January 22 (807) 2013 Faves


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There’s a light that’s shining now
And a calm wind in the pine
For the fate of a fearsome travesty
Seems to have forgotten me
Seems to have forgotten me

If it hasn’t learned by now
Where I’ve hid so very long
I’ll come safely out into the silence found
In the wake of its passing on
In the wake of its passing on

A Spartan smile and westward stare hold a promise in the air
That’s the way they used to find their own way home
By the stars, on their own
By the stars, on their own

                          Hope of a Lifetime – The Milk Carton Kids

Before we completely move on to our plans and hopes for this newish year, I want to take one more look back to the music of 2013. The season of ‘best of’ lists is now past, and, anyway, that’s not what this is.  These are a few of my favorites songs from Great River Radio shows of 2013.  This will be a longer show than usual – I’ll be in the studio for two hours  this afternoon.

We start with three river songs which have opened shows of the last year:  “Ohio”, from Patty Griffin about that river, followed by Pokey LaFarge’s “Central Time” and “Mississippi” from the Griswolds. After the trio of river songs, we’ll go to songs about running and walking (including “The Walker” from Fitz and the Tantrums, a very special song for me last year.)  I’ve got two beautiful covers (“Train Song” by Tift Merritt and Sarah Jarosz’ “Simple Twist of Fate.”)

Locally, we’ve got music from The Suburbs, Dessa, John Hermanson and Frankie Lee.  You might have caught Jake Bugg in town last weekend, and he’s on the show this afternoon, along with newcomer Valerie June and the above quoted Milk Carton Kids, who knocked us out at a show last year.  You might want to check out Delta Rae, who will be playing the Varsity this spring.  I’ll let you know of other upcoming shows that might be fun, as well.

So for a few memories or maybe a listen to something you missed last year, tune in this afternoon.  I’ll be getting things going around 4:00.


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Ohio-Patty Griffin
Central Time-Pokey LaFarge
Mississippi-The Griswolds
Invisible Empire-KT Tunstall
Fire and Brimstone-Trombone Shorty
I Still Look Good (For Sixty)-Joe Grushecky
Before We Run-Yo La Tengo
Run- Delta Rae
The Walker-Fitz & The Tantrums
Somebody To Love-Valerie June
Train Song-Tift Merritt
Hope of a Lifetime-The Milk Carton Kids
Simple Twist of Fate-Sarah Jarosz
Me and You-Jake Bugg
Turn The Radio On -The Suburbs
The Man I Knew-Dessa
East Side Blues-Frankie Lee
Chill In The Air-Amos Lee
Sonsick-San Fermin
This Is a True Heart-Julia Holter
ICU-Lou Doillon
Let Her Go-Passenger
New-Paul McCartney
Demons-The National
You Never Need Nobody-The Lone Bellow
We Can’t End This Way-Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite
Awake-John Hermanson
Departure and Farewell-Hem

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One response to “January 22 (807) 2013 Faves

  1. Dan Gjelten

    Check out Arne Gjelten in “The Walker” by Fitz and the Tantrums: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGBLlFMn9Xc

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