Monday, April 26, 2010

4/25/10 Playlist

1.Albemarle Ramblers: Walking the Dog (Gentleman from Virginia), Merriweather
2. Red Molly: Lookin' for Trouble (James), self
3. Brooks Williams: Walk You off My Mind (Baby O!), Red Guitar Blue Music
4. Ruth & Max Bloomquist: The Highway Song (Turn Back A Page), Ruby

5. Tim Eriksen: I Wish the Wars Were All Over (Soul of the January Hills), Appleseed
6. Mary Chapin Carpenter: 4 June 1989 (The Age of Miracles), Zoe/Rounder
7. C. Daniel Boling: I Took the King's Coin (He Dreams), Perfectly Stable 8. Crooked Still: The Golden Vanity (Some Strange Country), Signature Sounds

9. Chris Chandler & Paul Benoit: Stone Mountain / Georgia (So, Where Ya Headed?), WCR

10. Gail Wade: It Wasn't Me (Journey), self
11. Dan Stevens: Drinkin' Muddy Water (Road to Memphis), self
12. Chanterelle: Dondaine la ridaine (French in America), self
13. Jeff Davis: Cowboy's Life (Some Fabulous Yonder), self

Interview with Sara Watkins --
14. Polly Put the Kettle On (live in studio)
15. Sara Watkins: Long Hot Summer Days (Sara Watkins), Nonesuch
16. Sara Watkins: All This Time (live in studio)
17. Sara Watkins w/Sean Watkins: Miss My Kisses (live in studio)

18. The Bluelights: Down and Out (Rub That Rhythm), self
19. Tom Paxton: Along the Verdigris (Wearing the Time), Sugar Hill
20. Donna Martin: Cold Black Water (Seed & History), KSP
21. Jeffrey Foucault: 4X20 Blues (Stripping Cane), Signature Sounds

22. Iris DeMent: Wasteland of The Free (The Way I Should), Warner Bros.
23. Cathy Barton & Dave Para: Bayou Sara (Crazy Quilt), self

The Dreaded Folk Calendar over Liz Carroll & John Doyle's "Double Play," Compass

24. Chris Chandler & Paul Benoit: God Fearing Agnostic / Plow (So, Where Ya Headed?), WCA
25. BluesGrass: Rocky Road Blues (BluesGrass EP), self
26. Gadelle: La Belle et Les Trois Capitaines (Gadelle), self
27. Paul Benoit: Bluebird (Blue Bird), self
28. Ani DiFranco, Greg Brown: How Long? (Hadestown), Righteous Babe

29. Steve Gillette: Sunday (The Man), Compass Rose
30. Steve Gillette: Sweet Lorraine / Ain't Misbehavin' (The Man), Compass Rose
31. WPA: Cry for You (Works Progress Administration), WPA
32. Bob Wright & Harbortown Review: Cold Clear Water (The Diver), Bojo 33. John Wort Hannam: Church of The Long Grass (Queen's Hotel), Black Hen
34. Eliza Gilkyson et al: Peace Call (Land of Milk and Honey), Red House

Sunday, April 18, 2010

4/18/10 Playlist

1. Wild Asparagus: Cold Lampin' (Live at The Guiding Star Grange), self
2. Chris Luedecke: The Rear Guard (My Hands Are on Fire and Other Love Songs), Black Hen
3. Sometymes Why: The Stupid Kiss (Your Heart Is A Glorious Machine), Signature Sounds
4. Still on The Hill: Take Me to The Other Side (Ozark: A Celebration in Song), self

5. The Sweater Set: Stick Around (Surprise Visit), self
6. Dean Stevens: Stories (At Last), Volcano
7. Kate Taylor: Cholene (Fair Time!), self
8. Al Stewart: Running Man (Uncorked), Wallaby Trails

9. The Wailin' Jennys: Driving (Live at Mauch Chunk Opera House), Red House
10. Sons of The Never Wrong: Head over Heels (On A Good Day...I Am), Waterbug
11. Susan Werner: All in Love Is Fair (Classics), self
12. Ric J. Edmiston: At Least They're Singing (Post Humorous Pt. 1), Bongseye Music

I saw Kathleen Turner portraying Molly Ivins at the Philadelphia Theater Company yesterday – here’s a song that was sung at Molly’s Memorial in Austin in 2007:
13. Slaid Cleaves: For the Brave (For the Brave and Free), Magic Rat

