Sunday, September 16, 2018

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 9/16/2018

During Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe, we celebrated the September birthdays of two country music legends:  Roy Acuff (born September 15, 1903) and Hank Williams (born September 17, 1923).  What's the best way to celebrate these icons of American music?  By playing LOTS of different Bluegrass versions of a few of their songs as recorded by some top-notch Bluegrass performers, of course.  Hope you agree!









Two new CDs arrived in our mailbox this week, and while we had played songs from each of the records on the air before, it's always good to see the full project.  We will be enjoying music from these two new discs -- the Earls of Leicester record, "Live At The CMA Theater In The Country Music Hall Of Fame and "Horrible World" by the Kathy Kallick Band.  Other 2018 releases to air this week included selections from Alan Munde & Billy Bright, Rudi Ekstein, the John Duffey tribute recording, and High Fidelity.

Hope to see you next Sunday afternoon from 4-7PM.  Until then, have a fine week!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL [Requests are RED]

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Wabash Cannonball / Bristol Boys / All Aboard With The Bristol Boys / Self-Produced [Roy Acuff birthday, 9/15/1903]
  • Branded Wherever I Go / Special Consensus / The Trail Of Aching Hearts / Pinecastle [Roy Acuff birthday, 9/15/1903]
  • That Glory Bound Train / Bear Bridge Band / Broken Hearts And Better Times / Open Road [Roy Acuff birthday, 9/15/1903]
  • Write Me Sweetheart / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / A School Of Bluegrass / Crossroads [Roy Acuff birthday, 9/15/1903]
  • Wreck On The Highway / Tennessee Mafia Jug Band / Barnyard Frolic / RME [Roy Acuff birthday, 9/15/1903]
  • Another Day / Ralph Stanley with Joe Diffie / Clinch Mountain Country / Rebel
  • Way Down Deep / Ralph Stanley with Vern Gosdin / Clinch Mountain Country / Rebel
  • Pretty Polly / Ralph Stanley with Patty Loveless / Clinch Mountain Country / Rebel
  • Dooley / The Dillards / There Is A Time (1963-70) / Vanguard
  • Who's Going Down To Town / Vern Williams Band / Bluegrass From The Gold Country / Rounder
  • I Got Tired Of Being Poor / R.C. Harris & Friends / The Scenic Root / RCH Records
  • Lefty's Old Guitar / J.D. Crowe & the New South / Lefty's Old Guitar / Rounder
  • Raise A Ruckus / Bluegrass 45 / Once Again From Kobe, Japan / Self-Produced
  • Little Maggie / Bluegrass 45 / Once Again From Kobe, Japan / Self-Produced
  • Never See My Home Again / The Dillards / There Is A Time (1963-70) / Vanguard
  • Rocky Top / Osborne Brothers / High Lonesome / CMH
  • You'll Always Be The Only One / Crowe & McLaughlin / Going Back / Rounder
  • Jerusalem Ridge / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / High Lonesome / CMH
  • Oklahoma Bound / Alan Munde & Billy Bright / Es Mi Suerte / Self-Produced
  • I'll Go Stepping Too / Earls Of Leicester / Live At The CMA Theater In The Country Music Hall Of Fame / Rounder
  • Dark As The Night, Blue As The Day / Kathy Kallick Band / Horrible World / Live Oak Records
  • Bacon In The Pan / Rudi Eckstein & Friends / Carolina Chimes:  Rudi Eckstein's All Original Bluegrass Instrumental Showcase / Foxfire
  • My Honey Lou / Kathy Kallick Band / Horrible World / Live Oak Records
  • I'm Gonna Sleep With One Eye Open / Earls Of Leicester / Live At The CMA Theater At The Country Music Hall Of Fame / Rounder
  • Some Old Day / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Some Old Day / John Cowan / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Lovesick Blues / Hank Williams / Live At The Grand Ole Opry / Mercury [Hank Williams birthday, 9/16/1923]
  • Move It On Over / Lynn Morris Band / Shape Of A Tear / Rounder [Hank Williams birthday, 9/16/1923]
  • May You Never Be Alone Like Me / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Another Day From Life / Rebel [Hank Williams birthday, 9/16/1923]
  • Settin' The Woods On Fire / Good Ol' Persons / Good N' Live / Sugar Hill [Hank Williams birthday, 9/16/1923]
  • Cold Cold Heart / Spinney Brothers / Going Home / Self-Produced [Hank Williams birthday, 9/16/1923]
  • There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight / Jim Mills with Alan O'Bryant / Bound To Ride / Sugar Hill [Hank Williams birthday, 9/16/1923]
  • When God Comes And Gathers His Jewels / Gibson Brothers / Spread Your Wings / Hay Holler [Hank Williams birthday, 9/16/1923]
  • You Win Again / Ralph Stanley with Melba Montgomery / Clinch Mountain Sweethearts / Rebel [Hank Williams birthday, 9/16/1923]
  • Why Don't You Love Me / Hank Williams / 24 Of Hank Williams' Greatest Hits / Mercury [Hank Williams birthday, 9/16/1923]
  • Dear John / Adam Steffey / Here To Stay / Mountain Home [Hank Williams birthday, 9/16/1923]
  • My Sweet Love Ain't Around / Rhonda Vincent / The Storm Still Rages / Rounder [Hank Williams birthday, 9/16/1923]
  • Pan American / Seldom Scene / Different Roads / Rebel [Hank Williams birthday, 9/16/1923]
  • I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome / Boone Creek / One Way Track / Sugar Hill [Hank Williams birthday, 9/16/1923]
  • California Zephyr / Larry Sparks / Raised By The Railroad Line / Rebel [Hank Williams birthday, 9/16/1923]
  • The Singing Waterfall / Warrior River Boys / Sounds Like Home / Rounder [Hank Williams birthday, 9/16/1923]
  • Baby, We're Really In Love / Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters / Phoenix / Happy Appy Records [Hank Williams birthday, 9/16/1923]
  • Old Country Church / Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / The Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / Rebel
  • House Of Gold / Bluegrass Band / Shine Hallelujah Shine, Volume 2 / Hay Holler [Hank Williams birthday, 9/16/1923]
  • Where No Cabins Fall / Country Gentlemen / True Bluegrass Gospel / Rebel
  • Will You Meet Me Over Yonder / Cliff Waldron & Paul Williams / Higher Ground / Rebel
  • My Savior's Train / High Fidelity / Hills And Home / Rebel
  • Calm The Storm / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / The Original Band / Sugar Hill
  • Stormy Waters / Jimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys / Singing All Day And Dinner On The Ground / MME
  • Press On O'Pilgrim / Jim & Jesse / Radio Shows / Rural Rhythm
  • I Saw The Light / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Anthology / MCA [Hank Williams birthday, 9/16/1923]
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, September 09, 2018

