Songwriters Showcase (Music)
With Ed Becker
Sun Sep 1st 2013 10.00am–12.00pm
Time zone: central
Omar Kent Dykes & Michael Potter “Miners Angel” from Single (self 2013) N —Welcome, Allen alongside, It's Labor day weekend & we celebrate the Life of "Mother" Jones, a great tune by Omar (Omar & the Howlers) & my friend "Boots", for a tribute cd I'm working on.Buy it!
U. Utah Phillips “The Charge On Mother Jones” from The Long Memory (Red House Records 1996) —"Mother" Jones "The most dangerous women in America" is buried in Union Miners Cemetery , Mt. Olive, IL, the late Utah Phillips tells it better than I can.Buy it!
Tom Breiding “The Bull Moose Special” from The Unbroken Circle: Songs of the West Virginia Coalfields (AmeriSon Records 2008) —where ever Miners needed her she seemed to almost magically appear and she never backed down.Buy it!
Si Kahn W/ Laurie Lewis “Tarpaper Shacks” from Thanksgiving (Strictly Country Records 2007) —Si has wriitten & sung many songs about the plight of the working man, many focused on the miners, the great Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum join him.Buy it!
Gretchen Peters “MOTHER” from Circus Girl: The Best of Gretchen Peters (Scarlet Letter 2009) —The magnificent Gretchen Peters closes the set, she was going to sing this at the monument last year, but got sick & couldn't, hopefully we can do that in the future.Buy it!
Patty Griffin W/ Emmylou “Trapeze” from Children Running Through (ATO Records/Red 2007) —@ the Pageant on October 14. Scott Miller opens the show. Patty now lives in Austin with Robert Plant, my favorite tune by Patty.Buy it!
Peter Rowan “Tumbleweed” from Dust Bowl Children (SUGAR HILL www.sugarhillrecords.com 2006) —Sunday, September 8 @ the Old Rockhouse, Peter will be supporting his new bluegrass cd, catch the 71 yr. old mandolin wizardBuy it!
Neko Case “That's Who I Am” from Ghost Brothers of Darkland County (Hear Music 2013) N —@ the Pageant on October 20 with Karen Elson (Jack White's ex) opening. This tune from the Stephen King, John Mellencamp, T-Bone Burnett play.Buy it!
David Bromberg “I Like to Sleep Late In the Morning” from The Player: A Retrospective (COLUMBIA/LEGACY 1972) —@ Old Rockhouse on Friday, September 20. when you go see this amazing performer wish him a Happy Birthday, 68 on the 19th.Buy it!
Scott Miller “It's a Big Big World” from Big Big World (self 2013) N —Opening for Patty Griffin at the Pageant on October 14. former V-Roy will be supporting this new release, great double bill.Buy it!
Robbie Fulks “Long I Ride” from Gone Away Backward (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2013) N —The current new release that I can't get out of my cd player, great cast including Flatlander Robbie Gjersoe, the only thing better is Robbie live.Buy it!
Lucinda Williams “The Night's Too Long” from Lucinda Williams (Rough Trade Records 1988) —@ the Pageant on Monday, September 9 playing her self-titled album in its entirety, still my favorite Lucinda release. should be fun !!Buy it!
John David Souther “How Long” from John David Souther (Elektra 1972) —This Thursday, Sept. 5 @ Old Rockhouse the resurgent singer/songwriter returns in top form, also plays songwriter/producer Watty White on the ABC show "Nashville".Buy it!
The Black Lillies “THE FALL” from Runaway Freeway Blues (North Knox 2013) N —Coming to Old Rockhouse on Wednesday, September 11. New discovery songwriter Cruz Contreras duet with Trisha Gene Brady, good stuff.Buy it!
Oh Susanna “Billy 4” from Short Stories (Outside Music 2007) —A Dylan cover, Suzy Ungerleider recently announced that she is battling breast cancer, we wish her well, she has new a cd "Namedropper" in the can, get well Suzy !Buy it!
Mary McCaslin “Cole Younger” from Best of Mary McCaslin - Things We Said Today (Philo 1992) —If your doing a set of cowboy songs you have to include the amazing Mary McCaslin, telling Cole Youngers story in the 1st person.Buy it!
Bill Chambers “I Drink (Live)” from Live at the Pub Tamworth (self 2013) N —a Mary Gauthier cover from the amazing new live set by from Bill, who is also in the "Hillbilly Killers" with Catherine Britt, and Tim Rogers of "You Am I", can't wait for there new release.Buy it!
Kane Welch Kaplin “Marysville” from Live at the Bluebird (Dead Reckoning 2013) N —Kevins tribute to Marysville Victoria after the Murrindindi Mill Bush Fire desroyed 90% of the buildings and killed 45 of the 500 citizens.Buy it!
Karen Poston & the Crystal Pistols “Lydia w/ Kelly Willis” from Real Bad (Music Room Austin 2002) —We're outta here, thanks Allen, Karen Posten (where have you gone ?) with a true story of her Grandma, stay cool out there, see ya thanks for tuning in.Buy it!