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March 26 (809) Spring Breaking

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If I had wings like Noah’s dove
I’d fly up the river to the one I love
Fare thee well, my honey, fare thee well

            “Fare Thee Well ” (Dink’s Song)

 

Just a quick reminder that Great River Radio will air this afternoon with an outstanding playlist of mostly new music from artists like the Augustines and the American Authors, Craig Finn, William Fitzsimmons and Nick Waterhouse.  My favorite new band Lucius might even get two songs played this afternoon.  I’ll do a segment of songs from movies (Inside Llewyn Davis – quoted above, Nebraska and All Is Lost) and a couple of covers, including a beautiful one sung by a seven foot sad clown.

And this, perhaps more notable announcement.  After eight years and 171 shows as of today, I’ve decided to pull the plug on Great River Radio after this semester.  I’d like to do at least two more shows, and will make them special.  This has been a labor of love and a creative activity for me all these years, but I’ve decided to turn my creative energies in other directions.  More on all of this later this spring.

For now, I hope you can listen this afternoon as you take care of business, or check it out later on the blog.

Details:

Great River Radio – Wednesdays 4:15-5:45 p.m.
Catch the live stream: http://www.stthomas.edu/ustclubs/kust/live/liveStream.html

Web/Listen Later: https://greatriverradio.wordpress.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GreatRiverRadio

 

Playlist
Run River Run-Run River North
Red River of the North-Rogue Valley
It No. 3-Nick Waterhouse
Hard Times-Eastmountainsouth
Los Angeles-Peter Bradley Adams
Two of Us On the Run-Lucius
Believer-American Authors
Sweetheart Like You-Craig Finn
California-Jamestown Revival
Mexico-Shovels & Rope
Royals (featuring Puddles Pity Party)-Postmodern Jukebox
Dream a Little Dream-Pink Martini & The Von Trapps
Fortune-William Fitzsimmons
New West-Tin Hat
Amen-Alexander Ebert
Fare Thee Well (Dink’s Song)-Osca Isaac & Marcus Mumford
See You in the Spring-Court Yard Hounds (with Jakob Dylan)
The Avenue-Augustines
Go Home-Lucius

 

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December 11 (805) – Winter Winds

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The Missouri is my right arm, the Ohio is my left
But I’m livin’ on the Mississippi River where I like life the best
I don’t mind the west coast, and I don’t mind the east coast
Oh, baby but I ain’t gonna live on no coast
Some people say that the Mississippi River is the backbone of the nation
They can say whatever they want, I won’t disagree with that statement
I see people workin’ hard as ever, just wondering what I can do to make their lives better
I’m just a plain ole Midwestern boy
Gettin’ by on Central time
Pokey LaFarge “Central Time”

At the moment in this northern region of the Central Time Zone, it is frigid. Add to the brutal weather we’ve been having the stresses of finals and semester end projects for both students and faculty, and the preparations for the holidays, and you have a pretty stressful period of the year. At minimum, we hope you can stay warm, though we know that some are cold, someone’s furnace is misbehaving, someone’s home isn’t very well insulated, and for far too many, there is no home at all.

It might be time to take a breath and listen to some music. On Great River Radio this afternoon, we’ve got a couple things going. Having been present at an intimate show by Joe Henry last week, I’ve been listening to his music on repeat for several days. So I’m going to insert him into the playlist several times this afternoon. I do think he is one of the best songwriters in the business now, and these songs are good examples. I’ll also recognize the season, not with holiday music, but with some songs about winter and the cold. Of course, there is lots of new music, as well, including just released songs from Shelby Lynne, who released an EP of original gospel tunes yesterday. We’ll also hear from Joshua James, Jake Bugg, British folk rocker Passenger, and Norwegian songster Ane Brun. I’ll have a tune from Alex Ebert, the leader of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, except solo this time.

Pokey LaFarge will kick things off with the river song referenced above and I think you’ll love it.

I hope you can listen this afternoon as you take care of business, or later on the blog.

Details:
Great River Radio – Wednesdays 4:15-5:45 p.m.
Catch the live stream: http://www.stthomas.edu/ustclubs/kust/live/liveStream.html
Web/Listen Later: https://greatriverradio.wordpress.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GreatRiverRadio

Playlist
Central Time-Pokey LaFarge
Dixie-Karen Elson & The Secret Sisters
Let Her Go-Passenger
Our Song-Joe Henry
Pennies in the Fountain-Glen Hansard
Broke-Joshua James
Me and You-Jake Bugg
Walkin’-Shelby Lynne
Run-Delta Rae
High Hopes-Bruce Springsteen
Monkey-Joe Henry
Amen-Alexander Ebert
On A Cold Winter’s Day-Quadriga Consort
Winter Winds-Mumford & Sons
There’s Frost On The Moon-Artie Shaw
Walking In The Air-The New Standards
Words-Ane Brun
God Only Knows-Joe Henry

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