Sunday, 26 July 2015

Playlist week of July 25, 2015


25th July 2015 – BBC Playlist

Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire Show playlist July 25, 2015
Brand new music from Alan Jackson, Ashley Monroe, Della Mae and Don Henley.
Classics from Bobby Gentry and Trisha Yearwood and tributes to Wayne Carson and Daron Norwood who died.
Underhill Rose 

Ronnie Dunn - Ain’t No Trucks In Texas (single) NEW Single
Underhill Rose - Rest Easy | Album: Great Tomorrow CD - MP3 - UK iTunes -
Richard Lynch - A Better Place | Album: A Better Place MP3 - UK iTunes -
Laura Bell Bundy - Let's Pretend We're Married | Album: Another Piece Of Me MP3 - UK iTunes -
Paddy O'Brien - Forgiving You Was Easy | Album: One of These Days (2015) CD NEW
Della Mae - For The Sake Of My Heart | Album: Della Mae CD - MP3  - UK iTunes - 
The Diablos - Get Her Back | Album: One Degree of Separation (April 2015) MP3 - UK iTunes
Claire Lynch - Thibodaux (Moonlighter) CD
Trisha Yearwood - The Song Remembers When CD 
Wayne Carson - That's All I've Got To Say >> YouTube # Tribute (died July 20, 2015; aged 72.) SEE Tribute BLOG originally recorded by Homer & Jethro on their album "Old Hippies" YouTube 
Randy Travis - Horse Called Music You and You Alone (1998) CD #
Ash BreezeFlowers | Album: The Road's Not Easy (July 2015) NEW MP3 - UK iTunes -
The SteelDrivers - Hangin' Around | Album: The Muscle Shoals Recordings MP3 - UK iTunes -
Bobbie Gentry & Glen Campbell - Gentle On My Mind MP3  (Bobbie Gentry; July 27, 1944) BIRTHDAY
Stacy Dean Campbell - Poor Man's Rose | Album: Lonesome Wins Again (July 1992) CD  (July 27, 1967) BIRTHDAY
Gold Heart - Summertime | Album: Places I've Been NEW CD - UK iTunes -
Alan Jackson - The One You're Waiting On | Album: Angels and Alco, hol NEW CD - MP3 -  
Don Henley - That Old Flame feat. Martina McBride | Album: Cass Country (out Sept 25, 2015)  UK iTunes (July 22, 1947) BIRTHDAY
Good as Gone – Photographs | Album: Leave the Light On (23 March 2015) MP3 - UK iTunes - CD Baby
Neil McCoy - Shotgun Rider | Album: Xii CD (July 30, 1958) BIRTHDAY
Ashley Monroe - If The Devil Don't Want Me | Album: The Blade (Warner Bros. Records) CD - MP3 - UK iTunes -
Daron Norwood with Travis Tritt - Phantom Of The Opry | Album: Daron Norwood MP3  (died July 22, 2015 (aged 49) SEE: Tribute BLOG  
Tiffany Huggins Grant - When It Rains | Album: Jonquil Child MP3 - 
Willie Nelson - Always On My Mind MP3

New on The Show

Ash Breeze

Flowers” - Another great young family band..this is a sad song but a good one..the kind of track that stops me in my tracks, I thought that was beautiful summing up someone’s life in five minutes - Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire 

Americana/ Bluegrass / Acoustic
Home Town: North Carolina
Band Members
Nellie Grace Smith - Lead Vocals (Fiddle) , Corey Smith (Harmony Vocals / Guitar), Luke Smith (Banjo), Eli Smith (Harmony Vocals / Mandolin), Aaron Ramsey (Bass)

 Ash Breeze are an up and coming band from. Fayetteville,North Carolina.
In 2013 they were signed by Mark Hodges at Mountain Fever Label. 
They performed on PBS's nationally syndicated Song of the Mountains in February at the Historic Lincoln Theatre in Marion Va., Bluegrass and Barbeque at Silver Dollar City in Branson MO and Dollywood in TN, South Carolina, Houstonfest in Galax VA, and Bluegrass Festivals in Vermont, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island Canada, as well as other great venues.
Ash Breeze (2013)
In 2014 they performed in Branson and Dollywood again and were also selected as one of 10 Youth Showcase bands out of 49 applicants Internationally at the International Bluegrass Music Association Convention in Raleigh, NC. 

In 2015 IBMA  selected us as a Showcase Band to perform all week as part of Bluegrass Ramble at the Convention in September.

2015 found them back in Fayetteville,NC after living for years running a grassfed beef cattle ranch in the country on the Deep River in Moore County, NC. They left their pursuit of classical music and moved into bluegrass and other roots influenced music

North Carolina natives Ash Breeze (formerly known as The Smith Family) released their self-titled debut album on Mountain Fever Records. The first single from the album, "Without Love" released to radio in November 2014.
Classically trained until they switched to bluegrass in 2010, the tight knit family group and versed musicians consists of father Allen on bass, daughter and powerhouse singer Nellie on fiddle, and three sons, Corey on guitar and vocals (also Producer of Generation Bluegrass documentaries, a video bluegrass project that is drawing a great deal of attention), Luke with his steady and polished style on banjo and Cajon, and Eli on vocals and mandolin, offering up a speed and finesse that belies his years. The band’s sound is distinctive, fresh, creative and mature.
The name ash breeze has great meaning to the family and is an old sailing term referring to the ability to row the rowboat yourself when there isn’t enough breeze to fill the sails (during a time when oars were made of ash wood). Sailing by ash breeze is a major theme in the book “Carry On Mr Bowditch,” a family favorite and the source of inspiration for the band’s name change.
Daughter Nellie is gaining a name for her distinctive and soulful singing style along with her smooth, melodic, and award winning fiddle playing that has been greatly influenced by greats like Stuart Duncan and Andy Leftwich.

They released a debut, self-titled album as Ash Breeze in February 2014 which showed tremendous promise with all the members still in their teens, save dad (Allen) who plays bass with the band on stage.
2015 saw them heading back into the studio working with Mark Hodges of Mountain Fever Records, but on his new label, Travianna Records.
Their latest project, The Road’s Not Easy, delivers on that promise and demonstrates an uncanny knack for the subtleties of our music.
Nellie Grace, now nearly 18 years old, has matured into a delightful and very capable vocalist – and a fine songwriter to boot. Her I Brought You Flowers is a lovely song, structured like a pop country number, with a sweet sentiment and a real tearjerker of a final verse. She also lays down a sparkling version of Pins & Needles, another swing-grass track with strong contributions from brothers Eli (14) on mandolin and Luke (15) on banjo. Crystal Gayle’s 1978 hit Ready For The Times To Get Better gets a fine reading as well, done in an uptempo bluegrass manner....One thing is certain, though. And that’s that Nellie Grace Smith is the real deal, and so are her brothers in Ash Breeze. They and Travianna Records have every reason to be proud of The Road’s Not Easy, (Album Review: Bluegrass )
Their CD release Party was set for Sunday, July 26th at 7 pm at The Cape Fear Regional Theatre in Fayetteville.

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