Songwriters Showcase (Music)
With Ed Becker
Sun Aug 14th 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
Tom Rush W/Emmylou “TOO MANY MEMORIES” from What I Know (Appleseed www.appleseedrec.com 2009) —Welcome ! The folk legend joins the country legend, Emmylou, on this song by the late Steven Bruton. Tom at the Old Rock House, listening room series Thursday 10/27. Tom Celebrated his 70th birthday, Feb.8, A very funny guy, don't miss him !!!Buy it!
J.D. Souther “Faithless Love” from Natural History (EOM 2011) —A classic song, J.D. hasn't lost any of his chops on what is essentially his greatest hits cd. You'll recognize most of the tunes (Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, etc.) on this great new cd.Buy it!
The James Hyland Band W/Toni Price “Early Days With You” from Place I Call Home (self 2000) —James Hyland would later become a founding member of the South Austin Jug Band, duet vocals by Toni Price, one of the best singers on the planet.Buy it!
The Refugees “Chain Stores, Malls And Restaurants” from Three (Wabuho 2011) —The Refugees with their 2nd release, that is named Three for some reason, but no Sophmore slump for Wendy Waldman, Cindy Bullens, and Deborah Holland who sings lead and wrote this fine tune.Buy it!
John Hiatt “adios to california” from Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns (New West 2011) —The title cut (the line's in the song) to another great release from the very prolific and much covered songwriter.Buy it!
Eliza Gilkyson “Looking for a Place” from Roses At The End of Time (Red House www.redhouse.com 2011) —2nd generation songwriter (Daughter of Terry Gilkyson who wrote "Memories Are Made Of This", "Bare Necessities", "Greenfields", "Marianne" , "Tell Me A Story", "Cry Of The Wildgoose", ETC.) with one of the years best releases.Buy it!
The Tom Russell Band “Winnipeg” from Off Broadway, May 8, 1992 (self 1992) —You might have been there, the last band gig, Tom will return to Off Broadway Friday 10/7 with Thad Beckman and a new cd "Mesabi" and DVD "Don't Look Down". A request from Judge Bob, Thanks, good to hear from you.Buy it!
Tom Russell Band “The Evangelene Hotel” from Off Broadway, May 8, 1992 (self 1992) —Tom and Thad with special guests, Gretchen Peters & Barry Walsh, performing alternate sets & all 4 on stage together will provide special moments, 40 minutes down the road, Mt.Olive Turner Hall Saturday 10/8, 7:30 show.Buy it!
Gretchen Peters “Circus Girl” from Circus Girl: The Best of Gretchen Peters (Scarlet Letter 2009) —Title song to Gretchen's great anthology, Gretchen has a new cd "Hello Cruel World" in the can, early 2012 release, can't wait !!! For info and tickets to the Tom & Gretchen show contact email@example.com or call (217) 999-7674Buy it!
Garth Hudson w/Chantal Kreviazuk “Tears Of Rage” from Garth Hudson Presents a Canadian Celebration of The Band (Curv21 2010) —Just one of 17 wonderful covers on Garth Hudson's amazing Band tribute, what a voice !!!Buy it!
Dave Alvin “Gary Indiana 1959” from Eleven Eleven (Yep Roc 2011) —From a set suggested by a listener (minus one song that wasn't in the library) Dave and the Guilty Ones take us to Gary, Indiana, lots of great new originals from Dave with help from Brother Phil, Christy McWilson, and his late friend Chris Gaffeney.Buy it!
Shawn Mullins “Can't Remember Summer” from Light You Up (Vanguard Records vanguardrecords.com 2010) —The other listener suggestion, Shawn's song proves to be a perfect fit, I need to sit down and listen to the rest of this cd.Buy it!
Rod Picott “Rust Belt Fields” from Welding Burns (welding rod music rodpicott.com 2011) —Those 2 brought to mind this song, that Rod wrote with his Maine, high school and garage band ("The Magic Rats") buddy Slaid Cleaves.Buy it!
David Crosby “Natalie” from Thousand Roads (Atlantic 1993) —Rich Faigle is kind enough to come in and help me out on playlists, phones,etc. this is his 3 song set, starting with music legend David Crosby.Buy it!
Neil Young “Sugar Mountain (Live)” from Sugar Mountain: Live At Canterbury House (Silver Bow 2008) —Another icon from this recently released set. It's nice to see Neil and Stephen joining Richie Furay for a Buffalo Springfield reunion and tour, here's hoping for some midwest dates. Thanks to Rich for coming up with this great set.Buy it!
David Olney “Flood of '93” from High, Wide and Lonesome (Philo 1995) —"..I'll have my usual, here's to Stan Musial.." The master songwriter returns to St. Louis this Thursday 9/18 at Off Broadway, accompanied by Sergio Webb of Pinto Bennet and the Famous Motel Cowboys. Live at KDHX, broadcast on Backroads, with Stacy, Sat.Buy it!
NQ Arbuckle “In Another Time” from Hanging the Battle-Scarred Pinata (Six Shooter Records 2002) —Canadian Neville Quinlan leads his great band through a dozen originals, new music soon from these Juno nominated rockers.Buy it!
Blackie and the Radio Kings “If I Can't Have You w/Lucinda Williams” from Kings and Queens (Dramatico 2011) —Tom Wilson trades verses with Lucinda on a song he wrote with Colin James that kicks off this all duet set. Stephen Fearing and Colin Linden are the other 2 Rodeo Kings, a side project that turned into a permanent gig.Buy it!
Jonny Burke “THE LONG HAUL” from The Long Haul - EP (Jonny Burke 2009) —The title cut from Jonny's first solo release, the Band of Heathens join him on one cut, but every song on this great EP is a winner.Buy it!
Kristi Rose & Fats Kaplin “Who's Gonna” from Gin (self 2011) —One of their originals from their brand new ep, to hear more come to the Focal Point Friday, September 23 and catch Fats and Kristi LiveBuy it!
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