Last night, we were on during one of KWMR‘s two pledge drives we have each year. As a community radio station, we rely heavily on individual donors. Got to feed the machine to make ‘er go. It’s always a fun time putting on Bakersfield & Beyond and it’s even more fun during pledge drive because the activity level and energy at the station is high.
This pledge drive show did not disappoint. We were treated to a live in-studio performance by Audrey Auld and her guitar. We also talked to Rosie Flores about the Janis Martin recording she produced which was recently put out in CD form. Rosie recorded Janis singing some great songs only a few months before Janis passed away in 2007. It took five years before the funds could be raised to produce the record “The Blanco Sessions” on the Cow Island Music label. It’s a fantastic collection of rockin’ tunes and thanks to Cow Island Music was one of our pledge premiums during our show. We also talked about Rosie’s upcoming CD, “Working Girls Guitar,” that will be out in October that features her excellent guitar playing on each track.
Another CD we had for a pledge premium was the brand spankin’ new Dwight Yoakam album, “3 Pears.” We played heavily from Janis and Dwight during the pledge show and raised some pretty good money for the station. Thanks folks who donated and listened.
|Tim Hus||Bakersfield Music||Bushpilot Buckaroo||Stony Plain Records|
|The Temptations||Ain’t Too Proud To Beg||The Best of The Temptations||Uptown/Universal|
|Janis Martin||Long White Cadillac||The Blanco Sessions||Cow Island|
|Janis Martin||Barefoot Baby||The Female Elvis – Complete Recordings 1956-60||Bear Family Records GmbH|
|Dwight Yoakam||3 Pears||3 Pears||Warner Brothers|
|Janis Martin||Sweet Dreams||The Blanco Sessions||Cow Island|
|Janis Martin||Find Out What’s Happening||The Blanco Sessions||Cow Island|
|Wynn Stewart||Money Talks||The Songs of Wynn Stewart||Capitol Records|
|Los Lobos||Will the Wolf Survive?||How Will The Wolf Survive?||Rhino/Warner Bros.|
|John Doe and the Sadies||Stop The World And Let Me Off||Country Club||Yep Roc|
|Jimi Hendrix||Red House||Jimi Blues||MCA|
|Dwight Yoakam||Dim LIghts Thick Smoke||3 Pears||Warner Brothers|
|Homer Joy/Buck Owens||John Law||Someday It’ll Be Country||FSP First Stone Productions|
|Merle Haggard||Honky Tonk Mama||If Only I Could Fly||Anti|
|Dwight Yoakam||Take Hold of My Hand||3 Pears||Warner Brothers|
|Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers||Make It Last||North of Bakersfield||Dionysus Records|