It’s Another Sunday in The Lounge With Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder’s AOW and Our ‘Are You Ready For The Country’ EP, May 15, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We’ve got a great day of music for you. Lots of Open Stream interspersed with some excellent programming. Sunday is typically a light day in the lounge. We hope you enjoy it.

It has been nearly 56 years since these guys have collaborated. They’re back!

Here’s your Sunday Funday lineup:

10:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Get On Board with Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder NEW!

It has been half a century since these two legends have collaborated. The first time around, it was on Rising Sons, which we featured as an album of the week some time ago. This time, they are paying tribute to the legendary Sonny Terry and Browne McGhee, and the result is some serious kick-ass blues.

2:00 p.m. Are You Ready For The Country? Various Artists

This is a great EP that gives you (real) country music and features the bands and artists that helped shape the marriage between rock and country. You’ll be treated to Guy Clark, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Neil Young, The Byrds, Gram Parsons, Pure Prairie League, Asleep at The Wheel, The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Bob Dylan, The Eagles, Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, The Marshall Tucker Band, Jerry Jeff Walker, Mudcrutch, The Band, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Bonnie Raitt, Glen Campbell, Rosanne Cash, Dan Fogelberg, John Prine, New Riders of The Purple Sage, Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen, Hank Williams, and more!

We’re up and running 24/7 with all the tunes fit to play. We’re totally free every minute of every day. We don’t ask for a “subscription.” We don’t charge money. And we never ask for your credit card or personal information. We don’t need it. And neither do you.

The Ladies Take Over The Lounge, The Final Airing of “External Combustion,” and LIVE DEAD! Later, Saturday, May 14, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Today we celebrate the women of music, say farewell to Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs, and close out the programming later with this week’s LIVE DEAD!

Here’s today’s lineup:

10:00 a.m. Ladies Day Out: Various Artists

The women of music are back and are taking over the mike today for five hours of uninterrupted music. You’ll hear Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Carly Simon, Chrissie Hynde, Petula Clark, Laura Nyro, Cilla Black, Irma Thomas, Aretha Franklin, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Etta James, Janis Joplin, Carole King, Maria Muldaur, Lucinda Williams, Rosanne Cash, Eva Cassidy, Wendy Waldman, Shawn Colvin, The Ronettes, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Norah Jones, Phoebe Snow, Nicolette Larson, Sheryl Crow, Valerie Carter, and many more!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: External Combustion by Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs. FINAL AIRING!

We say this every week, so why stop now: This is your last chance on this one. When you roll out of bed tomorrow morning, there’ll be a brand new selection here.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at The DuPont Gymnasium, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, May 7, 1970

A rare repeat performance, but this one hasn’t been heard in these parts since summer 2020, so it’s like brand new. But then again, isn’t every one of their performances like brand new?

Here we are again, weekenders. It’s shaping up to be a good one, so this is the perfect day to tune us in for a little bit of a different approach to music on the airwaves.

It’s Monday All Over Again and We’ve Got The Allman Brothers Band, ELO, and Emmylou Harris & The Desert Rose Band On Tap, May 9, 2022

Good Morning, Workforce! Hope you all had a great weekend. Yet another Moan-Day rolls around, but we’ve got you covered with some great music today. Not to worry. Just pull up a tab and chill.

Today’s ‘live’ feature is The Allman Brothers Band Live at the Beacon!

Here’s your music line-up:

11:00 a.m. The Allman Brothers Band Live at The Beacon Theatre, New York City, March 1992

Recorded live at The Beacon over two nights of a 10-night run on March 10 & 11, 1992. A legendary band at a legendary venue. There is absolutely no denying that The Allman Brothers Band was just a flat-out great band on stage. I saw them several times in my life, and they never disappointed.

3:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Electric Light Orchestra

Music maestro Jeff Lynne after The Move and before The Traveling Wilburys. ELO was one of the great ‘big sound’ bands that I could get into. Today we put them In the Spotlight.

