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Playlist for Week after September 23, 2011

Original Show Date  - November 14, 2010

HourArtistSong
1Infamous StringdustersIn God’s Country
It’ll Be Alright
Magic Number Nine
Those Who’ve Gone On
Fork In the Road
Poor Boy’s Delight
Larry GroceHarps & Angels
Trampled By TurtlesVictory
Victory
Separate
Sounds Like a Movie
Help You
Again
2Punch BrothersYou Are
Don’t Need No
Alex
Next to the Trash
This is the Song (Good Luck)
Rye Whiskey
The WeepiesSomebody Loved
I Was Made For Sunny Days
Can’t Go Back Now
They’re In Love
Be My Thrill
Nobody Knows Me At All
The World Spins Madly On
Please Speak Well of Me
Larry Groce & CompanyEast Virginia Blues
Press Release

 

The Weepies - Since meeting in a Cambridge folk club nine years ago, The Weepies - husband and wife singer/songwriters Deb Talan and Steve Tannen - have grown from an indie duo playing house concerts to selling more than half a million downloads and charting tracks on the Billboard Charts. After a self-released debut in 2003, the two signed with Nettwerk Records in 2005. Following the release of 2007's “Hideaway,” the two took a sabbatical from the road, got married and had a child. However, during that time the Weepies’ reached an even larger audience thanks to a flurry of TV placements and commercials. The Weepies' music has been licensed more than over 100 times for everything from an Obama campaign video to the “Sex & the City” movie. The group performed on-camera in an episode of ABC’s now-defunct show “Dirty, Sexy Money,” has more than two million YouTube views, and has sold more than 200,000 albums. Their new record “Be My Thrill” debuted in the Billboard Top 40 Album Chart. This marks the duo’s first tour since 2006.

 

Punch Brothers - This acoustic “super group” is led by young mandolinist Chris Thile, former co-founder of Grammy winning band Nickel Creek. Thile, who issued his first solo recording when he was 13, was lauded by a “Washington Post” critic as perhaps “the most virtuosi American ever to play the mandolin.” The rest of the band’s equally impressive lineup includes guitarist Chris Eldridge, a founding member of the Infamous Stringdusters, who occasionally sits in with his father’s band, The Seldom Scene. Bassist Paul Kowert studied under Edgar Meyer at the Curtis Institute of Music and banjo player Noam Pikelny has collaborated with the likes of John Cowan and Tony Trischka. Violinist Gabe Witcher has recorded with Willie Nelson, Beck and Randy Newman and played in dobro-master Jerry Douglas’ band for six years. The Punch Brothers second release, “Antifogmatic,” was released by Nonesuch Records and debuted at No. 1 on Billboad Magazine’s “Heatseekers Chart.” They recently performed “Rye Whiskey,”
from Antifogmatic, on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and have performed a number of times with Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers.

 

Infamous Stringdusters - With its debut, “Fork in the Road,” taking home the IBMA’s coveted “Album of the Year,” “Song of the Year” and “Emerging Artist of the Year” awards, The Infamous Strindusters have wowed audiences with their musicianship and instrumental interaction. The six-piece group’s third release is titled “Things That Fly” and continues to stake out new territory in acoustic music.  “Things That Fly” boasts guest appearances by Crooked Still’s Aoife O’Donnovan, Americana songwriter Sarah Siskin and country star Dierks Bentley.

 

Trampled by Turtles - A bluegrass band gone bad, this Minnesota-based acoustic quintet “approaches the banjo and mandolin with a level of brash recklessness... that would make Bill Monroe and Joe Strummer proud.” Formed in 2003, the members were raised on punk ‘n’ roll but gravitated to traditional instruments to craft a pedal to the metal style of “bluegrass that meets Basement Tapes-era The Band with a fistful of gunpowder tossed into the wood-burning stove.” Relying solely on word of mouth, Trampled by Turtles has sold out venues across the country. Following the release of its debut CD, “Palomino,” the band has played a number of festivals and showcases including SxSW, Stagecoach Fest, High Sierra Fest, Wakarusa and DelFest. They are currently bounding through the touring circuit alongside The Infamous Stringdusters.

 

 

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