The Texas Troubadors “Buddy's Boogie (intro)” from Almost To Tulsa (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 2008)Buy it!
Woody Guthrie “Worried Man Blues” from The Best of the War Years CD ALBUM (Stardust Records 2003) —A reissue of 1940s recordings by Woody.Buy it!
The Byrds “Pretty Boy Floyd” from Sweetheart of the Rodeo (Columbia 1997) —A Woody Guthrie song, originally released in 1968 on Columbia. Roger McGuinn on the lead vocal.Buy it!
Old Crow Medicine Show “Union Maid” from Woody Guthrie at 100! Live at The Kennedy Center (Legacy 2013) N Buy it!
Linda Ronstadt “Keep Me from Blowing Away” from The Best of Linda Ronstadt: The Capitol Years (CAPITOL 2006) —Originally released in 1974 on her Capitol album, Heart Like a Wheel.Buy it!
Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris “Hobo's Meditation” from Trio (Warner 1987) —A Jimmie Rodgers classic.Buy it!
Rhonda Vincent “My Sweet Love Ain't Around” from The Storm Still Rages (Rounder 2001)Buy it!
The Carper Family “Dollar Bill” from Old-Fashioned Gal (self released 2013) N —I'm playing tracks this afternoon from my Top Ten releases for the first half of 2013, which I'll designate with "TTFH" in the notes.Buy it!
Ryan Spearman “Pretty Polly” from Pain & Time (Green Strum 2013) N L —TTFHBuy it!
Dailey & Vincent “Tomorrow I'll Be Gone” from Brothers of the Highway (Rounder 2013) N —TTFH, one written by Wilma Lee Cooper.Buy it!
The SteelDrivers “Wearin' a Hole” from Hammer Down (Rounder 2013) —Written by former SteelDriver, Mike Henderson. TTFH.Buy it!
Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder “Heartbroke” from Country Hits Bluegrass Style (Skaggs Family Records www.skaggsfamilyrecords.com 2011) —One co-written by Guy Clark and Rodney Crowell.Buy it!
Lefty Frizzell “Long Black Veil” from Look What Thoughts Will Do (Sony 1997) —Originally recorded in 1959 for Columbia, co-written by Marijohn Wilkin and Danny Dill.Buy it!
Cowboy Copas “Tennessee Moon” from Tennessee Waltz (ASV 2002) —Recorded 65 years ago in 1948 for the King label.Buy it!
Del Reeves “The Girl on the Billboard” from Truck Driver's Boogie: Big Rig Hits, Vol. 1, 1939-1969 (Audium 2001) —Originally recorded in 1965 for United Artists.Buy it!
Sturgill Simpson “I'd Have to Be Crazy” from High Top Mountain (High Top Mountain 2013) N —Sturgill returns to St. Louis on Sunday, August 18th opening for Dwight Yoakum at The Pageant.Buy it!
Don Starwalt “Coming Home Again” from $300 Night (self 1999) L —Another of John's songs, Orville on the dobro. Don played with John in the Don Juan Band and others. He's part of a benefit at the Wildey Theater tomorrow afternoon.Buy it!
The Kings of Mongrel Folk “Tap Dancin' on the Moon” from Kings of Mongrel Folk (self 1996) —A John Pavlik song. The Kings are Mark Graham and Orville Johnson. Orville and John played together many moons ago in the Edwardsville area.Buy it!
Prairie Rehab “Player Piano” from Weights & Measures (self-released 2013) N L —Prairie Rehab opens for Wayne Hancock Wednesday night at Off Broadway.Buy it!
Wayne Hancock “Lone Road Home” from Ride (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2013) N —Wayne's first release in nearly four years.Buy it!
The Time Jumpers “Leavin' and Sayin' Goodbye” from Jumpin' Time CD ALBUM (CROSSWIND 2006) R —Our thoughts and prayers go out to vocalist Dawn Sears, who is battling cancer.Buy it!
Joel Savoy's Honky Tonk Merry-Go-Round “No Letter Today” from Joel Savoy's Honky Tonk Merry-Go-Round (Valcour Records www.valcorrecords.com 2013) N —Kelli Jones-Savoy and Emma Young on the great harmony vocals here.Buy it!
Brennen Leigh “Distracted” from The Box (self 2010) —Brennen ended a 9-year residency at Austin's Evangeline Cafe with an appearance Tuesday night. She continues to be an in-demand session player on the Austin scene.Buy it!
The Five And Dimers “Drunken Smile” from Quarter of a Tank (The Five and Dimers New 2011) L —The Five and Dimers host the Big Gig local music show at the Alton Amphitheater on July 20th and open for Leftover Salmon at the same venue on August 9th.Buy it!
George Portz And His Friends Of Bluegrass “Sing Me Back Home” from Volume Five (George Portz www.georgeportz.com 2013) N L —David Dalton on the lead vocal.Buy it!
Miss Leslie and Her Juke-Jointers “All You Do Is Make Me Cry” from Wrong is What I Do Best (Zero 2009) —Miss Leslie has her first release in four years, "Lucky", ready for order and shipment on July 22nd. Go to www.missleslie.com to order.Buy it!
Son Volt “Hearts and Minds” from Honky Tonk (Rounder 2013) N L —TTFH. With Jay playing stee guitar with Colonel Ford for the last couple of years on a semi-regular basis, "Honky Tonk" is the natural result--and a fine one it is.Buy it!
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell “Hanging Up My Heart” from Old Yellow Moon (Nonesuch 2013) N —TTFH. Written by Hank DeVito, who was a member of both The Hot Band and the Cherry Bombs.Buy it!
Mandy Heinemann and Mel Besher “You Don't Love Me Any More” from The Real Me (Right Side Up Records 2013) N —TTFH. Mandy plays around the area with Nine Mile Creek and The River Ridge Band.Buy it!
Dale Watson and His Lone Stars “Smoky Old Bar” from El Rancho Azul (Red House www.redhouse.com 2013) N —TTFH. Dale just keeps putting out great records.Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!
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