Songwriters Showcase (Music)
With Ed Becker
Sun Dec 4th 2011 10.00am–12.00pm
Time zone: central
Lynn Miles “LAST NIGHT”
from Black Flowers Vol. 1-2 (2009 High Romance Music Inc. Marketed and Distributed by True North Records 2009) —We close our winter song set with the brilliant Canadian singer/songwriter Lynn Miles from a series of recordings where she is re-recording all her songs in the original demo versions.
Terri Hendrix “The Dark”
from This One's For Him, Tribute to Guy Clark (Icehouse 2011) —A stunning cover of the title song from Guy's 2002 Sugar Hill CD, part of the wonderful 70th birthday (11/06/2011) present that Verlon Thompson and Shawn Camp put together. Guy at the Old Rock House Leap Day 02/29/2012.
Kasey Chambers “Everything's Turning to White”
from STORYBOOK (Liberation Music 2011) —Kasey covering Paul Kelly, one of 15, of her favorite influences she covers on her new cd, 2nd release this year (Little Bird), along with a book and a new baby girl "Poet" Congrats, Kasey on a remarkable 2011.
Guy Clark “Lone Star Hotel”
from Craftsman (Philo 1995) —As we said earlier Guy will be part of the Old Rock House's amazing listening room series on February 29, 2012, don't miss the legendary performer, their are also strong rumours that he will be back at Wildwood Springs Lodge this fall, we'll let you know.
Paul Kelly “If I Could Start Today Again”
from The A to Z Recordings (Universal Music Australia 2010) —Looking for a Christmas present for your songwriting fan friends, try Paul's box set/booklet of all of his recordings in alphabetical order recorded live, sure to please, got the idea from Butch Hancock's "No Two Alike" series at the Cactus Cafe.
Monica Casey “You Talk to Me”
from Again and Again (self Self 1996) L —Local fav, Monica will be part of Vol. 2 of the Songbird Cafe Series at the Focal Point 7:30 12/14, she'll be joined, in the intimate in the round setting patterned after Nashville's legendary Bluebird Cafe, by Roscoe Beano, Jane Godfrey, & Kevin Bilchik.
Griffin House “I Remember (It's Happening Again)”
from Flying Upside Down (Nettwerk unk 2007) —Another songwriter you should know more about (but that's why you listen, right) Griffin will be part of the Old Rock House's listening room series, Thursday 02/23/2012 check him out, you won't be dissapointerd.
Kinky Friedman “Rapid City, South Dakota”
from Live In the KDHX Studio 12/02/2011 (Live At KDHX 2011) —Had the unique pleasure of hosting Kinky in the studio, What a trip that was, not concerned with political correctness Kinky offends everyone equally, how refreshing, hope you caught Kinky live at Off Broadway.
from Whitehorse (Six Shooter Records 2011) —Another brand new & noted one from husband and wife team Melissa McClelland and Luke Doucet, Melissa & Luke will make their St. Louis debut at the Duck Room Thursday March 8, 2012. Luke produces one of my favorite Canadian bands N.Q. Arbuckle.
Jim Cuddy “Banks of the 49”
from Skyscraper Soul (Warner Music Canada 2011) —1/2 of the lead singer/songwriter team (with Greg Keelor) of Canadian headliners Blue Rodeo, Jim Cuddy goes solo with his own fine band and continues the Blue Rodeo tradition on this always entertaining side project.
John Prine “Illegal Smile”
from The Singing Mailman Delivers (Oh Boy www.ohboy.com 2011) —I couldn't be there Saturday, but one thing I was sure of was that I'd be missing a great show with his long time band, Jason Wilber & David Jaques, and opening act Jason Isbell, John has never done anything but great shows, oh well maybe next time.