Let’s get this show on the road with “My Old Man Boogie” from The Reverend Peyton & His Big Damn Band. Merle Haggard singing about “Daddy Frank” is so absolutely devoid of irony and completely sincere that you might want to keep an eye on pops for fear he’ll turn that new tie around and cinch it up tight.
Slaid Cleaves‘ new “Still Fighting The War” project yielded a paternal gem and a half called “Welding Burns.” And when Amy Lashley sings about “Old Man Don” being too cheap to turn up the heat and yellin’ at the kids to remember to jiggle the handle…now, don’t that sound familiar?
A couple Shel Silverstein compositions. One from Johnny Cash. One from Bobby Bare Jr. and his daughter. Wayne Scott singing about spending “Sunday With My Son.” Waylon is the “Only Daddy That’ll Walk The Line.” Riders In The Sky do real justice to that Gene Autry classic “That Silver-Haired Daddy of Mine.”
John Hartford, James Brown, Elvis, Bob Wills, Loretta Lynn, The Deep Fried Pickle Project, Jerry Douglas, The Gibson Brothers, Whitley & Skaggs, and Norman Blake round it on out for us is style. Dad’ll dig it. Promise.
Redbud Radio airs at 1AM (Eastern) Saturday night/Sunday morning on WICR 88.7 FM in Indianapolis and Sunday evening at 6PM (Central) on Dewberry Jam Community Radio in San Antonio, Texas.
Not in Indy? Not a problem!
The show will be posted here on the site later this week and remains on our player for 7 days.