Sunday, September 21, 2014

Playlist - 9/21/2014 - Marti on the Mic

Hi Folks.

There were two great shows going on this evening in the area.  The Gibson Brothers were playing in Canterbury and Tom Mindte and The Patuxent Partners were over at the Firebox in Hartford, so Marti agreed to do both Red Rooster Party and Bluegrass Cafe solo so Jim could have some listening fun.  Jim is very thankful for such a wonderful spouse who would do something like that after being away from the operator's microphone for many years.

Marti did a great job, and we thank her profusely.

The playlist is below the photos of The Gibson Brothers and Bear Minimum in Canterbury.

James & Cathy Ward will be filling in on Bluegrass Cafe for the next couple of weeks while Amy and Jim are at the IBMA World of Bluegrass in Raleigh NC.  Tune them in!

Jim & Marti

The Gibson Brothers
Bear Minimum

Artist / Song / Album / Label

  • The Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show / Six White Horses / Collectors Series Volume One / KSBC Music
  • The Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show / My West Virginia Girl / Collectors Series Volume One / KSBC Music
  • The Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show / I'm Telling You Now That I Love You / Collectors Series Volume One / KSBC Music
  • Keith Whitley & Ricky Skaggs / Don't Cheat In Our Hometown / Second Generation / Rebel
  • Keith Whitley & Ricky Skaggs / Dream Of A Miner's Child / Second Generation / Rebel
  • Travers Chandler & Avery County / The Stanley Brothers / Pardon Me... / Mountain Fever
  • Travers Chandler & Avery County / I Could Change My Mind / Pardon Me... / Mountain Fever
  • Travers Chandler & Avery County / Reuben Takes the D-Train / Pardon Me... / Mountain Fever
  • The Gillis Brothers / Down By The River / Best Of The Gillis Brothers - The Hay Holler Years / Hay Holler
  • The Gillis Brothers / Keeper of the Door / Best Of The Gillis Brothers - The Hay Holler Years / Hay Holler
  • The Dillards / There Is A Time / Live!!! Almost!!! / Rhino-Elektra
  • The Dillards / Old Blue / Live!!! Almost!!! / Rhino-Elektra
  • The Dillards / Pretty Polly / Live!!! Almost!!! / Rhino-Elektra
  • Buzz Busby / Whose Red Wagon / Going Home / Starday
  • Buzz Busby / Lonesome Wind / Going Home / Starday
  • Buzz Busby / Cold and Windy Night / Going Home / Starday
  • Red Allen / That's How I Can Count On You / Lonesome And Blue: The Complete County Recordings / Rebel Records
  • Red Allen / I'm On My Way Back To The Old Home / Lonesome And Blue: The Complete County Recordings / Rebel Records
  • Red Allen / We Live In Two Different Worlds / Lonesome And Blue: The Complete County Recordings / Rebel Records
  • Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / When The Saints Go Marching In / Early Recordings / Rebel Records
  • Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / Southern Skies / Early Recordings / Rebel Records
  • Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / John Henry / Early Recordings / Rebel Records
  • Eddie & Martha Adcock with Tom Gray and friends / Many A Mile / Many a Mile / Patuxent
  • Eddie & Martha Adcock with Tom Gray and friends / Two Little Boys / Many a Mile / Patuxent
  • Eddie & Martha Adcock with Tom Gray & Friends / Mary Dear / Many A Mile / Patuxent
  • Reno And Harrell / Reno Bound / Reno Bound / John Boy & Billy
  • Reno And Harrell / Sweet Miss Sarah Jane / Reno Bound / John Boy & Billy
  • Reno And Harrell / Mister Bottle / Reno Bound / John Boy & Billy
  • Emerson & Newton / Long Gone Baby / A Foot in the Past, A Foot in the Future / Pinecastle
  • Emerson & Newton / Monrosine / A Foot in the Past, A Foot in the Future / Pinecastle
  • Emerson & Newton / The Singer / A Foot in the Past, A Foot in the Future / Pinecastle
  • Audie Blaylock / Trains Are The Only Way To Fly / Trains Are The Only Way To Fly / Self-released
  • Audie Blaylock / Steal Away Somewhere and Die / Trains Are The Only Way To Fly / Self-released
  • Audie Blaylock / Wildwood Flower Blues / Trains Are The Only Way To Fly / Self-released
  • The Earls Of Leicester / Big Black Train / The Earls of Leicester / New Rounder
  • The Earls Of Leicester / Till the End of the World Rolls ‘Round / The Earls of Leicester / New Rounder
  • Darren Beachley and the Legends of the Potomac / Other Side of Lonely / Take Off / Patuxent
  • Darren Beachley and the Legends of the Potomac / How I Could I Love Her So Much / Take Off / Patuxent
  • Darren Beachley and the Legends of the Potomac / Miss You Mississippi / Take Off / Patuxent
  • Alison Krauss & Union Station / Paper Airplane / Paper Airplane / Rounder
  • Alison Krauss & Union Station / Dust Bowl Children / Paper Airplane / Rounder
  • Alex Leach / Mountain Heartache / Mountain Heartache / Self-released
  • The Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show / Six White Horses / Collectors Series Volume One / KSBC Music
  • Bear Minimum / Will You Wait For Me / Different Brothers With The Same Sister / Self-released
  • The Gibson Brothers / Sam Smith / Spread Your Wings / Hay Holler
  • Delia Bell & Bill Grant / Won't You Come And Sing For Me / Dreaming / Rounder
  • Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / Do You Live What You Preach / One Morning In May / Rounder
  • The Gibson Brothers / Satan's Jeweled Crown / Long Way Back Home / Sugar Hill
  • The Johnson Mountain Boys / We'll Still Sing On / Favorites / Rounder
  • Fred Etheridge with Nick Anderson & Mark Doyle / What Would You Do / Pickin' And Singin' / Self-released
  • David Peterson / On The Other Side Of Jordan / Simplicity / Self-released
  • Dave Evans / You'll Never Walk The Streets Of Gold / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • The Gillis Brothers / The Promise / Best Of The Gillis Brothers - The Hay Holler Years / Hay Holler

Sunday, September 14, 2014

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 9/14/2014

Well...we certainly had a busy Sunday at the Bluegrass Cafe!  It was a day filled with birthday tributes to two music legends; we honored a banjo picker (Eddie Adcock) who recently won a big, big prize; and we included a boatload of new music from some mighty wonderful pickers.  Hope you were able to join us for some, if not all, of the show!  

