It’s Saturday in The Mermaid Lounge With Our ‘Music From Laurel Canyon’ EP, the Final Airing of Our AOW, and Bobbie Gentry as the New Featured Singer-Songwriter for The Upcoming Week, February 4, 2023

Good morning, Music Lovers! We’re here in The Mermaid Lounge keeping warm while the weather outside is at -10 with a howling wind. We’ve got the stuff to keep you warm if you live in these parts, or out in the western part of Massachusetts where it’s even a bit more extreme!

Here’s your Saturday lineup:

10:00 a.m. Music From Laurel Canyon: Various Artists

We’re back again this month to feature the great artists who took up residence in Laurel Canyon and banded together to make the sounds heard ’round the world. Together they forged what is now known as country-rock. You’ll hear The Byrds, The Mamas & The Papas, Buffalo Springfield, The Beach Boys, The Lovin’ Spoonful, The Doors, Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, The Monkees, CSNY, Manassas, John Mayall, The Eagles, J.D. Souther, Harry Nilsson, Canned Heat, Gram Parsons, Carole King, James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band and more!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Mr. Tambourine Man by The Byrds FINAL AIRING!

Today is the final airing for The Byrds’ debut album, an album that challenged the chart dominance of the British Invasion groups. Tomorrow when you roll out of bed, we’ll have a brand new selection.

7:00 p.m. Singer-Songwriter Series: The Music of Bobbie Gentry NEW!

Bobbie Gentry was an enigma. She was a brilliant singer-songwriter who shunned the limelight. From day one, all she ever wanted to do was write songs for others to sing. It didn’t quite work out that way as she charted 11 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and four on the United Kingdom Top 40. Ode To Billie Joe, a Southern Gothic narrative, shot her to stardom in 1967 as it rose to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and remained there for four weeks. She was also one of the first female artists to compose and produce her own material. People say she simply disappeared. She didn’t. She simply did not want to be found. She retired to quiet solitude. But her musical legacy lives on.

Come on, people. It’s officially the weekend and we’ve got great music on 24/7 uninterrupted by commercial advertising and all completely free to you. Your money’s no good here. All you need is a free tab and to push the button below. We don’t follow you because we don’t have anything to sell you.

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