Freight Train Boogie Show #484

FTB Show #484 features newer songs that are mostly political in nature. With the siege of the US Capitol and new administration coming in, I thought it was time to vent a little. Here’s the iTunes link to subscribe to the FTB podcasts.  Here is the direct link to listen now!

Show #484

Robert Sarazin Blake – A Margin of Millions (You’re Fired!)  (single)
Kelsey Waldon – The Law Is For Protection Of The People  They’ll Never Keep Us Down
The Band of Heathens – Truth Is Stranger
Justin Wells – Walls Fall Down The United State
(mic break)
John Fogerty – Weeping In The Promised Land  (single)
Eliza Gilkyson – Promises To Keep  2020  
Silas J. Dirge – Wolf in Sheep’s Clothes  The Poor Devil 
Drive-By Truckers – Tough To Let Go  The New OK
Hiss Golden Messenger – Sanctuary  (single)  
(mic break)
Caitlin Canty – Where is the Heart of My Country  (single)
Tyler Childers – Long Violent History  Long Violent History
Old Crow Medicine Show – Pray For America  (single)  
Jeremy Garrett – The World Keeps Turning Around  Circles
(mic break)
The Avett Brothers – This Land Is Your Land  (single)




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(Jan. 15th, 2021)
Bill Frater





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Freight Train Boogie Show #483 (Best of 2020 Show)

FTB Show #483 features songs my picks from the best music releases from 2020. The full list is posted on my Americana Boogie Best of 2020 page. Here’s the iTunes link to subscribe to the FTB podcasts.  This is the direct link to listen now!

Show #483  (Best of 2020)

Brent Cobb – Keep ‘Em On They Toes  Keep ‘Em on They Toes
John Craigie – Hustlin’ Asterisk the Universe
Rosanne Cash – Crawl Into The Promised Land (single)
Charley Crockett – Tennessee Special   Welcome to The Hard Times
(mic break)
Arlo McKinley – We Were Alright Die Midwestern
Shemekia Copeland – Give God The Blues Uncivil War
Cordovas – High Feeling Destiny Hotel
Jeff Tweedy – Opaline  Love Is The King
Jim White – Wonders Never Cease   Misfit’s Jubilee 
(mic break)
Sarah Jarosz – Eve  World On The Ground
Sturgill Simpson – I Don’t Mind  Cuttin’ Grass – Vol. 1 (Butcher Shoppe Sessions)
Stephen Kellogg – I’ve Had Enough  (single)
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – What’ve I Done To Help  Reunions
(mic break)
Cody Canada – Wonder If The World Can Wait That Long  The Next Waltz – Volume 3



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(Dec. 31st, 2020)
Bill Frater


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Freight Train Boogie Show #482 (2020 Christmas Show)

FTB Show #482 is the 12th annual Christmas show with new tunes from Mark Erelli, Nicki Bluhm, The Shootouts and more. Here’s the iTunes link to subscribe to the FTB podcasts.  This is the direct link to listen now!

Have a great holiday season! Also, here’s the links to some past FTB Christmas shows… 2012201420162017… 2018….2019

Show #482

(intro bed) Buck Owens and the Buckaroos – Jingle Bells  A Merry “Hee Haw” Christmas
Calexico – Christmas All Over Again  Seasonal Shift 
Kelly’s Lot – Christmas Is Calling Another Sky
Jerry Lee Lewis –  I Can’t Have A Merry Christmas Mary (Without You) 
Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets – Winter Wonderland
(mic break)
The Teskey Brothers – Dreaming Of A Christmas With You  
Wild & Blue – Holiday Lights
Old 97’s – Christmas Is Coming   Love The Holidays
Buck Owens – Toy’s For Tots (commercial)
Mark Erelli –  Not Quite Christmas
The Barefoot Movement – I Just Wish It Would Snow
Buford Pope – What Christmas Ain’t
(mic break)
Grant- Lee Phillips – Winterglow  Yuletide
Nicki Bluhm – Buon Natale  Buon Natale
Ridge Runner – Santa Claus Boogie  Christmas Time’s A-Comin’ (A Hillbilly Christmas)
Maggie Rose – Happier New Year (Christmas Is Cancelled)
Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram – Ghost From Christmas Past
The Shootouts – Look Out The Window (The Winter Song)
(mic break)
(outro bed) Scott Miller – Joyful  Joyful Christmas Gift



Catch Bill on… Freight Train Boogie on Bluegrass Country, WAMU,  88.5 FM HD2 in Washington, DC, Tues. 12-3 PM, Thurs. 7-10 PM, eastern
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(Dec. 12th, 2020)
Bill Frater


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Freight Train Boogie Show #481

FTB Show #481 features two new albums, The Sick Season by Becky Warren and By the Light of the Radio by Ned Hill. Here’s the iTunes link to subscribe to the FTB podcasts.  This is the direct link to listen now!

