Playlist

February 01, 2016

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James McMurtry
Yonder Mountain String Band
The Devil Makes Three
Lily & Madeleine

Playlist

Hour

​Artist

Song

1

Lily & Madeleine

And Tonight



Spirited Away



 Fumes



 Devil We Know


 

Back to the River


Julie Adams

Mill Worker


The Devil Makes Three

40 Days



 Stranger



 Moment’s Rest



 Graveyard


 

Dead Body Moving



Do Wrong Right

2

Yonder Mountain String Band

 Black Sheep


 

 Ana Lee



Jolene



 Landfall


James McMurtry

Deaver’s Crossing



 Hurricane Party



 Copper Canteen



 No More Buffalo

 

 

 Ain’t Got A Place

 

 

Too Long In The Wasteland

 

Larry Groce & Co.

Every Time I Roll the Dice

Press Release

James McMurtry - The son of novelist Larry McMurtry, James McMurtry was born into a storytelling tradition. After winning one of the songwriting awards at the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival in 1987, his 1989, John Mellencamp-produced debut brought him to the forefront of the Texas singer/songwriter scene. Since then, McMurtry has established a singular style and voice. In his regular column for “Entertainment Weekly,” author - and rock ’n’ roll fan - Stephen King called McMurtry “the truest, fiercest songwriter of his generation.” Released in 2005, “Childish Things” featured the stinging commentary “We Can’t Make It Here” which won “Best Song” at the Fifth Annual Americana Music Association Honors and Awards.  Always outspoken, “Just Us Kids” featured politically-charged tracks like “Cheney’s Toy” and “God Bless America (pat mAcdonald Must Die).” In 2009, he released “Live in Europe,” with backing provided by Ian McLagan and Jon Dee Graham. In 2011, "We Can't Make It Here" was cited among 'The Nation's' "Best Protest Songs Ever." In 2013, “Live in Europe” was re-released with a bonus DVD and is also available as a deluxe vinyl LP package.

 

Yonder Mountain String Band - Formed in Colorado, the members of Yonder Mountain String Band initially joined forces to fill an opening slot of Boulder’s Fox Theater. Since then, along with other neo-bluegrass friends such as Leftover Salmon, Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, The Travelin' McCourys, and Railroad Earth, YMSB has revitalized and contemporized bluegrass and introduced it to thousands of new fans. “Rolling Stone” said YMSB "liberates bluegrass' hot-shit riffing and blue-sky harmonies from its hidebound formalism," while “Paste” Magazine added, "The Yonder Mountain boys have found a formula that works: take rootsy bluegrass influences, add in some rock 'n' roll, and seek out an adventurous audience." YMSB has sold out Colorado's Red Rocks several times, and played sold-out shows with Grateful Dead/Furthur bassist Phil Lesh at his Terrapin Crossroads venue. The group also hosts three annual music festivals -- Northwest String Summit (now in its 13th year), Harvest Music Festival, and Strings & Sol. The band has also consecutively sold out runs of shows at Telluride Bluegrass Festival year after year. Every other year, YMSB also hosts Kinfolk Festival @ Planet Bluegrass. With founding member Jeff Austin now pursuing a solo career, YMSB is featuring a new lineup and will be releasing a new studio recording in early 2015.

The Devil Makes Three - Since releasing its first album in 2002, The Devil Makes Three has issued a steady stream of well-received studio LPs as well as two live albums that have captured the group’s deft musicianship and intense and rollicking live shows. Raised by “hippy parents” in rural Vermont, Pete Bernhard and Cooper McBean forged a unique musical bond and eventually relocated to Santa Cruz, California where, with the addition of bassist Lucia Turino, TDM3 formed in 2001. The trio has earned its following by relentlessly touring the U.S. This summer, TDM3 played with Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Willie Nelson, Trampled By Turtles and Yonder Mountain String Band. The band is a regular on the festival circuit and has performed at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Treasure Island, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and Pickathon. In 2014, TDM3 embarked on a west coast tour where it sold out all 21 dates. The group’s new release, “I’m a Stranger Here,” was produced by Buddy Miller and hailed by “Rolling Stone” for their blending of “raw folk, punk-tinged Southern blues and even amphetamine-fueled jazz.”


Lilly and Madeleine - When Lilly and Madeleine Jurkiewicz began writing together just over a year ago, no one expected their first song, “In the Middle,” to rack up a quarter of a million YouTube views. On the strength of their now-viral video performances, the sisters managed to sell out the first two live shows of their career and quickly found a willing partner (Asthmatic Kitty Records) to release their debut EP, “The Weight of the Globe.” The songs were written over the course of their summer vacation and recorded with a band in just a few days. Said one writer, “The Weight of the Globe sounds like something out of another age, not the work of a pair of sisters born less than two decades ago and raised in Indianapolis.”