It’s a Simple Sunday in The Lounge With Lucinda Williams’ AOW, The ‘Best of Reggae & Ska’ and Then Our Big Wide Open Stream on April 30, 2023

Good morning, reggaeologists! As you know, we keep it simple on Sundays here with our new Album of The Week as the anchor. We also have some great reggae, rocksteady and ska, before turning it over to The Music Mermaid for our big, wide Open Stream.

Here is your simple Sunday lineup:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Car Wheels On A Gravel Road by Lucinda Williams NEW!

Lucinda is definitely a Lounge favorite, and this is one of our favorite albums as well. Tom Petty recognized her greatness long ago. She was opening for one of his early tours and he went out onto the stage and told the crowd that they must pay attention to her. He recognized her songwriting and storytelling greatness. She became a fixture on his tours right up until the end. Give a listen.

3:00 p.m. The Best of Reggae and Ska: Various Artists

We haven’t heard this one for a while and this seemed like a great day to hear Prince Buster, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Judy Mowatt, Bunny Wailer, Jimmy Cliff, Basil Gabbidon, Peter Tosh, The Rhythm Aces, Derrick Morgan, Laurel Aitken, Count Lasher, the Jiving Juniors, Marcia Griffiths, Rita Marley, Desmond Dekker, The I-Threes and more!

From just after 5:00 p.m. EST and on through the night it’s our big, wide Open Stream with The Music Mermaid in full control. As you know, she has impeccable taste in music. Who knows what’s in store!

It’s the Final Airing of Karla Bonoff’s AOW, ‘The British Are Coming’ EP, and We Introduce Dolly Parton as This Week’s Featured Singer-Songwriter on Saturday, April 29, 2023

Good morning, weekenders! I have one more day left, but this is officially the first full day of the weekend, and we’ve got some great stuff lined up for you today.

Here’s today’s musical landscape:

9:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Karla Bonoff by Karla Bonoff FINAL AIRING!

We say farewell to Karla Bonoff’s great debut album this morning. We’ve already got another lined up for tomorrow by another great female songwriter, but you’ll just have to tune us in then to find out who it is.

12:00 p.m. The British Are Coming: Various Artists

Music from across the pond from the British Invasion and beyond. You’ll hear The Beatles, The Who, Dave Mason, Electric Light Orchestra, Petula Clark, The Zombies, The Hollies, Dusty Springfield, Small Faces. Led Zeppelin, Queen, The Kinks, The Dave Clark Five, The Bee Gees, The Moody Blues, Rod Stewart, George Harrison, Them, Herman’s Hermits, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Badfinger, The Yardbirds, Traffic, Elton John, Lulu, Pink Floyd, Yes, The Animals, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, The Spencer Davis Group, Cream, Donovan, The Rolling Stones and more!

8:00 p.m. Singer-Songwriter Series: The Music of Dolly Parton NEW!

What can you say about Dolly Parton? She’s been a fixture on the country music scene since 1956, partnered up with Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris to form one of music’s most formidable supergroups (Trio), and is still active today. During that time, it is estimated that she has written about 3,000 songs. They have been covered by so many artists, including Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Tina Turner, Maria Muldaur, Waylon Jennings, Whitney Houston, The Incredible String Band and many more. You know, people keep talking about Whitney Houston’s cover of Parton’s I Will Always Love You, probably because it was associated with a movie. In reality, that cover is owned by Linda Ronstadt. Even Dolly says that. But I digress. This week, Dolly Parton is our featured singer-songwriter, and she’s doing the singing.

Hell, it’s Saturday. Forget the yard work and house painting. Tune in. Turn on. And drop out with us as we play you the finest music on the planet at no charge to you. We’re on 24/7 and we’re uninterrupted by rampant capitalism.

It’s Friday and We’ve Got Bob Dylan with TPATH on The True Confessions Tour, Bruce Springsteen, and Some ‘Live’ Bonnie Raitt Later, April 28, 2023

We’ve made it to Friday, weekenders! We’ve got two great live shows sandwiched around Springsteen’s final airing as our featured singer-songwriter.

