The Boudin Barndance – 05/18/2017

The Boudin Barndance – 05/18/2017
Dan Ferguson
WRIU-FM, 90.3 Kingston, RI
Thursdays 6-9 pm
On the web at: www.wriu.org
Boudin Barndance playlists now archived at http://wriu.org/features/content/playlists/boudinbarndance/

LAST TWO WEEKS OF THE BOUDIN BARNDANCE NOW ARCHIVED AT: http://wriu.org/ondemand-folk.html

Check out this story about The Boudin Barndance in No Depression:
http://nodepression.com/article/how-sausage-gets-made-boudin-barndance

Roots Hoot House Concerts: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Roots-Hoot-House-Concerts/123097344379469
Upcoming shows are:
June 3 – Paul Burch (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2898285)
July 8 – SWAMP STOMP 10 (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2881502) – WACO BROS, THE SADIES, Al Scorch, & Eric Ambel!

The Boudin Barndance concluded its 30th year salute tonight, again with nothing out of the ordinary on the docket. We did kick off with a Gram Parsons number. The first Barndance in May of 1987 was a salute to GP. Anyway, hotter than a mofo in these parts today, so hopefully if you were listening you were someplace cool. Another of our mix-‘em-up nights. We did give away a pair of weekend passes to the Green River Festival (www.greenriverfestival.com) happening July 14-16 in Greenfield, MA. We’ll do it again next week, too. New and recent releases making their Barndance debut tonight included albums from Rachel Baiman, Ryan Adams, Muddy Ruckus, The Steel Woods, Amilia Spicer, Mark Mulcahy, and the new Mark Heard tribute. Buttshaker of the week???? The Waco Brothers who hit Rhode Island on July 8 for Swamp Stomp 10 with “Pigsville.” Now let’s all grab a cold one and get to the goods….

Buck Owens, et al – Buckaroo / Box Set / Rhino (intro)

Gram Parsons – Return of the Grievous Angel / Grievous Angel (Reprise)
Matt Haeck – The Dry Bones Dance / Treasure of the Broken Land (Storm Weather)
Rachel Baiman – Getting Ready to Start / Shame (Free Dirt)
Ryan Adams – To Be Without You / Prisoner (Pax-Am)
Justin Earle Townes – What’s She Crying For / Kids in the Street (New West)
Muddy Ruckus – Die for You / Pretty Bones
Gram Parsons – Still Feeling Blue / GP (Reprise)

Pokey LaFarge Riot in the Streets / Manic Revelations (Rounder)
J.D. Crowe – So Afraid of Losing You Again / Blackjack (Rebel)
The Steel Woods – Axe / Straw in the Winds (Woods/TT)
Chris Stapleton – Up to No Good Lovin’ / From a Room: Vol. 1 (Mercury Nashville)
Amilia Spicer – What I’m Sayin’ / Wow & Flutter (Free Range)
Aaron Burdett – It’s a Living / Refuge (Organic)

Buck Griffin – The Party / Let’s Elope Baby (Bear Family)
Dave Rich – I Forgot / Ain’t It Fine (Bear Family)
George Jones – I Don’t Want No Stranger… / Bartender’s Blues (Columbia)
Roy Acuff – The Automobile of Life / The Good News According to (Audium)
Green River Boys – 100 Miles Away form Here / Big Bluegrass Special (Capitol)
Merle Haggard – I Think I’ll Just Sit Here & drink / More of the Best (Rhino)
Johnny Bush – Green Snakes (on the Ceiling) / Green Snakes (Lone Star)

Marty Stuart – Let There Be Country / same (Columbia)
Marty Stuart & Fabulous Superlatives – Mojave / Way Out West (Superlatone)
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club listings backdrop:
Los Straitjackets – Viva (Upstart)
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The Mavericks – Damned (If I Do) / Brand New Day (Mono Mundo)
John Moreland – Love Is Not an Answer/ Big Bad Love (4AD)
Mark Mulcahy – Catching Mice / The Possum in the Driveway (Mezzotint)
Alejandro Escovedo – Farewell to the Good Times / Burn Something Beautiful (Fantasy)
Anders Parker – I Don’t Do That Anymore / The Man Who Fell from Earth
Larissa Tandy – One Request / The Grip (Thelassophile)

Joe Flood – All the Same to You / Cripplin’ Crutch (Diesel Only)
Eric Ambel – Cryin’ in my Sleep / Lakeside (last Chance)
Chris Gaffney – Glass House / Loser’s Paradise (HighTone)
Paul Burch – Isolda / Blue Notes (Merge)
KORT – Eyes Look Away / Invariable Heartache (City Slang)
Jim Mize – Arcadian Lullaby / Release It to the Sky (Fat Possum)
James McMurtry – Restless / Childish Things (Compadre)

Waco Bros – Pigsville / WacoWorld (Bloodshot)
Detroit Cobras – He Did It / Life, Love & Leaving (Third Man)
Modern Mal – Just a Satellite / The Misanthrope Family Album (MAL)
Colter Wall – Motorcycle / s/t (YMR/TT)
The Whiskey Gentry – Looking for Trouble / Dead Ringer (Pitch-a-Tent)

Burton & Mooney – Corn Pickin’ / Legends of Country Guitar (Rhino) (outro)

Comments welcome.
Cheers.
Boudin Dan

The Boudin Barndance – 05/11/2017

The Boudin Barndance – 05/11/2017
Dan Ferguson
WRIU-FM, 90.3 Kingston, RI
Thursdays 6-9 pm
On the web at: www.wriu.org
Boudin Barndance playlists now archived at http://wriu.org/features/content/playlists/boudinbarndance/

LAST TWO WEEKS OF THE BOUDIN BARNDANCE NOW ARCHIVED AT: http://wriu.org/ondemand-folk.html

Check out this story about The Boudin Barndance in No Depression:
http://nodepression.com/article/how-sausage-gets-made-boudin-barndance

Roots Hoot House Concerts: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Roots-Hoot-House-Concerts/123097344379469
Upcoming shows are:
June 3 – Paul Burch (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2898285)
July 8 – SWAMP STOMP 10 (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2881502) – WACO BROS, THE SADIES, Al Scorch, & Eric Ambel!

The Boudin Barndance kicked off its 30th year salute to itself tonight by doing a regular old show. We’ll do another regular old one next week, too. Not much for features, just a mix-‘em-up affair tonight. We did do one of our periodic blast-from-the-alt.country past sets, a thing we started back in January. Lots of new and recent releases making the Barndance hit parade for the first time including albums from Chris Stapleton, John Moreland, Aaron Burdett, Kenny George Band, Lesley Kernochan, Anders Parker, Shannon McNally, Leroy Stagger, Daniel Romano, Pokey LaFarge, and Rev. Seikou. Buttshaker of the week???? Birthday guy Jimmie Dale Gilmore with “Mobile Line” is tough to top. Now let’s all grab a cold one and get to the goods….

Buck Owens, et al – Buckaroo / Box Set / Rhino (intro)

Chris Stapleton – Broken Halo / From a Room: Vol. 1 (Mercury Nashville)
Dalton Domino – Decent Man / Corners (Lightning Rod/TT)
Lillie Mae – Honky Tonks and Taverns / Forever & Some (Third Man)
Sarah Shook & the Disarmers – Heal Me / Sidelong (Bloodshot)
Angeleena Presley – Mama Tried / Wrangled (Mining Light/TT)
Old Crow Medicine Show – Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat / 50 Yrs of Blonde on Blonde (Columbia)

John Moreland – Ain’t We Gold / Big Bad Love (4AD)
Caroline Spence – Hotel Amarillo / Spades & Roses
Aaron Burdett – Looking for Light / Refuge (Organic)
Kenny George Band – Picket Fences / Borrowed Trouble
Lesley Kernochan – Hurricane Eye / A Calm Sun (Maple Syrup)
David Childers – Run Skeleton Run / same (Ramseur/TT)

Hank Snow – Zeb Turney’s Gal / The Singing Ranger (Bear Family)
Joe Maphis – Town Hall Shuffle / Flyin’ Fingers (Bear Family)
Johnny & Jack – I’m Gonna Love You One More Time / For Old Times Sake (Bear Family)
Jimmy & Johnny – Can’t Want You / If You Don’t ..(Bear Family)
Jethro Burns – Body & Soul / Swing Low, Sweet Mandolin (ACD)
Sara & Maybelle Carter – Higher Ground / An Historic Reunion (Koch)
Buck Owens – Before You Go / same (Sundazed)
Dave Dudley & Country Caravan – Nashville Blues / Kickin’ the Hillbilly (Collector)
Nashville Bluegrass Band – Biggest Liars in Town / Home of the Blues (Sugar Hill)

Bruce Robison – Long Time Comin’ / & the Back Porch Band (Motel Time)
Sandy Rogers – Rented Room / Wonderin’
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club listings backdrop:
Joe Maphis – Flyin’ Fingers (Bear Family)
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Justin Earle Townes – Maybe a Moment / Kids in the Street (New West)
The Sadies – Riverview Fog / Northern Passages (Yep Roc)
Anders Parker – Skin on Skin / The Man Who Fell from Earth
Robert Sarazin Blake –Couples / Recitative (Same Room)
Shannon McNally – I Ain’t Gonna Stand for It / Black Irish (Compass)
Leroy Stagger – Love Versus / same (True North)
Daniel Romano – When I Learned Your Name / Modern Pressure (New West)

Pokey LaFarge Riot in the Streets / Manic Revelations (Rounder)
Sean Rowe – Gas Station Rose / New Lore (Anti)
Joseph Huber – You Showed Me / The Suffering Stage
Colter Wall – Thirteen Silver Dollars / s/t (Young Mary’s/TT)
Rev. Seikou – Lord, I’m Running / In Times Like This (Zent/TT)

……………….flashback set…………….
Keith Whitley – Long Black Limousine / Sad Songs & Waltzes (Rounder)
Paul Burch – Montreal / East to West (Bloodshot)
Mike Ireland & Holler – Banks of the Ohio / Learning How to Live (Sub Pop)
Cheri Knight – That I Might See / The Knitter (ESD)
Steve Earle – Feel Alright / I Feel Alright (Warner Bros)
Kevin Gordon – Dissatisfied / Cadillac Jack’s #1 Son (Shanachie)
Slobberbone – Shoot You Dead / Crow Pot Pie (Doolittle)
The Yayhoos – For Cryin’ Out Loud / Fear Not the Obvious (Bloodshot)

Burton & Mooney – Corn Pickin’ / Legends of Country Guitar (Rhino) (outro)

Comments welcome.
Cheers.
Boudin Dan

The Boudin Barndance – 05/04/2017

The Boudin Barndance – 05/04/2017
Dan Ferguson
WRIU-FM, 90.3 Kingston, RI
Thursdays 6-9 pm
On the web at: www.wriu.org
Boudin Barndance playlists now archived at http://wriu.org/features/content/playlists/boudinbarndance/

LAST TWO WEEKS OF THE BOUDIN BARNDANCE NOW ARCHIVED AT: http://wriu.org/ondemand-folk.html

Check out this story about The Boudin Barndance in No Depression:
http://nodepression.com/article/how-sausage-gets-made-boudin-barndance

Roots Hoot House Concerts: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Roots-Hoot-House-Concerts/123097344379469
Upcoming shows are:
May 6 – Girls on Grass (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2900359) – Limited tix available
June 3 – Paul Burch (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2898285)
July 8 – SWAMP STOMP 10 (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2881502) – WACO BROS, THE SADIES, Al Scorch, & Eric Ambel!

The Boudin Barndance was back in action this evening as we kicked off our 30-year anniversary month with nothing special planned, just do the show as we’ve always done it. ‘nuff said. Did a lot of playing the field tonight. A bunch of new and recent releases making their Barndance debut including albums from Angeleena Presley, Lillie Mae, Colter Wall, The Weeks, Shelby Earl, Old Crow Medicine Show, Taj Mahal & Keb Mo, and Larissa Tandy. We also gave away some tix to the upcoming show by the Wailin’ Jenny’s happening this Sunday at the Park Theater in Cranston. Buttshaker of the week???? Birthday guy Jimmie Dale Gilmore with “Mobile Line” is tough to top. Now let’s all grab a cold one and get to the goods….

Buck Owens, et al – Buckaroo / Box Set / Rhino (intro)

Kris Kristoferson – Nobody Wins / The Austin Sessions (Rhino)
Malcolm Holcombe – Yours No More / Pretty Little Trouble (Gypsy Eyes)
Joseph Huber – 16-10 / The Suffering Stage
Angeleena Presley – Bless My Heart / Wrangled (Mining Light)
Lillie Mae – Over the Hills & Through the Woods / Forever & Some (Third Man)
Bap Kennedy – Por Favor / Reckless Heart (Last Chance)

Justin Earle Townes – What’s She Crying For / Kids in the Street (New West)
Colter Wall – You Look to Yours / s/t (Young Mary’s/TT)
Richard Buckner – Blue & Wonder / Bloomed (DejaDisc)
Terry Allen – The Wolfman of Del Rio / Lubbock (on Everything) (Fate)
Jessi Colter – Praise Ye the Lord / The Psalms (Legacy)
Paul Burch – Time to Cry / Fool for Love (Bloodshot)

Sam McGee – Railroad Blues / Grand Dad of Country Guitar Pickers (Arhoolie)
Cliff Carlisle – A Wild Cat Woman & a Tom Cat Man / Blues Yodeler & Steel Guitar Wizard (Arhoolie)
Al Dexter & Troopers – Triflin’ Gal / Pistol Pickin’ Mama (ASV)
Dick Curless – Juke Box Man / The Drag ‘em off the Interstate .. (R&T)
The Collins Kids – Soda Poppin’ Around / Skip & Jump (Bear Family)
Tammy Wynette – I’ve Learned / Stand By Your Man (Epic)

Marty Stuart & Fabulous Superlatives – Whole Lotta Highway / Way Out West (Superlatone)
Loretta Lynn – I Wanna Be Free / Honky Tonk Girl (MCA)
Nikki Lane – Jackpot / Highway Queen (New West)
Loretta Lynn – Trouble in Paradise / Honky Tonk Girl (MCA)
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club listings backdrop:
Various Artists – Wild & Excellent Instros (Collector)
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The Wailin’ Jennys – Summertime / Live at … (Red House)
Jake Fussell – Canyoneers / What in the Natural World (Paradise of Bachelors)
Valerie June – The Front Door / The Order of Time (Concord)
Hurray for the Riff Raff – Life to Save / The Navigator (ATO)
The Weeks – Bottle Rocket / Easy (Lightning Rod/TT)
Shelby Earl – Call Her Mercy / The Man Who Made Himself a Name (Nine Mile)

Girls on Grass – Return to Earth/ s/t
Coal Palace Kings – Loves to Play the Fool / Live at the Garden Grill (Kranepool)
Mike Henderson – The Way To / Country Music Made Me Do It (RCA)
Jamie O’Hara – Rise Above It / same (RCA)
Kim Richey – These Words We Said / s/t (Mercury Nashville)
Jimmie Dale Gilmore – Mobile Line / Spinning Around the Sun (Elektra)

Old Crow Medicine Show – 4th Time Around / 50 Yrs of Blonde on Blonde (Columbia)
Robert Sarazin Blake – On the Corner of Saturday Night / Recitative (Same Room)
Matt Urmy – Cup of Grace / Out of the Ashes
Taj Mahal & Keb Mo – She Knows How to Rock Me / TajMo (Concord)
Fred McDowell – My Baby / This Ain’t No Rock & Roll (Arhoolie)
Garland Jeffreys – Venus / 14 Steps to Harlem (Luna Park)
Cory Branan – Yeah, So What / Adios (Bloodshot)
Larissa Tandy – I Won’t Let You Go / The Grip (Thalassophile)

Burton & Mooney – Corn Pickin’ / Legends of Country Guitar (Rhino) (outro)

Comments welcome.
Cheers.
Boudin Dan

The Boudin Barndance Free American Roots (FAR) chart top albums for April of 2017

The Boudin Barndance (90.3, WRIU-FM, Kingston, RI) Free American Roots (FAR) chart top albums for April of 2017 follow.

