Sunday, September 02, 2012

"Bluegrass Cafe" Playlist - 9/2/2012

Hi Folks.

We had the pleasure of hosting local bluegrass musician Monty McClanahan for a good portion of the show this Labor Day Sunday.  Monty was here to tell us about a great three-day music festival coming up at the end of September in Brooklyn, Connecticut, called The Last Green Festival.  There is an amazing and varied list of musicians performing at this event, including Ricky Skaggs, The New Riders of the Purple Sage, and local favorites Nick Anderson & Shady Creek.  Monty plays mandolin with the latter.  Monty also provided three tickets that we gave away on the show to a couple of lucky callers.

While Monty was visiting, he played us a couple of his own songs using his new Martin D-18 Golden Era guitar, and we played several more from an album he released back in 1998 titled "The Road Less Traveled" as well as a Nick Anderson & Shady Creek song that Nick wrote and on which Monty picked mandolin and sang harmony.  Monty stuck around for a while and helped pick the playlist for a good portion of the next hour, too.  Listener response was great, and we hope to do more of this kind of in-studio performance in the future.

Our homage to Labor Day was "Workin' End Of A Hoe" by Larry Cordle.  Much of the rest of the show was 2012 releases from Balsam Range, Larry Stephenson, The Earl Brothers, Audie Blaylock, Bob Amos, The Grascals, Travers Chandler & Avery County, The Lonesome River Band, Jeff Parker, Richard Bennett, Rhonda Vincent, Karl Shiflett, Mickey Boles, Larry Gillis, and regional band Monadnock.

The Heritage Corner (my name for pioneering bluegrass music on the show) included songs from The Stanley Brothers (1956), J.D. Crowe (1968), Delia Bell & Bill Grant, early Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver (soon to be in the IBMA Hall of Fame), Carl Story, and rare Lilly Brothers & Don Stover live in Japan (1973).

Be sure to tune in next week when Amy will make the banjos and fiddles ring.

Jim Beaver

requests in blue, Monty's live performances in red

Title / Artist / Album / Label
  • Fire On The Mountain / Michael Cleveland / Sawing On The "C" String / Self-released
  • Workin' End Of A Hoe / Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time / Songs From The Workbench / Ripcord
  • You're Too Easy To Remember / Larry Stephenson / What Really Matters / Compass
  • Handsome Molly / The Stanley Brothers / An Evening Long Ago / Columbia
  • It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Day / Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa / It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Day / Raincoe
  • Down Where The Still Waters Flow / Eddie & Martha Adcock with Tom Gray / Many A Mile / Patuxent
  • Jesus On The Mainline / Dry Branch Fire Squad / Live At The Newburyport Fire House / Rounder
  • Don't Think About Me Unkindly / The Earl Brothers / Outlaw Hillbilly / Big Hen
  • A Real Good Way To Lose / Audie Blaylock / Hard Country / Rural Rhythm
  • Will You Be Satisfied That Way / J.D. Crowe / Bluegrass Holiday / Rebel
  • Seen It All / Bob Amos / Borrowed Time / Bristlecone
  • The Road Less Traveled / Monty McClanahan / The Road Less Traveled / Self-released
  • Right Here / The Missy Werner Band / Three Kinds Of Lonesome / Self-released
  • Don't Go Out Tonight / Delia Bell & Bill Grant / Classic Bluegrass Today And Yesterday / Old Homestead
  • Life Finds A Way / The Grascals / Life Finds A Way / Mountain Home
  • Roll Us Over The Tide / The Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / Live In Tokyo, Japan Part 1 / Self-released
  • Bluegrass Breakdown / The Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / Live In Tokyo, Japan Part 1 / Self-released
  • I Could Change My Mind / Travers Chandler & Avery County / Pardon Me... / Mountain Fever
  • Dark Hollow / J.D. Crowe / Bluegrass Holiday / Rebel
  • Where The Deep River Bends / Monty McClanahan / Live In the WHUS Studio
  • Walk Away / Monty McClanahan / Live In the WHUS Studio
  • I'm Blue I'm Lonesome / The Del McCoury Band / Old Memories / McCoury Music
  • Cool Autumn Morning / Monty McClanahan / The Road Less Traveled / Self-released
  • Houses On The Farm / Shady Creek / Back To The Roots / Self-released
  • Last Train From Poor Valley / Richard Bennett / Last Train From Poor Valley / Lonesome Day
  • Carolina / Monty McClanahan / The Road Less Traveled / Self-released
  • Other Side Of The Mountain / Balsam Range / Papertown / Mountain Home
  • Don't Cross The River / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / The Original Band / Sugar Hill
  • Georgia Girl / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / The Original Band / Sugar Hill
  • Roanoke          / The Bluegrass Album Band / Bluegrass Instrumentals Volume 6 / Rounder
  • Barely Beat The Daylight In / Lonesome River Band / Chronology Volume 2 / Rural Rhythm
  • He Died A Rounder at 21 / Dave Evans / High Waters / Rebel
  • Cold Rails / Jeff Parker / Go Parker! / Lonesome Day
  • Last Thing On My Mind / Monadnock / House Upon The Hill / Self-released
  • Dark As The Night, Blue As The Day / Dave Evans / The Best Of The Vetco Years / Rebel
  • Life's Evening Sun / Carl Story / The Late And Great / Gusto
  • Hold Fast To The Right / Taylors Grove / Keep On The Sunny Side / Fishtraks
  • I Feel Closer To Heaven Everyday / Rhonda Vincent / Sunday Morning Singin' Live! / Upper Management
  • Open Up Your Heart (and Let Jesus In) / Karl Shiflett and Big Country Show / Take Me Back / Pinecastle
  • That Mountain Is Me / Mickey Boles / Let My Feet Go Runnin' / Self-released
  • Keeper Of The Door / Larry Gillis / Ringing Of The Hammer / Tinman
  • Walking In A Dream / Fred Etheridge w. Nick Anderson & Mark Doyle / Pickin' and Singin' / Self-released

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