Sunday, December 24, 2006

The Holidays...

Hey Folks,

I'm on the road for the holidays...I'll update the blog when I return in early January. The New Years Eve show is a repeat from, I believe, June 4th of 2006.

Happy Holidays to all,

Monday, December 18, 2006

December 17, 2006

Hi All,

I seem to have lost the darn playlist, but I think it went about like this...

1) Loudon Wainwright III; The Picture; History
2) Warren Zevon; Dirty Life and Times; The Wind
3) Rodney Crowell; Beautiful Despair; The Outsider
4) Richard Thompson; From Galway to Graceland; Watching the Dark

5) Guy Clark; Magdalene; Workbench Songs
6) Guy Clark; Funny Bone; Workbench Songs
7) Alejandro Escovedo; Five Hearts Breaking; Gravity
8) Alejandro Escovedo; Broken Bottle; Gravity

9) Woody Guthrie; Hobo's Lullaby; This Land is Your Land (Ash Recordings Vol. 1)
10) Cisco Houston; Dark as a Dungeon; The Roots of Bob Dylan (cd from Mojo Magazine)
11) The New Lost City Ramblers; No Depression in Heaven; The Early Years (1958-1962)
12) Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion; Holdin' Back; Exploration

13) John Prine; Long Monday; Fair and Square
14) Steve Goodman; Old Smoothies; Live Wire
15) Lyle Lovett; Closing Time; Lyle Lovett

A couple other things...

**Next week's show will be played on Christmas Eve at its usual time and at some point on Christmas Day. It has become something of an annual tradition to play a good deal of stuff from John Prine's Christmas release...although much of the cd has little to do with Christmas.

**The good folks at Shuffle Function got me interested in Daniel Johnston; the film about his life, The Devil and Daniel Johnston, is really worth a look.

Happy Holidays to all

Saturday, December 09, 2006

December 10, 2006

Hi All,

Not very often the show goes in alphabetical order...but such is the case today.

1) Dave Alvin; Nine Volt Heart; Ashgrove
2) Greg Brown; Telling Stories; Milk of the Moon
3) Mary Chapin Carpenter; Why Walk When You Can Fly; Stones in the Road
4) Peter Case; Beyond the Blues; A Case for Case

5) Guy Clark; L.A. Freeway; Old No. 1
6) Cowboy Junkies; To Live is to Fly; Black Eyed Man
7) Iris Dement; Let the Mystery Be; Infamous Angel
8) Steve Earle; Christmas in Washington; El Corazon

9) Alejandro Escovedo (and Willie Nelson); Nickle and a Spoon; With These Hands
10) Jimmie Dale Gilmore; Pick Me Up on Your Way Down; Come on Back

And two Woody Guthrie tunes performed by Jimmy LaFave

11) This Land is Your Land; Pastures of Plenty: An Austin Tribute to Woody Guthrie
12) Oklahoma Hills; Pastures of Plenty: An Austin Tribute to Woody Guthrie

Next week will be the Christmas always, thanks for listening and for supporting community radio in Southern Minnesota

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

December 3rd, 2006

Hey Everybody,

Today's show was put together by my wife--so send all your complaints her way! Here's the playlist...

1) Wilco; Casino Queen; A.M.
2) Wilco; Box Full of Letters; A.M.
3) Billy Bragg & Wilco; Christ for President; Mermaid Avenue

4) Anna Coogan & North 19; The Ones Who Love You the Most; Glory
5) Santana; Corazon Espinado; Supernatural
6) Molly O'Brien; Big Red Sun Blues; Big Red Sun
7) Molly O'Brien; Brown Eyed Handsome Man; Big Red Sun

8) Todd Snider; Can't Complain; Viva Satellite
9) Todd Snider; The Joker; Viva Satellite
10) Jason Wilber; Lazy Afternoon; Lazy Afternoon

11) Ollabelle; Before This Time; Ollabelle
12) Ollabelle; Soul of a Man; Ollabelle
13) Bruce Springsteen; Jesse James; We Shall Overcome--The Seeger Sessions
14) Bruce Springsteen; Old Dan Tucker; We Shall Overcome

15) The Flatlanders; Wheels of Fortune; Wheels of Fortune

**The Ollabelle song "Soul of a Man" was co-written by Alan Lomax
an awfully interesting and important person in the history of American folk music.

Monday, November 27, 2006

November 26, 2006

Hey All,

Today's show featured songs from the Alejandro Escovedo tribute cd, "Por Vida"

The playlist...

1) Cowboy Junkies--Don't Need You
2) Charlie Sexton--Dear Head on the Wall
3) Bob Neuwirth--Rosalie

4) Jon Langford & Sally Timms--Broken Bottle
5) Lucinda Williams--Pyramid of Tears
6) Calexico--Wave

7) Charlie Musselwhite--Everybody Loves Me
8) Peter Case--The End
9) Jayhawks--Last to Know
10) Son Volt--Sometimes

11) Minus Five--I Was Drunk
12) Alejandro Escovedo--Break This Time

Monday, November 20, 2006

November 19, 2006

Hey Folks,

Last week's show played again this week (a computer problem that might, just might, have been my fault!). See last week's entry for the playlist.

I was in San Anotonio for a few days and caught some great music at an authentic Texas place called Casbeers. If you're ever down there, visit the Riverwalk but be sure to get over to Casbeers as well. What a place!

I saw Alejandro Escovedo on Friday of the best shows I've ever seen. Next week's program will feature only songs from Escovedo...

Have a great Thanksgiving,

Sunday, November 12, 2006

November 12, 2006

Hey Folks,

On today's show I mentioned the author Michael Perry--the guy is a wonderful writer. Check out his work at Sneezing Cow

The playlist for the 12th went like this...

