Monday, February 18, 2019

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 2/17/2019

For Sunday's edition of our Bluegrass Cafe, the focus was on a few of the performers showcased at the 34th annual Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, as well as birthday tributes to a Bluegrass Hall of Famer (Red Allen) and a future Bluegrass Hall of Famer (Dudley Connell).

While I wasn't able to stay for the entire Joe Val Festival this year, the bands I saw were really fine, and many of them were first-time festival invitees.  We shared music from a few of these bands during Sunday's show:  Carolina Blue, Appalachian Road Show, and High Fidelity.  Another band that made a big-festival debut at Joe Val was Mainline Express -- a band that includes Jesse Brock.  Seems like it's safe to say that all of these bands found themselves a few new fans in New England after their JV appearances.

There was a tiny bit of brand new music for Sunday, too, as we included selections from forthcoming recordings by the Edgar Loudermilk Band featuring Jeff Autry and Mile Twelve.  

Hope you were able to join us on Sunday, but if not, you'll get another chance to tune in next Sunday afternoon, 4-7PM.

Enjoy the week!

Amy O.





SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL [Request is RED]

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Cold, Lonely And Blue / Carolina Blue / I Hear Bluegrass Calling Me / Pinecastle
  • Georgia Buck / Appalachian Road Show / Barry Abernathy & Darrell Webb Present Appalachian Road Show / Billy Blue Records
  • Party For One / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • I Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow / High Fidelity / Hills And Home / Rebel
  • Gotta Get You Near Me Blues / High Fidelity / Hills And Home / Rebel
  • The Hills Of Caroline / Big Country Bluegrass / Mountains, Mamas And Memories / Rebel
  • Another Day / McCoury Brothers / The McCoury Brothers / Rounder
  • Country Boy Rock And Roll / Reno & Smiley / Good Old Country Ballads / King
  • Billy In The Lowground / Kentucky Colonels / Appalachian Swing! / Rounder
  • Wait A Minute / Seldom Scene / Different Roads / Rebel
  • Grandpa Get Your Guitar / Seldom Scene / Like We Used To Be / Sugar Hill
  • Old Train / Seldom Scene / Different Roads / Rebel
  • Girl From The North Country / Steve Gulley / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Girl From The North Country / Country Gentlemen / 25 Years / Rebel
  • Southbound / Travelin' McCourys / The Travelin' McCourys / McCoury Music
  • Lonesome Riverboat Blues / Edgar Loudermilk Band with Jeff Autry / single / Rural Rhythm
  • The Guitar Song / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers with Del McCoury / single / Billy Blue Records
  • City That Drowned / Mile Twelve / City On A Hill / Self-Produced
  • Don't Lie To Me / Red Allen / Keep On Going / Rebel [Red Allen birthday, 2/12/1930]
  • Philadelphia Lawyer / J.D. Crowe / Bluegrass Holiday / Rebel [Red Allen birthday, 2/12/1930]
  • I'm Just Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail / Red Allen & Frank Wakefield / The Kitchen Tapes / Acoustic Disc [Red Allen birthday, 2/12/1930]
  • I Beg To You / James King / Lonesome And Then Some / Rounder [Red Allen birthday, 2/12/1930[
  • Teardrops In My Eyes / David Grisman with Red Allen / Home Is Where The Heart Is / Rounder [Red Allen birthday, 2/12/1930]
  • Don't Wake Me / Blll Emerson with Red Allen / Reunion / Webco [Red Allen birthday, 2/12/1930]
  • Calamity Jane / Becky Buller with Rhonda Vincent / Crepe Paper Heart / Dark Shadow Recording
  • Get Me Gone / Balsam Range / Aeonic / Mountain Home
  • Ain't Nothing Wrong With That / Junior Sisk / Brand New Shade Of Blue / Mountain Fever Records
  • White House Blues / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Didn't He Ramble:  Songs Of Charlie Poole / Rounder
  • Salty Dog Blues / Earls Of Leicester / Live At The CMA Theater At The Country Music Hall Of Fame / Rounder
  • Long Journey Home / Monroe Brothers / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1936 / JSP Records [recorded 2/17/1936]
  • What Is A Home Without Love / Monroe Brothers / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1936 / JSP Records [recorded 2/17/1936]
  • A Face In The Crowd / Larry Sparks / Bound To Ride / Rebel
  • Old Timey Risin' Damp / Nashville Bluegrass Band / The Nashville Bluegrass Band / Rounder
  • She's No Angel / Jesse Brock / Kickin' Grass / Pinecastle
  • Let The Whole World Talk / Johnson Mountain Boys / Let The Whole World Talk / Rounder [Dudley Connell birthday, 2/18/1956]
  • The Shape I'm In / Seldom Scene / Dream Scene / Sugar Hill [Dudley Connell birthday, 2/18/1956]
  • Meet Me By The Moonlight / Dudley W & Don Rigsby / Meet Me By The Moonlight / Sugar Hill [Dudley Connell birthday, 2/18/1956; Don Rigsby birthday, 2/18/1968]
  • Weathered Gray Stone / Johnson Mountain Boys / Favorites / Rounder [Dudley Connell birthday, 2/18/1956]
  • It Don't Bring You Back To Me / Johnson Mountain Boys / Blue Diamond / Rounder [Dudley Connell birthday, 2/18/1956]
  • Gone Home / Gibson Brothers / Iron & Diamonds / Sugar Hill
  • Glory Bound Train / Caroline Blue / I Hear Bluegrass Callin' Me / Pinecastle
  • I'll Shout And Shine / Corrina Rose Logston & Jeremy Stephens / Songs Of Home And Inspiration / Self-Produced
  • I Am Just A Pilgrim / Appalachian Road Show / Barry Abernathy & Darrell Webb Present Appalachian Road Show / Billy Blue Records
  • Drifting Too Far From The Shore / Monroe Brothers / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1936 / JSP Records [recorded 2/17/1936]
  • Beyond The Sunset For Me / Doyle Lawson, Russell Moore, Jamie Dailey, Josh Swift / Life Goes On / Russell 
  • Joshua / Rhonda Vincent / Sunday Mornin' Singin' Live! / Life Goes On ./ Rural Rhythm
  • Go Home / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / 16 Biggest Hits / Columbia Legacy
  • That Glory Bound Train / Bear Bridge Band / Broken Hearts & Better Times / Open Road
  • That Glory Bound Train / Bear Bridge Band / Open Road
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mt. Boys  / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, February 10, 2019

