Category Archives: Modern Americana

8 Songwriters 3 Hours

A special three hour show has Dave filling in for KC and I Hear You Rockin’ on KOWS Community Radio, live from the KOWS studios in the Cherry Street Historic District of Santa Rosa. Dave will walk through some of performances of songwriters who were influential in the rise of Americana sounds including blues, rock, rhythm & blues, pop, folk, and country in the late half of the 20th century. Who you might ask? In addition to the pairings of Carole King and Gerry Goffin as well as Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew, we’ll also be sharing songs written by Bob Dylan, Robert Johnson, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, and Tom Waits.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Peter Green Splinter Group If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day Me & the Devil Disc 2 Amazon
3Eric Clapton 32-20 Blues Me & Mr. Johnson Amazon
4Keb' Mo' Love in Vain Slow Down Amazon
5Leon Russell Come On In My Kitchen Life Journey Amazon
6Otis Spann Dust My Broom The Blues Never Die Amazon
7Huey Lewis & The News Blue Monday Four Chords & Several Years Ago Amazon
8Mitch Woods I Hear You Knockin Gumbo Blues Amazon
9Los Lobos I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday El Cancionero: Mas y Mas (1 of 4) Amazon
10Robert Gordon All by Myself [*] Robert Gordon with Link Wray/Fresh Fish Specials Amazon
11Brenda Lee Let the Four Winds Blow Queen of Rock 'N' Roll Amazon
12Doug Kershaw I'm Walkin' The Best Of Doug Kershaw Amazon
13John Lennon Ain't That A Shame Rock 'n' Roll Amazon
14George Thorogood & The Destroyers Hello Josephine The Hard Stuff Amazon
15Bonnie Raitt & Jon Cleary I'm In Love Again/All By Myself Goin' Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino [Disc 1] Amazon
16Ray Charles Move It On Over Complete Country & Western Recordings: 1959-1986 [Disc 2] Amazon
17Sleepy LaBeef The Blues Come Around Tomorrow Never Comes Amazon
18Raul Malo Weary Blues from Waitin' The Nashville Acoustic Sessions Amazon
19The Secret Sisters Why Don't You Love Me The Secret Sisters Amazon
20Tompall And The Glasier Brothers A Mansion On The Hill American Legends – Hank Williams Amazon
21Emmylou Harris & Mark Knopfler Lost On The River Timeless: Hank Williams Tribute Amazon
22Taj Mahal Mind Your Own Business Sekno Blues Amazon
23Willie Nelson Mr. Record Man A Horse Called Music Amazon
24The Little Willies Night Life The Little Willies Amazon
25Johnny Burnette Hello Walls The Ballads Of Amazon
26Jamey Johnson Everything But You (featuring Leon Russell, Willie Nelson, Vince Gill) Living For A Song- A Tribute To Hank Cochran Amazon
27Bryan Ferry If Not For You Dylanesque Amazon
28Madeleine Peyroux You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go Careless Love Amazon
29Mason Jennings The Times They Are A-Changin' I'm Not There [Disc 2] Amazon
30The Blind Boys Of Alabama Way Down In The Hole Spirit Of The Century Amazon
31Los Lobos Jockey Full Of Bourbon Ride This: The Covers [EP] Amazon
32The Devil Makes Three Come On Up to the House Redemption & Ruin Amazon
33John Hammond, Jr. Clap Hands Wicked Grin Amazon
34The Eagles Ol' 55 On The Border Amazon
35Dolly Parton Jolene Jolene Amazon
36Linda Ronstadt I Will Always Love You Prisoner In Disguise Amazon
37Alison Krauss/Shania Twain/Union Station Coat of Many Colors Just Because I'm a Woman: The Songs of Dolly Parton Amazon
38Bill Philips Put It Off Until Tomorrow Decca Country Classics 1934-1973 Amazon
39The Drifters Some Kind of Wonderful Drifters' Golden Hits Amazon
40The Cookies Chains The Brill Building Sound [Disc 3] Amazon
41The Drifters Up On The Roof All-Time Greatest Hits & More: 1959-1965 [Disc 2] Amazon
42Maxine Brown Oh No Not My Baby Time-Life Classic Rock: 1964 – The Beat Goes On Amazon
43Aretha Franklin (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman Smooth Grooves: The '60s, Vol. 2: Mid-'60s Amazon
44Taj Mahal Take A Giant Step Giant Step & De Ole Folks At Home Amazon
45The Byrds Goin' Back The Notorious Byrd Brothers Amazon
46Skeeter Davis I Can't Stay Mad At You Early Girls: 1 Amazon
47The Band I Shall Be Released Music From Big Pink Amazon
48The Brothers and Sisters All Along the Watchtower When Gospel Sings Bob Dylan Amazon
49Rick Nelson She Belongs To Me The Best Of 1964-1975 Amazon

