Just a quick note to alert you to a new GRR this afternoon – we’ve got a wonderful opener today – Tom Waits and Keith Richards singing “Shenandoah” – you’ve got to hear it! And then, for the next hour or so, you’ll get a mix of new and old songs from Holly Williams (Hank’s granddaughter), Richard Thompson, Yo La Tengo, Trixie Whitley, Laura Nyro, Nina Simone, Jim James, Mary Gauthier, The Lone Bellow and others.
I’m excited about this one, and I think it will perk you up on this chilly February afternoon.
Today on Great River Radio, coming to you from the University of St. Thomas’ KUST.
Shenandoah-Tom Waits/Keith Richards
The Highway-Holly Williams
Straight and Narrow-Richard Thompson
Feeling Mortal-Kris Kristofferson
You Never Need Nobody-The Lone Bellow
What Would I Do Without You-Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors
Oh, The Joy-Trixie Whitley
You Don’t Love Me When I Cry-Laura Nyro
Love Me or Leave Me-Nina Simone
State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.-Jim James
Wheel Inside The Wheel-Mary Gauthier
Sleepy Sea Of Indigo And Blue-Antje Duvekot
Sweeter Than This-Katie Herzig
Who’s Who-The Weight & Hurry
Blue Ice-Shout Out Louds
Before We Run-Yo La Tengo
Los Angeles-Peter Bradley Adams
We are in the opening weeks of the busy spring semester on campus, and it has been a couple of months since Great River Radio has been on the air with music for you. Dan will remedy that today with a show this afternoon. Check in for morning music from Canada’s The Barr Brothers (I’m A Beggar in the Morning”) and twilight music from our friends Over The Rhine (“Favorite Time of Light.”) The late and great Etta James will be represented by “Misty Blue” from her final cd, released just weeks before her death. Wye Oak, an indie folk duo from Baltimore, is on the list with “Civilian”, the title tune from their 2011 cd. Ireland’s Lisa Hannigan has just released her second cd and we’ll play “Knots” (uke lovers will want to hear this.)
I’ll also have a number of tunes from the massive “Chimes of Freedom” collection of Dylan covers. CoF is a benefit project for Amnesty International, and the complete set is four discs – 70-some songs. Now, anytime there is a release of that size (in fact, on any tribute album) there are going to be hits and misses. I do think that Bob Dylan does his own songs just fine. At the same time, there are a few tracks in this collection that are worth hearing – I’ll be playing what I think are some notable inclusions by Diana Krall, Steve Earle, Queens of the Stone Age, Billy Bragg and Grammy champion Adele.
Finally, a track from the upcoming Springsteen cd, brand new music from Ingrid Michaelson and Craig Finn and more.
Tune in live around 4:15 this afternoon, or check the blog for the show after I get it loaded up around 6:30.
River Flows In You-Yiruma
Beggar In The Morning-The Barr Brothers
Favorite Time of Light-Over The Rhine
Misty Blue-Etta James
Come Healing-Leonard Cohen
Quinn The Eskimo-Kris Kristofferson
Simple Twist of Fate-Diana Krall
One More Cup of Coffee-Steve Earle and Lucia Micarelli
Outlaw Blues-Queens of the Stone Age
No Future-Craig Finn
Make You Feel My Love-Adele
Lay Down Your Weary Tune-Billy Bragg
We Take Care of Our Own-Bruce Springsteen