I used to host an internet radio show in Gainesville–and since I’ve moved away I’ve missed doing that very much. Podcasting on your own turns out to be much harder than working with all the great equipment and coworkers at GrowRadio. So, I ask for your patience and hope for your interest in hearing me try to resume something that gives me great joy–compiling songs and stories. Let me know what you think, what works, what could be worked on. It’s a demo-heavy setlist from all over the last half-century and as Paul Westerberg says, it “rocks like murder.”
Introductions and Congratulations
Bob Dylan & the Band – Banks of the Royal Canal (aka The Auld Triangle) (The Genuine Basement Tapes, Vol. 5) 1967
Silkworm – The Old You (Italian Platinum) 2002
Darkbuster (Lenny Lashley) – Cheap Wine (22 Songs That You’ll Never Want to Hear Again) 1999
Bob Seger – Fire Lake (Against the Wind) 1980
Talk about the Eagles
The Silver Jews – Self-Ignition (Living Bridge Comp.) 2008
Patsy Cline – Strange (Sentimentally Yours) 1961
Gun Outfit – Another Human Being (Hard Coming Down) 2013
Filthy Liars – Shot in the Dark (HFX Demo) 2013
The Haints (Kepi Ghoulie) – Battle of Wounded Heart (Battle of Wounded Heart) 2007
Chris Wollard & the Ship Thieves – Never Have Time (Canyons) 2012
01. Johnny Cash – Folsom Prisom Blues
02. Patty Loveless – Chains
03. Tom T. Hall – I Like Beer
04. Jim Stafford – Wildwood Flower
05. Johnny Paycheck – Take This Job and Shove It!
06. Hank Williams, Jr. – Stoned At The Jukebox
07. Andy Griffith – Flop Eared Mule
08. Leann Rimes – Cryin’ Time
09. Del Reeves – Belles of Southern Bell
10. Merle Haggard – Okie From Muskogee
11. Alabama – Sunday Drive
12. Tammy Wynette – Stand By Your Man
13. Travis Tritt – T-R-O-U-B-L-E
14. Buck Owens – I’ve Got a Tiger By The Tail
15. David Allan Coe – You Never Even Call Me By My Name
16. Ray Stevens – It’s Me Again Margaret
17. Conway Twitty – I’d Love to Lay You Down
18. Patsy Cline – Your Cheatin’ Heart
19. Loretta Lynn – Don’t Come Home A Drinking with Lovin’ on Your Mind
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I think I heard Caitlin’s EP, Dead Flowers, but it didn’t make much of an impression on me. I only remember seeing the CD cover. I didn’t even recall her name when I decided to do a little research on the opener for tonight’s Justin Townes Earle show here in Tampa.
Shame on me.
This new album from Caitlin is silky smooth, fun and infectious as hell. I definitely wouldn’t classify the album as a “country” album though. No, I’d file it under the same label as Justin’s latest effort, Harlem River Blues. Kind of contemporary pop with country undertones? The kind of sound you might pick up at a Starbucks or hear on “All Songs Considered”. Normally, the Starbucks thing would be meant as a backhanded slap but that’s not the case here. I genuinely like the album, I just can’t find a better (more accurate) descriptor for the sound. Think of her as the more upbeat sister of Jessica Lea Mayfield. Her vocal stylings have drawn comparisons to Patsy Cline and I see no reason to disagree.
Anyhow, check out this album and if you’re in Tampa/St. Pete join me at the show tonight and let’s see how this 23 year old lays it down live.