By email@example.com on April 22, 2022
For a large percentage of Wilco fans, the glory days of that band were in the late 90’s and early 00’s, with classic albums such as Being There, Summerteeth, and Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. It’s no coincidence that those records, along with collaborations with Billy Bragg on previously-unrecorded Woody Guthrie tunes, featured multi-instrumentalist Jay Bennett. And when I say multi-instrumentalist, I don’t mean he can set down his guitar to play piano on a few tracks. Bennett was a savant. He was a man who could pretty much turn any object into a tuneful tool.Bennett was fired from Wilco in 2001 during the latter stages of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot’s creation, and his dismissal was controversially included in 2002’s “I Am Trying To Break Your Heart” documentary. After a series of critically acclaimed solo albums, Bennett tragically passed away in 2009.Bennett’s story is finally being told with this week’s release of “Where Are You, Jay Bennett?”, and co-directors Gorman Bechard and Fred Uhter are interviewed in this week’s episode about a film that Bechard says he made to “right the wrongs” of that previous documentary. Besides his controversial dismissal from Wilco, Jeff’s entire life is showcased, from his mom proudly showing his […]
By firstname.lastname@example.org on January 21, 2022
The Ledge is so proud to be able to present to you the premiere of four tracks from the upcoming record by Miss Georgia Peach. “Aloha From Kentucky”, set for release on March 18 on Rum Bar Records, is a fabulous combo of twang and raunch from the Short Fuses/Beebee Gallini veteran. Produced by Brian Pulito & Travis Ramin, and with musical backing from members of Nashville Pussy and Nine Pound Hammer, this is going to be one record every one should check out. Besides these great tunes by Miss Georgia Peach, the rest of the show consists of primarily double shots of records I’ve been listening to in my spare time. There’s some archival rarities from David Bowie, The Heartbreakers, and Lou Reed, some live recordings by The Jesus And Mary Chain, X, Wilco, and King Gizzard, along with a little tribute to the late Rachel Nagy of The Detroit Cobras. I would love it if every listener bought at least one record I played on either of these shows. 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 […]
By email@example.com on July 30, 2021
Although I have a montly new release episode, I don’t really have a place for new reissues, compilations, live albums, and other odd releases such as that. Once in a while, I do throw a reissued track or two in the new release show, but for the most part it’s hard to find a spot for them in my usual themed shows. So tonight those types of releases get their own theme. I can’t say it’s all archival material, though, as there are new recordings by the likes of Los Lobos, The Descendents, and The Beat-Hells. But for the most part, tonight’s show comes from the type of releases I mentioned before. There’s archival collections of bands such as The Outsiders, R. Stevie Moore, and David Bowie. There are rare tracks from reissues of classics by George Harrison, Mudhoney, The White Stripes, and many others. And there’s quite a few great cover tunes. I would love it if every listener bought at least one record I played on either of these shows. 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 […]
By firstname.lastname@example.org on January 15, 2021
A few weeks ago, I put together a countdown show of my 40 favorite albums of 2020. Now for this annual Ledge Awards I go through various other categories for the past year – Best Reissue, Best Live Album, Best Compilaton, Best Covers Album, Best …
By email@example.com on July 10, 2020
Americana, country-punk, No Depression, alt-country. Whatever you want to call this twangy-ish sort of music it’s been a part of my life since the early 80’s. Nope, not after the scene exploded with Uncle Tupelo. The country influence has a…
By firstname.lastname@example.org on April 26, 2019
The perfect soundtrack for planting trees or other Arbor Day celebrations.
By email@example.com on April 13, 2018
With tax day approaching, host Scott Hudson as picked a playlist of tracks with numbers in the titles.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on December 1, 2017
It’s the final new release episode of 2017!
By email@example.com on September 8, 2017
Where Are You, Jay Bennett directors Fred Uhter and Gorman Bechard are this week’s guests.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on September 2, 2016
The first show of September means it’s time for a first glance at fall new releases, including upcoming records by Wilco and Drive-By Truckers!
By email@example.com on November 20, 2015
Fall is the season for box sets and live albums, and tonight is a preview of many of these releases.
