We had a super fun show last night. As usual the time flies by much too quickly. Talked with Dave Gleason as he prepares for his show here at Rancho Nicasio with the band The Golden Cadillacs. Dave was originally a Bay Area musician who moved to the Los Angeles area because that’s what it took for him to move his music and career to the next level. It’s obvious he kicks ass and works incredibly hard. Just a look at his upcoming concert schedule on his myspace page will show how hard he’s working.
Dave also sent up a couple pre-release recordings from an album that is scheduled to come out this summer. We hope you were able to catch the show. And we hope you catch our next show March 18. That show will mark our one year anniversary and it also marks the day we will be asking listeners to pledge support to KWMR during the station’s twice per year pledge drive. We hope you can pitch in and support our community radio station and keep Bakersfield & Beyond on the air for many years to come!
We also talked to Dave about his use of the B-Bender on his Telecaster. Here’s a really good interview with Gene Parsons who, with the great, late guitarist, Clarence White, invented the B-Bender.
We played Rosie Flores’ “This Cat’s in the Doghouse” in honor of the video of this song being recently released. Couldn’t find it, but here’s a great cover of “Big River.”
Couldn’t find Tommy Collins’ cover of “The Wreck of the Old ’97,” but here’s a song I haven’t hear him sing – really good tune.
|Tim Hus||Bakersfield Music||Bushpilot Buckaroo||Stony Plain Records|
|Eleven Hundred Springs||Whose Heart Are You Breaking Tonight||Country Jam||Palo Duro Records|
|Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers||Make It Last||North of Bakersfield||Dionysus|
|Uncle Tupelo||Sin City||No Depression||Sony|
|Dave Gleason’s Wasted Days||Just Fall To Pieces||Just Fall To Pieces||Well Worn Records|
|Dave Gleason||Blue Side of the World||Turn and Fade||Wellowrn Records|
|Waylon Jennings||Something’s Wrong in California||The Best of Waylon Jennings||RCA|
|Dave Alvin||Sonora’s Death Row||West of the West||Yep Roc|
|Gary Stewart||Out of Hand||The Essential Gary Stewart||BMG Entertainment|
|The Spencers||The King and Queen of Fools||Bakersfield Rebels||ace|
|Merle Haggard||The Bottle Let Me Down||Hag, The Best of Merle Haggard||Capitol/EMI|
|Tommy Collins||Wreck of the Old ’97||The Best of Tommy Collins||curb|
|Buck Owens||I Don’t Care||21 # 1 Hits||Rhino Records|
|Wanda Jackson||Funnel of Love||Wanda Rocks||Bear Family Records|
|Gene Clark||Tried So Hard||Collector’s Series: Early L.A. Sessions||CBS|
|The Flying Burrito Brothers||Lazy Days||The Definitive Collection||A&M Records|
|Gram Parsons||Ooh Las Vegas||Country and West Coast The Birth of Country Music||Big Beat|
|Dave Gleason’||Right Back to Her Heart||Just Fall To Pieces||Well Worn Records|
|Rosie Flores & The Pine Valley Cosmonauts||This Cat’s in the Doghouse||Girl of the Century||Bloodshot Records|
|The Waybacks||Conjugal Visit||Loaded||Compass Records|
|Tommy Collins||If You Can’t Bite, Don’t Growl||100 Funny Favorites||K-Tel|
|Stone Foxes||Kaleidescopic Wondersound||Stone Foxes||Self Produced|