Songwriters Showcase (Music)
With Ed Becker
Sun Jul 3rd 2011 10.00am–12.00pm
Time zone: central
Dave Alvin “Fourth Of July” from Romeo's Escape (Razor & Tie 1986) —Happy 4th, Dave Alvin is in town at Off Broadway this Thursday, July 7, Skeletons open and back Dave along with Christy McWilson.Buy it!
The Fabulous Ginn Sisters “FIREWORKS” from You Can't Take a Bad Girl Home (Lonesome Day www.lonesomeday.com 2010) —Tiffani & Britt with their Fred Eaglesmith produced cd will be returning to Off Broadway with Fred 10/30.Buy it!
Carolyn Mark w/NQ Arbuckle “FIREWORKS” from Just Married - An Album of Duets (Mint Records, Inc. www.mintrecs.com 2005) —This duet from Carolyn's all duet cd was inspiration for the wonderful juno award winng collaberation "Let's Just Stay Here".Buy it!
Gretchen Peters “Independence Day” from Circus Girl: The Best of Gretchen Peters (Scarlet Letter 2009) —Gretchen doing her song that became a Grammy nominated mega hit for Martina McBride. Gretchen with Tom Russell Mt.Olive Turner Hall Oct. 8.Buy it!
Sherry Austin “Drive-in Movie” from 20 Odd Hollers: Fredheads Play Tribute to the songs of Fred Eaglesmith (Seven Shells 2000) —Fredheads pay tribute to their leader on this hard to find tribute that includes this gem from Sherry, Fred's back Oct. 30 at Off Broadway.Buy it!
Fred J. Eaglesmith and the Flying Squirrels “High Heels in the Rain” from There Ain't No Easy Road (Sweetwater 2006) —From my favorite Fred double cd, complete with it's own homemade wooden box, Scott Merrit, Ralph Shipper, and Willie P. Bennett appear as The Flying Squirrels.Buy it!
Caney Fork River “Willie P. Bennett” from Heartstrings (self 1998) —The late Willie P. Bennett wasn't just a magnificent sideman in Fred's band, but was one of Canada's best and most beloved singer/songwriters. Check out his music !!!Buy it!
Ryan Spearman “Willie McGee” from Get Along Home (Green Strum 2011) N L —Local songwriter, Ryan Spearman pays tribute to the Cardinal folk hero, this goes out to my daughter Betsey, Willie's her hero, her license plate BQQP 51.Buy it!
Chuck Brodsky “The Bellyache Heard 'Round the World” from Subtotal Eclipse (Chuck Brodsky Records 2011) N —The master of the baseball song closes our baseball set with this Babe Ruth tale, from his superb new, fan financed cd, produced by Nova Scotia's amazing J.P. Cormier.Buy it!
Great Big Sea “Good People” from Safe Upon the Shore (Warner Music Canada 2010) —Speaking of Nova Scotia, we hear Great Big Sea (from my 2010 top 10 list) produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos fame. Happy Birthday Rob.Buy it!
David Wilkie and Cowboy Celtic “Nil Se Ina La / Border Affair” from Cowboy Ceilidh (Centerfire 2004) —From a poem by cowboy poet, Charles Badger Clark, Jr. and sung magnificently by Denice Withnell, first made famous by Ian & Sylvia Tyson and called "Spanish Is A Loving Tongue".Buy it!
James McMurtry “Angeline” from Too Long In the Wasteland (Columbia 1989) —A request from James's, John Mellencamp produced debut, saw James with David Bromberg opening for Nanci Griffith in the round at Westport Plaza promoting this album, won me over !!!Buy it!
Tom Rush “JazzMan / Jonah” from Live at Symphony Hall, Boston (Varese 2001) —Folk legend Tom Rush will be at the Old Rockhouse on Thursday, October 27 Amazing storyteller, just turned 70, along with Bob Dylan and Guy Clark, that makes 1941 a very, very good year for songwriters !!Buy it!
Neil Young “Flying On the Ground Is Wrong” from A Treasure (Reprise 2011) N —Newly found concert tapes, Neil has reunited with Stephen Stills & Richie Furay for a Buffalo Springfield reunion tour (rythm section Bruce Palmer & Dewey Martin are deceased). Hoping to see a St.Louis date.Buy it!
The Departed “Water Your Own Yard” from This Is Indian Land (Underground Sound www.thedepartedmusic.com/ 2011) N R —Another part of this all request set, Cody with his new band The Departed after 8 years with Cross Canadian Ragweed.Buy it!
Barton Carroll “MONDAY NIGHT” from Together You and I (Skybucket 2009) R —This is the 4th album from this North Carolina native who now lives in Seattle, appreciate the request, a songwriter I need to check out more.Buy it!
Blackie and The Rodeo Kings “Got You Covered” from Kings and Queens (FU:M 2011) N —w/Roseanne Cash, Colin Linden, Stephen Fearing, and Tom Wilson and their 14 Queens make an instant classic !!!!Buy it!
Bruce Springsteen “4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)” from The Essential Bruce Springsteen (Columbia 2003) —Thanks for listening, we send this out to Clarence Clemons, there really can't ever be an E Street Band again without him, hope you got a chance to see him !!! Have a safe and happy 4th of July!Buy it!