Posted in alex chilton, bob dylan, cheetah chrome, drive-by truckers, eagles of death metal, jasmine minks, jesus and mary chain, music, neil young, Podcast, realpunkradio, richard hell, Scott Hudson, son volt, television, the jam, velvet underground, white fence, Wilco, willie nile, x-men
By firstname.lastname@example.org on September 25, 2015
We continue the journey of a song from every year host Scott Hudson’s been alive, including two from 2015.
Posted in afghan whigs, archers of loaf, babes in toyland, bash and pop, benjamin booker, billy bragg, bob mould, built to spill, cursive, freedy johnston, fucked up, grant hart, hold steady, ike reilly, japandroids, jim jones, joe strummer, live ledge, music, neighborhoods, nick cave, paul westerberg, Podcast, pow wows, realpunkradio, replacements, ryan adams, Scott Hudson, sonics, superchunk, supersuckers, talk, Wilco
By email@example.com on August 7, 2015
Another new month, another two hours of nothing but new music.
Posted in argyles, baby shakes, barry & life, biters, charge 69, colleen green, combomatix, deaf wish, eleventh dream day, fidlar, gaylan ladd, good life, jaill, jeff the brotherhood, los reatardos, matthew melton, memories, music, negative scanner, pirates, Podcast, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, talk, thee reetards, titus andronicus, villenettes, Wilco, yo la tengo
By firstname.lastname@example.org on June 26, 2015
Hudson recounts his week in Columbus, Ohio, with Lydia Loveless and her band.
Posted in archers of loaf, bad sports, biters, bob mould, cloud nothings, columbus, dead boys, del lords, grant hart, hickoids, king tuff, lydia loveless, music, oblivians, Podcast, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, superchunk, talk, the girls, the men, the night marchers, the sights, todd may, two cow garage, Wilco
By email@example.com on April 10, 2015
A simple premise – everything played tonight is the fourth track of the album they appeared on!
Posted in aquadolls, babes in toyland, bash & pop, blue mountain, bottle rockets, clash, cramps, dave edmunds, drones, elvis costello, exploding hearts, goo goo dolls, heartbreakers, husker du, jesse malin, jesus & mary chain, live ledge, lydia loveless, paul westerberg, Podcast, pow wows, ramones, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, sex pistols, sonics, soul asylum, suburbs, sugar, superchunk, supersuckers, swamp john reis, Wilco, x
By firstname.lastname@example.org on January 16, 2015
As the Beatles song goes, “it was 20 years ago” all of these songs were released.
Posted in archers of loaf, babes in toyland, bad religion, bikini kill, blue mountain, boss hog, dashboard saviors, elastica, elvis costello, Face to Face, fugazi, guided by voices, harvesters, jason and scorchers, jawbreaker, jayhawks, jesus and mary chain, l7, live ledge, liz phair, mudhoney, muffs, Podcast, realpunkradio, riverdales, rocket from the crypt, Scott Hudson, sleater-kinney, son volt, steve earle, superchunk, supersuckers, throwing muses, vic chesnutt, whiskeytown, Wilco
By email@example.com on December 12, 2014
Hudson counts down the 20 best reissues, box sets, and other miscellaneous 2014 releases.
Posted in afghan whigs, artwoods, best of 2014, bluebells, bob dylan, camper van beethoven, close lobsters, csny, fugazi, jam, jayhawks, jesus and mary chain, kinks, mighty lemon drops, music, pixies, Podcast, primal scream, reissues, replacements, scruffy the cat, small faces, springsteen, superchunk, talk, uncle tupelo, velvet underground, Wilco
By firstname.lastname@example.org on December 5, 2014
Flogging Molly multi-instrumentalist Bob Schmidt is tonight’s special guest.
Posted in beach slang, bob schmidt, bobby keys, cj ramone, ex-gentlemen, faces, flogging molly, ian mclagan, jam, jim carroll, king khan, legendary wings, memories, music, pixies, Podcast, realpunkradio, rolling stones, Scott Hudson, single mothers, small faces, spastic hearts, strand of oaks, swingin utters, talk, tweens, velvet underground, Wilco
By email@example.com on October 10, 2014
Nothing but songs from that year that you actually did party like it was 1999!
