Music Spotlight: Birds And Arrows

 Uncategorized  Comments Off on Music Spotlight: Birds And Arrows
May 312008
 

Birds and Arrows live at the Open Eye Cafe, May 30, 2008

Listen:
http://mp3.taprootradio.com/20080530-birds-and-arrows.MP3

Photos:
Photos from this performance are on Flickr .

Links:
Birds and Arrows on MySpace

Legal:
The music performance in this episode is copyright 2008 by Birds and Arows and is used with permission.

The Taproot theme music is my Derek K. Miller of penmachine.org and is used with permission.

This episode as a whole is copyright 2008 by Calvin World Media and all rights are reserved.

 Posted by at 11:31 am

Taproot Radio News #155

 rotation  Comments Off on Taproot Radio News #155
May 102008
 

Rotation #155 – May 12, 2008
read: http://www.taprootradio.com
listen: http://www.live365.com/stations/taprootradio

Howdy,

There’s a bumper crop of new music coming into Taproot Radio this week. I’ve really been enjoying the new Langhorne Slim CD, kinda reminds me of the Avett Brothers with an emo undercurrent. The new I See Hawks CD came is also good. Very thematic songwriting from these guys. Be sure to check out “Carbon Dated Love.” I’ve also been grovin’ on the new Tab Benoit CD doing the blues jam band thing. And if you’re looking for some straight up rock, you oughtta check out the Mike Zito CD, Today, which sounds a lot like John Hiatt crossed with Santana. On the soul front, the Glenside Allstars have a new CD of original tunes out called, Ampliflower. Check out “Always Tomorrow” for some Stones-y soul.

As usual the full rotation is on line and don’t forget to tune in to the live show at WCOM on Monday, 9-11pm EDT.

Dig Deep,
Calvin

Video

Motorcycle Mama” by I See Hawks in L.A.

Recent Adds:

Restless / Langhorne Slim / Langhorne Slim / 2:18
Sometimes / Langhorne Slim / Langhorne Slim / 3:07
She’s Gone / Langhorne Slim / Langhorne Slim / 3:19
Colette / Langhorne Slim / Langhorne Slim / 3:47
The Honeymoon / Langhorne Slim / Langhorne Slim / 2:03
Tipping Point / Langhorne Slim / Langhorne Slim / 2:07

Always Tomorrow / Glenside Allstars / Ampliflower / 5:12
Don’t Jump The Gun / Glenside Allstars / Ampliflower / 4:40
Writing On The Wall / Glenside Allstars / Ampliflower / 3:40
Daisies / Glenside Allstars / Ampliflower / 5:38

Carbon Dated Love / I See Hawks In L.A. / Hallowed Ground / 3:51
Highway Down / I See Hawks In L.A. / Hallowed Ground / 5:14
Hallowed Ground / I See Hawks In L.A. / Hallowed Ground / 4:25
Ever Since The Grid Went Down / I See Hawks In L.A. / Hallowed Ground / 4:33
Good And Foolish Times / I See Hawks In L.A. / Hallowed Ground / 3:34

Night Train / Tab Benoit / Night Train To Nashville / 4:58
Rendezvous For The Bayou / Tab Benoit / Night Train To Nashville / 6:47
Fever For The Bayou / Tab Benoit / Night Train To Nashville / 3:35

My Future / Langhorne Slim / The Electric Love Letter / 4:44
Loretta Lee Jones / Langhorne Slim / The Electric Love Letter / 2:27
The Electric Love Letter / Langhorne Slim / The Electric Love Letter / 4:19

Love Me Love You / The Loose Acoustic Trio / Sorrow Be Gone / 3:18
You Are The One / The Loose Acoustic Trio / Sorrow Be Gone / 3:02
For A While / The Loose Acoustic Trio / Sorrow Be Gone / 2:43

Emerald Street / Eliza Gilkyson / Beautiful World / 3:46
Runaway Train / Eliza Gilkyson / Beautiful World / 4:21
Rare Bird / Eliza Gilkyson / Beautiful World / 4:56

Home / Meg Hutchinson / Come Up Full / 4:25
America (Enough) / Meg Hutchinson / Come Up Full / 4:54
Somewhere / Meg Hutchinson / Come Up Full / 3:28

