join in on the fun.Buy it!
Robbie Fulks “Flowers In The Dell” from The Songs of Fred Eaglesmith (Twangoff Records 2003) —Robbie doing a Fred song, will also be part of a very loaded lineup, later down Route 66 Jon Dee Graham, Audrey Auld, & Mary Gauthier will join the tour.Buy it!
Fred Eaglesmith “Time To Get A Gun” from Lipstick Lies & Gasoline (Razor & Tie 1997) —Check out the full schedule of Fred's Route 66 tour at flyingunderradar.com. He'll be stopping in my hometown Mt.Olive to visit the grave of Mother Jones.Buy it!
Jon Langford “Luxury” from Old Devils (Bloodshot 2010) —The great English singer/songwriter, who has been part of the Waco Brothers and the Mekons, will also be part of the St. Louis show, can you imagine what the encore will be like !!!Buy it!
Jackson Browne “WEIGHT of the WORLD” from Keep The Light Alive (AIP 2009) —Jackson will be bringing his solo acoustic show to the Fox Theatre on November 2, and to Sangamon State in Springfield, IL on October 23. This song is from a tribute to Eric Lowen (Lowen & Navarro) who died recently from ALS, Lou Gehrigs Disease.Buy it!
Christine Collister “For A Dancer” from Under Construction (Stereoscout 2010) —The wonderful Christine Collister who sang for a long time with Clive Gregson and Richard Thompson, doing a cover of the Jackson Browne classic.Buy it!
Sara Watkins “Pony” from Sara Watkins (Nonesuch 2009) —Sara Watkins, who will join Jackson on his acoustic tour, doing a Tom Waits cover from her latest album. Her fiddle and vocals should add a very special touch to the show.Buy it!
Robert Earl Keen “Runnin' With the Night” from Picnic (Arista 1997) —The shows just keep on coming, Robert with his superb band will hit the Off Broadway stage at 9 PM Wednesday September 19, even if it's late for a school night, it sounds like a full house to me, get your tickets early !!Buy it!
Steve Forbert “All I Need to Do” from Over With You (Blue Corn 2012) —The masterful singer/songwriter will grace the Old Rock House stage on Thursday December 6 (Date was changed) This song is from his, as usual, great new set of originals ready to hit the stores this month.Buy it!
Billy Joe Shaver “Old Five and Dimers Like Me” from Greatest Hits SINGLE (Compadre 2007) —The legendary performer returns to the area, Richardet Floor Covering a great room (The Kievare Room) in Perryville, MO on this Wednesday, Sept 5, for tickets AND INFORMATION, call my Buddy, Bill at (314) 608-2789. MISS IT AT YOUR OWN RISK !!!!!Buy it!
Corb Lund “SEPTEMBER” from Cabin Fever (New West www.newwestrecords.com 2012) —Lots of great new releases starting with this Canadian rancher turned singer/songwriter, being that this is the 1st Sunday of Sept. this song seemed appropriate, fine set of originals from Corb.Buy it!
The Trishas “A Far Cry From You(featuring Raul Malo” from High, Wide & Handsome (Fatty Four Music 2012) —Love all girl harmonies and the Trishas are my current favorites Jamie Wilson, Kelly Mickwee, Liz Foster, and Savannah Welch with their full length debut headed for my year end top ten, can't wait to see them live.Buy it!
The Flatlanders “One Road More” from The Odessa Tapes (New West www.newwestrecords.com 2012) —New, but old, recently discovered pristine live tapes from the early days of Butch, Jimmie and Joe complete with the musical saw and an dvd bonus.Buy it!
Rodney Crowell W/Norah Jones “If The Law Don't Want You” from KIN: Songs By Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell COMP (Vanguard 2012) —The very prolific Rodney Crowell with poet/author Mary Karr and friends Lucinda Roseanne Cash, Emmylou, Kris Kristofferson, Vince Gill, & Lee Ann Womack joining in, produced by Joe Henry.Buy it!
The Refugees with Kenny Edwards “Compass Point” from Keep the Light Alive - Celebrating the Music of Lowen & Navarro (AIX Records 2009) —Another from the wonderful Eric Lowen tribute Cindy Bullens, Wendy Waldeman, & Deborah Holland with the late Kenny Edwards (One of his last recordings) proceeds to ALS research.Buy it!
John Fullbright “Song For A Child” from From The Ground Up (Blue Dirt Records 2012) —We're outta here, have a great holiday, Thanks Rich & Allen, support live music, this ones for the Grandkids, see ya next week.Buy it!
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