7:00 p.m. Emmylou Harris with The Desert Rose Band Live at Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, CA, August 3, 1986

The Desert Rose Band, consisting of Chris Hillman, Herb Pederson, and Jon Jorgenson is joined on stage by old friend Emmylou Harris at the Grass Valley Bluegrass Festival.

Come on, gang. It’s Monday and that is a day when everyone needs a little boost. Perhaps you’re home after celebrating ‘Domestic Supply of Infants Day’ (Alito’s words, not mine). Perhaps you’re back in the workaday hell-hole. Wherever you are today, pull up a tab and click on the button below. You’ll feel better. I promise.

It’s A ‘Repeat After Me’ Monday With The Flying Burrito Brothers ‘Live’ and Guy Clark In The Spotlight Later, April 18, 2022

The beginning of another work week is here. We’ve got volume one of our ‘Repeat After Me’ series, The Flying Burrito Brothers ‘live’ at My Father’s Place and Guy Clark bringing up the rear!

Chris Hillman, Gram Parsons, and their Flying Burrito Brothers

Here’s your Monday, Monday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Repeat After Me, Volume 1: Various Artists

They say imitation if the sincerest form of flattery, and that is certainly true in the music world. We prove it today with a really fun playlist. We give you the original song, then the reboot as Linda Ronstadt sings Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (not to mention Little Feat and Randy Newman), Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers sing The Animals, Tracy Nelson sings Bob Dylan, Gregg Allman sings Jackson Browne, Emmylou Harris covers Simon & Garfunkel, Three Dog Night covers Laura Nyro, Aretha Franklin covers Carole King, The Beatles sing Barrett Strong, and I think you get the message here. Tune this one in. We’ll have volume two on Wedesday!

3:00 p.m. The Flying Burrito Brothers Live at My Father’s Place, Roslyn, New York, November 28,1976

We’ve got a band here that helped pioneer the marriage between country and rock playing at a legendary venue. My Father’s Place at The Roslyn Hotel opened in 1971 and “created a scene that would influence music for decades to come,” according to the New York Times. They were spot on.

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Guy Clark

I remember seeing this guy one very cold, snowy night as my friends and I were freezing our asses off running round Harvard Square in Cambridge getting stoned. We were freezing and one of the greatest music venues, Passim’s Coffee House, was open and serving stuff that was warm. We went in. The cover wasn’t expensive, so we took a table. And when Guy Clark came out, someone we’d never heard before, we had our minds completely blown. He’s been a favorite ever since, and is certainly one of the greatest singer-songwriters I’ve ever experienced.

Tune us in, folks. We’re here 24/7 at absofuckinglutely no charge to you. Ever. We’re also commercial-free and run more open stream than programming. We make it count.

We Close The Work Week With Our ‘Are You Ready For The Country’ EP, and Volume Two of Those Badass Guitarists, Friday, April 15, 2022

Good Morning, Weekenders! We’re getting there, and we’ve got a great musical line-up as we slide toward the weekend, including our ‘Are You Ready for The Country’ EP!

Well, are you?

Here’s Friday’s musical landscape:

11:00 a.m. Are You Ready for The Country: Various Artists

Today we’re back with some real country (not, as Tom Petty put it, “bad pop bands with fiddles”), along with the pioneers of country-rock. You’ll hear Guy Clark, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Neil Young, The Byrds, Gram Parsons, Pure Prairie League, Asleep At The Wheel, The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Bob Dylan, The Eagles, Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, The Marshall Tucker Band, Jerry Jeff Walker, Mudcrutch, The Band, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Bonnie Raitt, Glen Campbell, Rosanne Cash, Dan Fogelberg, New Riders of The Purple Sage, Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen, The Desert Rose Band, John Prine and more!

7:00 p.m. Badass Guitarists, Volume Two: Various Artists

We heard volume one yesterday, and we’re back today with volume two as promised. You’ll hear the handiwork of Mike Campbell, George Harrison, Albert Lee, Lowell George, Duane Allman, Brian May, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Walsh, Jimmy Page, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Taj Mahal, Neil Young, Jerry Garcia, David Gilmour, Tom Petty, and more!

