TPR#55 Jon Shain – Interview and Music

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Sep 282011
 

Jon Shain talks about the recording his latest CD in a historic setting, the Durham music scene, and sharing the stage with blues legends. .

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Taproot Radio Play List

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Sep 262011
 

Rick is off this week so I get to cover both hours of the show. Looking forward to sharing new music from The Gourds, Pieta Brown, V-Roys, Andrew Adkins, Parker Roads, and many more.

Local blues legend Jon Shain will be by guest in the studio this week, playing live tracks from his latest CD, The Kress sessions.

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!

Hour 1
Drop What I’m Doing / The Gourds / Old Mad Joy / 4:17
Be With You / Pieta Brown / Mercury / 2:28
How I Got To Memphis / The V-Roys / Sooner Or Later / 4:39
Mississippi Girl / Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three / Middle of Everywhere / 3:32
Bread / Water Tower Bucket Boys / Sole Kitchen / 3:40
Overtown / Charlie Pickett / Bar Band Americanus / 4:31
Why Didn’t You Call Me / Shelby Lynne / Tears, Lies, And Alibis / 1:40
A Kiss Before I Go / Ryan Adams & The Cardinals / Jacksonville City Nights / 2:06
Blonde Of Mine / Ray Bonneville / Bad Man’s Blood / 4:36
If I Can’t Trust You With A Quarter (How Can I Trust You With My Heart?) / Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers / Starlight Hotel / 5:07
Almighty Dollar / The All Mighty Flyers / Almighty Dollar / 5:19
Shting Shtang / Nick Lowe & The Convincers / Untouched Takeaway / 3:26
Fever For The Bayou / Tab Benoit / Night Train To Nashville / 3:35
Wildside (RADIO EDIT) / Scott H. Biram / Somethings Wrong/Lost Forever Radio Edits / 4:51

Hour 2
Queen Of The Minor Key / Eilen Jewell / Queen Of The Minor Key / 2:03
He Called Me Baby / Candi Staton / The Ultimate Fame Years Collection / 3:29
Sweet Nothings / Girls Guns And Glory / Sweet Nothings / 2:32
Since You Been Gone / Bucktown Kickback / Speakeasy / 5:59
Baby Don’t Jump / Johnny And The Motones / Nothin’ To Lose / 3:32
Nebakanezer / The Black Crowes / Three Snakes And One Charm / 4:09
Lonely Man / Bob Margolin / In North Carolina / 2:31
Sometimes / Langhorne Slim / Langhorne Slim / 3:07
Tortured Mind / Two Dollar Pistols / Here Tomorrow Gone Today / 3:53
Since I Laid My Burden Down / Calvin Cooke / 1st Annual Sacred Steel Convention / 3:55
Johnston County / Eric Hisaw / Ghost Stories / 3:26
Devil On Your Back / Kasey Chambers / Little Bird / 3:23
The Best We Never Had / Andrew Adkins / Troublesome, My Love / 4:13
Needle Time / Elvis Costello & The Imposters / The Delivery Man / 5:06

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Taproot Radio News #279

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Sep 252011
 

Rotation #279, September 26, 2011

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live: Monday nights at 9pm eastern on WCOM: http://www.wcomfm.org

Howdy,

Caught up on a huge backlog of new music this week! First and foremost, The Gourds’ new CD, Old Mad Joy, is going into rotation. They are continuing their evolution from string band to electric country-rock-funk with as much energy and intensity as ever. I’m really liking the Max Johnston contribution, haunted, which sounds a bit like a throw back to the 70’s. Several Jimmy Smith songs stand out for me including “Marginalized” and “Drop What I’m Doing,” and the apparently radio-friendly track is the opener by Kevin Russel, “I Want It So Bad.” The Gourds never fail to deliver ear-catching bar band rock.

Speaking of bar band rock, the V-Roys have a reunion/retrospective/whatever you call it CD out now called Sooner or Later. I recommend this for any band starting out because the tracks from their very early days are, well, kinda painful. But as you get to the later more recent tracks on the CD, wow! What huge evolution in their sound and skill. Unbelieveably good rock and roll from these guys. But I have to say, as good as the originals are, my favorite track is the cover of “How I Got To Memphis”.

