Welcome to Saturday in The Mermaid Lounge With Our Final Airing of “Harvest,” Our Extended Country-Country Rock Playlist, and LIVE DEAD Later, on September 11, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers. Here in the Lounge, we love all kinds of music, such as REAL country (not bad pop bands with fiddles). Today we give them airtime, and we also celebrate the birth of country-rock with those who helped create the genre.

Here’s Saturday’s programming:

9:30 a.m. Album of The Week: Harvest by Neil Young FINAL AIRING!

Today is the final airing of Neil Young’s brilliant Harvest album. Tomorrow when you wake up, we’ll be featuring a brand new album. You won’t want to miss that one either!

12:00 p.m. Are You Ready for The Country: Various Artists

We’re back with our monthly homage to real country music (not bad pop bands with fiddles) and we celebrate the birth of country-rock which actually came out of Laurel Canyon in the seventies. You’ll hear Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Jerry Jeff Walker, Linda Ronstadt, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Emmylou Harris, Asleep at The Wheel, The Eagles, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings, Gram Parsons, The Band, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Pure Prairie League, Mudcrutch, and many more!

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at Broome County Arena, Binghamton, New York, November 6, 1977 NEW!

Another great performance by the world’s premier jam band. No. We don’t mean Dead & Company. We’re talking about the real thing. The Grateful Dead. Because anyone who’s a real deadhead knows it ain’t The Grateful Dead without Jerry Garcia, no matter how hard they try to convince you otherwise.

Tune us in, folks. We can’t say it frequently enough: WE DON’T COST A THING. EVER. We run 24/7 uninterrupted, unless the sun explodes or something. We don’t ask for your credit card or personal information. And we sure in hell don’t run endless commercials between song sets.

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We Pay Tribute to Nanci Griffith, Give You J.J. Cale & Leon Russell Later, and An Afternoon of Trifectas, Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Here we are again at mid-week and today’s big event is Nanci Griffith In the Spotlight, as we promised a couple of days ago.

Today we put Nanci Griffith where she rightfully belongs: In the Spotlight

Here’s your mid-week line-up:

11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Nanci Griffith NEW!

We heard of Nanci Griffith’s passing on August 13 at the age of 68, and a sad day it was. Her songs have contributed so much to the careers of so many of her peers over the years. Today, however, we turn the mike over to Nanci Griffith her self as we present just over two hours of her music.

Raised in Austin, Texas, Nanci Griffith lived in Nashville where it was described she kept one foot in country music and one foot in folk music. She appeared on the show Austin City Limits a number of times over her career. During her career, she recorded 18 studio albums, 2 live albums, and released 17 singles.

7:00 p.m. J.J. Cale & Leon Russell In Session at Paradise Studios, Los Angeles, June 1979

Here we have the marriage of two masters in session from Russell’s Paradise Studios in Los Angeles, guitarist J.J. Cale and pianist Leon Russell. In a 21-song set, they are joined by Cale’s wife, Christine Lakeland, on guitar, harmonica and backing vocals. Also in the session are Marty Grebb (Horn), Larry Bell (Piano), Nick Rather (Bass), Jimmy Karstein, and Ambrose Campbell (Percussion/Drums), Bill Boatman (Guitar), Pat “Taco” Ryan (Brass) and Shamsi Sarumi (Percussion).

Trifectas

Today, we also give you an afternoon of hour-opening trifectas:

3:00 p.m. Bob Dylan

4:00 p.m. Mudcrutch

5:00 p.m. Steely Dan

6:00 p.m. Valerie Carter

Tune us in, people. We’ve got it all here on the greatest little radio station on the planet. You won’t “get it” until you give us a listen.

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Our Brand New ‘Are You Ready For The Country’ Playlist Makes Its Debut, The Final Airing of “Hotcakes” and Live Dead, Saturday, April 17, 2021

Good Morning, Country Bumpkins! We’ve got our new long-playing country/country rock playlist makes its debut today, with just about five hours of great stuff from Johnny Cash to The Flying Burrito Brothers!

The Eagles are just one of the bands you’ll hear on our brand new country playlist today!

