Sunday, September 23, 2012

September 23rd, 2012

Hi Everyone,

Today was to be an all Avett Brothers show, but the music didn't make it with me to the studio.  So...all Avett Brothers next week.  But this week featured a playlist put together for a recent family vacation to Chicago.

It went like this...

1) Bob Dylan; Only a Hobo; The Witmark Demos

2) Ralph's World; The Funniest Joke in the World; All Around Ralph's World
3) Alejandro Escovedo; Big Station; Big Station
4) John Prine; Bottomless Lake; In Person and On Stage

5) Bruce Springsteen; Easy Money; Wrecking Ball
6) Petter Himmelman; Willa; My Lemonaid Stand
7) Robert Earl Keen; Play a Train Song; Ready for Confetti
8) Greg Brown; Freak Flag; Freak Flag

9) Tom T. Hall; Sneaky Snake; Country Songs for Children
10) Bonnie Raitt; Ain't Gonna Let You Go; Slipstream
11) Ralph's World; All Around the World; All Around Ralph's World
12) Bruce Springsteen; Death to My Hometown; Wrecking Ball

13) Robert Earl Keen; Ready for Confetti; Ready for Confetti
14) John Prine; The Frying Pan; The Singing Mailman Delivers
15) Robert Earl Keen; The Road Goes On and On; Ready for Confetti

Thanks for listening...oh, and two very important birthdays today.  My daughter turns eight and this guy turns 63.

September 16th, 2012

Hi All,

Thanks to Trent Vandertie for sitting in with me this morning.

The playlist went like this...

1) Jimmie Dale Gilmore; Pick Me Up on Your Way Down; Come on Back

2) Chris Smither; Train Home; Train Home
3) Mavis Staples; You are Not Alone; You are Not Alone
4) Billy Joe Shaver; Love is So Sweet; The Earth Rolls On

5) Bob Dylan; Duqesne Whistle; Tempest
6) Bob Dylan; Roll on John; Tempest
7) Bruce Springsteen; The E Street Shuffle; The Wild, the Innocent, and the E Street Shuffle
8) Bruce Springsteen; Spirit in the Night; Greetings from Asbury Park

9) John Prine; Hello in There; The Singing Mailman Delivers
10) Lucinda Williams; Born to be Loved; Blessed
11) Alejandro Escovedo; Bottom of the World; Big Station

12) Uncle Tupelo; Grindstone; March 16-20, 1992
13) Wilco; Box Full of Letters; AM

Friday, September 07, 2012

September 9, 2012

You should have listened to this show for many reasons. First, it was my last day of being 36. The consequences of this have not been lost on the young people of St. Peter. Perhaps more importantly to you, this was, if I dare say so, a pretty darn good set. My name is Ben Leonard, I aprove this playlist, and it went like this:

1) Lumineers; Flowers In Your Hair; The Lumineers

2) Johnny Cash; The Man Comes Around; Unearthed
3) The Decemberists; I 4 U & U 4 Me; Long Live The King
4) The Greencards; Shinnin' In The Dark; Viridian

*** The Greencards are playing free in St. Peter @ Rockbend today (9/9/12)!!

5) Dan Bern; Oklahoma; Dog Boy Van
6) Uncle Tupelo; New Madrid; Anodyne
7) Billy Brag and Wilco; Christ For President; Mermaid Avenue II
8) Golden Smog; Pecan Pie; Down By The Old Mainstream

9) Townes [Freaking] Van Zandt; Still Looking For You; The Highway Kind
10) Graham Parsons; How Much I've Lied; GP
11) Josh Ritter; You Don't Make It Easy Babe; Hello Starling

12) John Prine and Iris DeMent; In Spite Of Ourselves; In Spite Of Ourselves
13) Hayes Carll; Another Like You; Kmag Yoyo (& Other American Stories)

14) Lyle Lovett; God Will; Anthology Vol. 1 Cowboy Man
15) Kilkenny Brothers; Seven Drunken Nights; 50 Best of St. Patrick's Day
16) Wally Pleasant; Song For Bob Dylan; Houses Of The Holy Moly

17) Bob Dylan; When The Ship Comes In; The Times They Are A-Changin'

Way Back Machine - August 19, 2012

Sorry for the delay in posting the setlist from August 19th. I wish I could tell you I've been fighting forest fires, or in a coma, or trapped under something heavy. Alas, it's no more than a good ol' fashion case of procrastination. A late post is a sad post, and this post is very sad indeed.

At any rate. Here was my (Ben Leonard's) guest spot on August 19, 2012. It went like this:

1)  Old Crow Medicine Show; Steppin' Out; Carry Me Back

2)  The Honeydogs; Aubben; What Comes After
3)  They Might Be Giants; They'll Need a Crane; They'll Need a Crane
4)  Regina Spektor; Don't Leave Me; What We Saw From The Cheap Seats

5)  Tallest Man On Earth; Criminals; There's No Leaving Now
6)  Middle Brother; Wilderness; Middle Brother
7)  Uncle Tupelo; Still Be Around; Still Be Around

8)   Lila Nelson; Jeannette; Still Got The Farm
9)   Christina Courtin; Foreign Country; Foreign Country
10) Haley Bonar; Am I Allowed; The Size of Planets

11)  Those Darlins; Red Light Love; Those Darlins
12) Loretta Lynn; This Old House; This Old House
13) Lucy Michelle & The Velvet Lapelles; Puget Sound; Heat

14) Cake; Palm of Your Hand; Pressure Chief
15) Jerry Jeff Walker; Gettin' By; Viva Terlingua
16) Todd Snider; The Very Last Time; Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables

17) Rilo Kiley; Go Ahead; Take Offs and Landings