Playlist: The Boudin Barndance – 06/08/2023

The Boudin Barndance: 06/01/2023
Dan Ferguson
WRIU-FM, 90.3 Kingston, RI
Thursdays 6-9 pm
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06/08/2023: Alt Country A to Z: “B” Pt II
06/22/2023: Celebration of Chris Strachwitz & Arhoolie Records

In addition to our first hour of mostly new releases followed by our weekly C&W segment, we continued our new periodic feature called “Alt Country: A to Z” which focuses on the prime period of the genre 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 and continued it this week with Part 2 of “B” artists devoting the entire 2nd half of the program to it. 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 M. Ward, Cut Worms, Tommy Stinson’s Cowboys in the Campfire, Dallas Burrow, and Joey Frendo. Buttshaker of the week???? Bodeco with a beaut called “Gun Slingin’ Zulu Queen.” Now let’s all grab a cold one or three, and get to the goods….

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

Jake Xerxes Fussell – Breast of Glass / Good & Green Again (Paradise of Bachelors)
Jess Williamson – Topanga Two-Step / Time Ain’t Accidental (Mexican Summer, 2023)
Patterson Hood – Heat Lightning Rumbling in the Distance / same (ATO)
Rose City Band – Porch Boogie / Garden Party (Thrill Jockey, 2023)
Calexico – Hush / Algiers (Anti)
Those Darlins – Drive / Blur the Line

M. Ward – Supernatural Thing / single (Anti, 2023)
Cut Worms – Ballad of the Texas King / single (Jagjaguwar, 2023)
Tommy Stinson’s Cowboys in the Campfire – Dreams / Wronger (2023)
The Watson Twins – Holler / same (Bloodshot, 2023)
Dallas Burrow – Starry Eyes / Blood Brothers (Soundly, 2023)
Joey Frendo – Building On Quicksand / Bound for Heartache (Horton, 2023)
Tim Hill – The Clock’s Never Wrong / Giant (Calico Discos, 2023)
Miko Marks – This Time / Feel Like Going Home

Adolph Hofner & Pearl Wranglers – Dance the Paul Jones / s/t (Sarg)
Bob Neuman – Quarantined Love / Hangover Boogie (TRG)
Jess Willard – Drinkin’ at the Bar / Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor (Bear Family)
Joe & Rose Lee Maphis – Hot Tie in Nashville Tonight / Mr & Mrs Country Music (Starday)
Wynn Stewart – Run Away / Wishful Thinking (Bear Family)
Jimmy Patton – Worst of Luck / Yah! I’m Movin’ (Star Club)
Vernon Oxford – The Blues Come In / Keeper of the Flame (Bear Family)
Clarence White – Last Date / Tuff & Stringy (Big Beat)
Joe Stampley – Whisky Chasin’ / Good Ol’ Boy (R&T)
Gene Ski – Six Foot Down / Cuca Country Vol. 1 (Numero)
Sam Podany – Take Me / Cuca Country Vol. 1 (Numero)
Intermission backdrop:
Herb Remington – Steel Guitar Holiday (SGRC)
………Alt Country A to Z: “B” Part 2……………..
Bottle Rockets – Kerosne / s/t (ESD)
Bodeco – Gun Slingin’ Zulu Queen / Bone Hair or Hide (Homestead)
BR5-49 – One Long Saturday Night / s/t (Arista)
Brother Boys – Little Box / Plow (Sugar Hill)
Marty Brown – Honky Tonk Special / High & Dry (MCA)
Junior Brown – Broke Down South of Dallas / 12 Shades of Brown (Curb)
Jann Browne – Where the Sidewalk Ends / It Only Hurts When I Laugh (Curb)

Blue Chieftains – I Think Hank Would’ve Done It This Way / Rig Rock Jukebox (Diesel Only)
The Buckets – Western Star / s/t (Slow River)
Bottle Rockets – I’ll Be Comin’ Around / The Brooklyn Side (ESD/TAG)
Richard Buckner – Rainsquall / Bloomed (Deja Disc)
Billy Bragg & Wilco – She Came Along to Me / Mermaid Avenue (Elektra)
Greg Brown – Speaking in Tongues / Slant Six Mind (Red House)
Paul Burch & WPA Ballclub – Sage Advice / Pan American Flash (Catamount)

Damon Bramblett – Falling Apart / s/t (TMG)
Libbi Bosworth – East Texas Pines / Outskirts of You (Freedom)
Charlie Burton & Texas 12-Steppers – She’s Out of My Hair / Rustic Fixer Upper (Lazy SOB)
Stephen Bruton – The Face of Love / What It Is (dos)
Marti Brom & Barnshakers Blue Tattoo / Snake Ranch (Goofin’)
The Blazers – Yeah, Yeah, Yeah! / Short Fuse (Rounder)
Bottle Rickets – Indianapolis / 24 Hours a Day (Atlantic)

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

Comments welcome.
Boudin Dan