Bakersfield North

The show on KWMR Community Radio on  April 30 was good fun. Interviewing Tim Hus was the highlight and it was neat to learn that his early influences were from Ramblin’ Jack Elliot . We had a recommendation to post our play lists, including the label on which the music was recorded so that folks interested can search out some of the great tunes that we play. We are going to work on this, so stay tuned. Thanks to Dr. BLT we were able to find some other tunes from Bakersfield Influenced Canadians including Stompin’ Tom Conners, Hank Snow and Tom Phillips with his band The Men of Constant Sorrow. Dr. BLT provided us with a recording of his hit Child of Saskatoon, which we played. We also had played some Pacific Northwest artists (Jones Family Fortune out of Seattle and Ida Viper from Portland, OR). Some of the April birthdays that have come and gone include Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn and  Willie Nelson (they got some airtime as well). Don’t forget to tune in on Thursday, May 14 for an exclusive interview with Homer Joy  who wrote and originally pefromed the song “Streets of Bakersfield” later made an all time successful hit by Buck Owens and Dwight Yoakam. Homer Joy will be touring this summer with his full band, so stay tuned for this dates.

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