Playlist

May 17, 2016

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Red Molly
Sam Amidon
The Gibson Brothers
Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors
Goodnight, Texas

Playlist

Hour

​Artist

Song

1

Sam Amidon

Walkin’ Boss

 

 

Short Life/Sail Away Ladies

 

 

Blue Mountains

 

 

As I Found Out

 

Julie Adams

Across the Great Divide

 

Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors

American Beauty

 

 

Shine Like Lightning

 

 

You’ll Always Be My Girl

 

 

Here We Go

 

Goodnight, Texas

A Bank Robber’s Nursery Rhyme

 

 

Jesse Got Trapped in a Coal Mine

 

 

Dearest Sarah

2

Red Molly

Clinch River Blues

 

 

Come On in My Kitchen

 

 

Homeward Bound

 

 

When It’s All Wrong

 

 

Sing to Me

 

 

1952 Vincent Black Lightning

 

The Gibson Brothers

Bye, Bye Love

 

 

The Sweetest Gift

 

 

Farm of Yesterday

 

 

Big Mon

 

 

Long Time Gone

 

Larry Groce & Co.

The Waves on the Sea

Originally broadcast  May 22nd, 2015

 

Press Release

Red Molly - This bluegrass and old-time trio began around a campsite at the 2004 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in upstate New York. The band, whose sound is marked by buoyant three-part harmonies, is made up of founding members Laurie MacAllister and Abbie Gardner, and Austin-based singer/songwriter Molly Venter. The band’s 2008 release “Love and Other Tragedies,” included the song “Mind of a Soldier,” which won the 2008 John Lennon Songwriting Contest (Folk). The disc spent 10 weeks in the Top 15 on the Americana Top 40 charts, and entered the Folk DJ Top Albums chart at No. 1. The band has been the featured artist at MerleFest four times, the breakout stars at RockyGrass, and the darlings of the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion. Red Molly’s latest CD, "The Red Album," was featured in USA Today and CMT Edge. It debuted at No. 1 on the Folk DJ radio chart and was in the Top 10 on the Americana Radio chart.

 

Drew Holcomb - Writing “earnest songs about love and joy, pain and tragedy,” singer/songwriter Drew Holcomb’s burgeoning career is the result of hard work, determination and, of course, talent. His songs have appeared in many TV shows including "Nashville," "Parenthood," and "How I Met Your Mother." He and his band have toured with artists like the Avett Brothers, John Hiatt, and Needtobreath; criss-crossed the U.S. and the U.K.; and, along the way, sold more than 100,000 records. The group’s latest release is titled “Medicine.”

 

The Gibson Brothers - Winning back-to-back “Entertainer of the Year” and “Vocal Group of the Year” awards from the IBMA, The Gibson Brothers have become one of the most awarded bluegrass groups in recent memory. The band has also taken honors for: “Song of the Year,” “Songwriter of the Year,” and Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year.” After signing to Rounder Records in 2014, the band issued “Brotherhood,” which paid homage to the brother duos that inspired them since childhood, including Phil and Don Everly, Charlie and Ira Louvin, Jim and Jesse McReynolds and Carter and Ralph Stanley. 

 

Sam Amidon - Born and raised in Vermont by folk-musician parents, Sam Amidon rose to acclaim in his teens as a fiddler, releasing five albums with his band Popcorn Behavior. Since then, embracing genres ranging from traditional folk to free jazz, Amidon has issued four solo albums, and also plays in the New York-based indie-rock bands Doveman and Stars Like Fleas. On his latest release, “I See The Sign,” he uses old-time melodies and lyrics as a launching point to create stunning atmospherics. The release featured his long-time collaborator, Shahzad Ismaily – a multi-instrumentalist and composer who has worked with musicians including Laurie Anderson, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Jolie Holland, Rage Against the Machine, Lou Reed, and Tom Waits – and features children's singing games popularized by Georgia Sea Islands songstress Bessie Jones. In addition to his music, Amidon is a cartoonist and makes videos. His work has shown in the galleries Kuhturm in Leipzig, Audio Visual Arts in New York City, and in a multimedia performance at New York's Museum of Art and Design.

 

Goodnight, Texas – Americana singer/songwriters Avi Vinocur and Patrick Dyer Wolf started collaborating in San Francisco in 2007 and kept in musical touch when Wolf moved to North Carolina in 2009. In 2012, they added a rhythm section and released their debut, “A Long Life of Living.” Garnering critical acclaim and a growing fan base, Goodnight, Texas has spent the last year and a half on the road, supporting acts like Shakey Graves and Rusted Root, in addition to playing two sold-out shows at the Fillmore alongside Bombay Bicycle Club and Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers. The band takes it name from the town that’s located midway between San Francisco and Chapel Hill, their current homes. Goodnight, Texas’ current release is titled “Uncle John Farquhar.”