Sunday's show started just a few minutes later than usual, as WHUS aired a Women's Hockey game until a bit after 4PM. It was December graduation day at UCONN, too, so finding a parking spot was challenging, to say the least. We prevailed, though, and managed to still bring you some great Bluegrass music (we hope).
Christmas songs were interspersed throughout most of the playlist, and we continued our December giveaway of several great CDs for our listeners. Many thanks to the folks at Rural Rhythm and Rebel for providing the giveaways this time around....
If you didn't get a chance to win a CD this week (or for the last two weeks), please be sure to listen to Jim & Marti in the Cafe next Sunday.
In addition to the Christmas tunes and a couple of requests, there was a bit of new music this week from a fine forthcoming project on Rural Rhythm by Audie Blaylock & Redline, a singer/songwriter from upstate New York, Tim Seabolt, a good new project from California-based Chris Stuart & Backcountry, and a tune from a North Carolina group, the Kickin Grass Band.
While I won't be on the air again at the Bluegrass Cafe until after Christmas, I'm scheduled to do a fill-in at WHUS on Tuesday, December 16th from 10AM-noon. My intent at this point is to play a mix of classic country music as well as the BG. Do join me if you can.
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and will save the New Year's wishes 'til next time around....
Requests are RED.
- Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
- Muleskinner Blues / Bill Monroe & the Blue Grass Boys / Bluegrass Breakdown / Vanguard
- Waiting To Hear You Call My Name / Steep Canyon Rangers / One Dime At A Time / Rebel
- A Good Man Like Me / Del McCoury & the Dixie Pals / Who Will Calm The Storm / Strictly Country
- Blue Christmas Lights / Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen / Tinsel Tunes / Sugar Hill
- Climbing Up A Mountain / Cedar Hill / Looking Back / Scena Records
- I Won’t Be Far From Here / Charlie Sizemore Band / Good News / Rounder
- Sweet Carrie / Dailey & Vincent / Dailey & Vincent / Rounder
- December Waltz / ShoreGrass / Going Home / Self-Produced
- Christmas Time’s A Coming / Rhonda Vincent / O Christmas Tree / Rounder
- Whispering Waters / Audie Blaylock & Redline / Fresh Cuts & Key Tracks #3 / Rural Rhythm
- Crooked Man / Chris Stuart & Backcountry / Crooked Man / Backcountry
- You Ain’t Country / Tim Seabolt / Grandpa’s Gibson / Self-Produced
- Chug A Lug / Kickin Grass Band / Kickin Grass Band / Self-Produced
- Burning Georgia Down / Balsam Range / Marching Home / Mountain Home
- I’ve Lived A Lot In My Time / Longview / Lessons In Stone /Rebel
- Christmas Story / Nashville Bluegrass Band / Tinsel Tunes / Sugar Hill
- You’re My Darling / Old Time Bluegrass Singers / Threads / Open Road
- I’ll Never Shed Another Tear / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Complete Mercury Recordings / Mercury
- Ain’t It Funny / Lou Reid / When It Rains / Sugar Hill
- Too Many Tears / Jim & Jesse / First Sounds / Capitol
- Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool / Sierra Hull / Secrets / Rounder
- Many A Mile / Country Gentlemen / Can’t You Hear Me Callin’ / Rebel
- Foggy Mountain Breakdown / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Essential Earl Scruggs /
- Feeling Blue / The Grascals / Keep On Walkin’ / Rounder
- The Hard Times / Bobby Osborne & the Rocky Top XPress / Try A Little Kindness /
- Never Say Never Again / Dwight McCall / Never Say Never Again / F5 Music
- No More The Moon Shines On Lorena / Everett Lilly / Everett Lilly & Everybody & Their Brother / Swift River Music
- Whose Shoulder Will You Cry On /Dan Tyminski / Wheels / Rounder
- Don’t Throw Mama’s Flowers Away / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / The Room Over Mine / Rounder
- Christmas In Carolina / Lorraine Jordan & Carolina / Christmas In Carolina / Blue Circle
- Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone? / Carter Family / Anchored In Love / Rounder
- Sunny Side Of Life / Bristol Boys / All Aboard With The Bristol Boys / Self-Produced
- Redwood Hill / Bill Yates & Friends / Country Gentlemen Tribute / MasterShield
- Brand New Heartache / New England Bluegrass Band / 10 Years Of European World Of Bluegrass / Strictly Country
- Don’t Sell Daddy Any More Whiskey / Joe Val / Diamond Joe / Rounder
- Christmas In Virginia /Lost & Found / Christmas In The Mountains / Rebel
- Jingle Bells / Don Reno & Red Smiley / The True Meaning Of Christmas / Gusto
- I Can Go Back Anytime / Carrie Hassler & Hard Rain / CHHR2 / Rural Rhythm
- Run On / Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad / Pickin’, Praisin’ & Singin’ / Rural Rhythm
- It’s Just A Matter Of Time / Gary Ferguson & Friends / Live At Podunk / Patuxent Music
- Cry Of The Wind / Dan Helman & Marking Time / Shadows On The Wall / Self-Produced
- The Back Of The Book / Greenbrier / The Back Of The Book / Self-Produced
- O Christmas Candle / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Christmas Grass 2 / Koch
- Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning / Hot Rize / Traditional Ties / Sugar Hill
- The Friendly Beasts / Johnson Mountain Boys / O Christmas Tree / Rounder
- Better Get In That Number / Spinney Brothers / Here At The Cross / Self-Produced
- I Have Found The Way / Louvin Brothers / Songs That Tell A Story / Rounder
- Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder