Play List: June 25, 2005

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Jun 262005
 

*** = show highlight
Hour 1
Song / Artist / Title / Time
L.A. County / Lyle Lovett / Pontiac / 3:19
Bad Bad Boy / John Fogerty / Blue Moon Swamp / 4:26
Drinking Too Much / Fred Eaglesmith / Lipstick Lies & Gasoline / 3:56
I Walk A Lonely Road / The Slow Poisoners / Days Of The Soft Break / 1:51
The Shoe Goes On The Other Foot Tonight / Loretta Lynn / Honky Tonk Girl (Disc 1) / 2:14
Sunny Side Of The Mountain / The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Various Artists / Will The Circle Be Unbroken (Disc 1) / 2:50
Solitaire / Ol’ Yeller / Sounder / 4:08
*** Ring In The Shape Of A Heart / Sarah Borges / Silver City / 3:37
You Ain’t Going Nowhere / The Byrds / Sweetheart Of The Rodeo / 2:39
Sweetwater / Tres Chicas / Sweetwater / 3:59
Mojo Box / Southern Culture On The Skids / Mojo Box / 3:24
New Spark / Johnny Powers/A-Bones / Daddy Wants A Cold Beer (Disc 2) / 3:10
I Love You / Asie Payton / Oxford American 2000 / 2:42
OK With Me / Nora O’Connor / ‘Til the Dawn / 3:54
***You Can’t Always Get What You Want / Gourds / Best Of The Boots 2004 #2 / 6:13

Hour 2
Song / Artist / Title / Time
Move On Down The Line [Live] / Webb Wilder & The Beatnecks / It Came From Nashville: The Deluxe Full-Grown Edition / 3:31
Walking And Sighing / The Bluerunners / Honey Slides / 4:33
Goin’ Away Baby / Eric Clapton / From The Cradle / 4:01
1970 Monte Carlo / Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash / SXSW 2005 #04 / 2:56
There Will Come A Day / Steve Wynn / KGSR Broadcasts Vol 11 / 3:54
Arms Of The Law / Chatham County Line / Route 23 / 3:11
Bar Exam / Derailers, The / Here Come The Derailers / 3:29
*** Turn Around Honey / Dexter Romweber / Blues That Defy My Soul / 2:57
Back To Me / Kathleen Edwards / Back To Me / 3:30
Things I Didn’t Say / Bobby Bare / From The End of Your Leash / 2:16
Losin’ Boy / Eddie Giles / Shreveport Southern Soul – The Murco Story / 3:19
I Can’t Stand The Rain / Ronnie Wood / Now Look / 3:12
Chain Gang / Choosy Beggars / Choosy Beggars / 4:38
***Marry Me / Drive-By Truckers / Decoration Day / 5:39

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Review: Master of Disaster by John Hiatt

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Jun 222005
 
Master of Disaster by John Hiatt
Master of Disaster by John Hiatt,
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This is twangy music that rock fans can appreciate. Most of the songs amble along at an easy going energy level. You hear old-time piano riffs, fiddles and the occasional peddle steel. But mostly they accents to the core music which wanders between Memphis blues and rock.

Taproot Tracks:

Track Number / Title / Notes
7 / Ain’t Ever Goin’ Back / down tempo ballad like song. Is it Rock? Is It Blues? Is it a Love Song?
10 / Old School / a good ramblin’s song about how the “old school” deals with heartbreak.
3 / Thunderbird / what twangy CD would be complete without a song about a car or truck?
6 / Love’s Not Where We Thought We Left It / heaviest rock vibe on the CD.

Play List: June 18, 2005

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Jun 192005
 

*** = show highlight
Hour 1
Song / Artist / Title / Time
Cold Bed / Gourds / Stadium Blitzer / 3:46
Take Your Guns to Town / Whiskeytown / Rural Free Delivery / 2:29
Out Of Control / Dave Alvin / Ashgrove / 6:34
For All I Know / James McMurtry / It Had To Happen / 3:58
I’ve Lost My Heart To You / Dexter Romweber / Blues That Defy My Soul / 2:49
June 25th@ Cat’s Cradle
*** County Of Graves / Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers / Believe / 3:44
Love Whip / Reverend Horton Heat / Holy Roller / 3:44
June 23@ The Visualite in Charlotte shack shakers and the rev.
Real Live Bleeding Fingers And Broken Guitar Strings / Lucinda Williams / World Without Tears / 4:43
August 10th at the NCMA
Freedom Park / Marah / 20,000 Streets Under The Sky / 4:35
*** With These Hands / Alejandro Escovedo / With These Hands (Deluxe Edition) / 3:29
tonight @ the cat’s cradle w/ Caitlin Cary and thad cockerell
Falling Out Of Love / Mary Gauthier / Mercy Now / 5:57
Nowhere To Sleep / Chatham County Line / Route 23 / 2:43
July 8th at the Cat’s Cradle
My Old Faded Rose / Johnny Cash / Love / 2:52
Love’s A Mysterious Thing (3:34) / Cory Morrow / The Cory Morrow Band / 3:34

