Songwriters Showcase (Music)
Sun Mar 13th 2011 10.00am–12.00pm
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The Waterboys “A Man Is In Love” from Room to Roam (Chrysalis UK 2008) —Welcome to my Irish themed pre-St. Patty's Day show ...Mike Scott and the Waterboys start us off.Buy it!
The Chieftains “Red Is the Rose” from An Irish Evening (Live At the Grand Opera House, Belfast) (RCA Victor 1992) —w/the vocals of Nanci Griffith, the Chieftains put out several cd's with guest vocals, worth checking out the great guest list.Buy it!
Tom Russell “The Dreamin'” from The Man from God Knows Where (Hightone 1999) —w/Iris Dement & Dolores Keane on vocals, Part of Tom's Immigrant song cycle, where have you gone Iris Dement ??Buy it!
The Pogues “Dirty Old Town” from Rum Sodomy & the Lash (WEA 1985) —Shane MacGowen The wonderful, self destructive Irish song writer doing an Ewan McColl classic.Buy it!
Ronny Elliott “Irish Rockabilly Blues” from Poisonville (Blue Heart Records 2001) —A fine cover of a Terry Clarke song, different than Terry's own version on Shelly River.Buy it!
Terry Clarke “Johnnie's on the Road (From the North Country)” from The Shelly River (Minidoka Records 1991) —Hard to choose just one cut from Terry's best cd, seek it out you won't be dissapointed.Buy it!
Scott McClatchy “Sally MacLelanne” from A Dark Rage (self 2010) —a Shane MacGowen cover, an Irish theme runs throughout the cd, one of last years best releases and a new discovery for me.Buy it!
The Saw Doctors “I Useta Lover” from If This Is Rock And Roll, I Want My Old Job Back (Shamtown Records 1991) —a # 1 selling single in Ireland.Buy it!
Sharon Shannon & Friends “The Galway Girl” from The Diamond Mountain Sessions (Compass Records ww.compassrecords.com 2001) —w/Steve Earle, my favorite version of Steve's song, new release and book "I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive" due next month from Steve.Buy it!
June Tabor and the Oyster Band “Lullaby of London” from Freedom and Rain (Cooking Vinyl 1990) —Yet another from Shane MacGowen, June Tabor sits in with the Oyster Band.Buy it!
Charlie Robison “John O'Reilly” from Step Right Up (Sony 2001) —Charlie's epic boxing tail, one of our most requested songs.Buy it!
Chris Knight “Something to Keep Me Going” from Heart Of Stone CD ALBUM (Drifter's Church www.chrisknight.net/ 2008) —Not an Irish song, but I bet Chris does one St.Patty's Day, Chris will be at Off Broadway with a full band this Thursday, March 17.Buy it!
Tom Russell “Roddy McCorley” from Museum of Memories 1972 - 2002 (Dark Angel 2002) —Recorded live on St. Patty's Day 1995 at Off Broadway, you might have been there. Tom, back Oct.7 & Mt.Olive the next day with Gretchen Peters & Barry Walsh.Buy it!
Steve Earle And The Del McCoury Band “Dixieland” from The Mountain (E Squared 2000) R —A request for Steve's Irish Civil War Classic, based on Michael Shaara's great book "The Killer Angels".Buy it!
ZaCallion Twins “Walking Down the Road” from Live at Last (self 2003) —Two parts, Nancy McCallion & Catherine Zavala from the wonderful, no longer together MollysBuy it!
Warren Zevon “MacGillycuddy's Reeks” from My Ride's Here (Artemis 2002) —Warren doing his best Irish.Buy it!
Bruce Springsteen & The Sessions Band “American Land (Live)” from Live In Dublin (Columbia 2007) —Would have loved to have seen Bruce with the Seger Sessions Band.Buy it!
Gloria Attoun “BELIEVE” from Seeds (Out Attounl www.openspacecouncil.org 2007) L —Gloria Attoun will be at the Focal Point for the Backroads Birthday Bash and KDHX Benefit next Saturday, March 19.Buy it!
Rough Shop “Golden Slumber Inn” from Here Today (Perdition Records 2008) L —Also playing the Backroads Benefit as the Rough Shop Trio.Buy it!
Jimmy Webb “Galveston” from Just Across The River (E1 Music www.e1entertainment.com 2010) —Featuring Lucinda Williams ... he'll be at the Kranzberg Arts Center March 17 - March 19.Buy it!
Flogging Molly “Factory Girls” from Within a Mile of Home (Side One Dummy Records www.sideonedummy.com/ 2004) —Just played a sold out show at the Paegant, joined here by Lucinda.Buy it!
Tom Russell “When Irish Girls Grow Up” from The Man from God Knows Where (Hightone 1999) —Featuring the vocals of Dolores Keane and Iris Dement. New cd from Tom "Mesabi" due 9/15Buy it!
Chip Dolan “Rumbulyae” from Right Now (Noah Bamboa Records 2005) —w/Kelly Willis on vocals, long time sideman's first solo releaseBuy it!
Reckless Kelly “Seven Nights In Eire” from Wicked Twisted Road (Sugar Hill Records www.sugarhillrecords.com 2006) —Written after they toured Ireland.Buy it!
The Chieftains “Down The Old Plank Road” from Down the Old Plank Road: The Nashville Sessions (RCA Victor 2002) —Includes help from John Hiatt, Bela Fleck, Jeff White and Tim O'Brien ...Buy it!
The Clumsy Lovers “If I Should Fall From the Grace of God” from Under The Covers (Nettwerk 2002) —Did I mention that I like Shane MacGowen songs, lots of interesting covers on this cd.Buy it!
Guy Clark “Dublin Blues” (Dualtone 1995) —Good luck to Guy On his Knee replacemant.Happy St. Pats Day thanks for listening, support live music, back to normal next week, see you then.Buy it!
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