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 2/10/2018

Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe had a somewhat delayed start, as there was a UConn Men's Basketball broadcast.  Still, we managed to squeeze in a whole lot of fine music into our 2 hour, 50 minute program ~ hope you got to listen!

Among the features on Sunday's show:  a selection from each of the nominees for "Best Bluegrass Album" for this year's Grammy Awards (turns out the Travelin' McCourys were the winners); a whole set of positive love songs in honor of Valentine's Day; and birthday tributes to two Country Music Hall of Famers whose material has been widely recorded in the world of Bluegrass (Ernest Tubb born February 9, 1914 and the songwriter Boudleaux Bryant, who was born February 13, 1920).  

If you missed a chance to listen to the show today, don't despair.  We will be back next Sunday, so be sure to join us from 4-7PM, if you're able.  

Have a good week!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL 

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Wheel Hoss / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1954-1957 / JSP Records
  • Night / Jimmy Martin / Good 'N' Country AND Country Music Time / Jasmine
  • The Memory Of Your Smile / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1956-1959 / JSP Records
  • Gonna Settle Down / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1950-1952 / JSP Records
  • Big Spike Hammer / Bluegrass Album Band / The Bluegrass Compact Disc, Volume 2 / Rounder
  • Blue Yodel #4 / Dreadful Snakes / Snakes Alive! / Rounder
  • Drifting And Dreaming Of You / White House / WhiteHouse / Pinecastle
  • Blue Ridge Cabin Home / Bluegrass Album Band / The Bluegrass Album Band / Rounder
  • Fiddle Patch / Mike Barnett with Bobby Hicks / Portraits In Fiddles / Compass Records
  • North Of Despair / Wood & Wire / North Of Despair / Blue Corn Music
  • I Washed My Face In The Morning Dew / Sister Sadie / Sister Sadie II / Pinecastle
  • Lonesome, On'ry And Mean / Travelin' McCourys / The Travelin' McCourys / McCoury Music
  • She Took The Tennessee River / Special Consensus with Bobby Osborne, Becky Buller, Josh Williams / Rivers And Roads / Compass Records
  • Harold's Super Service / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / That's Why I'm Lonesome / Patuxent Music
  • Wear A Red Rose / Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge / Songs From The Blue Ridge / Rebel
  • Could You Love Me One More Time / Dede Wyland with Dudley Connell / Urge For Going / Patuxent Music
  • Boot Heel Drag / Kathy Kallick Band / Horrible World / Live Oak Records
  • Cold Wind A-Blowin' / Ronnie Bowman & Lou Reid / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Party For One / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • Our Last Goodbye / Johnson Mountain Boys / Classic Bluegrass From Smithsonian Folkways / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Walking The Floor Over You / Ernest Tubb / 20th Century Masters / MCA [Ernest Tubb birthday, 2/9/1914]
  • Give Me A Little Old Fashioned Love / Smokey Greene / The Friendly Voice Of Smokey Greene / Pinecastle [Ernest Tubb birthday, 2/9/1914]
  • Letters Have No Arms / Flatt Lonesome / Too / Mountain Home [Ernest Tubb birthday, 2/9/1914]
  • Yesterday's Winner Is A Loser Today / James King / Bed By The Window / Rounder [Ernest Tubb birthday, 2/9/1914]
  • Are You Waiting Just For Me / Jim Mills with Dan Tyminski / My Dixie Home / Sugar Hill [Ernest Tubb birthday, 2/9/1914]
