The Year in Americana 2022

This week’s show looks back at the year 2022 with a focus on the umbrella genre known as Americana. We’ll be digging deep into the releases that mattered last year, sharing some of the fresh new releases that made an impression. There are the singer/songwriters, the old hands with fresh perspectives, as well as those who have taken tradition and dressed it up fresh for the party. We’ll hear tracks from some of the very best albums of the year, including a few off the beaten one. Some great sounds coming your way from Aoife O’Donovan, The Black Keys, Tami Neilson, and Hurray for the Riff Raff. Pour yourself a cup of your favorite fresh brew, put on the headphones, and find yourself some new favorites from under that big tent they call ‘Americana’ on KOWS Community Radio.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Courtney Marie Andrews These Are The Good Old Days Loose Future Amazon
3Jake Xerxes Fussell Frolic Good and Green Again Amazon
4Neko Case Hold On, Hold On Wild Creatures Amazon
5John Craigie Distance Mermaid Salt Amazon
6Hurray for the Riff Raff Nightqueen Life On Earth Amazon
7Eliza Gilkyson Don't Stop Lovin' Me Songs From the River Wind Amazon
8Tami Neilson feat. Willie Nelson Beyond The Stars Kingmaker Amazon
9Mary Gauthier Fall Apart World Dark Enough to See the Stars Amazon
10Calexico El Mirador El Mirador Amazon
11Aoife O'Donovan Prodigal Daughter Age of Apathy Amazon
12Father John Misty Goodbye Mr. Blue Chlok and the Next 20th Century Amazon
13Tommy McLain Somebody (Radio Edit) I Ran Down Every Dream Amazon
14Leeroy Stagger Does Anybody Live Here? Dystopian Weekends Amazon
15Dr. John End Of The Line feat. Aaron Neville Things Happen That Way Amazon
16The Cactus Blossoms Ballad of an Unknown One Day Amazon
17Charley Crockett I Hope It Rains At My Funeral Lil G.L. Presents: Jukebox Charley Amazon
18Charley Crockett The Man from Waco The Man from Waco Amazon
19Angel Olsen & Sturgill Simpson Big Time Big Time Amazon
20Melissa Carper Hit or Miss Ramblin' Soul Amazon
21Jake Blount Didn't It Rain The New Faith Amazon
22Tyler Childers Way of the Triune God Can I Take My Hounds to Heaven? Amazon
23David Quinn Cornbread and Chili Country Fresh Amazon
24Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Can't Let Go Raise The Roof Amazon
25The Black Keys It Ain't Over Dropout Boogie Amazon
26Willi Carlisle Vanlife (Radio Edit) Peculiar, Missouri Amazon
27Miko Marks The Resurrectors Trouble Feel Like Going Home Amazon

Wild in the Streets

December’s arrived and we’re going to get ourselves warmed up for the Hot Stove League, New Year’s Eve, football playoffs, reindeer on the roof and all the rest of it. But our show today will take on a common thread: songs about ‘the street’ or streets or boulevards, avenues … only the surface streets, not the highways. Dave’s picked out a collection of songs that are sure to stir emotion bringing home music that take on the ‘street’ topics from the genres of country, early pop, rock, folk, blues and all the rest. We’ll hear from Dylan, The Ink Spots, Tony Rice, Charlie Spand, the Orlons and a couple dozen others taking on an eclectic blend of songs where the streets as the muse. Tune into Sonoma County Community Radio’s KOWS 92.5 FM, streaming to all of planet earth on Deeper Roots brings you a morning of sounds from the locales of Easy Street, Lonely Street and 4th Street…directly from Orchard and 7th.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Various Artists Wild In the Streets Trailer 1960s Psychedelic Radio Commercials Amazon
3Garland Jeffreys Wild in the Streets Ghost Writer/One-Eyed Jack/American Boy & Girl [[Disc 1]] Amazon
4Orlons South Street Cameo Parkway: The Greatest Hits Amazon
5The Royals Fifth Street Blues The Very Best of the Royals & the Midnighters Amazon
6Patti La Belle & The Blue Belles Decatur Street Patti La Belle & The Blue Belles Amazon
7Eddie Floyd Soul Street Stax Profiles – Eddie Floyd Amazon
8Glories Dark End Of The Street Memphis Boys: The Story Of American Studios Amazon
9Bobby Womack Across 110th Street Jackie Brown OST Amazon
10Clarence "Frogman" Henry Lonely Street Ain't Got No Home: The Best Of Clarence "Frogman" Henry Amazon
11Little Ann One Way Street Funk Soul Sisters Amazon
12Charlie Spand Hastings Street Black Swan Sampler Amazon
13Jack Teagarden Basin Street Blues An Introduction To Jack Teagarden Amazon
14Cab Calloway Beale Street Mama Best Of The Big Bands Amazon
15The Ink Spots Street Of Dreams Greatest Hits Amazon
16The Boswell Sisters Forty-Second Street The Boswell Sisters Volume 2 Amazon
17Julie London Easy Street Julie Is Her Name & Lonely Girl Amazon
18Dean Martin On the Street Where You Live Swingin' with Dino Amazon
19Keely Smith w. Billy May Orchestra On The Sunny Side Of The Street Summer Days And Summer Nights – 31 Beach Pearls Amazon
20George Shearing Quintet Feat. Nancy Wilson On Green Dolphin Street The Swingin's Mutual! Amazon
21T-Bone Walker Street Walking Woman Best Of Black & White & Imperial Years Amazon
22Bob Dylan Positively 4th Street Biograph Disc 2 Amazon
23Bruce Springsteen Streets of Philadelphia Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
24The Doobie Brothers Takin' It To The Streets Takin' It To The Streets Amazon
25Utah Phillips Larimer Street The Telling Takes Me Home Amazon
26Gram Parsons Streets Of Baltimore Complete Reprise Sessions: [Disc 1] – GP Amazon
27Buck Owens Streets of Laredo I've Got a Tiger by the Tail Amazon
28Buck Owens Streets Of Bakersfield Buck 'Em! Volume Two: The Music Of Buck Owens (1967-1975) Amazon
29Tony Rice Church Street Blues Church Street Blues Amazon
30Simon & Garfunkel The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) The Essential Simon & Garfunkel Amazon
31Matys Brothers Crazy Street 100 Rare '50s Rockabilly Tracks Amazon
32Leonard Cohen Boogie Street The Future/Ten New Songs Amazon