Sunday, December 11, 2016

December 11th, 2016

Hi All,

Big night for Mr. Dylan last night.  Forgetting a line or not, this was beautiful.  Here's the speech he gave (though it was presented for him).  Here's the one some say he should have given.

Playlist for the 11th went like this...

1) Stevie Wonder; Blowing in the Wind; Bob Dylan--The 30th Anniversary Celebration

2) Robert Earl Keen; Feeling Good Again; Live Dinner Revisited
3) Brandi Carlile; Hard Way Home; Bear Creak
4) Marinda Lambert; Greyhound Bound for Nowhere; Kerosene

5) John Hiatt; Circle Back; Beneath this Gruff Exterior
6) Steve Earle; Hard Core Troubadour; Live in Austin
7) Warren Zevon; Splendid Isolation; Learning to Flinch

Three from Bob...

8) North Country Blues; Live at Carnegie Hall--1963
9) Absolutely Sweet Marie; The Cutting Edge
10) Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum; Love and Theft

11) John Prine and Iris Dement; Who's Gonna Take the Garbage Out; For Better, For Worse
12) Punch Brothers; Rye Whiskey;
13) Kris Kristofferson; This Old Road; This Old Road

Sunday, November 27, 2016

November 27th, 2016

Hi Everyone,

Unrelated to music, man is this a good book.

And now to the playlist for the went like this.

1) Elvis Costello; Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down; Almost Blue

2) JD McPherson; ShyBoy; Let the Good Times Roll
3) Margo Price; How the Mighty Have Fallen; Midwest Farmer's Daughter
4) Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion; In Lieu of Flowers; Exploration

The entire first side of Guy Clark's Old No. 1 (on Vinyl)

5) Rita Ballou
6) L.A. Freeway
7) She Ain't Going Nowhere
8) A Nickel for the Fiddler
9) That Old Time Feeling

10) Alejandro Escovedo; Sunday Morning Feeling; Burn Something Beautiful
11) Bob Dyan; Everything is Broken; Tell Tale Signs
12) Willie Nelson; Make this World Go Away; For the Good Times:  A Tribute to Ray Price

13) Todd Snider; Vinyl Records; New Connection
14) Kate Wolfe; Give Yourself to Love; Give Yourself to Love

15) John Prine; She is My Everything; In Person & On Stage

Sunday, November 13, 2016

November 13th, 2016

Hi All,

All new shows lately but, again, spotty blog posting.  Today's show went like this.

1) Leonard Cohen; Like a Bird on a Wire; Dylan Cash and the Nashville Cats

2) Warren Zevon; For My Next Trick I'll Need a Volunteer; Life
3) Alejandro Escovedo; Horizontal; Burn Something Beautiful
4) Solomon Burke; That's How I Got to Memphis; Nashville

5) Jay Farrar et al.; Hoping Machine; New Multitudes
6) Bob Dylan; Blowing in the Wind; Live 1975
7) Fred Eaglesmith; Tommy and Joe; Bootleg Series Vol. 1

8) Leon Russell; Stranger in a Strange Land; Leon Russell and the Shelter People
9) Leon Russell; A Hard Rain's a Gonna Fall; Leon Russell and the Shelter People

10) Billy Don Burns; It Would Kill Momma; Nights When I'm Sober
11) Rosanne Cash; Heartaches by the Number; The List

12) Leon Russell; Out in the Woods; The Best of Leon Russell

13) Leonard Cohen; Halleiujah; Live in London

Sunday, October 23, 2016

October 23rd, 2016

Hi Everyone,

The playlist for the 23rd went like this...

1) Billy Bragg & Joe Henry; Lonesome Whistle; Shine a Light

2) Margo Price; Hands of Time; Midwest Farmer's Daughter
3) JD McPherson; Bridgebuilder; Let the Good Times Roll
4) The Jayhawks; Leaving the Monsters Behind; Paging Mr. Proust

Four from the new John Prine release, For Better, Or Worse

5) Whose Gonna Take the Garbage Out (with Iris Dement)
6) Storms Never Last (with Lee Ann Womack)
7) Falling in Love Again (with Alison Krauss)
8) Color of the Blues (with Susan Tedeschi)

9) Leonard Cohen; So Long Marianne; Live in London
10) Bob Dylan; Visions of Johanna (take five); The Cutting Edge
11) Greg Brown; The Train Carrying Jimmie Rodgers Home; Essential Recordings--1980-1996

12) Peter Cooper Tulsa Queen; The Lloyd Green Album

Sunday, October 09, 2016

October 9th, 2017

Hi Everyone,

The entire show today featured music from the Dylan-Cash-Nashville Cats exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame.  I had the opportunity to visit the exhibit last weekend while seeing this guy at the Ryman Auditorium.

The music is great...and all came from this release.