Look, it’s tax day. Everyone needs a cheering up on this day when you pay more than the corporations do. This is the perfect landing spot for that. Today we welcome the inhabitants of Macau to our musical family. That’s right on the southern coast of China. What are you waiting for?

Midweek Brings Our ‘Ladies Day Out’ EP and Puts Creedence Clearwater Revival In the Spotlight Later, Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! We’ve hit our midweek stride and we’ve got the women of music front and center this morning. Five hours of uninterrupted music for your listening pleasure.

The chicks are in charge of the tunes today!

Here’s your midweek line-up:

10:00 a.m. Ladies Day Out: Various Artists

The women of music take over The Mermaid Lounge this morning. You’ll hear Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Carly Simon, Chrissie Hynde, Petula Clark, Laura Nyro, Cilla Black, Irma Thomas, Aretha Franklin, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Etta James, Janis Joplin, Carole King, Maria Muldaur, Lucinda Williams, Rosanne Cash, Eva Cassidy, Wendy Waldman, Shawn Colvin, The Ronettes, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Norah Jones, Phoebe Snow, Nicolette Larson, Sheryl Crowe, Valerie Carter, Judy Collins, Dolly Parton, and more!

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Creedence Clearwater Revival

Closing out today’s programming we have four guys from Berkeley, California who sound like they are straight out of the Louisiana Bayou. Swamp music at its best right here.

Before, in between, and all through the night, we’ve got that wide Open Stream! It doesn’t end with the programming. In fact, the bulk of the day is our no-repeat continuous music. All of it completely free. No subscription or credit card required. What’s not to love here?

It’s Another Rockin’ Saturday With Our ‘Ode To Morning’ EP, The Final Airing of “Luxury Liner,” Jeff Lynne In the Spotlight, and LIVE DEAD! Closing It Out Later, April 9, 2022

Good Morning, Weekenders! Saturday is always busy here in The Mermaid Lounge, and today is absolutely no exception. Read on for all the details!

We kick off the day with our great ‘Ode To Morning’ EP!

Here’s today’s line-up:

10:00 a.m. Ode To Morning: Various Artists

You know, we have our Here Comes The Night EP, so it was only fitting we make one for the morning. You’ll hear songs about morning from Joni Mitchell, The Move, Fleetwood Mac, Foreigner, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Nina Simone, Cat Stevens, Hoyt Axton, The Beatles, Neil Young, The Rascals, Waylon Jennings, Joan Baez, James Taylor, Gram Parsons, Simon & Garfunkel, Taj Mahal, Dan Fogelberg,, Harry Chapin, Three Dog Night, Muddy Waters, Ry Cooder, Tim Buckley, Linda Ronstadt, Jonathan Edwards, Townes Van Zandt, Pure Prairie League, Bob Dylan, Chris Hillman, Badfinger and more!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Luxury Liner by Emmylou Harris FINAL AIRING!

This is it, music lovers, the final airing of Emmylou Harris’ Luxury Liner, undoubtedly one of the finest albums ever made. We’ve already got a brand new one waiting in the wings, so get on board this one today before it pulls out of the station!

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Jeff Lynne

Friend of Tom here. Jeff Lynne is one fine musician and, as the Heartbreakers will tell you, one fine producer. Today we give you his music as a member of The Move (his earliest band), the leader of Electric Light Orchestra, and as the famous Otis Wilbury.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at The Matrix Club, San Francisco, December 4, 1966

A repeat performance here by request from some of our Deadhead friends overseas. We haven’t played this particular soundboard since the end of 2020, so it’ll be just like new! Then again, no two performances were every the same for this band, not even on the same tour.

Kids, you get to sit at home today if you’re a 9 to 5 worker. Some of us will be toiling for one more day in retail hell. So, as long as this begins the weekend for most, it’s a great day to sit back and tune us in! We’re free 24/7 with no commercial interruptions and no credit card required. Just do it!

Today We’ve Got Our ‘On The Map’ Playlist, James Taylor & Joni Mitchell Live, and Our AOW, on Thursday, April 7, 2022

Good Morning, Gang. We’ve got a great line-up on this fine day here in The Mermaid Lounge, including our ‘On The Map’ playlist (not an EP, by the way).