Here’s Friday’s musical lineup:

10:00 a.m. Bob Dylan with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, New York, July 4, 1986

New York celebrated the 4th of July with a bang back in 1986 with Dylan’s True Confessions Tour backed by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Tom Petty credited Dylan with teaching his band how to be spontaneous on stage and, as a result, The Heartbreakers became one of music’s best road bands.

3:00 p.m. Singer-Songwriter Series: The Music of Bruce Springsteen FINAL AIRING!

We bid farewell to Bruce Springsteen as our featured singer-songwriter today with this final airing. Don’t miss it.

8:00 p.m. Bonnie Raitt Live at The Rainbow Room, Philadelphia, PA, February 22, 1972

This is vintage early Bonnie Raitt as we close out our day’s programming in style with this great blues-rock singer and master of the slide guitar who is still making history today.

Before, in between, and after our programming we have that great wide Open Stream courtesy of The Music Mermaid. Who knows what she’s going to come up with. You’ll just have to tune in to find out.

It’s Volume Two of The Sixties Rotation, Karla Bonoff’s AOW, and Lucinda Williams ‘Live’ on Thursday, April 27, 2023

Good morning, musicologists! We’re on the downslide to the weekend now and we’ve got some fine programming, including volume two of our Sixties Rotation.

Here’s your Thursday programming:

9:00 a.m. The Sixties Rotation: Volume Two

The second volume of our great sixties rotation includes The Mamas & The Papas, Simon & Garfunkel, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Jefferson Airplane, the Grateful Dead, Buffalo Springfield, Sly & The Family Stone, The Temptations, The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Roy Orbison, The Yardbirds, The Animals, Linda Ronstadt, The Byrds, Chuck Berry, James Brown, The Box Tops, Blind Faith, Spencer Davis Group, Elvis Presley, The Doors, Marvin Gaye, The Beatles, B.B. King, Led Zeppelin, Wilson Pickett, The Band, Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, The Ronettes, The Kinks, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jimmy Cliff, the Velvet Underground and more!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Karla Bonoff by Karla Bonoff

We’re winding down on this selection. The final airing will be sometime on Saturday, so get it while you can!

7:00p.m. Lucinda Williams Live at Austin City Limits, The Moody Theatre, Austin, Texas, December 5, 1998

Lucinda Williams, a great singer-songwriter and performer, in a recorded performance at the Moody Theatre in Austin for the Austin City Limits show. She’s defnitely a Mermaid Lounge favorite. She’s a friend of Tom’s. He knew how great she was.

We’re headed towards the weekend. Great music makes the journey better. That’s why you should just use that button below and tune us in. We’re on 24/7 and we don’t charge you for listening. Honest. No strings. No lies.

Midweek is Here With Our ‘Water, Water Everywhere’ EP, Bruce Springsteen, and ‘Live’ Linda Ronstadt Later, On Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Good morning, musicologists! We’re at midweek and we’ve got a great multi-artist EP about water to start us off this morning, followed by The Boss and The Queen of Rock.

Here’s your midweek lineup:

9:00 a.m. Water, Water Everywhere: Various Artists

The earth is composed of 71% water, and it’s a popular topic to our artists in all its forms. You’ll hear Paul McCartney, Deep Purple, Joe Cocker, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Otis Redding, The Doobie Brothers, Valerie Carter, Bob Dylan, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Al Green, Loggins & Messina, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullett Band, Linda Ronstadt, Spirit, The Grass Roots, The Beach Boys, Lindisfarne, Van Morrison, Bonnie Raitt, Carole King, Steely Dan, Tom Rush, Donovan, America, Johnny Rivers and more!

4:00 p.m. Singer-Songwriter Series: The Music of Bruce Springsteen

Springsteen takes his second turn as our featured singer-songwriter for the week.

8:00 p.m. Linda Ronstadt Live at Rai Halle, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, November 21, 1976

A very young, post-Heart Like A Wheel Linda Ronstadt takes the stage in Amsterdam for this one as she began her meteoric rise to the undisputed Queen of Rock during the seventies. I have no doubt she’d still be singing if she could. She is missed here in The Mermaid Lounge, but she has left a body of work that remains untouched, and she’s still the queen here.

