Today We Have Our ‘Are You Ready For The Country’ EP on Tap, Along With The Band ‘Live’ in D.C., Friday, January 14, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers! It’s time once again for our country-country rock EP, and we give you a special treat later with The Band live in Washington, D.C. as broacast by the King Biscuit Flower Hour!

The Band: From Bob Dylan’s back-up musicians to one of the most influential bands in popular music.

Here’s your Friday musical landscape:

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

It’s coming around again! We’ve got a great EP for you today. It’s proving to be one of our most popular as well, and that comes as no surprise with this line-up: Guy Clark, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Linda Ronstadt, Neil Young, The Byrds, Gram Parsons, Emmylou Harris, Pure Prairie League, Asleep At The Wheel, The Band, Mudcrutch, Jerry Jeff Walker, The Marshall Tucker Band, Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, Townes Van Zandt, The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, The Eagles, and more!

7:00 p.m. The Band Live at The Carter Baron Amphitheater, Washington, D.C., July 17, 1976

Undoubtedly one of our favorites here in The Mermaid Lounge. Starting as Bob Dylan’s back-up band, they went on to become one of the greatest bands of their generation, and one of the most influential as well. This is the stuff legends are made from, and we consider The Band in that category. This one was live from D.C. and broadcast on the legendary King Biscuit Flower Hour.

Before in between and after, we give you that great wide Open Stream. We’re here in the lounge where the music never stops. We’re 24/7 totally free, no credit card, no personal information required. All we want is for you to tune us in by clicking the button below.

It’s The First Moan-Day of the Year, But We’ll Cheer You With Our ‘Water, Water Everywhere’ EP and Valerie Carter In the Spotlight, January 3, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! Yes. It’s the very first Monday of 2022 and, unfortunately, I’m working on my day off due to a COVID outbreak. Therefore, I can empathize with you all on this one. But we have got something to cheer you up for sure.

Indeed more than a pretty face. One of the most brilliant singer-songwriters of her generation.

Here’s your Moan-Day, Moan-Day line-up:

12:00 p.m. Water, Water Everywhere: Various Artists

Water makes up 71% of the earth. When I say that to people, they look at me like I’m a loon. Hey, look it up. I’m not making that shit up. So, therefore, it’s only fitting that we bring you this playlist. (Not to mention the fact that it’s been raining here in the Beantown area for the last five days.) You’ll hear Bob Dylan, Valerie Carter, The Band, Linda Ronstadt, Neil Young, Deep Purple, Bruce Springsteen, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Bruce Hornsby, The Grass Roots, Lindisfarne, Electric Light Orchestra, Gordon Lightfoot, Bonnie Raitt, Carole King, Mudcrutch, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Tracy Nelson, B.J. Thomas, Al Green, Foo Fighters, and more! Just about five hours of uninterrupted music about water in the title, lyrics, or both.

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Valerie Carter

On this particular count, let’s start off by saying that there are still times when I mention Valerie Carter and people look at me like they’re lost in the ozone. That’s because they are if they don’t know who she is or what she accomplished in her career. I could write a tome here, but I don’t have to. Just read this article instead and you’ll know who she is. Then you can tune this playlist in and understand why she’s a Mermaid Lounge favorite.

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We’ve Got a Mudcrutch Monday, a Brand New Beatles Playlist, and Lukas Nelson & POTR In The Spotlight Later, December 20, 2021

Yes, I’ll say it: Happy Monday, Musicologists! We’ve got a great opening day of the work week that features a fun, new Beatles playlist, Mudcrutch, and Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real later.

We’ve got a great, new Beatles playlist up today at 3:00 p.m.

Here’s your Monday line-up:

11:00 a.m. MUDCRUTCH MONDAY! Mudcrutch Live at The Fonda Theater, Hollywood, California, June 26, 2016

Yes, it’s a Mudcrutch Monday again and we’ve got the tour I may never forgive myself for missing. Why? Because it was one of the last opportunities I had to see Mudcrutch for the first time ever, and Tom Petty for the fifth. And, by the way, they blew the doors off the Boston House of Blues with Hungry No More, my favorite Mudcrutch song. What’s not to be upset about here?

3:00 p.m. The Beatles: Songs With Character NEW!

This was a fun one to put together. It’s all about the man in the mack, a lonely woman named Eleanor Rigby, an ode to Dear Prudence, the barber shaving another customer on Penny Lane, a serial killer with a hammer, the walrus, the eggman, the taxman, Bungalow Bill, a racoon named Rocky, a lady trying to make ends meet, a Nowhere Man named Jeremy Hillary Boob, Ph.D., a chick flying around the sky with diamonds while another leaves home, and more! The Beatles know how to tell a story.

