Monday, July 28, 2014

Playlist - 7/27/2014 - Becky Buller

Hi Folks.

Becky Buller joined Bluegrass Cafe to discuss her upcoming album, 'Tween Earth And Sky" which contains a version of Bill Monroe's instrumental "Southern Flavor" with lyrics!  Becky told us how she came to make the recording with former Blue Grass Boys, and we heard "Southern Flavor" as well as another single from the album.  Besides being a great performer, Becky is a well-respected songwriter, and to demonstrate you need look no further than the playlist where songs Becky wrote are highlighted.

We also heard from Roger Moss who brought us up-top-date on the upcoming Podunk Bluegrass Festival August 7-9 at Hebron Lions Fairgrounds in Hebron, CT.  For more information about Podunk, check out their web site at http://podunkbluegrass.com

Besides Becky's new songs, we introduced new music from Wayne Taylor (Appaloosa), Larry Sparks, and aired many other recently-released albums.

For the Heritage Corner we heard Earl Taylor & Jim McCall, Don Reno & Bill Harrell, Ralph Stanley from his early post-Carter period, Joe Val, Molly O'Day, The Sloas Brothers, and Carl Story.

Amy will be with you next Sunday making the banjos and fiddles ring, and I will be filling in for James and Cathy Ward on Bluegrass Rules Tuesday afternoon 2-5pm ET, so tune in for more great bluegrass music.

Jim Beaver


Becky Buller songwriter credits in dark red

Artist / Song / Album / Label

  • Herschel Sizemore / Daybreak In Dixie / Back In Business / Hay Holler
  • Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out / My Angeline / Russell  Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out / Rural Rhythm
  • Special Consensus / Scratch Gravel Road / Scratch Gravel Road / Compass
  • Becky Buller / Charlie Lawson's Still / Rest My Weary Feet / SRS Records
  • Wayne Taylor / Gamblin' Man / Movin' On / Raincoe
  • Feller and Hill / The Ballad of Buck and Don / Here Come Feller and Hill...Again! / Blue Circle 
  • Earl Taylor & Jim McCall / Little Maggie / The Best Of Bluegrass Volume 1 / Rural Rhythm
  • Don Reno & Bill Harrell / Worried Man Blues / The Best Of Bluegrass Volume 1 / Rural Rhythm
  • Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper / Fiddlin' Joe / On Down The Line / Compass
  • Larry Sparks / Loving You Too Well (w. Ralph Stanley) / Lonesome And Then Some / Rebel
  • Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road / That's Kentucky / Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road / Pinecastle 
  • Edgar Loudermilk / Town of Shady Green / My Big Chance Tomorrow / Mountain Fever 
  • Dave Adkins / Tennessee Twister / Nothing To Lose / Mountain Fever 
  • Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick / Cabin On A Mountain / Sing The Songs Of Vern & Ray / Spruce and Maple
  • James King / Old Five And Dimers / Three Chords And The Truth / Rounder
  • Jeanie Stanley / Two Sides To Every Story / Baby Girl / CMH
  • Dave Evans / Don't Go Out Tonight Darling / Bad Moon Shining / Rebel 
  • Becky Buller / Nothin' To You / 'Tween Earth And Sky / Dark Shadow
Interview with Becky Buller
  • Becky Buller / Southern Flavor / 'Tween Earth And Sky / Dark Shadow
  • Larry Sparks / Dim Lights- Thick Smoke (with Curly Seckler) / Lonesome And Then Some / Rebel
  • Marteka and William / Salty Dog Blues / True Grass Revival / Self-released
  • Blue Highway / The Game / The Game / Rounder
  • Turning Ground / Cell Of Mine / Cell Of Mine / Self-released
  • Ralph Stanley / Wonderful World Outside / Poor Rambler / Starday 
  • Jackson & Stiltner / Guitar Pickin' Truck Driver / Tribute To Bill Napier / Self Released
  • The Bear Bridge Band / I'll Never See My Home Again / Broken Hearts & Better Times / Open Road
  • The Johnson Mountain Boys / Bluest Man In Town / At the Old School House / Rounder
  • Jimmy Martin / Home Run Man / 1954-1974 / Bear Family
  • Windy Hill / Love You Miss You Bye / Lonesome Garbage Man / Self Released
  • Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / Sparkling Brown Eyes / One Morning In May / Rounder
  • Rich In Tradition / Lonesomeville / Lonesomeville / Mountain Roads
  • Balsam Range / Don't Watch Those Tears / Five / Mountain Home
  • Doc Watson / Black Mountain Rag / Foundation / Sugar Hill
  • Doc Watson / Windy & Warm / Foundation / Sugar Hill
  • Doc Watson / Doc's Guitar / Foundation / Sugar Hill
  • Doc Watson / Stone's Rag / Foundation / Sugar Hill
  • Seldom Scene / It's All Over Now Baby Blue / Long Time... / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Danny Lee Davis / Love Me Darlin Just Tonight / Ole Tyme Favorites / Self Released
  • Tommy Brown & The County Line Grass / The Boy From The Country / Mountain Bluegrass / Hay Holler
  • Bill Monroe / Sold Down The River / Blue Grass 1959-1969 / Bear Family
  • Molly O' Day And The Cumberland Mountain Folk / Tramp On The Street / Molly O' Day And The Cumberland Mountain Folk / Bear Family
  • The Sloas Brothers / Loving Grace Of God / I'm Going Home Again / REM
  • Dry Branch Fire Squad / The Gospel Way / The Gospel Way / Self-released
  • Dry Branch Fire Squad / Lonely Tombs / The Gospel Way / Self-released
  • Rhonda Vincent / Fishers of Men / One Step Ahead / Rounder
  • Carl Story And His Rambling Mountaineers / Row Us Over The Tide / Mighty Close to Heaven / Starday
  • Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Lead Me To That Fountain / Open Carefully Message Inside / Mountain Home 
  • The Churchmen / Mercy Road / Mercy Road / Mountain Fever
  • Ralph Stanley / I Wanna Go Home / Poor Rambler / Starday 
  • Fred Etheridge with Nick Anderson & Mark Doyle / Walking In A Dream / Pickin' And Singin' / Self-released

