Theme-Time Radio: Spring Has Sprung


Spring is here in the Northern Hemisphere. Here are some musical notes strung together that evoke the feeling of Spring.

These are the tracks that were played:

Quicksilver Messenger Service – Fresh Air ++ My Morning Jacket – Spring (Among the Living) ++ Beck – Tropicalia ++ Everly Brothers – Crying in the Rain ++ B.J. Thomas – Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head ++ Wood Brothers – Buckets of Rain ++ Eric Clapton – Let It Rain (live) ++ Grateful Dead – Box Of Rain ++ The Beta Band – Dry The Rain ++ Wilco – Forget The Flowers ++ Leon Bridges – Flowers ++ G. Love and Jack Johnson – Rainbow ++ The Rolling Stones – She’s A Rainbow ++ The Allman Brothers Band – Blue Sky ++ Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Something In the Air ++ Cake – Bound Away ++ Phish – Farmhouse ++ The Doors – Moonlight Drive (live) ++ The Gourds – Rugged Roses (live)



Welcome to Earth: Podcast #123

from strange cargo


After a 5 3/4 months hiatus, The Shady Groove is happy to bring you an all new podcast. Chock-full of new classics and old timeless musical gems, this self-indulgent playlist that I call a radio show will be sure to please. So feel free to share with friends, listen to while your making dinner, or rock out to whilst driving. Hopefully you’ll like some of the music enough to buy the track or album or maybe even the vinyl for all you audiophiles out there. Maybe you’ll even look up the artist and check out some of their other stuff. Because that is what it’s all about. Music is about finding what moves you. And we should always and consistently be searching, listening to something you never thought you would…I encourage you to listen to the full album, listen to the b-sides and rarities. That’s where you find the gold;┬áthe realness..

The following is a list of the tastefully curated audio tracks that were played on this podcast:

Sturgill Simpson – Welcome to Earth (Pollywog) ++ Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – We Get Along ++ St. Paul & The Broken Bones – All I Ever Wonder ++ Chuck Berry – Roll Over Beethoven ++ The Rolling Stones – Let It Bleed ++ The Flying Burrito Brothers – Christine’s Tune ++ The Sheepdogs – Plastic Man ++ Cake – Arco Arena ++ Vampire Weekend – Oxford Comma ++ Weezer – El Scorcho ++ Tedeschi Trucks Band – Anyhow ++ Wilco – Normal American Kids ++ Mark Knopfler – Skydiver ++ Quiet Life – Live Wire ++ Dawes – When the Tequila Runs Out ++ Jimmy Smith – Whiskey and Blood ++



Podcast 122: Following the Sound – Folk Fest Past Present and Future

Sunset at fest


It’s been two weeks since the last notes of Los Lobos filled the air up at The Old Poole Farm in Schwenksville, and I’m still thinking about it. The 55th anniversary of the Philadelphia Folk Fest, the longest continuously running folk fest in North America, has come and gone; but to the Fest faithful, it’s memories live on for years….Or until the next Fest hits in mid August 2017. This year brought some amazing musicians and collaborations together for a spectacular 3 days of audible pleasure. From Del and Dawg to The Sheepdogs to Anderson East and the Lone Bellow covering Mariah Carey’s ‘Baby’, it was a great time had by all involved. So for this weeks’ Shady Groove Podcast, I’ve put together a great set of music from Folk Fest artists past and present…and probably future. Sit back, relax and enjoy.