Country Songwriters

This week’s Deeper Roots pays tribute to a collection of country songwriters who made an impact on the American musical art form, defining the tone and story that was told. We’ll walk through nearly a hundred years of performances by the familiars: Emmylou Harris, Jim Reeves, Johnny Cash, and Ray Charles, all taking on the songs of A.P. Carter, Jimmie Rodgers, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, and Cindy Walker. We’ll also hear from Dolly, Willie, and Elvis on a cold and wet January Friday in West Sonoma County. Join Dave Stroud as he enters his seventh year hosting our two hour show live from the Sebastopol studios of KOWS Community Radio.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Emmylou Harris Gold Watch and Chain Roses in the Snow Amazon
3Rosanne Cash Bury Me Under The Weeping Willow The List Amazon
4Jorma Kaukonen You & My Old Guitar Blue Country Heart Amazon
5Ricky Skaggs I Don't Care The Essential Ricky Skaggs Amazon
6The Louvin Brothers The Precious Jewel Sing The Great Roy Acuff Songs Amazon
7Leon Russell I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry Hank Wilson's Back [Bonus Tracks] Amazon
8Jerry Lee Lewis You Win Again A Half Century Of Hits [Disc 1] Amazon
9Dwight Yoakam Always Late (With Your Kisses) Hillbilly Deluxe Amazon
10Ray Charles Busted Complete Country & Western Recordings: 1959-1986 [Disc 2] Amazon
11Buck Owens Together Again The Very Best Of Buck Owens, Volume 1 Amazon
12Rice, Rice, Hillman & Pedersen Take Me Back Again Running Wild Amazon
13Cyndi Lauper Night Life (Featuring Willie Nelson) Detour Amazon
14Willie Nelson Crazy One Hell Of A Ride Amazon
15Hank Snow/Willie Nelson Send Me the Pillow That You Dream On In the Jailhouse Now/Brand on My Heart Amazon
16Patsy Cline I Fall To Pieces The Patsy Cline Collection [Disc 2] Amazon
17Burl Ives A Little Bitty Tear (Single Version) 20th Century Masters :The Millennium Collection: Best of Burl Ives Amazon
18Les Paul I'm Movin' On Legend and Legacy [Disc 3] Amazon
19Elvis Presley Guitar Man Artist of the Century Disc 2 Amazon
20John Cowan Devil Woman (feat. John McFee) Sixty Amazon
21Jim Reeves Home Essential Jim Reeves Amazon
22Roger Miller Husbands And Wives Country Legends Amazon
23Merle Haggard And The Strangers Branded Man (2006 Digital Remaster) Hag: The Best of Merle Haggard Amazon
24Dave Alvin Kern River Tulare Dust: Tribute to Merle Haggard Amazon
25Tom T. Hall A Week In A Country Jail Classic Country: Great Story Songs [Disc 1] Amazon
26Johnny Cash I'll Go Somewhere And Sing My Songs Again The Mystery Of Life Amazon
27Dolly Parton Jolene Jolene Amazon
28Alison Krauss/Shania Twain/Union Station Coat of Many Colors Just Because I'm a Woman: The Songs of Dolly Parton Amazon
29Willie Nelson Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down ["Naked" version] Naked Willie Amazon
30Bobby Bare Miller's Cave The Best Of Bobby Bare Amazon
31Steve Earle Tecumseh Valley Train a Comin' Amazon

