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June 28, 2016

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Hayes Carll
Darrell Scott
Parker Millsap
Brennen Leigh
Carrie Rodriguez

Playlist

Hour

​Artist

Song

1

Carrie Rodriguez

Frío En El Alma

Llano Estacado

The West Side

Z

Darrell Scott

Love is the Reason

Big River

Rambling Man

Down to the River

Desperados Waiting for a Train

Brennen Leigh

Analog

Steam Thresher’s Reunion

I Love You a Thousand Ways

The Box

2

Parker Millsap

Pining

The Very Last Day

 

 

The Morning Blues

Other Arrangements

Hades Pleads

 

Hayes Carll

Love that We Need

 

 

Sake of the Song

 

 

The Magic Kid

 

 

Love is So Easy

 

 

Drunken Poet’s Dream

 

 

Good While It Lasted

 

Larry Groce & Co.

Stuff that Works

Originally broadcast June 10th, 2016

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Press Release

Hayes Carll - Praised by Anthony DeCurtis as “an inheritor of the Texas songwriting tradition that includes Townes Van Zandt and Steve Earle,” Hayes Carll has garnered a reputation as one of the finest troubadours Texas has to offer. Often performing more than 200 shows a year, Carll has co-written with the likes of Guy Clark, John Evans and Ray Wylie Hubbard. In 2008, Carll won the Annual Americana Music Association’s “Song of the Year” award for his satirical “She Left Me For Jesus" - which “Imus In The Morning” host Don Imus called “the greatest country song ever.” After parting ways with his record label and going through a divorce, Carll regrouped - while continuing to write and tour. In 2015, Lee Ann Womack’s cover of his song "Chances Are" won a Grammy for her and Carll. His new release, “Lovers and Leavers,” was recorded with the in-demand Joe Henry while the song "The Love That We Need" was co-written with Allison Moorer and Jack Ingram. 

 

Darrell Scott - Known as a songwriter for Garth Brooks, Faith Hill and the Dixie Chicks, and as a sideman for singer/songwriters like Steve Earle, Guy Clark, Patty Loveless and Tim O'Brien, the Kentucky native is a Grammy-nominated artist, an award-winning songwriter and a first-call session musician. Along the way, the multi-instrumentalist - he excels on dobro, mandolin and guitar - earned a degree in poetry from Tufts University. In 2003, Scott launched his own label, Full Light Records, and produced a traditional, mountain country album for his father. Scott has been the “artist in residence” with Orchestra Nashville along with Sam Bush and Bill Frisell. Scott’s latest release, “Modern Hymns,” offers up his take on a dozen songs by songwriters like Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon. Some of Nashville’s best players helped out including Del McCoury, Alison Krauss, Sam Bush, Mary Gauthier, The Fisk Jubilee Singers, and Stuart Duncan. In recent years, he has been a member of Robert Plant’s Band of Joy. The Kentucky native won the Americana Music Association’s 2007 “Song of the Year” award for his song “Hank Williams’ Ghost.” Following 2012's “Long Ride Home” (which featured Nashville legends including WV native Charlie McCoy), he and frequent collaborator Tim O’Brien (another WV native) released the live “We’re Usually a Lot Better Than This.” His most recent release is a 2015  tribute album to his friend Ben Bullington, a small town doctor and amateur songwriter from Montana who died of cancer in 2013. 

 

Parker Millsap - An Oklahoma native, singer/songwriter Parker Millsap was brought up in the Pentecostal church, an experience that provided ample fodder for the 20-year-old’s cannon of songs. Influenced by the dust-bowl neutrality of John Steinbeck, Millsap’s religious-laced parables, character-driven narratives and relationship tales are delivered with the power and conviction of the preachers he witnessed growing up. After a stint in California where he interned at Prairie Sun Recording (where Tom Waits cut “Bone Machine” and “Mule Variations”), he returned to Oklahoma. Then, during a trip to Nashville he was playing at the Tin Pan South songwriter's festival, where his performance so impressed Old Crow Medicine Show's manager that he invited Millsap to open a string of dates for the band. His self-titled 2014 release racked up praise from NPR, the Wall Street Journal, and USA Today, as well as a nomination for Americana Emerging Artist of the Year. Now hot property - and with good reason - Millsap’s new release is titled “The Very Last Day.” 

 

Brennen Leigh - Austin-based singer/songwriter Brennen Leigh’s songs have been recorded by Sunny Sweeney, Austin's the Carper Family, Norway's Liv Marit Wedvik, and Grammy winner Lee Ann Womack. She has collaborated with songwriting greats including Jim Lauderdale, John Scott Sherrill and David Olney. A member of Austin string band High Plains Jamboree and Nashville’s Antique Persuasion, Leigh’s smart and danceable songs have elevated her to cult status in Europe, Scandinavia and South America.