We braved the graduation crowds at UCONN to bring you this program which started a half-hour late for a baseball preemption, but we had time to honor our mothers on Mother's Day with a bunch of bluegrass "mother songs." We also had time to bring you an interview with Tony Trischka and give away a couple of tickets to his upcoming show, Tony Trischka Territory, in East Hartford, CT, Saturday May 21.
Also on this program were the first two of several songs recorded the day before by The Spinney Brothers in our own WHUS production studio. Amy and I will be playing the remaining tracks in the future as I get all the post-processing completed.
One of the newest "mother songs" on this program was a new one from Randy Waller and the Country Gentlemen and their new album "One Mile East Of Hazel Green."
A couple of great new songs came from another new CD in the studio titled "I'll Take Love (From The Pen Of Louisa Branscomb)." Louisa is a fine songwriter who has had many of her songs recorded by prominent bluegrass and country artists.
The playlist follows this picture of my mom.
requests are bold blue
- Fire On The Mountain / Michael Cleveland / Sawing On The "C" String / Self-released
- Kentucky Gold / Reno Brothers / Kentucky Gold / Webco
- Molly and Tenbrooks / Bill Monroe / Two Days At Newport / Bear Family
- John Deere Tractor / Larry Sparks / John Deere Tractor / Rebel
- Mama's Song / Randy Waller & The Country Gentlemen / One Mile East of Hazel Green / Lindel
- Medals For Mothers / Rhonda Vincent / Mama's Hand / Rounder
- Mama's Flowers / Rambler's Choice / Mama's Hand / Rounder
- Mother's Prayers Were Not In Vain / Travers Chandler & Avery County / State Of Depression / Patuxent
- Tony Trischka Interview
- World Turning / Tony Trischka / World Turning / Rounder
- Bon Aqua Blues / Tony Trischka with Kenny Ingram / Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular / Rounder
- Looking For The Light / Tony Trischka with Del McCoury / Hill Country / Rounder
- New York Chimes / Tony Trischka / Dust On The Needle / Rounder
- Wearin' the Blues / Josh Williams and David Peterson / I'll Take Love - from the Pen of Laura Branscombe / Compass
- State Line / Dave Peterson with John Cowan / I'll Take Love - from the Pen of Laura Branscombe / Compass
- Please Don't Say It / Cherryholmes / Bluegrass Vagabonds / Spirit High Ridge
- Red Satin Dress / Cherryholmes / Cherryholmes / Skaggs Family
- Tattoo of a Smudge / Cherryholmes / Cherryholmes IV - Common Threads / Skaggs Family
- Poor Rebel Soldier / Bill Emerson / Eclipse / Rural Rhythm
- Backroads and Little Towns / The Expedition Show / The Expedition Show / Mountain Fever
- Walking In A Dream [bed] / Fred Etheridge / Pickin' and Singin' / Self-released
- Dixie Darling / Case Brothers / Radio Album / Self-released
- I Haven't Seen Mama In Years / The Spinney Brothers / At WHUS May 7, 2011
- Tennessee Banjo Man / The Spinney Brothers / At WHUS May 7, 2011
- Always Be Kind To Your Mother / Scott Brannon / Memories Of Mother / Wango
- Memories Of Mother / James King & Danny Paisley / Memories Of Mother / Wango
- Blue Kentucky Girl / Loretta Lynn / Blue Kentucky Girl / Decca
- Will The Circle Be Unbroken / Nitty Gritty Dirt Band et.al / Classic Bluegrass Collection / Time-Life
- A Mother's Prayer / Ralph Stanley / A Mother's Prayer / Rebel
- Mother's Last Years / The Gillis Brothers / Best Of The Gillis Brothers / Hay Holler
- Satan and Grandma / The Grascals / The Famous Lefty Flynn's / Rounder
- Shake My Mother's Hand / The Warrior River Boys / Memories Of Mother / Wango
- Mother Prays Loud In Her Sleep / David Peterson / Live at WHUS May 8, 2010
- I Love The Hymns They Sang At Mother's Grave / Carl Story / Lonesome Hearted Blues / Bear Family
- The Promise / The Gillis Brothers / Best Of The Gillis Brothers / Hay Holler