1) Jason Wilber; Lazy Afternoon; Lazy Afternoon
2) Julie Lee; Beautiful Night; Stillhouse Road
3) John Hiatt; Slow Turnin'; Anthology
4) John Hiatt; Drive South; Anthology

5) EmmyLou Harris; Boulder to Birmingham; Pieces of the Sky
6) Hayes Carll; Good Friends; Little Rock
7) Gear Daddies; Stupid Boy; Billy's Live Bait

I played three songs from the new Eric Hanke cd, Autumn Blues--an excellent cd from a newcomer down there in the great stae of Texas. Check him out at his website

The three songs off Autumn Blues were...

8) Lonely Road
9) Autumn Blues
10) Smoke Through the Old Screen Door

11) The Wallin Jennys; Glory Bound; Firecracker
12) Haywire Mac; Hallelujah I'm a Bum; Rebel Voices
13) K.D. Lang; Hallelujah; Hymns of the 49th Parallel
14) Slaid Cleaves; No Angel Knows; No Angel Knows

Monday, November 06, 2006

November 5, 2006

Hi All,

The playlist for the 5th...

1) Susan Tedeschi; Angel From Montgomery; Live From Austin
2) Lyle Lovett & Al Green; Funny How Time Slips Away; Live on Letterman
3) Bob Dylan; Workingman's Blues; Modern Times

4) Gram Parsons; Still Feeling Blue; Sacred Hearts/Fallen Angels: The Gram Parsons Anthology
5) Gram Parsons; We'll Sweep Out the Ashes in the Morning; Sacred Hearts/Fallen Angels
6) Lucinda Williams & David Crosby; Return of the Grevious Angel; Return of the Grevious Angel: A Tribute to Gram Parsons
7) Gillian Welch; Hickory Wind; Return of the Grevious Angel

8) Uncle Tupelo; Looking for a Way Out; 89/93 Anthology
9) Uncle Tupelo; We've Been Had; 89/93
10) Wilco; I Must be High; A.M.
11) Wrinkle Neck Mules; Okeechobe; Pull the Break

Three from the Country Gentlemen

The Sunny Side of Life
The Long Black Veil
Handsome Molly

**I forget the cd these came from--something I grabbed while at the station. Would be easy enough to look up if anybody would like to know.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

October 29, 2006

Hi Folks,

I'm posting this after the Indigo Girls show on the 30th. A nice show...they played for a couple hours doing a whole bunch of old and new stuff. Really is too bad these kind of things get so little support here in town. Maybe 600 people or so...I can't imagine these numbers will keep bands like the Indigo Girls coming to town. Unfortunate. Do consider checking out Leo Kotkke on the 16th of November down at the Civic Center.

The playlist for the 29th...

1) Old Crow Medicine Show; Wagon Wheel; Old Crow Medicine Show
2) Redbird; Hold On; Red Bird
3) Trampled by Turtles; Shelter From the Storm; Duluth Does Dylan Revisited

4) Indigo Girls; Midnight Train to Georgia; 1200 Curfews
5) Sam Bush; Bringing in the Georgia Mail; Laps in Seven
6) Dudley Connell & Don Rigsby; The Ballad of Ira Hayes

7) Beck & Emmylou Harris; Sin City; Return of the Grievous Angel: A Tribute to Gram Parsons
8) Gary Stewart; Single Again; Oxford Music Sampler (#9)
9) Dwight Yoakam; A Thousand Miles From Nowhere; Dwight Live
10) Peter Case; Beyond the Blues; A Case for Case

11) Robert Earl Keen; Lonely Feeling; Gringo Honeymoon
12) John Dee Graham; Amsterdam; Full

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

October 22nd, 2006

Hi All,

Thanks to everybody who donated during KMSU's pledge drive--especially the ten or so folks that called in during this show. We truly appreciate your support!

The playlist for the 22nd...

1) Mavis Staples; Will the Circle be Unbroken; Have a Little Faith
2) Chris Smither; Visions of Johanna; Leave the Light On
3) Chris Smither; Open Up; Leave the Light On
4) Nanci Griffith; Listen to the Radio; Storms

5) Eric Hanke; Smoke Through an Old Screen Door; Autumn Blues
6) Dwight Yoakam; Rapid City, SD; Why the Hell Not: The Songs of Kinky Friedman
7) Chris Knight; Saved by Love; Enough Rope

8) Indigo Girls; Lay My Head Down; Despite Our Differences
9) Indigo Girls; Three County HWY; Despite Our Differences

10) Tom Russell & Jimmie Dale Gilmore; Beyond the Blues; The Long Way Around
11) Johnny Cash; I'm on Fire; Badlands: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska
12) Richard Thompson; Cooksferry Queen; Live in Austin

Sunday, October 15, 2006

October 15th, 2006

Hey Folks,

As you know, we're in the middle of the pledge drive. Thanks to those who called in to this morning's show. We really appreciate your support. You can see the promotional gifts and even pledge online at the KMSU website.

I suspect listeners do tire of the appeals for dollars, but your help really does keep KMSU on the air. Most communities this size don't have a true community radio station offering such unique programming. I know I speak for everybody at KMSU when I thank you for helping bring us "music geeks" into your homes.

Here's the playlist for the today's show...

1) Old Crow Medicine Show; We're All in This Together; TransAmerica Soundtrack
2) Dolly Parton; Travelin' Prayer; The Grass is Blue
3) Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver; I'm Riding on the Wings of Love; Gospel Radio Gems

4) Leo Kottke; The Room at the Top of the Stairs; Live
5) Indigo Girls; Virginia Woolf; 1200 Curfews
6) Indigo Girls; Ramblin Round; Till We Outnumber Em'

**Both Leo Kottke and the Indigo Girls will be in Mankato before the holidays. Check out the details...

7) John Prine; Dear Abby; Great Days: The John Prine Anthology
8) Blaze Foley; Clay Pigeons; Live at the Austin Outhouse

9) The Wallin' Jennys; The Devil's Paintbrush Road; Firecracker
10) Lyle Lovett; Rollin' By; Step Inside This House
11) Tex Williams; Smoke, Smoke, Smoke; Oxford American Music Issue cd

Monday, October 09, 2006

October 8th, 2006

Hey Folks,

The playlist for the 8th. Oh, and we're on live this Sunday morning (the 15th) for the pledge drive. Please give a call to say hello...and maybe give us a few bucks.

