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

Sunday, August 03, 2014

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 8/3/2014

Sunday's radio show featured a whole bunch of music -- some classic, some brand-spanking new, and some in-between.  All of it sounded pretty good to me!  Hope you thought so, too...

This Les Leverett photo captures six Grand Ole Opry
stars who traveled to NYC to play a show at Carnegie
Hall on November 21, 1961.  From the top:
Minnie Pearl, Jim Reeves, Faron Young,
Bill Monroe, Patsy Cline, Grandpa Jones.

As I've been trying to do this summer, I did a fill-in this past Thursday morning at WHUS.  During these fill-ins, I tend to play a lot of the classic country music that I really like, and this past Thursday was no exception.  When playing a song on Thursday from Jim Reeves, I realized that this year is the 50th anniversary of the plane crash that took his life -- July 31, 1964.  Jim Reeves was just one month short of celebrating his 41st birthday when he died, and while he wasn't necessarily a big songwriter, he did record a whole lot of music during his relatively brief recording career.  Some of those titles have been covered in the Bluegrass World, so we marked the anniversary of the passing of Jim Reeves with 5 Bluegrass covers of songs he'd also recorded, and even included a 1957 classic from Jim Reeves that is probably his most covered in Bluegrass music, "I've Lived A Lot In My Time."   

During Thursday's fill-in, I had a question from a Bluegrass Cafe listener asking about the origins of "Shady Grove."  I had no answer for her on Thursday morning, and even after doing a little bit of research before Sunday's show, I still didn't have much of an answer.  Since the question had been asked, though, it inspired me to find a few different versions of this old folk song that has been recorded hundreds of times over the years.  


Summer is a big season for new Bluegrass releases, and we've added bunches of them over the last few weeks.  Today's newer tunes came from Missy Werner, the Roland White Band, Rachel Burge & New Dawning, Steve Gulley, Larry Sparks, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Flatt Lonesome, Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters, the Spinney Brothers, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Balsam Range, and a track from the new banjo recording from Patuxent Music called "The Patuxent Banjo Project."  

We also shared music from some of the upcoming performers at the Podunk Bluegrass Festival in nearby-to-Storrs, Hebron, CT, next week:  August 7-9.  The Podunk performers we heard from included the Steeldrivers, Donna Ulisse, and Dave Adkins (with Edgar Loudermilk).  See you at Podunk!

Have a great week - and be sure to join Jim for another Bluegrass Cafe next Sunday afternoon, 4-7PM!

