Mon, 25 June 2012
Cornell Hurd talks about the elements of western swing and being inducted into the Cow Town Society of Western Music’s Hall of Fame. He tells the story of his first bands in high school, how Leroy Van Dyke’s “Walk On By” got him interested in country music and how we considers himself to be a “direct linear descendent of Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen.” He also says “I saw Dan Hicks in a white sport coat with two girls singing ‘How Can I Miss You When You Won’t Go Away’ and I knew that’s what I wanted to do.” Cornell gives us a peek at what it was like trying to promote your music in the pre-internet era of 1977. And he wraps up singing the praises of the Broken Spoke, “the last of the great Texas Dance Halls.”
Mon, 18 June 2012
Chelle Rose talks about growing up in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina, writing a song to pacify the ghost of her boyfriend, hearing Malcolm Holcombe play live, why she’s drawn to minor chords, how she learned to depend on herself in her musical career, the thrill she got working with the McCrary sisters, and the preacher that inspired her song, “Rufus Morgan.”
Coricidin Bottle / Ray Wylie Hubbard / The Grifter's Hymnal / 2:00
Runnin' Like A River / Jason Heath & The Greedy Souls / Packed For Exile / 3:23
Walk Away From The Wine / The Cornell Hurd Band / Drop In On My Dream / 2:52
*** Cornell Hurd to be my interview guest on the next episode of the show.
Cheese & Crackers / The Two Man Gentlemen Band / Two At A Time / 2:48
Sugar / Lisa Biales / Just Like Honey / 3:09
Long Gone Long John / Woody Pines / You Gotta Roll EP / 2:46
She's Got A Crush On Me / Paul Thorn / What The Hell Is Goin' On? / 3:00
Queensbury Rules / Moot Davis / Man About Town / 2:50
*** Moot Davis was my guest on episode 90 http://americanamusicshow.com/episode90
Locked Down / Dr. John / Locked Down / 4:59
This CD was produced by Black Keys guitarist and uber-fan Dan Auerbach. As I understand Dan Auerbach had been after him for years trying to get the chance to work with him. They performed together at Bonaroo in 2011 and ater that started laying down the instrumental tracks. It turned out just like you’d expect from such a collaboration: trippy, atmospheric, jazzy, urban, funky, garage, 70's soundtrack kinda music. This CD could make anyone want to live on the streets of New Orleans.
Sat, 16 June 2012
Joel DaSilva talks the tracks on the Joel DaSilva and the Midnight Howl CD, about how he snuck into bars as a kid to see blues legends like Buddy Guy, his transition from rockabilly to blues, and how he managed to include his father on the CD.
Fri, 8 June 2012
Rick Cornell interviews Bob Woodruff. They talk about how Bob Woodruff’s Lost Kerosene Tapes came to be published by Sound Asleep Records and why these songs were never released by album's previous label. Bob and Rick discuss the Byrds influence running through all three of Woodruff's albums. And Bob Woodruff gives a special shout out to a singer he's worked with in Los Angeles who's now in Raleigh.
Fri, 1 June 2012
On episode 90 of the Taproot Music Show, Moot Davis talks about why he had to go to New Zealand to start work on his new album, Man About Town; why he's a suit and tie kind of country singer; and the importance of being in control of your own destiny.