Here we are at midweek and we’re waiting for you to join your international friends from across the globe this morning. All you need to do is click on the button below.

Happy Tuesday Bluesday! We’ve Got Trifectas to Start Each Hour, Our AOW, and ‘Live’ John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers Later On, April 25, 2023

Good morning, bluesologists! Today we’ve got an Open Stream day with blues trifectas to kick off each hour from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and The Bluesbreakers live from the BBC this evening. In between, it’s our AOW.

Here’s your bluesday lineup:

9:00 a.m. Blues Trifectas on The Hour!

Until 3:00 p.m. this afternoon. You’ll hear from Koko Taylor, B.B. King, Slim Harpo, Caned Heat, John Lee Hooker, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Janis Joplin, in that order. We’ll repeat later to take you into the wee hours of the morning.

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Karla Bonoff by Karla Bonoff

This is the second airing of our Album of The Week by singer-songwriter Karla Bonoff.

7:00 p.m. John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers Live at the BBC, London (1965-1967)

This evening we’ve got a collection of live recordings from 1965 through 1967 of John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers performing live at BBC studios. Mayall has rightfully earned the title of “Godfather of the British Blues” and has been influential for six decades. He has retired from the road now, but is still alive and kicking at 89.

Tuesday Bluesday is always a great day to tune us in, but we want you to know that we don’t play the blues only on Tuesdays. It’s part of our standard rotation and is part of our DNA. We’re on 24/7, we’re totally free, and uninterrupted by commercial advertising. Every day.

We’re Back to Monday and We’ve Got Our ‘Travelin’ Fever’ EP and Fats Domino In the Spotlight Later, April 24, 2023

Yes, the work week returns and even I am stuck working on what would normally be my day off, but I digress. We’ve got a great EP of traveling music today and Fats Domino, a true rock and roll pioneer, In the Spotlight later.

Here’s your Monday musical landscape:

10:00 a.m. Travelin’ Fever: Various Artists

Traveling is a popular music topic, just ask Canned Heat, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Dan Fogelberg, Bruce Springsteen, Linda Ronstadt, Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney & Wings, The Doors, The Eagles, Little Feat, The Band, Willie Nelson, Edwin Starr, Janis Joplin, Guy Clark, The Byrds, Joan Baez, Asleep At The Wheel, The Traveling Wilburys, Mudcrutch, Loggins & Messina and Buffalo Springfield. You’ll hear all of them and more in this EP, which is just about five hours of uninterrupted traveling music.

8:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Fats Domino

I’m not sure anyone was actually playing rock and roll before Fats Domino. He certainly was in the forefront of the entire musical movement and is considered one of its founding fathers. We’ve got him In the Spotlight tonight. He’s a Mermaid Lounge favorite.

Before, in between and after we’ve got our wide Open Stream courtesy of The Music Mermaid. We’re playing music 24/7 with no commercial interruption. All you need is an open tab and a mouse, and musical mecca is at your fingertips.

We Keep It Simple On Sunday With Karla Bonoff’s AOW and Our House EP of Music That Inspired Us to Start, April 23, 2023

Good morning, musicologists! We’re here on another ‘keep it simple’ Sunday with Karla Bonoff’s self-titled AOW and our #BecomeUngovernable House EP.

Here’s today’s lineup:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Karla Bonoff by Karla Bonoff NEW!

The self-titled, RIAA Gold-Certified debut album by Karla Bonoff is a treasure. She sings many of the songs made famous by her peers: Lose Again, Home, If He’s Ever Near, and Someone To Lay Down Beside Me. She established herself as a masterful songwriter, writing eight of the ten songs on the album. Not to be missed.

4:00 p.m. The #BecomeUngovernable House EP: Various Artists

Truly the music that inspired us to do this. Originally, we were going to mix this with political talk and then we asked ourselves why we wanted to ruin a good thing. We dropped the politics. You’ll hear Barry McGuire, The Temptations, Edwin Starr, Peter Tosh, The Beatles, Genesis, T-Rex, The Who, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bob Dylan, Country Joe & The Fish, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Joan Baez, CSNY, Pink Floyd, The Animals, Ten Years After, The Plastic Ono Band, Billy Joel, George Harrison, Sam Cooke, The Rolling Stones, Joni Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix, Three Dog Night, Jimmy Cliff, Richie Havens, Marvin Gaye, The Association, Phil Ochs, Tom Rush, Pete Seeger, The Band, Nina Simone, Janis Joplin and more!

