Playlist: The Boudin Barndance – 05/11/2023

The Boudin Barndance: 05/11/2023
Dan Ferguson
WRIU-FM, 90.3 Kingston, RI
Thursdays 6-9 pm
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We marked 36 years of The Boudin Barndance with this evening’s show and also continued our new periodic feature called “Alt Country: A to Z.” Its focus is the prime period of the era from the late 1980s into the early aughts. I lived and DJ-ed through it all, so my library is pretty extensive. We are presenting it on a somewhat periodic basis during the 8-9 pm segment of the show and continued it this week with Part 1 of “B” artists. Prior to that, it was primarily new stuff the first hour before moving to our C&W segment followed by some musical odds and ends before diving into Alt Country: A to Z. Albums and singles making their Barndance debut tonight came from Jeffrey Silverstein, Angelica Rockne, Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, and the Waco Brothers. Buttshaker of the week???? Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys with “Jumpin’ from 6 to 6.” Now let’s all grab a cold one or three, and get to the goods….

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

Rose City Band – Chasing Rainbows/ Garden Party (Thrill Jockey, 2023)
Jeffrey Silverstein – Sunny Jean / Western Sky Music (Arrowhawk, 2023)
Bella White – Rhododendron / Among Other Things (Rounder, 2023)
Angelica Rockne – Crystalline / The Rose Society (Fluff & Gravy, 2023)
Lavenders – Wanderer / Driftless Dreamers in Cuca Country (Numero)
Julianna Riolino – Queen of Spades / All Blue (You’ve Changed)
Jess Williamson – Hunter / Time Ain’t Accidental (Mexican Summer, 2023)

Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway – El Dorado / single (Nonesuch, 2023)
Robbie Fulks – Longhair Bluegrass / Bluegrass Vacation (Compass, 2023)
Ickes & Hensley – Moonshine Run / Living in a Song (Compass, 2023)
Dan Tyminski – Ode to Jimmy / God Fearing Heathen (8-track Ent, 2023)
Jimmy Martin, et al – Freeborn Man / & Sunny Mountain Boys (Bear Family)
Uncle Tupelo – No Depression / same (Legacy)
Rodney Crowell – Somebody Loves You / The Chicago Sessions (New West, 2023)

Ocie Stockard & His Wanderers – Bass Man Jive / Okeh Western Swing (Epic)
Sam McGee – Buckdancer’s Choice / Granddad of Country Guitar Pickers (Arhoolie)
Sara & Maybelle Carter – Goin’ Home / An Historic Reunion (Koch)
Danny Dill (w/ Grady Martin) – My Girl & His Girl / Roughneck Blues (Rev-Ola)
Hank Snow – Why Do You Punish Me / The Singing Ranger (Bear Family)
Johnny & Jack – Cryin’ Heart Blues / For Old Times Sake (Bear Family)
Groovey Joe Poovey – Careful Baby / Greatest Grooves (Dragon Street)
Joe Maphis – Moonshot / Flying Fingers (Bear Family)
Rick Nelson – Alone / Legacy (Capitol)
Mike Stinson – When My Angel Gets High / Jack of All Heartaches (Big Ol’)
Arthur Alexander – Everyday I Have to Cry / Lonely Just Like Me (Elektra)
Intermission backdrop:
Charley McCoy – s/t (Monument)
Waco Bros – In the Dark / The Man That Time Forgot (Plenty Tuff, 2023)
Bob Dylan – Mozambique / Desire (Columbia)
Country Westerns – It’s a Livin’ / Forgive This City (Fat Possum, 2023)
Say Zuzu – This Fire Won’t Burn / No Time to Lose (Strolling Bones, 2023)
Margo Price – Hell in the Heartland / Strays (Loma Vista, 2023)

…………Alt Country A to Z: “B”…………….
The Backsliders – Throwin’ Rocks at the Moon / same (Mammoth)
Blood Oranges – Bridges / The Crying Tree (ESD)
Blood Oranges – Miss It All / the Crying Tree (ESD)
Rico Bell & Snake Handlers – Cold Comfort / The Dark Side of Mercy (Bloodshot)
Beat Farmers – Texas Heat / Manifold (Sector 2)
Bare Jr – Love-Less / Boo-Tay (Immortal)
The Blacks – Horrorshow / same (Bloodshot)
Backsliders – Lexington Avenue / From Raleigh, NC (Mammoth)

Blue Mountain – Myrna Lee / Homegrown (Roadrunner)
Bad Livers – Uncle Lucius / Delusions of Banjer (Quarterstick)
Beacon Hillbillies – Water’s Edge / More Songs of Love & Murder (ESD)
Ricky Barnes & The Hoot Owls – Baby You Can’t Know / Ya’ Finally Said Something Good (OKra)
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys – Jumpin’ From 6 to 6 / same (HighTone)
Biller & Wakefield – Grinding Gears / The Hot Guitars of (HMG)
Billy Bacon & The Forbidden Pigs – Life I Left Behind / Dressed to Swill (Triple X)
Blue Mountain – Mountain Girls / Dog Days (Roadrunner)
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys – True Blue / Jumpin’ From 6 to 6 (HighTone)

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

Comments welcome.
Boudin Dan