1 / AoM: Cory Branan – Adios (Bloodshot) *DF
2: Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives – Way Out West (Superlatone)
3: Sera Cahoone – From Where I Started (Lady Muleskinner)
4: Rodney Crowell – Close Ties (New West)
5: Sunny Sweeney – Trophy (Clasp/TT))
6: Scott H. Biram – The Bad Testament (Bloodshot))

And more….
Suitcase Junket – Piledriver (Signature Sounds)
Andrew Combs – Canyons of My Mind (New West)
Jaime Wyatt – Felony Blues (FortyBelow)
Coco Hames – s/t (Merge))
cheers,
Dan

The Boudin Barndance – 04/27/2017

The Boudin Barndance – 04/27/2017
Dan Ferguson
WRIU-FM, 90.3 Kingston, RI
Thursdays 6-9 pm
On the web at: www.wriu.org
Boudin Barndance playlists now archived at http://wriu.org/features/content/playlists/boudinbarndance/

LAST TWO WEEKS OF THE BOUDIN BARNDANCE NOW ARCHIVED AT: http://wriu.org/ondemand-folk.html

Check out this story about The Boudin Barndance in No Depression:
http://nodepression.com/article/how-sausage-gets-made-boudin-barndance

Roots Hoot House Concerts: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Roots-Hoot-House-Concerts/123097344379469
Upcoming shows are:
May 6 – Girls on Grass (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2900359) – Limited tix available
June 3 – Paul Burch (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2898285)
July 8 – SWAMP STOMP 10 (https://www.facebook.com/events/446640542126286/; http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2881502) – WACO BROS, THE SADIES, Al Scorch, & Eric Ambel!

The Boudin Barndance took last week off for a little post-radiothon r&r and we did none of that resting. Heck, we found a radio station in Hudson, NY to put up with our crap. Thanks to Spike Priggen and WGXC for lettin’ me get my airwaves ya ya’s out in the other ‘burg. Anyway, back in the saddle this evening with guns-a-blazing. Willie Nelson’s new album was in the spotlight and we did a CD giveaway for it. Also gave away some tix to the upcoming show by the Wailin’ Jenny’s happening on May 7 at the Park Theater in Cranston. Lots of new and upcoming things making their Barndance debut tonight including albums from David Childers, Justin Earle Townes, Dalton Domino, David Olney, Joshua James, Ray Davies, Sean Rowe, Garland Jeffreys, Lauren Barth, Willie Nelson, Chris Shifflet, Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, and Modern Mal. Buttshaker of the week???? Going back to the mid-50s, Marvin Rainwater with “The Last Time.” Now let’s all grab a cold one and get to the goods….

Buck Owens, et al – Buckaroo / Box Set / Rhino (intro)

David Childers – Collar & Bell / Run Skeleton Run (Ramseur/TT)
Rodney Crowell – It Ain’t Over Yet / Close Times (New West)
Justin Earle Townes – Maybe a Moment / Kids in the Street (New West)
Dalton Domino – Corners / same (Lightning Rod/TT)
David Olney – Innocent Heart / Don’t Try to Fight It (Red Parlor)
Joshua James – Coyote Caller / Don’t Try to Fight It (MTM)

Sean Rowe – I’ll Follow Your Trail / New Lore (Anti)
Cory Branan – Imogene / Adios (Bloodshot)
Ray Davies – I’ve Heard That Before / Americana (Legacy)
Garland Jeffreys – 14 Steps to Harlem / same (Luna Park)
Andrew Combs – Silk Flowers / Canyons of My Mind (New West)
Lauren Barth Getting High / Forager (Horton)

Mac Martin & the Dixie Travelers – Weary Lonesome Blues / The Travelin’ Blues (Rural Rhythm)
Old & in the Way – Lost / That High Lonesome Sound (ACD)
Jimmy Martin & Sunny Mt Boys – My Walking Shoes / s/t (Bear Family)
Don Stover – Done Gone / Things in Life (Rounder)
Harry Choates – Louisiana Boogie / Fiddle King of Cajun Swing (Arhoolie)
Vin Bruce – Dans La Louisianne / Cajun Country’s Greatest (La Louisianne)
Marvin Rainwater – The Last Time / Classic Recordings (Bear Family)
Willie Nelson – Mr Record Man / Nashville Was the Roughest (Bear Family)
Darrell McCall – More Than Likely / s/t (Bear Family)
Duane Eddy – 3:30 Blues / That Classic Twang (Bear Family)
The Metropolitans – Lonely Guitar Blues (Wild & Excellent Instros (Collector)
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club listings backdrop:
Duane Eddy – That Classic Twang (Bear Family)
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Willie Nelson –Lady Luck / God’s Problem Child (Legacy)
Willie Nelson –same / God’s Problem Child (Legacy)
Willie Nelson –I Made a Mistake / God’s Problem Child (Legacy)

The Wailin’ Jennys – Drivin’ / Live at … (Red House)

Girls on Grass – Father Says Why / s/t
Chris Shifflet – West Coast Town / same (Side One Dummy)
Sarah Shook & the Disarmers – Keep the Home Fires Burning / Side Long (Bloodshot)
Jason Eady – Waiting to Shine / s/t (Old Guitar/TT)
Whiskey Gentry – Looking for Trouble / Dead Ringer (Pitch-a-Tent)
Marty Stuart & Fabulous Superlatives – Time Don’t Wait / Way Out West (Superlatone)

Hasil Adkins – She Said / Out to Hunch (Norton)
Hasil Adkins – Ha Ha Cat Walk Baby / Out to Hunch (Norton)
Suitcase Junket – Mountain of Mind / Piledriver (Signature Sounds)
Scott H. Biram – Crippled & Crazy / The Bad Testament (Bloodshot)
Modern Mal – Just a Satellite / The Misanthrope Family Album (Mal)
Coco Hames – I Do Love You / s/t (Merge)
The Todds – I Want Her Back / Pebble Vol. 6 – Chicago (AIP)
The Passions – Lively One / Don’t Be Bad (Big Beat)
The Kernal – At the Old Taco Bell / Light Country (Single Lock)

Burton & Mooney – Corn Pickin’ / Legends of Country Guitar (Rhino) (outro)

Comments welcome.
Cheers.
Boudin Dan

The Boudin Barndance – 04/13/2017

The Boudin Barndance – 04/13/2017
Dan Ferguson
WRIU-FM, 90.3 Kingston, RI
Thursdays 6-9 pm
On the web at: www.wriu.org
Boudin Barndance playlists now archived at http://wriu.org/features/content/playlists/boudinbarndance/

If you our fundraiser last week, you can still pledge online to WRIU & The Boudin Barndance at this link through Sunday: http://wriu.org/radiothon/index.php

LAST TWO WEEKS OF THE BOUDIN BARNDANCE NOW ARCHIVED AT: http://wriu.org/ondemand-folk.html

Check out this story about The Boudin Barndance in No Depression:
http://nodepression.com/article/how-sausage-gets-made-boudin-barndance

Roots Hoot House Concerts: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Roots-Hoot-House-Concerts/123097344379469
Upcoming shows are:
May 6 – NEW SHOW with Girls on Grass (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2900359)
June 3 – Paul Burch (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2898285)
July 8 – SWAMP STOMP 10 (https://www.facebook.com/events/446640542126286/; http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2881502) – WACO BROS, THE SADIES, Al Scorch, & Eric Ambel!

The Boudin Barndance the week after our WRIU Radiothon fundraiser is always the best. A giant relief. We let loose this evening with a mix of new stuff, old stuff, and one of our blast from the past alt country segments to close the evening out. That one got me pretty sweaty. By the way, if you missed our fundraiser last week you can still pledge your support for a few weeks more via our web site at http://wriu.org/ondemand-folk.html. Hit the “Radiothon” link and tell ‘em The Boudin Barndance sent ya and maybe grab some of our Folk & Roots dept merch. New and recent releases making their Barndance debut tonight included albums from Joseph Huber, Matt Urmy, Jason Eady, Mipso, Dale & Ray, Bruce Robison, and Coco Hames. Buttshaker of the week???? From the Sun archives, Tracy Pendarvis & the Swampers with “Southbound Line.” Now let’s all grab a cold one and get to the goods….

Buck Owens, et al – Buckaroo / Box Set / Rhino (intro)

Cory Branan – Don’t Go / Adios (Bloodshot)
Jospeh Huber – The Suffering State / same
Matt Urmy – Renaissance Rodeo / Out of the Ashes
Rodney Crowell – Life without Susanna / Close Ties (New West)
Jamie Wyatt – Stone Hotel / Felony Nlues (40 Below)
Jason Eady – Waiting to Shine / s/t (Old Guitar/TT)

Mipso – Train Down the Line / Coming Down the Mountain (MM)
The Jayhawks – Save It for a Rainy Day / Rainy Day Music (American)
Andrew Combs – Dirty Rain / Canyons of My Mind (New West)
Corb Lund – Talkin’ Veterinarian Blues / Losin’ Lately Gambler (New West)
Sam Outlaw – Trouble / Tenderheart (Six Shooter/TT)
Sera Cahoone – Lady Bug / From Where I Started (lady Muleskinner)

Dale & Ray – Feelin’ Haggard’ / Ds/t (Ameripolitan/ Home)
Willie Nelson – He Will Never Be Gone / God’s Problem Child (Legacy)
Merle Haggard – Somebody Else I Know / Swingin’ Doors (Capitol)
Merle Haggard – The Longer You Wait / Swingin’ Doors (Capitol)
Fiddlin’ Arthur Smith & the Dixieliners – Chittlin’ Cookin’ Time in Cheatham County / Vol. 2 (County)
Merle Travis – Dance of the Goldenrod / Strictly Guitar (Sundazed)
Tracy Pendarvis & the Swampers – Southbound Line / Sun ROckabilly: Classic Recordings (Rounder)
Rose Maddox – Down, Down, Down / Sings Bluegrass (Capitol)
Buck Owens – King of Fools/ On the Bandstand (Sundazed)
Loretta Lynn – Fist City / Honky Tonk Girl (MCA)
Loretta Lynn – Hey Loretta / Honky Tonk Girl (MCA)
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club listings backdrop:
Roy Clark – The Lightning Fingers of … (R&T))
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Bruce Robison – Sweet Dreams / Back Porch Band (Motel Time)
Marty Stuart & Fabulous Superlatives – Time Don’t Wait / Way Out West (Superlatone)
Two Dollar Pistols – Hand’s Up / same (Yep Roc)
Sunny Sweeney – Trophy / Trophy (Clasp/TT)
Travis Linville – Bar Room / Up Ahead
Austin Hanks – Aching Need / Alabastard

D.L. Menard – Where the Money Goes / Cajun Memories (Swallow)
Alphie Bergeron & Veteran Playboys – New Country Waltz / The Sounds of Cajun Music (Lanor)
John Delafose & Eunice Playboys – One Hour Too Late / Joe Pete Got Two Women (Arhoolie)
The Silks – Home Again / Turn Me On
Julie Rhodes – Holes / Bound to Meet the Devil

Dwight Yoakm – Turn It On, Turn It Up, Turn Me Loose / If There Was a Way (Reprise)
Kelly Willis – Up All Night / s/t (MCA)
Bob Woodruff – You Can’t Win / Dreams & Saturday Night (Asylum)
Jim Lauderdale – This Is the Big Time / Pretty Close to the Truth (Atlantic)
Bill Lloyd – Trampoline / Set to Pop (ESD)
The Schramms – Home / Little Apocalypse (ESD)
Uncle Tupelo – New Madrid / Anodyne (Sire)
Coco Hames – I Don’t Wanna Go / s/t (Merge)

Burton & Mooney – Corn Pickin’ / Legends of Country Guitar (Rhino) (outro)

Comments welcome.
Cheers.
Boudin Dan

The Boudin Barndance – 04/06/2017

The Boudin Barndance – 04/06/2017
Dan Ferguson
WRIU-FM, 90.3 Kingston, RI
Thursdays 6-9 pm
On the web at: www.wriu.org
Boudin Barndance playlists now archived at http://wriu.org/features/content/playlists/boudinbarndance/

WRIU RADIOTHON FUNDRAISER April 2-9:
If you missed calling in, you can still pledge online to WRIU & The Boudin Barndance at this link: http://wriu.org/radiothon/index.php

LAST TWO WEEKS OF THE BOUDIN BARNDANCE NOW ARCHIVED AT: http://wriu.org/ondemand-folk.html

Check out this story about The Boudin Barndance in No Depression:
http://nodepression.com/article/how-sausage-gets-made-boudin-barndance

Roots Hoot House Concerts: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Roots-Hoot-House-Concerts/123097344379469
Upcoming shows are:
April 8- Cory Branan (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2817107) – SOLD OUT
May 6 – NEW SHOW with Girls on Grass (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2900359)
June 3 – Paul Burch (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2898285)
July 8 – SWAMP STOMP 10 (https://www.facebook.com/events/446640542126286/; http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2881502) – WACO BROS, THE SADIES, Al Scorch, & Eric Ambel!

