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December 2015

Artist      Album Label
BRENNEN LEIGH Sings Lefty Frizzell Line In The Sound
WATKINS FAMILY HOUR Watkins Family Hour Family Hour
SLIM BAWB & THE FABULOUS STUMPGRINDERS Ain't My Monkey Swampgrass
MAX STALLING Banquet Blind Nello
DANNY BARNES Got Myself Together (Ten Years Later) Eight 30
CHRIS ISAAK First Comes The Night Vanguard/Wicked Game
HOT ROUX Stranger's Blues Hi Hat
the BOTTLE ROCKETS  South Broadway Athletic Club Bloodshot
PETER CASE  Hwy 62 Omnivore
PETER KEANE  Rural Electrification Self Released
     
     

November 2015

Artist      Album Label
the SLOCAN RAMBLERS Coffee Creek Self Released
DUBL HANDI  Morning In A New Machine Self Released
the SOUTH AUSTIN MOONLIGHTERS Burn & Shine Self Released
the JOSH GARRETT BAND Honey For My Queen Self Released
RICK VITO Mojo On My Side Delta Groove
CORB LUND Things That Can't Be Undone New West
the BAR BRAWL 3 The Bar Brawl 3 American Adrenaline
AMY HELM Didn't It Rain Woodstock
PALOMINO SHAKEDOWN Palomino Shakedown Telewreck
NIKKI HILL Heavy Heart, Hard Fists Deep Fryed
TOMMY CASTRO & THE PAINKILLERS Method To My Madness Alligator
GUY FORSYTH BLUES BAND Red Dress Small & Nimble
the LUCKY LOSERS A Winning Hand West Tone
     
T'MONDE  Yesterday's Gone Valcour
JEROME BATISTE AND THE ZYDEKO PLAYERS  Funky Good Time Self Released

September-October 2015

Artist      Album Label
JEREMY PINNELL OH/KY Sofaburn
ALI HOLDER  From My Veins Will Fall Self Released
MIKE AND THE MOONPIES Mockingbird Self Released
FRANK MARTIN GILLIGAN  Silver Dollar Self Released
JAMIE LIN WILSON Holidays & Wedding Rings Self Released
LARRY CAMPBELL & TERESA WILLIAMS Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams Red House
JAMES BURTON, ALBERT LEE, AMOS GARRETT, DAVID WILCOX Guitar Heroes Stony Plain
the WOOD BROTHERS Paradise Honey Jar
JOE KING CARRASCO y LOS SIDE FX Chiliando Anaconda
CHUBBY KNUCKLE CHOIR  Reveille Self Released
the TURNPIKE TROUBADOURS The Turnpike Troubadours Bossier City
JESSICA LEE WILKES Lone Wolf Free Dirt
JOE ELY Panhandle Rambler RackEm
COLIN LINDEN Rich In Love Stony Plain
JOHN FOHL Teeth And Bones Self Released
CHRIS JAMES & PATRICK RYNN Trouble Don't Last VizzTone
SLAM ALLEN Feel These Blues American Showplace Music
GUY DAVIS Kokomo Kidd M.C.
DUKE ROBILLARD The Acoustic Blues & Roots Of Duke Robillard Stony Plain
the DUSTBOWL REVIVAL With A Lampshade On Signature Sounds
ROSIE LEDET & THE ZYDECO PLAYBOYS Raw! Nizzari Music

August 2015

Artist      Album Label
the DESLONDES The Deslondes New West
KEVIN GORDON Long Gone Time Crowville Media
MICHAEL O'CONNOR Bloodshot Vagabond Bare Knuckle
DAVE ALVIN AND PHIL ALVIN Lost Time YepRoc
RANDALL BRAMBLETT Devil Music New West
LOS LOBOS Gates Of Gold 429
BUDDY GUY Born To Play Guitar Silvertone/RCA
the TEXAS HORNS  Blues Gotta Holda Me Vizztone
REVEREND RAVEN & THE CHAIN SMOKIN' ALTAR BOYS Live At The Big Bull Nevermore
DEB RYDER Let It Rain Bejeb Music
SHEMEKIA COPELAND Outskirts Of Love Alligator
MITCH WOODS Jammin' On The High Cs Club 88
     
JON CLEARY Go Go Juice FHQ

July 2015

Artist      Album Label
KASEY CHAMBERS Bittersweet Sugar Hill
the MALPASS BROTHERS The Malpass Brothers Organic
ROMI MAYES   Devil On Both Shoulders Self Released
PATRICIA VONNE  Viva Bandolera  Bandolera 
NIKO LAVEN  You're Gonna Answer Self Released
CASPER RAWLS  Brave World Helotes Music
STEELISM  The Drawing Room Volume 1 Intoxicating Sounds
the STATESBORO REVUE Jukehouse Revival Vision Entertainment
BETH MCKEE Sugarcane Revival Swampgirl Music
GREGG ALLMAN  Gregg Allman Live: Back To Macon, GA Rounder
TOOTS LORRAINE  Make It Easy Greaseland
 MCCRARY SISTERS  Let's Go MCC
MARK RUBIN  Southern Discomfort Rubinchik
BUMPER JACKSONS Too Big World Self Released
VARIOUS New Orleans Brass Bands: Through The Streets Of The City Smithsonian Folkways

