Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Cafe Vaquera, September 6, 2011.

September 6th, 2011.

1. The Play-Rite Boys, "Calamity Jane Theme," by Teddy Deane.
2. Jessica Stiles, "Tennessee Line," by Jessica Stiles, The Latest Stiles, 2011.
3. Peter and Zoe Stampfel, "Bad Boy," by Peter Stampfel and Antonia, Ass in the Air, Jolly Olga 2010.
4. John Prine and Iris DeMent, "In Spite of Ourselves," by John Prine, In Spite of Ourselves, Oh Boy.
5. Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three, "Shenandoah River," by Pokey LaFarge, Middle of Everywhere, Trade Root, 2011.
6. The Wilders, "Happy that Way," by Nate Gawron, Someone's got to Pay, Trade Root, 2008.
7. Trashcan Joe, "Enough About You," by Jason Wells, Real Life, 2007.
8. Jessica Stiles, "You Were Gone Before You Left," by J. Stiles and TommyHannum, The Lastest Stiles, 2011.
9. Lyle Lovett, "If I Had a Boat," by Lyle Lovett, Pontiac, Curb, 1988.
10. k.d. Lang, "Pullin' Back the Reins," by k.d.Lang, Torch and Twang, Sire 1989.
11. Steve Earle, "Meet me in the Alleyway," I'll Never get out of this World Alive, New West, 2011.
12. The Greencards, "Time," by Kim Warner, Carol Young, and Bill Whitbeck, Weather and Water, Dualtone 2005.
13. Fruit Bats, "So Long," Tripper, Sub Pop, 2011.
14. Eilen Jewell, "Queen of the Minor Key," by Eilen Jewell, Queen of the Minor Key.
15. Breathe Owl Breathe, "Black Bear."
16. Peter and Zoe Stampfel, "Ass in the Air," by Peter Stampfel, Ass in the Air, Jolly Olga 2010.
17. Freak Mountain Ramblers, "Pokey had a Neighbor," by Jeffrey Frederick, Looks Perfectly Legal to Me, 2001.
18. Jessica Stiles, "If I Could Only Start Over," The Latest Stiles, 2011.
19. Del McCoury and Tim O'Brien, "When I Paint my Masterpiece," by Bob Dylan.
20. The Hunger Mountain Boys, "I've Got the Blues, Mary," THREE, Old Fi Records, 2006.
21. Po'Girl, "Go On and Pass Me By," by Teixeira, Home to You, Nettwerk, 2007.
22. Pine Valley Cosmonauts, "Across the Alley from the Alamo, by J. Greene, Pine Valley Cosmonauts Salute Bob Wills, Bloodshot 1998.
23. Lightcrust Dough Boys, "Listen to the Mockingbird."
24. Tom Waits, "Crossroads."
25. Ben Sollee, "Bury me with my Car."
26. Leo Kottke, "Louise," by Leo Kottke, Greenhouse, Capital 1972.
27. The Handsome Family,"Bowling Alley Bar," Last Days of Wonder, Carrot Top, 2006.
28. Laura Viers, "Cool Water."
29. Denise Drake, "See You When I See You," by Denise Drake, Read My Lips, 2000.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Cafe Vaquera, August 30, 2011....

A big Cafe Vaquera THANK YOU to Debbie Twombly for sitting at the grill on August 30th. Debbie did a great job, while Calamity Jane took care of a few things in "real life." Thanks for helpin' out... See you on the radio, September 6th, Tuesday, from 9-11pm on www.coastradio.org.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Cafe Vaquera, August 16th, 2011.

Tuesday night again and time for Cafe Vaquera! My favorite two hours of the week! I thought I'd tell you about some festivals and outdoor music coming up, since summer is just starting. Get out amongst 'em, folks. I'm liking these smaller homegrown festivals these days.

Jim and Julz Kasner from the Fisher Poets Gathering here in Astoria are putting on a big old camping fun celebration type music festival on their family farm!
August 26-28, 2011.
Between Corvallis and Newport in BURNT WOODS!

Baby Gramps is playing at a festival in Tidewater, OR, this weekend.
August 19-21, 2011.

PLAYLIST for Cafe Vaquera, August 16th, 2011.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY FRIEND LOLLY IN MOAB, UT, who does a show (Ranch Exit) on KZMU, Moab's cool community radio station!

