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Taproot Radio News LogoRotation #303
March 12, 2012

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parlor soldiers

Imagine a duo that writes songs with the grit of Drive-By Truckers and the intensity of The Civil Wars and you’d have a fair approximation of the  Parlor Soldiers‘ CD, When The Dust Settles.  Alex Culbreth and Karen Jonas write songs with such detail and authenticity you’d swear every single one is about them.  Highlights for me are “Shallow Grave, “When The Dust Settles,” “Crazy,” and “Mess.”

The thing that consistently amazes me about Lyle Lovett and his band is how they can take musical cliches and tropes you’ve heard a thousand times before and breath new life into them. You’ll hear those two short fiddle bursts and think “Oh No, Not another Honky Tonk  song,” and by the end of the song you want want to shake Lyle’s hand for being so amazingly inventive. On Release Me, he covers several country and jazz standards with his amazingly musical band you can tell right away these guys are master craftsmen. The originals are Lovett’s slice of Texas life, idealized, but no sappy. Highlights for me on his new CD,Release Me, are “White Boy Lost In The Blues,” “Brown Eyed Handsome Man,” “One Way Gal,” “White Freightliner Blues,” and “Release Me.”

the great unknownsOn episode 77 of the Taproot Music Show, Becky Warren of The Great Unknowns talks about why there’s almost always a geographic reference in all of her songs; her experience driving the Lewis and Clark Trail and what it mean to her; the long wait between their first and second CD; writing a song about a band that doesn’t become that famous; the new line up; and plays three tracks from their new release, Homefront.

Dig Deep,
Calvin

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Taproot Road Song of the Week

Ray Wylie HubbardOk I know I know I’ve been falling all over myself to push Ray Wylie Hubbard’s latest CD, Grifter’s Hymnal, but let me put in just one more plug with a foot stomper from the Grifter’s Hymnal CD, “Coricidin Bottle” as road song of the week. Try to keep up and watch out for the vocabulary lesson he sneaks in there…..

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On The Beltway / Karen Collins & The Backroads Band / No Yodeling On The Radio / 2:49
Walking Papers / Cole Mitchell / The Valley Of Want / 5:00
Hog And Sheep Going To The Pasture / Mariel Vandersteel / Hickory / 2:28
White Boy Lost In The Blues / Lyle Lovett / Release Me / 3:32
Brown Eyed Handsome Man / Lyle Lovett / Release Me / 3:36
One Way Gal / Lyle Lovett / Release Me / 2:59
White Freightliner Blues / Lyle Lovett / Release Me / 5:06
Shallow Grave / The Parlor Soldiers / When The Dust Settles / 4:00
When The Dust Settles / The Parlor Soldiers / When The Dust Settles / 4:32
Crazy / The Parlor Soldiers / When The Dust Settles / 3:00
Mess / The Parlor Soldiers / When The Dust Settles / 2:55

Taproot Music Show Recent Episodes

See a list of all episodes on the episode index page.

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.

Episode 77 – Becky Warren of The Great Unknowns talks about why there’s almost always a geographic reference in all of her songs; her experience driving the Lewis and Clark Trail and what it mean to her; the long wait between their first and second CD; writing a song about a band that doesn’t become that famous; the new line up; and plays three tracks from their new release, Homefront.

WCOM Play List

The Taproot Radio show airs live on Monday nights at 9pm Eastern. Local listeners in Chapel Hill can tune in to WCOM at 103.5FM.  Everyone else can tune in to the WCOM.webcast stream.

On this week’s show I’ll be covering for the DJ before and after me which means 4 hours of great music! I can’t wait. Here’s the planned play lists for all 4 hours.

7:00
Cartoon Gold / Drive-By Truckers / Go-Go Boots / 3:14
Glory to Glory / Pieta Brown / Mercury / 3:23
When It’s Over / Don Varner / Sweet Sounds Of Muscle Shoals: Vol. 1-Tear Stained Soul / 2:12
I’ve Lost My Heart To You / Dexter Romweber / Blues That Defy My Soul / 2:49
I Burn Today / Frank Black / Honeycomb / 4:06
Stay On The Ride / Patty Griffin / Children Running Through / 5:18
Engine Joe / Slobberbone / Barrel Chested / 2:27
Needed You Tonight / Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals / Lifeline / 2:46
How You Make Me Feel / Shelley King / Welcome Home / 2:52
A. On Horseback / Charlie Pickett / Bar Band Americanus / 4:00
I’m Dreaming Of Your Demise / Mary Flower / Misery Loves Company / 4:05
Unrepentant Sinner’s Last Prayer / Doug & Telisha Williams / Ghost Of The KnoXVIlle Girl / 4:51
Gal Youngin / Mofro / Lochloosa / 4:34
Blanket Gray / Two Cow Garage / Three / 3:54
Danny and Maria / Drew Nelson / Tilt-A-Whirl / 3:21

