Songwriters Showcase (Music)
With Ed Becker
Sun Oct 16th 2011 10.00am–12.00pm
Time zone: central
Denice Franke “Keep Me Right” from Live in the KDHX Studio 09/22/2006 (Live At KDHX kdhx.org 2006) —Welcome, final Fall pledge drive show, Franke doing a great Mickie Merken's song, always great to hear Larry's voice, starting the show.Buy it!
Beacon City Band “Aunt Nora” from Beacon City Band (Potatoe Satellite Records 1981) —Great to pitch with Stacy, one & only release from Denice Franke, Doug Hudson, Roland Denney & David Wright, wonderful stuff, especially this classic by Joey Giaconne, vinyl only.Buy it!
Adrian Brannon w/Tom Russell “Stories We Could Tell” from Boots and Pearls (self 2009) —Watch out for this teenager with a big voice from Elko, Nevada, Tom Russell produces and joins her on this John Sebastian song.Buy it!
The Lovin' Spoonful “Darlin' Be Home Soon” from Anthology (Rhino 1990) —That last song made me want to hear more John Sebastian, this may be my favorite of many from this underrated songwriter and band.Buy it!
Paul Kelly “To Her Door” from Australian Record Industry Awards10 Years of Hits (Columbia 1996) —Aussie star doing a great song, thanks to Paul for sending me an ftc friendly version of this song.Buy it!
Eliza Gilkyson “Beauty Way” from Hard Times In Babylon (Red House Records www.redhouserecords.com 2000) —Looking forward to Red Horse, Eliza with John Gorka and Lucy Kaplanski when they come to the acoustically perfect Sheldon next April 20, 2012Buy it!
Harry Lipson “Gimme a Game of Baseball” from Fridays & Saturdays (Pandemonium Records 1982) —Have no idea what happened to Harry, but he captures the game of baseball perfectly on this Larry Weir vinyl discovery & Songwriter Showcase exclusive.Buy it!
Fred Eaglesmith “Summerlea” from Things Is Changin' (A Major Label 1993) —You can almost smell the whiskey and perfume on this realistic cowboy love song by Fred, Fred returns to Off Broadway with the "Fabulous Ginn Sisters" October 30.Buy it!
Robbie Fulks “Flowers in The Dell” from The Songs of Fred Eaglesmith (Twangoff Records 2003) —Robbie Folks' take on a Fred song on this Fred tribute that also includes Slaid Cleaves, Mary Gauthier, and others. Robbie & Willie Porter tonight at Off Broadway.Buy it!
Garth Hudson W/Peter Katz & The Curious “Acadian Driftwood” from Canadian Celebration of the Band (Curve 2010) —Great take on my favorite Robbie Robertson song form one of 3 remaing original members, Garth Hudson's superb all Canadian tribute.Buy it!
Tom Russell “Heart Within a Heart” from Mesabi (Shout Factory 2011) —An internet request for this song from "Mesabi" "Mesabi is on the 1st list for a Grammy nomination for original folk cd. we'll keep you posted.Buy it!
Matraca Berg, Gretchen Peters, Suzy Bogguss “Camille” from The Sewanee Sessions (15 Bottles 2009) —Mataca, Gretchen, & Suzy take a case of wine, their guitars, and a recorder to a cabin in the Swanee National Forest and write and sing songs, and it's us that benefits, they co-wrote this one.Buy it!
James McMurtry “Song for a Deck Hands Daughter” from Too Long In the Wasteland (Columbia 1989) —My favorite song by James with a lot of others tied for second, way back on his John Mellencamp produced debut.Buy it!
Willie Nile “House of a Thousand Guitars” (River House www.willienile.com 2009) —Title song to Willie's 2009 release, Willie seems to be a well kept secret, let's try and change that, he makes great records.Buy it!
Warren Zevon “Gorrilla, You're a Desperado” from I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (Rhino 1996) —Always try and go back as often as I can and play something by the late and very much missed singer songwriter.Buy it!
Stan Rogers “Forty-Five Years” from The Very Best Of Stan Rogers (self-released www.creerider.com 2009) —Thanks to everyone who called & pledged & a special thanks to Stacy & Rich, my favorite love song by the late Canadian singer songwriter.Buy it!