Dictionaries say: a nod to/towards something is a a sign that someone is aware of or wants to recognize the influence or importance of something.
There are a lot of nods to the Bakersfield Sound which is one of the things that makes doing this show so much fun. You can chase influences down rabbit holes all day long. But last night there was some real nodding going off in Studio A at KWMR. Mike has been busy with a new order of Black Mtn. Cycles Monster Cross and Road Plus Frames, which were delivered to Point Reyes yesterday. He actually nodded off during the show.
One of the colors of the frames is a nod to Porsche from the days of old. And nodding can be a sign that you agree. We tend to agree on which song to play pretty often on Bakersfield and Beyond.
The show had a more mellow feel to it for the most part, but we still threw in Powderfinger, a great Neil Young tune, performed by the Beat Farmers. Such a great version. And we had to crank that one up, maybe you did, too.
If you like Bakersfield and Beyond, be sure to check out Highway of Heartaches this coming Tuesday at 8:30pm on KWMR. Smelley Kelley and Owen Bly host the show. Smelley is the frontman for Red Meat. They will be playing at a fun concert that KWMR is co-producing with Renee and Irish Greg. The Haggards will open the show, and DJ Barbarella (No Bad Vibes) will be spinning some tracks. And our pal Robert Price will be there with his book about the Bakersfield Sound. August 12th, Sunday – at Love Field under the parachute. We thank Parachute Days for hosting us! See you there!
Speaking of people named Mike, we had a request from one, and we could not find the exact track he wanted to hear, except on Youtube. We did find a version of the tune from the newly released album from Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore’s new album Downey to Lubbock. Here’s the request. And here’s a link to the archive that will be up for 14 days from 7/12.
|Tim Hus||Bakersfield Music||Bushpilot Buckaroo||Stony Plain Records|
|Dwight Yoakam||Pretty Horses||Single||Reprise|
|Dwight Yoakam||Then Here Came Monday||Single||Reprise|
|Lloyd Green and Jay Dee Maness||You Ain’t Goin Nowhere||Journey to the Beginning||Coastal Bend|
|The Byrds||You Don’t Miss Your Water||Sweetheart of The Rodeo||Columbia/Legacy|
|Gram Parsons||Streets of Baltimore||GP / Grievous Angel||Warner 1061|
|The Mavericks||Hot Burrito #1||Return of the Grievous Angel: A Tribute to Gram Parsons||Almo|
|The Mavericks||Here Comes the Rain||20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Mavericks||MCA Nashville|
|The Golden Cadillacs||California Lotto||The Golden Cadillacs||The Golden Cadillacs|
|Dave Gleason||The Rails Don’t Run Here||Turn and Fade||326 Records|
|Big House||Never Ending Train||Never Ending Train||Big House Records|
|Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women||These Times We Are Living In||Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women||Yep Rock|
|Tom Russell||Tramps & Hawkers||The Rose of the San Joaquin||HIGHTONE|
|RJ Jones||Ozark Mountain Lullaby||Bakersfield Neon Country||Self Produced|
|Buck Owens||Swinging Doors||Honky Tonk Man: Buck Sings Country Classics||Omnivore Recordings|
|Merle Haggard||Workin’ Man Blues||The Complete ’60s Capitol Singles||Omnivore|
|Merle Haggard||Silver wings||Merle Haggard, The Complete ’60’s Capitol Singles||Omnivore Recordings|
|Wanda Jackson||Cool Love||Vintage Collections||Nashville Catalog|
|George Jones||Wrong Number||The Complete United Artists Solo Singles||Omnivore Recordings|
|Patsy Montana||Little Shoes||Patsy Montana Inducted Into The Hall of Fame 1996||King Records|
|Dee Mize||Just Leave My World Alone||Bakersfield Rebels||Ace Records|
|Bob Ehret||Stop the Clock||The Other Side of Bakersfield, Vol. 2 1950S & 60S Boppers and Rockers from ‘Nashville West’||Bear Family Records GmbH|
|Buck Owens||I’m Walking the Dog||Honky Tonk Man: Buck Sings Country Classics||Omnivore Recordings|
|Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore||Deportee (Plane Wreck at los Gatos)||Downey to Lubbock||Yep Roc|
|The Rolling Stones||Torn & Frayed||Exile on Main Street||Virgin Records|
|Lone Justice||Ways to Be Wicked||Lone Justice||Geffen Records|
|Beat Farmers||Powderfinger||Tales of the New West||Rhino|
|The Sadies||The Curdled Journey||Favourite Colours||Yep Roc|
|Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers||Make it Last||North of Bakersfield||Dionysus|