Jeff Hart and the Ruins at the Carrboro Music Festival

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Sep 282006
 

Jeff Hart and the Ruins
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Last weekend was the Carrboro Music Festival. Unfortunately I was on the road and missed most of the bands. But I did get a chance to check out Jeff Hart and the Ruins at the stage behind Tyler’s Taproom on Main Street.

I’d first heard of Jeff Hart as the co-lead of the Brown Mountain Lights and have always enjoyed their Appalachian inspired country-rock.

So I was anxious to hear him in this band. They were good and immediately curried my favor by playing one of my favorite Son Volt Songs.

I managed to get a recording of one of their songs on stage. Unfortunately the sound system was not quite up to the task and the vocals didn’t come out well. I was pleased with how my Edirol R-09 captured the performance, but it can only record what it hears so if the sound mix coming out of the show speakers is bad, there’s only so much it can do.

Jeff Hart and The Ruins at Carrboro Music Festival

In any case, Jeff Hart and the Ruins was a great band to listen to on a Sunday afternoon while standing around drinking beer with friends. So they were the perfect band for the afternoon.

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Live 365 Rotation Updated

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Sep 272006
 

Howdy all,

The Live 365 rotation has been updated. The focus tracks for this week’s rotation are:

Song / Artist / Title / Time
You Make It Easy / Golden Smog / Another Fine Day / 4:12
Dirt Road / Hooverville / Follow That Trail Of Dust Back Home / 4:00
*** Thunder On The Mountain / Bob Dylan / Modern Times / 5:55
*** Goin’ Home / Malcolm Holcombe / Not Forgotten / 4:48
Hidden In The Wheel / The Turnstiles / Step Right Up / 4:57
*** Turn This Car Around / Tom Petty / Highway Companion / 3:58
Rollin’ On / Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris / All The Roadrunning / 4:14
Kansas / Fred Eaglesmith / Milly’s Cafe / 3:44
Ocean Size / Bobby Bare Jr. / For A Decade Of Sin: 11 Years Of Bloodshot Records / 2:33
Gone To Carolina / Shooter Jennings / Electric Rodeo / 4:06
*** Tears, Tears And More Tears / Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint / The River In Reverse / 3:30
Social Aid & Pleasure Club / The Subdudes / Behind The Levee / 3:25
I Can’t Stop Cryin’ / Janiva Magness / Do I Move You / 3:23
*** William’s Son / Chris Knight / Enough Rope / 3:48
The Circle / Marta Gómez / The Pilgrim РA Celebration Of Kris Kristofferson / 4:22
*** His Hands / Candi Staton / His Hands / 5:48
Polecat / Ray Wylie Hubbard / Snake Farm / 4:22
*** The Warning / Hacienda Brothers / What’s Wrong With Right / 3:46
The Lowering / The Avett Brothers / Four Thieves Gone / 5:03
What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted / Baby Washington / Atlantic Unearthed: Soul Sisters / 3:09
And If It’s True / Langhorne Slim / When The Sun’s Gone Down / 2:05

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Play List for September 20, 2006

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Sep 202006
 

The Taproot Show for September 20, 2006
Show #76
*** = show highlight

Hour 1
Song / Artist / Title / Time
Kilowatts / Ray Wylie Hubbard / Snake Farm / 3:41
To Get Back Home / Chris Knight / Enough Rope / 3:42
Life’s Little Ups And Downs / Hacienda Brothers / What’s Wrong With Right / 4:32
Workin’ On Me Baby / Janiva Magness / Do I Move You / 3:52
*** Yesterday’s Clothes / Malcolm Holcombe / Not Forgotten / 4:48
I Love You More Than Words Can Say / Otis Redding / Atlantic Unearthed: Soul Brothers / 2:55
Please Don’t Make Me Beg / PK Dwyer / Blues Guy Now / 3:09
*** Rollin’ And Tumblin’ / Bob Dylan / Modern Times / 6:01
Rollin’ and Tumblin’ / Elmore James / Shake Your Moneymaker – The Best of the Fire Sessions / 2:35
Rollin’and Tumblin’, Part 1 / Muddy Waters / His Best: 1947 To 1955 / 3:00
Jack / Tom Petty / Highway Companion / 2:28
*** When Hearts Grow Cold / Candi Staton / His Hands / 3:21
Maybe You Heard / Todd Snider / The Pilgrim – A Celebration Of Kris Kristofferson / 3:30
Hurricane / Golden Smog / Another Fine Day / 4:04

