Bakersfield Organic

We get questions from folks on occasion about what our next show is going to be about.  First, it’s always about the music.  Second, it’s infrequent that we go into the studio for a show and know what we’re going to play.  Sometimes, we start playing vinyl and just stick with vinyl for the whole show.  Most of the time, we’ll play something and that makes us think of a good follow up which, in turn, leads to another and another and another…

Tonight was like that.  Earlier in the day, I put together set of music from artists who live in Bakersfield (currently or previously).  That went into some Jack White influence (White Stripes cover of “Jolene” and Jack White produced songs by Wanda Jackson and Loretta Lynn) and then some Gram Parsons influenced tunes because the 12th annual “Sleepless Nights:  Tribute To Gram Parsons” concert is coming this weekend to the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco.  And it just went like that for two hours.

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Tom Russell Bakersfield Hotwalker Red Music
Buck Owens Sam’s Place 21 #1 Hits: The Ultimate Collection Rhino
The Councilmen Bury Me In A Cadillac Single Self
Wynn Stewart It’s Such a Pretty World Today Swing West Vol. 1 Bakersfield Razor & Tie
Fat Kat & The Von Zippers Lizzy That Bakerbilly Sound Self
Tommy Collins You Better Not Do That Swing West – Vol 1 Bakersfield Razor & Tie
The Fruit Tramps Greetings from Bakersfield Single Self Produced
Merle Haggard I’m Bringing Home Good News Hag – The Best of Merle Haggard Capitol Nashville
The Golden Cadillacs Man At the Bottom The Golden Cadillacs The Golden Cadillacs
Tim Hus Cattlerack Cadillac Bush Pilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Dwight Yoakam Intentional Heartache Blame the Vain New West Records Inc.
JP Harris and the Tough Choices I’ll Keep Calling I’ll Keep Calling Cow Island Music
Neko Case Rated X The Tigers Have Spoken Anti/Epitaph
Neko Case Thrice All American Furnace Room Lullaby Anti/Epitaph
Loretta Lynn Portland, Oregon Van Lear Rose Interscope Records
The White Stripes Jolene Blackpool Deluxe V2/Third Man
Wanda Jackson Thunder On the Mountain The Party Ain’t Over Nonesuch
Johnny Cash & Bob Dylan T For Texas Songs From The Real America Swingin’ Pig Records
Gram Parsons Love Hurts GP/Grievous Angel Reprise
Gram Parsons Ooh Las Vegas Grievous Angel Rhino/Warner Bros.
The Everly Brothers I’m On My Way Home Again Country and West Coast The Birth of Country Music Ace
The Corvettes Beware of Time Country and West Coast The Birth of Country Music Ace
The Knitters Someone LiKE You Poor Little Critter on the Road Rhino/Slash
Neko Case Brown Eyed Handsome Man Hard-Headed Woman: A Celebraton of Wanda Jackson Bloodshot
The Pretenders She Return Of The Grievous Angel Almo
Buck Owens A-11 Streets of Bakersfield: Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 Blaricum
Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers Make It Last North of Bakersfield Dionysus

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