Starting with the birthday tributes, we included a whole bunch of music from the pen and/or vocal performance of the Father of Bluegrass Music, Bill Monroe (born September 13, 1911), as well as several selections from the song catalog of the one and only Hank Williams, who would have celebrated his birthday on September 17th (born on that date in 1923).  

Since it is the "busy season" for new Bluegrass recordings -- the International Bluegrass Music

Association's World of Bluegrass event takes place in Raleigh, NC at the end of this month -- we have received bunches of them over the last couple of weeks.  On Sunday, we shared a few songs from those new projects, really even before we had a chance to preview them!  Great stuff, all around, and we will surely look forward to hearing more of these new projects from established acts like Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice and Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers, special event recordings from Mike Auldridge, Jerry Douglas, & Rob Ickes and the Flatt & Scruggs all-star tribute band known as the Earls of Leicester, and New England Bluegrass veteran, Bob Dick.  All of it sounded quite wonderful -- can't wait to hear these full projects!

Hope you have a terrific week, and be sure to join Marti for next week's Bluegrass Cafe!  

Amy


PERFORMER / SONG / ALBUM / LABEL


  • Del McCoury Band / Katy Hill / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / My Rose Of Old Kentucky / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1946-1949 / JSP Records
  • Dailey & Vincent / Close By / Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration / Rounder
  • Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Get Up John / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1951-1954 / JSP Records
  • David Peterson & 1946 / In Despair / In The Mountaintops To Roam / Self-Produced
  • Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Out In The Cold World / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1957-1958 / JSP Records
  • Claire Lynch / My Florida Sunshine / Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration / Rounder
  • Monroe Brothers / Nine Pound Hammer Is Too Heavy / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1936 / JSP Records
  • Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / In The Pines / The King And The Father / MME
  • Larry Cordle, Glen Duncan & Lonesome Standard Time / Kentucky King / Larry Cordle, Glen Duncan & Lonesome Standard Time / Sugar Hill
  • Mark Newton Band / Down In The Cold Ground / Charlie Lawson's Still / Rebel
  • Bluegrass Brothers / Memories Of My Childhood / Generations/ Mountain Fever Records
  • Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick / Oh! Susanna / Laurie & Kathy Sing The Songs Of Vern & Ray / Spruce & Maple Music
  • Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper / Fiddlin' Joe / On Down The Line / Compass Records
  • Nashville Bluegrass Band / Monroebilia / The Nashville Bluegrass Band / Rounder
  • Wayne Taylor / Gamblin' Man / Movin' On / Raincoe Music
  • Eddie & Martha Adcock with Tom Gray / He Was A Friend Of Mine / Many A Mile / Patuxent Music
  • Country Gentlemen / Heartaches / Folk Session Inside / Copper Creek
  • Country Gentlemen / Blue Ridge Mountain Blues / On The Road (And More) / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Country Gentlemen / Amelia Earhart's Last Flight / Can't You Hear Me Callin' / Rebel
  • Rhonda Vincent with Daryle Singletary / We Must Have Been Out Of Our Minds / Only Me / Upper Management Music
  • Longview / It's Goodbye And So Long To You / Longview / Rounder
  • Darren Nicholson / Sugar Creek Gap / Things Left Undone / Self-Produced
  • Detour / Quarterline Road / A Better Place / Self-Produced
  • Nightflyer / Lonesome Road / Rail, River & Road / Kang Records
  • Bluegrass Patriots / Will I Be That Lucky Man / E Pluribus Bluegrass / Red Feather
  • Hot Rize / Western Skies / When I'm Free / Ten In Hand Records
  • Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Another Day From Life / Another Day From Life / Rebel
  • Mike Auldridge, Jerry Douglas & Rob Ickes / The Three Bells / The Three Bells / Sugar Hill
  • Bob Dick / Silence Or Tears / Life's Highway / Appleland Records
  • Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / Honky-Tonked To Death / Trouble Follows Me / Rebel
  • Earls Of Leicester / Don't Let Your Deal Go Down / The Earls Of Leicester / Rounder
  • Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Don't Let Your Deal Go Down / Selected Sides, 1948-1952 / JSP Records
  • Gibson Brothers / They Called It Music / They Called It Music / Compass Records
  • Jim Mills with Alan O'Bryant / There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight / Bound To Ride / Sugar Hill
  • Joe Val / 'Neath A Cold Gray Tomb Of Stone / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • Good Ol' Persons / Settin' The Woods On Fire / Good 'N Live / Sugar Hill
  • Spinney Brothers / Cold Cold Heart / Going Home / Self-Produced
  • Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1950-1951 / JSP Records
  • Larry Sparks with Jesse McReynolds & Curly Seckler / I'm Gonna Sing, Sing, Sing / Lonesome And Then Some... / Rebel
  • Crowe & McLaughlin / I Want To Be A Christian Soldier / Going Home / Rounder
  • Crowe, Lawson & Williams / Insured Beyond The Grave / Standing Tall And Tough / Mountain Home
  • Lynn Morris Band / I Know What You're Talking About / Shape Of A Tear / Rounder
  • Junior Sisk & Ramblers / Jesus Walked On The Water / Trouble Follows Me / Rebel
  • Earls Of Leicester / Who Will Sing For Me / The Earls Of Leicester / Rounder
  • The Bluegrass Band / Little Community Church / Shine Hallelujah Shine / Hay Holler
  • Hank Williams / I Saw The Light / Gospel Keepsakes / Time Life
  • Johnson Mountain Boys / Black Mountain Blues / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Playlist - 9/7/2014

Ron Thomason
Hi Folks,

With only an hour and 45 minutes left to us by a spurts preemption, we celebrated Dry Branch Fire Squad's Ron Thomason who had his 70th birthday (Sept. 5th), Buzz Busby's birthday (Sept. 6th), and featured new tracks from Rob McCoury's new banjo album.