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 9/9/2018

Akira Otsuka with his "Epilogue" CD.
(Photo by Katy Daley).
We devoted a good portion of Sunday's show listening to music from one of my favorite recordings of 2018:  "Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey" on Smithsonian Folkways.  John Duffey was a larger-than-life Personality (capital P is intentional) in the World of Bluegrass Music, and this tribute record released nearly 22 years after his passing is a dandy which features more than 50 performers.  The album's co-producer, Akira Otsuka, is a fine musician, and was a great friend and admirer of John Duffey.  He also was our mid-show telephone guest, and we were honored to talk to him about this great record.  Fun stuff!

This kids' book about Big Mon was published in March 2018.
During this second week of September, there were quite a few birthdays to celebrate, including those of Paul Adkins, James King, Bill Harrell, and Lou Reid.  Of course, there is another very important Bluegrass birthday to celebrate this week -- that of the Father Of Bluegrass Music.  Bill Monroe was born on September 13, 1911, and so, we played all Monroe-penned or Monroe-recorded gospel tunes at the end of the show.  We may celebrate Big Mon a bit more in next Sunday's show, too.

Hope you enjoyed the show today, and will consider joining us once again next Sunday afternoon, 4-7PM.

Enjoy the week!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL [Requests are RED]

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • New Mule Skinner Blues / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Anthology / MCA
  • Is The Grass Any Bluer / Rhonda Vincent / The Storm Still Rages / Rounder
  • Monroe's Doctrine / Special Consensus with Josh Williams & Chris Jones / Scratch Gravel Road / Compass Records
  • Kentucky King / Larry Cordle, Glen Duncan & Lonesome Standard Time / Larry Cordle, Glen Duncan & Lonesome Standard Time / Sugar Hill
  • My Music Comes From Bill / Spinney Brothers / Tried & True / Mountain Fever Records
  • Sad And Lonesome Day / Randy Waller & Lou Reid / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Heartaches / Akira Otsuka / First Tear / Patuxent Music
  • Sad And Lonesome Day / Country Gentlemen / Folk Session Inside / Mercury
  • He Was A Friend Of Mine / Country Gentlemen / Play It Like It Is / Rebel
  • He Was A Friend Of Mine / Dudley Connell & John Cowan / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • If That's The Way You Feel / Amanda Smith / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • If That's The Way You Feel / Seldom Scene / The New Seldom Scene Album / Rebel
  • Singing My Troubles Away / Price Sisters / A Heart Never Knows / Rebel
  • You'll Never Get A Better Chance / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • Brand New Shade Of Blue / Junior Sisk / Brand New Shade Of Blue / Mountain Fever Records
  • Reason For Being / Fred Travers / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Telephone chat with Akira Otsuka
  • Girl From The North Country / Steve Gulley / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Girl From The North Country / Country Gentlemen / 25 Years / Sugar Hill
  • Fuji Mountain Breakdown / Bluegrass 45 / 35 Years Of The Best In Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Bring 'Em On Back / Larry Sparks / Almost Home / Rounder
  • Thin Blue Line / Front Porch Philosophy / Lonesome And Then Some / Very Jerry Records
  • Crazy Heart / James King / Lonesome And Then Some / Rounder [James King birthday, 9/9/1958]
  • Reflections Of Love / Paul Adkins & the Borderline Band / Reflections Of Love / Rebel [Paul Adkins birthday, 9/9/1952]
  • Walls Of Time / Johnson Mountain Boys / Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration / Rounder
  • Do You Remember? / Bill Harrell & the Virginians / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel [Bill Harrell birthday, 9/14/1934]
  • Just Wondering Why / Jim & Jesse / Jim & Jesse, 1952-1955 / Bear Family
  • Ain't It Funny / Lou Reid / When It Rains / Sugar Hill [Lou Reid birthday, 9/13/1954]
  • Sunrise / Country Gentlemen / Bluegrass At Carnegie Hall / Gusto
  • Sunrise / Sam Bush & Bela Fleck / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Little Community Church / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / The Essential Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys (1945-1949 / Columbia
  • I'll Meet You In Church On Sunday Morning / Bluegrass Band / Shine Hallelujah Shine, Volume 1 / Hay Holler Harvest
  • You're Drifting Away / Nashville Bluegrass Band / Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration / Rounder
  • Wicked Path Of Sin / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / The Essential Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys (1945-1949) / Columbia
  • The Boat Of Love / Balsam Range / Marching Home / Mountain Home
  • Voice From On High / Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration / Rounder
  • Let The Light Shine Down / Country Gentlemen / Let The Light Shine Down / Rebel
  • Shine Hallelujah, Shine / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / The Essential Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys (1945-1949) / Columbia
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, September 02, 2018

