Poets of Twang: Buddy Miller and John Doe


July 17th, 2013 ~ What happens when two guys from the East Coast head West with guitars? They become country singers, naturally. But the path there wasn't so obvious. Buddy Miller has been everywhere: Austin, Los Angeles, New York and now Nashville. We'll talk about his musical journey from outlaw to alt-country and how he's carving out a new "old" style in the Music City. Then we'll visit with Los Angeles poet and punk rocker John Doe of the band X, who has found inspiration in the Countrypolitan sounds of the 1960s.

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  • Open Bed: The Sudbury Nickel John Doe and the Sadies
    Country Club, Yep Roc
  • Yeah, Yeah, Yeah Joe Liggins and His Orchestra
    The Mercury Blues 'n' Rhythm Story, Mercury
  • Tulane Chuck Berry
    His Best, Vol. 2, MCA/ Chess
  • That's All Right Snooks Eaglin
    The Bluesville Years Vol. 10: Country Roads, Country Days, Prestige
  • Blue Moon of Kentucky Elvis Presley
    The King of Rock 'n' Roll: The Completer 50's Masters, RCA
  • Instrumental: Austin Breakdown Bill Neely
    Texas Law and Justice, Arhoolie
  • Hard Road Lucinda Williams
    Happy Woman Blues, Smithsonian Folkways
  • Big Yellow Moon Over Texas Bill Neely
    Texas Law and Justice, Arhoolie
  • The Moon is Made of Gold Rickie Lee Jones
    Balm in Gilead, Fantasy
  • Heart of Gold Neil Young
    Decade, Reprise
  • Heartaches By the Number Ray Price with Vince Gill
    Last of the Breed, Lost Highway
  • Instrumental: Jungleaya Los Straitjackets
    Supersonic guitars in 3-D, Yep Roc
  • Come In the Room Robert Anderson
    The United Records Story, Delmark
  • White Room Cream
    The Very Best of Cream, Polydor
  • Gotta Serve Somebody Etta James
    The Songs of Bob Dylan, Vol.2: May Your Song Always Be Sung, BMG
  • Stop the World and Let Me Off John Doe and the Sadies
    Country Club, Yep Roc
  • SEGMENT: John Doe
  • End Bed: Fool Such As I Tut Taylor with Clarence White
    Swing West! Vol. 2: Guitar Slingers, Razor and Tie
  • Open Bed: Quecreek Buddy Miller
    Midnight and Lonesome, Hightone
  • Freight Train Boogie The Louvin Brothers
    A Tribute to the Delmore Brothers, Capitol
  • Casey Jones Grateful Dead
    Workingman's Dead, Warner Brothers
  • I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive Jimmie Dale Gilmore
    Come On Back, Rounder
  • King of the Road James Booker
    Classified, Rounder
  • Floor to Crawl James Hand
    Shadow on the Ground, Rounder
  • Instrumental: Swing High Merle Haggard & the Strangers
    Swing West! Vol.2: Guitar Slingers, Razor & Tie
  • Forever Has Come to an End Buddy and Julie Miller
    Buddy and Julie Miller, Hightone
  • Does My Ring Burn Your Finger Solomon Burke
    Nashville, Shout! Factory
  • SEGMENT: Buddy Miller
  • Instrumental: Almost Persuaded Lloyd Green
    The Little Darlin' Sound of Lloyd Green, Koch
  • She Belongs to Me Bob Dylan
    Greatest Hits Vol. II, Columbia
  • She Belongs to Me Magic Sam
    The Essential Magic Sam, Fuel 2000
  • I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl Allison Moorer
    Mockingbird, New Line
  • Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues Nina Simone
    The Songs of Bob Dylan, Vol.2: May Your Song Always Be Sung, BMG
  • One Little Song Gillian Welch
    Soul Journey, Acony
  • End Bed: The Old North Woods Sam Bush
    Circles Around Me, Sugar Hill