1) Loudon Wainwright III; My Biggest Fan; Here Come the Choppers
2) The Foreman; I've Been Singin'; The Best of the Foreman
3) Will Kimbrough; Grown Up Now; Americanitis

Four songs from the Oxford American's Music Issue

4) Andy Griffith; Mama Guitar
5) Uncle Dave Macon; Keep My Skillet Good and Greasy
6) Townes Van Zandt; Nothin
7) Gary Stewart; Single Again

And four from the new Kinky Friedman Tribute cd, "Why the Hell Not"

8) Kevin Fowler; Get Your Biscuits in the Oven
9) Lyle Lovett; Sold American
10) Charlie Robinson; Wild Man From Borneo
11) Bruce Robinson & Kelly Willis; Lady Yesterday

12) Maura O'Connell; Summerfly; Mountain Stage, Vol. II
13) Kate Campbell; Wrought Iron Fences; The Portable Kate Campbell
14) William Elliott Whitmore; Rest His Soul; Song of the Blackbird

Sunday, October 01, 2006

October 1, 2006

Hey All,

Today's show was a repeat from July of 2005--back before I started keeping playlists. I'll be back next week with a new show (inlcuding a few cool songs from the new Kinky Friedman tribute cd).

By the way...the pledge drive is coming up soon. Please support KMSU and this program however you can.

Thanks for listening,

Sunday, September 24, 2006

September 24, 2006

Hey All,

I'm not sure just what went wrong, but last week's show was run again this week. My apologies...I had recorded a new show for this morning that included a a couple tunes from Eric Bibb who is on campus Tuesday night the 26th. Check him out if you get the chance.

Thanks for listening,

Thursday, September 21, 2006

September 17, 2006

Hey Folks,

Forgot to put this up earlier in the's the playlist for the 17th.

1) Tom Paxton; Daily News; The Best of Tom Paxton
2) Tom Paxton; The Last Thing On My Mind; The Best of Tom Paxton
3) Townes Van Zandt; Dollar Bill Blues; A Far Cry From Dead
4) Townes Van Zandt; To Live is to Fly; A Far Cry From Dead

5) Pete Steiner; Ralph's Corner Bar; Just Enough Money for Beer
6) Pete Steiner and the First Church 4; I Shall Not Be Moved; Just Enough Money for Beer
7) Jimmie Dale Gilmore; Train of Love; Come on Back
8) Jimmie Dale Gilmore; Peace in the Valley; Come on Back

9) Todd Snider; You Got Away With It; The Devil You Know
10) Todd Snider; Looking for a Job; The Devil You Know
11) Will Kimbrough; Less Polite; Americanitis
12) Will Kimbrough; Act Like Nothing's Wrong; Americanitis

13) Warren Zevon; Keep Me in Your Heart; The Wind
14) Warren Zevon; Dirty Life and Times; The Wind
15) Bruce Springsteen; Waiting on a Sunny Day; The Rising

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Setemeber 10, 2006

Hi Folks,

We spent the morning listening to Mojo Magazine's very cool cd, "The Roots of Bob Dylan." The tracks played were as follows...

MOJO - The Roots Of Bob Dylan

01. Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - You'd Better Mind
02. Julia Lee - Mama Don't Allow It
03. Lightnin' Hopkins - Baby Please Don't Go
04. Muddy Waters - Rollin' Stone
05. Karen Dalton - How Did The Feeling Feel To You
06. Richie Havens - High Flying Bird
07. Josh White - Good Morning Blues
08. Hank Williams - Lost Highway
09. The Country Gentlemen - House Of The Rising Sun
10. Cisco Houston - Dark As A Dungeon
11. Charlie Pool & The Nort Carolina Ramblers - White House Blues
12. The Steple Singers - Uncloudy Day
13. The Highway Q.C.'s - Working On The Building
14. Big Bill Bronnzy - When The Sun Goes Down/Going Down This Road Feeling Bad
15. Thelonious Monk - Ruby, My Dear

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

September 3rd, 2006

Hey Folks,

This has nothing to do with folk music, but the movie Little Miss Sunshine is an absolute delight. I first heard about it from Shelley on Shuffle Function.

Ok...the playlist for the 3rd...

1) Jackie Greene; So Hard to Find My Way; American Myth
2) Kris Kristofferson; This Old Road; Uncut Magazine Presents New Music of 2006
3) Peter Case; Broke Down Engine; Peter Case Sings Like Hell

4) Old Crow Medicine Show; Take Em' Away; TransAmerica Soundtrack
5) Greg Brown; Skinny Days; The Evening Call
6) Lucinda Williams; Crescent City; Lucinda Williams

7) J.J. Cale; Cajun Moon; Okie
8) J.J. Cale; I'd Like to Love You Baby; Okie
9) J.J. Cale; If I Had a Rocket; Guitar Man

10) William Elliott Whitmore; Dry Songs of the Blackbird
**This guy isn't well known and is something special...check him out at his website
11) Ralph Stanley; Distant Land to Roam; Distant Land to Roam: Songs of the Carter Family
12) Riley Baugus; What Are They Doing in Heaven; Steel Rail

13) Loudon Wainright III; Dead Skunk; Album III
14) Tony Rice; Ten Degrees (Getting Colder); Tony Rice Sings the Songs of Gordon Lightfoot
15) Rodney Crowell; I Walk the Line (Revisited); The Houston Kid

Sunday, August 27, 2006

August 27th, 2006

Hey Folks,

The playlist for the 27th...

