Playlist – December 29, 2016

Our annual Steel Belted marathon, this time 4.5 hours of great music, including new music & 2016 favourites, the official list of the best concerts of 2016, a birthday tribute to the late Rick Danko, we spend some time with the blues and some classic country!

Artist – Title – Album

2016 musical highlights:
John Paul White – Simple Song – Southern Family
Brent Cobb – Down Home – Southern Family
Dylan Leblanc – Look how far we’ve Come – Cautionary Tale
John Blek – Little Sparrow – Cut the Light
Buddy Miller – Wild Horses (with Shawn Colvin) – Camayo Sessions at Sea

The best concerts of 2016:
The Vegabonds – Oh My Lord2 – What we’re Made of
Del Barber & the No Regretskys – Lights Go Out – The Puck Drops Here
Jaxon Haldane – Hectic – Hectic
Jim Bryson – The Depression Dance – Somewhere We Will Find our Place
James McMurtry – How’m I Gonna Find You Now? – Complicated Game
Jon Brooks – Gun Dealer – The Smiling and Beautiful Countryside
Lydia Loveless – Midwestern Guys – Real
Drive-By Truckers – Surrender Under Protest – American Band
Jonathan Byrd – Poor Johnny – You Can’t Outrun the Radio
Corin Raymond – The Law and the Lonesome – Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams
100 Mile House – Hidden Springs – Hiraeth
The Young Novelists – Always Make the Mistake – Made Us Strangers
Jon Langford & His Sadies – Are You an Entertainer? – Mayors of the Moon
Rheostatics – Shaved Head – Whale Music
Spirit of the West – D for Democracy (Scour the House) – Go Figure
Leeroy Stagger – Something Beautiful – Dream It all away
John Blek and the Rats – Wandering Child – Borders

Happy Birthday, Rick Danko:
The Band – It Makes no Difference – Northern Lights-Southern Cross
The Band – The Unfaithful Servant – The Band
The Band – Stage Fright – Stage Fright
The Band – Too Soon Gone – Jericho
Aretha Franklin – The Weight – Duane Allman: An Anthology
Ronnie Hawkins – Don’t Tell Me your Troubles – Duane Allman: An Anthology Volume II

Steel Belted Radio’s Got the Blues:
Derek & The Dominoes – Little Wing – Layla & other assorted Love Songs
B.B. King – Hummingbird – Why I Sing the Blues
Albert King – Born under a bad Sign – The Very Best of
Muddy Waters – Rollin’ Stone – The Best of
John Lee Hooker – One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer – The Best of 1965-1974
Howlin’ Wolf – Wang-Dang-Doodle – Howlin’ at Midnight
David Gogo – It’s my own Fault – David Gogo
Robben Ford and the Blue Line – The Brother (for Jimmie & Stevie) – Robben Ford and the Blue Line
Robben Ford and the Blue Line – Politician – Mystic Mile
Robben Ford and the Blue Line – Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – Handful of Blues
Maria Muldaur – Midnight at the Oasis – Maria Muldaur

A Trip to the Country:
Glen Campbell – Rhinestone Cowboy – Greatest Hits
John Denver – Thank God I’m a Country Boy – Back Home Again
Dwight Yoakam – Fast as You – This Time
Charlie Major – Nobody Gets too much Love – The Other Side
Jim Lauderdale – I Know Better Now – Hummingbird
George Strait – I Cross my Heart – Pure Country
Merle Haggard – Sing Me back Home – 16 Biggest Hits
Set #9
Merle Haggard – Mama Tried – 16 Biggest Hits
Waylon Jennings – Lonesome, On’ry and Mean – Lonesome, On’ry and Mean
Patsy Cline – Crazy – 12 Greatest Hits
Kris Kristofferson – To Beat the Devil – Kristofferson
Nanci Griffith – Trouble in the Fields – Country Gold
Zachary Lucky – South Colorado Murder Ballad – Everywhere a Man Can Be
Mary Chapin Carpenter – He Thinks He’ll Keep Her – Come On Come On
Radney Foster – Nobody Wins – Del Rio, TX 1959

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