Twang Nation Podcast Episode 12 – Amanda Shires, Shinyribs, Sturgill Simpson, Markus Rill

podcastThe Easter Day podcast (aka episode 12) is now hot off the presses straight Casa Twang.

there are some great cuts here, from rootsy-waltz of Amanda Shires’ Bulletproof, the Lone-Star groove of Shinyribs (aka Gourd’s Kevin Russell) the hybrid Bluegrass of the David Mayfield Parade and the sweet Americana-meets-Japan sounds of Pirate’s Canoe, and much more for your listening pleasure.

We close out the selection with a great Hank Williams cut, perfect for Easter Day, from their classic Will the Circle Be Unbroken which is celebrating it’s 30th Anniversary Edition this year.

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Opening Song – “Mr. D.J” – by Dale Watson

1.Sturgill Simpson – Song: “Railroad of Sin”- Album: “High Top Mountain” (Self released)
2. Amanda Shires – “Bulletproof” – Album: “?”
3. David Mayfield – Song: “Human Cannonball” – Album: “Good Man Down” ( Beautywood Records)
4. Amy Speace – Song: “The Fortunate Ones” – Album: “‘How To Sleep in a Stormy Boat” ( Wind Bone Records)
5. Sons of Fathers – Song: “Almost There” – Album: “Burning Days” (River Music)
6. Pirates Canoe – Song: “Ballerina Meena Jane” Album: “Sailing Home” (On the Corner Records)
7. Shinyribs Song: “Limpia Hotel (Chihuahua Desert)” Album: “‘Gulf Coast Museum” (Nine Mile Records)
8. Sara Petite – Song: “Movin’ On” Album: “‘Circus Comes to Town ” (Sweet P Reords – April 16th)
9. Markus Rill & The Troublemakers – Song: “One Fix Or Another” Album: “My Rocket Ship ” (Blue Rose Records)
10. Dale Watson & His Lone Stars Song: “Smokey Old Bar” Album: “El Rancho Azul ” (Red House Records)
11. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band / Roy Acuff – Song: “I Saw the Light” Album: “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” (Capitol)

The Railbenders to Play Denver’s Mile High Music Festival

  • The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will feature music from their 42 year career to Austin’s Riverside Arena stage at 9:15 p.m. Friday, July 18. D.C. Drifters & Friends opens the show.
  • The San Jose Mecury News has a nice piece on David Andersen who plays his 15-year-old Epiphone and greets tourists from around the world in the atrium of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Earl Scruggs said of Andersen “I love your pickin,’ son.”
  • Nashville Skyline’s always excellent Chet Flippo has good things to say about  Randy Travis’ upcoming release “Around the Bend (July 15)
  • For all you with laptop country music asperations Beta Monkey Music has released “Pure Country I: Rocking Nashville” a new set of drum loops targeted to Country music musicians. The loops come in many formats, including Apple Loops, which are compatible with GarageBand and Logic. Just bring a real drummer when you hit the road, folks.
  • There still seems to be some confusion why Tim McGraw dragged Marcus Nirschl 30, a union glazer from Kent, Wash. on stage at a Washington State performance and then had him thrown out of the show. There have been allegations the man assaulted a woman who was in one of the front rows but the YouTube video of the incident is inconclusive (Q: Does McGraw allways look so bored while on stage as he does in this clip?). The ejected fan says he’s still a fan of McGraw. “I still like the guy,” Nirschl said. “The music’s still great. I just don’t know why he wanted to punch me.”
  • Our thoughts go out to Elizabeth Cook on the passing of her mother. Cook has used her MySpace Blog to share her feelings uduring these rough times.