Amy


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL [Requests are RED]
  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Hot Night In August / Gary Ferguson / I'm Really Leaving / Webco
  • Goin' To China / Stan Keach & Friends / Cry Of The Loon & Other Original Songs About Maine / Self-Produced
  • The Open Road / Gibson Brothers / Bona Fide / Sugar Hill
  • Gotta Travel / American Drive / American Drive / Rural Rhythm
  • Polka On The Banjo / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / 16 Biggest Hits / Columbia
  • Two Hours Down / Rick Hayes / Fly By Night / Kang Records
  • Cumberland Gap / Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / On The Radio, 1952-1953 / Rounder
  • Dark Hollow / Kathy Kallick Band / Time / Live Oak Records
  • I'll Never Shed Another Tear / Bluegrass Album Band / Songs Of Flatt & Scruggs / Rounder
  • Little Maggie / Stanley Brothers / Select Sides, 1947-1949 / JSP Records
  • Four Walls / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1954-1957 / JSP Records
  • Yonder Comes A Sucker / Gary & Jim Brewer / Goin' Up Copper Creek / Copper Creek
  • The Blizzard / Bill Harrell & the Virginians / The Cat Came Back / Rebel
  • A Letter To My Heart / Bear Bridge / Broken Hearts And Better Times / Open Road
  • I've Lived A Lot In My Time / Longview / Lessons In Stone / Rebel
  • I've Lived A Lot In My Time / Jim Reeves / RCA Country Legends / BMG Heritage
  • Hey Baby / Feller & Hill & the Bluegrass Buckaroos / Here Come Feller & Hill...Again! / Blue Circle Records
  • A Far Cry From Lester And Earl / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / The Heart Of A Song / Rebel
  • Snake In The Grass / Missy Werner / Turn This Heart Around / Self-Produced
  • Big Blue Raindrops / Del McCoury Band / The Streets Of Baltimore / McCoury Music
  • In Despair / Dale Ann Bradley / Somewhere South Of Crazy / Compass Records
  • Baby You're Cheatin' / Big Country Bluegrass / Memories Of The Past / Rebel
  • Shady Grove / Hot Rize / In Concert / Flying Fish
  • Shady Grove / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Sugar Hill
  • Shady Grove / Doc Watson / Memories / Sugar Hill
  • If I Lose / Roland White Band / Straight-Ahead Bluegrass / Self-Produced
  • Rebels Ye Rest / Rachel Burge & Blue Dawning / Rachel Burge & Blue Dawning / Mountain Fever Records
  • Victory In Jesus / Steve Gulley / Family, Friends, & Fellowship / Rural Rhythm
  • Rocky The Wonder Dog / Keith Arneson / The Patuxent Banjo Project / Patuxent Music
  • Dim Lights, Thick Smoke / Larry Sparks with Curly Seckler / Lonesome And Then Some... / Rebel
  • Me And My Fiddle / Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper / On Down The Road / Compass Records
  • Letters Have No Arms / Flatt Lonesome / Flatt Lonesome Too / Mountain Home
  • Shallow Grave / The Steeldrivers / Hammer Down / Rounder
  • How Mountain Girls Can Love / Donna Ulisse / Showin' My Roots / Hadley Music Group
  • Pike County Jail / Dave Adkins / Nothing To Lose / Mountain Fever Records
  • I Dreamed Of An Old Love Affair / Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters / Everything I Wanted Love To Be / Happy Appy Records
  • Gonna Catch A Train / Spinney Brothers / Tried And True / Mountain Fever Records
  • That's Kentucky / Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road / Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road / Rural Rhythm
  • Love Of The Mountains / Lost & Found / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Clinch Mountain Backstep / Randy Jones / When Old Lonesome Comes Around / Self-Produced
  • Bluegrass Blues / Steep Canyon Rangers / The Steep Canyon Rangers / Rebel
  • I'm Gonna Sing, Sing, Sing / Larry Sparks with Jesse McReynolds & Curly Seckler / Lonesome And Then Some... / Rebel
  • In The Shadow Of The Son / Justin Carbone [Myrna Riquier] / Momma's Flowers / Self-Produced
  • I Know What You're Talking About / Lynn Morris Band / Shape Of A Tear / Rounder
  • I'm A Stranger / Johnson Mountain Boys / We'll Still Sing On / Rounder
  • The Way, The Truth, The Light / Sideline / Session 1 / Mountain Fever Records
  • Will You Go? / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Open Carefully, Message Inside / Mountain Home
  • Stacking Up The Rocks / Balsam Range / Five / Mountain Home
  • Light At The River / Steve Gulley / Family, Friends, & Fellowship / Rural Rhythm

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Fill-in For "Bluegrass Rules!" - 7/29/2014

Hi Folks.

I had the opportunity to fill-in for James and Cathy Ward on their show, "Bluegrass Rules," on this Tuesday afternoon.  James and Cathy were kind enough to fill-in for Marti and me on "Red Rooster Party" for a couple of weeks this year while we were away, so it felt good to return the favor.

I packed a bunch of music into the show's three hours - 59 songs to be exact!  I had a blast while doing the show, too.

Much new music was played included songs from The Missy Werner Band, The Roland White Band, Travis Frye, Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters, Wayne Taylor (Appaloosa), Doyle Lawson, The Roys, and more.

Check out the playlist below.

