Songwriters Showcase (Music)
With Ed Becker
Sun Nov 20th 2011 10.00am–12.00pm
Time zone: central
Mark Germino and the Sluggers “Rex Bob Lowenstein” from Radartown (Zoo 1991) R —Welcome, we start with an internet request for an old favorite about a D.J. much like you hear every day on your favorite radio station KDHX.Buy it!
Kasey Chambers “Luka” from STORYBOOK (Liberation Music 2011) N —Congrats to Kasey & new baby Poet joins the boys Arlo & Talon. 2 cd's, a book, & baby WHEW !!! busy year. A great Suzanne Vega cover from her new all covers release.Buy it!
Steve Forbert “It Is What It Is (And That's All)” from Mission of The Crossroad Palms (Giant/Paladin 1995) —Another request from the internet, don't play nearly enough Steve Forbert, but there's way too much good stuff to squeeze into 2 hours each weekBuy it!
Suzanne Vega “(I'll Never Be) Your Maggie May” from Retrospective: The Best of Suzanne Vega (A&M 2003) —A phone request for Suzanne, fits well with Kasey's great cover from her album of all the people who influenced her music the most.Buy it!
Robyn Ludwick “HOLLYWOOD” from Out Of These Blues (Late Show Records 2011) N —The female side of the very musical Robison family ( Brothers,Bruce & Charlie) with her great Gurf Morlix produced cd, her husband John Ludwick, along with Trish Murphy, Slaid Cleaves, Gene Elders, & Ian Mclagan also contribute.Buy it!
Jim Cuddy “Everyone Watched the Wedding” from Skyscraper Soul (Warner Music Canada 2011) N —One of the two singer/songwriters, the other being Greg Keelor, from Canadian alt country rockers, Blue Rodeo.Buy it!
The Laws “LOVE AGAIN” from Try Love (JML Music 2011) N —Canadian Husband & Wife duo John & Michelle with their fine new J.P. Cormier produced (who also plays keyboards, percussion, acoustic guitars, mandolin, banjo, & sings harmony) cd of all new originals (except one Gordon Lightfoot cover)Buy it!
Kris Barnes & Bruce Jones “Irish Girls” from Rough Tough Game (Kris Barnes & Bruce Jones 2008) —Former bass player for Omar and the Howlers and Songwriter Sowcase in studio guest with his latest joined by Kris Barnes.Buy it!
Great Big Sea “Hit the Ground and Run” from Safe Upon the Shore (Warner Music Canada 2010) —Co-written with Russell Crowe, great Steve Berlin (Los Lobos) produced cd from this high energy Nova Scotia trio, who put on one of the best live shows your likely to see.Buy it!
The Elders “Seven Years” from Wanderin' Life & Times (Pubtone 2011) N —New from these Kansas City Celtic rockers, catch them the next time they venture across the state, you won't be dissapointed.Buy it!
Stan Rogers “The Mary Ellen Carter” from The Very Best Of Stan Rogers (Fogarty's Cove www.stanrogers.net 2009) —The late Stan Rogers with one of the best songs ever written about never giving up in the face of adversity. Newly remastered greatest hits is a great place to start if your not familiar with Stan's music.Buy it!
Kinky Friedman “Silver Eagle Express” from Sold American (Vanguard vanguardrecords.com) —Kinky will be at Off Broadway on December 2. 2nd visit this year from the Texas icon, it's being billed as The Hanukkah Tour.Buy it!
Ryan Spearman “Missouri Song” from Get Along Home (Green Strum 2011) N L —Ryan Spearman will be at the Sheldon on December 1 with Pokey LaFarge. Ryan cd is my favorite release this year by a local songwriter.Buy it!
John Prine “Souvenirs” from The Singing Mailman Delivers (Oh Boy 2011) N —John Prine will be at the Touhill on December 3. Jason Isbell opens. This is from John's original demo tape that he sent to the record company in 1970.Buy it!
Eric Taylor W/ Lyle Lovett “Memphis Midnight, Memphis Morning” from Live at the Red Shack (Blue Ruby 2011) N —A song first recorded on Eric's very first recording "Through The Dark Nightly" a live recording from Houston's legendary Anderson Fair. X-Wife Nanci Griffith, Denice Franke, James Gilmer, Marco Python Fecchio, & Susan Lindfors Taylor also join in.Buy it!
Bill Poss “Crossroads” from Hay (Poss 2011) N —Co-written with Slaid Cleaves from Bill Passalacqua's new Fred Eaglesmith produced cd, Bill who shortened his name for this one is from Effingham & is married to Ginn sister, Tiffani, he did a great opening set for Fred at Off Broadway.Buy it!
Scott Nolan “Bad Liver / Broken Heart” from Receiver / Reflector (Transdigital 66 2008) —Original version of a song Hayes Carll recently covered, from Canadian, singer/songwriter, producer, Scott Nolan. Gurf Morlix co-produces & joins in along with Joanna Miller on this little gem.Buy it!
Kathleen Edwards “Empty Threat” from Voyageur (Zoe www.rounder.com 2012) N —Time for Allen's little slice of Bittersweet Melody (Wed. 5 to 7 AM) brand new from Canadian songstress Kathleen Edwards, due out in Jan. but as always you hear it 1st on KDHX.Buy it!
Steve Earle “The Gulf of Mexico” from I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive (New West 2011) N —We end Allen's set with my favorite song from Steve's 2011 release, Thanks Allen, tune in to Bittersweet Melody every Wed. Steve Earle also released a book of the same name this year.Buy it!
Reckless Kelly “Give It A Try” from Good Luck & True Love (No Big Deal 2012) N —We take you home with a couple of new releases from Texas's very talented Braun Family, starting with brothers Willy and Cody's fine band Reckless Kelly.Buy it!
Micky and the Motorcars “Raise My Glass” (Smith 2011) N —Younger brothers Gary and Mickey close the show with the title cut from their new release. Thanks for listening, thanks Allen, see you next week, have a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving.Buy it!