“Folsom Prison Blues” by Bob Wootton and Six Mile Grove

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Feb 292012
 

Bob Wootton played with Johnny Cash for decades and continues to this day to keep the Johnny Cash sound alive with the help of Six Mile Grove as the backing band. Hear Bob Wootton talk about this song and his time with Johnny Cash on episode 76 of the Taproot Music show.

Taproot Radio News #301

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Feb 262012
 

Rotation #301, February 27, 2012

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Howdy,

There’s a great moment in the movie The Big Chill when “Nick,” played by William Hurt, is being faux-interviewed by one of his friends in a mock TV interview. His friend is running down a list of half finished projects, abandoned careers, and miscellaneous dodgy dealings. Nick abruptly interrupts and says indignantly, “I was evolving, I’m still evolving.”

That’s kinda how I feel about Taproot Radio and especially the podcast. It’s evolving, still evolving. So yeah, I’m changing the name (again) to The Taproot Music Show. Yes, it will still primarily be delivered as a podcast. So all you podcast fanatics don’t hafta worry. But I wanted to drop Podcast (and Radio) from the name so it wouldn’t be so weird as I explore new ways to deliver the same great interview show. Not sure exactly where that’s going to lead, but I’m actively looking at alternate ways to get the show into more ears. Got an idea? I’d like to hear it.

In a meager attempt at being hip, I’ve joined Pinterest and have created a pin board for the Taproot Music Show episodes. I’ll still be announcing new episodes here, on the blog, on the Facebook, and the twitter. But if you’re into Pinterest you can follow there too. So there’s really no excuse not to listen. heh.

And on to music! Dang! I actually caught up with auditions last week. So if you’re a label rep waiting to hear about a CD you sent in, better drop me a line. I got nothing in the queue right now. Wouldn’t be the first time I lost a CD. Sorry in advance. And weirdly enough, not a single CD showed up in the mail box this week. Can’t remember the last time that happened!

But now, as of this afternoon, I understand why. It was kinda like the Red Seas parting to make way for the arrival of….drum roll please…. THE NEW BETH McKEE CD!!!! Pick your favorite superlative for Next To Nowhere because it will fit. She hits just about every style of southern music on this CD, from torch singer blues, piano bar romps, R&B ballads, southern rock, gospel-inspred anthems, a little cajun/hippie and I don’t know what all else. This CD made my day and I know it will put a little oomph in your day too. Drop what you’re doing and check it out as soon as possible.

On episode 76 of the Taproot Music Show, Brandon Sampson from Six Mile Grove and Bob Wootton tell the story of how they met and began their long time musical collaboration, talk about their mission to keep the Johnny Cash sound alive, give us a preview of Six Mile Grove’s upcoming CD Secret Life In A Quiet Town, and explore the existential question of free will and predestination.

My interview guest on the live show this week is Mike June from Mike June and the Wilson Street Exiles. So tune in to the WCOM web stream at 9pm eastern time to hear him tell the stories behind his music.

Dig Deep,
Calvin

Taproot Road Song

Speaking of southern soul, blue-eyed soul, whatever you want to call it. I decided to put George Soulé’s “Take A Ride” up for the Road Song of the week. After last week’s kick ass road song from Lucero, this adds a smoooooooth kinda road song into the mix.

Recent Podcast Episodes

For the full episode list, visit the episode page or follow the Taproot Music Show episodes on Pinterest.

Episode 72, Lee Briante of The Far West talks about the importance of having video and internet media available for today’s audience; how it made him feel to move to Los Angeles; and how recording in an American Legion hall brought their debut self-titled CD to life.

Episode 73 – Lincoln Durham talks about his residency at Gruene Hall, why he can’t write love songs, his long path from playing fiddle to Son House and Fred McDowell, and why he wrote a creepy songs about ne’er-do-well characters playing forty

Episode 74 – Lucy Tight and Wayne Waxing from Hymn For Her, how they met and started making music together; their evolution from folk duo to lo-fi rock band; and recording in their airstream trailer.

