December 29, 2014


St. Paul & the Broken Bones
Catherine Russell
Junior Brown
Amy LaVere
Marti Jones






Amy LaVere

Last Rock and Roll Boy to Dance



I’ll be Home Soon



Funnel of Love


Catherine Russell

Bring it Back



You Got to Swing and Swag



After the Lights Go Down Low



Darktown Strutters Ball



Aged and Mellow


Marti Jones

Orphan on the Beach



Heart and Bone



Keep it to Yourself


Junior Brown

Broke Down South of Dallas



Phantom of the Opry



My Wife Thinks You’re Dead



Hang Up and Drive



Twenty Four Seven



Gotta Get Up Every Morning


St. Paul & the Broken Bones

Don’t Mean a Thing



Sugar Dyed



It’s Midnight



Half the City



Grass is Greener



Try a Little Tenderness


Larry Groce & Co.

Walking the Dog

Originally broadcast December 12th, 2014


Press Release

St. Paul & the Broken Bones - Hailing from Birmingham, Alabama, St. Paul & the Broken Bones is a six-piece rock ‘n’ soul band whose gritty live shows quickly earned them a large, devout following. Formed in 2011 and led by old school gospel-soul singer Paul Janeway, the group recalls the dynamic delivery of classic soul acts. Janeway, a.k.a. “St. Paul” cut his teeth on the gospel music he heard in church - as secular music was off-limits in his home. Following up its self-released 2012 EP, the band’s first full-length release, “Half the City,” is proving the group to be a contender.


Catherine Russell - With a voice that can handle jazz balladry, bordello blues, country, pop, and soul, Catherine Russell has performed and/or toured with a stunning array of stars, from Madonna and David Bowie to Issac Hayes and Dolly Parton. Her father, the late Luis Russell, was a pioneering pianist, composer, and bandleader who was named Louis Armstrong’s musical director in 1935. A bassist and vocalist, her mother Carline Ray has performed with Mary Lou Williams and Wynton Marsalis. Singing with Jimmy Vivino's Little Big Band in the late-‘80s, Catherine met Donald Fagen and soon joined his N.Y. Rock N Soul Revue which also included Boz Skaggs, Michael McDonald, Phoebe Snow and Chuck Jackson. Her resume includes joining Paul Simon for a month-long run at NY’s Paramount Theater and touring the world with David Bowie’s “A Reality Tour" in 2004. In 2010, Russell issued “Inside This Heart of Mine” which collected 13 of her favorite songs ranging from Fats Waller and Wynonie Harris to Willie Dixon. Her 2012 release, “Strictly Romancin’,” was awarded a Prix du Jazz Vocal (“Vocal Album of The Year”) by the French Jazz Academy, Grand Prix du Hot Club de France, and a Bistro Award for “Outstanding Recording.” That same year, Russell won a Grammy as a featured artist on the soundtrack album for the HBO-TV series, “Boardwalk Empire.” Her current CD, “Bring It Back,” was released in early 2014 and five-star review in Downbeat Magazine.


Junior Brown - Playing his custom-made, double-necked guitar, guitar savant Junior Brown has nailed down the title of country music’s wildest and most incendiary guitarist. Back in the 1980s, the Indiana native became an instructor at the Hank Thompson School of Country Music. At the same time, a dream prompted him to set about creating an instrument that fused a six-string guitar with its steel counterpart. The result was the "guit-steel," a double-necked guitar that allows Brown to switch between the two instrument at will. After settling in Austin, with his wife and rhythm guitarist/singer, Tanya Rae, he began a weekly residency at the Continental Club. Before long, Brown signed to Curb Records and went on to win Country Music Association Award (CMA), three Grammys, a Bluegrass Music Association Award (IBMA) with legend, Ralph Stanley, duets and appearances with artists ranging from Hank Thompson and George Jones to The Beach Boys and Stone Temple Pilots. A natural for film, he has appeared in movies including “Me Myself and Irene,” “Trespass,” “Still Breathing, “The Dukes of Hazard,” “Blue Collar Comedy Tour” (l and II); TV shows including “X Files,” as well as multiple appearances on “Late Night With David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien,” “Saturday Night Live,” and a cameo on “SpongeBob Squarepants.” He was also tapped for national ad campaigns for The Gap, Lee Jeans and Lipton Tea. To date, Brown has released 10 albums.


Amy LaVere - Born to musician parents in a small town near the Texas and Louisiana border, Amy LaVere’s family moved 13 times before she finished high school in Detroit. One of her first gigs was playing drums for the punk group Last Minute while in her mid-teens. After a stops in Louisiana and Nashville, LaVere settled in Memphis where she started performing solo. Her 2006 debut was titled “This World Is Not My Home.” In 2008, she released “Anchors & Anvils” which was produced by veteran Memphis musician/producer Jim Dickinson. LaVere also played pioneering rockabilly femme Wanda Jackson in “Walk the Line” and appeared in Craig Brewer's film “Black Snake Moan.“ Her latest, “Runaway’s Diary,” is inspired in part by a very short but real runaway experience LaVere embarked upon as a teenager.


Marti Jones - Marti Jones’s career began with the Ohio-based band Color Me Gone and has continued with a string of solo releases (including a pair on A&M Records) produced by her husband, Don Dixon. She toured with singer/songwriter Amy Rigby in 2005 (as “The Cynical Girls”) and is also an accomplished painter. In 2003, Dixon took a detour into film and starred in Todd Graff's 2003 film Camp. Her latest solo release, "You're Not The Bossa Me," is a quirky exploration of her longstanding love for Bossa Nova music.