Americana Music Support at the Late Show with David Letterman [VIDEO]

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David Letterman, and his Late Show booking crew, have been long-time enthusiastic supporters of country and Americana music. Recently it seems like Dave has invited a roots artist to play every night of the week, and this is great new for the artists needing exposure and fans looking for great music.

And as Saving Country Music tells it, the Late Show was the one that reached out to many of these artists to perform on the program. Many of them, like dale Watson and Shove;s and Rope, getting national exposure for the first time.

Here’s to you, Dave and crew, for championing great roots and Americana music like the clips below.

Ryan Adams – Lucky Now – December 5, 2011

Shovels & Rope – Birmingham – David Letterman January 30, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfPnGEgtDXI

Elizabeth Cook – If I Had My Way, I’d Tear This Building Down – March, 14 2013

Dale Watson & His Lonestars – “I Lie When I Drink” – June 24, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHcRTTy0Epg

Ray Wylie Hubbard – Mother Blues – David Letterman – January 9, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r92RkIKm6Wc

Marty Stuart “Country Boy Rock & Roll” June 29, 2010

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit “Codeine” – November 2004

Pokey LaFarge – “Central Time” – 16 July, 2013

Tom Russell with Andrew Hardin – “Tonight We Ride” – 2009

Justin Townes Earle – “Harlem River Blues” – January 5, 2011

Andrew Bird with Tift Merritt and Alan Hampton – “If I Needed You” (Townes Van Zandt) – 10/30/2012

Jamey Johnson with Alison Krauss – “Make the World Go Away” 10/12/2012

Steve Earle – “Copperhead Road” – 1988

Emmylou Harris , Alison Krauss and Gillian Welch – 2001

Willie Nelson – “Always On My Mind” – date?

Earl Scruggs and Friends – Foggy Mountain Breakdown – May, 12/07

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5 thoughts on “Americana Music Support at the Late Show with David Letterman [VIDEO]

  1. July 19, 2013 at 5:19 am

    Look at Steve Earle here, man! Somebody should do a “Then & Now” photo montage of Steve Earle….

  2. emfrank
    July 19, 2013 at 5:25 am

    Although songs-by-committee always lose something… I love this one just for the cast of characters.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQW9Y9frows

    I find it a little odd that people are just now realizing how much Letterman supports roots artists. I have heard a great many on his show. Steve Earle, for instance, plays his show pretty much every album (though Copperhead may be the earliest, and Revolution was a skip.)

  3. Baron Lane
    July 19, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Darn fine!

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