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 9/2/2018

On this Sunday of Labor Day weekend, our Bluegrass Cafe featured songs of the working man (and woman) to start our program.  Hope you are all enjoying your holiday weekend!

There was a surplus of newer (2018) music to share this week, including brand-spanking-new selections from Troy Engle, J.D. Crowe & Rickey Wasson, Old Country Store, Ray Edwards, Alan Bibey & Grasstowne, and the King James Boys.  We also included tunes from the John Duffey tribute recording, [don't forget -- we will be talking to Duffey tribute album co-producer Akira Otsuka during the September 9th broadcast!], Hot Rize, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, Chris Jones & the Night Drivers, the Feinberg Brothers, and David Davis & the Warrior River Boys.

Hope you'll consider joining us once again next Sunday afternoon for another edition of our Bluegrass Cafe.

Enjoy the week!

Amy O.




SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL [Requests are RED]

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • I Ain't Goin' To Work Tomorrow / Carter Family / Anchored In Love, 1927-1928 / Rounder
  • Today's The Day I Get My Gold Watch And Chain / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Rebel
  • Working Girl Blues / Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands / The Hazel And Alice Sessions / Spruce And Maple Music
  • Working Man Blues / Osborne Brothers / Hillbilly Fever / CMH
  • Another Day, Another Dollar / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Rambler's Call / Rebel
  • Life Of A Hard Workin' Man / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Life Is A Story / Mountain Home
  • Workin' Man (Nowhere To Go) / Cherryholmes / Cherryholmes / Skaggs Family Records
  • Poor Boy Workin' Blues / Dailey & Vincent / Dailey & Vincent / Rounder
  • Blue Collar Dreams / Balsam Range / Mountain Voodoo / Mountain Home
  • Seventeen Cents / Lynn Morris / You'll Never Be The Sun / Rounder
  • Lower On The Hog / IIIrd Tyme Out / Puttin' New Roots Down / Rebel
  • Cold Wind A Blowin' / Ronnie Bowman & Lou Reid / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Small Exception Of Me / Seldom Scene / Live At The Cellar Door / Rebel
  • Some Old Day / John Cowan / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Girl From The North Country / Country Gentlemen / 25 Years / Rebel
  • Southern Skies / Troy Engle / Southern Skies / Rocky Glen Music
  • Kentucky Gambler / J.D. Crowe & Rickey Wasson / Hats Off To Haggard / TrueGrass Entertainment 
  • Let The Big Wheels Roll / Old Country Store / Turning Ground / Bonfire Recording Co.
  • The Life Of A Mountain Man / Ray Edwards / A Golden Anniversary Celebration / Pinecastle
  • Lonesome Pine / Troy Engle / Southern Skies / Rocky Glen Music
  • The Old Home Town / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1950-1952 / JSP Records
  • A Life Of Sorrow / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1956-1959 / JSP Records
  • White House Blues / Earl Taylor & the Stoney Mountain Boys / Classic Bluegrass From Smithsonian Folkways / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Out In The Cold World / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1957-1958 / JSP Records
  • Our Last Goodbye / Johnson Mountain Boys / Classic Bluegrass From Smithsonian Folkways / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Out On The Ocean / Hot Rize with Sam Bush / Hot Rize's 40th Anniversary Bash / Ten In Hand Records
  • Little Country Home / Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road / True Grass Again / Pinecastle
  • Bend In The Road / Chris Jones & the Night Drivers / single / Mountain Home
  • Party For One / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • The Old Spinning Wheel / Larry Sparks / Lonesome And Blue / Rebel
  • I Been Walkin' / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Road Into Town / Patuxent Music
  • Polka On A Banjo / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / 16 Biggest Hits / Columbia Legacy
  • The Cheshire Tragedy / Bear Minimum / The Automobile Of Life / Open Road
  • Take Me Back To Kentucky / Carolina Blue / Sounds Of Kentucky Grass / Poor Mountain Records
  • If I Ever Get Home / Big Country Bluegrass / Let 'Em Know I'm From Virginia / Rebel
  • Sally Let Your Bangs Hang Down / Bill & the Belles / Introducing Bill & the Belles / Self-Produced
  • On Whiskey Mountain / Bill Emerson with Bill Harrell / Reunion / Webco
  • Sunshine Special / Tennessee Mafia Jug Band / Screams From The Holler / Spring Fed Records
  • Tall Timber / Michael Cleveland with Jason Carter / Fiddler's Dream / Compass Records
  • Leavin's Heavy On My Mind / The Grascals / The Grascals / Rounder
  • Ramblin' Blues / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Didn't He Ramble:  Songs Of Charlie Poole / Rounder
  • Gonna Rise And Shine / Alan Bibey & Grasstowne / single / Mountain Fever Records
  • I Am Going To Heaven / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / A Gospel Bluegrass Homecoming, Volume Two / GGS
  • The Great Atomic Power / Louvin Brothers / When I Stop Dreaming:  The Best Of The Louvin Brothers / Razor & Tie
  • Dust On The Bible / Bailes Brothers / The Bailes Brothers 2010 / Gusto
  • You Can Feel It In Your Soul / Earls Of Leicester / Rattle & Roar / Rounder
  • There's A Highway To Heaven / Reno & Smiley / 16 Greatest Gospel Hits / King
  • The Master Standing By / King James Boys / Time To Go Home / Pinecastle
  • Walk In The Sunshine / Spinney Brothers / Living The Dream / Mountain Fever Records
  • See God's Ark A Movin' / Johnson Mountain Boys / Blue Diamond / Rounder
  • Singing As We Rise / Gibson Brothers / Help My Brother / Compass Records
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, August 26, 2018