This evening was the The Boudin Barndance edition of the 2017 WRIU Radiothon fundraiser and once again the calls were plenty. Thank you all! If you didn’t get a chance to call in, you can still pledge your support for a few weeks more via our web site at http://wriu.org/ondemand-folk.html. Hit the “Radiothon” link and tell ‘em The Boudin Barndance sent ya and maybe grab some of our Folk & Roots dept merch. We’d like to thank the Boudin Barndance support staff: Liz, Nancy, & Paul for helping out on the phones and data entry and making the chore of pledging so pleasant for the callers. The golden touch once more. We’d also like to give a big thanks to Elise at Bloodshot Records and Joel at New West Records for contributing CDs for giveaways. Hat’s off to them! As for the music, it was an evening of two-song sets with lots of begging in between. Buttshaker of the week???? The Hollisters with “Good For the Blues”. Now let’s all grab a cold one and get to the goods….

Buck Owens, et al – Buckaroo / Box Set / Rhino (intro)
Lefty Frizzell – If You’ve Got the Money / Best of (Rhino)

Benny Joy – Money, Money / Rockin’ & Rollin’ with (Collector)
Waco Bros – DYIBYOB / Going Down in History (Bloodshot)

Nikki Lane – 700,000 Rednecks / Highway Queen (New West)
Aaron Lee Tasjan – Memphis Rain / Silver Tears (New West)

Scott H. Biram – Set Me Free / The Bad Testament (Bloodshot)
Al Scorch – City Lullaby / Circle Round the Signs (Bloodshot)

Rodney Crowell – East Houston Blues / Close Ties (New West)
Sara Watkins – The Truth Won’t Set Us Free / (New West)

Laura Cantrell – Don’t Break the Heart / When the Roses Bloom (Diesel Only)
Reigning Sound – As Long / Break Up Break Down (SFTRI)

Hurray for the Riff Raff – Living for the City / The Navigator (ATO)
Suitcase Junket – Evangeline / Pile Driver (Signature Sounds)

Johnny Horton – Cherokee Boogie / Rockin’ Rollin’ (Bear Family)
Carl Perkins – Honky Tonk Gal / same (Rounder)

Eric Ambel – Here Comes My Love / Lakeside (Last Chance)
Boo & Elena – I Don’t Know I Can’t Say / I Wait for the Light

Lonesome Bob – Point of No Return / Things Fall Apart (Checkered Past)
Bottle Rockets – Kerosene / s/t (ESD)

Jessi Colter – Like a Beast / The Psalms (Legacy)
Jack Ingram – Old Motel / Midnight Hotel (Rounder)

Southern Avenue – It’s Gonna Be Alright / s/t (Stax)
Valerie June – If And / The Order of Time (Concord)

Buddy Woodward – You Told Me / Papa Nez (dren)
Lydia Loveless – Longer / Real (Bloodshot)

Merle Haggard – Sing Me Back Home / Collector’s Edition (Capitol)
Bobby Bare – All American Boy / The Essential (RCA)
Don Gibson – Blue Blue Tears / RCA Country Legends (Buddha)

Sunny Sweeney – Pass the Pain / Trophy (TT)
Sera Cahoone – Time to Give / From Where I Started (lady Muleskinner)

Link Wray & Raymen – Deuces Wild / Law of the Jungle (Sundazed)
The Hollisters – Good For the Blues / The Land of Rhythm & Pleasure (Freedom)

Tommy Womack – End of the Line / Namaste
Charlie Rich – Dance of Love / Complete Smash Sessions (Mercury)

Ernest Tubb – Thanks A Lot

Burton & Mooney – Corn Pickin’ / Legends of Country Guitar (Rhino) (outro)

Comments welcome.
Cheers.
Boudin Dan

Free American Roots (FAR) chart top albums for March, 2017

The Boudin Barndance (90.3, WRIU-FM, Kingston, RI) Free American Roots (FAR) chart top albums for March of 2017 follow.

1 / AoM: Valerie June – The Order of Time (Concord) *DF
2: Chuck Prophet – Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins (Yep Roc)
3: Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives – Way Out West (Superlatone)
4: Ha Ha Tonka – Heart Shaped Mountain (Bloodshot)
5: Hurray for the Riff Raff – The Navigator (ATO)
6: The Kernal – Light Country (Single Lock)

And more….
Jake Xerxes Fussell – What in the Natural World (Paradise of Bachelors)
Rhiannon Giddens – Freedom Highway (Nonesuch)
Jaime Wyatt – Felony Blues (FortyBelow)
Scott Nolan – Silverhill (BCPR)
cheers,
Dan

The Boudin Barndance – 03/30/2017

The Boudin Barndance – 03/30/2017
Dan Ferguson
WRIU-FM, 90.3 Kingston, RI
Thursdays 6-9 pm
On the web at: www.wriu.org
Boudin Barndance playlists now archived at http://wriu.org/features/content/playlists/boudinbarndance/

WRIU RADIOTHON FUNDRAISER NEXT WEEK (April 2-9) (Boudin Barndance edition on April 6th and we will have loads of special stuff in return for your pledges!)
Donate via this link http://wriu.org/radiothon/index.php

Subscribe to RSS feed at: http://wriu.org/boudinbarndance/playlists/xml-rss2.php
NEW ITEM:
LAST TWO WEEKS OF THE BOUDIN BARNDANCE NOW ARCHIVED AT: http://wriu.org/ondemand-folk.html

Check out this story about The Boudin Barndance in No Depression:
http://nodepression.com/article/how-sausage-gets-made-boudin-barndance

Roots Hoot House Concerts: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Roots-Hoot-House-Concerts/123097344379469
Upcoming shows are:
April 8- Cory Branan (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2817107) – SOLD OUT
May 6 – NEW SHOW with Girls on Grass (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2900359)
June 3 – Paul Burch (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2898285)
July 8 – SWAMP STOMP 10 (https://www.facebook.com/events/446640542126286/; http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2881502) – WACO BROS, THE SADIES, Al Scorch, & Eric Ambel!

First off, our WRIU Fundraiser happens next week (April 2-9) with the Boudin Barndance edition on April 6. We don’t care when you call during the week, but just plain call and support the very special WRIU. Not onto the weekly playlist which is a bit tardy this week due to some travel. It as one of those mixed-bag nights with a little of this and a little of that. A bunch of new stuff making their Barndance debut tonight including albums from Jessi Colter, Malcolm Holcombe, Samantha Crain, Gwyneth Moreland, the late Rich Minus, Cory Branan, The Whiskey Gentry, Andrew Combs, Sam Outlaw, and the Suitcase Junket. Buttshaker of the week???? The aforementioned Suitcase Junket with “Jackie.” Now let’s all grab a cold one, or two, and get to the goods….

Buck Owens, et al – Buckaroo / Box Set / Rhino (intro)

Jake Xerxes Fussell – Low Bonnie / What in the Natural World (Paradise of Bachelors)
Jessi Colter – Like a Beast / The Psalms (Legacy)
Malcolm Holcombe – Bury, England / Pretty Little Troubles (Gypsy Eyes)
Samantha Crain – Antiseptic Greeting / You Had Me at Goodbye (Ramseur/TT)
Bill Scorzari – Holy Man / Through These Waves
Gwyneth Moreland – Your Smile / Cider (Blue Rose)

Chuck Prophet – Bobby Fuller Died… / Bobby Fuller Died …. (Yep Roc)
Bottle Rockets – Something Good / South Broadway AC (Bloodshot)
Beth Bombara – When I Woke / Map & No Direction
K. Phillips – Don’t Wish Me Well / Dirty Wonder (Rock Ridge)
Rich Minus – Penny For Your Thoughts / This Son is a Stranger to You (Saustex)
Girls Guns & Glory – Wine Went Bad / Love & Protest
Roy Sludge – I Got Hammered / Too Drunk to Truck (Deeveeus)

Lefty Frizzell – Treasures Untold / Life’s Like Poetry (Bear Family)
Merle Haggard – Franky & Johnny / Same Train, Different Time (Capitol)
Billy Walker – The Record / The World is a Monster (Omni)
Al Terry – No Shrimp Today / Hickory’s Cajun Hillbilly (Ace)
Johnnie Allan – Please Help Me I’m Falling / Promised Land (Ace)
The Browns – Blues Stay Away from Me / Sweet Sounds (Westside)
Moon Mullican – Big Big City / Moon’s Rock (Bear Family)
Janis Martin – Love Me to Pieces / The Female Elvis (Bear Family)
Janis Martin – As Long As I’m Movin’ / The Blanco Sessions (Cow Island))
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club listings backdrop:
Roy Clark – The Lightning Fingers of … (R&T))
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Cory Branan – The Vow / Adios (Bloodshot)
Ha Ha Tonka – Everything / Heart Shaped Mountain (Bloodshot)
Old 97s – Graveyard Whistling / same (ATO)
Waylon Jennings – To Beat the Devil / The Journey (Bear Family)
The Kernal – Cold Shoulder / Light Country (Single Lock)
Kris Kristofferson – The Pilgrim Chapter 33 / The Austin Sessions (Rhino)
The Whiskey Gentry – Dead Ringer / same (Pitch-a-Tent)

Laura Stevenson – Runner / Wheel (Don Giovanni)
Andrew Combs – Rose Colored Blues / Canyons of My Mind (New West)
Sam Outlaw – Trouble / Tenderheart (Six Shooter/TT)
Otis Gibbs – Sputnik Monroe / Mt Renraw (Wanamaker)
Ron Gallo – Don’t Mind the Lion / Heavy Meta (New West)

Suitcase Junket – Jackie / Pile Driver (Signature Sounds)
Valerie June – Shakedown / The Order of Time (Concord)
Scott Nolan – Shake It Loose / Silverhill (BCPR)
Southern Avenue – 80 Miles from Memphis / s/t (Stax)
Hurray for the Riff Raff – Finale / The Navigator (ATO)
The Lone Wolf – Jumpin’ Baby / Flyin’ High (SWMAF)
Roosevelt Nettles – Heartaches & Troubles / Flyin’ High (SWMAF)

Burton & Mooney – Corn Pickin’ / Legends of Country Guitar (Rhino) (outro)

Comments welcome.
Cheers.
Boudin Dan

The Boudin Barndance – 03/23/2017

The Boudin Barndance – 03/23/2017
Dan Ferguson
WRIU-FM, 90.3 Kingston, RI
Thursdays 6-9 pm
On the web at: www.wriu.org
Boudin Barndance playlists now archived at http://wriu.org/features/content/playlists/boudinbarndance/

Subscribe to RSS feed at: http://wriu.org/boudinbarndance/playlists/xml-rss2.php
NEW ITEM:
LAST TWO WEEKS OF THE BOUDIN BARNDANCE NOW ARCHIVED AT: http://wriu.org/ondemand-folk.html

Check out this story about The Boudin Barndance in No Depression:
http://nodepression.com/article/how-sausage-gets-made-boudin-barndance

Roots Hoot House Concerts: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Roots-Hoot-House-Concerts/123097344379469
Upcoming shows are:

March 26 – Jake Fussell (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2901479) – SOLD OUT
April 8- Cory Branan (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2817107) – SOLD OUT
May 6 – NEW SHOW with Girls on Grass (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2900359)
June 3 – Paul Burch (
July 8 – SWAMP STOMP 10 (https://www.facebook.com/events/446640542126286/; http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2881502) – WACO BROS, THE SADIES, Al Scorch, & Eric Ambel!

Still waiting for Spring to spring in these parts, but through it all, The Boudin Barndance goes on with another Thursday night “in the barn.” Began the show by remembering a giant and a solid rock, that being Chuck Berry and James Cotton. They don’t make ‘em anywhere near like that anymore. From there it was onto the usual mash-up of stuff. New releases making their Barndance debut tonight included albums from The Gibson Brothers, Front Country , The Mavericks, Tim O’Brien, The 81s with Luella, and Molly Burch. Buttshaker of the week???? Truck drivin’ style with Red Simpson doing “Motorvatin’ Man.” Now let’s all grab a cold one, or two, and get to the goods….

Buck Owens, et al – Buckaroo / Box Set / Rhino (intro)

………….r.i.p. chuck berry…………..
Chuck Berry – Rock & Rock Music / Chess Blues-Rock Songbook (Chess)
Chuck Berry – Memphis / Chess Blues-Rock Songbook (Chess)
Chuck Berry – Roll Over Beethoven / Chess Blues-Rock Songbook (Chess)
Chuck Berry – I Want to Be Your Driver / The Great 28 (Chess)
Chuck Berry – Too Much Monkey Business / The Great 28 (Chess)
Chuck Berry – Nadine/ The Great 28 (Chess)

…………r.i.p. james cotton ………………..
James Cotton – It Ain’t Right / Bringing You the Best in Blues (Antone’s)
Muddy Waters – My John the Conqueror Roots / Folk Singer (Chess)
James Cotton – With the Quickness / Giant (Alligator)

Bodeco – Midnight Cowboy / Bone Hair & Hide (Homestead)
Jaime Wyatt – Wishing Well / Felony Blues (FortyBelow)
Whiskeytown – Silver Wings / Poor Little Knitter in the Road (Bloodshot)
Lee Hazelwood – If It’s Monday Morning / The LHI Years (LITA)
Paul Burch – Time to Cry / Fool for Love (Bloodshot)
Son Volt – Sinking Down / Notes of Blue (Transmit Sound/TT)

Bud Isaacs – Blue Mirage / Bud’s Bounce (Bear Family)
Jerry Reed – I’m Stuck / Here I Am (Bear Family)
Stonewall Jackson – Don’t Be Angry / Waterloo (Bear Family)
Connie Smith – The Threshold / s/t (RCA)
Red Simpson – Motorvatin’ Man Best of (Diesel Only/R&T)
Leon’s Lonestar Cowboys – Deep Elm / Tennessee Saturday Night (Jasmine)
Charlie Poole & NC Ramblers – If the River Was Whiskey / Vol. 2 (County)
Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives – Whole Lotta Highway / Way Out West (Superlatone)
Nikki Lane – Companion / Highway Queen (New West)
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club listings backdrop:
Bud Isaacs – Bud’s Bounce (Bear Family)
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The Gibson Brothers – Homemade Wine / In the Ground (Rounder)
Front Country – Lonesome Town / Other Love Songs (Organic)
Rhiannon Giddens – Freedom Highway / Freedom Highway (Nonesuch)
Paul Cauthen – My Gospel / same (Lightning Rod/TT)
Hurray for the Riff Raff – Hungry Ghost / The Navigator (ATO)
Chuck Prophet – Rider of the Train / Bobby Fuller Died …. (Yep Roc)
The Mavericks – Brand New Day / same (Mondo Mundo/TT)