1) Sarah Harmer; Will He Be Waiting for Me; I'm a Mountain
2) Greg Brown & Bill Morrissey; He Was a Friend of Mine; Friend of Mine
3) Greg Trooper; When I Think of You My Friends; Make It Through This World

**During today's show I mentioned the magazine called's worth a look, although it ain't cheap.

4) James McMurtry; Painting by Numbers; Too Long in the Wasteland
5) Slaid Cleaves; Road Too Long; Wishbones
6) Todd Snider; Travelin' Light; A Case for Case
7) Amy Rigby; Beautiful Grind; A Case for Case

Three from Chris Knight's new cd, Enough Rope

8) Saved by Love
9) Cry Lonely
10) Dirt

11) Aztec Two-Step; I Don't Believe in Jesus But I Sure Do Like His Songs; Days of Horses
12) Jason Wilber; The Last Meeting of the Quakertown Optimist Club; Lazy Afternoon
13) Hayes Carll; Good Friends; Little Rock
14) Billy Joe Shaver (with Todd Snider); Deja Blues; Freedom's Child

Sunday, August 20, 2006

August 20, 2006

Hey All,

Today's show was a repeat--a whole bunch of Springsteen from a couple years ago. Next week will be another new show.

Thanks for listening,

Sunday, August 13, 2006

August 13th...

Hey Folks,

The playlist for the 13th of August

1) Hayes Carll; Good Friends; Little Rock
2) Blaze Foley; Clay Pigeons; Live at the Austin Outhouse
3) Blaze Foley; If I Could Fly; Live at the Austin Outhouse

4) Tom Russell & Iris Dement; Box of Visions; The Long Way Around
5) Danny Carthy; Stand, Look Around; Stand, Look Around
6) Jay Ungar & Molly Mason; Bound for Another Harvest Home; Harvest Home


7) Looking for a Job
8) You Got Away with It
9) Thin Wild Mercury

10) Kate Campbell; Miles of Blues; Blues and Lamenations
11) Fred Eaglesmith; Pretty Good Guy; Ralph's Last Show
12) Bill Kirchen; Truck Stop at the End of the World; Tied to the Wheel

13) Billy Bragg & Wilco; California Stars; Mermaid Avenue
14) Billy Bragg & Wilco (with N. Merchant); Birds and Ships; Mermaid Avenue

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

August 6th, 2006

Hey Folks,

Everything on this week's show was from a new release (or at the very least new to me). Lots of good music, but I've been especially impressed with the new Jason Wilber.

Here's the playlist...

1) Jason Wilber; Lazy Afternoon; Lazy Afternoon
2) Jason Wilber; The Last Meeting of the Quakertown Optimist Club; Lazy Afternoon
3) Ollabelle; Northern Star (radio edit); Riverside Battle Songs
4) Ollabelle; Fall Back; Riverside Battle Songs

5) Greg Brown; Joy Tears; The Evening Call
6) Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder; Going to Richmond
7) Greg Brown; Treat Each Other Right; The Evening Call
8) Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder; Crossville

9) The Turnstiles; Silas Creek; Step Right Up
10) The Turnstiles; Wherever We Might Go; Step Right Up
11) The Wrinkle Neck Mules; Okeechobee; Pull The Break
12) The Wrinkle Neck Mules; Push the Pedal; Pull the Break

13) Bruce Cockburn; Slow Down Fast; Life Short Call Now

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

July 30, 2006

Hey Folks,

This week's show first aired a couple years back--the show featured songs from tribute cds to several classic country muscians.

Instead of a set list (which I don't have) here are links to the cds played on the show. As always, thanks for listening.

The Carter Family

Jimmie Rodgers

Hank Williams

Merle Haggard

Dolly Parton

Sunday, July 23, 2006

July 23rd, 2006

Hey All,

Today's show featured a bunch of songs from the new tribute cd to Peter Case, A Case for Case. The cd is put out by Hungry For Music, a group worth checking out.

On the show today we got to talking about some good music documentaries. A listener from St. Peter was nice enough to send in one we didn't talk about, You See Me Laughin' about hill country bluesmen including R. L. Burnside and a bunch of others.

Other films discussed on the program included documentaries on...

Townes Van Zandt

Ramblin Jack Elliott

Neil Young

Woody Guthrie the playlist from the 26th (all songs from "A Case for Case")

1) Todd Snider; Travelin' Light
2) Hayes Carll; Beyond the Blues
3) Maura O'Connell; Blue Distance

4) Dave Alvin; On My Way Downtown
5) James McMurtry; Old Part of Town
6) Amy Rigby; Beautiful Grind

7) Chris Smither; Cold Trail Blues
8) Tom Russell; A Little Wind Could Blow Me Away
9) Lester Chambers; Walking Home Late

10) John Prine; Space Monkey
11) The Kennedys; Great Big World
12) Peter Case; Beyond the Blues

Sunday, July 16, 2006

July 16th

Hey Folks,

Here's some Jon Hassler stuff I talked about on the show. As most of you probably know, Hassler's a heck of a storyteller. Really gets something special about Minnesota.

Jon Hassler's Homepage

The Jon Hassler Theatre

Now the playlist for the 16th...

1) Becky Buller; On the South Dakota Wind; Little Bird
2) Peter Rowan & Tony Rice; Come Back to Old Sante Fe; You Were There for Me
3) Dolly Parton; Tavelin' Thru; TransAmerica Soundtrack

4) Richard Thompson; Miss Patsy; Front Parlour Ballads
5) Richard Thompson; A Solitary Life; Front Parlour Ballads
6) Los Lobos; Down Where the Drunkards Roll; Beat the Retreat

7) Neko Case; John Saw That Number; Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
8) Sahra Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion; Holdin' Back; Exploration
9) Fred Eaglesmith; Carmelita; Ralph's Last Show
10) John Hiatt; Drive South; John Hiatt Anthology

11) Bobby Bare, Radney Foster, Buck Owens & Jeff Tweedy; Take This Job and Shove It; Touch My Heart: A Tribute to Johnny Paycheck
12) The Derailers; Bar Exam; Brewed in Texas (vol. 2)
13) Jimmie Dale Gilmore; Saginaw Michigan; Come on Back

Sunday, July 09, 2006

July 9th, 2006

Hey All,

Today's show was a re-run, originally aired back before I started keeping playlists. If there's anything you heard that you'd like to know more about, feel free to email me at

Thanks for listening...