1) Charle McCoy & the Escorts; Harpoon Man

2) Johnny Cash; It Ain't Me
3) Paul McCartney; Sally G.
4) Earl Scruggs and Linda Ronstadt; Silver Wings

5) The Byrds; Hickory Wind
6) Kris Kristofferson; If You Don't Like Hank Williams
7) Tracy Nelson; I'm so Lonesome I Could Cry

8) Steve Goodman; City of New Orleans
9) John Hartford; Gentle on My Mind
10) Ian and Sylvia; This Wheel's on Fire

11) Bob Dylan; Absolutely Sweet Marie
12) Derek and the Dominos; Matchbox

13) Area Code 615; Stone Fox Chase
14) Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash; Girl from the North Country

Sunday, September 25, 2016

September 25, 2016

Hi Everyone,

The playlist for the 25th went like this...

1) Jason Isbell; If It Takes a Lifetime; Something More Than Free

2) Jason Isbell; Flying Over Water; Southeastern
3) John Hiatt; Master of Disaster; Master of Disaster
4) John Hiatt; It All Comes Back Someday; Mystic Pinball

5) Bob Dylan; Political World; Oh Mercy
6) Bob Dylan; Riing Them Bells; Oh Mercy
7) William Elliott Whitmore; Let's Do Something Impossible; Field Songs
8) William ElliottWhitmore; Hard Times; Animals in the Dark

9) John Prine; You Got Gold; Live on Tour
10) John Prine; Illegal Smile; Live on Tour
11) Indigo Girls; Closer to Fine; Indigo Girls
12) Indigo Girls; Secure Yourself; Indigo Girls

13) Todd Snider; New Connection; New Connection

Saturday, September 17, 2016

September 18th, 2016

Hi All,

The original plan today was to play the last 13 or so songs on this list ranking 314 of Bruce Springsteen's songs.  My wife suggested that maybe, just maybe, that was a bad idea.  And's show features a few of the late entries on the list above as well as some other good stuff from a bunch of good folks.

The playlist went like this...

1) The Time Jumpers; My San Antonio Rose; Kid Sister

2) Bruce Sprinsgsteen; Badlands; Darkness on the Edge of Town
3) Bob Dylan; Duquesne Pay in Blood; Tempest

Three from The Oxford American's Southern Music CD featuring the music of Tennessee

4) Sid Selvidge; That's How I Got to Memphis
5) The Fisk University Jubilee Singers; Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down
6) Charlie Rich; Life Has It's Little Ups and Downs

A few Bruce Springsteen songs pretty far down on the top 314 list from above

7) #314--Mr. Outside; The Ties that Bind
8) #303--Surprise, Surprise; Working on a Dream
9) #310--Bishop Danced; Tracks
10) #311--This is Your Sword; High Hopes

11) Graham Nash; This Path Tonight; This Path Tonight
12) John Prine; Glory of True Love; In Person and On Stage (cut off halfway through...oops)

13) John Prine; Paradise; In Person and On Stage

Sunday, August 28, 2016

August 28th, 2016

Hi All,

The playlist for the 28th went like this...

1) Wilco; James Alley Blues; The Harry Smith Project Revisited

2) Los Lobos; Down Where the Drunkards Roll; Beat the Retreat--Tribute to Richard Thompson
3) Graham Parker; The Madness of Love; Beat the Retreat
4) Bonnie Riatt; When the Spell is Broken; Beat the Retreat

5) Lucinda Williams; Mama You're Sweet; West
6) Ryan Adams and the Cardinals; Magnolia Mountain; Cold Roses
7) Billy Joe Shaver; White Freightliner Blues; Poet--Tribute to Townes Van Zandt

8) John Prine; Mexican Home; Sweet Revenge
9) John Prine; Baby Let's Play House; Pink Cadillac
10) John Prine; Long Monday; Fair and Square

11) John Hiatt; We're Alright Now; Mystic Pinball
12) Bruce Springsteen; Because the Night; The Promise

Sunday, August 21, 2016

August 21st, 2016

Hi All,

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

1) Bob Dylan; Mutineer; Enjoy Every Sandwich

2) Warren Zevon; Mohamed's Radio; Stand in the Fire
3) Zoe Muth and the Lost Highlight Ramblers; Starlight Hotel; Starlight Hotel

4) Fred Eaglesmith; Cumberland County; Official Bootleg Series Vol. I
5) Wilco; If Ever was a Child; Schmilco
6) Sara Watkins; Young in all the Wrong Ways; Young in all the Wrong Ways

7) Buddy Miller; With God on Our Side; Universal United House of Prayer
8) Bob Dylan; North Country Blues; Live at Carnegie Hall 1963

**Can't seem to find what songs 9 and 10 were...but they were there

11) Shawn Colvin; Tenderness on the Block;  Fat City

Sunday, August 07, 2016

August 7th, 2016

Hi All,

Talked quite a bit today about a new book I'm reading--Warren Zevon:  Desperado of Los Angeles.  Very much worth a read.  Great stuff.

