The Boudin Barndance – 06/25/09

The Boudin Barndance – 06/25/2009
Dan Ferguson
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Seems like weeks since we last saw the sun in these parts, but it finally burst through this afternoon. The Boudin Barndance celebrated with a mix of old and new. The main feature tonight was a preview of some of the artists appearing as part of the Ponderosa Stomp edition of Lincoln Center’s Midsummer’s Night Swing music series in N.Y.C. It happens July 16 & 17 at Damrosch Park. Check out for details. Played a few tunes from Hank Williams III who performs tomorrow evening at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel in Providence with Lucky Tubb and Assjack also on the bill. A bunch of releases making their Barndance debuts this evening including new ones from Daddy (big thumbs up!), Amanda Shires (also quite good), Tift Merritt, Omar Kent Dykes, The City Champs, and a new single from the Bo Keys with legendary soul songwriter Harvey Scales dong the vocals honors. Buttshaker of the week???? Nobody beats Joe Clay doing “Ducktail”! Now let’s all grab a cold one and get to the goods….

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

Daddy – Love in a Bottle / For a Second Time (Cedar Creek)
Amanda Shires – Unwanted Things / West Cross Timbers
Tift Merritt – Stray Paper / Buckingham Solo (Fantasy)
Caitlin Rose – Dead Flowers / Dead Flowers (Theory 8)
Scott H. Biram – Draggin’ Down the Line / Something’s Wrong/ Lost Forever (Bloodshot)
Daddy – The Ballad of Martin Luther King / For a Second Time (Cedar Creek)

Hank III – 7 Months, 39 Days / Lovesick, Broke & Driftin (Curb)
Hank III – Mississippi Mud / Lovesick, Broke & Driftin (Curb)
Wayne Hancock – Moving On #3 / Viper of Melody (Bloodshot)
Andy Friedman – Idaho / Weary Things (City Salvage)
World Famous Bluejays – Western Twang / The Big One (Diesel Only)
Justin Tubb – Gone and Left Me Blues / Rock It On Down to My House (Bear Family)

Chris Gaffney – The Guitars of My Dead Friends / Man of Somebody’s Dreams (Yep Roc)
Steve Earle – Brand New Companion / Townes (New West)
Tim Easton – Goodbye Amsterdam / Porcupine (New West)
Dear Tick – Stung / Born on Flag Day (Partisan)
Scott Miller & Commonwealth – Sin in Indiana / For Crying Out Loud (FAY)
Todd Snider – Greencastle Blues / The Excitement Plan (Yep Roc)

Ray Mason – Go On & Kiss Him / Like Bugs Chewing on Paper (Captivating Music)
Big Star – I Got Kinda Lost / Thank You My Friends (Big Beat)
Electro-Tones – Ghost Train / Strictly Instrumental (Buffalo Bop)
club listings backdrop:
The City Champs – “The Safecracker” (Electraphonic)
………….Ponderosa Stomp at Lincoln Center Preview …………………….
The Bo Keys – 7 & Seven / The Royal Sessions (Yellow Dog)
William Bell – Eloise / The Soul of a Bell (Stax)
William Bell – Any Other Way / The Soul of a Bell (Stax)
The Bo Keys with Harvey Scales – Work That Skirt / 7″ (Electraphonic)

………….Ponderosa Stomp at Lincoln Center Preview …………………….
Joe Clay / Ducktail / same (Bear Family)
Collins Kids – Rockin’ Boppin’ Baby / Hop Skip & Jump (Bear Family)
Collins Kids – Whistle bait / Hop Skip & Jump (Bear Family)
Deke Dickerson & Ecco-Fonics – Lookin’ For Money / The Melody (Major Label)
Deke Dickerson & Ecco-Fonics – Top of the Line / In Three Dimensions (Major Label)
Carl Mann – Gonna R&R Tonight / The Last Great Rockabilly Saturday Night (Stompertime)
Carl Mann – Mona Lisa / Sun Records Collection (Rhino)

Iron & Wine – Morning / Around the Well (Sub Pop)
James Carr – A Man Needs a Woman / Complete Goldwax Singles (Kent)
Phillip & the Faithfuls – What’cha Gonna Do / Northern Soul (Kent)
Naomi Shelton & Gospel Queens – By Your Side / What Have You Done, My Brother (Daptone)
John Paul Keith & 145s – Cookie Bones / Spills & Thrills (Big Legal Mess)
Omar Kent Dykes – Close Together / Big Town Playboy (Ruf)

Rex Hobart & Misery Boys – Your Favorite Fool / same (Bloodshot)
Those Darlins – Wild One / self-titled (Oh Wow Dang)
Amy Allison – Why Must It Be? / Sheffield Street (Urban Myth)
Son Volt – Jukebox of Steel / American Central Dust (Rounder)

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

Boudin Dan