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August 29, 2016

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Bob Schneider
David Berkeley
Sonny Landreth
Lilly Hiatt
Jackie Greene

Playlist

Hour

​Artist

Song

1

David Berkeley

Colored Birds

 

 

Wishing Well

 

 

Last Round

 

 

To the Sea

 

Jackie Greene

Light Up Your Window

 

 

Trust Somebody

 

 

A Face Among the Crowd

 

 

Halleluljah

 

Lilly Hiatt

Jesus Would’ve Let Me Pick the Restaurant

 

 

Too Bad

 

 

Get this Right

 

 

Somebody’s Daughter

2

Bob Schneider

Montgomery

 

 

Stars Over Your House

 

 

King Kong

 

 

Honeypot

 

 

40 Dogs

 

Sonny Landreth

Z-Rider

 

 

Walking Blues

 

 

Cherry Ball Blues

 

 

Firebird Blues

 

 

Blue Tarp Blues

 

Larry Groce & Co.

Hillbilly Blues/Worried Blues

Originally broadcast November 6th, 2015

 

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Press Release

Sonny Landreth - Louisiana guitarist Sonny Landreth has become one of the most respected and in-demand slide players in the business. Landreth served as a sideman with Clifton Chenier, John Mayall, Kenny Loggins and John Hiatt. On his solo releases, Landreth has shown that he’s also an expert songwriter, using a blazing technique and a variety of tunings to spice up songs that combine Cajun, swamp-rock and country. None other than Eric Clapton said Landreth is "probably the most underestimated musician on the planet and also probably one of the most advanced." Over the years he performed and recorded with artists that include John Hiatt, British blues innovator John Mayall, and he toured as a member of Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band. He also collaborated with Eric Clapton, and has performed at all of Clapton's prestigious Crossroads Guitar Festivals since 2004. In 2008, Landreth released “From the Reach,” a CD of his collaborations that feature guest appearances by Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Vince Gill, Eric Johnson, Robben Ford, Dr. John and Jimmy Buffett. He followed that with 2012's all-instrumental “Elemental Journey,” which included string arrangements. His latest release is titled “Bound by the Blues,” a return to his blues roots. 

 

Jackie Greene - Discovered at an open-mike, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jackie Greene had worked the northern California bar and club scene when he was a teenager. He issued his debut, “Gone Wanderin’,” in 2002, which led to an indie tour of colleges. He began his association with Los Lobos’ Stever Berlin with his 2006 release, “American Myth.” Since then, he has performed with the supergroup Trigger Hippy (with Joan Osborne and the Black Crowes' Steve Gorman), the acoustic trio WRG (with Grateful Dead's Bob Weir and the Black Crowes' Chris Robinson), and Phil Lesh & Friends. He also performed with the late Levon Helm as part of Helm’s fabled Midnight Ramble shows and toured as the opening act for B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Susan Tedeschi, Huey Lewis, Mark Knopfler and Taj Mahal. In 2013,  he joined the reunited Black Crowes as lead guitarist on its worldwide tour. His new album, “Back to Birth,” is his first solo release in five years and was produced by Berlin.

 

Bob Schneider - A longtime fixture on the Austin music scene, Michigan native Bob Schneider first embarked on his solo career in 1999. In 2001, he issued “Lonelyland,” his major label debut on Universal Records. Since then he has wowed critics and fans with eye- and ear-catching performances and material that runs the gamut from folk and funk to county and rock. His latest release is a curated collection of three thematically-linked, five-song EPs, collectively titled “King Kong.” Also a visual artist, the release includes prints of Schneider’s art wrapping the music. His current projects include a “demo bible,” a online collection of 1,000 of his original demos with lyrics that will accessible to his fans. This year alone, Schneider has headlined every premiere venue in Austin, including the Paramount, the Bass Concert Hall, Dell Hall at the Long Center, and ACL Live/Moody Theater. 

 

David Berkeley - Originally from New Jersey, David Berkeley, a Harvard University grad, spent time in Brooklyn, New Mexico, California and Idaho before settling in Atlanta. In the early 2000's, he was awarded ASCAP's Johnny Mercer Songwriter Award and one of his songs was featured in CBS-TV's “Without a Trace.” In 2010, after returning from a year on the island of Corsica, Berkeley released the book/album combination “140 Goats and a Guitar.” The book comprised 13 stories, each of which set up a song on his fourth album, “Some Kind of Cure.” Berkeley has appeared on “This American Life,” “Mountain Stage,” “World Café,” “CNN,” XM Radio's “Loft Sessions,” WFUV, and NPR 's “Acoustic Café.” He recently won the 2015 Kerrville New Folk competition. He has been called "a musical poet" by the San Francisco Chronicle, "sensational" by the Philadelphia Inquirer and "spellbinding" by Blurt. His current release, “Cardboard Boat” accompanies his novella of 10 interwoven stories titled, “The Free Brontosaurus.”

 

Lilly Hiatt - With influences including the Pixies, Pearl Jam, and, of course, her songwriting father John Hiatt, East Nashville singer/songwriter Lilly Hiatt, has issued her sophomore release, “Royal Blue.” Following up her 2012 debut, “Lit Down,” the CD rummages through styles ranging from folk rock and Brit pop to New York punk and Northwest indie, and includes the song “Somebody’s Daughter,” a nod to her father.