I started the show today with a couple of Little Feat tunes in honor of Lowell George's birthday. Little Feat was one of the bands I grew up with and even though they still rock today, I will always miss George. I'm sure that he is still playing 'Old Folks Boogie' somewhere.
Another old timer who is still with us and coming back to town is Arlo Guthrie. I was playing the Motorcycle Tale when a listener called and asked if he had done any newer and so I played 'Road To Nowhere' which was a previously unreleased track on the 2009 release 'Tales Of '69.'
A couple of versions of 'Oh Susana', one done by Taj Mahal back in 1970 followed by Neil Young's more recent version. Both show how to rock a folk song!!!
My second hour evolved into the bluegrass/jam band hour after starting with a couple of new rockabilly tunes by the Woody Pines and Ruby Dee And The Snakehandlers. The bluegrass jam started with an old favorite Railroad Earth followed by Yonder Mountain Stringband who will play 2 nights here in Eugene next week. The new kids on the show were Whitewater Ramble which I must say fit in the BG/jam group. With Tim Carbone as producer of their new CD 'Roots & Groove' this band is one to look for when they come our way.
The hour ended with Poor Man's Whiskey stopping by our studios this afternoon to play us a couple of tunes before their show tonight at the WOW Hall. From the first time I saw PMW I enjoyed their high energy style of what they have termed NorCal NewTime. They are preforming their version of Dark Side Of The Moonshine as part of their show tonight with guest fiddle player Allie Karl playing the part of Dorothy.
Little Feat - Sallin' Shoes>Feats Don't Fail Me Now - Waiting For Columbus
Arlo Guthrie - The Unbelievable Motorcycle Tale - Tales Of '69
Arlo Guthrie - Road To Everywhere - Tales Of '69
Billy Bragg - I Ain't Got No Home - Tooth And Nail
Bob Bradshaw - High Water Rising - Home
Taj Mahal - Oh Susanna - The Hidden Treasures Of Taj Mahal
Neil Young - Oh Susannah - Americana
Lauren Sheehan - Bearcat Blues - The Light Still Burns
Marghi Allen - The Day Patsy Cline Died - Nobody's Woman
Woody Pines - Who Told Ya - Rabbits Motel
Ruby Dee And The Snakehandlers - Rockabilly Playground - Rockabilly Playground
Railroad Earth - Lonecraft Farewell - Railroad Earth
Yonder Mountain Stringband - If If There's Still Ramblin' In the Rambler - Mountain Tracks Vol 3
Whitewater Ramble - Beyer's Canyon - Roots & Groove
Poor Man's Whiskey - Good Bye California - Live In The KRVM Studio
Poor Man's Whiskey - Let's Go Out Tonight - Live In The KRVM Studio
Poor Man's Whiskey - Here In California - Like A River
Lauren Sheehan - Soldier's Joy - The Light Still Burns