Show #481

Becky Warren – Me and These Jeans The Sick Season
Ned Hill – Lonely Heart Of Mine By the Light of the Radio
Western Centuries – No Cure Call The Captain
Michael Doucet – Covid 19 (Don’t Want It)  Covid 19 (Don’t Want It)
(mic break)
LaFavorites – Back Home Again  Back Home Again 
Stephanie Lambring – Fine Autonomy 
Paul Burch – Boogie Back Light Sensitive
Ned Hill – I Refrain By the Light of the Radio
Becky Warren – Good Luck (You’re Gonna Need It) The Sick Season
(mic break)
Chandler Holt & Lauren Stovall – Winter’s Night Waltz  Winter’s Night Waltz
This Frontier Needs Heroes – Go With The Flow Go With The Flow
John Moreland – Let Me Be Understood  LP5
Stephie James – Where The Sage Grows These Days 
Sam Morrow – Round ‘N Round Gettin’ By on Gettin’ Down
(mic break)
Becky Warren – Appointment with the Blues The Sick Season
Ned Hill – Thunder In December By the Light of the Radio



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(Nov. 21st, 2020)
Bill Frater


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Freight Train Boogie Show #480

FTB Show #480 is a “one-shot” show and marks the return of the FTB podcasts. It seem I was able to make a “deal with the devil” and get the OK to keep at it! Here’s the iTunes link to subscribe to the FTB podcasts.  This is the direct link to listen now!

Show #480

Adam Wright – Cheer Up I Win  
Malin Pettersen – Hometown Wildhorse  
Great Peacock – Heavy Load Forever Worse Better 
David Quinn – Letting Go Letting Go
(mic break)
The Onlies – The House Carpenter The Onlies  
Will Kimbrough – My Right Wing Friend  Spring Break
Erin Harpe – Meet Me in the Middle Meet Me in the Middle 
Stephen Clair – Fixing To Fly The Small Hours
Jerry Jeff Walker – Old Five And Dimers Like Me  Ultimate Collection
(mic break)
Rick Shea – The Worlds Gone Crazy  Love & Desperation
Shemekia Copeland – Uncivil War Uncivil War
William Prince – Gospel First Nation  Gospel First Nation
400 Bears – Borderline 400 Bears
Western Terrestrials – King’s Highway Back in the Saddle of a Fever Dream
(mic break) 
Strung Like a Horse – Fuck What They Think Whoa!



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(Nov. 6th, 2020)
Bill Frater


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Freight Train Boogie Show #479


FTB Show #479 is a “one-shot” show and the last FTB podcast. My goal has always been to feature great new indie Americana music releases to benefit the artists. Unfortunately, the licensing powers make it very difficult and expensive to continue the podcasts. I greatly appreciate the support of the artists and my listeners these 10 plus years. Here’s the iTunes link to subscribe to the FTB podcasts.  This is the direct link to listen now!

Show #479

Jack Ingram  – Times Like These (single)
Suzi Ragsdale – Loved and Won Ghost Town 
Quote the Raven – Hope (single)   
Jackson Emmer – Turn Up The Jukebox Alpine Coda
(mic break)
Amanda Shires – The Problem (feat. Jason Isbell)  (sales to benefit the Yellowhammer Fund)
Brent Cobb – Shut Up and Sing Keep ‘Em on They Toes
Andrew Grimm – Uh Huh A Little Heat
Lyman Ellerman – Things You Need To Know Closer To Home  
Front Country – Amerikan Dream  Impossible World
(mic break)
Donal Hinely – Great Again  Diary of a Snowflake
Kris Delmhorst – Bless Your Little Heart Long Day In The Milky Way 
Gasoline Lollipops – All the Misery Money Can Buy All The Misery Money Can Buy 
The Mastersons – Sensitive Souls  Red, White & I Love You Too
Arna Georgia – Passing Through  Yes Girl
(mic break)
Will Kimbrough – The Late Great John Prine Blues  Spring Break
Steve Poltz – Quarantine Blues (single)





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(Oct. 10th, 2020)
Bill Frater

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Freight Train Boogie Show #478


FTB Show #478 features two new albums, Hoosier National by Otis Gibbs and Prairie Love Letter by Brennen Leigh. Here’s the iTunes link to subscribe to the FTB podcasts.  This is the direct link to listen now!