Pieta Brown’s new CD is an engaging collection of songs. I tend to favor the tracks that have a little more swing to them. But several of the softer tracks are beautiful. Highlights for me are “I’m Gone,” “I Want It Back,” Blue Rider,” and “Glory To Glory.”

Lastly I want to mention Parker Roads’ CD, Youngblood. He kinda reminds me of Hayes Carll with a little bit of Ryan Bingham thrown in. He’s currently scheduled to be my guest on the podcast in the next couple of weeks.

On episode 53 of the Taproot Podcast, Eric Hisaw talks about his cheap living days, the writers who inspired him, and the challenges and rewards of writing songs about your family.

On episode 54 of the Taproot Podcast, Ward Hayden from Girls, Guns, and Glory talks about the Boston roots music scene, simple wants and needs, the band’s approach to american roots music, and his songwriting collaboration with his father.

I’m pleased to announce that Taproot Radio has a new sponsor, The Night of 100 ELVISes, easily the most elaborate and fun Elvis tribute party you’ll ever get to attend. If you have a roots music event, label, etc that you would like to promote on one of these episodes, drop me a line.

Dig Deep,
Calvin 

Recent Podcast Episodes

Episode 50  – Tokyo Rosenthal talks about the award he won for his song “Black To Blue,” his experience with European “listening rooms,” and where he got those mysterious horn players on his latest CD.

Episode 51 – Bettysoo and Doug Cox talk about their one year anniversary as musical collaborators, their naming challenges, and the sensuous mysteries of the dobro.

Episode 52 – Ray Bonneville talks about whether or not he’s a blues man, his time in New Orleans, and the spaces in his songs.

Episode 53 – Eric Hisaw talks about his cheap living days, the writers who inspired him, and the challenges and rewards of writing songs about your family.

Episode 54 – Ward Hayden from Girls, Guns, and Glory talks about the Boston roots music scene, simple wants and needs, the band’s approach to american roots music, and his songwriting collaboration with his father.