Other newer music came from Nightflyer, The Roys, Al Jones, and Wayne Taylor (of Appaloosa).



Classic music included cuts from Bill Price's 1985 LP, Bill Emerson & Pete Goble, Larry Richardson & Red Barker, Mac Martin, The Wilson Brothers, and Don Stover.

Tune in next Sunday when Amy will make the banjos and fiddles ring.

Jim Beaver



Artist / Song / Album / Label
  • The Gillis Brothers / Hell Broke Loose In Georgia / Down By The River / Hay Holler
  • Bill Price / Pretty Polly / Blue Grass Hill With Bill Price / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Bill Emerson & Pete Goble / Tennessee 1949 / Webco Classics Volume One / Webco
  • The Earl Brothers / Don't Think About Me Unkindly / Outlaw Hillbilly / Big Hen
  • Dry Branch Fire Squad / Darlin' Nellied Across The Sea / Fertile Ground / Rounder
  • Dry Branch Fire Squad / Someone Play Dixie For Me / Tried & True / Rounder
  • Dry Branch Fire Squad / Late Last Night / Live! At Last / Rounder
  • Dry Branch Fire Squad / Don't Forget This Song / Don't Forget This Song / Self-released
  • Buzz Busby / Lost / Going Home / Starday
  • Buzz Busby / Where Will This End / Going Home / Starday
  • Buzz Busby and Leon Morris / Life To Go / Honkytonk Bluegrass / World Records
  • Larry Efaw and the Bluegrass Mountaineers / Broken Heart and a Worried Mind / She Left Me Standing On a Mountain / Blue Circle
  • Larry Richardson & Red Barker and the Blue Ridge Boys / Little Pal / Self titled / Old Blue
  • Al Jones & The Spruce Mountain Boys / Love And Wealth / Hard Core Bluegrass / Patuxent
  • Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / I Overlooked An Orchid / Back To The Blue Ridge / Brandywine
  • Nightflyer / Old River / Rail River & Road / Kang Records
  • Rob McCoury / Banjo Riff / The 5 String Flamethrower / McCoury Music
  • Rob McCoury / Sugar Creek / The 5 String Flame Thrower / McCoury Music
  • Rob McCoury / Lime House Blues / The 5 String Flamethrower / McCoury Music
  • Windy Hill / The Game of Love Is a Gamble / Lonesome Garbage Man / Self Released
  • The Roys / No More Lonely / The View / Rural Rhythm
  • Mac Martin And The Dixie Travelers / A Dark Starless Night / A Dark Starless Night / White Oak
  • Wayne Taylor  / Old Home Place / Movin' On / Raincoe
  • VW Boys / Home Grown Tomatoes / Listen To The Music / Mountain Roads
  • Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick / How Many Times / Laurie & Kathy Sing the Songs of Vern & Ray / Spruce & Maple
  • Dailey & Vincent / Brothers Of The Highway / Brothers of the Highway / Rounder
  • The Wilson Brothers / Heavenly Highway / Lonesome Old Home / Crosscut
  • Carolina Native Sons / Snow Covered Mound / Rank Ol' Bluegrass / Patuxent
  • The Johnson Mountain Boys / Get Down On Your Knees And Pray / Live At the Birchmere / Rounder
  • Jimmy Martin / Give Me the Roses Today / Will The Circle Be Unbroken / Gusto Records
  • The Stanley Brothers / Soldier's Grave / The King Years 1961-1965 / Gusto
  • Charlie Moore & Bill Napier / I Believe In The Old Time Way / Heartwarming Gospel / Gusto Gospel
  • Don Stover / This World Is Not My Home / Live At Davis & Elkins College / White Oak
  • The Wilson Brothers and The Bluegrass Harvesters / Life's Railway / My Ride Is Coming / Old Homestead
  • Fred Etheridge with Nick Anderson & Mark Doyle / Walking In A Dream / Pickin' And Singin' / Self-released

Sunday, August 31, 2014

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 8/31/2014

On this last day of August of 2014, we started the show with a boatload of songs pertaining to the same subject:  work.  It's Labor Day weekend -- time to celebrate hard-working men and women...by taking a day off from work!  Sounds like a great deal, doesn't it?  Our songs of work came from a bunch of different performers including the Carter Family, Richard Bennett, Cherryholmes, Dailey & Vincent, Blue Highway, Shannon Slaughter, Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, and IIIrd Tyme Out.  Happy Labor Day, everyone!

We featured a whole bunch of music from 2014 recordings, some of which were issued very recently.  This music came to us from performers including Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick, Nightflyer, Larry Sparks, Breaking Grass, Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie, Shawn Lane, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, James King, the Spinney Brothers, Crowe, Lawson & Williams, the Roys, Balsam Range, and the Seldom Scene.


Our air schedule at WHUS changes three times during the year, and the changeover to the Fall schedule took place this last week.  Click here to see the Fall schedule for WHUS 91.7 FM.  New this semester, the station has also launched a second broadcast webstream, and some of the programs you've grown used to hearing on the radio have moved to that location.  For instance, if if you'd like to listen to James & Cathy Ward's "Bluegrass Rules" program, you will only find it now on WHUS2 on Tuesdays from 2-4PM.  To get to WHUS2, just visit www.WHUS.org, and click on the button that reads, "WHUS2."  

