Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Playlist week of 13th December 2014


13th December 2014 – BBC Playlist

Lots of seasonal songs. Tribute to Dawn Sears who died on Thursday Dec 11, 2014 after a battle with lung cancer; one of Marie's all time favourite singers

Joey & Rory - Diamond O | Album: A Farmhouse Christmas (Nov 2011) MP3 
John Anderson – Nashville Tears | Album: Solid Ground MP3 (Dec 13, 1954) BIRTHDAY 
Taylor Swift - This Love | Album: 1989 (Dec 13, 1989) CD Standard - CD Deluxe Edition - MP3 - UK iTunes - 
Jeff Bates - Once Upon A Star | Album: Once Upon a Star MP3 - UK iTunes -
The Whites -  Beautiful Star of Bethlehem | Album: It's a Grand Ole Christmas MP3 (Buck White Dec 13 & Sharon White Dec 17, 1953) BIRTHDAYS 
Lewis & Leigh – Paradise (Single, out Jan 19, 2015) NEW Preorder on Amazon UK and UK iTunes 
Jacqui Sharkey – My Perfect Storm | Album: Love and Other Things (Sept 1, 2014) NEW MP3 - UK iTunes - CD BABY
Blake Shelton – Santa’s Got A Choo Choo Train | Album: Cheers, it's Christmas (2012) MP3
Dawn Sears – No Place To Fall | Album: Dawn Sears (2002) MP3 
Tracy Byrd & Dawn Sears - Out Of Control Raging Fire | Album: Tracy Byrd (1994) MP3 (Tracy Byrd; Dec 18, 1966) BIRTHDAY
Glen Campbell – Galveston (Single) MP3
Smoky Mountain Christmas - Jeannie Kendall | Album: O Christmas Tree: A Bluegrass Collection For The Holidays (2002) MP3 
Sara Evans - At Christmas | Album: At Christmas (Nov 17, 2014) NEW MP3 - UK iTunes -
Mo Pitney - Country (Single, Curb Records) MP3  UK iTunes 
Michelle Lewis - Running Back Home | Album: The Parts of Us That Still Remain MP3 - UK iTunes -  
Robert Mizzell - Christmas In Your Arms (Single, Artwork) 
The Trinity River Band  - On A Morning Like This | Album: On a Morning Like This (Oct 2014) NEW MP3 - UK iTunes -  
Charlie Rich - Rollin' With The Flow | Album: Rollin' With The Flow: RCA And Epic Country Hits 1968-1979 CD (Dec 14, 1934; died July 25, 1995 (aged 62)) BIRTHDAY
Little Big Town – Painkiller | Album: Painkiller CD - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music - 
Joni Harms - The Gift | Album: Christmas in the Country 
Darius Rucker - Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow  | Album: Home For The Holidays (Nov 3, 2014) NEW CD - UK iTunes -  
Erin Enderlin - Cowboy Christmas (Exclusive radio play!) 
Kenny Chesney - Christmas in Blue Chair Bay (Single) NEW Single MP3 - UK iTunes - 
Janie Fricke – Tell Me A Lie | Album: Janie Fricke MP3 (Dec 19, 1947) BIRTHDAY
Johnny Cash – This Thing Called Love (Single)
Time Jumpers - Sweet Memories | Album: Jumpin' Time (Mar 2009) MP3 
The Henningsens – Christmas Kissin’ | Album: Our Family Christmas MP3 - UK iTunes -  NEW

New on The Show

Lewis & Leigh

Paradise” – ”I think they have got a really nice sound... they make great music together” - Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Genre: Alt-country/Americana
Home Town: London via Wales & Mississippi