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 8/26/2018

Sunday's show was all about the giveaways!  After a bit of almost-end-of-summer cleaning, we pulled out six CDs to give away, and we did that over the course of the radio program.  Thanks to everyone who listened, and congratulations to the winners!

We celebrated three Bluegrass birthdays during this show with lots of music from the birthday celebrants, two of whom are members of the Bluegrass Hall of Fame:  Carter Stanley (born August 27, 1925) and J.D. Crowe (born August 27, 1937).  Songwriter and member of the Earls Of Leicester, Shawn Camp, also celebrates his birthday this week -- born August 29, 1966.  

New music was part of the show, too, including selections from forthcoming CDs by the Po' Ramblin' Boys, Roland White, Terry Baucom's Dukes Of Drive, the Kathy Kallick Band, and the Earls Of Leicester.  Other 2018 tunes included selections from the John Duffey tribute recording, Larry Cordle, the Feinberg Brothers, Hot Rize, Becky Buller, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, and High Fidelity.

Thanks for listening!  Hope you'll consider joining us once again next Sunday afternoon, 4-7PM.

Enjoy the week!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL [Requests are RED]

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Hard Hearted / Jim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys / In The Tradition / Rounder
  • Sugarloaf Mountain Special / Johnson Mountain Boys / Live At The Birchmere / Rounder
  • The Less That I Drink / Charlie Sizemore Band / Good News / Rounder
  • Wasted Words / Johnson Mountain Boys / Live At The Birchmere / Rounder
  • Cold Wind (On Fletcher Hill) / Open Road / Cold Wind / Rounder
  • Ashes Of Love / Jimmy Gaudreau with Orrin Star / In Good Company / CMH
  • Wild, Wild Rose / Bluegrass Patriots / Through The Years...Favorite Songs And Requests / Red Feather
  • Waiting For The Real Thing / Front Range / The New Frontier / Sugar Hill
  • I've Always Been A Rambler / Open Road / Bluegrass Music / Self-Produced
  • Bear Tracks / Jimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys / Good 'N' Country & Country Music Time / Jasmine [J.D. Crowe birthday, 8/27/1937]
  • I'll Stay Around / J.D. Crowe / Blackjack / Rebel [J.D. Crowe birthday, 8/27/1937]
  • Nashville Skyline Rag / J.D. Crowe & the New South / Flashback / Rounder [J.D. Crowe birthday, 8/27/1937]
  • Blue Ridge Cabin Home / Bluegrass Album Band / The Bluegrass Compact Disc / Rounder [J.D. Crowe birthday, 8/27/1937]
  • Hold Whatcha Got / Jimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys / Good 'N' Country & Country Music Time / Jasmine [J.D. Crowe birthday, 8/27/1937]
  • To Know Him Is To Love Him / Darin & Brooke Aldridge / Live At Red, White And Bluegrass! / Mountain Home
  • Play By Your Own Rules / Sam Bush / Storyman / Sugar Hill
  • Sunrise / Sam Bush & Bela Fleck / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways 
  • Brown Mountain Light / Country Gentlemen / Classic Bluegrass From Smithsonian Folkways / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Next Train South / Po' Ramblin' Boys / Next Train South / Rounder
  • Rainy Day Blues / Terry Baucom's Dukes Of Drive / forthcoming CD / JohnBoy & Billy, Inc.
  • If You're Ever Gonna Love Me / Roland White with Darin & Brooke Aldridge / Roland White & Friends / Mountain Home
  • Bluegrass Junction / Larry Cordle / Tales From East Kentucky / Mighty Cord Records
  • Ride Away / Kathy Kallick Band / Horrible World / Live Oak Records
  • Long Journey Home / Earls Of Leicester / Live At The CMA Theater In The Country Music Hall Of Fame / Rounder [Shawn Camp birthday, 8/29/1966]