Bluesman / Sugar Blue / Code Blue / 4:38
Cold Blooded Man / Sugar Blue / Code Blue / 4:27
Shed No Tears / Sugar Blue / Code Blue / 2:56

Love Like This / Mike Zito / Today / 4:45
Super Man / Mike Zito / Today / 3:30
Universe / Mike Zito / Today / 7:00
Dirty Things / Mike Zito / Today / 4:06

Fortunate Man / Jim Patton & Sherry Brokus / Plans Gang Aft Agley / 3:11
Wings Of An Airplane / Jim Patton & Sherry Brokus / Plans Gang Aft Agley / 3:33

This Week’s Focus Tracks:

Love Like This / Mike Zito / Today / 4:45
Home / Meg Hutchinson / Come Up Full / 4:25
Emerald Street / Eliza Gilkyson / Beautiful World / 3:46
Love Me Love You / The Loose Acoustic Trio / Sorrow Be Gone / 3:18
Night Train / Tab Benoit / Night Train To Nashville / 4:58
Carbon Dated Love / I See Hawks In L.A. / Hallowed Ground / 3:51
Always Tomorrow / Glenside Allstars / Ampliflower / 5:12
Restless / Langhorne Slim / Langhorne Slim / 2:18
I Only Want To Be With You / Shelby Lynne / Just A Little Lovin’ / 3:52
Freeway View / James McMurtry / Just Us Kids / 3:38
Lamp Down Low / The Mountain Firework Company / Samurai / 5:57
Everybody’s Movin / Flat Duo Jets / Two Headed Cow / 5:40
Mississippi Number One / Eden Brent / Mississippi Number One / 3:56
Wild Old Nory / The Wilders / Someone’s Got To Pay / 3:31
Bad Liver And A Broken Heart / Hayes Carll / Trouble In Mind / 4:23
Between A Man And A Woman / Flogging Molly / Float / 3:21
Brown Eyed Woman / The U-Liners / The U-Liners / 4:08
Medicine Man / Dan Janisch / Medicine Man / 3:19
Losing You / Kelly Willis / Translated From Love / 3:34
Locust Street / The Black Crowes / Warpaint / 4:14
Trampled Rose / Robert Plant & Alison Krauss / Raising Sand / 5:34
Roses Are Black / Austin Collins / Roses Are Black / 5:02
Low Down Dog / Honeyboy Edwards / Roamin’ And Ramblin’ / 1:43
Blazing Out Of Sight / Storyhill / Our Side Of Town: A Red House Records 25th Year Collection / 4:25
Don’t Leave Me This Way / Dr. John / Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Disc 1) / 3:27
Stonin’ Around / The Border Blasters / Blast From The Past / 2:53
Station Grey / Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter / Like, Love, Lust & The Open Halls Of The Soul / 5:04
Valentines Day In Juarez / The Ike Reilly Assassination / We Belong To The Staggering Evening / 4:37
Elephant Clouds / The Cave Singers / Invitation Songs / 4:02
Angels Of Destruction / Marah / Angels Of Destruction / 3:16

DJ/Promo Tracks:

Thinkin’ ’bout Drinkin’ / Demolition String Band / Different Kinds Of Love / 3:15
The Guy That Says Goodbye To You Is Out Of His Mind / Griffin House / (2007) Flying Upside Down / 3:17
Bluesman / Sugar Blue / Code Blue / 4:38
Fortunate Man / Jim Patton & Sherry Brokus / Plans Gang Aft Agley / 3:11
Soul of a Man / Irma Thomas / After The Rain / 3:02
Howling’ At Midnight / Lucinda Williams / Happy Woman Blues / 3:53
Does My Ring Burn Your Finger / Solomon Burke / Nashville / 3:45
Down to the Well / Kevin Gordon with Lucinda Williams / No Depression: What It Sounds Like, Vol. 1 / 4:09
Fistwhistle Boogie / Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers / Believe / 2:22
He Was Really Sayin’ Somethin’ / The Velvelettes / Girl Group Sounds Lost and Found (One Kiss Can Lead to Another) / 2:34

Singles:

That’s All Right Mama / Elvis Presley / The Sun Recordings / 1:58
Great Balls Of Fire / Otis Blackwell / Searchin / 2:09
Money / Jerry Lee Lewis / Live At The Star-Club, Hamburg / 4:39
Peggy / Eric Hisaw / The Crosses / 3:20
Go Tell It On the Mountain / The Blind Boys Of Alabama / Broadcasts Vol. 14 (Disc 1) / 2:43
Love’s A Mysterious Thing (3:34) / Cory Morrow / The Cory Morrow Band / 3:34
Coffee Drinkin’ Blues / Sweet Betty / Sisters Of The South / 4:47
Piece Of My Heart / Erma Franklin / Soul Sides: Volume One / 2:43
El Paso / The Gourds / Bolsa De Agua / 3:09
Bottle To The Baby / Charlie Feathers / Get With It: Essential Recordings (1954-69) [Disc 1] / 2:20
Seein’ Her / Paul Westerberg / Besterberg: The Best Of Paul Westerberg / 3:00
I Got Jesus / Macavine Hayes / Drinkhouse / 2:41
You Gonna Miss Me / Fiona Boyes And The Fortune Tellers / Lucky 13 / 3:20
Leave My Blues At Home / The Allman Brothers Band / Beginnings / 4:18
I Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down / Elvis Costello & The Attractions / Best Of / 2:09
Oxford, Mississippi Blues / Bill Nettles / Oxford American 2001 / 2:37
Close Your House Down / Cordero / For A Decade Of Sin: 11 Years Of Bloodshot Records / 3:53
Only A Dream / Anthony Neff / chase your burden / 2:35
Knockin On Mine / Paul Westerberg / 14 Songs / 3:45
Take Out Some Insurance / Grandpaboy / Dead Man Shake / 2:39

Last Week’s Focus Tracks:

Just A Little Lovin’ / Shelby Lynne / Just A Little Lovin’ / 5:21
Bayou Tortous / James McMurtry / Just Us Kids / 4:51
Rolling River / The Mountain Firework Company / Samurai / 2:58
Hoy Hoy / Flat Duo Jets / Two Headed Cow / 2:02
Love Me ‘Til Dawn / Eden Brent / Mississippi Number One / 3:26
Goodbye (I’ve Seen It All) / The Wilders / Someone’s Got To Pay / 2:53
Girl Downtown / Hayes Carll / Trouble In Mind / 3:28
The Lightning Storm / Flogging Molly / Float / 3:30
Out In California / The U-Liners / The U-Liners / 4:38
Longway / Dan Janisch / Medicine Man / 4:49
Medicine Man / Dan Janisch / Medicine Man / 3:19
Success / Kelly Willis / Translated From Love / 3:45
Wounded Bird / The Black Crowes / Warpaint / 4:23
Through The Morning, Through The Night / Robert Plant & Alison Krauss / Raising Sand / 4:03
Witching Hour / Austin Collins / Roses Are Black / 3:21
Bar Of GOld / Arty Hill and the Long Gone Daddys / Bar Of Gold / 3:47
I Was In New Orleans Last Night / Honeyboy Edwards / Roamin’ And Ramblin’ / 3:05
Late Breaking News / Jorma Kaukonen / Our Side Of Town: A Red House Records 25th Year Collection / 3:03
Whole Lotta Loving / Lenny Kravitz with Rebirth Brass Band, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis & Maceo Parker / Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Disc 1) / 4:20
Rocky Road Blues / The Border Blasters / Blast From The Past / 3:06
I Like The Sound / Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter / Like, Love, Lust & The Open Halls Of The Soul / 3:51
When Irish Eyes Are Burning / The Ike Reilly Assassination / We Belong To The Staggering Evening / 3:50
Cold Eye / The Cave Singers / Invitation Songs / 3:27
Checkout Time In Vegas / Drive-By Truckers / Brighter Than Creation’s Dark / 2:42
Old Time Tickin’ Away / Marah / Angels Of Destruction / 2:38
Baby Likes A Love Song / Malcolm Holcombe / Gamblin’ House / 3:11
Johnny Porter / Papa Mali with The Gospel Silvertones / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 15 (Disc 1) / 4:20
What Are You Hungry For? / John-Alex Mason / Town & Country / 3:32
Wreck Of The Old ’97 / Hank Williams III / Dressed In Black: A Tribute To Johnny Cash / 2:58
Reckless Feeling / Ray Bonneville / Goin’ By Feel / 3:30

