Playlist: Episode #731, March 4, 2018 w/Barney Bentall

This Friday marks the long-awaited return of Barney Bentall to Winnipeg, when he opens for Jim Cuddy. We were fortunate enough to chat with Barney once again today. We also heard a bunch of new music, talked about some interesting upcoming shows, paid tribute to a fallen great, and more!

Artist – Song Title – Album Title – CDN=Canadian – MB = Manitoba Artist – WPG=Winnipeg artist

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Barney Bentall & the Legendary Hearts – Come Back to Me – Barney Bentall & the Legendary Hearts – CDN
Barney Bentall – The Miner – The Drifter and the Preacher – CDN
Barney Bentall – Won’t Change the World – The Drifter and the Preacher – CDN
Jim Cuddy – She Gets Down – The Light that Guides You Home – CDN
Jim Cuddy – Lonely When You Leave – Constellation – CDN
Skydiggers – The Air that I Breathe – Warmth of the Sun – CDN

2:30 – 3:00 pm

John Prine – Knockin’ on your Screen Door – The Tree of Forgiveness
Matthew Ryan – Run Rabbit Run (Unadorned) – Run Rabbit Run EP
Tracy Grammer – Hole – Low Tide
Leeroy Stagger – Run Rabbit Run – Love Versus – CDN
Mike Edel – Finish Line – single – CDN

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Barney Bentall interview

Barney Bentall – The Ocean and You (A Song for John Mann) – The Drifter and the Preacher – CDN
Spirit of Canada: Friends of John Mann – Home for a Rest – single – CDN
Spirit of the West – Political – Labour Day – CDN
The Jeff Healey Band – My Little Girl – See the Light – CDN
Jeff Healey – My Blackbirds Are Bluebirds Now – Adventures in Jazzland – CDN

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Fred J. Eaglesmith and the Flying Squirrels – York Road – There Ain’t No Easy Road – CDN
Fred J. Eaglesmith and the Flying Squirrels – White Ash & Black Ash – Things Is Changin’ – CDN
Willie P Bennett – Sleeping in Clay – Sharpen the Plow – CDN
Andrew Neville & The Poor Choices – Flowers in the Dell – Let’r Buck – CDN
D. Rangers – Hold Back the Tears – Barbaric Cultural Practices – CDN
Mayhemingways – Better of You – Skip Land – CDN
Brock Zeman – 10 Year Fight – Pulling Your Sword out of the Devil’s Back – CDN

Podcast: February 25, 2018

Episode #730

Today we’ve got a pile of new music and memories to sort through and then an hour of music brought to you by the letter W!

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Artist – Song Title – Album Title – CDN=Canadian – MB = Manitoba Artist – WPG=Winnipeg artist

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Colleen Brown – Soap & Denim – Direction – CDN
The Decemberists – Severed – I’ll Be Your Girl
The Young Novelists – Come Round Again – In City & Country – CDN
Christina Martin – Where the Dark Meets the Light – Impossible to Hold – CDN
Mayhemingways – Haybales – Skip Land – CDN
William Crighton – Riveria Kid – William Crighton

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Shovels & Rope – Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain (w/John Moreland) – Busted Jukebox Volume 2
Carolyn Mark & NQ Arbuckle – Too Sober to Sleep – Let’s Just Stay Here – CDN
The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer – Hard on Things – single – CDN
The Steel Wheels – Kiss Me Like a Stranger – No More Rain
The Lonely Heartstring Band – The Tide – Deep Waters
Brandi Carlile – The Mother – By the Way, I Forgive You

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Lucinda Williams – Jackson – Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
David Wilcox – Eye of the Hurricane – How Did You Find Me Here
David Wilcox – Ecstasy – The Collected Works: 1977-1993 – CDN
Gillian Welch – Wayside/Back in Time – Soul Journey
The Wailin’ Jennys – Begin – Firecracker – CDN – WPG
Dar Williams – Here Tonight – Emerald

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Nathan Wiley – Black Bones – Bottom Dollar – CDN
The Wheat Pool – Lefty – Hauntario – CDN
Jim White – Borrowed Wings – Drill a Hole in that Substrate and Tell Me What You See
Tom Waits – Come on up to the House – Mule Variations
Ray Wylie Hubbard – The Messenger – Los Gringos Lament
David Wiffen – Driving Wheel – David Wiffen – CDN
Loudon Wainwright III – Dead Skunk – Loudon Wainwright III

Playlist: Episode #730, February 25, 2018

Today we’ve got a pile of new music and memories to sort through and then an hour of music brought to you by the letter W!

Artist – Song Title – Album Title – CDN=Canadian – MB = Manitoba Artist – WPG=Winnipeg artist

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Colleen Brown – Soap & Denim – Direction – CDN
The Decemberists – Severed – I’ll Be Your Girl
The Young Novelists – Come Round Again – In City & Country – CDN
Christina Martin – Where the Dark Meets the Light – Impossible to Hold – CDN
Mayhemingways – Haybales – Skip Land – CDN
William Crighton – Riveria Kid – William Crighton

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Shovels & Rope – Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain (w/John Moreland) – Busted Jukebox Volume 2
Carolyn Mark & NQ Arbuckle – Too Sober to Sleep – Let’s Just Stay Here – CDN
The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer – Hard on Things – single – CDN
The Steel Wheels – Kiss Me Like a Stranger – No More Rain
The Lonely Heartstring Band – The Tide – Deep Waters
Brandi Carlile – The Mother – By the Way, I Forgive You

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Lucinda Williams – Jackson – Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
David Wilcox – Eye of the Hurricane – How Did You Find Me Here
David Wilcox – Ecstasy – The Collected Works: 1977-1993 – CDN
Gillian Welch – Wayside/Back in Time – Soul Journey
The Wailin’ Jennys – Begin – Firecracker – CDN – WPG
Dar Williams – Here Tonight – Emerald

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Nathan Wiley – Black Bones – Bottom Dollar – CDN
The Wheat Pool – Lefty – Hauntario – CDN
Jim White – Borrowed Wings – Drill a Hole in that Substrate and Tell Me What You See
Tom Waits – Come on up to the House – Mule Variations
Ray Wylie Hubbard – The Messenger – Los Gringos Lament
David Wiffen – Driving Wheel – David Wiffen – CDN
Loudon Wainwright III – Dead Skunk – Loudon Wainwright III

Podcast: February 18, 2018

Episode #729

On this episode, we ramble around, playing new music, talking about upcoming shows, and celebrating Louis Riel Day weekend!

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Artist – Song Title – Album Title – CDN=Canadian – MB = Manitoba Artist – WPG=Winnipeg artist

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Rheostatics – King of the Past – Whale Music – CDN
The Damnwells – Louisville – Air Stereo
Blue Rodeo – Rebel – Outskirts – CDN
Drive-By Truckers – Rebels – The Fine Print (A Collection Of Oddities And Rarities 2003-2008)
Major Love – Toughen Up – live recording – CDN
Colleen Brown – Fight! Fight! Fight! – Dirt – CDN

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Terra Lightfoot – Paradise – New Mistakes – CDN
Terra Lightfoot – Norma Gale – New Mistakes – CDN
William Chrighton – 2000 Clicks – William Crighton
Ryan Adams – Baby I Love You – single
Butch Walker – Jamie – Cassette Backs
Hannah Aldridge – I Know Too Much – Gold Rush
Prinz Grizzly – Walls – Come On In

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Dan Bern – Talkin’ Canada Blues – live recording
Leeroy Stagger – Dirty Windshields – Radiant Land – CDN
Romantica – Love in the Winter – Outlaws
Kim Richey – I Tried – Edgeland
Letitia Vansant – Gut It to the Studs – Gut It to the Studs
Brandi Carlile – Sugartooth – By the Way, I Forgive You

3:30 – 4:00 pm

John Prine – Summer’s End – The Tree of Forgiveness
Amber Rubarth – Townes – American Folk
Ben de la Cour – Guy Clark’s Fiddle – The High Cost of Living Strange
Anna Tivel – Dust and Magic – single
Jeffrey Martin – What We’re Marching Toward – One Go Around
Joe Purdy – San Jose – Take my Blanket and Go

Playlist: Episode #729, February 18, 2018

On this episode, we ramble around, playing new music, talking about upcoming shows, and celebrating Louis Riel Day weekend!