Rodney Crowell – I Don’t Care Again / Close Ties (New West)
Tim O’Brien – Guardian Angel / Where the River Meets the Road (Howdy Skies)
Jake Xerxes Fussell – Jump for Joy / What in the Natural World (Paradise of Bachelors)
Sera Cahoone – Dusty Lungs / From Where I Started (Lady Muleskinner)
Michael Chapman – Spanish Incident / 50 (Paradise of Bachelors)
Valerie June – Two Hearts / The Order of Time (Concord)

Johnnie Allan – Promised Land / same (Ace)
The Kernal – Tennessee Sun / Light Country (Single Lock)
The 81s with Luella – Polygraph / Big Man
Soul Scratch – Kiss Me in the Morning / Pushing Fire (Colemine)
Molly Burch – Downhearted / Please Be Mine (Captured Tracks)
Romantica – Cecil Ingram Conor / Shadowlands (Last Chance)

Burton & Mooney – Corn Pickin’ / Legends of Country Guitar (Rhino) (outro)

Comments welcome.
Cheers.
Boudin Dan

The Boudin Barndance – 03/16/2017

The Boudin Barndance – 03/16/2017
Dan Ferguson
WRIU-FM, 90.3 Kingston, RI
Thursdays 6-9 pm
On the web at: www.wriu.org
Boudin Barndance playlists now archived at http://wriu.org/features/content/playlists/boudinbarndance/

Subscribe to RSS feed at: http://wriu.org/boudinbarndance/playlists/xml-rss2.php
NEW ITEM:
LAST TWO WEEKS OF THE BOUDIN BARNDANCE NOW ARCHIVED AT: http://wriu.org/ondemand-folk.html

Check out this story about The Boudin Barndance in No Depression:
http://nodepression.com/article/how-sausage-gets-made-boudin-barndance

Roots Hoot House Concerts: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Roots-Hoot-House-Concerts/123097344379469
Upcoming shows are:
March 18 – The Fleshtones – SOLD OUT
March 26 – BRAND NEW SHOW with Jake Fussell (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2901479)
April 8- Cory Branan (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2817107) – SOLD OUT
May 6 – NEW SHOW with Girls on Grass (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2900359)
June 3 – Paul Burch (
July 8 – SWAMP STOMP 10 (https://www.facebook.com/events/446640542126286/; http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2881502) – WACO BROS, THE SADIES, Al Scorch, & Eric Ambel!

Well, we dodged a blizzard bullet in these parts this week with a storm that left less snow on the ground than we had when it started. We celebrated with a mostly high octane Boudin Barndance this evening. Our main feature was a remembrance of guitar rock & roll great Evan Johns who passed away on Saturday. Along with his H-Bombs band, he left a definite R&R imprint on my psyche. Lots of new releases making their Barndance debut tonight including albums from Hurray for the Riff Raff, Sera Cahoone, Cary Elkins, K. Phillips, Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors, Girls Guns & Glory, Jake Xerxes Fussell, Bill Scorzari, Fred Eaglesmith, The Kernal, and Sarah Bethe Nelson. Buttshaker of the week???? Every darn song we played from Evan Johns & the H-Bombs. Now let’s all grab a cold one, or two, and get to the goods….

Buck Owens, et al – Buckaroo / Box Set / Rhino (intro)

Hurray for the Riff Raff – Entrance / The Navigator (ATO)
Hurray for the Riff Raff – Living in the City / The Navigator (ATO)
Rhiannon Giddens – Birmingham Sunday / Freedom Highway (Nonesuch)
Valerie June – Shake Down / The Order of Time (Concord)
Sera Cahoone – Lady Bug / From Where I Started (Lady Muleskinner)
Amy LaVere – Damn Love Song / Stranger Me (Archer)
Carrie Elkins – Live Wire / The Penny Collector

K. Phillips – Hard Wonder / Dirty Wonder (Rock Ridge)
Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors – Black & Blue / Souvenir (Magnolia)
Girls Guns & Glory – Empty Bottles / Love & Protest
Sunny Sweeney – Bottle By My Bed / Trophy (TT)
John Craigie – Broken / No Rain, No Rose
Shinyribs – Tub Gut Stomp & Red-Eyed Soul / I Got Your Medicine

Martha Carson – Jesus is a Rock / Satisfied (Capitol)
Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives – Way Out West / Way Out West (Superlatone)
Burton & Mooney – It’s Such a Pretty World Today / Legends of Country Guitar (Rhino)
Charley Pride – Come On Home & Sing the Blues to Daddy / The Sensational (RCA)
Dick Curless – Tombstone Every Mile / same (Tower)
Carl Smith – Do I Like It/ / Satisfaction Guaranteed (Bear Family)
Jones & Wynette – Golden Ring / same (R&T)
Tibby Edwards – Shift Gears / Play It Cool Man, Play It Cool (Bear Family)
Dick Curless – Just One Time / Travelin’ Through (Rounder)
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club listings backdrop:
Burton & Mooney – Legends of Guitar – Country (Rhino)
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Jake Xerxes Fussell – St. Brendan’s Island / What in the Natural World (Paradise of Bachelors)
Michael Chapman – Money Trouble / 50 (Paradise of Bachelors)
Bill Scorzari – Holy Man / Through These Waves
Fred Eaglesmith – Flames / Standard (FSE)
The Kernal – Knock-Kneed Ballerina / Light Country (Single Lock)
Robbie Fulks – Aunt Peg’s New Old Man / Upland Stories (Bloodshot)

……….r.i.p. evan johns……………
Evan Johns & the H-Bombs – Back in the Backseat / Rockit Fuel Only (Ryko)
Evan Johns & the H-Bombs – Love is Murder / Love is Murder (Jungle/Freedom)
Evan Johns & the H-Bombs – Day Go By / Love is Murder (Jungle/Freedom)
Evan Johns & the H-Bombs – Dance, Frannie, Dance / Bombs Away (Ryko)
Evan Johns & the H-Bombs – Oh! New Orleans / Bombs Away (Ryko)
Evan Johns & the H-Bombs – Vacation Time / Rollin’ Through the Night (Alt Tentacles)
Evan Johns & the H-Bombs – Moonshine Runner / Love is Murder (Jungle/Freedom)

The Fleshtones – Love Like a Man / The Band Drinks for Free (Yep Roc)
Los Oxfords – Ahi… Voy / Mexican Rumble & Psych-Out
Chuck Prophet – Coming Out in Code / Bobby Fuller Died… (Yep Roc)
Sallie Ford – Get Out / Soul Sick (Vanguard)
Sarah Bethe Nelson – Hazy / Oh, Evolution (Burger)
Ha Ha Tonka – All With You / Heart Shaped Mountain (Bloodshot)

Johnnie Allan – A Lover’s Question / Dedicated to You (Jin)

Burton & Mooney – Corn Pickin’ / Legends of Country Guitar (Rhino) (outro)

Comments welcome.
Cheers.
Boudin Dan

The Boudin Barndance – 03/09/2017

The Boudin Barndance – 03/09/2017
Dan Ferguson
WRIU-FM, 90.3 Kingston, RI
Thursdays 6-9 pm
On the web at: www.wriu.org
Boudin Barndance playlists now archived at http://wriu.org/features/content/playlists/boudinbarndance/

Subscribe to RSS feed at: http://wriu.org/boudinbarndance/playlists/xml-rss2.php
NEW ITEM:
LAST TWO WEEKS OF THE BOUDIN BARNDANCE NOW ARCHIVED AT: http://wriu.org/ondemand-folk.html

Check out this story about The Boudin Barndance in No Depression:
http://nodepression.com/article/how-sausage-gets-made-boudin-barndance

Roots Hoot House Concerts: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Roots-Hoot-House-Concerts/123097344379469
Upcoming shows are:
March 18 – The Fleshtones – SOLD OUT
March 26 – NEW SHOW with Jake Fussell (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2901479)
April 8- Cory Branan (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2817107) – SOLD OUT
May 6 – NEW SHOW with Girls on Grass (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2900359)
June 3 – Paul Burch (
July 8 – SWAMP STOMP 10 (https://www.facebook.com/events/446640542126286/; http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2881502) – WACO BROS, THE SADIES, Al Scorch, & Eric Ambel!

A pre-snowstorm Boudin Barndance on another Thursday evening here on the East coast in Rhode Island. 6-9 inches coming tomorrow and possibly a foot next week. WTF! Well, we aimed to put folks out of their misery in a good way on tonight’s show. We floated around from new to old to birthdays and features. Of the latter, we shined the Barndance spotlight on the reissue of Kris Kristofferson’s album The Austin Sessions which recently has seen reissue on Rhino. New releases making their Barndance debut tonight included albums from Sunny Sweeney, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Rodney Crowell, Bill & Joel Plasket, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, and Rhiannon Giddens. Buttshaker of the week???? Tom Tall with “Stack-a-Records.” Now let’s all grab a cold one, or two, and get to the goods….

Buck Owens, et al – Buckaroo / Box Set / Rhino (intro)

Sunny Sweeney – Pass the Pain / Trophy (TT)
Nikki Lane – Lay You Down / Highway Queen (New West)
Brent Cobb – Country Bound / Shine on Rainy Day (Low Country Sound)
Son Volt – Sinking Down / Notes of Blue (Transmit Sound/TT)
Jack Grelle – Changes Never Made / Get Dressed to be Let Down (Muddy Roots)
Elena & Boo – She’s Nobody’s Girl / I Wait for the Light

Alison Krauss – Dream of Me / Windy City (Capitol)
Travis Linville – Bar Room / Up Ahead
Band of Heathens – Sugar Queen / Duende (BOH)
Scott Nolan – Shake It Loose / Silverhill (BCP)
Old 97s – Those Were the Days / Graveyard Whistling (ATO)
Julie Byrne – Melting Grid / Not Even Happiness (Ba Da Bing)

Patsy Cline – I Fall to Pieces / Live at the Cimarron Ballroom (MCA)
Cowboy Copas – Double Trouble on My Mind / Copacetic (Westside)
Hawkshaw Hawkins – Everybody’s Got a Girl But Me / Rattlesnakin’ Daddy (Westside)
Roy Acuff – Fireball Mail / Songs of the Smoky Mts (Capitol)
Bob Wills & Texas Playboys – Come on Down to My House / Tiffany Transcriptions V2 (Kaleidoscope)
Tommy Duncan – Grits & Gravy Blues / Beneath a Neon Sign in a Honky Tonk (Bear Family)
Tom Tall – Stack-a-Records / One More Record Please (Bear Family)
Johnny Dollar – Action Packed / Mr. Action Packed (Dragon Street)
Kenny Loran – One More Record Please / One More Record Please (Bear Family
Merle Haggard – Please Mr DJ / One More Record Please (Bear Family)
Barbara Mandrell – Burn the Midnight Oil / Columbia Country Classics (Columbia)
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club listings backdrop:
Link Wray – Law of the Jungle (Sundazed)
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Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives – Whole Lotta Highway / Way Out West (Superlatone)
Rodney Crowell – Reckless / Close Ties (New West)
Townes Van Zandt – No Place to Fall / Rear View Mirror (Sugar Hill)
Drive-by Truckers – Ever South / American band (ATO)
Bill & Joel Plasket – The Next Blue Sky / Solidarity
Sarah Jarosz – House of Mercy / Undercurrent (Sugar Hill)

Kris Kristofferson – Me & Bobby McGee / The Austin Sessions (Rhino)
Kris Kristofferson – Sunday Morning Coming Down / The Austin Sessions (Rhino)
Kris Kristofferson – Nobody Wins / The Austin Sessions (Rhino)

Ha Ha Tonka – Race to the Bottom / Heart Shaped Mountain (Bloodshot)
Jake Fussell – Star Girl / s/t (Paradise of Bachelors)
Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – One More Thing / Front Porch sessions (FOR/TT)
Scott H. Biram – Still Around / The Bad Testament (Bloodshot)
Robbie Fulks – Katy K / Upland Stories (Bloodshot)

Pops Staples – Nobody’s Fault But Mine / Don’t Lose This (dBpm)
Rhiannon Giddens – Better Get it Right the First Time / Freedom Highway (Nonesuch)
Valerie June – Astral Plane / The Order of Time (Concord)

Burton & Mooney – Corn Pickin’ / Legends of Country Guitar / Rhino (outro)

Comments welcome.
Cheers.
Boudin Dan

The Boudin Barndance – 03/02/2017

The Boudin Barndance – 03/02/2017
Dan Ferguson
WRIU-FM, 90.3 Kingston, RI
Thursdays 6-9 pm
On the web at: www.wriu.org
Boudin Barndance playlists now archived at http://wriu.org/features/content/playlists/boudinbarndance/

Subscribe to RSS feed at: http://wriu.org/boudinbarndance/playlists/xml-rss2.php
NEW ITEM:
LAST TWO WEEKS OF THE BOUDIN BARNDANCE NOW ARCHIVED AT: http://wriu.org/ondemand-folk.html

Check out this story about The Boudin Barndance in No Depression:
http://nodepression.com/article/how-sausage-gets-made-boudin-barndance

Roots Hoot House Concerts: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Roots-Hoot-House-Concerts/123097344379469
Upcoming shows are:
March 18 – The Fleshtones – SOLD OUT
April 8- Cory Branan (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2817107)
May 7 – TBD
June 3 – Paul Burch
July 8 – SWAMP STOMP 10 (https://www.facebook.com/events/446640542126286/; http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2881502) – WACO BROS, THE SADIES, Al Scorch, & Eric Ambel!

The Boudin Barndance was off last week and sorry about that, but we were back in full force this evening. We did a lot of playing the field. The big event this evening was a birthday remembrance set in honor of the late Johnny Cash. New and upcoming releases making their Barndance debut tonight included albums from Valerie June, Southern Avenue, Bombadil, Scott Nolan, The Show Ponies, Ha Ha Tonka, Old 97s, Reverend Samuel Dixon (reissue), and Otis Taylor. Buttshaker of the week???? Chuck Prophet from his new one with “Your Skin.” Now let’s all grab a cold one, or two, and get to the goods….