Devils and Angels

The devil is, indeed, an angel…albeit a fallen one. And the music we’ll be sharing this morning with our West County audience will take note of that fact with sounds that feature modern Americana as well as early to mid-century country sounds. Tune in to KOWS radio every Friday morning at 9 Pacific for the very best in roots sounds…and this week is no different:  modern Americana from Rob Ickes and The Devil Makes Three, mid-century country from Cowboy Copas and Lefty Frizzell, as well as some wild-eyed worship pieces from The Sunshine Boys, Benny Joy, and Margie Singleton (who performs the infamous “Jesus is My Pusher”). Just for you. Just in time for a springtime April morning.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Sunshine Boys We Need A Whole Lot More Of Jesus (And A Lot Less Rock And Roll) Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
3Ray Wylie Hubbard Lucifer And The Fallen Angels Tell The Devil I'm Getting There As Fast As I Can Amazon
4Bobby McMillon The Devil Song (Child 275) Art of Field Recording: Volume II – Disc 1: Survey Amazon
5Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley Friend Of The Devil The Country Blues Amazon
6Julie Miller The Devil Is an Angel Blue Pony Amazon
7Asleep at the Wheel/The Blind Boys of Alabama The Devil Ain't Lazy Reinventing the Wheel Amazon
8Cowboy Copas Don't Shake Hands With The Devil Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
9Powder River Jack, Kitty Lee Tying A Knot In The Devil's Tail Cattle Call-Early Cowboy Music And It's Roots Amazon
10James King The Devil's Train Three Chords & The Truth Amazon
11Carrie Rodriguez Devil In Mind Give Me All You Got Amazon
12Shemekia Copeland Devil's Hand Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection Amazon
13Rory Block Devil Got My Woman Hard Luck Child: A Tribute To Skip James Amazon
14The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band Devils Look Like Angels Between the Ditches Amazon
15Merle Haggard Dealing With The Devil Rainbow Stew – Live Amazon
16Benny Joy Dark Angel Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
17Ryan Cain And The Ables Cupid And The Devil Cupid And The Devil Amazon
18Lee Ann Womack Take The Devil Out Of Me The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone Amazon
19Lefty Frizzell From an Angel to a Devil Life's Like Poetry (Disc 4) Amazon
20The Devil Makes Three What Would You Give (In Exchange for Your Soul) Redemption & Ruin Amazon
21Willie Nelson Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down Country Music Amazon
22Robert Plant Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down Band Of Joy Amazon
23Margie Singleton Jesus Is My Pusher Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
24Eddie Noack Psycho Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
25The Treniers Devil's Mambo They Rock! They Roll! They Swing! Amazon
26Billy Barton The Devil, My Conscience And I Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
27Peter Rowan Pulling The Devil By the Tail Reggaebilly Amazon
28Coleman Brothers Get Away, Mr. Satan, Get Away Hot Harmony Groups 1941-1949: Vol 3: When the Old Gang Amazon
29Rev W. M. Clark and Sisters Satan At Church (Pm 12559, 4792-1) The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 1 (1917-1927) Amazon

