Monday, 21 April 2014

Playlist & News week of 19th April 2014

Playlist & News week of 19th April 2014

Brand new releases from Brad Paisley, The Sweet Lowdown, Carlene Carter and the late Johnny Cash & June Carter. Sharon Vaughn (Rice) is the featured songwriter.
Plus classics from The Louvin Brothers & Glen Campbell


19th April 2014 – BBC Playlist

David Starr - Underneath The Clear Blue Sky NEW Single
Kris Tyler - Love Don’t Be A Stranger | Album: What A Woman Knows (1997) >> Audio (written by Sharon Rice/ Bill Rice) Featured Songwriter
Patty Loveless - Lonely Too Long | Album: The Trouble with the Truth >> Video (1996) (written by Mike Lawler, Bill Rice and Sharon Vaughn) Featured songwriter
Jace Everett – Pennsylvania terra Rosa CD - MP3 - UK iTunes
Erin Enderlin - Get That At Home | Album: I Let Her Talk MP3 - iTunes  “My favourite at the moment, loved her as a writer but as a singer she is just amazing
Wade Hayes - I’m Still Dancing With You (April 20, 1969) BIRTHDAY
The Sweet Lowdown - Drink It Down | Album: May (2012) MP3
Hayley Oliver Band - Bright Side Of Life | Album: Abinger Grove Amazon UK , UK iTunes and CD Baby (April 24, 1976 Hayley Claire Band) BIRTHDAY
Lonestar - Just The Rain | Album: Life as We Know It (2013) CD NEW Single Play MPE  
The Louvin Brothers - I Won’t Have To Cross Jordan For Easter (Birth Ira Louvin April 21, 1924 died June 20, 1965 (aged 41)) BIRTHDAY
Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys - The River Jordan | Album: Here Between EP NEW
Glen Campbell - Houston (I’m Comin’ To See You) | Album: Houston (1974)  MP3 (April 22, 1936) BIRTHDAY
Trick Pony - Stand In The Middle of Texas iTunes | Album: CD - UK iTunes (writers Sharon Vaughn and Matraca Berg) Featured songwriter
Brad Paisley - River Bank  NEW Single Play MPE Amazon UK and >> Lyric Video 
Carlene Carter - Poor Old Heartsick Me | Album: Carter Girl CD - MP3 - Smart Choice Music -  NEW
Johnny Cash & June Carter - Baby Ride Easy | Album: Out Among The Stars CD - MP3 - UK iTunes -
Reba McEntire - Once You’ve Learned To Be Lonely | Album: Room To Breathe CD (writers: Candy Cameron, Chip Davis, Sharon Vaughn) Featured songwriter
Waylon Jennings - My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys
North 40 - Not As Good As I’m Gonna Be | Album: Sing Your Own Song CD - UK iTunes -
Cleve Francis - Love Light | Album Tourist In Paradise MP3 (April 22, 1945) BIRTHDAY
Roy Orbison - The Same Street
Rebecca Lynn Howard - It Didn’t Look Like Alcohol | Album: Forgive (2002) CD (April 24, 1979) BIRTHDAY
The Oak Ridge Boys - Y’all Come Back Saloon | Album: Boys Night Out MP3 - Smart Choice Music -  (Richard Sterban April 24, 1943) BIRTHDAY (writer: Sharon Vaughn
Melody Walker & Jacob Groopman - Black Grace | Album: We Made It Home (Oct 2013) CD - MP3 - UK iTunes -
Rob Crosby - Love Will Bring Her Around (April 25, 1954) BIRTHDAY
Jamie O’Neal - The Sweetest Gift  NEW Single (a cover of the Juice Newton hit)

New on The Show:

Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys
“The River Jordan” - Really nice tight harmonies - Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