  • Hillbilly Heartache / Don Rigsby & Midnight Call / Hillbilly Heartache / Rebel [Shawn Camp birthday, 8/29/1966]
  • Dying For Someone To Live For / Gibson Brothers / They Called It Music / Compass Records [Shawn Camp birthday, 8/29/1966]
  • Hey! Hey! Hey! / Stanley Brothers / The Complete Columbia Stanley Brothers / Columbia [Carter Stanley birthday, 8/27/1925]
  • A Lonesome Night / Bill Emerson & Cliff Waldron / The Best Of Emerson & Waldron / Rebel [Carter Stanley birthday, 8/27/1925]
  • The Memory Of Your Smile / Dede Wyland / Keep The Light On / Patuxent Music [Carter Stanley birthday, 8/27/1925]
  • Going To The Races / White House / White House / Pinecastle [Carter Stanley birthday, 8/27/1925]
  • Our Last Goodbye / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / I'll Wander Back Someday / Sugar Hill [Carter Stanley birthday, 8/27/1925]
  • The Lonesome River / Stanley Brothers / The Complete Columbia Stanley Brothers / Columbia [Carter Stanley birthday, 8/27/1925]
  • Radio / Steep Canyon Rangers / Radio / Rounder
  • Ol' Lonesome Won't Leave Me Alone / The Boxcars / All In / Mountain Home
  • Carry Me Across The Mountain / Dan Tyminski / Carry Me Across The Mountain / Rounder
  • Swamp Folk / Larry Gillis / Swamp Folk / Tinman Recording
  • Riding That Midnight Train / Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, 1971-1974 / Rebel
  • Cruel Love / Reno & Smiley / Good Old Country Ballads / King
  • A Couple Beers More / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • Hard Pressed / Hot Rize / Hot Rize's 40th Anniversary Bash / Ten In Hand Records
  • Another Love Gone Wrong / Becky Buller / Crepe Paper Heart / Dark Shadow Recording
  • Blue Grass Style / Matt & George & Their Pleasant Valley Boys / Blue Grass Style / Pleasant Valley Records
  • Banjo Bop / Eddie Adcock / Vintage Banjo Jam / Patuxent Music
  • Sailing On / Russell Moore & Dale Ann Bradley / Look To The Light;  Songs Of Faith From The Pen Of Rick Lang / Rural Rhythm Christian
  • Preaching, Praying, Singing / Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road / True Grass Again / Pinecastle
  • I Would Not Be Denied / High Fidelity / Hills And Home / Rebel
  • I'm Working On A Road / Country Gentlemen / John Duffey:  The Rebel Years, 1962-1977 / Rebel
  • The Dream / Gospel Plowboys / Welcome Home / Mountain Fever Records
  • The Automobile Of Life / Bear Minimum / The Automobile Of Life / Open Road
  • Pray The Clouds Away / J.D. Crowe, Doyle Lawson, Paul Williams / Old Friends Get Together / Mountain Home [J.D. Crowe birthday, 8/27/1937]
  • Angel Band / Stanley Brothers / 20th Century Masters / Columbia
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, August 19, 2018

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 8/19/2018

There was no grand plan for Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe:  no birthdays to celebrate, no special tributes, not a lot of brand new music.  Still, we managed to fill our three hours of broadcast time with a whole lot of top-notch Bluegrass Music, if I do say so my own self.  :)  Hope you agree!


We did hear at least two brand new songs from forthcoming CDs from the Earls of Leicester and Nothin' Fancy, plus we shared selections from 2018 recordings by David Davis & the Warrior River Boys, the Del McCoury Band, Hot Rize, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, High Fidelity, Junior Sisk, the Feinberg Brothers, the John Duffey tribute recording, Shannon Slaughter, Special Consensus, and Becky Buller.

If you weren't able to join us this week, hope you'll consider listening in next Sunday afternoon from 4-7PM.  

Enjoy the week!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL [Requests are RED]

