Tuesday, September 21, 2010

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 9/19/2010

When school is in session at UCONN, that means that the various sports teams are also playing. At WHUS, our Sports Department works hard to broadcast LOTS of sporting events during the school year, including not only the "biggies" of football and basketball, but also, Men's & Women's Soccer, as well as both Ice and Field Hockey during their respective seasons. Generally, the Sports folks are very good at telling us when one of our programs will be preempted for sports so that we can pass the information along to prospective listeners ahead of time. This past Sunday, though, a Men's Soccer preemption that was supposed to go from 1-3PM ended up happening from 2-4:15ish, instead. So, we got a late start, but still squeezed in a whole lot of music. Hope you don't feel "short-changed."

We featured a good bit of brand new music from quite a few performers, including music from the forthcoming third release from Balsam Range ("Trains I Missed" on Mountain Home), as well as duo Fred Carpenter & Tim May, and a Colorado band called the Blue Canyon Boys. The Boxcars are a new band of veterans with a new self-titled CD on Mountain Home, and they are good! That's not really surprising, though, when the band includes Adam Steffey on mandolin, Ron Stewart on banjo, John R. Bowman on the fiddle, Keith Garrett on the guitar, and Harold Nixon on the bass. No doubt you'll be hearing lots more from their fine debut recording in future weeks of the BG Cafe.

And, of course, we included tunes from practically-new CDs from Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa, Marty Marrone & Tangled Roots, Big Country Bluegrass, Rich In Tradition, and Volume Five.

Since Hank Williams was born on September 17, 1923, I couldn't resist putting together a few Hank tunes done in the BG style as a way of tribute. Is there any style of music in which a Hank Williams tune hasn't been covered? Maybe rap, but who knows?

Jim told you last week about a new program that hit the airwaves at WHUS just yesterday. James Ward and his mom, Cathy, debuted their program called, "Bluegrass Rules" on Monday -- be sure to join them every week from 3-4PM, if you can!

I'll join you once more this coming Sunday, so hope you'll be able to tune in for at least a few minutes...

Have a good week -


  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • No More The Moon Shines On Lorena / Everett Lilly / Everett Lilly & Everybody & Their Brother / Swift River Music
  • Talk To Me Lonesome Heart / Larry Stephenson with Marty Stuart & Connie Smith / 20th Anniversary / Pinecastle
  • Ida Red / Lost & Found / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Cotton Dice / Patuxent Partners / Seven Or Eleven / Patuxent Music
  • Why Don't You Tell Me So / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1948-1950 / JSP Records
  • December 13th / The Boxcars / The Boxcars / Mountain Home
  • Cherokee Shuffle / Fred Carpenter & Tim May / Carpenter & May / Violin Shop Records
  • Callin' Caroline / Balsam Range / Trains I Missed / Mountain Home
  • Rocky Mountain Bound / Blue Canyon Boys / Mountain Bound / Self-Produced
  • I Could Change My Mind / The Boxcars / The Boxcars / Mountain Home
  • The Boys In Hats And Ties / Big Country Bluegrass / The Boys In Hats And Ties / Rebel
  • It's Mighty Dark To Travel / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / The Essential Earl Scruggs / Columbia
  • Home / Volume Five / Down In A Cell / Mountain Fever Records
  • Poor Ellen Smith / Wilma Lee Cooper / O Sister 2 / Rounder
  • I'm Leavin' You / Summertown Road / Summertown Road / Rounder
  • I Know You're Married / Reno & Smiley / Bluegrass, 1963 / Rural Rhythm
  • Dark Hollow / Larry Gillis Band / Swampgrass / Swamp Country Publications
  • Where Is My Little Cabin Home / Kathy Kallick Band / Between The Hollow And The High-Rise / Live Oak Records
  • Poor Ramblin' Boy / Darrell Webb Band / Bloodline / Rural Rhythm
  • Another Day, Another Dollar / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Rambler's Call / Rebel
  • Tears On My Tracks / Billy Boone Smith / Live At The Moose Lodge / Muddy Sunshine
  • I've Lived A Lot In My Time / Dry Branch Fire Squad / 30th Anniversary / Rounder
  • Baby We're Really In Love / Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters / Phoenix / Happy Appy Records
  • You Win Again / IIIrd Tyme Out / Puttin' New Roots Down / Rebel
  • When God Comes And Gathers His Jewels / Gibson Brothers / Spread Your Wings / Hay Holler
  • Cold Cold Heart / Spinney Brothers / Going Home / Self-Produced
  • The Evening Train / Bob & Danny Paisley / Plum Pitiful / Time Life
  • Move It On Over / Lynn Morris Band / Shape Of A Tear / Rounder
  • Settin' The Woods On Fire / Bristol Boys / All Aboard With The Bristol Boys / Self-Produced
  • San Antonio Rose [music bed] / Jessie Baker / Yessir! / Patuxent Music
  • Banjo Fling [music bed] / Jessie Baker / Yessir! / Patuxent Music
  • Nine Pound Hammer [music bed] / Jessie Baker / Yessir! / Patuxent Music
  • Church Street Blues / Bryan Sutton with Tim O'Brien / Almost Live / Sugar Hill
  • Prillaman's Switch / Rich In Tradition / Black Mountain Special / Mountain Roads Recordings
  • There Ain't No Easy Street / Steep Canyon Rangers / Deep In The Shade / Rebel
  • Steel Rails / Alison Krauss / I've Got That Old Feeling / Rounder
  • Cryin' Heart Blues / Audie Blaylock & Redline / Cryin' Heart Blues / Rural Rhythm
  • Southern Rail Road Line / Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa / Out In The Middle Of Nowhere / Self-Produced
  • Weary Day / Marty Marrone & Tangled Roots / Life Of A Dream / Self-Produced
  • When I've Traveled My Last Mile / Dailey & Vincent / Brothers From Different Mothers / Rounder
  • Let The Light Shine Down / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / Heartaches And Dreams / Rebel
  • Look To The Light / John Miller / Look To The Light: Songs Of Faith From The Pen Of Rick Lang / Rural Rhythm Christian
  • Before The Fire Comes Down / Del McCoury / Bluegrass Spirit / Rounder
  • Lord, Don't Leave Me Here / Hagar's Mountain Boys / Forever Yours / Mountain Fever Records
  • You Don't Love God If You Don't Love Your Neighbor / Rhonda Vincent & the Rage / A Gaither Bluegrass Homecoming, Volume One / Gaither Music Group
  • A Voice From On High / Joe Val / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

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