May 09, 2016


Bottle Rockets
Marshall Crenshaw
Mike Cooley (of Drive-By Truckers)
Webb Wilder






Webb Wilder

If It Ain’t Broke (Don’t Fix It)

Only a Fool

Lonely Blue Boy

I Gotta Move

Mike Cooley

Made Up English Oceans

Perfect Rhyming

Birthday Boy



Cartoon Gold

Eyes Like Glue


Big Man

Burned Me Out

Back to You

Thin Line


Marshall Crenshaw

Red Wine

Crying, Waiting, Hoping

There She Goes Again



Better Back Off

Driving and Dreaming

Bottle Rockets

Monday (Everytime I Turn Around)



I Don’t Wanna Know







Something Good



Ship it on the Frisco



Shape of a Wheel


Larry Groce & Co.

Oh Carol

Originally broadcast April 29th, 2016


Press Release

Bottle Rockets - The Bottle Rockets’ history dates back to the mid-‘80s and the beginning of the alt-country movement, when guitarist Brian Henneman was playing in a band called Chicken Truck. After a name and personnel change, Henneman’s Bottle Rockets followed in the footsteps of tourmates Uncle Tupelo, releasing its debut in 1993. Critical acclaim led the group to be courted and signed by Atlantic Records. Recording on a succession of indie labels since 1998, the group still relies on the same Woody Guthrie meets Crazy Horse sound - or, as one review put it, “Missouri’s answer to Muscle Shoals’ The Swampers” - with lyrics that explore a committed (and cynical) social consciousness. In 2011, the band followed up 2009's “Lean Forward” with “Not So Loud: An Acoustic Evening.” The group has toured with Marshall Crenshaw, opening for him and backing him up. The Bottle Rocket’s current - and 12th - release is titled “South Broadway Athletic Club.”


Marshall Crenshaw - A pop craftsman of the highest order, Marshall Crenshaw‘s limitless supply of catchy melodies and hooks have resulted in hits like “There She Goes Again,” “Cynical Girl” and his first hit, “Someday, Someway.” Crenshaw, whose 1982 debut was acclaimed as a pop masterpiece, has played John Lennon in a road show of “Beatlemania,” a band leader in the film “Peggy Sue Got Married” and Texas rocker Buddy Holly - one of his main influences - in the film “La Bamba.” Crenshaw also authored the book “Hollywood Rock,” a survey of rock ‘n’ roll movies. Over the years, Crenshaw’s songs have been covered by artists including Robert Gordon, Bette Midler, Kelly Willis, Marti Jones, and the Gin Blossoms. In 2005, Crenshaw penned the title track for the film “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story in 2005" and returned in 2009 with “Jagged Edge,” his first release since 2003. His latest release, “Grab the Next Train,” was issued in 2015.


Webb Wilder -   “The last of the full grown men,” Webb Wilder debuted his clever roots rock to rave reviews in 1986 with the now-classic LP “It Came From Nashville.” The mystique he created around his character was furthered by appearances in Peter Bogdonavich's “The Thing Called Love,” acclaimed underground classics “Horror Hayride” and “Webb Wilder, Private Eye.” A native of Hattiesburg, MS, Wilder also appeared (and wrote music for) Charleston director Danny Boyd's 19991 cult favorite film “Paradise Park” - which starred “Mountain Stage” host Larry Groce. For a time, Wilder also served as an XM radio DJ with his “office” inside the Country Music Hall of Fame. His latest release, “Mississippi Moderne,” mixes originals with covers of songs by The Kinks, Charlie Rich, Otis Rush, and Conway Twitty. 


HONEYHONEY - This L.A.-based duo was formed in 2006 by Suzanne Santo (lead vocals/banjo/violin) and Ben Jaffe (vocals/guitar). The two first crossed paths at a costume party (she was a cheetah, he was Ralph Macchio in The Karate Kid), felt an instant creative connection, and soon started making music together. Jaffe learned to play violin and drums growing up in western Massachusetts and joined a local jazz band in high school while the Ohio-bred Santo initially pursued work in acting. They issued their full-length debut, “First Rodeo,” in 2008. The follow-up, 2011's “Billy Jack,” hit No. 15 on Billboard’s Folk Albums chart and picked up glowing reviews from The Onion’s A.V. Club and LA Weekly. The duo’s new release is titled “3.”