TPR#5 – Mandolin Orange, Fiona Boyes, Grant Langston – Interview and Music

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Aug 282009
 

Mandolin Orange, Fiona Boyes, Grant Langston

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Mandolin Orange

There’s a tender, compelling chemistry in Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz’s music that brings a heartfelt, soulful vibe to Mandolin Orange’s bluegrass that you rarely hear in this sort of music.

Mandolin Orange Website

Fiona Boyes

Fiona Boyes Website
Drawing on legends like Memphis Minnie, Fiona Boyes forges a raw, muscular, bawdy approach to electric blues that shakes the rafters and rattle your brain.

Blues Woman CD on iTunes:Fiona Boyes - Blues Woman

Grant Langston

Grant Langston’s twangy music touches base with the Bakersfield sound and the legends of country music, but isn’t defined or limited by it. There are echoes of Buck Owens and Hank Williams in the sound, but the music is firmly rooted in today’s subversive alt.country.

Grant Langston Website
Buy Stand Up Man on iTunes: Grant Langston - Stand Up Man

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WCOM Playlist for August 24th, 2009

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Aug 252009
 

Hour 1
Acony Bell / Gillian Welch / Revival / 3:06
Cat And Mouse / Yarn / Yarn / 3:03
Chain Of Fools / Aretha Franklin / ARB 7: 1967-1969 / 2:48
Dark As The Night / The Weary Boys / The Weary Boys / 2:44
Dimples / John Lee Hooker / Anthology: 50 Years / 2:11
Dirtfloorcracker / Mofro / Lochloosa / 3:37
Faith / Guy Forsyth / Calico Girl / 3:03
I Will / Langhorne Slim / When The Sun’s Gone Down / 3:02
Long Desert Highway / Kris Hollis Key / West Of Texas / 4:01
Never Gonna Change / Drive-By Truckers / The Dirty South / 5:26
Out Of Our Way / The Silos / Come On Like The Fast Lane / 3:30
Outside Chance / Heavy Trash / Going Way Out / 3:02
Pagan Angel And A Borrowed Car / Iron & Wine / The Shepherd’s Dog / 4:33
Swinging Doors / Jim Livermore / Coming Home / 2:59
When The Saints Go Marching In / Dr. John / N’awlinz: Dis, Dat Or D’Udda / 4:52

Hour 2
Slow Death / Charlie Pickett / Bar Band Americanus / 3:49
Tomorrow Is Forever / Solomon Burke / Nashville / 2:53
Right Now / Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris / All The Roadrunning / 3:33
Cold Bed / The Gourds / Stadium Blitzer / 3:47
Real As An Animal / Alejandro Escovedo / Real Animal / 3:05
Epitaph / Two Cow Garage / Three / 2:58
Goodbye Daughters Of The Revolution / The Black Crowes / Warpaint / 5:03
You’re Taking Up Another Man’s Place / Mable John / Stax 1959-1968 #7 / 2:55
Chains Of Love / Pinetop Perkins/Ruth Brown / Ladies Man / 6:32
We Are The Maurauders / Brian Setzer / 13 [Bonus Track] / 2:29
Don’t Do Me No Favours / James Hunter / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 16 (Disc 2) / 3:17
Got To Move / Chris James And Patrick Rynn / Stop and Think About It / 5:22
One / Johnny Cash / American III: Solitary Man / 3:53
Touch My Heart / Mavis Staples / Touch My Heart: A Tribute To Johnny Paycheck / 5:41

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WCOM Play List for 8/17/2009

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Aug 182009
 

Hour 1
She Baby / Going Way Out / Heavy Trash / 2:58
Orange Blossoms / Orange Blossoms / JJ Grey & Mofro / 4:41
Rock And Roll Gypsies / Delirium Tremolos / Ray Wylie Hubbard / 3:46
Ramble On / Pickin’ On Zeppelin – A Tribute (Disc 1) / Dennis Caplinger, Kenny Blackwell, Earl Palmer / 3:33
Leonard’s Pigpen / For The Mission Baby / Malcolm Holcombe / 4:50
Heart Of Fire / Nothing Left To Hide / Cory Morrow / 3:27
Black Cat Bone / Honey Slides / The Bluerunners / 3:55
Black Mud Boogie / With These Hands / Cool John Ferguson / 4:00
Get Old W/U / Caution: Falling Boogie / Abe Reid & The Spikedrivers / 4:30
Bull Frog Blues / Bull Frog Blues / Lightnin’ Wells / 2:17
Dona Got a Ramblin’ Mind / Dona Got a Ramblin’ Mind / Carolina Chocolate Drops / 2:48
One Black Rat / Blues, Sweet Blues Disc 2 / John Dee Holeman / 3:27
Keep My Feet Upon The Ground / Behind The Levee / The Subdudes / 4:04
Your Sister Cried / Mercy Now / Mary Gauthier / 5:00