Hope everyone has a fabulous week!  Be sure to check out Jim in next Sunday's "Bluegrass Cafe," won't you?

Amy

PERFORMER / SONG / ALBUM / LABEL (REQUESTS are RED).

  • Del McCoury Band / Katy Hill / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Richard Bennett / Workin' Man's Blues [sic] / Last Train To Poor Valley / Lonesome Day Records
  • Cherryholmes / Workin' Girl Blues / Cherryholmes / Skaggs Family Records
  • Carter Family / I Ain't Goin'  To Work Tomorrow / Anchored In Love / Rounder
  • Dailey & Vincent / Poor Boy Workin' Blues / Dailey & Vincent / Rounder
  • Blue Highway / Restless Working Man / Sounds Of Home / Rounder
  • Shannon Slaughter / The Working Man / The Sideman Steps Out / Self-Produced
  • Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / Working Hard Ain't Hardly Working Anymore / Heartaches And Dreams / Rebel
  • Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Another Day, Another Dollar / Rambler's Call / Rebel
  • IIIrd Tyme Out / Lower On The Hog / Puttin' New Roots Down / Rebel
  • Reno & Smiley / Buggy Ride / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • Jim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys / I Can't Help Wondering / Radio Shows / Rural Rhythm
  • Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Please Don't Honey Please Don't / Steeped In Tradition / Brandywine
  • Johnson Mountain Boys / Weathered Gray Stone / At The Old Schoolhouse / Rounder
  • Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Dear Old Dixie / Foggy Mountain Jamboree / Columbia
  • Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder / Blue Night / Music To My Ears / Skaggs Family Records
  • Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / Each Season Changes You / The Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / Rebel
  • Del McCoury Band / Streets Of Baltimore / The Streets Of Baltimore / McCoury Music
  • Jason Carter / Daisey Mae / On The Move / Rounder
  • Pete Goble / When I'm Knee Deep In Bluegrass / When I'm Knee Deep In Bluegrass / FireHeart Records
  • Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick / Cabin On A Mountain / Laurie & Kathy Sing The Songs Of Vern & Ray / Spruce & Maple Music
  • Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie / State Line Road / Dancin' Annie / Rural Rhythm
  • Feller & Hill & the Bluegrass Buckaroos / Wasted Words / Feller & Hill & the Bluegrass Buckaroos / Self-Produced
  • Nightflyer / Lonesome Wind / Rail, River & Road / Kang Records
  • Larry Sparks / Will You Be Satisfied That Way / Lonesome And Then Some... / Rebel
  • Breaking Grass / Digging Up Georgia / Just As Strong / Mountain Fever Records
  • Shawn Lane / Just Not Today / Mountain Songs / Self-Produced
  • Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper / Too Late For Goodbyes / On Down The Line / Compass Records
  • James King / The Devil's Train / Three Chords And The Truth / Rounder
  • Spinney Brothers / Gonna Catch A Train / Tried And True / Mountain Fever Records
  • BearTracks / Together 'Til The End / Makin' New Tracks / Self-Produced
  • Crowe, Lawson & Williams / Standing Tall And Tough / Standing Tall And Tough / Mountain Home
  • The Roys with Doyle Lawson / Mandolin Man / The View / Rural Rhythm
  • Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Close By / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1954-1957 / JSP Records
  • Gibson Brothers / I'll Work It Out / They Called It Music / Compass Records
  • Traditional Grass / You Can Keep Your Nine Pound Hammer / 10th Anniversary / Rebel
  • Balsam Range / Too High A Price To Pay / Five / Mountain Home
  • Seldom Scene / What Am I Doing Hangin' 'Round / Long Time...Seldom Scene / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Tim Graves & Daryl Mosley / Why You Been Gone So Long / Remembering The Bacon Brothers / Pinecastle
  • Tom Adams with Eddie Stubbs / Mississippi Sawyer / Right Hand Man / Rounder
  • Edgar Loudermilk / Hobo's Time / My Big Chance Tomorrow / Mountain Fever Records
  • Big Country Bluegrass / Headin' South / Memories Of The Past / Rebel
  • Gibson Brothers / One More Time (I Must Rise) / Another Night Of Waiting / Hay Holler
  • Bluegrass Patriots / Just As The Sun Went Down / Kneel At The Cross / Red Feather
  • Stanley Brothers / That Home Far Away / Best Of The Best / Federal
  • Rhonda Vincent & the Rage / So Happy I'll Be / Ragin' Live / Rounder
  • Larry Stephenson / On The Jericho Road / What Really Matters / Compass Records
  • Gopher Broke / Let Me Walk In Your Footsteps Moses / The Wayworn Traveler / Self-Produced
  • Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / Voice From On High / Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration / Rounder
  • Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / I Have Found The Way / What Will I Leave Behind / Rebel
  • Billy & Terry Smith / Wicked Path Of Sin / Bill Monroe Tribute / K-Tel Records
  • Johnson Mountain Boys / Black Mountain Blues / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Playlist - 8/24/2014

Hi Folks.

This was the last Bluegrass Cafe of the WHUS summer schedule, and we are happy to report that we will continue in the fall at the same time, 4-7pm ET on Sundays.  Also, if you are into older string band and early country music, Jim & Marti's Red Rooster Party will be back in its time of 2-4pm Sundays just prior to Bluegrass Cafe when not preempted by UCONNed sports.

We celebrated the birthdays of J. D. Crowe and Carter Stanley with sets of their music and included new music from J. D.'s latest collaboration with Doyle Lawson and Paul Williams.

