Songwriters Showcase (Music)
With Ed Becker
Sun Dec 18th 2011 10.00am–12.00pm
Time zone: central
Bryndle “Corn, Water & Wood”
from Bryndle (Music Masters www.thebuckhannonbrothers.com 1995) —This group should have been superstars, Wendy Waldeman, Karla Bonoff, Andrew Gold, & Kenny Edwards, the last 2 have died within the past year. Wendy and Carol Elliott wrote this Indian christmas song.
Chuck Brodsky “The Great Santa Snowball Debacle of 1968”
from Tulips for Lunch (chuckbrodsky.com records www.waterbug.com 2006) —Chuck Brodsky writes the best baseball songs ever, here he tackles football, the true story of the fans turning on Santa in his home town of Philly, sounds like Philly fans to me.
Robyn Ludwick “Out of These Blues”
from Out Of These Blues (Late Show Records 2011) —Another top 10 favorite, and my pick for the most under the radar release this year, Robyn out does brothers Bruce & Charlie Robison on her new one produced by Gurf Morlix, who seems to produce all the Texas music Lloyd Maines doesn't.
Steve Goodman “Colorado Christmas”
from Unfinished Business (Red Pajamas Records 1987) —Hard to believe that Steve's been gone 27 years (I always think about the great music he would have made and we've missed) most energetic live performer I've ever seen, loved him despite the fact that he was a cub fan.
Eliza Gilkyson “Colorado Trail”
from Dark River: Songs of the Civil War Era (Blue Corn 2011) —Wonderful cd of Civil War era tunes by some of Austins best, Eliza adds a couple verses to this standard, Slaid, James McMurtry, Rich Brotherton, Warren Hood, Terri Hendrix, Jimmy LaFave, & Jon Dee Graham are just some of the other contributors.
Cowboy Junkies “Clothes Line Saga”
from Garth Hudson Presents a Canadian Celebration of The Band (Curve Music Inc. 2010) —Another from my top 10 Michael & Margo Timmons cover the Bob Dylan tune from the Basement Tapes, great all Canadian tribute cd put together by the Band's keyboard wiz.
Jim Croce “IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THAT WAY”
from The 50th Anniversary Collection (Saja Records 1973) —Want to feel old, then 30 year old Jim Croce was killed 38 years ago, left behind a musical legacy including this Christmas classic, were outta here, thanks Rich, tune in next week for a Songwriter Showcase Christmas