Episode 260

Episode 260 – June 18, 2020

Welcome To Hard Times. Rioting in the streets, a pandemic raging, the dice are loaded, and a Recession barreling straight into a Depression. Hard times, indeed. What is it we need? Americana music to soothe the blood letting on community radio for Sonoma County on a Thursday morning. A hobo’s message from Charley Crockett, a new single from Pokey LaFarge, neo-Americana from Waxahatchee, and a new track from Sarah Jarosz this morning. Vintage-wise, a cross-section of everything from Johnny Cash to local favorites Kevin Russell and Doug Jayne. We’ll also have some Dirk Powell, Bob Seger, and Django Reinhardt shining brightly on a day where Spring begins to tuck itself away. With the shelter-in-place, it’s as if it was never here.  Join us every Thursday morning under that big Americana tent at 9 Pacific on KOWS Community Radio (which is 92.5 FM here in Sonoma County), streaming at freespeechnobull.com/listen.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Charley Crockett Welcome To Hard Times Welcome to Hard Times (Single) Amazon
3Modern Hicks Satan's Jewel Crown Out Among the Stars Amazon
4Doug Jayne I Aint Got No Home Folk University Amazon
5Sarah Jarosz Little Satchel World On The Ground Amazon
6John Prine I Remember Everything I Remember Everything Amazon
7Samantha Crain Pastime A Small Death Amazon
8Johnny Cash Out Among the Stars Out Among The Stars Amazon
9Steve Forbert Early Morning Rain Early Morning Rain Amazon
10Matt Costa Avenal Yellow Coat Amazon
11Waxahatchee Can't Do Much Saint Cloud Amazon
12Jackson Browne Downhill From Everywhere A Little Soon To Say Amazon
13John Prine Caravan Of Fools The Tree Of Forgiveness Amazon
14Sara Evans She's Got You Copy That Amazon
15Bob Seger Get Out of Denver Bonus EP Amazon
16John Fogerty Who'll Stop the Rain (with Bob Seger) Wrote a Song for Everyone Amazon
17Pokey LaFarge Bluebird Rock Bottom Rhapsody Amazon
18Lisa Mills Tell Mama The Triangle Amazon
19Andrea & Mud Send Your Love My Way Bad News Darlin' Amazon
20Nick Lowe Don't Be Nice to Me Don't Be Nice to Me – Single Amazon
21Randy Rogers & Wade Bowen Mi Amigo (feat. Asleep at the Wheel) Hold My Beer, Vol. 2 Amazon
22Courtney Marie Andrews It Must Be Someone Else's Fault Old Flowers Amazon
23Peter Holsapple & Chris Stamey Today Could Be the Day (Radio Remix) Our Back Pages Amazon
24Kevin Russell Nadine You Don't Know Me Amazon
25Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash Don't You Think It's Come Our Time Out Among The Stars Amazon
26Lucinda Williams When the Way Gets Dark Good Souls Better Angels Amazon
27John Prine Mexican Home Sweet Revenge Amazon
28The Devonns Blood Red Blues (Protest Song) The Devonns Amazon
29Dave Edmunds Return to Sender Brace Yourself!: A Tribute to Otis Blackwell Amazon

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