Monday, April 13, 2015

April 12th, 2015

Hi All,

Playlist for the 12th went like this...

1) Jason Isbell; Tour of Duty; Live in Alabama

2) Bob Dylan; Brownsville Girl; Knocked Out Loaded
3) Son Volt; Hearts and Minds; Honky Tonk

4) Alejandro Escovedo; Five Hearts Breaking Breaking; Gravity
5) Robert Earl Keen; Feelin' Good Again; Best of Robert Earl Keen
6) The Wallin' Jenny's Glory Bound; Firecracker

7) Steve Earle; Waitin' on the Sky; I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive
8) Steve Earle; Little Emperor; I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive
9) Shovels and Rope; O' Be Joyful; O' Be Joyful

10) Lyle Lovett; This Old Porch; Anthology Number One
11) John Hiatt; Train to Birmingham; Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns
12) James McMurtry; Ain't Got No Place; Complicated Game
13) John Prine; Illegal Smile; John Prine

Friday, April 03, 2015

April 5th, 2015

Hi All,

Happy Easter!  Still riding high after this guy visited town this past Monday and Tuesday.  Man, what a wonderful couple of days.  Thanks to everyone who came out to see him on Tuesday night.  We had about 500 people there--just a perfect night.

The playlist today wasn't half bad either...and it went like this.

1) James McMurtry; You Got to Me; Complicated Game

2) Iris Dement; I've Got That Old-Time Religion in My Heart; Lifeline
3) Iris Dement; Blessed Assurance; Lifeline
4) Bob Dylan; It's All Good; Together Through Life

5) Kevin Kling; Tickled Pink; State Fair
6) Guy Clark; The Cape; Dublin Blues
7) Townes Van Zandt; To Live is To Fly; Live at the Old Quarter

8) Rodney Crowell; The Long Journey Home; Tarpaper Sky
9) Richard Thompson; Wall of Death; Acoustic Classics
10) Patty Griffin; Go Wherever You Want to Go; American Kid

11) Sarah Jarosz; Simple Twist of Fate; Build Me up From Bones
12) John Prine; That's the Way the World Goes Round; Bruised Orange

13) Lucinda Williams; Compassion; Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone

Sunday, March 29, 2015

March 29th, 2015

Hi All,

New shows have been on every week here, but I've been terrible with the blog.  Sorry about that.  The playlist today went like this...

1) Bob Dylan; Love Minus Zero/No Limit; Bringing it All Back Home

2) Bob Dylan; She Belongs to Me; Bringing it All Back Home
3) Guy Clark; Hanging Your Life on the Wall; Dublin Blues
4) Steve Earle; Poncho and Lefty; Townes

5) John Prine (with Iris Dement); We're Not the Jet Set;  In Spite of Ourselves
6) John Prine (with Connie Smith); So Sad (To Watch a Good Love Go Bad); In Spite of Ourselves
7) John Prine (with Lucinda Willaims); Wedding Bells/Let's Turn Back the Years; In Spite of Ourselves

8) Bruce Springsteen; Racing in the Streets; The Promise
9) Bruce Springsteen; Gotta Get That Feeling; The Promise
10) Jeffery Foucault; Northbound 35; Thunder Road--Tracks Inspired by the Boss

11) John Hiatt; Through Your Hands; Hiatt Comes Alive at Budokan
12) John Hiatt; Like Your Dad Did; Hiatt Comes Alive at Budokan

13) Rodney Crowell; Closer to Heaven; Sex & Gasoline

Sunday, March 01, 2015

March 1st, 2015

The playlist for the 1st went like this...

1) Todd Snider; Laying My Life On the Line; Time as We Know It:  The Songs of Jerry Jeff Walker

2) Bob Dylan; Restless Farewell; The Times They Are a Changin'
3) Jeffery Foucault; Billy the Bum; Shoot the Moon
4) John Prine; That's the Way the World Goes Round; Bruised Orange

5) Hurray for the Riff Raff; End of the Line; Small Town Heroes
6) Lucinda Williams; Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
7) Sarah Jarosz; Over the Edge; Build Me Up From the Bones

Songs 8-11--Played the first four songs from James McMurtry's brilliant new record, Complicated Game.  Man, is he good.  He's in Minneapolis on April 25th

12) Billy Bragg; Nobody Knows Nothing Anymore; Tooth & Nail
13) Richard Thompson; Down Where the Drunkards Roll; Acoustic Classics

Saturday, February 21, 2015

February 22nd, 2015

Hi All,

The playlist for the 22nd went like this...

1) Bob Dylan; Most of the Time; Oh Mercy

2) Bruce Springsteen; Stolen Car; The River
3) Poke LaFarge; Day After Day; Pokey LaFare
4) Lyle Lovett; Straighten Up and Fly Right; Smile

5) John Hiatt; Long Time Comin'; Terms of My Surrender
6) Shovels and Rope; Birmingham;
7) Doug Seegers; Going Down to the River; Going Down to the River

8) James McMurtry; No More Buffalo; Life in Aught Three
9) Jason Isbell; Alabama Pines; Live From Alabama
10) Old Crow Medicine Show; Highway Halo; Tennessee Pusher

11) Robert Earl Keen; This World is Not My Home; Happy Prisoner
12) John Prine; Iron Ore Betty; Bruised Orange
13) Bob Dylan; Autumn Leaves; Shadows in the Night

Friday, February 20, 2015

February 15th, 2015

Hi All,

New shows almost every week here, but I've been doing a bad job with the blog in 2015. 

Lost the playlist for the 15th, but here's some of the stuff we did.

Talked about Bob's delightfully complex speech , listened to the Mellencamp song he quotes, said I was pretty excited that James McMurtry has a new record coming out (man is he somethin' the video on the link), talked about this guy and his upcoming visit to MSU, Mankato (man, is he something special...), and we played lots of stuff from Robert Earl Keen's new bluegrass record.  A fun morning.  Thanks for listening.

Sunday, February 08, 2015

February 8th, 2015

Ok, I admit it.  I've been terrible with the blog here in 2015.  I shall improve.  We've had new shows nearly every weekend, but I lose the playlist, I forget to post, etc.  In short, I'm getting old.

But today's show went like this...

1) Bob Dylan; Stay With Me; Shadows in the Night

2) Lucinda Williams; Cold, Cold, Heart; Timeless
3) Keb Mo; I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry; Timeless
4) Tom Petty; You're Gonna Change (Or I'm Gonna Leave); Timeless

5) Greg Brown; 1952 Vincent Black Lightening; The Live One
6) Tom Russell; U.S. Steel; The Long Way Around
7) Ryan Bingham; The Weary Kind; The Weary Kind (theme from Crazy Heart)

8) Bob Dylan; The Night We Called it a Day; Shadows in the Night
9) Bob Dylan; That Lucky Old Sun; Shadows in the Night
10) Bob Dylan; Where are You? Shadows in the Night

11) Zoe Muth; Little Piece of History; World of Strangers
12) Billy Bragg; Handyman Blues; Tooth & Nail

13) Steve Earle; 21st Century Blues; The Low Highway