Saturday, July 27, 2013

July 28th, 2013

Hi All,

Matt Carlson was back as a co-host.  All the songs in some way connected to roses.  The idea for this show came when I heard The Rose playing on the Kwik Trip speakers while putting gas in the car before a recent show.  I mentioned on air that The Rose was one of my favorite songs, yet another reason I'm not what you might call cool.  Matt heard me and the next thing I knew we were chatting about a show.

Originally Matt and I were going to play thirteen different versions of the Rose, but ultimately it was concluded doing so might lead to a less than enjoyable program, perhaps even an annoying one.  And so instead, a morning of songs somehow connecting to roses--all songs selected by Matt.

The playlist went like this...

1) John Martyn; Seven Black Roses; Serendipity

2) Bette Midler; The Rose; Experience the Divine
3) Linda Ronstadt; Love is a Rose; The Very Best of Linda Ronstadt
4) Johnny Cash; Give My Love to Rose; The Essential Johnny Cash
5) Christine Kane; She Don't Like Roses; Putumayo Presents American Folk

6) John Prine; One Red Rose; Great Days
7) Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds; Where the Wild Roses Grow; Murder Ballads

8) Pieta Brown; Nobody's Rose; I Never Told
9) Dave Alvin; Plastic Rose; Blue Blvd.
10) Lucinda Williams; Like a Rose; Lucinda Williams
11) Robert Plant/Allison Krauss; Trampled Rose; Raising Sand

12) Siobhan Owen; The Rose; Storybook Journey
13) Jackson Brown; Rosie; Running on Empty

Thanks to Matt for an excellent set...

And, if you're looking for some of those versions of The Rose...

Sunday, July 21, 2013

July 21st, 2013

Hi All,

The playlist for the 21st went like this...

1) Todd Snider; Just in Case; Happy to be Here

2) Bruce Springsteen; Old Dan Tucker; The Seeger Sessions
3) Warren Zevon; Werewolves of London; Preludes
4) Steve Earle; Watin' on the Sky; I'll Never Get Out of this World Alive

**Merle Haggard is in Mankato on Wed. July 24th...and so four Haggard songs were played--some by Merle and some from a tribute cd.  See you at the show!

5) Merle Haggard; I Take A Lot of Pride in What I Am; Oh Boy Presents Merle Haggard
6) Joe Ely; White Liner Fever; Tulare Dust--A Songwriter's Tribute to Merle Haggard
7) Merle Haggard (with Willie Nelson & Ben Haggard); Workin' Man Blues; Working in Tennessee
8) Marshall Crenshaw; Silver Wings; Tulare Dust

A nostalgia set went like this...

9) U2; Running to Stand Still; The Joshua Tree
10) Indigo Girls; Closer to Fine; The Indigo Girls
11) John Hiatt; Real Fine Love; Stolen Moments

12) Dave Olson; So Long Blues; No October
13) Rondey Crowell & Emmylou Harris; Dreaming My Dreams; Old Yellow Moon

14) Bruce Springsteen; We Shall Overcome; The Seeger Sessions

Springsteen and I, the new documentary, is playing at the River Hills Mall on Monday the 22nd of July  Check the time, but I believe it's 7:30

Saturday, July 13, 2013

July 14th, 2013

Hi All,

Just got my hands on the fairly new release, Woody Guthrie at 100!  Live at the Kennedy Center.  The entire show today was made up of songs from this release--if you buy the cd (at least the version I got), you also get a really nice DVD of the entire concert.

The playlist went like this...

1) Old Crow Medicine Show; How Di Do

2) Old Crow Medicine Show; Union Maid
3) Joel Rafael; Rablin' Reckless Hobo
4) Jimmy LaFave; Hard Travelin'
5) Donovan; Riding in my Car

6) Rosanne Cash; I Ain't Got No Home
7) Rosanne Cash; Pretty Boy Floyd
8) Sweet Honey in the Rock; I've Got to Know
9) Lucinda Williams; House of Earth

10) Ani DiFranco; Deportee
11) Jackson Browne with Rob Wasserman; You Know the Night
12) The Del McCoury Band with Tim O'Brien; So Long, It's Been Good to Know Yuh

13) Everybody; This Train is Bound for Glory
14) Everybody; This Land is Your Land

Sunday, July 07, 2013

July 7, 2013

Hi All,

Last week's program was a repeat from earlier in the summer.  Today was another new episode and went like this...

1) John Prine; My Old Kentucky Home; Beautiful Dreamer--The Songs of Stephen Foster...a song selected in part because of my recent vacation in Kentucky which, somewhat to my surprise, turns out to be a great place for a family vacation.

2) New Lost City Ramblers; How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live; New Lost City Ramblers--The Early Years, 1958-1962
3) Chris Knight; Little Victories; Little Victories
4) Son Volt; Down the Highway; Honkey Tonk

From here the show featured four songs from Unsung Hero, A Tribute to the Music of Ron Davies

5) Gail Davies; One More Night with You
6) Delbert McClinton; Say it with Money
7) Guy Clark; Walk and Don't Walk
8) Alison Krauss; Good Love After Bad

9) Dawes; Just Beneath the Surface; Stories Don't End
10) Joe Pug; Silver Harps and Violins; The Great Despiser
11) Jerry Jeff Walker; Gettin' By; Great Gonzos
12) Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison; Ordinary Fool; Cheater's Game

13) The Avett Brothers; I Never Knew You; The Carpenter
14) The Avett Brothers; Live and Die; The Carpenter