The Boudin Barndance – 12/30/2004

The Boudin Barndance – 12/30/2004
Dan Ferguson
WRIU-FM, 90.3 Kingston, RI
Thursdays 6-9 pm
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We closed out 2004 by featuring Boudin Barndance favorites from the new release
ranks from the past year. Overall, a so-so year compared to years past as far
as real grabbers go. Kicked off the show with one from Hank Garland who passed
away earlier this week. We’ll get into a bigger remembrance set on next week’s
program. For 2004, releases from Jon Dee Graham and Lori McKenna led the
charge. The dozen faves went something like this:

1. Jon Dee Graham – The Great Battle (New West)
2. Lori McKenna – Bittertown (Signature Sounds)
3. James McMurtry & the Heartless Bastards – Live In Aught-Three (Compadre)
4. Black Keys – Rubber Factory (Fat Possum)
5. Nora O’Connor – Til the Dawn (Bloodshot)
6. Chuck Prophet – Age of Miracles (New West)
7. Lil’ Cap’n Travis – In All Their Splendor (Glurp)
8. Loretta Lynn – Van Lear Rose (Interscope)
9. Geraint Watkins – Dial “W” for Watkins (Yep Roc)
10. Neko Case – The Tigers Have Spoken (Anti)
11. Southern Culture On the Skids, Mojo Box (Yep Roc)

Here’s wishin’ a happy and healthy new year to all you playlisters out there and
now onto the goods…..

Hank Garland & the Sugarfooters – Sugarfoot Rag / self-titled (Bear Family)

…..bloodshot ’04 favorites spotlight……
Jon Rauhouse – Widowmaker / Steel Guitar Rodeo (Bloodshot)
Jon Langford – Last Fair Deal is Gone / All the Fame of Lofty Deeds (Bloodshot)
Graham Parker – Anything for a Laugh / Your Country (Bloodshot)
Dollar Store – New Country / self-titled (Bloodshot)
Bobby Bare, Jr – Valentine / From the End of Your Leash (Bloodshot)
Meat Purveyors – Paint By Numbers / Pain By Numbers (Bloodshot)

Eliza Gilkyson – Not Lonely / Land of Milk & Honey (Red House)
Slaid Cleaves – New Year’s Day / Wishbones (Philo)
Old Crow Medicine Show – Wagon Wheel / OCMS (Nettwerk)
Matt the Electrician – Valedictorian / Long Way Home
Lonesome Bros – If I Had No Shoes / Fences (Spirit House)
Mendoza Line – Faithful Brother / Fortune (Bar/None)

Dale Watson – Honky Tonkers Don’t Cry / Dreamland (Koch)
Hoyle Bros – Relief’s Just a Swallow Away / Back to the Door (Wingedear)
Jesse Dayton – One of Them Days / Country Soul Brother (Stag)
Ed Burleson – If You Wanna Go / The Cold Hard Truth (Palo Duro)
Cornell Hurd Band – Learning to Live With the Blues / Fanmail: From the Lost
Planet (Behemoth)
Davies & Fulks – Shakin’ the Blues / Touch My Heart (Suagr Hill)

…..yep roc ’04 favorites spotlight……
Robyn Hitchcock – If You Know Time / Spooked (Yep Roc)
Sadies – Northumberland West / Favorite Colours (Yep Roc)
Dolorean – To Destruction / Violence in the Snowy Fields (Yep Roc)
Jason Ringenberg – SHe Hung the Moon / Empire Builders (Yep Roc)
$2 Pistols – Runnin’ With the Fools / Hands Up! (Yep Roc)
Amy Farris – Pretty Dresses / Anyway (Yep Roc)

….creepin’ into the top dozen…….
Drive-By Truckers – Tornadoes / The Dirty South (New West)
Neko Case – The Tigers Have Spoken / same (Anti)
Loretta Lynn – Portland, Oregon / Van Lear Rose (Interscope)
SCOTS – Where Is the Moon / Mojo Box (Yep Roc)
Geraint Watkins – Heores & Villains / Dial “W” for Watkins (Yep Roc)

Black Keys – 10 AM Automatic / Rubber Factory (Fat Possum)
Chuck Prophet – Just to See You Smle / Age of Miracles (New West)
Paul Westerberg – $100 Groom / Folker (Vagrant)
Black Keys – Just Couldn’t Tie Me Down / Rubber Factory (Fat Possum)

…….#s 5 & 4…………
Lil’ Cap’n Travis – Steady As She Goes / .. .In All Their Splendor (Glurp)
Nora O’Connor – My Backyard / Til the Dawn (Bloodshot)
Lil’ Cap’n Travis – 3.2 Beer of Love / .. .In All Their Splendor (Glurp)
Nora O’Connor – OK With Me / Til the Dawn (Bloodshot)

…….#s 3 & 2…………
James McMurtry & Heartless Bastards – Saint Mary of the Woods / Live in Aught
Three (Compadre)
Lori McKenna – One Kiss Goodnight / Bittertown (Signature Sounds)
Lori McKenna – Monday Afternoon / Bittertown (Signature Sounds)

….the fave………..
Jon Dee Graham – The Great Battle / The Great Battle (New West)
Jon Dee Graham – I Don’t Feel That Way / The Great Battle (New West)
Jon Dee Graham – Something to Look Forward To / The Great Battle (New West)

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

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