Songwriters Showcase (Music)
With Ed Becker
Sun Mar 10th 2013 10.00am–12.00pm
Time zone: central
Townes Van Zandt “Pancho & Lefty” from Sunshine Boy, The Unheard Studio Sessions & Demos 1971 - 1972 (Omnivore 2013) N —Welcome, Allen alongside, Robert Earl Keen reminded me Thursday that it would have been Townes' 69th birthday, a tribute to one of our greatest songwriters from newly discovered demos.Buy it!
Tom Russell “Modern Art” (Red Music 2003) —It was also Tom's birthday last week, 3/5 thought it would be a great time to play this autobiographical song from Tom's great cd from a decade ago, "When I was born Harry Truman was the president."Buy it!
Stompin' Tom Connors “Roving All Over the Land” from A Proud Canadian (CAPITOL 1990) —A Canadian icon, Stompin' Tom, the hitchhiking troubadour, died on Wednesday, March 6 at the age of 77. He sold over 4 million records with strong Canadian themes, his standard "The Hockey Song" is played in arenas all over Canada.Buy it!
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell “Spanish Dancer” from Old Yellow Moon (Nonesuch 2013) N —@ the Peabody on March 17 ... just one week away! A dream double bill with The Richard Thompson Trio opening, see you there. Here they cover a Patty Scialfa tune.Buy it!
Eric Brace & Peter Cooper “Yesterdays and Used to Be's” from You Don't Have to Like Them Both (Red Beet Records 2008) —@ the Focal Point on Friday, May 3. I missed them on there last trip to town, but I plan to be there this time around, superb songwriting, great harmonies, humor, and wonderful chemistry make for a very entertaining evening.Buy it!
Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison “Border Radio” from Cheater's Game (Thirty Tigers 2013) N —@ Off Broadway on Friday, April 26. The first couple of Austin Americana return to St. Louis in support of their amazing new cd, they cover Dave Alvin on this cut.Buy it!
Dave Alvin & the Guilty Women “Nana & Jimi” from Dave Alvin & the Guilty Women (New West www.newwest.com 2009) —Speaking of Dave Alvin, he will be @ Off Broadway on Friday, May 31. with his Guilty Men & Women, always a fabulous show.Buy it!
Jeff Black “Alice Carry” from B-Sides and Confessions, Vol. 2 (Lotos Nile Music 2013) N —@ Log House Concerts in Edwardsville on Saturday, March 30, don't recall if Jeff has ever played in the area, he's backed by Sam Bush and Jerry Douglas on his great new cd.Buy it!
Terry Allen “Wake of the Red Witch” from Bottom of the World (self-released 2012) N —We had to wait 13 years for more amazing stories from Terry and it was worth the wait. A tune about John Wayne.Buy it!
Dean Martin & Ricky Nelson “My Rifle, My Pony And Me” from Music and Songs From Classic Westerns (Jasmine Records 2012) —From Rio Bravo w/an introduction from John Wayne ...this song just seemed to fit following Terry's ode to John Wayne.Buy it!
Jez Lowe “Greek Lightning” from Heads Up (Tantobie 2012) N —An anthology cd from this wonderful English singer/songwriter, a great place to start if you don't know Jez, duet vocals on this tune by Kate Bramley.Buy it!
Mary Gauthier “Last of the Hobo Kings (Live)” from Live At Blue Rock (CDBY 2012) R —An internet request for this tune from Mary's terrific new live cd. Baxked by Mike Meadows (percussion) & Tania Elizabeth (Fiddle, vocals, & percussion).Buy it!
Chris Vallillo “River Road” from Live @ KDHX 3-10-2013 (KDHX www.kdhx.org 2013) N —If you're interested in Chris's schedule, you can check Lincolninsong.com or chrisvallillo.com for more information. Chris will be at Picasso's in St. Charles on March 22.Buy it!
Chris Vallillo “When You Were Mickey Mantle and I was Stan the Man” from Live @ KDHX 3-10-2013 (KDHX www.kdhx.org 2013) N —For Stan The Man, thanks Chris for getting up early and coming in. and to Dan and Ed for a great job, as always on the sound and the video, check it out on the website.Buy it!
Tom Rush “Remember?” from Trolling for Owls (Night Light 2005) —@ Wildey Theater on April 25, Tom still performing into his 70's catch his act while he's still on the road in the beautiful Wildley Theatre. Why do I relate to this song ???Buy it!
Rita Hosking “Parting Glass” from Little Boat (Rita Hosking 2013) N —We're outta here, Thanks Allen, Chris, Dan, & Ed and thank you for listening, a perfect parting song from the great new Rich Brotherton produced cd, see you next week.Buy it!