Americana Infusion


Drummer Dave King (he of the Bad Plus) is also a pianist who leads the Dave King Trucking Company - what he calls his "Americana project." It's rock-based jazz married to traditional American folk music, or at least classic Nashville sounds of the '60s and '70s.  We'll sample some of this record - "Good Old Light" on this New Sounds.

Plus, there's also music from like-minded ensembles, with something from pipa player Wu Man and her Appalachian friends, along with music by Moondog.  Also, listen for music from Bill Frisell, and something from the Tin Hat Trio, as a tribute to Bill Frisell.

PROGRAM #3215, New Sound of Americana (First aired on 6/14/11)                                                       





Dave King Trucking Company

Good Old Light

April in Gary [4:11]

Sunnyside 1290

Tin Hat Trio

The Rodeo Eroded

Bill [5:03]

Ropeadope #93134**

Bill Frisell


Stand Up, Sit Down [5:39]

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Dave King Trucking Company

Good Old Light

You Can't Say Poem in Concrete [7:57]

See above.

James Farm

James Farm

Polliwog [8:22]

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Joanna Newsom

Have One On Me

Good Intentions Paving Company [7:02]

Drag City DC39

Moondog (Louis Hardin)

More Moondog

All Is Loneliness [:58]

Fantasy 17812 / 4 Men with Beards 176
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Big Brother & the Holding Company, feat. Janis Joplin

Big Brother & the Holding Company

All Is Loneliness [2:31]

Columbia / Sony Music 9801
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Moondog (Louis Hardin)

Sax Pax for a Sax

New Amsterdam  [6:25]

Atlantic 83069
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Carolina Chocolate Drops /Luminescent Orchestrii


Hit 'Em Up Style, excerpt [:30]

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