"DOWN HOME" #59
Saturday, July 3, 1999
DOWN HOME #59 Sunday, July 3, 1999, 3-5pm KCSN, 88.5 FM, Northridge/Los Angeles "Radio for Music Lovers" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Featuring some of the artists who performed and taught at the California Traditional Music Society's 17th Annual Summer Solstice Folk Music, Dance and Storytelling Festival (whew, that's a mouthful) X - Fourth of July [SEE HOW WE ARE] I always play this to start out the Fourth. Great American music (song written by Dave Alvin, too) RICHARD THOMPSON - 1952 Vincent Black Lightning [RUMOUR AND SIGH/Capitol] Richard performed at the Roxy last Wednesday, and needless to say it was fabulous. Lots of songs from the forthcoming MOCK TUDOR ... get it as soon as you see it! TOM, BRAD & ALICE - Gum Tree Canoe [BEEN THERE STILL/Copper Creek] Brad (Leftwich) and Alice (Gerrard) taught us to sing this song in duet harmony at a festival workshop. PIERRE SCHRYER - Trans Canada [NEW CANADIAN WALTZ/New Canadian Records, http://www.pierreschryer.com] Pierre and a couple of other marvelous French-Canadians performed and taught extensively last weekend. I finally learned to do the foot-tapping percussion! (That doesn't mean I'm any good at it yet, though ...) MARTÍN ESPINO - Mana/Curandero [CURANDERO/self-released cassette] Martín performs "pre-Hispanic" music from Mexico and Central America; he performed on a variety of percussion instruments, bamboo and clay chamber flutes, and taught us to sing a song in Nahuatl. PETER, PAUL & MARY - This Land is Your Land [SING AMERICA/Warner Bros.] At the Hollywood Bowl on the Fourth. ARLO GUTHRIE - City of New Orleans [THE BEST OF ARLO GUTHRIE] DOC WATSON - Wabash Cannonball [JEAN AND DOC/Verve-Folkways] 60s recording with Jean Ritchie CORDELIA'S DAD - Katy Cruel [COMET/Omnium] BECK & EMMYLOU HARRIS - Sin City [RETURN OF THE GRIEVOUS ANGEL/Almo] Reeeealy good track from the uneven new tribute to Gram Parsons SON VOLT - Windfall [TRACE/Warner Bros.] *cry* OBRAY RAMSEY - Cold Rain and Snow [THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED: ROOTS OF THE GRATEFUL DEAD/Shanachie] KENNY BILL STINSON - Taters and Gravy and Chicken Fried Steak [RIVER OF SONG: A MUSICAL JOURNEY DOWN THE MISSISSIPPI/Smithsonian Folkways] I like almost any song that has the word "Taters" in the title. LYLE LOVETT - If I Had a Boat [LIVE IN TEXAS/Curb] Brand-new. LEO KOTTKE - Too Fast [ONE GUITAR, NO VOCALS/Private Music] Brand-new too. BUTCH HANCOCK - Moanin of the Midnight Train [EATS AWAY THE NIGHT/Sugar Hill] Butch performed at a house concert in Pasadena, but I missed it. (D'oh!) ANDERS OSBORNE - Two Times (with Keb' Mo') [LIVING ROOM/Shanachie] Outstanding new release from the bluesy-funky Swedish-New Orleanian singer/songwriter. PAUL THORN - Burn Down the Trailer Park [AIN'T LOVE STRANGE/Perpetual Obscurity Records] From Tupelo, Mississippi. Opened for RT on Wednesday. LA BOTTINE SOURIANTE - Hommage a Philippe Bruneau/La Valse d'Hiver [LA TRAVERSÉE D'ATLANTIQUE/Green Linnet] AUBREY HAYNIE - Tobacco Patch [DOIN' MY TIME/Sugar Hill] THE KING BROTHERS - Baby Girl [THE KING BROTHERS/Waltz King] BILL MONROE - Rawhie [LIVE FROM MOUNTAIN STAGE/Blue Plate] ANI DiFRANCO & UTAH PHILLIPS - The Most Dangerous Woman [FELLOW WORKERS/ Righteous Babe] New album of folk music and storytelling from Ani with lots of Utah. This one's about Mother Jones. We then gave away tickets to Ani's show to KCSN members (See! It's *GOOD* to become a member!) HAZEL DICKENS & ALICE GERRARD - Coal Miner's Blues [PIONEERING WOMEN OF BLUEGRASS/Smithsonian Folkways] DICKENS, JONES & HAWKER - Coming Down From God [HEART OF A SINGER/Rounder] Can't have too much Hazel and Alice.
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