“He wrote the songs, I held the pen.” -- Harlan Howard

Sunday, August 29, 2010

30W!...looks like Jo-Jo mighta had some problems this week...

At least if you're beyond a 5-mile Newton/Boston radius! Waaaaahhhhhh!

Due to a water damaged cable (THE cable connecting the antenna to the WZBC transmitter), we're only putting out 30w of power instead of our massive 1000w at 90.3FM.

Chin up! All is not lost pardner....along with the lucky folks living within the privileged 5 mile radius, you can hear the Z via our stream, iPhone app AND archives of all the shows.

Listen at your leisure, hopefully in the comfort of cool A/C, anytime for the next two weeks.

We promise to be back up, strong as ever, soon.

Thanks for all your calls, emails and IMs, it's always good to hear from our loyal listeners!!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

* * Happy Birthday YAZ! 8/22/39 * *

One of my childhood heroes,
a member of the 1967 Impossible Dream team,
forever #8...the one, the only, the great

(Click below for footage of Yaz over the years)

Friday, August 20, 2010

** SMC's Even Better Live Series Presents - ARTY HILL 8/22 @ High Noon **

Cow Island Music recording artist, ARTY HILL, will be stopping by Sunday Morning Country at high noon to sing a few (some brand spankin' new!), fill us in on his Tejas tour conquests, and all the latest & greatest from the AH songwriting camp in Baltimore!

Don't forget....Arty's playing Sally O'Brien's the night before at 9pm, so all you honky tonkers better have your dancin' shows shined & ready to go!

He's got Stan Mitchell bangin' away on drums, Steve Potter slappin' the upright bass, and Mike Castellana making the pedal steel cry like a baby!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

* RIP Robert Wilson - GAP Band Bassist *

Robert Wilson provided the backbone for all The GAP Band's songs, including BURN RUBBER (Why You Wanna Hurt Me), one of my favorites from 1980.
It went to #1 in 1981 and (with apologies to "Leader of the Pack") reeving engines haven't sounded quite the same since!

Monday, August 16, 2010

* * Happy Birthday Billy Joe Shaver * *

The Mighty Billy Joe Shaver
b. 8/16/39
Corsicana, Texas
(click below for early performance in Austin)

Eddy & Billy Joe Shaver, Johnny D's - 7/24/99

Friday, August 13, 2010

* Autographed Giveaways --> GHOST TRAIN: The Studio B Sessions *

Thanks to the fine folks at Sugarhill Records, this Sunday 8/15, I'll be giving away the brand new Marty Stuart CD - autographed by Marty himself!!
You heard right!

Recorded at the legendary RCA Studio B in Nashville, this CD will not be released to the public until 8/24 but, you have an opportunity to get your hands on this super CD NOW!
Stay tuned between 10am and 2pm (EST) for more of the good stuff on Sunday Morning Country via 90.3FM, www.wzbc.org or download our new iPhone app for free.

Remember, ZBC reaches the beaches and all global stops worldwide!

That's a big 10-4!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Happy Birthday Buck (8/12/29 - 3/24/06)

Buck Owens & Don Rich harmonies...
better than great!

(click above for "Together Again")

Monday, August 9, 2010

* Link to FREE iPhone App for WZBC! *

With all the new gagets out there, we want to be sure
you're able to tune in to SMC
whenever & wherever you want to!
Simply click on this . . .

. . . and you're on your way!

SMC Album of the Week - Marty's Ghost Train

The Studio B Sessions (Sugarhill)
* Available 8/24 *

What real Country music fans have been waiting for all year!
It's another must own for your collection.
Marty does not disappoint!
Listen to SMC for plenty from this new CD each week

Thursday, August 5, 2010

* * Happy Birthday Sammi Smith * *

August 5, 1943 - February 12, 2005

Sammi Smith like never before!

(click on image for "Help Me Make It Through the Night" from 1971)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

* * Happy Birthday Pops! * *

August 4, 1901 - July 6, 1971
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(click above for his "Blue Yodel No.9" performance with Johnny Cash)
(click above for Louis singing "Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen" from 1962)
Find out more about Louis Armstrong and his amazing music career here:

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

* Fort Adams State Park - Newport, RI *

Many of you have been to Jazz & Folk festivals here over the years but, did you know that it really is an historic fort!
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(click above for more info about Fort Adams)

Monday, August 2, 2010

* The 2010 Newport Folk Festival - Pt 2 *


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Sam Bush fan
(OLD GUYS RULE - Still Got An Axe To Grind)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

* The 2010 Newport Folk Festival - A Glimpse *

Thank You Mr. Wein!

(The Low Anthem)

(Jim Rooney, MC'd)

(Sam Bush)

(A.A. Bondy)

(What Cheer Brigade fending off demons atop Fort Adams)

(Prine gear backstage)

(John Prine)

(Dave Jacques, Jim James, Jim Rooney, John Prine, Jason Wilber
& the Newport Bridge close out Saturday)