Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Live From Memphis: Red House Showcase

Saturday night I had the distinct pleasure of co-hosting a special broadcast of the Red House Records showcase at the Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis with DJ Mary Sue Twohy. Airing live on XM 15 The Village on Sirius/XM Radio, we got to introduce the acts and chat backstage between sets. Although I hosted a Womenfolk special on The Village a couple years ago, I had never gotten to be on the air live with Mary Sue, and we had a blast as you can see here.

The showcase itself went great with spectacular performances and a great live audience at the Memphis Marriott. Here's what everyone played...

ELIZA GILKYSON with John Inmon on guitar
Playing all new songs from her upcoming album Roses at the End of Time, coming out May 2011.
- Midnight on Raton
- A Place to Fall Apart
- Roses at the End of Time
- Slouching Toward Bethlehem (with Ray Bonneville on harmonica & Carol Young from The Greencards on harmony vocals)

CARRIE ELKIN with Danny Schmidt on harmony vocals
- Landeth By Sea
- Roots & Wings
- Lift Up the Anchor (with Storyhill's John Hermanson also on harmony vocals)

DANNY SCHMIDT with Carrie Elkin on harmony vocals
- Cries of Shadows
- Blue Railroad Train
- Company of Friends

- Blonde of Mine
- Nigh Walker
- Crow John

- Give Up the Ghost
- Paradise
- Better Angels
- Well of Sorrow

- Your Face (with Red Molly's Laurie MacAllister on harmony vocals)
- I Love Money
- Land of the Free (with Laurie MacAllister)
- The High Above and the Down Below

The whole thing wrapped up at 1 am, and everyone was beat, it being the last night of the conference. I joined Storyhill for a much needed glass of wine before heading up to participate in a late-night tribute round where we covered our friends' songs--a perfect way to end an amazing four days of music.

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