1. The Play-Rite Boys, "Calamity Jane Theme Song," by Teddy Deane. www.teddydeanemusic.com.
2. Peter Stampfel and Baby Gramps, "Monkeys have no Tails in Zamboango!" by Baby Gramps, on Outertainment, Red Newt Records, 2010.
3. Michael Hurley, "Dying Crapshooter Blues," from Ancestral Swamp, Snocko Music, 2001.
4. Wilders, "Someone's Got To Pay," from Someone's Got To Pay, Trader Root, 2008.
5. Pokey LaFarge, "Ain't the Shame," by Pokey LaFarge, on Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three, Trade Root, 2011.
6. The Be Good Tanyas, "Human Thing," from Hello Love, Nettwerk, 2006.
7. Carolina Chocolate Drops, "Hit 'em Up Style," from Genuine Negro Jig.
8. Liz Longley, "Moondance," by Van Morrison.
9. Jesse Winchester, "Full Moon," by Jesse Winchester, itunes, Third Down, 1972.
10. Kaai Serenaders, "Hula Shake That Thing," from Hawaiian Steel Guitar Classics, Arhoolie 1993.
11. Keola Beamer with George Winson, "Ka Makani Ka'ili Aloha," from Kolonaite, (from the gentle wind,) Dancing Cat 1999.
12. Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, "Hano Hano O'Cowboy."
13. The Wilders, "Happy That Way," from Someone's Got to Pay, Trade Root 2008.
14. Cloud Cult, "Running with the Wolves."
15. OK-Go and Bonermam, "I Shall be Released."
16. Asylum Street Spankers, "Got my Mojo Wrokin'," from Mercurial, Spanks-a-lot 2004.
17. King Harvest, "Dancing in the Moonlight."
18. Cloud Cult, "Journey of the Featherless."
19. Agesandages, "No Nostalgia," from Alright You Restless, Knitting Factory 2011.
20. Avett Brothers, "Pretty Girl from Chile," Emotionalism.
21. Lyle Lovett, "Who Loves you Better," by Lyle Lovett, from The Road to Ensenada, Curb.
22. The Be Good Tanyas, "Light Enough to Travel," from Blue Horse, Porch Music 2000.
23. Sam Bush, "Girl of the North Country."
24. Tarbox Ramblers, "Columbus Stockade," Rounder 2000.
25. David Bromberg, "East Virginia," from Try Me One More Time, Appleseed 2007.
26. Michelle Shocked, "33RPM Soul," from Arkansas Traveler, Polygram 1992.
27. David Lindley, "Ain't no Way," from El RayoX.
28. Leadward Kaapana, "Naka Pueo," from Led Live-Solo, Dancing Cat 1994.
29. Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."
30. Denise Drake, "See You When I See You," by Denise Drake, from Read My Lips, Smokin' Mamma 2000.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Cafe Vaquera, August 9, 2011

I just returned from four days at the Pickathon, at beautiful Pendarvis Farm near Portland, Oregon. I bought some new CDs from the artists to share with you on Cafe Vaquera. If you hear great music on Community Radio, or get turned on to a new favorite artist from Cafe Vaquera, or you are a musician, yourself, be sure you tell festival organizers. You can twitter and tweet like a freakin' canary and it ain't gonna get you air time. Show the love for the stations that play the independent artists and let festival organizers know that we count! OK? Thanks...

This is a quick line drawing I did of Michael Hurley at this year's Pickathon.

Playlist from post-Pickathon Show
August 9, 2011...

