We Hit Our Midweek Stride With ‘Music From Laurel Canyon’ and Emmylou Harris & Spyboy ‘Live’ Later, Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists. We’ve got a pretty damned good line-up scheduled for today starting with those sweet Laurel Canyon sounds.

We’ve got that sweet Laurel Canyon sound today!

Here’s today’s musical landscape:

11:00 a.m. Music From Laurel Canyon: Various Artists

Laurel Canyon was musical paradise for two generations of innovators, and was a hotbed for the fusion that brought us country-rock, and inspired this great EP to get you through the midweek. The musicians who lived and played there, fed off each other creatively. Rumor has it that everyone loved partying with The Monkees. You’ll hear The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, The Mamas & The Papas, The Doors, The Monkees, The Lovin’ Spoonful, Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, CSNY, Neil Young, Manassas, John Mayall, The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Canned Heat, J.D. Souther, Carole King, James Taylor, America, and more!

7:00 p.m. Emmylou Harris & Spyboy Live at Kongresshaus, Zurich, Switzerland, January 20, 1977

We go on the road with Emmylou Harris & Spyboy for the Wrecking Ball tour, what many consider Harris’ career-redefining album produced by Daniel Lanois. She took a minimalist approach with her band, bringing it back to basics. Spyboy consisted of country singer-songwriter Buddy Miller on guitar, and two New Orleans musicians, Daryl Johnson on bass and Brady Blade on drums. As it turns out, Wrecking Ball is one of my all-time favorite Emmylou Harris albums.

Before, in between, and after we give you wide Open Stream on a 24/7 basis. We never stop, unless there is some kind of unfortunate Internet event. We haven’t had one yet. All you need to do is pull up a tab and press play.

Fats Domino In the Spotlight, Emmylou Harris & Spyboy Live, The Final Airing of Our AOW, and “Live Dead” Tonight, Saturday, March 13, 2021

Good Morning, Folks! It’s our usual Saturday in The Mermaid Lounge, and our Music Mermaid has chosen some great material for today.

Emmylou Harris & Spyboy coming at ya later today.

Here’s today’s programming:

11:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Antoine “Fats” Domino

We love Fats Domino here in The Mermaid Lounge. There’s a lot of discussion about where rock n’ roll started, what was the first rock n’ roll song, and the question has been asked “Was anyone singing rock n’ roll before Fats Domino?” Not sure anyone actually was, but we certainly consider our friend from New Orleans a pioneer of the genre.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Heart of Mine by Maria Muldaur FINAL AIRING!

Today we have the final airing of our Album of The Week as sultry crooner Maria Muldaur interprets the romantic side of Bob Dylan. Don’t forget to tune it in. Tomorrow when you wake up, we’ll have a new choice.

6:00 p.m. Emmylou Harris & Spyboy Live at Kongresshaus, Zurich, Switzerland, January 20, 1997

A few weeks ago, we featured Emmylou Harris’s brilliant album, Wrecking Ball, as our Album of The Week. Her tour with Spyboy took Wrecking Ball on the road, although she did feature several songs from other albums, most notably, her ode to Gram Parsons, the beautiful Boulder to Birmingham. The stripped-down approach to her music continued her love of working with a variety of different musicians. The band consisted of country singer-songwriter Buddy Miller on guitar, and two New Orleans musicians, Daryl Johnson on bass and Brady Blade on drums.

10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at The Uptown Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, December 3, 1979 NEW!

One more from the road from the greatest jam band in popular music history. Not sure I’ve ever said this, but please keep in mind that Live Dead shows are sourced from a variety of providers, including fan-recorded events so there may be some flaws and quality variations as we progress through the catalogue.

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As Usual, It’s (Mostly) Open Stream Wednesday With The Flying Burrito Brothers and Emmylou Harris Later, November 25, 2020

Good Morning, Musicologists! We hope you’re ready for Wide Open Streaming until late this afternoon

The Flying Burrito Brothers Featuring Gram Parsons.

Here’s today’s line-up:

All Day Wide Open Stream Wednesday

We’ve tossed in some Three-in-a-Rows for good measure. We’ll be circulating more than 26,000 songs for your listening pleasure!

4:00 p.m. The Flying Burrito Brothers, Live at The Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, April 4, 1969 NEW!

The Gram Parsons version of The Flying Burrito Brothers, I might add. The Brothers are actually the opening act at The Avalon for none other than The Grateful Dead. A splendid time was had by all.

7:00 p.m. Emmylou Harris & Spyboy, Live in Zurich 1997

Emmylou Harris in a great performance with her band Spyboy, which she formed specifically to tour in support of her 1995 album, Wrecking Ball.

People, this is a golden opportunity to tune us in. Come on. You know you want to. Just do it.

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It’s 4-20-20 and We’re “Under The Influence,” Emmylou Harris & Spyboy in Zurich, and The Shelters in the Spotlight, Monday, April 20, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’re off to a great start this week with a brand new Emmylou Harris concert event in Zurich, Switzerland!

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Here’s your Monday line-up:

1:00 p.m.   Under The Influence: Various Artists

Celebrate April 20, 2020 with our great Under The Influence playlist!

4:00 p.m.   Emmylou Harris & Spyboy: Live in Zurich (1997)   NEW!

Emmylou Harris’ groundbreaking step added a new dimension to her already-sellar career. She assembled a band she called Spyboy to develop a ‘stripped down’ approach to the music she was making at the time. Read about it here.

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

Tom Petty mentored the Shelters and produced their first album. At the time of his death, he was working with them on their second album. The Shelters forged on without their friend, and finished the album. It is included in this playlist.

Tune us in. It’s Monday. We all need some good music on a Monday.

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