Artist – Song Title – Album Title – CDN=Canadian – MB = Manitoba Artist – WPG=Winnipeg artist

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Rheostatics – King of the Past – Whale Music – CDN
The Damnwells – Louisville – Air Stereo
Blue Rodeo – Rebel – Outskirts – CDN
Drive-By Truckers – Rebels – The Fine Print (A Collection Of Oddities And Rarities 2003-2008)
Major Love – Toughen Up – live recording – CDN
Colleen Brown – Fight! Fight! Fight! – Dirt – CDN

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Terra Lightfoot – Paradise – New Mistakes – CDN
Terra Lightfoot – Norma Gale – New Mistakes – CDN
William Chrighton – 2000 Clicks – William Crighton
Ryan Adams – Baby I Love You – single
Butch Walker – Jamie – Cassette Backs
Hannah Aldridge – I Know Too Much – Gold Rush
Prinz Grizzly – Walls – Come On In

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Dan Bern – Talkin’ Canada Blues – live recording
Leeroy Stagger – Dirty Windshields – Radiant Land – CDN
Romantica – Love in the Winter – Outlaws
Kim Richey – I Tried – Edgeland
Letitia Vansant – Gut It to the Studs – Gut It to the Studs
Brandi Carlile – Sugartooth – By the Way, I Forgive You

3:30 – 4:00 pm

John Prine – Summer’s End – The Tree of Forgiveness
Amber Rubarth – Townes – American Folk
Ben de la Cour – Guy Clark’s Fiddle – The High Cost of Living Strange
Anna Tivel – Dust and Magic – single
Jeffrey Martin – What We’re Marching Toward – One Go Around
Joe Purdy – San Jose – Take my Blanket and Go

Podcast: February 11, 2018 – 10th Anniversary Willie P Bennett Tribute

Episode #728

One of the guiding lights on this program is the late, great Willie P Bennett. He died on February 15, 2008, and I’ve vowed to keep playing his music as long as I’m around. There are some exciting tribute shows going on this week, and BIG news about the LONG-awaited re-release of his music to discuss on this week’s show. We also heard a lot of his songs, both the originals and some cool covers, as well as some Willie tribute songs, some of Willie’s contributions to other artists’ albums, and more.

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Artist – Song Title – Album Title – CDN=Canadian – MB = Manitoba Artist – WPG=Winnipeg artist

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Willie P Bennett – Down to the Water – Tryin’ to Start out Clean – CDN
Willie P Bennett – If You Have to Choose – Hobo’s Taunt – CDN
Willie P Bennett – John Henry, the Gambler – Blackie and the Rodeo King – CDN
Willie P Bennett – The Lucky Ones – The Lucky Ones – CDN
Willie P Bennett – Breaking the Silence – Take my own Advice – CDN
Willie P Bennett – Last Word – Heartstrings – CDN

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Willie P Bennett – Baby, Come Turn Out the Lights – Sharpen the Plow – CDN
D. Rangers – Tryin’ to Start out Clean – Barbaric Cultural Practices – CDN – WPG
Scott Nolan – Don’t Blame Your Blues on Me (w/Paul Reddick & The Weber Brothers) – The Willie P Bennett Legacy Project – CDN – WPG
Blackie & the Rodeo Kings – Has Anyone Seen my Baby Here Tonight? – High or Hurtin’: The Songs of Willie P Bennett – CDN
Blackie & The Rodeo Kings – Sometimes It Comes so Easy – Let’s Frolic Again – CDN
Matt Andersen & Del Barber – Willie’s Diamond Joe – live recording – CDN

