O they tell me of a home far beyond the skies,
O they tell me of a home far away;
O they tell me of a home where no storm clouds rise,
O they tell me of an unclouded day.
After a longer than usual summer hiatus, Great River Radio will return today with new music for you. We have been very busy with the start of school and some other complications this fall, but are anxious to renew our (few, but high quality) relationships with you, our GRR family.
Dan will be in the studio this afternoon, getting reacquainted with the buttons and knobs and plugs and dials, and hopefully all will be easy on me. The playlist includes the song above, an old hymn which we have a new recording of by Audra Mae (perhaps you remember her from last spring – she is Judy Garland’s great grand niece.) This song might actually set in motion a set of tunes about good places and broken places…we’ll see.
And there will be a set of songs about going leaving home and going home. Sarah Jarosz will kick it off with “Run Away” and Michael Kiwanuka will close it up with “Home Again” and in between, we’ll hear from The Tallest Man on Earth and Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors.
In the middle of the show, some songs from the summer we liked (hey, we’re catching up here), including music from The Lumineers, Shovels and Rope, Daughn Gibson, Fiona Apple and Sweden’s Anna Ternheim.
One of the highlights of the last few weeks was meeting and visiting with John Fullbright, out of Okemah, OK, when he came through town, playing the Prairie Home Companion and a later show at the Cabooze. He has written a couple of songs that just knocked us out and we’ll be playing one of them tonight. Is he Randy Newman’s successor? Maybe. Not that Randy needs a successor. But, ok, if you love Randy Newman, you have to check this smart and funny and talented young man out. We’ve got one from him that is an absolute jewel.
You may be disappointed to know that there isn’t one Halloween related song on the show. For that we apologize.
Tune in this afternoon, or later on the blog.
Great River Radio – Wednesdays 4:15-5:45 p.m.
Stream it live: http://www.stthomas.edu/ustclubs/kust/live/liveStream.html
Bottom of the River – Delta Rae
Atlantic City – The Hold Steady
Ain’t Messin’ Round – Gary Clark Jr.
Hot Knife – Fiona Apple
In The Beginning – Daughn Gibson
Mexico – Shovels & Rope
Submarines – The Lumineers
The Unclouded Day – Audra Mae & The Forest Rangers
Everything Is Broken – Bettye LaVette
Biloxi – Rosanne Cash
God Don’t Know – Anna Ternheim
Sticks & Stones – Joe Henry
I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons
Nowhere To B Found – John Fullbright
Fergus Falls – Field Report
There’s No Leaving Now – The Tallest Man On Earth
Run Away – Sarah Jarosz
Long Ride Home – Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors
Home Again – Michael Kiwanuka