Episode 75 – Laurie MacAllister, Abbie Gardner, and Molly Venter of Red Molly talk about their music backgrounds, the appeal of female trios, the excitement of playing Merlefest, the appeal their music has for the NYC coffeehouse crowd, and the stories behind three of their songs on the CD Light In The Sky.

Episode 76 –  Brandon Sampson from Six Mile Grove and Bob Wootton tell the story of how they met and began their long time musical collaboration, talk about their mission to keep the Johnny Cash sound alive, give us a preview of Six Mile Grove’s upcoming CD Secret Life In A Quiet Town, and explore the existential question of free will and predestination.

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  • Next to Nowhere / Beth McKee / Next to Nowhere / 3:04

  • On the Verge / Beth McKee / Next to Nowhere / 4:16

  • Shoulda Kept on Walkin’ / Beth McKee / Next to Nowhere / 2:57

  • New Orleans to Jackson / Beth McKee / Next to Nowhere / 4:44

  • Same Dog’s Tail / Beth McKee / Next to Nowhere / 3:37

 

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The Live Show

Monday Nights at 9pm Eastern time on WCOM. Listen to the webcast stream.

  • Next to Nowhere / Beth McKee / Next to Nowhere / 3:04

  • Green, Green Grass Of Home / Johnny Cash / Sunday Morning Coming Down / 2:35

  • On My Way Downtown / Lucero / Women & Work / 4:29

  • Take A Ride / George Soule / Take A Ride / 3:20

*** Special Interview Guest: Mike June ***

  • Dirty Water / Chris Castle / Last Bird Home / 4:21

  • Knockin’ Over Whiskeys / Hayes Carll / Trouble In Mind / 2:56

  • Losin’ Boy / Eddy Giles / Deep Soul Treasures 2 / 3:15

  • Slow Death / Charlie Pickett / Bar Band Americanus / 3:49

  • Another Story / The Damn Quails / Down the Hatch / 3:33

  • Into The Mystic / Mike McClure Band / Camelot Falling / 4:46

  • Just Another Way To Go / Jackstraw / Sunday Never Comes / 2:53

  • Love Letters / Lincoln Durham / The Shovel Vs. The Howling Bones / 2:58

  • tenderhook / Michael Rank and Stag / Kin [Disc 1] / 4:26

  • Ain’t Got No Troubles / Eden Brent / Ain’t Got No Troubles / 5:09

 

