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Monday, October 24, 2011

October 22, 2011
Scott Foley

First of two Episodes spent pounding the radio pavement for new and/or renewing KRFC members during our Fall 2011 Pledge Drive.  Thanks to everyone who called in, we were able to exceed our projected goal for R&B.  We'll have one more chance to chat about what it means to be a member of community radio like KRFC next Saturday from 4 until 6.  Please spread the word about our Fall Membership Drive via your social media of choice.  Having just rejiggered the station's programming vision, it's an important time to hear your support!

Fortunately, there's also some great music this week, capped off by a stellar new CD by Greensky Bluegrass.  KRFC will bring the boys to Hodi's this Friday October 28 for what will likely be a fine pre-Halloween function.  These are some very good musicians, pushing the 'grass boundaries way beyond their typical comfort level with horns, drums, extended explorations and songs called "I'd Probably Kill You", "Bring Out Your Dead" and "Blood Sucking F(r)iends", perfect for your roots music themed Halloween fete.  Given my allergy to bluegrass, I respect folk who do this to the genre.

Also this week, we begin to excavate a new Deep Dark Woods disc, their first for a Big and Powerful Label.  Danny Barnes has gone crazy again, plugging in his "bam-jo" for his heaviest record to date.  Plus, strong new offerings from Honey Honey and Deer Tick. 

* Kentucky Parlor Pickers, "Ruby Sue"  Barn Burner  (Self, 11)
* R Mutt, "Spinout"  Leash On Life  (Self, 11)
* Robert Earl Keen, "Ready For Confetti"  Ready For Confetti  (Lost Hwy, 11)
> Greensky Bluegrass, "Handguns"  Handguns  (Big Blue Zoo, 11)
* Deep Dark Woods, "Sugar Mama"  Place I Left Behind  (Sugar Hill, 11)
* Calexico, "Panic Open String"  Garden Ruin  (Cooperative, 06)
* Nikki Lane, "I Can't Be Satisfied"  Walk Of Shame  (I Am Bound, 11)
* Honey Gitters, "Freight Train To Georgia"  Poor Gitters' Almanack  (Self, 11)
* Uncle Tupelo, "Graveyard Shift"  No Depression  (Legacy, 90)
* Scott Biram, "Just Another River"  Bad Ingredients  (Bloodshot, 11)
* Pieta Brown, "Mercury"  Mercury  (Red House, 11)
* Lydia Loveless, "Can't Change Me"  Indestructible Machine  (Bloodshot, 11)
* Danny Barnes, "Wine"  Rocket  (ATO, 11)
* Mosey West, "Lonesome River"  Vaca Money  (Self, 11)
* Blitzen Trapper, "American Goldwing"  American Goldwing  (Sub Pop, 11)
* Honey Honey, "Angel Of Death"  Billy Jack  (Lost Hwy, 11)
* Derailers, "Guaranteed To Satisfy"  Guaranteed To Satisfy  (Palo Duro, 08)
* Deer Tick, "Main Street"  Divine Providence  (Partisan, 11)
* Patty Griffin, "No Bad News"  Children Running Through  (ATO, 07)
* Great American Taxi, "Gonna Make a Record"  Paradise Lost  (GATR, 11)
* Vince Gill & Rodney Crowell, "I Hope You Shed a Million Tears"  Lost Notebooks Of Hank Williams  (Columbia, 11)
* Rank and File, "Rank and File"  Sundown  (Slash, 82)

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