The Boudin Barndance – 01/05/2017

The Boudin Barndance – 01/05/2017
Dan Ferguson
WRIU-FM, 90.3 Kingston, RI
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Roots Hoot House Concerts:
Upcoming shows are:
Jan. 6 – Amy Rigby (& band) – SOLD OUT (waiting list only)
Feb. 11 – Winterpills (;
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)
club listings backdrop:
Los Straitjackets – s/t (Upstart)
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.
Boudin Dan