This Week’s Rotation

Taproot Play Lists on iTunes

This week’s play list on Spotify

  • Next to Nowhere / Beth McKee / Next to Nowhere / 3:04
  • A Bad Way / The Great Unknowns / Homefront / 3:05
  • On My Way Downtown / Lucero / Women & Work / 4:29
  • Dirty Water / Chris Castle / Last Bird Home / 4:21
  • Hu-matic Man / Andre Williams / Hoods and Shades / 3:13
  • tenderhook / Michael Rank and Stag / Kin [Disc 1] / 4:26
  • Delta River Line / Westbound / Blackjack Road / 3:42
  • Rock This Little Boat / Maynard and the Musties / Cheap Cigar / 3:13
  • Hangin On / Joel Dasilva And The Midnight Howl / Joel Dasilva And The Midnight Howl / 2:39
  • Promised Land / Drew Nelson / Tilt-A-Whirl / 3:38
  • Just Another Way To Go / Jackstraw / Sunday Never Comes / 2:53
  • Another Story / The Damn Quails / Down the Hatch / 3:33
  • Love Letters / Lincoln Durham / The Shovel Vs. The Howling Bones / 2:58
  • Stuck In Memphis / Thieving Birds / Thieving Birds / 3:05
  • Randall Knife / Vince Gill / This One’s For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark [Disc 2] / 4:34
  • I’ll Never Drink Again / The Far West / The Far West / 3:12
  • Slips / Hymn For Her / Lucy & Wayne And The American Stream / 2:41
  • Dedicated To The One I Love / Steve Cropper, Lucinda Williams & Steve Winwood / Dedicated – A Salute To The 5 Royales / 3:15
  • You Better Pray / Marquise Knox / Here I Am  / 4:45
  • Big Drops of Trouble / Arty Hill and the Long Gone Daddys / Another Lost Highway / 3:49
  • Mocha Jaydene / Planetary Nights / Today Ain’t Too Late / 4:36
  • The Train That’s Bound For Glory / Garrison Starr / Amateur / 3:41
  • Angel Of Death / New Country Rehab / New Country Rehab / 2:52
  • Blues for Big Bill / Chris Cotton / It’s All Connected / 3:23
  • Pony Blues / Bluff City Backsliders / It’s All Connected / 4:11
  • Take A Ride / George Soule / Take A Ride / 3:20
  • Wild Horses / The Flying Burrito Brothers / Sacred Hearts And Fallen Angels: The Gram Parsons Anthology (Disc 1) / 6:24
  • New Shoes / Caleb Klauder / Dangerous Mes And Poisonous Yous / 3:11
  • You Left The Water Running (Live) / Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham / Moments From This Theatre / 3:24
  • 7 Months, 39 Days / Hank Williams III / Lovesick, Broke And Driftin’ / 3:27
  • Down To The Wire / Son Volt / American Central Dust (Amazon MP3 Exclusive Version) / 4:20
  • Fooled Around And Fell In Love / Mickey Thomas / The Bluesmasters Featuring Mickey Thomas / 4:20
  • Final Wild Son / The Long Ryders / The Long Ryders Anthology: Looking for Lewis and Clark [Disc 1] / 2:40
  • Losin’ Boy / Eddy Giles / Deep Soul Treasures 2 / 3:15
  • Man of Somebody’s Dreams / Los Lobos / The Man Of Somebody’s Dreams: A Tribute to the Songs of Chris Gaffney / 3:59
  • I Can’t Turn You Loose / Otis Redding / Live On The Sunset Strip / 6:20
  • Green, Green Grass Of Home / Johnny Cash / Sunday Morning Coming Down / 2:35
  • Piss & Moan Blues / The Gourds / Dem’s Good Beeble / 3:16
  • Everything’s Alright / The O’s / Between The Two / 2:21
  • Tennessee Waltz / Ruth Brown / More Dirty Laundry: The Soul Of Black Country / 4:15
  • Money / Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kin… / I Learned the Hard Way (Bonus Version) / 3:22
  • The Ballad of Elano DeLeon / Reckless Kelly / Somewhere In Time / 3:26
  • Lucky Man / Ronnie Wood / Lucky Man / 3:53
  • Get On The Bus / The Bottle Rockets / Lean Forward / 3:51
  • Honey Now / Gillian Welch / Hell Among The Yearlings / 1:52
  • Into The Mystic / Mike McClure Band / Camelot Falling / 4:46
  • Slow Death / Charlie Pickett / Bar Band Americanus / 3:49
  • Ain’t Got No Troubles / Eden Brent / Ain’t Got No Troubles / 5:09
  • Handcuffs / Sodajerk / Sodajerk / 3:01
  • Knockin’ Over Whiskeys / Hayes Carll / Trouble In Mind / 2:56
  • Angels On A Passing Train / Marah / Angels Of Destruction / 4:06

 

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Road Song 301: “Take A Ride” by George Soulé

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Feb 262012
 

Was digging through my back catalog the other day and ran across this gem of an New Orleans’ style R&B from George Soulé. It’s got that smooth head-boppin’ thing going for it, like yeah I’ve got everything under control and no one’s gonna get me down. The CD is also called Take A Ride, and like the cover says, it’s that Southern Soul Sound. They got that right. George worked at FAME and many other soul music institutions and helped shape that southern soul sound we all love.

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TPR#76 Brandon Sampson of Six Mile Grove and Bob Wootton – Interview and Music

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Feb 262012
 

On episode 76 of the Taproot Music Show, Brandon Sampson from Six Mile Grove and Bob Wootton tell the story of how they met and began their long time musical collaboration, talk about their mission to keep the Johnny Cash sound alive, give us a preview of Six Mile Grove’s upcoming CD Secret Life In A Quiet Town, and explore the existential question of free will and predestination.