Buck Owens, et al – Buckaroo / Box Set / Rhino (intro)

Valerie June – If And / The Order of Time (Concord)
Southern Avenue – 80 Miles from Memphis / s/t (Stax)
Bombadil – No Snow in the Valley / Fences (Ramseur/TT)
Scott Nolan – Forever is a Long Time / Silverhill (BCP)
The Show Ponies – If YoU Could Break That Chain / How It All Goes Down (Freeman)
Beth Bombara – Map & No Direction / Map & No Direction
Travis Linville – Wishes / Up Ahead

Scott H. Biram – Red Wine / The Bad Testament (Bloodshot)
Ha Ha Tonka – All With You / Heart-Shape Mountain (Bloodshot)
Old 97s – Good with God / Graveyard Whistling (ATO)
Jamie Wyatt – Your Loving Saves Me / Felony Blues (40 Below)
Angie & the Deserters – Stay / You (Topanga Canyon)
Otis Gibbs – Sputnik Munroe / Mt Renraw (Wanamaker)

Doc Watson – Worried Blues / Elementary Dr. Watson (Sugar Hill)
Seldom Scene – Darling Corey / Act 1 (Rebel)
Ralph Stanley & CMBs – (Say Won’t You Be Mine / 16 Years (Copper Creek)
Johnny & June – If I Were a Carpenter / 16 Biggest Hits (Legacy)
Davis Sisters – I Forgot More… / Essential Skeeter Davis (RCA)
Hardrock Gunter with Dahlhart Imperials – Won’t You Ride in My Red Wagon / Straight Outta Boone County (Bloodshot)
High Noon – Call of the Honky Tonk / Stranger Things (On the Hill)
Faron Young – Three Days / The Classic Years (Bear Family)
Bobby Bare – Ride Me Down Easy / The Essential (RCA)
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club listings backdrop:
Bo Ramsey – Wildwood Calling (Lustre)
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Chuck Prophet – Your Skin / Bobby Fuller Died for Your Sins (Yep Roc)
Bash & Pop – On the Rocks / Anything Could Happen (Fat Possum)
The Sadies – The Elements Song / Northern Passages (Yep Roc)
Laura Stevenson – Diet of Worms / Cocksure (Don Giovanni)
Reigning Sound – Starting New / Shattered (Merge)
Gene Clark w/ Gosdin Bros – Tried So Hard / s/t (Sundazed)
Jim Lauderdale – Heaven’s Flame / Planet of Love (Reprise)

Johnny Cash – Big River / At San Quentin (Columbia)
Johnny Cash – I Still Miss Someone / At San Quentin (Columbia)
Johnny Cash – Give My Love to Rose / American IV: The Man Comes Around (American)
Johnny Cash – Down There By the Train / American Recordings (American)
Johnny Cash – Mean-Eyed Cat / The Sun Years (Rhino)
Johnny Cash – There You Go / The Sun Years (Rhino)
Johnny Cash – Wanted Man / At San Quentin (Columbia)

Rev Samuel Dixon – Anyway / My Soul Says Yes (Ashera)
Curtis Harding – Next Time / Soul Power (Burger)
Otis Taylor – Jump Jelly Belly / Fantasizing About Being Black (TSF)
Junior Parker – It’s a Pity / Jr’s Blues (MCA/Duke)
Big Joe Turner – Morning Glories / Big, Bad & Blue (Rhino)
Clarence Carter – Getting the Bills / Fames Singles Vol. 2 (Kent)

Burton & Mooney – Corn Pickin’ / Legends of Country Guitar / Rhino (outro)

Comments welcome.
Cheers.
Boudin Dan

The Boudin Barndance Free American Roots (FAR) chart top albums for February of 2017

The Boudin Barndance (90.3, WRIU-FM, Kingston, RI) Free American Roots (FAR) chart top albums for February of 2017 follow.

1 / AoM: Dead Man Winter – Furnace (Gndwire/TT) *DF
2: Austin Hanks – Alabastard (self-release)
3: Son Volt – Notes of Blues (Transmit Sound/TT)
4: Nikki Lane – Highway Queen (New West)
5: Ron Gallo – Heavy Meta (New West)
6: The Country Rockers – Free Range Chicken (Big Legal Mess)

cheers,
Dan

The Boudin Barndance – 02/16/2017

The Boudin Barndance – 02/16/2017
Dan Ferguson
WRIU-FM, 90.3 Kingston, RI
Thursdays 6-9 pm
On the web at: www.wriu.org
Boudin Barndance playlists now archived at http://wriu.org/features/content/playlists/boudinbarndance/

Subscribe to RSS feed at: http://wriu.org/boudinbarndance/playlists/xml-rss2.php
NEW ITEM:
LAST TWO WEEKS OF THE BOUDIN BARNDANCE NOW ARCHIVED AT: http://wriu.org/ondemand-folk.html

Check out this story about The Boudin Barndance in No Depression:
http://nodepression.com/article/how-sausage-gets-made-boudin-barndance

Roots Hoot House Concerts: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Roots-Hoot-House-Concerts/123097344379469
Upcoming shows are:

March 18 – The Fleshtones – SOLD OUT
April 8- Cory Branan (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2817107)
May 7 – TBD
June 3 – Paul Burch
July 8 – SWAMP STOMP 8 (https://www.facebook.com/events/446640542126286/; http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2881502) – Waco Brothers, The Sadies, Eric Ambel & more!

Yet another Boudin Barndance this evening and boy was it quiet out there in radio land. People must be trumped out or something. Anyway, we had fun and especially the wakeup set to close things out. Lots of new things making their Barndance debut including albums from the late Bap Kennedy, Romantica, Jamie Wyatt, Beth Bombara, Elena & Boo, Julie Byrne, Shinyribs, Scott H. Biram, Old Crow Medicine Show (best-of), and Alison Krauss. Buttshaker of the week???? The Oblivians closing things out with “Call the Police.” Now let’s all grab a cold one, or two, and get to the goods….

Buck Owens, et al – Buckaroo / Box Set / Rhino (intro)

Bap Kennedy Nothing Can Stand in the Way of Love / Reckless Heart (Last Chance)
Romantica – Harder to Hear / Shadowlands (Last Chance)
Jamie Wyatt – Wishing Well / Felony Blues (40 Below)
Beth Bombara – I Tried (Too Late) / Map & No Direction
Elena & Boo – She’s Nobody’s Girl / I Wait for the Light
Courtney Marie Andrews – Irene / Honest Life (mama Bird)

Buffy Sainte-Marie – It’s My Way / Power in the Blood (True North)
Julie Byrne – Sleepwalker / Not Even Happiness (Ba Da Bing)
Anna Fermin’s Trigger Gospel – You Belong Here / You Belong Here
Verlon Thompson – Lil’ Runaway / Highway Prayer (Eight-30)
Silas Lowe – About a Dying Father / Wandering Father Forgotten Son
Shinyribs – Don’t Leave It a Lie / I Got You Medicine

Tennessee Ernie Ford – Mule Train / Portrait of an American Singer (Bear Family)
Tennessee Ernie Ford – Sunday Barbecue / Portrait of an American Singer (Bear Family)
Pee Wee King – Birmingham Bounce / Rompin Stompin Singin Swingin (Bear Family)
Spade Cooley – You Can’t Break My Heart / Spadella (Legacy)
York Bros – Detroit Hula Girl / Best of (Collector)
Joe Pain – Down at Kelly’s / Should Have Been Hits (Little Darlin’)
Jackie Frazier – Jukebox Charlie / Should Have Been Hits (Little Darlin’)
Wayne Worley & the Worley Birds – To Be Alone / Running from the Law (Mississippi)
Johnny Bush – Muscatel Memories / Greatest Hits Vol. 1 (RCA)
Waylon Jennings – Folsom Prison Blues / The Journey (Bear Family)
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club listings backdrop:
Bo Ramsey – Wildwood Calling (Lustre)
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Scott H. Biram – Set Me Free / The Bad Testament (Bloodshot)
Old Crow Medicine Show – Heat Up in the Sky / Best of (Nettwerk)
Reno & Smiley – True of False / Together Again (Rebel)
Red Allen – Are You Waiting Just for Me / Lonesome & Blue (Rebel)
Alison Krauss – Poison Love / Windy City (Capitol)
Nikki Lane – Highway Queen / Highway Queen (New West)
John Doe – Sweet Reward / The Westerner (Cool Rock/TT)

Son Volt – Cherokee Street/ Notes of Blues (Transmit Sound/TT)
Band of Heathens – Green Gras of California / Duende (BOH)
Aaron Lee Tasjan – Dime / Silver Tears (New West)
Dead Man Winter – The Same Town / Furnace (Gndwire/TT)
Austin Hanks – Toughest Part of Me / Alabastard
Chuck Prophet – Bobby Fuller Died for Your Sins / same (Yep Roc)

Compulsive Gamblers – I’m That Guy / Crystal Gazing Luck Amazing (SFTRI)
Gene Clark – Full Circle Song / Roadmaster (Sundazed)
Alejandro Escovedo – Horizontal / Burn Something Beautiful (Fantasy)
The Hangdogs – Fools Rush In / Same Old Story (Crazyhead)
Strange Boys – This Girl Taught Me a Dance / And Girls Club (In the red)
The Avengers – Batarang / Thank You Friends: Ardent Records Story (Big Beat)
The Morrells – Big Guitar / Shake & Push (Borrowed)
The Country Rockers – El Rancho Grande / Free Range Chicken (Big Legal Mess)
The Oblivians – Call the Police / Desperation (In the Red)

Burton & Mooney – Corn Pickin’ / Legends of Country Guitar / Rhino (outro)

Comments welcome.
Cheers.
Boudin Dan

The Boudin Barndance – 02/09/2017

The Boudin Barndance – 02/09/2017
Dan Ferguson
WRIU-FM, 90.3 Kingston, RI
Thursdays 6-9 pm
On the web at: www.wriu.org
Boudin Barndance playlists now archived at http://wriu.org/features/content/playlists/boudinbarndance/

Subscribe to RSS feed at: http://wriu.org/boudinbarndance/playlists/xml-rss2.php
NEW ITEM:
LAST TWO WEEKS OF THE BOUDIN BARNDANCE NOW ARCHIVED AT: http://wriu.org/ondemand-folk.html

Check out this story about The Boudin Barndance in No Depression:
http://nodepression.com/article/how-sausage-gets-made-boudin-barndance

Roots Hoot House Concerts: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Roots-Hoot-House-Concerts/123097344379469
Upcoming shows are:
Feb. 11 – Winterpills (https://www.facebook.com/events/387417601589935/; http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2720051) – SOLD OUT
March 18 – The Fleshtones – SOLD OUT
April 8- Cory Branan (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2817107)
June 3 – Paul Burch
July 8 – SWAMP STOMP 8 (https://www.facebook.com/events/446640542126286/ – SAVE THE DATE) – Waco Brothers, Eric Ambel & more!

What with nearly a foot of snow on the ground, The Boudin Barndance was sort of like the US Mail tonight. Nothing stops us! Judging by Facebook action, it looked like a lot of people were certainly snowbound, so hopefully we provided ample entertainment. Other than a few two-song birthday salutes and a mini-preview of the band Winterpills who play a show hosted by yours truly on Saturday night, it was a mix ‘em up night. Oh yeah, we did do another of our 1990s alt country flashback sets. New albums making their Barndance debut tonight included records from The Sadies, Normal Living Self, Lawrence Morrill Glass, Son Volt, Sandy Rogers, Chuck Prophet and Soul Scratch. Buttshaker of the week???? Gene Clark with The Gosdin Brothers doing “Elevator Operator.” Now let’s all grab a cold one, or two, and get to the goods….

Buck Owens, et al – Buckaroo / Box Set / Rhino (intro)

The Sadies – Riverview Fog / Northern Passages (Yep Roc)
Normal Living Self – Violet Crown / Signals
Lawrence Morrill Glass – The Habit of You / Neanderthal
Neil Young – Indian Givers / Peace Trail (Reprise)
The Byrds – Old Blue / Dr Byrds & Mr Hyde (Columbia)
Gene Clark with The Gosdin Brothers – Elevator Operator / s/t (Sundazed)

Son Volt – Back Against the Wall / Notes of Blues (Transmit Sound/TT)
Joe Ely – Sleepless in Love / Love & Danger (MCA)
Sandy Rogers – Sand Walkin’ / Wonderin’
Whitney Rose – Three Minute Love Affair / South Texas Suite / Six Shooter/TT)
Marty Stuart – This One’s Gonna Hurt You / same (MCA)
Bash & Pop – Shortcut / Anything Could Happen (Fat Possum)

JD McPherson – Fire Bug / 7” (Rounder)
Gene Vincent – Hey Mama / The Lost Dallas Sessions (Dragon Street)
Gene Vincent – Lady Bug / The Lost Dallas Sessions (Dragon Street)
Charlie Adams & Lone Star Playboys – Hey Liberace! / Cattin’ Around (Bear Family)
Ernest Tubb – The Way That You’re Living / Waltz Across Texas (Bear Family)
Ernest Tubb – Thanks A Lot / Waltz Across Texas (Bear Family)
Moe Bandy – Hank Williams You Wrote My Life / same (Audium)
Del McCoury – What Made Milwaukee Famous / A Deeper Shade of Blue (Rounder)
Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper – West Virginia Polka / Early Recordings (County)
Jo Serrepere – In & Out of Love / Dollar Store Nation (Detroit Radio)
T. Jarrod Bonta – Café Blues Again / Mr. Jukebox (Music Room)
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club listings backdrop:
Lenny Breu – Boy Wonder (Guitarchives)
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Winterpills – Freeze Your Light / Love Songs (Signature Sounds)
Winterpills – One Day / Echolalia (Signature Sounds)
Dead Man Winter – This House is On Fire / Furnace (Gndwire/TT)
Travis Linville – Waltz Across Lonesome / Up Ahead
Austin Hanks – Aching Need / Alabastard
Sallie Ford – Screw Up / Soul Side (Vanguard)

…alt.c indie throwback set………….
Kate Jacobs – One Good Night / The Calm Comes After (Bar/None)
The Jayhawks – She’s Not Alone Anymore / Blue Earth (Twin Tone)
Duane Jarvis – Vanishing Breed / Far From Perfect (Watermelon)
Kieran Kane – This Dirty Little Town / Dead Rekoning (Dead Reckoning)
Jeff & Janet – Do Right Woman / Jesus Built a Ship to Sing a Song To (Koko Pop)
Jolene – I Read What You Wrote Today / Hell’s Half Acre (Ardent)

Chuck Prophet – Bobby Fuller Died for Your Sins / same (Yep Roc)
Bobby Fuller 4 – You Kiss Me / Never to be Forgotten (Del Fi)
Miriam – So You Say You Lost Your Baby / Nobody’s Baby (Norton)
The Outcasts – I’m in Pittsburgh & it’s Raining / Route 1966 (Ciccadelic)
Star & Micey – Lucky / Get ‘em Next Time (Mouse & the Moon/TT)
Ron Gallo – Why Do Yu Have Kids / Heavy Meta (New West)

Soul Scratch – It’s Not Over / Pushing Fire (Colemine)
Shirley Ann Lee – There’s a Light / Songs of Light (Numerophon)

Burton & Mooney – Corn Pickin’ / Legends of Country Guitar / Rhino (outro)

Comments welcome.
Cheers.
Boudin Dan

The Boudin Barndance – 02/02/2017

 The Boudin Barndance – 02/02/2017
Dan Ferguson
WRIU-FM, 90.3 Kingston, RI
Thursdays 6-9 pm
On the web at: www.wriu.org
Boudin Barndance playlists now archived at http://wriu.org/features/content/playlists/boudinbarndance/

Subscribe to RSS feed at: http://wriu.org/boudinbarndance/playlists/xml-rss2.php
NEW ITEM:
LAST TWO WEEKS OF THE BOUDIN BARNDANCE NOW ARCHIVED AT: http://wriu.org/ondemand-folk.html

Check out this story about The Boudin Barndance in No Depression:
http://nodepression.com/article/how-sausage-gets-made-boudin-barndance

Roots Hoot House Concerts: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Roots-Hoot-House-Concerts/123097344379469
Upcoming shows are:
Feb. 11 – Winterpills (https://www.facebook.com/events/387417601589935/; http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2720051) – SOLD OUT
March 18 – The Fleshtones – SOLD OUT
April 8- Cory Branan (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2817107)
June 3 – Paul Burch
July 8 – SWAMP STOMP 8 (https://www.facebook.com/events/446640542126286/ – SAVE THE DATE) – Waco Brothers, Eric Ambel & more!