Hour 2
Song / Artist / Title / Time
Bel Air / Old 97’s / Wreck Your Life / 4:05
Cryin’ For My Baby / The Blasters / Trouble Bound / 5:26
Movin’ / The Turnstiles / Step Right Up / 3:33
The New World / Blacks / Poor Little Knitter On The Road / 2:33
Donkey Town / Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris / All The Roadrunning / 5:42
Come Home Blues / Mark Pickerel And His Praying Hands / Snake in the Radio / 3:48
High Sheriff Of Calhoun Parrish / Tony Joe White / The Best Of Tony Joe White (Featuring Polk Salad Annie) / 3:50
*** Better Than Broken / The Bottle Rockets / Zoysia / 4:05
Pine Island Bayou / The Gourds / Stadium Blitzer / 3:12
*** Wonder Woman / Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint / The River In Reverse / 3:08
*** Let’s Play / The Subdudes / Behind The Levee / 3:36
I’m In Love / Bettye LaVette / Take Another Little Piece Of My Heart / 3:16
Sweet Little Sixteen / Chuck Berry / The Definitive Collection / 3:02
Loretta Lee Jones / Langhorne Slim / When The Sun’s Gone Down / 2:22

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Live 365 Rotation update

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Sep 142006
 

The Taproot Live 365 rotation has been updated. Highlights from this week’s rotation:

“L.A. County” by Lyle Lovett
“Have A Little Mercy” by Jean Wells
“Chain of Fools” by Clint Black and the Pointer Sisters
“Wildwood Rambler” by Hooverville
“Heart shaped bruise” by Elvis Costello

Enjoy!

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The Cogburns!

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Sep 072006
 

Recent got to see a performanc of The Cogburns down in Atlanta. Mighty fine psycho-billy. I almost didn’t think there were any remaining purveyors of this kind of music anymore. I’m in the process of trying to track down a promo copy of their CD to play on an upcoming show. Meanwhile check out the MP3s on their web site.

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Play List: September 6, 2006

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Sep 062006
 

The Taproot Show for September 6, 2006
Show #74
roots rock, alt.country, deep blues, early soul
http://www.taprootradio.com

WCOM 103.5 FM, Wednesdays 12am-2am, Carrboro NC
http://www.communityradio.coop

Live 365, Wednesdays 8pm-10pm,
http://www.live365.com/stations/taprootradio

*** = show highlight

Hour 1
Song / Artist / Title / Time
*** Beautiful Mind / Golden Smog / Another Fine Day / 6:20
The Last Time / Hacienda Brothers / What’s Wrong With Right / 2:35
Where Am I Now / Shelby Lynne / Suit Yourself / 3:41
Freedom is A Stranger / Scott Miller / Citation / 3:44
*** Goin’ Home / Malcolm Holcombe / Not Forgotten / 4:48
Soul of a Man / Irma Thomas / After The Rain / 3:01
*** Rabbit / Ray Wylie Hubbard / Snake Farm / 3:14
Catalina / The Turnstiles / Step Right Up / 5:00
Freedom For The Stallion / Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint / The River In Reverse / 2:58
This Has Got To Stop / Van Morrison / Pay The Devil / 4:44
In The Midnight / Langhorne Slim / When The Sun’s Gone Down / 2:09
Why Don’t We Try Anymore / The Knitters / Poor Little Knitter On The Road / 3:52
I’m Talking About You / Chuck Berry / The Definitive Collection / 1:51
Get On The Good Foot – Pt. 1 / James Brown / The Best Of James Brown / 3:34

Hour 2
Song / Artist / Title / Time
Oh! Chicago / The Yayhoos / Fear Not The Obvious / 4:19
Toe The Line / Deadstring Brothers / Starving Winter Report / 3:41
Trail Of Broken Hearts / k.d. lang / Reintarnation / 3:21
Baby, Baby, Baby / Percy Sledge / Atlantic Unearthed: Soul Brothers / 3:08
Beachcombing / Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris / All The Roadrunning / 4:14
*** Not Today / Tim Easton / Ammunition / 3:10
Carrying This Heartache / Hooverville / Follow That Trail Of Dust Back Home / 3:14
*** William’s Son / Chris Knight / Enough Rope / 3:48
*** God’s Gonna Cut You Down / Johnny Cash / American V: A Hundred Highways / 2:38
Don’t Let Your Memories / Janiva Magness / Do I Move You / 2:57
Famous Flower of Manhattan / The Avett Brothers / Four Thieves Gone / 3:52
See The Way / The Flatlanders / New Music From New West / 3:28
Back into Your World / Son Volt / Straightaways / 3:44
See The Light / The Jeff Healey Band / Red Blooded Blues / 3:10
Back At The Crossroads / Todd Snider / Oxford American 2000 / 2:25

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Taproot Top 10 for August, 2006

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Sep 062006
 

1 Malcolm Holcombe: Not Forgotten
2 Van Morrison: Pay The Devil
3 Langhorne Slim: When The Sun’s Gone Down
4 Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris: All The Roadrunning
5 Drive-By Truckers: A Blessing And A Curse
6 Shooter Jennings: Electric Rodeo
7 Willie Nelson: You Don’t Know Me – Songs Of Cindy Walker
8 The Turnstiles: Step Right Up
9 k.d. lang: Reintarnation
10 Scott Miller: Citation

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