While Amanda and I usually talk about what we want to play, or a theme for each show, we usually just show up at the station with a box of CD’s and a couple bags of vinyl and wing it. Last night was no different. We did want to play some newer stuff – we were turned on to The Councilmen by Dr. BLT and talked to their song writer, Keaton York during the show. We also played their song Boxcar Sermon which is quickly becoming one of our favorite new songs. These guys sound great and are doing right by their Bakersfield, CA roots. You can also check out The Councilmen and listen to more songs on their myspace page: The Councilmen on Myspace.
We also played some songs of one of my long-time favorites having heard them on local radio when I lived in the San Diego area, the Beat Farmers. Country Dick Montana is sadly no longer with us having passed away of a heart attack during the third song of a show in a bar in Whistler Canada, but the music lives on. They produced some classic country music straight out of the Bakerfield Sound vein in their renditions of John Stewart’s song Never Goin’ Back and Neil Young’s Powderfinger and then they made some of the funnest songs that still crack me up when I hear them like Happy Boy.
After watching the DVD Merle Haggard: Legendary Performances, Amanda … well, let’s just say that the younger Merle Haggard was a good lookin’ guy and leave it at that. It was fitting that we found a song called Girl Haggard by Rosie Flores.
So, on to the playlist. But first some Beat Farmers live. Boy those guys could play!
|Tim Hus||Bakersfield Music||Bushpilot Buckaroo||Stony Plain Records|
|77 El Deora||The Devil in My Ear||Sirens||Western Independent|
|Amy Farris||Poor Girl||Anyway||Yep Roc|
|X||Poor Girl||More Fun in the Modern World||Slash|
|Red Meat||Inner Redneck||Meet Red Meat||Ranchero Records|
|Beat Farmers||Never Goin’ Back||Tales of the New West||Rhino Entertainment|
|The Flying Burrito Brothers||Wild Horses||The Definitive Collection||A&M Records|
|The Councilmen||Boxcar Sermon||Let The Record Play||Self|
|Big House||Louisiana in the Rain||Never Ending Train||Big House Records|
|Chris Gaffney||East of Houston, West of Baton Rouge||Loser’s Paradise||Hightone|
|Gilbeau & Parsons||Louisiana Rain||Louisiana Rain||Bakersfield International|
|Rosie Flores||Girl Haggard||Once More With Feeling||Hightone|
|Rolling Stones||Torn and Frayed||Exile on Main Street||Promotone|
|Beat Farmers||Happy Boy||Tales of the New West||Rhino Entertainment|
|Beat Farmers||Powderfinger||Tales of the New West||Rhino Entertainment|
|The Byrds||Truck Stop Girl||The Byrds (Untitled/Unissued)||Sony/BMG|
|The Sadies||Translucent Sparrow||Favourite Colours||Yep Roc|
|The Knitters||Dry River||The Modern Sounds of The Knitters||Zoe Records|
|Son Volt||Highways and Cigarettes||The Search||Son Volt|
|Dave Alvin||Everett Ruess||Ashgrove||Yep Roc|
|Fatt Katt & The Von Zippers||Rockin’ & Rollin’ Tonight||That Bakerbilly Sound||Fatt Katt Music|