Monday, July 21, 2014

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 7/20/2014

Sunday's show was spent celebrating the birthdays of Ricky Skaggs and Jesse McReynolds, as well as revisiting 1962's "Rose Maddox Sings Bluegrass" LP.  We shared some brand-spanking new music from the legendary Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, the return of the Bluegrass Brothers, and a new solo record from Blue Highway's Tim Stafford.  If all of that wasn't enough excitement for a Sunday afternoon, we even gave away two day passes for the wonderful Podunk Bluegrass Festival, coming up in just a couple of weeks (August 7-9) at the Hebron Lions Fairgrounds in Hebron, CT.  Phew!  Hope you heard at least a little bit of the show...

Jim will join you for next Sunday afternoon's Bluegrass Cafe, so be sure to be with him beginning at 4PM, won't you?

Have a fine week!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL (requests are RED)

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Poor Monroe / Ricky Skaggs & Keith Whitley / Second Generation / Rebel
  • Think Of What You've Done / Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder / Bluegrass Rules! / Skaggs Family
  • Don't Get Above Your Raising / Ricky Skaggs / Country Hits Bluegrass Style / Skaggs Family
  • The Old Crossroads / Ricky Skaggs & Tony Rice / Skaggs & Rice / Sugar Hill
  • Cajun Moon / Ricky Skaggs / Country Hits Bluegrass Style / Skaggs Family
  • I Had But Fifty Cents / Ricky Skaggs / Ricky Skaggs Solo:  Songs My Dad Loved / Skaggs Family
  • Going Like Wildfire / Jim & Jesse / Radio Shows / Rural Rhythm
  • There's More Pretty Girls Than One / Jesse McReynolds & the Virginia Boys / New Horizons / Pinecastle
  • Thanks For The Trip To Paradise / Jim & Jesse McReynolds / Music Among Friends / Rounder
  • Country Side Of Heaven (Where The Bluegrass Music Flows) / WhiteHouse / WhiteHouse / Pinecastle
  • Alison's Band / Charlie Sizemore Band / Good News / Rounder
  • Scotland / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1957-1958 / JSP Records
  • She's More To Be Pitied / Stanley Brothers / The Early Starday King Years, 1958-1961 / Gusto
  • Sugar Coated Love / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill  Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1951-1954 / JSP Records
  • Uncle Pen / Rose Maddox / The One Rose / Bear Family
  • Footprints In The Snow / Rose Maddox / The One Rose / Bear Family
  • My Rose Of Old Kentucky / Rose Maddox / The One Rose / Bear Family
  • Each Season Changes You / Rose Maddox / The One Rose / Bear Family
  • Blue Moon Of Kentucky / Rose Maddox / The One Rose / Bear Family
  • Wildwood Valley / Boys From Indiana / Touchin' Home / Rebel
  • Just Like You / Hot Rize / Untold Stories / Sugar Hill
  • Together 'Til The End / BearTracks / Makin' New Tracks / Self-Produced
  • El Cumbanchero / Tom Mindte / Something I've Been Working On / Patuxent Music
  • Lonesome Old Home / Longview / Longview / Rounder
  • Talk Is Cheap / Blue Highway / The Game / Rounder
  • That Road / Nu-Blu / Ten / Rural Rhythm
  • Man In The Hole / Edgar Loudermilk / My Big Chance Tomorrow / Mountain Fever Records
  • Mash Your Finger / Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa / It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Day! / Raincoe Music
  • On The Ledge / Tim Stafford / Just To Hear The Whistle Blow / Hedge Drive Records
  • Memories Of My Childhood / Bluegrass Brothers / Generations / Mountain Fever Records
  • Home On The River / Gibson Brothers / They Called It Music / Compass Records
  • Rocks In The River / Missy Werner / Turn This Heart Around / Self-Produced
  • Walk Through This World With Me / Seldom Scene / Long Time...Seldom Scene / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Foggy Mountain Breakdown / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / The Essential Earl Scruggs / Columbia
  • Never Let Me Go / Flatt Lonesome / Too / Mountain Home
  • Too High A Price To Pay / Balsam Range / Five / Mountain Home
  • I Been Walkin' / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / I Been Walkin' / Patuxent Music
  • Iron Curtain / Johnson Mountain Boys / Favorites / Rounder
  • To Warm And Comfort You / Gail & Gordon Pike / Hard Words / Self-Produced
  • Get On Board / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Open Carefully, Message Inside / Mountain Home
  • Better Get In That Number / Spinney Brothers / Here At The Cross / Self-Produced
  • Pray The Clouds Away / Jimmy Martin / This World Is Not My Home / MME
  • Meet Me Over On The Other Side / Country Gentlemen / Sugar Hill Collection / Sugar Hill
  • Angel On Your Side / Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters / Everything I Wanted Love To Be / Happy Appy Records
  • You're Drifting Away / Lost & Found / Let The Light Shine Down / Rebel
  • Will You Go? / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Open Carefully, Message Inside / Mountain Home
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Playlist - 7/13/2014 Mike Daniels Interview

