Wednesday, March 30, 2011

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 3/27/2011 RADIOTHON WEEK #2

Radiothon 2011 is now history at WHUS, and I'm happy to report that once again, our awesome listeners helped us reach our two-week $3,000 goal. Hooray! I'm not 100% sure why folks seem to respond so well to the BG Cafe each year, but clearly, there's something very appealing about the BG music, and we certainly can't argue with that. Thanks to each of you who picked up the phone and made a pledge to support the show -- and by extension, WHUS -- over the past two weeks. We're certainly glad to know you're enjoying the show!

This year, we were able to offer lots of great thank-you gifts to folks who pledged to support BG Cafe. In addition to offering the newest recordings from the likes of Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Charlie Sizemore, the Gibson Brothers, and others, we also had some great CDs from the Boxcars, Edgar Loudermilk, Balsam Range, the Rick Lang gospel recording, and a whole bunch more. Big thanks to Compass Records, Crossroads/Mountain Home, Mountain Fever Records, Mountain Roads Recordings, Patuxent Music, Rounder, Rural Rhythm, and Sugar Hill, as well as performers David Peterson and the Spinney Brothers. In addition, we had a few tickets and passes to local events to offer as thank-you gifts donated to us by the Podunk Bluegrass Festival, Chris Wuerth of GuitarTownCT Productions, and the Canterbury Historical Society.

Finally, special thanks to our great and helpful phone operators this year: the ever-dependable (and always enthusiastic) Clyde Proch & Scott Farrar, as well as my mother, Eleanor Orlomoski. We were happy to have WHUS staff members, James & Cathy Ward, around for Radiothon, as well, and longtime WHUS "Off The Beaten Track" show host, Dan Grieder, was a tremendous help, too.

I'll join you once more this coming Sunday beginning at 4PM, and I can assure you that you'll be hearing LOTS of great BG music (and hearing very little talk). Thanks again!


(As in the previous week, all of the music played on the air during the 2nd week of Radiothon was found on CDs available as premiums).
  • Singing As We Rise / Gibson Brothers with Ricky Skaggs / Help My Brother / Compass Records
  • Rare Bird Alert / Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers / Rare Bird Alert / Rounder
  • Going To Georgia / Charlie Sizemore / Heartache Looking For A Home / Rounder
  • Poet With Wings / Hagar's Mountain Boys / Forever Yours / Mountain Fever Records
  • Can't Live Life Here Without You / Edgar Loudermilk with Rhonda Vincent / Roads Travelled / Mountain Fever Records
  • Foot Hill Hop / Various Artists / Born Into Bluegrass: Songs Of Cullen Galyean / Mountain Roads Recordings
  • Grandma's Tattoos / Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie / Southern / Rural Rhythm
  • Dixie Special / Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper / Fired Up / Rounder
  • Big Black Train / Darrell Webb Band / Bloodline / Rural Rhythm
  • John In The Jordan / Lou Reid & Carolina / Sounds Like Heaven To Me / Rural Rhythm Christian
  • Look To The Light / John Miller / Look To The Light: Songs Of Faith From The Pen Of Rick Lang / Rural Rhythm Christian
  • I Could Change My Mind / The Boxcars / The Boxcars / Mountain Home
  • I Can't Keep You In Love With Me / The Expedition Show / The Expedition Show / Mountain Fever Records
  • You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover / David Peterson / Comin' On Strong / Self-Produced
  • Momma's Apron Strings / Larry Sparks / Almost Home / Rounder
  • East Virginia Blues / Balsam Range / Trains I Missed / Mountain Home
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Blue Ribbon Fiddle / Rounder
  • Johnson Mountain Chimes / Jessie Baker / Yessir! / Patuxent Music
  • Tell Me Tomorrow / Sierra Hull / Daybreak / Rounder
  • Voice Of My Savior / J.D. Crowe, Doyle Lawson, Paul Williams / Old Friends Get Together / Mountain Home
  • Help My Brother / Gibson Brothers / Help My Brother / Compass Records

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