Posted in 1999, alejandro escovedo, built to spill, chesterfield kings, cracker, d generation, deadly snakes, drive-by truckers, fastbacks, get up kids, grant hart, guided by voices, joe strummer, mike ness, mopes, music, paul westerberg, Podcast, promise ring, rancid, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, shods, sleater-kinney, stitches, superchunk, supersuckers, talk, tom waits, velvet crush, vindicives, wesley willis, white stripes, Wilco, zen guerrilla
By firstname.lastname@example.org on July 5, 2013
Another month, another set of newly discovered music!
Posted in bots, criminal hygiene, dave edmunds, dee rangers, glen matlock, heliotropes, hellcats, inmates, miracle workers, mono men, music, new christs, Podcast, ramones, realpunkradio, replacements, rifle sport, robert pollard, Scott Hudson, shivas, shods, strypes, thee cyberman, undertones, Wilco, x
By email@example.com on February 17, 2013
A companion piece to Friday’s “lonely” episode, this morning is nothing but “bitter” tunes.
Posted in amy rigby, beatles, big star, bob dylan, elvis costello, graham parker, harry nilsson, indie, jam, joy division, kinks, marianne faithfull, music, Podcast, punk, realpunkradio, rolling stones, Scott Hudson, smiths, talk, Wilco
By firstname.lastname@example.org on January 6, 2013
America founding member Dewey Bunnell calls in to today’s show to share stories about his 40 year music career.
By email@example.com on November 18, 2012
We’re celebrating Thanksgiving a bit early, with songs about not only the big day but the wonderful food we’ll all be pigging out on.
Posted in blade babies, bo diddley, cracker, david bowie, drive-by truckers, elliott smith, graham parker, hayes carill, hoodoo gurus, jay bennett, leadbelly, music, noble watts, Podcast, ray davies, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, son volt, talk, Thanksgiving, the fall, the soft boys, Wilco
By firstname.lastname@example.org on November 4, 2012
Two days away from the U.S. elections, Hudson compiled some of his favorite politician-related tracks.
Posted in billy bragg, bob dylan, election, folk, ian hunter, indie, john lennon, jonathan richman, music, neil young, pathos, phil ochs, Podcast, politicians, president, replacements, robyn hitchcock, rock, ry cooder, stephen malkmus, talk, talking heads, the move, the numbers, tom morello, Wilco, woody guthrie
By email@example.com on September 30, 2012
Scott has plenty of things to whine about today, but also some great recent releases.
Posted in Americana, billy bragg, byrds, dave alvin, dwight yoakam, flamin' groovies, honeydogs, indie, justin townes earle, muddy waters, music, Podcast, r.e.m., realpunkradio, rolling stones, ryan adams, sadies, Scott Hudson, soft pack, talk, todd snider, velvet crush, Wilco, world party
By firstname.lastname@example.org on September 23, 2012
Debut plays of new tracks by Paul Westerberg and Matthew Ryan highlight this playlist of primarily “fall” songs.
Posted in Americana, bob dylan, bob mould, church, indie, jerry lee lewis, johnny cash, kinks, leonard cohen, lloyd cole, matthew ryan, music, nick lowe, paul westerberg, Podcast, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, son volt, talk, vic chesnutt, Wilco
By email@example.com on September 9, 2012
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!
Posted in Americana, arcade fire, art brut, bob dylan, built to spill, decemberists, golden smog, hold steady, ike reilly, jayhawks, joe strummer, music, neutral milk hotel, paul westerberg, peter bruntnell, Podcast, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, talk, tom waits, violet, whiskeytown, white stripes, Wilco
By firstname.lastname@example.org on August 26, 2012
Friday’s Live Ledge was all about the noisier releases I’ve acquired in recent weeks. Today’s Rural Ledge-ucation focuses on the quieter new stuff.
Posted in afghan whigs, Americana, andre williams, blur, dinosaur jr, felice brothers, flatlanders, graham parker, indie, kinks, los lobos, music, old crow medicine show, Podcast, realpunkradio, rodriguez, ry cooder, sadies, Scott Hudson, talk, Wilco
By email@example.com on August 5, 2012
Nothing but live recordings and studio demos for this short Sunday morning set!
Posted in afghan whigs, bob dylan, bootleg, demo, elvis costello, gaslight anthem, indie, jayhawks, johnny thunders, justin townes earle, music, neil young, nick cave, paul westerberg, Podcast, radio session, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, son volt, talk, tom petty, waterboys, Wilco
By firstname.lastname@example.org on July 15, 2012
Woody Guthrie would have been 100 on July 14, so today’s show celebrates this day with some of his great tunes.
