The Back Country (Music)
With Jeff Corbin
Sat Nov 30th 2013 3.00pm–5.00pm
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Time zone: central
The Carper Family “Would You Like to Get Some Goats?”
from Back When (self 2012) R —A song I played last week elicited a phone call from a listener who said he's never heard a song about goats. I told him I had a goat song for him. The Carper Family is singing those sweet harmonies on a tour through Germany at the moment.
Dave Stuckey and the Rhythm Gang “Pick-a-Rib”
from Get a Load of This (HMG 2000) —Dave is a Kansas City native, who now lives in southern CA. He has been part of Dave and Deke Combo and The Lucky Stars. Players here include the Hot Club trio, Jeremy Wakefield & Dave Biller. A Goodman-Hampton song.
Hal Ketchum “Yesterday's Gone”
from Father Time (Curb 2008) —Hal is a fine songwriter who moved from New York to Austin and now resides in Nashville. He's released 10 studio albums and this is his latest. He was diagnosed in 1998 with a neurological disorder like MS and he had to learn to replay the guitar.
Skip Gorman “Night Herding Song”
from Greener Prairie (Rounder www.rounder.com 1994) —Skip lives on a ten-acre ranch in New Hampshire and summers he works as a cowboy and song leader at a ranch in Wyoming. He's a former schoolteacher (Spanish), with several acclaimed albums of songs of the West.
Billy Don Burns “Keith Whitley Blue”
from Heroes, Friends & Other Troubled Souls (Rusty Knuckles 2004) —His mother's teacher was Jimmy Driftwood and Billy Don may have absorbed some of that songwriting talent by osmosis. He's recorded with Paycheck and Hank Cochran and his face is a map of the weathered survivor.
Jim Stringer and the AM Band “Come a Little Bit Closer”
from Triskaidekaphilia (The Music Room 2008) —Jim is another Kansas City native who now resides in Texas--the "AM" stands for Austin Music. The version by Jay and the Americans in the '60s was so big the group was added to the Beatles tour.
High Noon “Call Of The Honky-Tonk”
from Stranger Things (Watermelon 1996) —High Noon was a mid-'90s Austin band with Shaun Young, Kevin Smith and Sean Mencher. They were voted best rockabilly band in Austin for seven years running. Sean Mencher has also produced The Starline Rhythm Boys and is a native of Washington, DC.
Nate Gibson and the Gashouse Gang “Wal-Mart Wino”
from All The Way Home (Cow Island Music 2007) —Nate was born in St. Louis and lived here until age 7. He has also written a book on the history of Starday Records and received a master's degree in ethnomusicology from Indiana University. He now lives in Helsinki, Finland.
Moot Davis “Halls of Smoke and Wine”
from Moot Davis (Little Dog 2003) —New Jersey-born Moot Davis released two albums produced by Dwight Yoakum's guitarist, Pete Anderson, then went on a musical hiatus. He enlisted most of Marty Stuart's Fabulous Superlatives for his third album, "Man About Town" and a 4th is in the works.
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)”
from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)
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