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Fred Eaglesmith – Spookin’ the Horses – The Official Bootleg Series Volume 2: The Fred Eaglesmith Texas Weekend 2004 – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – Cumberland County – Falling Stars and Broken Hearts – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – Codeine – live recording – CDN
George C. W. Douglas – I Remember Willie – Music from the Big Muddy – CDN
David Essig & Rick Scott – Willie P – Double Vision – CDN

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Corb Lund – It’s Hard to Keep a White Shirt Clean – Losin’ Lately Gambler – CDN
Scott Nolan – Drive Day – Canadian Amplifier: Official Bootleg Series Volume 2 – CDN – WPG
Dixie Flyers – Gold Rush – Light, Medium, Heavy – CDN
Sarah Harmer – How Deep in the Valley – I’m a Mountain – CDN
Stephen Fearing – Dog on a Chain – Industrial Lullaby – CDN
Old Man Luedecke – Caney Fork River – My Hands Are on Fire and other Love Songs – CDN
Prairie Oyster – Goodbye, So Long, Hello – String of Pearls – CDN

Playlist: Episode #728, February 11, 2018 – 10th Anniversary Willie P Bennett Tribute

One of the guiding lights on this program is the late, great Willie P Bennett. He died on February 15, 2008, and I’ve vowed to keep playing his music as long as I’m around. There are some exciting tribute shows going on this week, and BIG news about the LONG-awaited re-release of his music to discuss on this week’s show. We also heard a lot of his songs, both the originals and some cool covers, as well as some Willie tribute songs, some of Willie’s contributions to other artists’ albums, and more.

Artist – Song Title – Album Title – CDN=Canadian – MB = Manitoba Artist – WPG=Winnipeg artist

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Willie P Bennett – Down to the Water – Tryin’ to Start out Clean – CDN
Willie P Bennett – If You Have to Choose – Hobo’s Taunt – CDN
Willie P Bennett – John Henry, the Gambler – Blackie and the Rodeo King – CDN
Willie P Bennett – The Lucky Ones – The Lucky Ones – CDN
Willie P Bennett – Breaking the Silence – Take my own Advice – CDN
Willie P Bennett – Last Word – Heartstrings – CDN

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Willie P Bennett – Baby, Come Turn Out the Lights – Sharpen the Plow – CDN
D. Rangers – Tryin’ to Start out Clean – Barbaric Cultural Practices – CDN – WPG
Scott Nolan – Don’t Blame Your Blues on Me (w/Paul Reddick & The Weber Brothers) – The Willie P Bennett Legacy Project – CDN – WPG
Blackie & the Rodeo Kings – Has Anyone Seen my Baby Here Tonight? – High or Hurtin’: The Songs of Willie P Bennett – CDN
Blackie & The Rodeo Kings – Sometimes It Comes so Easy – Let’s Frolic Again – CDN
Matt Andersen & Del Barber – Willie’s Diamond Joe – live recording – CDN

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Fred Eaglesmith – Spookin’ the Horses – The Official Bootleg Series Volume 2: The Fred Eaglesmith Texas Weekend 2004 – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – Cumberland County – Falling Stars and Broken Hearts – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – Codeine – live recording – CDN
George C. W. Douglas – I Remember Willie – Music from the Big Muddy – CDN
David Essig & Rick Scott – Willie P – Double Vision – CDN

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Corb Lund – It’s Hard to Keep a White Shirt Clean – Losin’ Lately Gambler – CDN
Scott Nolan – Drive Day – Canadian Amplifier: Official Bootleg Series Volume 2 – CDN – WPG
Dixie Flyers – Gold Rush – Light, Medium, Heavy – CDN
Sarah Harmer – How Deep in the Valley – I’m a Mountain – CDN
Stephen Fearing – Dog on a Chain – Industrial Lullaby – CDN
Old Man Luedecke – Caney Fork River – My Hands Are on Fire and other Love Songs – CDN
Prairie Oyster – Goodbye, So Long, Hello – String of Pearls – CDN

Podcast: February 4, 2018 – Namedropper

Episode #727

Today we play Namedropper, where each and every song is either about another song or songwriter, or mentions one or more of ’em! See if you can keep score at home and pick out all of the mentions, there’s a lot of them! I found so many of these songs that we will surely revisit this topic in the not-too-distant future, so if you’ve got other suggestions, let me know!

