Today we'll be featuring the singer-songwriters and bands that will be appearing at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Colorado next month. (for more info: www.bluegrass.com) That means we'll hear songs from Lyle Lovett, Amos Lee, Kasey Chambers, Caleb Hawley, The Milk Carton Kids, Dawes, Iron & Wine, Gretchen Peters, Darrell Scott, Kathleen Edwards and more. So tune in and get your Rocky Mountain high, right here in Iowa!
Famous artists doing their own interpretation of famous songs written by others. You'll hear James Taylor doing Joni Mitchell, Michael McDonald doing Van Morrison, Susan Tedeschi doing Bob Dylan, Dwight Yoakum doing Elvis, Alison Krauss doing Michael McDonald, Jeff Buckley doing Leonard Cohen, Ricki Lee Jones doing The Drifters and much more!
Plus one of a kind rarities like Bonnie Rait singing the 60's classic, Since I Fell for You, at a live show in the 1970's. Not to mention, creative and entertaining covers like Nickel Creek doing the Brittany Spears song: Toxic.
So tune in, tune out and pick up what I'm laying down as we mix it all up for a unique and entertaining afternoon of the best songs rooted in folk, rock, country and blues.
1986 was a great year. Top Gun was the most popular film. Alf made its debut on TV. It was the year I was born. And it was the year that brought some life back to the unbelievably dismal country music scene of the early '80s. 1986 was the year that brought us the debuts of Steve Earle, Randy Travis, Lyle Lovett, and Dwight Yoakam.