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April 30 (810) – Sun Has Gone

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I’m only halfway home, I’ve gotta journey on
To where I’ll find, find the things I have lost
I’ve come a long long road but still I’ve got some miles to go
I’ve got a wide, a wide river to cross
(Levon Helm)

I’ll be heading back into the KUST studio again this afternoon for another episode (chapter?  edition?) of Great River Radio.  After starting the show with Diana Krall’s great version of Levon’s song, which is iconic at GRR, we’ll get to new music from Ingrid Michaelson (I’ve really been digging her new album Lights Out), and Danish singer/songwriter Majke Voss Romme (who performs as Broken Twin) with her romantic and melancholy “Sun Has Gone.” We’ll also have something from Carlene Carter’s tribute to her family “Carter Girl” on which she covers her favorite Carter family songs, and a few other tributes, as a matter of fact.   If you love Jackson Browne’s songs, you’ll want to hear Jimmy LaFave cover “For Everyman” from the new tribute album to JB.  And finally, we have another track from the tribute to the Dylan of the 80’s by Chastity Brown, doing a soulful gospelly take on “Saving Grace.” That and new songs from Joan Osborne, Bon Iver bandmate S. Carey, Ray Bonneville and The Hold Steady. Just a reminder, GRR  is winding down.  I’m giving a lot of thought to a final show in the coming weeks, and will try to make it very special.  If there is anything you’d like to hear, or share with me from your memories of listening to this show, I welcome your comments. 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 –  some Wednesdays 4:15-5:45 p.m.
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Playlist
Wide River to Cross-Diana Krall
Home-Ingrid Michaelson
Heart & Bones-The Pines
Sun Has Gone-Broken Twin
Little Black Train-Carlene Carter
For Everyman-Jimmy LaFave
Who Do Call the Shots-Ray Bonneville
Steel Guitar-Danny O’Keefe
Saving Grace-Chastity Brown
Alpenglow-S. Carey
Few Feet Away-Otis Taylor
Hand It Over-Keb’ Mo’
Farther Along-Mississippi John Hurt
Sleepy Sea of Indigo and Blue-Antje Duvekot
Work on Me-Joan Osborne
Weary Eyes-Augustines
Spinners-The Hold Steady

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October 27 – The Road

There’s a car outside
And there’s a road
There’s a time to stay
And a time to rock and roll
You’ve been a real good friend
But I’m on my way
If I don’t see you real soon
I’ll see you down the road someday
Jimmy LaFave  “Car Outside”

I’m a rolling stone, all alone and lost,
For a life of sin, I have paid the cost.
When I pass by, all the people say
‘Just another guy on the lost highway.
Hank Williams “Lost Highway”

And this traveling around
Going to be the death of me
Lyle Lovett “This Traveling Around”

Music and travelling, especially by car, have always been good companions.  Did you know that the Motorola company got its name when it started manufacturing car radios in the early 30’s?  Do you remember when car radios were options on a new car?  When they only had an AM band? Some of us now judge a car not by what’s under the hood, but by the quality, number and location of the speakers.

The music we listen on the road matches our moods – sadness when we are leaving someone, delight when we are returning home, a beat when we are rolling down the interstate, something moody when we are driving at night, something electrifying when we need to stay awake.  Something light and cheerful when the top is down, something that matches the beat of the windshield wipers when it is raining.

Perhaps there are so many “Travelling Blues” because travelling often can be lonely.  Are there so many songs about the road because musicians spend a good amount of their lives travelling from town to town?  Certain roads have been the subject of many songs (US 61 and 66 most notably.) Not to mention songs about cars themselves (we know of songs about Fords, Chevrolets and Studebakers, among others.)

This afternoon, Great River Radio will tackle road music.  What was just going to be a Confluence theme has blossomed into an entire show.  It’s been two years since we’ve done road music on GRR – and there is so much great music that works well in the car, or refers to the act of driving and leaving and returning and running away and just moving.  We’ll hear from everyone from Sarah Vaughn to Tom Waits, Son Volt to Talking Heads, there will be new music (Ruthie Foster) and old (Hank Williams), some of your favorites and some you’ve never heard before.

Next week we’ll return to the shorter Confluence form – since we are in Halloween season, send us your ideas on the theme of monsters.  Not too scary, please.

Playlist
Angels On The Banks-Katie Herzig
Lost Highway-Hank Williams
When It Don’t Come Easy-Ruthie Foster
Route 66 (theme)-The TV Theme Players
Detour Ahead-Sarah Vaughn
It’s Rock And Roll-Lyle Lovett
Car Outside-Jimmy LaFave
Ol’ 55-Tom Waits
Goin’ By Feel-Ray Bonneville
Please Tell My Brother-Golden Smog
Road To Nowhere-Talking Heads
Dirt Road Blues-Bob Dylan
The Road (theme)-Nick Cave and Warren Ellis
Driving With The Brakes On-Del Amitri
Chevrolet-Taj Mahal
Ford Econoline-Nanci Griffith
Studebaker-Jordan Zevon
Rules Of Travel-Rosanne Cash
Yakima-Erik Friedlander
Drive (live)-REM
61 Highway-Corey Harris
Afterglow 61-Son Volt
Drive South-John Hiatt
You Can Sleep While I Drive-Melissa Etheridge
Last Chance Texaco-Rickie Lee Jones
This Traveling Around-Lyle Lovett
Long Way-Antje Duvekot

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