1. The Play-Rite Boys, "Calamity Jane Theme Song," by Teddy Deane.
2. The Fruit Bats, "Tony the Tripper," by Eric D. Johnson, from Tripper, Sub Pop 2011.
3. Pokey LaFarge aNd the South City Three, "Mississippi Girl," by Pokey LaFarge, Trade Root 2011.
4. Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter, "Your Own Kind," from itunes.
5. Nick Vigarino, "Tulips," by Nick Vigarino, from Temptation Road.
6. Jerry Joseph, "Daddy Bruce," by Jerry Joseph, from itunes.
7. Michael Hurley, "Light Green Fellow," by Michael Hurley, from the Ancestral Swamp, Snocko 2007.
8. Jim Boyer, "Trestle," by Jim Boyer, from Trestle, Red Newt Records, 2011.
9. Laura Veirs, "I Can See Your Tracks," by Laura Veirs, from itunes.
10. Agesandages, "Alright You Restless," from Alright You Restless, Knitting Factory 2011.
11. Eilene Jewell, "I Remember You," from itunes.
12. The Fruit Bats, "Heart Like an Orange," from Tripper, Sub Pop 2011.
13. Pokey LaFarge and the South County Three, "River Rock Bottom," Trade Root 2011.
14. Milton Brown, "You're Bound to Look Like a Monkey," from itunes.
15. Adolph Hofner, "Dirty Dog," from itunes.
16. Spade Cooley, "Stay Away from my Heart," from itunes.
17. Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three, "So Long Honeybee, Goodbye," by Pokey LaFarge, Trade Root 2011.
18. Agesandages, "Navy Parade," from Alright You Restless, Knitting Factory 2011.
19. Eilen Jewell, "Queen of the Minor Key," by Eilen Jewell, from itunes.
20. Indigo Girls, "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright," by Bob Dylan, from itunes.
21. The Fruit Bats, "Shivering Fawn," from Tripper, Sub Pop 2011.
22. Ben Sollee, "Panning for Gold."
23. Crooked Still, "Wind and Rain."
24. Darol Anger and Mike Marshall, "Gator Strut."
25. Blind Pilot, "Get it Out," from the "iTunes Session."
26. Laura Veirs, "Cool Water."
27. Mavis Staples, "We're Gonna Make It."
28. Mavis Staples, "You Are Not Alone."
29. Denise Drake, "See You When I See You," by Denise Drake, Read My Lips, Smokin' Mamma 2000.

18. Agesandages,

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Cafe Vaquera, August 2, 2011...

I have not been keeping up on my blogging and playlists. It is my hope to buck up and get these playlists up each week just after the show. I'll be adding more personal comments and info about festivals and artists, too.

August 2, 2011...

Today would have been my Dad's 99th birthday. He made it until nearly 91 years of age.
1. The Play-Rite Boys, "Calamity Jane Theme," by Teddy Deane.
2. Sarah Jarosz, "Gypsy."
3. Michael Hurley, "You're a Dog, Don't Talk to Me," by Michael Hurley, Snocko Music.
4. Bonnie Prince Billy, "Easy Does It."
5. Carolina Chocolate Drops, "Hit 'em Up Style."
6. Cowboy Junkies, "Sweet Jane," by Lou Reed, from The Trinity Sessions, 1988 BMG.
7. John Doe and The Sadies, "'Til I Get it Right," by Laney Henley, from Country Club, 2009 YepRoc.
8. The Crooked Jades, "Ring the Moon," from World's on Fire, 2006 Jade Note.
9. Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter, "Weary Blues from Waiting," from Hard-Headed Woman, a Tribute to Wanda Jackson, 2004 Bloodshot.
10. Michael Hurley, "Mona Lisa," from Sweetkorn, Snocko Music.
11. Be Good Tanyas, "Up Against the Wall," from Blue Horse, 2001 Nettwerks.
12. Vetiver, "Sister," from itunes.
13. Breathe Owl Breathe, "Black Bear," from itunes.
14. Dehlia Low, "Buffalo to Washington," from itunes.
15. Wood Brothers, "Spirit," AND "Angel Band," from Ways Not to Lose, Blue Note 2006.
16. Michael Hurley, "Vanessa," by Michael Hurley, from Weatherhole, Snocko Music.
17. Trashcan Joe, "For the Moon," by Mike Danner, from Real Life, Trashcan Joe 2007.
18. Tarbox Ramblers, "Jug Band Music," Rounder 2000.
19. Woody Pines, "Chew Tobacco Rag," from Counting Alligators, WoodyPines 2009.
20. Lost Bayou Ramblers, "Cote Gelee Two Step," from itunes.
21. Alela Diane, "Fat Mama," by Alela Diane, from itunes.
22. Samantha Crain, "Devils in Boston," by Samantha Crain, from itunes.
23. Michael Hurley, "El Dorado," by Michael Hurley, from the Ancestral Swamp, Snocko Music 2007.
24. Vetiver, "Another Reason To Go," by Andy Cabic, from Tight Knit, Sub Pop 2009.
25. Sassparilla, "Whiskers," by Frantz/Blackwell/Sassparilla, from Rumpus, Sassparilla 2008.
26. The Little Willies, "I'll Never Get Out of this World Alive," from Milking Bull Records.
27. Langhorn Slim, "Checking Out," and "I Love to Dance," by Langhorn Slim, from When the Sun's Gone Down, Narnack 2005.
28. David Lindley & Wally Ingram, "King of the Bed," by David Lindley, from TwangoBangoII!
29. C.W. Stoneking, "Talking Lion Blues," by C.W. Stoneking, from Jungle Blues, 2008.
30. Denise Drake, "See You When I See You," by Denise Drake, from Read My Lips.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Stuck in the 60s with Calamity Jane (1/20/11)

STUCK IN THE 60s with Calamity Jane
(Aren't you just dying to write a caption for this photo?)