This Week’s Rotation

Almighty Dollar / The All Mighty Flyers / Almighty Dollar / 5:19
The Best We Never Had / Andrew Adkins / Troublesome, My Love / 4:13
Another Lost Highway / Arty Hill And The Long Gone Daddys / Another Lost Highway / 4:30
Come Find Me / Audrey Auld / Come Find Me / 2:40
Nebakanezer / The Black Crowes / Three Snakes And One Charm / 4:09
Lonely Man / Bob Margolin / In North Carolina / 2:31
Adam And Eve In The Garden / Bogus Ben Covington / When The Levee Breaks (Disc D) / 2:41
Kerosene / The Bottle Rockets / Not So Loud: An Acoustic Evening With … / 3:38
Since You Been Gone / Bucktown Kickback / Speakeasy / 5:59
Since I Laid My Burden Down / Calvin Cooke / 1st Annual Sacred Steel Convention / 3:55
He Called Me Baby / Candi Staton / The Ultimate Fame Years Collection / 3:29
Overtown / Charlie Pickett / Bar Band Americanus / 4:31
Her Love / Dale Watson / The Sun Sessions / 2:42
Queen Of The Minor Key / Eilen Jewell / Queen Of The Minor Key / 2:03
I’m Worried / Elmore James / Shake Your Moneymaker – The Best of the Fire Sessions / 2:48
Man Out Of Time / Elvis Costello & The Attractions / Best Of / 5:29
Needle Time / Elvis Costello & The Imposters / The Delivery Man / 5:06
Johnston County / Eric Hisaw / Ghost Stories / 3:26
Sweet Nothings / Girls Guns And Glory / Sweet Nothings / 2:32
Drop What I’m Doing / The Gourds / Old Mad Joy / 4:17
Wait Until I Get My Hands On You / Joe Swank And The Zen Pirates / Hank Williams Died For My Sins / 3:38
A Matter of Degrees / John Doe / Meet John Doe / 4:34
Baby Don’t Jump / Johnny And The Motones / Nothin’ To Lose / 3:32
Take Me River / Kalob Grifin Band / KGB / 4:20
Devil On Your Back / Kasey Chambers / Little Bird / 3:23
Sometimes / Langhorne Slim / Langhorne Slim / 3:07
Harriet Tubman’s Gonna Carry Me Home / The Long Ryders / The Long Ryders Anthology: Looking for Lewis and Clark [Disc 2] / 3:36
Can A Young Man Play The Blues? / Marquise Knox / Here I Am  / 6:10
Shting Shtang / Nick Lowe & The Convincers / Untouched Takeaway / 3:26
We’ll Go Walkin’ / The O’s / Between The Two / 3:25
My Mortal Sin / Parker Roads / Youngblood / 2:24
Ain’t It Strange [Digitally Remastered 1996] / Patti Smith Group / Outside Society / 6:35
Silver Naked Ladies / Paul Westerberg / 14 Songs / 4:41
Be With You / Pieta Brown / Mercury / 2:28
Mississippi Girl / Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three / Middle of Everywhere / 3:32
Blonde Of Mine / Ray Bonneville / Bad Man’s Blood / 4:36
How Mean You Really Are / Riptones / Extra Sauce / 2:35
If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day / Robert Johnson / The Centennial Collection / 2:35
A Kiss Before I Go / Ryan Adams & The Cardinals / Jacksonville City Nights / 2:06
Wildside (RADIO EDIT) / Scott H. Biram / Somethings Wrong/Lost Forever Radio Edits / 4:51
Why Didn’t You Call Me / Shelby Lynne / Tears, Lies, And Alibis / 1:40
Ain’t Nothing Wrong With You Baby / Sir Douglas Quintet / The Prime of Sir Douglas Quintet / 3:19
Don’t Be Ashamed / Steve Cropper, Bettye LaVette & Willie Jones / Dedicated – A Salute To The 5 Royales / 2:49
Fever For The Bayou / Tab Benoit / Night Train To Nashville / 3:35
Here It Comes / Terry Hanck / Look Out! / 3:09
Tortured Mind / Two Dollar Pistols / Here Tomorrow Gone Today / 3:53
How I Got To Memphis / The V-Roys / Sooner Or Later / 4:39
Bright Side Of The Road / Van Morrison / Best Of Van Morrison / 3:46
Bread / Water Tower Bucket Boys / Sole Kitchen / 3:40
If I Can’t Trust You With A Quarter (How Can I Trust You With My Heart?) / Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers / Starlight Hotel / 5:07