Birthday Girl Denice Franke
14. Rainy Night Detroit (You Don't Know Me), DeNice Girl Music
15. Hard Comin' Home (Comfort), Certain Records
16. Gibralter (Gulf Coast Blue), Certain Records

Downloads:17. Anne Feeney: The Man I Voted For (sent by Ken Connors -- thanks Ken!)
18. Sally Rogers: We Will Build This House (download)
19. Jan Horvath: You're A Pain (download)
20. Austin Lounge Lizards: Too Big to Fail (download), self

From Steve Gillette's new "The Man" on Compass Rose
21. Creole Belle Medley
22. The Man Who Loves A Train
23. Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?

Dreaded Folk Calendar over selections from Time for Three's "Three Fervent Travelers," E1 Entertainment

It's Sexual Violence Awareness Month:
24. Susan Werner: Last of The Good Straight Girls (Last of The Good Straight Girls), Private
25. Greg Brown: Every Street In Town (One Night), Red House
26. Cosy Sheridan: Streetlights (Late Bloomer), Fishtraks
27. Kristina Olsen & Peter Grayling: Eight Short Minutes (Duet), self
28. Eliza Gilkyson: Ballad of Yvonne Johnson (Land of Milk and Honey), Red House
29. James McMurtry: Fire Line Road (Just Us Kids), Lightning Rod

It's still Denice Franke's birthday
30. Brand New Sky [Sweet Magnolia] (Gulf Coast Blue), Certain Records
31. Little Bit of Poison (Comfort), Certain Records
32. Lowlands (You Don't Know Me), DeNice Girl

33. Eliza Gilkyson et al: Peace Call (Land of Milk and Honey), Red House

Friday, April 16, 2010

Steve Martin Takes His Banjo On Tour

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- With no introduction or celebrity fanfare, Steve Martin steps onstage with the Steep Canyon Rangers bluegrass band, a banjo strapped to his chest. He's not there to tell jokes, though he manages to squeeze in a few. He's there to play music -- songs from his Grammy-winning bluegrass album, "The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo."
Martin tells the crowd he met the band at a party in North Carolina, "but when we're in California, I tell people we met in rehab."

With that, he begins to play, with such conviction and skill that he's clearly not joking. A banjo player for 45 years, Martin says he wrote every song in the hourlong set, just as he did all 15 tracks on his album, which spent a year atop Billboard's bluegrass charts.

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Monday, April 12, 2010

4/11/10 Playlist

Playlist, Sunday Night Folk Festival, 4/11/10

1. Chris MacLean: Sisters of Charity (Feet Be Still), self
2. Dana Cooper: Straight into The Guns (The Conjurer), self
3. Amanda Shires: I Kept Watch Like Doves (West Cross Timbers), self
4. Martin Simpson: One Day (True Stories), Compass

5. Old Sledge: Are You Tired of Me My Darling? (Old Sledge), self
6. Sam Weiser: Jerusalem Ridge (Sam I Am), Disappear
7. Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three: Hard Times Come and Go (Riverboat Soul), Free Dirt
8. Mike and Ruthy: Another Dawn Another Day (Waltz of The Chickadee), Humble Abode

It's Holocaust Martyrs Remembrance Day
9. Bernice Lewis: Ways to Survive (Isle of Spirit), Blue Bhikku
10. Dave Crossland: The Ballad of Joseph Schultz (Here's to The Ride), Purple Beet
11. Chava Alberstein and The Klezmatics: Mayn Shvester Khaye (The Well), Rounder
12. Jack Hardy: Dachau (The Passing), Prime CD
13.The Four Bitchin' Babes: Faces on My Wall (Hormonal Imbalance), Hem and Haw

14. Rod MacDonald: Auschwitz (The Man on The Ledge), Shanachie 15. Bernice Lewis: Mama's Wine Glasses (Religion & Release), Blue Bhiku 16. Ralph McTell: The Case of Otto Schwartzkopf (Sand in Your Shoes), Red House
17. Si Kahn: Children of Poland (In My Heart), Philo
18. Bob Franke: Krystallnacht Is Coming (The Heart of The Flower), Daring