Lewis & Leigh are an Alt-country/ Americana duo from London. Though they hail from Wales and Mississippi respectively, it was through their Nashville connections that Al Lewis and Alva Leigh met.
Alva moved to London from Nashville in 2012, and both Al and Alva's last solo albums were recorded there with Charlie Peacock (The Civil Wars) and John Mark Painter (Ben Folds) respectively. It was these Nashville connections that brought them together last summer at the London show of their good friend Matthew Perryman Jones.
In early 2014, Al & Alva began writing songs together, and they quickly bonded over their love of Whiskeytown, Gram & Emmylou and Jackson Browne. In a matter of weeks, these country-tinged folk songs tumbled out to form a life of their own, and suddenly Lewis & Leigh was born.
They recorded their debut EP, Night Drives, at Urchin Studios in May 2014. It features a guest appearance from the legendary BJ Cole (Elton John, Elvis Costello) on pedal steel. During the session, Lewis & Leigh decided to record and film a live cover version of one of their favourite songs, “Say You Miss Me” by Wilco for YouTube. Night Drives comes out in October 2014.
On Sept 30, 2014 they joined Janice Long on BBC Radio 2 sharing some of their favourite tunes and chatting about all things L&L.
On Oct 6, 2014 they released their 4 track EP titled “Night Drives” (Sight Manner) available digitally on Amazon UK & UK iTunes - Read Review
On Oct 21, 2014 they launched their EP with a live gig at The Betsey Trotwood public house (56 Farringdon Road
EC1R 3BL London)
Recently they recorded an "Under the Apple Tree" session for Bob Harris.
>> Watch “Paradise” [OFFICIAL VIDEO] published on Dec 9, 2014.
Out Jan 19, 2015 the new single is available to pre-order  on Amazon UK and UK iTunes

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Mo Pitney

“Country- “Really lovely sound to his voice.... he’s got a great voice co-written with Bill Anderson” - Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Home Town: Nashville, TN
Record label:     Curb Records
Current Location: Nashville, Tn

About: Country Singer, Songwriter & Musician on Curb Records

Born and raised in Cherry Valley Illinois, Mo Pitney, is truly a small town country boy. He began his career in music at the age of 12 when he picked up his dad’s guitar and asked him to teach him a few chords, his dad obliged, never dreaming just how far he would take it from there.
After mastering the guitar, he went on to teach himself to play the banjo, bass and drums. His music has been highly influenced by bluegrass artists such as Tony Rice and J.D. Crowe. Mo spent countless hours listening to old vinyl records and cassette tapes over and over until he got every lick exactly right.
To hear him sing, you would never imagine you were listening to someone just 20 years of age. Vocally inspired by artists such as Keith Whitley, Johnny Cash, Randy Travis, Buck Owens and Daryle Singletary, Mo has a deep baritone sound all to himself, matured well beyond his years.
Currently, Mo is working on a new album with Curb Records, working on making it a perfect blend of traditional and mainstream country sound. Mo enjoys writing songs that reflect what he’s all about: Young love, faith, family, friends and his love for the outdoors. Deeply rooted in the classic true country style that he cut his musical teeth on, Mo has the ability to deliver each song with a fresh, young, modern twist…in his own way, making the old new again.
When he is performing or writing music, Mo spends his free time training his bird dogs, fishing, or hunting anything that’s in season. He skins his own bucks and runs his trotlines. Mo Pitney is the real deal…a country boy that could quite possibly change country music in a very big way.
Written by Mo along with Bill Anderson and Bobby Tomberlin, the debut single, "Country" was sent to radio on Dec 11, 2014 and made available digitally on Tuesday, December 16th.

Taste of Country said about his debut single, "Country": “Perhaps not since Easton Corbin’s debut has a traditional artist’s introduction felt so…right.  His words come out pouring like unexpected sunshine.  An easy strum of an acoustic and cry of the steel couples up next to him.  He’s got us long before he gets to the final verse.”

Huffington Post :15 Country Artists to Watch in 2015: #5. Mo Pitney:  Mo Pitney, originally from Cherry Valley, Illinois, is truly an old soul. He's a meticulous songwriter with a gift for telling stories. When he debuted his new single, "Country," at The Grand Ole Opry earlier this year, he was received with a standing ovation. That reception will surely be the first of many for this talented newcomer.

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