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Spinitron - KDHX: The Back Country Sat Dec 28th 2013

The Back Country (Music)

Sat Dec 28th 2013 3.00pm–5.00pm

R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links

Time zone: central


The Texas Troubadors “Buddy's Boogie (intro)”
from Almost To Tulsa (Bear Family 2008)


Ryan Spearman “Pretty Polly”
from Pain & Time (self 2013) L —Four live sessions recorded in the winter of 2012 are the source of this release


Mike Zanger “Lonesome and Blue”
from Vanity Press (self 2013) —Mike is co-host of Log House Concerts in Edwardsville. Lots of great musicians assist on this, including Brad Benge, Aaron Till and Richard Smith, recorded at Richard's Tunesmith studio in Nashville.


The Wilhelms “Church Street Blues”
from Film At 11 (Perdition 2013) L —John Wendland and Andy Ploof are half of Rough Shop and all of The Wilhelms.


The SteelDrivers “Wearin' a Hole”
from Hammer Down (Rounder www.rounder.com 2013) —One written by former Steeldriver, Mike Henderson.


Dailey & Vincent “Back To Hancock County”
from Brothers of the Highway (Rounder www.rounder.com 2013) —Their third release on the Rounder label came this year.


The David Bromberg Band “Medley: Cattle in the Cane/Forked Deer/Monroe's Hornpipe”
from Only Slightly Mad (Appleseed I discovered this song when Pete Seeger passed last year. What a gift. 2013) —It was a thrill and an honor to host an in-studio session on September 20th of this year. I've been an avid fan of his for forty years. This is the kind of album Bromberg produced in the Columbia and Fantasy years.


Peter Rowan “That's All She Wrote”
from The Old School (Compass Records www.compassrecords.com 2013) —Peter's latest is bluegrass, lots of great artists playing along, and one of a number of great albums put out by Compass Records in 2013.


Tim O'Brien and Darrell Scott “Keep Your Dirty Lights On”
from Memories and Moments (Full Skies 2013) —The fourth collaboration between these two great musicians, and the third in a row. A song that reminds us of the real cost of powering our world with fossil fuels.


James King “Old Five and Dimers”
from Three Chords and The Truth (Rounder Records www.rounderrecords.com 2013) —The "Bluegrass Storyteller" has dipped into the country catalogue for his latest release and it's a fine one, including this Billy Joe Shaver cover.


The Gibson Brothers “Daddy's Gone to Knoxville”
from They Called It Music (Compass Records www.compassrecords.com 2013) —The Gibson Brothers are setting the bluegrass bar pretty high these days.


The Mavericks “That's Not My Name”
from In Time (The Valory Music Company 2013) —EP released in late 2012, full album this year. Nice to have new Mavericks music.


Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys “What a Dream It's Been” (Cow Island Music 2013) —Big Sandy celebrated 25 years in the music business by recording acoustic versions of some of his best.


Willie Nelson and Rosanne Cash “Please Don’t Tell Me How the Story Ends”
from To All the Girls... (Legacy 2013) —A very nice version of the Kristofferson song. Willie is the only one on my list who released two albums this year...and he's the only octogenarian.


Bill Kirchen “Flip Flop”
from Seeds and Stems (Proper 2013) —Bill's show at Off Broadway in the fall was a great one. He's still got his tele (and trombone) chops.


Emily Herring “Austin (Ain't Got No) City Limits”
from Your Mistake (self 2013) —Yet another fine female country artist from Texas.


Mandy Heinemann “You Don't Love Me Anymore”
from The Real Me (Right Side Up Records 2013) L —Mel Besher duets on this one. Recorded at Gary and Roberta Gordon's Inside Out studio in Sparta, IL.


The Dock Ellis Band “Tears Come Easy”
from Bad Songs And Waltzes (self-released 2013) L —Congratulations to everyone involved in making this fine country release in 2013.


Son Volt “Tears of Change”
from Honky Tonk (Rounder www.rounder.com 2013) —This is marked local because most of the musicians (we include Jay here) hail from St. Louis. Jay Farrar's songwriting sensibilities in a country music ensemble.


Joel Savoy's Honky Tonk Merry-Go-Round “You're Still On My Mind”
from Joel Savoy's Honky Tonk Merry-Go-Round (Valcour Records www.valcorrecords.com 2013) —Courtney Granger on the lead vocal. Lots of Cajun musicians on this one but not a whiff of gumbo. This is straight ahead honky tonk music.


Duane Eddy and Dan Dugmore “Mansion On The Hill”
from The Big E: A Salute To Steel Guitarist Buddy Emmons (Warner 2013) —A wonderful tribute to the most important figure in the history of the instrument. The balance of vocal and instrumental tracks on this album works very well. This instrumental version of one of Hank's best is compelling.


Miss Leslie “I Don't Go There”
from Lucky (Zero Label Records 2013) —This new release by Miss Leslie is her best IMHO.


Dale Watson & His Lone Stars “I Lie When I Drink”
from El Rancho Azul (Red House www.redhouserecords.com 2013) —A new album and getting this Ameripolitan thing launched have kept Dale pretty busy this year.


Robbie Fulks “When You Get to the Bottom”
from Gone Away Backward (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2013) —Like Miss Leslie's, Robbie's new release is the best I've heard from him.


Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell “Hanging Up My Heart”
from Old Yellow Moon (Nonesuch 2013) —This was at first in my top ten but not all of the songs are country--beautiful songs, but not country. James Burton on electric guitar on a hank DeVito Song.


Vince Gill and Paul Frankin “I Can't Be Myself”
from Bakersfield (MCA 2013) —Divided between songs by Buck and Hag, that's a pretty good core for the Bakersfield sound.


The Carper Family “I Gotta Have My Baby Back”
from Old-Fashioned Gal (self 2013) —A terrific version of this Floyd Tillman classic. Quite a year for these great musicians--from Off Broadway in STL to Prairie Home Companion to Germany. Here's to more in 2014.


Sturgill Simpson “Some Days”
from High Top Mountain (High Top Mountain 2013) —Since they have us pick a "Song of the Year" too this is my entry. "Some days you kill and some days you just choke, Some days you blast off and some days you just smoke". Sturgill kills it on his debut album.


Rosanne Cash “World of Strange Design”
from The River & The Thread (Blue Note 2014) N  —I'll leave you with a new one to look forward to in 2014, to be released on January 14th.

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