Show #145 – Reggae Cowboys

What a better way to start off “Bakersfield & Beyond” with some very beyond music.  The Reggae Cowboys are a band of all-around musicians out of Toronto, Canada who started the Reggae Cowboys in 1993 and play a very fun mash of reggae and country.  We like ’em.

We also played a bit of a set from Dave Alvin and Big Sandy & His Flyrite Boys after seeing them perform last weekend.  Any time you get a chance to see either band – do it.  Both are outstanding shows.  Dave Alvin is currently touring with his brother Phil Alvin, who together co-founded The Blasters before going their separate ways.  Dave and Phil perform some songs off their Grammy nominated album “Common Ground:  Dave & Phil Alvin Play And Sing The Songs of Big Bill Broonzy,” as well as a few select Blasters tunes.  Outstanding.  Phil also sang an amazing rendition of James Brown’s “Please, Please Me.”

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Reggae Cowboys Reggae Cowboys Rock Steady Rodeo Tumbleweed
JP Harris and the Tough Choices Maria Home Is Where the Hurt Is Cow Island Music
Keeley Valentino Signs For Bakersfield Keeley Valentino 101 North Music
Red Simpson The Highway Patrol Swing West Vol. 1 Bakersfield Razor & Tie
Meestro Run Away B Sides From B Street Meestro Music
Soulajar Love’s a Funny Thing Love’s a Funny Thing – Single Aum Studio Music
Dave Alvin & the Guilty Women California’s Burning Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women Yep Roc
Sturgill Simpson Water in a Well High Top Mountain High Top Mountain
Waylon Jennings Slow Movin’ Outlaw This Time RCA Records
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys Catalina It’s Time! Yep Roc Records
Deke Dickerson Nightmare of a Woman (feat. Billy Zoom) My Name Is Deke Shout!
The Knitters Burning House of Love The Modern Sounds of The Knitters Universal Music
The Beat Farmers Powderfinger Tales of the New West Rhino
The Flying Burrito Brothers Christine’s Tune The Gilded Palace of Sin and Burrito Deluxe A&M
Al Hendrix Monkey Bite The Other Side of Bakersfield, Vol. 1 – 1950S & 60S Boppers and Rockers from ‘Nashville West’ Bear Family Records GmbH
Merle Haggard Skid Row The Other Side of Bakersfield, Vol. 1 – 1950S & 60S Boppers and Rockers from ‘Nashville West’ Bear Family Records GmbH
Lone Justice Working Man’s Blues This Is Lone Justice: The Vaught Tapes, 1983 Omnivore Recordings
Lone Justice Cactus Rose This Is Lone Justice: The Vaught Tapes, 1983 Omnivore Recordings
Dwight Yoakam Bury Me (feat. Maria McKee) Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. Rhino/Warner Bros.
Rosie Flores Girl Haggard Once More With Feeling Rounder Records
The Meat Puppets Shine Two High to Die London
Olen Taylor Greetings from Bakersfield The Witchitas Taylor
The Councilmen Box Car Untitled self
Dave Gleason’s Wasted Days Midnight, California Midnight, California Well Worn Records
The Jazz Butcher Bakersfield The Jazz Butcher’s Free Lunch Rev-Ola
Sturgill Simpson Turtles All the Way Down Metamodern Sounds in Country Music Loose Music
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers Make it Last North of Bakersfield Dionysus



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