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

Monday, December 19, 2011

* SMC Playlist for December 18, 2011 *

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Wrapping up the best of 2011 and filling the airwaves with plenty of Christmas music for all you present wrappers, party goers and Pat's fans!

I'll have more copies of the brand new David Ball & the Pioneer Playboys' CD,

to give away as well!

Tune in early, you don't want to miss a thang!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011

* SMC Album of the Week - The Far West *

Love steel? Love that western sound?

Click, buy, enjoy!

Trust me.

* New David Ball Christmas CD Giveaways, 12/11 *

Along with a wrap-up of 2011, weaving in more Christmas tunes and playing a whole batch of John Lincoln Wright's music,

I'll be giving away copies of the BRAND NEW

The Greatest Christmas!

Tune/Stream in EARLY!

Monday, December 5, 2011

*N.E. Country Legend, John Lincoln Wright, Passes*

(click image for Music Row write-up)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

* Some Girls Beefed Up, Drops 11/21! *

The "SOME GIRLS" back cover was as great as the front!

(Click image for 2011's the extra goodies)

CD of the Wk: John Lilly's "Cold Comfort"

Arrived in my mailbox yesterday . . . can't stop playing it!

"COLD COMFORT" from John Lilly

(available at all JL gigs and his WEB site)

With Special Guests: Sonny Landreth, Bill Kirchen, Tim O'Brien, Bobby Flores, Floyd Domino, Brennen Leigh, Kayton Roberts, Johnny Staats, Mike Bub, Skip Edwards, Tom Lewis, Ric Ramirez, Tommy Detamore.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

* Smoked Thanksgiving Dinner Solution *

They ain't called BLUE RIBBON for nuthin'!

Pick-up, heat & serve . . I like it!

* Don't Miss A Minute of SMC - Dwonload Your App Now!

Last weekend's storm wreaked havoc on many SMC listeners' power lines, including those of Boston College!

Although our transmitter was out for a few hours, Sunday Morning Country STREAMED ahead over the internet and was heard, as always, between 10am and 2pm.

Forgot about that, eh? Hadn't downloaded our ZBC app?

Well, here's your chance to check-off one more item from your "storm list" this week, ahead of the chaos.

And remember, the ZBC app also comes in handy while raking leaves, making pies and shoveling snow.

We've got your back!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

* Wow X Two - Allison & Shelby 11/10 *

SHELBY LYNNE will be at Johnny D's tomorrow night!

She's seen here with her sister, ALLISON MOORER, singing one of Buck's big hits at The Birchmere last year.

A double-WOW! event for sure . .

(click image for "Under Your Spell Again")

Monday, October 31, 2011

Sunday, October 30, 2011

WZBC still streaming!

Hi all,

Transmitter is down, we are still streaming.
Download our app!

Plenty of tix today.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ticket Giveaway Booonanza This Sunday!

All treats, no tricks for this week's SMC listeners on Halloween eve!

Yessirree folks, this Sunday there'll be plenty of tickets for shows like Shelby Lynn (11/3), Amy Black (11/5), Suzy Bogguss (11/5) and Abigail Washburn (11/6)!

Plus, one more copy of the brand new JOHN PRINE CD, "The Singing Mailman Delivers," for one very lucky listener. Have you seen the baseball caps for this CD?! LOVE IT!

(click image below for Tragedy, live)

TUNE/STREAM in early!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

* More SMC Giveaways this Sunday 10/16! *

Tune in this Sunday for a chance to win tickets to the FMFM's

4th Annual Urban Barn Dance

Thursday, October 20th @ 6:30pm!
Also, more copies of the new Johnny Cash "LIVE: Around the World - Bootleg Vo. III" will be given away to lucky listeners throughout the show!

Monday, October 10, 2011

** Happy 65th Birthday JOHN PRINE b.10/10/46 **

Revisiting a should-be mega-hit for John Prine's 65th birthday!


Learn this song pronto & record it in time for Valentine's Day 2012.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

** SMC Giveaways 10/9 - New JOHNNY CASH CD! **

This Sunday I'll be giving away copies of the BRAND NEW,

53 track, double-CD set from Sony/Legacy . .

Tune in to SMC EARLY!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

* The Only Woman Hank Ever Hired! *

The last surviving member of The Drifting Cowboys

"The only woman Hank Williams ever hired!"

(seen in this promo shot, second from the left).

Wife of the late steel great, Doyle Turner,

and mother of current steel great Robby Turner.

The Turners played with Hank 1945 - 1946.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

* * Moon Music for Next Week * *

A favorite of mine for 30 years!

Perfect for next week's full moon, Tuesday night/Wednesday morning.

Columbus Day weekend is fast approaching, be adventurous!

(Originally released on vinyl in 1981, re-released on CD in 1990)

Monday, October 3, 2011

* JOHN MILLER - Let's Go Riding! *

Recorded between October 1971 & January 1972

(while a student at Cornell),

and released by Rounder in 1975, this gem is sounding better than ever!

Look hard, find it if you can and cherish it!

Includes Hopie Miller, Russ Barenberg, John Ellis, David Barenberg and Susan Longaker

Side One
1. Let's Go Riding
2. Easy Rider
3. Wild About My Lovin'
4. Trouble In Mind
5. How Long, How Long Blues
6. Hunkie- Tunkie
7. I'm An Old Bumblebee
8. Righteous Blues

Side Two
1. Texas
2. Golden Slippers
3. Brandy Wine
4. Cherokee Shuffle
5. Weary Day
6. John Hardy
7. Arkansas Traveler
8. Tompkins Country Trot
9. Chinquipin Pie

Sunday, October 2, 2011

** SMC Playlist for 10/2/11 **

Archives are up for TWO big weeks here.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

* The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams - Sun 10/2 - 1hr Radio Special *

Tune in to SMC this Sunday 10/2, just after 1pm, for a very special ONE hour featuring "The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams" (being released Tuesday, 10/4).

