Downhome in the Big City: Norah Jones & Andy Statman


August 7th, 2013 ~ We'll spend time with two eclectic NYC-based musicians who mix up country with jazz and other traditions. Multi-instrumentalist Andy Statman comes from a family steeped in Jewish musical traditions, but got the bluegrass bug playing with David Grisman and Tony Trischka. We'll talk about his explorations of bluegrass, klezmer, free jazz and now duets with tea kettles. Then singer and pianist Norah Jones, known for her own personal stamp on jazz, shares the country side of life in her recent work with The Little Willies. Plus lots of "citified" country songs and downhome urban tunes.

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  • Open Bed: Tommy Rockwood The Little Willies
    For the Good Times, Milking Bull
  • Dixie Fried Carl Perkins
    Sun: The Singles Collection: Vol. 2, Bear Family
  • Dixie Chicken Little Feat
    Dixie Chicken, Warner Brothers
  • Goin' Back to the City Onie Wheeler
    Ain't I’m a Dog: 25 More Rockabilly Rave-Ups, Columbia/ Epic/ Legacy
  • Fist City The Little Willies
    For the Good Times, Milking Bull
  • She Ain't For Nobody Roosevelt Sykes
    The Honeydripper, Prestige
  • Instrumental: Down Yonder Willie Nelson
    Red Headed Stranger, Columbia
  • Wurlitzer Prize (I Don't Want to Get Over You) Waylon Jennings
    The Essential Waylon Jennings, BMG/RCA
  • Night Life Little Willies
    The Little Willies, Milking Bull
  • Red Headed Stranger Willie Nelson
    Red Headed Stranger, Columbia
  • SEGMENT: Norah Jones
  • Instrumental: Cold, Cold Heart Bill Frisell
    The Willies, Nonesuch
  • Cold, Cold Heart Dinah Washington
    Jazz Masters 19: Dinah Washington, Verve
  • I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry Al Green
    Country Meets Soul, Cream/ Hi
  • I Can't Get You Off My Mind Bob Dylan
    Hank Williams: Timeless, Lost HIghway
  • I'm a Long Gone Daddy Hank III
    Hank Williams: Timeless, Lost Highway
  • Forget Me Not The Civil Wars
    Barton Hollow, Sensibility
  • Lonestar Norah Jones
    Come Away With Me, Blue Note
  • End Bed: Bandera Willie Nelson
    Red Headed Stranger, Columbia
  • Open Bed: Ocean Parkway After Dark Andy Statman
    Old Brooklyn, Shefa
  • Silkene Pajamas (Take #3) Dave Tarras
    TANZ! With Dave Tarras and the Musiker Brothers, Epic/ Legacy
  • Rag Mama Jim Kweskin Jug Band
    Greatest Hits!, Vanguard
  • Sunny Side of the Mountain Jimmy Martin
    The King of Bluegrass, Country Music Foundation, Inc.
  • Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning Vassar Clements
    Living With the Blues, Acoustic Disc
  • New York Town Ramblin' Jack Elliot
    Hard Travelin': Songs by Woody Guthrie and Others, Fantasy
  • I Was Young When I Left Home Jenny Sheinman
    Jenny Sheinman, Koch
  • Instrumental: I Want to Go Home Bill Frisell
    The Willies, Nonesuch
  • 116th and Lennox Jackie McLean
    Swing, Swang, Swingin', Blue Note
  • SEGMENT: Andy Statman
  • Instrumental: The Sudbury Nickel John Doe and the Sadies
    Country Club, Yep Roc
  • The Devil Never Sleeps Iron and Wine
    The Shepherd's Dog, Sub Pop
  • Promised Land Chuck Berry
    The Chess Box, Chess/MCA
  • Return of the Grievous Angel Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris
    GP/ Grievous Angel, Reprise
  • I Dreamed of a Hill-billy Heaven Cowboy Copas
    Mister Country Music, Starday
  • That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day) Louis Armstrong
    Highlights from His Decca Years, Decca
  • End Bed: Like It Is Errol Garner
    That's My Kick & Gemini, TelArchive