Contemporary Americana Gospel

Just a closer walk…Deeper Roots walks the gospel road once more, this time forgoing the ancestral roots for modern takes in black gospel, country gospel, and bluegrass from the Heartland. Our focus will be on some of the contemporary performers who cover with due recognition some of the great gospel standards. We’ll hear from Hugh Laurie, Willie Watson, Rodney Crowell, Bruce Cockburn, and Luther Dickinson…and that’s just a taste. We’ll hear the stories of Samson and Delilah alongside John the Revelator….right here on Deeper Roots…coming your way from the KWTF downtown studios.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Aubrey Ghent & Friends Just A Closer Walk With Thee 15 Down Home Gospel Classics Amazon
3Buddy Miller There's A Higher Power Universal United House Of Prayer Amazon
4Wade Bowen Precious Memories Then Sings My Soul: Songs for My Mother Amazon
5Mike Farris Sit Down Servant Salvation in Lights Amazon
6Bonnie Raitt & Maria Muldaur My Journey to the Sky Shout, Sister, Shout! – A Tribute to Sister Rosetta Tharpe Amazon
7Johnny Cash The Man Comes Around American IV: Man Comes Around Amazon
8Jorma Kaukonen What Are They Doing In Heaven Today Blue Country Heart Amazon
9Rodney Crowell Denomination Blues Voice of the Spirit, Gospel of the South Amazon
10Willie Watson Samson and Delilah Folksinger Vol. 2 Amazon
11Jimmie Dale Gilmore Peace in the Valley Come on Back Amazon
12The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Amazing Grace Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Vol. 2 Amazon
13The Blind Boys of Alabama I Keep On Walking Almost Home Amazon
14Mavis Staples & Bonnie Raitt Turn Me Around Mavis Staples I'll Take You There: An All-Star Concert Celebration Amazon
15Rhiannon Giddens Up Above My Head Tomorrow Is My Turn Amazon
16Hugh Laurie Didn't It Rain Didn't It Rain (Deluxe) Amazon
17Linda Gail Lewis This Train Hard Rocking Woman Amazon
18Leo Welch You Can't Hurry God Sabougla Voices Amazon
19The Holmes Brothers Farther Along Speaking In Tongues Amazon
20Ollabelle John The Revelator Ollabelle Amazon
21Tom Waits John The Revelator God Don't Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson Amazon
22Luther Dickinson feat. the Rising Star Fife and Drum Band Bye And Bye I'm Going To See The King God Don't Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson Amazon
23Bruce Cockburn Twelve Gates To The City Bone On Bone Amazon
24Merle Haggard/Willie Nelson Family Bible Django and Jimmie Amazon
25Willie and Bobbie Nelson Old Time Religion Farther Along Amazon
26Gillian Welch Old Time Religion [Outtake] Boots No. 1: The Official Revival Bootleg [Disc 2] Amazon
27Charlie Haden A Voice From On High Charlie Haden Family & Friends – Rambling Boy Amazon
28Rhiannon Giddens Freedom Highway Freedom Highway Amazon


