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Best of the Back Catalog Listening Party – Vol 4 (Ep. 182)

Join Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig LIVE 🔴 from Folk Alliance Region Midwest’s (FARM) annual gathering as they revisit some of their favorite Back Catalog Listening Parties from the past year!

From guitar amps bursting into flames in the studio 🎸🔥 to tricking John Prine into singing harmony vocals 🎤🎶, this episode is full of memorable stories and wonderful songs from The Kennedys, Aoife Scott, Jordan Hamilton, Beth Nielsen Chapman and Jeremy Messersmith.

FEATURED SONGS / SEGMENTS

The Kennedys – Ep. 159 – Apr 28, 2023 -“Life is Large”

Aoife Scott – Ep. 163 – May 26, 2023 – “Dublin Saunter”

Jordan Hamilton – Ep. 132 – Oct 21, 2022 – “Radiation”

Beth Nielsen Chapman – Ep. 174 – Aug 18, 2023 – “Every December Sky”

Jeremy Messersmith – Ep. 142 – Dec 30, 2022 – “Dillinger Eyes”

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Best of the Back Catalog Listening Party – Vol 3 (Ep. 122)

Join Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig as they revisit some of their favorite Back Catalog Listening Party episodes from the first half of 2022, including memorable segments from Tim O’Brien, Lilli Lewis, Sarah Harmer, Alison Brown, Reina del Cid and Jake Blount!

NOTE: Due to some technical (and toddler) difficulties, this episode was re-edited and uploaded to include all musical segments.

FEATURED SONGS / SEGMENTS
  1. Jake Blount – Wiley Lawes’ – Ep. 94
  2. Lilli Lewis – Mountain Lady Woman – Ep. 102
  3. Sarah Harmer – Escarpment Blues – Ep. 105
  4. Tim O’Brien – Talkin’ Cavan – Ep. 100
  5. Alison Brown – Girls Breakdown – Ep. 92
  6. Reina del Cid – Death Cap – Ep. 95

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Best of the Back Catalog Vol. 2 (Ep. 91)

Join us for a special New Year’s Eve episode of the Back Catalog Listening Party as we look back on some of our favorite moments from 2021, featuring memorable stories from Guy Davis, Dar Williams, Greg Cahill of Special Consensus, Edie Carey, Charlie Parr and Kyshona! ! From smuggling “nose powder” into the White House to crying all night finishing a song before recording a final take the next morning, these stories take you behind the scenes to reveal how your favorite folk and roots albums are really made.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Guy Davis – “Kokomo Kidd” – Ep. 83 – 10/29/21
  2. Dar Williams – “And a God Descended” Ep. 54 – 4/9/21
  3. Special Consensus – “Way Down the River Road” – Ep 46 – 2/12/21
  4. Edie Carey – “If I Start to Cry” Ep. 74 – 8/27/21
  5. Charlie Parr – “Asa Jones’ Blues” – Ep. 61 – 5/28/21
  6. Kyshona – “Alma Ree” – Ep 85 – 11/12/21

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Best of the Back Catalog – Vol. 1 (Ep. 71)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig look back on some of their favorite moments from the first year of The Back Catalog Listening Party featuring memorable stories from Mary Cutrufello, The Okee Dokee Brothers, Eliza Gilkyson, Suzzy Roche and Peter Ostroushko’s closest collaborators as we paid tribute to his seminal album Heart of the Heartland! From writing songs at a truck stop to recording vocals in an outhouse, these stories take you behind the scenes to reveal how your favorite folk and roots albums are really made.

FEATURED STORIES / SONGS
  1. Mary Cutrufello – Writing at Roys / Tonight’s the Night (Ep. 7)
  2. Okee Dokee Brothers – Recording in an Outhouse / Bullfrog Opera (Ep. 50)
  3. Eliza Gilkyson – Shredding on a Toy Guitar / Engineer Bill (Ep. 23 )
  4. Suzzy Roche – History of Hammond Song / Hammond Song (Ep 38.)
  5. Peter Ostroushko – The origin of the Puppy Belly Dance title / Puppy Belly Dance (Ep. 52)
SHOW NOTES

Full episodes:

  1. Mary Cutrufello – Tonight’s the Night (Ep. 7)
  2. Okee Dokee Brothers – Can You Canoe? (Ep. 50)
  3. Eliza Gilkyson – Hard Times i’n Babylon (Ep. 23 )
  4. Suzzy Roche – Where Do I Come From: Selected Songs from Maggie Roche (Ep 38.)
  5. Peter Ostroushko – Heart of the Heartland (Ep. 52)

Other Episodes mentioned in show:

Dean Magraw – Seventh One (Ep. 8)

Chris Silver – Souls and Spirits (Ep. 20)

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