Posted in Americana, billy bragg, bob dylan, crazy horse, flatlanders, folk, indie, jay farrar, jayhawks, jules shear, music, neil young, old crow medicine show, Podcast, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, son volt, talk, the band, the byrds, uncle tupelo, Wilco, woody guthrie
By email@example.com on June 10, 2012
A followup to last week’s anti-wedding show, today we concentrate on songs that describe the perils of wedded “bliss”.
Posted in Americana, amy rigby, ben folds, black keys, bob dylan, country, cowboy junkies, divorce, elbow, elvis costello, fall, frank sinatra, hayes carill, indie, jan terri, jerry lee lewis, kelly hogan, kitty wells, knack, liz phair, marriage, marvin gaye, music, national, nina simone, other kids, paul westerberg, Podcast, richard linda thompson, Soul, squeeze, talk, tammy wynette, tom waits, Wilco
By firstname.lastname@example.org on June 3, 2012
It’s wedding season, so here’s 90 minutes of songs that should give you silly people second thoughts about making this awful decision!
Posted in Americana, billy bragg, bob dylan, drive-by truckers, elvis costello, evan dando, excuse 17, gram parsons, guided by voices, indie, jason isbell, jerry lee lewis, jim cuddy, john wesley harding, juliana hatfield, kinks, laura cantrell, leeroy stagger, music, old 97's, paul kelly, Podcast, realpunkradio, replacements, rockpile, Scott Hudson, stud cole, talk, two car garage, wedding, Wilco, woody guthrie, xtc
By email@example.com on May 6, 2012
Another show of new and upcoming releases, highlighted by a preview of the reunion of Neil Young and Crazy Horse.
Posted in bangles, best coast, billy bragg, diamond rugs, district attorneys, elvis costello, exene cervenka, garage, indie, Jack White, jerry jeff walker, john doe, m. ward, music, my bloody valentine, neil young, Podcast, realpunkradio, ryan adams, Scott Hudson, small faces, spiritualized., talk, tood snider, Wilco, woody guthrie, world party, x
By firstname.lastname@example.org on April 22, 2012
Today’s show celebrates the musical life of the late, great Levon Helm.
Posted in Americana, bob dylan, indie, johnny cash, levon helm, music, neil young, Podcast, realpunkradio, robbie robertson, ronnie hawkins, Scott Hudson, sissy spacek, talk, the band, the hawks, van morrison, Wilco
By email@example.com on March 25, 2012
Nick Lowe’s birthday is celebrated with some of his best tunes, covers, and production work.
Posted in brinsley schwarz, carlene carter, covers, damned, dr. feelgood, elvis costello, eric ambel, garage, glimmer stars, graham parker, indie, johnny cash, little village, lowe beats, music, nick lowe, Podcast, pretenders, pub rock, realpunkradio, richard hell, rockpile, Scott Hudson, steve earle, talk, Wilco, wreckless eric
By firstname.lastname@example.org on March 18, 2012
We commemorate the 2nd anniversary of the death of Alex Chilton with a collection of covers and rarities.
Posted in alex chilton, Americana, big star, box tops, evan dando, garage, head candy, indie, jill sobule, john doe, juliana hatfield, kelly willis, loud family, music, paul collins, Podcast, posies, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, talk, teenage fanclub, walkabouts, Wilco, young fresh fellows
By email@example.com on March 4, 2012
This morning’s show features collaborations, side projects, and guest appearances involving members of Wilco!
Posted in Americana, beck, billy bragg, bottle rockets, charlie louvin, deerhoof, edward burch, geraldine fibbers, golden smog, hilltops, indie, jay bennett, loose fur, mavis staples, minus 5, music, Podcast, realpunkradio, rosanne cash, Scott Hudson, son volt, steve forbert, talk, tim finn, titanic love affair, tommy keene, uncle tupelo, Wilco
By firstname.lastname@example.org on February 26, 2012
Along with an update on Slim Dunlap, today’s show features primarily new and recent releases.
Posted in Americana, ben kweller, chuck prophet, craig finn, indie, john samson, kills, lucero, mahones, mark lanegan alex chilton, music, plimsouls, Podcast, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, slim dunlap, talk, tommy womack, Wilco