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The Ledge #476: Happy Birthday Bobby D!

The Ledge #476: Happy Birthday Bobby D!

Putting together a Dylan tribute show for this week was clearly a no-brainer. After all, he turned 80 years old this past Monday! Of course The Ledge would celebrate! It actually wasn’t until the day of his birthday that I decided on this theme, though, and I have to give special thanks to Lydia Loveless. To help raise money for NIVA (National Independent Venue Association), Lydia and a dozen other artists were a part of Happy Birthday Uncle Bob! A Dylan Tribute. That release is just one of many recent releases that are the focus of the first half of the show. Daniel Romano, Billy Childish (as The William Loveday Intention), Lucinda Williams, and others have full-length albums of Dylan remakes, and the second half of the show consists of some old favorites such as Paul Westerberg, Jason & The Scorchers, Mike Ness, and many others. After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy! These great artists deserve to be compensated for their hard work, and every purchase surely helps not only pay their bills but fund their next set of wonderful songs. And if you buy these records directly from the artist or label, please let them know you heard these […]

The Ledge #441: Fave Records of Summer 2020

The Ledge #441: Fave Records of Summer 2020

The calendar may have a different definition, but summer to me has always been the months of June, July, and August. With that in mind, since tonight was my last show for August I decided to put together a show of nothing but my favorite new records fr…

The Ledge #428: Scott’s Fave Songs Vol. 4 – Minneapolis

The Ledge #428: Scott’s Fave Songs Vol. 4 – Minneapolis

It’s safe to say that a Minneapolis-themed show would come out of the series of my favorite songs of all time. It was actually the easiest of the shows to put together. No, it’s not two hours of Replacements and Husker Du songs. Certainly both of those bands are well-represented but so many other bands from that great city had a huge impact on my life. Many of these are extremely popular (Soul Asylum, Jayhawks, Suburbs) but there are also a lesser-known ton of records that were just as important in my life. For example, I saw The Phones as many times over the years as I saw any of these other bands. And I may not know much about the history of artists such as The Ticks or Crash Street Kids but I played those records to death over the years. Now here’s a bit of a disclaimer. I did switch away from Minneapolis for a long set of Sioux Falls bands, and other artists from places such as Austin, Minnesota and Cedar Falls, Iowa are represented. And technically The Hold Steady are a Brooklyn band. But Minneapolis certainly influenced all of the Sioux Falls bands I included, and […]

Live Ledge #381: 1989

Live Ledge #381: 1989

No, this show is not about Taylor Swift. It’s the first part of a look at the final year of the 80’s. Was it as dismal as we’ve been led to believe?

Live Ledge #322: Comebacks

A look at some of the artists who have recently released some of their best music in years.

Live Ledge #182: 1995

Live Ledge #182: 1995

As the Beatles song goes, “it was 20 years ago” all of these songs were released.

Live Ledge #179: Best 2014 Reissues

Live Ledge #179: Best 2014 Reissues

Hudson counts down the 20 best reissues, box sets, and other miscellaneous 2014 releases.

Live Ledge #163: Jason Isbell

Live Ledge #163: Jason Isbell

Tonight’s show includes an interview with Jason Isbell, along with some great Americana tracks!

Live Ledge #134: New Finds

Live Ledge #134: New Finds

Another show featuring nothing but new releases and online discoveries!

Rural Ledge-ucation #99: Cowpunk

Rural Ledge-ucation #99: Cowpunk

The death of George Jones has inspired Hudson to look back at some of the 80′s country-punk that led him on the path to understanding the greatness of old school country artists.

Rural Ledge-ucation #92: Daylight Savings Time

Rural Ledge-ucation #92: Daylight Savings Time

We all hate it, so why not a show dedicated to daylight savings time?

Live Ledge #102: Songs For Slim

Live Ledge #102: Songs For Slim

Tonight’s show debuts the entire new Replacements EP, Songs For Slim, along with the original versions of the covers. Plus, tracks from future Songs For Slim contributors.

Rural Ledge-ucation #90: Nicky Hopkins

Rural Ledge-ucation #90: Nicky Hopkins

Legendary session pianist Nicky Hopkins would have been 69 today, so today’s show includes some of the classic songs that features his work.

Rural Ledge-ucation #74: New Stuff

Along with some of Scott’s walking soundtrack, there’s lots of new releases to air today.

Rural Ledge-ucation #69: Life Story (Pt. 2)

The conclusion of the year-by-year musical analysis of host Scott Hudson’s life starts with 1995 and ends with a release that coincides with his birthday!

Rural Ledge-ucation #64: Bootlegs

Nothing but live recordings and studio demos for this short Sunday morning set!

Rural Ledge-ucation #62: Woody at 100

Woody Guthrie would have been 100 on July 14, so today’s show celebrates this day with some of his great tunes.