Songwriters Showcase (Music)
With Ed Becker
Sun May 15th 2011 10.00am–12.00pm
R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links
Time zone: central
Josh Ritter “Girl In the War (Acoustic)” from The Animal Years (V2 North America 2006) —Josh with his Royal City Band will be playing a show at Off Broadway on Friday, July 22. Just released acoustic version of "The Animal Years".Buy it!
Rod Picott “When My Running is Thru (Acoustic)” from Welding Burns (Bonus Acoustic Disk) (self www.georgeportz.com 2011) N —From Rod's Acoustic Demos version of his great new release, lots of co-writes with his buddy Slaid Cleaves.Buy it!
Charlie Robison “The Wedding Song” from Step Right Up (Sony 2001) —Duet with Natalie Maines from a set by the very talented Robison Family, although Charlie has split with his Dixie Chick, Emily.Buy it!
Bruce Robison “Angry All The Time” from His Greatest (Premium 2008) —Bruce Robison will be playing with his wife, Kelly Willis, at Twangfest on Thursday, June 9, Duck Room. This cut made Bruce a lot of money when Tim McGraw and his wife Faith Hill recorded it.Buy it!
Cattle Call “November Skies” from Good Life (Brick House 1999) —Another friend of Rod and Slaid from Maine, Mark Farrington is the lead singer and songwriter, Slaid covered this song on his Holiday cd.Buy it!
Eliza Gilkyson “Midnight On Raton” from Roses At The End of Time (Red House 2011) N —Eliza pays tribute to Townes, on her wonderful new cd, back in good health and sounding great after her accident.Buy it!
Keith Sykes “You Got Gold” from Country Morning Music (Keith Sykes 2011) N —Co-written with John Prine, Memphis Songwriter does a lot of his best songs, that you've heard before, besides Prine, Jimmy Buffett and Guy Clark show up with Co-Writes.Buy it!
Carrie Rodriguez & Ben Kyle “Unwed Fathers” from We Still Love Our Country (Ninth St Opus 2011) N —Another Prine song, I kind of overlooked this release, glad I went back and checked it out, you should too !!Buy it!
Sara Watkins “The Late John Garfield Blues” from Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine (Oh Boy Records 2010) —The end of our John Prine set, from the fine tribute from last yearBuy it!
Roger Marin Band “Whiskey Take Me Off the Shelf” from Silvertown (self www.georgeportz.com 2010) —X-Flying Squirrel (lead guitar and steel) has put together a great band, co-write with Willie P. Bennet & Adam Caroll. Roger's sister Kori is Fred's long time drummer.Buy it!
Adam Carroll “Girl With the Dirty Hair” from Adam Carroll Live at Flipnotics (Adam Carroll 2009) —Since Adam co-wrote the last song, thought one of his own songs would fit good here, on second thought Adam fits good anywhere.Buy it!
Tom Russell “The Rose of the San Joaquin” from The Cowboy Songs of Tom Russell: Cowboy'd All To Hell (Frontera 2010) R —Tom will be at Off Broadway on October 17 and with Gretchen Peters on October 18 in Mt. Olive, IL. at the Turner Hall. A request for this song from last week, a new version that Tom just re-recorded.Buy it!
Gretchen Peters “Nobody's Girl” from Circus Girl: The Best of Gretchen Peters (Scarlet Letter 2009) —A special bonus track from Circus Girl, new music on the way from Gretchen. Gretchen and Barry Walsh will be with Tom Russell at Mt. Olive Turner Hall on October 18.Buy it!
Nora O'Connor “Revolver” from Til the Dawn (Bloodshot 2004) R —Nora will be the headliner with Robbie Fulks on June 10, the Friday night of Twangfest. At the Duck Room in UCity, great lineup every night.Buy it!
Bob Dylan “You're A Big Girl Now” from Blood on the Tracks (Columbia 1975) —Shot of Love: The Bob Dylan Benefit show at Off Broadway will be Friday, May 27. Lots of local bands playing the songs of Bob Dylan with proceeds going to KDHX. What could be better?Buy it!
Eric Taylor “Comanche” from Resurrect (Munich Records 1998) —Eric will be back in July Loghouseconcerts.com, don't miss him. Dylan special next week as Bob turns 70 on the 24th. Thanks for listening.Buy it!
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