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real

Also known as POTR for short. A week ago we played Dylan’s boy. Today we feature Willie’s boy, and he’s no slouch either. Get yourself ready for some great country rock to cap off our programming.

Monday. Start the week on the right foot here at #BecomeUngovernable Radio. We’re totally free and uninterrupted by commercial bullshit and DJ banter. It’s all about the music, people. And we’re 24/7.

It’s ‘All About Blue’ Today, We’ve Got Emmylou Harris In the Spotlight, and CCR Live at The Fillmore, Monday, December 13, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Guess what? We have short(er) playlists too! We’ve got a great one today along with Emmylou Harris and Creedence Clearwater Revival to kick off your work week!

Here’s Monday’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. All About Blue, Various Artists

Hey, it’s not just about EP’s here in The Mermaid Lounge. We have all kinds of multi-artist playlists, including this one with the color ‘blue’ in the title, lyrics or both! You’ll hear from The Allman Brothers Band, Linda Ronstadt, Foreigner, Mudcrutch, Joni Mitchell, Jonathan Edwards, Taj Mahal, Bob Dylan, Electric Light Orchestra, Wings, George Harrison, The Band, Fats Domino, The Traveling Wilburys, Elvis Presley, Badfinger, and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.

3:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Emmylou Harris

Emmylou Harris’ career began back in 1969 and she is still on the move. During that time she has won 14 Grammy Awards, the Polar Music Prize (and many other awards too numerous to mention here), been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008, and was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Harris is rightfully credited with making country more accessible to a wider audience, and today we put her In the Spotlight.

7:00 p.m. Creedence Clearwater Revival Live at The Fillmore West, San Francisco, July 4, 1971

When I was young and dumb, I just assumed that these guys came straight out of the Louisiana Bayou. In fact, what we have are four guys from Berkeley who sounded like they came straight out of the Louisiana Bayou. They also just happened to make some of the greatest rock n’ roll on the planet. We love these guys here in The Lounge. Today we have the live from The Fillmore for your listening pleasure. Cook up some crawfish and shrimp and enjoy.

Here we are again. Yesterday we added listeners from India and today they seem to be back here again today. Argentina has also joined the crowd this morning as well. Where are you?

That’s DR. Tom Petty and His 65 Best Songs, and Our Brand New Album of The Week Amidst A Lot of Open Stream, Sunday, December 5, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! Today we are switching gears on the fly and shuffling the schedule so we can celebrate Dr. Tom Petty’s honorary Ph.D. in Music from the U of Florida! Read on!

Today we celebrate DOCTOR Tom Petty’s Career!

Here’s Sunday Funday’s programming:

10:00 a.m. Album of The Week: The Smile Sessions by The Beach Boys NEW!

The Beach Boys’ Smile album never really came to fruition. It was actually abandoned back in 1967. In 2011, The Smile Sessions was released…and in several forms. You can read about it in detail here. What we give you this week is one version and it’s the 19 songs that theoretically present what the final version of Smile would have been. It’s a great trip.

1:00 p.m. Deb’s Stream: Tom Petty’s 65 Greatest Songs UPDATED!

A few days ago, the University of Florida posthumously awarded Tom Petty a Doctorate in Music, adding to his musical legend. I imagine that most people know this was an honor long deserved. (If you don’t, this is probably not the radio station you want to listen to.) Today we present our very subjective list of Petty’s best songs, not just with the Heartbreakers, but also with Mudcrutch, the Traveling Wilburys, and as a solo artist. It has been updated and, guess what, if I were to do this over, it could be different.

If you are only familiar with Tom Petty’s “hits,” this is a good chance for you to step out and hear some of his lesser known songs. That’s why there are 65 of them.

This will be a fun day for Petty fans everywhere (and that will include me). The rest of the day is dedicated to wide Open Stream of continually rotating 27,000+ songs. And all of this is free because we’re not a business. We’re a music emporium.

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It’s Saturday in The Mermaid Lounge and We Bring You (Appropriately) Our ‘Water, Water Everywhere’ EP, LIVE DEAD, and Our Album of The Week, December 4, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers around the globe! What would a Mermaid be without water? Right? Today we’ve got our ‘Water, Water Everywhere’ EP along with our AOW and LIVE DEAD! later.

