Jesse Lege, Joel Savoy, & The Cajun Country Revival

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Mar 312011
 

Last night I headed out to The Berkeley to see Jesse Lege, Joel Savoy, & The Cajun Country Revival, featuring Caleb Klauder. Talk about feel  good music. Nothing beats a cajun two step rythm to pick up your spirits. I maintained my usual back of the room position, recording parts of the show for an upcoming podcast. (Still trying to get permission). But the dance floor was jam-packed with people everyone in the room was having a great time.

Sadly, i was not able to catch half the song titles that Jesse Lege and Joel Savoy were playing. My ear just isn’t used to listening to those French/cajun names. But I’ll tell ya it was goo.

They sprinkled in a few tracks from Caleb Klauder’s various band incarnations including a very Hank Williams-esque song, “Hole In My Heart.”

Very fine evening. Here’s a video that will give you a taste of the music.

Taproot Radio / Dirty Laundry Play List

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Mar 282011
 

It’s going to be a great night for Taproot Radio / Dirty Laundry this week.

I’ll be interviewing Bow Thayer and talking to him about his latest band, The Perfect Train Wreck and playing tracks from their latest CD, Bottom of the Sky.

And Rick will be hosting a live performance from Lynn Blakey and Ecki Heins to commemorate the release of their upcoming EP.

As always locals can tune in to WCOM 103.5 FM and everyone else can tune into the webcast. So tune in from 9-11pm Eastern time Monday night!

Taproot Radio – Calvin 9-10pm

Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie / Pinetop Perkins / After Hours / 3:20
Have You Seen Your Mother Baby, Standing In The Shadow? / Hickoids / Kicking It With The Twits / 2:32
Big Big Bed / Blame Sally / Speeding Ticket and a Valentine / 3:19
A Mighty City / Malcolm Holcombe / To Drink The Rain / 4:05
A Love That Never Grows Cold / Jimmy & Louise Tig And Company / Deep Soul Treasures 2 / 2:56
Driftin’ / Adam Klein / Wounded Electric Youth / 4:29
Bluebonnet Blue / Stone River Boys / Love On The Dial / 3:01
Keep a Knockin’ / Los Fabulocos / Dos / 3:45
She’s The One-Little G. Weevil / King Mojo Allstars / Allstars, Vol. 3 / 3:00
Gimmeakiss / The Avett Brothers / Four Thieves Gone / 2:14
No More Love / Liz Melendez Band / Sweet Southern Soul / 3:27
Tell Her for Me / James Hunter / People Gonna Talk / 1:54
Plastic / Lawn Chair Kings / Lawn Chair Kings II / 1:52
Fire Alarm / Carrie Rodriguez And Ben Kyle / We Still Love Our Country / 2:57
Last Great Buffalo Hunt / Grant Peeples / Okra And Ecclesiastes / 2:47
Monkey Wrench / Guthrie Kennard / Unmade Beds / 3:52
Booty City / Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears / Scandalous / 2:41

Dirty Laundry – Rick – 10-11pm

Why Is It So Hard? / Charles Bradley / No Time for Dreaming / 4:10
Good Things Don’t Come Easy / Irma Thomas / Sweet Inspiration: The Songs of Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham / 2:56

Weird Summer / Velvet Crush / Teenage Symphonies to God / 3:52
Sweet William the Cop / The Pinetops / Above Ground and Vertical / 3:55
Slip So Easily / Tres Chicas / Bloom, Red & the Ordinary Girl / 4:32
Notes: Lynn Blakey provides harmony vocals on the first two songs in the set. She takes the lead on her composition, “Slip So Easily,” from Tres Chicas’ second release.

***Lynn Blakey and Ecki Heins in the studio to spotlight the pair’s brand new EP, which will be celebrated with a release show at Jesse’s Coffee on April 8.***

Flying Shoes / Glory Fountain / The Beauty of 23 / 3:32
Notes: Fantastic cover of the Townes Van Zandt song with vocals by Lynn – from the record that was the original home of “Slip So Easily.”

Did I Come Back Too Soon (Or Stay Away Too Long) / Swamp Dogg / It’s All Good / 4:10
Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here with You / Esther Phillips / How Many Roads: Black America Sings Bob Dylan / 2:58

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Taproot Radio News #259

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Mar 262011
 

Rotation #259, March 28, 2011
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live: Monday nights at 9pm eastern on WCOM: http://www.wcomfm.org

Howdy,

It was sad to hear about the passing of Pinetop Perkins this week. I guess he earned his fame as one of the piano players in Muddy Waters’ band. But most recently his Ladies Man CD earned him big kudos. I’m gonna open the show this week with Pinetop Boogie to commemorate him.

On episode 31 of the Taproot Radio Podcast, Grant Peeples talks about selling music on the honor system, his North Carolina connection, and how he nearly set his dog on fire.