Jim Beaver


Artist / Song / Album / Label
  • Pine Creek / Shenandoah Breakdown / Private recording / None
  • The Johnson Mountain Boys / Misery Loves Company / Working Close / Rounder
  • The Isaacs / Wandering Boy / Bridges / Horizon
  • The Roland White Band / Loose Talk / Straight-Ahead Bluegrass / Self-released
  • Missy Werner Band / Rocks In the River / Turn This Heart Around / Self-released
  • Marty Raybon / That Janie Backer / The Back Forty / Rural Rhythm
  • Travis Frye / Living In A Moment / Blue Mountain / Kindred
  • Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters / I Heard The Bluebirds Sing / Everything I Wanted Love to Be / Happy Appy
  • Larry Efaw and the Bluegrass Mountaineers / Don't You Call My Name / She Left Me Standing On a Mountain / Blue Circle
  • The Earl Brothers / Broken Motor / Whiskey, Women & Death / Self-released
  • Wayne Taylor / Off My Mind / Movin' On / Raincoe
  • Gerald Evans and Joe Mullins / Cricket On the Hearth / Just A Five-String and a Fiddle / Rebel
  • The Dillards / Old Home Place / Back Porch Bluegrass / Elektra
  • Blue Moon Rising / Bad Woman / Blue Side of the Moon / Blue Moon Records
  • Travers Chandler & Avery County / Long Black Limo / Pardon Me... / Mountain Fever
  • Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick / Black-Eyed Susie / Sing The Songs Of Vern & Ray / Spruce and Maple
  • Buzz Busby / Where Will This End / Going Home / Starday
  • The Gillis Brothers / Rock Bottom / Ice Cold Stone / Hay Holler
  • The Bear Bridge Band / Fifty Miles Of Elbow Room / Broken Hearts & Better Times / Open Road
  • Raymond Fairchild / Whoa Mule / 31 Banjo Favorites / Rural Rhythm
  • Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / It's Done / Open Carefully Message Inside / Mountain Home
  • The Gibson Brothers / Hand Me Down My Walking Cane / Underneath A Harvest Moon / Big Elm
  • The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band / Wabash Cannonball / Screams from the Holler / Spring Fed
  • James King / He Stopped Loving Her Today / Three Chords And The Truth / Rounder
  • Rhonda Vincent / O'er Yonder Hill / Rhonda Vincent Performs Songs from the House with the Red Light / Upper Management
  • Donna Hughes / The Way I Am / From The Heart / Running Dog
  • The Sloas Brothers / Heart Specialist / I'm Going Home Again / REM (LP)
  • Feller & Hill / Never Ending Song Of Love / Here Come Feller & Hill... Again / Blue Circle
  • Herschel Sizemore / Rebecca / Back In Business / Hay Holler
  • Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out / Little John I Am / Russell  Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out / Rural Rhythm
  • Dudley Connell & Don Rigsby / Meet Me By the Moonlight / Meet Me by the Moonlight / Sugar Hill
  • Reno & Harrell / Gold Digger / Reno Bound / John Boy & Billy
  • Chris Warner / Long Haul Truckin' / Back Again / Pinecastle
  • Jimmy Martin and the Sunny Mountain Boys / I'm The Boss (Of This House) / 1954-1974 / Bear Family
  • Bill Monroe / Lonesome Wind Blues / Blue Grass 1959-1969 / Bear Family
  • Windy Hill / Lonesome Garbage Man / Lonesome Garbage Man / Windy Hill
  • The Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show / Take Me Back To Tulsa / Take Me Back / Pinecastle
  • Marteka and William / Six White Horses / True Grass Revival / Self-released
  • Remington Ryde / Puddle Of Tears / The Ryde / Self Released
  • Rich In Tradition / Long Journey Home / Lonesomeville / Mountain Roads
  • Dry Branch Fire Squad / Take Me In Your Lifeboat / The Gospel Way / Dry Branch Fire Squad
  • Keith Whitley & Ricky Skaggs / Don't Cheat In Our Hometown / Second Generation / Rebel
  • Balsam Range / Too High a Price To Pay / Five / Mountain Home
  • Turning Ground / When a Man Can't Get a Woman Off His Mind / Cell Of Mine / Self-released
  • Seldom Scene / Little Georgia Rose / Long Time... Seldom Scene / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / Trials, Troubles, Tribulations / One Morning In May / Rounder
  • Edgar Loudermilk / That Little Girl of Mine in Carolina / My Big Chance Tomorrow / Mountain Fever
  • Tommy Brown & The County Line Grass / White Lines And Road Signs / Mountain Bluegrass / Hay Holler
  • Jeanie Stanley / Baby Girl / Baby Girl / CMH
  • Blue Highway / Church Bell Wedding Blues / The Game / Rounder
  • Earl Taylor & Jim McCall / Pretty Polly / The Best Of Bluegrass Volume 1 / Rural Rhythm
  • The Hillmen / Prisoner's Plea / The Hillmen / Sugar Hill
  • Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper / The Orange Blossom Special / On Down The Line / Compass
  • Johnny Jackson & James Stiltner / Truck Driver's Queen / Tribute To Bill Napier / Self-released
  • The Roys / No More Lonely / No More Lonely ,Single / Rural Rhythm
  • The Johnson Mountain Boys / Daniel Prayed / At the Old School House / Rounder
  • Ralph Stanley / Going Up Home To Live In Green Pastures / Poor Rambler / King
  • David Peterson / Are You Washed In the Blood? / Simplicity / Self-released
  • Carl Story And His Rambling Mountaineers / You Don't Love God (If You Don't Love Your Neighbor) / Mighty Close to Heaven / Starday

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