Hour 2
Speak On Up / Eccentric Soul: The Prix Label / Joe King / 3:02
Getting By / Buckshot / Riptones / 3:05
Fool For A Lonesome Train / Lifeline / Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals / 3:30
What’s That Say About Love / Kickin’ Up Dust / Honky Tonk Disciples / 2:56
Wait It Out / Tambourine / Tift Merritt / 3:40
Sacred Heart / Starving Winter Report / Deadstring Brothers / 4:16
Cold Roses / Cold Roses / Ryan Adams & The Cardinals / 4:36
Run On for a Long Time / Oxford American 2003 (#6) / The Blind Boys Of Alabama / 3:23
Juke Joints & Honkytonks / Papa Mojo’s Roadhouse / Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojos / 4:47
When My Love Comes Down / Stax 1959-1968 #6 / Ruby Johnson / 2:48
O.D. Blues / Dead Man Shake / Grandpaboy / 4:33
Empty Bed Blues / Members Edition / Bessie Smith / 6:18

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Aug 052009
 

Howdy,

The FAR Chart for July recently came out and I’ve listed it below. I was happy to see Leo Rondeau doing well on the chart. In the not too distant past, a self-produced CD was almost always crap. Not anymore. In fact Leo Ronfeau’s CD is as professional an effort as any CD you see from the major labels and Leo Roneau is a firs rate song writer with a good eye to detail and rhythm.

Son Volt’s CD American Central Dust debuted at number 8. I am hoping it will climb up the chart further in August. I recently received this album and will be wrking several tracks from it into rotation.

Eilen Jewel is _still_ in the charts. I think she’s been on the FAR chart for 4 straight months now and deservedly so.

1 Sam Baker: Cotton (Music Road)
2 Rick Shea: Shelter Valley Blues (Tres Pescadores)
3 Levon Helm: Electric Dirt (Dirt Farmer)
4 Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women (Yep Roc)
5 Owen Temple: Dollars And Dimes (El Paisano)
6 Leo Rondeau: Down At The End Of The Bar (self)
7 Sarah Jarosz: Song Up In Her Head (Sugar Hill)
8 Son Volt: American Central Dust (Rounder)
9 Augie Meyers: Country (El Sendero)
10 Madison Violet: No Fool For Trying (True North)
11 Booka & The Flaming Geckos: Baghdad Texas (Loudhouse)
12= Rita Hosking: Come Sunrise (self)
Eilen Jewell: Sea Of Tears (Signature Sounds)
13 Jim Keaveny: Music Man (Blue Bonnet)
14= Genuine Cowhide: Paint The Ponies (self)
Red Stick Ramblers: My Suitcase Is Always Packed (Sugar Hill)
15 Albert & Gage: Dakota Lullaby (Moon House)
16 Slaid Cleaves: Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away (Music Road)
17 Li’l Mo & The Monicats: On The Moon (Cow Island)
18 Todd Snider: The Excitement Plan (Yep Roc)
19= Bottle Rockets: Lean Forward (Bloodshot)
The Flatlanders; Hills And Valleys (New West)
Wilco: Wilco [The Album] (Nonesuch)
20= Wayne Hancock: Viper Of Melody (Bloodshot)
Kim Lenz & Her Jaguars: It’s All True (Riley)

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WCOM Rotation for August 3, 2009

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Aug 042009
 

hour 1
Jericho / The Turnstiles / Step Right Up / 3:50
Sea Of Tears / Eilen Jewell / Sea Of Tears / 2:46
One Wing / Wilco / Wilco [the album] / 3:41
Jolene / Bob Dylan / Together Through Life / 3:51
Gamblin’ House / Malcolm Holcombe / Gamblin’ House / 2:53
Rapture / Leo Rondeau / Down At The End Of The Bar / 4:26
Walking On The Devils Backbone / Ha Ha Tonka / Novel Sounds of the Nouveau South / 3:53
Champagne / Stovall / True Story / 2:55
Let It Ride / Ryan Adams & The Cardinals / Cold Roses / 3:24
Dang Me / Sam Hutchins / Looking For My Baby! / 2:33
***Marching To Zion / Choosy Beggars / Bring It Back Alive / 2:41
Baggage Claim / Delbert McClinton / Get the Blues! / 3:28
Poor Boy Rag / Ian Thomas / Live At The Grey Eagle / 5:14
The Night Life / John Doe & The Sadies / Country Club / 3:47
Speed Of Sound / Scott Warren / Quick Fix Bandage / 2:48

