April 06, 2016


Robert Earl Keen
The Westies






The Westies



Like You Used To


Robert Earl Keen

99 Years for One Dark Day

Walls of Time

Beats the Devil



Hot Corn, Cold Corn

Shades of Gray

Lay Down My Brother

Show the World


Larry Groce

When the Mist Clears Away

Live Forever

What Do You Think About (When You Think of Love)

Pancho & Lefty

In the Wilderness


Doin’ It By Myself

Simple Machine



Never Coming Down


Do You Love Me

This Could All Be Yours



Jesus on the Radio


Larry Groce & Co.

Peaceful Easy Feeling

Originally broadcast March 25th, 2016

Press Release

Guster - Since forming at Tufts University in 1992, Guster has become one of the leading indie/alternative bands, releasing seven critically acclaimed albums over the last two decades. The band broke the corporate mold by developing a strong fan base, an innovative use of the Internet and selling more than 40,000 copies of its first two independent releases. With novel instrumentation (two acoustic guitars and bongos) and a sense of humor to match, the band signed to Sire and released a pair of records in the late-‘90s. 2010’s “Easy Wonderful,” debuted at No. 22 on the Billboard 200 chart and reached No. 2 on both the SoundScan Alternative and iTunes charts. In 2015, the band released “Evermotion,” its most ambitious project to date which was produced by Shins keyboardist/Black Keys bassist Richard Swift. 

Robert Earl Keen - One of the nation’s finest musical storytellers, Robert Earl Keen bridged the gap between country and folk, setting the stage for a style that became known as alt-country. Over his three-decade career, the much-loved Texas singer/songwriter’s songs have been recorded by artists including Lyle Lovett, Nanci Griffith, George Strait, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, and the Dixie Chicks. In 1994, “Gringo Honeymoon” telegraphed the upcoming Americana genre, combining Keen's story songs with a band led by Austin guitarist Gurf Morlix.Thanks to a connection fostered by Cowboy Junkies’ singer Margo Timmins Keen’s “Picnic” CD was produced by John Keane (R.E.M., Indigo Girls) in Athens, GA. Keen also produced the influential annual concert series and talent festival, “Texas Uprising,” which took place at several venues around Texas and the Far West. “Ready For Confetti,” released in 2011, is the second project produced by veteran Lloyd Maines. Keen wrote nine of the 11 songs while on the road - a first - performing 180 dates a year. The disc reached the No. 1 slot on the Americana chart and was listed as one of author Stephen King’s “2011 Pop Culture Favorites” in Entertainment Weekly. In 2015, Keen released “Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions,” a collection of bluegrass covers, which featured top shelf players like Danny Barnes and duet partners including Lyle Lovett and Natalie Maines. A favorite of both music lovers and beer drinkers, Keen’s shows are often cross-promoted by beer and liquor distributors.

The Westies - The meeting on that fateful night between Michael McDermott and Heather Horton set in motion a chain of events that would lead to what would later be known as the album West Side Stories. After just avoiding a would-be prison sentence (which McDermott is uneasy to discuss) and a spiraling life, McDermott's chance meeting with Horton would change the course and the trajectory of his life. "All I ever wanted to do was write songs and tell stories, like my grandparents and parents did from a long Irish lineage. With that lineage came a proclivity for drink, for mayhem, and a wee bit of crime. I write what I know and what I know, is much of the time, ugly." This is no guy / girl group. The Westies are a band that unabashedly confronts the trials of the inner city heart with a slow burn delicacy that juxtaposes many uncomfortable subjects with a tender and elegant beauty that is rare in the current music landscape.