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Taproot Radio News #300

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Feb 202012
 

Taproot Radio News LogoRotation #300, February 20, 2012

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Howdy,

Lucero leads off the news this week with the announcement of a new upcoming CD, Women & Work. Nobody does twang infused blues rock any better than these guys and Women & Work highlights is their best yet, soulful when it needs to be, bad-ass the rest of the time. “Like Lightening” is going in as the road song this week. My other highlight is the title track, which sounds like the Stones, if they could do southern accents honestly.

Speaking of rock, Snatches of Pink front man Michael Rank has a new band called Michael Rank and the Stag. The guest list on this CD includes a who’s who of Chapel Hill rock and country legends including Rick Miller, Dex Romweber, and John Howie Jr. The first release from the new line up is Kin. These guys have more of a late night jam band feel to them, full of angsty energy and wailing instrumental work.

Also, I gotta mention that the new CD from Andre Williams is out. On Hoods and Shades, the New Orleans hell hound himself has transcended his nefarious past and moved into Gil Scott-Heron territory, giving us a slice of street cred and wisdom with almost a beatnik poet delivery.

My interview guest on the live show this week is Jason Alexander. He and his band, the Stedpsiders are at the top of the FAR charts these days with a very fine CD of straight up honky tonk. As always locals can tune into the live show on WCOM in Chapel Hill/Carrboro and everyone else can tune into the webcast.

A couple of logistical announcements. In an attempt to simplify the madness that is my weekly routine, I have decided to drop the Live365.com station. The weekly rotation will continue to be available for full listening on spotify.com. See the header of this newsletter for the relevant links. I’m kinda sad to be leaving Live365.com. They are good folk. Never had a thing to complain about with them. But it’s not free and it takes time and there are commercials in the stream. On the other hand. Spotify is free for me and listeners don’t have to hear commercials. So the decision was pretty simple.

Likewise, I will no longer be publishing the weekly rotation in iTunes Ping? What’s Ping? Exactly my point. If iTunes was paying affiliate commissions on sales generated from my pay lists, I might consider it. But as it stands now, I’m spending time each week for no return.

And lastly, I’m combining the weekly newsletter with the WCOM play list post. Again, to save a little bit of time each week. But also to keep the web site from being quite so cluttered.

On episode 75 of the Taproot Podcast, Laurie MacAllister, Abbie Gardner, and Molly Venter of Red Molly talk about their music backgrounds, the appeal of female trios, the excitement of playing Merlefest, the appeal their music has for the NYC coffeehouse crowd, and the stories behind three of their songs on the CD Light In The Sky.

I tried to think of something to say to commemorate the 300th Taproot Rotation. Taproot Radio has gone through numerous incarnations starting from my show on WXDU, the Duke student station. Moved to WCOM, added the podcast, added the webcast, added the weekly newsletter. But at the end of the day, it’s all about sharing good music with as many people as I can.  The thing I can say about getting up to my 300th rotation is that I’m happy to have done it.

Dig Deep,
Calvin

Taproot Road Song

You gotta like a song that starts out with an old-timey acoustic piano riff which leads into power chord driven guitars and blaring trumpets and that’s what you get from Lucero’s “Like Lightening” from their Women & Work CD.

Recent Podcast Episodes

Episode 71 – John Lilly talks about meeting Bill Kirchen and Bill’s help on his most recent CD, Cold Comfort; how he funded the CD by winning a songwriting contest; working at the Country Music Hall of Fame and getting to visit “the cathedral of Country Music”; his yearly Hank Williams Tribute show; and introduces us to three songs on his Cold Comfort CD.
Episode 72, Lee Briante of The Far West talks about the importance of having video and internet media available for today’s audience; how it made him feel to move to Los Angeles; and how recording in an American Legion hall brought their debut self-titled CD to life.

