Here’s a soundcheck of what some of our board members have been lstening to. Some of the selections are Americana … and some not!

Bob McLennan, board member

Lucinda Williams- Good Souls Better Angels, an extraordinary new album, on a par with her best, “Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone.”

David Bromberg- Big Road, another amazing artist, coming out with such a great new album after all these years, with a killer band and a wide variety of great songs.

Stan Ridgway- The Big Heat, not many of you seem to know about Stan, from Wall of Voodoo, but do yourself a favor and dig into his entire solo catalogue, an incredible artist.

John Hiatt’s Greatest Hits,  but all his many albums are the very lifeblood of Americana, country and blues

Talking Heads- Remain in Light, the groundbreaking album that led to the monster Stop Making Sense album and tour-never gets old, play it loud!

Bernadette Walsh, secretary

John Prine – Pink Cadillac
Johnny Cash – I Walk the Line
Neil Young – Harvest Moon
Echo and the Bunnymen – Heaven Up Here
Ramones – Ramones
Eagles – Hotel California
Supertramp – Breakfast in America
Melissa Etherige – Brave and Crazy
Bad Company – Holy Water
Asia – Asia

Live Streaming Local

Dee Adams
Doug Yeomans
Greg Klyma
Ashley and Beave Sorensen
Tyler Westcott
Jonah Krull
Jerry Hall and Bill Smith

Long Distance Streaming
Cruz Contreras
Melissa Etheridge
Daphne Willis

Bill Heussler, board member

Live streaming

Jason Crosby
Jackie Greene
Devon Allman
Jackson Stokes
Grace Potter

And WNY’s Pat Harrington and Dave Ruch!

Greg Hennessey, board member

Live streaming

Doug Yeomans
Mark Gamsjager/Lustre Kings
Miss Tess and Brian Eaton
Zak Ward

Patrick Gormley, vice president

Live streaming

Doug Yeomans
Everything from Panfil family
Colin Meloy (The Decemberists)
Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie)
Matt Costa’s “Hilltop Hymns”

Elmer Ploetz, Editor

Digitizing tapes:

Jazzabels – Come Hell or High Harmony
J.C. Thompson Band – Jct 94
Dwane Hall – Just Keeping Country, Country
Billy McEwen & the Soul Invaders – Live at the Tralf, Vol. 1
Outer Circle Orchestra – self-titled
David Kane’s Them Jazzbeards – Soundtrack for the Story of Kool -Daddy-o


Greg Klyma, Doug Yeomans, Dave Ruch, Tyler Westcott


Fleshtones – Live at Yep Roc 15
Dave Alvin – Live at Yep Roc 15


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