We’re going to share some political sounds from the past and present on Deeper Roots in a show that expresses the sentiments of resistance and free speech. Tune in for some new music from The Drive-By Truckers and Bruce Springsteen as well as some powerful voices from the past: Gil Scott-Heron, Phil Ochs, the SNCC Freedom Singers, Public Enemy, Merle Haggard, and…well…the list just doesn’t seem to lack for talent and passion.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Black Eyed Peas Power To The People Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign To Save Darfur [Disc 2] Amazon
3Mimi & Richard Farina House Un-American Blues Activity Dream Generations of Folk, Vol. 2 Protest & Politics Amazon
4Leonard Cohen The Old Revolution Songs From A Room Amazon
5Phil Ochs I'm Going To Say It Now Farewells & Fantasies [Disc 1] Amazon
6Phil Ochs I Ain't Marching Anymore Generations of Folk, Vol. 2 Protest & Politics Amazon
7Woody Guthrie Vigilante Man The First Rays Of Protest In The Twentieth Century Amazon
8Norman & Nancy Blake Starving To Death On The Government Claim The Hobo's Last Ride Amazon
9Pete Seeger Round And Around Hitler's Grave The First Days Of Protest In The Twentieth Century Amazon
10Joan Baez I Pity The Poor Immigrant Generations of Folk, Vol. 2 Protest & Politics Amazon
11Pete Seeger We Shall Not Be Moved Generations of Folk, Vol. 2 Protest & Politics Amazon
12Merle Haggard Politically Uncorrect Singles Amazon
13Pete Seeger Which Side Are You On? The First Days Of Protest In The Twentieth Century Amazon
14Tom Morello Ease My Revolutionary Mind Note Of Hope Amazon
15Joe Grushecky That's What Makes Us Great MP3 Mastered New Band Project Amazon
16Steve Earle Rich Man's War The Revolution Starts Now Amazon
17Bob Dylan Political World Chronicles, Vol. 1 Amazon
18C.O.R.E. Freedom Singers Get Your Rights, Jack Voices Of The Civil Rights Movement, [Disc 2] (Ensembles) Amazon
19Gil Scott-Heron The Revolution Will Not Be Televised The Revolution Begins: The Flying Dutchman Masters Amazon
20Tracy Chapman Talkin' Bout a Revolution Tracy Chapman Amazon
21Country Joe & The Fish Good Guys/Bad Guys Cheer The Collected Country Joe & The Fish: 1965-1970 Amazon
22Bruce Springsteen We Shall Overcome We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions [DualDisc] Disc 1 Amazon
23Tom Paxton If The Poor Don't Matter Redemption Road Amazon
24Drive-By Truckers Guns Of Umpqua American Band Amazon
25SNCC Freedom Singers; Neblett, Charles Governor Wallace Voices Of The Civil Rights Movement, [Disc 2] (Ensembles) Amazon
26Roy Zimmerman Someday (We Shall Overcome) The Faucet's On Fire Amazon
27SNCC Freedom Singers; Reagon, Cordell Dog, Dog Voices Of The Civil Rights Movement, [Disc 2] (Ensembles) Amazon
28John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band Power To The People Gimme Some Truth [Disc 1] Amazon

Deeper Fifties Fear


Deeper Fifties Fear
Deeper Fifties Fear

There was (is?) a time when the background noise (and it was loud) revolved around the likelihood that humankind would annihilate itself any day. The Cold War brought out the worst of us. Fear of your neighbor…fear of ideology or alternative ideas were the centerpiece of the day. The fear was embodied in the likelihood of the ‘big one’ dropping; yet our schools, media, and government soft-peddled the reality. The entertainment industry had it’s own take, of course; because artistic license allowed exploration from every corner, even though it would often make light of what was then assumed to be an eventuality. We’ll hear country from Charlie Louvin and Elton Britt, left-wing folkies like Pete Seeger and Mark Spoelstra, and gospel from the Golden Gate Quartet and The Spirit of Memphis Quartet. It’s a combination of novelty, contemporary takes on old standards, and vintage sounds (both musical and otherwise) in our Deeper Roots episode that explores the American way called ‘duck and cover’. 