hour 2
Kicks In The Sun / 2 of 14 / 8/1/2009 8:50 AM / The Gourds / Noble Creatures / 3:48
On Call / 3 of 13 / 8/1/2009 8:50 AM / Kings Of Leon / Because Of The Times / 3:22
Mama Roux / 20 of 24 / 8/1/2009 8:50 AM / Dr. John / New Orleans Funk: New Orleans – The Original Sound Of Funk 1960-75 / 2:59
Midnight Dream / 2 of 18 / 8/1/2009 8:50 AM / Boz Skaggs / The Man Of Somebody’s Dreams: A Tribute to the Songs of Chris Gaffney / 4:14
I feel so good (RADIO EDIT) / / 8/1/2009 8:50 AM / Scott H. Biram / Somethings Wrong/Lost Forever Radio Edits / 3:02
Get Off Of Your Porch / 2 of 19 / 8/1/2009 8:50 AM / Charlie Pickett / Bar Band Americanus / 4:00
Never Be Your Darling / 2 of 11 / 8/1/2009 8:50 AM / The Backsliders / Southern Lines / 4:41
Do You Feel Better? / 7 of 15 / 8/1/2009 8:50 AM / Fiona Boyes / Blues Woman / 4:04
Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues / 9 of 10 / 8/1/2009 8:50 AM / Bill Kirchen / King Of Dieselbilly / 5:42
I’d Be Lonsesome / 3 of 21 / 8/1/2009 8:50 AM / Old 97’s / For A Decade Of Sin: 11 Years Of Bloodshot Records / 2:57
A Sunday Kind of Love / 7 of 18 / 8/1/2009 8:50 AM / Etta James / Gold / 3:18
Pretend You Love Me Tonight / 5 of 12 / 8/1/2009 8:50 AM / Grant Langston / Stand Up Man / 3:46
Needed You Tonight / 4 of 11 / 8/1/2009 8:50 AM / Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals / Lifeline / 2:46
Shake Your Hips / 11 of 12 / 8/1/2009 8:50 AM / Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers / Cockadoodledon’t / 4:51

*** This week’s sing-along song. Join us for the chorus!

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Taproot Radio News #199

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Aug 012009
 
Rotation #199 – August 3, 2009
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Howdy,

I’m happy to announce that the the webcast of Taproot Radio has been relaunched on a new service provider. Loudcaster is currently in beta/test mode. But they new it would be a tragedy to deny you the finest americana music, so they have graciously agreed to include Taproot Radio on their test site. So tune in to the webcast and let me know if you have any problems with the new music stream. Enjoy!

The Chris Gafney Tribute CD, A Man of Somebody’s Dream, has captured most of my music listening time this week. The contributing artists list reads like a who’s who of the alt.country scene includeing James McMurtry, Calexico, Dann Penn, Los Lobos, John Doe, Peter Case, and Alejandro Escovedo. There are also a couple of surprise names including Freddy Fender And Boz Skaggs. Like all the best tribute CDs, IMHO, the artists stay faithful to the spirit and intent of the songs. I highly recommend this one.