8:00pm
The Levee’s Gonna Break / Bob Dylan / Modern Times / 5:43
He Made A Woman Out Of Me / Bettye LaVette / Take Another Little Piece Of My Heart / 2:35
You’Ve Got The Papers(I’Ve Got The Man) / Ann Peebles / Handwriting Is On The Wall / 2:57
Faulkner Street / Hayes Carll / Trouble In Mind / 3:26
If I ever Needed Someone / Choosy Beggars / Bring It Back Alive / 3:56
Pay The Devil / Van Morrison / Pay The Devil / 3:03
Walt Whitman Bridge / Marah / If You Didn’t Laugh You’d Cry / 3:06
It’s All Fun And Games (Til Someone Breaks A Heart) / Two Dollar Pistols / Hands Up! / 4:18
Been Down Too Long / Scott H. Biram / Blooshot Records Sampler #8 / 3:45
Barrel Chested / Slobberbone / Barrel Chested / 4:15
Stake Your Claim / Eli “Paperboy” Reed & The True Loves / Roll With You / 2:48
Ain’t Got No Honey Baby Now / Elizabeth Cotten / Freight Train And Other North Carolina Folk Songs And Tunes / 0:57
Worried Life / Asie Payton / Worried / 4:05
Chicken Wire / The Felice Brothers / Yonder Is The Clock / 2:44
Love In Vain / The Rolling Stones / Let It Bleed / 4:23

9:00pm
Henhouse / Ray Wylie Hubbard / The Grifter’s Hymnal / 4:30
A Bad Way / The Great Unknowns / Homefront / 3:05
Miss Lavelle White Blues / Mike June & The Wilson Street Refugees / Exile On Wilson Street / 3:33
Trees Fall Every Day / Chris Castle / Last Bird Home / 3:10

*** Special Interview Guest: Joe Maynard from Maynard and the Musties. ***

Lorena (America) / Johnny Cash / Come Along And Ride This Train [Disc 3] / 1:52
(Hey Baby) Que Paso / The Texas Tornados / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 18 (Disc 2) / 3:33
Dark End Of The Street / The Flying Burrito Brothers / Sacred Hearts And Fallen Angels: The Gram Parsons Anthology (Disc 1) / 3:59
A Mighty Long Way / Eddie Bradford / Sweet Sounds Of Muscle Shoa : Vol. 4-More Power To Ya! / 2:35
Rose La Rose / Miller Brothers Band / Tales From Foundry Town / 4:34
Somethin’ in the Water / Westbound / Blackjack Road / 2:48
The Gardens / Freddy Fender / The Man Of Somebody’s Dreams: A Tribute to the Songs of Chris Gaffney / 3:16
Walking Papers / Cole Mitchell / The Valley Of Want / 5:00
Love Going South / Jo Serrapere / Love Going South / 4:16
Flying Shoes / Glory Fountain / The Beauty of 23 / 3:33
Love Letters / Lincoln Durham / The Shovel Vs. The Howling Bones / 2:58

10:00
White Boy Lost In The Blues / Lyle Lovett / Release Me / 3:32
Same Dog’s Tail / Beth McKee / Next to Nowhere / 3:37
Just Another Way To Go / Jackstraw / Sunday Never Comes / 2:53
Juniper / Lucero / Women & Work / 4:44
Mess / The Parlor Soldiers / When The Dust Settles / 2:55
Home / Thieving Birds / Thieving Birds / 4:43
Nothing / The Far West / The Far West / 2:38
on the bleed / Michael Rank and Stag / Kin [Disc 1] / 4:52
Sugar Sweet / Muddy Waters / His Best: 1947 To 1955 / 2:32
I Drink Alone / George Thorogood & The Destroyers / Greatest Hits: 30 Years of Rock / 4:32
The Shade / Malcolm Holcombe / Gamblin’ House / 2:37
The Sun Is Shining Down / Mofro / Country Ghetto / 5:58
Oh Little Boy(What Did You Do To Me) / Mary Wells / The Ultimate collection / 2:40
Try / Joel Dasilva And The Midnight Howl / Joel Dasilva And The Midnight Howl / 2:35
Coricidin Bottle / Ray Wylie Hubbard / The Grifter’s Hymnal / 2:00

This Week’s Webcast Rotation

Listen to the week’s rotation on the taprootradio.com current rotation play list on Spotify.

