Today we check out the new tunes by Buddy and Julie Miller (from Nashville) and Beth Bombara (from St. Louis). Flashcubes play a cover of Motors. Tony Molina and Jennifer Sbragia have a band together called The Softies. We introduce a poet and musician Kara Jackson from Chicago, Vapour Trails from Bristol UK and John Wayne Supermarket from France. Dan Kopko from Boston has a band called Danny The K and we check it out. We also have tributes to Johnny Rowan, also known as Blackie Onassis, drummer of Urge Overkill who passed away recently at 57 and a tribute to Tony McPhee, the frontman of Groundhogs, who passed away on June 6th.
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Urge Overkill – Bottle Of Fur
Danny The K – Roller Derby Girl
Buddy & Julie Miller – In The Throes
Terry Anderson – No One Knows It
The Flashcubes – Forget About You
The Softies – Don’t Come Back
Beth Bombara – Give Me a Reason
Kara Jackson – Dickhead Blues
Sunny War – New Day
Rod Stewart – You’re In My Heart
The Vapour Trails – On A Beautiful Day
John Wayne Supermarket – Plage de Vieux Fort
Urge Overkill – Henhough The Greatest Story Ever Told
Groundhogs – Strange Town
Groundhogs – Cherry Red
Good songwriting today! We have new music by Sarah Harmer and Eamon McGrath, both from Canada, Adam Weiner and his Low Cut Connie on a new album. We also have one of the most legendary ones: Bruce Springsteen. Talking about legends, John Mayall has just celebrated his 86th birthday with a new single, collaborating with Buddy Miller. Willie Nile had a good record this year and there’s also a tribute organized in his honor. Shemekia Copeland has a lovely new feminist cover of Under My Thumb. Finally, Templo Diez is a new band from Netherlands that we introduce in today’s show.
Daniel Romano – Natural Lover;
Sarah Harmer – New Low;
Low Cut Connie – Help Me;
Swampmeat Family Band – Mother’s Lies;
Molly Tuttle – She’s a Rainbow;
The Rolling Stones – Under my Thumb;
Shemekia Copeland – Under My Thumb;
John Mayall – I’m as Good as Gone (Feat. Buddy Miller);
John Mayall – Curly;
Bette Smith – I Felt It Too;
Boomtown Rats – Rat Trap;
Any Trouble – Growing Up;
Bruce Springsteen – Last Man Standing;
Eamon McGrath – Sparkle & Bleed;
Dan Penn – Edge of Love;
Templo Diez – 305 South;
Graham Parker – One Guitar;
Willie Nile – the Fool Who Drank the Ocean.
Last week we had a pleasure to see Joe Jack Talcum at the Beachland. Joe’s show was a very touching solo acoustic performance. He brought with himself another duet, also based in Philly, called The Bassturds. He also carried a box with the brand new Dead Milkmen CD. They reunited this year to record a selection of new tunes, but this time with Dandrew on bass replacing Dave Blood. So, in the first part of today’s show we listen to new tunes for the Milkmen, Joe Jack and The Bassturds. After that, we have some other artists with new records. Rock legend Duane Eddy is here, as well as Buddy Miller on a Tom T. Hall cover. Beautiful Amy LaVere is also here with her double bass. Black Lips have a new record, and let us not forget The Cajun Country Revival with their portion of Louisiana madness.
Let me just mention in the end that this is the last Little Lighthouse show and post until October, since we’re taking a small summer break.
The Dead Milkmen – The King in Yellow – William Bloat;
Joe Jack Talcum – Lonelyland;
Joe Jack Talcum – Dean’s Dream;
The Bassturds – Talk To Me;
Ornamental Wigwam – Er Bits Du;
Rory Gallagher – Wheels Within Wheels (Alternative Version);
Aaron Spades – Tired of You;
Duane Eddy – Movin’ and Groovin’;
Duane Eddy – Primeval;
Buddy Miller – Sneaky Snake [feat Duane Eddy];
Amy LaVere – That Beat;
Amy LaVere – A Great Divide;
Black Lips – Modern Art;
Cute Lepers – I Can’t Do Things;
The Godfathers – This Damn Nation;
Disciplina Kicme – Prestani da mrzis!;
Mama Rosin with Hipbone Slim and the Kneetremblers – Paint The Town Red;
Jesse Lege, Joel Savoy And The Cajun Country Revival – S’en aller sur l’Cortableau;
Willy Deville – Venus of Avenue D.
Buddy and Julie got married twenty years ago and have three albums together. Before they started recording together, their careers went separately, each making their name in the roots rock and country circuits. Their first album together in 2001 brought them some success on the US country charts, but this year’s Written in Chalk represents them in their peak. This genre spanning album will take you through all traditional American genres and will do it in a gorgeous way. One part rock, two parts roll to paraphrase one of the songs on the album. The sound is flawless, it will leave an impression that the band is right there in the same room where you’re sitting and Buddy and Julie’s vocals match like a glove on songs that they perform together.