This lil' thing? YES!
Caitlin Rose played Roadhouse Radio this week and she pops quite a wallop in that little frame with a voice that soars in country-pop goodness and strength. Touring in support of her critically acclaimed 2nd LP, The Stand In, with a hot, young Nashville band of cool dudes, Caitlin sings like crazy in this session that features 4 songs and interview (*disclaimer- Caitlin's mom, Liz Rose is a heralded country songwriter, NOT a country singer like I flubbed here. Tho I'm sure Liz can sing on occasion...). The in-studio starts in the second hour at 7:30pm. To jump directly to this KEXP in-studio, go here.
This show kicks off with songs reflecting the sunny vibe of Seattle's amazing weather of late, and then taps into the yearning desire (again) to be in New Orleans. Not going to JazzFest is always hard, but suffering the steady stream of Instagram photos and Twitter feeds makes a guy yearn even more. And then with the weather and all... well, it all adds up to me playing songs that have that certain joyful noise from artists who may, or may not be, from NOLA.
There's also more of the new revival of old-time feelin' from artists who know what's up, like Luke Winslow-King, Brittany Howard (covering Memphis Minnie!), Hurray For The Riff, Dustbowl Revival, Pokey LaFarge, Spirit Family Reunion (on KEXP's Swingin' Doors this Thurs night), Crow Quill Night Owls, and Old Crow Medicine Show. All these bands and singers are what's exciting about the current, young, fresh scene in rootsy music. Get with them now. Thank us later.
And in the third hour, we get outside a bit and tap into a summer vibe of stoner music from some of my favorite mystics and bearded song smiths, like the new Phosphorescent, Foxygen, Gold Leaves, Jonathan Wilson, and Father John Misty. It ain't country, but it ain't bad!
There's also newish music sporadically throughout from Sallie Ford, Charlie Parr, The Cave Singers, Deadstring Brothers, and Michael Tarbox.
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*Next Week! Pokey LaFarge is in the Roadhouse for a 4-song in-studio session! Wed May 15th 6:15pm
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 (LISTEN TO THIS SHOW)
|6:03||The Kinks||Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues||Muswell Hillbillies||Rhino|
|6:06||The Rolling Stones||Loving Cup (alternate take)||Exile on Main St. (bonus disc)||Polydor|
|6:11||The Howlin' Brothers||Delta Queen||Howl||Readymade|
|6:15||Bruce Springsteen||Jacob's Ladder||We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions||Columbia|
|6:19||Andrew Bird||Shake It And Break It||Preservation||Preservation Hall Recordings|
|6:22||New Birth Brass Band||Smoke That Fire||Doctors, Professors, Kings & Queens||AMG|
|6:26||Alex McMurray||You've Got to Be Crazy to Live in This Town||How to Be a Cannonball||Threadhead|
|6:32||Dr. John & The Lower 911||Clean Water|
|DJ Comments: Bobby Charles wrote this song|
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|6:36||Tony Joe White||Roosevelt and Ira Lee (Night of the Mossacin)||The Best of Tony Joe White (feat. Polk Salad Annie)||Warner Bros. Records|
|6:39||Dusty Springfield||Willie & Laura Mae Jones||Dusty in Memphis||Atlantic|
|6:42||Bobbi Gentry||He Made A Woman Out Of Me||Country Funk 1969-75||Light In The Attic|
|6:45||Bobbi Gentry||Tobacco Road||TheDelta Sweete||Capitol|
|6:47||Lee Hazlewood||My Baby Cried All Night Long||These Boots Are Made for Walkin': The Complete MGM Recordings (disc 1)||Ace Records|
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