Here are the tracks that were played on this weeks’ ‘fest’cast:

Mason Porter – Frankie and Johnny ++ Chris Kasper – Old Smoke ++ Spirit Family Reunion – I Am Following The Sound ++ Old Crow Medicine Show – Sweet Amarillo ++ Billy Bragg and Wilco – California Stars ++ The Sheepdogs – Take A Trip ++ Quiet Life – Lost in the Light ++ Sturgill Simpson – Sea Stories ++ Low Cut Connie – Danny’s Outta Money ++ Del & Dawg – East Virginia Blues (Live) ++ Bat – Brooklyn Song ++ David Myles – When It Comes My Turn ++ River Whyless – Miles of Skyline ++ Session Americana – Beer Town ++ Paul Simon – Graceland ++ Darlingside – Go Back ++ Anderson East – Satisfy Me ++ The Wood Brothers – Singin’ To Strangers ++ El Caribefunk – San Antonio ++ The Derek Trucks Band – Joyful Noise ++ Carolina Chocolate Drops – Hit ‘Em Up Style ++ Los Lobos – Chuco’s Cumbia




Podcast 121: The 90’s Are Alive And Well @ The Shady Groove

90's Music


Were the 90’s the last great musical decade? That’s definitely debatable. Here’s what I know: In the 50’s and 60’s rock n roll emerged, the 70’s punk and disco were created, the 80’s had wave and metal. In the 90’s, it wasn’t that a new genre of music was created, but melting pot of styles and genres merged to create a counter-culture movement that sounded musically edgy and different. Grunge, alternative, indie, alt country, and rap were all converging and emerging in this new era of music.

I love it. It takes me back to my years growing up. But regardless if you love it or hate it, one cannot deny the lasting effect that the music and its musicians have had on emerging artists today.

So here is a new edition of The Shady Groove’s Theme-Time Radio: The 90’s are alive and well. Even though this podcast went longer than normal, there still was not enough time to run all the amazingness that happened in this era. I already have enough music prepared to launch another TWO 90’s podcasts, so stay tuned for more….But until then, enjoy this carefully prepared, sonically pleasing radio hour from The Shady Groove.

Here are the tracks that were played:

Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit ++ Red Hot Chili Peppers – The Righteous & The Wicked ++ Uncle Tupelo – Life Worth Living ++ House of Pain – Jump Around ++ Blind Melon – No Rain ++ Candlebox – Far Behind ++ Radiohead – Creep ++ Beastie Boys – Sure Shot ++ Pearl Jam – Better Man ++ Beck – Loser ++ Ween – Roses Are Free ++ Pavement – Cut Your Hair ++ Weezer – Say It Ain’t So ++ Phish – Sample In A Jar ++ Cake – The Distance ++ Blackstreet – No Diggity ++ Sublime – Santeria ++ The Wallflowers – One Headlight ++ Old 97’s – Barrier Reef ++ Ben Folds Five – Battle of Who Could Care Less ++ Arrested Development – Mr. Wendal ++ Guster – Barrel of a Gun ++ G. Love & Special Sauce – Rodeo Clowns ++ Wilco – A Shot In the Arm ++ The Gourds – Ladies Choice




Everything I Do Gohn Be Funky: Podcast 120



Hey there! I’m sure you were all wondering where we were for the last 6 months. Well, lets call it a temporary hiatus. But now, I’m here to tell you that the Shady Groove podcast is back and better than ever. We’ll be┬ábringing audio gems for your listening pleasure more often ongoing. Thanks for bearing with us as we move forward.

These are the songs that were included in this weeks podcast:

Funkadelic – Can You Get To That ++ Lee Dorsey – Everything I Do Gohn Be Funky (From Now On) ++ Leon Bridges – Flowers ++ The Black Keys – Weight of Love ++ Hiss Golden Messenger – Saturday’s Song ++ Lake Street Dive – Close To Me ++ Low Cut Connie – Boozophilia ++ Sturgill Simpson – Keep It Between The Lines ++ Andrew Bird – Capsized ++ St. Paul & The Broken Bones – Broken Bones & Pocket Change ++ Phish – Funky Bitch (live) ++ The New Basement Tapes – Down On The Bottom ++ Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Don’t Do Me Like That ++ Bruce Springsteen – The Promised Land ++ Wilco – The Joke Explained ++ Dawes – Fire Away ++ The Gourds – Your Benefit