Water covers 71% of the planet. And today we sing its praises with our EP.

Here’s your Saturday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Water, Water Everywhere: Various Artists

It is a fact that 71% of the planet is composed of water. Where would we be without it? Today, we have our EP dedicated to water of all kinds in the title, lyrics or both. You’ll hear Valerie Carter, Bob Dylan, The Band, Linda Ronstadt, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Bruce Springsteen, Deep Purple, Steely Dan, Tom Rush, Alison Krauss & Union Station, The Grass Roots, Bruce Hornsby & The Range, Lindisfarne, Electric Light Orchestra, Gordon Lightfoot, Bonnie Raitt, Carole King, Mudcrutch, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Tracy Nelson, Al Green, B.J. Thomas, Foo Fighters, and more!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Rising Sons featuring Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder FINAL AIRING!

Today is the final airing of this great album, so be sure to tune it in. Tomorrow when you roll out of bed, we’ll have a brand new featured album.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at McArthur Court, University of Oregon, Eugene, January 22, 1978 NEW!

Another new one from the ultimate road and jam band. John Mayer has already said that Dead Again may well continue on after the remaining Grateful Dead members retire. It’s a testament to their longevity, but I will say it again: Any band without Jerry Garcia is not The Grateful Dead. Period. Without the rest of the band, they’re really not The Grateful Dead. That still stands.

It’s Saturday and The Mermaid Lounge is cookin’ with the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Italy, Brazil, Russian Federation, Netherlands, Switzerland, Denmark, and points beyond all tuned in. Why? Because they “get it.” When will you?

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Back to Monday With Fats Domino, The Moody Blues, and Our ‘By The Numbers’ Playlist Later, November 15, 2021

Good Morning, Folks! We’re back to Moan-Day all over again with a great line-up, including a couple of spotlight features, one brand new!

It’s no secret that The Fab Four were big time Fats Domino fans, and so are we! Today he’s In the Spotlight.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Fats Domino

Was the man from New Orleans the first to play rock n’ roll? I think that could be the case. This guy was making sounds nobody else was making back in the day. He was certainly a bona fide pioneer of the craft, of that there is no doubt. His first single, The Fat Man, is credited as the first rock n’ roll record and the first to sell more than a million copies. Between 1955 and 1960, Fats Domino had eleven Top 10 U.S. hits on the Billboard charts. He sold more than 65 million records during his groundbreaking career.

3:30 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Moody Blues NEW!

We have a couple of live performances of these guys, but we thought it was an appropriate time to put a spotlight feature together in light of Graeme Edge’s passing on November 12. He was their drummer and the last original band member. We bring you the best of the Moodies today.

7:00 p.m. By The Numbers: Various Artists

We thought it was about time to break this one out again. Here are some great songs with numbers in the title, lyrics, or both! You’ll hear James Taylor, The Mamas & The Papas, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Chicago, Three Dog Night, J.J. Cale, Mudcrutch, Alice Cooper, The Doors, Stevie Nicks, Shawn Colvin, Rosanne Cash, The Searchers, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, Paul Simon, Wilson Pickett, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Johnny Rivers, The Byrds and more!

Listen, people. Monday’s a really busy day here in The Lounge. Lots of listeners start off our week. We’ve got the crowd from Germany, Denmark, Italy, Ireland, Canada, (Texas, shhh), Australia, Portugal, Spain and points beyond this morning. Some of these freaks have been on all night. Tune us in. Start your week off right.

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It’s Saturday in The Mermaid Lounge and We’re Pretty Busy With Our ‘Are You Ready For The Country’ EP, a Bonnie Raitt Birthday Tribute, the Final Airing of the AOW, and LIVE DEAD Later, November 13, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We’re pretty busy here today. We’ll keep you happy with some great music and programming features as you begin your weekend. I’ve had some email requests from some of our far flung friends to start our EP’s a bit earlier every once in a while, so here we go!

We’re kicking off the EP train a bit earlier today for some of our more far-flung friends!

Here’s your Saturday line-up:

9:00 a.m. Are You Ready For The Country: Various Artists

Yes, it’s that time again where we focus on some real country (not bad pop bands with fiddles, as Tom Petty describes them), and the legends of country-rock. You’ll hear Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Guy Clark, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, The Eagles, Neil Young, The Byrds, Gram Parsons, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Pure Prairie League, Asleep At The Wheel, The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, Trio (Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris), Bob Dylan, The Marshall Tucker Band, Jerry Jeff Walker, and more! This is just about five hours of uninterrupted bliss.

