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Playlist for Week after September 16, 2011

Original Show Date  - November 7, 2010

1Stan RidgwayAfghan Forklift
Turn a Blind Eye
Julie AdamsI Just Can’t Get Over You
Hot RizeGoin’ Across the Sea
Nellie Kane
High On a Mountaintop
The Hangman’s Reel
Joey and Rory
That’s Important To Me
Buy Our CD
2Peter CaseNew Old Blue Car
The Words in Red
House Rent Party
Thirty Days In the Workhouse
Red Knuckles and the TrailblazersOne Woman Man
Oh Mona
Hot RizeSinner
Colleen Malone
Won’t You Come and Sing For Me
Train 45
Larry Groce & CompanyMy Bucket’s Got a Hole In It
Press Release


Hot Rize - Formed in Colorado in 1978, Hot Rize (named after the secret ingredient in Martha White Flour, a long term sponsor of bluegrass music) was both a progressive and a traditional bluegrass band. The group quickly became a regular on the festival circuit and was an influence on many groups that would come later. For 12 years, the lineup included Tim O'Brien, Pete Wernick, Charles Sawtelle and Nick Forster. In 1990, the band won the IBMA’s first “Entertainer of the Year” award. Following 1990's “Take It Home” release, O'Brien and Wernick went on to pursue solo careers. Forster created the syndicated radio show “e-town” (which he still hosts). The group staged a number of reunion shows throughout the ‘90s until Sawtelle died in 1999. In 2002, the group released the live “So Long of a Journey” (recorded in 1996) and reunited for several major festival appearances, with Bryan Sutton filling in for Sawtelle. The group also revived its alter ego Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers, who will also perform on this show.


Peter Case - Following a career that included acclaimed rock bands The Nerves and The Plimsouls, Peter Case set his sights on an equally impressive solo career. After a string of acclaimed solo releases, in 2001, he produced “Avalon Blues,” a Grammy-nominated tribute to Mississippi John Hurt, featuring contributions from Lucinda Williams, Dave Alvin, and Steve Earle. In 2004, Vanguard released a 20-year retrospective titled “Who’s Gonna Go Your Crooked Mile” and in 2006, the three-disc tribute “A Case For a Case” featured version of his songs by artists including Richard Buckner, James McMurtry and Amy Rigby. Cases’ standing in the music community was underscored when, after undergoing emergency heart surgery with no insurance, friends and fans raised money to cover the cost of his care. Friends and admirers including T Bone Burnett, Loudon Wainwright III, Dave Alvin, Richard Thompson, Joe Henry and Van Dyke Parks, showed up at benefit shows staged in Austin, Houston and Nashville, including a three-night extravaganza at McCabe's in Santa Monica, CA. His new release “Wig!” was recorded mostly live in just two days and recalls his full-on rocking years with The Plimsouls and The Nerves. Case was accompanied by DJ Bonebrake of X on drums and Ron Franklin, leader of the Minneapolis-based Gasoline Silver, on lead guitar.


Stan Ridgway - From his days in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s with L.A.’s Wall of Voodoo (which yielded the MTV/Top 40 hit “Mexican Radio”), enigmatic singer/songwriter Stan Ridgway has been making music for three decades. His releases run the gamut from cocktail-styled jazz, and a collection of pop standards from the ‘30s and ‘40s to his lyrical obsession with pulp crime novels. In addition to producing a release for Pixies front man Frank Black, and writing and orchestrating music for the surrealist paintings of Mark Ryden, Ridgway has composed scores for numerous films including “Melting Pot,” “Speedway Junky,” “Desperate But Not Serious,” “Error in Judgment” and “The Keening.” An Australia-only release “Film Songs” compiles six of Ridgway's pieces of film music. His current release is titled “Neon Mirage.”


Joey & Rory - Fueled by a string of hit songs charted by country stars like Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney and Eastin Corbin, and a slot on the first season of CMT’s reality show “Can You Duet,” husband & wife duo Joey & Rory are “living the life.” Thanks to a chance meeting in a songwriters “In the Round” night a decade ago, the couple have put together parallel careers that have converged with two releases, 2008's “The Life of a Song” and the current “Album Number Two.” The duo won the 2010 ACM Award for “Top New Vocal Duo” thanks in part to the disc’s lead single, “This song’s For You,” which features the song’s co-writer, Zac Brown Band.




This show is scheduled for radio distribution by NPR on December 10, 2010.

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