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Pete Seeger

Hey Folks,

I was up in Northern Wisconsin over the 4th and heard an excellent interview with Pete Seeger. The interview came from Democracy Now and was aired by a great community radio station, WOJB

It's a full hour giving the kind of history and context Springsteen should have provided in his new work.

Here's a link to the interview

Friday, June 30, 2006

July 2nd, 2006

Hey Folks,

Here's the link to that Studs Terkel site I mentioned on today's show. It comes from the Chicago Historical Society and is really worth a look. Studs is a fan of people like John Prine, Steve Goodman, etc.

Everything on today's show was connected in one way or another to place...

The playlist...

1) John Dee Graham; Amsterdam; Full
2) Lucinda Williams; Minneapolis
3) John Prine; Paradise; John Prine

4) Guy Clark; Dublin Blues; Dublin Blues
5) Dave Alvin; California Bloodlines; West of the West
6) Emmy Lou Harris; Boulder to Birmingham; Pieces of the Sky

7) Steve Goodman; Lincoln Park Pirates; No Big Surprise
8) Lyle Lovett; That's Right, You're Not From Texas; Live in Texas
9) Johnny Cash and June Carter-Cash; Jackson; Cash: The Legend (Box set)

10) Indigo Girls; Nashville; Rites of Passage
11) Stan Rogers; California; Northwest Passage
12) Bruce Springsteen; Youngstown; Ghost of Tom Joad

13) Guy Clark; L.A. Freeway; Old No. 1

Thanks for listening...enjoy your 4th...

Sunday, June 25, 2006

June 25th, 2006

Hey Folks,

This week's show featured a whole lot of stuff from the TransAmerica soundtrack. Here's a link to the movie and the cd.

The playlist for the 25th...

1) John Prine; Hello in There; Souvenirs
2) Neil Young; Flags of Freedom; Living With War
3) Sam Bush; The Dolphin Dance; Laps in Seven

Songs from the TransAmerica Soundtrack...

4) Old Crow Medicine Show; Take Em' Away
5) Larry Sparks; Lay My Burden Down
6) Nitty Gritty Dirt Band; I find Jesus

7) Heather Myles; You're Gonna Love Me Someday
8) Old Crow Medicine Show; We're All in This Together
9) Lucinda Williams; Like a Rose
10) Dolly Parton; Travelin' Through

Back to other music...

11) Cross Canadian Ragweed; Flowers; Soul Gravy
12) Dave Alvin; Kern River; West of the West
13) Buck Owens; I've Got a Tiger by the Tale; Best of
14) Adam Carroll; AFL-CIO; Far Away Blues

Friday, June 16, 2006

June 18th, 2006

Hey Folks,

Here's the promised link to the shows at the MN Zoo--really a wonderful place to catch a concert.

The playlist for the 18th...

1) Dave Alvin; Here in California; West of the West
2) Dave Alvin; Between the Cracks; West of the West
3) Keb Mo; Let Your Light Shine; Keep it Simple

4) Bruce Springsteen; Old Dan Tucker; We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions
5) Pete Seeger; Old Dan Tucker; American Favorite Ballads V. 1
6) Bruce Springsteen; Oh, Mary Don't You Weep; We Shall Overcome
7) Pete Seeger; Oh, Mary Don't You Weep; American Favorite Ballads, V. 1

8) John Dee Graham; Something Wonderful; Full
9) Robert Earl Keen; Feelin' Good Again; Live in Austin
10) Mark Knopfler & EmmyLou Harris; Red Staggerwing; All the Roadrunning

11) Ralph Stanley; God Gave Noah the Rainbow Sign; A Distant Land: Songs of the Carter Family
12) Ralph Stanley; On a Hill Lone and Gray; A Distant Land...
13) Sam Bush; Where There's a Road; Laps in Seven
14) James McMurtry; Levelland; Live in Aught Three

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Sunday, June 11th

Hey Folks,

The playlist for the 11th...

1) Buck Owens; Act Naturally; The Very Best of Buck Owens (Rhino)
2) Buck Owens; Sam's Place; The Very Best of Buck Owens
3) Tom T. Hall; Ballad of Forty Dollars; Ultimate Collection
4) Tom T. Hall; A Week in a County Jail; Ultimate Collection

5) Mark Knopfler & EmmyLou Harris; Love and Happiness; All the Road Running
6) Mark Knopfler & EmmyLou Harris; This is Us; All the Road Running
7) Eric Bibb; The Cape; Friends

8) Jason Wilber; My Great Uncle Jim; Live and Otherwise
9) The Walin Jenny's; Prairie Town; Firecracker
10) Cheryl Wheeler; His Hometown; Slyvia Hotel

11) Ramblin Jack and Arlo Guthrie; Riding Down the Canyon; Friends of Mine
12) Ray Benson; If I Needed You; Poet: A Tribute to Townes Van Zandt
13) Drive By Truckers; Carl Perkins' Cadillac; The Dirty South
14) Redbird; Buckets of Rain; Redbird

Thanks for listening...

Sunday, June 04, 2006

June 4th, 2006

Hey Folks,

Before the playlist, a couple of links to things mentioned on this week's show. First, "Be Here to Love Me" the documentary about Townes Van Zandt--It's awfully good.

Also on the week's show I mentioned (and played) the music of Jason Wilber. Jason is best known as John Prine's lead guitar player, but he's putting out some real nice stuff on his own. I'll play a track or two next week as consider checking out his website. He has a nice free sampler cd and the others are certainly worth your money.

Ok...this week's playlist...

