Playlist

December 28, 2014

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Holly Williams
Gary Nicholson
Sam Baker
Missy Raines & the New Hip
Charlie Faye

Playlist

Hour

​Artist

Song

1

Missy Raines & the New Hip

I Learn



 The Blackest Crow



What's The Calling For


Charlie Faye

Stone in the Road


 

It's a Fighter


 

Knocked Down


Sam Baker

 Baseball



Broken Fingers



Angels



 Pretty World

2

 Gary Nicholson

One More Last Chance



Trouble with the Truth



Fallin' and Flyin


 

The Upside of Lonely



Memphis Women and Chicken


Holly Williams

Drinkin



Gone Away from Me



Railroads



 Without You



Waiting on June

 

Larry Groce & Co.

 Take it Easy

Press Release

Holly Williams - Born and raised in Nashville, Holly Williams’ lineage is bonafide country royalty: her father is Hank Jr. and her grandfather is Hank Sr. Now 31, Williams has carved out a considerable niche for herself. In addition to a pair of major label releases -  2004's “The Ones We Never Knew” and 2009's “Here With Me” - Williams owns a successful woman’s boutique in Nashville and writes a lifestyle blog called “The Afternoon Off.” Her new, self-financed/released CD is titled “The Highway,” and features cameos by Dierks Bentley, Jakob Dylan, Jackson Browne and Gwyneth Paltrow.  

   

Missy Raines & the New Hip - Bass virtuoso - and WV native - Missy Raines is one of the most highly decorated bass players in bluegrass music. Raines began touring professionally as a teenager and has performed and recorded with bluegrass acts including Josh Graves, Kenny Baker and Jesse McReynolds. A seven-time IBMA “Bass Player of the Year,” Raines is a former member of the Grammy-nominated Claire Lynch Band and an acclaimed duo with guitarist Jim Hurst. On her new release, “New Frontier,” she explores a new and adventurous sonic direction, singing lead on a set that ranges from Americana to newgrass.  

 

Gary Nicholson - One of Nashville's most prolific and highly regarded songwriters, Texas native Gary Nicholson has been a presence on the country charts for more than three decades. While he’s known as a country songwriter, Nicholson’s songs have been recorded by artists in nearly every genre: George Strait, Ringo Starr, Garth Brooks, Robert Plant, B.B. King, Fleetwood Mac, Gregg Allman, The Judds, Buddy Guy, Neil Diamond, Patty Griffin, Bonnie Raitt, Del McCoury, The Neville Brothers, Vince Gill, Delbert McClinton, Etta James, John Prine, Keb' Mo' and Toby Keith - to name a few. His songs have appeared in the movies “Crazy Heart,” “Major League,” “City of Hope,” “Message in a Bottle” and “Where the Heart Is.” Nicholson, also a guitarist, singer and Grammy-winning producer, has won 26 ASCAP songwriting awards, a nomination to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and a recent induction into the Texas Songwriters Hall of Fame. His “Texas Songbook” album features cameos from a cast of Texas musicians including Joe Ely, Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball, and Asleep at The Wheel’s Ray Benson.

 

Sam Baker - The music of Texas singer/songwriter Sam Baker is shaped by the day in 1986 when a terrorist bomb exploded on a train he was on in Peru. Gravely injured, he subsequently had 18 corrective surgeries over the next decade. Baker had to completely relearn how to play the guitar and singing was extremely difficult because of his severe hearing loss. Yet it was these challenges that led him to develop his uniquely hushed and quietly powerful performance style. Baker self-released three critically acclaimed albums he calls his “Mercy Trilogy.” His current release is titled, “Say Grace.” 

 

Charlie Faye - In addition to her music, Austin singer/songwriter Charlie Faye is known as a community activist and for her novel approach to touring and performing. In 2010, Faye made her home in 10 different cities in 10 months across the U.S., from Portland, OR, to New York. In each place, she put together a band of local musicians, played shows, and wrote and recorded a new song. The resulting album, “Travels With Charlie,” reached No. 7 on the Americana Radio Chart. Her efforts to save a musicians' enclave of cottages in South Austin was documented in front page story in The Austin American-Statesman. Her latest release is titled “You Were Fine, You Weren't Even Lonely.” When touring solo, she plugs her guitar into an old phonograph, and plays along with the album’s rhythm tracks that she had pressed on vinyl.