Monday, June 04, 2012

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 6/3/2012

Kind of a rainy Saturday at Strawberry Park,
but Lou Reid & Carolina still sounded mighty fine...
What a terrific weekend!  Even though a good portion of Saturday was a washout at the 35th annual Strawberry Park Bluegrass Festival, there was still a terrific amount of talent to be heard over the four days of the festival.  We started Sunday's show with a bit of music from some Strawberry Park performers, including Dan Paisley & the Southern Grass, Monroeville, Lou Reid & Carolina, and Dailey & Vincent, as well as music later on from the Gibson Brothers, Larry Stephenson, and the Boxcars.

On May 29, 2012, Arthel Lane Watson died in a North Carolina hospital at the age of 89.  Doc Watson was an amazingly talented guitar picker who possessed a warm and wonderful baritone voice, and there's no doubt that he's going to be missed by a whole lot of folks.  On the day Doc's funeral was held in North Carolina, we celebrated a bit of his musical life by playing several of his recordings, but could have included so many more.  Doc's version of Jimmy Driftwood's "Tennessee Stud" was on my list of "must-plays" of Doc music on Sunday, but somehow or other, it was overlooked.  The clip below will work just fine, though.  I'm sure that Jim will share a bit more music from the Doc Watson catalog on the WHUS airwaves next Sunday, so if you weren't able to hear one of your Doc favorites this week, you may just be able to next Sunday in the Bluegrass Cafe.   

The only brand new recording we included this week is from a father and son -- Roger and J.D. Williams.  Both of these Williams boys are very talented, as resophonic guitarist Roger has been a fixture in the New England Bluegrass scene for years, and J.D. is both a student at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and a fine mandolin player.  Their new recording project is aptly titled, "Williams Squared."  Both Roger and J.D. have been -- and still are -- members of CT band Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters, and this CD is an instrumental project which features father, son, and some mighty fine musician friends on several original compositions.  Roger and J.D. were to perform live at WHUS shortly after BG Cafe went off the air on Sunday, as Susan Forbes Hansen was featuring them in-studio in the "Sunday Night Folk Festival."  

Our friend, Clyde models a vintage
"Magic of Bluegrass" shirt.  MoB
was the predecessor of BG Cafe.

Hope you were able to enjoy something during Sunday's show.  Be sure to join Jim this coming Sunday on the ol' radio, and if you're one who enjoys the sounds of classic country music combined with the BG, I'll have two more weeks of Friday fill-ins from 8-10AM on June 8th and June 15th.  


  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Cardboard Mansion / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Back To The Blue Ridge / Brandywine
  • Rambler's Song / Monroeville / Monroeville / Self-Produced
  • Blew Monday / Lou Reid & Carolina / Callin' Me Back Home / KMA Records
  • By The Mark / Dailey & Vincent / Dailey & Vincent / Rounder
  • Glastonbury Watershed / Roger & J.D. Williams / Williams Squared / Happy Appy Records
  • The River / Lynn Morris / You'll Never Be The Sun / Rounder
  • East Virginia Blues / Balsam Range / Trains I Missed / Mountain Home
  • Open Up Your Heart / Terry Baucom with the Gibson Brothers / In A Groove / John Boy & Billy, Inc.
  • Old Blue / The Dillards / A Long Time Ago / Varese Sarabande
  • The Blues Don't Care Who's Got 'Em / Larry Stephenson / What Really Matters / Compass Records
  • Wave Goodbye / Bluegrass Patriots / Springtime In The Rockies / Copper Creek
  • Sunny Side Of Life / Fred Pike, Bill Rawlings & the Twin River Boys / Authentic Bluegrass Folk Music / Osage
  • Loneliness And Desperation / Del McCoury & the Dixie Pals / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • If I Fall / Missy Werner Band / Three Kinds Of Lonesome / Self-Produced
  • Are You Missing Me / Jim & Jesse / Jim & Jesse, 1952-1955 / Bear Family
  • Remembrance Is A Golden Chain / Heather Berry & Tony Mabe / The Heather Berry & Tony Mabe Show / Mountain Fever Records
  • The Waves On The Sea / Johnson Mountain Boys / Working Close / Rounder
  • Black Mountain Rag / Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with Doc Watson / Will The Circle Be Unbroken / Capitol
  • My Dear Old Southern Home / Doc Watson / My Dear Old Southern Home / Sugar Hill
  • Watson's Blues / Bill Monroe & Doc Watson / Live Duet Recordings, 1963-1980 / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Christmas Lullaby / Doc Watson / Sugar Plums / Sugar Hill
  • Walk On Boy / Doc & Richard Watson / Third Generation Blues / Sugar Hill
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast / Doc Watson with Bryan Sutton / Best Of The Sugar Hill Years / Sugar Hill
  • Thunder Road/Sugarfoot Rag / Doc Watson / Docabilly / Sugar Hill
  • Your Lone Journey / Doc Watson / My Dear Old Southern Home / Sugar Hill
  • Rock Bottom Blues / Nashville Bluegrass Band / The Boys Are Back In Town / Sugar Hill
  • One Day Late And A Dollar Short / Spinney Brothers / Memories / Mountain Fever Records
  • The Lucky One / Alison Krauss & Union Station / New Favorite / Rounder
  • You Can Keep Your Nine Pound Hammer / Bill Emerson & Pete Goble / Webco Classics / Webco
  • Listen To Me Mother / Chris Brashear / single / Self-Produced
  • We're In The Love Together / Darin & Brooke Aldridge / So Much In Between / Mountain Home
  • Helen / Eddie & Martha Adcock with Tom Gray / Many A Mile / Patuxent Music
  • I'm Over You / The Boxcars / All In / Mountain Home
  • Choking The Strings / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • I'm Walkin' / J.D. Crowe & the New South / Live In Japan / Rounder
  • I'll Take A Page From Your Book / Straight Drive / I'll Take A Page From Your Book / Cabinwood Music
  • Cold Chill Of Gone / Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad / Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad / Steeltown Records
  • Face The Music / Too Blue / Trouble With The Grey / Self-Produced
  • The Greatest Curator / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Sing Me A Song About Jesus / Mountain Home
  • Love Lifted Me / Mountain Faith / Save Me / Mountain Home
  • Where The Soul Never Dies / Josh Williams & Don Rigsby / Life Goes On / Rural Rhythm
  • Get Down On Your Knees And Pray / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Anthology / MCA
  • I Am A Pilgrim / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings / Rebel
  • The Fourth Man In The Fire / Dailey & Vincent / The Gospel Side Of Dailey & Vincent / Cracker Barrel
  • Get In Line Brother / Audie Blaylock & Redline with Russell Moore & Carrie Hassler / The All-Star Jam / Rural Rhythm
  • Let Him Lead You / Jim Eanes / Let Him Lead You / Rebel
  • When The Angels Carry Me Home / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Father's Table Grace / MME
  • You Must Come In At The Door / Doc Watson / Best Of The Sugar Hill Years / Sugar Hill
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

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