Sunday, February 17, 2013

"Bluegrass Cafe" Playlist - 2/17/2013

Hi Folks.

What a great weekend for bluegrass in New England.  This of course was because it was Joe Val Bluegrass Festival weekend.  I drove down from the festival just in time to do this show.  Perhaps you heard it if you had your radio tuned to WHUS as you drove home from the festival.

We led the show with a 1967 live recording from The Charles River Valley Boys -- fitting because the CRVB had just received the Heritage Award at the Joe Val festival, and Joe Val himself was the mandolin picker and lead/tenor singer in the group at the time.  A couple more tracks from that performance made their way into the playlist throughout the show.

A good number of the artists represented on this show had made appearances at the Joe Val festival, including James King, Grammy award winning Steep Canyon Rangers, Audie Blaylock and Redline, Dale Ann Bradley, the Seldom Scene, and Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass who had played two blistering sets on Saturday.

A song from Dennis Cash's new Carter Family tribute CD made its debut on this show as well as a song from the new solo effort from Mike Andes.

Other newer music included songs from Lonesome River Band, The Spinney Brothers, Ray Edwards, Grasstowne, Cumberland Gap Connection, Nightflyer, Clay Hess, Missy Werner, and Rhonda Vincent.

The Heritage Corner had several gems for this show.  One was a rare recording from New England music and television personalities Judy & Whitey -- Judith Ann Reed and  Vernon Carrier -- with Bob French on the banjo and Richie Brown on bass.  Another classic piece was an instrumental from The McCormick Brothers.  We had a gospel number from a mid-60's LP by Carl Story, a track from the Country Gentlemen's first LP, and a 1961 recording from The Lilly Brothers & Don Stover.

Amy will be back next Sunday making the banjos and fiddles ring.  Be sure to tune in.

Jim Beaver

Here are some photos of bands playing the Joe Val festival this year.  The playlist follows.
The Charles River Valley Boys receiving the Heritage Award
Jim Field, Bob Siggins, Gerry Katz (BBU), John Cooke, Ethan Signer, Everett Alan Lilly
Ashley Lilly singing with the Charles River Valley Boys
Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass with Ryan Paisley on mando
"Intensely Traditional"
Dale Ann Bradley with Steve Gulley and the return of Phil Leadbetter (dobro)
The Seldom Scene
Ben Eldridge, Lou Reid, Ronnie Simpkins (hidden), Dudley Connell, Fred Travers

Song / Artist / Album / Label
  • Fire On The Mountain / Michael Cleveland / Sawing On The "C" String / Self-released
  • New Muleskinner Blues / The Charles River Valley Boys / Live At The Y-Not / Self-released
  • Gettin' Over You / Lykens Valley Bluegrass Band / Nails & Glue / Self-released
  • Leavin' / James King / These Old Pictures / Rounder
  • Cabin On A Mountain / Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass / Road Into Town / Patuxent
  • Rescue Me / Steep Canyon Rangers / Nobody Knows You / Rounder
  • Stormy Horizons / Audie Blaylock and Redline / Hard Country / Rural Rhythm
  • Somewhere South Of Crazy / Dale Ann Bradley / Somewhere South Of Crazy / Compass
  • The Shape I'm In / Seldom Scene / Dream Scene / Sugar Hill
  • Sweet Sunny South / The Osborne Brothers / Twenty Songs Of The South / Pinecastle
  • Little Annie / The Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / Bluegrass At The Roots - 1961 / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Nightwalk / Eddie & Martha Adcock with Tom Gray / Many A Mile / Patuxent
  • Long Gone / The Lonesome River Band / Chronology Volume Three / Rural Rhythm
  • Katy Daley / Lonesome River Band / One Step Forward / Sugar Hill
  • Walkin' The Dog / Shady Creek / Get Your Feet Wet / Self-released
  • I'm Going Back To Old Kentucky / Judy & Whitey / Pioneer Valley Jamboree / Jay-Vac (LP)
  • Worried Man Blues / Tommy Brown & The County Line Grass / Hard Drivin' / Lavenir
  • Memories / The Spinney Brothers / Memories / Mountain Fever
  • The Leaves Mustn't Fall / Lykens Valley Bluegrass Band / Nails & Glue / Self-released
  • Road Into Town / Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass / Road Into Town / Patuxent
  • Sad Old Train / Seldom Scene / Scenechronized / Sugar Hill
  • Too Late To Cry / Ralph Stanley feat. George Shuffler and James King / Reunion / Wango
  • I'll Meet You In The Morning / The Charles River Valley Boys / Live At The Y-Not / Self-released
  • My Name Is Jimmy Martin (Do You Remember Me?) / Ray Edwards & Hard Rock Mountain / Portrait Of A Bluegrass Songwriter / Rural Rhythm
  • This Old Guitar And Me / Grasstowne w.Ronnie Bowman / pre-release single / Mountain Fever
  • Storm Of Love / Mike Andes / The Songs I Sing / Self-released
  • John Dig A Hole / Cumberland Gap Connection / Another Song / Mountain Fever
  • Landslide Special / The McCormick Brothers / Hot Bluegrass Rhythm / Bronco Buster
  • Silver Tongue and Gold Plated Lies / Delia Bell & Bill Grant / Dreaming / Rounder
  • She Left Me Standing On The Mountain / Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers / They're Playing My Song / Rebel
  • Gold Rush (bed) / Various feat. Mike Scott / Blue Moon of Kentucky / Rural Rhythm
  • I Saw The Light (bed) / Various feat. Mike Scott / Blue Moon of Kentucky / Rural Rhythm
  • Boots Of Spanish Leather / Seldom Scene / Scene It All / Sugar Hill
  • Gold Watch And Chain / Taylors Grove / Keep On The Sunny Side / Fishtraks
  • If I Fall / The Missy Werner Band / Three Kinds Of Lonesome / Self-released
  • Anchored In Love / Dennis Cash / Play Me A Carter Family Song / Blue Circle
  • Sad Wind Sighs / Nightflyer / self-titled / Kang
  • Against The Grain / Clay Hess / Rain / Kang
  • Swing Low, Sweet Chariot / The Charles River Valley Boys / Live At The Y-Not / Self-released
  • Standing In The Need Of Prayer / The Country Gentlemen / Folk Songs and Bluegrass / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Martha And Mary / Nu-Blu / Nail By Nail / Pinecastle
  • God Needed My Mother / Ralph Stanley II / Born To Be A Drifter / Stanley Generation
  • Music To My Ears / Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder / Music To My Ears / Skaggs Family
  • Lord Protect My Soul / Kathy Kallick Band / Time / Live Oak
  • Lay My Body Down / Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa / It's Gonna Be a Beautiful Day / Self-released
  • His Promised Land / Rhonda Vincent / Sunday Mornin' Singin' LIVE! / Upper Management
  • Precious Moments / Carl Story & The Rambling Mountaineers / There's Nothing on Earth that Heaven Can't Cure / Starday (LP)
  • Walking And Praying / Sweet Potato Pie / Journey Called Life / Mountain Fever
  • Walking In A Dream / Fred Etheridge / Pickin' And Singin' / Self-released

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