Sunday, February 08, 2009

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 2/8/2009

Sometimes, three hours can seem like a long time; other times, it can pass in the blink of an eye. To me, it seemed like the clock this Sunday was going extra fast -- don't know if it felt that same way for any of you. However, there were lots of things I meant to tell you and songs I meant to play, but I just didn't get a chance this time around. Maybe next time....

Anyhow, we managed to squeeze in a quick chat with Nick Novia -- a CT musician (Big Apple'achia, TrueGrass) -- who has been putting together the live BG presented each Sunday evening at the Firebox Restaurant in Hartford. While this all started as an experiment, Nick's been busy bringing in some great regional bands on Sundays for 3+ months, and there's no end in sight. Obviously, this timeslot presents a bit of a conflict in your BG Cafe radio listening, but it's certainly a great thing for you to listen to (and support!) the live BG once in a while. Another great reason to go to these shows: they're FREE. If you'd like to be put on Nick's email distribution list for what happens at the Firebox, just drop him an email:

We managed to throw in some new music from a couple of fine young instrumentalists -- fiddler Patrick McAvinue ("Rutland's Reel") & banjo picker Mark Delaney ("Sidecar"). Both of these CDs are from the Patuxent Music label. In addition, we heard a tune from the latest CD by the Songs From The Road Band -- a grouping of sidemen from the Asheville, NC area.

In case you've not heard, Jim & Marti wrapped up their excellent Red Rooster Party program at WHUS this week. While it's sad to think that show has departed from the airwaves (for now), it's great to know that Jim & Marti will stay in the rotation for the BG Cafe. Rumor has it that Jim plans to add some "Roots of Bluegrass" segments in his future weeks on the air. That's definitely something for all of us to anticipate....

All three of us will be at the Joe Val BG Festival next weekend -- hope to see you there! There will be a UCONN basketball game preempting most of next Sunday's BG Cafe, but listen for Susan Forbes Hansen to play some folky Bluegrass for an hour or so after the game ends, and before her Sunday Night Folk Festival starts at 7PM.


Requests are RED.

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Cabin On A Mountain / Vern Williams Band / Bluegrass From The Gold Country / Rounder
  • Cash On The Barrelhead / Dreadful Snakes / Snakes Alive! / Rounder
  • I’ve Had A Time / White Mountain Bluegrass / Aragon Mill / Strictly Country
  • The Last Old Shovel / Phyllis Boyens / O Sister / Rounder
  • Leaving Baker County / Tom T. Hall / Tom T. Hall Sings Miss Dixie & Tom T. / Blue Circle
  • Memories Of Mother And Dad / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / The King & The Father / MME
  • Till The End Of The World Rolls Round / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Essential Earl Scruggs / Columbia
  • The Day That Lester Died / Claire Lynch / Crowd Favorites / Rounder
  • I’m My Own Grandpa / David Grisman / Home Is Where The Heart Is / Rounder
  • Holdin’ On When You’ve Let Go / Crowe Brothers / Brothers-n-Harmony / Rural Rhythm
  • Never Again / Warrior River Boys / Sounds Like Home / Rounder
  • You’re My Darling / Old Time Bluegrass Singers / Threads / Open Road
  • O’er The Road I’m Bound To Go / Old Time Bluegrass Singers / Threads / Open Road
  • Angry Man / Gibson Brothers / Iron & Diamonds / Sugar Hill
  • Brown Mountain Light / The Hillmen / The Hillmen / Sugar Hill
  • Blue Ridge Mountain Girl / Blue Highway / Blue Highway : Lonesome Pine / Rebel
  • White Lightning / The Grascals / Celebration Of Life / Skaggs Family
  • Behind These Prison Walls Of Love / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Live In Holland /
    Strictly Country
  • Train Songs / Ralph Stanley II / This One Is II / Lonesome Day
  • Little Glass Of Wine / Ralph Stanley / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Little Joe / Dry Branch Fire Squad / Echoes Of The Mountain / Rounder
  • Bird Bath / Mark Delaney / Sidecar / Patuxent Music
  • As The Crow Flies / Songs From The Road Band / As The Crow Flies / Lucks Dumpy Toad Records
  • Rutland’s Reel / Patrick McAvinue / Rutland’s Reel / Patuxent Music
  • Bluegrass Breakdown / Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder / Honoring The Fathers Of Bluegrass : A Tribute To 1946 & 1947 / Skaggs Family
  • Whippoorwill / Pine Mountain Railroad / Alone With Forever / SteelTown Records
  • Two Hours Down / Rick Hayes / Fly By Night / Self-Produced
  • Pick Up The Blues / Steep Canyon Rangers / Lovin’ Pretty Women / Rebel
  • Sweet Carrie / Dailey & Vincent / Dailey & Vincent / Rounder
  • Sold Down The River / Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper / Leavin’ Town / Rounder
  • I Won’t Be Far From Here / Charlie Sizemore Band / Good News / Rounder
  • Julie’s Train / Balsam Range / Last Train To Kitty Hawk / Mountain Home
  • If I Were You / Gibson Brothers / Red Letter Day / Sugar Hill
  • Rainbow In The Valley / David Peterson / Comin’ On Strong / Self-Produced
  • He Said If I Be Lifted Up / Johnson Mountain Boys / Let The Whole World Talk / Rounder
  • What A Beautiful Day (For The Lord To Come Again) / Special Consensus / Signs / Pinecastle
  • Goodbye / Audie Blaylock & Redline / Audie Blaylock & Redline / Rural Rhythm
  • Will You Meet Me Over There / Josh Williams / Lonesome Highway / Pinecastle
  • Get In Line Brother / Everett Lilly / Everett Lilly & Everybody & Their Brother / Swift River Music
  • A Voice From On High / Joe Val / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • We Shall Meet / The Lawsons / Shout It From The Highest Hill / Kindred Records
  • I’m Getting Ready To Leave This World / Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad / Pickin’, Praisin’ & Singin’ : Hymns From The Mountain / Rural Rhythm
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

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