Feb 052012
 

Taproot Radio News LogoRotation #298, February 6, 2012

Howdy,

Mike June and the Wilson Street Refugees are out of Austin, playing growly folk rock kinda stuff with a deadhead vibe running through it. Good fot tappers from these guys. I think they’ve been playing gigs for a while, but I think this is their first release.

Joel DaSilva and the Midnight Howl also hit my radar this week with some straight-forward, hard hitting, modern New Orleans style blues. It has a late night rock ballad vibe in a lot of the songs. Their self-titled release came out last year and deserves more attention.

On episode 73 of the Taproot Podcast, 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 two.

Dig Deep,
Calvin

Taproot Road Song 298

All In The Pack” by The Gourds. Long time listeners to Taproot Radio know that The Gourds are my favorite bar band, ever, period. No debate. And some of their songs have a great travelin’ feel to them. Case in point, “All In The Pack.” Jimmy Smith is in rare form with obtuse lyrics that I think are about being accused of smuggling. But the thing that moves the song on down the road is the fiddle my Max Johnston and the accordion by Claude Bernard. These two instruments just keep pushing each other in the song and I love it.

 

Recent Podcast Episodes

Episode 69 –  Cam Penner talks about his motivation for writing songs when he was younger, his roadtrip across North America, getting stopped by the police, his time with Jesus People USA, and how he set up the recording of his latest CD, Gypsy Summer.

Episode 70 – Lydia Loveless talks about how much she enjoyed going into the sound booth to “scream until I almost passed out” when recording her CD, Indestructible Machine; her admiration for the songwriting of Sunny Sweeney and the guitar work of James Wilsey; her advice to aspiring artists; and why punk rock wasn’t a rebellion for her.

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

Recent Adds

  • Promised Land / Drew Nelson / Tilt-A-Whirl / 3:38

  • Danny and Maria / Drew Nelson / Tilt-A-Whirl / 3:21

  • Lessons / Drew Nelson / Tilt-A-Whirl / 4:13

  • Hangin On / Joel Dasilva And The Midnight Howl / Joel Dasilva And The Midnight Howl / 2:39

  • Try / Joel Dasilva And The Midnight Howl / Joel Dasilva And The Midnight Howl / 2:35

  • Boogie Real Low / Joel Dasilva And The Midnight Howl / Joel Dasilva And The Midnight Howl / 3:59

  • The Prisoner / Mike June & The Wilson Street Refugees / Exile On Wilson Street / 3:33

  • Babe I Ain’t Perfect / Mike June & The Wilson Street Refugees / Exile On Wilson Street / 3:19

  • Miss Lavelle White Blues / Mike June & The Wilson Street Refugees / Exile On Wilson Street / 3:33

  • Let’s Get Wide Open / Doug Prescott / The Journey & The Deep Blue Sea / 4:10

  • Little Elvis & Fat Cat Eddie / Doug Prescott / The Journey & The Deep Blue Sea / 3:15

This Week’s Rotation

 

Taproot Play Lists on iTunes

This week’s play list on Live365

This week’s play list on Spotify

  • Another Lost Highway / Arty Hill and the Long Gone Daddys / Another Lost Highway / 4:30
  • Worried Life / Asie Payton / Worried / 4:05
  • Breakdown / Audra Mae and The Almighty Sound / EP / 3:19
  • Girl From A Pawnshop / The Black Crowes / Three Snakes And One Charm / 6:18
  • Them Eyes / The Black Keys / The Big Come Up / 2:23
  • Tell Me / Catfish Haven / For A Decade Of Sin: 11 Years Of Bloodshot Records / 3:44
  • “Baby Doll”  / Charlie Gracie / “Baby Doll” Single / 3:05
  • The Unreliable Taxi / Chuck Brodsky / Tulips For Lunch / 4:04
  • Better Place To Stop / The Damn Quails / Down the Hatch / 3:20
  • Is A Bluebird Blue / Dan Penn / Junkyard Junky / 3:29
  • Ya Ya Ya (Looking for My Baby) / The Detroit Cobras / Baby / 2:28
  • Promised Land / Drew Nelson / Tilt-A-Whirl / 3:38
  • All These Things / Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint / The River In Reverse / 4:07
  • I’ll Never Drink Again / The Far West / The Far West / 3:12
  • Baby’s Got A Dream / Girls Guns And Glory / Sweet Nothings / 3:46
  • All In The Pack / The Gourds / Noble Creatures / 2:53
  • Marginalized / The Gourds / Old Mad Joy / 5:31
  • Your Still On My Mind / Gram Parsons / Under Your Spell Again [Disc II] / 2:33
  • Pretend You Love Me Tonight / Grant Langston / Stand Up Man / 3:46
  • Georgia Peach / Gravy Boys / Working The Angels For Handouts / 2:38
  • Skinny Days / Greg Brown / The Evening Call / 6:19
  • Outside Chance / Heavy Trash / Going Way Out / 3:02
  • C’mon / Hymn For Her / Lucy & Wayne And The American Stream / 3:13
  • Come On Back To Me / Jackstraw / Sunday Never Comes / 3:08
  • Wayfaring Stranger / Jeff Hart / Ghosts Of The Old North State / 3:32
  • My Favorite Picture Of You / Jerry Jeff Walker / This One’s For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark [Disc 2] / 3:44
  • Floorshow / Jo Serrapere / Love Going South / 2:22
  • Voodoo Woman / Jonathan Jeter / Late To My Own Funeral / 4:05
  • Streets Of Pocatello / Karen Dahlstrom / Gem State EP / 3:56
  • Concentration / Kenny Roby / The Mercy Filter / 3:12
  • Save Yourself / Lewie Longmire Band  / Tales Of The Left Coast Roasters / 5:16
  • Clementine / Lincoln Durham / The Shovel Vs. The Howling Bones / 3:23
  • Years Long Ago / The Long Ryders / The Long Ryders Anthology: Looking for Lewis and Clark [Disc 1] / 3:34
  • Foot Of Pride / Lou Reed / Bob Dylan The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration / 8:48
  • It’s A Long Way To The Top / Lucinda Williams / Little Honey / 4:56
  • Never Had Nobody Like You / M. Ward / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 17 (Disc 2) / 3:10
  • America’s Blues / Marquise Knox / Here I Am  / 4:01
  • Miss Lavelle White Blues / Mike June & The Wilson Street Refugees / Exile On Wilson Street / 3:33
  • How Many Times Have You Broken My Heart? / Norah Jones / The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams / 3:32
  • Try A Little Tenderness / Otis Redding / The Ultimate Otis Redding / 3:52
  • Mexicali Rainsong / Paladino / Paladino / 3:44
  • In My Mind I Was Talkin’ To Loretta / Pieta Brown / Remember The Sun / 3:55
  • Ol’ 97 / Randy Thompson / Collected / 4:12
  • If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day / Robert Johnson / The Centennial Collection / 2:35
  • Invisible Riverside / Ryan Adams / Ashes & Fire / 4:49
  • She Digs My Love / Sir Douglas Quintet / The Prime of Sir Douglas Quintet / 2:46
  • The Moon Blues / The Soul of John Black / It’s All Connected / 4:29
  • Say It / Steve Cropper & Bettye LaVette / Dedicated – A Salute To The 5 Royales / 2:25
  • Some Things You Never Get Used To / The Supremes / The Ultimate Collection / 2:25
  • Release Me / Thee Shams / Sunday Nights / 4:36
  • Stuck In Memphis / Thieving Birds / Thieving Birds / 3:05
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