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • It's A Good Feeling / Nothin' Fancy / It's A Good Feeling / Mountain Fever Records
  • I'm In Love All Over / Larry Stephenson / Everytime I Sing A Love Song / Webco
  • Under The Influence Of Love / Front Range / Ramblin' On My Mind / Sugar Hill
  • I Could Change My Mind / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder
  • Memories That We Shared / Johnson Mountain Boys / Let The Whole World Talk / Rounder
  • My Florida Sunshine / Claire Lynch / Whatcha Gonna Do / Rounder
  • Tennessee / Jimmy Martin / The King Of Bluegrass / Audium Records
  • Fling Ding / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1956-1959 / JSP Records
  • Is It Wrong (To Love Somebody New) / Paul Adkins & the Borderline Band / Reflections Of Love / Rebel
  • I'll Never Shed Another Tear / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1948-1959 / JSP Records
  • Iron & Diamonds / Gibson Brothers / Iron & Diamonds / Sugar Hill
  • You're My Darling / Old Time Bluegrass Singers / Threads / Open Road
  • Kickin' Our Hearts Around / Michelle Canning / Michelle Canning / Self-Produced
  • Leaving Home / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Didn't He Ramble:  Songs Of Charlie Poole / Rounder
  • The Ballad Of Buck And Don / Feller & Hill / Here Come Feller & Hill...Again! / Blue Circle Records
  • The Banks Of The Ohio / Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson & Ricky Skaggs with Alison Krauss / The Three Pickers / Rounder
  • The Old Home Town / Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / On The Radio, 1952-1953 / Rounder
  • Poor Ellen Smith / Joe Val / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • Long Journey Home / Earls Of Leicester / Live At The CMA Theater In The Country Music Hall Of Fame / Rounder
  • Ace Of Hearts / Del McCoury Band / Del McCoury Still Sings Bluegrass / McCoury Music
  • Just Like You / Hot Rize / Hot Rize's 40th Anniversary Bash / Ten In Hand Records
  • Cherokee Shuffle / Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road / True Grass Again / Pinecastle
  • Gotta Get You Near Me Blues / High Fidelity / Hills And Home / Rebel
  • Henry Clayton Parker / Junior Sisk / Brand New Shade Of Blue / Mountain Fever Records
  • Papa Wants To Go Back / Nothin' Fancy / Time Changes Everything / Mountain Fever Records
  • No Other Man / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • Cross My Broken Heart / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • Sad And Lonesome Day / Randy Waller & Lou Reid / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Young Sailor's Dream / Amy Gallatin / The Undertow / RLM Records
  • The Last Thing On My Mind / Richard Bennett with Tony Rice / In The Wind Somewhere / Lonesome Day Records
  • Don't Throw Mama's Flowers Away / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / The Room Over Mine / Rounder
  • The Night Flatt And Scruggs Played Carnegie Hall / Jerry Salley / Front Porch Philosophy / Very Jerry Records
  • Dig A Hole In The Meadow / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Flatt And Scruggs At Carnegie Hall!:  The Complete Concert / Koch Records
  • Way Down The River Road / Special Consensus / Rivers And Roads / Compass Records
  • Five Speed / Cane Mill Road / Five Speed / Self-Produced
  • Come And Sit By The River / Country Gentlemen / The Sugar Hill Years / Sugar Hill
  • Movin' On / Shannon Slaughter / Never Standing Still / Elite Circuit Records
  • Eddie To The Rescue / Eddie Adcock / Vintage Banjo Jam / Patuxent Music
  • The Rebel And The Rose / Becky Buller with Sam Bush / Crepe Paper Heart / Dark Shadow Recording
  • Roust-A-Bout / Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass / Forever And A Day / Rebel
  • I See A Heartbreak Comin' / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Life Is A Story / Mountain Home
  • Heaven / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Will You Miss Me / Nick Anderson & the Gospel Friends / Live At The Kitchen Table / Self-Produced
  • Will He Wait A Little Longer / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1955-1956 / JSP Records
  • Voice Of My Savior / Virginia Ramblers / They're Holding Up The Ladder / Self-Produced
  • Still Waters / Osborne Brothers / Way Down Deep In My Soul / Sugar Hill
  • Northernbound / Are You Washed In The Blood / Time Goes So Fast / Self-Produced
  • When He Reached Down His Hand For Me / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Classic Bluegrass From Smithsonian Folkways / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Giving My Soul Back To Him / IIIrd Tyme Out / Footprints:  A IIIrd Tyme Out Collection / Rounder
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, August 12, 2018

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 8/12/2018


During our Bluegrass Cafe on Sunday afternoon, we celebrated in song five Country Music Hall of Fame members born in the month of August:  Porter Wagoner (born August 12, 1927) and Buck Owens (born August 12, 1929), as well as Webb Pierce (August 8, 1921), Mel Tillis (August 8, 1931) and Connie Smith (August 14, 1941).  Lots of wonderful music written and/or originally performed by these folks has been recorded in the Bluegrass World so we enjoyed several covers in celebration of these many birthdays.

The big 21st edition of the Podunk Bluegrass Festival was held this past weekend in Hebron, and while the weather wasn't perfect, the music was extremely good.  We heard a few tunes from some of the performers who were there, including Flashback, Dale Ann Bradley, Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show, Balsam Range, and the Virginia Ramblers.

There was new or recent music to share this week, too.  Among the 2018 releases, we heard selections from Balsam Range, Sister Sadie, Chad Darou, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, Jerry Wicentowski, the Feinberg Brothers, Cedar Hill, the John Duffey tribute recording, the Del McCoury Band, Junior Sisk, High Fidelity, Al Jones, Billy Baker & Dee Gunter, as well as the 40th anniversary recording for Hot Rize.  

