Gram Parsons birthday landing on a Saturday was enough of a reason to make him this week's feature artist. Although he never gained what one would call commercial success with his music, Parsons is known for how he blended country music with rock to create the beginning of what we now call "Americana" music. Thank you Gram!!
To balance the vintage music of Gram Parsons on this week's show I had the band Stereotyped from southern Oregon into the studio to play a couple of their new songs. Stereotyped call their music "Blackgrass", a mixture of all that life has to offer from their lyrics about life's hard side to the uplifting feel of the music behind the stories. Along with using banjo, guitar, fiddle, bass and drums to create their music, Stereotyped also makes use of megaphones to sing and play harmonica through giving the vocals a sound hearkening back to what old AM radio sounded like.
Gram Parsons - Return Of The Grievous Angel - Grievous Angel
Emmylou Harris - The Road - Hard Bargain
Gram Parsons - She - GP
Wilco - One Hundred Years From Now - Return Of The Grievous Angel
Wilco - I Might - The Whole Love
Delbert McClinton - People Just Love To talk - Acquired Taste
Lyle Lovett - My Baby Don't Tolerate - My Baby Don't Tolerate
Great American Taxi - Reckless Habits - Reckless Habits
The Byrds - Hickory Wind - Sweet Heart Of The Rodeo
The Flying Burrito Brothers - Sin City - The Definitive Collection
Gram Parsons - $1000 Wedding - Grievous Angel
Chris Chandler & Paul Benoit - So, Where Ya Headed? Pancho and Lefty - So, Where Ya Headed?
Stereotyped - Six Gun - Live in the KRVM Studio
Stereotyped - Blue Sky's Grey - Live in the KRVM Studio
Stereotyped - A Roll In The Hay - Stereotyped
Devil Makes Three - Never Learn - Stomp and Smash
Guy Clark - Maybe I Can Paint Over That - Songs & Stories
Shawn Sahm - Mendocino - Save your Soul
Cowboy Junkies - Ooh Las Vegas - Return Of The Grievous Angel
The Byrds - You Don't Miss Your Water - Sweet Heart Of The Rodeo
The Flying Burrito Brothers - Wild Horses - The Definitive Collection
Jon Sundell - The Eagle And The Sparrow - The Eagle And The Sparrow