Hi Folks.

I had been away for nearly a month on business and personal travel, so it was very enjoyable to get back behind the WHUS microphone and explore much of the new music that arrived during my absence.

The highlight of the day was an interview with Mike Daniels -- the banjo picker with the Eastern Kentucky band Turning Ground.  Mike, besides being an excellent musician, is part of bluegrass history because he was Hylo Brown's last banjo picker in a string that included Jim Smoak, Earl Scruggs, Curtis McPeake, Lowell Varney, Billy Edwards, and other great pickers.  We heard about that as well as the new CD from Turning Ground titled Cell Of Mine, and heard several tracks from that new disc.  Many thanks to Mike for taking time out of his Sunday to speak to New England bluegrass fans.

Other new music included titles from Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick (a tribute to Vern & Ray!), Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, Balsam Range, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Becky Buller, Roland White, Dry Branch Fire Squad, gospel band Crosspoint, Steve Gulley, Mike Scott & Friends, and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver.

From the Heritage Corner we heard both sides of a rare single from Fred Pike - Bill Rawlings and the Twin River Boys, and songs from Mac Martin, Earl Taylor & Jim McCall, and The Lilly Brothers & Don Stover.

We hope you enjoyed the show.  Tune into WHUS next Sunday when Amy will make the banjos and fiddles ring.

Jim Beaver



























Artist / Song / Album / Label
  • Marteka and William / Ground Speed / True Grass Revival / Self-released
  • Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper / Fiddlin' Joe / On Down The Line / Compass Records
  • Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick / Oh! Susanna / Sing The Songs Of Vern & Ray / Spruce and Maple
  • Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick / Montana Cowboy / Sing The Songs Of Vern & Ray / Spruce and Maple
  • Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen / Yeah Man (with Rob Ickes) / Cold Spell / Compass Records
  • Jackson & Stiltner / Pinball Blues / Tribute To Bill Napier / Self-released
  • Balsam Range / Monday Blues / Five / Mountain Home
  • Rich In Tradition / Branded Wherever I Go / Lonesomeville / Mountain Roads
  • Windy Hill / What Are You Doing Here Today? / Lonesome Garbage Man / Windy Hill
  • Blue Moon Rising / I Don't Need Your Kind of Love / Blue Side of the Moon / Blue Moon Records
  • Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper / Johnny Thompson / On Down The Line / Compass Records
  • Seldom Scene / With Body And Soul / Long Time... Seldom Scene / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Feller & Hill / Here Comes Polly / Here Come Feller & Hill...Again! / Blue Circle Records
  • Rhonda Vincent / I Need Somebody Bad Tonight / Only Me / Upper Management
  • Becky Buller / Southern Flavor / 'Tween Earth And Sky / Dark Shadow
  • James King / The Devil's Train / Three Chords And The Truth / New Rounder
  • Roland White / Saro Jane / Straight Ahead Bluegrass / Roland White Music
  • Turning Ground / Cowboy In His Bones / Cell Of Mine / Self-released
  • Interview segment with Mike Daniels of Turning Ground
  • Turning Ground / Katie / Cell Of Mine / Self-released
  • Turning Ground / When A Man Can't Get A Woman Off His Mind / Cell Of Mine / Self-released
  • Turning Ground / Dig 2 Graves / Cell Of Mine / Self-released
  • Turning Ground / Lay Me Down / Cell Of Mine / Self-released
  • Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick / Black-Eyed Susie / Sing The Songs Of Vern & Ray / Spruce and Maple
  • The Sloas Brothers / I'm Going Home Again / I'm Going Home Again / REM
  • Fred Pike - Bill Rawlings & the Twin River Boys / He Was A Friend Of Mine / 45 RPM Single / Osage
  • Dry Branch Fire Squad / I've Always Been a Rambler / Don't Forget This Song / Self-released
  • Tom Adams & Michael Cleveland / North Carolina Breakdown / Live At The Ragged Edge / Rounder
  • Travers Chandler & Avery County / Black Dust Fever / State Of Depression / Patuxent
  • Chris Warner / Lazy Man's Lament / Back Again / Pinecastle
  • Fred Pike - Bill Rawlings & the Twin River Boys / Lost Indian / 45 RPM Single / Osage
  • Reno & Harrell / Black Diamonds / Reno Bound / John Boy & Billy
  • Marteka and William / Foggy Mountain Special / True Grass Revival / Self-released
  • Marteka and William / Shuckin' The Corn / True Grass Revival / Self-released
  • Marteka and William / Wildwood Flower / True Grass Revival / Self-released
  • Jimmy Martin / Bear Tracks / 1954-1974 / Bear Family
  • The Johnson Mountain Boys / Weathered Gray Stone / At The Old Schoolhouse / Rounder
  • Earl Taylor & Jim McCall / Long Journey Home / Country Roots / Rural Rhythm
  • Mac Martin & The Dixie Travelers / This Rambler's Ramblin' / Country Roots / Rural Rhythm
  • Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Coming Soon / Open Carefully Message Inside / Mountain Home Music 
  • Mike Scott & Friends / Where The Soul Of Man Never Dies / The Old Country Church / Rural Rhythm
  • Johnny Jackson & James Stiltner / Praise God, I'm Ready To Go / Tribute To Bill Napier / Self-released
  • Seldom Scene / I'll Be No Stranger There / Long Time... Seldom Scene / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Steve Gully / Victory In Jesus / Family, Friends & Fellowship / Rural Rhythm
  • Nathan Stanley / Farther Along / Sandy Ridge / Self-released
  • Crosspoint / Glory Bound / We're Gonna Rise / Rural Rhythm
  • Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / When The Saints Go Marching In / When The Saints Go Marching In / Rounder
  • Carl Story And His Ramblin' Mountaineers / Camping In Canaan's Land / Mighty Close To Heaven / Starday
  • Bear Bridge Band / That Glory Bound Train / Broken Hearts & Better Times / Open Road
  • Fred Etheridge with Nick Anderson & Mark Doyle / Walking In A Dream / Pickin' And Singin' / Self-released

