Songwriters Showcase (Music)
With Ed Becker
Sun Jul 31st 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
Guy Clark “Maybe I Can Paint Over That” from Songs and Stories (Dualtone 2011) N —Welcome, lotsa great new music, including this live one complete with wonderful introductions by Guy, his 20th release, the master songwriter turns 70 on November 6.Buy it!
Slaid Cleaves “Green Mountains and Me” from Sorrow & Smoke - Live at the Horseshoe Lounge (Music Road 2011) N —Slaid live at his favorite bar, a double cd, this was written with his buddy from Maine David Farnsworth.Buy it!
Tom Russell “Northern Towns” from All Around These Northern Towns (Norske Gram As) —Tom will be at Off Broadway on October 7 and then in Mt. Olive at the Turner Hall on October 8 (with Gretchen Peters). Co-write with Andrew Hardin & Fats Kaplin. Tom's new cd "Mesabi" his 26th, due 9/6.Buy it!
Perry Keyes “Double On the Main Game” from The Last Ghost Train Home (Laughing Outlaw Records 2007) —X Sydney cabbie with a great band and trunk full of amazing songs, new cd due in the fall, I can't wait.Buy it!
Bill Morrissey “Handsome Molly” from Bill Morrissey: The Essential Collection (Rounder Records www.rounderrecords.com 2004) —We lost a brilliant songwriter Saturday 7/24, Bill, 59, battled demons, addictions and depression, for many years, but you would never know it when he was on stage spinning his magical tales that could make you laugh and cry.Buy it!
America “Don't Cross The River” from America's Greatest Hits - History (Warner Bros. 1972) —Dan Peek, 60 founding member of America also died Saturday 7/24, like Bill, Dan battled many demons and left America in 1977, this song Dan wrote was covered by Garth Brooks on his "Scarecrow" cd.Buy it!
Bill Morrissey “Birches” from Bill Morrissey: The Essential Collection (Rounder Records www.rounderrecords.com 2004) —I hope Bill's playing this one for Larry Weir right now, Larry played thousands of songs on the air, this was his hands down favorite, For you Kathy !Buy it!
America “Lonely People” from America's Greatest Hits - History (Warner Bros. 1972) —Another Dan Peek song, this one reached # 5 on the billboard charts. Surviving members Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell will be at Wildwood Spring Lodge Oct. 21 & 22Buy it!
Bill Morrissey “Letter From Heaven” from Bill Morrissey: The Essential Collection (Rounder Records www.rounderrecords.com 2004) —Bill died on the road where he spent most of his life, besides his musical ability, his wit, storytelling and adlibs between songs were worth the price of admission, Bill also published one novel "Edson".Buy it!
Tom Rush “Fall Into the Night” from What I Know (Appleseed www.appleseedrec.com 2009) —Tom doing an Eliza Gilkyson song, Thursday, October 27, Tom will be at the Old Rockhouse. Tom turned 70 on February 8 of this year.Buy it!
David Olney “Poor Clothing” from Live In Holland (Strictly Country Records 1994) —A songwriters, songwriter, David will be at Off Broadway on Thursday, August 18 with Sergio Webb, former member of Pinto Bennett and The Famous Motel Cowboys.Buy it!
Fred Eaglesmith “Wilder Than Her” from Drive-In Movie (Bluewater Music Services Corp./ Vertical Records 1996) —Fred with the Fabulous Ginn Sisters will be at Off Broadway on Sunday, October 30.Buy it!
Sarah Jarosz “Come On Up To the House” from Song Up In Her Head (SUGAR HILL ww.sugarhillrecords.com 2009) —This 20 Year old Wimberly, Texas native may not be playing small rooms for very long, catch her while you can. Sarah will be at the Duck Room this Thursday, August 4. Doing a Tom Waits / Kathleen Brennan cover here.Buy it!
Matraca Berg/Gretchen Peters/Suzy Boggus “Tomorrow Morning” from The Sewanee Sessions (15 Bottles 2009) —These three wonderful performers and good friends tour together several dates a year called "Wine, Women, and Song" Gretchen will join Tom Russell 10/8 at the Mt. Olive Turner Hall.Buy it!
Chuck Brodsky “Roberto” from Subtotal Eclipse (Chuck Brodsky Records 2011) N —The absolute best writer of baseball songs does his ode to Roberto Clemente, his great new cd is produced by the amazing J. P. Cormeir.Buy it!
Peter Cooper “715 (For Hank Aaron)” from Mission Door (Red Beet Records 2008) —Peter Cooper and Eric Brace will be at the Focal Point on Friday, October 21. Peter writes this one for his hero, Hank Aaron.Buy it!
Alison Krauss and Union Station “Dust Bowl Children” from Paper Airplane (Rounder 2011) N —Alison Krauss & Union Station will be at the Fox on Thursday, September 22. Dan Tyminski sings lead on this Peter Rowan song.Buy it!
Blackie and The Rodeo Kings “Black Sheep” from Kings and Queens (FU:M 2011) N —Stephen Fearing w/ Juno award winner Serena Ryder trade leads on this song Stephen wrote for this years best new release. 13 other Queens join Colin Linden, Tom Wilson, and Stephen.Buy it!
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