January 9th would have been Billy Cowsill’s 67th birthday, and there are few singers that we love more than old Billy “Bud,” so I felt like listening to a bunch of his work, which somehow led into a solid set of 70s am radio classics. Strange things happen on Tell the Band to Go Home. We also have a stellar new record from Paul Kelly to share, as well as new songs from Shannon Lyon and other favourites!
The new year has brought some great new music, some brand new and some new to me. One of the more interesting finds is a song about ME that’s been on iTunes for 3 years, and I had no idea! We’ve also got a great list of some of the greatest cover versions of 2014.
We’re ringing in the new year with a 5 hour marathon, including a look back at 2014, with more of the best of the year, plus lengthy tributes to two of the most important and amazing songwriters of all time, Townes Van Zandt and Hank Williams, who share an anniversary of their deaths. The men may be gone, but the music will last forever. Even with 5 hours, there was still plenty of great music left over for weeks to come!