We also remembered banjo picker Greg Corbett who died unexpectedly the day before the show.  Greg had been a significant presence in the later Country Gentlemen with Charlie Waller, and had gone on to play and record with CG alumni in The Circuit Riders after Charlie's death.

New music included a track by Scott Walker from The Patuxent Banjo Project, a song from Al Jones & The Spruce Mountain Boys, Tom Mindte, Steve Gulley, Turning Ground, and the new album from Ohio group Nightflyer which we featured.

We also introduced the new collaboration between classic soul singer Sam Moore (Sam & Dave) and Siler City NC group Nu-Blu (who had just played the local Podunk festival a couple of weeks ago.)

The Heritage Corner produced some rarities for this show including vinyl from Everett Alan Lilly & Don Stover; old 45s from Buzz Busby & Leon Morris; Fred Pike, Bill Rawlings & the Twin River Boys; The Wilson Brothers (from Georgia); and Jimmie Williams & Red Ellis.  We also played some great re-releases from Charlie Moore & Bill Napier, and Carl Story.

Amy will make the banjos and fiddles ring next Sunday, so don't forget to tune in.

Jim Beaver

Artist / Song / Album / Label

  • Scott Walker / Lori Ann / The Patuxent Banjo Project / Patuxent
  • Nightflyer / Train, Train / Rail River & Road / Kang Records
  • Lost & Found / Brown Hill / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Al Jones & The Spruce Mountain Boys / Calling Your Name / Hard Core Bluegrass / Patuxent
  • Everett Alan Lilly & Don Stover / Workman's Creek / Down Home Guitar / Towa (LP)
  • Rich In Tradition / Are You Waiting Just For Me / Lonesomeville / Mountain Roads
  • Turning Ground / When a Man Can't Get a Woman Off His Mind / Cell Of Mine / Self-released
  • Joe Isaacs / You Left Me Here Lonely Too Long / Dreaming of Home / Music Mill 
  • Johnny Jackson & James Stiltner / Truck Driver's Romance / Tribute To Bill Napier / Self-released
  • The Bear Bridge Band / I Always Lose / Broken Hearts & Better Times / Open Road
  • Russ Carson / I Feel The Blues Movin' In / Last Chance / Patuxent Music
  • Delia Bell and Bill Grant / Kiamichi Moon / Kiamichi Moon / Old Homestead
  • Everett Alan Lilly & Don Stover / Shady Grove / Down Home Guitar / Towa (LP)
  • Larry Efaw and the Bluegrass Mountaineers / Don't You Call My Name / She Left Me Standing On a Mountain / Blue Circle
  • Jody King / Another Day / Another Day / After 5
  • Marteka and William / Shuckin' The Corn / True Grass Revival / Self-released
  • Marteka and William / Salty Dog Blues / True Grass Revival / Self-released
  • The Gillis Brothers / You Better Get Right / Ice Cold Stone / Hay Holler Harvest
  • Crowe, Lawson & Williams / The Hills of Roane County / Standing Tall And Tough / Mountain Home
  • The Dillards / Never See My Home Again / There Is a Time / Vanguard
  • Blue Moon Rising / That's Why Trains Are Lonesome / Blue Side of the Moon / Blue Moon Records
  • Nu,Blu and Sam Moore / Jesus and Jones (feat. Sam Moore) / Jesus and Jones (feat. Sam Moore) , Single / Rural Rhythm
  • The Circuit Riders / Lonesome Wind / Let the Ride Begin / Pinecastle Records
  • Charlie Waller & The Country Gentlemen / One Morning In May / 45 Years of Memories / Pinecastle Records
  • Country Gentlemen / Mountains And Memories / Souvenirs / Rebel
  • Country Gentlemen / Souvenirs / Souvenirs / Rebel
  • Jimmy Martin and the Sunny Mountain Boys / Bear Tracks / 1954,1974 / Bear Family
  • J.D. Crowe and the New South / You Can Have Her / Bluegrass Evolution / Starday
  • J.D. Crowe / BlackJack / Blackjack / Rebel
  • J.D. Crowe & the New South / I'm Walkin' / J.D. Crowe & the New South / Rounder
  • J.D. Crowe & the New South / She's Gone, Gone, Gone / My Home Ain't In the Hall of Fame / New Rounder
  • The Stanley Brothers / Our Last Goodbye / 1953,58 & 1959 / Bear Family
  • The Stanley Brothers / Come All You Tenderhearted / An Evening Long Ago , Live 1956 / Columbia/Legacy
  • The Stanley Brothers / Little Bessie / The King Years 1961,1965 / Gusto
  • The Stanley Brothers / Darling Do You Know Who Loves You / An Evening Long Ago , Live 1956 / Columbia/Legacy
  • The Stanley Brothers / My Long Skinny Lanky Sarah Jane / An Evening Long Ago , Live 1956 / Columbia/Legacy
  • Tom Neal / Walt's Breakdown / Banjoland / Patuxent
  • Tom Neal / Charmaine / Banjoland / Patuxent
  • Tom Neal / Cincinnati Rag / Banjoland / Patuxent
  • Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick / Thinkin' Of Home / Laurie & Kathy Sing the Songs of Vern & Ray / Spruce and Maple
  • Nightflyer / Old River / Rail River & Road / Kang Records
  • Buzz Busby and Leon Morris / Just For Awhile / 45 RPM Single / Rebel (45)
  • Tom Mindte / Buzzin' with Buzz / Something I've Been Working On / Patuxent Music
  • Fred Pike, Bill Rawlings & the Twin River Boys / Lonesome Indian / 45 RPM Single / Osage (45)
  • Tom Mindte / Mom And Dad's Waltz / Something I've Been Working On / Patuxent
  • The Wilson Brothers / Trail Of The Lonesome Pine / 45 RPM Single / Blake Records (45)
  • Carl Story / Savior's Love / Complete Atteiram Collection / Gusto
  • Jimmie Williams & Red Ellis / A Higher Power / 45 RPM EP / Starday (45)
  • Front Range / Weeds In the Wheat / One Beautiful Day / Sugar Hill Records
  • The Dillards / Somebody Touched Me / Back Porch Bluegrass / Rhino,Elektra
  • Charlie Moore & Bill Napier / Springtime In Heaven / Heartwarming Gospel / Gusto Gospel
  • Wayne Taylor / Forgiveness / Movin' On / Raincoe
  • Charlie Waller and The Country Gentlemen / I Feel Like Traveling On / Crying In The Chapel / CRFreeland
  • Rhonda Vincent / Good News / Performs Songs From The House With The Red Light / Upper Management
  • Dry Branch Fire Squad / Jesus On The Mainline / Live At the Newburyport Firehouse / Rounder Records
  • Steve Gulley / Stormy Waters / Family, Friends & Fellowship / Rural Rhythm
  • Fred Etheridge with Nick Anderson & Mark Doyle / Walking In A Dream / Pickin' And Singin' / Self-released