Sunday, July 06, 2014

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 7/6/2014

Wrapping up a big holiday weekend with some Bluegrass is never a bad idea, right?  That's what we'd like to think, anyway!  Hope you were able to listen to a bit of the Bluegrass Cafe on Sunday afternoon on what was an absolutely beautiful summer day to end the Fourth of July holiday weekend.  

Happy Birthday to the "Uncle of Bluegrass,"
Charlie Monroe (born July 4, 1903).
On Sunday, a few Bluegrass (and Bluegrass-related) performers who celebrated birthdays over the past few days were remembered, including the late Charlie Monroe (born July 4, 1903), Peter Rowan (born July 4, 1942), and Jimmy Gaudreau (born July 3, 1946).  To remember all of these folks, we shared a bit of each birthday performer's music.

Lots of newer Bluegrass music hit the
Coming from the Spinneys - Fall 2014...
airwaves, too, including selections from forthcoming projects by both the Crowe Brothers and the Spinney Brothers, as well as new music from 2014 recordings by Flatt Lonesome, Rachel Burge & Blue Dawning, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, the Moore Brothers, Dave Adkins, Balsam Range, and Feller & Hill.


Hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend, and that you'll be sure to join Jim back in the Bluegrass Cafe next Sunday afternoon beginning at 4PM.  