June 2015

Artist    Album Label
the STEELDRIVERS The Muscle Shoals Recordings Rounder
HOT TEXAS SWING BAND Ain't Dead Yet Self Released
JASON ISBELL Something More Than Free Southeastern
RICHARD THOMPSON Still Fantasy
JAI MALANO Rocket Girl Rhythm Bomb
GUY FORSYTH BLUES BAND The Pleaser Small And Nimble
LOS TEXMANIACS Americano Groove Line In The Sound
STEVE RILEY & THE MAMOU PLAYBOYS Voyageurs Mamou Playboy

May 2015

Artist    Album Label
DELLA MAE Della Mae Rounder
RIVER CITY SWING KINGS Texas Swing Self Released
RHIANNON GIDDENS  Tomorrow Is My Turn Nonesuch
EMMYLOU HARRIS & RODNEY CROWELL  The Traveling Kind Nonesuch
DALE WATSON Call Me Insane Ameripolitan / Red House
WILLIE NELSON & MERLE HAGGARD  Django and Jimmie Legacy
WHITEY MORGAN AND THE 78'S Sonic Ranch Self Released
NOEL MCKAY  Is That So Much To Ask B+N
JOAKIM TINDERHOLT AND HIS BAND You Gotta Do More Big H
SHINYRIBS  Okra Candy Mustard Lid
the 24th STREET WAILERS Where Evil Grows LMB
SONNY LANDRETH Bound By The Blues Provogue
UNCLE LUCIUS The Light Boo Clap
HANS THEESSINK & TERRY EVANS True & Blue Blue Groove
the CASH BOX KINGS Holding Court Blind Pig
IGOR PRADO BAND Way Down South Delta Groove
SUGARAY RAYFORD Southside NimoySue
CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE I Ain't Lyin' Henrietta
VICTOR WAINWRIGHT & THE WILDROOTS Boom Town Blind Pig
BRANDON SANTINI Live & Extended! VizzTone
BRAVE COMBO Live At Blob's Park DenTone
WOODY PINES  Woody Pines Muddy Roots Music
     

April 2015

Artist    Album Label
the HONEYCUTTERS Me Oh My Organic
MALCOLM HOLCOMBE The RCA Sessions Proper
MARY CUTRUFELLO Faithless World Self Released
DWIGHT YOAKAM Second Hand Heart Reprise
EILEN JEWELL Sundown Over Ghost Town Signature Sounds
ANNE MCCUE Blue Sky Thinkin' Flying Machine
BROCK ZEMAN  Pulling Your Sword Out Of The Devil's Back Busted Flat
 AMY BLACK The Muscle Shoals Session Reuben
JIMMY LAFAVE The Night Tribe Music Road
AUGIE MEYERS The Real Tex-Mex El Sendero
CAROLYN WONDERLAND  Live Texas Trio Bismeaux
MULEBONE  Keep On Movin' Red Tug
 IAN SIEGAL The Picnic Sessions Nugene
     
the REVELERS Get Ready Self Released

March 2015

Artist    Album Label
MICHAEL DART AND THE SKYLINE WRANGLERS Slippin' Around Frogranch
 SARAH GAYLE MEECH   Tennessee Love Song Self Released
 LYNNE HANSON   River Of Sand Self Released
KATHRYN LEGENDRE   Old Soul Self Released
STEEL WHEELS   Leave Some Things Behind Big Ring
RAY WYLIE HUBBARD  The Ruffian's Misfortune Bordello
ETTA BRITT   Etta Does Delbert Brittunes Music
DAYNA KURTZ   Rise And Fall M.C.
           
POKEY LAFARGE   Something In The Water Rounder
FEUFOLLET  Two Universes Feufollet

February 2015

Artist    Album Label
ROBERT EARL KEEN Happy Prisoner - The Bluegrass Sessions Dualtone
ELANA JAMES Black Beauty Snarf
ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL Still The King Bismeaux
STEVE EARLE & THE DUKES Terraplane New West
ERIC LINDELL AND CO. Indian Summer Sparco
MAVERICKS Mono Valory Music
JAMES MCMURTRY Complicated Game Complicated Game
STEELISM 615 To Fame Single Lock
SELWYN BIRCHWOOD Don't Call No Ambulance Alligator
MISSY ANDERSEN In The Moment Main Squeeze
ROB STONE Gotta Keep Rollin Vizz Tone
VARIOUS Link Of Chain: A Songwriters Tribute To Chris Smither Signature Sounds
DOUG MACLEOD Exactly Like This Reference Recordings
LINDSAY LOU & THE FLATBELLYS Ionia Earthwork Music
EUPHORIA BRASS BAND EBB & Flow Self Released

January 2015

Artist    Album Label
JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE Absent Fathers Vagrant
GRETCHEN PETERS Blackbirds Scarlet Letter
ANGALEENA PRESLEY American Middle Class Slate Creek
the 24TH STREET WAILERS Wicked Self Released
RUBEN V True Self Released
GURF MORLIX Eatin' At Me Rootball
RYAN BINGHAM Fear And Saturday Night Axster Bingham
     
       
       


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Regarding the colored bars: The library is color-coded.
Orange = singer/songwriter and real-deal country
Red = rock 'n' roll, rockabilly
Blue = blues
Green = Louisiana music: Cajun, zydeco, brass bands, swamp pop
White = compilations and music that doesn't conveniently fit in other categories, i.e., conjunto, Gospel, Brave Combo

While there's always room for some quibbling about who goes in what category, that's part of the fun. Also, we allegedly use a color wheel, a wheel that's divided into library color-coded segments to correspond with the divisions of the hour so we don't do an entire show of, say, orange songs. That works better with some jocks than others.

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