From the DJ perspective, The Boudin Barndance never gets boring to do. 30 years in and tonight was a blast. Amongst the fun, two albums were in the spotlight, the vinyl reissue of the late ‘80s album Free Range Chicken by Memphis R&R oddballs The Country Rockers and the return of Tommy Stinson’s Bash & Pop band. Lots of albums receiving their first Barndance spin on this evening’s show including new and recent ones from Travis Linville, Anna Fermin’s Trigger Gospel, Roger Street Friedman, David Luning, The Wolcotts, Austin Hanks, Sallie Ford, Angie & the Deserters, The Country Rockers, Bash & Pop, Dead Man Winter, Chandler Travis Philharmonic, and CeCe Winans. Oh yeah, we also remembered the day the music died, Feb. 3, 1959, near show’s end. Buttshaker of the week???? It has to be The Country Rockers with “Rockin’ Daddy.” Now let’s all grab a cold one, or two, and get to the goods….

Buck Owens, et al – Buckaroo / Box Set / Rhino (intro)

Delbert McClinton, et al – Middle of Nowhere / Pick of the Litter (Hot Shot)
Travis Linville – Wishing Well / Up Ahead
Tift Merritt – Wait for Me/ Stitch of the World (Yep Roc)
Anna Fermin’s Trigger Gospel – Land of the Long White Clouds / You Belong Here
Roger Street Friedman – No Safe Place / Shoot the Moon (The Playroom)
David Luning – Driftin’ / Restless (Blue Rose)

Austin Hanks – Worth the Fight / Alabastard
The Wolcotts – Instead / Let the Devil Win (Local Hero)
Kelly Pardekooper – Least I’m Not Alone / City at Night (Leisure Time)
DeMeyer & Kimbrough – Little Easy/ Mockingbird Soul (BDM)
Lisa Bastoni – Weightless / The Wishing Hour
Bo Ramsey – Flip Top / Wildwood Calling (Lustre)

Sallie Ford – Get Out / Soul Side (Vanguard)
The Marcus King Band – The Man You Didn’t Know / s/t (Fantasy)
Angie & the Deserters – 17 Days / You (Topanga Canyon)
Nikki Lane – Highway Queen / Highway Queen (New West)
Otis Gibbs – Bison / Mt Renraw (Wanamaker)

Red Rhodes & the Detours – Divorce / Live at the Palomino (Happy Tiger)
Orville Couch – Come on Back / Hello Trouble (Vee Jay)
Vernon Oxford – Songs That Loser’s Choose / Keeper of the Flame (Bear Family)
Dick Curless – Down By the Old River / Tombstone Every Mile (Tower)
Dub Dickerson – Mama Laid Down the Law / Boppin’ in the Dark (Bear Family)
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club listings backdrop:
Los Straitjackets (Upstart)
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The Country Rockers – Rockin’ Daddy / Free Range Chicken (Big Legal Mess)
The Country Rockers – My Bucket’s Got a Hole in It / Free Range Chicken (Big Legal Mess)
Tooter Boatman – Life Begins at 4 O’clock / Rockin’ Tooter Boatman (Collector)
Charlie Feathers – Stutterin’ Cindy / Uh-Huh Honey (Norton)
The Country Rockers – Guitar Polka / Free Range Chicken (Big Legal Mess)
The Country Rockers –barrooms to Bedrooms / Free Range Chicken (Big Legal Mess)
Glen Glenn – Everybody’s Movin / The Glen Glenn Story (Ace)
The Country Rockers – Wipe Out/ Free Range Chicken (Big Legal Mess)

Bash & Pop – Anything Could Happen / Anything Could Happen (Fat Possum)
Slim Dunlap – Rockin’ Here Tonight / The Old New Me (Medium Cool)
Grandpaboy – Souvenirs / Dead Man Shake (Fat Possum)
Blackberry Smoke – Let It Burn / Like An Arrow (3 Legged/TT)
Ron Gallo – Young Lady, You’re Scaring Me / Heavy Meta (New West)
Bash & Pop – Anybody Else / Anything Could Happen (Fat Possum)

Dead Man Winter – Destroyer / Furnace (Gndwire/TT)
Chandler Travis Philharmonic – By the Way / Waving Kissyhead Vols 2&1 (Iddy Biddy)
John Craigie – Broken / No Rain, No Rose
Jack Grelle – Changes Never Made / Get Dressed Up to be Let Down (Big Muddy)
Jimmie Dale Gilmore – Don’t Go Lookin’ for a Heartache / Fair & Square (HighTone)

Buddy Holly – Down the Line / Buddy Holly Story (MCA)
Ritchie Valens – Come on, Let’s Go / same (Del Fi)
Big Bopper – Crazy Moon / Hellooo Baby (Rhino)
Johnny Guitar Watson – The Lonely, Lonely Nights / Hot Like TNT (Ace)
CeCe Winans – Why Me / Let Them Fall in Love (Pure Spring Gospel/TT)

Burton & Mooney – Corn Pickin’ / Legends of Country Guitar / Rhino (outro)

Comments welcome.
Cheers.
Boudin Dan

Free American Roots Chart (January 2017) -The Boudin Barndance (WRIU)

The Boudin Barndance (90.3, WRIU-FM, Kingston, RI) Free American Roots (FAR) chart top albums for January of 2017) follow.

1: AoM: Nikki Lane – Highway Queen (New West) *DF
2: Otis Gibbs – Mount Renraw (Wanamaker)
3: Tift Merritt – Stitch of the World (Yep Roc)
4: Hiss Golden Messenger – Heart Like a Levee (Merge)
5: Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster – Constant Stranger (Big Legal Mess)
6: Bo Ramsey – Wildwood (Lustre)

January is a tough month to play favorites.

cheers,
Dan

The Boudin Barndance – 01/26/2017

The Boudin Barndance – 01/26/2017
Dan Ferguson
WRIU-FM, 90.3 Kingston, RI
Thursdays 6-9 pm
On the web at: www.wriu.org
Boudin Barndance playlists now archived at http://wriu.org/features/content/playlists/boudinbarndance/

Subscribe to RSS feed at: http://wriu.org/boudinbarndance/playlists/xml-rss2.php
NEW ITEM:
LAST TWO WEEKS OF THE BOUDIN BARNDANCE NOW ARCHIVED AT: http://wriu.org/ondemand-folk.html

Check out this story about The Boudin Barndance in No Depression:
http://nodepression.com/article/how-sausage-gets-made-boudin-barndance

Roots Hoot House Concerts: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Roots-Hoot-House-Concerts/123097344379469
Upcoming shows are:
Feb. 11 – Winterpills (https://www.facebook.com/events/387417601589935/; http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2720051) – SOLD OUT
March 18 – The Fleshtones – SOLD OUT
April 8- Cory Branan (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2817107)
June 3 – Paul Burch
July 8 – SWAMP STOMP 8 (https://www.facebook.com/events/446640542126286/ – SAVE THE DATE) – Waco Brothers, Eric Ambel & more!

We got back into a normal Boudin Barndance groove this evening with a little of this and a little of that. Pressure free and pure fun. Was reorganizing the music library at home last weekend and came across all kinds of great stuff of the alt country and indie rock variety, so decided maybe to start a throwback set thing with this evening kicking it off. Some nuggets in it. 2017 releases are beginning to roll in and a bunch got their 1st Boudin Barndance spin tonight including records from Whitney Rose, De Meyer & Kimbrough, John Craigie, Bo Ramsey (belated 2016), Lisa Bastoni, and Michael Chapman. Buttshaker of the week???? How ‘bout Nikki Lane with “Jackpot.” Now let’s all grab a cold one, or two, and get to the goods….

Buck Owens, et al – Buckaroo / Box Set / Rhino (intro)

Whitney Rose – My Boots / South Texas Suite (Six Shooter/TT)
Tex Smith – Just a Leap / Pink & Black (Whippoorwill)
Freddy & Francine – The Moment / Gung Ho (F&F)
DeMeyer & Kimbrough – Broken Fences / Mockingbird Soul (BDM)
John Craigie – All the Salt / No Rain, No Rose
Bo Ramsey – Through the Trees / Wildwood Calling (Lustre)

Lisa Bastoni – Wichita / The Wishing Hour
The Jayhawks – Wichita / Hollywood Town Hall (Def American)
Michael Fracasso – Better Things / Here Come the Savages (Blue Door)
Justin Peter Kinkel-Shuster – Painting Houses / Constant Stranger (Big Legal Mess)
Hiss Golden Messenger – Say It Like You Mean It / Heart Like a Levee (Merge)
Tim Lee 3 – See the Light / Tin, Man (Cool Dog)

Parton & Wagonner – Sixteen Years / Just Between You & Me (Bear Family)
Norma Jean – In the Park After Dark / I Guess That Comes From being Poor (Omni)
Slim Whitman – My Heart is Broken in Three / Vintage Collections (Capitol)
Travis & Maphis – West Coast Blues / Country Music’s Two Great Guitar Greats (Sundazed)
Speedy West – Railroadin’ / Steel Guitar (Sundazed)
Dolly Parton – The Better Part of Life / My Tennessee Mt Home (RCA)
Grady Martin & Slewfoot 5 – San Antonio Rose / Roughneck Blues (Rev-Ola)
Buddy Emmons – Any Time / Amazing Steel Guitar (R&T)
Elvis Presley – I Really Don’t Want to Know / Elvis Country (RCA)
Elvis Presley – It Keeps Right on Hurtin’/ Elvis Country (RCA)
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club listings backdrop:
Bo Ramsey – Wildwood (Lustre)
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…alt.c indie throwback set………….
Michael Hall – Demolition Moon / Love is Murder (Safe House)
Loose Diamonds – Enough to Know / New Location (dos)
Jim Roll – Old Love / Ready to Hang (OMC)
The Ex-Husbands – Whatever Happened to You / All Gussied Up (Tar Hut)
Dave Knudsen – My Beautiful Dream / The weeping City (Baronda)
Tony Gilkyson – Wilton Bridge / Goodbye Guitar (Rolling Sea)
Uncle Tupelo – True to Life / Still Feel Gone (Rockville)

Nikki Lane – jackpot/ Highway Queen (New West)
Otis Gibbs – Sputnik Monroe / Mt Renraw (Wanamaker)
Tommy Womack – Sweet Hitchhiker / Positively Na Na (Checkered Past)
Tift Merritt – Dusty Old Man / Stitch of the World (Yep Roc)
Michael Chapman – A Spanish Incident / 50 (Paradise of Bachelors)
Eric Ambel – Here Come My Love / Lakeside (Last Chance)
Gene Clark – One in a Hundred / White Light (Sundazed)

Betty LaVette – Let Me Down Easy / Soul of the ‘60s: Calla Records (AVI)
Durand Jones & The Indications – Make a Change / s/t (Colemine)
Johnny Truitt – Don’t Let Me Be a Cryin’ Man / Heart of Southern Soul (AVI)
Bobby Womack – Bouquet of Roses / Dirty Laundry (Trikont)
Motel Mirrors – The Best Mistake I’d Ever Make Again / s/t (Archer)

Burton & Mooney – Corn Pickin’ / Legends of Country Guitar / Rhino (outro)

Comments welcome.
Cheers.
Boudin Dan

The Boudin Barndance – 01/19/2017

The Boudin Barndance – 01/19/2017
Dan Ferguson
WRIU-FM, 90.3 Kingston, RI
Thursdays 6-9 pm
On the web at: www.wriu.org
Boudin Barndance playlists now archived at http://wriu.org/features/content/playlists/boudinbarndance/

Subscribe to RSS feed at: http://wriu.org/boudinbarndance/playlists/xml-rss2.php
NEW ITEM:
LAST TWO WEEKS OF THE BOUDIN BARNDANCE NOW ARCHIVED AT: http://wriu.org/ondemand-folk.html

Check out this story about The Boudin Barndance in No Depression:
http://nodepression.com/article/how-sausage-gets-made-boudin-barndance

Roots Hoot House Concerts: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Roots-Hoot-House-Concerts/123097344379469
Upcoming shows are:
Feb. 11 – Winterpills (https://www.facebook.com/events/387417601589935/; http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2720051) – SOLD OUT
March 18 – The Fleshtones
April 8- Cory Branan (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2817107)
June 3 – Paul Burch
July 8 – SWAMP STOMP 8 (https://www.facebook.com/events/446640542126286/ – SAVE THE DATE)

Back to the regular order of business tonight on The Boudin Barndance. In other words, a whole 3-hour show. We first put the wraps on some favorite releases from 2016 that we did not get to in previous weeks. From there, we broke open the 2017 release bag with new or upcoming ones from Tift Merritt, The Band of Heathens, Otis Gibbs, Josh Hyde, Delbert McClinton, Nikki Lane, and Ron Gallo all airing for the first time. We closed out the show with a remembrance of singer/songwriter Greg Trooper who passed away all too soon on Sunday. He was a good one in all facets of the game. Buttshaker of the week???? Ron Gallo turning up the burners with “Young Lady, You’re Scaring Me.” Now let’s all grab a cold one, or two, and get to the goods….