Sunday, August 17, 2014

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 8/17/2014 (plus, a semi-Bluegrass fill-in, 8/14/2014)

Sunday's radio show featured a good deal of newer Bluegrass, some classic tunes, and a whole bunch of songs inspired by one iPod on shuffle!  Programming ideas come from the strangest places sometimes, eh?



Hylo Brown working with Earl & Lester
(and Paul Warren, too)
This weekend, while I was listening to a shuffle of the 5,000+ songs loaded on my iPod, I heard Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver's version of Hylo Brown's "Your Crazy Heart."  Hearing this song made me remember how unique was the voice of Frank Brown, Jr. -- known professionally as Hylo Brown (1922-2003) -- and that, in turn, made me think that he'd written some pretty great Bluegrass songs that ought be heard this very afternoon.  And so, we included the aforementioned DLQ song, as well as Hylo Brown-penned songs by Jimmy Martin, Tony Rice, James King, and IIIrd Tyme Out, as well as several selections by Hylo, himself.  Fun!  


Since we're getting so close to IBMA's World of Bluegrass festivities, it always seems like there's a ton of new music coming out this time of year.  We played a good deal of that on Sunday's show, too, from performers including a brand new "trio" recording from J.D. Crowe, Doyle Lawson & Paul Williams, as well as Darren Nicholson, Danny Roberts, the Roland White Band, Chase & Melissa Johner, Dick Smith (from "The Patuxent Banjo Project"), Breaking Grass, Nightflyer, Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick, Larry Sparks, Missy Werner, and Steve Gulley.

Hope you were able to join us on Sunday afternoon, and that you'll be sure to join Jim next Sunday afternoon, 4-7PM.

Have a good week!

Amy O.



Bluegrass Cafe, 8/17/2014 - REQUESTS ARE RED.

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Whispering Waters / Audie Blaylock & Redline / Audie Blaylock & Redline / Rural Rhythm
  • Copper Kettle / Country Gentlemen / Live In Japan / Rebel
  • My Old Kentucky Home / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / The Tradition Continues / Brandywine
  • Feel Good Day / Continental Divide / Feel Good Day / Pinecastle
  • Earl's Breakdown / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / 16 Biggest Hits / Columbia
  • Helping Hand / Johnny Williams / Last Day Of Galax / Mountain Fever Recordings
  • Cherry Blossoms In The Springtime / Jeanette Williams / Cherry Blossoms In The Springtime / Doobie Shea
  • Tennessee Truck Driving Man / Don Rigsby with Charlie Sizemore / Doctor's Orders / Rebel
  • You're Still To Blame / Stanley Brothers / The Early Starday King Years 1958-1961 / Gusto
  • Leaving You And Mobile, Too / Lost & Found / Down On Sawmill Road / Rebel
  • No Longer A Sweetheart Of Mine / Reno & Smiley / Good Old Country Ballads / King
  • Dancin' In The Kitchen / Darren Nicholson / Things Left Undone / Self-Produced
  • Derrington Drive / Danny Roberts / Nighthawk / Mountain Home
  • You Gotta Do What You Gotta Do / Lonesome River Band / Carrying The Tradition / Rebel
  • The Last Old Shovel / Phyllis Boyens / O Sister / Rounder
  • Saro Jane / Roland White Band / Straight-Ahead Bluegrass / Self-Produced
  • Let Old Mother Nature Have Her Way / Barry Berrier / First Time With Feeling / Pinecastle
  • Lovesick And Sorrow / Hylo Brown / Lovesick And Sorrow / Starday
  • Thunderclouds Of Love / Tony Rice / Plays And Sings Bluegrass / Rounder
  • Silent Partner (Called The Blues) / James King / These Old Pictures / Rounder
  • Stone Wall / Hylo Brown / In Concert / Copper Creek
  • I've Waited As Long As I Can / IIIrd Tyme Out / Grandpa's Mandolin / Rebel
  • Your Crazy Heart / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Never Walk Away / Sugar Hill
  • John Henry / Hylo Brown & the Timberliners with Earl Scruggs / Classic Bluegrass Live, 1959-1966 / Vanguard
  • Lost To A Stranger / Hylo Brown / The Best Of Hylo Brown / Rural Rhythm
  • The Prisoner's Song / Hylo Brown & the Timberliners with Earl Scruggs / Classic Bluegrass Live, 1959-1966 / Vanguard
  • Grand Ole Opry Song / Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with Jimmy Martin / Will The Circle Be Unbroken / Capitol
  • My Walking Shoes / Crowe, Lawson & Williams / Standing Tall And Tough / Mountain Home
  • Highway 11 / Chase & Melissa Johner / It's Not Fair / Self-Produced
  • Dear Old Dixie / Dick Smith / The Patuxent Banjo Project / Patuxent Music
  • Raining In Virginia / Breaking Grass / Just As Strong / Mountain Fever Records
  • Keep It In The Middle Of The Road / Nightflyer / Rail, River & Road / Kang Records
  • How Many Times / Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick / Sing The Songs Of Vern & Ray / Spruce & Maple Music
  • It's Just A Road / The Boxcars / It's Just A Road / Mountain Home
  • Don't Fall In Love With A Girl Like That / The Boxcars / All In / Mountain Home
  • Glastonbury Woodshed / Roger & JD Williams / Williams Squared / Happy Appy Records
  • Frozen In Time / Gibson Brothers / Help My Brother / Compass Records
  • The Memory Of Your Smile / Hot Mustard / Live At Mole Hill Theatre / Howling Cat Records
  • Letter From My Darling / Larry Sparks with Bobby Osborne / Lonesome And Then Some... / Rebel
  • The Heart You Break / Missy Werner / Turn This Heart Around / Self-Produced
  • Dueling Banjos / Rick Spinney / Off The Cuff / Self-Produced
  • Do You Live What You Preach / Crowe, Lawson & Williams / Standing Tall And Tough / Mountain Home
  • What Could I Do / Volume Five / The Day We Learn To Fly / Mountain Fever Records
  • Take Me In The Lifeboat / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Father's Table Grace / MME
  • I'll Never Go Back / Traver Hollow / By Request / Self-Produced
  • Won't It Be Wonderful There / Dailey & Vincent / Brothers Of The Highway / Rounder
  • We'll Still Sing On / Johnson Mountain Boys / We'll Still Sing On / Rounder
  • I Never Shall Forget The Day / Steve Gulley / Family, Friends & Fellowship / Rural Rhythm
  • Happy I'll Be / Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick / Sing The Songs Of Vern & Ray / Spruce & Maple Music
  • One Wide River / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