1. Kaleidoscope with David Lindley, "Let the Good Love Flow," 1969.
2. Holy Modal Rounderd, "Better things for You," by Peter Stampfel, Holy Modal Rounders 1&2. Fantasy Records.
3. The Fugs, "Swineburne Stomp," by Swineburn/ Sanders, The Fugs First Album, ESP.
4. The Fugs, "I Couldn't Get High," by Ken Weaver, The Fugs First Album, ESP.
5. Jefferson Airplane, "My Best Friend," Surrealistic Pillow.
6. Johnny Cash & Bob Dylan, "Match Box," LIVE 1969.
7. Byrds, "You Ain't Going Nowhere," by B.Dylan, Sweethearts of the Rodeo, 1968.
8. Jim Kweskin Jug Band, "Jug Band Music," by the Mephis Jug Band, The Best of Jim Kweskin & the Jug Band, Vanguard 1968.
9. Jim Kweskin Jug Band, "I'm a Woman," by Lieber/Stroller, The Best of Jim Kweskin & The Jug Band, Vanguard 1968.
10. Brewer & Shipley, "One Toke Over the Line," Tarkio, Kama Sutra 1970.
11. Cyril Davies, "Ella Speed," The Legendary Cyril Davies & the Roadhouse Jug Band Four, 1964.
12. Cyril Davies, "Good Morning," The Legendary Cyril Davies & the Roadhouse Jug Band Four, 1964.
13. True Endeavor Jug Band, "You Better Leave Me Alone, Sweet Papa," The Art of the Jug Band, 1963.
14. True Endeavor Jug Band, "Blues, Just Blues," The Art of the Jug Band, 1963.
15. The Fugs, "Turn on, Tune in, Drop Out," by Sanders/ Tim Leary/ Weaver, Tenderness Junction.
16. Rod McKuen, "I Dig Sausalito" & "Kranko's Hippie Party," by Rod McKuen, Rod McKuen Takes a San Francisco Hippie Trip.
17. John Sebastian, "I Had a Dream" by John Sebastian, Woodstock 1969, Atlantic 1970.
18. Panama Limited Jug Band, "Rich Girl," Harve 1969.
19. Joan Baez, "Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man," by McGuinn, Parsons, Blackwood, McHillby, Woodstock, Atlantic 1970.
20. Joan Baez, "Joe Hill," by Robinson/Hayes, Woodstock, Atlantic 1970.
21. Kaleidoscope, "Cuckoo."
22. The Holy Modal Rounders, "Mr. Spaceman," Holy Modal Rounders 1&2, Fantasy 1999. (1964 Recorded.)
23. Ventures, "Outer Limits," The Ventures in Space.
24. The Byrds, "Nothing was Delivered," Sweethearts of the Rodeo.
25. Johnny Cash & Bob Dylan, "You are my Sunshine," LIVE 1969.
26. Mamas & Papas, "Dedicated to the One I Love," by Pauling /Bass, Deliver.
27. Spanky & Our Gang, "Meca Flat Blues," Anything You Choose, Mercury.
28. Spanky & Our Gang, "Without Rhyme or Reason," Anything You Choose, Mercury.
29. Cyril Davies, "Rotten Break."
30. Cyril Davies, "K.C.Moan."
31. Holy Modal Rounders, "Sail Away, Ladies," Holy Modal Rounders 1&2.
32. Holy Modal Rounders, "Statesboro Blues," Holy Modal Rounders 1&2.
33. Jim Kweskin & the Jug Band, "Whoa Mule Up in the Alley," by Gus Cannon, Jug Band Music.
34. Brewer & Shipley, " Seems Like a Long Time," Tarkio.
35. The Byrds, "Hickory Wind."