Show #478

Brennen Leigh – Don’t You Know I’m From Here  Prairie Love Letter 
Otis Gibbs – Nine Foot Problem  Hoosier National
The Mastersons – Eyes Open Wide  No Time For Love Songs
Golden Shoals – Everybody’s Singing Golden Shoals
(mic break)
Karen Jonas – The Last Cowboy (At The Bowling Alley) The Southwest Sky and Other Dreams 
Shoebox Letters – Drinking More Without You  Treasure Map
Mike Mattison –  Afterglow Afterglow
Brennen Leigh – You Ain’t Laying No Pipeline Prairie Love Letter
Otis Gibbs – Faithful Friend Hoosier National
(mic break)
Tennessee Jet – The Raven & The Dove The Country  
Wood & Wire – Can’t Keep Up No Matter Where It Goes From Here  
The Nields – We’re Gonna Build A Boat November
The Band of Heathens – Today is Our Last Tomorrow Stranger
Monte Warden & The Dangerous Few – Here Kitty Kitty Monte Warden & The Dangerous Few
(mic break)
Brennen Leigh – Billy & Beau Prairie Love Letter
Otis Gibbs – Mid Century Modern Hoosier National


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(Sept. 26th, 2020)
Bill Frater

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Freight Train Boogie Show #477


FTB Show #477 features the new album by Dirk Powell entitled When I Wait For You. and Here’s the iTunes link to subscribe to the FTB podcasts.  This is the direct link to listen now!

Show #477

Dirk Powell – Everything Is Alright  When I Wait For You
Iris DeMent – How Long  How Long
John Dennis – Board Game Money   Mortal Flames
Dan Penn – I Didn’t Hear That Coming Living On Mercy 
(mic break)
Cahalen Morrison – All Over Babylon  Wealth of Sorrow
Two Bird Stone – Hands and Knees Hands and Knees
Nora Jane Struthers – Slow Climb  Bright Lights, Long Drives, First Words Zephaniah Ohora – Black & Blue Listening To The Music
Dirk Powell – Jack of Hearts When I Wait For You
(mic break)
Dirk Powell – I Ain’t Playing Pretty Polly When I Wait For You
Hayes Carll – Arkansas Blues Alone Together Sessions
The Panhandlers – This Flatland Life The Panhandlers
India Ramey – King of the Ashes  Shallow Graves
Buzz Holland – Woman of the World  I’m from before.
(mic break)
Justin Townes Earle – Learning To Cry  Harlem River Blues



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(Sept. 11th, 2020)
Bill Frater

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Freight Train Boogie Show #476

Dandelion


FTB Show #476 features three new releases. Two songs each from Jerry Joseph, Emily Barker and Carolina Story along with new music from Colter Wall, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Cidny Bullens. and Here’s the iTunes link to subscribe to the FTB podcasts.  This is the direct link to listen now!

Show #476

Emily Barker – The Woman Who Planted Trees  A Dark Murmuration of Words
Carolina Story – Light of the Moon  Dandelion
Jerry Joseph – Days of Heaven The Beautiful Madness

The Beautiful Madness

(mic break)
Colter Wall – Western Swing & Waltzes Western Swing & Waltzes and other Punchy Songs 
Eliot Bronson – She Loves The Mountains  Empty Spaces
Mary Chapin Carpenter – Secret Keepers The Dirt and the Stars 
Willie Nile –  A Little Bit Of Love New York At Night 
Carolina Story – See You When I See You Dandelion
(mic break)
Evan Ogden – Undone Undone 
Rodney Rice – Ain’t Got a Dollar Same Shirt, Different Day
Freddy & Francine – Budget  I Am Afraid To Die
Cidny Bullens – The Gender Line Walkin’ Through This World
Emily Barker – Machine A Dark Murmuration of Words
(mic break)
Jerry Joseph – Dead Confederate The Beautiful Madness

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(Sept. 1st, 2020)
Bill Frater


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Freight Train Boogie Show #475

Cheers to Solitude

FTB Show #475 features the new release by The Two Tracks called Cheers To Solitude. Here’s the iTunes link to subscribe to the FTB podcasts.  This is the direct link to listen now!

The Two Tracks – Beautiful  Cheers to Solitude
Daniel Donato – Luck of the Draw  A Young Man’s Country
Della Mae – Wild One Headlight 
The Danberrys – Maddie’s Ghost  Shine
(mic break)
Arlo McKinley – Walking Shoes Die Midwestern 
Ashley Ray – Off the Wagon Again  Pauline
Jomo & The Possum Posse – Annie Is a Chicken Now  Take a Number, Satan
Robbie Fulks – Seventies Jesus  Pandemophenia
The Two Tracks – All Women Are Healers Cheers to Solitude
(mic break)
Richard Thompson – Survivor  Bloody Noses EP
Charley Crockett – Welcome to Hard Times  Welcome to The Hard Times
Michaela Anne –  Good Times  Burn My Bridges  
Kenny Roby – History Lesson  The Reservoir
The Jayhawks – Living In A Bubble  XOXO
(mic break)
The Two Tracks – Cheers to Solitude Cheers to Solitude

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(Aug. 17th, 2020)
Bill Frater

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