About: Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys
Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI  Genre: Americana/ Bluegrass / Folk
Members: Lindsay Rachel Petroff (singer/songwriter, guitar, clawhammer banjo), Joshua Rilko (mandolin, vocals), PJ George ( upright bass), Mark Lavengood (resonator guitar, vocals)
Hailing from all corners of the Great Lakes State of Michigan, Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys are giving a nod to American traditional music, while boldy taking their own songs in new directions. Distinct vocals, tight harmonies, instrumental expertise, and creative arrangements are all essential characteristics of their unique sound. The group focuses on the original tunes of Lindsay Lou Rilko, which include true-life tales of bank-robbing aunties, moonshinin' grandpas, and celebrations of love, life, and nature. It's an infectious vibe that could only have been born in the heart of America's Fresh Coast!
Blurb: "Lindsay Lou and the Flatbelly's are an ideal festival band. They can rock the stages with their heartfelt, rootsy sound and offer wonderful workshops as well as invigorate campground and campfire song circles. At the Earthwork Harvest Gathering this year, they were a favorite of the attendees because of their fantastic performances, and they were also a favorite of the festival organizers because they pitched in with volunteer work and spread music and good cheer the whole time they were here."

Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys recorded the Here Between EP in one day at The Record Company in Boston, MA. Cast includes veteran Flatbelly, Joshua Rilko on the mandolin, dobro master and master hugger, Mark Lavengood, the newest Flatbelly, PJ George on bass, and Patrick M'Gonigle on fiddle. The 4 track EP has three new original songs, and one May Erlewine classic.
BUY Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys music at: earthworkmusic Previous release "Release Your Shrouds"is available as a FREE Download at Noisetrade or
CONNECT with Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys - WEBSITE - FACEBOOK - TWITTER

Melody Walker & Jacob Groopman
“Black Grace” - I love her voice, one of the picks of the evening, really like this band...I think it’s great - Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Hail from the San Francisco Bay Area and the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, respectively
Melody and Jacob have toured all over the US as a duo and in up-and-coming progressive bluegrass band Front Country.  Melody's critically acclaimed debut album GOLD RUSH GODDESS, was named one of No Depression's top 50 albums of 2012, and Melody won the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at MerleFest for her secular humanist gospel song "Black Grace".  Front Country took home the gold in both the RockyGrass and Telluride band competitions and is up for an IBMA Momentum Award this fall.  Between these triumphs, Melody and Jacob occasionally make it back to their San Francisco Bay Area home, rebuilding their lives together as two people whose bond has only tightened with all this travel and success.
Blurb: In October 2013, Melody Walker & Jacob Groopman released their first duo album WE MADE IT HOME, capturing the essence of their experiences on the road and of returning.  Produced by Grammy-winning bluegrass/roots music legend Laurie Lewis, the album projects comfort and intimacy.  Their voices raised in harmony, their instruments intertwined, Melody and Jacob’s original songs and carefully chosen covers tap into their collective eclecticism.  Under the layers of rich acoustic tones and powerful vocals, the songs draw from the realms of astronomy, ethnomusicology, feminism, folklore, and family history.  The power of Melody and Jacob’s duets make these different topics seem natural together, like a fascinating dinner table conversation, and the ease with which they create music together can only be born from two people who’ve traveled long miles, finding home wherever they are.

Before meeting in Northern California, Melody Walker and Jacob Groopman both grew up surrounded by sound.
Melody was the daughter of a blue collar songwriter father and grew up listening to everything from the Beatles to Bill Monroe.  After studying percussion and voice at Humboldt State University and in India and Brazil, she co-founded the women’s world fusion a cappella group AkaBella.
Originally from Richmond, VA with Appalachian musical ancestry, Jacob fell hard for his first love, rock ‘n’ roll, but it was the West Coast stylings of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead that turned him on to American folk music. He studied jazz guitar at Oberlin College, dabbling in jug band music before moving to the San Francisco Bay Area and jumping into the local bluegrass scene. Before teaming up with Melody, Jacob toured extensively with the Afrobeat band Albino! and country-rockers The Real Nasty....Read More
YOUTUBE >> “We Made It Home” 
Listen to Melody Walker & Jacob Groopman’s latest duo record and download (Pay-What-You-Like, $0 +) at
BUY Melody and Jacob’s music on: Amazon UK - UK iTunes -

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