Today's show, partly inspired by the book, went like this...

1) Bob Dylan; Baby I'm in the Mood for You; Sidetracks (I'd mean to start the show with this one, but technical problems led me to a pretty darn good replacement).

2) Steve Earle and Shawn Colvin; Ruby Tuesday; Colvin & Earle
3) Terry Allen; Old Friends; This One's for Him
4) Greg Brown; Good Morning Coffee; If I Had Known...

5) Shawn Colvin; Tenderness on the Block; Fat City
6) Jordan Zevon; Studebaker; Insides Out
7) Rachel Stamp; Carmelita; Hurry Home Early:  The Songs of Warren Zevon
8) Vitamin String Quartet; I Was in the House When the House Burned Down; The String Quartet Tribute to Warren Zevon:  Dad, get me out of this!

9) Redbird; Ships; Redbird
10) Robert Earl Keen; Laughing River; The Rose Hotel
11) Iris Dement; Fifty Miles of Elbow Room; Infamous Angel

12) James McMurtry; Paint by Numbers; Too Long in the Wasteland
13) Warren Zevon; My Ride is Here; My Ride is Here

Monday, August 01, 2016

July 31st, 2016

Hi Everyone,'s time to get back to the blog.  The show has been on the air all of 2016--indeed, we are in our 13th year now.  I just stopped posting here...but back to it.

The playlist for the 31st went like this...

1) Margaret Glaspy; Emotions and Math; Emotions and Math

2) JD McPherson; Let the Good Times Roll; Let the Good Times Roll
3) Billy Bragg and Joe Henry; The L&N Don't Stop Here Anymore; Shine a Light:  Field Recordings From the Great American Railroad
4) Mavis Staples; What Are They Doing in Heaven Today; One True Vine

5) Loudon Wainwright III; Old Paint; The 78 Project
6) Charlie Robison; Feelin' Good Again; Beautiful Day
7) Keb Mo; Tell Everybody I Know; The Hot Pink Blues

8) Bob Dylan; Tweedle Dee Tweedle Dum; Love and Theft
90 Adele; Make You Feel My Love; Chimes of Freedom
10) Alabama Shakes; Don't Want to Fight; Sound and Color

11) Robert Earl Keen; Corpus Christi Bay; Bigger Piece of the Sky
12) John Prine (with Iris Dement); Whose Gonna Take the Garbage Out; For Better or Worse
13) John Prine (with Mac Wiseman); I Love You Because; Standard Songs for Average People

**Special thanks guest host Eddie Engen

Friday, January 15, 2016

January 17th, 2016

The playlist for the 17th went like this...

1) John Hiatt; Real Fine Love; Stolen Moments

2) Bob Dylan; North Country Blues; Live at Carnegie Hall (1963)
3) Magokoro Brothers; My Back Pages; Masked and Anonymous Soundtrack
4) Patty Griffin; The Cape; This One's for Him--A tribute to Guy Clark

5) Warren Zevon; Hit Somebody; My Ride's Here
6) Redbird; Ships; Redbird
7) Iris Dement; Go on Ahead and Go Home; Sing the Delta
8) Greg Brown; Freak Flag; Freak Flag

9) Steve Martin and Edie Brickell; So Familiar; So Familiar
10) Dave Rawlings Machine; Short Haired Woman Blues; Nashville Obsolete

11) James McMurtry; Lost in the Backyard; Where'd You Hide the Body
12) Jason Isbell; 24 Frames; Something More than Free
13) Gram Parons; Ooh Las Vegas; Hi Five

January 10th, 2016

Hi All,

The first new show of 2016 went like this...

1) Joe Ely; Magdalene; Panhandle Rambler

2) Jimmy LaFave; Not Dark Yet; Music from the tv show Californication
3) The Wood Brothers; Luckiest Man; Ways Not to Lose
4) Tift Merritt; Good Hearted Man; Tambourine

5) John Prine; Billy the Bum; Bruised Orange
6) Stan Rogers; First Christmas; Between the Breaks (Live)

7) Bruce Springsteen; Land of Hope and Dreams; Wrecking Ball
8) The Wood Brothers; Singing to Strangers; Paradise
9) Futurebirds; Twentyseven
10) Patty Griffin; There Isn't One Way; Servant of Loe

11) Los Lobos; Made to Break Your Heart; Gates of Gold
12) Bob Dylan; Gambling Willie; The Wittmark Demos

Sunday, January 03, 2016

January 3rd, 2016

First post of 2016.  This morning's show was an "encore presentation" of a 2015 show featuring all Warren Zevon.  The playlist is long gone, but...

The show started with Boom Boom Mancini and went from there.

I'll be back next week with the first new show of 2016.

Thanks for listening and happy new year.