Friday, May 06, 2011

Radio Joe!

I've just become brothers-in-radio with Joe West, one of  my all-time favorite Santa Fe songwriters.

Joe's new show, The Intergalactic Honky Tonk Machine can be heard 1 a.m. (yes, that's a.m.!) Thursdays on KSFR . And if you're not a night owl, Joe is archiving his shows on his website.

Joe West & Mike the Can Man sing "Okie from Muskogee"
Joe West with Mike the Can Man at Frogfest '09
It's not just another music show. His first episode is a musical character profile of a singer named Dona Dylanschneider. Check it out.

In other Joe West news, he's got a new album coming out in June called Aberdeen, South Dakota. Joe says it's "my own personal "nod" to the memories, the relics and the debris of yesterday and was created using antiquated recording equipment and found thrift store instruments."

It'll be available on CD as well as cassette. (Get ready for the cassette revival!)

And there's more! Joe is following the Butch Hancock route. He'll be the special musical guest on rafting trips down the Chama River by Santa Fe Rafting. Joe will  be playing campfire concerts on these trips. (I still say that the best concert I ever went to was a Butch show one night during a Rio Grande raft trip. It was raining, so the concert was under a tarp held up by us in the audience.)

(I haven't posted my rafting photo with Butch in a couple of years, so check it out)

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