Sunday, March 27, 2011

March 27th, 2011

Hi Everyone,

Can't seem to find the playlist from last week's show...thanks again to Ben Leonard for hosting back on the 13th--always great having him sit in. He'll be back soon.

The playlist for the 27th has not's show featured songs from live releases by some Listen to Your Folks regulars.

1) Steve Goodman; Blue Skies; The Easter Tapes

2) John Hiatt; Real Fine Love; Hiatt Comes Alive at Budokan
3) John Hiatt; Icy Blue Heart; Hiatt Comes Alive at Budokan
4) Richard & Linda Thompson; Together Again; In Concert 1975
5) Richard & Linda Thompson; Hard Luck Stories; In Concert 1975

6) John Prine; Space Monkey; Live on Tour
7) John Prine; You Got Gold; Live on Tour
8) Lyle Lovett; Penguins; Live in Texas
9) Lyle Lovett; I've Been to Memphis; Live in Texas

10) Robert Earl Keen; I Still Miss Someone; Live in Austin
11) Robert Earl Keen; Down That Dusty Trail; Live in Austin
12) Guy Clark; She Ain't Goin' Nowhere; Keepers
13) Guy Clark; A Little of Both; Keepers

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

March 13, 2011

Thanks so much to Dave Engen for giving up several Sunday mornings for my personal edification. I really enjoy the opportunities to nerd-out about the music I love - or that I'm currently falling in love with.

Before I become more Minnesotan, and end additional sentences with prepositions, here's this week's playlist:

1) Trampled By Turtles; Nobody Else; Duluth

2) Bellwether; All on Red; Bellwether
3) Regina Spektor; The Call; Live in London
4) Studs Terkel; Blessed be the Nation; Where Have All The Children Gone: The Songs of Pete Seeger

5) Elizabeth and the Catapults; Race You; Taller Children
6) Meiko; Reasons to Love You; Meiko
7) CAKE; Bound Away; Showroom of Compassion

8) Lower 48; Miles From Minnesota; Everywhere to Go
9) Todd Snider; Pickup Truck Song; Todd Sings Jerry Jeff (unreleased compilation)
10) Dave Simonette and Friends; Two of Us; Minnesota Beatles Project, Vol. 1

11) Vandaveer; A Mighty Leviathan of Old; Divide and Conquer
12) Rachel Reis; Valentine, NE; For You Only
13) Josh Ritter; Here at the Right Time; The Animal Years

14) Jakob Dylan; Valley of the Low Sun; Seeing Things
15) Pete Droge; Beautiful Girl; Beautiful Girls Motion Picture Soundtrack
16) My Morning Jacket; Golden; It Still Moves
17) Bruce Springsteen; Hollywood Kids; Before the Fame

Thanks so much. Enjoy the warming weather and stay dry!

~ Ben Leonard

Sunday, March 06, 2011

March 6th, 2011

Hello Everyone,

Before the playlist...those of you who like creative audio storytelling may be interested in an upcoming presentation by Minnesota Public Radio's Sasha Aslanian and participants in her Youth Radio Series. They'll be on the campus of MSU, Mankato March 22nd at 7 PM in Ostrander Auditorium. Click here for more info about the event and here for stories from MPR's Youth Radio Series.

And one more thing before the playlist...Ben Leonard will be back next weekend as a guest host...always nice to have him.

Ok, the playlist for the 6th went like this...

1) Uncle Tupelo; Still Be Around; Still Feel Gone

2) Townes Van Zandt; Many a Fine Lady; First Album
3) The Skylighters; See What Love Can Do; The Skylighters
4) Tony Rice; Never Meant to Be; Night Flyer

5) John Prine; Bottomless Lake; Live and in Concert
6) Merle Travis; That's All; Folk Songs of the Hills
7) The Three Pickers; Down in the Valley to Pray; The Three Pickers
8) Porter Wagoner; My Many Southern Trips; Wagonmaster

Three from "Blessed"--the new release from Lucinda Williams

9) Seeing Black
10) Blessed
11) Buttercup

12) Rachel Harrington; He Started Building My Mansion in Heaven Today; Celilo Falls
13) Ricky Skaggs & The Whites; Love Will be Enough; Salt of the Earth
14) Bryan Sutton; Bully of the Town; Never Too Far From the Tree

Thanks for listening...