1) The Walin Jenny's; Glory Bound; Firecracker
2) Amy Speace (with Cliff Eberhart); Row Row Row; Songs for Bright Street
3) Jason Wilber; The Wooden Statuette; Live and Otherwise

4) Townes Van Zandt; For the Sake of the Song; Far Cry from Dead
5) Townes Van Zandt; The Highway Kind; The Highway Kind
6) Townes Van Zandt; Pancho and Lefty; Far Cry from Dead

7) Brigitte DeMeyer; More Than I Can Do; Something After All
8) The Flatlanders; Wheel of Fortune; Wheel of Fortune
9) Neil Young; Far From Home; Prairie Wind
10) Los Lobos; Saint Behind the Glass; Live at the Fillmore

**The first three songs of the next set were played by Todd Snider during his encore on May 26th up in the Cities

11) John Prine; Illegal Smile; Glory Days
12) Jerry Jeff Walker; Mr. Bojangles; Best of the Vanguard Years
13) Todd Snider; Enjoy Yourself; East Nashville Skyline
14) Sarah Harmer; Luther's Got the Blues; I'm a Mountain

By the way, as many of you likely know, the song "Enjoy Yourself" has quite a history.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

May 28th, 2006

Hey Folks,

The playlist...

1) The Little Willies; I'll Never Get Out of this World Alive; The Little Willies
2) Bruce Springsteen; Jacob's Ladder; We Shall Overcome
3) Josh Ritter; Girl in the War; The Animal Years

4) Cloud Cult; Mr. Tambourine Man; Duluth Does Dylan Revisited
5) Trampled by Turtles; Shelter from the Storm; Duluth Does Dylan Revisited
6) Slaid Cleaves; Song for June; Unsung
7) Rick Spreitzer; Roll Back; From the Bottom

8) Nanci Griffith; Craddle of the Interstate; Falling from Grace
9) Buzzin' Cousins; Sweet Suzanne; Falling from Grace
10) Becky Buller; Little Bird; Little Bird

11) John Prine; Sam Stone; Great Days
12) Bryan Sutton; Lonesome Fiddle Blues; Not Too Far From the Tree
13) Albert Lee; I'm a Road Runner; Road Runner

Thanks for listening...

Sunday, May 21, 2006

May 21st

Hey Folks,

This week's show was a repeat...all songs came from a release called Thunder Road: Tracks Inspired by the Boss. . The cd was a give-away from UNCUT Magazine. A few of these cds are floating around for purchase.

I'll be back next week with a new show.

As always, thanks for listening...

Sunday, May 14, 2006

May 14th, 2006

Hey Everybody,

Before the playlist...I've been mentioning the Todd Snider show up at Mayslacks in Minneapolis. He'll be there on the 26th of here for more info.

Now for the playlist from the 14th...

1) Brad Colerick; There's a Light; Cottonwood
2) Guy Clark; Randall Knife; Tribute to Billy Joe Shaver
3) Lyle Lovett; Step Inside This House; Step Inside This House

4) Loudon Wainwright III, Mr. Ambivilance; Little Ship
5) Todd Snider; Ballad of the Devil's Backbone Tavern; Happy to be Here
6) Don Rigsby; If I Had a Mother Like You; Empty Old Mailbox
7) Johnny Cash; I Dreamed About Mama Last Night; Timeless: A Tribute to Hank Williams

8) Patty Griffin; Long Ride Home; 1000 Kisses
9) Patty Griffin; Making Pies; 1000 Kisses
10) The Gibson Brothers; If I Were You; Red Letter Day
11) Bruce Springsteen; My Ride is Here; Enjoy Every Sandwich: A Tribute to Warren Zevon

12) John D. Hale Band; One of a Kind; One of a Kind
13) John Prine; Safety Joe; Fair and Square

Sunday, May 07, 2006

May 7th, 2006

Hey Folks,

Today's show featured a bunch of new stuff (and a few old favorites as well). I'm discovering a lot of new artists through the Americana Roots Podcast. If you like the kind of stuff we play on the show, consider subsribing to the thing--it's really good.

Playlist for the 7th...

1) Tim O'Brien; Sail Away; Sail Away: The Songs of Randy Newman
2) Sam Bush; Mr. President (Have Pitty on the Working Man); Sail Away
3) John Prine & Iris Dement; We're Not the Jetset; In Spite of Ourselves
4) John Prine & Iris Dement; Let's Invite Them Over; In Spite of Ourselves

5) Rick Spreitzer; Roll Back; From the Bottom
6) Rick Spreitzer; Back to Blue; From the Bottm
7) Rick Spreitzer; Oh Kitty; From the Bottom

**Form more info about Rick Spreitzer head on over to his website...

8) Drive By Truckers; The Sands of Iwo Jima; The Dirty South
9) James McMurtry; Lost in the Backyard; Where'd You Hide the Body
10) James McMurtry; Levelland; Where'd You Hide the Body

11) Fat River Band; American Boy; The Last Guitar Heist
12) Fat River Band; San Diego; The Last Guitar Heist
13) John Dee Graham; Sleep Enough to Dream; Thunder Road: Tracks Inspired by the Boss (a free cd from Uncut Magazine)

14) Brad Colerick; Come What May; Cottonwood
15) Cory Marrow; Live Forever; A Tribute to Billy Joe Shaver

Saturday, April 29, 2006

April 30th--Seeger and Springsteen

Hey everybody,

This week's show focused on Pete Seeger and the good Mr. Springsteen. Before I get to the playlist, here are a few interesting works from and about Pete Seeger.

**Pete Seeger wrote a wonderful letter to Seventeen magazine back in 1963. I pass this along to people whenever I can. Love the start..."Dear Fellow Humans"

**Here's Seeger's testimony in front of the House Antiamerican Committee back on August 18, 1955.

**And the Pete Seeger Appreciation Page

Ok...Now the playlist for the show...