Dig Deep,
Calvin

This Week’s Rotation

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(alphabeticalby artist)
Didn’t Start Livin’ / Albert Lee / Road Runner / 4:13
I Just Wanna Make Love To You / AZ Kenny Tsak / Like I Do / 5:21
Never Be Your Darling / The Backsliders / Southern Lines / 4:41
Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues / Bill Kirchen / King Of Dieselbilly / 5:42
Positively 4th Street / Bob Dylan / The Essential Bob Dylan / 3:55
Jolene / Bob Dylan / Together Through Life / 3:51
Midnight Dream / Boz Skaggs / The Man Of Somebody’s Dreams: A Tribute to the Songs of Chris Gaffney / 4:14
Get Off Of Your Porch / Charlie Pickett / Bar Band Americanus / 4:00
Marching To Zion / Choosy Beggars / Bring It Back Alive / 2:41
Take Me Back / Dehlia Low / Tellico / 3:39
Baggage Claim / Delbert McClinton / Get the Blues! / 3:28
99 and a Half Just Won’t Do / The Detroit Cobras / Baby / 2:33
Mama Roux / Dr. John / New Orleans Funk: New Orleans – The Original Sound Of Funk 1960-75 / 2:59
Sea Of Tears / Eilen Jewell / Sea Of Tears / 2:46
Sulphur to Sugarcane / Elvis Costello / Secret, Profane and Sugarcane (Amazon MP3 Exclusive Version) / 6:00
A Sunday Kind of Love / Etta James / Gold / 3:18
Do You Feel Better? / Fiona Boyes / Blues Woman / 4:04
Kicks In The Sun / The Gourds / Noble Creatures / 3:48
Pretend You Love Me Tonight / Grant Langston / Stand Up Man / 3:46
Walking On The Devils Backbone / Ha Ha Tonka / Novel Sounds of the Nouveau South / 3:53
Poor Boy Rag / Ian Thomas / Live At The Grey Eagle / 5:14
The Night Life / John Doe & The Sadies / Country Club / 3:47
Angel From Montgomery / John Prine / John Prine / 3:45
One / Johnny Cash / American III: Solitary Man / 3:53
Luck In My Eyes / k.d. lang / Absolute Torch And Twang / 4:12
Dam / Kasey Chambers / No Depression: What It Sounds Like, Vol. 1 / 5:32
Nothing Left To Lose / Kieran Ridge Band / Already Gone / 3:55
On Call / Kings Of Leon / Because Of The Times / 3:22
Rapture / Leo Rondeau / Down At The End Of The Bar / 4:26
Gamblin’ House / Malcolm Holcombe / Gamblin’ House / 2:53
Choose Your Poison / Nakia / Water To Wine / 3:59
What Is This / Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens / What Have You Done, My Brother? / 3:13
Sometimes Mariana / New Town Drunks / The Ballad Of Stayed And Gone / 3:54
I’d Be Lonsesome / Old 97’s / For A Decade Of Sin: 11 Years Of Bloodshot Records / 2:57
Memphis / Owen Temple / Dollars And Dimes / 3:10
Can’t Keep No Good Boy Down / The Parlor Mob / And You Were a Crow / 3:40
Let It Ride / Ryan Adams & The Cardinals / Cold Roses / 3:24
What’s Left Behind / The Sadies / New Seasons / 3:16
Dang Me / Sam Hutchins / Looking For My Baby! / 2:33
I feel so good (RADIO EDIT) / Scott H. Biram / Somethings Wrong/Lost Forever Radio Edits / 3:02
Speed Of Sound / Scott Warren / Quick Fix Bandage / 2:48
Let Them Knock / Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings / 100 Days, 100 Nights / 4:30
I Don’t Want To Hear It Anymore / Shelby Lynne / Just A Little Lovin’ / 4:38
Country Funk / Southern Culture On The Skids / Plastic Seat Sweat / 3:22
I’ll Take You There / The Staple Singers / Be Altitude: Respect Yourself / 4:49
Champagne / Stovall / True Story / 2:55
Shake Your Hips / Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers / Cockadoodledon’t / 4:51
Jericho / The Turnstiles / Step Right Up / 3:50
One Wing / Wilco / Wilco [the album] / 3:41
Funny How The Time Slips Away / Willie Nelson / Willie & Family Live / 2:44

Recent Adds

Fight (Tonight’s the Night) / The Man Of Somebody’s Dreams: A Tribute to the Songs of Chris Gaffney / James McMurtry / 3:15
Frank’s Tavern / The Man Of Somebody’s Dreams: A Tribute to the Songs of Chris Gaffney / Calexico / 4:28
The Gardens / The Man Of Somebody’s Dreams: A Tribute to the Songs of Chris Gaffney / Freddy Fender / 3:16
I’m So Proud / The Man Of Somebody’s Dreams: A Tribute to the Songs of Chris Gaffney / Dan Penn / 3:06
King of the Blues / The Man Of Somebody’s Dreams: A Tribute to the Songs of Chris Gaffney / Robbie Fulks / 3:53
Man of Somebody’s Dreams / The Man Of Somebody’s Dreams: A Tribute to the Songs of Chris Gaffney / Los Lobos / 3:59
Midnight Dream / The Man Of Somebody’s Dreams: A Tribute to the Songs of Chris Gaffney / Boz Skaggs / 4:14
Quiet Desperation / The Man Of Somebody’s Dreams: A Tribute to the Songs of Chris Gaffney / John Doe / 3:30
Six Nights a Week / The Man Of Somebody’s Dreams: A Tribute to the Songs of Chris Gaffney / Peter Case /3:27
1968 / The Man Of Somebody’s Dreams: A Tribute to the Songs of Chris Gaffney / Alejandro Escovedo / 5:10

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