We’re not just broadcasting when we have programming going on. We’re on 24/7 with our wide Open Stream of more than 27,000 songs (and growing). The Music Mermaid is always on duty here in The Lounge, and she has impeccable taste in music.

On Saturday We Have the Final Airing of “Carry Me Home,” The Original Sixties Rotation EP, and Springsteen as Our New Featured Singer-Songwriter, April 22, 2023

Good morning, weekenders! It’s the first full day of the weekend and we’ve got some excellent programming lined up, starting with a farwell to our AOW, Carry Me Home.

Here’s your Saturday lineup:

9:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Carry Me Home by Mavis Staples & Levon Helm FINAL AIRING!

Today we bid a very fond farewell to this great album which was hatched out of friendship between the two artists during the filming of The Last Waltz. Tomorrow we’ll have a brand new selection for you.

12:00 p.m. The Original Sixties Rotation: Various Artists

Our first volume of sixties music is up this afternoon bring five uninterrupted hours of music from Del Shannon, Little Eva, The Drifters, The Beatles, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Hollies, The Walker Brothers, Mary Wells, Dusty Springfield, The Searchers, The Monkees, Sonny & Cher, Petula Clark, Glen Campbell, Johnny Rivers, The Dave Clark Five, The Supremes, Harry Nilsson, The Band, The Yardbirds, The Kinks, Simon & Garfunkel, Blind Faith, Janis Joplin, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Marvin Gaye, The Who, Bob Dylan, Tony Joe White, Barry McGuire, Procol Harum, The Temptations, Fats Domino and more!

8:00 p.m. Singer-Songwriter Series: The Music of Bruce Springsteen NEW!

This evening we introduce The Boss as our featured singer-songwriter for this coming week. Springsteen has influenced music for six decades, releasing more than 21 studio albums over that span.

We welcome the weekend with some great programming with our wide Open Stream before, in between and all night long. We run 24/7 at no charge to you. All you need is a free tab and a mouse. The rest is on The Music Mermaid. And she delivers.

It’s Friday and We’ve Got ‘More Cowbell, Please’ Along With Karla Bonoff and Some ‘Live’ Peter Tosh Later, April 21, 2023

Good morning, gang! It is finally Friday and we’ve got some great stuff for you today starting with our ‘More Cowbell, Please’ playlist, Karla Bonoff’s final turn as our singer-songwriter in the middle, and Peter Tosh Live in Amsterdam to close out the programming.

Here’s today’s musical landscape:

11:00 a.m. More Cowbell, Please: Various Artists

It’s amazing how many songs employ the cowbell. In fact, some you’ve never imagined until you actually listen. You’ll hear music from The Beatles, The Alan Parsons Project, Aretha Franklin, Argent, Blind Faith, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Bob Dylan, Carly Simon, Linda Ronstadt, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Paul McCartney, The Eagles, Edgar Winter, Electric Light Orchestra, Jethro Tull, The J. Geils Band, Journey, Supertramp, Talking Heads, The Turtles, Warren Zevon, Stephen Stills and more!

4:00 p.m. Singer-Songwriter Series: The Music of Karla Bonoff FINAL AIRING!

Brilliant songwriter and great singer Karla Bonoff takes her final turn as our featured singer-songwriter for this week.

8:00 p.m. Peter Tosh Live at The Apartheid Festival, Jaap Eden Hall, Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 13, 1981 NEW!

The late, great Peter Tosh brings his considerable talent to The Apartheid Festival held in Amsterdam back in 1981. This is the first live Tosh performance in The Mermaid Lounge, but it will not be the last!

We’ve made it all the way to the end of the week. Why not get through the final day with some great music? We’re on 24/7 free of charge with no commercial interruption. Just do it.