Enjoy the week, and we'll look for you again next Sunday afternoon!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL [Requests are RED]

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Born To Be With You / Flashback / Denver Snow / Pinecastle
  • Going Back To Kentucky / Dale Ann Bradley / Dale Ann Bradley / Pinecastle
  • Caney Fork River / Balsam Range / Last Train To Kitty Hawk / Mountain Home
  • Bring It On Down To My House / Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show / Sho Nuff Country! / Patuxent Music
  • Oh Lonesome Me / Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show / Sho Nuff Country / Patuxent Music
  • You Didn't Say Goodbye / Virginia Ramblers / Bigger Than Me / Self-Produced
  • Lovesick And Sorrow / Hylo Brown / Lovesick And Sorrow / Starday
  • Last Time You'll See Jenny / Virginia Ramblers / Bigger Than Me / Self-Produced
  • Hold Whatcha Got / Jimmy Martin / The King Of Bluegrass / Universal
  • Bigger Than Me / Virginia Ramblers / Bigger Than Me / Self-Produced
  • Howdy Neighbor Howdy / Traditional Grass / Howdy Neighbor Howdy / Rebel [Porter Wagoner birthday, 8/12/1927]
  • Carroll County Accident / James King / The Bluegrass Storyteller / Rounder [Porter Wagoner birthday, 8/12/1927]
  • Holding On To Nothing / Dale Ann Bradley with Marty Raybon / Catch Tomorrow / Compass Records [Porter Wagoner birthday, 8/12/1927]
  • Misery Loves Company / Johnson Mountain Boys / Favorites / Rounder [Porter Wagoner birthday, 8/12/1927]
  • What Ain't To Be, Just Might Happen / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / You Gotta Dig A Little Deeper / Rounder [Porter Wagoner birthday, 8/12/1927]
  • Green Green Grass Of Home / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel [Porter Wagoner birthday, 8/12/1927]
  • Your Light Leads Me On / Hot Rize / Hot Rize's 40th Anniversary Bash / Ten In Hand Records
  • Hobo Blues / Balsam Range / forthcoming CD / Mountain Home
  • Losing You Blues / Sister Sadie / Sister Sadie 2 / Pinecastle
  • Raising The Bar / Chad Darou / Raising The Bar / Bell Buckle Records
  • True Grass / Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road with Junior Sisk & Dan Paisley / True Grass Again / Pinecastle
  • Write Bill A Letter / Cedar Hill / Write Bill A Letter / Nickeltown Records
  • Danger! Heartbreak Ahead / Jerry Wicentowski / Thanks, Mac!:  Songs Of Mac Wiseman / WizGrass
  • Nellie Kane / Hot Rize / Hot Rize's 40th Anniversary Bash / Ten In Hand Records
  • Sweethearts In Heaven / Reno & Smiley / On The Air / Copper Creek [Buck Owens birthday, 8/12/1929]
  • My Heart Skips A Beat / Lynn Morris Band / The Lynn Morris Band / Rounder [Buck Owens birthday, 8/12/1929]
  • Tall Dark Stranger / Virginia Squires / The Best Of The Virginia Squires / Rebel [Buck Owens birthday, 8/12/1929]
  • Under Your Spell Again / Jim & Jesse McReynolds / Our Kind Of Country / Pinecastle [Buck Owens birthday, 8/12/1929]
  • Buckaroo / Lost & Found / Just Pickin' / Copper Creek [Buck Owens birthday, 8/12/1929]
  • Open Up Your Heart / Terry Baucom with the Gibson Brothers / In A Groove / JohnBoy & Billy, Inc. [Buck Owens birthday, 8/12/1929]
  • Wondering / Gibson Brothers / Spread Your Wings / Hay Holler [Webb Pierce birthday, 8/8/1921]
  • Once A Day / Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / The Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / Rebel [Connie Smith birthday, 8/14/1941]
  • Matterhorn / Country Gentlemen / Can't You Hear Me Callin':  Early Classics 1963-1969 / Rebel [Mel Tillis birthday, 8/8/1931]
  • Slowly / Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper / Fired Up / Rounder [Webb Pierce birthday, 8/8/1921]
  • You'll Never Get A Better Chance / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • Letters Have No Arms / Del McCoury Band / Del McCoury Still Sings Bluegrass / McCoury Music
  • I Been Walkin' / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Road Into Town / Patuxent Music
  • You Are My Flower / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / 16 Biggest Hits / Columbia Legacy
  • Honey Do List / Junior Sisk / Brand New Shade Of Blue / Mountain Fever Records
  • Sunrise / Sam Bush & Bela Fleck / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • I've Had A Big Time Today / Brennan Ernst / I've Had A Big Time Today / Patuxent Music
  • Our Last Goodbye / Stanley Brothers / Select Sides, 1949-1953 / JSP Records
  • My Savior's Train / High Fidelity / Hills And Home / Rebel
  • You're Drifting Away / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1951-1954 / JSP Records
  • They're Holding Up The Ladder / Virginia Ramblers / They're Holding Up The Ladder / Self-Produced
  • Lord Show Me The Righteous Pathway / Bluegrass Cardinals / Mountain Girl / BGC
  • When The Sun Of Life Goes Down / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Sacred Memories / Rebel
  • Little White Church / Al Jones, Billy Baker & Dee Gunter / Just A Memory / Patuxent Music
  • One Wide River / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Brighter Mansion Over There / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • I Am The Road / Hot Rize / Hot Rize's 40th Anniversary Bash / Ten In Hand Records
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, August 05, 2018

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 8/5/2018

Pat & Rourke & their colorful pal

Our broadcast on Sunday included several selections from the King of Bluegrass (Jimmy Martin, of course!), as he would have celebrated birthday #91 on August 10th.  Our telephone guests were two fans of the music of Jimmy Martin -- Rourke & Patrick Feinberg.  It was good to talk to these busy brothers about their brand of straight-ahead, traditional Bluegrass, as well as about their latest recording, "Party For One," which was released in May 2018.  Be sure to look for the talented Feinberg Brothers and their outstanding band at a festival or show near you.