Episode 73 – Lincoln Durham talks about his residency at Gruene Hall, why he can’t write love songs, his long path from playing fiddle to Son House and Fred McDowell, and why he wrote a creepy songs about ne’er-do-well characters playing forty

Episode 74 – Lucy Tight and Wayne Waxing from Hymn For Her, how they met and started making music together; their evolution from folk duo to lo-fi rock band; and recording in their airstream trailer.

Episode 75 – Laurie MacAllister, Abbie Gardner, and Molly Venter of Red Molly talk about their music backgrounds, the appeal of female trios, the excitement of playing Merlefest, the appeal their music has for the NYC coffeehouse crowd, and the stories behind three of their songs on the CD Light In The Sky.

Recent Adds

  • tenderhook / Michael Rank and Stag / Kin [Disc 1] / 4:26

  • on the bleed / Michael Rank and Stag / Kin [Disc 1] / 4:52

  • straw man / Michael Rank and Stag / Kin [Disc 1] / 3:24

  • Sea Measures / Michael Rank and Stag / Kin [Disc 2] / 4:25

  • Gypsy Django / Humming House / Humming House / 2:51

  • Boy Who Doesn’t Exist / Stephanie Fagan / Heart Thief / 4:52

  • I Can Tell The World About This / Sankofa / The Uptown Strut / 2:16

  • Curveball / Duane Eddy / Road Trip / 3:33

  • Back To Santa Rosa / Carolann Ames / Laurel Canyon Road / 3:40

  • Dirt / Andre Williams / Hoods and Shades / 3:13

  • Jaw Dropper / Andre Williams / Hoods and Shades / 2:06

  • Hu-matic Man / Andre Williams / Hoods and Shades / 3:13

  • The Train That’s Bound For Glory / Garrison Starr / Amateur / 3:41

  • Angel Of Death / New Country Rehab / New Country Rehab / 2:52

  • Bird / Chris Castle / Last Bird Home / 1:47

  • Trees Fall Every Day / Chris Castle / Last Bird Home / 3:10

  • Dirty Water / Chris Castle / Last Bird Home / 4:21

  • On My Way Downtown / Lucero / Women & Work / 4:29

  • Women & Work / Lucero / Women & Work / 3:07

  • Juniper / Lucero / Women & Work / 4:44

  • Sometimes / Lucero / Women & Work / 4:53

  • Like Lightning / Lucero / Women & Work / 4:15

This Week’s Rotation

 

Taproot Play Lists on iTunes

This week’s play list on Spotify

 

