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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

 

 

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Homegrown Eatin’ With The Shady Groove: Podcast 72

 

These are the delicious tunes that were played on this weeks podcast:

Tim O’Brien – Megna’s ++ The Gourds – My Name Is Jorge ++ Guy Clark – Homegrown Tomatoes (live) ++ Carolina Chocolate Drops – Cornbread and Butterbeans ++ Harry Nilsson – Coconut ++ Ween – Pork Roll Egg and Cheese (live) ++ Those Darlins – Keep My Skillet Good and Greasy ++ Ryan Montbleau Band – Eggs ++ Jack Johnson – Banana Pancakes ++ Jimmy Buffett – Cheeseburger In Paradise ++ Gurf Morlix – Big Cheesburger and Good French Fries ++ The Gourds – Pickles ++ Guy Clark – Texas Cookin’ ++ The Beatles – Savoy Truffle ++ The Wood Brothers – Shoofly Pie ++ The Gourds – Ants On The Melon.

 

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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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Having A Party with The Shady Groove: Podcast #63

 

Bird On Record

 

These are the finger-lickin tracks that were played on this weeks podcast:

Alabama Shakes – I Ain’t The Same ++ The Avett Brothers – Pretty Girl From Cedar Lane ++ Mungo Jerry – In The Summertime ++ Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Man On Fire ++ Carolina Chocolate Drops – You’re Baby Ain’t Sweet Like Mine ++ Toots & The Maytals – Having A Party ++ Bob Marley & The Wailers – Small Axe ++ Wilco – I’m The Man Who Loves You ++ Dawes – Peace In The Valley ++ Old 97’s – Barrier Reef ++ Lucinda Williams – Joy ++ Tedeschi Trucks Band – Don’t Let Me Slide ++ Hayes Carll – I Don’t Wanna Grow Up ++ The Gourds – I’m Troubled (live).

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Top Live Shows of 2011

Jerry New Year

Welcome 2012! For the last of Shady Groove’s Year in Review, I bring to you the top live shows of the past year.

Top 11 Live Shows 0f 2011 

11. Joe Pug (Johnny Brenda’s) – Johnny Brenda’s is prob my favorite small venue to see a show in philly. Joe Pug sounds like an early Dylan, honing his craft.

Joe Pug

10. Ziggy Marley (The Keswick Theatre) – crowd was great, dancing and singing. Praise to the Most be High. JAH! Rastafari.

Ziggy Marley

9. Doc Watson (The Keswick Theatre) – epic. Legendary. He’s blind, he’s nearly 90. Amazing.

Doc Watson

8. Hoots and Hellmouth (Yards) – Barn Stomping, hell raising folkies from Philly put on a rollickin show at Yards. All were dancing and singing. The band also brings wooden boards to stomp on. For real.

Hoots and Hellmouth

7. Hayes Carll (WCL) – Rockin band, great lyrics. They didn’t put the tables on the floor downstairs. That means the floor was open for dancing!

Hayes Carll

6. Mason Porter (WCL upstairs) – Mason Porter is prob my favorite local Philly band. Their old school folk and rock influences blend to create a magnificent union. Must see.

Mason Porter

5. Cake (The Keswick Theatre)– Epic. Crowd. Involvement. Totally awesome. John McCrea can control a crowd, at one point screaming “I’ll Stand here all Fucking Night!!”

John McCrea of Cake

4. Carolina Chocolate Drops (TLA)– Wow. One of the best live folk experiences.

Carolina Chocolate Drops

3. My Morning Jacket (The Mann Center) – Great new album. Heard big things about their live show. Did not disappoint. Jim James is a bona fide rock star. Endless hooks, ambient jams. Transcendental light show (see below)

My Morning Jacket

2. The Gourds (The Saint, Asbury Park NJ)– High energy. Rejuvenated with some new material. Fresh off of their brand new album, Old Mad Joy, recorded up in Woodstock, NY at ‘The Barn’ at Levon Helm’s Studios.

The Gourds

1. David Wax Museum (Johnny Brenda’s)– Well put together group of musicians. Something totally different from your run of the mill folk/indie group. They also play significantly under-known instruments, Donkey Jaw bone being one of them.

David Wax Museum

 

Honorable Mention:

Taj Mahal (The Keswick Theatre), Levon Helm Band (Philly Folk Fest), Trombone Shorty (Philly Folk Fest), The Wood Brothers (Philly Folk Fest), The Ebony Hillbillies (Chestnut Hill), Just The Tip (Half Moon Booze Cruise), The Low Anthem (WCL)