1) Pete Seeger; If I Had a Hammer; If I Had a Hammer: Songs of Hope and Justice
2) Pete Seeger; We Shall Overcome; The Carnegie Hall Concert
3) Bruce Springsteen; We Shall Overcome; We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions

4) Greg Brown; Sailing Down My Golden River; Where Have All the Flowers Gone: A Tribute to the Songs of Pete Seeger
5) Tom Paxton; Get Up and Go; Where Have All the Flowers Gone
6) Odetta; One Grain of Sand; Where Have All the Flowers Gone

7) Bruce Springsteen; Old Dan Tucker; We Shall Overcome
8) Bruce Springsteen; Froggie Went a Courtin'; We Shall Overcome
9) Bruce Springsteen; John Henry; We Shall Overcome
10) Bruce Springsteen; Mrs. McGrath; We Shall Overcome

11) Pete Seeger; Little Boxes (written by Malvina Reynolds); Carnegie Hall Concert
12) Pete Seeger; What Did You Learn in School Today (Tom Paxton); Carnegie Hall
13) Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion; Dr. King; Exploration

Sunday, April 23, 2006

April 23rd...

Hey Everybody,

Here's the playlist for the 23rd. Also played a short story on the Wagon Wheel Cafe during today's show.

1) Phil Ochs; There But For Fortune; Phil Ochs in Concert
2) Karen Savoca; Give Me a Kiss; In the Dirt
3) Redbird; Ships; Redbird

4) Dave Alvin; Amanda; Lonesome, On'ry, and Mean: A Tribue to Waylon Jennings
5) Nanci Griffith; You Asked Me To; Lonesome, On'ry, and Mean...
6) Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis; Ride Me Down Easy; A Tribute to Billy Joe Shaver
7) Robert Earl Keen; Bottom Dollar; A Tribute to Billy Joe Shaver

8) A five minute story on the Wagon Wheel Cafe
9) Carrie Newcomer; Betty's Diner; Regulars and Refugees
10) Carrie Newcomer; Alice and Roy; Regulars and Refugees

11) Richard Thompson; 1952 Vincet Black Lightening; Live in Austin
12) Linda Thompson; Dear Mary; Fashionably Late
13) Teddy Thompson; I Should Get Up; Separate Ways

As mentioned on the show, the Bothy Folk Club is bringing Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman to town on April 30th...a nice show.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

April 16th

Hey Folks,

KMSU experienced some odd (and fairly rare) technological difficulty during our Easter show. The darn show got cut off halfway through. We'll be back on the air on the 23rd with some good new music--gonna play a few songs from a fairly new Billy Joe Shaver tribute cd and a few cuts from a not so new W. Jennings tribute. I'll have some requested Phil Ochs as well.

Sorry for the problems with the Easter show...


Tuesday, April 11, 2006

April 9th

Hey Folks,

Last show of pledge week...thanks to all who continue to support KMSU.

The playlist for the 9th...

1) Billy Joe Shaver; Love is so Sweet; The Earth Rolls On
2) Sarah Harmer; I'm a Mountain; I'm a Mountain
3) Cheryl Wheeler; His Hometown; Slyvia Hotel
4) Slaid Cleaves; Horeshoe Lounge; Broke Down

5) The Jayhawks; Blue; Tomorrow's Green Grass
6) Kate Campbell; Miles of Blues; Blues and Lamenations
7) Eric Bibb; The Cape; Friends
8) Greg Brown; Telling Stories; Milk of the Moon

9) Loudon Wainright; People in Love; History
10) Junior Brown; Two Rons Don't Make a Right; Down Home Chrome
11) Tom T. Hall; I Like Beer; Ultimate Collection
12) Todd Snider; Just in Case; Happy to be Here

From time-to-time on the show I've mentioned the work of Michael Perry--especially his book Population 485. Check out his stuff at Sneezing

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

April 2nd, 2006

Hey Folks,

The playlist for April one of the pledge drive. As always, thanks for listening.

1) John Prine; Glory of True Love; Fair and Square
2) Todd Snider; All of my Life; Happy to be Here
3) John Hiatt; Ain't Ever Goin' Back; Master of Disaster

4) Guy Clark; To Live is to Fly; Poet: A Tribute to Townes Van Zandt
5) Jack Johnson & Ben Harper; With My Own Two Hands; Curious George Soundtrack
6) Mollie O'Brien; Little Baby; Big Red Sun

7) Carrie Newcomer; Betty's Diner; Regulars and Refugees
8) Bastard Songs of Johnny Cash; Truckstop in LaGrange; Walk Alone
9) Beth Orton; Heartland Truckstop; Comfort of Strangers

10) Drive By Truckers; Carl Perkins' Cadilac; The Dirty South
11) Dave Alvin; Rio Grande; Ashgrove
12) Todd Snider; Happy to be Here; Happy to be Here

Monday, March 27, 2006

March 26th

Hey All,

Here's what was played on the 26th...thanks for listening.

1) Billy Bragg & Wilco; Christ for President; Mermaid Avenue
2) Iris Dement; 50 Miles of Elbow Room; Infamous Angel
3) Bryan Sutton (with George Shuffler); Fifty Pound Hammer; Not Too Far From the Tree

4) Ray Wylie Hubbard; Conversation with the Devil; Crusaders of the Restless Knights
5) Warren Zevon; The Indifference of Heaven; Mutineer
6) Mary Chapen Carpenter; My Heaven; Between Here and Gone

7) Bastard Songs of Johnny Cash; 1970 Monte Carlo; Distance Between
8) Johnny Cash; One Piece at a Time; Essential Johnny Cash
9) Dale Watson; Good Luck N' Good Truckin' Tonite; The Truckin' Sessions

10) Tony Rice; Ten Degrees (and getting colder); Tony Rice Signs Gordon Lightfoot
11) Kris Kristofferson; This Old Road; This Old Road
12) Jack Redell; Happy; Famous American
13) Mary Lou Lord; Thunder Road; Thunderroad: Tracks Inspired by the Boss (a cd included with an issue of the magazine, Uncut)
14) Chris Smither; Hey, Hey, Hey; Drive You Home Again

If you want to learn more about the kind of music played on the show, check out A very cool website featuring a great podcast and other info.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

March 12th & 19tth

Hey All,

I'm out of town for a couple weeks. The shows airing on the 12th and 19th are re-runs (or "encore presentations" as the big shots say). These were recorded before I started keeping track of playlists. Hope you enjoyed hearing them again...or for the first time.

I'll be back close to live on the 26th--during the pledge drive.