Amy


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Moundsville Pen / IIIrd Tyme Out / IIIrd Tyme Out / Rebel
  • I'll Break Out Again Tonight / Gibson Brothers Bluegrass Band / Underneath A Harvest Moon / Big Elm Records
  • I Don't Want Your Nine Pound Hammer / Bear Bridge Band / A Bluegrass Sampler / Open Road
  • Doin' My Time / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / The Complete Mercury Recordings / Mercury
  • In The Jailhouse Now / Soggy Bottom Boys / O Brother, Where Art Thou? / Lost Highway
  • Big River / Nashville Bluegrass Band / The Boys Are Back In Town / Sugar Hill
  • Say You Lied / Neon Valley Boys / Bluegrass / Sudden Comfort Records
  • Your Love Died Like The Rose / Johnson Mountain Boys / Working Close / Rounder
  • What Was I Supposed To Do / Lynn Morris Band / The Lynn Morris Band / Rounder
  • Almost / Nashville Bluegrass Band / Unleashed / Sugar Hill
  • One Teardrop And One Step Away / Reno & Smiley / Sweethearts In Heaven / Bear Family
  • Don't Lie To Me / Red Allen & Frank Wakefield / Keep On Going / Rebel
  • Nobody Cares / Lonesome Pine Fiddlers / Windy Mountain / Bear Family
  • Cry From The Cross / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1956-1959 / JSP Records
  • Are You Missing Me / Jim & Jesse / Jim & Jesse, 1952-1955 / Bear Family
  • Blue Moon Of Kentucky / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Opry Country Classics, Volume One / Opry Music
  • Nine Pound Hammer Is Too Heavy / Monroe Brothers / Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys, 1936 / JSP Records
  • Red Rocking Chair / Charlie Monroe / Post War Country Classics, 1946-1950 / Cattle
  • Little Joe / Monroe Brothers / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1937-1938 / JSP Records
  • Goodbye Old Pal / Peter Rowan / The First Whippoorwill / Sugar Hill
  • Dixie Breakdown / Fred Pike, Bill Rawlings & the Twin River Boys / Authentic Bluegrass Folk Music / Osage
  • Keepin' It Between The Lines (Old School) / Peter Rowan / The Old School / Compass Records
  • Aunt Dinah's Quilting Party / Country Gentlemen / Folk Session Inside / Copper Creek
  • Amelia Earhart's Last Flight / Country Gentlemen / Can't You Hear Me Callin' / Rebel
  • Old John Burns / Rickey Wasson & Dwight McCall / God Didn't Choose Sides / Rural Rhythm
  • Last Day At Gettysburg / Gary Ferguson / I'm Really Leaving / Webco
  • I've Got The Moon On My Side / Crowe Brothers / single / Mountain Fever Records
  • So Far / Flatt Lonesome / Too / Mountain Home
  • My Cold Heart / Rachel Burge & New Dawning / Rachel Burge & New Dawning / Mountain Fever Records
  • Fiddlin' Joe / Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper / On Down The Line / Compass Records
  • Sitting On Top Of The World / Moore Brothers / I Wanna Sugar Baby / Self-Produced
  • I Just Got Wise / Missy Werner / Turn This Heart Around / Self-Produced
  • Gonna Catch A Train / Spinney Brothers / single / Mountain Fever Records
  • Pike County Jail / Dave Adkins / Nothing To Lose / Mountain Fever Records
  • Why You Been Gone So Long / New Kentucky Colonels / Live In Holland, 1973 / Self-Produced
  • Monday Blues / Balsam Range / Five / Mountain Home
  • Casey Jones / Old Time Bluegrass Singers / Plastic Heart / Open Road
  • The Ballad Of Buck & Don / Feller & Hill / Here Come Feller & Hill...Again! / Blue Circle Records
  • You're My Family Now / Chris Jones & the Night Drivers / Lonely Comes Easy / Rebel
  • Backwards And Forwards / Bob Amos / Borrowed Time / Bristlecone
  • That High Lonesome Sound / Peter Rowan & the Nashville Bluegrass Band / New Moon Rising / Sugar Hill
  • He Looked Beyond My Fault / Gordon Pike & the Dixie Darlins / Gordon Pike & the Dixie Darlins / Self-Produced
  • I'm Making My Way / Traditional Grass / Songs Of Love And Life / Rebel
  • The Church Back Home / Country Gentlemen / High Lonesome / Starday
  • Lord Have Mercy (On My Soul) / Lou Reid & Carolina / Live At The Down Home / KMA Records
  • Heaven / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1955-1959 / JSP Records
  • Before The Fire Comes Down / Del McCoury / Bluegrass Spirit / Rounder
  • I Love God's Way Of Living / White Mountain Bluegrass / Angels Rejoice / Strictly Country
  • I'll Be No Stranger There / Seldom Scene / Long Time...Seldom Scene / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Thursday, July 03, 2014

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 6/29/2014

Eric & Leigh Gibson (with Jesse Brock on mandolin) took a
walk down Memory Lane at a Saturday Jenny Brook workshop.
This past weekend, I spent 4 1/2 days in lovely Tunbridge, Vermont at the outstanding Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival.  I came back to eastern Connecticut on Sunday morning, fresh with the sounds of favorite bands I'd seen perform in Vermont (Gibson Brothers, Spinney Brothers, the Boxcars), as well as bands I'd heard but had never previously seen, like Feller & Hill & the Bluegrass Buckaroos and Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing.  It was an absolutely outstanding time, and if you happened to miss it, here's a little piece about the festival from Burlington, Vermont TV station, WCAX.  Great stuff!  Click the video link in this story...

http://www.wcax.com/story/25891712/jenny-brook-family-bluegrass-festival-underway-in-tunbridge


Other music featured on Sunday included brand-spanking new music from Missy Werner (her self-produced recording is "Turn This Heart Around"), as well as newer music from the likes of Richard Bennett, Bryan Sutton, John Bowman, Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters, Mike Scott & Friends, Balsam RangeBecky Buller, and the Roys.

Hope everyone has a fantastic (albeit somewhat soggy) 4th!  We'll be looking for you once more on Sunday afternoon for another Bluegrass Cafe...