Here’s your Saturday playlist:

11:00 a.m. Are You Ready For The Country?: Various Artists NEW!

We unveil our latest long-player today called Are You Ready for The Country? It’s just about five hours of uninterrupted great country and country-rock music. You won’t hear any of those homogenized country singers here. Instead, you’ll hear The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Johnny Cash, The Lovin’ Spoonful, Buffalo Springfield, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings, Jerry Jeff Walker, Bonnie Raitt, Gram Parsons, The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Byrds, Pure Prairie League, The Ozark Mountan Daredevils, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Guy Clark, Tom Rush, John Prine, and more!

A complete paylist of all the great songs you will hear appears behind the Playlist tabs on this blog. Just scroll to the bottom of the list!

7:30 p.m. Album of The Week: Hotcakes by Carly Simon FINAL AIRING!

We close the books on Hotcakes this evening with our final airing. Tomorrow when you roll your ass out of bed, there will be a new selection listed on the blog.

10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at Buckeye Lake Music Center, Hebron, Ohio, June 11, 1993 NEW!

Tonight we feature another new concert by the ultimate jam band, The Grateful Dead. This one comes from the Buckeye Lake Music Center, an outdoor venue in Hebron, Ohio.

There’s no point in telling you all of the reasons why you should tune us in. We’re not-for-profit radio, so we don’t ask you for a subscription, or a credit card. We also don’t collect any personal information from you. We accept no advertising. And our DJ’s are practically mutes. We play music.

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We Set Up the Weekend Petty Party With a Trip Through Live Anthology, and Put Emmylou In The Spotlight, Thursday, October 22, 2020

And did we mention our new Three-in-a-Row feature here in The Mermaid Lounge? Listen for it throughout the day here as you enjoy our minimal-intervention format.

Emmylou Harris. What more needs to be said about this woman?

Here’s Thursday’s line-up!

11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Emmylou Harris

I’m not sure what words can be used to describe Emmylou Harris’ brilliant musical journey. I can say this with a chuckle. I never paid any attention to country music on any level until I heard Elite Hotel. I remember distinctly saying to my oldest sister, “There’s something wrong with me. I’m suddenly into country music.”It was a great awakening, thanks to Emmylou. (But, oh, yeah: I’m not into the “bad pop bands with fiddles” as described by Tom Petty. He got the whole country thing.)

7:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: The Live Anthology Trip

This live release is amazing. You get to hear stuff you might not otherwise hear in a live format, and you get to hear one of the greatest cover bands as they shove all those classic rock n’ roll numbers into their live shows. Enjoy this as we prepare for Petty’s Birthday Bash this weekend.

I’m a person of few words this morning. I’m not going to bug you about tuning us in. No sir. Your loss. Know what I mean?

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Pssssst…don’t forget to listen for those Three-in-a-Row moments!

Big Things Come In Groups of Threes Today From The Mermaid Lounge, Friday, September 18, 2020

It’s finally Friday. Of course, for those of us working retail, that doesn’t mean it’s the end of the week. But no matter. Today in The Mermaid Lounge, great things come in groups of three. You’ll see what I mean.

Linda. Emmylou. Dolly. A supergroup no matter what they tell you.

Here’s Friday’s planned programming:

12:00 p.m. The Complete Trio Collection: Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton

I always lead off with Linda Ronstadt when I’m talking about a group of women singers. That is totally my bias, but it is without shame. No matter how you cut it, women get the short end of the straw in music. If they were guys, the word ‘supergroup’ would be flowing off everyone’s tongue. Linda, Emmylou and Dolly were a supergroup. The Complete Trio Collection proves it.

The complete collection gives you just that along with alternative versions of some of the songs and previously-unreleased material.

7:00 p.m. Steve Earle, Townes VanZandt, and Guy Clark: Together at The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, September 3, 1995

It was Emmylou Harris who led me to Guy Clark originally. But one winter night in Harvard Square, three friends were outside in the snow freezing and decided to go into Passim’s Coffee Shop to get out of the elements for a while. Somebody was playing that night, but when I walked in and saw it was none other than Guy Clark, I was excited. The three of us were literally blown off our fucking stools. He has been a favorite ever since. A friend of Emmylou.

