Sunday, August 28, 2016

August 28th, 2016

Hi All,

The playlist for the 28th went like this...

1) Wilco; James Alley Blues; The Harry Smith Project Revisited

2) Los Lobos; Down Where the Drunkards Roll; Beat the Retreat--Tribute to Richard Thompson
3) Graham Parker; The Madness of Love; Beat the Retreat
4) Bonnie Riatt; When the Spell is Broken; Beat the Retreat

5) Lucinda Williams; Mama You're Sweet; West
6) Ryan Adams and the Cardinals; Magnolia Mountain; Cold Roses
7) Billy Joe Shaver; White Freightliner Blues; Poet--Tribute to Townes Van Zandt

8) John Prine; Mexican Home; Sweet Revenge
9) John Prine; Baby Let's Play House; Pink Cadillac
10) John Prine; Long Monday; Fair and Square

11) John Hiatt; We're Alright Now; Mystic Pinball
12) Bruce Springsteen; Because the Night; The Promise

Sunday, August 21, 2016

August 21st, 2016

Hi All,

The playlist for the 21st went like this...

1) Bob Dylan; Mutineer; Enjoy Every Sandwich

2) Warren Zevon; Mohamed's Radio; Stand in the Fire
3) Zoe Muth and the Lost Highlight Ramblers; Starlight Hotel; Starlight Hotel

4) Fred Eaglesmith; Cumberland County; Official Bootleg Series Vol. I
5) Wilco; If Ever was a Child; Schmilco
6) Sara Watkins; Young in all the Wrong Ways; Young in all the Wrong Ways

7) Buddy Miller; With God on Our Side; Universal United House of Prayer
8) Bob Dylan; North Country Blues; Live at Carnegie Hall 1963

**Can't seem to find what songs 9 and 10 were...but they were there

11) Shawn Colvin; Tenderness on the Block;  Fat City

Sunday, August 07, 2016

August 7th, 2016

Hi All,

Talked quite a bit today about a new book I'm reading--Warren Zevon:  Desperado of Los Angeles.  Very much worth a read.  Great stuff.

Today's show, partly inspired by the book, went like this...

1) Bob Dylan; Baby I'm in the Mood for You; Sidetracks (I'd mean to start the show with this one, but technical problems led me to a pretty darn good replacement).

2) Steve Earle and Shawn Colvin; Ruby Tuesday; Colvin & Earle
3) Terry Allen; Old Friends; This One's for Him
4) Greg Brown; Good Morning Coffee; If I Had Known...

5) Shawn Colvin; Tenderness on the Block; Fat City
6) Jordan Zevon; Studebaker; Insides Out
7) Rachel Stamp; Carmelita; Hurry Home Early:  The Songs of Warren Zevon
8) Vitamin String Quartet; I Was in the House When the House Burned Down; The String Quartet Tribute to Warren Zevon:  Dad, get me out of this!

9) Redbird; Ships; Redbird
10) Robert Earl Keen; Laughing River; The Rose Hotel
11) Iris Dement; Fifty Miles of Elbow Room; Infamous Angel

12) James McMurtry; Paint by Numbers; Too Long in the Wasteland
13) Warren Zevon; My Ride is Here; My Ride is Here

Monday, August 01, 2016

July 31st, 2016

Hi Everyone,'s time to get back to the blog.  The show has been on the air all of 2016--indeed, we are in our 13th year now.  I just stopped posting here...but back to it.

The playlist for the 31st went like this...

1) Margaret Glaspy; Emotions and Math; Emotions and Math

2) JD McPherson; Let the Good Times Roll; Let the Good Times Roll
3) Billy Bragg and Joe Henry; The L&N Don't Stop Here Anymore; Shine a Light:  Field Recordings From the Great American Railroad
4) Mavis Staples; What Are They Doing in Heaven Today; One True Vine

5) Loudon Wainwright III; Old Paint; The 78 Project
6) Charlie Robison; Feelin' Good Again; Beautiful Day
7) Keb Mo; Tell Everybody I Know; The Hot Pink Blues

8) Bob Dylan; Tweedle Dee Tweedle Dum; Love and Theft
90 Adele; Make You Feel My Love; Chimes of Freedom
10) Alabama Shakes; Don't Want to Fight; Sound and Color

11) Robert Earl Keen; Corpus Christi Bay; Bigger Piece of the Sky
12) John Prine (with Iris Dement); Whose Gonna Take the Garbage Out; For Better or Worse
13) John Prine (with Mac Wiseman); I Love You Because; Standard Songs for Average People

**Special thanks guest host Eddie Engen

Friday, January 15, 2016

January 17th, 2016

The playlist for the 17th went like this...