Recent Adds

I Want It So Bad / The Gourds / Old Mad Joy / 3:37
Drop What I’m Doing / The Gourds / Old Mad Joy / 4:17
Haunted / The Gourds / Old Mad Joy / 3:49
Melchert / The Gourds / Old Mad Joy / 2:55
Marginalized / The Gourds / Old Mad Joy / 5:31
Your Benefit / The Gourds / Old Mad Joy / 4:15
Be With You / Pieta Brown / Mercury / 2:28
I’m Gone / Pieta Brown / Mercury / 2:21
I Want It Back / Pieta Brown / Mercury / 4:57
Blue Rider / Pieta Brown / Mercury / 2:57
Glory to Glory / Pieta Brown / Mercury / 3:23
So Many Miles / Pieta Brown / Mercury / 3:03
Youngblood / Parker Roads / Youngblood / 2:04
Ruby Elizabeth / Parker Roads / Youngblood / 2:18
My Mortal Sin / Parker Roads / Youngblood / 2:24
Staring Back At Blue / Parker Roads / Youngblood / 2:44
In My Time Of Dying / Mulebone / Bluesville Sessions / 2:58
The Doors Are All Open / Mulebone / Bluesville Sessions / 4:49
Spiders Web / Mulebone / Bluesville Sessions / 3:52
It Comes Out At Night / Zack Walther Band / Into The Fray / 3:25
Tonight (The Night Of Our Lives) / Zack Walther Band / Into The Fray / 3:23
Johnny Roslyn / James Justin & Co / Dark Country / 3:28
Simple Love / James Justin & Co / Dark Country / 3:48
Lost / Ivan Rosenberg & The Foggy Hogtown Boys / The Hogtown Sessions / 2:54
Cold Creek / Ivan Rosenberg & The Foggy Hogtown Boys / The Hogtown Sessions / 2:22
Day Dreamin’ / Ivan Rosenberg & The Foggy Hogtown Boys / The Hogtown Sessions / 3:51
Lay Down In Sorrow / Pharis & Jason Romero / A Passing Glimpse / 4:03
Good Blues / Nora Jean / Good Blues [ Untouchable Prod ] / 3:45
It’s My Life / Nora Jean / Good Blues [ Untouchable Prod ] / 4:22
Meanwhile / Harley Allen / Moody Bluegrass TWO…Much Love / 3:58
The Story In Your Eyes / Ronnie Bowman / Moody Bluegrass TWO…Much Love / 3:11
Tuesday Afternoon / John Cowan / Moody Bluegrass TWO…Much Love / 4:45
You And Me / Ricky Skaggs / Moody Bluegrass TWO…Much Love / 3:48
Athens, TX / Gaston Light / Peel / 5:42
Close Your Good Eye / Gaston Light / Peel / 3:33
In A Casket / Gaston Light / Peel / 3:56
Ain’t Nothin’ Better Than You / Byrd and Street / Then and Now / 2:52
Crazy Over You / Byrd and Street / Then and Now / 2:10
Lay Your Troubles Down / Byrd and Street / Then and Now / 3:47
Everything’s Alright / The O’s / Between The Two / 2:21
Tryin’ To Have A Good Time / The O’s / Between The Two / 3:18
We’ll Go Walkin’ / The O’s / Between The Two / 3:25
Burned / The V-Roys / Sooner Or Later / 2:21
Fade Away / The V-Roys / Sooner Or Later / 3:38
How I Got To Memphis / The V-Roys / Sooner Or Later / 4:39
Smokey Joe’s Cafe / The V-Roys / Sooner Or Later / 2:34
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TPR#54 Interview with Ward Hayden from Girls, Guns, and Glory – Interview and Music

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Sep 202011
 

Ward Hayden from Girls, Guns, and Glory talks about the Boston roots music scene, simple wants and needs, the band’s approach to american roots music, and his songwriting collaboration with his father.


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TPR#53 Interview With Eric Hisaw – Interview and Music

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Sep 132011
 

Eric Hisaw talks about his cheap living days, the writers who inpired him, and the challenges and rewards of writing songs about your family.


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Review: Dedicated by Steve Cropper

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Sep 132011
 

Steve Cropper, the Booker T and the MG’s legendary guitarist, has rounded up a bunch of well known artists to help produce Dedicated: A Tribute To The 5 Royales. And there’s no one that deserves a tribute CD more than these North Carolina-based soul stars from the 50’s. They were key in fusing realy doo wop, R&B, and gospel into what we think of as soul music that came out of Memphis and Muscle Shoals in the 60s. So I was very glad to see Steve Cropper’s work to pay tribute to their influence. There are covers of the 5 Royales from Bettye Lavette, Lucinda Williams, B.B. Kink, Buddy Miller and many others. This tribute CD is highly recommended.

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Review: The Sun Sessions by Dale Watson

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Sep 132011
 

Dale Watson is more or less known as one of the outlaw country artists, up there with Waylon Jennings and the like. And his music is hard core honky tonk. That is, until this latest CD called The Sun Sessions. I have not read the press kit on this CD. But I’m guessing it’s a concept album trying to capture as closely as possible the sounds of Johnny Cash during his years with Sun. The band has the johnny Cash bass and rhythm sound down pat. And Dale does an excellent job rendering that Johnny Cash baritone.  What makes this CD amazing, is that as far as I can tell, all these songs are originals. And he hads just enough of his trademark honky tonk to give these songs a little more jump and life than you sometimes got from Cash. I’m not prepared to say Dale Watson is more Johnny Cash than Cash, but I’ll say if you every liked a single Johnny Cash song, you’re gonna love The Sun Sessions from Dale Watson.

Dale Watson tells the stories behind the songs on episode 57 of the Taproot Podcast

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