Episode #21 Greetings from Portland, Oregon, U.S.A


Episode #21 Greetings From Portland

Let’s start this post with a note of thanks to all of you who have been listening to the podcast and visiting our Facebook page. Last week we saw an enormous increase in podcast-related traffic and we’re super grateful to all of you for staying with us through the trials and tribulations of pulling together 20 episodes in the new incarnation of the show. Thank you!

This week’s podcast is an “all music” show delivered with the help of many of the musical acts we’ve featured through the first 20 episodes: the legends of country, the pioneers or alt-country, the current standard bearers of Americana and a bunch of fantastic artists from the Pacific Northwest and specifically right here in beautiful Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.

We’re deeply indebted to the friends who have helped us since the launch of the podcast last fall, especially the talented musical folks who have given their time to perform or be interviewed (or both) for the show. Several — such as Sarah Gwen, Freddy Trujillo, Joel Roth of the Low Bones and Miller & Sasser — are featured on this week’s podcast, which includes lots of “tags” from said folks and also contains the world’s shortest interview.

The sun is shining today in beautiful Portland, and we think we have your perfect soundtrack for the day. So let’s get to it. Here’s the playlist for Episode #21.

Newspaper, The Resolectrics
Cooke City, The Lonesomes
Wild American Runners, Arliss Nancy
Suicide Sal, Karen Jonas
What Is Truth, Johnny Cash
Bluegrass State, Truckstop Darlin’
Bye Bye Baby, Miller & Sasser
Arianne, The V-Roys
Border Radio, Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison
The Race Is On, George Jones
I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool (with George Jones), Barbara Mandrell
Keep Your Promises, Matthew Lindley
90 Miles (The Tennessee Song), The Honeycutters
Sister Sinead, Kris Kristofferson
The Old Black Hen, Songs: Ohia
We’ll Sweep Out The Ashes In The Morning, Gram Parsons
If You Come Around Here, The Swearengens
Loaded, North Twin
Something May Catch Fire, Chuck Ragan
Tom 33, The Low Bones
Woods, Sarah Gwen
Assimilation Blues, Trujillo
Winter Bloom, Celilo
This Land Is Your Land, Tim Barry
A Good Day To Be A Husband, I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch In The House
Christ For President, Billy Bragg & Wilco
Too Lazy To Work, Too Nervous To Steal, BR5-49
Another Place Another Time, Jerry Lee Lewis
Bartender Blues, Countryside Ride


Episode #12 featuring Morgan Geer of Drunken Prayer


Morgan Geer with Christa and Leon

Episode #12 with Morgan Geer/Drunken Prayer

Holy moly, what a week we’ve had here at the Podcast. We celebrated the launch of the new website by hitting the shows hard in Portland, among them: American Aquarium, Patterson Hood, Jayke Orvis and James Hunicutt and, of course, the usual smattering of top-notch local acts that we love to support.

The weekend wrapped with an incredible evening at Root Jack’s CD Release. The band was in top form, as was the crowd. Great stuff. Needed all of Sunday to recover from that one. Mercy.

This week on the podcast we’re airing for the first time a performance and interview that Eric recorded in The Helm with Morgan Geer of Drunken Prayer. Morgan returned to his former hometown to play some shows celebrating the release of his new record, House of Morgan, out now on Fluff & Gravy Records. He’s joined here by his lovely bride Christa, who shares some sweet backing vocals on a couple of very nice tunes. We think you’re gonna dig it, naturally.

The show also features plenty of brand new music from some of our favorites. We have a new songs from soon-to-be-released records by Lydia Loveless, Scott H Biram and The Low Bones. Also, a song from local boys The Resolectics, who will be featured at our next Podcast showcase show on Feb. 13 at the Alberta Street Pub.

So thanks for dialing in!

Here’s this week’s playlist:

That Much Further West (Demo, show theme), Lucero
Dead Man’s Hand, Root Jack
Really Wanna See You, Lydia Loveless
High Water, The Resolectrics
Slow & Easy, Scott H Biram
Jerry Was a Race Car Driver, Les Claypool’s Duo De Twang
Hard-Core Troubadour, Steve Earle
Your Mistake, Emily Herring
And So It Ends, James Hunnicutt
Broken Bottles, Sons Of Bill
The Jealous Kind, Chris Knight
Bound To Ride, Jayke Orvis and the Broken Band
Bring The Noise, The Unholy Trio
On Mobile Bay (Live from The Helm), Drunken Prayer
Interview with Morgan Geer
The Selfishness Of Man (Live from The Helm), Drunken Prayer
Frenchy, Drunken Prayer
Waiting For The Dawn, The Low Bones
O, Jolene!, The Hooten Hallers
Lonesome Down And Out, Jason Eady
Made To Break, Otis Gibbs
Knock Out Roses (For Levon), Tim Easton
Factory Girls, Flogging Molly (featuring Lucinda Williams)
Far From Any Road, The Handsome Family
Whiskey Angel, The Black Lillies
I Dreams I Saw Jesse James Last Night, Charlie Parr
Lift My Jug, William Elliott Whitmore
Fuck Oh Dear, Jackass
Skid Row, Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants
Gone, I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch In The House
Oval Room, Blaze Foley