Dig Deep,
Calvin 

Recent Podcast Episodes

Episode 27 – Paradise of Bachelors
Episode 28 – Kid Ramos of The Fabulocos
Epiosoe 29 – The Blackberry Bushes
Episode 30 – The Lawn Chair Kings
Episode 31 – Grant Peeples

This Week’s Rotation

rotation 259 on iTunes
Driftin’ / Adam Klein / Wounded Electric Youth / 4:29
(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You’ve Been Gone / Aretha Franklin / The Very Best / 2:26
Gimmeakiss / The Avett Brothers / Four Thieves Gone / 2:14
When A Woman’s Had Enough / Bettye LaVette / A Woman Like Me / 4:17
Booty City / Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears / Scandalous / 2:41
Big Big Bed / Blame Sally / Speeding Ticket and a Valentine / 3:19
Penance Fire Blues / Bobby Long / A Winter Tale / 3:53
Dawning / Bow Thayer And Perfect Trainwreck / Bottom Of The Sky / 4:25
Since You Took Your Leave / Cahalen Morrison & Eli West / The Holy Coming Of The Storm / 2:44
Fire Alarm / Carrie Rodriguez And Ben Kyle / We Still Love Our Country / 2:57
Pretty Polly / The Coal Porters / Durango / 3:35
Rockin’ Chair / Death Cab For Cutie / Endless Highway: The Music Of The Band / 5:32
The Tough Sell / Drive-By Truckers / Gangstabilly / 3:42
Miss D / Earl Musick / Eden Avenue / 3:19
The Bridge / The Gourds / Cow Fish Fowl Or Pig / 2:39
Last Great Buffalo Hunt / Grant Peeples / Okra And Ecclesiastes / 2:47
Sitting On Top Of The World / The Great Recession Orchestra / Have You Ever Even Heard Of Milton Brown / 3:20
Monkey Wrench / Guthrie Kennard / Unmade Beds / 3:52
Have You Seen Your Mother Baby, Standing In The Shadow? / Hickoids / Kicking It With The Twits / 2:32
Tell Her for Me / James Hunter / People Gonna Talk / 1:54
Leave No Cold / The Jayhawks / Hollywood Town Hall / 5:50
A Love That Never Grows Cold / Jimmy & Louise Tig And Company / Deep Soul Treasures 2 / 2:56
Locomotive Man [Single Version] / Johnny Cash / Bootleg, Volume 2: From Memphis To Hollywood [Disc 2] / 2:51
The County Primaries / Kevin Brown / The County Primaries / 4:15
She’s The One-Little G. Weevil / King Mojo Allstars / Allstars, Vol. 3 / 3:00
Plastic / Lawn Chair Kings / Lawn Chair Kings II / 1:52
No More Love / Liz Melendez Band / Sweet Southern Soul / 3:27
Keep a Knockin’ / Los Fabulocos / Dos / 3:45
A Mighty City / Malcolm Holcombe / To Drink The Rain / 4:05
All The Roadrunning / Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris / All The Roadrunning / 4:49
Down In The Swamp / Mark Lucas / Dust / 3:59
Kink In The Chain / Mark Selby / More Storms Comin’ / 3:35
Sweet Thang / Marti Brom / Not For Nothin’ / 2:46
Reward / Ol’ Yeller / Sounder / 2:27
Timebomb / Old 97’s / Too Far To Care / 3:09
Mojo Hand / Omar Coleman / Louisiana Swamp Stomp / 3:50
I Want To Walk You Home / Paul McCartney Feat. Allen Toussaint / Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Disc 1) / 2:42
Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie / Pinetop Perkins / After Hours / 3:20
Meanest Women / Pinetop Perkins/Deborah Coleman / Ladies Man / 3:23
I Got A Woman / Ray Charles / Anthology / 6:21
Repo Man / Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs / God Willin’ & The Creek Don’t Rise / 6:09
Billy Pritchard / Slobberbone / Barrel Chested / 5:21
Flesh And Blood / Solomon Burke / Don’t Give Up On Me / 6:07
Ipecac / Son Volt / Okemah And The Melody Of Riot / 3:30
Bluebonnet Blue / Stone River Boys / Love On The Dial / 3:01
What I Have Not Got / Tim Lee 3 / Raucous Americanus / 4:23
She Got The Look / Tommy Lee Cook / Outside Looking / 4:29
Runnin’ With The Fools / Two Dollar Pistols / Hands Up! / 3:08
Outskirts Of Town (Live) / Van Morrison, Lonnie Donegan & Chris Barber / The Skiffle Sessions: Live In Belfast 1998 / 4:21
Things That You Know / The Wailin’ Jennys / Our Side Of Town: A Red House Records 25th Year Collection / 3:47

Recent Adds

Arkansas Dirtweed / Tommy Lee Cook / Outside Looking / 4:47
God’s Little Acre / Tommy Lee Cook / Outside Looking / 4:38
She Got The Look / Tommy Lee Cook / Outside Looking / 4:29
Traveling Bird / Earl Musick / Eden Avenue / 4:26
Miss D / Earl Musick / Eden Avenue / 3:19
Big Big Bed / Blame Sally / Speeding Ticket and a Valentine / 3:19
Living without You / Blame Sally / Speeding Ticket and a Valentine / 3:35
Countdown / Blame Sally / Speeding Ticket and a Valentine / 3:54
Gudbuy T’ Jane / Hickoids / Kicking It With The Twits / 3:53
Have You Seen Your Mother Baby, Standing In The Shadow? / Hickoids / Kicking It With The Twits / 2:32

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