This is one of our standby series of pre-recorded episodes that are meant to be timeless, so we can pop them into the schedule again some time when I can’t be at the studio live, so enjoy this one now and again!

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Artist – Song Title – Album Title – CDN=Canadian – MB = Manitoba Artist – WPG=Winnipeg artist

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Oh Susanna – My Old Vancouver – A Girl in Teen City – CDN
Ray Wylie Hubbard – Name Droppin’ – Growl
Jon Dee Graham – Dan Stuart’s Blues – Knoxville Skyline
Mike June & the Dirty Doves – The Ballad of the Ballad (of John and Yoko) – Lovesick
Dala – Lennon & McCartney – Best Day – CDN
The Damnwells – I’ve Got You – Air Stereo
Kevin Roy – Heartworn Highways – Heartworn Highways – CDN – WPG

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Del Barber – Miles & Years – Love Songs for the Last 20 – CDN – WPG
Brock Zeman – Gastown – Cold Winter Comes Back – CDN
Richard Inman – Sunday Morning – Richard Inman – CDN
Rodney Crowell – Nashville 1972 – Close Ties
Ellis Paul – Singer-Songwriter Heaven – Singer-Songwriter Heaven: The Songs of Kevin Faherty

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Jonathan Byrd & The Sentimentals – Under the Belly of the Night – single
Corin Raymond & The Sundowners – Veronica – Paper Nickels – CDN
Luke Doucet – Long Haul Driver – Blood’s Too Rich – CDN
Adrien Sala – Andrew Neville – Winnipeg: The High & Lonesome Years Vol. IV – CDN – WPG
Andrew Neville & The Poor Choices – Poor Choices Song – Winnipeg: The High & Lonesome Years Vol. IV – CDN – WPG
Ridley Bent – Nine Inch Nails – Buckles & Boots – CDN – WPG
Dustin Bentall & The Smokes – The Ballad of Billy Cowsill – Orion – CDN

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Ry Cooder – Johnny Cash – I, Flathead – CDN
Emisunshine – Johnny, June, and Jesus – Ragged Dreams – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – Johnny Cash – Six Volts – CDN
Wagons – Willie Nelson – Rumble, Shake and Tumble – CDN
The Replacements – Alex Chilton – Pleased to Meet Me
Broomsticks & Hammers – Moe Berg – Mirror Box – CDN
Mary Chapin Carpenter – I Feel Lucky – Come On Come On
Bobby Bare Jr.’s Young Criminals Starvation League – Visit Me in Music City – From the End of your Leash

Playlist: Episode #727, February 4, 2018 – Namedropper

Today we play Namedropper, where each and every song is either about another song or songwriter, or mentions one or more of ’em! See if you can keep score at home and pick out all of the mentions, there’s a lot of them! I found so many of these songs that we will surely revisit this topic in the not-too-distant future, so if you’ve got other suggestions, let me know!

This is one of our standby series of pre-recorded episodes that are meant to be timeless, so we can pop them into the schedule again some time when I can’t be at the studio live, so enjoy this one now and again!