  • Women & Work / Lucero / Women & Work / 3:07
  • Trees Fall Every Day / Chris Castle / Last Bird Home / 3:10
  • Dirt / Andre Williams / Hoods and Shades / 3:13
  • tenderhook / Michael Rank and Stag / Kin [Disc 1] / 4:26
  • Makin’ Time / Westbound / Blackjack Road / 2:54
  • After the Game / Maynard and the Musties / Cheap Cigar / 3:17
  • Babe I Ain’t Perfect / Mike June & The Wilson Street Refugees / Exile On Wilson Street / 3:19
  • Try / Joel Dasilva And The Midnight Howl / Joel Dasilva And The Midnight Howl / 2:35
  • Lessons / Drew Nelson / Tilt-A-Whirl / 4:13
  • Come On Back To Me / Jackstraw / Sunday Never Comes / 3:08
  • Fool’s Gold / The Damn Quails / Down the Hatch / 4:15
  • Reckoning Lament / Lincoln Durham / The Shovel Vs. The Howling Bones / 3:11
  • Home / Thieving Birds / Thieving Birds / 4:43
  • Songbrd / Randy Thompson / Collected / 4:08
  • Worry B Gone / Hayes Carll / This One’s For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark [Disc 1] / 3:49
  • Bitter, Drunk & Cold. mp3 / The Far West / The Far West / 2:32
  • C’mon / Hymn For Her / Lucy & Wayne And The American Stream / 3:13
  • Ode To Misery / Paladino / Paladino / 2:27
  • You’re Through Fooling Me / Patty Loveless A/ The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams / 2:06
  • Marginalized / The Gourds / Old Mad Joy / 5:31
  • Gypsy Django / Humming House / Humming House / 2:51
  • I Can Tell The World About This / Sankofa / The Uptown Strut / 2:16
  • Little Elvis & Fat Cat Eddie / Doug Prescott / The Journey & The Deep Blue Sea / 3:15
  • Boy Who Doesn’t Exist / Stephanie Fagan / Heart Thief / 4:52
  • Curveball / Duane Eddy / Road Trip / 3:33
  • Like Lightning / Lucero / Women & Work / 4:15
  • The Slummer The Slum / Steve Cropper & Buddy Miller / Dedicated – A Salute To The 5 Royales / 3:12
  • I’ve Been Loving You Too Long / Otis Redding / ARB 6: 1965-1967 / 3:15
  • She / Gram Parsons / Sacred Hearts And Fallen Angels: The Gram Parsons Anthology (Disc 2) / 4:59
  • Let Me Be A Woman / Brenda Varner / Sweet Sounds Of Muscle Shoals: Vol. 1-Tear Stained Soul / 3:15
  • Feel Good Again / Charlie Feathers / Get With It: Essential Recordings (1954-69) [Disc 2] / 8:16
  • Wildisde / Mark Lennon / Down The Mountain / 4:35
  • Mama Don’t / Jon Doe with Dave Alvin & Veronica Jane / This Is Americana Volume 2 / 2:48
  • Walkin On My Dreams / Hacienda Brothers / This Is Americana Volume 2 / 3:39
  • Suppose Tonight Would Be Our Last / The Two Dollar Pistols & Tift Merrit / The Two Dollar Pistols With Tift Merritt / 2:43
  • Sin City / Clive Gregson & Boo Hewerdine / Conmemorativo | A Tribute To Gram Parsons / 5:09
  • Wayward Son / Adam Klein / Wounded Electric Youth / 4:05
  • I Don’t Like Half The Folks I Love / Paul Thorn / Pimps & Preachers / 4:21
  • Hate It Here / Wilco / Sky Blue Sky / 4:34
  • I’m Just A Nobody / Freddy Love / The Soul Side Of The Street – The Hadley Murrell Story: 1964-1972 / 2:38
  • My Baby Loves the Secret Agent / The Detroit Cobras / Baby / 2:00
  • Sugar Bee / Sir Douglas Quintet / The Prime of Sir Douglas Quintet / 2:19
  • Flashback Blues / John Prine / John Prine / 2:32
  • She Lives Up The Street / The Silos / Cuba / 3:13
  • Poke Salad Annie / Captain Luke and Cool John / Outsider Lounge Music / 4:49
  • All The Time / Elizabeth Cook / Americana Music Awards Sampler / 2:54
  • Naked Eye / Luscious Jackson / Fever In Fever Out / 4:41
  • Watch Yourself / Bucktown Kickback / Speakeasy / 4:08
  • The Mercenary Song (3:01) / Cory Morrow / The Cory Morrow Band / 3:01
  • I’m Gone / Pieta Brown / Mercury / 2:21
  • Stick On You / Otis Taylor / White African / 3:31

 

