Sunday, October 23, 2011

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 10/23/2011

In today's BG Cafe, we put a bit of emphasis on new music, as it seems like there's a whole bunch of it.  Sadly, there just doesn't seem to be enough time in the three hours of the program to air ALL of it.  Not sure how to remedy that particular problem, but I'm hopeful to get to music from some of the fine folks (i.e. Lee Marcus, Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa, Missy Werner Band) in future weeks -- I just plain ran out of time today. 

The title of this 1993 Turquoise release seems especially
appropriate now that the Bluegrass Patriots have disbanded.

After starting the show off with a few songs relating to all of those not-so-brightly-colored leaves that need to be raked from a whole lot of lawns, we paid brief tribute to Colorado's Bluegrass Patriots.  This fine band played BG together for nearly 30 years with very few changes in personnel over the course of those years.   That's kind of unusual in this day and age, isn't it?  While the Patriots didn't perform very often east of the Mississippi River, we still were able to see them play at least a couple of times in New England (perhaps in the mid-1990s or so? -- my memory isn't quite as good as I'd like it to be).  What a great band! 

Still, though, today's show contained a good amount of new music -- released only recently or within the last few months.  This came to us from projects by Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Thomas Porter & Copper River Band, Frank Wakefield, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Carolina Road, the Crowe Brothers, and the Kathy Kallick Band.  There are also TWO new tribute recordings to the Father of Bluegrass, Bill Monroe, as we know that 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of Monroe's birth year.  Even though there have already been plenty of Monroe tributes released this year, two more great performers can be added to the list:  the Del McCoury Band ("Old Memories:  The Songs Of Bill Monroe" on McCoury Music) and David Grisman (Acoustic Disc's "Dawg Plays Big Mon:  Happy Birthday Bill Monroe").   There was also music from forthcoming projects by Chris Jones & the Night Drivers and Heather Berry & Tony Mabe.

One more special recording project we were able to emphasize today comes to us courtesy of someone who has been a great friend of WHUS and the BG Cafe, in particular -- our former show producer, Myrna Riquier.  Myrna has put together a CD of songs she has written, and they have been recorded as a demo by Justin Carbone and Troy Engel.  The resulting CD is very good, and we'll be playing more from it in future weeks.  

As usual, we tried to make note of a few BG folks who celebrate birthdays this week, including Larry Stephenson (born 10/24/1956)  and Joe Mullins (born 10/27/1965).  Two other birthdays stood out this week:  those of New England Bluegrass Pioneer Fred Pike -- a tremendous banjo and guitar picker who grew up in northeastern CT -- and the elder, banjo-picking half of the Gibson Brothers, Eric Gibson, who turns 41 today.  

Hope you enjoyed something you heard on the show today, and that you'll be sure to join Jim next Sunday for another edition of the BG Cafe!  


