Anyone who knows me would say that I have a strong passion for live music, from local artists to national performers, which explains my absence for the past couple of weeks and how local guitarist Will Brown all ended up on today's show.
I saw Will perform over at Cosmic sometime last fall and totally enjoyed his finger style guitar playing. After completing his second CD of original tracks I suggested that he stop by and play some tunes for my listeners. You can find out more about Will and his music at: http://www.willbrownmusic.com/
The past couple of weeks filled me with so much music that I just had to share some of my favorite highlights today and I know that I did not get to all of them. Most notably absent from today's list are The Steep Canyon Rangers who were the host band on Mountain Song At Sea, but I will have plenty of more opportunity to feature them on future shows since they will be coming to Eugene in May. Cayamo has so much going on at one time that there are always some shows that I don't get to and two hours on the radio is not enough time to feature all the artists.
One of the best things about Mountain Song and Cayamo is hearing performers that I have never heard before. My first day on Cayamo I met some folks from New Mexico and I asked them who they suggest I check out and they said Max Gomez. I caught his first show on the boat and picked up his cd the next day. On Mountain Song my favorite new discovery was The Kruger Brothers. They made playing well look easy.
There are many memories that are special from this journey but I have to say that my highlight was sharing a beer with Dave Bromberg on the pool deck while watching John Fullbright preform.
John Hiatt - Perfectly Good Guitar - The Best Of John Hiatt
Kris Kristofferson - Ramblin' Jack - Feeling Mortal
Max Gomez - Ball And Chain - Rule The World
Chuck Cannon - The Ghost Of Johnny Cash - God Shaped Hole
David Grisman, Jerry Garcia, Tony Rice - Shady Grove - The Pizza Tapes
Carolina Chocolate Drops - Country Girl - Leaving Eden
Trampled By Turtles - Shenandoah - Duluth
Shawn Mullins - Light You Up - Light You Up
Elephant Revival - Grace Of A Woman - These Changing Skies
Brandi Carlile - Raise Hell - Bear Creek
Lyle Lovett - White Frieghtliner Blues - Release Me
Will Brown - Down The Highway - Live In The KRVM Studio
Will Brown - Reflections - Live In The KRVM Studio
Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby - Darling Corey - Cluck Ol' Hen
Greensky Bluegrass - 200 Miles From Montana - Live All Access Vol. 1
Hen House Prowlers - Drunk Again - Breaking Ground
Della Mae - Empire - This World Oft Can Be
Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale - The Train That Carried My Gal From Town - Buddy & Jim
David Bromberg - Tongue - Use Me
John Fullbright - Gawd Above - From The Ground Up
The Kruger Brothers - People Get Ready - Best Of The Kruger Brothers