Songwriters Showcase (Music)
With Ed Becker
Sun May 1st 2011 10.00am–12.00pm
Time zone: central
Gram Parsons with Emmylou “We'll Sweep Out the Ashes In the Morning” from Warm Evenings, Pale Mornings, Bottled Blues (Raven 1991) —What wonderful chemistry they had, sorry it was so short and tragic, hard to believe that Gram will be gone 38 years this September.Buy it!
Uncle Tupelo “Blue Eyes” from Conmemorativo: A Tribute to Gram Parsons (Rhino 1993) —Not your usual cast of characters, but some neat takes on Gram's songs, including this early "International Submarine Band" gem, Brian Henneman joins Tweedy & Farrar on lap steel.Buy it!
Rod Picott “Rust Belt Fields” from Welding Burns (welding rod music rodpicott.com 2011) N —Co-writer Slaid's boyhood friend in Maine, they had a garage band "The Magic Rats" name taken from Springsteens' Jungleland, headed right to my top 10 list !!!Buy it!
Foster and Lloyd “Picasso's Mandolin” from It's Already Tomorrow (Effin Ell 2011) N —Great to see these guys back together, & sounding great after 10 yrs. apart, one they wrote with Guy Clark, and who better to play mandolin than Sam Bush.Buy it!
Eliza Gilkyson “Looking for a Place” from Roses At The End of Time (Red House 2011) N —More new music, Eliza recovered from her serious auto accident and sounding better that ever, Eliza will be at the Sheldon next spring with Red Horse, that also features John Gorka & Lucy Kaplanski.Buy it!
Steve Earle “The Gulf of Mexico” from I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive (New West www.newwestrecords.com 2011) N —Steve will be in town, not singing, a book signing, same title, will take place Mon., May 16 7 to 8:30 at the St.Louis Public Library, Schafley Branch, 225 N. Euclid.Buy it!
Bob Dylan “Forever Young” from Dylan (Columbia 1973) —To celebrate Bob Dylan's 70th birthday, KDHX is having a benefit/tribute night at Off Broadway on Friday, May 27. Bob's actual birthday is May 24, stay Forever Young !!!Buy it!
Keith Sykes “Volcano” from Country Morning Music (Keith Sykes 2011) N —Written with JImmy Buffett, Memphis based songwriter with great acoustic versions of songs he wrote with John Prine, Guy & Susanna Clark, etc.Buy it!
Jimmy Buffett “Come Monday” from Jimmy Buffett Live! Feeding Frenzy (MCA 1990) —Jimmy Buffett will be at Verizon Amphitheater on Tuesday, May 3, before he became an event he really was a fine songwriter, beware of Parrotheads on Tuesday !!!!Buy it!
Gretchen Peters “Circus Girl” from Circus Girl: The Best of Gretchen Peters (Scarlet Letter 2009) —Newlywed master songwriter is working on a new cd, she along with husband Barry Walsh will join Tom Russell & Thad Beckman at the Mt.Olive Turner Hall Sat. Oct.8Buy it!
Danny Click “I Feel Good Today” from Life Is a Good Place (DogStar Records 2011) N —Indianapolis born guitar wizard and longtime member of Jimmy LaFave's band releases a sizzling set of originals on his 4th cd.Buy it!
Matraca Berg “Oh Cumberland” from The Dreaming Fields (Dualtone 2011) N —Matraca's first new release in over a decade, and well worth the wait, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's Jeff Hanna joins his wife on this cut, co-written with Gary Harrison.Buy it!
Tom Russell “The Dogs Bark But the Caravan Moves On” from Museum of Memories 1972 - 2002 (Dark Angel 2002) —A live cut with Tom in peak form, this limited edition is almost out of print (www.villagerecords.com)Tom will be at Off Broadway on October 7 and in Mt. Olive with Gretchen Peters on October 8.Buy it!
Colin Linden “Which Way Does the M&O Run?” from Southern Jumbo (High Romance Music Inc. 2005) —1/3 of Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, only 6 weeks to the long awaited "Kings & Queens" with Emmylou, Rosanne, Lucinda, Pam Tillis, Sam Phillips, Patty Scialfa, Exene Cervanka, Amy Helm, & 6 More, Can't Wait !!!!Buy it!
Great Big Sea “Knockin' Lost John” from Garth Hudson Presents a Canadian Celebration of The Band (Curve 2010) —Nova Scotia's amazing Great Big Sea's contribution to Garth Hudson's superb all Canadian "Band" tribute, a Robbie Robertson song originally released on "Islands" in 1977.Buy it!
Willie Nile “Far Green Hills” from The Innocent Ones (River House www.willienile.com 2010) N —Another great set of originals from Willie, who never seems to write a bad song, on my best of list in 2010.Buy it!
Don Lange “Take the Children and Run” (Barking Spider donlange.com 2011) N —Thanks for listening, this song seemed very relevant today, check out Don on the web the best songwriter who makes award winning Pinot Noir, a great combination.Buy it!