FILL-IN, 8/14/2014
  • Waiting For A Train / Jimmie Rodgers / The Essential Jimmie Rodgers / RCA
  • Wabash Cannonball / Roy Acuff / The Essential Roy Acuff / Columbia Legacy
  • Choo Choo Coming / Stanley Brothers / The Early Starday King Years, 1958-1961 / Gusto
  • Pan American / Hank Williams / Hillbilly Hero / Gusto
  • I'm Moving On / Hank Snow / RCA Country Legends / BMG
  • Streamlined Cannonball / Bristol Boys / All Aboard With The Bristol Boys / Self-Produced
  • Train Whistle Blues / Merle Haggard / Same Train, A Different Time / Bear Family
  • Diesel Train / Jim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys / Radio Shows / Pinecastle
  • The Golden Rocket / David Peterson & 1946 / In The Mountaintops To Roam / Self-Produced
  • Old Train / Seldom Scene / Different Roads / Rebel
  • Walk Through This World With Me / Seldom Scene / Different Roads / Rebel
  • You Took All The Ramblin' Out Of Me / The Boxcars / It's Just A Road / Rebel
  • Thank God I'm A Country Boy / Special Consensus / Country Boy:  A Bluegrass Tribute To John Denver / Compass Records
  • The Game / Blue Highway / The Game / Rounder
  • Grandpa's Way Of Life / Spinney Brothers / No Borders / Mountain Fever Records
  • One's On The Way / Loretta Lynn / 20th Century Masters / MCA
  • I'm A One Woman Man / Johnny Horton / The Essential Johnny Horton / Columbia Legacy
  • Country Girl / Faron Young / The Complete Capitol Hits Of Faron Young / Collectors' Choice Music
  • Heartbreak U.S.A. / Kitty Wells / Classic Country--The Sixties:  Legends / Time Life
  • Devil Woman / Marty Robbins / The Nashville Sound / Columbia
  • Two Glasses, Joe / Ernest Tubb / The Definitive Collection / MCA
  • Heart Over Mind / Ray Price / The Essential Ray Price / Columbia
  • Saw Mill / Buck Owens / On The Bandstand / Sundazed
  • Mental Revenge / Waylon Jennings / The Early Years / BMG
  • Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town / Statler Brothers / The World Of The Statler Brothers / Columbia
  • I Ain't Never / Webb Pierce / 20th Century Masters / MCA
  • Sweet Little Miss Blue Eyes / Mel Tillis / Your Body Is An Outlaw / Elektra
  • The Cold Hard Facts Of Life / Porter Wagoner / RCA Country Legends / BMG
  • Ballad Of Forty Dollars / Tom T. Hall / The Essential Story Songs / Mercury
  • He Loves Me All The Way / Tammy Wynette / The Essential Tammy Wynette / Epic Legacy
  • My Rambling Heart / Jim Reeves / Four Walls--The Legend Begins / BMG
  • I Can't Keep You In Love With Me / Louvin Brothers / My Baby's Gone, 1955-1964 / Raven
  • A Picture Of Me (Without You) / George Jones / The Essential George Jones / Epic Legacy
  • Kiss Crazy Baby / Johnnie & Jack / For Old Times Sake / Bear Family
  • Walk On By / Leroy Van Dyke / Grand Ole Opry Live Classics, Volume 2 / Opry Music

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Playlist - 8/10/2014 - Podunk Recap

Hi Folks,

The Podunk Bluegrass Music Festival had just finished the night before this show, so we played all of the bands who had performed on the main stage over the three festival days.  This included new music from Blue Highway, Shawn Lane, Wayne Taylor (Appaloosa), Dave Adkins & Edgar Loudermilk, and The Bankesters.

Other recent music included songs from Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys, The Steeldrivers, Three Tall Pines, Claire Lynch (all Podunk performers), Missy Werner, Michael Cleveland, Turning Ground, Marteka and William Lake, Nu-Blu, Doyle Lawson, Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick, Becky Buller, James King, Balsam Range, Seldom Scene, Roland White, and Larry Efaw.
Jimmy Martin born Aug 10, 1927

Jimmy Martin's 87th birthday was the day of this show, so we played Jimmy throughout the show.  Jimmy died of cancer May 14, 2005.