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Fred Kirby When That Hell Bomb Falls Atomic Platters Amazon
3Ferlin Husky Let's Keep the Communists Out 1949-1950 (Warped 498F) Amazon
4Armed Forces How to spot a communist Public Service Amazon
5Jackie Doll and his Pickled Peppers When They Drop The Atomic Bomb Atomic Platters Amazon
6Karl & Harty When The Atom Bomb Fell Atomic Platters Amazon
7Dr. Strangelove and the Fallouts Love That Bomb Atomic Platters Amazon
8Charlie Louvin Great Atomic Power (w. Jeff Tweedy) Charlie Louvin Amazon
9Mark Spoelstra Civil Defense Sign Atomic Platters Amazon
10Elizabeth Cook And The Grascals The Great Atomic Power Song of America Amazon
11Elton Britt Uranium Fever Atomic Platters Amazon
12The Spirit Of Memphis Quartet Atomic Telephone The Best Of Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour Vol 2 Amazon
13The Blind Boys Of Alabama Atom Bomb Atom Bomb Amazon
14Golden Gate Quartet Atom and Evil 101 Great Black Gospel, Vol. 1 Amazon
15The Five Stars Atom Bomb Baby Atomic Platters Amazon
16WBEN AM, Buffalo, NY CONELRAD Radio Alert "Real Thing" Atomic Platters Amazon
17Pete Seeger Study War No More (Peace): Talking Atom If I Had a Hammer-Songs of Hope & Struggle Amazon
18Sam Hinton Old Man Atom Atomic Platters Amazon
19Glenn Barber Atom Bomb Atomic Platters Amazon
20Dude Martin's Round-Up Gang Atom Bomb Baby Atomic Platters Amazon
21Various WW2 Air Raid Siren Sound Effects Factory Amazon
22Oscar Aleman Tico Tico No Fuba Swing Guitar Masterpieces Amazon
23Connie Francis Civil Defense Spot: Be Prepared Today, For Survival Tomorrow Atomic Platters Amazon
24Fay Simmons You Hit Me Baby Like An Atomic Bomb Atomic Platters Amazon
25Linda Hayes Atomic Baby Voodoo Voodoo: Feisty Fifties Females Amazon
26Wanda Jackson Fujiyama Mama Atomic Platters Amazon
27Warren Smith Uranium Rock Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 3 Amazon
28Bill Haley and his Comets Thirteen Women (And Only One Man In Town) Atomic Platters Amazon
29Groucho Marx Civil Defense Spot Atomic Platters Amazon
30Theme Peter Gunn Hit TV Themes Of The 50's Amazon
31Billy Chambers Fallout Shelter Atomic Platters Amazon
32The Ramones I Wanna Be Well Rocket to Russia (Expanded & Remastered) Amazon
33Beastie Boys Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament Hot Sauce Committee Part Two Amazon
34Johnny Cash Civil Defense Spot: Help Ourselves Atomic Platters Amazon
35Pete Seeger The Willing Conscript Selections From The Best Of Broadside 1962-1988 Amazon
36Hank Williams No No Joe Like an Atom Bomb Amazon
37The Louvin Brothers The Great Atomic Power Close Harmony [Disc 1] Amazon
38Al Rogers and the Rocky Mountain Boys The Hydrogen Bomb Atomic Platters Amazon
39The Sons Of The Pioneers Old Man Atom Country Legends Amazon
40Sonny Russell Fifty Megatons Atomic Platters Amazon

Happy Birthday, Mr. Prine

Happy Birthday Mr. Prine
Happy Birthday Mr. Prine

In a special two hours, we’re going to celebrate John Prine’s music, observing his 70th birthday which just so happens have coincided with a new release of country duets this past October.  We’ll hear some Steve Goodman, Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, and The Boxmasters to name a few, performing Prine alongside some of the very best of Prine (prime Prine as it were). Happy birthday to one of the great songwriters of a generation. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: a true American treasure.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2John Prine Please Don't Bury Me Sweet Revenge Amazon
3Steve Goodman Donald And Lydia Steve Goodman Amazon
4John Prine Paradise The Singing Mailman Delivers [Disc 1 – Studio Aug 1970] Amazon
5John Prine Hello in There Great Days: The John Prine Anthology Disc 1 Amazon
6John Prine Souvenirs Tribute to Steve Goodman Amazon
7John Prine Sam Stone Storytellers: Singers & Songwriters Amazon
8John Prine Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore (Live in November 1970) The Singing Mailman Delivers [Disc 2] Amazon
9John Prine Nine Pound Hammer Sweet Revenge Amazon
10John Prine Sweet Revenge Sweet Revenge Amazon
11John Prine The Oldest Baby in the World Great Days: The John Prine Anthology Disc 2 Amazon
12John Prine/Steve Goodman Souvenirs Great Days: The John Prine Anthology Disc 2 Amazon
13Bonnie Raitt And John Prine Angel From Montgomery Coal Country Music Amazon
14John Prine Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness John Prine Live Amazon
15John Prine It's Happening To You Storm Windows Amazon
16John Prine Linda Goes to Mars German Afternoons Amazon
17Tom Paxton Skeeter's'll Gitcha (with John Prine) Redemption Road Amazon
18My Morning Jacket All The Best Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine Amazon
19The Boxmasters Christmas in Prison Christmas Cheer Amazon
20John Prine & Mac Wiseman Don't Be Ashamed of Your Age Standard Songs for Average People Amazon
21John Prine with Fiona Prine 'Til A Tear Becomes A Rose In Spite Of Ourselves Amazon
22John Prine/Iris Dement (We're Not) The Jet Set In Spite of Ourselves Amazon
23John Prine Who's Gonna Take The Garbage Out (Featuring Iris Dement) For Better, Or Worse Amazon
24Holly Williams/John Prine I'm Telling You For Better, Or Worse Amazon
25Alison Krauss/John Prine Falling in Love Again For Better, Or Worse Amazon
26John Prine Color of the Blues (feat. Susa For Better, Or Worse Amazon
27John Prine Dear John (I Sent Your Saddle Home) In Spite Of Ourselves Amazon
28John Prine Just Waitin' For Better, Or Worse Amazon
29John Prine With Connie Smith So Sad (To Watch Love Go Bad) In Spite Of Ourselves Amazon
30Johnny Cash Paradise [#] Personal File Disc 1 Amazon
31Fiona Prine/John Prine My Happiness For Better, Or Worse Amazon
32John Prine/Iris Dement In Spite of Ourselves In Spite of Ourselves Amazon

