Songwriters Showcase (Music)
With Ed Becker
Sun Dec 23rd 2012 10.00am–12.00pm
Time zone: central
Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer “American Noel” (Signature Sounds Recording Company 2008) —Talking about years moving fast this year on July 19 was 10 years since we lost Dave Carter 1 month short of his 50th birthday, an amazing talent along with his partner Tracey Grammer, Dave wrote several seasonal songs and Tracey released them on one cd.
Jerry Jeff Walker “Mason Dixon's On The Line”
from The Texas Christmas Collection (Amazing Grease Records 1991) —A great take on a song by the wonderful Nashville songwriter Pat Alger, this is from a cd that condenses some of the songs from 3 amazing (Just like the label says) vinyl lp's of Texas Christmas songs.
The Band “Christmas Must Be Tonight”
from Northern Lights - Southern Cross (Capitol Records 1975) —This is an alternate take on the Robbie Robertson classic christmas tune sang by the best singers on the planet with Rick Danko on lead backed by Levon Helm and Richard Manuel, now reunited as a heavenly trio !!
Tom Pacheco “Christmas On Times Square”
from Woodstock Winter (Mercury Records 1997) —2nd time Tom released this song originally called "Jimmy the Fiddler". This cd is overlooked but it's a classic cd backed by woodstock friends from The Band (Rick Danko, Jim Weider, Richard Bell, Garth Hudson, & the Loving Spoonful's John Sebastian)
Kasey Chambers, Poppa Bill and the Little Hillbillies “CHRISTMAS TIME”
from Kasey Chambers, Poppa Bill and the Little Hillbillies (Liberation Music 2009) —If you want to raise your kid with good music in their ears you might want to start with Austrailas #1 musical family celebrating Christmas in song, I'd like to be a mouse in the corner. A wonderful gift for any kid.
John Hartford “On Christmas Eve”
from John Hartford: Me Oh My, How the Time Does Fly - A John Hartford Anthology (Flying Fish 1992) —KDHX's wonderful fundraisers tribute concerts, this time it's local legend John Hartford, 2 shows, also benefit Off Broadway, Saturday, December 29. You can go to the early show at 7 or the late show at 10, or make an evening of it & go to both.
Fats Kaplin and Kristi Rose “Come See the Baby”
from I Wonder As I Wander (Pulp Country 2010) —Kristi wrote this with her friend Angela Ashley about Christmas in a small town, Kristi's from Ridgeway, in Southern Illinois, and I can cetainly relate, a Christmas classic at our house, and of course Kristi is joined by her own personal band, Fats.
Over the Rhine “Snow Angel”
from Snow Angel (Bonus Track Version) (BEAT MANAGEMENT INC. - Digital 2007) —I'm sorry, back to back heartbreakers, this written by Linford Detweiler and sang beautifully by Karin Bergquist. If your an Over The Rhine fan check out their Alaska Train Trip, Kenal Peninsula at Rootsontherails.com.
Brock Zeman “Triple Crown”
from Me Then You (Busted Flat Records/ Mud Records 2011) —Some people work on Christmas like fireman, policeman, paramedics, and KDHX dj's and if your looking for music on Christmas, according to Brock you can find at the Triple Crown Bar in San Marcos, Texas., not too late to get there.
Pogues W/Kirsty MacColl “Fairytale Of New York”
from Essential Pogues (Island 1991) —Have to play this, Larry Weir's favorite Christmas song, Shane McGowan with the wonderful Kirsty MacColl (Killed tragically in Cozumel, saving her sons life as she was hit by a speed boat in a restricted area). Miss ya Larry, Merry Christmas Kathy.