The Boudin Barndance – 12/20/07

The Boudin Barndance – 12/20/2007
Dan Ferguson
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This last Boudin Barndance before Xmas featured a mish-mosh of songs of the season to close the show. We packed the studio with loads of revelers enjoying the festivities. Prior to all that, it was a mixed bag of stuff. Part of that was featuring a set of music from Alejandro Escovedo who plays at the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, MA next Thursday (Dec. 27). Check out Despite it being a quiet time for new releases, we managed to feature a couple of first timers, the latest from local heroes The ‘mercians and Vol. 4 of the Old Town School of Folk Music Song Book series. Buttshaker of the night????? Staying in the yuletide spirit, The Kustard Kings grab the whole enchilada with “A Kustard Christmas”. Now let’s all grab a cold one and get to the goods…

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

The ‘mericans – What To Wear / Where All Dead Leaves Go (75orless)
Magnolia Electric Company – North Star / Sojourner (Secretly Canadian)
Neko Case- John Saw That Number / Fox Confessor Brings the Flood (Anti)
Andrew Bird – I Shall Not Be Moved / OTSFM Vol. 4 (Old Town/Bloodshot)
Casey Driessen – Lay Me Down a Pallet / OTSFM Vol. 4 (Old Town/Bloodshot)
Steve Goodman – City of New Orleans / OTSFM Vol. 4 (Old Town/Bloodshot)

Steve Earle – Down Here Below / Washington Square Serenade (New West)
Junior Kimbrough – I Feel Alright / All Night Long (Fat Possum)
Clifton Chenier – Brown Skinned Woman / Sings the Blues (Arhoolie)
Seth Walker – Gone Before I Know It / self titled (Hyena)
Tav Falco’s Panther Burns – Tina, The Go-Go Queen / It Came From Memphis (Barbican)
Sterling Harrison – Surprise, Surprise / South of the Snooty Fox (Hacktone)

Frankie Miller – Family Man / The Starday Recordings (LB)
Little Jimmy Dickens – Out Behind the Barn / I’m Little But I’m Loud (R&T)
Cornell Hurd Band – I’m Gonna Drive / Cool & Unusual Punishment (Behemoth)
Starline Rhythm Boys – No Gal Cooks Like Mine / Red’s Place (Cow Palace)
Mezcal Bros – Border Patrol / Go Go Rhythm (Spinout)
The Blasters – Lone Wolf / American Music (HighTone)

Damnations – Root On / Where It Lands (Joy Ride)
The Tripwires – Johnny Get Gone / Makes You Look Around (Paisley Pop)
Ronnie Costley – The Fog / same (Spinout)
club listings backdrop:
Los Straitjackets – ’tis the Season For (Yep Roc)
Alejandro Escovedo – Evita’s Lullaby / The Boxing Mirror (Back Porch)
Alejandro Escovedo – Gravity-Falling Down Again- Street Hassle / More Miles Than Money (Bloodshot)

Alejandro Escovedo – Guilty / Bourbonitis Blues (Bloodshot)
Scotland Yard Gospel Choir – Pins & Needles / self-titled (Bloodshot)
Wilco – Either Way / Sky Blue Sky (Nonesuch)
Wussy – Jonah / Left For Dead (Shake It)
Roky Erickson – You Don’t Love Me Yet / You/re Gonna Miss Me (Palm)

Evan Johns & H Bombs – Stuffin’ in the Stocking / Please Mr Santa Claus (Ryko)
Los Straitjackets – Holiday Twist / Oh Santa! (Yep Roc)
Reverend Horton Heat – Santa On the Roof / Oh Santa! (Yep Roc)
Red Simpson – Out On the Road for Xmas / Trucker’s Xmas (Sundazed)
Esquivel – Jingle Bells / Merry Xmas from Space-Age Bachelor Pad (Bar/None)
Esquivel – White Xmas / Merry Xmas from Space-Age Bachelor Pad (Bar/None)
Jon Graboff – Joy To the World / For Christ’s Sake (Confidential)

The Kustard Kings – A Kustard Christmas / A Kustard Christmas (Confidential)
Jospeh Spence – Santa Claus is Coming to Town / Must Be Santa (Rounder)
Mary Margaret O’Hara – Xmas Evermore / Xmas EP (Koch)
Kevin Deal – One Good Ride / Kiss On the Breeze (Blind Nello)
Evan Johns & H Bombs – Cocktails at the Cabin / Please Mr Santa Claus (Ryko)

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

Boudin Dan