Americana Special – May 2016

Americana Hours on KOWS
Americana Hours on KOWS

In this, our second KOWS Americana Special, we put together a show so that we could fill in for Mark Hogan’s Bluegrass and Old Time Hour…and we’re featuring new music from C. W. Stoneking, Margo Price, Eric Clapton, and Bob Dylan. We’ll also pull out some dusty vintage nuggets from The Traveling Wilburys, Willie Nelson, and Frankie Laine. And there’s more…

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Lee Marvin Wand'rin Star Rare Songs Played on Radio, Vol. 1 Amazon
3The Blasters American Music American Music Amazon
4C.W. Stoneking Goin' Back South Gon' Boogaloo Amazon
5Seasick Steve Hope Hubcap Music Amazon
6Janiva Magness When You Hold Me Love Wins Again Amazon
7Left Arm Tan Blacktop Blues Lorene Amazon
8Hayes Carll The Love That We Need Lovers and Leavers Amazon
9Cyndi Lauper Misty Blue Detour Amazon
10Jason Wilber The Game (Radio Edit) Echoes Amazon
11Bob Dylan Melancholy Mood Fallen Angels Amazon
12Mo Kenney Pretty Things In My Dreams Amazon
13The Traveling Wilburys End of the Line (Extended) Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1 Amazon
14The Traveling Wilburys Where Were You Last Night? Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 3 Amazon
15Bob Dylan All the Way Fallen Angels Amazon
16Bob Dylan Polka Dots and Moonbeams Fallen Angels Amazon
17Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals Shine Call It What It Is Amazon
18The Lumineers Ophelia Cleopatra Amazon
19Frankie Laine Moonlight Gambler Country Greats #2 Amazon
20C.W. Stoneking Good Luck Charm Gon' Boogaloo Amazon
21Bonnie Bishop Looking For You Ain't Who I Was Amazon
22Bonnie Raitt Unintended Consequence of Love Dig in Deep Amazon
23John Doe Get On Board The Westerner Amazon
24Margo Price This Town Gets Around [FCC Warning] Midwest Farmer's Daughter Amazon
25Eric Clapton Can't Let You Do It I Still Do Amazon
26Willie Nelson Hello Walls One Hell Of A Ride Amazon
27The Louvin Brothers Cash On The Barrelhead Capitol Country Music Classics Amazon
28Mark Knopfler Daddy's Gone to Knoxville The Ragpicker's Dream Amazon
29Harley Allen In the Jailhouse Now [*] O Brother, Where Art Thou? [10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] Disc 2 Amazon
30Del McCoury Band 06 Because You Took Me In Out Of The Rain Del and Woody Amazon

