Listen in: Better Days Episode 311

This is one of my favorite weekly broadcasts. Doug Lang hosts Better Days on CFRO Radio (Vancouver BC) each Thursday night. Since he’s two time zones away I usually end up listening on Friday morning. It’s always a treat to see what he airs each week – his taste is eclectic but superb. Not only will you find a mix of new releases and an abundance of treasures, Doug will often share his own talents via in studio performances of his songs or spoken word recitations. I’m going to make an effort to make sure I pass on the listening links and playlist each week as I think there are many TCB readers who would enjoy the programming as well. Here is last night’s episode for your enjoyment titled “Sister Mercy” in remembrance of John Stewart.


Sister Mercy

Listening Links

Listen to Part One (starts a few minutes in)
Listen to Part Two
End of last song here…


Lookin’ For Better Days (theme) – Wayne Hancock
Tribute to Mississippi John Hurt – Chris Smither
Louisiana 1927 – Martin Simpson
Hallelujah – John Cale
Tell Somebody – Rickie Lee Jones
Shine On – Eric Bibb
You Don’t Come See Me Anymore – Malcolm Holcombe
Family Reunion – Corb Lund
High Shelf Booze – Eilen Jewel
Shattered Cross – Darrell Scott
The Dowie Dens Of Yarrow – Karine Polwart
Awake At Night (Wendell Berry) – Read by Doug
Sea Fever – Kris Delmhorst
July You’re A Woman – John Stewart
Sister Mercy – John Stewart
Horses (Wendell Berry) – Read by Doug 
Broken Roses – John Stewart
I’d Rather Be Dancing – Jim Page
Waist Deep In The Big Muddy – Richard Shindell
Unfaithful Servant – Rosanne Cash
The Waking Hour – David Francey
Whiskey, Bob Copper & Me – Linda Thompson
Lincoln’s Man – Ben Bedford

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