This Week’s WCOM Play List

Interview Guest: Jason Alexander and the Stepsiders

  • Like Lightning / Lucero / Women & Work / 4:15
  • tenderhook / Michael Rank and Stag / Kin [Disc 1] / 4:26
  • Ode To Misery / Paladino / Paladino / 2:27
  • Bitter, Drunk & Cold. mp3 / The Far West / The Far West / 2:32
  • Makin’ Time / Westbound / Blackjack Road / 2:54
  • Come On Back To Me / Jackstraw / Sunday Never Comes / 3:08
  • Dirt / Andre Williams / Hoods and Shades / 3:13
  • Suppose Tonight Would Be Our Last / The Two Dollar Pistols & Tift Merrit / The Two Dollar Pistols With Tift Merritt / 2:43
  • I’m Gone / Pieta Brown / Mercury / 2:21
  • I’ve Been Loving You Too Long / Otis Redding / ARB 6: 1965-1967 / 3:15
  • Babe I Ain’t Perfect / Mike June & The Wilson Street Refugees / Exile On Wilson Street / 3:19
  • Reckoning Lament / Lincoln Durham / The Shovel Vs. The Howling Bones / 3:11
  • Trees Fall Every Day / Chris Castle / Last Bird Home / 3:10
  • You’re Through Fooling Me / Patty Loveless / The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams / 2:06
  • I Don’t Like Half The Folks I Love / Paul Thorn / Pimps & Preachers / 4:21
  • My Baby Loves the Secret Agent / The Detroit Cobras / Baby / 2:00
  • After the Game / Maynard and the Musties / Cheap Cigar / 3:17
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Taproot Road Song #300 – “Like Lightening” by Lucero

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Feb 202012
 

You gotta like a song that starts out with an old-timey acoustic piano riff which leads into power chord driven guitars and blaring trumpets and that’s what you get from Lucero‘s”Like Lightening” from their Women & Work CD.

WCOM Play List for Feb 13, 2012

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Feb 132012
 

wcom play list logoHowdy,

I’m happy to be adding Maynard and the Musties into rotation this week. Reminds me of the Felice Brothers, you know, before they went off the deep end.  Also featuring one of my all time favorite and much under appreciated soul singers, Ruby Johnson.

My interview guest this week is Jon Neufeld from Jackstraw. Woo!

As usual, local listeners can tune into WCOM 103.5 FM and everyone else can tune into the WCOM webcast.

Cheap Cigar / Maynard and the Musties / Cheap Cigar / 4:00
Sorry Times / Trailer Bride / Trailer Bride / 3:12
When My Love Comes Down / Ruby Johnson / Stax 1959-1968 #6 / 2:48

*** interview guest Jon Neufeld from Jackstraw ***

How Does A Crow Fly / Lincoln Durham / The Shovel Vs. The Howling Bones / 2:36
I Don’t Want To Take A Chance / Mary Wells / The Ultimate collection / 2:48
Nothing / The Far West / The Far West / 2:38
Runnin’ With The Fools / Two Dollar Pistols / Hands Up! / 3:08
How Many Times Have You Broken My Heart? / Norah Jones / The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams / 3:32
Blue Eyes / Uncle Tupelo / Conmemorativo | A Tribute To Gram Parsons / 2:59
Say It / Steve Cropper & Bettye LaVette / Dedicated – A Salute To The 5 Royales / 2:25
The Prisoner / Mike June & The Wilson Street Refugees / Exile On Wilson Street / 3:33
Somethin’ in the Water / Westbound / Blackjack Road / 2:48
For All I Know / James McMurtry / It Had To Happen / 3:58
Willie And Laura Mae Jones / Tony Joe White / The Best Of Tony Joe White (Featuring Polk Salad Annie) / 4:57
Dirtfloorcracker / Mofro / Lochloosa / 3:37
The Dirty Boogie / The Brian Setzer Orchestra / The Dirty Boogie / 3:14

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Cheap Cigar by Maynard and the Musties

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Feb 132012
 

Imagine a band that has had a little too much to drink and has listened to a little too much Felice Brothers and you’d come pretty close to Maynard and the Musties. The music on Maynard and the Musties’ Cheap Cigar is loose and worn and boozy. Every note is a surprise. Every line is sad but true. This is highly recommended as good hanging out and drinking music.  Their CD is not yet on iTunes but will be soon. Meanwhile you can hear cuts from it on their band camp site.

 

 

Feb 132012
 

Langhorne Slim has an infectious optimism, even when he’s singing the blues. I don’t know how he manages to do that. I think it’s something about the earnestness in his voice and this week’s road song, “Restless” is a great example.

“Restless” on iTunes
Taproot Song Of The Week on Spotify

Langhorne Slim – “Restless” from Matthew Achterberg on Vimeo.