Pickin’ Time – KOWS Oct 5, 2015

Deeper Roots Old Time Hour
Deeper Roots Old Time Hour

Dave Stroud will be sitting in tonight for Mark Hogan once again at 6pm Pacific. He’s got another episode of Deeper Roots Radio: A Century of America’s Music. In this episode, he’ll be following along Mark’s theme of old time and bluegrass, old and new. The playlist this evening will include bluegrass from James King, Mac Wiseman, David Grisman and Bill Monroe. He’ll also be sharing new tracks from Susie Blue and the Lonesome Fellas, Kinky Friedman, The Dustbowl Revival (fresh from Hardly Strictly Bluegrass this past weekend), and a couple of tracks fromLowell Levinger From The Youngbloods’s new album “Get Together – Youngblood Classics”. Tune in for some Eddy Arnold tribute pieces, music about the married life, and a couple of fine recordings of the great guitar pioneer Riley Puckett.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Mac Martin & The Dixie Travelers Smokey Mountain Rag With The Travelin Blues Amazon
3Merle Travis Freight Train (Instrumental) The World's Greatest Bluegrass Bands Amazon
4Dallas Smith My Home Across the Blue Ridge Mountains Still Pickin' Amazon
5James King Things Have Gone to Pieces Three Chords & The Truth Amazon
6Red Allen I Heard My Mother Call My Name Lonesome and Blue: The Complete County Recordings Amazon
7Neko Case Wayfaring Stranger Live From Austin, TX Amazon
8Kinky Friedman Pickin Time The Loneliest Man I Ever Met Amazon
9Ricky Skaggs Walls Of Time Bluegrass Today [Disc 2] Amazon
10David Grisman Wicked Path of Sin (feat. Old & In The Way) Dawg Plays Big Mon Amazon
11Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys Wicked Path Of Sin All The Classic Releases 1937-1949 [Disc 4] Amazon
12Solitaire Miles You Can't Break My Heart Susie Blue and the Lonesome Fellas Amazon
13Kacey Musgraves You're From Texas Wanted: One Good Cowboy Amazon
14Pokey LaFarge Lovebug Itch You Don't Know Me: Rediscovering Eddy Arnold Amazon
15Well Worn Soles Worried Country/Folk Amazon
16Frank Black Don't Rob Another Man's Castle You Don't Know Me: Rediscovering Eddy Arnold Amazon
17Don Henley Feat. Mick Jagger & Miranda Lambert Bramble Rose Cass County (Deluxe) Amazon
18Traveling Show Hillbilly Wedding Day Songs From The Road Band Amazon
19Charlie Haden Single Girl, Married Girl Charlie Haden Family & Friends – Rambling Boy Amazon
20Robbie Fulks Act Like A Married Man 13 Hillbilly Giants Amazon
21John Prine With Lucinda Williams Wedding Bells / Let's Turn Back The Years In Spite Of Ourselves Amazon
22Nikki Lane Wild One All or Nothin' (Deluxe) Amazon
23Lowell Levinger Sugar Babe Get Together- Youngblood Classics Amazon
24Lowell Levinger Euphoria Get Together- Youngblood Classics Amazon
25Riley Puckett It's A Sin To Tell A Lie Country Music Pioneer vol 1 Amazon
26Riley Puckett Cindy Country Music Pioneer vol 1 Amazon
27Mac Wiseman Dust On The Bible Grassroots To Bluegrass Amazon
28Si Kahn and The Looping Brothers To Hear Doc Watson Play Aragon Mill: The Bluegrass Sessions Amazon
29Doc Watson Make Me a Pallet Memories Amazon
30Amy Helm Roll Awy Didn't It Rain Amazon
31The Dustbowl Revival Lampshade On With a Lampshade On Amazon
32Charlie Gracie Just A Closer Walk With Thee Angel on My Shoulder Amazon