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Cafe Vaquera with Calamity Jane (01/18/11)

Howdy folks. I promise to start putting my playlists here again. I've been side-tracked by the benefit for Hipfish Monthly, the arts and cultural magazine that lost everything in the Dec. 16th fire in Astoria, OR. Art Auction from now until Saturday, Jan.22 at five galleries around town. BID HIGH AND BID OFTEN! www.HelpHipFish is the link. Tell your friends! We need our Hipfish back. The celebration benefit party is Sunday, Jan. 23 from 4-9PM at the Columbian Theater and VooDooRoom in Astoria, OR. Pass on the link. Read the info. Pass on the info, please... Remember www.HelpHipFish.com has all the bait!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Cafe Vaquera with Calamity Jane (01/10/11)

Fisherpoet Captain Dangerous Dave Densmore
joins Calamity Jane in the Cafe Vaquera, January 10th, 2011.
Dave will drop by for a visit between 9-10PM
to talk of many things including a new Open Mic in Cannon Beach,
Fisher Poets Gathering, my Dad, fishing in Alaska,
and the HipAid Concert mentioned below. See you on deck.
Ongoing information about HipAid Concert is at www.helphipfish.com.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

HIPFISH BENEFIT: January 23, 2011

Hipfish Arts and Cultural Monthly lost everything Hipfish in the recent fire at
#10 6th Street in Astoria, OR.

Artists, musicians, friends, sponsors, and readers have gathered together
to throw a HUGE Art Sale and "Entertainment-A-Thon."
Show your support for Hipfish, which has shown its support
for all things artsy and alternative for over 15 years.
Rally for Dinah and all things Hipfish!

Columbian Theater & VooDooRoom
11th and Marine Drive, Astoria, Oregon

SUNDAY, JANUARY 23rd, 2011
Columbian Theater Stage
All ages downstairs/ 21 and over - beer & wine in balcony.
Pizza and beverages will be available for purchase.
The Columbian Theater accepts cash and checks only, no plastic.

Fisherpoet Dave Densmore and Singer/Songwriter Alexa Wiley MC

"Crossroads on the Columbia," a short film by Donna Quinn about the stopping of LNG,
for which Hipfish put up the good fight. (4PM)

Michael Hurley, The Swaggers, Jackson Andrews, Dina James, Radio Cowboy, Lazy Boys,
Ray Raihala, Ma Barley:
all on deck so far. (4:30-8PM)
More scheduling to come (TBA).
Check www.helphipfish.com for ongoing information.

Pierce Christie of the Mallturnative is doing the sound.
All musicians need to have equipment on stage and ready to go by the 3PM. No schlepping through the theater, please, after the 4PM ball drops.
Showtime is 4PM.

Doors opens at 5PM with music by Denise Drake!
David Crabtree plays a special 15 minute song!
21 and over/ beverages and pizza available for purchase
OPEN MIC with emcee NachoBiz (KMUN's "Cocktail Nation")
(sign-up on site)
The Columbian Theater and VooDooRoom accept cash and checks only, please plan ahead.

Wristbands will be on sale at the Columbian Theater box office at 3:30PM the day of the show, January 23rd. $10+ donation requested, but please feel free to contribute and donate to Hipfish in any fashion you please.
We greatly appreciate all of it.
Wristband may be on sale at TBA locations during the week before.

Check www.helphipfish.com for ongoing information.

January 15-22, 2011
Fabulous donated art will be on display at several locations around town
for sale in a silent auction.
(RiverSea Gallery, Lunar Boy Gallery, Old Town Framing, Lightbox Gallery, Dots & Doodles)
(Sign up bid sheet will be with art work.)

Art can be donated and delivered to:
RiverSea Gallery, Astoria, OR
Call Jeanine Grafton for an appointment.
503 325-1270
January 9th - January 13th (Noon-5PM.)

Donated artwork must be ready to display with name, title, value, and contact info.
The shows are being hung on January 14th, so all submissions must be January 13, 5PM.
Work will be available for SILENT AUCTION bids from January 15th-23rd.


Contact Calamity Jane if you are performing.
(The deck is full at this point, but please be in touch about sound checks and
your performances
if we have already talked! THANKS...)
PIERCE CHRISTIE of the Malturnative is doing sound, so please also check in with him.
A tentative schedule is now posted at

Contact Jeanine at RiverSea Gallery about donating art.
RiverSea Gallery 503 325-1270

Dulcye Taylor at Old Town Framing
503 325-5221

A web page has been donated by Sirius Media in Portland and is up and running.
Tell your friends to keep checking for ongoing information, updated daily!

Thanks so far to:
Jeanine Fairchild & Uriah: Columbian Theater /VooDooRoom
Pierce Christie: Sound
Josh Bahr: Sound
RiverSea Gallery
Old Town Framing
Dots and Doodles
Lunar Boy Gallery
Coast Community Radio
Sirius Media