Welp, we did it. KWMR’s spring pledge drive started on March 17 with a bang. We went into the show with $7,000 of support being pledged to the station. Our show goal was to raise at least $500 and we did it. Thank you to everyone who called in your support. We, and the station, really appreciate it.
Smelley Kelley from Red Meat was in the studio with us. He brought a great selection of his music, CD and vinyl, for us to play and he did not disappoint in helping us pitch to the listeners the need to call in with pledge support. A special thanks to Owen Bly, Red Meat’s manager, for helping coordinate (drive) the means to get Smelley to the studio.
As an added bonus, we were able to go an extra hour with the show – three full hours of Bakersfield and Beyond! There was still more music we wanted to get on the air, but we’ll save it for another show. Here’s the playlist and a few You Tube clips to enjoy. Thanks again for your support and for the support of the show. This was our show’s one year anniversary! We hope to be with you for many more years to come.
Check out the sound that banjo makes on this clip!
|Tim Hus||Bakersfield Music||Bushpilot Buckaroo||Stony Plain Records|
|Wanda Jackson||Funnel of Love||Heart Trouble||Gusto|
|Gram Parsons||Return of the Grievous Angel||Sacred Hearts and Fallen Angels||Rhino Records|
|Red Meat||The Girl with the Biggest Hair||Meet Red Meat||Ranchero Records|
|Big Smith||Ain’t Got Nobody||Roots Shoots and Wings||Mayapple|
|Rusty Dean||Saturday Satan, Sunday Saint||Bakersfield Rebels||ace|
|Red Meat||Poverty Line||13||Ranchero Records|
|Wynn Stewart||Money Talks||The Songs of Wynn Stewart||Capitol|
|Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers||I Remember You||North of Bakersfield||Dionysus|
|Johnny Cash||Sunday Morning Coming Down||The Johnny Cash Show||Columbia|
|Chris Gaffney||Six Nights a Week||Mia Vida Loca||Hightone Records|
|Dr. BLT||Pledge Jingle||Self||Self Produced|
|Buck Owens||I’ve Got a Tiger by Tail||Cryin’ Time||Capitol|
|Dave Gleason||Rusty Ol’ Halo||Just Fall to Pieces||Well Worn Records|
|Smiley Burnette||It’s the Lazy Day||The Best of the Singing Cowboys||Great American Music Company|
|Red Meat||Lolita||45||Ranchero Records|
|The Derailers||Who’s Gonna Mow Your Grass||Full Western Dress||Sire Records|
|Dave Alvin & the Guilty Women||California’s Burning||Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women||Yep Roc|
|Waylon Jennings||Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town||The Best of Waylon Jennings||Dynagroove|
|Rolling Stones||Torn and Frayed||Exile on Main Street||Promo Tone|
|Charlie Pride||A Shoulder to Cry On||The Essential Charlie Pride||Charlie Pride and Music City|
|Merle Haggard||My Own Kind of Hat||Serving up 190 Proof||MCA|
|Jones Family Fortune||Some Day||Someday||Thin Silver Records|
|The Ozark Mountain Daredevils||Standing on the Rock||The Ozark Mountain Daredevils||A&M Records|
|Gary Stewart||Stone Wall (Around Your Heart)||The Essential Gary Stewart||BMG Entertainment|
|Homer Joy||Jailhouse Relations||Someday It’ll Be Country||First Stone Productions|
|Red Meat||High Maintenance Babe||We Never Close||Ranchero Records|
|Big House||Never Ending Train||Never Ending Train||Big House Records|
|77 El Deora||Is This Gonna Hurt||Sirens||Western Independent Recordings|