Now we add Steve Earle and songwriter in the extreme Townes VanZandt to the mix and what we have here is an amazing evening at The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. This event took place just fifteen months before VanZand’s death.

Yeah. It’s all-country programming today. What about it? This is one of the things that makes us different than all the rest. This will be about 6 or 7 hours of actual programming. The rest of the 24-hour cycle? All open stream with no commercials. No cost. No obligation. No credit card or personal data required. Radio like it used to be.

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It’s Another (Mostly) Open Stream Wednesday, Until Lukas Nelson Drops by Later, September 9, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s an early morning day today, so we’re going with (mostly) Open Stream until a bit later when Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real drops by for some fun.

Yes, it’s Willie’s boy. And like Dylan’s boy, he’s no slouch.

Here’s your Wednesday line-up!

All Day     (Mostly) Open Stream

Circulating 25,000+ songs without interruption (except my golden voice for a few station I.D. breaks) right up until…

6:00 p.m.  In The Spotlight: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

Affectionately known as POTR. One of the finest country rock bands you’ll find these days, and currently Neil Young’s back-up band. Lukas probably learned all of this from hanging around with his dad. He was clearly paying attention.

So, what the hell indeed are you waiting for? Perfect day to get the musical lay of the land for this little radio station…a little radio station that shows more variety with less chatter and no advertising. And best of all, we’re free. Put your credit card away. Your money is no good here.

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Deb’s Stream Offers Up The Animals, Emmylou Harris Rarities Are On Tap, and John Fogerty Live From Red Rocks Later On, Monday, August 31, 2020

It’s another happy Monday here in paradise, but it doesn’t have to suck, people. Find refuge here in The Mermaid Lounge with #BecomeUngovernable Radio.

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Here’s today’s line-up:

10:00 a.m.   Emmylou Harris: Rare Tracks & Forgotten Gems

I don’t know if I’m alone in this phenomenon, but sometimes I hear Emmylou Harris and say, “Wow, I forgot that one because nobody ever plays it!” Well, we play them here, and we’re giving them to you today.

2:00 p.m.     Deb’s Stream: Absolutely the Animals!

The Animals have been around since the early sixties, and they are one badass British rhythm & blues band. The band was formed in Newcastle upon Tyne, but moved to London when they finally took hold in 1964. Eric Burdon is a favorite here in The Mermaid Lounge.

7:00 p.m.      John Fogerty’s 50-Year Trip: Live at Red Rocks Amphitheater, June 20, 2019  NEW! 

In 2019, John Fogerty celebrated Creedence Clearwater Revival’s 50-year anniversary of their appearance at Woodstock (the original, of course) with an appearance at Red Rocks Amphitheater, one of the most beautiful of all concert venues on the planet. We love both John Fogerty and Creedence here in The Mermaid Lounge. Enjoy!

It’s Monday. Give yourself a break. Pull up a tab and click the link below. That’s really all it takes.

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Welcome to Another Light-Programming Monday With Our House Playlist, and Alison Krauss & Union Station “Live,” August 3, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have a light-programming day today, but it isn’t the quantity that counts. It’s the quality. We’ve got plenty of that here in The Mermaid Lounge.

Alison
Alison

Here’s Monday’s line-up:

12:00 p.m.   The #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist

This is the playlist that generally reflects our attitude here at the radio station, with Country Joe & The Fish, Bob Dylan, Barry McGuire, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Joan Baez, and more!

6:00 p.m.     Alison Krauss & Union Station Live in Concert

In 1987, Alison Krauss was signed to Rounder Records and released her first album, Too Late To Cry, at the age of 16. Shortly thereafter, she joined bluegrass and country band Union Station with Jeff White, John Pennell, and Mike Harman as her back-up band. This is a collection of live songs. All of the songs were recorded at the Louisville Palace on April 29-30, 2002, except for Down to the River to Pray, which was recorded at Austin City Limits.

Come on into The Mermaid Lounge, where there’s no tension and great music. We’re free. No credit card or personal information required. Ever.

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