Songwriters Showcase (Music)
With Ed Becker
Sun Nov 27th 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 “Dublin Blues” from Songs and Stories (Dualtone 2011) —Welcome, Happy Thanksgiving. Breaking News, Guy will visit the Old Rock House, Leap Day, Wed. 2/29, Listening Room Series, Don't miss the Songwriting legend, Can't wait !!!!Buy it!
Eric Taylor W/Nanci Griffith “Dollar Matinee” from Live at the Red Shack (Blue Ruby 2011) —Speaking of songwriting legends Eric with his X continues our live opening set with his brilliant new release, Lyle Lovett, Denice Franke, James Gilmer, Marco Python Fecchio, & Susan Lindfors Taylor also join in.Buy it!
Slaid Cleaves “Horseshoe Lounge (live)” from Sorrow & Smoke: Live at the Horseshoe Lounge (Music Road 2011) —Ending our live set is Slaid Cleaves with his double cd live set from the Houston dive bar that he immortilized in song, a rowdy evening indeed !! Joined by Michael O'Connor & Oliver Steck.Buy it!
Tim Grimm “Salt and Bullets” from Wilderness Songs and Bad Man Ballads (Vault Records 2011) —Now for our Library moment, instigated by Tim's new cd that he wrote after reading Scott Russell Sanders book of short stories "Wilderness Plots" & novel "Bad Man Ballad"Buy it!
James Keelaghan W/ Colleen Eccleston “Cold MIssouri Waters” from Edmonton Folk Music Festival (Compilation 1 1980) —From the late Norman Maclean's true story of the Mann Gulch fire 1949 in Helena, Montana "Young Men & Fire" where 13 fire fighters lost their lives, 3 survived, including Wagner Dodge who narrates the song.Buy it!
Tom Russell “Blood Oranges” from Box of Visions (Philo 1993) —from the late composer, author Paul Bowles harrowing short story "A Distant Episode" from his book "The Delicate Prey". The Tom Russell Band debuted this song in their last Off Broadway appearence May 9, 1992.Buy it!
Slaid Cleaves “Quick As Dreams” from Wishbones (Philo 2004) —from Laura Hillenbrand's wonderful "Seabicuit: An American Legend" Laura makes nonfiction read like fiction and her new novel "Unbroken: A WW II Story of Survival, Resilience, & Redemption" has been a fixture on the best seller list.Buy it!
Steve Earle And The Del McCoury Band “Dixieland” from The Mountain (E Squared 2000) —from the late Michael Sharra's amazing account of Gettysburg "Killer Angels" His son Jeffery has carried on and has written a prequel and sequel to his late fathers book. This ends our library moment.Buy it!
Kinky Friedman “Sold American” from Sold American-30Th Anniversary (Vanguard Records vanguardrecords.com 2006) —Comedian, author, defeated Texas Govenor Canidate returns to St. Louis this Ftiday 12/2 with his Hanukkah Tour.Buy it!
John Prine “PARADISE” from The Singing Mailman Delivers (Oh Boy www.ohboy.com 2011) —John with his wonderful band Jason Wilber & David Jaques returns to the Touhill Saturday 12/3, Jason Isbell holds down the coveted opening slot.Buy it!
John Hiatt “I Love That Girl” from Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns (New West www.newwestrecords.com 2011) —John just doesn't make bad albums, his 2011 release is no exception, he should be a superstar.Buy it!
Kasey Chambers W/ Ashleigh Dallas “I Wish It Would Rain” from STORYBOOK (Essence 2011) —Kasey covers Nanci Griffith on her new all cover cd of her heros, her 2nd 2011 release, along with a new autobiographical book, & a new baby girl Poet joins the boys Arlo and Talon, a very busy & productive 2011Buy it!
Robert Earl Keen “The Road Goes On and On” from Ready For Confetti (Lost Highway 2011) —Always great to have a new Robert Earl release, he missed St. Louis on his last 2011 midwest tour, hopefully we can rectify that in 2012, so we can get our REK fix.Buy it!
Suzy Bogguss “Instant Coffee Blues” from This One's For Him (Icehouse 2011) —Suzy contribution to Guy's 30 song 70th birthday present. Suzy will be at the Sheldon on 1/27/2012 with her American Folk Songbook in support of her Cracker Barrell release of folk standards.Buy it!
Mike Plume Band “8:30 Newfoundland (This Is Our Home)” from 8:30 Newfoundland (Road Angel Entertainment 2009) —Title cut to Mike's great release from last year, it's great to see him back with his wonderful band.Buy it!
Michael Fracasso W/Patty Griffin “Ada OK” from Saint Monday (Michael Fracasso 2011) —Michael first release of original material in several years and it was well worth the wait, highlighted by this duet with Patty Griffith, one of 2011 top releases, now we need to get Michael back to St.Louis.Buy it!
Mark Knopfler and Emmy Lou Harris “Rollin' On” from All the Road Running (Warner Brothers 2006) —When I first heard about this collaberation I wondered if it would work, now I'm hoping for an encore so I can witness it in person.Buy it!
Gretchen Peters & Tom Russell “WOLVES” from One to the Heart, One to the Head (Fontera 2009) —Great take on this Stephanie Davis Masterpiece from Gretchen and Tom, check out the rest of Stephanie's catalogue, new Gretchen "Hello Cruel World" due soon.Buy it!
June Tabor and The Oysterband “(When I Was No But)Sweet Sixteen” from Ragged Kingdom (Topic Records 2011) —It's been 21 years since these folks got together, wonder why they waited so long ?? Thanks Rich, thanks for listening everbody, see you next week.Buy it!
Like everything else, times are approximate. Spinitron and this station are not liable for errors or omissions.