Chip Taylor boasts the longest career of the artists featured on this week's program. His career bridged the transition in American popular music in the first half of the twentieth century from music written by a production team and performed by others to music being written and performed by one artist. Taylor first found fame writing hits like "Wild Thing" and "Angel in the Morning," to be sung by other artists. Then in the 1970s, he began releasing his solo work, and has continued since, with a new album out this year with The New Ukrainians.
In the tradition of singer/songwriters like Taylor, this week's other featured musicians are a varied bunch with roots in country, folk, rock, and bluegrass. Each wields a guitar, but they hail from different regions in the U.S., Canada, and England, and each has differing influences and a unique sound.
Find the playlist from this week's program below, as well as song samples via Youtube.
Chuck Prophet--"Museum of Broken Hearts" from Temple Beautiful
Fred Eaglesmith--"Dangerous" from 6 Volts
Kami Thompson--"Don’t Bother Me" from Love Lies
Jim White--"Infinite Mind" from Where It Hits You
Chip Taylor & The New Ukrainians--"Me & Rohillio" from All The Perfect People
Fred Eaglesmith--"Stars" from 6 Volts
Chuck Prophet--"The Left Hand & The Right Hand" from Temple Beautiful
Bop Kennedy--"Working Man" from The Sailor’s Revenge
Fred Eaglesmith--"Cemetery Road" from 6 Volts
Kami Thompson--"Tick Tock" from Love Lies
Chuck Prophet--"Willie Mays is Up at Bat" from Temple Beautiful
Jim White--"Chase the Dark Away" from Where It Hits You