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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




Looking for Trouble with the Shady Groove: Podcast 71

The Shady Groove would like to thank you for listening to todays podcast. We here at the Groove had a mighty fine time spinning some tunes for y’all so please, enjoy. And listen loud.

These are the audio tracks that made the cut for this weeks podcast:

Patrick Sweany – Them Shoes ++ Alabama Shakes – Heartbreaker ++ The Wood Brothers – Get Out My Life Woman (live) ++ John Hammond – Shake For Me ++ Jack White – Hip (Eponymous) Poor Boy ++ The Black Keys – Little Black Submarines ++ The Hollies – Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress) ++ Bruce Springsteen – Factory ++ The Ziggens – My Paycheck Bounced ++ Sublime – Doin’ Time (Uptown Dub) ++ Grateful Dead – Friend of The Devil ++ Billy Bragg & Wilco – Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key ++ Old Crow Medicine Show – Wagon Wheel ++ Carolina Chocolate Drops – Trouble In Mind ++ The Gourds – I’m Troubled (live).

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What’s In A Track Number? Shady Groove Podcast #69

Record Player Washed Ashore


Howdy, all you Shady Groovers out there. Though I’d try something new on this weeks podcast. Here we explore the art of track selection on albums. Each song on this podcast is selected in succession in terms of track number on its own given album. For example, track #1, Floating Bridge by Gregg Allman, is the 1st track on Low Country Blues, California Stars is track #2 on Billy Bragg and Wilco’s Mermaid Avenue, and so on and so forth. My hope was that it would “flow”, like listening to an album the whole way through. Let me know what you think.

Podcast 69 included these finely tuned and well-placed musical tracks:

Gregg Allman – Floating Bridge ++ Billy Bragg and Wilco – California Stars ++ Leon Russell – Make You Feel Good ++ Alabama Shakes – Rise To The Sun ++ Brother Josephus – O Moses ++ Michael Kiwanuka – Bones ++ Elvis Costello – (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes ++ Boz Scaggs – Loan Me A Dime ++ The Black Keys – So He Won’t Break ++ Bob Dylan & The Band – Apple Suckling Tree ++ Cake – I Bombed Korea ++ Mark Mothersbaugh – Piranas Are A Very Tricky Species ++ The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Bold As Love ++ The Gourds – Pushed Her Down

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