1) John Hiatt; Real Fine Love; Stolen Moments

2) Bob Dylan; North Country Blues; Live at Carnegie Hall (1963)
3) Magokoro Brothers; My Back Pages; Masked and Anonymous Soundtrack
4) Patty Griffin; The Cape; This One's for Him--A tribute to Guy Clark

5) Warren Zevon; Hit Somebody; My Ride's Here
6) Redbird; Ships; Redbird
7) Iris Dement; Go on Ahead and Go Home; Sing the Delta
8) Greg Brown; Freak Flag; Freak Flag

9) Steve Martin and Edie Brickell; So Familiar; So Familiar
10) Dave Rawlings Machine; Short Haired Woman Blues; Nashville Obsolete

11) James McMurtry; Lost in the Backyard; Where'd You Hide the Body
12) Jason Isbell; 24 Frames; Something More than Free
13) Gram Parons; Ooh Las Vegas; Hi Five

January 10th, 2016

Hi All,

The first new show of 2016 went like this...

1) Joe Ely; Magdalene; Panhandle Rambler

2) Jimmy LaFave; Not Dark Yet; Music from the tv show Californication
3) The Wood Brothers; Luckiest Man; Ways Not to Lose
4) Tift Merritt; Good Hearted Man; Tambourine

5) John Prine; Billy the Bum; Bruised Orange
6) Stan Rogers; First Christmas; Between the Breaks (Live)

7) Bruce Springsteen; Land of Hope and Dreams; Wrecking Ball
8) The Wood Brothers; Singing to Strangers; Paradise
9) Futurebirds; Twentyseven
10) Patty Griffin; There Isn't One Way; Servant of Loe

11) Los Lobos; Made to Break Your Heart; Gates of Gold
12) Bob Dylan; Gambling Willie; The Wittmark Demos

Sunday, January 03, 2016

January 3rd, 2016

First post of 2016.  This morning's show was an "encore presentation" of a 2015 show featuring all Warren Zevon.  The playlist is long gone, but...

The show started with Boom Boom Mancini and went from there.

I'll be back next week with the first new show of 2016.

Thanks for listening and happy new year.


Sunday, December 20, 2015

December 20th, 2015

The playlist for the 20th went like this...

1) James McMurtry's Holiday Message (played every year at this time)
2) Bob Dylan; Winder Wonderland; Christmas in the Heart

3) James McMurtry; Panting by Numbers; Too Long in the Wasteland
4) John Fullbright; Keeping Hope Alive; Songs
5) Chris Stapleton; Traveller; Traveller

6)  John Prine; The Sins of Memphisto; The Missing Years
7) Donnie Fritts; Them Old Love Songs; Oh My Goodness
8) Nanci Griffith; Working in Corners; One Fair Summer Eventing

9) John Prine; A John Prine Christmas; A John Prine Christmas
10) Bob Dylan; Have Yourself a Very Merry Christmas; Christmas in the Heart

11) Steve Goodman; In Between the Lines; No Big Surprise
12) Guy Clark; To Live is to Fly; Poet--A Tribute to Townes Van Zandt
13 Steve Goodman; My Old Man; No Big Surprise

14) Sarah Jarosz; Simple Twist of Fate; Build Me Up from the Bones

Show notes...

After my dad passed away 18 months ago I thought I'd probably never again be able to listen to Steve Goodman's My Old Man, but it felt right here around the holidays...McMurtry's Christmas Message is kinda right on, but when you have an 11 and 8 year old at this time of the year he sure seems wrong.  My daughter asked me for the history of Santa Clause, why we have him, etc., and I didn't really have a good answer.  Here's one, well kinda anyway...this is one of the best books I read in 2015, and I really liked this article for some reason.

Happy Holidays everybody...thanks for listening.