The Boudin Barndance – 09/02/10

The Boudin Barndance – 09/02/2010
Dan Ferguson
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A hot steamy evening here in Southern Rhode Island as we await Hurricane Earl. Our main focus this evening was the annual Rhythm & Roots music festival ( which begins tomorrow evening and continues throughout Labor Day weekend at Ninigret Park in Charlestown, R.I. Previewed music from a bunch of performers appearing at the fest. We also welcomed Horace Trahan into the studio. Horace and his band New Ossun Express will be the host band for the weekend playing the main stage, the dance stage, and doing workshops. It is Horace’s 1st appearance in Rhode Island since the late 1990s when he appeared as part of D.L. Menard’s band at the old Cajun & Bluegrass Festival. He has a brand new release out called Keep Walking which is well worth your ears. In addition to the Rhythm & Roots preview, we had a bunch of new and upcoming releases making their Barndance debut this evening. This included new ones from Justin Townes Earle, John Brannan, The Steeldrivers, Jenny & Johnny (at The Met Cafe on Sept. 17), Limes (big thumbs up on this Memphis band’s new one), Chapin Sisters, and Jon Langford & Skull Orchard. Buttshaker of the week???? Horace Trahan takes the big boudin with “Funny Things Change”. Now let’s all grab a cold one and get to the goods….

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

Tex Williams – Smoke, Smoke, Smoke… / Vintage Collections (Capitol)
Hank Thompson – Honky Tonk Gal / At the Golden Nugget (Capitol)
Kitty Wells – Too Much Love between Us / Forever Young (Junction)
Marty Stuart – Little Heartbreaker / Ghost Train (Sugar Hill)
Conway Twitty – I’d Love to Lay You Down / Collection (MCA)
Joe Ely – All Just to Get to You / Live at Antone’s (Rounder)

Mark Cutler – Ain’t Been Born / Red (75orLess) (ON NEXT WEEK’s BOUDIN BARNDANCE)
Justin Townes Earle – Slippin’ & Slidin’ / Harlem River Blues (Bloodshot)
John Prine – Mexican Home / In Person & On Stage (Oh Boy)
John Brannan – Anywhere But Here / Bravado (Sly Dog)
John Mellencamp – Each Day of Sorrow / No Better Than This (Rounder)
The Steeldrivers – The Price / Reckless (Rounder)

Jenny & Johnny – Switchblade / I’m Having Fun Now (WB)
Charlie Musselwhite – Sad & Beautiful World / The Well (Alligator)
Limes – Sounds Like a Shimmy / Rhinestone River (Goner)
Bobby Bare, Jr – Sad Smile / A Storm, A Tree, My Mother’s Hand (Naked Albino)
Chapin Sisters – Palm Tree / Two (Lake Bottom)
Jon Langford & Skull Orchard – Getting Used to Uselessness / Old Devils (Bloodshot)

……………rhythm & roots fest preview…………….
Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys – Starvation Two-Step / Happytown (Rounder)
Horace Trahan & Ossun Express – Ossun Blues / Ossun Blues (Swallow)
club listings backdrop:
Los Straitjackets – The Incredible Sounds of (Upstart))
……………rhythm & roots fest preview cont’d ……………
Texas Tornados – Velma From Selma / Este Bueno (Bismeaux)
Texas Tornados – Llevame / Este Bueno (Bismeaux)
Texas Tornados – Who Were You Thinkin’ Of / s/t (Reprise)
Marcia Ball – Louella / Presumed Innocent (Alligator)
CJ Chenier & Red Hot Louisiana Band – Bad Feet / I Ain’t No Playboy (Slash)

Johnny Nicholas – I’m From Texas / Livin’ With the Blues (Top Cat)
Geoff Muldaur & Texas Sheiks – The World Is Going Wrong / Texas Sheiks (T&M)
Robert Randolph & Family Band – Walk Ain’t Walk / Keep Walking (Warner Brothers)
Dave Alvin & Guilty Women – Boss of the Blues / s/t (Yep Roc)

………………… horace trahan in the studio……………..
Horace Trahan & New Ossun Express – When Loves Takes Over / Keep Walking
Horace Trahan & New Ossun Express – The Whole World’s Waltz / Keep Walking

Horace Trahan & New Ossun Express – Mr. Bernard / Keep Walking
Horace Trahan & New Ossun Express – Funny Things Change / Keep Walking

Horace Trahan & New Ossun Express – Merci et Bonsoir / Keep Walking

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

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