Archive:

Faraway You / Marah / Kids in Philly / 3:31
Darlington County / The Gourds / Best Of The Boots 2004 #1 / 4:36
Promises / Eric Clapton / 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Eric Clapton / 3:04
You Don’t Know What I Know / The Cogburns / Pay Up Sucker / 4:08
Run For Cover / Tony Joe White / Uncovered / 4:42
Hope Is A Thing With Feathers / Trailer Bride / Hope Is A Thing With Feathers / 3:15
Wildwood Rambler / Hooverville / Follow That Trail Of Dust Back Home / 4:39
A Woman / Mofro / Country Ghetto / 3:00
No Such Thing / Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers / Pandelirium / 3:34
Big City Lights / Honky Tonk Disciples / Kickin’ Up Dust / 3:24
I Watched The Devil Die / Chris Cotton / I Watched The Devil Die / 5:13
Got To Be With You Tonight / The Border Blasters / Blast From The Past / 3:01
Earthmover / Southern Culture On The Skids / Plastic Seat Sweat / 3:05
Hammer Of The Honky Tonk Gods / Bill Kirchen / Hammer of the Honky Tonk Gods / 2:26
I’ll Go Down Swinging / Knitters / The Modern Sounds of … The Knitters / 2:25
I’ll Stop Loving You / Albert Lee / Road Runner / 4:00
Don’t Look At Me That Way / Dave Fields / Time’s A Wastin’ / 4:59
Little Bonnie / Drive-By Truckers / A Blessing And A Curse / 3:56
Stick To Me / Graham Parker & The Rumour / Graham Parker Ultimate Collection / 3:29
I Know You Will / Sodajerk / Sodajerk / 2:30
Life Without You / Omar and The Howlers / Muddy Springs Road / 4:08
Country Ghetto / Mofro / Country Ghetto / 4:03
Shoes / George Soule / Take A Ride / 3:01
Fight Outta You / Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals / Lifeline / 4:10
Pizzeria / Marah / 20,000 Streets Under The Sky / 3:21
Look Out Dog, Slow Down Train / The Hackensaw Boys / Look Out / 3:16
Worth Dyin’ For / Gurf Morlix / Diamonds To Dust / 4:42
Oquajane / Mercury Dime / Baffled Ghosts / 3:53
Like A Soldier / Johnny Cash / American Recordings / 2:50
Prayer Without Words / Mary Gauthier / Mercy Now / 6:09
The Last Time / Bettye LaVette / The Scene Of The Crime / 2:59
Death Is Only A Dream / Gob Iron / Death Songs For The Living / 2:48
Circles / Mofro / Country Ghetto / 4:05
The Great Love Affair / The Jitters / After All, It Is 1980! / 4:31
If You Think That It’s All Right / Tres Chicas / Bloom, Red and the Ordinary Girl / 3:16
Old Friend / Lyle Lovett / I Love Everybody / 3:13
The Heart Bionic / Bobby Bare Jr’s Young Criminals’ Starvation League / The Longest Meow / 3:18
Keeper Of The Fire / Tony Joe White / Uncovered / 4:51
Twin Brother / John Doe / Forever Hasn’t Happened Yet / 3:43
Rainbows and Ridges / Blaze Foley / Cold, Cold Wold / 2:41
Pick & Roll / The Gourds / Heavy Ornamentals / 4:43
Hammerhead Stew / Delbert McClinton / Cost Of Living / 2:53
Oh Marianne / Peter Wolf / Sleepless / 4:20
Top Of The World / Patty Griffin / KGSR Broadcasts Volume 12 / 5:06
Forever, Now And Then / Clem Snide / Soft Spot / 3:16
Back To Earth / Willie Nelson / Songbird / 3:00
Love Ain’t Nothin’ / Robbie Fulks / The Very Best Of Robbie Fulks / 2:42
Pack Up Your Sorrows / Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison / Dressed In Black: A Tribute To Johnny Cash / 2:28
All These Things / Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint / The River In Reverse / 4:07
Track 12 / Choosy Beggars / Bring It Back Alive / 3:56
God Been Good to Me / Mighty Walker Brothers / Eccentric Soul: Good God! A Gospel Funk Hymnal / 3:02
For The Turnstiles / The Be Good Tanyas / Hello Love / 4:27
A Few Minutes Of Silence / Paul Westerberg / 14 Songs / 3:18
Big Red Rocket Of Love / Reverend Horton Heat / Holy Roller / 3:04
Boil My Strings / The Gourds / Stadium Blitzer / 3:12
Blues Before Sunrise / McHouston Baker / Mississippi Delta Dues / 3:44
Overtime / Willie Nelson / It Will Always Be / 3:45
18 Wheels Of Love / Drive-By Truckers / Gangstabilly / 4:10
Gabriel / Lauren Taylor / Almost Charming / 3:17
Watching The Detectives / Elvis Costello & The Attractions / Best Of / 3:47
Atta Way To Go / Solomon Burke / Nashville / 3:07