There's plenty of interview material and music from the artists who participated in this project and it's hosted by Alejandro Escovedo.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

LYDIA LOVELESS @ t.t. the bear's place 10/6!

The new CD is terrific!

The show is late (11:45pm)...so,

you've got an entire week to catch up on your sleep.

Plan accordingly.

* * * Happy Birthday MARTY STUART! * * *

Born John Martin Stuart


"Country Boy Rock & Roll"

Letterman, 6/29/11

(and Letterman does a fine job of botching the intro/album title)

Monday, September 26, 2011

More from the Marty Party, 9/24/11!

Postcards, PLEASE!

Kenny, Marty, Harry & Paul...well alright, well alright!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

** SMC Playlist for 9/25/2011 **

Archives are up for TWO big weeks here.

Marty Stuart - September 24, 2011

Indian Ranch, Webster, MA
Kenny Vaughn, Marty Stuart, Harry Stinson, Paul Martin

Marty's Mandolin, Harry's drums


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Genius & Growing Impact of Joe Derrane

In person, at Boston College



(click image for more info)

Friday, July 1, 2011

Thursday, June 30, 2011

ATTEN: SMC Facebook Page - LIKE ME!

I'm hearing the old link was a bit goofy.

Let's try this one more time...

(please click on the image, hoepfully you'll get to the SMC FB page this time)

Monday, June 27, 2011

* Indian Ranch Ticket Giveaways *

With one of my favorite summer venues celebrating their 65th anniversary, it's only fitting that SMC be offering up some very special ticket giveaways, to our very special generous listeners, in the weeks ahead!

Stay tuned for a chance to win tickets for the following shows at Indian Ranch:

Los Lobos, Sat 7/9(they are the best band in the WORLD!)
Aaron Tippin, Sun 7/17
George Jones, Sun 7/31
Jerry Jeff Walker, Sat 8/13
Dwight Yoakam, Sun 8/14
Travis Tritt Sun, 8/28
Asleep At the Wheel, Sat 9/10
Marty Stuart, Sat 9/24

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Dear Boston Bruins . . .



See you on Saturday!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Sun 6/12 - Charlie Chesterman Benefit Show @ t.t.'s

SUNDAY 6/12 Noon - 5:30pm

Scruffy the Cat? You remember.
You loved them, probably still do!

Harmony Rockets? Chaz & the Motorbikes?
Them, too!

Be there! Be Generous!

Friday, May 20, 2011

SMC on Facebook - "LIKE" me!

Okay, I've caved big-time!

Yepper...succumbed to peer pressure and set-up an SMC Facebook Page.

Go ahead,
" LIKE ME!" (click image for FB page)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

*Happy Birthday JESSE WINCHESTER! *

Born May 17, 1944, Shreveport, LA

(actually across the river in Bosier City!)

He's one of my all-time favorite singer/songwriters and has been covered by everyone from Buddy Miller, Emmylou Harris and The McGarrigles to Waylon Jennings and Wynonna Judd.

Plenty of people know his songs, plenty more have no idea who actually wrote Buffet's crowd pleaser, "Rhumba Man," "Defying Gravity" and "Biloxi."

HOT TIP: You'll have a chance to hear it straight from the man himself when he joins me on Sunday Morning Country next weekend (5/22, btwn 10am and 2pm) to sing a few tunes and tell us what he's been up to lately!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

* Elvis Costello's "ALMOST BLUE" Is 30 Years Old *

In honor of Elvis Costello's appearance this week at The Wang Center, I'll be spinning his terrific 1981 Country release
"Almost Blue"

Hard to believe this gem is now 30 years old!

Tune in!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

* FINALLY! Bill Russell to Get Statue *

(and . . please place it next to Red's in Faneuil Hall!)
I'll post more as it unfolds.

'Til then click on the image for the lastest from The Boston Globe!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

** This Sunday 5/1 - Eric Brace & Peter Cooper LIVE on SMC @ 11:30am **

Hot off a northeast tour opening for the legendary John Prine, Eric Brace and Peter Cooper will be stopping by the studio to play a few songs, give us the scoop on their latest release, "The Master Sessions," the new Tom T. Hall project and their respective music projects (Eric's Last Train Home recordings; Peter's solo recordings and production work with the likes of Fayssoux McLean).

No doubt, a lot of ground to cover and be able to make their flight back to Nashville, TN!
We're hoping for an 11:30am start time.

As a primer, take a look at some of the links below AND be sure to tune in on Sunday for the WORLD RADIO DEBUT of the brand new, star-studded, not out til 5/23, "I LOVE: Tom T. Hall's Songs of Fox Hollow" release from Red Beet Records and The Country Music Foundation.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tonight (4/21) James Intveld @ Opry/WSM 7pm CT

AMA Showcase, The Cannery - Nashville, TN (2008)

It's a big ol' show tonight with SMC favorites James Inveld and Mandy Barnett taking the Ryman Auditorium stage along with Larry Gatlin (Host), Dailey & Vincent, and Con Hunley .

Luckily, WSM will be streaming & archiving the show so all of us can enjoy it from afar and at our leisure.

Tune/stream in to www.wsmonline.com.