Playlist: The Boudin Barndance (35-year Anniversary!)

R.I.P. Bill Parker of The Children’s Show fame

The Boudin Barndance: 05/12/22
Dan Ferguson
WRIU-FM, 90.3 Kingston, RI
Thursdays 6-9 pm
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Tonight marked 35 years of The Boudin Barndance in the Thursday night 6-9 pm slot at 90.3 WRIU-FM. Show #1 was on May 14, 1987 and boy has a lot of life been lived since then, along with almost 1,700 Barndance shows since that first one. That show featured a focus on the music of Gram Parsons, so what better way to begin this evening’s program than with a few from GP. Other than that, it was business as usual with a first hour dominated by new releases (other than the GP stuff), followed by our C&W segment. We showcased music from Sarah Shook and Low Cut Connie each of whom play in the area next Thursday night at Askew and The Narrows Center for the Arts, respectively. From there, we just mixed it up. New albums and singles making their Barndance debut tonight came from Terry Allen & the Panhandle Mystery Band (reissue), Brennen Leigh, Miranda Lambert (single), Aaron Raitiere, and Delbert McClinton. Buttshaker of the week???? “Careful Baby” by Groovey Joe Poovey. Now let’s all grab a cold one or three, and get to the goods….

Buck Owens, et al – Buckaroo / Box Set / Rhino (intro)
The Byrds – 100 Years From Now (demo) / Sweetheart of Rodeo (Columbia)
Gram Parsons – Return of the Grievous Angel / Grievous Angel (Reprise)

Joshua Hedley – Let’s Make a Memory / Neon Blue (New West, 2022)
Charley Crockett – I Hope It Rains at My Funeral / Lil’ GL Presents; Jukebox Charlie (Son of Davy/TT, 2022)
Terry Allen & Panhandle Mystery Band – There Aught to Be a Law Against Sunny Southern / Bloodlines (Paradise of Bachelors, 2022)
Brennen Leigh – Same Dream / Obsessed With the West (Signature Sounds, 2022)
Miranda Lambert – In His Arms / single (Vanner, 2022)

Mahal & Cooder – My Baby Done Changed the Locks on the Door / Get Onboard (Nonesuch, 2022)
Bonnie Raiit – Here Comes Love / Just Like That (Redwing, 2022)
Old Crow Medicine Show – DeFord Rides Again / Paint This Town (ATO, 2022)
Angel Olson – All the Good Times / Big Time (Jagjaguwar, 2022)
Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway – The River Knows / Crooked Tree (Nonesuch, 2022)
Good Looks – First Crossing / Bummer Year (Keeled Scales, 2022)

…………………r.i.p. mickey gilley……………………….
Mickey Gilley – She Called Me Baby / Room Full of Roses (Audium)
Sonny Curtis – Talk About My Baby / West Texas Bop (Ace)
Groovey Joe Poovey – Careful Baby / Greatest Grooves (Dragon Street)
Jenks Tex Carmen – The Artillery Song / Chippeha! (Revenent)
Jimmy Martin – Hold Watcha Got / The King of Bluegrass (CMF)
Jethro Burns – Fiddleobia / Swing Low Sweet Mandolin (ACD)
Ocie Stockard – OPA Blues / Shuffletown (Westside)
Johnny & Jack – I’m Gonna Love You One More Time / For Old Times Sake (Bear Family)
Hank Snow – The Engineer’s Child / The Singing Ranger (Bear Family)
Sara & Maybelle Carter – Sun of the Soul / An Historic Reunion (Columbia)
Intermission backdrop:
Joe Maphis – Flying Fingers (Bear Family)
Sarah Shook & Disarmers – Talkin’ to Myself / Nightroamer (Abeyance/TT, 2022)
Sarah Shook & Disarmers – Good as Gold / Years (Bloodshot)
Sarah Shook & Disarmers – Heal Me / Sidelong
Low Cut Connie – Shake It Little Tina / Hi Honey (Contender)
Low Cut Connie – Me n Annie / Hi Honey (Contender)
Low Cut Connie – Beverly / Dirty Pictures Vol. 2 (Contender)

Gram Parsons & Grievous Angles – We’ll Sweep Out the Ashes / Live 1973 (Sierra)
Gram Parsons – How Much I’ve Lied / GP (Reprise)
Seatrain – Willin’ / s/t (Capitol)
Natural Child – It’s a Shame My Store Isn’t Open / Okey Dokey
Say ZuZu – Pennsylvania / Here Again: A Retrospective (Strolling Bones, 2022)
Mike Stinson – The Desert of My Heart / Jack of All Heartaches (Big Ol’)
Aaron Raitiere – Worst I Ever Had / Single Wide Dreamer (Dinner Time/TT, 2022)
Jimmie Dale Gilmore – Don’t Worry ‘bout Me / Come On Back (Rounder)
Delbert McClinton – Two Step Too / Outdated Emotion (Hot Shot/TT, 2022)

Arhtur Alexander – Go Home Girl / Lonely Just Like Me (Elektra)
Rev Louis Overstreet – Two Little Fishes / s/t (Arhoolie)
Johnny Ray Daniels – Whatever You Need / Whatever You Need (Bible & Tire, 2022)
Don Tosti’s Pachuco Boogie Boys – Pachuco Boogie / same (Arhoolie)

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

Comments welcome.
Boudin Dan