Sunday, March 05, 2006

March 5th, 2006

Hey All,

The entire hour was spent on the Tribute to Steve Goodman release from 1985.

Songs played were

1) Souvenirs--John Prine
2) Blues That Steve Taught Me--Ed Holstein
3) Face on the Cutting Room Floor--Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

4) Gentle On My Mind--John Hartford
5) I Will Not Be Your Fool--David Bromberg
6) The Lady is a Tramp--Jethro Burns
7) I Can't Sleep--Bonnie Koloc

8) City of New Orleans--Arlo Guthrie
9) My Old Man--John Prine
10) Cockroaches on Parade--Harry Waller

11) The Dutchman--Michael Smith
12) Please Don't Burry Me--John Prine

Sunday, February 26, 2006

February 26

Set List for the 26th...

1) Stan Rogers; A Matter of Heart; From Coffee House to Concert Hall
2) Sarah Harmer; I am Aglow; I'm a Mountain
3) Sarah Harmer; Oleander; I'm a Mountain

4) Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion; Dr. King; Exploration
5) Mary Chapin Carpenter; My Heaven; Between Here and Gone
6) James McMurtry; Holiday; Childish Things
7) Tim O'Brien; Fair Flowers of the Valley; Fiddler's Green

8) Tim O'Brien; Pretty Fair Maid in the Garden; Fiddler's Green
9) Jimmy Dale Gilmore; Pick Me Up on Your Way Down; Come on Back
10) Jimmy Dale Gilmore; Standin' on the Corner; Come on Back

11) Joe West; Anita Pita; The Human Cannonball
12) Susan Tedeschi; Angel From Montgomery; Live in Austin
13) Barry & Holly Tashian; Two Ways to Fall; Harmony

Saturday, February 18, 2006

February 19th...

The show featured songs from releases nominated in the Best Contemporary Folk category at the 2006 Grammy Awards. And the nominees were...

Best Contemporary Folk Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

Chávez Ravine
Ry Cooder
[Nonesuch/Perro Verde]

The Outsider
Rodney Crowell
[Columbia Records]

Why Should The Fire Die?
Nickel Creek
[Sugar Hill Records]

Fair & Square
John Prine
[Oh Boy Records]

Devils & Dust
Bruce Springsteen

Set list for the 19th...

1) Sarah Harmer; I'm a Mountain; I'm a Mountain
2) Sarah Harmer; Luther's Got the Blues; I'm a Mountain
3) Allison Krause and Union Station; Restless; Lonely Runs Both Ways (Grammy winner for best country song)

4) Nickel Creek; Somebody More Like You; Why Should the Fire Die?
5) Nickel Creek; Tomorrow is a Long Time; Why Should the Fire Die?
6) Bruce Springsteen; Jesus was an Only Son; Devils and Dust
7) Bruce Springsteen; Matamoros Banks; Devils and Dust

9) Rodney Crowell; Beautiful Despair; The Outsider
10) Rodney Crowell (with Emmy Lou Harris); Shelter from the Storm; The Outsider

And from the Winner...

11) John Prine; Glory of True Love; Fair and Square
12) John Prine; Taking a Walk; Fair and Square
13) John Prine; The Other Side; Fair and Square
14) John Prine; I Hate It When That Happens To Me; Fair and Square

Friday, February 10, 2006

February 12, 2006

Set list (artist, song, release)

1) John Prine; Everything is Cool; The Missing Years
2) Barry and Holly Tashian; Fools Hall of Fame; Harmony
3) Redbird; Buckets of Rain (B. Dylan); Redbird

4) Slaid Cleeves; Not Going Down; No Angel Knows
5) Slaid Cleeves; Last of the V-8's; No Angel Knows
6) Guy Clark; A nickel for the Fiddler; Old No. 1
7) Guy Clark; Instant Coffee Blues; Old No. 1

The political rant set inspired by my pal's email that said, among other things, "Folks are getting more and more self righteous, self centered, and vulgar. I suppose I am one of them in my anti cell phone militancy..."

8) Loudon Wainright III; Last Man on Earth; Last Man on Earth
9) Son Volt; Bandages and Scars; Okemah and the Melody of Riot
10) Billy Bragg and the Blokes; NPWA; England, Half English
11) Nanci Griffith; Time of inconvenience; Flyer
12) Tom Paxton; What Did You Learn in School Today?; The Best of Tom Paxton

13) Karen Savoca; Just Give Me a Kiss; In the Dirt
14) Peter Rowan & Tony Rice; You Were There for Me; You Were There for Me

Thanks for listening...

Friday, February 03, 2006

February 5th, 2006

Set list...(artist, song, release)

1) Anna Coogan and North 19; The Holy Ghosts of Texas; Glory
2) Allison Krauss and Union Station; A Living Prayer; Lonely Runs Both Ways
3) Allison Krauss and Union Station; Rain Please Go Away; Lonely Runs Both Ways
4) Mountain Heart; Traveler's Prayer; Wide Open

5) Bill Staines; Rodeo Rose; The First Million Miles, Vol. II
6) Bill Staines; January Snow; The First Million Miles, Vol. II
7) Bob Frank; Little Ol' Cabin Home; Ride the Restless Wind
8) Bob Frank; Tough Guys; Ride the Restless Wind

A set from Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver's Sugar Hill Release: Gospel Radio Gems
9) I'm Riding High on the Wings of Love
10) We Should Walk Together
11) Peace Like a River

12) Lary Long; Run for Freedom; Run for Freedom, Sweet Thunder
13) Larry Long; Grandma's Penny Sale; Run for Freedom, Sweet Thunder
14) Jody Stecher and Kate Brislin; A Ragged Old Man; Heart Songs: The Country Songs of Utah Phillips

Thursday, January 26, 2006

First entry...

Hi All,

Welcome to the new Listen to Your Folks Blog... won't be a ton of posts here, but I'll do my best to keep the site up to date with set lists, a few links to artists and labels, etc.

Thanks for visiting...and for listening to the program