The Boudin Barndance – 07/19/07

The Boudin Barndance – 07/19/2007
Dan Ferguson
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An odds and ends night on the Boudin Barndance this evening. We featured music from artists performing at the Green River Balloon Festival happening in Greenfield, MA from 19-21 July. (I was there for the premier day of the weekend, Saturday, and it was both a beautiful day and great tunes. To these ears, the best thing all day was the unsung hero of New England rock ‘n’ pop, the Ray Mason Band. If you haven’t discovered them, you need to! Check out Also previewed music from Michael Fracasso who played a house concert on Friday evening hosted by yours truly. New stuff making the Barndance hot parade for the first time included releases from Li’l Cap’n Travis, The Dynamites, Sara Cox, and the new Chet Atkins 2-CD “essential” retrospective from Legacy Recordings. It is a darn good one! Buttshaker of the night????? The sound of Birmingham with Eddie Steele doing “Groove Me Mama” Now let’s all have a cold one and get to the goods…..

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

Li’l Cap’n Travis – Twilight On Sometimes Island / same (Glurp)
The Dynamites – Can You Feel It / Kaboom! (Outta Sight)
Eddie Steele – Groove Me Mama / The Birmingham Sound (Rabbit Factory)
Amy LaVere – Killing Him / Anchors & Anvils (Archer)
Nick Lowe – People Change / At My Age (Yep Roc)
The Bourbon Dynasty – Stop to Reconsider/ self-titled (Night World)

Crooked Still – Look & Cry / Hop High (Signature Sounds)
Eilen Jewell – Heartache Blvd / Letters From Sinners & Strangers (Signature)
Sara Cox – The Fog / Crowded Is the New Lonely
Kelly Willis – I Must Be Lucky / Translated From Love (Ryko)
Sarah Borges – Come Back to Me / Diamonds In the Dark (Sugar Hill)
Gore Gore Girls – Sweet Potato / Get the Gore (Bloodshot)
Detroit Cobras – Nothing But a Heartache / Tied & True (Bloodshot)

Jason Isbell – Dress Blue / Sirens of the Ditch (New West)
John Doe – The Golden State / A Year in the Wilderness (Yep Roc)
Freedy Johnston – Wichita Lineman / Unlucky (Bar/None)
Last Train Home – Last Good Kiss / King Easy Sampler
Flatlanders – Wavin’ My Heart Goodbye / Now Again (New West)

James Hand – Baby, Baby Don’t Tell Me That / The Truth Will Set You Free (Rounder)
Dave Insley – Roy Boy / Don’t Call Me Lonesome
Wayne Hancock – No Sleep Blues / Tulsa (Bloodshot)
Cornell Hurd Band – Holding Hands / Beyond the Purple Hills (Behemoth)
club listings backdrop:
Chet Atkins – The Essential (Legacy)
Jimmy Swan – Juke Joint Mama / Honky Tonkin’ In Mississippi (Bear Family)
Jimmie Logsdon – You Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues / I Got a Rocket In My Pocket (Bear Family)
Ray Russell – Hidden Love Affair / Forgotten Country Singers & Songs Vol. 2 (LB)
Rod Willis – Will Travel / The Rockin’ South (Ace)
The Blasters – Lone Wolf / American Music (HighTone)
Howlin’ Wolf – Killing Floor / The Definitve (Chess)

……… river fest preview…………
Neko Case – Soulful Shade of Blue / The Tigers Have Spoken (Anti)
Neko Case – The Needle Has Landed / Fox Confessor Brings the Flood (Anti)
SCOTS – Cicada Rock / Doublewide & Live (Yep Roc)
SCOTS – Where Is the Moon / Mojo Box (Yep Roc)
Ray Mason Band – Don’t Mess With My Routine / Don’t Mess With Our Routine (Hi-n-Dry)
James Hunter – Riot In My Heart / People Gonna Talk (Rounder)
James Hunter – People Gonna Talk / People Gonna Talk (Rounder)

Michael Fracasso – Back to Oklahoma / same (India)
Michael Fracasso – There Goes the Neighborhood / Red Dog Blues (Little Fuji)
Michael Fracasso – Door #1 / Retrospective (Lone Star)
Michael Fracasso – Thing About You / Retrospective (Lone Star)

Li’l Cap’n Travis – The Blinding Crash / Twilight On Sometimes Island (Glurp)
The Gourds – Red Letter Day / Noble Creatures (Yep Roc)

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

Boudin Dan