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Saturday, April 18, 2009

April 16, 2009
Scott Foley

Very nice to chat with Mickey Raphael this Episode. Mickey is known as the longtime sideman for Willie (Nelson), but he has tagged his trademark harmonica sounds to countless tracks, crossing every genre imaginable. Aside from some uncalled-for feedback, I believe it stuck.

Today's Episode also introduced Steve Earle's forthcoming tribute to Townes Van Zandt, Townes. To my delight, it sounds just like Steve Earle covering TVZ songs ... I'm thrilled as well to finally dig into Yonder Is the Clock, the Felice Bros long-awaited (by me) follow up to their self-titled release.

Much much more ... blah blah blah ... americana ... blah blah ... onward:

* Hot Club Of Cowtown
, "Long Way Home" Hot Club Of Cowtown
* Laura Cantrell, "Wasted" Hard Headed Woman: Tribute To Wanda Jackson (Bloodshot, 04)
* Scott Miller, "Appalachian Refugee" For Crying Out Loud (FAY, 09)
* Devotchka, "Hot Burrito #1 (I'm Your Toy)" Sweetheart #5 (Starbucks, 09)
* Reed Foehl, "Once An Ocean" Old Country Fair (self, 09)
* Ana Egge, "Storm Comin'" Road To My Love (Parkinsong, 09)
* John Doe & the Sadies, "It Just Dawned On Me" Country Club (Yep Roc, 09)
* Star Anna, "Burn" Only Thing That Matters (self, 09)
* Elisabeth Ames & the Countrypolitans, "Genesee" Anytime (Ultrapolitan, 07)
* Willie Nelson, "Laying My Burdens Down" Naked Willie (Legacy, 09)
~ chat with Mickey Raphael goes here ~
* Willie Nelson, "Sunday Morning Coming Down" Naked Willie (Legacy, 09)
* Sara Watkins, "Pony" Sara Watkins (Nonesuch, 09)
* Jill Sobule, "Palm Springs" California Years (Pinko, 09)
* Flatlanders, "Way We Are" Hills and Valleys (New West, 09)
* Brandi Carlile, "Turpentine" The Story (Columbia, 07)
* Steve Earle, "To Live Is To Fly" Townes (New West, 09)
* Felice Brothers, "Cooperstown" Yonder Is the Clock (Team Love, 09)
* Mavis Staples & Patty Griffin, "Waiting For My Child To Come Home" Oh Happy Day (EMI, 09)
* Mary Gauthier, "Mercy Now" Mercy Now (Lost Highway, 05)
* Eilen Jewell, "Sweet Rose" Sea Of Tears (Signature Sounds, 09)
* Bob Dylan, "Beyond Here Lies Nothing" Together Through Life (Columbia, 09)
* Lewi Longmire, "Baby Would You Take Me Home" Fire 'Neath the Still (Lawnmower, 08)
* Blitzen Trapper, "Wild Mountain Nation (live)" Live Acoustic EP



Shotgun Majors said...

Missed your show due to streaming problems. Would've loved to hear the interview.

I'm interviewing Michelle Malone in a couple of weeks - can hardly wait.

I'm glad you're playing Star Anna, I'm going to dinner with her and her band on Saturday. I'd love to tell them your interpretation of the new disc.

S Foley said...

Scott ~ Yeah. I don't understand your disappointment about the new album. I've been listening to it for a few weeks, and find it different, but excellent; one of the better albums of the year.

On a related note, what do you think of the new Believers?