The Boudin Barndance – 03/22/07

The Boudin Barndance – 03/22/2007
Dan Ferguson
WRIU-FM, 90.3 Kingston, RI
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It was a night where new releases dominated the Boudin Barndance festivities. There is some terrific new stuff out and leading the charge is the comeback release from original lead singer of the Shangri-Las Mary Weiss. With backing from the Reigning Sound (whose Greg Cartwright co-produced and contributed 9 of the 14 songs), Weiss has herself a hands-down winner. Other new releases making the Barndance hit parade for the first time included albums from Jon Rauhouse (big thumbs up!), Pine Leaf Boys, The Greencards, Graham Parker (great stuff!), Anais Mitchell (incredible songwriter), Jesse Sykes & the Hereafter, Son Volt (different, but great), Dolorean, The Shins, Cary Hudson, and The Moaners. In addition to the plethora of new-bees, we previewed music from Mary Gauthier and Eliza Gilkyson who play a double bill at the Narrows Center for the Arts tomorrow night. Buttshaker of the night???? Two weeks running now, it’s the A-Bones (whose SXSW show was a primo highlight) with “A-Bomb Bop”. Now onto the goods….

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

Jon Rauhouse – Begin the Beguine / Steel Guitar Heart Attack (Bloodshot)
Don Rich & Buckaroos – Round Hole Guitar / Country Pickin’ (Sundazed)
J.P. McDermott – Lucky Stars / Last Fool Here (Shower Tone)
SCOTS – Engine #9 / Countrypolitan Favorites (Yep Roc)
Tom Morrell & Time Warp Top Hands – River Road Two-Step / Smoke a Little of This (WR)
Jon Rauhouse – Big Iron / Steel Guitar Heart Attack (Bloodshot)

………..thank you d.r.y.!………
Cornell Hurd Band – Rubboard Playing Man / Live at Jovitas (Behemoth)
Sean Mencher – Bayou Beauty / self-titled (Goofin)
Pine Leaf Boys – Wild Side of Life / Blues de Musicien (Arhoolie)
Greencards – Waiting on the Night / Veridian (Dualtone)
Danny Barners – Wabash Cannonball / OTSFM Songbook Vol. 1 (Bloodshot)
Charlie Poole & NC Ramblers – Sweet Sixteen / Old Time Songs (County)

Bobby Earl Smith – It’s a Good World / Turn Row Blues (Mule Shoe)
Billy Joe Shaver – Heart of Texas / Tramp On Your Street (Zoo)
Townes Van Zandt – Who Do You Love / Flyin’ Shoes (Tomato)
Lucinda Williams – Learning How to Live / West (Lost Highway)
Graham Parker – I Discovered America / Don’t Tell Columbus (Bloodshot)
Mark Pickerel – Graffiti Girl / Snake in the Radio (Bloodshot)

Eliza Gilkyson – Not Lonely / Land of Milk & Honey (Red House)
Mary Gauthier – Wheel Inside the Wheel / Mercy Now (Lost Highway)
club listings backdrop:
Kashmere Stage Band – Texas Thunder Soul (Now Again)
Anais Mitchell – Old-Fashioned Hat / The Brightness (Righteous Babe)
Jesse Sykes & the Hereafter – How Will We Know / Like, Love, Lust &… (Barsuk)
Son Volt – Circadian Rhythm / The Search (Transmit Sound)
Dolorean – You Can’t Win / You Can’t Win (Yep Roc)
The Shins – Girl Sailor / Wincing the Night Away (Sub Pop)

Cary Hudson – Just Stuff / Bittersweet Blues (Black Dog)
Moaners – French Song / Black Yalobusha (Yep Roc)
Jack O & Tearjerkers – Loose Diamond / Don’t Throw Your Love Away (SFTRI)
Robbie Fulks – We’ll Burn Together / Country Love Songs (Bloodshot)
Jerry Reed – The Great Big Empty Room / Here I Am (Bear Family)
The Bandits – Moonshine / 7″ (Jordan)

A-Bones – A-Bomb Bop / I Was a Teenage Mummy (Norton)
Mary Weiss – My Heart Is Beating / Dangerous Game (Norton)
Mary Weiss – Cry About the Radio / Dangerous Game (Norton)
Jayhawks – Will I Be Married / Blue Earth (Twin/Tone)
Con’s Combo – Vas a Perder Su Amor / Exitos a Go Go (AIP)
The Rivieras – Killer Joe / California Sun (Norton)
Mary Weiss – Nobody Knows / Dangerous Game (Norton)

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

Boudin Dan