Buck Owens, et al – Buckaroo / Box Set / Rhino (intro)

Felice Bros – Dancing on the Wing / Life in the Dark (Yep Roc)
Cody Jinks – Vampires / I’m Not the Deal (CJM/TT)
Jamestown Revival – Airliner / The Education of a Wandering Man (Republic)
Hackensaw Boys – The Sweet / Charismo (Free Dirt)
The Honeycutters – Back Row / On the Ropes (Organic)
Adrian & Meredith – More Than a Little / same

Lucinda Williams – Dust / The Ghosts of Highway 20 (Hwy 20/TT)
Becky Warren – I Miss You / War Surplus
Dori Freeman – You Say / s/t (Free Dirt)
Adam Torres – High Lonesome / Pearls to Swine (Fat Possum)
John Paul White – Fight for You / Beulah (Single Lock)
Sonya Kitchell – This Feeling / We Come Apart (Rockwood/TT)

Sturgill Simpson – Sea Stories – A Sailor’s Guide to Earth (Atlantic)
Frankie Lee – High & Dry / American Dreamer (Loose/TT)
The Youngers – Running in the Night / Picture of You (Let It Roll)
Kaia Kater – Paradise Fell / Nine Pin (Kingswood)
Ryley Walker – The Roundabout / Golden Sings That Have Been Sung (Dead Oceans)
Star + Micey – So Much Pain / Get ‘em Next Time (Mouse on the Moon/TT)
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club listings backdrop:
Vibert & Cole – Stop the Panic (Astralwerks)
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John Prine – Who’s Gonna Take the Garbage Out / For Better or Worse (Oh Boy/TT)
Klauder & Willm – New Shoes / Innocent Road
Kirchen & De Lone – Hounds of The Bakersfield / Tranatlanticana (Red House)
Jack Grelle – Heart’s for Mine / Get Dressed Up to Be Let Down (Big Muddy)
Pony Hunt – Sittin’ Pretty / Heart Creek
Joey Kneiser – The Wildness / same
Angel Oak – I Saw Her Cry / Cosmic American Music (Numero)

Tift Merritt – Heartache is an Uphill Climb / Stitch of the World (Yep Roc)
The Band of Heathens – Last Minute Man / Duende (BOH)
Otis Gibbs – Great American Roadside / Mt Renraw (Wanamaker)
Josh Hyde – Mississippi Bridge / The Call of the Night
Delbert McClinton – Middle of Nowhere / Prick of the Litter (Hot Shot/TT)

Nikki Lane – Lay You Down / Highway Queen (New West)
Ron Gallo – Young Lady, You’re Scaring Me / Heavy Meta (New West)
Jack O & The Sheiks – Ride Like the Wind / Lone Ranger of Love
Jonny Fritz – Are You Thirsty / Sweet Creep (ATO)

……………r.i.p. greg trooper……………
Greg Trooper – Two Drops of Rain / Popular Demons (Koch)
Greg Trooper – Long Gone Dream / Popular Demons (Koch)
Greg Trooper – These Sunday Nights / Popular Demons (Koch)
Greg Trooper – Nothin’ But You / Straight Down Rain (Eminent)

Burton & Mooney – Corn Pickin’ / Legends of Country Guitar / Rhino (outro)

Comments welcome.
Cheers.
Boudin Dan

The Boudin Barndance – 01/12/2017

The Boudin Barndance – 01/12/2017
Dan Ferguson
WRIU-FM, 90.3 Kingston, RI
Thursdays 6-9 pm
On the web at: www.wriu.org
Boudin Barndance playlists now archived at http://wriu.org/features/content/playlists/boudinbarndance/

Subscribe to RSS feed at: http://wriu.org/boudinbarndance/playlists/xml-rss2.php
NEW ITEM:
LAST TWO WEEKS OF THE BOUDIN BARNDANCE NOW ARCHIVED AT: http://wriu.org/ondemand-folk.html

Check out this story about The Boudin Barndance in No Depression:
http://nodepression.com/article/how-sausage-gets-made-boudin-barndance

Roots Hoot House Concerts: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Roots-Hoot-House-Concerts/123097344379469
Upcoming shows are:
Feb. 11 – Winterpills (https://www.facebook.com/events/387417601589935/; http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2720051)
March 18 – The Fleshtones
June 3 – Paul Burch
July 8 – SWAMP STOMP 8 (https://www.facebook.com/events/446640542126286/ – SAVE THE DATE)

A brief as can be Boudin Barndance this evening thanks to pre-emption by a URI Men’s Basketball game. Our single set picked up from last week, that being a look back a look back at releases from 2016 that hit the Barndance sweet spot. Buttshaker of the week???? Jesse Dayton with “Match Made in Heaven.” Now let’s all grab a cold one, or two, and get to the goods….

Buck Owens, et al – Buckaroo / Box Set / Rhino (intro)

Robert Ellis – Amanda Jane / s/t (New West)
Elizabeth Cook – Dyin’ / Exodus of Venus (Agent Love/TT)
Jim Lauderdale – Time Changes Everything / same (Sky Crunch)
Willie Nelson – Heartaches by the Number / For the Good Times (Legacy)
Paul Cauthern – Still Drivin’ / My Gospel (Lightning Rod/TT)
Jesse Dayton – Match Made in Heaven / The Revealer (Blue Elan)

Burton & Mooney – Corn Pickin’ / Legends of Country Guitar / Rhino (outro)

Comments welcome.
Cheers.
Boudin Dan

The Boudin Barndance – 01/05/2017
Dan Ferguson
WRIU-FM, 90.3 Kingston, RI
Thursdays 6-9 pm
On the web at: www.wriu.org
Boudin Barndance playlists now archived at http://wriu.org/features/content/playlists/boudinbarndance/

Subscribe to RSS feed at: http://wriu.org/boudinbarndance/playlists/xml-rss2.php
NEW ITEM:
LAST TWO WEEKS OF THE BOUDIN BARNDANCE NOW ARCHIVED AT: http://wriu.org/ondemand-folk.html

Check out this story about The Boudin Barndance in No Depression:
http://nodepression.com/article/how-sausage-gets-made-boudin-barndance

Roots Hoot House Concerts: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Roots-Hoot-House-Concerts/123097344379469
Upcoming shows are:
Jan. 6 – Amy Rigby (& band) – SOLD OUT (waiting list only)
Feb. 11 – Winterpills (https://www.facebook.com/events/387417601589935/; http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2720051)
March 18 – The Fleshtones
June 3 – Paul Burch
July 8 – SWAMP STOMP 8

First off, Happy New Year to all. The first Boudin Barndance of 2017 amounted to a look back at some favorite releases from 2016 with the last half of the show focused on our tops for the year. In addition to the radio, I’ve been contributing reviews to the Southern Rhode Island Newspapers since 1992 (save for a few years stretch). You can check out a wrap-up of 2016 Barndance favorites at:

Boudin Barndance Favorites of 2016


Buttshaker of the week???? From a great 2016 album, let’s call it a slow grind courtesy of William Bell with “Born Under a Bad Sign.” Now let’s all grab a cold one, or two, and get to the goods….

Buck Owens, et al – Buckaroo / Box Set / Rhino (intro)

The Waco Brothers – Going Down in History / same (Bloodshot)
Freakwater – Velveteen Matador / Scheherazade (Bloodshot)
Luke Winslow King – On My Way / I’m Glad Trouble Don’t Last Always (Bloodshot)
Al Scorch – City Lullaby / Circle Round the Signs (Bloodshot)
Wayne Hancock – Slingin’ Rhythm / same (Bloodshot)
Andre Williams – What Now? / I Want to Go Back to Detroit City (Bloodshot)
Dex Romweber – I Don’t Know / Carrboro (Bloodshot)

Aubrie Sellers – Humming Song / New City Blues (Carnival /TT)
Elise Davis – Right Way to Ask Me / The Token (Make the Kill/TT)
Parker Millsap – Morning Blue / The Very Last Day (Okrahoma/TT)
Luke Bell – All Blues / s/t (Bill Hill/TT)
Girls on Grass – Return to Earth / s/t
The Linemen – She’s the One for Me / Close the Place Down (SAM)

Winterpills – Freeze Your Night / Love Songs (Signature Sounds)
Wilco – If I Ever Was a Child / Wilco Schmilco (dBpM)
William Bell – Born Under a Bad Sign / There is Where I Live (Stax)
Hiss Golden Messenger – Biloxi / Heart Like a Levee (Merge)
Brent Cobb – Country Bound / Shine On Rainy Day (Low Country Sound)
Bob Weir – Gonesville / Blue Mountain (Legacy)
Lori McKenna – Wreck You / The Bird & the Rifle (CN/TT)
Silas Lowe – Mountain Man / Wandering Father Forgotten Son
The Earls of Leicester – Will You Be Lonesome Too? / Rattle & Roar (Rounder)
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club listings backdrop:
Los Straitjackets – s/t (Upstart)
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Drive-By Truckers – What It Means / American Band (ATO)
Shovels & Rope – This Ride / Little Seeds (New West)
Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster – Laid Low / Constant Stranger (Big Legal Mess)
Dylan LeBlanc – Cautionary Tale / same (Single Lock/TT)
Richmond Fontaine – Let’s Hit One More Place / You Can’t Go Back If There’s … (Fluff n Gravy)
Sarah Jarosz – House of Mercy / Undercurrent (Sugar Hill)
The Cactus Blossoms – You’re Dreaming / You’re Dreaming (RHR)

Lydia Loveless – Real / Real (Bloodshot)
Alejandro Escovedo – Farewell to the Good Times / Burn Something Beautiful (Fantasy)
Nap Eyes – Stargazer / Thought Rock Fish Scale (Paradise of Bachelors)
Steve Gunn – Heavy Sails / Eyes on White Lines (Matador)
Charles Bradley – You Think I Don’t Know / ChaNges (Dunham)
The Flat Five – Bluebirds in Michigan / It’s a World of Love & Hope (Augiedisc/Bloodshot)

Courtney Marie Andrews – Rookie Dreaming / Honest Life (Mama Bird)
Marlon Williams – Strange Things / s/t (Dead Oceans)
Sara Watkins – One Last Time / Young in All the Wrong Ways (New West)
Robbie Fulks – Alabama at Night / Upland Stories (Bloodshot)
Angel Olsen – Heart Shaped Face / My Woman (Jagjaguwar)
Margo Price – Hands of Time / Midwest Farmer’s Daughter (Third Man)

Burton & Mooney – Corn Pickin’ / Legends of Country Guitar / Rhino (outro)

Comments welcome.
Cheers.
Boudin Dan

Boudin Barndance Favorites of 2016

12/29/2016

 

As appropriate for this time of year for a weekly column that reviews record albums that typically sidestep the mainstream, The Boudin Barndance radio show offers up its annual baker’s dozen of releases from 2016 that hit the spot. Whereas the music and releases continue to be plentiful each year and especially in this era where D.I.Y. has never been easier, there continues to be way too much ho hum. To these ears, the 13 mentioned here all had that extra something special. Frankly speaking, so did many of the “Honorable Mention” selections and if you’re an open-minded type out there, all are well worth seeking out. In no real particular order, these are records which got the most play in the Ear Bliss world during 2016. Let’s get onto it.

Margo Price – Midwest Farmer’s Daughter (Third Man Records)

Originally recorded on her own nickel at the legendary Sun Studios and picked up by Jack White’s Third Man Records for release, Price’s debut the in country music world in 2016 much like Sturgill Simpson’s a few years earlier. Midwest Farmer’s Daughter is a hard-bit and fresh-sounding traditional country tour de force oozing with twang that effectively mixes all the drama of a Tammy Wynette ballad with the feistiness of a Loretta Lynn honky tonker.

Angel Olsen – My Woman (Jagjaguwar Records)

As much a rush as it can be meditative, My Woman from Angel Olsen is a masterful work where the first half is upbeat and fizzing with energy and the second more personal geared towards those alone and contemplative moments and with the beautifully expressive voice of Olsen at the heart of all of it.

Steve Gunn – Eyes on the Lines (Matador Records)

The moments of aural bliss of the six-string variety are many across the nine tracks comprising Eyes on the Lines from guitarist/singer/songwriter Gunn on this reflective affair with its sprawling sonic soundscape.

Robbie Fulks – Upland Stories (Bloodshot Records)

Songs that get to the heart in a hurry in one way or the other with the occasional wink and a smile have always been Fulks’ gift and on the all acoustic Upland Stories (which also showcases some nifty Fulks fingerwork), be they happy or sad, he succeeds time and again.

Sara Watkins – Young in All the Wrong Ways (New West Records)

After her work with Nickel Creek and then Watkins Family Hour, Sara Watkins is front and center on this solo affair which easily ranks as her most soul-baring album to date set to a multi-colored musical backdrop. Another instance where breakup fuels muse to the max and an album I found myself returning to time and again.

The Flat Five – It’s a World of Love & Hope (Augiedisc/Bloodshot Records)

Sweet pop appeal aplenty with a refreshing side of quirkiness (think NRBQ for quick comparison’s sake) fills the songs and grooves of the smile-inducing and addictive It’s a World of Love and Hope from Chicago-based supergroup The Flat Five.

Marlon Williams – Marlon Williams (Dead Oceans Records)

All of 24 years of age, diversity is the spice of life as shades of everything from Gram Parsons to The Band and The Beatles to Echo & The Bunnymen are all over the debut from native New Zealand singer/songwriter Williams.

Nap Eyes – Thought, Rock, Fish, Scale (Paradise of Bachelors Records)

When I think of Nova Scotia and music, it’s thoughts of fiddles and reels and step dancing. Rock and roll hardly springs to mind which makes Thought Rock Fish Scale from the band Nap Eyes such a work of wonder. It’s trippy, psychedelic and all that kind of good stuff, but with a subtle sonic punch akin to classic Velvet Underground.

