Freight Train Boogie Show #487

FTB Show #487 features two “new-to-me” artists, Bobby Dove and The Barlow. Here’s the iTunes link to subscribe to the FTB podcasts.  This is the direct link to listen now.

Show #487

Bobby Dove – Chance in Hell (feat. Jim Cuddy) Hopeless Romantic
The Barlow – Fixin’ to Run Horseshoe Lounge 
Randy Rogers & Wade Bowen – Am FM   Hold my Beer, vol. 2
John Paul Keith – Love Love Love The Rhythm of the City
(mic break)
Spencer Burton – Memories We Won’t Soon Forget  Coyote
Pony Bradshaw – Calico Jim  Calico Jim
Chelsea Williams – Fffun   Beautiful and Strange
The Barlow – Horseshoe Lounge Horseshoe Lounge
Bobby Dove – Hopeless Romantic Hopeless Romantic
(mic break)
David Olney and Anana Kay – My Favorite Goodbye  Whispers And Sighs
Jeffrey Foucault – There’s a Destruction on This Land  Deadstock: Uncollected Recordings 2005-2020 
Andrew Grimm – The Machine A Little Heat  
Olivia Ellen Lloyd – Excuse Yourself Loose Cannon  
Ross Cooper – Cowboy Picture Show Chasing Old Highs  
(mic break)
Bobby Dove – My World’s Getting Smaller Hopeless Romantic
The Barlow – Part of the Band (feat. Mike Harmeier) Horseshoe Lounge

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(Feb. 26th, 2021)
Bill Frater

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Freight Train Boogie Show #486

FTB Show #486 features a new compilation put together by Rodney Crowell to benefit Music Health Alliance called Songs From Quarantine. Here’s the iTunes link to subscribe to the FTB podcasts.  This is the direct link to listen now.

Show #486

Rodney Crowell – She’s Back In Town Songs From Quarantine
Leeann Athertron – Cheater’s Game  Fallen Angel
Eric Brace & Last Train Home – Sleepy Eyes   Daytime Highs and Overnight Lows
JP Harris – Take off Your Tin Foil Hat  (single)
(mic break)
Krista Shows – Prone To Wander Prone to Wander
Sensational Country Blues Wonders –  I’m Afraid Of Every Goddamn Thing World Will Break Your Heart  
Jesse Daniel – If You Ain’t Happy Now (You Never Will Be) Rollin’ On
Saugeye – One Leg At A Time  Saugeye
John Hiatt – Goin’ Back To Nashville Songs From Quarantine
(mic break)
Beth Lee – Four Letter Name Waiting on You Tonight 
Jeff Plankenhorn – Murder of Crows (single)
The Danberrys – The Mountain (feat. Darrell Scott)  Shine
Lucky 757 – Common Ground (single)
Mac Leaphart – That Train Music City Joke
(mic break)
Ry Cooder – Baby Started Wearing Her Mask Songs From Quarantine



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(Feb. 12th, 2021)
Bill Frater

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Freight Train Boogie Show #485

FTB Show #485 features the 2nd album by Hardened and Tempered called Hold The Line. Here’s the iTunes link to subscribe to the FTB podcasts.  This is the direct link to listen now!

Show #485

Hardened and Tempered – Hold The Line  Hold the Line  
Cej – Creature’s Blues  Friend Of The Sky
Reckless Kelly – Lonesome On My Own American Jackpot/American Girls
William Elliot Whitmore – My Mind Can Be Cruel to Me I’m  With You
(mic break)
Lowstar Rodeo – Fish Don’t Bite Home Sweet Nowhere
Willis Pickem – Daniel in the Lion’s Den  Pickin’ and Grinnin’ with Willis Pickem
Twisted Pine – Well, You Can Do It Without Me Right Now  
Keith Greeninger – She Moves Me Human Citizen
Hardened and Tempered – Beer Bottles And Broken Hearts Hold the Line
(mic break)
Juliet McConkey – The Deep End  Disappearing Girl
Waylon Payne – All The Trouble  Blue Eyes, The Harlot, The Queer, The Pusher & Me
Logan Ledger – (I’m Gonna Get Over This) Some Day  Logan Ledger
Jeff Tweedy – Opaline   Love is the King 
(mic break)
Hardened and Tempered – Crossroads Hold the Line



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(Jan. 28th, 2021)
Bill Frater


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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



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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)





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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(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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