Songwriters Showcase (Music)
With Ed Becker
Sun Feb 10th 2013 10.00am–12.00pm
Time zone: central
Tracy Grammer “In the Shape of a Heart” from Book of Sparrows (Tracy Grammer Music 2007) —Jackson Browne cover ...partner of the late Dave Carter, Tracey pairs up with Jim Henry on this great ep.Buy it!
Joe Ely “Saint Valentine” from Letter to Laredo (MCA 1995) —Joe Ely will be in St. Louis as part of the Flatlanders on Thursday, April 4 at the Old Rockhouse. Joe Pug opens the show. Teye on spanish guitar.Buy it!
Steve Earle “Valentine's Day” from I Feel Alright (Warner Bros. 1996) —Steve seems to have found contentment with Allison Moorer and a move to New York, best of luck to them, new cd in the works..Buy it!
Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison “Cheater's Game” (Thirty Tigers www.thirtytigers.com 2013) N R —Kelly & Bruce will be in town at Off Broadway on Friday, April 26. Lots of great shows coming up, the first couple of Austin Americana, supporting their wonderful new cd. A listener request.Buy it!
Suzi Ragsdale “My One & Only Valentine” from Best Regards / Less Of the Same (Stark Raven 2010) —The Daughter of the king of the novelty song, Ray Stevens ("Ahab the Arab" & "Harry the Hairey Ape" etc) with a fine double cd, sometime sideman to Guy Clark with her X Verlon Thompson.Buy it!
Dave Alvin “East Texas Blues” from King of California (Hightone 2008) —Dave Alvin will be at Off Broadway on Friday, May 31.this song from my favorite Dave Cd was a listener request, expect another dynamite show from Dave and the Guilty Men/Women.Buy it!
Indio Saravanja “Northern Town” from Indio Saravanja (Caribou Records 2005) —Another obscure Canadian, that is really wonderful, it's a mystery to me why these great Canadian singer/songwriters arn't better known.Buy it!
Amy Lavere & Shannon McNally “If It Were Mine to Keep” from Chasing the Ghost Rehearsal Sessions (Archer Records 2012) —Amy Lavere will be at Off Broadway on Thursday, April 4. Sleepy Kitty opens the show. This is a Shannon McNally song, unforunately Shannon won't be with Amy, maytbe next time.Buy it!
Jimmie Dale Gilmore “Tonight I Think I'm Gonna Go Downtown” from "After Awhile" (Nonesuch 1991) R —A request for this Jimmie Dale classic, Jimmie will be at the Old Rock House April 4 with the Flatlanders, a must see show !!Buy it!
Catherine Britt “A Good Few Years” from Always Never Enough (ABC Music 2012) —Can't get enough of this classic, my 2012 cd of the year, my next mission is to get this amazing Aussie to St. Louis.Buy it!
Whitehorse “Devil's Got a Gun” from The Fate of the World Depends On This Kiss (Six Shooter Records, Inc. www.sixshooterrecords.com/ 2012) N —We continue Allen's set with the great husband & Wife duo from Canada, Luke Doucett and Melissa McClelland with their 2nd release.Buy it!
Joey + Rory “Let's Pretend We Never Met” from His and Hers (SUGAR HILL ww.sugarhillrecords.com 2012) N —We close the slice of Bittersweet Melody another Husband and Wife duo, new to my ears, I love duet singing and can't wait to check it out, Thanks Allen.Buy it!
Terry Allen “Bottom of the World” (self-released 2012) N —It's been 13 years since the last cd from Terry, Lubbock buddies Lloyd Maines & Richard Bowden join Cello player Brian Standefer and Terry's son & Daughter-in-Law Bukka and Sally Allen, it was worth the wait, for Larry Weir.Buy it!
Mary Gauthier “Last of the Hobo Kings” from Live At Blue Rock (CDBY 2012) N —Mary does her most requested songs joined by Mike Meadows & Tania Elizabeth at the Blue Rock Artists Ranch in Wimberly, TX 9 originals and 3 Fred Eaglesmith covers.Buy it!
Townes Van Zandt “Tower Song” from Sunshine Boy: Unheard Studio Sessions (Omnivore Recordings 2013) N —Newly discovered studio and demo recordings from the late songwriting legend, a must have for Townes' fans.Buy it!
Joe Stickley “Going Home (in a Streetcar Named Desire)” from Wasn't It Pretty - EP (Peola 2013) N L —Joe is playing a dual CD release show at Off Broadway on Friday, February 15. W/Chicago Farmer, Sean Canan, Cindy Woolf, & Mark Bilyeu join the fun.Buy it!
Lyal Strickland “Every Time it Starts to Rain” from Balanced On Barbed Wire (self-released 2012) N —From the forthcoming album due out on March 9. Lyal will be at the Focal Point in Maplewood on May 4. Thanks to Stacy and Lyal's Mom, Jacquelyn for bringing this to my attention.Buy it!
Chris Vallillo “El-A-Noy” from Abraham Lincoln In Song (Gin Ridge Records 2007) —Macomb, Illinois singer/songwriter from his great ode to Abraham Lincoln, Expecting Chris to visit St. Louis in the spring promoting his new "Last Day Of Winter" cd.Buy it!
John Stewart “Mother Country” from Summer's Child - Ebbet's Field 1975 (All Access 2012) N —We're outta here, thanks for listening, thanks Allen, a newly released John Stewart concert at his peak, while he still had that magnificent voice, wonderful stuff & a new version of my favorite J.S. song.Buy it!