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The Ledge #466: Home Plays

The Ledge #466: Home Plays

I have to admit that I get too hung up on themes. Obviously, the new release episode is always going to be a part of the lineup, but I really don’t have to create a basis for my weekly music choices. I actually wish that I could think in terms of just randomly airing songs that fir my mood for the day. This week I actually attempt such a show, but there’s still sort of a theme. These are all records that I’ve been listening to in my spare time. One is a newly-unearthed Rolling Stones bootleg. There’s tracks from a great compilation of late 60’s rockers from The Dakotas. There’s a new Neil Young live album from his vast archives. But the freedom of this loose theme is that I did throw in some songs that I have never aired before. That Soiuxsie and the Banshees album that I happened to grab at the record store a few weeks ago? Sure, why not. The Lloyd Cole track from the box set I ordered directly from Lloyd? Yep. A great 2018 album by The Conquerors that my friend Dan recommended? Of course. And I just had to air a couple […]

Live Ledge #402: North America 1979

Live Ledge #402: North America 1979

The final show dedicated to 1979 returns to America. As an earlier show already featured the Midwestern tones from Minneapolis, Chicago, and Cleveland, this week is primarily dedicated to the East and West Coasts, with little sets at the end featuring Texas and Canada. There’s even a set featuring some of the few mainstream bands from the era that I could handle back when I was an angry (or angrier) high schooler. It’s been a lot of fun rediscovering some of the tunes of my youth, along with discovering bands that I missed out on hearing at the time. After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy!

Live Ledge #267: New Releases

Live Ledge #267: New Releases

After a one-week delay, Hudson finally presents his final New Release episode of 2016!

Live Ledge #218: From the Archives

Live Ledge #218: From the Archives

Fall is the season for box sets and live albums, and tonight is a preview of many of these releases.

Rural Ledge-ucation #94: Country

A companion piece of sorts to Friday’s “rock” show. Nothing but songs about country music. Or almost nothing but.

Rural Ledge-ucation #86: Burlap Wolf King

Burlap Wolf King, aka Thomas Hentges, stops by The Ledge studio to chat about his new EP!

Rural Ledge-ucation #84: America’s Dewey Bunnell

America founding member Dewey Bunnell calls in to today’s show to share stories about his 40 year music career.

Live Ledge #92: Best of 2012

It’s an expanded episode of Live Ledge this week, as Hudson plays tracks from his “40 Best Albums of 2012″ list.

Rural Ledge-ucation #77: Even More New Finds!

Carrying on from Friday’s show, Hudson shares some of his quieter new discoveries.

Rural Ledge-ucation #76: Election Day

Two days away from the U.S. elections, Hudson compiled some of his favorite politician-related tracks.

Rural Ledge-ucation #75: Matthew Ryan Interview

Two days before the release of his excellent new album, In the Dusk of Everything, Matthew Ryan woke up early on a Sunday to talk about the new album and share some of his favorite bands and tunes.

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 #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.

Rural Ledge-ucation #56: Happy Mother’s Day

Besides a bunch of tunes about mommy’s, there’s a little set to commemorate my sister’s birthday. Happy birthday, Dawn!  

Rural Ledge-ucation #55: Oh Susannah

Another show of new and upcoming releases, highlighted by a preview of the reunion of Neil Young and Crazy Horse.

Rural Ledge-ucation #53: RIP Levon

Today’s show celebrates the musical life of the late, great Levon Helm.