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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Thursday Morning Mix Playlist
Episode 9118

Cheryl Wheeler "Arrow" Circles & Arrows
Avett Bros "Bella Donna" Second Gleam
Bonnie Prince Billy "Easy Does It" Lie Down in the Light
Kris Kristofferson "This Old Road" This Old Road
McCarthy Trenching "Roasting Song" Calamity Drenching
Greg Brown "Worrisome Years" Down in There
Chuck Ragan "California Burritos" Feast or Famine
Patty Loveless "Sleepless Nights" Sleepless Nights
Tony Rice "Pony" Night Flyer
Grayson Capps "Back to the Country" Rott & Roll
Brandi Carlile "Throw it All Away" Brandi Carlile
Will Quinlan & the Diviners "Hallowed Ground" Navasota
Bonepony "Poor Boy Blues" Stomp Revival
Robin & Linda Williams "Maybelle's Guitar and Monroe's Mandolin" Buena Vista
Magnolia Electric Co "Trouble in Mind" Sojourner Box Set
Joan Osborne "Hallelujah in the City" Little Wild One
Old Crow Medicine Show "Highway Halo" Tennessee Pusher
Danielle Talamini "Pack My Bags" Road Rises
Alison Krauss "Lose Again" Every Time You Say Goodbye
Dolorean "The Search" Violence in the Snowy Fields
Blue Mountain "Emily Smiles" Midnight in Mississippi
Carter Family "Waitin' on the Far Side Banks of Jordan" Apostle sndtk
Wovenhand "Cohawkin Road" Ten Stories
Verlon Thompson "Gimme a Ride to Heaven" (live) Live at the Ivey's
Chris Knight "Maria" Heart of Stone
Christian Kiefer w/Tom Brosseau "Martin Van Buren: Little Magician" Of Great and Mortal Men

Way back in 1990 or so, when there was still a TNN (and TNN meant "the Nashville Network"), there was apparently a short-lived program called American Music Shop. I know not because I saw it myself, but because the YouTube told me so.
On a whim, I looked up videos of Townes Van Zandt, and came across a nice version of "Pancho and Lefty", introduced by Nanci Griffiths and performed solo. Poking further, I came across a stirring rendition of Cheryl Wheeler's "Arrow" (a near-perfect song in my book), backed by Mark O'Connor, Harry Stinson and Jerry Douglas, and introduced by Chet Atkins. Then there was a sweet "Lost Again" with Alison Krauss and Union Station, which led me to conclude that I enjoy early, awkward Alison Krauss better than current, confident (whispery) Alison.
Worth looking into. Disproving those who believe the YouTube is solely for perusing shaky cell phone videos of preteens cavorting to "Barbie Girl" ...

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