Amy


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL
  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Walk Out In The Rain / Ronnie & Rob McCoury / Ronnie & Rob McCoury / Rounder
  • What A Wonderful Life / Spinney Brothers / Memories / Mountain Fever Records
  • Ragged Man / Gibson Brothers / Life Goes On / Rural Rhythm
  • Big Blue Roses / Feller & Hill & the Bluegrass Buckaroos / Feller & Hill & the Bluegrass Buckaroos / Self-Produced
  • Don't Cheat In Our Hometown / Stanley Brothers / Don't Cheat In Our Hometown / King
  • I Knew It Wasn't You (The Telephone Song) / Crowe Brothers / Bridging The Gap / Rural Rhythm
  • I'll Never Go Back / Louvin Brothers / Songs That Tell A Story / Rounder
  • Little Mountain Road / Josh Crowe & David McLaughlin / Going Back / Rounder
  • Busy City / Rhonda Vincent / Only Me / Upper Management Music
  • Crow, Little Rooster / Loafers' Glory / Loafers' Glory / Arhoolie Records
  • Hard Times In Kentucky / Virginia Squires / The Best Of The Virginia Squires / Rebel
  • Foggy Mountain Top / David Grisman with Doc Watson & Ricky Skaggs / Home Is Where The Heart Is / Rounder
  • My Little Darlin' / Hot Rize / In Concert / Flying Fish
  • The Little Girl And The Dreadful Snake / Big Country Bluegrass / Memories Of The Past / Rebel
  • Diesel Train / Jim & Jesse / Radio Shows / Rural Rhythm
  • Let's Live For Tonight / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • Me And Paul Revere / Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers / single / Rounder
  • Washington And Lee Fling / Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / To Warm And Comfort You / Rebel
  • New Freedom Bell [Alternate Take] / Country Gentlemen / High Lonesome / Starday
  • The Hills And Home / Country Gentlemen / High Lonesome / Starday
  • Redwood Hill / Country Gentlemen / Live In Japan / Rebel
  • Rocks In The River / Missy Werner / Turn This Heart Around / Self-Produced
  • Across The Great Divide / Richard Bennett / In The Wind Somewhere / Lonesome Day Records
  • Cricket On The Hearth / Bryan Sutton / Into My Own / Sugar Hill
  • Zion's Shore / John Bowman / Worship Him / Pisgah Ridge
  • Southern Flavor / Becky Buller with Peter Rowan / single / Self-Produced
  • No More Lonely / The Roys / single / Rural Rhythm
  • Rough Edges / Missy Werner / Turn This Heart Around / Self-Produced
  • What Are They Doing In Heaven Today / Lilly Brothers / Early Cuts, 1947-1953 / JSP Records
  • I've Never Been So Lonesome / Ted Lundy / Early Cuts, 1945-1953 / JSP Records
  • Roll On Blues / Connie & Babe / Early Cuts, 1945-1953 / JSP Records
  • I Heard The Bluebirds Sing / Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters / Everything I Wanted Love To Be / Happy Appy Records
  • Buzzin' With Buzz / Tom Mindte / Something I've Been Working On / Patuxent Music
  • Walkin' After Midnight / Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie / Dancin' Annie / Rural Rhythm
  • Brown County Breakdown / James Alan Shelton / Blue In The Blue Ridge / Freeland
  • Stranger In My Home / White Mountain Bluegrass / Aragon Mill / Strictly Country
  • Let Old Mother Nature Have Her Way / Barry Berrier / First Time With Feeling / Pinecastle
  • Home Of The Soul / Jimmy Gaudreau with Bill Clifton / In Good Company / CMH
  • So Happy I'll Be / Bluegrass Album Band / The Songs Of Flatt & Scruggs / Rounder
  • When I Wake Up To Sleep No More / Kathy Kallick / Count Your Blessings / Live Oak
  • The Old Country Church / Mike Scott & Friends / The Old Country Church / Rural Rhythm
  • Angel Band / Hot Mustard / Live At Mole Hill Theatre / Howling Cat Records
  • Beyond The Sunset / Doyle Lawson-Russell Moore-Jamie Dailey-Josh Swift / Life Goes On / Rural Rhythm
  • I Want To Be A Christian Soldier / Josh Crowe & David McLaughlin / Going Back / Rounder
  • Stacking Up The Rocks / Balsam Range / Five / Mountain Home
  • When The Angels Carry Me Home / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Father's Table Grace / MME
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Blues / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, June 22, 2014

WHUS "Bluegrass Cafe" - 6/22/2014

Happy Birthday to banjo legend, Eddie Adcock -- born 6/21/1938.
Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe featured a birthday tribute or two (#76 on June 21st for Eddie Adcock and #100 for the legendary Lester Flatt on June 19th), new music from Connecticut's Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters and guitar picker/singer, Richard Bennett, and a whole bunch of music from performers who'll be appearing this coming weekend at the delightful Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival in Tunbridge, Vermont.  Why, we even gave away a few CDs from Jenny Brook performers as well as a day ticket to the festival!  It was a pretty full show -- sure hope you able to listen to a little bit of it...

If you happened to miss us this week, you'll have another opportunity to join us in the Bluegrass Cafe again NEXT Sunday afternoon, 4-7PM.  See you then!

Amy


SONG / TITLE  / ALBUM / LABEL (REQUESTS ARE RED).

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Matterhorn / Country Gentlemen / Can't You Hear Me Callin' / Rebel
  • Gold Watch And Chain / Eddie & Martha Adcock / TwoGrass / Pinecastle
  • Rodger Young / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Nightwalk / Eddie & Martha Adcock with Tom Gray & Friends / Many A Mile / Patuxent Music
  • Mrs. Robinson / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Talk To Me Lonesome Heart / Larry Stephenson with Connie Smith & Marty Stuart / 20th Anniversary / Pinecastle
  • The Windowsill Song / Daughters of Bluegrass feat. Becky Buller / Pickin' Like A Girl / Blue Circle Records
  • Right Here / Missy Werner Band / Three Kinds Of Lonesome / Self-Produced
  • Give This Message To Your Heart / Larry Stephenson with Dailey & Vincent / 20th Anniversary / Pinecastle
  • There's No Room In My Heart For The Blues / Clyde Moody / Shenandoah Waltz / Gusto
  • Lovesick And Sorrow / Hylo Brown / Lovesick And Sorrow / Starday
  • My Brown Eyed Darling / Lonesome Pine Fiddlers / Windy Mountain / Bear Family
  • Cruel Love / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • Are You Missing Me / Jim & Jesse, 1952-1955 / Bear Family
  • Footprints In The Snow / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1940-1946 / JSP Records
  • Little Maggie / Don Rigsby / Doctor's Orders / Rebel
  • Battle Ax / Ralph Stanley & Ralph Stanley II / Side By Side / Rebel
  • I'll Work It Out / Gibson Brothers / They Called It Music / Compass Records
  • Barely Beat The Daylight In / Lonesome River Band / Chronology, Volume Two / Rural Rhythm
  • Where The Wild River Rolls / Bob Amos / Borrowed Time / Bristlecone
  • Government Blues / Feller & Hill / Here Come Feller & Hill...Again! / Blue Circle Records
  • I Wish You Knew / Nothin' Fancy / Album #7 / Pinecastle
  • It's Just A Road / The Boxcars / It's Just A Road / Mountain Home
  • Darlin' Think Of What You've Done / Spinney Brothers / No Borders / Mountain Fever Records
  • Salty Dog Blues / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Flatt & Scruggs At Carnegie Hall! / Koch Records
  • Durham's Reel / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Flatt & Scruggs At Carnegie Hall! / Koch Records
  • Down The Road / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Flatt & Scruggs At Carnegie Hall! / Koch Records
  • Have You Come To Say Goodbye / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Radio Gems / Radio Gems
  • I Won't Be Hanging Around / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1955-1959 / JSP Records
  • I'll Go Steppin' Too / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1952-1955 / JSP Records
  • Why Don't You Tell Me So / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / The Complete Mercury Recordings / Mercury
  • The Ballad Of Jed Clampett / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / 16 Biggest Hits / Columbia
  • Flame In My Heart / Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters / Everything I Wanted Love To Be / Happy Appy Records
  • Pitkin County Turnaround / Steve Martin / The Crow / Rounder
  • Walk Through This World With Me / Seldom Scene / Long Time...Seldom Scene / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Roll On Big Mama / The Grascals / When I Get My Pay / Mountain Home
  • Just Ain't / Terry Baucom with Sam Bush / Never Thought Of Looking Back / John Boy & Billy, Inc.
  • The Bluebirds Are Singing For Me / Junior Sisk & Joe Mullins / Hall Of Fame Bluegrass! / Rebel
  • Stronger Every Day / Richard Bennett / In The Wind Somewhere / Lonesome Day Records
  • I Dreamed Of An Old Love Affair / Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters / Everything I Wanted Love To Be / Happy Appy Records
  • Mother's Only Sleeping / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1946-1949 / JSP Records
  • What Could I Do / Volume Five / The Day We Learn To Fly / Mountain Fever Records
  • The First Step To Heaven / Nashville Bluegrass Band / Home Of The Blues / Sugar Hill
  • Satan's Jeweled Crown / Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / Angels Rejoice / Strictly Country
  • Shouting In The Air / Johnson Mountain Boys / Let The Whole World Talk / Rounder
  • Get In Line Brother / Audie Blaylock & Redline with Russell Moore & Carrie Hassler / The All-Star Jam--Live At Graves Mountain / Rural Rhythm
  • Joy Of Revelation / McCoury Brothers / The McCoury Brothers / Rounder
  • I'm Travelin' On And On / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / The Essential Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1945-1949 / Columbia
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Playlist - 6/15/2014 - Father's Day

Hi Folks!

This was our Father's Day show, so the first half was nearly all songs with a father theme.

The last half of the show was new and old.  We introduced cuts from a new Tribute to Bill Napier produced by Johnny Jackson and James Stiltner, several songs from the amazing teenage Flatt-&-Scruggs-style pickers from West Virginia -- Marteka and William Lake, new music from Balsam Range, The Seldom Scene, Feller & Hill, The Osborne Brothers, Rich In Tradition, James King, and Dry Branch Fire Squad.

Heritage Corner music came from The Lilly Brothers & Don Stover, The Vern Williams Band, The Sloas Brothers, Jimmy Martin &The Osborne Brothers, Carl Story, The Chuck Wagon Gang, and The Stanley Brothers.








Tune in next week when Amy will bring you the Bluegrass Cafe.

