The Texas Troubadors “Buddy's Boogie (intro)” from Almost To Tulsa (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 2008)Buy it!
Cousin Emmy and Her Kinfolks “I Wish I Was A Single Girl Again” from Cousin Emmy and Her Kinfolks 1939-1947 (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 2007) —Recorded in 1948.Buy it!
Michael Martin Murphey “Lost River” from Buckaroo Blue Grass (Rural Rhythm 2009) —Rhonda Vincent on harmony vocal.Buy it!
Claude King “Wolverton Mountain” from ...And the Answer Is: Great Country Answer Discs from the '60s and Their Original Versions (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 1994) —Claude King passed away earlier this week. This was his biggest hit by far.Buy it!
Daniel Romano “Where No One Else Will Find It” from Come Cry With Me (Normaltown 2013) —Daniel hails from Georgia and his sound is similar to another musical son of that state, Gram Parsons.Buy it!
Stella! “Everybody Get the Blues” from Sorry, Stella (Earthwork 2012)Buy it!
Prairie Rehab “Salted Earth” from Weights and Measures (self 2013) N L —CD release party for the new Prairie Rehab release is Friday, April 19th at the Schlafly Tap Room, 9PMBuy it!
The Red-Headed Strangers “Onopatopoeia” from Live at the Focal Point (RHS 2011) —Two chances to catch the RHS in the coming week, March 13th @ Blank Space, 9PM and March 16th at Roper's Regal Beagle, 4PM.Buy it!
Leyla Fences “I'll Stop My Whining” from Itty Bitty Twang Twang (Leyla Fences 2012)Buy it!
Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks “Chattanooga Shoeshine Boy” from Beatin' The Heat (SURFDOG 2000) —At the Wildey Theater in Edwardsville next Wednesday, March 13th, 8PM.Buy it!
Cow Bop “Wahoo” from Cowlifornia Swing (self 2012)Buy it!
The Time Jumpers “Texas On a Saturday Night” from The Time Jumpers (Rounder 2012) —Good thoughts and prayers go out to Dawn Sears, who was diagnosed with lung cancer earlier this week.Buy it!
Son Volt “Tears of Change” from Honky Tonk (Rounder 2013) N LBuy it!
Carl Smith “Are You Teasing Me” from Satisfaction Guaranteed, Volume 1 (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 1996) —Originally released on Columbia in 1952, one written by the Louvin Brothers.Buy it!
Dale Watson and His Lone Stars “Smoky Old Bar” from El Rancho Azul (Red House www.redhouse.com 2013) N Buy it!
JP Harris and the Tough Choices “I'll Keep Calling” (Cow Island Music 2011) —These guys snuck into town and played at the Schlafly Bottleworks Thursday night and I missed it.Buy it!
Wayne Hancock “Best to be Alone” from Ride (Bloodshot 2013) N —Looks like Springfield, IL is as close as Wayne gets on this leg of his new tour, @ Donnie's Homespun Friday, April 5th, 8PM.Buy it!
Flaco Jiminez with Linda Ronstadt “El Puente Roto” from Partners (Reprise 1992) —Translates as "The Broken Bridge". Happy Birthday to the "Skinny One".Buy it!
The Mavericks “All Over Again” from In Time (The Valory Music Company 2013) N —Part of the album was released in 2012 as an EP, now it's all together.Buy it!
The Five And Dimers “Ten Miles to Tulsa” from Quarter of a Tank (The Five and Dimers New 2011) L —The Five and Dimers close out the show at Plush next Friday, March 15th, with Adam Reichmann and The Vondrukes, 9PM start.Buy it!
James Hand “Mighty Lonesome Man” (Hillgrass Bluebilly Records 2012) N —Earl Poole Ball on piano and Cindy Cashdollar on pedal steel on this one. James Hand is a mighty fine singer.Buy it!
Amanda Cevallos “Read My Hips Swayin' Goodbye” from I'll Never Honky Tonk You (Amanda Cevallos 2012) N Buy it!
Bobby Bare “Going Down the Road (I Ain't Gonna Be Treated This Way)” from Darker Than Light (Plowboy Records 2012) N —Bobby will be 78 years old next month and still sounds good. Mostly traditional songs on this one, with music set to Shel Silverstein's words on "The Devil and Billy Markham".Buy it!
Mandy Heinemann “You Don't Love Me Anymore” from The Real Me (Right Side Up Records 2013) N L —Missouri native Mel Bisher sings this duet with Mandy.Buy it!
Jerry Byrd “Faded Love” from Master of the Steel Guitar, Vol. One (Sony BMG 2005) —From 1964's "Admiral Byrd". Jerry is a member of the inaugural group of inductees into the International Steel Guitar Hall of Fame in 1978 and "The Master of Touch and Tone".Buy it!
Ry Cooder “Steel Guitar Heaven” from I, Flathead: The Songs of Cash Buk and the Clowns (Nonesuch 2008) —Paul Bigsby's new design may need a little work, but he did design a pedal steel guitar with a built-in ashtray.Buy it!
Steve Goodman and Jethro Burns “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” from No Big Surprise: The Steve Goodman Anthology (Red Pajamas 1994) —Originally recorded at the studios of WFMT in Chicago and released on "Affordable Art". Jethro may be the best mandolin player in the last 100 years.Buy it!
Norman Blake “Old Brown Case” from Norman Blake/Tut Taylor/Sam Bush/Butch Robins/Vassar Clements/David Holland/Jethro Burns (HDS 1974) —Norman released three recordings of this chestnut and this is the best IMO. White-hot pickin' here.Buy it!
Orville Johnson “Ghost Picker” from Southern Filibuster - A Tribute to Tut Taylor (E1 Music www.e1entertainment.com 2010) —Happy Birthday, Orville!Buy it!
The Kings of Mongrel Folk “Tap Dancin' on the Moon” from Kings of Mongrel Folk (self 1996) —Written by the late John Pavlik. Orville and John played together frequently in the early '70s before OJ headed west. "Bitter Truth" from the Kings is due out any day now.Buy it!
Orville Johnson “A Lua do Amazonia” from Freehand (OJM 2003) —Translates roughly as "The Moon from the Amazon". I finally found a song that's a good segue into Radio Rio, Andrea!Buy it!
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