Lydia Loveless – Real (Bloodshot Records)

True to life songs sung with complete conviction by a petite spitfire with as much fang as heart and oh those shimmering guitars, a mash-up of electric, acoustic and pedal steel. Real is 10 songs that read like personal slices from Loveless’s own diary, which they mostly are.

Dylan LeBlanc – Cautionary Tale (Single Lock Records)

At times moody and others atmospheric and with a voice reminiscent of Jason Isbell, Cautionary Tales presents 10 original songs that former next-big-thing twentysomething LeBlanc describes as “getting honest with myself.” Restrained musical arrangements allow plenty of room for LeBlanc’s voice to emote in its soulful way. It’s deep stuff, not to mention a teeth-sinking listen.

Alejandro Escovedo – Burn Something Beautiful (Fantasy Records)

Produced by and made with like-minded comrades in Peter Buck (R.E.M.) and Scott McCaughey (The Minus 5, Young Fresh Fellows), Burn Something Beautiful with guitars chiming and crunching on songs overloaded with melodic appeal is a rock and roll refresh of a joy to behold.

Courtney Marie Andrews – Honest Life (Mama Bird Records)

From the songwriting to her beautiful singing voice, Andrews on Honest Life is an old soul trapped in a twentysomething’s body delivering captivating tunes with a distinct freshened-up yesteryear Laurel Canyon country/folk rock aroma.

Charles Bradley – Changes (Dunham Records)

At this stage of his career, many are already familiar with the rags-to-riches journey of the soul singer Charles Bradley. With spot-on backing from his Extraordinaires band, Bradley is in true form giving a performance dripping with passion and soul.

Honorable Mention:  Aubrie Sellers – New City Blues (Carnival); 10 – The Cactus Blossoms – You’re Dreaming (Red House); Richmond Fontaine – You Can’t Go Back If There’s Nothing to Go Back To (El Cortez); Drive-By Truckers – American Band (ATO); The Linemen – Close the Place Down (SAM); Hiss Golden Messenger – Heart Like a Levee (Merge); Silas Lowe – Wandering Father Forgotten Son (self-released); Elise Davis – The Token (Make the Kill); Winterpills – Love Songs (Signature Sounds); Bob Weir – Blue Mountain (Legacy); Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster – Constant Stranger (Big Legal Mess Records); Brent Cobb – Shine On Rainy Day (Elektra); William Bell – This is Where I Live (Stax).

 

(Dan Ferguson is a free-lance music writer and host of The Boudin Barndance, broadcast Thursday nights from 6 – 9 pm on WRIU-FM 90.3.)

 

The Boudin Barndance – 12/15/16

The Boudin Barndance – 12/15/2016
Dan Ferguson
WRIU-FM, 90.3 Kingston, RI
Thursdays 6-9 pm
On the web at: www.wriu.org
Boudin Barndance playlists now archived at http://wriu.org/features/content/playlists/boudinbarndance/
Subscribe to RSS feed at: http://wriu.org/boudinbarndance/playlists/xml-rss2.php
NEW ITEM:
LAST TWO WEEKS OF THE BOUDIN BARNDANCE NOW ARCHIVED AT: http://wriu.org/ondemand-folk.html

Check out this story about The Boudin Barndance in No Depression:
http://nodepression.com/article/how-sausage-gets-made-boudin-barndance

Roots Hoot House Concerts: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Roots-Hoot-House-Concerts/123097344379469
Upcoming shows are:
Jan. 6 – Amy Rigby (& band) (https://www.facebook.com/events/306159469776994/; http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2707381) – SOLD OUT (waiting list only)
Feb. 11 – Winterpills (https://www.facebook.com/events/387417601589935/; http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2720051)
June 3 – Paul Burch

With the temperature dropping by the minute here on the East coast, The Boudin Barndance was hopefully the place you all headed tonight to warm up. (I know our fan Lori-Ellen sure did, bourbon in hand.) Because of a pre-emption next week and schedule issues the following, this evening was the last Boudin Barndance of 2016. We sprinkled music throughout the evening from the 2016 Oxford American Magazine Southern Music Sampler #18 which has just come out. We also played some holiday stuff near show’s end. Other than that, it was the usual potpourri. Albums making their Barndance debut tonight included music from Margaret Glaspy, Joe K. Walsh, Balsam Ridge, The Piedmont Melody Makers, and Kacey Musgraves. Buttshaker of the week???? Keeping in the holiday spirit, the most missed Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings with “Just Another Xmas Song.” Now let’s all grab a cold one, or two, and get to the goods….

OH YEAH, see you on January 5, 2017 when we’ll look back at 2016 favorites!

Buck Owens, et al – Buckaroo / Box Set / Rhino (intro)

Adia Victoria – Stuck in the South / Oxford American Music Sampler #18
Margaret Glaspy – Emotions & Math / same (ATO)
Angel Olsen – Those Were the Day s/ My Woman (Jagjaguwar)
William Tyler – Kingdom of Jones / Modern Country (Merge)
Ryley Walker – The Great & Undecided / Golden Sings That Have Been Sung (Dead Oceans)
Michael Chapman – It Didn’t Work Out / Rainmaker (LITA)

Joe K Walsh – Innisfree / Borderland (Skinny Elephant)
The Earls of Leicester – The Girl I Love Don’t Pay Me No Mind / Rattle & Roar (Rounder)
Balsam Ridge – Hello Heartache / Mountain Voodoo (Mt Home)
The Piedmont Melody Makers – Six More Miles / Wonderful World Outside (Vigortone)
The Cactus Blossoms – Change Your Ways or Die / You’re Dreaming (RHR)
Geeshie Wiley & Elvie Thomas – Pick Poor Robin Clean / Oxford American Music Sampler #18
Carter Family – Gospel Ship / Can the Circle Be Unbroken (Legacy)
Al Scorch – Pennsylvania Turnpike / Circle Round the Signs (Bloodshot)

Porter Wagoner – The Rubber Room / What Ain’t to Be .. (RCA)
Little Jimmy Dickens – Life Turned Her That Way / I’m Little But I’m Loud (R&T)
Freddie Hart – My Last Time / Juke Joint Boogie (Bear Family)
Frankie Miller – Living Doll / Sugar Coated Baby (Bear Family)
Blue Sky Boys – Mountain Dew / Farm & Fun Time (Copper Creek)
Charlie Rich – Nice n’ Easy / Essential (Legacy)
Kevin Connelly – Feel Like Going Home / The Songs of Charlie Rich (Memphis Int’l)
Gil Scott Heron – New York is Killing Me / Oxford American Music Sampler #18
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club listings backdrop:
Kustard Kings – Christmas in Memphis (Confidential)
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The Linemen – Close the Place Down / Close the Place Down (SAM)
The Linemen – Pictures of the Two of Us / Close the Place Down (SAM)
Caitlin Rose – I Was Cruel / The Stand-In (ATO)
Eric Ambel – Here Comes My Love / Lakeside (Last Chance)
Amy Rigby – Don’t Break the Heart / Diary of a Mod Housewife
Case-Lang-Viers – Atomic Number / s/t (Anti)
Sturgill Simpson – Brace for Impact / A Sailor’s Guide to the Earth (Atlantic)

Dex Romweber – Tell Me Why I Do / Carrboro (Bloodshot)
Luke Winslow King – Louisiana Blues / I’m Glad Trouble Don’t Last Always (Bloodshot)
James Booker – Black Night / New Orleans Piano Wizard (Rounder)
Jasper Love – The Slop / I Have to Paint My Face (Arhoolie)
Mississippi John Hurt – Avalon Blues / same (Legacy)
Bee Houston (with Big Mama Thornton) – Woke Up This Morning / The Hustler (Arhoolie)
Arthur Crudup – She’s My Baby / 7” (Champion)
William Bell – Poison in the Well / There is Where I Live (Stax)
Otis Taylor – Ten Million Slaves / Oxford American Music Sampler #18

Kacey Musgraves – A Willie Nice Xmas / A Very Kacey Xmas (Mercury)
Evan Johns & the H Bombs – Cajun Drummer Boy / Please Mr Santa Claus (Rykodisc)
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings – Just Another Xmas Song / It’s a Holiday Soul Party (Daptone)
The Flat Five – Almond Grove / It’s a World of Love & Hope (Augiedisc/Bloodshot)

Burton & Mooney – Corn Pickin’ / Legends of Country Guitar / Rhino (outro)

Comments welcome.
Cheers.
Boudin Dan

The Boudin Barndance – 12/08/16

The Boudin Barndance – 12/08/2016
Dan Ferguson
WRIU-FM, 90.3 Kingston, RI
Thursdays 6-9 pm
On the web at: www.wriu.org
Boudin Barndance playlists now archived at http://wriu.org/features/content/playlists/boudinbarndance/
Subscribe to RSS feed at: http://wriu.org/boudinbarndance/playlists/xml-rss2.php
NEW ITEM:
LAST TWO WEEKS OF THE BOUDIN BARNDANCE NOW ARCHIVED AT: http://wriu.org/ondemand-folk.html

Check out this story about The Boudin Barndance in No Depression:
http://nodepression.com/article/how-sausage-gets-made-boudin-barndance

Roots Hoot House Concerts: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Roots-Hoot-House-Concerts/123097344379469
Upcoming shows are:
Jan. 6 – Amy Rigby (& band) (https://www.facebook.com/events/306159469776994/; http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2707381)
Feb. 11 – Winterpills (https://www.facebook.com/events/387417601589935/; http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2720051)
June 3 – Paul Burch

A Boudin Barndance radio show with a little bit of this and a little bit of that this evening. We did a CD giveaway courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment of the new Loretta Lynn holiday release White Christmas Blue. We remembered some C&W types on their birthdays and delivered a dollop of blues and soul to close things out. Only a few releases making their debuts tonight and they included new ones from the aforementioned Loretta Lynn, Tex Smith, and Gillian Welch. Buttshaker of the week???? Tennessee Ernie Ford takes the trophy with “Cincinnati Dancing Pig.” Now let’s all grab a cold one, or two, and get to the goods….

Buck Owens, et al – Buckaroo / Box Set / Rhino (intro)

Wilco – Cry All Day/ Wilco Schmilco (dBpm)
Marlon Williams – Hello Miss Lonesome /s/t (Dead Oceans)
Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster – Laid Low / Constant Stranger (Big Legal Mess)
Courtney Marie Andrews – 15 Highway Lines /Honest Life (Mama Bird)
Sarah Jarosz – House of Mercy / Undercurrent (Sugar Hill)
Richmond Fontaine – Wake Up Ray / You Can’t Go Back … (Fluff n’ Gravy)

Robbie Fulks – Alabama At Night / Upland Stories (Bloodshot)
Jack Grelle – Got Dressed Up to Be Let Down / same (Big Muddy)
Silas Lowe – All My Troubles Here / Wandering Father, Forgotten Son
Paul Burch – Black Lady Blues / Meridian Rising (Plowboy)
Tommy Womack – It’s Been All Over Before / Namaste
Amy Rigby – Time for Me to Come Down / Diary of a Mod Housewife

Loretta Lynn – White Xmas Blue / White Xmas Blue (Legacy)
Loretta Lynn – Country Xmas / White Xmas Blue (Legacy)
Loretta Lynn – Blue Xmas / White Xmas Blue (Legacy)
Loretta Lynn – ‘twas the Night Before Xmas / White Xmas Blue (Legacy)

Floyd Tillman – The Song of Music / I Love You So Much It Hurts (Bear Family)
Osborne Bros – Blue Heartache / 1968-74 (Bear Family)
Faron Young – Country Girl / The Classic Years (Bear Family)
Tennessee Ernie Ford – Cincinnati Dancing Pig / Portrait of an American Singer (Bear Family)
Brenda Lee – Broken Trust / Anthology Vol. 2 (MCA)
Johnny Rodriguez – It Might Take Awhile, … / You Can Say That Again (HighTone)
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club listings backdrop:
Chet Atkins – RCA Country Legends (Buddha)
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Bobby Bare – Streets of Baltimore / Essential (RCA)
Sarah Shook & Disarmers – Road That Leads to You / Sidelong
Seldom Scene – Darling Corey / Act I (Rebel)
Kelly Pardekooper – Least I’m Not Alone/ City at Night (Leisure Time)
The Linemen – She’s the One for Me / Close the Place Down (SAM)
Frankie Lee – Buffalo / American Dreamer (Loose/TT)
Chatham County Line – If I Had My Way / Autumn (Yep Roc)

Tom Waits – On the Road / Orphans (Anti)
Gillian Welch – Georgia Road / Boots No. 1 (Acony)
Tex Smith – Singin’ Starry Girl / Pink & Black (Whippoorwill)
Parker Millsap – The Very Last Day / same (Okrahoma/TT)
Scott Nolan – Rain / Highway Prayer: Tribute to Adam Carroll (Eight-30)
Aaron Lee Tasjan – Hard Life / Silver Tears (New West)
Luke Winslow King – Change Your Mind / I’m Glad Trouble Don’t Last Always (Bloodshot)

Roland Byrd – Willie Mae / Fess (Rhino)
Bobby Blue Bland – A Million Miles from Nowhere / I Pity the Fool (Duke)
Betty Everett – Ain’t Gonna Cry / Cobra Records Story (Capricorn)
Eddie Taylor – Stroll Out West / The Blues of (HighTone)
Pops Staples – World in Motion / Peace to the Neighborhood (Point Blank)
William Bell – People Want to Go Home / There is Where I Live (Stax)
Novells – Why Do You Want to Make Me Sad / Eccentric Soul: Nickel & Penny (Numero Group)
Pastor T.L. Barrett – Like a Ship / same (LITA)

Burton & Mooney – Corn Pickin’ / Legends of Country Guitar / Rhino (outro)

Comments welcome.
Cheers.
Boudin Dan

Free American Roots (FAR) chart top albums for December of 2016

The Boudin Barndance (90.3, WRIU-FM, Kingston, RI) Free American Roots (FAR) chart top albums for December of 2016 follow.

1: AoM: The Linemen – Close the Place Down (SAM) *DF
2: Luke Winslow King – I’m Glad Trouble Don’t Last Always (Bloodshot)
3: Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster – Constant Stranger (Big Legal Mess)
4: The Flat Five – It’s a World of Love & Hope (Augiedisc/Bloodshot)
5: Aaron Lee Tasjan – Silver Tears (New West)
6: Kelly Pardekooper – City at Night (Leisure Time)

cheers,
Dan