3:30 p.m. Album of The Week: The Gilded Palace of Sin by The Flying Burrito Brothers FINAL AIRING!

We bid a fond farewell to one of the most important albums in the evolution of country rock, the first from The Flying Burrito Brothers. Tomorrow when you wake up, there will be a brand new selection.

7:00 p.m. Bonnie Raitt & Friends Live at Ultrasonic Studios, New York, October 17, 1972

Our birthday girl tribute to Bonnie Raitt is a great “live” studio event from 1972 held at Ultrasonic Studios in New York and broadcast on WLIR-FM with Bonnie Raitt, Lowell George (Little Feat), John Hammond, and Freebo (also known as Daniel Friedberg), who is mostly known for his work with Bonnie Raitt. If you’re interested, you can learn more about this singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist here.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at the CU Events Center, University of Colorado, Boulder, December 9, 1981 NEW!

We close out our Saturday night programming with another new live performance from the world’s ultimate jam band. This one comes live from the University of Colorado.

Again, this is a great day to tune us in. Every day is a great day to tune us in. We’re here come hell or high water, totally free to you without strings. There aren’t many things in life that come that way. So, get on it.

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Monday Rolls Around Again, and We’ve got The Heartbreakers, Laura Nyro, and Some Live Mudcrutch Later, October 25, 2021

Good Morning, Pettyologists! We’re back on Tom Petty Month again today as we wind it down this week. We’ve got some great stuff as we say farewell to Rocktober.

We put the amazing Laura Nyro In The Spotlight a bit later today!

Here’s your Monday line-up:

11:00 a.m. The Wildflowers & All The Rest Project: The Live Cuts

At the end of this month-long Pettyfest, we visit the Wildflowers & All The Rest project, which was released just about a year ago. Today we’ll focus on the live cuts from the Wildflowers project; the best of the live versions from the road.

3:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Laura Nyro

For some, Laura Nyro is most famous when others sing her compositions. But for those who have delved into Laura Nyro’s garden of earthly delights, hearing her sing her own tunes is heaven. Today we put her In the Spotlight where she belongs.

7:00 p.m. Mudcrutch Live at The Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, June 26, 2016

We’d be remiss if we didn’t give you a live taste of Mudcrutch from that great 2016 tour. You know, the one I missed in Boston where they blew the doors off The House of Blues with Hungry No More. I’ll never stop kicking myself for that one. But hey, at least I have this great concert from The Fonda Theatre to remind me what a loser I am on this slightly Mudcrutch Monday.

Great day to tune us in. I’ve already got us on. It’s rainy and cold here. I have the windows slightly cracked and it’s windy as hell out there. Perfect October day for some great music. Join your global friends in music today.

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We Slowly Wind Down Tom Petty Month (But We Ain’t Done Yet), and Put The Soul Queen of New Orleans In The Spotlight, Friday, October 22, 2021

Good Morning, Petty-ologists! We are slowly winding down Tom Petty Month here in The Mermaid Lounge, but we do have some great nuggets left for you this week. Do not despair. We’ve got a very scientific offering today. (I’m lying.)

We put Irma Thomas In the Spotlight a bit later!

Here’s Friday’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Deb’s Stream: Tom Petty’s Top 60 Songs EXPANDED AND UPDATED!

The decision to move this from 50 to 60 songs was as “scientific” as the song selections themselves. We simply decided 50 wasn’t enough and some great stuff got left out. So, we arbitrarily added it in. I believe we pulled the song names out of a bucket when we originally made this list, and just said, “yeah” and “no.” But it matters not. We could redo this list and it might look very different. That’s why we don’t indulge. We think we’ve got a solid list here, and it now includes some of the stuff from Wildflowers & All The Rest and Angel Dream. ENJOY!

By the way, the set list is up under the Playlist tab and it was updated last evening. Just scroll around out there until you find it.

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Irma Thomas

Irma Thomas is a contemporary of both Aretha Franklin and Etta James, but she never quite achieved the commercial success of either. Although, to listen to Irma, she’s feels she’s living just fine as ‘The Soul Queen of New Orleans.’ At 80 years old, she’s still singing. We love Irma Thomas here in The Mermaid Lounge, and tonight we are putting her In the Spotlight where she belongs.

And you belong here listening to us. Join your friends from near and far today. We’ve got some in New York and Kansas tuning in today with folks from Italy, Spain, Ireland, the UK, Russian Federation, Portugal, Australia, Japan, Germany and France. What are you waiting for?

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