Artist – Song Title – Album Title – CDN=Canadian – MB = Manitoba Artist – WPG=Winnipeg artist

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Oh Susanna – My Old Vancouver – A Girl in Teen City – CDN
Ray Wylie Hubbard – Name Droppin’ – Growl
Jon Dee Graham – Dan Stuart’s Blues – Knoxville Skyline
Mike June & the Dirty Doves – The Ballad of the Ballad (of John and Yoko) – Lovesick
Dala – Lennon & McCartney – Best Day – CDN
The Damnwells – I’ve Got You – Air Stereo
Kevin Roy – Heartworn Highways – Heartworn Highways – CDN – WPG

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Del Barber – Miles & Years – Love Songs for the Last 20 – CDN – WPG
Brock Zeman – Gastown – Cold Winter Comes Back – CDN
Richard Inman – Sunday Morning – Richard Inman – CDN
Rodney Crowell – Nashville 1972 – Close Ties
Ellis Paul – Singer-Songwriter Heaven – Singer-Songwriter Heaven: The Songs of Kevin Faherty

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Jonathan Byrd & The Sentimentals – Under the Belly of the Night – single
Corin Raymond & The Sundowners – Veronica – Paper Nickels – CDN
Luke Doucet – Long Haul Driver – Blood’s Too Rich – CDN
Adrien Sala – Andrew Neville – Winnipeg: The High & Lonesome Years Vol. IV – CDN – WPG
Andrew Neville & The Poor Choices – Poor Choices Song – Winnipeg: The High & Lonesome Years Vol. IV – CDN – WPG
Ridley Bent – Nine Inch Nails – Buckles & Boots – CDN – WPG
Dustin Bentall & The Smokes – The Ballad of Billy Cowsill – Orion – CDN

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Ry Cooder – Johnny Cash – I, Flathead – CDN
Emisunshine – Johnny, June, and Jesus – Ragged Dreams – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – Johnny Cash – Six Volts – CDN
Wagons – Willie Nelson – Rumble, Shake and Tumble – CDN
The Replacements – Alex Chilton – Pleased to Meet Me
Broomsticks & Hammers – Moe Berg – Mirror Box – CDN
Mary Chapin Carpenter – I Feel Lucky – Come On Come On
Bobby Bare Jr.’s Young Criminals Starvation League – Visit Me in Music City – From the End of your Leash

Podcast: January 28, 2018

Episode #726

We hit a lot of stops on today’s show, including the ditch, and had a lot of fun along the way. Lots of new music, requests, a look at an exciting upcoming show, a bit of a tribute to the great Willie P Bennett as we head toward the 10th anniversary of his death, and much more!

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Artist – Song Title – Album Title – CDN=Canadian – MB = Manitoba Artist – WPG=Winnipeg artist

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Oh Susanna – Johnstown – Johnstown – CDN
Oh Susanna – You’ll Always Be – Johnstown – CDN
Jim Cuddy – Disappointment – All in Time – CDN
Jim Bryson – Impaler – The Occasionals – CDN
Weeping Tile – Pushover – Cold Snap – CDN
William Prince – You Can’t Judge a Book by the Cover – single – CDN – WPG

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Offa Rex – Blackleg Miner – The Queen of Hearts
The Harmed Brothers – Elvis the Lion – Come Morning
The Stray Birds – Shining in the Distance – Magic Fire
Luan Parle – Day Is Done – Roll the Dice EP
Caitlin Canty – Take Me for a Ride – Motel Bouquet

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Donald Byron Wheatley – Not Tonight Josephine – Moondogs and Mad Dogs
The Jitters – That’s When I Need You – The Jitters – CDN
Jeffrey Gaines – Sorry the Very Next Day – Jeffrey Gaines
Willie P Bennett – Love Is a Game – Scenery/Sharpen the Plow – CDN
Jaxon Haldane – One Vessel/Shame on Me – recorded live on UMFM – CDN – WPG
Willie P Bennett – Me and Molly – Live 1978 – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – Summerlea – Things Is Changin’ – CDN

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Lynn Miles – Black Flowers – Unravel – CDN
Shannon Lyon – Pleasing You Pleases Me – Broken Things – CDN
Chris Whitley – Phone Call from Leavenworth – Living with the Law
David Rawlings – Cumberland Gap – Poor David’s Almanac
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – If We Were Vampires – The Nashville Sound
Rodney Crowell – It Ain’t Over Yet – Close Ties