Alphabetically by artist:

  • Dirt / Andre Williams / Hoods and Shades / 3:13
    Same Dog’s Tail / Beth McKee / Next to Nowhere / 3:37
    Trees Fall Every Day / Chris Castle / Last Bird Home / 3:10
    Walking Papers / Cole Mitchell / The Valley Of Want / 5:00
    Cry Like A Man / Dan Penn / Do Right Man / 4:03
    Danny and Maria / Drew Nelson / Tilt-A-Whirl / 3:21
    A Mighty Long Way / Eddie Bradford / Sweet Sounds Of Muscle Shoa : Vol. 4-More Power To Ya! / 2:35
    Nothing / The Far West / The Far West / 2:38
    Dark End Of The Street / The Flying Burrito Brothers / Sacred Hearts And Fallen Angels: The Gram Parsons Anthology (Disc 1) / 3:59
    The Gardens / Freddy Fender / The Man Of Somebody’s Dreams: A Tribute to the Songs of Chris Gaffney / 3:16
    I Drink Alone / George Thorogood & The Destroyers / Greatest Hits: 30 Years of Rock / 4:32
    Flying Shoes / Glory Fountain / The Beauty of 23 / 3:33
    Ambiguous / Graham Parker / Don’t Tell Columbus / 4:30
    A Bad Way / The Great Unknowns / Homefront / 3:05
    Crazy As A Loon / Greg Humphreys / Trunk Songs / 2:43
    Montana / Hymn For Her / Lucy & Wayne And The American Stream / 3:37
    Just Another Way To Go / Jackstraw / Sunday Never Comes / 2:53
    Love Going South / Jo Serrapere / Love Going South / 4:16
    Try / Joel Dasilva And The Midnight Howl / Joel Dasilva And The Midnight Howl / 2:35
    In Nashville, Tennessee / Joey Allcorn / 50 Years Too Late / 4:20
    Lorena (America) / Johnny Cash / Come Along And Ride This Train [Disc 3] / 1:52
    On The Beltway / Karen Collins & The Backroads Band / No Yodeling On The Radio / 2:49
    Love Letters / Lincoln Durham / The Shovel Vs. The Howling Bones / 2:58
    El Microscopico Bikini (Dizzy Miss Lizzy) / Los Straitjackets / Rock en Español Vol. One / 2:51
    Juniper / Lucero / Women & Work / 4:44
    White Boy Lost In The Blues / Lyle Lovett / Release Me / 3:32
    The Shade / Malcolm Holcombe / Gamblin’ House / 2:37
    Hog And Sheep Going To The Pasture / Mariel Vandersteel / Hickory / 2:28
    Oh Little Boy(What Did You Do To Me) / Mary Wells / The Ultimate collection / 2:40
    After the Game / Maynard and the Musties / Cheap Cigar / 3:17
    on the bleed / Michael Rank and Stag / Kin [Disc 1] / 4:52
    Miss Lavelle White Blues / Mike June & The Wilson Street Refugees / Exile On Wilson Street / 3:33
    Rose La Rose / Miller Brothers Band / Tales From Foundry Town / 4:34
    The Sun Is Shining Down / Mofro / Country Ghetto / 5:58
    Sometimes / The Mountain Firework Company / A Rough Guide To Feeling Rough / 4:34
    Sugar Sweet / Muddy Waters / His Best: 1947 To 1955 / 2:32
    Some Place Along The River / Overmountain Men / Glorious Day / 4:59
    Mess / The Parlor Soldiers / When The Dust Settles / 2:55
    The Cape / Patty Griffin / This One’s For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark [Disc 2] / 3:27
    Texas / Po’ Girl / Home To You / 4:40
    Coricidin Bottle / Ray Wylie Hubbard / The Grifter’s Hymnal / 2:00
    Henhouse / Ray Wylie Hubbard / The Grifter’s Hymnal / 4:30
    Mattie / Sally Spring / Made Of Stars / 3:19
    I Want A Tall Skinny Papa / Sister Rosetta Tharpe / The Gospel Of The Blues / 2:52
    Susie Q / Sleepy LaBeef / Greatest Hits / 2:31
    Strawberry Lady / The Soul Of John Black / Good Thang / 4:18
    I Do / Steve Cropper & Brian May / Dedicated – A Salute To The 5 Royales / 2:48
    Resting Place / Terry Robb / It’s All Connected / 3:21
    (Hey Baby) Que Paso / The Texas Tornados / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 18 (Disc 2) / 3:33
    Home / Thieving Birds / Thieving Birds / 4:43
    Somethin’ in the Water / Westbound / Blackjack Road / 2:48

 

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