Jim Beaver





Artist / Song / Disk / Label

  • The Johnson Mountain Boys / Five Speed / At The Old Schoolhouse / Rounder
  • The Johnson Mountain Boys / Dream Of A Miner's Child / At The Old Schoolhouse / Rounder
  • Jeanie Stanley, Joe Isaacs, Ralph Stanley II & Stacy York / Baby Girl / Baby Girl - A Tribute to Carter Stanley / CMH Records
  • Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time / Workin' End Of A Hoe / Songs From The Workbench / Shell Point
  • Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out / Little John, I Am / Russell  Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out / Rural Rhythm
  • Keith Whitley & Ricky Skaggs / Son Of Hobert / Second Generation / Rebel
  • Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder / My Father's Son / Brand New Strings / Skaggs Family
  • Lonesome River Band / Don't Worry 'Bout Daddy / Finding the Way / Sugar Hill Records
  • The Charlie Sizemore Band / Devil On a Plow / Good News / New Rounder
  • The Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / That Star Belongs To Me / The Prestige - Folklore Years / Prestige Folklore
  • Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Father's Table Grace / Foggy Mountain Gospel / Columbia
  • The Bear Bridge Band / Daddy Sing Me A Song About Mamma / Broken Hearts & Better Times / Open Road
  • Blue Moon Rising / Papaw Taught Me / On The Rise / Lonesome Day
  • The Bluegrass Brothers / Son Of A Sawmill Man / As Time Goes By / Self-released
  • Lost & Found / Papa Wants To Go Back / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • The Seldom Scene / Daddy Was a Railroad Man / Act Four / Sugar Hill Records
  • California / A Farmer's Son / Traveler / Sugar Hill Records
  • The Grascals / Keep On Walkin' / Keep On Walkin' / New Rounder
  • The Grascals / The Only Daddy That Will Walk the Line / Keep On Walkin' / New Rounder
  • The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band / Big Daddy (Is Alabamy Bound) / Screams from the Holler / Spring Fed Records
  • Nathan Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys / Papaw I Love You / The Legacy Continues / Nathan Stanley Entertainment
  • Nathan Stanley / Papaw's Mule / Sandy Ridge / Self-released
  • David Peterson / That Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine / Simplicity / Self-released
  • LeRoy Mack & Friends / I've Got A Lot To Thank My Daddy For / LeRoy Mack & Friends / Rebel
  • Jeanette Williams / Daddy / Dreams Come True / Flyin' Cloud
  • Butch Robins / My Father's Footsteps / Grounded . Centered . Focused / Hay Holler Records
  • Lester Armistead & Mike Armistead / Plant Some Flowers By My Graveside / Lester & Mike / RME
  • The Osborne Brothers / Gonna Be Raining When I Die / Nashville / Pinecastle Records
  • Ralph Stanley & Ralph Stanley II / Darling Little Joe / Side By Side / Rebel
  • Travers Chandler & Avery County / Long Black Limo / Pardon Me... / Mountain Fever Records
  • The Vern Williams Band / When Springtime Comes Again / Bluegrass from the Gold Country / New Rounder
  • The Sloas Brothers / Got Your Love On My Mind / I'm Going Home Again / REM
  • Jackson & Stiltner / Truck Driver's Queen / Tribute To Bill Napier / Self-released
  • The Gillis Brothers / The Lonesome Traveler / Ice Cold Stone / Hay Holler
  • James King / Things Have Gone To Pieces / Three Chords And The Truth / New Rounder
  • Marteka and William / Foggy Mountain Special / True Grass Revival / Self-released
  • Marteka and William / Shuckin' The Corn / True Grass Revival / Self-released
  • Marteka and William / Salty Dog Blues / True Grass Revival / Self-released
  • Marteka and William / Ground Speed / True Grass Revival / Self-released
  • Marteka and William / Petticoat Junction / True Grass Revival / Self-released
  • The Gibson Brothers / Old Memory / Underneath A Harvest Moon / Big Elm
  • Feller & Hill / Three Little Words Too Late / Here Come Feller & Hill...Again! / Blue Circle Records
  • Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa / Mash Your Finger / It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Day! / Raincoe Music
  • Balsam Range / Monday Blues / Five / Mountain Home
  • The Seldom Scene / California Cottonfields / Long Time... Seldom Scene / Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
  • Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Sally Ann / Foggy Mountain Banjo / Columbia
  • Jimmy Martin and the Osborne Brothers / Save It! Save It! / 1954-1974 / Bear Family
  • The Chuck Wagon Gang / The Church In The Wildwood / America's Popular Family Quartet / Cattle
  • The Chuck Wagon Gang / I'd Rather Have Jesus / America's Popular Family Quartet / Cattle
  • Front Range / A Father's Prayer / One Beautiful Day / Sugar Hill Records
  • Johnny Jackson & James Stiltner / Praise God, I'm Ready To Go / Tribute To Bill Napier / Self-released
  • Rich In Tradition / Glorious City / Lonesomeville / Mountain Roads
  • Carl Story and The Rambling Mountaineers with The Brewster Brothers / Are You Walking / Unissued Recordings / Old Homestead
  • Carl Story And His Ramblin' Mountaineers / My Time Will Come Someday / Mighty Close To Heaven / Starday
  • Lester Flatt / I'd Like To Have Papa Show Me Around / The One And Only Lester Flatt / King
  • The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys / Angel Band / 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: Best of the Stanley Brothers / Mercury Nashville
  • Dry Branch Fire Squad / Take Me In Your Life Boat / The Gospel Way / Self-released
  • Fred Etheridge with Nick Anderson & Mark Doyle / Walking In A Dream / Pickin' And Singin' / Self-released