Playlist: The Boudin Barndance – 08/17/2023

The Boudin Barndance: 08/17/2023
Dan Ferguson
WRIU-FM, 90.3 Kingston, RI
Thursdays 6-9 pm
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SEPT 7: Alt Country A to Z with a focus on the “D” artists

The 25th annual Rhythm & Roots Festival coming up on September 1-3 at Ninigret Park in Charlestown, RI was the principal order of business on The Boudin Barndance as we welcomed festival mentor (and former long-time WRIU Folk & Roots DJ/Director) Chuck Wentworth onto the program to talk about this year’s extravaganza. We spent the 7-9 pm segment of the show doing it playing music from many of the bands and getting the skinny (and I don’t mean Tuba Skinny!) on all things Rhythm & Roots. Always a fun time doing this show and this year’s edition was no exception. Unfortunately, due to various issues I did not log the Rhythm & Roots playlist. Check out for complete information. We spent the 1st hour of the program focusing mainly on new releases. Singles and albums making their Barndance debut tonight came from Lindsay Lou, Margo Cilker, Durand Jones, Amanda Shires & Bobbie Nelson, Malcolm Holcombe, and Erin Viancourt . Buttshaker of the week???? Festival zydeco artist Corey Ledet with “Boudin Man.” Now let’s all grab a cold one, or two, and get to the goods….

Now let’s all grab a cold one or three, and get to the goods….

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

Colter Wall – For a Long While / Little Songs (Little Honda/RCA, 2023)
Lindsay Lou – On Your Side / single (Kill Rock Stars-Nash, 2023)
Kassi Valazza – Songs for a Reason / Kassi Valazza Knows Nothing (Fluff & Gravy, 2023)
Margo Cilker – Lowland Trail / Valley of Heart’s Delight (Fluff & Gravy, 2023)
Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway – Where Did the Wild Things Go / City of Gold (Nonesuch, 2023)
Durand Jones – Lord Have Mercy / Wait til I Get Over (Dead Oceans, 2023)
Shires & Nelson – Summertime / single (ATO, 2023)

Deano & Jo – Never Going Back / s/t (Plenty Tuff, 2023)
Deano & Jo – I Just Can’t Let You Go / s/t (Plenty Tuff, 2023)
Nora O’Connor – Fare Thee Well / My Heart (Pravda)
Ed Snodderly – Better Just Ride the Mule / Chimney Smoke (Majestic, 2023)
Malcolm Holcombe – Fill Those Shoes / Bits & Pieces (Proper, 2023)
Erin Viancourt – Old Time Melody / Won’t Die This Way (Late August, 2023)
Dean Johnson – Old TV / Nothing For Me Please (Mama Bird, 2023)
Beth Bombara – Moment / It All Goes Up (Black Mesa, 2023)

……………….R&R 2023 preview with in-studio guest chuck wentworth…………….
No playlist for this portion of show, but we played music from:
Dumpstaphunk, Dustbowl Revival, Tuba Skinny, Corey Ledet Zydeco,The Mighty Soul Drivers, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, J.J. Grey & Mofro, Shinyribs, Donna the Buffalo, Son Little, Dustbowl Revival, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, The Revelers, The Knickerbocker All-Stars, Greensky Bluegrass, The Robert Cray Band, The Infamous Stringdusters, and Ward Hayden & The Outliers

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

Comments welcome.
Boudin Dan