Bakersfield & Beyond pledge drive show

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.

Artist Cut Album Label
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
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