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February 22, 2016

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Buckwheat Zydeco
Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin w/ The Guilty Ones
Jerry Douglas Presents Earls of Leicester
Jeff Austin Band
JD McPherson

Playlist

Hour

​Artist

Song

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JD McPherson

It Shook Me Up

 

 

Precious

 

 

Head Over Heels

 

 

Let the Good Times Roll

 

Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin

All By Myself

 

 

I Feel So Good

 

 

Southern Flood Blues

 

 

Maria Maria

 

Jeff Austin Band

15 Steps

 

 

Fiddling Around

 

 

Living In Between

2

The Earls of Leicester feat. Jerry Douglas

Shuckin’ the Corn

 

 

Salty Dog

 

 

Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down

 

 

Dim Lights Thick Smoke

 

 

I Don’t Care Anymore

 

 

Who Will Sing for Me

 

 

Little Girl of Mine from Tennessee

 

 

Rollin’ in My Sweet Baby’s Arms

 

Buckwheat Zydeco

Allon De Paris

 

 

Jackpot

 

 

Peace, Love and Happiness

 

Larry Groce & Co.

Sittin’ on Top of the World

Originally broadcast  May 8th, 2015

Press Release

Buckwheat Zydeco - Celebrating three-plus decades of spreading Zydeco the world over, Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural Jr. (a.k.a. Buckwheat Zydeco) began his career playing guitar for Zydeco architect Clifton Chenier - and has since become his natural successor, putting his Louisiana spin on everything from original bayou and funk tunes to Rolling Stones covers. Buckwheat Zydeco became the first Zydeco act signed to a major label when signed with Island Records in 1986. The band’s stock went up when it appeared in the hit film “The Big Easy” in 1987. Over the course of his career, Buckwheat Zydeco has played with everyone from Eric Clapton and U2 to The Boston Pops. The band performed at the closing ceremonies of the 1996 Summer Olympics, and at both of President Clinton’s Inaugurals.  It has also appeared on CNN, “The Today Show,” MTV, NBC News, CBS Morning News, and six times on “The Late Show With David Letterman.” After four nominations in three different categories, Buckwheat Zydeco won a Grammy in 2010 for “Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album.“ Continuing to branch out, the band will be featured in the YouTube series, “Buckwheat’s World.” The series will showcase musical performances, and present slices-of-life footage of Buck, the band and friends doing what they do in everyday life in Southwest Louisiana. In 2014, Buckwheat Zydeco became a blogger for The Huffington Post. His debut post was titled “Mardi Gras Is The Flip Side of the Blues.”

The Earls of Leicester - This unique bluegrass supergroup includes Jerry Douglas - the world’s premier dobro player and Earls instigator - writer, producer, and solo artist Shawn Camp (lead vocals, guitar); Nashville banjoist Charlie Cushman; Johnny Warren, son of longtime Flatt & Scruggs fiddler Fiddlin’ Paul Warren, on fiddle; and Barry Bales, Douglas' longtime bandmate in Alison Krauss and Union Station (vocals and bass). The band was inspired by Douglas's lifelong passion for the music of bluegrass pioneers Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, who laid the groundwork - and more - for contemporary bluegrass. As a group, The Earls revisit Flatt & Scruggs classics from the ‘50s and ‘60s. Douglass’ career spans four decades and encompasses more than 2000 recordings. The world class instrumentalist is a 13-time Grammy winner and three-time Country Music Association “Musician of the Year.” He has appeared on recordings by Garth Brooks, Ray Charles, Elvis Costello, John Fogerty, Bill Frisell, Charlie Haden, Emmylou Harris, George Jones, Dolly Parton, Phish, and the Chieftains - as well as his early hero Earl Scruggs. Douglass played a major role on the eight-million-plus selling soundtrack to ”O Brother, Where Art Thou?” and its spinoff live disc “Down from the Mountain.” As a producer, Douglas has helmed albums by such notable acts as the Del McCoury Band, Maura O'Connell, Jesse Winchester and the Nashville Bluegrass Band.

Dave & Phil Alvin - The principal members of L.A.'s Blasters, brothers Dave and Phil found a deep connection with blues and American roots music at an early age. The Blasters emerged to international fame in the early 1980's, blending American roots and blues with searing punk energy. Following the group’s breakup in the late ‘80s, both Dave and Phil became successful roots heavy, singer/songwriters. Dave Alvin’s 2000 release, “Public Domain: Songs from the Wild Land,” won a Grammy for “Best Contemporary Folk Album.” He was also involved with the “Roots on the Rails” musical train excursion which travels through the lands of the Hopi and Navajo. The brothers reunited briefly to record songs for the 2013 soundtrack to "The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County," a musical written by Stephen King and John Mellencamp featuring performances by Elvis Costello, Taj Mahal, and Kris Kistofferson, and produced by T Bone Burnett. They also sang a duet, “What’s Up With Your Brother,” on Dave’s 2011 release “Eleven Eleven.” Their new release, “Common Ground: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy,” celebrates one of their shared musical heroes. The CD is their first collaboration in three decades and was prompted by Phil’s near-death experience in 2012 where actually died and was brought back to life.

 

JD McPherson - In 2012, coming off a string of sold-out west coast shows and his national television debut on “Conan,” Oklahoma-based retro-revivalist JD McPherson hit a stride that included a four star review from Britain’s “Mojo” magazine for his debut, “Signs and Signifiers,” and charting at No. 1 on the Americana Radio chart. Hailing from Broken Arrow, OK, the visual artist dove head-first into old school R&B and self-directed a video of the single, “North Side Gal,” which racked up more than 625,000 views. Among his many accolades was winning“Best Rock/Hard Rock Album” at the 2012 Independent Music Awards. McPherson has been featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and KCRW’s “Today’s Top Tune.” His new, sophomore release on Rounder Records is titled “Let The Good Times Roll” has already garnered rave reviews from Paste, World Café and The Huffington Post.

 

Jeff Austin - Celebrated for his fleet fingers and penchant for improvisation on stage, Jeff Austin has cultivated his natural musical abilities and allowed himself to be driven by his boldest instincts; finding success as a member of beloved group Yonder Mountain String Band and beyond. The Simple Truth, Austin’s first recording for Yep Roc records, is no simple affair. Here, instead of familiar jam band motifs, listeners will find hints of power pop, country ballads, bluegrass and rock; and special appearances by Todd Snider, Jenn Hartswick, Brendan Bayliss of Umphrey’s McGee and Sarah Siskind.