Sunday, January 30, 2011

January 30, 2011

Thanks to Dave for letting me host this week. Technical glitches, incoherent ramblings, and inappropriate anecdotes aside, I thought the music was fairly decent. Well parts anyway.

Wanted to let everyone know that the Smithsonians "New Harmonies" exhibit will be at the Arts Center of St. Peter from April 30th - June 11th. Look for a couple of live performances, music documentaries, and other great events during that time. Contact the Nicollet County Historical Society at 507-934-2160 for more details.

The theme is the week was "Old 1997," the year I graduated from college. All songs this week were released in 1997. Thanks for listening. ~ Ben Leonard

1) Mary Lou Lord; Shake Sugaree; Got No Shadow

2) Old 97s; Big Brown Eyes; Too Far To Care
3) Jayhawks; Big Star; Sound of Lies
4) Ben Folds Five; Kate; Whatever and Ever Amen

5) Green Day; Good Riddance; Nimrod
6) Pavement; Shady Lane; Brighten the Corners

7) Son Volt; No More Parades; Straightaways
8) Peter Case; On the Way Downtown; Full Service No Waiting
9) Neko Case; Thanks a Lot; Virginian

10) Alison Krauss; So Long, So Wrong; So Long, So Wrong
11) Ani DiFranco; 32 Flavors; Living in Clip
12) Whiskeytown; Houses on the Hill; Strangers Almanac

13) Steve Earle; Christmas in Washington; El Corazon
14) Dan Bern; Too Late to Die Young; Dan Bern

15) Modest Mouse; Jesus Christ Was an Only Child, The Lonesome Crowded West (fade out)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

January 23rd, 2011

Hey Everybody,

Today's show was a repeat featuring all songs from Guy Clark. Think it aired for the first time back in late 2009, and I'll be darned if I can find the playlist. Hope you enjoyed.

Ben Leonard is back as a guest host on the 30th...hope you tune in.

Monday, January 17, 2011

January 16th, 2011

Hi All,

The playlist for the 16th went like this...

1) Old Crow Medicine Show; Minglewood Blues; Big Iron World

2) Jimmy LaFave; This Land is Your Land; Pastures of Plenty--An Austin Tribute to Woody Guthrie
3) Bruce Springsteen; My Oklahoma Home; Live in Dublin

4) Jamey Johnson; By the Seat of Your Pants; The Guitar Song
5) Jamey Johnson; The Guitar Song; The Guitar Song
6) Willie Nelson; Can I Sleep in Your Arms; Red Headed Stranger
7) Nanci Griffith; You Asked Me To; Lonesome, On'ry & Mean--A Tribute to Waylon Jennings

8) Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion; Dr. King; Exploration
9) Keb Mo; Someday We'll All Be Free; Peace: Back by Popular Demand
10) Keb Mo; What's So Funny About Peace Love and Understanding; Peace: Back by Popular Demand

11) Lucinda Williams; I Envy the Wind; Essence
12) Todd Snider; Old Friend; Peace. Love & Anarchy
13) Todd Snider; Combover Blues; Peace, Love & Anarchy

Monday, January 10, 2011

January 9th, 2011

Hi All,

Talked this morning about the upcoming Michael Perry event (see entry right below this one).

The playlist on the 9th went like this...

1) Bill Morrissey; Ice Fishing; The Essential Collection

2) Anna Coogan; Dreaming My Life Away; The Nocturnal Among Us
3) Anna Coogan; Crooked Sea; The Nocturnal Among Us
4) Old Crow Medicine Show; I Hear Them All; Big Iron World
5) Old Crow Medicine Show; Union Maid; Big Iron World

6) Bob Dylan; Who Killed Davey Moore? The Bootleg Series, Vol. I
7) Shinyribs; Country Cool; Well After Awhile
8) Fred Eaglesmith; Shallow; Cha, Cha, Cha

To help get ready for the upcoming John Hiatt/Lyle Lovett shows...

9) John Hiatt; Haulin'; The Open Road
10) Lyle Lovett; Natural Forces; Natural Forces
11) John Hiatt; Go Down Swingin'; The Open Road
12) Lyle Lovett; Loretta; Natural Forces

13) Billy Bragg; Fear is Man's Best Friend; The Essential Billy Bragg
14) Billy Bragg; Dry Bed; The Essential Billy Bragg


Friday, January 07, 2011

Michael Perry in Northfield January 14th...

Hey Everybody,

As you may know, Michael Perry is one of our favorites on the show--his writing and his music. He has a unique event coming up in Northfield on January 14th--it'll be a fun night.

January 2nd, 2011

Hey Everybody,

Mentioned a really cool documentary on today's show--Winnebago Man--my wife and I watched this over the holidays and loved it. Well, I loved it--she liked it.

The first show of the new year went like this...

1) Jay Farrar & Benjamin Gibbard; California Zephyr; One False Move or I'm Gone

2) Keb Mo; Your Love; Suitcase
3) Patty Griffin (w/Emmylou Harris); Little Fire; Downtown Church
4) Greg Brown; Oh You; Milk of the Moon

5) Susan Tedeschi; Angel From Montgomery; Live in Austin
6) John Hiatt; Master of Disaster; Master of Disaster
7) Leo Kottke; The Room at the Top of the Stairs; Live

8) The Flying Burrito Brothers; Hot Burrito #2; Hot Burritos Anthology
9) The Band; When I Paint My Masterpiece; To Kingdom Come
10) The Handsome Family; Drunk by Noon

11) Merle Travis Nine Pound Hammer; Folk Songs of the Hills
12) Bruce Springsteen; Someday We'll be Together; The Promise
13) Hank Williams II; Atlantic City