Sunday, September 29, 2013

September 29th, 2013

Hi All,

A special MSU homecoming show this morning, featuring songs sent to us from Troy Murphy.  Though he claims not to recall the year, Troy graduated from the then Mankato State University back in 1990.  He now lives in Michigan.

The show suggests a far younger and hipper man and went like this...

1) Ben Sollee; Prettiest Tree on the Mountain; Learning to Bend

2) Ben Sollee; Build for This; Learning to Bend
3) Black Prairie; What You Gave; A Tear in the Eye is a Wound in the Heart
4) Black Prairie; Richard Manual; A Tear in the Eye is a Wound in the Heart

5) Sarah Jarosz; Come Up to the House; Song Up in Her Head
6) Sarah Jarosz & Black Prairie; Queen of the Silver Dollar; Twistable, Turnable Man:  A Tribute to the Songs of Shel Silverstein
7) Caitlin Cary & Ryan Adams; The Battle; No Depression--What It Sounds Like--V. 2
8) David Childers & The Modern Don Juans; The Prettiest Thing; Room #23

9) Spirit Family Reunion; Under the Highway; No Separation
10) Spirit Family Reunion; I am Following the Sound; No Separation

11) Hurray for the Riff Raff; Look out Mamma; Look out Mamma
12) Hurray for the Riff Raff; My Dearest Darkest...
13) Riley Downng, Sam Doores & the Tumbleweeds; Wrong Time to be Right; Holy Cross Blues
14) Eric Clapton; Goodnight Irene; Old Sock

Sunday, September 22, 2013

September 22nd, 2013

Hi All,

Mentioned Richard Russo and his recent memoir on today's show.  If you haven't read Russo, he's really worth a look.

Today's playlist went like this...

1) Caitlin Rose; Shotgun Wedding; Dead Flowers

2) Greg Brown; 1952 Vincent Black Lightning; The Live One
3) Bob Dylan; New Morning; New Morning
4) John Prine; Speed of the Sound of Loneliness; German Afternoons

5) Charlie Robison; Feeling Good; Beautiful Day
6) Son Volt; Jukebox of Steel; American Central Dust
7) Glen Campbell; Nothing but the Whole Wide World; Ghost on the Canvas
8) Lucinda Williams; West; West

9) The Rolling Stones; Dead Flowers; Stripped
10) Caitlin Rose; Dead Flowers; Dead Flowers
11) Townes Van Zandt; Dead Flowers; Sunshine Boy

12) Bruce Springsteen & Alejandro Escovedo; Always a Friend; Magic Tour Highlights
13) The Rolling Stones; Like a Rolling Stone; Stripped

Sunday, September 08, 2013

September 8th, 2013

Hi All,

Day two of the Rock Bend Folk Festival today...hope everyone is out there enjoying the music.

The playlist featured some Rock Bend music and went like this...

1) Bob Dylan; Blue Moon;  Self Portrait

2) John Prine; How Lucky; Pink Cadillac
3) John Prine; Killing the Blues; Pink Cadillac
4) Guy Clark; Cornmeal Walz; My Favorite Picture of You
5) Guy Clark; Rain in Durango; My Favorite Picture of You

A set of artists performing today at the Rock Bend Folk Festival

6) Amanda Shires; Devistate
7) Mary Gauthier; Wheel Inside the Wheel
8) Erik the Viking; Dead Horses

9) Caitlin Rose; I was Cruel; The Stand-In
10) Peter Cooper; Much Better Now; Opening Day
11) Fred Eaglesmith; Freight Train; Ralph's Last Show

12) Cloud Cult; Mr. Tambourine Man; Duluth Does Dylan Revisited

Sunday, September 01, 2013

September 1st, 2013

Hi All,

The Labor Day weekend show went like this...

1) The Freedom Singers; This Little Light of Mine; Songs of Freedom

2) Steve Earle; The Low Highway; The Low Highway
3) Richard Thompson; Time to Ring Some Changes; Hard Cash
4) Uncle Tupelo; Graveyard Shift; 89/93:  An Anthology

5) The Avett Brothers; Live and Die; The Carpenter
6) Chris Smither; Outside In; Train Home
7) Joe Pug; Not So Sure; The, do I love this song...

Getting close to ten years since Warren Zevon passed away, a reasonable excuse for a full set of Zevon

8) Warren Zevon; Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School; Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School
9) Warren Zevon; Boom Boom Mancini; Sentimental Hygiene
10) Warren Zevon; The Factory; Sentimental Hygiene
11) Warren Zevon; Heartache Spoken Here; Mr. Bad Example

12) Loudon Wainwright III; Kings and Queens; Unrequited
13) Son Volt; Down the Highway; Honky Tonk
14) The Freedom Singers; We Shall Overcome; Voices of the Civil Rights Movement

**Billy Bragg is coming to the Cedar Cultural Center in September...always puts on a great show.