19. Solas: Song of Choice (The Words That Remain), Shanachie
20. Sam Weiser: By My Silence (Sam I Am), Disappear

Upcoming concerts:
21 & 22. Kelli Trottier: Out on The Mira & Lime Hill (Daddy's Little Girl), self
23. Martin Sexton: Sugarcoating (Sugarcoating), Kitchen Table
24. Paul Geremia: Diggin' Uncle Sam's Backyard (Live from Uncle Sam's Backyard), Red House
25. Hanneke Cassel: Cali's Wedding / Alasdair's Jig (For Reasons Unseen), self
26. Mark Erelli: Kingdom Come (Little Vigils), Hillbilly Pilgrim

The Dreaded Folk Calendar over music from Magical Strings' "Dances and Dreams," Magic Hill

27. Patty Larkin with The Nields: I'm Fine (25), Signature Sounds 28. Phil Rosenthal: Muddy Water (A Treasury of Bluegrass and Country Songs), American Melody
29. David Mallett: Ten Men (Alright Now), North Road

For the coal miners, and for the Kleen Energy Workers in Middletown CT:
30 & 31. Herdman / Hills / Mangsen: Redwing Blackbird & Black Burning Air (Voices), Flying Fish
32. Mike Morningstar: Buffalo Creek (Still Moving Mountains: The Journey Home), Aurora Lights
33. Kathy Mattea: Dark As A Dungeon (Coal), Thirty Tigers
34.John Prine: Paradies (Great Days Anthology), Rhino
35. Hazel Dickens: The Mannington Mine Disaster (Coal Mining Women), Rounder
36. Sarah Gunning: That 25 Cents That You Paid (Coal Mining Women)
37 Eliza Gilkyson et al: Peace Call (Land of Milk and Honey), Red House

Sunday, April 4, 2010

4/4/10 Playlist

(preemption at 9:20pm)

1. The Chapmans: Love's Gonna Live Here (Grown Up), Compass
2. The Cottars: Fare Thee Well, Northumberland & The Purple Wave (Feast), Rounder
3. Time for Three: Sundays (3 Fervent Travelers), E1
4. Caravan of Thieves: Rattlesnake (Bouquet), self

5. Old Sledge: Lost Train Blues (Old Sledge), self
6. Mark Erelli: Everything in Ruin (Little Vigils), Hillbilly Pilgrim
7. K. C. Clifford: Redman (Orchid), self
8. Linzay Young & Joel Savoy: Si Tu Voudrais Marier (Linzay Young & Joel Savoy), Valcour

It's Lisa Moscatiello's birthday
9. Dame Lombard (Innocent When You Sleep), Happy Cactus
10. Biloxi (Second Avenue), Wind River

11. June Tabor: The Easter Tree (Ashes and Diamonds), Green Linnet
12. Cathy Barton & Dave Para: Easter (Crazy Quilt), self
13. Laura Love: You Ain't Got No Easter Clothes (You Ain't Got No Easter Clothes), Koch
14. Nowell Sing We Clear: Lord of The Dance (The Best of Nowell Sing We Clear), Front Hall
15. Carrie Newcomer: The Gathering of Spirits (The Gathering of Spirits), Philo
16. Ralph McTell: Jesus Wept (Sand in Your Shoes), Red House
17. Ray Wylie Hubbard: This Morning I Am Born Again (Delirium Tremolos), Philo

Passover: 18 - 20 from "Let My People Go!," Appleseed
18. B'chol Dor Va'Dor (In Every Generation) / I'm On My Way
19. Ha Lachma Anya (This Is The Bread of Oppression)
20. Avodim Hayinu (Slaves We Were)
21. Kerry Grombacher: Valley of Shadows (It Sings in The Hi-Line), self

Today’s the anniversary of Dr. King’s murder:
22. Neal & Leandra: Ready for Memphis (Stranger to My Kin), Red House
23. Nina Simone: Why? The King of Love Is Dead (Forever Young, Gifted & Black), RCA / Legacy

The Dreaded Folk Calendar over selections from Time for Three's "3 Fervent Travelers," E1 Entertainment

24. Old Sledge: Shake Hands & Tell Me Goodbye (Old Sledge), self
25. Mark Erelli: Kingdom Come (Little Vigils), Hillbilly Pilgrim
26. Anne Hills: Pennsylvania (Points of View), Appleseed
27. Seth Glier: I Just Want to Make My Daddy Proud (The Trouble with People), Mpress Records
28. Eliza Gilkyson et al: Peace Call (Land of Milk and Honey), Red House