The Heritage Corner provided some interesting rarities included songs off vinyl from The Keen Brothers, The Sandy Valley Boys, and additional music from Buzz BusbyThe Dillards, Bill Monroe, Ralph Stanley, and Carl Story.


Jim Beaver

Podunk bands in red
Artist / Song / Album / Label
  • Bill Emerson / Theme Time / Home Of The Red Fox / Rebel
  • Donna Ulisse / I Lied / Walk This Mountain Down / Hadley Music
  • The Gibson Brothers / The Barn Song / Red Letter Day / Sugar Hill
  • Blue Highway / Talk Is Cheap / The Game / Rounder
  • Wayne Taylor / Hills of Sonora / Movin' On / Raincoe
  • The Steeldrivers / When You Don't Come Home / Hammer Down / Rounder
  • Jimmy Martin and the Sunny Mountain Boys / Grand Ole Opry Song / 1954-1974 / Bear Family
  • Marteka and William / Six White Horses / True Grass Revival / Self-released
  • Shawn Lane / Mountain Songs of Yesterday / Mountain Songs / Cat Town Records
  • Jeanette Williams / Too Late To Say Goodbye / Cherry Blossoms in the Springtime / Doobie Shea
  • Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys / In Some Other's Arms / Reasons That I Run / Real Life Enterprises
  • Turning Ground / Echo Of The Steel / Cell Of Mine / Self-released
  • Missy Werner / Rocks In the River / Turn This Heart Around / Self-Produced
  • James King / Highway To Nowhere / Three Chords And The Truth / Rounder
  • Larry Stephenson / Big Train / What Really Matters / Compass
  • Three Tall Pines / With Body and Soul / Taproot - EP / Three Tall Pines
  • The Dillards / Old Home Place / Back Porch Bluegrass / Elektra
  • Nu-Blu / Trains I Didn't Take / Ten / Rural Rhythm
  • Jimmy Martin and the Sunny Mountain Boys / Dog Bite Your Hide / 1954-1974 / Bear Family
  • The Johnson Mountain Boys / Misery Loves Company / Working Close / Rounder
  • Dave Adkins / Pretty Little Liar / Nothing To Lose / Mountain Fever
  • Edgar Loudermilk / Two Hearts After One / My Big Chance Tomorrow / Mountain Fever
  • Dave Adkins / Pike County Jail / Nothing To Lose / Mountain Fever
  • Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper / Jack O' Diamonds / On Down The Line / Compass
  • Claire Lynch / I'll Be Alright Tomorrow (with Alison Brown) / Dear Sister / Compass
  • Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper / Just Call Me Crazy / On Down The Line / Compass
  • The Keen Brothers / Choo Choo Coming / Grassy Mountain Sound / Old Homestead (LP)
  • The Sandy Valley Boys / Big Pipe Line / Hard Road To Travel / Vetco (LP)
  • The Keen Brothers / What About You / Grassy Mountain Sound / Old Homestead (LP)
  • The Sandy Valley Boys / Fee's Fling / Hard Road To Travel / Vetco (LP)
  • Windy Hill / A Fool and His Honey / Lonesome Garbage Man / Self Released
  • Jimmy Martin and the Sunny Mountain Boys / Foggy Old London / 1954-1974 / Bear Family
  • Buzz Busby / Whose Red Wagon / Going Home / Starday
  • Travers Chandler & Avery County / Old Barstool / Pardon Me... / Mountain Fever
  • Balsam Range / Stacking Up The Rocks / Five / Mountain Home
  • Russ Carson (bed) / Liberty Off The Corn Liquor Still/Devil In The Wood Pile / Last Chance / Patuxent Music
  • Russ Carson (bed) / Shenandoah Breakdown / Last Chance / Patuxent Music
  • Shady Creek / Not Loving Me / The Old Home / Self Released
  • Mark Newton & Steve Thomas / Old McDonald Sold the Farm / Reborn / Pinecastle
  • Larry Efaw and the Bluegrass Mountaineers / Give Me Time to Think It Over / She Left Me Standing On a Mountain / Blue Circle
  • Marteka and William / Foggy Mountain Special / True Grass Revival / Self-released
  • The Bankesters / Cups (When I'm Gone) [with Sierra Hull] / Love Has Wheels / Compass Records
  • Bill Monroe / Seven Year Blues / Blue Grass 1959-1969 / Bear Family
  • The Roland White Band / Hot Flash On the Highway / Straight-Ahead Bluegrass / Self-released
  • Becky Buller / Southern Flavor / 'Tween Earth And Sky / Dark Shadow
  • Carl Story / Forty Days And Forty Nights / Complete Atteiram Collection / Gusto
  • Taylors Grove / Storms Are On The Ocean / Keep On The Sunny Side / Fishtraks
  • The Seldom Scene / I'll Be No Stranger There / Long Time... Seldom Scene / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Chris Warner / When Jesus Comes Down / Back Again / Pinecastle
  • Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick / Touch Of God's Hand / Sing The Songs Of Vern & Ray / Spruce and Maple
  • Jimmy Martin and the Sunny Mountain Boys / Who'll Sing For Me / 1954-1974 / Bear Family
  • Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / I Sailed Back / Open Carefully Message Inside / Mountain Home
  • Ralph Stanley / The Old Crossroad / Poor Rambler / Starday King 
  • Carl Story And His Rambling Mountaineers / Follow Him / Mighty Close to Heaven / Starday
  • Fred Etheridge with Nick Anderson & Mark Doyle / Walking In A Dream / Pickin' And Singin' / Self-released