Later today, we’ve got James Taylor & Joni Mitchell Live at Royal Albert Hall.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. On The Map: Various Artists

We haven’t heard this one for a bit and we think it’s a good time to break it out. This particular playlist makes references to states, cities and other famous (or infamous) locations in the title, lyrics, or both! You’ll hear Asleep at The Wheel, Little Feat, America, Ray Charles, Neil Young, the Grateful Dead, the Lovin’ Spoonful, The Association, Fats Domino, Irma Thomas, Bonnie Raitt, Jesse Winchester, James Taylor, CSNY, Tom Rush, The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, and more!

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Luxury Liner by Emmylou Harris

We’re winding down on this one, folks. This is the next-to-last airing with the final airing coming on Saturday, so get in on it before it’s gone!

7:00 p.m. James Taylor & Joni Mitchell Live at Royal Albert Hall, London, October 28, 1970

It was that kind of time in music. Everyone was hanging out together (in and out of relationships), many in Laurel Canyon where those echoes were heard all around the world. This is a classic, folks.

Join us, and I don’t mean that literally because we don’t require you “joining” or “subscribing” to anything. We mean “joining” as in tuning us in with your neighbors around the world because, no matter what the GOP tells you, we don’t all have to speak the same language to appreciate good music.

It’s Tuesday Bluesday With The Allman Brothers, and Later We’re On The Blues Train With Big Joe Turner, Roomful of Blues and Dr. John, April 5, 2022

Good Morning, Bluesologists! We’re back for another day of great blues music as we feature The Allman Brothers later this morning, and then we’re getting on the Blues Train tonight. In between is our Album of The Week!

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. The Allman Brothers Band Live at The Fillmore East, New York, March 12-13, 1971

What more can we say here? It’s a legendary band at a legendary venue. The brothers were always at their finest on stage, and this turn is no exception.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Luxury Liner by Emmylou Harris

Our second trip around the turntable for this great album. It was Emmylou’s second consecutive number one album on Billboard.

7:00 p.m. Get On The Blues Train with Big Joe Turner, Roomful of Blues, and Dr. John

Big Joe Turner is the monster on this one, but he’s got great accompaniment from Roomful of Blues and special guest Dr. John.

Before, in between, and after we’ve got wide Open Stream 24/7 at no cost to you. All you need is a computer and a tab, and you can make your day so much better.

Today It’s Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash in Nashville, Our ‘All About Blue’ Playlist, and Rare Gems From Emmylou Harris, Monday, April 4, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Those Mondays always seem to roll around again, don’t they? But you can certainly make it better by tuning us in. I promise.

Here’s your Monday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash: The Nashville Sessions 1969

In the midst of recording Nashville Skyline, Bob Dylan got together with Johnny Cash ‘in session’ in Nashville to churn out some music. As it turns out one of those songs would make it onto the album, The Girl From the North Country. The rest were released much later, and we have them here for you today.

3:00 p.m. All About Blue: Various Artists

Today’s multi-artist list is all about the color blue in the title, lyrics or both. You’ll hear Robert Johnson, Marvin Gaye, Shawn Colvin, Phoebe Snow, Linda Ronstadt, Van Morrison, Electric Light Orchestra, Jerry Jeff Walker, The Beatles, Cream, The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, B. B. King, Little Feat, The Smithereens, Canned Heat, Emmylou Harris, Bob Dylan, John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy, The Doors, and more!

7:00 p.m. Emmylou Harris: Rare Tracks and Forgotten Gems

We have a nice 47-minute interlude to close out our programming today. These are some of the songs you may not be so familiar with, including some sung with The Pretenders, Linda Ronstadt, The McGarrigle sisters, Dr. John, Willie Nelson, and Steve Earle.

And then we’re back to wide Open Stream. Mondays always need a boost, so why not make it musical. Close your office door, pull up a tab, and listen in with your friends from around the globe today. You won’t regret it. I promise.