If Jimmy Martin and the Feinbergs weren't enough for you, we also included a short set of Pete Goble-penned songs that we didn't get to play last week, and a couple newer tunes from 2018 projects by High Fidelity, Five Mile Mountain Road, Jerry Wicentowski, the Del McCoury Band, and a track from the tribute record to the late John Duffey.

As a sample, we included a five songs from performers who will be found in Hebron, Connecticut this week at the 22nd Podunk Bluegrass Music Festival.  Hope to see you there. 

Have a fine week, and thanks for listening!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL [Requests are RED]

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Skip, Hop & Wobble / Jimmy Martin / Good 'N' Country & Country Music Time / Jasmine [Jimmy Martin birthday, 8/10/1927]
  • I'll Still Write Your Name In The Sand / David Peterson & 1946 / In The Mountaintops To Roam / Self-Produced
  • I'm Longing For A Love I'll Never Know / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / The Tradition Continues / Brandywine
  • Hi Dee Diddle / Feinberg Brothers / The Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Dixie In My Eye / Bill Emerson & Pete Goble / Webco Classics, Volume One / Pinecastle [Remembering Pete Goble]
  • Restless Blue Eyed Lover / Larry Stephenson / Every Time I Sing A Love Song / Webco [Remembering Pete Goble]
  • Blue Virginia Blue / Bill Harrell & the Virginians / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel [Remembering Pete Goble]
  • Thank God For The Highways / Spinney Brothers / Tried & True / Mountain Fever Records [Remembering Pete Goble]
  • I'd Like To Be A Train / Larry Sparks / Bound To Ride:  The Best Of Larry Sparks / Rebel [Remembering Pete Goble]
  • Party For One / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • Thinkin' Of Home / Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick / Laurie & Kathy Sing The Songs Of Vern & Ray / Spruce And Maple Music
  • Zuma Swing / Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass / Forever And A Day / Rebel
  • Emotions / Reno & Smiley / Together Again / Rebel
  • Girl From The North Country / Steve Gulley / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • I Will Always Be Waiting For You / High Fidelity / Hills And Home / Rebel
  • Your Saddle Is Empty Old Pal / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • Conversation with Rourke & Patrick Feinberg 
  • That's Just Lonesome / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • Under The Double Eagle / Five Mile Mountain Road / Five Mile Mountain Road / Patuxent Music
  • Don't Let Your Deal Go Down / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1955-1959 / JSP Records
  • You Win Again / Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / The Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / Rebel
  • To Warm And Comfort You / Pike Family & the Pine Hill Ranchers / To Warm And Comfort You / Rebel
  • Ed Scales In The Sunset / Eddie Adcock Band / Talk To Your Heart / CMH
  • Are You Coming Back To Me / Jerry Wicentowski / Thanks, Mac!:  Songs Of Mac Wiseman / Self-Produced
  • Many A Mile / Country Gentlemen / Can't You Hear Me Callin':  Early Classics, 1963-1969 / Rebel
  • I Can, I Will, I Do Believe / Jimmy Martin / Good 'N' Country & Country Music Time / Jasmine [Jimmy Martin birthday, 8/10/1927]
  • Milwaukee, Here I Come / Jimmy Martin / The King Of Bluegrass / Audium Records [Jimmy Martin birthday, 8/10/1927]
  • A Day In The Life Of A Railroad Spike / Balsam Range / Papertown / Mountain Home
  • I'll Just Go Away / Dale Ann Bradley with Vince Gill / Dale Ann Bradley / Pinecastle
  • Oh Lonesome Me / Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show / Sho Nuff Country! / Patuxent Music
  • You're The Reason / Flatt Lonesome / Silence In These Walls / Mountain Home
  • Windy Mountain / Tim O'Brien / Where The River Meets The Road / Howdy Skies Music
  • Making Up Stories / Johnson Mountain Boys / Favorites / Rounder
  • The Nights Are So Long / Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper / Fired Up / Rounder
  • Deep Dark Hollow Road / Del McCoury Band / Del McCoury Still Sings Bluegrass / McCoury Music
  • I Like To Hear 'Em Preach It / Jimmy Martin / The King Of Bluegrass / Audium Records [Jimmy Martin birthday, 8/10/1927]
  • There's A Higher Power / Kathy Kallick Band / Between The Hollow And The High Rise / Live Oak Records
  • Shake My Mother's Hand For Me / Blue Sky Boys / On Radio, Volume 2 / Copper Creek
  • I Can Tell You The Time / Stanley Brothers / Selected Sides, 1947-1949 / JSP Records
  • When We Look On His Face / Bill Emerson with Cliff Waldron / Reunion / Webco
  • Fifty Miles Of Elbow Room / Bear Bridge Band / Broken Hearts & Better Times / Open Road
  • Wait A Little Longer Please Jesus / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1954-1957 / JSP Records
  • Prayer Bell Of Heaven / Jimmy Martin / You Don't Know My Mind / Rounder [Jimmy Martin birthday, 8/10/1927]
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder