The Boudin Barndance – 04/27/06

The Boudin Barndance – 04/27/2006
Dan Ferguson
WRIU-FM, 90.3 Kingston, RI
Thursdays 6-9 pm
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So much stuff on the agenda and so little time was the situation on this evening’s Boudin Barndance. We did a couple of sets in remembrance of singer Bonnie Owens who passed away on Monday in Bakersfield. Even though she was mostly in a backup role, she remained a favorite. Not sure how those Haggard classics would’ve turned out without Bonnie singing in the background. A vital cog, IMHO. Last saw her with Merle in the early 1990s at the Warwick Music Theatre. My wife and I caught up with her after the show to talk and grab an autograph. Unfortunately, when it came to signature time neither of us had a pen. Leave it to Bonnie to break out her lipstick and sign my ticket stub in ruby red. A priceless artifact hanging in my kitchen ever since that night. Featured music from Josh Ritter who plays a show with the band Hem tomorrow evening at the Narrows Center For the Arts in Fall River ( Finally we welcomed Kip McCloud of the band Lucky 57 to the show in the final 30 minutes. Kip spearheads the rock ‘n’ roots series Your Roots Are Showing which after a hiatus gets back into action tomorrow night at the Century Lounge in Providence with a bill featuring Lonesome Bob, Hayseed, The Stumbleweeds, and Lucky 57 hosting. Check out for the scoop. Kip has monthly shows already planned through September. Lucky 57 also has a new album coming in June. New releases make their Barndance debut this evening included albums from Bruce Robison, Mark Pickerel, and The Stumbleweeds. Buttshaker of the night????? The late birthday boy Hasil Adkins with “The Wild Man”. Now onto the goods…..

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

Bruce Robison – All Over But the Cryin’ / 11 Stories (Sustain)
Roger Miller – It Happened Just That Way / King of the Road (Mercury)
Mel Tillis – The Arms of a Fool / 36 All-Time Greatest Hits (Timeless)
Mel Tillis – You Are the One / 36 All-Time Greatest Hits (Timeless)
Wynn Stewart – If Houses Had Hearts / Wishful Thinking (Bear Family)
Libbi Bosworth – Straight to My Heart / Libbiville (Ramble)
Duane Eddy – 40 Miles of Bad Road / That Classic Twang (Bear Family)

………….remembering bonnie owens – set #1…………
Laura Cantrell – Queen of the Coast / Not the Tremblin’ Kind (Diesel Only)
Merle & Bonnie – Just Between the Two of Us / Just Between the Two of Us (King)
Merle & Bonnie – Slowly But Surely / Just Between the Two of Us (King)
Bonnie Owens – Will You Want Me Just As Much / All of Me… (Capitol)
Bonnie Owens – All of Me Belongs to All of You / All of Me… (Capitol)

………….remembering bonnie owens – set #2…………
Buck Owens (w/ Bonnie) – It Tickles / Sings Tommy Collins (Sundazed)
Kathy Robertson (w/ Bonnie) – I Forgot More Than You’ll Ever Know / At the Cantina
Merle Haggard & Strangers – Sing Me Back Home / Sing Me Back Home (Capitol)
Merle Haggard & Strangers – Wine Take Me Away / Sing Me Back Home (Capitol)
Merle Haggard (Bonnie Owens) – Turn Your Radio On / Land of Many Churches (R&T)
Merle & Bonnie – Forever & Ever / Just Between the Two of Us (King)

Josh Ritter – Girl In the War / The Animal Years (V2)
Josh Ritter – Thin Blue Flame / The Animal Years (V2)
Josh Ritter – Man Burning / Hello Starling (Signature Sounds)
club listings backdrop:
Teisco Del Rey – “The Many Moods of” (Upstart)
Alejandro Escovedo – Notes On Air / The Boxing Mirror (Back Porch)
Neko Case – Hold On Hold On / Fox Confessor … (Anti)
Jon Dee Graham – Jubilee / Full (Freedom)
Mark Pickerel – Forest Fire / Snake In the Radio (Bloodshot)
Daniel Johnston – Lousy Weekend / Fun (Atlantic)
Hasil Adkins – The Wild Man / same (Norton)

………..your roots are showing preview segments the rest of the way……….
Lonesome Bob – Things Change / things Change (Leap)
Lucky 57 – Done / Lovely Melancholy (Loose Ground)
Hayseed – Cold Feet / Melic (Watermelon)

The Stumbleweeds – Doggone Thing / Evil In Your Mind (Spinout)
The Stumbleweeds – Trouble With Girls / Evil In Your Mind (Spinout)

Lucky 57 – 7 Mile River / 7 Mile River (Loose Ground)
Lonesome Bob – Point of No Return / Things Fall Apart (Checkered Past)
Hayseed – God Shaped Hole / Melic (Watermelon)

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

Boudin Dan