On last week's show I mentioned I'd post an interview with Richard Russo--I'm really liking his new book River of Sighs and am a pretty darn big fan of everything he's done. He writes about the same kind of characters who populate the songs played on this program.
The playlist for the 20th went like this...
1) Rosanne Cash; Tennessee Flat Top Box; King's Record Shop
2) Michael Perry & the Longbeds; Newfangled Cowboy Way; Headwinded
3) Guy Clark; Baby Took a Limo to Memphis; Dublin Blues
4) Dwight Yokam; Three Good Reasons; Blame the Vane
5) Tom Russell; Stealing Electricity; Love and Fear
6) Pieta Brown; 4th of July; In the Cool
7) Buddy Miller; Worry Too Much; United House of Prayer
8) Linda Thompson; Versatile Heart; Versatile Heart
9) Indigo Girls; I Believe in Love; Despite our Differences
10) The Walin' Jennys; Beautiful Dawn; 40 Days
11) Bruce Springsteen; Ain't Got You; Tunnel of Love
12) Bruce Springsteen; All That Heaven Will Allow; Tunnel of Love
13) Richard Thompson; 1952 Vincent Black Lightning; Rumor and Sigh
14) Townes Van Zandt; Lovers Lullaby; The Highway Kind