The Boudin Barndance – 01/04/2018 (Favorites of 2017)

The Boudin Barndance – 01/04/2018
Dan Ferguson
WRIU-FM, 90.3 Kingston, RI
Thursdays 6-9 pm
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Roots Hoot House Concerts:
Upcoming shows are:

Jan. 5 – The Tarbox Ramblers ( – SOLD OUT
Feb. 9 – Caroline Rose (
Mar. 3 – Cliff Westfall & his electric honky tonk band (
Apr. 7 – Mark Cutler CD release show
May 5 – Tom Heyman
July 21 – SWAMP STOMP 11

First off, Happy New Year to all. The first Boudin Barndance of 2018 amounted to a look back at favorite releases from 2017 with the last hour of the show devoted to our top dozen 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 2017 Barndance favorites at:
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)

Jake Xerxes Fussell – St. Brendan’s Isle / What in the Natural World (Paradise of Bachelors)
Jon Langford’s Four Lost Souls – Natchez Trace / s/t (Bloodshot)
Scott H. Biram – Set Me Free / The Bad Testament (Bloodshot)
Jamie Wyatt – Wishing Well / Felony Blues (Forty Below)
Chris Stapleton – Second One to Know / From a Room, Vol. 1 (Mercury)
Sunny Sweeney – Bottle By My Bed / Trophy (TT)
Justin Townes Earle – What’s Goin’ Wrong / Kid in the Street (New West)

Ron Gallo – Young Lady, You’re Scaring Me / Heavy Meta (New West)
Michael Chapman – Money Trouble / 50 (paradise of Bachelors)
Sera Cahoone – Lady Bug / From Where I Started (Lady Muleskinner)
The Kernal – Knock-Kneed Ballerina / Light Country (Single Lock)
Jeremy Pinnell – Ballad of 1892 / Ties of Blood & Affection (Sofaburn)
Tyler Childers – Whitehouse Road / Purgatory (Hickman Holler/TT)
Colter Wall – Motorcycle / s/t (YMRC/TT)

Jillette Johnson – In Repair / All I Ever See in You is Me (Rounder)
Hiss Golden Messenger – Jenny of the Roses / Hallelujah Anyhow (Merge)
Anna Tivel – Illinois / Small Believer (Fluff & Gravy)
Jason Isbell & 400 Unit – Chaos & Clothes / The Nashville Sound (Southeastern/TT)
Nikki Lane – Lay You Down / Highway Queen (New West)
Lillie Mae – Wash Me Clean / Forever & The Some (Third Man)
King Leg – Cloud City / Meet (Sire)
club listings backdrop:
Steelism – ism (Intoxicating Sounds/TT)
David Ramirez – Stone Age / We’re Not Going Anywhere (Sweetworld/TT)
Deer Tick – Sea of Clouds / Vol. 1 (Partisan)
The Texas Gentlemen – Bondurant Woman / TX Jelly (New West)
Cut Worms – Don’t Want to Say / Alien Sunset (Secretly Canadian)

…………..barndance top dozen of ‘17 starts now………….
Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives – Time Don’t Wait / Way Out West (Superlatone)
John Moreland – Lies I Chose to Believe / Big Bad Luv (4AD)
Hurray for the Riff Raff – Entrance – Living in the City / The Navigator (ATO)
Rhiannon Giddens – The Love We Almost Had / Freedom Highway (Nonesuch)
Valerie June – Two Hearts / The Order of Time (Concord)
Cory Branan – The Vow / Adios (Bloodshot)
Kacy & Clayton – Just Like a Summer Cloud / The Siren’s Song (New West)

………….and our favorite five…………..
Lilly Hiatt – Imposter / Trinity Lane (New West)
JD McPherson – Crying’s Just a Thing That You Do / Undivided Heart & Soul (New West)
Coco Hames – Long Time Coming / s/t (Merge)
Margo Price – Loner / All American Made (Third Man)
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real  – Set MNe Down on a Cloud / s/t (Fantasy)
Margo Price – Nowhere Fast / All American Made (Third Man)

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

Comments welcome.
Boudin Dan