 Posted by at 10:55 am

Today by Mike Zito

 Uncategorized  Comments Off on Today by Mike Zito
May 102008
 


On his latest CD, Today, Mike Zito turns in some heavy hitting blues rock that reminds me of John Hiatt crossed with Santana. Love his smoky guitar sound. Best picks in my opinion are “Love Like This,” “Superman,” “Universe,” and best of all “Dirty Things.”

Come Up Full by Meg Hutchinson

 Uncategorized  Comments Off on Come Up Full by Meg Hutchinson
May 102008
 


On her latest CD, Come Up Full, MegHutchinson demonstrates the brilliant art of simplicity with songs that crackle with an easy energy that comes through thoughtful songs. She reminds me very much of Clem Snide. Highlights for me are “Somewhere,” “America (Enough),” and my favorite, “Home.”

Beautiful World by Eliza Gilkyson

 Uncategorized  Comments Off on Beautiful World by Eliza Gilkyson
May 102008
 


On her latest CD, Beautiful World, Eliza Gilkyson steps out of the usual Folk music sound and pulls in elements of pop, soul, and Americana with a set of songs that range from soft, vibrant energy to rock diva. “Emerald Street” has a happy pop sound to it. “Rare Bird” is probably the most folk-oriented song of the set and I really like the guitar work. But my favorite is the rock-n-roll sound of “Runaway Train.”

Sorrow Be Gone by The Loose Acoustic Trio

 Uncategorized  Comments Off on Sorrow Be Gone by The Loose Acoustic Trio
May 072008
 


Sorrow Be Gone from the Loose Acoustic Trio is full of deep, down-home twang in the spirit of old-time folk/jug band music and it’s plenty of fun. Kinda reminds me of the South Austin Jug Band. There’s an amusing bluegrass styled cover of “Pinball Wizard.” Other highlights include “You Are The One,” “For A While,” and my favorite, “Love Me Love You.”

Night Train To Nashville by Tab Benoit

 Uncategorized  Comments Off on Night Train To Nashville by Tab Benoit
May 072008
 


No one does the smoky New Orleans bluse thing any better than Tab Benoit and his latest CD, Night Train To Nashville prooves the point. Highlights for me are “Night Train,” “Rendevous With The Blues,” and “Fever For The Bayou.”

Hallowed Ground by I See Hawks In LA

 Uncategorized  Comments Off on Hallowed Ground by I See Hawks In LA
May 072008
 


I See Hawks In LA’s latest effort, Hallowed Ground, explores environmental and cosmic themes as metaphors for everyday concerns like love and relationships in a way that’s neither preachy about the environment nor sappy about love. I See Hawks In LA combines twany guitars and hippie-esque psychadelic peddle steel and Jayhawks-like harmonies in to a great mix. Lots of strong tracks on this CD including “Yolo County Airport,” “Gettin’ Home Tonight,” and “Good And Foolish Times.” But my favorites are “Ever Since The Grid Went Down,” “Highway Down,” and “Carbon Dated Love.”

Ampliflower by Glenside Allstars

 Uncategorized  Comments Off on Ampliflower by Glenside Allstars
May 072008
 


The Glenside Allstars new CD, Ampliflower, represents their “new sound of Philly soul.” And I’m glad to say the new sound of Philly soul has a strong classic retro soul bent to it, not to mention a good dose of blues rock. This feel-good bar music at its finest. Go. See them live and buy their CD. Highlights include “Don’t Jump The Gun,” “Writing On The Wall,” “Daisies,” and best of all, “Always Tomorrow.”