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 The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Show 
 The Haberdasher
 The Man in the Gray Flannel suit Show  
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I'm guest-hosting WRIR's Cause and Effect Show today. It is one of my favorites to host and to listen to. Each week's host selects an artist than digs deep into the bands and artists that influenced the featured performer and in turns the bands and artists they influenced. Stream the show every Saturday from 1 PM to 3 PM @
Hey Listeners,

I am psyched to be once again hosting Cause and Effect. I say it every time I try my hand at it that it is one of my favorite shows on WRIR and it is always fun and challenging to give it a whirl. Today's show will focus on the documentary film Heartworn Highways - a little know film about the "outlaw" country movement of the 70's. The film was made at the end of '75 and early '76, but it did not get a theatrical release until '81. Not sure if many folks saw it in the theater.

So why focus on it today. Well to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the film, Light In The Attic released a deluxe package reissue on Record Store Day. It's an impressive package that includes a beautiful wooden box, 80-page booklet, the soundtrack on a double LP whiskey colored wax, download card, the DVD of the film with 45 minutes of bonus features, and a reproduction of the original film poster. That's reason 1 - I bought the set (my wife was not pleased) and you get the benefits - no charge. Reason # 2 is the recent death of Guy Clark. He was one of my all-time favorite artists, and while Dr. Straz and I still plan to give him the treatment, this seemed like a a good time to showcase his work as well. And reason # 3 - a new crop of "outlaw" artists along with some of the original artists (Guy included) have made a follow up documentary - Heartworn Highways Revisited - which I have not seen yet.

So I'm a little nervous about today's show. While the artists in this film have had a huge impact on the alt-country, Americana (even southern rock) arena - the scope of a conversation around it is bigger than a 2-hour treatment. And WRIR has some folks - like Garry Morse (Lost Music Saloon) - who could probably do a better job of it, but I love this music and with just a little commentary and a great selection of tracks I think I can make your afternoon a better place.
Here's a look ahead at what I'm going to do today:

1. Start with some of the lesser-known artists form the film and their music
2. Guy / Townes set - the "big stars" of the film
3. Some of the oddball artists in the film - some that are only in the bonus footage and their music
4. Music from some of the folks that influenced these artists
5. The music of some of the film's stars contemporaries
6. Some great covers of the stars' work
7. The music of some of the artists influenced by the artists in the film
8. Finally feature the music of some of the artists in HH Revisited

If you asked me - is the film a great documentary. I'd have to say - no not really. It's disjointed and really has no point. Sore of like Les Blank's Lightnin' Hopkins doc. But it's interesting and the music is specatacular. It's like a home movie - concert film. It captures a music movement perfectly.

So tune in and enjoy!

The Haberdasher

Larry Jon Wilson Ohoopee River Bottomland Heartworn Highways Soundtrack
Steve Young That's How Strong My Love Is Rock Salt And Nails
Richard Dobson Bus Stop Coffee In Texas Last December
Steve Earle Darlin' Commit Me Heartworn Highways Soundtrack
Gamble Rogers San Francisco Bay Blues Florida Troubadour
Rodney Crowell Ain't Living Long Like This I Ain't Living Long Like This
Guy Clark Indian Head Penny Cold Dog Soup
Townes Van Zandt To Live Is To Fly Rear View Mirror
Guy Clark The Randall Knife Songs And Stories
Townes Van Zandt High Low And In Between Higl Low And In Btween / The Late Great Townes Van Zandt
John Hiatt One For The One Heartworn Highways Soundtrack
Barefoot Jerry Two Mile Pike Watchin' TV
Charlie Daniels Trudy Charlie Daniels
David Allan Coe Peniteniary Blues Peniteniary Blues
Johnny Cash Busted At Folsom Prison
Ramblin' Jack Elliott Black Snake Moan Best of the Vanguard Years
International Submarine Band Folsom Prison Blues / That's Alright Safe At Home
Waylon Jennings Willy The Wandering Gypsy And Me Honky Tonk Heroes
Jessi Colter Why You Been Gone So Long A Country Star Is Born
Bob Dylan Country Pie Nashville Skyline
The Flatlanders One Road More More A Legend Than A Band
Willis Alan Ramsey Painted Lady Willis Alan Ramsey
Terry Allen Four Corners Juarez
Jerry Jeff Walker Sangria Wine Great Gonzos
Druha Trava and Peter Rowan Dublin Blues New Freedom Bell
Nanci Griffith Tecumseh Valley Other Voices, Other Rooms
Verlon Thompson The Guitar Works
Justin Townes Earle Harlem River Blues Harlem River Blues
Robert Earl Keen, Jr. Copenhagen The Live Album
Langhorne Slim Be Set Free Be Set Free
Jonny Fritz Goodbye Summer Dad Country

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02:00:00 English 2016-06-25
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