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Playlist for Week after June 22, 2012

Original Show Date  - August 21, 2011

1The David Mayfield ParadeThe Human Cannonball
Rye Whiskey
I Just Might Pray
Jim LauderdaleCruel Wind And Rain
Jack Dempsey's Crown
Tiger And The Monkey
John LillyA Little Yodel Goes A Long Way
Spirit (Bend Close To Me)
Blue Boy
2Red MollyWalk Beside Me
Hold It All
Dear Someone
Do I Ever Cross Your Mind
Vince GillLiza Jane
Whenever You Come Around
Wildwood Flower
The Key To Life
Threaten Me With Heaven
Go Rest High On That Mountain
The Red Words
Larry Groce & Co.Pretty Polly
Press Release

Vince Gill - After cutting his teeth as a bluegrass singer and multi-instrumentalist, Vince Gill found success with country-rockers Pure Prairie League. After spending the '80s as part of country's new traditionalist movement, the Oklahoma native became one of contemporary country’s most successful stars of the ‘90s. Now, after a long period of writing, touring and recording with other artists, Gill has issued “Guitar Slinger,” his first release since 2006's “These Days.” That four-CD, 43-song box set was certified platinum, won the 2006 Grammy for “Best Country Album” and received a Grammy nomination for “Album of the Year.” Gill wrote or co-wrote every song on “Guitar Slinger,” the first complete project recorded at his new home studio. He is joined on the album by his wife, singer Amy Grant, and their daughters Jenny, Sarah and Corrina. To date, Gill has sold more than 26 million albums, won 20 Grammys and 18 CMA Awards, including being a two-time “Entertainer of the Year” recipient. He has been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Recently, Gill jammed with rocker Alice Cooper at a Nashville Predators game, backed Keb Mo, Crystal Bowersox and Sarah Darling on their individual Grand Ole Opry debuts and recorded with the Blind Boys of Alabama and blues guitarist/singer Joe Bonnamassa. He recently appeared on the CBS-TV tribute special “Girls’ Night Out: Superstar Women of Country.” His duet with Carrie Underwood of “How Great Thou Art” has been viewed on YouTube by more than 6 million people.


Red Molly - This bluegrass and old-time trio began around a campsite at the 2004 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in upstate New York. Now, after six years of touring, the New York-based group has expanded its audience and performed at events like Merlefest. The band, whose sound is marked by buoyant three-part harmonies, is made up of founding members Laurie MacAllister and Abbie Gardner, and newcomer, 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 ten weeks in the Top 15 on the Americana Top 40 and entered the Folk DJ Top Albums chart at No 1. Released in 2010, the CD “James” peaked at No. 4 on the Americana Top 40 and was Folk DJ’s No. 1 Album for two months running. The British magazine “Maverick” gave the new release 4 out of 5 stars.


David Mayfield Parade- A member of folk rock favorites Cadillac Sky and frequent onstage guest of the Avett Brothers, Ohio native David Mayfield has amassed a master’s resume in Americana music. At the age of 12 he served as the bassist for his family’s band, traveling from festival to festival, along with his younger sister, noted songstress, Jessica Lea Mayfield. David went on to win several national awards for his guitar and mandolin playing, forging a solid bluegrass reputation. Not long after moving to Nashville, Mayfield went on the road with country hit maker Andy Griggs, which led to several Grand Ole Opry appearances. In 2008, when Jessica Lea recorded her debut, “Blasphemy So Heartfelt,” David contributed and became her touring bassist. At the same time, he joined Cadillac Sky. Meanwhile, he produced and engineered “In Gods Time” for Barry Scott, earning a Grammy nomination for the title track in the Southern Gospel category. His production credits continued with Among The Oak & Ash’s second CD for Verve Records. Mayfield’s current release, “The David Mayfield Parade,” features a collection of his songs as well as guest spots from the Avetts. 


Jim Lauderdale - A multi-talented performer and songwriter with successes in both country and bluegrass music, Jim Lauderdale’s roots stem from the Carolinas, yet his career has taken him all over the United States and abroad. He’s among Nashville’s “A” list of songwriters, with tunes recorded by artists such as Patty Loveless, George Jones, The Dixie Chicks, Solomon Burke, Mark Chesnutt, Dave Edmunds, John Mayall, Kathy Mattea, Lee Ann Womack, Gary Allan, Blake Shelton, Vince Gill, and George Strait. Not content to just write hits for the stars, he’s toured with the likes of Lucinda Williams, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Rhonda Vincent and Elvis Costello, among others. He is a 2 time Grammy winner, winning his first in 2002 with Dr. Ralph Stanley for “Lost in the Lonesome Pines,” and a second in 2008 for “The Bluegrass Diaries.” His latest release is “Patchwork River.”


John Lilly - The editor of WV’s “Goldenseal” magazine since 1997, John Lilly’s music recalls the sounds of a different era. “Bluegrass Unlimited” magazine called 2000's “Broken Moon" one of the "most unusual and interesting acoustic disks of the year" while 2005's “Blue Highway" was a collaboration with legendary Tennessee fiddler Ralph Blizard. "Haunted Honky Tonk," featured a guest spot by Sonny Landreth and reached the No. 1 position on both the Freeform American Roots (FAR) and Euro Americana radio charts. His current release is “John Lilly: Live on Red Barn Radio,” which features solo performances accompanied by his own guitar and mandolin work. The songs are highlighted by spoken introductions and interview segments. 

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