  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Golden Leaves / Acoustic Blue / This Is Now / Self-Produced
  • Leaves Mustn't Fall / Dan Paisley & the Southern Grass / The Tradition Continues / Brandywine
  • Leaves That Are Green / Union Springs / Next Train Headed South / Copper Creek
  • When The Golden Leaves Begin To Fall / Audie Blaylock & Redline / I'm Going Back To Old Kentucky / Rural Rhythm
  • Dreams About The Hills Of Home / Bluegrass Patriots / E Pluribus Bluegrass / Red Feather
  • I Can't Keep You In Love With Me / The Expedition Show / The Expedition Show / Mountain Fever Records
  • Trolley Days / Thomas Porter & Copper River Band / Trolley Days / Self-Produced
  • Buck Creek Gal / Johnny Warren & Charlie Cushman / A Tribute To Fiddlin' Paul Warren / Self-Produced
  • Wave Goodbye / Bluegrass Patriots / Springtime In The Rockies / Copper Creek
  • Maybe You Will Change Your Mind / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • Gone Long Gone / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Drive Time / Mountain Home
  • Don't Say Goodbye If You Love Me / Bill Harrell with Jim McReynolds / Bill Harrell & Friends / Rebel
  • Apple Jack / Pam Gadd with Dolly Parton / Benefit Of Doubt / Home Sweet Highway Productions
  • Dixie / Gibson Brothers / Help My Brother / Compass Records
  • Final Farewell / Chris Jones & the Night Drivers / New Cuts Of Bluegrass, Volume 4 / no label
  • Grandfather's Clock / Fred Pike, Bill Rawlings & the Twin River Boys / Authentic Bluegrass Folk Music / Osage
  • Rambler's Call / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Rambler's Call / Rebel
  • I'll Never Go Back / Joe Mullins with Doyle Lawson / Hymns From The Hills / Rebel
  • Blackberry Blossom / Fred Pike, Sam Tidwell & the Kennebec Valley Boys / The Last Log Drive / Revonah
  • Give This Message To Your Heart / Larry Stephenson with Dailey & Vincent / 20th Anniversary / Pinecastle
  • Picker's Blues / Gibson Brothers / Iron & Diamonds / Sugar Hill
  • When You Are Lonely / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / The Essential Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Columbia
  • My Cabin In Caroline / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / The Complete Mercury Recordings / Mercury
  • Corriella / Justin Carbone & Troy Engel / Momma's Flowers : My Bluegrass Collection By Myrna D. Riquier / Self-Produced
  • On And On / David Grisman with Jerry Garcia, Red Allen, Herb Pedersen, Jimmy Buchanan, Jim Kerwin / Dawg Plays Big Mon : Happy Birthday Bill Monroe / Acoustic Disc
  • Pretty Little Girl From Galax / Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out / Prime Tyme / Rural Rhythm
  • Watermelon On The Vine / Del McCoury Band / Old Memories : The Songs Of Bill Monroe / McCoury Music
  • Live And Let Live / Del McCoury Band / Old Memories : The Songs Of Bill Monroe / McCoury Music
  • Sing A Bluegrass Song / Carolina Road / Back To My Roots / Rural Rhythm
  • I've Been Waiting / The Boxcars / The Boxcars / Mountain Home
  • I'm Waiting To Hear You Call Me Darling / Hagar's Mountain Boys / Forever Yours / Mountain Fever Records
  • A Far Cry From Lester And Earl / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / The Heart Of A Song / Rebel
  • Mountain Girl / Bluegrass Cardinals / Mountain Girl / BGC Records
  • Rawhide / Frank Wakefield / A Tribute To Bill Monroe / Patuxent Music
  • Heartache Looking For A Home / Charlie Sizemore / Heartache Looking For A Home / Rounder
  • Walk Slow / Heather Berry & Tony Mabe / advance single / Mountain Fever Records
  • Wearin' The Blues / Josh Williams with David Peterson / I'll Take Love : From The Pen Of Louisa Branscomb / Compass Records
  • Tall Pines / Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands / Live / Spruce & Maple Music
  • Lord Protect My Soul / Kathy Kallick Band / Count Your Blessings : A Bluegrass Gospel Collection / Live Oak Records
  • God Has Been So Good To Me / Crowe Brothers / Bridging The Gap / Rural Rhythm
  • Gonna Be Moving / Balsam Range / Trains I Missed / Mountain Home
  • Let Me Rest At The End Of My Journey / Jack Cooke / Sittin' On Top Of The World / Pinecastle
  • What A Beautiful Day (For The Lord To Come Again) / Special Consensus / Signs / Pinecastle
  • Preaching Praying Singing / Country Gentlemen / Let The Light Shine Down / Rebel
  • In The Shadow Of The Son / Justin Carbone & Troy Engel / Momma's Flowers : My Bluegrass Collection By Myrna D. Riquier / Self-Produced
  • On The Wings Of Angels / Spinney Brothers / Side By Side / Self-Produced
  • The Poor Man Was Lazarus / Paul Adkins & the Borderline Band / Wings Of Gold / Rebel
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

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