Monday, September 06, 2010

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 9/5/2010

At WHUS, we like to play new music. That simple rule applies to just about all of the shows on the air and the various genres of music that are played at WHUS, and it certainly includes us at the BG Cafe. This week, in addition to including some music from a few of the Masters -- Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, the Stanley Brothers, Jim & Jesse, Reno & Smiley -- we featured some extremely new music from the likes of Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa, Balsam Range, and the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band. H
ope you enjoyed the mix...

If you attended the Strawberry Park Bluegrass Festival back in June, you may have seen Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa performing. Until his retirement in 2008, Wayne was the featured singer and guitar player with the U.S. Navy's country music band known as Country Current. His first post-retirement gig was with Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie, but it wasn't long before Wayne launched his own band which he named after a tune he'd written years before, Appaloosa. This group's second CD release is called "Out In The Middle Of Nowhere." The current band includes Wayne on guitar and lead vocals, Emory Lester on mandolin and vocals, Lee Marcus on banjo and vocals, and Kene
Hyatt on the bass. It wouldn't surprise me to see these guys play more in New England in the 2011 and beyond...we'll have to wait and see.

We also included the title track from the forthcoming third recording from North Carolina band, Balsam Range. This new CD on Mountain Home Records is titled, "Trains I Missed," and should be available for us radio types sometime very soon. I look forward to hearing the whole CD. And while Peter Rowan is not exactly "new" to the Bluegrass world, his new recording for Compass Records features the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band (including Jody Stecher on mandolin, Keith Little on mandolin,and Paul Knight on bass), and is titled, "Legacy."

September marks the anniversary of the birth and death of the Father of Bluegrass, Bill Monroe (born September 11, 1911--died September 9, 1996). There's no doubt that there will be many, many special celebrations in the world of Bluegrass as we work toward the Bill Monroe Centennial year, so we started our own little celebration on Sunday by playing 7 tunes written by or about Bill Monroe. Don't be surprised to hear a whole lot more Monroe tunes and tributes in future weeks.

Jim joins you for next week's BG Cafe -- be sure to tune in beginning at 4PM on Sunday.

Have a good week -

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • I Ain't Goin' To Work Tomorrow / Carter Family / Anchored In Love / Rounder
  • Poor Boy Workin' Blues / Dailey & Vincent / Dailey & Vincent / Rounder
  • Will I Be The Winner? / Cherryholmes / Cherryholmes / Skaggs Family
  • Say You'll Take Me Back / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1955-1956 / JSP Records
  • Workin' Man Blues / Osborne Brothers / Hillbilly Fever / CMH Records
  • I Thought I'd Seen It All / Darin & Brooke Aldridge / Darin & Brooke Aldridge / Mountain Home
  • Stickleyville Stomp / Tim Martin / Bluegrass Fiddle / Patuxent Music
  • Riverboat Fantasy / Country Gentlemen / River Bottom / Sugar Hill
  • Carolina Hurricane / Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road / Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road / Rural Rhythm
  • Earl's Breakdown / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Foggy Mountain Jamboree / Columbia
  • Working Hard Ain't Hardly Working Anymore / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / Heartaches And Dreams / Rebel
  • Blue Eyed Darling / Bray Brothers with Red Cravens / Prairie Bluegrass / Rounder
  • Son Of A Sawmill Man / The Grascals / The Famous Lefty Flynn's / Rounder
  • Gypsy, Joe And Me / Missy Werner / Drifting And Dreaming / Self-Produced
  • The Boatman / Seldom Scene / Dream Scene / Sugar Hill
  • Smoke Along The Track / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Rambler's Choice / Rebel
  • Gitup The Banjo Man / Spinney Brothers / Side By Side / Self-Produced
  • I Hope You Have Learned / Adcock, Gaudreau, Waller & Gray / Country Gentlemen Reunion Band / RadioTherapy Records
  • Don't Throw Mama's Flowers Away / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / The Room Over Mine / Rounder
  • Drink Up And Go Home / Audie Blaylock & Redline / Cryin' Heart Blues / Rural Rhythm
  • Blue Tears Are Falling / Paul Adkins & the Borderline Band / Reflections Of Love / Rebel
  • Out In The Middle Of Nowhere / Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa / Out In The Middle Of Nowhere / Self-Produced
  • Jailer, Jailer / Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band / Legacy / Compass Records
  • Trains I Missed / Balsam Range / Trains I Missed / Mountain Home
  • Secret Of The Waterfall / Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa / Out In The Middle Of Nowhere / Self-Produced
  • Down By The River / Larry Gillis Band / Swampgrass / Self-Produced
  • My Florida Sunshine / Claire Lynch / Whatcha Gonna Do / Rounder
  • Tennessee Blues / Ricky Skaggs & Tony Rice / Skaggs & Rice / Sugar Hill
  • Dark As The Night, Blue As The Day / Michael Cleveland with Dan Tyminski & Vince Gill / Let 'Er Go, Boys! / Rounder
  • Road To Columbus / Junior Barber / Stone Bottom Boogie / Hay Holler
  • My Old Kentucky And You / Larry Stephenson with Ricky Skaggs / 20th Anniversary / Pinecastle
  • On My Way Back To The Old Home / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1950-1951 / JSP Records
  • Is The Grass Any Bluer / Rhonda Vincent / The Storm Still Rages / Rounder
  • Stone Bottom Boogie [music bed] / Junior Barber / Stone Bottom Boogie / Hay Holler
  • Sally Ann [music bed] / Junior Barber / Stone Bottom Boogie / Hay Holler
  • Texas Moonbeam Waltz [music bed] / Junior Barber / Stone Bottom Boogie / Hay Holler
  • Forever Has No End / Gibson Brothers / Ring The Bell / Compass Records
  • Sometimes The Pleasure's Worth The Pain / Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie / Southern / Rural Rhythm
  • Weather's Got To Change / Rich In Tradition / Black Mountain Special / Mountain Roads Recordings
  • I'll Take A Page From Your Book / Straight Drive / I'll Take A Page From Your Book / Cabinwood Music
  • Country Boy / Lost & Found / Celebration Of Life / Skaggs Family
  • Left Untold / Marty Marrone & Tangled Roots / Life Of A Dream / Self-Produced
  • What Would You Do / Fred Etheridge with Nick Anderson & Mark Doyle / Pickin' & Singin' / Self-Produced
  • There's A Highway To Heaven / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • Wicked Path Of Sin / Jim & Jesse McReynolds with Bill Monroe / Music Among Friends / Rounder
  • High In The Sky / Donna Ulisse / Holy Waters / Hadley Music Group
  • See God's Ark A Movin' / Johnson Mountain Boys / Blue Diamond / Rounder
  • Cabin In The Sky / Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa / Out In The Middle Of Nowhere / Self-Produced
  • There's A Higher Power / Kathy Kallick Band / Between The Hollow And The High Rise / Live Oak Records
  • Rank Strangers / Hot Rize / In Concert / Flying Fish
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

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