Hour 2
Song / Artist / Title / Time
Scratch Card Sally / Jon Shain / Home Before Long / 3:25
Branded Man / Merle Haggard / Greatest Hits Finest Performances / 3:12
Deep As Your Pocket / Loretta Lynn / Honky Tonk Girl (Disc 2) / 2:38
Special 20 / Tim Easton / New West Records 1 / 4:12
Time of Our Lives / Bonnie Raitt / Silver Lining / 4:00
It Sounds Like My Baby / Bessie Banks / Dave Godin’s Deep Soul Treasures Volume 3 / 3:04
***Lover Street / Heavy Trash / Heavy Trash / 2:55
I Ain’t Giving Up On You / Allison Moorer / The Duel / 4:25
Hell No, I Ain’t Happy / Drive-By Truckers / Decoration Day / 4:38
*** Glitter / Frog Holler / The High, High’s & The Low, Low’s / 4:28
I’d Rather Have You / Thad Cockrell / Warmth and Beauty / 4:10
By Eleven / Caitlin Cary / Por Vida Disc 2 / 4:05
Let’s Work Together / Dwight Yoakam / If There Was A Way / 3:34
Fast Train / Kevin Gordon / Cadillac Jack’s #1 Son / 3:04

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Play List: June 4, 2005

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Jun 052005
 

*** = show highlight
Hour 1
Song / Artist / Title / Time
Makin’ Music For Money / Jimmy Buffett / A1A / 4:01
Straight Drive / Black Eyed Dog / Carolina Roadkill: NC Alt-Country #1 / 3:37
The One I Cannot Resist / David Childers / A Good Way To Die / 4:56
Tuesday June 7th @ The Pour House with the Gourds
the littlest birds / The Be Good Tanyas / SXSW 2005 #04 / 4:06
Time of Our Lives / Bonnie Raitt / Silver Lining / 4:00
My Back Pages / Steve Earle / Sidetracks / 4:08
This Gun Don’t Care Who Shoots It / The Cornell Hurd Band / Hard-Headed Woman / 2:43
The Girl That I Ain’t Got / Eric Ambel / Roscoe’s Gang / 2:51
Whispering Hope / Willie Nelson / The Troublemaker [remaster] / 5:34
June 11, First Horizon Park in Greensboro w/ Bobn Dylan
Take My Hand, Lead Me On / Sister Gertrude Morgan / Let Us Make A Record / 2:36
Austin Prison / Johnny Cash / Murder / 2:09
Never Gonna Change / Drive-By Truckers / The Dirty South / 5:25
played mem day weekend in wilmington
Far Away / Dave Alvin / Romeo’s Escape / 4:33
Button My Lip / Elvis Costello & The Imposters / The Delivery Man / 4:54

Hour 2
Song / Artist / Title / Time
That’s Not The Issue / Wilco / A.M. / 3:21
Good Hearted Man / Tift Merritt / Tambourine / 3:39
Souvenirs / John Prine / Prime Prine: The Best Of John Prine / 3:38
Different Eyes / Jay Farrar / Sebastopol / 3:12
Stupid Words / Slobberbone / Slippage / 3:17
I Had A Beautiful Time / Merle Haggard / The Essential Merle Haggard The Epic Years / 3:03
Doggone Happy To Be Blue / Forty Twenty / Sober And Stupid / 3:04
Good Friends / Hayes Carll / Little Rock / 3:27
Deep As Your Pocket / Loretta Lynn / Honky Tonk Girl (Disc 2) / 2:38
Waterbag / Gourds / Bolsa De Agua / 4:07
Machete y Maiz / The Iguanas / Plastic Silver 9 Volt Heart / 4:26
Slim’s Blues / Memphis Slim / The Real Blues Brothers / 3:08
Real Fine Love / John Hiatt / The Best Of John Hiatt / 4:20
Try As I May / Acoustic Syndicate / Tributaries / 4:37
Hitch / Chrome Daddy Disco / The Sonic Sounds Of Chrome Daddy Disco / 3:22

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Review: Speakeasy by Bucktown Kickback

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Jun 012005
 
Speakeasy by Bucktown Kickback
Speakeasy by Bucktown Kickback,
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I can imagine Bucktown Kickback (BTKB to their friends) playing the in the corner of your local indie coffee house while all the beatnik posers tap their feet to the music, secretly diggng it. BTKB brings all the old time bluegrass and roots music elements like banjos, mandolins, upright bass, lap steel, into the 21st century. Like good alt.country, the songs sound like something written last week instead of two centrueis ago. Unlike most alt.country which tends to sound angsty and gritty, BTKB, is fundamentally upbeat, happy, and light without seeming too sweet and sappy. The simple song arrangements bring out the best of every instrument in the band and showcase the band’s good-natured-yet-world-wise lyrics like Every Day Life which opens with “Don’t say ‘I love you’ just to hear your self say it /Don’t say ‘I’ll miss you’ when it’s you who goes away. / Just try hard not to let yourself get used / Dont’ take for granted, those ‘I Love You’s'” Good advice in any century.

Taproot Tracks:

Track Number / Title / Notes
6 / Everyday Life /
3 / A Girl Like You / “I like hanging out and downing a few / I could see myself fallin’ for a girl like you “
2 / Give and Take
14 / Meta / Traveling song vibe
1 / Watch Yourself / The radio airplay single
11 / Since You’ve Been Gone /
8 / Three Weeks / the most honky tonk country tune on the CD
7 / Big Sand Furnace / crisp foot-tapping instrumental