  • All I Have To Do Is Dream / Crowe & McLaughlin / Going Back / Rounder [Boudleaux Bryant birthday, 2/13/1920]
  • Tennessee Hound Dog / Feller & Hill with Bobby Osborne / Brothers And Heroes / Rural Rhythm [Boudleaux Bryant birthday, 2/13/1920]
  • Poor Old Cora / Weary Hearts / By Heart / Flying Fish [Boudleaux Bryant birthday, 2/13/1920]
  • A Brand New Heartache Comin' On / Larry Stephenson with Dudley Connell / Wash My Blues Away / Webco [Boudleaux Bryant birthday, 2/13/1920]
  • Rocky Top / Osborne Brothers / Time-Life's Treasury Of Bluegrass / Time Life [Boudleaux Bryant birthday, 2/13/1920]
  • Diamond Joe / Joe Val / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • Where The Old Red River Flows / Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / One Morning In May / Rounder
  • All In My Love For You / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / My Heart Is Yours / Sugar Hill
  • You're That Certain Someone / Warrior River Boys / New Beginnings / Rounder
  • She Paints A Picture / Gibson Brothers / Another Night Of Waiting / Hay Holler
  • Falling In Love / Bluegrass Patriots / Through The Years...Favorite Songs And Requests / Red Feather
  • What A Wonderful Life / Spinney Brothers / Memories / Mountain Fever Records
  • Love Bug / Lost & Found / January Rain / Rebel
  • My Saviour's Train / High Fidelity / Hills And Home / Rebel
  • I Am The Road / Hot Rize / Hot Rize's 40th Anniversary Bash / Ten In Hand Records
  • Working On A Road / Country Gentlemen / Let The Light Shine Down / Rebel
  • You Don't Love God If You Don't Love Your Neighbor / Rhonda Vincent / The Storm Still Rages / Rounder
  • Old Satan / Nashville Bluegrass Band / To Be His Child / Rounder
  • The Hand Of The Higher Power / Lou Reid / When It Rains / Sugar Hill
  • Just Rehearsing / Louvin Brothers / Live At New River Ranch / Copper Creek
  • You'll Be Rewarded Over There / Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / One Morning In May / Rounder
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, February 03, 2019

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 2/3/2019

After a one-hour, sports-shortened program during the last week of January, our Bluegrass Cafe was full-length today.  The three hours were filled with birthday tributes, a remembrance, and a whole lot of new music.

February 1st is always a big day for birthdays in the World of Bluegrass, with four important musicians celebrating that day, including Jason Carter (born 1973) and David Parmley (1959), as well as two members of the Bluegrass Hall of Fame:  Tom Gray (1941) and Del McCoury (1939).  Becky Buller just missed the February 1st parade, as she celebrated her birthday on January 31st.  

During the short show last week, we paid tribute to the late Maxine Brown of Country Music Hall of Famers, the Browns.  The Browns were not "Bluegrass" performers, but as with several other country performers of the 1950s and 1960s, some of their songs have been covered in Bluegrass.  We shared a couple of those songs on Sunday, too.

There was brand new music galore, too, with 2019 music from Big Country Bluegrass, Blue Moon Rising, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, the Tony Rook Band, Jeff Scroggins & Colorado, Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers (featuring Del McCoury), Aaron "Frosty" Foster, and Alan Bibey & Grasstowne.  Other recent music was from Balsam Range, Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass, and Carolina Blue.



Hope you got to tune in today, but if not...be sure to join us next Sunday afternoon, 4-7PM.

Have a good week!

Amy O.



SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL 

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Ground Hog / The Dillards / Bluegrass Breakdown / Vanguard
  • Remembering / Mac Wiseman / Eight Classic Albums / Real Gone
  • Sweet Little Miss Eyes / Jim & Jesse / Grand Ole Opry Live Classics:  The Bluegrass Collection / Cracker Barrel
  • Rocky Top / Osborne Brothers / High Lonesome / CMH
  • I Wonder How The Old Folks Are At Home / Mac Wiseman / High Lonesome / CMH
  • A Good Man Like Me / Del McCoury / By Request / McCoury Music [Del McCoury birthday, 2/1/1939]
  • Daisey Mae / Jason Carter / On The Move / Rounder [Jason Carter birthday, 2/1/1973]
  • Loneliness And Desperation / Del McCoury & the Dixie Pals / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel [Del McCoury birthday, 2/1/1939]
  • Pretty Little Indian / Jason Carter / On The Move / Rounder [Jason Carter birthday, 2/1/1973]
  • I Feel The Blues Moving In / Del McCoury / High Lonesome And Blue / Rounder [Del McCoury birthday, 2/1/1939]
  • Steel Rails / Alison Krauss / I've Got That Old Feeling / Rounder
  • Carry Me Across The Mountain / Jeff White / Right Beside You / Self-Produced
  • Beautiful Brown Eyes / Still Pickin' Trio / Reuben's Train / Self-Produced
  • Always On A Mountain / Big Dogs with Tony Trischka / Live At The Birchmere / Strictly Country
  • Steppin' Stones / Paul Williams / A Tribute To Jimmy Martin:  The King Of Bluegrass / Koch Records
  • Angel Band / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1955-1956 / JSP Records
  • I've Got That Old Feeling / Alison Krauss / I've Got That Old Feeling / Rounder
  • Another Love Gone Wrong / Becky Buller / Crepe Paper Heart / Dark Shadow Recording [Becky Buller birthday, 1/31/1979]
  • Too Late To Say Goodbye / Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge / Songs From The Blue Ridge / Rebel
  • Country Boy, Banjo, And Flat Top Guitar / Big Country Bluegrass / Mountains, Mamas, And Memories / Rebel
  • Louisville Rambler / Blue Moon Rising / 2019 Winter Singles / Mountain Fever Records
  • Lena / Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen / If You Can't Stand The Heat / Compass Records
  • Kentucky Girl / Tony Rook Band / Reflections / NC Records
  • Walking Back To Bluefield / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / That's Why I'm Lonesome / Patuxent Music
  • Big Train / Jeff Scroggins & Colorado / Over The Line / Patuxent Music
  • Keep On Going / Big Country Bluegrass / Mountains, Mamas, And Memories / Rebel
  • The Guitar Song / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers feat. Del McCoury / For The Record / Billy Blue Records
  • I Take The Chance / Bear Bridge Band / live recording / no label [Remembering Maxine Brown (April 27, 1931-January 21, 2019)]
  • Here Today And Gone Tomorrow / Hazel Dickens with the Johnson Mountain Boys / Songs Of The Louvin Brothers / Rounder [Remembering Maxine Brown (April 27, 1931-January 21, 2019)]
  • Looking Back To See / Jim Ed & Maxine Brown / The Essential Jim Ed Brown & the Browns / RCA [Remembering Maxine Brown (April 27, 1931-January 21, 2019)]
  • Smoke Along The Track / Parmley & McCoury / Families Of Tradition / BGC Records [David Parmley birthday, 2/1/1959]
  • Wing And A Prayer / David Parmley, Scott Vestal & Continental Divide / David Parmley, Scott Vestal & Continental Divide / Pinecastle [David Parmley birthday, 2/1/1959]
  • You Left Me Alone / Country Gentlemen / Can't You Hear Me Callin':  Early Classics, 1963-1969 / Rebel [Tom Gray birthday, 2/1/1941]
  • Nightwalk / Eddie & Martha Adcock with Tom Gray / Many A Mile / Patuxent Music [Tom Gray birthday, 2/1/1941]
  • Bessie's Tune / Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike / Small Town Heroes / Bell Buckle Records [Tom Gray birthday, 2/1/1941]
  • I Hear Bluegrass Calling Me / Carolina Blue / I Hear Bluegrass Calling Me / Pinecastle
  • No Other Man / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music 
  • Soldiers Joy/Ragtime Annie / Roland White & Friends / A Tribute To The Kentucky Colonels / Mountain Home
  • Some Old Day / John Cowan / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Dim Lights, Thick Smoke / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1952-1955 / JSP Records
  • Don't Stop The Music / Del McCoury / Don't Stop The Music / Rounder [Del McCoury birthday, 2/1/1939]
  • The Lighthouse / Gibson Brothers / Bona Fide / Sugar Hill
  • When I Wake Up To Sleep No More / Aaron "Frosty" Foster / single / Bee Hive Records
  • Let My Life Be A Light / Balsam Range / Aeonic / Mountain Home
  • Waiting For The Boys To Come Home / Jerry Wicentowski / Thanks, Mac!:  Songs Of Mac Wiseman / Self-Produced
  • When Jesus Swings The Wrecking Ball / Alan Bibey & Grasstowne / 2019 Winter Singles / Mountain Fever Records
  • Joy Of Revelation / McCoury Brothers / The McCoury Brothers / Rounder [Del McCoury birthday, 2/1/1939]
  • Bring Him Your Talents / Bluegrass Cardinals / Way Down Deep In My Soul / Sugar Hill [David Parmley birthday, 2/1/1959]
  • Throne Of Grace / Warrior River Boys / New Beginnings / Rounder
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder