Songwriters Showcase (Music)
With Ed Becker
Sun Feb 5th 2012 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
Darrell Scott “It Must Be Sunday” from Long Ride Home (Full Light www.darrellscott.com 2011) —Welcome, new from Darrell and obviously this song seemed perfect, Darrell will be part of the wonderful listening room series on Friday, February 17, Darrell accompanied Guy Clark for many years.Buy it!
Rita Hosking “Crash And Burn” from BURN (RH Records 2011) —The more I hear, the more I like from Rita, again produced by Rich Brotherton from Robert Earl Keen's band and joined by fellow band members Marty Muse and Tom Van Schaik, 11 new originals.Buy it!
Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer “Way over Yonder in the minor key” from Little Blue Egg (Red House www.redhouse.com 2012) —On July 19 of this year it will be 10 years (that seems impossible) since Dave Carters sudden death at age 50 and this is the last of the recorded material that was left behind, we lost an amazing talent not yet at his peak. A great cover of a Woody GuthBuy it!
John Flynn W/Kris Kristofferson “The End of the Beginning” from The End Of The Beginning (Flying Stone Music 2012) —New from an old favorite and Larry Weir discovery, he's joined here by Kris Kristofferson, you'll be hearing more from this one, stay tuned.Buy it!
Griffin House “Liberty Line” from Lost And Found (Nettwerk America/Evening Records 2004) —A songwriter who I'm not that familiar with, but I've really enjoyed what I've heard, will be part of the Old Rock House Listening Room series on Thursday, February 23, joined by Elephants Revival.Buy it!
Crabtree and Mills “Milk & Honey” from RISE ABOVE (Free & Easy Music 2011) —New from this great Canadian duo of Joanne Crabtree and Paul Mills (longtime producer for the late Stan Rogers). Check them out you won't be dissappointedBuy it!
Josh Ritter “Galahad” from To the Yet Unknowing World - EP (Pytheas Recordings 2011) —Josh always puts out these little ep's and outtakes that are better than what most people release on their full length projects.Buy it!
Nathan Bell “Red, White and Johnny Unitas Blue” from Traitorland (Zensuit Records/Cult of 8 Productions 2008) —You might remember Nathan from his days with Susan Shore in the folk duo Bell and Shore who put out a couple of great cd's (L-Ranko Motel & Little Movies) almost 20 years ago, well worth seaking out. Played this song for Super Bowl Sunday, great to see NBuy it!
Perry Keyes “The Day John Sattler Broke His Jaw” from The Last Ghost Train Home (Laughing Outlaw Records 2007) —There are scores of great baseball songs and so few about football, always amazed me, so I'm ending this set with an Australian rules football (rugby) song by this former Sydney cabdriver turned singer songwriter extraordinare.Buy it!
Steve Earle And The Del McCoury Band “Dixieland” from The Mountain (E Squared 2000) —A request for this Steve Earle tune that he wrote after reading the classic "Killer Angels" by the late Michael Sharra the definitive book about the battle of Gettysburg, if you haven't read it, you need to.Buy it!
Turnpike Troubadours “Bossier City” ((RED) Bossier City Records 2007) —From the debut cd by these Oklahoma rockers, written by Evan Felker the principal songwriter and lead singer. great stuff !!Buy it!
Jim Roll “1955” from Lunette (New West 1999) —Jim Roll put out 3 wonderful cd's between 1998 and 2002 and then disappeared, if anyone out there knows what happened to Jim Roll or what he's doing now, please drop me a line.Buy it!
Tom Russell “The Road To Nowhere” from Mesabi (Shout Factory 2011) —Tom recently did the music for cult director and producer Monte Hellman's ( Two Lane Blacktop & Reservoir Dogs) new movie, Calexico, Will Kimbrough and Barry Walsh join him on this title song.Buy it!
John Gorka “Jack's Crows” (High Street 1991) —We close Rich's set with John Gorka, John will visit the Sheldon with his buddies Lucy Kaplanski and Eliza Gilkyson known as "Red Horse" Friday April 20 A must see event !!!Buy it!
Mustard's Retreat “Jeremy Brown” from Back to Back (Red House www.redhouse.com 1995) —Michael Hough and David Tamulevich make their St. Louis debut on Sunday February 19 at Eliot Chapel Soulstice Cafe in Kirkwood for a 7:30 show, another show you won't want to miss, check out this great concert series.Buy it!
Emmylou Harris and John Prine “Magnolia Wind” from This One's for Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark (Music Road Records 2011) —How can you go wrong with Emmylou and John Prine doing a song written by Guy. Guy and Verlon Thompson at the Old Rock House on Leap Day and at Wild Wood Springs lodge September 15.Buy it!
Shackleton 3 “Tenessee Rain” from Just Turning Pages (Croxton 2011) —Another favorite Aussie, Mick Thomas, with a great side project, joined by Liz Stringer and Anna Burley doing a song by The Clash's late Joe Strummer.Buy it!
Hudson and Franke “Milo” from Children of the New Frontier (Hudson & Franke 1987) —We're outta here with a rare tune written by Denice Franke and sung by her and Doug Hudson from a Nanci Griffith produced cd that was never released, but is amazing.Buy it!
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